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Pen Y Bont

(Ref. 1008987)

Pontllyfni, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (21)
  • lovely (18)
  • location (13)
  • well (11)
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  • owners (9)

32 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely to meet the owner initially, but no response to phone call and text with queries beforehand."

    Also no response to phone call and text when we had to leave early, leaving the property unlocked.

    Reviewed by Vanda5.0Feb 2024

  • "The property was lovely and well presented, The owners have done an amazing job bringing the property up to date for a nice holiday break."

    Only minor issues were, Upstairs toilet rocked while sitting on it and two low toilet rolls on arrival. Main problem was the broadband router not working, Now for my partner & i this isn’t really a problem but with two teenagers and poor WiFi signal at the property it did cause rather a lot of stress that we both could of done without while trying to relax & unwind whilst on hols. We did contact the owner, Who was helpful in coming over and bringing a box of chocolates & trying to fix it but to no avail we were told engineers would fix the problem by Tuesday. Our stay was Friday to Friday and unfortunately had no broadband in this entire time nor did we then hear of any update from the owner regrading this which was also rather a let down and depressing for what was meant to be an enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Daniel3.8Oct 2023

  • "Spent a fantastic week at the cottage."

    It immediately felt like home and was so clean and the kitchen was well equipped. The surroundings were very peaceful, just the sounds of the river, the cows and the birds. Really well situated for Caernarfon (plenty of supermarkets) as well as Snowdon and Portmeirion.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "Pen-y-Bont is a stunning property which was well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    The owners were great and although we didn't actually meet face to face, had left all of the additional things we requested (cot, high chair, etc) out for us on arrival and were helpful and responsive via text during our stay. Overall and wonderful experience and we would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely location."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Pen-y-bont is a lovely cottage and very spacious."

    We appreciated the Welsh cakes and juice awaiting us after a very difficult drive in atrocious weather. Our Host was very friendly and popped in to see us after we arrived. It is in a lovely rural location with a 17th century bridge and stream close by, and close to Snowdonia national park, Caernarfon Castle, Portmeirion Village where ‘The Prisoner’ was filmed. We also went across to Anglesey and saw South Stack, very picturesque and Beaumaris castle and the N.T property Plas Newydd. We had a great time and would not hesitate to recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a wonderful place to stay."

    It is so peaceful and picturesque. The owners were so helpful and kind. The beach was so close and there was so much to do in the area. Thank you, we had a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, good base for exploring area."

    Friendly welcome from owners on arrival. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2022

  • "We've stayed at pen y bont several times."

    Love this cottage and its location. There is something for everyone and plenty of room for us to enjoy ourselves, regardless of the weather. As usual the cottage catered for all of our needs. Enjoyed watching the Birdlife and especially the bats in the evenings. Everything was clean, but we encountered a few problems with the showers. Mr and Mrs Evans were very apologetic (thank you for the lovely wine and chocolates), and we're keen to try and solve them immediately. Thank you for another wonderful visit. Looking forward to our next one. Xx

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Jun 2022

  • "Excellent property (VERY spacious and on the whole clean ."

    ... a few things need some TLC & we did have to ask the owner to clean the oven which was disgustingly greasy and dirty). Slightly difficult to find (look on Google Earth before going). Always use the entry off the A487 near the bridge and go through the village as from the other way it's a NARROW lane ...don't risk it !). Entry about 50 yards from the narrow entry gate is in need of some care to stop cars bottoming in the centre of the wheel tracks. There were no instructions on how to operate anything. Some radiators hot/some cold too ... nothing to do with the thermostats on each radiator. Note that stairs are quite narrow and steeper than usual steps. The property is well located to visit places. Would definitely use this property again.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4May 2022

  • "A spacious and well appointed cottage in a quiet location, in a beautiful area close to the Snowdonia mountains, historic castles and the coast and beaches of the Llyn peninsula."

    Recommended. The property would benefit from an information booklet listing local amenities , eg nearest supermarket, eating places etc A tumble dryer would also be a useful addition.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7May 2022

  • "Just returned from a week at the farmhouse."

