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Henrhiw Bach

Penmachno, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 17430)


(19 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "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 MichaelMay 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 NicolaDec 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 DeOct 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 BeatriceSep 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 CeiNov 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 LukeAug 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 ShawnJun 2019

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

    Warm , friendly.

    Reviewed by PhilMay 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 JohnApr 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 SamNov 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 MarieSep 2018

  • "Cosy cottage in lovely surroundings."

    Mr and Mrs Roberts are a lovely couple.

    Reviewed by PhillipAug 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 FreddyJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by RenataMay 2018

  • "Hosts are fantastic, friendly and welcoming."

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

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 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 CaroleDec 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 NancyAug 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 TrevorJul 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 SharronJun 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
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  • Christmas