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Set In a lovely village in The Snowdonia National Park 4 miles from Betws y Coed

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Updated: 30-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom. Separate toilet. Garden with mountain views

Ty Canol is a traditional stone Welsh country cottage in the heart of Snowdonia, a short drive from Betsw-y-Coed in the beautiful Machno Valley.This cosy cottage is set in the small, peaceful village of Penmachno.

Facilities include:

Ground floor: Hall, living/dining room with beams, kitchen.

First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath, Separate toilet.

Open fireplace in the living room. Stereo/CD. DVD player. Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave and washing machine. The cottage is traditionally furnished with beamed ceilings and open fire, Small front garden. Small patio at the back. Large grass garden at the back overlooking fields and mountains. The grassed garden is enclosed with a stock fence approximately 1 metre high. It is accessed from the back of the cottage by a short walk of about 6 metres alongside the neighbour's garden.The cottage and garden have magnificent views over the mountains. The river Machno runs through the village. The area is an ideal base for touring, cycling and hill walking. The village pub is within easy walking distance and serves hot food at weekends. There is a range of shops and restaurants at Betws y Coed, approximately 4 miles away.There are peaceful walks from the cottage in ancient woodlands and alongside the river, and designated cycle tracks are accessed from the village. The Snowdon Mountain and Capel Curig are within a short drive. For adventure lovers there is a designated mountain bike trial from Penmachno and the Surf Snowdonia inland lake facility is within 15 miles. Also, the longest Zip wire in Europe is in Snowdonia, and 'Zip World' at Bews y Coed is within five miles. 'Go Below Underground Adventures' is two miles away. The Ffestiniog Steam Railway is an approximately 30 minute drive away and the Snowdon mountain railway is nearby at LLanberis. The beach and many attractions are within 25 miles.

Parking outside for unloading, on and off road parking is in the village. The cottage is a quiet haven in a peaceful location, it is a well equipped and is a very comfortably furnished property. Bed linen is provided. Towels are not provided.. First £15 of electricity included, remainder by £1 meter.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was lovely thankyou. I left you a little note. Cottage was cosy,the electric blanket was an unexpected luxury. We really enjoyed exploring the area...so beautiful.
Oct 2016
  • 1 of 7

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was lovely thankyou. I left you a little note. Cottage was cosy,the electric blanket was an unexpected luxury. We really enjoyed exploring the area...so beautiful.
Oct 2016
  • 1 of 7

9 Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


lovely area even if a little basic

  • 4 of 5

quite ample property , cosy and lovely setting , cars can't be parked directly outside but plenty of free side of road parking within two mins walk so no issue , nice open fire - no fuel provided for it which would of been nice at this time of year and when your in an unfamiliar area as uncertain as to where to buy some from.. not much info as to walks from the cottage and footpaths aren't signed very well at all , some fail-safe routes for walks from the cottage would be good especially when you have dogs. But over all a lovely place , clean and warm ..and within an hour you can get to all of snowdonia practically , beaches - Barmouth , Harlech etc and even Anglesey .

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely, cosy cottage with wonderful views.

  • 5 of 5

It was cosy, comfortable and well-equipped. We loved the view and there was plenty of hot water for baths after surfing! It was also lovely to have a bit of garden in a village where I know garden space is at a premium. The cottage was really clean and the mattresses were very comfortable.

We received plenty of information beforehand and communication with the owner was excellent - thank you!

Since it was pouring with rain during both our arrival and our departure, we did find having to park a distance from the cottage an inconvenience - but it wasn't the end of the world.

Overall, it was a great experience and we would like to come again sometime. We love the area and we have visited the village twice before.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I am pleased you found the cottage cosy and comfortable and hope to see you again sometime.
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Lovely, cozy cottage. Just some things to be aware of.

  • 4 of 5

This property is a lovely cottage with great furniture, really comfy beds with lots of extra blankets should you need them, decent cooking facilities and a surprising amount of space for a family. There are just a few little things to be aware of, most of which are out of the owner's control but that I wish I had been aware of before our visit. Firstly, while the address on the listing is Betws-Y-Coed, the property itself is in a small village some miles from that well-known village, popular with tourists. This made the first journey to it a little confusing as we started to believe we had missed it. There is also absolutely no mobile phone service of any kind at the property or anywhere we could find in the village with the exception of the top of the hill. This made checking out places we wanted to visit and plan excursions a little awkward due to lack of internet but the inability to make or receive calls left us feeling a little vulnerable. There is a nice little oven, grill and hob and a decent-sized fridge but only a very small amount of freezer-space so please bear that in mind when planning your meals/shopping. As I said at the beginning, this is a lovely little cottage and we were very comfortable there. It is in a lovely part of Wales within easy journey of many great attractions. I would highly recommend this property for people wanting a quiet break or for families as long as they are aware of the slight limitations.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, I am so pleased you enjoyed the stay at my cottage and found it cosy and comfortable. In response to your comments, mobile signal downstairs may be variable at times depending on your provider, but I do find that with O2 and with Vodaphone there is always a signal upstairs in the bathroom, in the garden and in other places in the village.Other providers are probably similar. Betws y Coed is part of the cottage postal address, but the cottage description does point out that it is approximately 4 miles from the village of Penmachno. It takes about 15 minutes to drive from Penmachno to Betws y Coed, but for walkers there is a lovely riverside walk which is a shorter distance.
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Great little cottage, perfect for a mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant cottage in a gorgeous little village very near to the heart of Snowdonia. Would definitely recommend and stay again. Thanks a lot.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit, I hope to see you again soon. Lyn
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cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely,quaint, cosy cottage,great views from garden,nice pub serving lovely food within walking distance.Cottage was clean had everything we needed for a fantastic long weekend for my sisters 50th birthday .Also,booked as part of birthday surprise, Go below challenge, just down the road which was a amazing experience .Lovely to come back to our cottage at end of day and light the fire with wood that we managed to collect along the lane .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at my cottage. I hope to see you again soon. Lyn
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Good value for money and location is good.

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for our lovely stay, we had an amazing break and the weather was just amazing. The electricity was enough for four plus one baby for four nights as we hardly use any at all, we were out every day.

Everything is clean. Thou facilities are basic but overall is enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased you and your family enjoyed the holiday. Thank you for your review.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Penmachno Nearest Train : Betws y Coed at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Conway Falls Restaurant 2 miles at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : LLandudno at 25 Miles Car: recommended

The village of Penmachno is situated in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. The cottage is in a quiet area on the outskirts of the village and is a short level walk to the village centre and the local pub. The pub serves meals on Fridays and Saturdays. There is a daily bus service to and from the village to Betws y Coed and LLanrwst and in the summer this links with the Snowdon Ranger bus service and the Festiniog railway. The area is ideal for the dog walker and the outdoor enthusiast. There are lovely riverside and mountain walks and cycle rides straight from the cottage. There are scenic drives throughout the area. The popular village of Betws y Coed is within 4 miles with its numerous shops, restaurants, waterfalls, railway and facilities. There are designated mountain bike routes from the village and horse riding is available within two miles. Surf Snowdonia (see web site) opened in August 2015 and is the biggest inland surf facility in the world and is within 15 miles of the cottage. The exciting 'Go Below Underground Adventures' (see web site) is 2 miles down the road and can be easily reached by car, bike or walking from the cottage. Zip World has three locations in the area (see web site), the nearest less than 5 miles from the cottage. Zip World has the longest and highest zip wire in Europe, and also has other attractions for all the family. The coastal areas are within 25 miles and Anglesey can easily be reached via a scenic drive through the mountains and valleys of Snowdonia.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
13 Apr 2017 - 19 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May BH
26 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £12
Laundry up to 4 people £20

£15.00 worth of electric is provided per booking and after that electricity is payable by a £1.00 coin meter.
Laundry charged at £20.00 up to 4 people.
Cottage to be vacated by 10am on day of departure. Cottage available from 3pm on day of arrival. Map and key details will be sent via the site on receipt of final payment, or by e mail for late bookings.

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Updated: 30-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Bath mat provided, towels not provided.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 has two single beds. Bedroom 2 has a double bed. All beds have duvets and electric blankets. All bed linen is provided.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Lovely walks and cycle tracks from the village. Ideal for dog walking. Inland lake surfing (Surf Snowdonia) and zip wire adventures within 20 miles. White water rafting, kyaking and canoeing nearby.

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