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Henrhiw Bach

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Penmachno, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful, the cottage was warm, cosy and everything we needed for our weeks holiday with our dog."

    Stunning location with amazing views, a fabulous digital detox with there being no Wifi. Will definitely return.

    Thank you for you're feedback it was a pleasure to meet you ,looking forward to see you again, Take Care, Dei & Dilys Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage everything we needed it's set in an elevated position with beautiful views, lovely garden for our elderly little border terrier Jasper,easy to drive to other locations in Snowdonia, the owners were very friendly thank you."

    Dave&June and Jasper

    Thank you for you're lovely feedback, it was a pleasure to meet you, hope you arrived home safely, Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "The shower ust not so easy to use"

    Reviewed by Nina4.4Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The peace and quiet is exactly what we needed. The views are wonderful.The owners are a lovely couple and nothing was to much trouble to them.

    It was a pleasure to meet you both, so glad you enjoyed you're stay with us. Take Care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather Joy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Henrhiw Bach is a super little cottage!"

    Much bigger on the inside than it looks, good sized bright and airy bathroom, with bath, shower and piping hot water, all the kitchen facilities and parephenalia you could want, two bedrooms with double beds and another comfy single bed / settle which I slept on like a baby. Delightful owners Ken and Phyllis who made us very welcome. The views all around are simply beautiful, total peace and quiet only the sound of the river Dee down in the valley below. Thoroughly recommend a stay here to rest and re-charge. Dog walks right outside and well placed to drive in any direction for hill walking, castles or beaches. I had teenagers with me and although there was no internet in the cottage, my daughter's worked outside and as soon as we left the village in the car they were able to catch up anyway on all that social media I was glad to be away from for a week! Small Spar with Post Office in the village below for any essentials. A well needed, cosy stay in the green valleys of Wales, thank you!

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2023

  • "Would have been nice to know that the cottage is in a mobile phone dead zone and had no wi-fi"

    Reviewed by Alasdair3.8Jul 2023

  • "We very much appreciated the authentic, rustic, cosy cottage in a most peaceful and idyllic location."

    It was well equipped with everything one may need and the garden was an absolute delight. We loved the sheep wandering past the kitchen window! My husband, previously a photo journalist, thoroughly enjoyed the fact that there was no wifi or phone signal

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Jun 2023

  • "Friendly owner."

    beautifuls views. recommended. No internet but for us no problem.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage looks out on some really great views of the countryside and village. Beds were comfortable. Cooker easy to use. A good supply of kitchen utensils. The fridge was a bit small but understand space is limited. Very peaceful location. One small drawback- We couldn't get hot water from the taps. We stuck with boiling the kettle all week for washing up ,until at last minute owner mentioned there was a switch in the kitchen for it. that we didn't realize . The shower did have hot water though. Friendly owners. Overall had a good stay and would book again.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7May 2023

  • "Everything was very good, but cheers, no Internet"

    Reviewed by Yilmaz3.8Apr 2023

  • "Lovely 17th century cottage, which is very comfortable and which has everything you need for a weeks self catering."

    Amazing views of the village and surrounding countryside. The owners live close and are very friendly and the cottage was very clean on arrival.

    Thank you very much for you're feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves, Hope to see you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2023

  • "Amazing cottage with stunning view."

    Great base location if you are planning on hiking. Owner was lovely, friendly and cared about smallest detail. Cottage itself is well equipped and looking really cosy. We had wonderful time, and definitely will be back again!

    Thank you for the lovely comments,very much apprecated, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daria5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a beautiful setting overlooking the valley."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful. Came home one day and a new gate had been fitted as the old one wouldn’t shut properly. Came and asked if it was ok to cut the grass. Would recommend this place if you want a peaceful cottage in Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2022

  • "The House was so beautiful, as was everything around it."

    So friendly,dear landlord. Just three wonderful weeks spent in beautiful Wales. Many thanks for everything. Also a Sykes Cottages for the hassle free Transaction. Greetings from Bonn/ Germany

    Reviewed by Ina5.0Jun 2022

  • "Property is ideal for a couple, good to have friendly owner’s available should ..."

    Property is ideal for a couple, good to have friendly owner’s available should you need them, internet due to location pretty much none existent, however quite nice to be out of touch for a change

    Reviewed by Michael4.1May 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay over the new year, owners were so lovely, there to greet us when we arrived, cottage was clean and warm, would definitely stay here again."

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1Dec 2021

  • "The bathroom needs heating was freezing storage heater doesn't work it was replaced by electric blow heater which turns itself off after 10 seconds very cold n damp 3 towels to share with 4 guests and nowhere to dry damp towels very disappointed (knocked at main house twice for more towels no reply) no poppy bedlinen and lots of cobwebs about downstairs bedroom cold n damp."

    . But Beautiful views n quaint little cottage but needs moderning sorry not for us would not return

    Reviewed by D E2.5Oct 2021

  • "It's a beautiful place, the cottage is well equipped, cozy and warm."

    The owners are friendly and very helpful. There is no wify, you can pick the signal up from one of the other cottages, in the carpark. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Beatrice5.0Sep 2021

  • "The owners went out of their way to ensure our stay was enjoyable; checking everything was ok, supplying wood/coal for a night and leaving coffee/tea and welsh cakes for our arrival."

    The rooms were very clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. The cottage was on the cool side as rooms only heated by storage heaters but the open fire in the living room meant evenings were very comfortable and the childrens' loft bedroom was also warm.The owners offered us portable electric heaters too.The cottage is perfect for a short stay in both location and facilities.

    Reviewed by Cei4.7Nov 2019

  • "Unfortunately there was used sanitary products in the bin on arrival."

    also used tissues in bedroom bin. be careful as on website it States bedroom one has 1 X double bed and 1 X sofa bed. bedroom two has 1 X double bed and one sofa bed. this is not right as not enough room for a sofa bed in the bedrooms. hardly room to walk around the beds. Freeview does not work even though advertised. Some of the heaters don't work.

    Reviewed by Luke2.2Aug 2019

  • "This cottage is in a superb location for mountain bikes as it’s so close to the trail, Tank enjoyed his stay although he did manage to get under the garden gate (being a JRT) and scampered off to the next house on a little adventure!"

    Owners were able very welcoming and it was lovely to be created by Spot when we arrived :).

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Jun 2019

  • "Excellent location, What you would call an authentic cottage experience, Excellent hosts."

    Warm , friendly.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0May 2019

  • "Little more accurate detail of accommodation, ie fire was not log burner , it was electric."

    Bedroom upstairs was very difficult to access due to stairs being difficult to climb .

    Thank you very much for the feedback regarding log burner I advertise the property having open fire and we also advise our guests on arrival that they can either use electric burner or open fire. I do provide starter pack for the open fire. Regarding the steps it is cleanly mentioned in the property description on the website that my property have steep open tread stairway leading to attic bedroom with sloping ceiling with access to bed from one side only. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Apr 2019

  • "Great location and cosy accommodation."

    Superb view with great access to the Penmachno mountain bike trails. Property owners were lovely people too.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was advertised as having a real open fire, it was an electric blown air fake log burner."

    The mattress in the single bed in the ground floor and the double upstairs are just awful, the springs dug in your back when you laid on it. The toilet was really dirty round the seat. The storage heaters in the bathroom lounge and dining room did not work. We had to stay in another cottage on the first night as a fuse blew in our cottage. The owners did not know what to do, they brought us no candles or torches and eventually at midnight we went into an empty cottage they had. It had not been cleaned from the previous people and we had to take all our bedding off the cottage we were in and make the beds ourselves. The settee in that cottage had a section on the seat about 30cm square that had been patched up with black tape. We would not return as it was do below the standard that would be delivered. And would not book through Sykes as the description was not accurate. Very disappointing as we have not stayed in a cottage for many years and it was a present for my husbsnds mums 70th.

    Reviewed by Marie2.8Sep 2018

  • "Cosy cottage in lovely surroundings."

    Mr and Mrs Roberts are a lovely couple.

    Reviewed by Phillip4.7Aug 2018

  • "It was perfect for the 3 of us(2 adults and 1 dog)Beautiful situation with great views."

    Very friendly owner without being intrusive.Pity about the rain.

    Reviewed by Freddy4.7Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful, fantastic weekend in a cosy, friendly and warm little cottage, couldn't wish for anything better."

    Reviewed by Renata4.7May 2018

  • "Hosts are fantastic, friendly and welcoming."

    Had the most relaxing holiday, beautiful surroundings and beautiful cottage. Will definitely return

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was like a home away from home, everything we needed was there."

    Our hosts Dai and Dylis were fantastic so helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend the property for anyone wanting to stay in this special place

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Dec 2017

  • "Henrhiw Bach was all we expected and more!"

    The careful modernization of this old cottage retained it's character while making it comfortable with all the usual amenities. Dai and Dilys Roberts were warm and friendly, welcoming us like family. The views from the private garden were spectacular and the evening walk to The Eagles pub was delightful with wild blackberries to pick on the way. The villagers were kind and friendly. Henrhiw Bach felt like coming home. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a wonderful experience in rural Wales.

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Aug 2017

  • "Beautiful location,so peaceful and tranquil."

    The owners Dei and Dilys are lovely and helpful.They remembered us from 10 years ago.Very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.2Jul 2017

  • "There was no open fire as in the description above (was an electric fire with only one bar working) and not all the storage heaters were in working order."

    Reviewed by Sharron4.0Jun 2017

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x first floor attic double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with single day bed, dining area and open fire.
  • Electric heaters with open fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, selection of DVDs
  • All fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed front patio with side lawn, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Steep open tread stairway leading to attic bedroom with sloping ceiling with access to bed from one side only
  • Note: Low doorways throughout.

The property

A traditional, 17th century, detached cottage surrounded by fields and countryside in an elevated position just a quarter of a mile above the village of Penmachno, in the magnificent Snowdonia National Park.

This Penmachno cottage is furnished to a comfortable standard and is in a wonderful location with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valley.

This charming character cottage is ideal for a Penmachno family holiday as it has a master bedroom and a cosy attic bedroom with the option of an additional single bed in part of the sitting room.

With exposed beams, an open fire and whitewashed stone walls this Penmachno cottage creates a homely atmosphere to greet you after a day out exploring Snowdonia or attacking the challenging mountain bike trail which crosses the other side of the valley.

This is a fabulous destination for those wishing to explore the area, with the charming village of Betws-y-Coed only four miles away, offering traditional pubs, quality restaurants and numerous outdoor activities.

For visiting thrill-seekers, enjoy a few hours at one or both of the Zip World sites in North Wales.

Zip World Velocity in Bethesda boasts the longest zip run in Europe, whereas Zip World Titan offers the first four person zip line.

Guaranteed to be an exhilarating day out!

A wonderful Penmachno cottage for anyone wishing to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref 913376, together they sleep 11.

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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: Steep open tread stairway leading to attic bedroom with sloping ceiling with access to bed from one side only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas