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Penmachno, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a stunning location, with lots to do locally."

    Warm and cosy, we had everything we needed for a great weekend. There was a minor issue with the showerhead not staying in place, but overall it was a lovely cottage.

    Many thanks for your positive review. We appreciate your comments. The shower head is not longer a problem. Just a small adjustment. ☺️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Oct 2023

  • "Afallon is a beautiful cottage, so full of charm, spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished with everything you could possibly want."

    The location is scenic and peaceful, but only five miles from Betws-y-Coed and a great base for exploring Snowdonia. An added bonus is the lovely, friendly couple who live next door.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and of course met our kind neighbours. Thank you for booking Afallon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Sep 2023

  • "A delightful cottage that has all the amenities that you need."

    Comfortable, clean and tidy and has beautiful views. It is the perfect little place to relax and unwind and enjoy the walks. Would stay here again.

    Thank you for your positive response. Delighted you enjoyed the peace and tranquility of Afallon. Look forward to seeing you sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Spacious cottage with everything you need for a home from home few days away ."

    Fabulous views and so peaceful .

    Thank you for your lovely comments. So pleased you enjoyed the tranquility of the Afallon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage with amazing views over the valley."

    Well placed for visiting the surrounding area. The directions were easy to follow, had no problem finding it.

    Many thanks for your positive comments about Afallon.You left the cottage beautifully clean. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the wonderful views across the valley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, tastefully decorated for Christmas with artisan decorations."

    Well maintained, dishwasher and washing machine invaluable for us over Christmas. Had everything we needed. Beautiful views , one of my favourite places to stay

    Once again thank you for the positive review. We are delighted to have helped you enjoy your Christmas vacation. A Happy New Year to you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with magnificent views we really enjoyed our stay very homely and cosy especially enjoyed the log burner in the evenings ."

    The village is delightful and to be able to walk to the Eagles pop in the evening was nice and sit by the fire in a bar . Local shop in the village is great and covers most things you may need you can also get a latte/cappuccino from the coffee machine which is Surprisingly good . The roads through the valley offer outstanding views with plenty of wildlife - Birds of Prey . It’s close to Betws y Coed which It’s great if you want to eat out in the evening .

    Many, many thanks for your positive review and kind remarks . Delighted you enjoyed your stay and felt comfortable. The log burner is the perfect answer for a cosy evening in after a full day out in the fresh air or the walk bach from the pub. You are welcome back any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Another lovely stay at Afallon."

    This place is a little gem that is bigger on the inside than the pictures give credit for. The temperature of the cottage stayed wonderfully consistent as temperatures raged outside, and the aspect meant we could either have sun or shade depending on how we were feeling. We used the parking space at the back for our vehicle but could easily have used it for a BBQ if we wanted to. It's easy to access the village from any number of ways, and the mountain bike trails are just a short ride away too. The neighbours (a mix of residents and family owned holiday cottage) are very friendly and helpful (a real plus). The area is very quiet and just great for a relaxing break away from the hustle of the tourist hotspots - a real haven to return to.

    Thank you very much yet again for your positive review of our cottage. We are very proud that our visitors enjoy sharing our lovely haven. The perfect guests. You are welcome any time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our week in Afallon, an ideal place to stay with our daughter, who is visiting us from Vancouver, and who loved the cottage immediately."

    The cottage was very clean and all equipment in good working order. Inspite of heavy rain at times, Penmachno isn't far from Anglesey, the Lleyn and West coast, which often has better weather. After an active day, it was lovely to return to the cottage and relax. We have no hesitation in recommending this lovely property.

    Thank you very much for your kind review it so positive to see guests recommending some of the many places to visit within driving distance of the cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a really great stay here."

    The pictures don't really show what a great spot the house is in. The view from the bench in the front garden is over Pen Machno and the valley and is fantastic. And it's a really quiet spot. The property is on a short row of just a few houses, with fields behind and below. The kitchen was really well-equipped, with good quality pots, pans and cutlery, and is a good size, as are all the rooms. Pen Machno is a lovely village, and there are great walks in the hills. We walked on the Slate Trail to Betws y Coed, which has some stunning views. And the Eagles pub and local shop are both very friendly places. Everyone we met in the village was friendly and the place was very peaceful and quiet. We would definitely stay again, though next time with friends as there are 3 bedrooms and plenty of space.

    Many thanks for your kind descriptive review of our cottage. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and visited the local amenities. You were excellent guests and we look forward to hopefully seeing you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Afallon during half term."

    Instantly felt at home and was surprised at the size of the cottage, pictures do not do it justice at all. The single parking space our back was very helpful too. The kitchen was incredibly well set up with everything you need including lovely quality cutlery and sharp knives (we usually take our own). The beds were so comfy and our daughter loved her sheep room! Big sofas for lounging about on after a busy day, and the Firestick was a revelation. Excellent internet as there is no phone signal at all. Would recommend highly, a quite gem of a place that we'll hopefully come back to.

    Many thanks Clare for your positive, thoughtful review. We’re very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Afallon and found everything to your satisfaction. Once again thank you for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage well equipped and in a delightful environment."

    For a couple wanting a quiet retreat could not be better. Will return Again

    Many thanks for your positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Excellent guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and great location."

    Would readily recommend. All necessary facilities provided for a very comfortable and informed holiday.

    Thank you very much for your positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in stunning valley Thanks for slow cooker and extra towels Maps and info file very useful too"

    Thank you We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful countryside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Nov 2021

  • "We loved our stay and cannot recommend too highly."

    It is a beautiful cottage with stunning views across the valley. We hope to stay at Afallon again really soon.

    Thank you for your positive comments. We look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2021

  • "The photo doesn’t do justice to the location of this lovely cottage"

    Thank you. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage with everything you need for your stay in a tranquil spot but still accessible to so much."

    Beautiful walk to the pub! Stunning area

    Yes it is a stunning area and we love sharing it with our guests. thank you for your positive comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful location so peacful ,fantastic accommodation ,had everyone needed ."

    Thank you. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the beautiful countryside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2021

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay at Afallon and our first visit to Snowdonia, it was just what we needed."

    The view from the cottage is fantastic which is hard to capture in the photos on the website. The cottage is comfortable, well equipped and beautifully furnished with a small terrace at the back, which we managed to use a couple of times when the weather brightened up. It's incredibly quiet and peaceful with the only interruption being the sheep in the opposite field! The local information, maps and walks were really appreciated and we did a number of walks from Penmachno, as well as walking up Snowdon and a good circular walk starting at Llyn Crafnant. We would definitely like to return to Afallon and try out some of the other walks in the area - I feel like we just scratched the surface!

    Many thanks for your positive kind feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay ar Afallon. The area is so beautiful and so much to see and do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great place, if anything the photos don’t really do it justice!"

    Thank you. Pleased you enjoyed the Afallon and the beautiful scenery it has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jun 2021

  • "Holiday cottage was lovely."

    Fabulous location view outside front bedroom window green fields and sheep. Cottage very clean and cosy. Lots of great walks nearby. Note car space for one at rear of cottage.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    We felt at home straight away. The kitchen was excellently equipped, we loved having netflix available. The wi-fi was very good too. The bedrooms were sweet and cosy, I loved reading in the front bedroom looking out at the countryside through the low cottage window The bathroom was lovely The layout of the hallway was lovely too Tastefully decorated throughout Even a herb garden.was prepared for us. Be nice to have a layered walled garden at the back and perhaps ivy growing along the back wall and some trees to hide the gas cylinder at the back i loved the little flowers planted within the gaps in the walls of the front wall too. Lovely neighbours, nice to open the windows and hear only sheep and lambs bleeting Lots of walks straight from the door and Penmachno village only a 10 minute walk with pub, shop and church - very quaint and nice to be based away from the touristy area of Betwys -y-coed - however, lovely. We needed an urgent car repair and would recommend Betwys-y-coed motors too

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2021

  • "It was absolutely perfect and we will certainly use again as well as recommend this stay!"

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Apr 2021

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  • Over two floors/Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating and open fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview and Amazon Fire, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot available
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Small Enclosed Rear patio area
  • Sorry, No Pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Pub in village subject to opening times

The property

Afallon, a terraced cottage, rests in the Machno Valley in the Snowdonia National Park, just over four miles from the ever-popular village of Betws-y-Coed.

Surrounded by marvellous walking, cycling and birdwatching country and with much more to see and do nearby, this is a lovely spot to base your next adventure-filled North Wales retreat.

Enter this welcoming cottage and discover on your right a pleasant sitting room which has plenty of plush seating for everyone to relax in front of the TV and open fire - the perfect way to end a day of exploration.

This room leads onto a lovely kitchen/diner, with a rustic wooden dining table sitting to the side whilst the well-equipped kitchen area is lined with delightful cream units and all the essentials needed for your self-catering exploits.

All three of Afallon's bedrooms, two doubles and a single, enjoy pleasant décor and display picturesque views of the Machno Valley, along with all offering ample storage for belongings.

The first floor also occupies a glistening, all-white shower room, which hosts a walk-in shower, providing you with somewhere to feel refreshed before you start an exciting day ahead.

Start your day in the right way by taking a seat on the peaceful patio at the front of the property; the luscious rural views are the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee.

Take a short stroll, among views of lush countryside in this idyllic setting, over to the local village store in Penmachno, a tranquil location which also hosts a welcoming pub where you can tuck into a tasty pub grub after a meander around the countryside.

North Wales' favourite inland resort, Betws-y-Coed, is very close by, offering a number of quaint amenities, waterfalls and even Zip World Fforest and Bounce Below on the outskirts of the village.

This National Park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with superb opportunities for walking, climbing, and cycling to name a few, with amazing family-friendly attractions including the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Gwydyr Forest Park and the Penmachno Mountain Bike Trails.

Visit the Ffestiniog Mountain Railway for a unique experience along 13 miles of picturesque views, over to the exciting harbour town of Porthmadog, or the exceptional Italianate village of Portmeirion.

With Snowdon Peak and Colwyn Bay further afield, Afallon is a delightful cottage placed conveniently for experiencing the wonders of Snowdonia.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


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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Please note: this is a pet-free property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas