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Pig-Sty Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £500  to  £750

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Short Breaks From

  • £85 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £110 p/night
    Peak season
    (4 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    4 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bike Storage

About Pig-Sty Cottage

Pig-Sty Cottage, you'll be relieved to hear, is named after the property's history rather than its current condition. This gorgeous stone cottage sits in a stunning location with breathtaking views. It is in the grounds of Caerau Gardens near Bala, offering a peaceful retreat for couples or solo travellers, with luxurious touches that include a sauna, underfloor heating, and a projector for film night. Spend your days exploring the nearby Snowdonia National Park, and your nights marvelling at the brilliance of the stars as you fall asleep under the skylight.

The creation of Caerau Gardens is a labour of love that has lasted more than 25 years. The estate sits at over 1,000 feet above sea level, affording panoramic views of the Berwyn Mountains and towards Snowdonia. It is the ideal environment for anyone who wants to escape the pressure of their daily life, stripping away harsh noises, stressful commutes and cramped, ugly buildings for the spectacular sights and sounds of rural North Wales. Trade public transport for a yomp across fields and countryside, hill walking and climbing mountains, or meandering beside rivers and streams. You can walk from the door to the far end of our farm, two miles away. This is where the Flint age camp from which the estate and our lake (Llyn Creini) get their name, Caer Euni. You pass stone circles and have 360 degree views.

There is a large rowing boat and a sit-on-top kayak on the lake for guests to use and we can lend you fishing tackle on an informal basis, it’s also an excellent lake for swimming. We can also provide a couple of mountain bikes.

Bala has all you need in the way of shops and restaurants and is just 5 miles away. It also has its own famous lake, Llyn Tegid.

Attractions nearby include the National White Water Centre, Pistyll Rhaedar waterfall, Zip World Fforest, and the Bala Lake Railway. The base of Snowdon is about an hour's drive from the cottage, while places like Portmeirion, Porthmadog, Blaenau Ffestiniog and Dolgellau are even closer. The location of The Pig-Sty allows you to create your dream holiday in North Wales.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Toby & Stephanie Hickish joined Independent Cottages in September 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Snowdonia)

Accommodation Comprises:

The owners have carefully restored the stone structure of The Pig-Sty, adding a corrugated roof which is incredible in the rain. Accommodation is mainly on the ground floor with a mezzanine bedroom.

  • Incredible views are always centre stage thanks to the huge arched window which includes glazed doors that open into the garden.
  • Stylish tiled floors are a stylish and practical choice, with underfloor heating ensuring guests are comfortable all year round.
  • Open plan living floods the room with natural light, making it a lovely space in which to relax. The rattan sofa and armchairs have deep cushions for comfort - perfect for kicking back with a good book or to watch a film.
  • Fitted cupboards and appliances make efficient use of the space, giving guests everything they need for a self-catering holiday
  • A tiled wet-room includes a shower, WC and a handbasin. It is adjacent to the sauna which is perfect for soothing tired muscles after a day climbing mountains or tackling the rapids.
  • Climb the handcrafted ladder to the king-sized mezzanine bed which sits beneath skylights for spectacular views of the dazzling night skies.

Outside: In addition to the use of 600 acres of Welsh countryside, guests also have access to the 5 acres of formal gardens at Caerau Uchaf. They also have their own private outdoor space and parking by the cottage.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, sheets and towels are all provided. Short breaks are possible all year round. Smoking and pets are not allowed.

Pig-Sty Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Tue, 3rd May 2022 - Sun, 30th Oct 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £220 - £250 | 3 nights: £330 - £360 | 4 nights: £440 - £470 | 5 nights: £550 - £580 | 6 nights: £675 - £690

7 Nights

2 Nights

Mon, 31st Oct 2022 - Thu, 22nd Dec 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £220 - £230 | 3 nights: £330 - £340 | 4 nights: £440 - £450 | 5 nights: £550 - £560 | 6 nights: £665 - £670

7 Nights

2 Nights

Fri, 23rd Dec 2022 - Mon, 26th Dec 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £405 | 4 nights: £540 | 5 nights: £675 | 6 nights: £810

7 Nights

3 Nights

Tue, 27th Dec 2022 - Fri, 30th Dec 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £345 | 4 nights: £460 | 5 nights: £575 | 6 nights: £690

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 31st Dec 2022 - Mon, 2nd Jan 2023
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £270 | 3 nights: £405 | 4 nights: £540 | 5 nights: £675 | 6 nights: £810

7 Nights

2 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (King)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Owner Area

Toby & Stephanie Hickish
Member Since September 2020

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Pig-Sty Cottage Noticeboard

YouTube video “Tyn Llyn” shows our ground, the lake, Tyn Llyn farmhouse and on to the fort of Caer Euni. “Hickish business” is more about us and Caerau Gardens.

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Pig-Sty Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 25th May 2022
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