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Bwthyn Y Cwm

(Ref. 1016572)

Penmachno, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second visit and we have booked again for September."

    Lovely cottage with everything you could need in a lovely village location.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your Christmas break in our cottage and look forward to welcoming you back in September. Tim and Maxine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Madeline5.0Dec 2023

  • "Thank you for allowing us to stay in your cottage."

    The place was immaculate very clean and comfortable. Set in a beautiful quaint little village it was a perfect base for us. The local people were so friendly. I cannot recommend this cottage enough.

    Thank you for lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and welcome back any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Extremely pleasant stay in a clean, well equiped and very cosy cottage."

    Ideal base for a tour of North Wales - coast and countryside, Couldn't ask for more - would recommend.

    Thank you for your very kind review. Glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "Would have been nice to have cushions on the sofa otherwise everything was great"

    Thank you for your kind review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2023

  • "The property was comfortable and in a lovely, friendly village."

    Off road parking was a bonus. The wifi was good, the cottage was very good for the price and we were so happy it was dog friendly. We had a great holiday. The parking is a bit tight to get into which could be mentioned on the listing. There were issues that should be raised with the cleaning team. We found the microwave was unclean on arrival, dust/cobwebs in the bathroom and bedrooms, and the floor needed a clean (pictures available if requested by the owner). The rolling pin was mouldy due to damp (not that I used it, but it just gave a feeling of not really being ‘looked after’). The bedding smelt damp in the bedroom.

    Reviewed by Jessica3.1Sep 2023

  • "The property was lovely in a stunning location, and so peaceful ."

    The cottage was equipped with everything we needed and on arrival there was a beautiful scent to greet us.The only thing I would say is there needs to be more attention on the dusting and cobb webbing,as some areas had been missed,but overall it was lovely and we would definitely stay again.

    hi, thank you for feedback an we're glad that you had a good time. We will pass on your comments regarding cobwebs/dusting to our Cleaning Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2023

  • "A very nice property in a good location."

    Ideal as a base for exploring. The dedicated parking is a little further down the lane, convenient and clearly marked. I would recommend the cottage.

    Thank you for your kind review, Allan. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Maxine and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allan4.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great quiet location."

    We felt at home immediately. We only used the main bedroom which was a great size and the bed was really comfortable. The kitchen was good and the shower excellent. We don't have any negatives but I think the grassed area at the back which belongs to another cottage should have a fence at the top of the stairs so that we could open the back door without having to put our dog on a lead. It was a very hot week so this would have been useful. We have already booked for Christmas.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you liked the cottage. Regarding your idea about a gate, funnily enough we were talking about this a few weeks ago and will now try and sort something out. So pleased you are coming back for Christmas. Maxine and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Madeline4.7May 2023

  • "The property is in a lovely quiet little village with a pub and a shop which is great and some lovely walks close by."

    There’s just a few things that could be improved on: On arrival at the property there is a little front terrace which was full of weeds and the seating area which is behind the parking bay was also full of weeds, so could do with a bit of gardening. There’s was a smell of dampness all way through the house which may need looking at. There was no plug for the kitchen sink so it meant having to wash the pots in a very small bowl and was only able to fit one plate in at a time not really convenient when you are a family of 4 and there are lots of pots to wash. We found that the cleanliness of the property wasn’t great either lots of cobwebs in most of the corners of the property and the mantle piece was full of dust. The freezer hadn’t been cleaned out either as there was bits of food crumbs from previous guests. Overall nice property just needs attention to detail.

    Thank you for your comments. Firstly, apologies that the plug had gone missing. This has been remedied. The changeover team have been notified of the cobweb and the crumb. Our neighbour sent us pictures of the garden area which didn't look particularly overgrown. It is very rustic in Penmachno and a few weeds encourage bees and other insects. Spoken to guests who stayed after you and, thankfully, no smells of damp were noted by them. Agree that Penmachno is a lovely village and there plenty of places to stay there should you visit the area again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally3.1Aug 2022

  • "Great quaint modernised cottage in a peaceful location."

    Would recommend the cottage and would stay again however did notice the cleanliness wasn’t as I would have expected. Sweet papers under couch, very dusty behind beds. Wouldn’t put me off rebooking but the extra attention to cleanliness should be taken onboard.

    Thank you for your feedback. We apologise for the sweet papers. We were rather alarmed by your comment about behind the beds being "very dusty" and, after driving for 2 and half hours to check the property, we feel this was very much an over-exaggeration. Nevertheless, our changeover team have been informed. Tim and Maxine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerrie4.7Apr 2022

  • "Very cosy, clean, and well equipped little cottage, just enough for a family of 4 (two adults, two children)."

    The only downside is a lack of enclosed garden, a place where you could sit and relax with a cup of tea/coffee and enjoy the sun. However, if you’re out for the day and only come back in the evening, it wouldn't matter, I guess.

    Thank you for your comments. We are glad you liked the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aleksandra4.1Apr 2022

  • "This cottage is in the heart of nature."

    Me and my family felt in love with the view and the cottage. We had everything we needed and the people around are amazingly nice. The cottage is perfect for a family off 4, it’s very cozy and equipped with all the necessary need it in a house. It is situated in the best spot to reach all the fun activities and places worth visiting ( there are plenty

    Thank you Nicoleta for your lovely comments. We are so glad you liked our cottage and, yes, we are blessed with lovely neighbours. You and your family are welcome back any time. Maxine and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicoleta5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent location."

    Small, but well designed to make maximum use of the space available. Small things could have improved the kitchen, however, as there was a lack of child-friendly cutlery or drinking ware, or small saucepans. Also, while we found the compressed logs made pretty flames and didn't interrupt the central heating, it would have been good to know where wood might be found (like in the photo!) in the event of a longer power cut than we had.

    Reviewed by Donna4.4Dec 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage in a small no through road with off road parking."

    So, it was very peaceful, no road noise. Penmachno is a small village well of the main roads but with easy access. Bwthym Cwm was well equipped, beautifully & tastefully furnished & decorated. It was spotlessly clean and comfortable. There was a village shop near by that was well stocked and welcoming. (You could buy all your needs here, supporting local business). There was also a pub doing meals Fridays & Saturdays bit as it was Christmas week, we did not get to experience this. As it was Christmas the village was beautifully decorated. Everyone had gone to so much trouble making the village pretty. We explored much of the village on foot as well as driving further afield. We visited parts of N Wales we have never explored before. The time back roads, some forest tracks, the roman bridge, Conwy falls and most interesting the old slate mine and Cwm Panmachno The only down comment from me was the low lighting in the main living area, others may prefer it.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and are welcome any time. You are right, it is a lovely area and the staff in the local shop are very helpful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, great location."

    Very well equipped . Home from home feeling, the little Xmas tree and mantle piece decorations were a nice touch. Would recommend and would love to revisit, but for us the king size divan was an issue. It was like sleeping on a brick and in fact we left early as my other half’s back could not take anymore. Having stayed in holiday cottages for many years would recommend you ditch the divan and replace with slatted bed frame which would suit all.

    Thank you for your feedback. Sorry that you found the bed in the main bedroom uncomfortable - unfortunately, a mattress is a very subjective thing and what suits one doesn't suit another. We are glad that you liked the cottage itself though and thank you for your nice comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Dec 2021

  • "Bed and setees uncomfortable, toilet badly situated for use in early hours use especially walking down steep stairs."

    Back garden ,communual lawn the grass was far too long and a gate would have been ideal to keep dogs secure.

    We are sorry you found the beds and setaes uncomfortable at Bwthyn Y Cwm, both are quite new, we are thinking of leaving a mattress topper in the property which customers can use if needed. The property description is accurate, the bathroom is listed as being downstairs. As on the listing the garden is communal and locally managed, therefore we are not permitted to install a gate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil2.5Sep 2021

  • "Clean and homely, lovely cute cottage with everything you could need."

    Very comfortable with plenty of hot water.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed your break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fran5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cozy, well kept cottage in a beautiful setting and not far from some stunning scenery, and interesting places to visit."

    Thank you for your positive comment. Glad you liked the cottage and the location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2020

  • "I feel it would be good to have a brief instruction manual & being in an area of very low mobile signal a land line would have been useful ."

    Reviewed by Ronald4.4Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with all the equipment you need for a break away."

    Waking up to gorgeous views on the doorstep and short drives to other areas with pubs and shops. Highly recommended we would return.

    Thank you! You are most welcome anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly4.4Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely very clean and comfortable."

    We had two dogs with us there was no enclosed back garden so needed to be on a lead. The village was lovely great pub and food.There was also a shop with friendly staff.

    Thank you for your comments. They are a friendly bunch in the shop! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Aug 2020

  • "It's unclear when booking if there is a designated parking space, we approached a local man who showed us where the private parking spot is for the property."

    It does have a small sign stating private parking for the property but plants are overgrown partially covering this.

    Reviewed by Selina3.8Aug 2020

  • "Myself,My partner and our two children stayed here for two nights!"

    It was such a beautiful little cottage. We had all we needed, and it was very clean and tidy. Also really lovely neighbours. There was a lovely little pub and a shop a 2 min walk away! I would definitely recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Olly5.0Aug 2020

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV and 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating, partial underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer
  • 2 x Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Please note: the lawned area at the back of the house is privately owned by a neighbour with access to high street only
  • There is a small secure area behind our car parking area where dogs are welcome
  • One small well behaved dog welcome at the property
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles

The property

Offering a tranquil base for discovering the wonders of Snowdonia National Park, this contemporary-styled mid-terrace can be found in the sleepy village of Penmachno.

Offering accommodation suitable for a couple or a small family, this property provides a homely aura and an array of amenities to attend to your self-catered stay.

Once you’ve parked up, take a short stroll to your cottage where you will be greeted by pretty plants before stepping inside to uncover even more delights.

Inside you will find an open-plan living space with a woodburning stove taking centre stage; here you can gather with your loved ones to enjoy a home-cooked meal, or simply recline into your evening in one of the two plush sofas with a family-favourite film on the television.

Boasting a contemporary interior and a good range of appliances to accompany, this cottage is the perfect base for a relaxing retreat in Wales.

On the first floor you can find the two sleeping spots, set up to provide for a small family with a king-size room and a twin; both offering bright and airy accommodation, they provide the perfect places to catch up on your rest in between adventures.

Choose how best to prepare for your day in the ground-floor bathroom, with either a refreshing shower or an indulging soak, there’s no better spot to enjoy your morning coffee.

Enjoy a day of rambling amongst the National Park; the local area of Penmachno makes a great base to start your exploration, with an enchanting park with a river running through it, be sure to pack up a picnic and sit beneath the sun for a day of family fun.

Within close reach you can find the bustling village of Betws-y-Coed, providing even more amenities alongside a golf club, the Conwy Valley Railway Museum and its very own Zip World, this village is sure to offer endless excitement.

Close enough to explore the natural wonders of Snowdonia, or travel further afield to the coast of Colwyn Bay for a day out full of sand and sun.

In easy reach of both the countryside and coast of North Wales, Bwthyn Y Cwm is the perfect base for your family holiday.

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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: the lawned area at the back of the house, is privately owned by a neighbour with access to high street only. STRICTLY NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED IN THIS LAWNED AREA. There is a small secure area behind our car parking area where dogs are welcome.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas