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Ridley's Residence

2 Self rated

Abermynach Frongoch, Bala, LL23 7NS

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About the hotel

Ridley's Residence (formerly a vicarage) is a distinctive granite built house in its own grounds. It has an attractive quiet stream-side location, with a summer house, and adjacent camping site and is central to most of North Wales' attractions. Approx 50 mins from the north coast, 30 mins from the west coast, and approximately an hour to Snowdon.

The National White Water and Rafting centre is 5 mins away by car. This location has many approved walks for ramblers, and is close to local attractions such as: Quad Biking (Llangwm), 4x4 Adventure (Bala) Mountain Biking (Coed y Brenin) Ape man (Tree ropes) at Coed y Brenin and Llandrillo as well as leisure and sailing facilities at Bala Lake. Also excellent for fishing (River Dee/Brenig Dam and Llyn Celyn). Conveneint for those competing in Triathlon and Road Cycling competitions at Bala, and close to a number of Steam railways. We have ample parking, and secure storage for bikes, and a drying room for canoeists. A static caravan is also available separately or in conjunction with the house accommodation, which can also be self-catering. Free Wi-Fi. Coal/Log fires as well as central heating contribute to the warm welcome.

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Showing Friday 26 August 2016 to Saturday 27 August 2016

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout , Disabled Facilities
Parking (charges may apply)
Car parking available onsite
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Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room
Family friendly
Pets Allowed
Disabled Access Public Areas , Disabled Access Bedrooms , Disabled toilets on ground floor , Wheelchair Access

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From 14:00 hours
Until 12:00 hours
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Pets are allowed

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  • Veronica M

  • June 2016

Good, different, everything you need and a lovely warm welcolme

  • Benedikt B

  • May 2015

The rather unusual (but fantastic) B&B

Our stay at Ridley's Residence will definitely stay in good memory.

We stayed for one night while visiting snowdonia national park. The man who owns the place and runs the B&B on his own is absolutely lovely and nice. After our arrival he immediately offered tea and we had a nice chat. He also knew a lot about the area and could give us some useful advice on what places to visit. The house is located on the countryside near the village Bala. It is not like you would imagine a usual B&B, it is more like staying at a friend's place. The place is a little bit untidy, but in no way filthy. The room has more than everything you need. We shared a bathroom with another room, which was no problem at all. The atmosphere was quite familiar which was nice. It was not as reserved as in other B&Bs. Although I imagine this is not everybody's cup of tea, we liked it a lot.

The breakfast was fantastic and the man even took the effort to prepare a delicious breakfast without meat for us vegetarians. There is a little camping site next to the house and lots of space to park the car. Summed up, this place was a unusual but pleasant alternation to the rather clinical and impersonal B&Bs you would usually get.

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