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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Built in 1851 Pen-y-Bryn is a particularly attractive semi-detached 3 bedroom cottage. The interior is tastefully finished in a traditional style with many period pieces of Welsh furniture. To ensure snug evenings on winter nights the sitting room has a large log burning stove set in an original engraved slate inglenook fireplace. A secluded walled garden surrounds the property with the front garden facing directly south creating a sheltered sun trap during the summer months. The small rear terrace has stunning views over Moelwyn Bach.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Borth-y-Guest 11 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Liverpool John Lennon 110 km, Nearest railway: Portmadog 11 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The interior of Pen-y-Bryn has a relaxed and comfortable feel, the sitting room has two 2/3 seater sofas and an armchair, tv and dvd player.

The kitchen is well equipped with all that is needed to cater for a party of 5/6, including fridge, electric oven, extractor fan. The freezer if housed in the under stairs cupboard. French doors open from the kitchen onto the rear terrace, offering both morning and evening sunshine while looking at the extensive mountain views. There is a further utility area with a washer/dryer, microwave and extra shelving/storage space - useful for boots and coats.

Bedroom 1 is a very pretty room looking onto the garden and hills beyond. The room has a comfortable king size brass bed, cable tv and built in wardrobes/storage. Bedroom 2 includes full size bunk beds, original fireplace and views over the garden. There is a linking walk through wardrobe giving access to Bedroom 1. Bedroom 3 is on the ground floor and includes an antique 4ft double brass bed (a normal sized double bed is 4ft 6inches). The room is accessed from the sitting room and has views over the front terrace. A 6th visitor is welcome by prior arrangement - please call owner to discuss.

The wood panelled bathroom includes a full size bathroom suite with electric overhead shower. There is a cupboard housing a large economy 7 water heater with extra boast to ensure hot water is available at all times.

All rooms have economy 7 night store heaters making winter visits cosy and snug.

Further details outdoors

One of the main features of Pen-y-Bryn is the pretty south facing garden. The front terrace has been laid to slate surrounded by a pretty slate topped wall, there is also a built in slate table. There is a stone barbecue and gravelled area leading down to a secluded lawn area. The garden has a rustic, countryside feel with mature plants and a giant 150 year old (approx) Rhododendron Tree.

As the cottage is built on a hillside it is important young children are supervised at all times when using the garden.

It is posible to park outside the cottage for short periods of time while unloading etc., but it is recommended that visitors park their cars in the parking area (25metres from front gate).

Further details

The prices shown are for a party of 2 - 5, the cottage is suitable for 6 visitors but please speak with the owner to discuss nightly rates.

The North Wales region

The hamlet of Rhyd is set in a beautiful location with Pen-y-Bryn nestling comfortably amongst lakes, mountains and the glorious scenery of Snowdonia National Park. The area of North Wales offers a vast array of tourist activities. Climbers, ramblers and family holidaymakers can explore the stunning Snowdon Range, with Moelwyn Bach sitting directly behind the cottage. For the sporty visitor North Wales offers a large amount of Golf Courses to suit all abilities, many set in the most dramatic of locations. For those who are interested in mountain biking the Forestry Commission Mountain Bike Centre can be found in Coed-y-Brenin.

The area is renowned for historical castles, including Caernarfon with its pomp and grandeur to the nearby Harlech and Criccith Castles dramatically located on the stunning coastline. Numerous family activities can be found to entertain children of all ages from Butterfly Farms on the Isle of Anglesey to Adventure Courses and rock climbing for the more demanding of teenagers. The breathtaking mountains create a stunning backdrop to the village of Rhyd, while some of North Wales most stunning beaches can be found only a 20 mins drive away offering visitors the chance to experience a truly diverse and ........ holiday experience.

Vale of Ffestiniog

The cottage has an attractive south facing secluded garden allowing visitors to relax and enjoy the Welsh Countryside while knowing they have only a short drive to access some of North Wales many tourist attractions. The picturesque Ffestiniog Railway can be found at the nearby Tan-y Bwlch Station (1.5KM) In fact the whistle of the steam trains can be heard winding their way through the Vale of Ffestiniog which sitting in the garden. Nearby (1.5km) there are some beautiful forestry walks giving access to breathtaking lakes - an absolute favourite for the bold swimmer! Blaenau Ffestiniog is a short drive with its fascinating and educational Slate Mines while the Electric Mountain Centre can be found at Llanberis. Portmerion, the fantasy world created by local architect Clough Williams Ellis is only 6km away, while the pretty villages of Beddgelert and Betws-y-Coed only a short drive.

There are so many activities available for visitors to enjoy, for further information please call owner.

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Review 1-7 of 7

11 Nov 2013


"The perfect cottage for a quiet holiday in North Wales"

My family and I have visited Pen-y-Bryn once or twice a year for the past 10 years or so. It is a beautifully located, very well appointed traditional country cottage with wood-burner, exposed beams e… More

4 Nov 2013


"Beautiful Area & Cottage"

We stayed at the cottage recently and loved the area and wildlife. Its a nice, well equiped cottage as stated in the advert and the owners were very easy to deal with. The area is nice and remote, but… More

20 May 2013


"A beautiful and tranquil retreat"

We had a great week in this lovely, traditional Welsh cottage, in a very tranquil location. Stunning scenery and easy access to all Snowdonia attractions. Lots of brilliant walks from the door, inc… More

11 Apr 2013


"A real gem."

"We enjoyed our first visit so much, we came back to the UK for a two month stay at the cottage. The cottage is tranquil, warm and snug and the surrounding area dramatic and beautiful. In the de… More

3 Jun 2012


"A beautifull cottage with magnificent views.."

the cottage has real character , a lovely open fire place with log burner.
the cottage is situated in a very sought after position near snowdonia national park and has, a lot of locations nearby such as betsy coed a lovely village well worth visiting! and the town of beddgelert with amazing scenery and fantastic walks!
this is a must for the lover of peace and quiet a real pick me up for the body and soul.

Gary & Kathy.

3 May 2012


"Lovely country cottage, great location"

We have just had our second stay at Pen y Bryn and once again had a lovely holiday. The cottage is very cosy and comfortable, just what we would expect from a country cottage in Wales and the quiet location is ideal for a peaceful break, with no tv on you can hear a pin drop in the late evening. The big double bed in the main bedroom adds some extra comfort. When the weather permits it is great to sit outside for meals etc. at the slate table on the front terrace. Whilst being situated in the hills it is also 10-15 mins from the beach and also lovely picturesque villages such as Beddgelert. We took our dog and had the choice of the hills, the beach or nearby lakes for walking. We will definitely be returning in the future.

19 Apr 2012


"Very comfortable cottage, great location."

We have just returned from a great week at this cottage. It was very comfortable and roomy enough for our 4 young children aged between 4 and 8. The children loved playing in the small but very interesting garden and the log burner in the living room made a few damp evenings very cosy.
The location was perfect for us, in a quiet rural area but easy access to the whole of Snowdonia and the beaches. We did lots of walking over the week but one of the best was walking from the cottage to the nearby lakes and up to the station for coffee. So much to do in Snowdonia, we will definately be returning.

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Calendar last updated:15 Sep 2014

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