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Pen Y Garth

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Manod near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Good value for money and hardly to get accomodation now a days with four furry babies and it was a blast."

    The place was almost in the middle of the places we wanted to visit Porthmadog cricciciet etc. The owner was in good communication and kind not to charge us for the accidental breakage of the lampshade. A nice gesture to leave us couple packs of biscuits and stocks with tea and coffee tho we have brought our own.

    Reviewed by Florencio4.7Jan 2024

  • "Do not stay at this property it’s unclean and unsafe black mould everywhere no ..."

    Do not stay at this property it’s unclean and unsafe black mould everywhere no wood for fire floorboards upstairs a massive trip hazard dirty bed linen and you won’t get a refund

    Reviewed by Martin1.3Dec 2023

  • "Whilst on the surface the property was welcoming and there was evidence of cleaning upon arrival (wet floor) the sofas were wet, there was dog biscuits and dust by the sofa, I contacted the owner as per instruction to be advised that it was fabric spray, (only in two sections though) the heating didn’t work there was no hot water and when called as per instruction ti call immediately upon any issues as he was available 24/7 he was annoyed to be woken at 10:50."

    the bed linen was dirty, dog hairs on the inside of the covers along with skin cells so suspect wasn’t washed. He did agree to change sheets next day however we found a scrubbing sponge that suggested the bedding was only wiped down as sone hairs still remained. Whilst he was very helpful with information about the area. Directing us to local eateries when there was a problem host became hostile. We spend two nights sleeping in clothes on top of the beds. The road outside the property was closed we had not been advised prior to arrival so had to park four streets away. (Not owners fault but communicating that issue would’ve been welcomed) Floor boards uneven in dining room so whilst the table was set out lovely the crockery rattled with every step., There was kindling available for the log fire but no starter logs. (Hence requiring heating) The bed was held up by a tree stump. With screws on the floor under the bed. This property has so much potential if maintained right and cleaned thoroughly. I have used Sykes before and other companies and NEVER needed to complain. I have photographic evidence should he wish to discuss further. We stayed over because we were doing a charity event and couldn’t let the charity down, had this been a personal holiday we would not have stayed in the property.

    Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry to hear of the issues you experienced at the property and I do apologise that the property was not up to standards, we have taken your comments on board and will look to rectifying these for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda2.5Sep 2023

  • "Although it was not anything to do with the owner, it would have been nice to been given a heads up that there were going to be roadworks during our stay and we would have to find parking a little bit away."

    We had to message them for assistance about it. The carpet was quite old and grubby and it was wet from being cleaned, but it stayed damp for most of the stay. Same with the arms of the sofa. The place was fine and a decent base for sleeping and cooking but overall didn't feel very clean or well kept. Kitchen and living room were the cleanest parts of the house. Heating was on and came on during the night making the place very warm, couldn't open windows because of heavy roadworks. Garden was very overgrown and not really usable. It is a great location for exploring the surrounding areas but definitely could use some work and cleaning to make the stay more enjoyable.

    Amazing feedback Ross, Thank you for your review, Kind regards, Michael Callum Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ross2.8Sep 2023

  • "Nice location in a quiet village with good facilities."

    The cottage garden was poorly maintained. Long grass and no outside garden furniture. The steep steps were very dirty and slippy. The games room had a leaking roof and smelt very damp. Needs a lot of TLC if you were spending time there. For us it was just a base as we like to get out and explore beautiful North Wales.

    Amazing feedback from you Nia, Thank you for your response, Kind regards, Michael Callum Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle2.8Sep 2023

  • "Floors upstairs needs repairing lots of saggy parts over all comfortable everything that you need is there"

    Amazing, Thank you for you response Alexander, Kind regards, Michael Callum Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexander3.4Jun 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 2 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Outhouse for storage
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV, WiFi, selection of board games
  • Nintendo 3ds with games is available
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first serve basis
  • Rear garden with patio with pool table, and elevated lawned area
  • Four well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Please be aware that the property rests on a main road
  • Note: There are steps in the garden; please take care
  • Note: Check-in from 3pm, check-out by 11am

The property

Blaenau Ffestiniog 1.6 miles.

Enveloped by the Eryri National Park, resting in Manod near Blaenau Ffestiniog is Pen Y Garth, a well-positioned, three-bedroom home.

With proximity to a hub of amenities, attractions and beauty spots, Pen Y Garth offers a well-equipped home for a family of six, whilst also inviting three furry friends in tow.

Park up on the roadside before making your way into your new, stone-fronted dwelling.

Be welcomed into the sitting room, complete with plush sofas, a TV, and a lovely woodburning stove, encompassed by an original stone fireplace; use this space to unwind, socialise and play a board game or two.

Travel into the kitchen/diner, complete with all the appliances to ease your self-catered stay, with a neighbouring outhouse, where you'll also find a washing machine, tumble dryer and storage space to store your walking gear.

After dining indoors, head into the garden for a game of pool, before climbing up to the elevated lawned area to watch the sun set over Gwynedd.

Catch some rest from one of three well-appointed bedrooms, including a king-size and two doubles, before awakening to a shower in the bathroom.

Once you're ready to explore, head into Blaenau Ffestiniog to stock up on the essentials, before enjoying a fun-filled day out at the Zip World Llechwedd, with its Bounce Below attraction, perfect for all the family; whilst in the area, don your walking boots for a hike alongside Cwmorthin Waterfall, before enjoying a bite to eat at the Lakeside Cafe.

Further hidden gems to explore across the national park include the Rhaeadr Y Graig Lwyd, Fairy Glen, and Rhaeadr Ewynnol Swallow Falls Waterfall, before heading to the coast for seaside vistas.

Portmeirion village is a car journey away, brimming with independent shops and delightful eateries, whilst Porthmadog is a popular area, where you can board the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, stroll along Morfa Bychan Beach, or wildlife watch across the North Wales Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, before returning home in time for supper.

Experience the delights of North Wales at Pen Y Garth.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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 now hold the prestigious status of a world heritage site, awarded by UNESCO and visitors can take enthralling underground trips there to see mining as it was done in days gone by. The famous narrow gauge Ffestiniog mountain railway also 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.

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