Bed & Breakfast at the Old Workhouse, Bala

HOORAY, The Old Workhouse in Bala is open again from July 13, welcoming guests to enjoy the lakes, mountains and scenery in beautiful Snowdonia in North Wales.

Snowdonia is coming back to life, and visitors are being welcomed back to this idyllic corner of Britain, after months of lockdown.

So guests can expect a big welcome from Ian and Georgina at the historic Old Workhouse B&B in Bala, Snowdonia.

I hope you’ll enjoy reading about us, about the beautiful local area, and a little bit of the history of the old workhouse – one of the town’s most historic buildings.

Then, maybe you will come and visit us to enjoy the fantastic countryside and activities available in and around Bala – mountains, walking, sailing, zip wires…the list is endless.

Snowdonia has eclipsed The Lake District as a major activity centre, and has led to a Lonely Planet Guide listing us as the fourth best place in the world to visit, the only place in the UK to feature in the rankings.

The workhouse bed and breakfast is located in Bala town centre and we offer a warm welcome in comfortable surroundings that belie the history of the building, which has a Grade 11* listing to emphasise its importance on the local and national scene. Less than six percent of listed buildings in England and Wales enjoy the same high grading.

The workhouse has two spacious letting bedrooms, on the top floor of the building, with panoramic views over the rooftops to the surrounding hillsides. Both rooms are modern in style, have en-suite bathrooms and vaulted ceilings. The B&B accommodation can be used either as a double-bedroom or a twin room with two single beds and both are charged at the same rate of £80.00, including breakfast.

Book both rooms together, which are suitable for a family up to four or a group of four friends, at a discount of 20 per cent on the normal room rate . Unfortunately the rooms are not suitable for children under the age of five.

After each guest visit the rooms are deep cleaned and sanitised. Our risk assessment details are available on request.

Changes have had to be made, but the warmth of the welcome will stay the same.

We spent over two years on the renovation of the building, trying hard to maintain its character, but at the same time bringing it up to date to offer a relaxed and friendly greeting in a comfortable setting. Like Ian and Georgina it’s a mix of ancient and modern.

The ground floor at the B&B retains its steel beams and slate-flagged floors, a relic from the industrial heritage of the building, but has been modernised with underfloor heating and new-fangled appliances like a gas stove – dishwasher and fridge even.

In these difficult times we have made some major changes to the way we operate, to comply with the new rules in Wales. For the foreseeable future we will be serving a substantial continental breakfast to guests in their room.

We are in the centre of bustling Bala with all it’s facilities. Yet Lyn Tegid – the largest natural lake in Wales – is only a five-minute stroll away and the mountains are all around us.

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