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Penlan House

Barmouth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 925080)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 10 people

  • 5 bedrooms

  • 4 bathrooms

  • No pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • “The house itself was reasonable, but nothing special for the price we paid.”

    Admittedly, at school holiday times you have to pay a premium.but for nearly £1400 for a week, i expected the house to at least be clean upon arrival. the first thin... more

    Admittedly, at school holiday times you have to pay a premium.but for nearly £1400 for a week, i expected the house to at least be clean upon arrival. the first thing we noticed was the smell. the house was musty, and smelled like a charity shop, but worse. maybe it is because it backs onto cliffs and damp has gotten in, i'm not sure. either way, it wasn't an impressive first impression. the next thing we noticed was sugar all over the unit on the side in the hallway, followed by more sugar on the draining board in the kitchen. irritating but by themselves not a major reason to complain. we then followed our noses to an extremely bad smell that we found to be a damp bath mat. ( again , not major in itself, but i go back to my original comment about price and what i would expect for the kind of money that was paid.) we had to throw the bath mat outside. i would however add that the owner ( in my opinion ) possibly needs to employ a proper cleaner or two. as we were leaving, i set eyes on her as we were pulling away in our car. she is a senior lady, and maybe the workload ( and time pressure) is a bit much for her. if i were the owner of such a property, i would probably pay someone professional to do a proper job, rather than try to save a couple of pounds by doing it myself. surely with the amount of money coming in, there is enough to enable this to happen? the rooms themselves were of a very mixed quality. for example, the bathrooms looked like some money had been spent on them and were pretty good quality, however the kitchen / dining room and the living room were beginning to look very tired and in need of a refurbishment. the photographer who took the snaps for your website was amazing. everything looked so much newer, fresher and cleaner than in real life.the internal walls were the bumpiest and lumpiest i have ever seen. luckily,they made little difference to our holiday experience, merely to our impression of the house. i had to search under the bed once for some money i dropped. after looking under the bed i can say with certainty that nobody has cleaned under them for many weeks / months. maybe i am being harsh, as when all is said and done, is dust / dirt under a bed important? the answer to me is ..yes. it is all part of the impression that i gained that this house needs 1. a proper cleaner, and 2, some serious money spent on it for next season. the beds themselves were reasonably comfortable, but the pillows were not. the bottom line is.. i have paid less in the past for better quality. the location of the house was good. there were plenty of TVs for everyone, and it was roomy enough. would i return? no. would i recommend this house? sorry, i wouldn't. it wasn't terrible, just not quite good enough.

The property

A substantial, double-fronted Georgian townhouse situated close to Barmouth town centre and close to the picturesque harbour and Blue Flag beach.

Penlan House is a great base for friends and larger families wishing to gather together and enjoy a fantastic seaside holiday, with most principal rooms enjoying harbour, sea and mountain views.

Arranged over three floors, Penlan House offers comfortable homely accommodation to a well-maintained standard with modern day comforts in mind, whilst original character features, such as the stripped pitched pine turned staircase to the upper floors, Minton flooring in the hallway and picture hanging rails have been retained.

The five bedrooms are on the first and second floors and each has been stylishly designed with good quality furnishings and comfy beds and all enjoy a lovely harbourside and sea view encompassing the mountains beyond, whilst three of them also benefit from having an en-suite shower room.

The family bedroom is ideal if you have a younger child or two older teenagers needing a twin room.

The family bathroom and the en-suite shower rooms are all well-appointed and of a high standard and quality.

The sitting room is comfortable and easily seats seven and it also boasts a large 50” flat screen Smart TV and decorative cast iron fireplace with tiled inserts.

The bespoke kitchen with plenty of units, Belfast sink and breakfast bar extends into a dining area with inglenook fireplace housing the woodburning stove; a great area for everyone to sit around the large dining table and plan the day ahead over a leisurely breakfast or reminisce on the day that’s been with a light supper.

If you don’t fancy doing any cooking then there are many eating establishments in the town to choose from or what about a family picnic on the beach?

Across the road is the harbour, bordered by the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, and is lined with benches where you can enjoy sitting out admiring the views.

The long sandy Blue Flag beach is literally just around the corner, making a wonderful area for enjoying a relaxing day at the beach.

Harlech, now a World Heritage Site, with its spectacular Castle is only eight miles away, whilst slightly further afield is the Italianate village of Portmierion and the harbour town of Porthmadog, where you can take the Ffestiniog Steam Railway to Blaenau Ffestiniog and enjoy the industrial heritage and slateworks, and for the more adventurous, there’s Zip World Titan or Bounce Below, an underground trampoline.

Barmouth is the perfect destination for vintage seaside holidays, walking, cycling and outdoor activity breaks at any time of year.


  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms (three with TV): 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower basin and WC, 2 x second floor king-size double with walk-in wardrobe (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x second floor double, 1 x family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, separate double shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and woodburning stove
  • First floor split-level utility with separate basin and WC
  • Sitting room (seats 7).
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, two microwaves, fridge, fridge/freezer, two washing machines, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 5 x TVs (one Smart TV) with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Very limited roadside parking on first come, first served basis (1 hour only)
  • Pay and display car park (2 mins walk), £7.50 per day
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and beach 1 min walk
  • Note: No candles to be allowed in the property
  • Note: This property is over three floors, close to the harbour and road, some noise may be experienced
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: There are 3 steps up to the front door
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

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About the location


Harlech 10 miles; Dolgellau 10 miles.

One of the most picturesque resorts on the Welsh coast, Barmouth is surrounded by the unrivalled splendour of the Snowdonia National Park. This traditional seaside town boasts an enormous sandy Blue Flag beach, perfect for families. A variety of shops, pubs and restaurants combined with the mild climate, make this an ideal destination for a holiday, even out of season. A paradise for walkers, climbers and cyclists, Mount Cader Idris is nearby. An abundance of wildlife along the Mawddach Estuary, trout fishing in mountain lakes, Harlech Castle, St David’s golf course and Portmeirion Italianate Village are just a handful of the many superb attractions within easy reach of this lovely spot.

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