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3 Tyn Y Mynydd

(Ref. 8420)

Penmachno, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.1

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage was nice and spacious and well laid out ideal for the 2 of us and a good size for 2 adults and 2 children."

    The views at the rear of the house are amazing. Parking is very short of supply we was lucky to always park but if the other cottages where being used it would have been difficult. A welcome information pack would have been helpful just explaining the heating system and rubbish recycling etc would have been really helpful. The cottage was generally clean but we did have to go around the downstairs floors as still dusty and a few cobwebs in the rear bedroom. We did have to call the owner on arrival to find out about the heating and he did call us back pretty quick and was very helpful. The cottage doesn’t have a washing machine or WiFi. For a week you can live without it but if you have kids these might be must. Be mindful the cottage is up a very steep hill and a good 20 minute walk to the local shop and pub. Overall we had a pleasant stay here.

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Feb 2024

  • "The cottage is well equipped and in a prime location to explore Snowdonia National Park."

    We had a comfortable stay there. Thank you. However there are a few areas that could be improved on. Our first thoughts on arriving at the cottage were that it could do with a decent spring clean- there were extensive cobwebs gathering dust in all rooms of the house. The shower tray had hairs in the corner, had some mould on the shower panels and there were hair on the floor under the towel rail. The oven was grubby inside and the grill tray had old fat dripping from the grill rack- it is obvious it had not been cleaned between lettings. On going to use the cheese grater it was used and not cleaned between use. The fridge drawers/shelves were grubby too with crumbs and an old garlic clove remaining. If the standard of cleaning was improved, we would improve our stay rating to 5/5. Aside from these initial thoughts we soon found ourselves at home. The heating system was effective. The house was always warm and hot water was available for showering when required. It is a lovely cosy cottage. To help with some queries we had, it would be beneficial to have a small welcome pack. Such a pack could provide information about how to dispose of waste- what days to put out the bin etc, how to turn off the heating if too hot- we turned down the radiator thermostats. We did not find a room thermstat. Details about the local amentities eg Pub/shop in the village would help some visitors too. Thankfully, there was a very helpful neighbour who helped us with key info about waste collection, as it was obvious all waste had been placed in a general waste bin by previous letters. None the less, we had a comfortable enjoyable stay in this lovely cottage. Additionally, we had some issues with battery charged smoke detector (mounted in the stair well). It kept going off randomly for no obvious course eg overnight. ? if it needs a new battery. We could not find any batteries to replace with. There was a drawer with random old batteries in but none appropriate to use. Inaccuracies in listing: No CD/Radio- not required by us No fuel/starter pack for Multi fuel stove- would have been nice to have No bike storage- unless the gas bottle storage is proposed No BBQ- not required at this time of year but listed

    Reviewed by Sam3.4Nov 2023

  • "Poor description to locate address."

    No radio as stated in description. Cleanliness in kitchen low , table was filthy, large cooking items were not cleaned properly. The fridge would advise to change door position to other side as caused so many issues due to open when close to kitchen entrance door . No rubbish bags were supplied as being there just under a week were definitely needed (we had to purchase some). Candles should be supplied as we had two power cuts whilst during our location .

    Reviewed by Marion1.9Sep 2023

  • "Washing machine not there nor bbq ."

    To could be bigger and they need wifi

    Reviewed by Terry4.1Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage."

    Really cozy. Can’t wait to return

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic little cottage with amazing views."

    Just needs few tweaks to make it perfect. Love the little village it’s located in and the neighbours are very welcoming to guests. The outside areas of the property would be amazing with some maintenance especially the back yard from the kitchen. Inside is perfect. Loved the beds and bedding, the shower is amazing (drains a little smelly and more towels please especially hand towels, we only had 1 for four people) and downstairs so comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need but would benefit from a washing machine. We came to the cottage after a week on a canal boat thinking there was one as per the pictures but when we arrived it had been removed. The lounge was lovely, just needs either a coffee table or a nest of tables to pop your cups and glasses down when relaxing. In a great location for exploring North Wales. Overall would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.1Aug 2023

  • "A very pleasant stay."