    Received a lovely welcome from the owners, who brought Welsh cakes and wine. The pool table was great for keeping our husbands entertained. Location was great, not far from Abersoch and Caernarfon. We had a great week. Facilities were excellent in the house. Would definitely like to return xx

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at pen y bont."

    The hosts are extremely attentive helpful and friendly. The property is serene and the location is wonderful. The mountains and sea on your doorstep. What’s not to love.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Sep 2021

  • "Comfortable, spacious cottage in a lovely peaceful setting."

    Great base for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at this cosy and comfortable cottage."

    The owners were welcoming and friendly, and nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend- diolch o galon!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2021

  • "Faults: Both hob extractor light bulbs out."

    One kitchen wall cabinet under neon light out. One lounge wall light bulb out. One Inglenook niche light bulb out. Downstairs shower tray trap needs cleaning out, the tray fills with water. Upstairs loo roll holder loose. Also, the rear garden would benefit from a picnic table.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jun 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely, spacious and comfortable."

    It had everything we needed as a family of 5, and such a peaceful place. Garden was great for the kids to play in. Beautiful area, so much to see and do within a short distance. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0May 2021

  • "Gorgeous property with everything you will need for your break away."

    The location is perfect, some lovely walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent well equipped and comfortable cottage in beautiful peaceful surroundings"

    Reviewed by H5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in an idyllic setting surrounded by beautiful countryside and only 15 minutes stroll to the shingle beach also with fabulous views."

    The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. We left with recharged batteries but will miss the nightly display by the local bats as well as the amazing clear starlit night skies. We would certainly return again .

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Sep 2020

  • "It’s a lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the world."

    The owners were very helpful & accommodating in sharing their local knowledge. We will 100% be returning to stay at Pen-y-bont.

    Reviewed by Andy4.1Sep 2020

  • "Pen y bont was a beautiful cottage and we would definitely stay again in the future."

    Within reach to all of the amenities we wanted for our holiday, the coast, mountains and local attractions. A very beautiful and peaceful location for all of the family.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2019

  • "We are returning visitors to this beautiful cottage in an ideal location with good access to the Llyn Peninsula, Anglesey, Snowdonia and lots of activities to offer (from beaches to mountains)."

    Cottage is clean and well equipped. The cordial, welsh cakes and preserves are a lovely touch. The family are very attentive and welcoming and always happy to chat. We love the wildlife surrounding the cottage: birds, bats and cows and would recommend for anyone seeking a peaceful location, but options to do as little or as much you want.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Jun 2019

  • "Sykes staff went out of their way to help us book this last minute holiday."

    The lovely, well equipped family cottage has an excellent location for attractions & beaches on the Llyn peninsula.

    Reviewed by Heather4.4May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, well presented, fantastic inglenook room and separate lounge ..."

    Lovely cottage, well presented, fantastic inglenook room and separate lounge area with pool table, TV and games perfect for kids, would recommend to anyone looking for somewhere rural, near a river, 10 Mins from pebble beach, surrounded by rolling hills and mountain backdrop, really homely with the wood burner, spacious well equipped kitchen and really well positioned in terms of Snowdonia and surrounding Caernarfon and north west cost, lovely welcome from the owners, to be honest we can’t wait to go back

    Oct 2018

  • "This is one of the best holiday cottages I have ever had and I would have given it 5 stars except for a few negatives."

    I booked the property for 5 adults, myself and my three children and my daughters partner. One thing that drew me to the property was that it had a sofa bed downstairs which could be made up so that a living room off the lounge could be used as a bedroom. The owners made this up for me but on arrival explained that it wasn't very comfortable and could not have any sheets on it as there's no mattress/cushions to fix it under. Consequently, my two sons (27 and 19) had to share the small bedroom with two bunk beds. They didn't mind too much but as we were lucky to have hot weather they did not sleep well in such a small hot room. Additionally, we discovered after a few days that the front door did not lock properly. You raised the handle and turned the key and it appeared to lock but if you pushed the handle down hard it would simply open again. You had to try several times to ensure the door was locked properly and so it may not have been properly secured during our first few days. Fortunately, the property is in a very quiet location with no passing traffic. I raised some other issues with the owners on the first day and these were promptly attended to. Overall, we had a great week and loved the cottage, if the above issues are addressed it would definitely be 5 star.

    Graham AttwoodJul 2018

  • "Beautiful restored cottage, modern fittings, beautifully kept and wonderfully clean."

    Over and above our expectations.

    Owen JonesFeb 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage, great location , loved the chocolate, welsh cakes and Welsh ..."

    Fabulous cottage, great location , loved the chocolate, welsh cakes and Welsh jams , the fire was lit when we arrived which was lovely

    Kim BaileyJan 2018

  • "Poor WiFi; oven was dirty, no fire lighters and small amount of kindling and large logs, difficult to make a fire and was cool downstairs but hot upstairs."

    No salt.we enjoyed our stay though, loved Porthmadog and Beddgelert.

    Oct 2017

  • "A very characterful but comfortable cottage in a tranquil but easily accessible location."

    The photographs on the website to not do the property full justice. There should be a shot of the lawn, patio and picnic/barbeque area overlooking the adjoining field.

    Sep 2017

  • "Second time at this property."

    An ideal holiday cottage.

    DavidJul 2016

  • "Lovely comfortable homely holiday home with good space for five adults even."

    AlisonJul 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x small double, 1 x bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
  • Ground floor shower room with WC and wash basin
  • Kitchen with electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, dining table and chairs
  • Utility room with sink, washing machine and freezer
  • Sitting room with a flat screen TV and DVD player, inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, second sitting room/games room with TV, pool table and sofa bed on request
  • Small lawned garden to the back accessed from the games room via patio doors
  • To the front and side, a large grassed and gravelled area, not enclosed
  • The property stands on its own and in a quiet location
  • Includes picnic and garden bench
  • Ample off road parking.
  • Wifi, flatscreen TV & DVD player, woodburning stove, initial supply of kindling and logs, pool table, central heating, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, stair gate, highchair, travel (cot), garden, garden furniture, off road parking
  • Bed linen and towels provided, 7.7 miles to Caernarfon for amenities.

The property

Pen y Bont holiday cottage lies in the most idyllic setting, south of Caernarfon, with pastureland gently giving way to the hills behind.

You can hear the river meandering its way down to the sea, which you can see from the front of the house.

This cottage has everything that you come on holiday for! The well equipped kitchen has an electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and is furnished with a farmhouse table and chairs. Just off the kitchen there is an utility room with a sink, washing machine and freezer and a downstairs shower room with loo and wash hand basin. The sitting room has oak floors with rugs, a flat screen TV and DVD player.

The inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove make this a great place for a winter break too.

The second sitting room/games room has a TV and pool table to keep the kids entertained and a sofa bed can be made up on request.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms.

one double, one with a 4' bed, and a bunk bedroom (6'6" by 3'2"). The bathroom has a bath with shower over, loo, wash hand basin and ladder radiator. A small lawned garden to the back is accessed from the games room via the french doors.

To the front and side of the house, there is a large grass and gravel area, which is not enclosed.

The property stands on its own and in a quiet location.

This pretty holiday cottage has been carefully refurbished.

The inglenook fireplace has the original bread oven, and there are oak lintels above the windows, little nooks and crannies, and the odd exposed stone here and there to remind you of its’ history. Pen y Bont is close to lovely beaches and coves.

The Llŷn Peninsula has wonderful walks on the coastal path.

You'll find good food at the Harp in Llandwrog which is close by, and the garage in Clynnog Fawr has a convenience store.

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About the location

PONTLLYFNI

Aberdesach 0.9 miles; Caernarfon 7.6 miles; Pwllheli 13 miles.

Set between the coastal town of Caernarfon and the gateway to the Llŷn Peninsula is Pontllyfni. There are a plethora of walking trails locally and the Nantlle Valley is just a short distance away. On sunny days head to Dinas Dinlle Beach where you can marvel at the breath-taking views across the sea to Anglesey or visit Aberdesach a village famed for being primarily Welsh speaking, here you can stroll along its idyllic pebble beach. Caernarfon is also easily accessible and boasts an impressive castle as well as a myriad of restaurants and bars lining its harbour. Explore the delights of other Welsh towns on the Llŷn such as Abersoch or Aberdaron which can be reached in a short drive. Experience the wonders of North Wales with Pontllyfni as your starting point.