5.0★ Perfect Sykes rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Pets No Show on map Features Off road parking Ground floor accommodation Ground floor bedroom Open fire Garden / Patio Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities 13 Customer Reviews "Excellent bungalow with all we could wish for." Pleasent and very helpful hosts.Lovely home made cake to greet us.Private lake in front of the property a huge bonus with moorhens ,little grebes,martins dipping and an occasional heron.Semi-tame pheasant on the doorstep A wonderful and restful holiday In fantastic surroundings Reviewed by HeatherApr 2022 "We were met with the most rapturous of smiles from our lovely hosts Ursula and her daughter Ella who also presented us with a bottle of prosecco a huge bunch of flowers and some lovely home made welsh chocolate cake courtesy of Ella Everything has been well thought out and the views from the lounge and kitchen diner are simply awesome." .. It was a perfect location for us with some lovely local walks from the doorstep with both Oswestry Shrewsbury and Welshpool nearby and the coast within a 1 hours drive to barmouth and a little further to llandudno...Lake Bala and Lake Vrnwy and the biggest waterfalls of Wales are very close and easily accessible. Amenities include locally cooked takeaways, local pub, post office and general store with daily freshly made sandwiches and cookies on offer... Ursula and Huw who are the owners have gone to great lengths to ensure you get a 5 star service and their attention to detail is simply magical. The lake views comes with a resident pheasant who comes to the door...we nicknamed him Percy. At the lake there is an abundance of bird species such as Siskins, Chaffinches, blue tits, long tailed tits, great tits, an owl which we heard only and red kites over the hills to the left and front of the house, a robin and wren and the most melodious blackbirds and more.. Water fowl visitors included a Canadian goose, mallards some small coots and small red billed chicks. The cottage oozes love and warmth and is a reflection of its owners eye for detail and their own love and warmth too. Ursula, thank you for making our stay so special...We will be returning again soon..Eli and John..xx Reviewed by JohnApr 2022 "We had a really, lovely, relaxing holiday at Hendre." Ursula the owner was so welcoming and friendly on our arrival and the bottle of bubbly and delicious chocolate cakes made by her daughter Ella was a lovely treat to start the holiday. The cottage itself was very spacious,beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The lake in the grounds is spectacular we took our 5 year old foster son and he loved pond dipping for tadpoles, identifying the many birds that came to the lake and watching the lambs in all the surrounding fields. The highlight of his holiday was when Ursula and Ella brought one of their lambs and a bottle of milk for him to feed it with. We would definitely recommend a stay at Hendre and hope to return. Reviewed by JeremyApr 2022 "Hendre was all we hoped for and more." The peace and views are wonderful and just what we needed. The weather wasn’t as kind to us and we weren’t able to make use of the outside space as much as we would have liked plus we had the fuel crisis while we were in Wales but thankfully it did not impact us and we were able to do our sightseeing. We forgot to pack our binoculars which was annoying as we were sure we were watching red kites and buzzards soaring daily over the mountains. Ursula and family have made a wonderful holiday home and are on hand if you need anything. We will be back and hope we have the weather to sit outside and watch nature do it’s thing. Ella’s baking is a lovely touch which was very much enjoyed by us. Reviewed by AnnemarieSep 2021 "MAGIC ! We recently spent a week’s holiday at “Hendre”, Penybontfawr, Powys, and it was idyllic." On arrival, we were given a very warm welcome by the owner, Ursula, and her daughter Ela, and very much enjoyed the bottle of Prosecco and tray-bakes (home baked by Ela) which awaited us in the dining kitchen. The cottage itself is very spacious, ideal for 4 but there were only 3 of us so lots of room. It is set in its’ own grounds overlooking a lake with a lovely patio and table and chairs where we spent many hours, relaxing, talking, bird-spotting and enjoying the antics of the ducks and coots on the lake. The interior of the cottage is very pretty, attractive, and comfortable and contains absolutely everything one could want in a holiday home. The surrounding countryside is lovely and ideal for walking as is the village. Lots of places to visit nearby, including the British Iron Museum and Port Meirion. On three evenings during our week, we walked down the lane into the village (0.7 miles) where we were served delicious meals and received a very friendly welcome from the staff at the Railway Inn (give them a call to reserve a table). Everything was charming. Our lovely stay at “Hendre” was a very welcome break from the Covid traumas of the last 18 months. Many thanks to Ursula and her family. It was simply magic. Reviewed by ASep 2021 "We had a lovely week, thoroughly enjoyed sitting out watching the lake with a glass of wine ." The fire was most welcome by our son. There was a warm welcome when we arrived with some lovely home made tray bake and a bottle of fizz. We visited snowdon, the Welshpool and Llanfair train, British iron works centre, Owestry, Barmouth beach, Powis castle and Lake Vyrnwy. Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2021 "Peaceful cottage set in beautiful surroundings." Ursula was very welcoming and the welcome Prosecco and treats very well received, Thank you! Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing stay. Reviewed by LisaJul 2021 "Fantastic stay at Hendre, great house perfect for a family." Lots of space inside and out. Beautiful location to escape the pressures of busy life. Great walks, runs and cycle routes straight out the door. Beautiful country side all around. We had a fantastic stay and very much recommend the property Reviewed by ColinJul 2021 "The booking of the holiday was made very easy by Sykes." Our tow weeks stay at Hendre was perfect, couldn't fault anything, would highly recommend staying there. Reviewed by JohnJul 2021 "Lovely holiday house in a fantastic setting, perfect place to relax and unwind." We're already looking to book again. Reviewed by DuncanJun 2021 "We had a lovely stay at Hendre and would thoroughly recommend it." The house was exactly as described, very well appointed and spotlessly clean. The outside setting was perfect, with it's own lake in the garden and views of the countryside and welsh mountains beyond. It was well situated in a quiet area just outside the Snowdonia national park and most of Snowdonia could be reached within an hour or so's drive. We visited, Bala lake, Port Merrion, The Fforrest Coaster (great fun if you don't brake), and some nice off road cycle trails. There's a friendly pub in the village which has an excellent well priced menu (walking distance if you're feeling energetic and it's light). The owners were very welcoming and friendly. Thank you so much Ursula and family for a great stay. We really hope to return at some point. Jerry & Wendy Reviewed by JeremyMay 2021 "The man made lake that is on site provides a beautiful and tranquil environment around a beautiful part of the world" Reviewed by MatthewMay 2021 "Amazing holiday home, everything we needed." Stunning area. Reviewed by SarahMay 2021 Show more Summary All-ground-floor Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) has a TV, 1 x double Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC Cloakroom with basin and WC Kitchen/diner Utility Sitting room with woodburning stove Central heating and woodburning stove Electric oven and hob, range cooker, fridge/freezer, fridge, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV (Netflix and Amazon), TV in the master bedroom, WiFi Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Ample off-road parking Private garden on grounds with lawn, Gas BBQ available, Fire pit available too, patio with seating, and a lake with jetty Sorry, no pets and no smoking Shop and pub within 1.2 miles Note: Children must be supervised when around the lake as the area is not enclosed Note: No mobile phone signal but you can make calls by connecting to the Wifi with EE Please note: Ask owner to split the super king size bed in two singles if required. The property Spoil yourself to a leisurely break at Hendre, a magnificent detached bungalow enveloped by the surrounding hills of the Berwyn Mountains and Welsh countryside. This lovely cottage is perfect for a small family or group of friends who want to experience a trip of pure bliss in an undisturbed destination. Nestled within the owner's grounds is your own exclusive holiday home, entered by a sweeping driveway to the property's entrance. Here, you'll find the cottage sitting right in front of your very own private lake, this area isn't enclosed and benefits from a jetty with landscape views of the mountainous range and rolling hills. Find the front of the bungalow, boasting a lush green lawn and charming patio with seating which looks out to the breath-taking views, an ideal spot to sip on a glass of wine around the fire pit enjoying a BBQ. Feel at home at this well-decorated abode, spend an evening curled up next to the woodburning stove in the stunning sitting room, fitted with oak flooring, two spacious sofas and a Smart TV. Rustle up a Saturday evening meal in the kitchen/diner, a sociable space with a central table for a vibrant dinner party, as well as a breakfast bar section which looks out onto the countryside views for a memorable morning coffee break. Resting behind here is a convenient utility room which boasts a washing machine and extra fridge, next to an equally handy cloakroom. Rest your head in one of the two stylish bedrooms where a glorious super-king-size beds await, which can be a twin on request, this bright room is decorated with gorgeous tables, lamps and a traditional wardrobe, whereas the double room holds a free hanging rail, and chic mirror. Wash away any excess mud from an adventurous day up the mountains in the impressive walk-in shower, or pour yourself a glass of prosecco as you relish in alone time with a book in a hot bath. Staying at this wonderful property means you have full access to your very own private lake, your own personal quiet valley to breathe in a moment of clarity, escaping daily life, there's even a jetty to dip your legs into the water on a hot day. A stroll out of the cottage grounds will lead you towards a handy Post Office with a shop for any essentials, and a quaint 500-year old pub to sink down a delightful cold pint. A short drive away is the neighbouring village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, home to a bigger selection of convenience stores, local pub, restaurant, a quirky art gallery, and is home to the highest waterfall in Wales. Adventurers will relish the chance to explore the Berwyn Mountain range, an unspoiled area of striking upland where you can go climbing, hiking, mountaineering, or for scenic walks for those looking for a leisurely activity. Lake Vyrnwy is nearby, a Welsh hidden gem which can be reached on bike, once you arrive, you can relax with an afternoon tea as you overlook the calming reservoir, or indulge in a spa treatment at the nearby hotel and spa. There's lots of thrilling activities in easy reach, including mountain biking up Dolgellau Mountains, or whitewater rafting at Lake Bala. When you're all worn out from these amazing activities, spend an easy-going day out exploring Powis Castle, Shropshire Sculpture Park, or travel further afield to the historic city of Chester. Hendre is the perfect destination for a peaceful getaway overlooking stunning distant hillside views in a quiet location. View on map About the location PENYBONTFAWR Oswestry 15 miles. The traditional Welsh village of Penybontfawr lies in breathtaking countryside amidst the beautiful Berwyn Mountains and surrounding wooded hills and valleys. Only 2.5 miles away is the popular walking village of Llangynog where you can find the Revolution Mountain Bike Park. The area has a history of lead, silver and slate mining dating back to the 17th century. Today it is a renowned location for climbing, birdwatching, walking and cycling, with famous mountain bike trails near Dolgellau, and a mountain bike centre at Llandegla. Penybontfawr village has its own pub, whilst Llangynog boasts two pubs, both of which serve good food and are perfect to relax in after an exciting day out. Enjoy Lake Bala, a wonderful beauty spot, with excellent fishing, a variety of watersports including white water rafting and a lakeside steam railway, or visit Lake Vyrnwy, which has a RSPB centre, bike hire and a sculpture park. Also within easy reach is Pistyll Rhaedr waterfall, the tallest single drop waterfall in England and Wales. This is a beautiful part of Wales and is perfect for touring the rest of North and Mid Wales and even Shropshire.