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Corwen, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 987773)



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  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed over New Year six adults and five children, the house is in a very beautiful village which looked lovely and Christmassy with knitted tea cozy over post boxes and bollards."

    Penrhos was spotless clean apon arrival, and was very well quipped for all our needs!! the beds were extremely comfy and the children loved the games room! This is a beautiful home and just what we needed for are family new year celebration! We would all defo return and recommended to anyone!! Thank you for a gorgeous stay

    Reviewed by EmmaDec 2021

  • "A great holiday was had by all."

    A perfect property for large groups with large bedrooms and great bathroom provisions with loads of hot water meant no queues in the mornings. Modern appliances also much appreciated in terms of the fridge/freezer, dishwasher and cooker made it easy to cater for a large group. The village shop on the doorstep and the local pub were also really handy and we also had a lovely meal at Tyddyn Llan on one night given it was a special occasion. A few minor points of feedback would include needing some more smaller tumbler sized glasses for those not drinking wine or beer !!! and where the knob has snapped off the toaster it made it fiddly to use. A small casserole dish which would fit in the microwave would also be handy. We also couldn’t get one of the lamps to work in the lounge/snug despite changing the bulb. All in all, a fantastic time away and somewhere we would consider again for a get together with family and friends.

    Reviewed by VictoriaOct 2021

  • "Fabulous location, lovely old house and hot tub."

    Only issue was with the dog smell in the tv room and that the children got bitten when sitting on rug.

    Reviewed by RogerAug 2021

  • "Hi, The property was as it is described on website."

    Its a old property and items in the property follow antique pattern. Overall we enjoyed our stay ...we were 10 people and space was sufficient for all of us...

    Reviewed by AnujJul 2021

  • "Lovely house that was perfect for what we needed."

    The children made some great memories and the local area is beautiful. We had 5 five and under children with us. We also took two dogs and they had a great time. One of the living rooms has been turned into a bigger dinning room and the old dinning room is now the second living room - which worked out well as it meant the table could easily fit all 11 of us :) we mostly ate in but did order a take away Indian from corwen which we got delivered. The local pubs have limited capacity for food so table bookings for big groups is likely needed. The local beach (1 hour drive) is great with a fair/arcade and dog friendly parts. We also went to zip world (40 minutes drive) but this is more suited for older children and Bala lake (15 minutes drive) has lots of pubs and water sports (pre booking needed) Importantly there was plenty of toilets for all the kids - 3 on the first floor and 1 on the top floor.

    Reviewed by DanielleJul 2021

  • "We had a fabulous holiday at Penrhos."

    We couldn't fault the size of the house and all the facilities available. The owners kept in contact and dealt with any requests very quickly and with care. The gardens and surrounding areas were amazing and the information packs were really helpful in planning our activities. WiFi was really good too. The only points I would make to improve the stay are as follows; beds need replacing as very noisy and mattresses uncomfortable, house needs some TLC as lots of areas need decorating. Lay our of house is a little strange and having 3 reception rooms with a breakfast kitchen was fabulous but with 11 of us staying including children another TV would have made things a little easier for the evenings, the property wasn't as clean as I would have expected and lots of areas were quite dusty but it is an old house and this may be difficult to keep on top of. Some windows were a little scary as they were cracked and quite rickety. These things however did not hamper our fun and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, making memories that will last a life time thank you to Heidi for your help during our stay xxxx

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "Very spacious home, there were 9 of us and there were plenty of bedrooms to chose from to suit everyone's needs."

    It is laid out differently to the photos as the dining room is now at the front of the house. Agree with the comments about there being a damp smell in the front room. It is an old building but it does need a deep clean. Beds are clean and it is clean in general but it was quite dusty and there a lot of cobwebs about. The rooms are nicely decorated but the paintwork needs looking at. The kitchen had plenty of crockery and cutlery so need to worry about that. The hosts seem lovely, they sent us plenty of information about the area beforehand and we were left a bottle of wine, some bread and cakes which was a nice touch. Great communication. We enjoyed the garden and didn't feel particularly over looked, even though the neighbours are close, they are very friendly too. The hot tub was well used, garden furniture could do with an update. The local village was lovely, we ate in The Dudley Arms and had a lovely meal, landlord was very friendly. All in all we've had a great time and it is good house to take dogs in, the garden is secure.

    Reviewed by KayeJul 2021

  • "The cottage itself was lovely and spacious and had everything we needed except a Yorkshire pudding tin."

