Set in the beautiful location of Penmachno (quite literally surrounding by rolling hills), this cottage is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life for a few days. With no phone signal or wifi, you really can switch off. The cottage is quite cold but we were provided with fire wood and plenty of heaters, blankets and even hot water bottles! It is well equipped with good kitchen equipment and extra blankets for the bedding. The bed was really comfy and it was lovely to wake up to bird song.
The cottage had Sky TV and a good selection of DVDs to choose from. There were also plenty of books on the bookcase.
We spent most of our time walking the hills and visiting the falls around Betws-y-Coed, which, in itself is a lovely little place to visit for a morning or afternoon. We didn't venture much further because we didn't feel that we needed to, but the cottage is also close to the A road so it's easy to get out and about.
Anne was a very helpful host who provided full instructions and information prior to arrival. She even allowed us to arrive early on our journey down because the weather was poor.
No doubt we'll be back again.
We were a group of 4 friends and were delighted to spend a Saturday night there. The place is really cosy and Anne and Colin had everything prepared for us to enjoy our stay. When we got there, we found the fireplace ready to be just lit! Thanks a lot!
Anne was extremely helpful and easy going from start to finish. Everything was perfect at the cottage, we felt at home instantly and didn't need for anything all weekend.
We really appreciated the little touches such as the Welsh cakes and the hot water bottles, as well as the "big things" such as comfortable furniture and logs for the fire.
We would definitely stay again.
I stayed here for one night as I was hiking snowdonia y garn. It's was a fabulous day with snow on the summit. The cottage was the most perfect end to a perfect day. The log burner was amazing and the welcome gift was a massive bonus. The cottage had everything I needed and it was so clean. The owner was brilliant and was available to answer any questions I had with speedy replies. Definitely going back March and April and may. Perfect location for snowdonia. Thanks again.
The cottage of Bryn Awel is in the very center of Penmachno. The valley is surrounded by sheep covered hills. Across from the cottage is an old and historic church that is a UNESCO site. It was a cozy, well appointed place to land for the start of our Welsh tour. A cute kitchen with everything we needed, including a view out across the valley. Very comfortable beds with warm duvets. We had everything we needed right at our fingertips. Anne and Colin were wonderful hosts, helping with luggage and suggestions for places to eat and visit.