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Pen y Bont

(Ref. 1134721)

Near Mallwyd, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cosy cottage in lovely surroundings."

    We loved our stay here. So lovely to listen to the water. Lucky to have a few jets fly over. So much to do nearby. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in such a peaceful and picturesque setting."

    The cottage is really cosy and has everything you need. There was great communication from the owner, who is very friendly and helpful. If you stay here, you will have great walks, waterfalls, forests and the sea, all within easy reach. Wonderful dark skies too, just outside the front door! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and loved every minute.

    Thank you Catherine for your kind comments, I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay, best wishes, Richard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jan 2024

  • "This cottage was set in pure peace, away from everyday life and set in perfect surroundings The river in the back just set it all off, what a place, and if your into wildlife, the whole surrounding aspect gives you all, plus the the buzz of the odd jet or two Thanks Richard and Co, loved it."

    Glad you enjoyed your stay Marcus, and thank you for choosing Penybont, best wishes, Richard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marcus5.0Sep 2023

  • "On arrival we were informed that we had no hot water in the bathroom sink, for the entire week due to an on going problem with the electricity, this was due to be fixed the Friday we left."

    The bathroom needs a entire refit as it appeared mouldy, damp and unclean. Some of the sockets don't work in the sitting room and the bedside lamps in the double room didn't work either. Richard did however promptly sort us a new microwave, which was no mean feat in rural Wales, when the old one sparked and smoke came out of it !!

    Reviewed by Claire1.9Aug 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Wall-mounted electric heaters
  • Electric range oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV (for DVDs only), DVD player, CD player, 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 available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles, river 0.1 miles
  • Note: Private water supply which is tested annually
  • Note: No TV reception
  • Note: Cottage stands on the banks of the unfenced River Dovey, children and dogs must be supervised
  • Note: The property has seasonal protected bats that live in the vicinity of the property, so there is a chance of a visit

The property

Mallwyd 0.7 miles.

A traditional stone-built detached cottage resting on the banks of the River Dovey, with a backdrop of wooded hills and mountains on the edge of the village of Mallwyd, in the beautiful Dovey Valley, Pen y Bont is an ideal hideaway for a family looking to explore the countryside of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park.

Featured in an online article by The Sun, this very special Mallwyd cottage is described as 'the ultimate escape' and provides stunning views of the River Dovey from both of the homely double and twin bedrooms, as well as from a wrap-around decked area outside, ideal for a tipple in the sunshine.

The property has been lovingly renovated, retaining many of its original features throughout the kitchen/diner and sitting area alongside contemporary fixtures, including its exposed beams and an impressive inglenook fireplace with a woodburning stove and an original bread oven, helping to create a warm and romantic atmosphere throughout the cottage.

If you feel like spending an evening out, there is an excellent pub just a short walk away, The Brigands Inn, as well as a local shop for your essentials.

Mallwyd is the perfect location for climbers, walkers, mountain bikers, fishermen and birdwatchers, surrounded by the wonderful facilities of the Eryri National Park as well as the magnificent coastline and sandy beaches of the nearby Cardigan Bay and Llyn Peninsula.

For something different visit Zip World or one of the other adrenaline adventure sites which the Eryri National Park has to offer, and there is also the option to hike, try out watersports and wild swim in one of the many stunning lakes.

Dolgellau and Machynlleth both offer a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants, ideal for a hearty meal out, while Aberdovey and Barmouth are both very popular seaside resorts.

Pen y Bont is a truely charming Mallwyd cottage in a truly lovely riverside location, where if you are very lucky you may capture the Salmon leap the waterfall.

Explore the wonders of the Eryri National Park with a stay at the beautiful Pen y Bont.

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

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About the location


Dolgellau 11 miles; Machynlleth 10 miles; Aberdovey 20 miles.

Mallwyd is a small rural village surrounded by beautiful countryside, in the breathtaking Dovey valley, which is overlooked by the wonderful Aran Mountains, in the southern part of Snowdonia National Park. The village boasts the renowned Brigands Inn, originally a 15th century coaching inn which today prides itself on its welcoming atmosphere and quality dining. There are three other pubs close by, and the Meirion Woollen Mill stands on the banks of the River Dovey and is open to visitors. The delightful market town of Dolgellau, which nestles beside the foothills of one of Wales' most spectacular mountains, Cader Idris, is only 11 miles away and its 17th Century bridges, church and variety of pubs and eating houses create a pleasant atmosphere. Aberdovey, a delightful seaside village with harbour and beautiful sandy beach is 20 miles and perfect for an exciting day out. This whole area is a paradise for walking, climbing, mountain biking and birdwatchers amidst all of Snowdonia including the nearby Coed-y-Brenin Forest with its famous mountain bike trails. Discover the beautiful Mawddach Estuary walks, miles of stunning sandy beaches, narrow gauge steam railways, golf, and a huge range of outdoor pursuits. A superb base for an all year round holiday amidst some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas