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Pen Y Bont

(Ref. 1062447)

Llanfair Talhaiarn, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Pen Y Bont is probably one of the best places we have stayed in, I can’t recommend this property enough, the village is beautiful, views are spectacular, location is excellent, not more than an hour to everywhere you would want to explore."

    The house is beautiful, we would love to live there it is so lovely, well cared for, and absolutely well resourced, there wasn’t a thing we needed that wasn’t thought of and provided in the cottage. The hamper was lovely and very welcoming. We loved the butter and cheese, yum! Bedding and towels were excellent quality and smelt lovely and fresh. Paula the owner lives next door and was very approachable and it felt like nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely book to go again, we loved staying at Pen Y Bont and are looking forward to staying again, soon I hope!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2024

  • "Cottage was fantastic loved our stay, clean and comfortable, with everything you could need and more."

    Location great for going out exploring. Planning on visiting again.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Mar 2024

  • "We couldn't fault this lovely cottage and it's host, Paula who seemed to have thought of everything we might ever need for our stay."

    The wonderful hamper that greeted us on our arrival was the best we have ever seen! Our stay was for 7 weeks during the winter months of January and February, we did enjoyed sitting by the log/coal burner in the lounge of an evening, there is also central heating and the cottage was cosy. The location is perfect for exploring Cheshire and all of North Wales with just a short drive to the North Wales Express A55 which quickly gets you to these areas. The village was idyllic with its river setting, 2 pubs and the local village shop/post office, and a children's park and we imagine even more picturesque in the summer. Everyone we met was kind and friendly. A special thanks to Paula who made sure we had the most amazing stay, on hand if we were to need anything yet unintrusive. We have stayed at a good number of cottages and this one comes top of our list.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2024

  • "Another wonderful stay as we stayed for Christmas."

    Beautifully clean, spacious and well equipped. Paula was so attentive ensuring we had plenty of wood and coal daily. Fantastic hamper on arrival full of goodies and that also had treats and a toy for my pooch. Eggs, milk and bread also provided. Such peaceful surroundings and we all enjoyed every minute. We will definitely return again, we love the place.

    Reviewed by Cathrine5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage."

    Everything you needed. Hamper was the best we've had. Paula even topped up our logs for the fire when we were running low. Bit of confusion on departure time. Sykes said 12pm. On the board in cottage it said 10am. A welcome pack with information in would have been a bit clearer. Would have liked the heating to be on via thermostat as it was only set to come on for a couple of hours in the morning and at 7-9pm which due to weather and the storms we were cold when back earlier. However Paula did put it on earlier when we asked her. A blind is definitely needed in the bathroom as you can see shadows from the cafe and road. Minor things. Would certainly come back and recommend.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a beautiful home!"

    We were all so happy to stay here! So comfortable and had everything we needed and more besides! The welcome hamper was exceptional! Paula was on hand to answer any questions straight away. The log fire was all ready to go and was a real treat when the weather dropped! The little village is lovely. There’s a play park a few minutes away, a shop and a pub. Several walks for the doggies too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a beautiful, cosy and well situated cottage."

    Great for visiting lots of places in North Wales. It was well equipped and had everything we needed. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend. Thank you for a lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful house in a beautiful setting and location."

    Great master bed, great shower pressure, well stocked. Would book again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely gorgeous spacious cottage."

    Cottage equipped with everything you need. Complimentary hamper on arrival which was wonderful and delicious. Cottage ideal for family and dog. Loads of walking around the area and near the river. The small garden was just ideal, a little sun trap equipped with BBQ and garden furniture. Very central and easy to get to various beaches/towns. Beautiful, quiet, rural area. Highly recommended and we will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Cathrine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Amazing cottage."

    Spectacular kitchen with everything you could wish for.The hamper was the best we have ever had. The beds were super comfy the whole property was spotless. Will defineatly return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "An absolutely beautiful cottage."

    Everything you may need and more. The welcome basket was amazing the best we have ever had. I would recommend this property to anybody. Absolutely fantastic

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful area and the hamper was such a lovely welcome."

    We had a great week, perfect dog walks nearby and we’ll stocked kitchen.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2023

  • "Once again we have had a very enjoyable week at Pen Y Bont."

    Such comfortable and well thought out accommodation. Paula provided everything that we could have asked for and sets a standard above many other holiday cottages we have stayed in. We can fully recommend Pen Y Bont. You can book with confidence! Simon

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay in this home from home cottage."

    It was really comfortable and we needed for nothing. The hamper, on arrival, was so generous as were the fire making supplies. Paula, our host was helpful in every way. The setting was also really lovely, just by the river, near a pub....bliss. We highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage ."

    Full of character and as every thing you need to make your stay special . The cottage is a perfect base to see Wales . We’ve stayed in many cottages over the years , the lady who owned the cottage was the best by far in been so welcoming and kind . Nothing was too much trouble . She made our stay extra special . The garden was a big bonus especially having a dog . After a day of sight seeing it was lovely to have a space were we all could sit and relax . The welcome hamper was amazing . Would just like to say the biggest thank you for sharing such a special place .

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0May 2023

  • "Cottage was spotlessly clean, very comfortable beds with good quality linen."

    The kitchen was so well stocked with every utensil you could possibly need to cater! Welcome hamper was a lovely touch. Thanks for a wonderful & relaxing stay

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage, so clean and comfortable."

    Everything you could possibly need was provided. We wish we could have stayed longer. Close to many good walks and situated in a lovely village. Could not have asked for anything better.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property provides everything you need for a fabulous holiday."

    The kitchen is fantastic and a wonderful place to socialise. There was a hamper on arrival which was amazing and thoughtful, even the dog had a bag of treats. The area is beautiful with a lovely walk along the river. The pub opposite does splendid food and there is a good cafe next door to the cottage. The nearest big supermarket is just a 10 minute drive away. It was perfect for us.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2023

  • "Pen y bont is a lovely cosy cottage supplied with all the necessities required for a week away."

    The welcome hamper was very generous and truely welcoming and Paula the owner was also very helpful.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful house in a beautiful location."

    Brilliantly equipped and looked after, everything provided, highly recomnended.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in stunning location, lovely homely interior, comfy beds with quality bed linen and loved the luxury welcome hamper."

    We will return

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage is perfect!"

    So clean and incredibly comfy and cosy. Everything you need is there if you want to cook in the gorgeous kitchen or there's a lovely pub (The Black Lion) just down the road if you want some really good pub food. The living room is really cosy and the beds are so comfy - best nights sleep I've had for a long time. The cottage is perfectly located to go to different places that are a short drive away - Llandudno, Conwy and further afield. Honestly couldn't recommend this cottage enough.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Nov 2022

  • "Cottage was beautiful and a lovely hamper was left by owner Paula."

    Also coal + logs for fire, which was lovely + cosy of a evening. There was everything you could think of in a home, plenty of utensils + crockery. We will 100% be booking again. All residents in the village were friendly + so welcoming. Olivia's Cafe, general store + the Swan pub. Can't wait to return

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Nov 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage and a great location for exploring North Wales."

    The cottage was comfortable and really well equipped. The hamper was so nice and thoughtful. We were out and about a lot and didn’t see the owners much, but when we did Paula was lovely and helpful. One thing to note that we hadn’t seen on the cottage information was that there was a high chair and a stair gate, which was great and an added bonus as we were travelling with a toddler. Would highly recommend to friends and family and if were ever back in the area would definitely stay here again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very well equipped cottage, very comfortable and cosy."

    Better than described. Gone are the days of packing your own sharp knife and bottle opener! The beds were lovely and the hamper was beyond our expectations. We had a great holiday and would recommend this cottage 100%. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped kitchen, comfy beds."

    Hamper was unexpected and very welcome. Well situated for exploring North Wales. Beautiful scenery on the doorstep. Paula, the owner lives next door and is very friendly and welcoming, she even offered to dog sit for Cleo. Went for Sunday lunch at the Black Lion, only 2 minutes walk from the cottage, very nice. All in all a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "We received a very warm welcome from the owner, Paula upon arrival."

    When we entered the cottage we were very impressed with the high standard of the accommodation. The cottage is of a very high standard and the care and attention to detail is very clear to see. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch and certainly one of the nicest welcome gifts we have received at a holiday cottage and Jack certainly enjoyed his treats as well. The cottage has everything you need for a lovely relaxing break and is situated in a lovely location. The bedrooms are lovely and very spacious with plenty of storage space. Paula recommended a lovely local walk which we all enjoyed. Whilst at the cottage we visited , conwy, llandudno, Betws-y-coed to name but a few and these were all easy accessible by car from the cottage and certainly worth the trip. The village has two local pubs and a shop so you have everything you need with easy reach. This is certainly a cottage which we would highly recommend and one which we will return to in the future.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage, so clean and cosy feeling, the kitchen is fabulous and really well stocked, making it a real hub of the home."

    The welcome hamper was fab and just what we needed when we arrived hungry and tired on the hottest day of the year. Paula lives next door and nothing is too much trouble but she also is not intrusive at all and the back garden is lovely and private and secluded. The big beds are soooo comfortable and we slept really well even my daughters who were sharing the super king size and they haven’t shared since they were little. The location is lovely nestled in a valley and right next to the river, even in the hot dry weather we found a spot just deep enough for an adult to swim. It was very busy at the weekend in the height of the heat wave but went quiet in the week and sometimes we had it to ourselves. It’s also only 8 mins from Abergele, where you can visit Gwrych castle where Celebritiy was filmed which is quite a stunning place despite its state of ruin. I would definitely stay here again it’s a lovely cottage in a beautiful spot with Paula as an excellent host, you kind of don’t want anyone to know about it but I also really wish Paula well with Pen-y-Bont as it’s well deserved.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely hoilday, and definitely returned and recommend."

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jul 2022

  • "Cottage was beautiful… as listed and had everything you could want."

    Wonderful hamper on arrival. We were very comfortable there. Countryside was lovely and the river behind was a real bonus. Plenty to do in the area. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2022

  • "The holiday cottage was everything we expected from the details & photographs but alot more!"

    It was absolutely gorgeous & very comfy, the garden was well laid out too which suited us well with having a dog & a lovely relaxing area to sit out & enjoy the sunny weather. The Hamper was a lovely surprise which was full of so many treats we hadn't tried before. A thoroughly enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous stay!"

    Great location. Very clean

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "This has to have been one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in."

    We found the cottage with absolutely no problems. On arrival there was the most wonderful and very generous arrival basket with everything we needed after such a long journey. The house was fantastic, beds were very comfortable, it was quiet apart from the relaxing sound of the river at the bottom of the garden. It was a home filled with everything you could possibly need during your stay and as if the fabulous house was not enough there was a little cafe next door and a pub offering fabulous food just over the bridge. (No dogs allowed inside, but can sit outside with dog) There were some lovely walks straight from the door. The lovely owners of the cottage live alongside, reassuring to know if there were to be any problems. This house is a must stay I’d you are considering this part of the country. Thanks to the owners for allowing us to share their house.

    Reviewed by Kristine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely first class, everything was just how we would have wanted."

    The welcome pack was marvellous, the cottage is fantastic, the furnishing is lovely, the location is fantastic, the area is simply beautiful.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Pen Y Bont."

    We were greeted by a fantastic hamper of food and wine when we arrived and there was a fire set in the grate with plenty of extra wood and coal. There was lots to do in the surrounding area and we had a great base to come back to in the evenings. I would highly recommend this house for it’s location and relaxing atmosphere.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0May 2022

  • "Everything you could wish for in a holidayhome"

    Reviewed by Roger5.0May 2022

  • "This is our 5th stay in a Sykes cottage, all have exceeded expectations."

    Pen Y Bont however has been the best one yet. Home from home, welcome pack on arrival, milk in fridge so no need to worry about shopping after a long journey. Lovely owners who go out of their way to make it a memorable stay. Fuel for wood burner included, comfortable lounge to relax in the evening. Hot shower, I could go on and on. Location is fantastic if you’re looking for a taste of rural North Wales, Llandudno, Conwy and Abergele are a short drive away. Public footpaths from the cottage along the river. If you’ve got a dog and want a pub meal head to The Old Stag Llangernyw, Conwy LL22 8PP, great atmosphere, friendly locals and well kept ales. Trout fishing 5 miles away, Tan-y-Mynydd Trout Fishery, Moelfre, Abergele, Conwy, LL22 9RF Telephone: 01745 826722, owners are so friendly and lovely lakes. All in all great holiday, we’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "We left a good review in the owners' Guest Book."

    We mentioned how impressed we were with the generous welcome hamper. The cottage was well resourced, in an excellent location to explore North Wales and was as depicted in the brochure.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "Ourstanding holiday cottage, set in quiet and lovely surroundings."

    Clear arrival and departure instructions made everything flow smoothly. Immaculately clean on arrival, with every conceivable need catered for. A hamper full of goodies, along with a fresh bottle of milk, meant that, even had we not bought shopping en route, we would have been able to enjoy a drink and something to eat on arrival. Two double bedrooms (one with a fabulous, enormous bed!) plus a usable single room makes this a superb venue, while the large, spacious and tasteful kitchen-dining area is great for meals as well as sitting and chatting. This cottage was recommended to us by a friend who stayed earlier in the year. We'll have absolutely no hesitation in recommending it in turn to other people.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed a great few days stay at this lovely comfortable cottage."

    It is located in the centre of a quiet village, near the stream and a couple of nice pubs. A great location to explore the North Wales coast. The welcome hamper was very nice too!

    Reviewed by Fleur5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    Lovely time to visit to see all the new born lambs in the surrounding fields. 2 minute walk to the local pub which served lovely food. The cottage was beautifully furnished and had everything we needed plus extras. Would highly recommend and we will no doubt be booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay and enjoyed our time there very much"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to this charming, spacious cottage with everything you could ever need."

    Perfect for five of us and pooches with a wonderful enclosed and private back garden. Excellent location with the pub opposite, the cafe next door and the village shop round the bend. We will miss the beautiful scenery and skimming stones at the tranquil river under the bridge whilst the pooches cleaned off from the beach. Owners very friendly and lovely with essentials and a welcome hamper on arrival. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Celina5.0Mar 2022

  • "A wonderful Cottage with everything you could possibly wish for and Paula was so welcoming and helpful."

    The fabulous hamper and electric blanket were really lovely touches. One of the very best cottages we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, so clean & felt so welcoming."

    Everything you think you may need was already there for you. Amazing pub just across the bridge & not far away from lots of places. Overall fantastic week away and will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Feb 2022

  • "Gorgeous, homely cottage in a stunning location."

    Hosts were lovely and there was a very generous hamper on our arrival with lots of goodies in it !!! Llanfair Talharin is a picturesque village with a cafe, two pubs - one with an amazing menu, and a shop selling all nessecities. Such a friendly village

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Pen y Bont, the house was home from home and had everything we needed."

    The hamper on arrival was such a lovely touch and the logs etc for the fire much appreciated. Thank you for making our holiday do special.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage well placed to visit the beach and not to far to the local shops ."

    Lots of great walks for our cocker spaniel Solo .would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely warm and relaxing cottage to stay in with a fantastic hamper on arrival."

    Great base for visiting the nearby attractions from the mountains of Snowdonia to the beaches of the north coast. Our dog loved it too.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic property in a fantastic location with fantastic owners, had epic fortnight, thoroughly recommended:-)"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a great time."

