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Penmachno, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great stay at Dolwen."

    The cottage had everything you may have needed. It was perfect for us in terms of location for what we needed & has beautiful views. The little village is lovely and quiet, if you’re after something a little more lively as in bars/restaurants, 10 min drive to the next village and you’ve got more going on.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fabulous stay, very warm and comfortable."

    All the little extra home comforts left by the owner were very appreciated. Excellent location to access all local tourist spots. Overall very good value for money and would definitely book this property again!

    Reviewed by Miriam4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Unfortunately, I found the bed in the front room very uncomfortable. The idea of a good night’s sleep is important at my tender age of 77. Snowdonia is unbelievably awesome. If we did return it would have to be a bigger place to stay.

    Reviewed by Trish3.8Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage, very cosy and lovely wood burner"

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Jan 2024

  • "An absolutely gorgeous cottage with a superb hostess who has provided everything and more for her guests."

    Thank you for a brilliant short break.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2023

  • "Both Sam and I stayed at Your beautiful Dolwen cottage,Penmachno, North Wales,28th October/03rd November 2023."

    Situated in a quiet,idyllic village surrounded by countryside views, grazing cattle on the hillside. This is the perfect holiday to retreat to, to recharge our batteries. This is a stunning hidden gem, fabulously stocked up with everything you could possibly need. Including a village church, pub and corner shop, there is nothing else you would possibly need. Definitely a home from home. Denise is a perfect host, being on hand to answer any queries if need be. Will definitely be returning!!

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay, great location, nice relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay, lovely attention to detail for dogs was much appreciated."

    The cottage is small but comfortable and cosy, we had everything we needed in the cottage, with a shop at the end of the road and a pub (didn’t visit the pub), a little table at the end of the garden - we sat in the sunshine with a drink & game of cards with our kids each evening surrounded by sheep & lovely views. Zip World is brilliant if you have kids and Conwy Falls was a great little find! Good weather helped but there is so much to do in this beautiful area we ran out of time, the walks & views were breathtaking & we will hopefully be back to visit places we didn't get to go to!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2023

  • "We just loved staying at your beautiful holiday home."

    Hope to come back some time. Kitchen is great, well equipped. Great shower.

    Reviewed by Els5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay, perfectly placed for exploring the region"

    Reviewed by John4.4Jun 2023

  • "A cosy, peaceful cottage in an idyllic spot for visiting the sights of Snowdonia the views of the hills around us, made our stay."

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic stay in Dolwen."

    The host was so thoughtful, all the little things mean so much . Kitchen had everything you need , home from home comforts ! It was sad to leave x

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful honeymoon at Dolwen!"

    The cottage was even more beautiful than the description online and there were amazing views of the lambs outside our bedroom window. Denise had really thought of everything - the kitchen had everything you could possibly want, she updated us about local news, and provided so much information about local attractions and places to eat! There isn't car parking at the property, but the village car park is super close, you just have to move your car on a Sunday for chapel. We just wish we could stay there forever!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay."

    The cottage was warm and clean and had everything that we needed. The welcome note and gifts were a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really nice cottage with everything as described."

    The location is amazing. Also, a pub and local shop just a few steps away.

    Reviewed by Andrei5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, with all you need."

    Great view from the dog friendly garden of hills with nice patio to enjoy. Small pub and shops few yards away in village. Lots of local walks from the village or as a base for short drive to all the key hiking routes. Being centrally based it’s an ideal location. Kitchen and accommodation had everything you needed for home cooking. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Apr 2023

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sunroom
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for unloading only; nearby public parking also available
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio, furniture, and a shed for secure bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are steps in the garden
  • Note: The garden is dog proof

The property

Located in the quaint village of Penmachno, Conwy, is Dolwen, a traditional, two-bedroom cottage.

Enjoying rural views over the Snowdonia National Park, whilst resting paces away from a hub of local amenities, Dolwen provides the ideal base for outdoor enthusiasts, looking to explore the delights of North Wales; two furry companions are invited.

Park up on the roadside and head through the front door, firstly arriving at the homely sitting room, complete with plush sofas, a TV, a rustling woodburning stove, and original beams overhead.

Continue through to the kitchen/diner, well-equipped to ease your self-catered stay, where you can prepare meals and dine as a family, before locating the lovely sunroom, enjoying views of the garden and open countryside.

If you'd prefer alfresco mealtimes, set the patio table, and dine with the sweeping countryside in the backdrop; you'll also find secure storage in the garden, where you can store your mountain bikes or sporting equipment after a day of adventure.

When sleep calls, head upstairs to two well-appointed double bedrooms, awakening to a refresh in the sleek shower room, set on the ground floor.

On your doorstep you'll find a local convenience store to stock the fridge, and The Eagles Hotel, a dine out option if you don't fancy cooking, whilst the Penmachno MTB Trail is nearby, a popular cycle trail, leading through the national Park and its woodland; additional beauty spots in the area include Rhaeadr Y Graig Lwyd waterfall, picture-perfect lakes for wild swimming, and the National Trust property of Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant,.

Travelling up to Betws-y-Coed, discover the Conwy Valley Railway Museum, or practise your swing at the local golf club, whilst Zip World Fforest and the Adventure Parc Snowdonia are a must visit for the thrill-seekers of your group.

Be spoilt for choice when it comes to adventure-filled activities, with a further Zip World Llechwedd site in Blaenau Ffestiniog, complete with the bounce below underground experience, underground golf, a deep mining tour, and the popular zip line, travelling at 30 feet high, or remain outdoors to hike towards Cwmorthin Waterfall and its tranquil landscape.

Tour North Wales with Dolwen as your abode.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas