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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Dinas Mawddwy, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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Greggles1...
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful setting”
Reviewed March 26, 2017 for a stay in March 2017
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Small stone cottage on bend in the river. Exactly as described by owners. Setting and views are simply stunning. Sit in the huge window and just hypnotise yourself with the waterfall and wildlife. Outside decking lovely in warmer weather, I imagine. Any dogs you bring must be sheep/pheasant friendly or kept on lead.
Well equipped for a short or longer stay. Bedrooms and beds very comfy. Lounge cosy with lovely leather sofas and a gorgeous wood burning stove. Being North Wales the TV signal doesn't reach but you wouldn't come here to watch telly! If desperate you can bring an Amazon Firestick, which works fine. No mains services except electric. Pure borehole water means pressure a bit low and together with an electric water heater makes the post walk shower experience slow and a bit hit and miss.
The sun shone all weekend but this time of year still a little chilly. With all heaters on and the log burner going the cottage was warm enough; lounge very cosy indeed.
Milk left in fridge for us by owners. And some cake!

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john3cart
Howden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An amazing place - Shangrila!”
Reviewed October 10, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Visited Pen Y Bont from Friday 30th September to Friday 7th October 2016. The perfect place in every way!
A well-equipped and very cosy cottage with wonderful views.
Everything you need to settle in is made available to you - tea, coffee, etc.
Beautiful location with the picturesque River, wildlife in abundance - especially pheasants! Great central location for many Snowdonia's attractions.
Fantastic eateries especially The Red Lion and Cross Foxes.
Also try the Tea Rooms in the local village - just lovely.
Hope to visit again.
Thank you.

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Jon79_123
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful”
Reviewed August 21, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Fantastic cottage!. Great views from the bedroom windows of the river and wildlife (kingfishers, pheasants, dippers, wagtails, leaping fish, herons and bats). Our son enjoyed paddling and raft building as well as bat watching in the evening. The cottage was just what we needed - perfectly placed for relaxing and a little bit of touring. The Brigands Inn is a must visit for Sunday lunch. Dolgellau was the nearest place for food shop and parkrun. Also handy for Snowdon and Blaenau Ffestiniog (slate mines and Bounce). We hope to visit again in the future.

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Management Response
21 Aug 2016
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your break at Pen Y Bont, we couldn't be happier that you had a great stay there! Watching all of that wildlife on the river from the comfort of the property sounds wonderful, and then getting out and playing in the water, positively idyllic! We will be sure to pass your compliments along to the owner and hope you return to enjoy the place again soon.
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restorerg...
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Little bit of peace and relaxation”
Reviewed May 23, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Fantastic immaculate cottage, who cares about lack of TV signal? River at the moment is fascinating and loved the bridge further down. Loads of wildlife, too early in the year for salmon, but maybe one year we'll see some. The improvements which have been made, mainly the decking outside, are well done. Having breakfast and evening meals outside on the decking overlooking the river was a real treat. Fantastic views from inside anyway, so even if it's raining, the views are still as great. Central for touring mountains, sea and main towns which is a bonus, nothing is too distant for day trips.
If you are looking for a proper relaxing place to stay, this is it. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing whatsoever not to like!!!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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PL1990
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Wow!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed September 16, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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What an absolute perfect week we had away at this beautiful cottage. Would certainly recommend for a small family. The view is incredible and I could sit staring out the windows forever !! Cannot fault it!!!!

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JandSonTo...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting”
Reviewed June 29, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We had an absolutely perfect week long stay at this fantastic cottage in North Wales. It's location on a quiet lane right on the banks of the River Dovey just cannot be beaten if you are looking to get away from it all and immerse yourself in the beautiful Welsh countryside. The fully renovated cottage itself is very comfortable with a very well equipped kitchen and relaxing lounge. The beds were very comfortable and we slept very soundly. The views from the lounge, kitchen and bedrooms of the river and surrounding countryside are breathtaking. The wildlife living in the area is amazing with a huge variety of birds including Dippers, pheasants, Ospreys etc. We cannot wait to return to Pen Y Bont. Very highly recommended.

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Liked best: Quality accommodation and idyllic setting.
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
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