We stayed for 3 nights in what was a really comfy and cosy cottage. It was perfect for our stay - this traditional cottage is very clean and well equipped with all the facilities we needed - we just had to bring our food, drinks and ourselves.
This cottage is perfect for 2 people - not suitable for any more than that so don't try to squeeze anyone else in. No mobile phone coverage - which was like heaven - but there is a public phone box in the village and wi-fi is available at the cottage if you can't bear to be without. There is a very small seating area at the back of the property but we didn't use that.
Penmachno was an ideal location for us. There are no shops in the village but it's just 4.5 miles to Bewts Y Coed. This really was a 'get away from it all' stay. Pretty walks in the immediate area and very easy to get to the tourist areas.
Loved our stay - we'll be visiting again.
The cottage is very well equipped for 2 people self- catering and the tiny kitchen area very well thought through. We cooked for ourselves each day so this was important. It was a pretty chilly, misty and rainy week away and were pleased the cottage is warm with storage heaters. We didn’t need to light a fire. The bed was comfy and Linda extremely helpful. It was great to have a very friendly pub literally to fall into over the road. Purple Moose beer and a couple of others to try each eve was great and the organic eggs they sold a wonderful find. The pub doesn’t open every night and only serves very basic food, so bare this in mind.
We walked a couple of days from the cottage using a cheap guidebook called Walks from Penmachno pub. by Kittiwake books bought at Betwsycoed tourist information. Always take an OS map too as it was easy to get lost in the vast expanse of woodland with assorted forestry and smaller tracks and paths. There were numerous Penmachno mountain biking tracks locally too.
The cottage was near enough to do Snowdon- yes, we managed one clear day, and many other mountains and hills in the Carnedds, Glyders, Arrans etc. We also had a day touring the coast through Porthmadog along the Lynn peninsula to the Whispering Sands beach at Porthole ( amazing!) So a very good central location for a range of pastimes, all within an hour or so.
This was the perfect size for two people. The rooms were cosy but still big enough for two people. The cottage was very well presented and it was lovely to sit down in the evening to a log fire. Really close to lots of great walks and visitor activities, It really is the prefect place for a getaway!!!