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Pen Y Garreg

Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 960353)


(46 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean and tidy, kitchen very well equipped, hot tub was an added luxury we loved!"

    Well located for Snowdonia National Park. Thank you for the welcome pack this was a lovely extra touch which made the property feel very homely.

    Reviewed by VictoriaMay 2022

  • "We could not recommend Pen Y Garreg enough."

    The house was absolutely spotless and had everything you could need throughout your stay. The hot tub was also an added bonus. The house is also in the perfect area for travelling to other locations - we travelled to Snowdon, Caernarfon and Llandudno which took around 50 minutes. Zip is also a 2 minute drive dlfrom here.

    Reviewed by LauraMar 2022

  • "An absolutely beautiful property to stay in."

    Had absolutely everything you could need( the bread, milk, eggs, biscuits and wine was an especially nice surprise)Was super clean. Amazing views from the house and the hot tub was an extra bonus. Sian was very friendly and went the extra mile providing a birthday card for my husband who was enjoying his 50th Birthday present (zip lining in the caverns) . She was very accommodating when we had to have a late checkout due to a vehicle mishap. We would definitely recommend this property to others.

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2022

  • "Lovely property with a warm homely feel, really comfortable with everything you need, plenty of space to relax."

    Beautiful scenery on the doorstep. Great hot tub with a stunning view. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by LorraineFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful property with everything we needed and the hot tub views were incredible."

    Lovely friendly owner lived next door .

    Reviewed by LorraineOct 2021

  • "Everything went well and the house was as described."

    Landlord lived next door and was very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2021

  • "Just wanted to echo the reviews that have gone previously following our stay in August."

    Sian was a great host, the welcome pack was a really nice touch and the house was spotless. Easy to find and only a 5 minute walk to the town centre where there is a mid sized Co-Op, free cash machine, a few small shops including a bakery and a few cafés. Plenty of kit in the kitchen, the only thing that bothered me (only a bit) was the location of the fridge which is tucked away in an adjoining room behind a door which is probably just under 6ft high…just have to be careful and duck down a bit if you are tall. Sian dropped a short introductory text a few days before we set off with some useful info about what the options were for eating in Blaenau centre in the evening and how to get the keys to the property. Sian’s description of the property is super accurate which is a big plus for me…you know exactly what you are getting and its not being oversold. So, yes, the garden is accessed up about 20 steps and its quite steep so some care has to be taken but I had a accident 2 months ago and have been sporting a medical boot and managed ok….the views from the garden are great, its an ideal place for a hot tub, to eat or simply to chill out. Other nice touches were Wifi. Sky Q and lots of plugs with USB ports…the only thing that could be added was a shaver point in the bathroom but its not an issue if you have an adapter plug. Blaenau Ffestiniog is a great base to explore the area without having to spend hours driving. Portmeirion, Porthmadog, Beddgelert, Criccieth, Betws-y-Coed and Harlech are all within a 20 – 30 minute drive whilst the Zip World slate caverns are about 5 mins away. There are multiple train journeys in Porthmadog but they get booked up quite quickly…we did Porthmadog – Caernarvon return which was about a 2 hour 20 minute journey each way (well worth it for the scenery) with a 2 hour slot for sight seeing around Caernarvon which only gives you time for a fleeting visit. There is a stellar Italian restaurant in Caernarfon called Osteria, we went for lunch which was superb and it was quite busy so booking for evenings is essential. For anyone that likes beer, Porthmadog is home to The Purple Moose Brewery, the brewery shop is well worth searching out and stocks lots of local craft beers as well as the Purple Moose range. The Australia pub next door is worth a visit and also does great pub food. Final word to say thanks to Sian…we had a great time and Pen Y Garreg met all our needs.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2021

  • "The house is really fabulous."

    So clean and well-appointed and in a good location which made for a fantastic base to explore Snowdonia. Sian was really accommodating and welcoming - the welcome pack on arrival was a lovely touch. We’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by SeraJul 2021

  • "Would definitely give the host and the accommodation a 100/10!"

    The house was just fantastic! We arrived very late and got the keys from the safe, when we entered the property Sian had left the heating on for us, so the place was so lovely and warm! A lovely welcome to a beautiful place. The house was absolutely spotless and the view from the hot tub is just breathtaking! Even on a cold day it was lovely to be in the hot tub! Will definitely be recommending Sian and Pen Y Garreg to others, and will definitely be staying here again!

    Reviewed by MissOct 2020

  • "Sian was brilliant hostess nothing was too much bother for her, we had everything that we needed and the house was spotless."

    It was a local lockdown while we stayed there but you can always find things to do, with some beautiful walks etc. Would highly recommend and I’m sure I will be back.

    Reviewed by GwyneddOct 2020

  • "Great house and facilities and the owner was lovely and very helpful"

    Reviewed by AlexandraOct 2020

  • "Very clean, comfortable and good location, loved it and will definitely recommend to others."

    Reviewed by RashelOct 2020

  • "Absolutely would 100% recommend this place to stay."

    We stayed in September 2020 for a week. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this holiday cottage, which was very clean, well presented and a fabulous breathtaking location. Would definitely come back in the future!

    Reviewed by AliceSep 2020

  • "Great location to travel in between where I wanted Sian was a very welcoming lady."

    Highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by DaleSep 2020

  • "We found the property exceptionally clean and the owner was friendly and approachable."

    We were delighted with the welcome gifts on arrival and every detail had been thought of so that the property functioned like a home away from home.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2020

  • "Absolutely loved our stay in the stunning area!"

    Amazing views! The host/owner really couldn't have been more lovely. We had everything we needed and more, her attention to detail made it feel like a home away from home. The house was spotless clean and beautifully decorated. We didn't get to do everything we wanted due to the Covid virus outbreak but still had a fantastic time and would definitely come back!

    Reviewed by EllenMar 2020

  • "The house was lovely and clean and had all the facilities we needed."

    The hot tub was amazing, even on a cool evening!

    Reviewed by NigelMar 2020

  • "Everything was perfect!"

    And an amazing host! We got stuck due to Storm Ciara and the flood's but the host helped us out tremendously and we are so grateful! Would definitely recommend because the house and the host is perfect and so are the views from the hot tub :)

    Reviewed by LeonFeb 2020

  • "Really enjoyed my stay, host was extremely helpful and kind."

    Car broke and she allowed us a late check out to get things fixed. Highly recommend a stay here

    Reviewed by JamesJan 2020

  • "Stayed here for two nights with the girls."

    The hosts were very hospitable and gave us all the relevant information we needed. The house is extremely comfortable and the hot tub was a bonus

    Reviewed by HasanaJan 2020

  • "Our weekend Holiday in Snowdonia was wonderful."

    Sian the owner was amazing and personal in her approach. We had a feel at home experience! We could see the effort and focus into making it a pleasant stay. Definitely would recommend others this accommodation. In Summary- Professionally done with a Personal Touch.

    Reviewed by SubramanianDec 2019

  • "Sian was a brilliant host her attention to detail us amazing."

    The house and garden is gorgeous and we will most certainly be back

    Reviewed by TeriNov 2019

  • "Clean and comfortable property on a fantastic spot."

    Reviewed by TonyOct 2019

  • "Our holiday here was fabulous."

    Sian, the owner, really has thought of everything you could possibly need and was wonderfully welcoming and helpful. The house was absolutely spotless. A real home away from home. It's a great base for exploring the mountains nearby and we only used the car once to get to Snowdon. Would highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2019

  • "We went as a group of 2 adults and 4 mini adults from 16 to 24."

    The cottage was fantastic. Had everything you would need for a self catering week. The hot tub, garden, views from the top of the garden were also fantastic. We spent the week walking around the area and beyond. We did mountains and woods and waterfalls which were local. Snowdon, mountain bikes, cader idris mountain, river kayaking, beaches and more. The area is a great base to explore North Wales. The activities we did were all within an hours drive. After a full day out we would come back and prepare a meal and sit at the dining table to share photos and talk about our day. Sian kept in touch with us and was great to meet her midway through our stay. Blaenau is a lovely little village, people very friendly and has one or two eateries and a great local pubs, Kings Head is very friendly. Really enjoyed the holiday, Thanks Sian.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2019

  • "Our holiday cottage was extremely well equipped, very clean and comfortable."

    It had everything we could have needed for our stay plus extra personal touches. The hot tub was fantastic. The owner was friendly and helpful. A great family cottage, in a good position for accessing many exciting family activities. We had a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2019

  • "Lovely house in a great location for exploring North Wales."

    Fantastic views with lots of walks from the door. If you are in to mountain biking this is an ideal spot.

    Reviewed by MarionJul 2019

  • "We stayed in the cottage for 2 nights and it was excellent for the weekend away."

    It has all the facilities needed, beds are super comfy. The best of the cottage is the elevated garden with terrace it was nice to have breakfasts there and bbq in the evening. The hot tub is another benefit, which is nice to relax in after a day of exploring Snowdonia National Park. We were very happy with our stay and definitely would stay again if we visit Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by SamJun 2019

  • "Owner was very friendly and happy to help with local information."

    Property was very clean and homely. Everything you could need was available in the house. Lovely garden with decking and great views. Would book Pen Y Garreg again if in North Wales.

    Reviewed by AlfMay 2019

  • "Lovely house,very clean."

    Ideal location for walking and touring Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2019

  • "Our host, Sian, was extremely welcoming approachable and helpful."

    The accommodation was lovely & completely met our needs for our 2 weeks walking holiday in Wales (the hot tub was great for our weary bodies each day). Thoroughly enjoyable & would certainly recommend

    Reviewed by CMay 2019

  • "Accommodation spotless, Sian the owner was brilliant and couldn't do enough for us!"

    The views were breathtaking and we will definitely be going back x

    Reviewed by JackieApr 2019

  • "Sian (house owner) was extremely welcoming, her communication was also fantastic."

    She helped us with all sorts of information from best places to walk, visit and all the local amenities. The house was extremely clean and little touches such as the travel packs providing in each room was lovely. As well as the owner being extremely helpful, she was also very compliant with our own space, not pestering us but at the same time providing any help needed. considering we were a bunch of young lads, she was understanding of noise level, respected our time away and left us be. Would 110% recommend, and also considered another trip back to the same property in the future. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by MatthewApr 2019

  • "The house was spotlessly clean, well appointed and very comfortable."

    Really friendly host and a friendly little town - great base for walking and the hot tub (with views) was fabulous. I would thoroughly recommend this for a family holiday or weekend break with friends.

    Reviewed by LucyMar 2019

  • "I would recommend this holiday let to anyone i could find fault with at all will be definitely will be going back"

    Reviewed by LeeMar 2019

  • "Highly recommend this lovely house, it has a very homely, cosy feel to it, very well aqquiped for all your needs as a family or a group of friends exploring the area."

    The hot tub has beautiful views of the mountains and is perfect to relax after along days hiking.

    Reviewed by MonicaFeb 2019

  • "Beautifully located."

    Fantastic facilities. The house was clean upon arrival and was spacious enough for the group to relax in. Great local amenities a short distance away and some great walks not too far. The owner got in touch well in advance to provide key information regarding the house and what to expect on arrival. Me and the rest of the group would more than happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by JeffreyFeb 2019

  • "Had an amazing stay- so peaceful and relaxing."

    The house was immaculate and so cosy. The hot tub was wonderful and the views were incredible. I was super impressed and our host was lovely! Xx

    Reviewed by VictoriaJan 2019

  • "The holiday home was exceptionally clean and modern with all the facilities needed for our stay."

    Owner very welcoming and helpful. Beautiful garden and amazing views. Great location. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LorraineNov 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time staying in this lovely holiday home - Pen Y Garreg."

    The house was immaculate and at the same time had a welcoming and relaxed feel. The little extras that the owner left us was a lovely touch and made us feel very welcome. It’s a great central location for visiting that part of Wales. The views from the garden were fantastic and I wish we had been there in the summer to enjoy it more! I would definately recommend this property and I would definately return.

    Reviewed by HannahOct 2018

  • "This holiday home was beautifully decorated and lots of nice touches from the owner, including a welcome basket and a pint of milk on arrival."

    There was great communication from the owners before arrival and during our stay. The holiday home was perfectly located for exploring the local area. We highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2018

  • "This is a lovely property, ideal for a family holiday."

    The property itself was clean and well appointed, and had everything we needed for the week. Sian was very helpful and on hand if we needed anything. The location is ideal with plenty of things to do in the local area. The walks from the house were also very good and enjoyable. Our children really enjoyed the steam engine ride into Porthmadog.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2018

  • "The house is exceptional."

    Every convenience is catered for. It has a lovely atmosphere having been a family home until last year with so many homely features to make you feel so comfortable during your stay. Bedrooms are bright and very comfortable with televisions in the two main bedrooms. Internet on hand with excellent reception. Steps lead up to the garden to view the most wonderful view of the adjacent valley and you have an opportunity to start a rugged walk to the view you can see by just going out of the back gate. Or stay in the garden that is lawned and decked out to give a lovely place to sit out in the open air The location has many interesting places to visit and some very beautiful beaches are not too far away. This is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2018

  • "The house was lovely, clean and well presented."

    The, owner who lives next door, was friendly and very helpful. The area itself is good for walking and historically interesting especially if you take a tour down the mine! Not much scope for evening dining but you can make do as the local shops are well stocked and the house had cooking facilities.

    Reviewed by EleanorAug 2018

  • "Very nice house, all recently decorated."

    You can see mountains in every direction from the garden, and go for a lovely walk in Cwm Bowydd from the back gate. Location is quiet but handy for the shops and train station. We had a great week here - highlights included Bounce Below at the slate caverns, and climbing Snowdon on the Snowdon Ranger path.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2018

  • "Immaculately clean and well provisioned rental which was a pleasure to return to every day."

    The welcome pack was a kind thought much appreciated after a long journey.

    Reviewed by ClareJul 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with Smart TV (zip/link so can be a 2' 6" twin on request), 1 x double with Smart TV, 1 x bunk bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • External utility
  • Dining room with electric fire
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Hot tub - Children must be supervised at all times
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in garage
  • 2 x Smart TVs with Freeview in bedrooms, 1 x TV in sitting room with Sky Q, DVD, WiFi, USB ports, Nintendo Wii, small selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 1 car with additional free roadside parking at the front of the cottage on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Garage for bike storage with bike stand and tap in garage for cleaning bikes
  • Rear courtyard and tiered, terraced garden with elevated decked area with furniture and lawned garden
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Note: Main bedroom when made up as a twin are 2' 6" single beds
  • Note: Garden is accessed up several steep steps, children must be supervised and care to be taken at all times
  • Note: The hot tub may not be ready for your arrival depending if had back-to-back bookings
  • Note: The hot tub can not be used after 10pm as this is a residential area
  • Note: This property has a £150.00
  • Good Housekeeping Bond. Property does not accept hen/stag or similar groups

The property

This superb semi-detached cottage situated on a residential street close to the centre of the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and provides a wonderful base for exploring the area for couples, friends or a family.

Sympathetically refurbished and renovated to a high standard, Pen y Garreg has been well thought out with comfort in mind and is well maintained with exceptional presentation, with a lot of attention to detail from the owner.

Boasting some lovely traditional features, such...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Porthmadog 11 miles.

The fascinating old slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog is situated in a superb position for exploring the Snowdonia National Park. There is a good selection of shops, pubs and places to eat. The main local attractions include Zip World Slate caverns, the longest zip line in Europe and fastest in the world, this is a great underground adventure. The slate mines - where visitors can take enthralling underground trips to see mining as it was done in days gone by - and the famous narrow gauge Ffestiniog mountain railway which runs for 13 miles through the Snowdonia National Park to the harbour town of Porthmadog. Nearby is Portmeirion village, famous for its architecture and the film set of the cult TV series The Prisoner, plus local beaches, suitable for children, are within easy driving distance.

Region Information

Hot tub - Children must be supervised at all times.

Property does not accept hen/stag or similar groups

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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