    The house was immaculate, very well equipped and the host very friendly and helpful (but not intrusive). The river behind the house was an added bonus, as the kids loved paddling in there and skimming stones for hours. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our week at Pen y Bont."

    Immaculately clean with thoughtful touches from the owners. Very comfortable, in a lovely little village surrounded by great walks, with a good general store/post office and a couple of pubs one of which serves food.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Aug 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas range, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi and a selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking on a share driveway
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles. Please note - This poperty only accepts a minimum of one week bookings. Please note - EV charging is not permitted at this property

The property

The small Welsh village of Llanfair Talhaiarn is home to this traditional stone-built cottage, Pen Y Bont.

With beautiful river views, this pet-friendly holiday home is a great spot for discovering this part of North Wales, within easy reach of the stunning coastline.

You are welcomed to the property by a gated shared driveway, with safe parking, before you step into the kitchen/diner which is well-equipped to enjoy a self-catering holiday, including a handy washing machine and dishwasher.

Rustle up an evening meal for your loved ones to enjoy round the dining table before heading to the sitting room to relax with the warmth of the woodburning stove.

Climbing upstairs there is a super-king-size bedroom for when it’s time to retire to bed, a king-size bedroom where you will find it hard to take your eyes off the river views, and a sweet single bedroom for added privacy.

These well-finished bedrooms are complimented by a shower room, where guests can wash their sandy feet after a day at the beach or freshen up in time for a fancy evening out.

Outside, there is an enclosed garden with lawn for your furry friends to play and furniture to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining on the patio.

Pen Y Bont is just a stone's throw away from two village pubs, a post office which doubles as a shop for any essentials you may need, and a Olivia’s Café which serves takeaway breakfasts.

Take a short drive into the market town of Abergele which has plenty of shops, bars, and eateries to suit everyone, as well as a golf course, the Manorafon Farm Park and Gwrych Castle (now home to ITV's I'm a Celebrity!), as well as the long beach at nearby Pensarn.

Slightly further along the coast is the shoreside town of Colwyn Bay where you can relax on a sandy beach, get involved with some watersports, take a stroll down the promenade, or visit the Welsh Mountain Zoo which is home to red pandas, tigers and snow leopards.

Nearby are the two beaches of Llandudno, alongside the promenade and bustling Victorian pier, as well as The Great Orme where you can enjoy a cable car ride over the world's largest prehistoric copper mine.

Also, within driving distance, you can also walk the castle walls at Conwy, enjoy a scenic walk within Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park or explore the SeaQuarium in Rhyl.

North Wales offers so much fun and scenery for everyone to enjoy and with Pen Y Bont as your base, you can be sure to see it all.

Please note - This poperty only accepts a minimum of one week bookings.

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

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About the location


Abergele 5.1 miles; Llandudno 17 miles; Bangor 32.2 miles

This small Welsh village is situated on the River Elwy, some five miles from the beautiful North Wales coastline and playing host to a few handy amenities, including a Post Office and two pubs. The seaside town of Abergele is within easy reach and is renowned for the impressive Gwrych Castle, which overlooks the town, along with its enormous sandy beach. Choose to ride the coastal cycle path, which runs along the Abergele seafront, while the Offa's Dyke pathway, the Clwydian Hill Range and Betws-y-Coed are all close by. The Victorian town of Llandudno makes a superb day out, with its two waterfronts, abundant shops, pubs and restaurants, and its two headlands, the Great Orme and the Little Orme. Stroll along the golden sand at the North Shore, or find the quieter West Shore more to your liking, with its sublime views towards Anglesey. Venue Cymru offers plenty of nighttime entertainment, with opera, ballet, musicals, comedy and visiting orchestras, all just a stone's throw from the promenade. Colwyn Bay has the Welsh Mountain Zoo, Eirias Park, a leisure centre, and many more shops, pubs and restaurants. You have so much to pass the time, for a real holiday experience to remember.

Please note - This poperty only accepts a minimum of one week bookings.
Please note - EV charging is not permitted at this property.