Penmachno, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales
One of the finest Snowdonia holiday cottages for a family with an impeccably finished interior and a real mountain-feel location. Near Betws-y-Coed and all the Snowdonia holiday locations you’ll love!
Everyone loves Penrhyn Lodge:
'Set in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, this recently restored traditional Welsh gamekeeper’s cottage makes an ideal base for active families. Go zipwiring or join the mountain bike trail that starts on your doorstep.' Liz Bird for The Times travel section
A traditional C18th Welsh gamekeeper’s cottage once belonging to Lord Penrhyn and later owned by the National Trust, Pentop is idyllically situated in a clearing in Gwydir Forest at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. The cottage is high above the small Welsh village of Penmachno offering unlimited walking opportunities and sits at the crossroads of the renowned Penmachno Mountain Bike Trail.
Penrhyn Lodge has been restored by Snowdonia based craftsmen using local, reclaimed and sustainable materials wherever possible. The walls have been plastered with an insulating lime and hemp mix, and interior paints, in relaxing neutral shades, are both natural and breathable. Slate from the last working quarries in Blaenau Ffestiniog has been used creatively throughout and solid oak gates were made in nearby Llanrwst. The cottage is furnished with a sympathetic eye to its history and surroundings and makes luxurious use of simple wrought iron, waxed and painted wood and traditional wool from local mills.
What strikes you immediately when you arrive at Penrhyn Lodge is a tangible sense of calm – deep in the woods you have reached a still point in the turning world. By day, the light is filtered through the trees of the garden and the forest beyond, and at night the stars shine out of the darkest of dark skies. Penrhyn Lodge offers a simple but indulgent woodland retreat which you won’t want to leave…see our facebook gallery
Probably one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed at. Beautiful secluded surroundings and equipped to a high standard. Little touches such as fresh milk & butter, a home made bread, free range...
Probably one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed at. Beautiful secluded surroundings and equipped to a high standard. Little touches such as fresh milk & butter, a home made bread, free range eggs and cider was much appreciated. Those little things make a huge difference and I wish more cottage owners would think of that. The owners also provided us with a dog basket, blanket, dog bowl and a packet full of treats which again made up for a nice surprise. There was a vast array of information on local walks with detailed maps and unlimited supply of logs and kindling. The cottage was spotless and very clean. The only thing we were missing was a microwave but besides that all kitchen equipment was of high standard. Very friendly owners who let us in an hour earlier as we arrived straight from Manchester airport and were very tired. We will return without a doubt. A haven for all dog owners or people who love the outdoors.
Lovely comfortable cottage in fantastic location 'great friendly reception ,what more could you say about this ,except that I will definitely come again many thanks, John
My family , visiting from Cape Town, felt truly blessed being in the mountain mists at Penhyrn and we had to tear ourselves away. The treasured memories will stay and the special touches made it a home from home. Thank you
A beautiful and peaceful place to stay. The weather wasn't in our favour, but it didn't bother us at all. The cottage made a wonderful, cosy retreat from the wind and rain. Emma and David are just so helpful and welcoming and the cottage feels like home from the moment you step through the door.
Penrhyn Cottage was absolutely fantastic and we couldn't have found a better place for a relaxing honeymoon. Our hungarian viszla adored the garden and surrounding terrain, and the local walks were perfect. Emma and David made sure our arrival was special with some local ales, champagne and locally sourced provisions. This is a place which I think we'll return to time and time again. Thank you!
This was our 4th visit to Penrhyn Lodge and needless to say we will be back! We love this UTT offering ... peace and quiet combined with luxury right in the middle of the forest. A special occurrence on this visit was experiencing a stage of the Cambrian Rally that rounded the corner in front of the cottage. Not sure Emma will be able to top that next time ... although the champagne and brownies for Valentine's Day this time were gorgeous.
The cottage is situated in an idyllic peaceful location and you are completely surrounded by natural beauty. The cottage is beautifully finished and lovingly cared for; a real home from home. The perfect place if you want to get away from it all.
Had a fantastic holiday the lodge was amazing the dogs enjoyed it to walk. Will definitely be returning in January. Karen Teasdale
Very well appointed retreat from everyday hussle and bussle. Great not having a tv or telephone reception, although our guests felt a bit 'cut off' (Wifi was available though). The welcome goodies were very much appreciated, especially by Gatsby (our dog). Local wildlife are great to watch. A real recommendation.
We had a truly lovely time staying at this cottage. We felt that a tremendous amount of love and care (and indeed skill) had gone into renovating the cottage and a lot of thought had been given into what guests would like and need. We felt very spoilt and are determined to return - Thank you!
This was our 2nd stay at Penrhyn Lodge, and just as lovely as the first. Emma and David have created a lovely, cosy cottage and the home-made treats are fab! The location is great, nice and remote with walking straight from the door. But only a short drive to some other great walks in the area. The kitchen has everything you need to be fully self-catered and the bedroom is perfect for lazy mornings. I recommend this place to everybody!
A fantastic example of relaxation, well thought out and excellently appointed. Arival to freshly baked bread, local beers and even doggie treats for our two staffy's! We walked, explored and importantly relaxed - thankyou!
A lovely cottage in a great location. The owner goes out of her way to ensure guests have a fabulous time, providing homemade cake, homemade sour dough bread, eggs from her own hens, local butter, local ales, and treats for your 4-legged friends. All of the little touches were so welcome and made for a fabulous stay. Thank you!
“It's a wonderful place, and I really enjoyed my stay. The owners have managed to create a fantastic retreat which combines both simplicity and luxury. I particularly loved the fire, the bathroom (great bath and shower!!) and the wonderful, wonderful comfortable bed ” Rachel, Farnham (October 2012)
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