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“Lovely Location, lovely Owners”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bach Wen Cottages

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Bach Wen Cottages
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Lovely Location, lovely Owners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Just come back from a week at Bach Wen Farm, we stayed in Brockwell, nice 3 bedroomed cottage with open plan livingroom/kitchen and dining room, cottage had everything we needed, including nice big garden, pity the weather wasn't up to us sitting in it....but you can't have everything.
A car is essential as the local shop only stocks the very basic's but there s a Tesco just a few miles up the road, so its not a problem.
The owners Helen and Jonny are a very nice couple and very helpful, they are new to the game but seem to be doing a grand job, they are in the process of converting the barn into a residents bar/cafe/lounge and tho it isn't yet finished, it looks very nice, so if your up for a "staycation" give Bach Wen a try, don't think you will be disappointed......the cottages are dog friendly too.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Mill Cottage with friends and our dogs for a week between 16/02/13 and 23/02/13.
Between the four of us we have stayed at Bach Wen for maybe 8 out of the last 10 years and have been very satisfied with our holidays here.
I agree to some extent with the poorer and older reviews in so much as the cottages have "slipped" or have been in need of some attention as the years have gone on but this has not spoiled our stays. Yes they may need a lick of paint in places and I totally agree that if you are paying this amount of money you expect to be warm and comfortable no matter how cold it is outside.
What I can say is that the new owners do appear to be tackling these issues and there were definite signs of improvement (paintwork and new mattress)
Improvements that could be made given the price would include: cookware, eg casserole dish. Fit for purpose pans and knives. Controls for the cooker and hob are worn so it was guess work so these need to be replaced or repaired. there was no tumble dryer or washing line to dry walking clothes or dog towels. DVD player was new but the instructions related to the old one and so we could not watch films.
The new owners were extremely friendly and outwardly enthusiastic towards us and their intended improvements to Bach Wen.
On our arrival we soon realised we had left our dog's medication at home. They were extremely helpful and assisted me in contacting the local vet in order to arrange emergency supplies!!!! Excellent service in our opinion as they definitely went the extra mile to help us.
A previous review mentions the lack of walks and the owners lack of knowledge of them. I would say this is an isolated and beautiful location and yes you do need a car to get to places to explore, but if you do a bit of research and get out there you can find some wonderful walks with sandy beaches. In their defence and having spoken to them, the owners are new and may not be from the immediate area but are genuinely interested and appear to be making an effort to learn more about the surrounding area. For example: we stumbled across the "lost village" (Nant Gwrtheyrn) by bumping into an old man on a walk near Trefor who told us about it!!!! We shared this with them and they were genuinely interested. Definately a place to visit but not for the feint hearted on the twisting road down to it (but a nice cafe for a brew and cake before the drive back out!!)
In summary we love this place.... It is dog friendly which suits us... You do have to be prepared to go out and explore in the car.... The views are stunning... The cottages are improving as a result of the new owners.... We will be returning and would highly recommend you try it for yourself

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

;What a beautiful place to spend a holiday! Cottage was very comfortable and ideal for a week away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives.

Superb location with stunning sea views.

Can't wait to get back

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leeds.UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

We love bach wen...found it by chance when trying very hard to find dog friendly places...So glad we did - we first started going when we had just our dogs (who love this place like you cannot imagine) have since been with our daughter who is now 3 (and would probably like to never leave here) - the freedom the paddock gives is wonderful. the pebble beach /rock pools and water. And most of all the wonderful couple who always go out of there way to help & accomodate us.
there are amazing beaches near by also perfect for never ending running (dogs & children)
Oh the sunsets - like your on the edge of the world :)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Cheshire, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

I love this place...and so do my dogs..what a wonderful place for a doggie holiday......the beach is a little rocky, but with care, it is fun...and just the convenience of it being on your doorstep is a bonus, and the sunsets are beautiful from here. I have stayed here four times...in various accommodations....up to now, the 'Stables' has to be my favourite.
highly recommended, even though perhaps a lick of paint is needed here and there...but who cares...the location is wonderful..
I hope the new owners are as accommodating as Barry was ...I shall definately be returning later this year, and I hope all is as good...

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

a MASSIVE thank you to all at Bach Wen for a truly magical week. My friend Helen and I and our 3 girls had a brilliant holiday. Memories that will stay with us include the most magnificent sunsets, tractor rides with Farmer Clifford, races at sunset, collecting 'treasures' on the beach, Diggy learning to play the spoons, mari body boarding in the sea, Freya's Barbie dolls meeting action man! Staring in wonder at 'the Rivals' and laughter... loads and loads of laughter - We cannot recommend Bach Wen highly enough. We haven't felt this chilled in years! We miss you all and will be booking our next trip soon. xxx

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Bolton, Lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

First things first, the cottages we have stayed in- The Hayloft and Mill Cottage, could both do with the paintwork touching up and we have certainly stayed in cottages that were better equipped in terms of pans and knives etc. I warned my parents of this when we took them for the first time last year.
But, you are totally mad if you let these things get in the way. The location of these cottages is one of the best we have ever stayed in. The plus points of the cottages far outweigh any minor niggles. To be honest, I love this place so much I can't even be bothered to feel niggled!

We have always found the owners to be friendly and unobtrusive, which we prefer. The dog friendliness of the location is wonderful. The beach is very pebbly and this can be difficult for some dogs- ours is 12 and has dodgy legs. We also have a toddler, so we just mooch with the two of them slowly. As for walks from the cottages, you probably would have to get into the car, but you are only around 15-20 mins from Llanberis, the heart of Snowdonia.

The paddocks are brilliant for playing in so it really is great for kids and superb for dogs. You're also well located for the peninsula, Anglesey and the various attractions of the area. The Greenwood Forest Park is fantastic for families.

The cottages are lovely and warm throughout the year.

But, the major plus of this place is the location- the views from the cottages we stayed in have the most amazing views- my friend lives in Llanberis and assures me that during a year working in New Zealand, he hankered for a Lleyn Peninsula sunset- you certainly get them here. It really is very beautiful and very relaxing.

We have been three times and absloutely adored every second of our holidays. There is enough time in life to worry about a few marks on the wall and the odd creaky door or blunt knife.

As Bono said once upon time "Smell the flowers while you can". Enjoy Bach Wen. :)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Bach Wen Cottages
Address: Clynnogfawr, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Clynnogfawr
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Clynnogfawr
Number of rooms: 9
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Bach Wen Cottages Hotel Clynnogfawr

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