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Penmachno Hall

Penmachno Hall Glascwm Road Betws y Coed, Penmachno, Snowdonia National Park LL24 0PU Wales
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A former Rectory dating from 1862, Penmachno Hall is set in over 2 acres of private grounds, comprising spinney and landscaped garden, fronted by the Glasgwm River. Situated in the Snowdonia National Park, just 4 miles from the tourist centre of Betws-y-Coed, Penmachno Hall offers the discerning visitor the opportunity to be within easy reach of all the major tourist attractions, whilst at the same time enjoying the seclusion that the largely undiscovered Glasgwm valley has to offer. With its breath-taking views, quiet forest tracks, stepping stones and secret waterfalls, the valley is a haven of tranquility within easy reach of bustling Betws-y-Coed. Repurposed in 2021 following the Covid pandemic, Penmachno Hall now offers a self-catering suite consisting of a lounge/diner, kitchenette and two en-suite bedrooms. The first bedroom, Yellow Room, is accessed directly from the lounge/diner, and offers a king sized sleigh bed and en-suite bathroom with Victorian roll top bath (no shower). Bedroom two, the Blue room, is accessed directly across a shared landing space. This offers a superking bed, that can be set up as twin single beds with 24 hours notice, and en-suite with shower (no bath) Guests in the suite also have exclusive access to a 3-4 person hot tub located in a quiet corner of the gardens. We no longer offer any meal options at Penmachno Hall
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
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Allergy-free room
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Simon E wrote a review Jul 2021
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Fantastic stay! Lovely cottage, with very comfy beds, well equipped kitchen with absolutely everything you might need, spotlessly clean with a lovely homey feel. Two lovely outside seating areas to catch morning or evening sunshine and the hot tub was an added bonus. Great value for money, fantastic picturesque walks from the door, smashing pub in the village and our hosts couldn't have been more warm and friendly. Highly recommended 👍
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Glorificus wrote a review Sept 2018
Kenilworth, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
We were travelling in the evening from the Coventry area and so I had emailed Penmachno Hall earlier that day to suggest a 9pm arrival time, as check in closed at 10pm. As we drove though, it became apparent that a massive accident on the M6 would scupper us, and so the sat nav took us on a merry jaunt down A-roads. We eventually arrived in Penmachno just past 10pm - phone battery at 2%; slightly worried that check in had passed and would we even be let in. We needn't have stressed though, as Lauraine was a cheery welcome at the door. We knew then that our choice of B&B was worth it. It felt warm and homely and honestly that evening we retired to bed pretty quickly. We stayed in the Blue Room, which was beautifully decorated and furnished. The bed was comfortable and roomy and you got your usual kettle with tea & coffee, but also a variety of other drinks, such as fruit teas, Horlicks, hot chocolate and even a little chocolate each. The next morning, I went on a bit of a rummage through the baskets in the bathroom and noticed that not only did they supply the usual mini shampoo & shower gel, but also little luxuries most B&Bs and hotels fail to supply, such as a shower puff, cotton wool pads and shower caps. The bathroom was roomy and looked out onto the driveway and hills beyond. We made our way to the dining room, where a hearty breakfast (you could choose from a pre-order menu) awaited, and honestly although mine was just a cereal, toast and coffee it was the little details, such as the homemade jam from their garden that made the difference. My husband's full English was delicious, he told me, and Simon mentioned that all of the meat and eggs were locally reared and sourced. They also mentioned they were licensed, and had a bar set up in the dining room with various beers, wine & spirits available at reasonable prices. We didn't take them up on it, but nice to know! Thanks to the maps and brochures in our room we chose trips that day to Conwy Falls, Llechwedd Slate Caverns and a hike around Tanygrisiau Reservoir, returning for a quick freshen up and then we went into Betws-y-Coed for dinner, which is only a 10 minute drive away and has several restaurants, shops and cafes. The mobile phone signal is non-existent, however that wasn't an issue for us being away, and the free wifi provided was excellent. Simon and Lauraine were always present, and always interested in our days adventure, offering advice where needed. They couldn't do enough for us during our stay. We would highly recommend anyone wanting a break in Snowdonia to visit Penmachno Hall and experience a B&B with all the bells and whistles.
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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selina18sj wrote a review Jun 2018
Stroud, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
B&B within a beautiful converted rectory and set in stunning gardens. Our room was superbly decorated and very homely, with a large double bed and lovely ensuite shower room. There was a double height window with views over the garden. The hosts were fabulous in every way, they could not have been more hospitable and accommodating. The locally sourced and produced food was an added bonus, to what was a perfect two night stay.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
NedFlander wrote a review Jun 2018
West Midlands16 contributions16 helpful votes
We just stayed at Penmachno Hall for three nights in the orange room and had a lovely time. The owners, Lorrain and Simon, were very nice and provided us with a great warm welcome, including a nice cuppa and cakes in the beautiful garden. They also went to the trouble of providing gluten-free cakes for my wife! There was plenty of room to park! The room was spacious and well equipped and had a fantastic cast iron bath, rather than a plastic shower, which we both appreciated especially after spending every day trekking around several places all day. (we knew this before booking as it’s what we desired). There is a TV but we only popped it on to watch for about 10 minutes before crashing out but lots of channels. The bed was very comfortable and remade each day and the room cleaned daily. Lorrain Simon and provided a great selection of teas and coffee in the room as well as fresh milk each day along with some nice chocolate treats for us to go along with the refreshments, another nice touch. There was a very good selection for breakfast each day with locally sourced meats and eggs etc, with the usual cereals and fruit and condiments etc, served in a very nice dining room. Fresh tea/coffee, fruit juices and toast to go with it all. A really satisfying selection and we were offered whatever we fancied, so if you don’t want all of it you can mix and match. Penmachno is a small typical Welsh village about 10 minutes’ drive from Betws-Y-Coed and thus well away from the noise and all the tourists that frequent this popular town so a very welcome quiet retreat. Not far from Snowdon mountain and also a short drive to the coast, including Conwy Castle. There are three spacious bedrooms and a self-catering cottage so ideal for a family get together if required and great for a couple as well. Mobile signal is a little patchy and to be expected in the mountain range but Lorrain and Simon were more than happy to let us use their landline to book dinner, at no extra cost and the free wi-fi is decent with no drop outs. All in all a very pleasant place to stay with excellent hosts and we highly recommend it! We look forward to returning sometime soon!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: check the web site as two rooms are front facing but all have pleasant views
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Philip C wrote a review May 2018
Haslemere86 contributions26 helpful votes
Having not been to Snowdonia for close on 50 years this was something of a trip down memory lane with the particular objectives of 'doing' the Zip Wire in Bethesda and climbing Snowdon. Penmachno Hall was recommended to us by a relation and proved to be an excellent choice of accommodation. My wife and I were looked after extremely well by Simon and Laurainne. The room was well appointed and their 'full Welsh breakfast' was just ideal for 'stoking the furnace' before the assault on Snowdon! Highly recommended. If by chance you are going to Blaenau Ffestiniog to go on the steam railway do take advantage of the 'cross-country' route out of Penmachno - the scenery is stunning.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Penmachno Hall
Which popular attractions are close to Penmachno Hall?
Nearby attractions include Zip World Fforest (4.4 miles), Swallow Falls (4.6 miles), and Gwydir Forest (1.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Penmachno Hall?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Penmachno Hall?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a dishwasher.
Is parking available at Penmachno Hall?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Penmachno Hall?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olif, Hangin' Pizzeria, and Conwy Falls Cafe.
Is Penmachno Hall located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Penmachno.
Are there any historical sites close to Penmachno Hall?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Michael's Old Church (3.7 miles), Ty Mawr Wybrnant (0.2 miles), and Ty Capel (3.6 miles).