    However our check in time was moved to 5pm due to cleaning but the cleanliness wasn't great. Whilst the beds, towels and bathrooms were clean much of the rooms were full of dust and cobwebs and it is in need of a thorough deep clean. The garden was great and whilst part of it is overlooked it didn't stop us enjoying it all week in the lovely weather and making use of the hot tub and BBQ. It's a good base for days out to the beach (1 hour away) and Bala lake (15 mins) and some nice walks nearby too. The dining room fit us all in which was great and there's a high chair there too. The local pub also does great food and the neighbours friendly. The rooms were spacious except for one but that was fine for us. There were a couple of issues while we were staying with the mains water going off (local water leak affecting the area) and the hot water having a brief malfunction but the owner was available on the phone both times who was lovely and very helpful.

    Reviewed by KatJun 2021

  • "Just had an amazing stay with my family in the beautiful Penrhos house, the house met all our expectations."

    We were very fortunate to have excellent weather and had some great trips out and would highly recommend Port Meirion , Bala lake and Betsy Coed. Would highly recommend. Hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Thank you! Penrhos is a fantastic holiday house and I’d like to thank the owners."

    The house was terrific, very clean, and it had everything we needed. The little table and chairs on the narrow patio area at the back of the house was a lovely unexpected feature, with beautiful views of the countryside. There was good wifi, which we hadn’t expected. (We booked without realising that the listing said ‘no wifi’. We were regretting that, but there was actually excellent wifi). The owners also added some great extra touches such as the firewood that was left out and a bottle of wine in the fridge. We couldn’t have asked for more. The location was great for us too. We drove to beeches on three days, we walked around Bala and Corwen and we drove to the Welsh Mountain Zoo. There was plenty more that we didn’t have time to do as well. There are also good walking/running routes immediately accessible from the house without any driving. Oh, and the hot tub and nice garden with plenty of seating really finished the experience off for us!

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2021

  • "The photos of the outside space were very deceptive."

    The outdoor dining area was completely overlooked by neighboring houses at a very close proximity, making it very unattractive to use. The parking area was tight for 3 vehicles and the garden was fairly small. However, the hot tub was an asset. The house was spacious and the living areas were comfortable. The sitting room with the TV seemed to have an unpleasant smell, possibly damp, and needed ventilation. The standard of the bedrooms and the shower rooms was inconsistent. Two of the bedrooms on the first floor were very attractive and comfortable. The main bedroom, en suite shower room and the bedrooms and shower room on the second floor were quite tired; the curtains/window coverings on the upper floor need attention to reduce the light in the rooms. The kitchen was generally well equipped but the table needs replacing and more small and large tumblers are required. The village shop and local pub are conveniently located close by and there are lots of attractive walks from the house.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "Beautiful house."

    Very comfortable. Tastefully decorated , spacious and charming. Lovely kind touches from owners - welcome gifts and christmas decorations. Fun dip in hot tub on xmas day. Good food locally. Our multigenerational party of 11 loved our xmas week spent in penrhos. Many many sincere thanks.

    Reviewed by GaryDec 2019

  • "House was fine could do with a downstairs toilet Hot tub really good and kept clean and clear Great location just a very short stroll from pub and restaurant."

    The Dudley Arms was great and very friendly we were there for Llandrillo show weekend and were entertained by the farmers singing Welsh songs in the pub great afternoon/evening The Berwyn resturant a lovely little place and great food, Debbie the hostess fantastic but you need to book only 21 covers and only open Thursday to Sunday

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2019

  • "We were a family of 9 there was plenty of room for all of us and the showers were large with plenty of hot water."

    We enjoyed the large garden and hot tub. Very enjoyable stay at this house.

    Reviewed by RosemaryJul 2019

  • "The cottage needs more big drinking glasses , there was only 3 and more mugs so that when the dishwasher is in use there is more that you can use."

    There is a nice pub in the village that serves lovely food . There is a lot to do in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2019

  • "Great little village and pleasant spacious house with well furnished bed and bathrooms, and books and games."

    Kitchen a little tired in terms of equipment. Though spacious and with a great Aga( two oven knobs were in the wrong place). Marvellous to have a hot tub, lots of equipment and space for small children, and BBQ, charcoal and seating. The photos don’t reveal that the garden is in a fork between two roads, down one of which timber lorries headed down. The sitting room with the TV had some evidence of a dog ( hair and a bit of a smell) but we couldn’t find a vacuum cleaner. Overall quite a lot of money but we enjoyed the holiday and the children certainly did with lots of time in the garden and days out with lots to see

    Reviewed by WadeMay 2019

  • "Lovely house, clean, had everything you would expect and more, such as plenty of towels, heating was on, tea and sugar supplied."

    A home away from home. Plenty of kitchen equipment to cook with and 2 boxes full of leaflets of things to do in the area. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by AnitaMar 2019

  • "We felt totally at home with plenty of space for our whole group, the hot tub was amazing especially early morning listening to the birds."

    The owners have thought of everything and have plenty of crockery and glasses to allow for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by KateMar 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size with an en-suite shower room with a shower, basin and WC, 2 x first floor double, 1 x second floor king-size, 1 x second floor twin and 1 x second floor single
  • First floor bathroom with a bath, basin and WC
  • First floor shower room with a shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor bathroom with a bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Additional sitting room
  • Games room.
  • Woodburning stove
  • Oven and hob, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, washing machine, TV, WIFI, a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample parking area for 3 or 4 cars through double gates
  • Large lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk and pub 4 mins walk
  • Please Note: From the 1st of January 2022 the Hot tub will no longer be available at this property

The property

Penrhos is a stunning detached house based in Corwen, Denbighshire.

It is a former chapel and was converted into a home many years ago.

The owners have made further renovations to make this property into a contemporary holiday home, full of character, with a light and welcoming decor.

Set over three storeys, this house has an abundance of attractive rooms, starting with the two sitting rooms, both with cosy sofas.

One has a TV with a lovely woodburning stove, perfect for those family nights in.

The second sitting room is the ideal spot for a quiet place to read, with a large selection of reading materials located in the games room on the second floor.

There are also French doors which lead out into the garden.

The games room also has a pool table, perfect for some family bonding.

The kitchen has modern white units and cupboards, sleek granite worktops with plenty of amenities to suit your cooking needs.

There is a small dining area in the kitchen with seating for up to four people, and a larger, separate dining area for up to six people.

Upstairs are six wonderful bedrooms: two double and one king-size with an en-suite shower room on the first floor.

On the second floor are a further three bedrooms: one king-size, one twin and one single.

There are three separate bathrooms, giving you a choice of a bath or shower.

The property is ideally placed for many wonderful views across the surrounding countryside.

There is off-road parking for five cars.

Outside there is a lovely lawned area with an abundance of plants and shrubbery, as well as many different areas to sit out and enjoy the sun or shade.

Denbighshire is home to a number of attractions, including Castell Dinas Brân, a medieval castle occupying a prominent hilltop site.

It is estimated to have been built in the 1260s by Gruffydd Maeor II, a Prince of Powys Fadog, on the site of several earlier structures, including an Iron Age hillfort.

Also nearby is Valle Crucis Abbey, a Cistercian abbey which was built in 1201.

It is home to monks and has a variety of picnic tables, a pond and cafe.

Further afield, you will find Knightly's Fun Park, with a variety of adventures for the whole family.

Funfair rides, arcade games, evening entertainment, from disco to games to magic and mayhem.

Regular bingo sessions, cabaret and comedy night for the adults.

This is an attraction you don't want to miss.

Penrhos is the ultimate holiday destination for friends and families.

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About the location


Llangollen 10 miles; Bala 12 miles; Ruthin 12 miles; Betws-y-Coed 22 miles.

Set in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at the meeting point of five river valleys, is the picturesque North Wales market town of Corwen. A charming town offering plenty of local amenities including traditional butchers, greengrocers and bakeries as well as a selection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and a leisure centre, trim trail and children’s play area. Corwen provides everything you need whilst discovering this stunning area. A journey on the Llangollen Heritage Steam Railway, which has now been extended to Corwen, is one of the best ways to see the beautiful views of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in comfort. Take a horse-drawn canal boat from Llangollen and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte, Britain’s largest aqueduct. Corwen is immersed in history and heritage; learn about Owain Glyndwr, the self-proclaimed Prince of Wales, explore beautiful Rug Chapel and Langar Church, or climb through the heather to one of the most important Iron Age hill forts, Caer Drewyn, built around 800 BC. Visit the National Trust properties of Chirk Castle and Erddig, explore the atmospheric ruins of Cistercian Valle Crucis Abbey and Castell Dinas Brân. Foodies can visit the nearby Rhug Estate, one of the largest organic properties in the UK and dine at Tyddyn Llan in nearby Llandrillo, considered to be one of Wales' finest restaurants. The historical town of Ruthin and the town of Bala, with its celebrated lake, offering wonderful watersports, are just twenty minutes away by car. The exhilarating Snowdonia National Park is just fifteen minutes’ drive away; an arena of outdoor adventure just waiting for you to discover, which can also be accessed via the lovely village of Betws-y-Coed, the official 'Gateway to Snowdonia’.

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Please Note: From the 1st of January 2022 the Hot tub will no longer be available at this property.

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