Lovely cottage near Bala. Easy to find, especially with the extra directions given by Carole. The cottage couldn't have been better for our weekend away. It was very well equipped and clean, with plenty of towels linen utensils games for children DVDs and books. Carole even left tea/coffee /Hot chocolate for us and a large container of milk ( she even asked our preference for semi or full fat!) The garden was great for our two dogs who enjoyed the safe place to run around.
I would recommend this cottage for couple/families wanting a neat traditional welsh cottage in the middle of the welsh countryside. Thank you for a delightful stay, we will be back!
Pen y Banc is situated a few miles from Bala and is within leisurely driving distance of many outstanding areas like Mt. Snowdon, the Rhinogs, the Celtic rainforests near Dollelgelau, Cregennan (stunning!) and the Llanberis Pass and not too far from the Llyn Peninsula either. The cottage is in a dark sky area for those interested in walking or driving a short distance out of the village to watch the stars. Carol is very helpful and hospitable and provides everything you need for a comfortable stay. The beds are super with nice quality bedding, so you will sleep well here. It's a fully enclosed garden and so my little dog could have free roam there when we were not out exploring. Carol's cottage was a perfect mini break and Carol is lovely.
This was our second New Year break at this simply divine cottage and it was just as warm and welcoming as ever, offering real home from home comforts. Carol was there to greet us once again and made us feel like old friends. The log burner was lit when we arrived on a cold, snowy day and the Christmas decorations were still up to put us in a cheery mood. The cottage was just how we remembered it, perfectly proportioned and ever so inviting. Everything you need is here and Carol can't do enough for you to make your stay as relaxing and rewarding as possible. Our second trip to Bala won't be our last. We'll be back to Pen Y Banc for sure. Read the other reviews and do yourself a favour by booking a break at this well-equipped and very reasonably priced cottage.
Well what do we say...Myself 2 other guests plus 2 dogs stayed for 3 nights in this charming cottage in a stunning part of Bala. Carol decorated the cottage for christmas and had s all in a festive mood. (made our Christmas. Wonderful host,happy to listen and help. This cottage is well equipped for all year round, great location,secured garden for dogs, ,and the warmth of the cottage inside and out made it all the more special. We did not want to leave.
On top of that a handbag was left behind accidently Carroll's husband offered to bring it to us 120 miles away. Wish the world was full of people like this.Will be back for a week in 2018.
A peacefull location in Saruna, near Bala, with good walks around fields near the cottage and also the Snowdon national park. A nature reserve across the road, wildlife to watch in different places. Marvellous views from the top of the hill. Pet friendly. Close enough to shops in Bala. A cosy cottage to relax in when the days exploring is complete.
A lovely cottage which was well equipped and perfect for our needs. Bedrooms were lovely. The whole place was very clean and comfortable. Carol was lovely and had great advice on places to go and visit/ things to do. Good value for money. Wouldn't hesitate to go back if ever heading to Bala again.