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Encil Clyd

Bala (1.5mls NW), North Wales

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
grade 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning shepherds hut with all your creature comforts with wood burner
  •  Fabulous view from the elevated position of this romantic retreat with hot tub
  • Put on your boots and walk to Bala with its natural lake, pubs, galleries, shops, and steam railway
Property code: 85259

Shepherds hut with wood burner, garden, hot tub, and lovely rural views, set on a working farm. Perfect romantic retreat to relax, enjoy activities, Bala lake and countryside on your doorstep

Fire up the wood burner or soak in the hot tub as you relax at this delightful shepherds hut near Rhyd-uchaf in North Wales. Nestled on a farm, approximately 1.5 miles from Bala, the enticing, one-bedroom abode sleeps two people and is ideally located for a couple eager to explore the Snowdonia National Park and potter around Bala. After each adventure return home to the privacy of the retreat to unwind and enjoy the tranquillity.

Cross your garden and climb four steps to enter this charming, unique holiday home, with underfloor heating. On chilly days, light the wood burner then make yourself a cup of tea to enjoy with the fresh Welsh cakes you have bought in Bala. Find everything you need in here to make delicious homecooked dinners to enjoy together inside or out as you gaze across your green surroundings. Listen to the radio, play your music through the Bluetooth speakers or read your book before laying your heads in the comfortable, king-size bed. Find you have a private shower room and WC. Take breakfast in the fresh air on sunny mornings; light the BBQ out here in the evening and bubble in the hot tub for a while as it heats up. Find space to store your bicycles and that you have parking for one car at the holiday home.

Savour your proximity to the historic market town of Bala. Follow the town trail to discover more about its past; head down to the lake to go canoeing, sailing, wild swimming or trout fishing. From Bala enjoy a 4-mile, circular walk, taking you up the hill of Moel y Garnedd, with its spectacular views. Drive 17 miles to Blaenau Ffestiniog to catch a train on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway taking you through magical, Welsh scenery.

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  • 1 bedroom – king-size
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • 2 ring electric hob and combination microwave/oven
  • Radio with Bluetooth speaker
  • Wood burner
  • Hot tub
  • Mobile WiFi provided
  • Outdoor furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Lockable storage for bikes and canoes
  • Garden with lawn and paved areas
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

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Hayley Hammersley

This property is personally managed by Hayley.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joseph 23rd February 2024

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We really enjoyed our stay here. The hut was very clean, well equipped and the hot tub was fantastic - the location is lovely and private too. Richard is a great host and made us feel very welcome. Highly recommend if you're looking for a unique and relaxing break.

Reviewed by Samantha 10th February 2024

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Amazing, hut had everything we needed so cosy, made use of the hot tub, great location walking distance to Bala would definitely go again

Reviewed by Daniel 1st December 2023

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Immaculate place, hosts where perfect, facilities are fantastic and plenty to do around bala

Reviewed by Mark 14th October 2023

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Reviewed by Chris 11th September 2023

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Reviewed by Leslie 4th September 2023

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We were dissapointed there was no fishing on site as described. This was one of the main reasons we booked this particular hut.

Reviewed by Clare 23rd June 2023

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Beautiful hut in a perfect location. Nice and private. Would love to visit again. Thank you for having us!

Reviewed by Tania 18th June 2023

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Absolutely gorgeous shepherds hut and hot tub. Really clean, and great use of the space. Such a peaceful and relaxing location. I loved how private it was, although staying on my own I felt quite safe knowing the farmhouse was next door. Its not as far to the coast as I thought it might be, so great options for me for days out as I was desperate toRead more paddle in the sea, and the beaches at Harlech and Barmouth were lovely. I would love to stay here again and explore more of the beautiful area. Hide

Reviewed by Krystyna 27th May 2023

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We have just had a glorious week at Encil Clyde. Our hosts were wonderful and we couldn't have asked for anything else. The Shepherd's Hut is absolutely perfect. We were very comfortable throughout our stay. The location is stunning and we loved our sheepy neighbours and being surrounded by the Welsh countryside.

Reviewed by Chris 19th May 2023

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Wonderful place to stay. Lovely and cozy with all you could need. Will be going again for sure. Very nice owners and certainly have thought of everything. Great value for money.

Reviewed by Kayleigh 6th May 2023

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Me and my partner stayed here from the 6th-8th May 2023 and we had the best time. The shepherds hut was perfect and by far the best one that we have ever stayed in! It was so clean and the owners were lovely. There is plenty to do around the area as well as spending evenings relaxing in the hot tub. I could not recommend this place enough!

Reviewed by Victoria 15th April 2023

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Beautiful place in and around

Reviewed by Asra 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by Katy 16th March 2023

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Absolutely beautiful. Everything we needed for a perfect weekend away.

Reviewed by Aron 20th February 2023

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Absolutely fantastic shepherds hut and facilities. Owners on hand if needed and very friendly. hot tub great too. Highly recommend for a short get away with local town of Bala nearby. White Lion Pub/hotel ideal. Walked Bala to Llanuwchllyn and caught the Bala lake train back.

Reviewed by Craig 21st January 2023

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Amazingly peaceful .just the right amount of jnteraction from hosts there if you needed them but not overbearing left to enjoy the property . Booklet left in home useful and clear to understand . We will definitely be returning soon .

Reviewed by Reka 31st December 2022

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Can highly recommend this place - it was a last minute booking from our end. Excellent location, stunning views, very comfortable place, lovely host. Shower, bathroom, bathrobes, slippers, cosy fireplace, well-equipped kitchen.

Reviewed by Helen 9th December 2022

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The shepherd's hut is in the perfect setting. The views are stunning. Sitting in the hot tub staring at the stars was absolutely amazing. Richard and Gwawr were perfect hosts. They were there for any questions we had but left us to it for the 4 nights we stayed. The hot tub isn't over looked and has beautiful views. The log burner is easy to use. WRead moree will 100% be back. Nothing was too much trouble and it was the relaxing break we needed. Hide

Reviewed by Norbert 2nd December 2022

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Spent long weekend there. Place is beautiful and lot to do around the area. Shops and plubs close by 5 min drive.

Reviewed by Gary 24th November 2022

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The location, private positioning makes the Shepard's hut, idyllic .. added bonus of no tv so gives you the chance to talk, play board games, relax wind down and step away from the rat race for the duration, and above all reconnect .. everything was perfect and the set up amazing and fulfilling, thanks for a great break

Reviewed by Ashley 22nd October 2022

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This little hut was perfect! From the minute we got there it was just relaxed, owner greeted us and showed us round, who was lovely btw! We had prosseco waiting on arrival, the hut was tidy and very cosy seating area and hot tub was in your own little area outside.. it was peaceful and quiet with lots of walks to do.. we loved it and will definitelRead morey be going back! Hide

Reviewed by Karen 17th September 2022

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Reviewed by Carl 7th September 2022

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Reviewed by Safiyyah 24th August 2022

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It was lovely there and we appreciated the views, privacy and especially the jacuzzi!

Reviewed by Linda 12th August 2022

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We had a wonderful break away at Encil Clyd, Talybont Farm, Bala. I couldt fault the Shepards hut it was well equipped with everything we required for a perfect holiday. As there was also a hot tub the owners had thoughtfully left dressing gowns, towels and flip flops for us to use plus a complimentary bottle of Prosecco. All these little extra madRead moree our time in the hut truly magical. I would recommend this holiday venue to anyone who wants to get away, enjoy the quiet and North Wales. Hide

Reviewed by Emily 5th August 2022

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Such an incredible place to stay. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend others to stay there. Everythings was super clean and tidy.

Reviewed by Luke 19th July 2022

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So peaceful and tranquil and above all our expectations. Also easy to get to Bala for drinking and food or to places like Zipworld, Portmeirion, Snowdonia, Conwy and Gwrych Castle for the more adventurous

Reviewed by Holly 18th June 2022

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Such a beautiful property, lovley hosts!! Thank you so much!

Reviewed by Lisa 10th June 2022

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A well loved, high end beautiful hut. Spotlessly clean, incredibly comfortable and set in a pretty location. Good WiFi. Great central base for outdoor pursuits or if youre just in need of a peaceful retreat. Lovely owners. I will visit again and would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Laura 6th June 2022

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We had a really lovely stay at this Shepherds hut. The hut is small but very cosy and modern with everything you should need. The garden area and views are stunning. The hot tub is fab and holds it's temperature, which many we have been in before do not. The hot tub was much needed after a day climbing Snowdon via the Watkin path . The hosts are loRead morevely and always on hand without being intrusive. Would highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Natasha 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Lee 20th May 2022

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The shepherd hut was very comfortable and clean with lovely views.and the hot tub was clean and perfect after a long walk.both hosts were informative about the areas to visit and great to chat too.

Reviewed by Taylor 6th May 2022

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We had an amazing stay the hut was exceptionally clean and the king bed was super comfy. It had everything you would need and more.

Reviewed by Max 29th April 2022

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We loved our stay at the Shepherd's hut. It makes a great base for visiting Snowdonia national park and other parts of North Wales. The hut itself was spotless and so well equipped - more so than we expected before arriving (toaster, hair dryer, kettle included)! Lots of nice little welcoming touches inside too, which was greatly appreciated. We alRead moreso had a couple of nice meals out in Bala. A real gem of a find! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 11th April 2022

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Reviewed by Jordan 8th April 2022

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Secluded and superb, an amazing spot to getaway and only a stone throw from Bala. The accommodation was worth every penny and I could recommend it higher. We wish we could have stayed longer!

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