    Beautiful views from the patio door in the kitchen. The property was very clean and everything needed was supplied. I would recommend the provision of an information booklet for local services and the operation of heating etc. The only problem we had on arrival in the village was locating the property but after talking to the friendly locals we landed. I would recommend a stay here for it's location to the North Wales attractions.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.1May 2023

  • "Had a great stay , property was as described and had everything we needed ."

    Any problems on previous reviews seem to have been sorted , new microwave etc . Would stay again if we visit snowdonia again .

    Reviewed by Scott4.4May 2023

  • "The property was in a wonderful location."

    It is a little tired in that downstairs could do with some redecoration. It can also get very gold downstairs due to poor insulation. Kitchen utensils need replacing and microwave most certainly does, very rusty

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Mar 2023

  • "What a beautiful property in a stunning setting!"

    We had a fantastic mini break introducing our children to the beauty of North Wales. The cottage is perfectly set to be a comfy den to return to after a day of adventure. Managed by and cared for by kind and compassionate people who couldn’t do enough to help us. Thank you! We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Trudi5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely stay over Christmas, odd thing wasn't great - • tangled bobble and women's hair clogged the shower had to pull plug up and remove it and smell wasnt pleasant."

    • Drawers under stairs full of rubbished, used screws, dead batteries etc. • Fireplace was left full of ash and melted plastic from previous occupant. However everything else was perfect. Had an amazing stay off grid over Christmas. Beautiful views and walks in the country and delightful neighbours. Living room asthetic is lovely when the fire is lit and very cozy for a relaxing night with the family. Highly recommend and would definatly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Dec 2022

  • "We loved our stay in Penmachno."

    It is a tiny village an easy 10 minute drive from the hub of Betws y Coed. The cottage itself was plenty big enough for our family of 4 plus a dog. It was beautifully clean on arrival. The wood burner was lovely and cozy in the evenings. The view from the back garden is stunning. The kitchen had plenty of utensils. All towels and bedding included. There are lots of books, some DVDs and a couple of games but they had bits missing so the kids couldn't enjoy them. We knew there was no Wifi, we managed to get a tiny bit of 4g network in the large bedroom. No hairdryer. Would recommend Hanging pizzeria in Betws for food. We would recommend some of the walks from Gwydir forest....lots of beautiful, clearly marked walks (about 10 min drive). If you fancy a wild swim then you have to walk to the waterfalls on Watkin Path (about 40 min drive). We had to figure out a couple of things as there were no guidance notes in the cottage. The rubbish seems to be collected on Mondays and we had to put the rubbish out on Sunday from the previous residents as the bins were fairly full when we arrived. We figured out the recycling. You can turn on the heating on the boiler in the kitchen if needed by moving the switch to "on". There is no washing machine in the property! For anyone who travels with children they will understand how annoying this was....especially when the listing stated that there was a washing machine. This needs to be made clear to future visitors. All in all a fabulous stay. We liased with the cleaner Lisa who was really helpful with any questions regarding arrival, departure etc.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.1Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with stunning views, unfortunately blocked by the fence when sitting outside."

    We are aware work is still being completed on the cottage so we hope you develop the seating area outside to maximise the amazing view.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have just stayed here and unfortunately there was more cons than pros, I will start with the pros - amazing views from the property - all neighbours were very nice and very accommodating - even though there is no set parking we had no issues getting our 2 cars parked close to the property Now moving on to the not so good bits - the gardens both front & back where very overgrown to the point we had to cut some vines down to gain access to the front garden, this wasn't ideal with 2 dogs also the back garden walk out was very unstable and in the front there was a big pile of cut down branches that have been left to rot - the property itself was ok but very much in need of some TLC there was patches of mould and damp in both the bedrooms and kitchen."

