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White Roses Retreat

(Ref. 1084343)

Penmachno, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at White Roses Retreat."

    It was a quiet location, out in the countryside. The bungalow is clean and well-equipped with an extremely comfy bed. We found it cosy and comfortable. We didn't get to use the hot tub due to heavy driving rain during our stay. We would recommend and hope to stay again. We would definitely recommend getting the log burner fixed and making the hot tub more sheltered.

    Thank you Catherine for your positive feedback. When restoring and purchasing new items we tried to think of everything that we could. we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay despite the weather Sadly the log burner is past fixing. A new burner and chimney liner are needed at a cost of about £4,500. As we are barely at break even on the lettings (leaving aside the cost of the refurbishing) it will quite a while before we can put a new burner in. The two big radiators in the lounge should make is very cosy. We did consider putting shelter over the hot tub but both our neighbor (who has lived there all his life ) and the hot tub installers strongly advised against this as the wind whipps down the valley at some force and any shelter would not stand up to the elements Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2024

  • "Woodlouse infestation Cobwebs and an old curtain laid on floor covering seating ..."

    Woodlouse infestation Cobwebs and an old curtain laid on floor covering seating area protecting new carpet a trip hazard and totally inadequate

    Dear Mr Bowker It is so very disappointing and upsetting for us when a guest leaves only negative feedback, when we make so much effort to make sure that our guests have a wonderful holiday. It is not an 'old curtain' please see below. The property does seem to get more than its fair share of cobwebs and the cleaners have told me that remove then but they form in half an hour (not sure if that true or not). It is hard to keep on top of them. We visited the property on the 8th February for one of our maintenance visits and left it cobweb free. We did see a few dead woodlice behind the washing machine and have removed them too. I am not sure that I would call it an infestation but each person is entitled to their own view. We all enjoy the rural nature of holiday cottages but are not so keen to welcome the creatures that come with them. Our gorgeous Retreat is very different to the 5 year old new build we live in for most of the year. I have to let you know that what you thought was an 'old curtain' is in fact a rug sold by the company Voyage Maison. Similar to to this one in the link below@ £275. The rug had began to ruck up as often rugs do, so I have sewn down the edge onour last visit https://www.curiosityinteriors.co.uk/home-accessories-c1/rugs-c86/voyage-maison-seaweed-watercolour-rug-p4060/s19624?utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=voyage-maison-seaweed-watercolour-rug&utm_campaign=froogle&cid=GBP&glCurrency=GBP&glCountry=GB We would have preferred to have hard flooring but were advised against it, as the floor is uneven Property Owner

    Reviewed by James3.1Jan 2024

  • "We book a hot tub get away every year."

    We prefer a quiet, scenic setting and this is exactly what we got in this charming, beautifully furnished, quaint cottage with everything you need in a secluded village. Restaurants and pubs close by with a lot of other wonderful activities to access. I loved watching the clouds constantly changing with stunning views looking from the living room window or the much welcomed hot tub! Thank you Andrea & Jack

    Thank you Andrea and Jack for your positive review. Its heart warming to know that all our efforts to renovate were worthwhile and that guests can enjoy the cottage as much as we do Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea3.8Oct 2023

  • "Stunning well kept hottub amazing will come again thanks rich & Hazel xx"

    Thank you Richard for the great review. It’s very pleasing to know all our renovation efforts are being appreciated Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "Brilliant cottage, great location and facilities within the property."

    We had two power cuts during our stay however this was manageable (we went out and walked snowdon instead) Great place for a close couple especially while cooking. Nice hottub. The garden could do with a tidy up but still a nice view from the hottub. Be prepared for no signal in the property so the use of included WiFi was paramount. Thank you for the stay.

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Sep 2023

  • "It's the cutest little cottage, has everything you need for a wee break away!"

    Garden had furniture for good weather and the hit tub was great!

    Thank you Richard for your lovely feedback. It’s greatly appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very nice stay, everything you need there is and more, clean, bed is very comfortable."

    Just only one thing I find as problem no parking space. Area is really quite, relaxing, near river, good location. We where happy to stay and happy to come back in the future. Thank you

    Thank you very much for you positive feedback. It is much appreciated Thank you also for raising the topic of parking. There is a parking place allocate exclusively to White Roses a few yards down, on the opposite side of the road - labeled for White Roses Retreat only . Did you find this parking space? I am concerned that maybe it was occupied by those that should not be there? We do keep putting a padlock on the chain that prevents others using it but the padlocks go missing!! I will look in to this issue as I don't want it to spoil other guests enjoyment of the property. Thanks again Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aurimas5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay small compact everything you need for relaxing after day of walking and sight seeing hot tub bonus views amazing quiet and peaceful."

    We will definitely recommend to family and friends.we will definitely come back thank you .

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very Clean and has everything you need. The bathroom treats were an added bonus. The hot tub is one of the reasons we booked it and it did not disappoint after coming back from a a day of hiking. The area is very nice quiet all you can hear is sheep. So for a get away this was perfect. There is Wi-Fi at the property but no signal. Great location. Will definitely be back and have recommended already

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very comfortable bungalow at the end of a quiet road in a sleepy Welsh village."

    We undertook lots of walks, hikes, swims and runs in the surrounding area and the hot tub made for a most welcome massage for sore muscles at the end of each day. Parking was fine, the bed and pillows were ever so comfortable and everything we needed was provided. The luxurious 'Tropic' toiletries were a special treat. Our only negative would be that the cottage was quite cluttered, albeit with attractive bits and pieces. This is particularly so in the kitchen where all of the cupboards were full and there was little space available for food storage.

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We have also taken note of your comments about the 'clutter'. It's a tough call as one persons clutter is someone else's 'essential equipment'. I have been to loads of holiday homes where there is hardly anything and that too is annoying. We are going ourselves on a maintenance visit this week and will endeavour to remove anything that is there in excess. In the kitchen there is a three tier basket for guests to put dry food in, if it wont fit in the cupboard. We hope you will visit again Karen PS. We have just returned from a maintenance visit and found the cupboards full of glasses from the dresser, so no wonder there was no space for your items. I have rearranged the cupboards again so there is room for guests shopping Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gregory4.4Mar 2023

  • "White Roses Retreat (The Bungalow) is just what the doctor ordered."

    A getaway, hideaway, peace and quiet sort of place. It can be a base for walking or tourism in Wales. Being close to Betws-y-Coed and a short drive to Conway amongst other places. The cottage is a home from home where peaceful existence is the name of the game. Everything you possibly need is available for you here as long as relaxation is at the top of your list. The hot tub is the cherry on the cake. Hard to recommend a more relaxing location.

    Thank you so much for your very positive review. It makes all the hard work put into the renovations, worthwhile. It is indeed a very relaxing spot. Thanks once again Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with the best facilities."

    Hot tub a great bonus. Well designed interior with plenty of space. Slightly damp feeling though and had to turn on heating and dehumidifiers regularly to combat it. Would have been good to put the fire on but currently not working. All in all an excellent stay in a great location.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We went to war with the damp as s on as we took ownership. Every floor has a new damp proof course ( epoxy resin which is impermeable) and the walls were painted with damp proof paint but in the Winter months it feels like the potential is still there, which is why we fitted the damp extractor fan in the kitchen (it is always on and cuts in when there is damp in the air) and put in two dehumidifiers. Thank you for using them Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2022

  • "Loved our stay here ."

    Everything was just like advertised and more . The facilities were top notch. The hot tub was to die for. Overall we really enjoyed our self’s.

    So pleased you liked it and had a good time Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Greta5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    Thank you very much for your comment Property Owner

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Stunning bungalow, in a gorgeous little village."

    Beautiful views all around. The cottage is immaculately clean and extremely well equipped. Local pub is lovely and handy shop just a 2 minute walk away. Would strongly recommend and will definitely be returning.

    Thank you Philippa for your positive feedback. Most heartening Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Aug 2022

  • "Charming cottage in beautiful, peaceful surroundings."

    Comfortable and spotlessly clean throughout. It had everything we needed for a really lovely holiday and the welcome package was a really nice way to start the trip. We would definitely stay again!

    Lovely comments, Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jul 2022

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, combination microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, coffee maker
  • Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and one set of towels inc. in rent
  • Dedicated parking space for 1 car approximately 50 yards away, guests can park outside the property for a short time to unload luggage
  • Raised patio area with table and chairs, lower garden
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Although the cottage is arranged on one level, there are 2 internal steps up to the bedroom and a very shallow step down into the shower room
  • Note: 2 adults max' (no children)
  • Note: The rear door to the garden has a low head height and there are steps onto the front patio and further steps down to the garden
  • Note: Fuel and power inc. in rent unless boiler is kept on all night

The property

This charming, single-storey property, White Roses Retreat, is located down a quiet lane in the Welsh village of Penmachno.

Just a short drive away from Betws-y-Coed and the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, this one-bedroom bungalow makes an idyllic escape for a couple.

The cottage has been tastefully decorated to provide a lovely, homely holiday retreat and arranged all on one level means it could be suitable for those who can find stairs a little challenging.

A spacious sitting room has an intimate dining area and boasts a large picture window overlooking the garden and encompassing hillside and countryside scenery, with seating which makes for a lovely romantic evening in, after a busy day exploring.

The galley-style kitchen is a pristine space with everything you need for a self-catering stay, including an electric oven, induction hob and fridge/freezer, as well as a sophisticated coffee maker with milk frother and pods, waffle maker, and baking equipment with recipe books.

The integrated plinth heater ensures no cold feet!

The bedroom is well-appointed and has a king-size double and a large double wardrobe.

The shower room, right next to the bedroom, is contemporary with a quadrant shower cubicle, basin and WC.

The small hall way is the ideal place to hang up wet clothes and put muddy boots, ready for another day of adventures.

Outside your delightful holiday cottage is a lovely patio area extending to a garden area, both with seating, making a lovely place to sit out and enjoy your morning cuppa and in the evening is perfect for alfresco dining.

Penmachno is a pretty village with some wonderful walks on the doorstep through some lovely unspoilt countryside and forests, providing ideal opportunities to do some wildlife and birdwatching.

There is some excellent fishing and the famous Penmachno mountain bike trails are located across the valley and are hidden gems of North Wales Mountain biking.

The Eagles local pub offers a warm welcome and the small, friendly bar serves traditional ales, selected from some of the best local breweries, as well as home-cooked meals on a Friday and Saturday.

Betws-y-Coed is a short four-mile drive away, home to Eryri’s (Snowdonia) visitor centre and offers a wide range of pubs, shops and cafés as well as a splendid golf course.

For visiting thrill-seekers, enjoy a few hours at nearby Blaenau Ffestiniog, now acclaimed to be one of the adventure capitals of North Wales, home to Zip World Titan, the longest zip wire in Europe, Bounce Below and Zip Caverns, a subterranean system of trampolines and zip wires deep underground, and of course there is the famous Ffestiniog Steam Railway for something a little more relaxing.

The popular seaside town of Llandudno is within easy reach, as is the popular Surf Snowdonia, and the Cardigan Bay coastline with numerous sandy beaches are just waiting to be discovered.

White Roses Retreat provides the ideal base if you’re seeking a getaway from it all location at any time of the year.

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

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas