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Penmaen House

(Ref. 1004733)

Trefor, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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  • small (4)
  • parking (3)

8 Customer Reviews

  • "On whole the house had everything we needed."

    What let it down was the firststairs case and second staircase they were stepper than expected. The bathroom was very small. And dated. Every morning we were woken to the buses going up the street from the bus depot at the bottom of road around 6.30am. The parking is not properly explained. Unable to park near property and was told there was parking for us at the community pub but when asked at the pub they knew nothing about it. When we got parked near to house we had difficulty get out because they parked there cars very near. The worst was on coming back from one of our days out and realising the property had been entered without our knowledge or permission it was very disturbing to us.

    Thank you for your feedback- it good to know that the house overall had everything you needed. We are sorry if the stairs were an issue for you; we have made sure that photo 9 clearly shows the incline of both staircases, and the upper floor 'paddle' stairs are mentioned twice in the description of the property. We also provide two stair-gates, one fixed and one removable. We are not sure where the confusion around parking came from. We do provide instructions both in our welcome text and in the house file. However, following your difficulty we will include instructions in our booking information. We have been given permission for guests to park at the Community pub. and have recently confirmed that this continues. Finally, we are sorry that you were disturbed by the housekeeping team coming in to replace a damp hallway mat in your absence. We have spoken to them and they felt it was OK in the circumstances, as they had explained in person on the day in question that they would be providing a new mat and did knock on the front door before entering. However, this is not our usual arrangement - they would normally try to reach us prior to seeking guest permission to enter, which they believed they had informally in this case. We do hope that the incident did not spoil your overall experience and thank you for visiting Penmaen House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith3.1Sep 2023

  • "What particularly impressed was the speed and efficiency with which a couple of unavoidable issues with the property were dealt with."

    A kettle that stopped working was replaced in a matter of hours. A serious plumbing problem likewise was dealt with swiftly with no inconvenience to ourselves. I’ve stayed in many holiday cottages and have never known issues to be dealt with so quickly. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ceri5.0Sep 2023

  • "When we made the booking we hadn’t realised just how steep the stairs to the attic room are."

    One of the adult guests sustained several bruises to her legs during the weeks stay and her husband stumbled down them. We thought the property had 2 bathrooms and that was the main reason we choose Penman House over something else close by, but we quickly discovered the 2nd bathroom is actually a downstairs WC with sink! The front door looks like it hasn’t been cleaned down in several months, maybe longer, together with the overgrown plant at the front and recycling boxes full from the previous guests, arriving at the property last Saturday was a little disappointing. The bed linen was good, as was the kitchen and generally the rest of the house was surface clean, but the bathroom needs to be done better particularly the blinds and outside around the toilet pan. Cleaning the outside of the front windows once a month would certainly lift the property too. The cushions in the lounge leaked feathers every evening. Parking was fine during our stay, which was something we had concerns about before arriving. Whilst the house is small and a bit tricky for 2 families, it’s in a nice location for exploring north Wales and a lovely walk to local Trefor Beach. Overall score would probably be around 7 out of 10.

    I am sorry to hear you experienced issues with the attic room stairs during your stay at Penmaen House. It does clearly state on the website that the attic room has paddle stairs and is only suitable for children aged 9 and above and adults without mobility issues. It is also highlighted and explained further in the description in red on the website. The description also reads that there is a cloakroom, with a basin and toilet, as well as the bathroom - apologies if you missed this Thank you for the information regarding the front door and the bathroom. This will be fed back to the housekeeping team. We are glad you enjoyed the holiday location and found no issues with the parking - always good to hear. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marcus2.8Jul 2023

  • "We fell in love with Trefor and the environs."

    Such a friendly place and stunning countryside. The cottage was lovely just slightly difficult to park on the days we were there, though apparently this is unusual.

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Aug 2022

  • "Feel quite sad leaving this feedback."

    Everything about the cottage was fantastic. Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, every facility you can imagine, great location for exploring the Llyn Peninsular. Parking however appears to be a major issue for two of the neighbours. ALL of the other neighbours were lovely, friendly, helpful, and pleased that we were staying in their small community.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2022

  • "Five of us stayed the week at Penmaen House, there was plenty of room for us all."

    The beds were very comfortable, well equipped kitchen, quiet cosy house. Lots of lovely scenery and walks close to the house.

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Penmaen House which we found to be very comfortable and a great base for exploring the area."

    This was our first trip to North Wales and we will definitely be returning for the beautiful scenery and the wide range of outdoor activities. The John family

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Aug 2021

  • "We stayed at Penmaen House for a week and were delighted with our choice of accomodation."

    We had a wonderful stay and definitely picked the right week weather wise. Great location for exploring Anglesey, Snowdonia mountains, Llyn Peninsula and Porthmadoc area. Small sleepy village away from the main road which was appealing to us. We didn't want a touristy town. The house has got lovely interiors and a well equipped kitchen ... even more appliances than mentioned on the website. Great communication from the owner via text ahead of our stay in case we had any questions. So overall a great find, we would highly recommend the house to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Florian4.7Jun 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 double, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open-plan living space with sitting area and dining area
  • Electric storage heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Owner also has permitted parking space/s down the road, the details of which will be provided upon booking; Other, closer, roadside parking is on a 'first-come, first-served' basis
  • Patio area with seating
  • 2 well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.01 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Attic twin room may not be suitable for those with limited mobility due to paddle stairs
  • Note: Attic twin room only suitable for children of 9 years of age or older and adults

The property

Located in the village of Trefor in Gwynedd, close to beautiful beaches and coastline, is this family-friendly, mid-terrace property, Penmaen House.

The holiday home sits on the spectacular Llŷn Peninsula, where you're sure to fall in love with North Wales and its stunning, natural scenery.

Benefiting from a well-equipped kitchen, you'll find everything you need for a self-catering stay, along with outdoor seating, local amenities a stone's throw away, and dog-friendly accommodation.

Be welcomed into the bright and airy open-plan living space, fantastic for gathering friends for dinner around the table for six or relaxing in the sitting area, where two plush sofas and a TV await.

The beautifully fitted kitchen is sure to please the group's chef, complete with an electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher, and washer/dryer, so you can keep beach towels and swimming gear fresh.

After dinner, find a quiet spot to unwind with a cold beverage in your private patio area with bistro-style seating.

Head upstairs to find two of three bedrooms, a double and a super-king-size (zip/link), along with a family bathroom.

The second floor has a quirky, twin bedroom in the attic, suitable for older children and adults.

Trefor is a picturesque base for your holiday in North Wales; stop for dinner at Tafarn Y Tŵr, stock up on essentials at the local store, stroll along the scenic Traeth Trefor and venture on a coastal walk to Trefor Sea Stacks.

There are plenty of idyllic locations along the peninsula, including hikes to the Tre'r Ceiri Hillfort, Nefyn, Aberdaron, and the surfing haven of Abersoch, not far from the breath-taking Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth) and the National Trust's Plas yn Rhiw, a 16th-century Georgian house.

Pwllheli with its popular beach and Criccieth are also within reach, a must for historians hoping to explore Castell Criccieth, as well as the renowned Bron Eifion Fishing Lakes for coarse fishing.

Venturing further afield, you'll find the gorgeous, Italianate village of Portmeirion with stunning views of the Dwyryd Estuary, along with the historic Porthmadog, and Snowdonia National Park for unforgettable mountain hikes and outdoor adventures.

If you want to cover more ground, jump on the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways or the Welsh Highland Railway to experience vintage train rides through idyllic countryside.

However you spend your holiday, make Penmaen House your home-from-home in North Wales.

Penmaen House And Cottage

Found in the heart of the seaside village of Trefor, at the gateway of the Llyn Peninsula are these two delightful terraced properties. Completed and finished to a lovely standard, these Trefor cottages provide excellent accomodation for a family holiday, or a gathering of old friends. With fully fitted kitchens, and spacious living areas, as well as charming bedrooms, these properties will ensure you will look forward to coming home after a day of exploring the North Wales coastline. A short walk through the village will bring you to the stunning beach and the harbour, with the Wales Coast Path easily accessed from Trefor, you can start your adventures on your doorstep!

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About the location


Nefyn 7.5 miles; Abersoch 15.4 miles; Portmeirion 20 miles; Bangor 22 miles.

The small village of Trefor is surrounded by sea and mountains, overlooking Caernarfon Bay, and enjoys a harbour with stone breakwater pier and sheltered sandy beach that the Wales Coastal Path runs past, or the more adventurous can enjoy a regular surf outside the breakwater. The village benefits from a convenience store, Post Office and licensed social club. Nearby, in the village of Llithfaen, are the Welsh Language and Heritage Centre and restaurant. The pretty coastal town of Nefyn lies 7.5 miles away, sitting atop sweeping cliffs, and is home to a fine, two-mile stretch of sandy beach, along with a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, and the award-winning golf club is popular with families and couples alike. Trefor is also within reach of the amenities of the popular towns of Pwllheli, Abersoch, Caernarfon, Portmeirion and Bangor. The coastline around this region is dotted with castles and coves, while fishing, sailing and watersports are all available. The start of the Snowdonia National Park is 5 miles away, with its dramatic scenery and abundance of superb walks. With its proximity to such a wide range of destinations, this area makes a superb base for a break in North Wales.

Note: Twin room may not suitable for the elderly or infirm due to paddle stairs
Note: Twin room only suitable for children of 9 years of age or older and adults
Note: Check in 5PM

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