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Penrallt Cottage

(Ref. 1499)

Y Felinheli near Caernarfon, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent. Family group aged 4 to 86."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Apr 2024

  • "The property was fantastic, roomy and spacious, fully equipped with good quality furnishings."

    We could not ask for more and the view over the Menai Straits looking at Anglesey was uninterrupted and amazing. The owners live on site, but did not bother us only to ask if we wanted anything to please let them know. We can thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants a quiet stay away from it all, but near enough to facilities.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2024

  • "I agree witrh others that the pictures and description do not do this place justice."

    Very comfortable cottage. the first impresion with not being able to open the front door as we could not turn the key was quickly amended when we found a spacious cottage which was clean and comfortable. The two bathrooms one with a bath and one with a shower made life very easy for us staying and the good sized kitchen quickly became a family focal pointy. Even tho' I was relagated to the lower bunk. ( I am 68 BTW) this too was comfortable One final but minor grip was that the ,arkings on the oven had over the years worn away so that operating the oven was guesswork. We finally sorted it by our last day and suggest that the owners keep some guides for this and the washer and other equipment 8in a convenient folder. Other than that would and have already recommended this cottage

    Reviewed by S3.8Sep 2022

  • "We were welcomed by the owners on the day to go through a few things, they then gave us our space to enjoy the holiday."

    Penrallt Farm had everything we needed for our holiday even a few dish washer tablets were left out for us. The locality of the cottage was perfect as a base to visit the local attractions.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2022

  • "As previous reviews have said, the photos do not do this place justice and the listing needs updating."

    It was much bigger than we were expecting, I believe it is what is called a Welsh longhouse, the foot print was huge. It was clean, spacious and well equipped and one of the best we have stayed in (have stayed in quite a few). There is a fantastic raised decking area to the side of the property which we used on several evenings, enjoying the fabulous views across the Menai Straits. This is not even mentioned in the listing and was one of the biggest assets. There are also no photos of the bathroom and shower room which put me off slightly when booking but fortunately my worry was unfounded. The location is perfect for visiting both Angelsey and North Wales and the village has several good places to eat just a short walk away. Would recommend the pub and Thai restaurant. Only criticism is the track leading to the cottage is rough, especially if you have a low car. There was also no visitors book which would be a good addition. Overall a great stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Jul 2022

  • "Photo's need updating ."

    ..only to show the VIEWS!! ....this property is AMAZING!!.....from the hallway thru out is a treat upon treat.! . .And then the views from almost every window 'captures' you ...the 'Straits'....look so picturesque from this vantage point ... our host's were the 'icing' on the cake ...warm ..and friendly ..a Big thankyou for a brilliant holiday ... Barrie .and christine .

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0May 2022

  • "The pictures do not do this place justice."

    It is far more spacious and comfortable than I imagined. We were 2 families staying together and this worked well with the boys sharing the bunkbed and adults having a double room each. The views are amazing despite the wet weather we had. I would follow the advice and go into Y Felinheli before heading to the cottage as it is a very narrow single track the other way. The one thing that would be an advantage is a tumble dryer. There is a washing machine and a clothes airer available. We would definitely recommend the Hydeout smokehouse on Anglesey a short drive away and also a rib ride on the Menai Straight. The owners were very friendly and accommodating and came promptly when we needed a light bulb replaced. An all round fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and very spacious."

    Loved the views and the peaceful surroundings. Owners were friendly and helpful. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would definitely go back for another stay. Just wish they accepted dogs as we would have loved to enjoy the company of our two dogs there. It was home from home.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very good, well positioned cottage, clean and tidy satisfied all our requirements."

    Just needs a few loads of gravel on the rough roadway then I could give it another star

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Oct 2021

  • "Amazing cottage with great views over to Anglesey."

    Cottage had everything you could need, although the WiFi was a little spotty in the bedrooms. The bed in the end bedroom was very hard. No leaflets or local information (maybe due to COVID?) but google was great and loads to do in the area for our 11 and 15yr olds, Greenwood family park and Aber falls well worth a visit. Hydeout smoke house on Anglesey is definitely worth it, food was great with relaxed welcoming atmosphere.

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay, the photographs don’t do it justice."

    Loved the raised deck with its view over the Straits. The couple of small issues we had whilst staying were sorted promptly by the owners.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2021

  • "The facilities provided made for a very enjoyable, comfortable stay."

    The view is stunning from Penrallt. There is a lovely sundeck, not pictured, that was a great addition. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We were lucky to have great weather, very warm and settled the week we were there. Penrallt is a good base for driving to Anglesey and Llanberis/Snowdonia. It is located in a beautiful, semi rural setting. We would definitely go back there. You cannot go wrong

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

  • "We enjoyed stay in cottage , found it very comfortable."

    Had a job to work microvave but in the end worked it out. The things l didn't like was the very heavy duvet being used to a feather light cover. And the bumping up and down the track to the cottage became a headache. Needs the whole area smoothed over. In all we had a lovely time. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2021

  • "Really lovely property with amazing views over the Menai Straits."

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Jun 2021

  • "The location was cracking; the accommodation lovely."

    Warm and cosy when the chill set in and sufficiently stocked with immediate essentials Y Felinheli is a lovely little coastal village that I know well, so to spot this cottage on Sykes was great! In addition to the high quality accommodation, on the doorstep you’ll find: farm land, coastline, footpaths, Thai food, fish and chips, tapas, two pubs, and a coffee shop all within 10 minutes of the front door. There’s also a local convenience store with a post office, or a large Tesco 10minute drive away. All that and a cute elevated verandah with sunset views out along the straits......what more could you ask for?! We’d had to move the booking from our original dates in March due to “you know what” so we were really pleased to have this stay to look forward to - the cottage was great, and we would be very happy to recommend to others. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is stunning with everything you could need for a fabulous holiday."

    The utility room was a fabulous drying room without ever putting on the heating. The views on a clear dry day across the Menai were amazing, even on a wet day they weren’t bad either

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at Penrallt Cottage."

    We’ve been holidaying in Wales for years but still discovering new places. Newborough woods and beach were amazing, parking in the woods to get to the beach is a long walk but you can take bikes which we did. We also cycled to Caernarfon on the Lon Las Menai cycle route which was nice and flat, great for the kids. The cottage is very well equipped, great living space and a lovely big kitchen with everything you need, we cooked most nights. The shower is great and the wood burner was lovely and cosy in the evenings. Not shown in the pictures is a beautiful raised decking area where we sat and had dinner most nights taking in the gorgeous view of the Menai Straight and Anglesey, and watching the sun set. The owners were very friendly and welcoming and easily contactable. The only thing that would have made it a perfect stay was the beds, the bed in the far bedroom was very hard and it really could have done with one king size bed at least. The children could feel the springs in the mattresses in the bunk bed and had to sleep on the duvets for comfort. Overall though we really enjoyed our holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback and the owner has confirmed that the two single mattresses have now been replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy4.1Aug 2020

  • "As we were away at the end of November/beginning of December in North Wales, the weather was more than likely to be cold!"

    However, the Cottage was superb and WARM! It is the first time in 50+ years that we have visited Wales and not felt rain! The Cottage is ideally placed overlooking the Menai Straits - what a view for meals! There was every amenity included that was necessary for a relaxing break. It was great having the owners close by - and delightful to meet him. Thank you Sykes - and thank you to the owners of the Cottage! We hope to return again to recharge our batteries!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely views."

    Very spacious. Helpful and friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Oct 2019

  • "Owner was very helpful regarding any questions we had and he even advised us on a bike ride to the nearest town, which we took advantage of."

    Two times! Lovely cottage, lovely views, would recommend it to anyone visiting North Wales. The walk/ride up the hill to the cottage is high, this was no problem for us but might be worth a mention to any 'infirm' people! Great stay, thank you

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful location."

    Excellent facilities, cottage very spacious with all amenities. Great shower room and bathroom. Lots for our great grandchildren to do in the local area without having to drive for miles.

    Reviewed by R5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was fine and the views splendid."

    The addition of a free standing viewing platform with table and chairs added greatly to the overall enjoyment of the holiday. The shower was great although the doors to both the shower room and the bathroom were a little ill fitting. The beds were comfortable although we would have preferred king size rather than double sized beds. The provision of cutlery was poor - both in terms of the amount and the quality. Drinking glasses also need to be up-graded - there was a mixture of fairly poor quality glasses, very few of which matched - especially the wine glasses. The TV is also rather old fashioned. Overall, however, these were small issues. We had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the environment offered by the cottage.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with a view of the Menai Strait, our hosts were very friendly and helpful."

    The Cottage is up a hill with a very sharpe turn, and to walk to the village has a sharp incline down although further along the road between the houses is a pathway with steps. The cottage itself is lovely, although none of the inner doors close properly especially on the shower room. It was great having two bathrooms, one with shower the other a bath with hand held shower, this perhaps would have been better with shower over bath.

    Reviewed by Carol3.4Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage fantastic views cottage had all we needed and more"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "The owners were friendly and very helpful."

    The cottage is in a beautiful setting overlooking the Menai Straits. Certain improvements could be made: - Mattresses in bunk beds had uncomfortable springs - Most of the internal doors were ill-fitting and several were impossible to close - External door locks need renewing (a comment also made by a previous occupant some time ago). Owner did come round with some WD40 style spray when requested but this is likely to be ongoing. - Grab rails in shower and bath would be a great help A lovely, well equipped cottage with pleasant owners.

    Reviewed by Bill4.4May 2019

  • "Lovely 'wine terrace' patio with stunning views."

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Apr 2019

  • "The owners were especially helpful and friendly."

    The views from the cottage are amazing.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay in this comfortable and well-equipped cottage."

    It was a very peaceful location despite being handy for the main road and the view across the Menai Straits was amazing.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2019

  • "First class location to cover north Wales and the island ,description describes ..."

    First class location to cover north Wales and the island ,description describes the cottage accurately everything is the cottage to enjoy a holiday

    Reviewed by Stuart4.1Oct 2018

  • "A delightful cottage which is very tastefully and thoughtfully appointed."

    Spacious and had everything we needed. The owners who live next door are friendly and very helpful. The cottage has beautiful views across the Menai Strait to Anglesey and great sunsets. Local amenities and places to dine out not far away. All the attractions of Snowdonia are within easy reach. A beautiful base, so much to see and do. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Ilene5.0Sep 2018

  • "Owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Cottage was in good order and we had a very nice time. Would very much recommend staying at Penrallt cottage with it's great views and ideal location for exploring N and Central Wales. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2018

  • "Property is generally very nice, however, both external doors were difficult to lock and unlock especially for older persons or those with less hand mobility."

    Also the bathroom and bedroom doors although quirky, were warped, again, making difficult to open and close. The shower/wc door is of a sliding type in similar construction to the others and was difficult to close and also very noisy especially at night, as the bottom of the door rubbed on the plaster adjacent. Also, on the last night when trying to get a good sleep for a long drive back, the owner's dog decided to bark and eventually stopped at 12.20 am. An apology was forthcoming the following morning but this didn't really help having spoiled what had been an enjoyable week. I would now think twice about going back!!!!

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Jun 2018

  • "Very pleased with accomadation and it's location."

    Would book this again .

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2018

  • "The whole stay was very easy to organise via the Sykes website and the cottage itself exceeded our expectations."

    The location, scenery and comfort makes us wish we had stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2018

  • "The property is in A1 condition and is located in a super elevated position with great views and plenty of parking."

    The owners are very helpful and live in an adjacent property, so they can be contacted easily in case you have any questions when you arrive.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage, great location, brilliant all round"

    Reviewed by Rolf5.0Oct 2017

  • "Our expectations are quite high, so MET EXPECTATIONS is a good rating."

    The kitchen facilities, appliances and utensils were particularly good (compared with numerous other properties that we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Martin4.8Sep 2017

  • "The location is ideal for anyone wanting a quiet, peaceful relaxing location."

    It is ideally situated for visiting the many attractions close by.

    Reviewed by Pam4.8May 2017

  • "My wife and I have booked with Sykes before, the first time in 2000, and have been well satisfied with the results."

    This cottage, however, exceeded even our expectations and we’d recommend it to anyone. Lots of room, privacy, facilities, view, location – marvellous! Should we choose to be in North Wales again our first act would be to see if the cottage was available and be rightly disappointed if not. However, having booked a cottage in Cornwall through Sykes two weeks earlier and remembering our first Sykes Cottage in 2000, we’d be confident of satisfaction anyway but this one? Wow!

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2016

  • "Fantastic hosts, beautiful location, very well situated for all the activities and locations we wanted to visit, best place we've stayed in Wales."

    Definitely recommend and will be hoping to revisit very soon.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2016

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  • All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath with hand shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with large shower, basin and WC
  • Modern fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room with cast iron gas stove.
  • Central heating with cast iron gas stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, widescreen TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Patio area with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 mins downhill walk
  • Note: Part of this walk is across fields and is not recommended for the infirm
  • Alternative route along road takes 10 minutes.

The property

A detached stone-built conversion of a former farm building, in a fantastic hillside location on the outskirts of the marina village of Y Felinheli, just 5 miles from Caernarfon.

Overlooking the beautiful Menai Straits and Isle of Anglesey beyond, Penrallt Cottage is decorated and furnished in a pleasing combination of traditional and contemporary styles.

The patio area is perfect for relaxing, dining alfresco and enjoying the spectacular view.

A cycle path runs just 2 minutes from the property, while within a mile is the Plas Menai National Watersports Centre, with indoor swimming pool.

This wonderful location offers stunning sandy beaches, cascading rivers and waterfalls.

Discover famous castles, mountain railways, the Snowdonia National Park, beautiful Llyn Peninsula and the Isle of Anglesey, all within travelling distance.

Note: This property is adjacent to Ref. 3779, and together they accommodate 8.

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About the location


Bangor 3 miles; Caernarfon 5 miles; Llanberis 6 miles.

Y Felinheli, formerly know as Port Dinorwic, is situated on the beautiful Menai Strait between the historic town of Caernarfon and the cathedral city of Bangor. Home to a small, established yachting marina with an interesting lock (allowing boats to enter or leave before cruising down the Straits to the open sea), this small village also has a couple of pubs, a restaurant and cafe in the dock area, a shop and Post Office, a beautician, a hairdresser and several great restaurants on the nearby Island of Anglesey. Visitors to this lovely region are spoilt for choice, with stunning Snowdonia, the beautiful Llyn Peninsula, or the sandy beaches of the Isle of Anglesey all within easy reach.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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