    The front bedroom had a very big water leak patch that looks rather unsightly, the bathroom shower was partly broken and there was chips in the bath along with some more mould. The kitchen I think was the worst, this was home to the biggest of the mould patches and this has also worked into the cupboards causing one of them to break, the tap had a really bad leak that sent water over the surfaces with you turned the tap on. The top left hop seemed to be on the blink and didn't work correctly like the others and the toaster was very subpar. The thing that bothered us the most is how unclean the property was, we were made aware of a few stains on the front room carpet and the broken boiler door before we visited & was also told the property had been cleaned which was fine but when we arrived the dust and cobwebs and small 8 legged friends was pretty bad, it looked like the place hadn't been cleaned in months, this also carried on into the towels and bed linen, the towels smelt very damp and had stains on, same with the bed sheets, they had rips and stains on too. White isn't a good idea when they aren't white white Unfortunately these points really let the property down and for the money we paid we wish these points weren't there but with some TLC and money put back In to the property it would be a really lovely place as I stated the neighbours and the view were absolutely amazing ! Also getting some WiFi access set up would be a major bonus

    Hello, I'm sorry you had some negative experience at the cottage, and I would like to let you know that it's now been all fully renovated,see pictures, ref 8420, if you did decide to go back I'll make sure to give you a good discount... Regards Jp Fuentes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria1.9Jul 2021

  • "We spent 5 nights at 3 Tyn y Mynnydd."

    The landlord was helpful and apologetic about the decorating that needed doing because of damp during lockdown. The TV was not working. The setting was really lovely and the view across the valley was particularly glorious during a red sunset on the first night. Photos of the bedrooms do not make it clear quite how small they are. Whoever cut the grass in the little garden beyond the kitchen did not bother to collect the cuttings or even just throw them to the sheep beyond with the result that I was clearing them off the kitchen floor for much of our visit. I found myself paying £90 to one agency and a similar sum to Sykes Cottages which put up the cost of renting the cottage considerably. It seems to me that it would be fairer if they both took a smaller cut.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8May 2021

  • "The cottage was warm and cosy in a great location with beautiful views."

    The lack of WiFi, phone reception and TV was much appreciated too. It was a perfect base for exploring beaches, castles and mountains.

    Reviewed by Caroline3.8Apr 2021

  • "Very homely, dog friendly cottage in a very picturesque location."

    The views from the back of the cottage are absolutely stunning. Would recommend it to anyone. Will definitely be going back

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Sent several emails to you regarding the generosity of the owner due to roof leek."

    Re: He told us he had instructed you to refund £60. You have not acknowledge any of our emails but bombarded us with emails advertisements. Poor show on your part. Not the owner of the property.

    Reviewed by Pamela3.8Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful location, very warm and clean"

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Advert stated that the cottage had an additional toilet to the main bathroom."

    This was not the case. Only one bathroom which was down stairs. This was quite difficult to get to due to the very narrow staircase. Cottage was clean and tidy. Parking is a problem

    Reviewed by Debbie2.8Oct 2019

  • "Had a great holiday, used the cottage as a base as we were bikers on a mission to explore as much of north wales as we could in a week."

    Facilities and location was great and had everything we needed. The kitchen was well equipped and with a local shop in the village we were able to get everything we needed. Betws-y-coed was about 5 minutes away with loads of eating establishments so we never went hungry.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was a lovely place to stay."

    If you like peace and quiet and stunning views the cottage had them all. The stay was value for money and the cottage was not short on facilities. Tv reception was poor with difficulty in getting stations, but you do not go away to sit in to watch TV. We had BBC and the news programs etc. That was enough. I would go again in the future. Thankyou for a good peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2019

  • "We booked this cottage whilst we did Snowdon at night for charity which meant the first night the cottage wasn’t used."

    After approx 15 minutes it was clear that the cottage had cats in it. I appreciate that’s not a problem for most people but I’m allergic to cats so we had to book a hotel for the 2nd night as my eyes, throat and nose reacted badly. The cottage is very tired with frayed carpets and we was extremely disappointed. It’s such a shame because it has huge potential. Our charity weekend ended up costing us a fortune. Sorry but I cannot recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Tracey2.5May 2019

  • "Good location and views."

    Adequate space. Quiet. Limited parking but managed.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Apr 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage, with astounding views."

    Good to have three bedrooms for a family of four as my teenage granddaughter got her own room! Well equipped, we thought. Betwsy-coed is a delightful little town with nice features. Overall, a very nice holiday

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Apr 2019

  • "Flickering lights in the house."

    Toaster & microwave sometimes cut off or get stuck...maybe the electrics in the property need checking.

    Reviewed by David3.8Mar 2019

  • "Directions to the cottage could be better."

    It's in a bank of 4 cottages, which runs side on to the road. 1st impression of the cottage was 'oh my word this looks rough it looks tired. Inside smelt damp but once we got the heating on and the fire going it warmed up. Watch out for the odd step which is slightly higher than the rest........got us every time. Good 3 night stay with glorious weather.

    Reviewed by Carl3.8Feb 2019

  • "Some instructions about how to turn the heating on would be great"

    Reviewed by Suzie4.4Nov 2018

  • "Great location/base for visiting various parts of Snowdonia."

    Nice cottage, well equipped. A larger supply of towels would improve things (I don't use the same towel all week at home), it would also have been good to be able to put the radiators on for a little while in the evenings as it was chilly and damp weather. Lovely quiet location.

    Reviewed by Louise3.8Sep 2018

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in a perfect position for exploring Snowdonia."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was clean, comfy and idyllically peaceful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2018

  • "Wifi availability would have been perfect for this cottage."

    That is the only drawback.

    Reviewed by Sasikala4.7May 2018

  • "Parking could be problematic at busier times."

    We were lucky. Listing about the bedrooms a bit confusing but not an issue as just 2 of us. Otherwise great cottage in great location. Helpful and friendly owner.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Nov 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with dressing room, 1 x double and 1 x single bed
  • Bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with multi-fuel stove.
  • LPG central heating with multi-fuel stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, selection of games and books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and two stairgates
  • Roadside parking
  • Bike storage(bikes to be kept in open shed area)
  • Front lawned area with patio and furniture
  • Rear enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome with a supplement of £10 per pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins drive
  • Note: This property is accessed via a front communal path
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 4 people.

The property

This delightful, stone-built terraced cottage has been recently completely renovated.

It is located up a hill, just a 5-minute walk from the centre of the village of Penmachno in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

Offering pleasant, homely accommodation, this Penmachno cottage opens into an oak beamed sitting room with a multi-fuel stove set in a stone and slate hearth.

The large kitchen is fully fitted with a generous amount of storage space and the dining area provides a place where you can sit and dine whilst looking out on the superb mountain views.

Upstairs in this Penmachno cottage, you will find two bedrooms consisting of a double bedroom, which overlooks the front garden, another double plus a single bed to the rear boasting stunning views.

There is an enclosed front patio and three steps which lead to a lawned area with seating.

To the rear the enclosed patio affords views across fields and is an ideal place to sit and relax whilst barbecuing and watching the sun go down on another perfect day.

The popular town of Betws-y-Coed is nearby, which has a selection of pubs, shops and cafes, whilst the whole area is ideal for walking and cycling.

A lovely Penmachno cottage from which to enjoy an excellent family holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

PENMACHNO

Betws-y-Coed 4 miles.

The small, peaceful village of Penmachno is situated in the beautiful Machno Valley, just 4 miles from the popular town of Betws-y-Coed. Surrounded by woodland, magnificent mountains and flowing rivers, the whole area is a haven for walkers, birdwatchers, mountain bikers and climbers, whilst Betws-y-Coed itself offers a good range of shops, pubs and cafes. Here the River Conwy meets its three tributaries, creating a host of cascading waterfalls, river pools and ancient bridges throughout the surrounding countryside, the most famous of which is the magnificent waterfall at Swallow Falls, situated where the River Llugwy meets with a spectacular chasm, creating a sight not to be missed! The beautiful Conwy Falls are also well worth a visit and are situated in the Machno Valley. With all of Snowdonia to explore and North Wales' Heritage Coastlines also within easy reach, this beautiful location has plenty to offer at any time of year.

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Note: this property sleeps a maximum of 4 people

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute