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Penlan House

Barmouth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 925080)


(14 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Open fire
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely and comfortable house."

    The bedrooms were like being in a hotel with three of them having en suites. It is very central to Barmouth and lots around the local area to do. Really enjoyed our stay. Would love to come back one day, just gutted it will soon be a four bed instead of five!

    Reviewed by AmyOct 2021

  • "We had a brilliant time at Penlan House."

    The house is big and spacious and has beautiful views of the harbour. It is very well equipped. The only thing missing are fans. We were fortunate to have glorious weather while we were down there so the rooms for quite warm at night. A fan in the bedroom would have been appreciated. Apart from that everything was perfect. I will definitely be booking again in the near future.

    Reviewed by LeanneJul 2021

  • "The living space was cramped!"

    It was not suitable for ten people!the bay windows had been painted and sealed in!you could look straight out but not left or right!the old wooden shutters had been painted and sealed to the right and left bay!it defies logic!it was a lovely 200 year old house in a great location but not for ten people.one sofa in the sitting room(the bigger of the two sofas) had no back cushions!and the tv overpowered(50" !) the small sittingroom!

    Reviewed by SianJul 2021

  • "Points of contact eg light switches."

    .door handles.. bannisters..should have been cleaner and the TV screen in the lounge was ful of greasy finger mark's which we tried to carefully wipe off..we should have taken photos to show you..but we were very impressed with all the kitchen equipment that allowed us to cook all our meals while we were there ..beds were comfortable with nice soft linen and bathrooms very modern and impressive lots of hot water

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2021

  • "A lovely holiday home, so central to all Barmouth has to offer."

    Every room was comfortable, modern updated bathrooms with great showers , Comfortable beds, a well equipped quirky kitchen, amazing views from third floor rooms.Overall just what we needed to enjoy our break in rainy Wales. We would definitely return to this fantastic holiday home.

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2020

  • "We just returned from a week in Penlan House with 3 teenage boys and we have had the best time."

    The house was perfectly placed for the beach and piers and the small cafes and restaurants of Barmouth and the lovely Last Inn a couple of doors down. Nothing was too much trouble for Pam when we encountered any issues she was able to sort immediately not affecting our stay at all. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2020

  • "This is a big, old house which is great for giving everybody in your party room to have their own space as well as great communal areas for spending time together."

    Lots of facilities which made our week really easy and comfortable like good WiFi, dishwasher and en-suite bathrooms. The best feature was the location. Views of the sea and harbour were very special and being able to walk into the town was lovely not only for a nice stroll but also to pick up groceries and shopping for eating at home during these difficult times. Some great take away options locally. Parking could be an issue for some but if you budget the car parking fees into your stay, the car park across the road is great. Couldn’t find a hair dryer but not a major issue. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2020

  • "Fab holiday."

    Lovely house. The parking is a problem. We had beautiful weather so a garden would have been a bonus. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by MarziaJul 2019

  • "Large traditional property with modern interior."

    No issues with cleanliness. Plenty of bathrooms plus a toilet in the laundry area just a few steps up from the lounge. Well equipped with major appliances. Very well situated for the harbour, beach, railway station, town and coastal walks. Free all-day on-street parking in the station area behind the funfair (about 10 minutes walk) and a few free overnight spaces outside the property, 5 p.m. - 10 a.m. but restricted to 1 hour through the day. Handy private car park just across the road with cheaper rates than the council parking. Harbour views from the first floor bedrooms are restricted by the railway. Very hot the week we were there and we had some niggles with mobile/TV reception and the internet, the first two perhaps not helped by the "up against a rock face at the rear" location but that wouldn't put us off returning for another family holiday.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "The house is a good size and great location."

    The downside was that all 5 of the toilets needed cleaning on arrival as all had visible 'remains' . Indeed the whole place could benefit from thorough vacuum, mopping and dusting. Visitors should note that the owner is not using her mobile currently so don't try ringing that. There is no extractor over hob so we set fire alarms off a few times! Note also there is no rack to hang up wet things. There are several pans, knives and a few oven dishes. Given that it is a house for 10 there are only 10 mugs and 4 wine glasses so we had to do a lot of handwashing despite the dishwasher. Take your own supplies for washing as there is minimal provided (e.g. soap, washing powder, dishwasher tabs, kitchen roll and bin liners) . There was a large fairy liquid and 2 pints of milk in fridge. The owner was very helpful when we locked ourselves out and came over with spare key. The house is warm and there is loads of hot water. Showers are good. All the TVs were useful. Not much for young children provided, just 2 board games for older kids and adults, and DVDs. I would recommend it but go prepared!

    Reviewed by SamMay 2019

  • "The photos made the downstairs rooms look a lot bigger than what they were."

    No toilet on the ground floor. The house could do with a deep clean. Great location.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2019

  • "We really enjoyed staying at penlan house it's a lovely house close to the beach , the only downfall to staying at the house is having to pay £7 parking every day ."

    Reviewed by CarlieAug 2018

  • "Beautiful just beautiful, thank you for our lovely holiday"

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2017

  • "The location of this Property is very good, with easy access to the beach, town and all other facilities including the Railway."

    The house itself was large and comfortable, with plenty of room for all of the family (4adults and 4 children).Good large and comfortable bedrooms, sitting and dining areas. with good views from all the front facing rooms. The only downside was the parking, although we were lucky eventually finding a spot to park 2 cars about 100 yards away, generally paring anywhere in the town for any length of time was a bit of a lottery and quite expensive £7.00 per car per day.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms : 1 x first floor king-size double bed with en-suite shower basin and WC, 1 x second floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor single , 1 x family room with king size double and 2 single beds with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, separate double shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and wood burning stove
  • First floor split-level utility with separate basin and WC
  • Sitting room seats 9
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, two microwaves, fridge, freezer, two washing machines, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 5 x TVs (Four Smart TV's with Netflix and Disney+) with Freeview, DVD, WiFi and a games console
  • 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
  • 2 small well-behaved dogs welcome, No dogs allowed on the furniture
  • 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.

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 eight and it also boasts a large 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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas