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Penmachno, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • great (6)
  • lovely (6)
  • comfortable (4)
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10 Customer Reviews

  • "My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, the house was very comfortable and the location was great for exploring."

    There is lots of useful information for household appliances, and the blankets were perfect for keeping the furniture free of dog hair! Oh, and the wifi is fantastic all through the house. Overall a great place to stay, thank you so much! ☺️

    Thank you very much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely property which was well equipped and comfortable."

    Set in beautiful surroundings, even when the weather was poor. The owners were friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you very much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely and as described snd the property owner friendly and helpful."

    The village is pretty and a great location for getting around Snowdonia or going for a walk straight from the front door. The only issue was the lack of hot water - the owner was very apologetic. However on looking back at reviews it became apparent this was an ongoing issue and should have already been sorted! There were 5 of us staying at the cottage and the only thing (other than reliable hot water) i would have liked is another toilet. We all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Nina4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great place."

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Aug 2023

  • "No shower or any hot water at all three days"

    We fixed the hot water problem when you first told us about it, and asked you to let us know if it happened again. We didn't hear from you again for the rest of your stay so thought it was ok, but discovered it was not working after you left. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward3.8Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfortable with well equipped kitchen, very clean with super comfy beds ."

    We loved the log fire in the living area

    Thank you. You were lovely guests :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorota5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely stay, great hosts."

    Thank you. You are welcome to come back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The location is great for accessing the mountains, but quieter than being in the more touristy areas. The owners were helpful and we appreciates the basket of locally sourced goodies on arrival.

    Thank you. You are welcome to come back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Apr 2022

  • "Perfect people and perfect property!"

    !! The best yet!! Thanks

    Thank you for your lovely comment, we are glad you liked it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2022

  • "Rachael and Richard were marvellous hosts from the moment they greeted us."

    They waited incase we struggled to find the cottage, as we were arriving later in the evening. It had been a last minute booking due to a mix up with another booking we had, and they still found time to leave welcome gifts in the cottage for us, such as fresh bread, butter, and Welsh marmalade, which was all delicious! The cottage was extremely spacious, and very homely. The log burning fire added the perfect finishing touch for making us feel extra cosy! The garden was a great size, and perfect for our doggies who loved their visit; they were able to walk around safely in the garden, and be able to see the horses in the field behind which they enjoyed. The area was filled with fantastic walks, from Ty Mawr national trust, with the river, forest, and hills to walk through, and Conwy Falls where we saw spectacular waterfalls in the autumnal woodlands. We also visited near by Betws y Coed for some shopping and evening meal, as well as a trip to the cost at Porthmadog for a local fish supper. When the weather was worse for wear, the cottage had ample games to keep us busy, with the fire lit and films on the TV via netflix and prime which we could log into. I cannot fault a thing about this trip; the cottage is immaculately clean, comfortable and inviting, the owners are equally inviting and on hand for anything you might need. The area has so much to offer; I think we only touched the tip on things to do in the area! We cannot wait to come back!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, you are welcome back any time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Sep 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles, 1 x single room
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and electric fire
  • Solid-fuel central heating with electric night storage heaters, underfloor heating, woodburning stove and electric fire
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis and additional parking in a nearby car park
  • Multi-level garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Due to the spiral staircase this property may not be suitable for guests with any mobility issues or younger children, please take care and ensure that children and dogs are supervised at all times
  • Note: Dogs are not to be allowed in the bedrooms, please bring your own dog bed, blankets and towels
  • Note: Underfloor heating runs throughout the lower-ground-floor and the shower room
  • Please note: due to the spiral staircase, large suitcases are not a good idea! Small cases, sports bags and rucksacks are fine
  • Note: This property accepts minimum 4 night bookings only

The property

Nestled in the pint-sized village of Penmachno, close to the popular town of Betws-y-Coed, rests this quirky three-storey holiday home, Minafon.

Comfortably sleeping up to five guests and boasting a plethora of walking and cycling trails from its doorstep, this delightful cottage provides a homely base for both families and friends alike looking to explore the charms of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park.

Park up on the roadside and marvel at the traditional stone-built exterior of this lovely dwelling before stepping over the threshold and entering into your new home-away-from-home.

Kick off your shoes as you enter the spacious sitting room, thoughtfully laid-out with two snug seating areas, one gathered in front of the Smart TV, enticing you to snuggle up and let the television do the entertaining, and the other idyllically positioned in front of the warming electric fire; the perfect spot to escape into the pages of a captivating book.

Descend the quirky spiral staircase to the lower-ground-floor and feel the underfloor heating gently warm your toes as you make use of the facilities provided to rustle up a hearty meal, gathering together at the grand dining table to indulge in the fruits of your labour as you recount the day's adventures.

Carry the conversation outdoors and soak in the last of the evening sun with a sociable seat in the peaceful setting of your private patio, toasting a glass of fizz to an unforgettable holiday as the evening grows dark.

As the day draws to a close, head back indoors and climb the stairs to the first floor where you'll find three well-presented bedrooms, two doubles and a single room, suitable for adults and children alike, each beautifully-presented with a neutral décor, providing a calming and homely setting to rest your head.

In the morning, kick-start your day with a refreshing rinse in the shower enclosure, or pour in the bubbles and opt for a leisurely soak in the tub.

Unwind following an action-packed day exploring your surroundings and take the short stroll into the heart of Penmachno to find the village pub, The Eagles Hotel, where you can enjoy a well-deserved pint of real ale as you get better acquainted with the locals.

For a wider selection of amenities, venture further afield to the nearby village of Betws-y-Coed where you'll find a fantastic range of shops and eateries, including traditional country pubs and quaint cafes, promising to serve something to suit all tastes and budgets.

Known locally as the Gateway to Eryri (Snowdonia), there's a plethora of outdoor adventurers waiting in Betws-y-Coed; catch the Sherpa bus service to Pen Y Pass and embark on the challenging hike to the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), or tour the varying terrains of the National Park by bike via The Brailsford Way, made famous by the Olympic cyclists Dave Brailsford.

Thrill-seekers will be delighted with a visit to Blaenau Ffestiniog, famed as one of the adventure capitals of North Wales, here you can take on the longest zip wire in Europe at Zip World Titan, discover a subterranean system of trampolines and zip wires deep underground at Bounce Below and the Zip World Slate Caverns, or for a more leisurely experience, board the famous Ffestiniog Steam Railway and journey through the picturesque countryside.

With all of this and more, choose Minafon as a base that you'll be delighted to return to.

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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Note: This property accepts minimum 4 night bookings only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas