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“Peace and beauty”
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Review of PENYBRYN

Penybryn in summer, view to mountains
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28 reviews
Penybryn in summer, view to mountains
Sitting room with inglenook and wood-burning stove
Garden room
Hallway
View of whole cottage to the east
Upstairs bathroom with roll-top bath
Alcove beside the inglenook
Double bedroom
King bedroom
All-weather garden furniture
Cwm Hafod Oer in winter
Penybryn in winter
Lane in front of Penybryn in winter
Garden room and garden in summer
Kitchen / Diner
Garden room in winter
Barbecue area with a mountain backdrop
Penybryn in summer, view to mountains
Garden in summer
Garden from the side
Penybryn in winter, view to mountains
Lane in front of Penybryn in winter
Penybryn from main road
Lane in front of Penybryn in winter
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Brithdir, Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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bdonaghey
Nashville, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Peace and beauty”
Reviewed July 20, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This is a beautiful cottage in a peaceful and private setting. The owners are next door and you pass by their place going in/out of the property but they don't interfere in your stay although they are friendly and welcoming. My husband and I rented and invited a friend along. The accommodations were very comfortable although my husband found the queen bed to be too firm for his liking. Two things to note: Wi-fi access depends on the weather apparently and there were days when we had no wi-fi and no phone (not necessarily a bad thing, but FYI) and there is no dryer so you need to hang out your laundry (weather permitting) or use the indoor drying rack. We loved it and would definitely return.

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Liked best: views and the sunroom
Liked least: queen mattress - although my friend loved hers
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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maxiewaxi...
Brighton, England
Level 5 Contributor
18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect cottage in a perfect location”
Reviewed June 26, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The cottage is absolutely perfect, spacious, comfortable, well equipped and clean. The location is also perfect, Dolgellau is nearby and has everything you would need, the views and walks from the cottage are superb. The owners are friendly and kind but unobtrusive.
We hope to come back sometime.

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Liked best: Views
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Flobo1978
Eastbourne
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great property in a beautiful location”
Reviewed June 24, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We looked around for a nice cottage in a good location within Snowdonia and found this great place. Its a very comfortable 3 bed cottage with stunning views and well positioned, allowing you to go off for walks and rides straight from the property itself. Surrounded by fields and beautiful landscapes the property is certainly somewhere we could easily visit again. Great value for money.

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Liked best: Quality property in great location
Liked least: wifi is poor and not easy to work away from home.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Rosedartm...
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Going for our 6th visit soon - says it all.”
Reviewed June 21, 2015 for a stay in September 2014

It's the glorious location and the spacious, spotless, comfortable accommodation that clinches it for us. The owners - a lovely family with young twin boys - are nearby, if you need them, but keep themselves to themselves, which is ideal. It's ideal for exploring Snowdonia and trundling into Dolgellau. Our forthcoming 2015 trip will be our sixth visit, and each year there are little enhancements, so the owners are always improving this wonderful property. A mix of modern comforts, with its Welsh heritage - highly recommended (but not during our week, please!).

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Liked best: The space, the views, the garden, the walks from the property.
Liked least: Struggling to think of some think.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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recoverdi...
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great holiday rental”
Reviewed June 14, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We recently stayed for 5 nights and had a fantastic time. The cottage is big, tastefully refurbished, with comfy beds and in a very relaxing part of Wales. The 2 double bedrooms are generous in size, with the master double accessible through the spacious twin room.

The gardens are beautifully landscaped; we watched the RAF jets every morning from the grass whilst eating our breakfast. Lovely views, lots of wildlife around. Even a friendly resident cat. Very peaceful.

The owners are friendly yet respect your privacy, they are in the farmhouse next door should you need anything. Kitchen had everything we needed, washing machine was helpful with all the walking we did. Lovely sunny garden room on side of house has fantastic views from all sides.

Loads to do nearby. Cadair Idris is walkable from the front door, snowdon is just over an hours drive away. Llyn peninsula about 45 mins. Barmouth 30mins. The house itself is on a cycle path. We had great weather so really enjoyed being outdoors. Only small complaint is with the small TV, for those cosy nights or rainy days it would be nice to watch a bigger TV, and although it is described as having Sky TV, it is only free view with very limited channels. Not an issue for us as we were out and about but maybe be important to others.

Thanks Gwerfyl and Mark for a really great stay, we hope to return soon!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Lack of TV channels though not a big issue
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Robin P
Worcester, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed May 30, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Our family had a fantastic stay at Penybryn. The location is stunning, the views breathtaking, and the house is just right. The best room is the end room with all the windows looking out at mountains. If you are after peace and quiet then this is the place. We will certainly be returning. The girls did not want to leave.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: the wi fi
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
May 31, 2015
Thank you so very much for your kind review. Penybryn is very special to us and we're glad that other people think so too. It is a place of peace and quiet reflection and hopefully an enriching experience, and we work to keep it that way. We hope to see you return, thank you again.
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Tina K
Essex, Vermont
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Dream cottage, dream location!”
Reviewed November 1, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

What can I say? This was our second visit to Penybryn; which in itself speaks volumes.
The cottage itself is like my dream home; beautifully furnished, well equipped and with breathtaking views from every window. The fact you are a mile off the beaten track makes the stay that bit more magical!
This is the second time we have stayed; my husband and I; 2 children (3 & 5) and grandparents; plenty of room and an excellent base for so, so many beautiful walks, villages and towns to visit and attractions to explore. The family who own the property (and live next door) are unobtrusive (adding to the feeling of isolation, which I love) but are literally a stone throw away if needed; and were so helpful when we had a flat tyre on the last day, last year!!
We have stayed in lots of properties in north Wales over the past few years but this is by far my favourite; home from home with the added bonus of Welsh magicalness!!!!!!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 4, 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review, it is uplifting when people enjoy Penybryn and say such nice things about it. We do work hard to keep it looking nice and it's great that this is appreciated. We hope very much that you can return again to enjoy the cottage that you so obviously love. Thank you.
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