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Penlan, Beddgelert, Caernarfon, Beddgelert, Gwynedd, LL55 4NB

Description of the holiday cottage

Penlan is a Beddgelert holiday let with 2 bedrooms for 5 people and accepts pets. Prices start from £224. Penlan is child friendly and is non smoking. Penlan is a self catering holiday home based in the popular county of Gwynedd.

Best Features

Sleeps: from 1 to 5

Pets: Yes

Contact Details

Contact Name: Sykes Cottages

Telephone: 01244 746200

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12 of 26 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 07/2021
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Brilliant location and suitably peaceful with beautiful views to the mountains, whilst being just a few minutes walk into Beddgelert centre via a lane, across the bridge and along the river. The cottage is well furnished and had everything needed for our stay and for Rupert fans ...what a bonus to be in the place where the writer and illustrator once lived. It really was a delight to sit on the terrace in the evening and breakfast if weather allows....for those wanting a break to be in tranquil and inspiring surroundings and also conveniently located to Welsh Highland railway, Snowdon, Llyn peninsula and Anglesey then this place is highly recommended. This was our first visit....definitely not our last!

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10 of 22 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 12/2020
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We have stayed in Beddgelert many times and this cottage is in a prime location, ideal for us and our dog. It had everything we needed but unfortunately we had no hot water for two of our three nights there. This was an issue as my wife finds that a bath eases her fibromyalgia, there was a working shower but all the hot taps were stone cold. The information book said to contact the caretaker which we did, but we were disappointed to be told nothing would be done until the Monday, this was no good to us as that was our day to go home. We had no explanation as to why nothing could be done sooner, yes it was a weekend but surely lots of people stay at weekends so maybe something should have been in place. The caretaker lives locally yet asked us to check the consumer unit ourselves, considering this was our first break this year having worked all through lockdown we thought this situation wasn?t really acceptable. We also spoke to the owner who was very apologetic and clearly this was not his fault, these things happen. If it wasn?t for the water issue and no explanation from the caretaker this would be a 5 star review as the cottage itself is lovely.

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Review Added by: Review Added: 13.12.2020
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12 of 25 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 08/2020
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Very good value cottage in a delightful village. The cottage is small but was fine for myself, husband and 2 teenage children. It had everything we needed for our week holiday. It was very close for an evening walk into the village but felt secluded. The walks and scenery from the door of the cottage are breathtaking and we would like to return and explore more in the future. Penlan offers a good value base for doing this.

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Review Added by: Review Added: 01.08.2020
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13 of 25 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 10/2019
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My mother-in-law booked a week at this beautiful and nostalgic cottage in the heart of Snowdonia last November (2018), inviting my partner and I to stay too. It was a very special Christmas gift to the both of us ? particularly myself - having loved Rupert The Bear dearly during my formative years.

I was instantly taken with 'Penlan' on arrival. The owners clearly take great pride in its heritage - and inside you will find an assortment of Mr Albert Bestall?s (Rupert's creator) personal possessions, with multiple Rupert art pieces adorning the walls. The cottage comes equipped with a traditional and hearty fireplace; (which we found especially pleasant in November) however, the lodging itself is quite warm nonetheless.

The cottage is cosy and quaint, with two bedrooms (one double and a bunk bed in the second). My partner and I shared the room with the bunk bed - and I have to say I think this was particularly special. One of the windows in this room looks out from the side of the cottage, and from it you can immediately espy a bonny tree ? a view I had already seen an innumerate amount of times within Rupert books! In addition, the bathroom and kitchen facilities provided everything necessary for a pleasant and comfortable stay ? all was clean and tidy, with a well-equipped kitchen.

Furthermore, ?Penlan? is situated perfectly - with the most astonishing backdrop - and it is not difficult to understand why it was so beloved of Mr Bestall. On our first morning when we opened the front door, the view really did take my breath away. I sat on the front step and looked around at the mountains and hills towering over the lovely and idyllic town of Beddgelert, finding myself simply lost for words. Despite the time of year the skies were clear with sunshine, so we decided to spend the morning trekking up a mountain path which leads directly up from the cottage. There are seemingly few places left that encapsulate the beautiful countryside of old in this country ? but this is certainly one that still does.

After our trek we wandered into Beddgelert and pottered about in some of the shops, before finally relaxing in a local pub. Needless to say we found all the local folk very friendly and talkative. What's more, the village itself is well situated ? only approximately 30-minutes (by car) away from Portmeirion or Caernarfon Castle in opposite directions ? so there is plenty to do in the region if visiting.

In summary, it really was a truly remarkable and magical trip - which brought back my childhood in a decidedly wonderful way. I have to say I think it is an especially commendable decision by Mr Bestall?s family to allow guests a chance to stay at Penlan ? and whether for nostalgia or just scenic appreciation, (with a comfortable abode) I would absolutely recommend the cottage to anyone! Thank you for a brilliant few days!

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10 of 23 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 08/2019
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This is a lovely little cottage with its nostalgic history of Rupert Bear. Yes it has some remnants of the Illustrators pictures and models and paints in cupboards inside. Great views and plenty of walks around Beddgelert. Nice village with a variety of catering means with or without dogs. Its a place really for good weather-maybe a personal choice for us. As for the cottage itself its fine for a 2+2 but not a 2+3. The TV is a new installation a 32 inch Toshiba so the old small TV has now been removed. The DVD player is antique and the DVDs supplied are non-functional-badly scratched so bring your own. But the DVD player needs upgrading. The main double bed is as mentioned by previous visitors in need of a new one. Its difficult to sleep on even for two people. Kitchen and Bathroom are Ok relatively newish although the black LEC fridge freezer is in dire need of a defrost before it explodes with ice! Parking is Ok with one space but make sure you back up onto the drive area so its easier to leave as the adjacent neighbour is old and has carers coming in frequently who may block your exit. An ironing board would be nice. The front and back gradens are rough and severly inclined not good for young children to play on.

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11 of 18 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 02/2018
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We stayed here for my birthday, a very pleasant place to stay, stunning location and just a short walk to the village.

Very modern bathroom.....just a shame the hot water tank only has enough water for a 1/4 of a bath.

Kitchen very well set out and has everything you need...unfortunately the washer doesent work properly..we put it on a 60 min fast wash and it still hadnt done after 3hrs....seems to stick on the wash cycle. Shame there isnt a clothes horse as the weather wasnt good enough to hang them out. We only had to wash due to getting muddy from walking. Also an iron would have been helpful....but...you cant have everything.

Living room is cosy....shame there isnt a real log burner, the fan heater does help. Its very cold in the mornings. Lots of books and information leaflets.

Bedroom has good storage but the bed is tiny and not really comfortable....but that may just be me...as no two people like the same.

All in all the place could do with a good clean.....the light fittings were showing bare connections from the ceilings for some reason. Also the bins hadnt been emptied so we had nowhere to put our rubbish. The tv in the room is tiny too.

All in all we very much enjoyed our stay and would recommend it!

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6 of 16 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 01/2018
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We booked Penlan for five nights over New Year 2017 for two adults and a large dog. Arrived to find a very cold cottage but I think it had been empty over Christmas so fair enough. After reading a couple of the reviews, we had taken two small fan heaters and these, with the 'not-quite-man-enough' storage heaters, and the lounge electric heater on, we soon had the place habitable and warm. Small cottage, traditional design with functional fittings - inc a very small TV! - OK in the summer but harder in the long dark winter nights. The bed was possibly not to everyone's liking and bit soft - and with a 6ft bed and I'm 6'1", my feet were pushed through the bottom bedframe. The duvet was a bit thin but we had taken our own and we slept well each night. The open fireplace and chimney in the bedroom makes for interesting sounds during high winds, concerning my wife until she realised what it was. Lovely position overlooking the village and across the valley - a sense of being quite remote but in fact only two mins walk into the village. However the immediate access to the cottage is quite steep, not really suitable for limited mobility. Parking was OK, but given that the neighbouring cottage has regular visitors in cars, negotiating the slope can be a bit difficult due to overhanging hedges etc. Lovely bit of Rupert memorabilia, nice bit of history. The surrounding gardens were fenced in (to keep sheep out I suspect) so it kept the dog from wandering. The only issue with our dog was that at night, letting him out for a late night wee in the dark (the outside light doesn't really cover that far in), we had to make sure he didn't fall off the edge of the wall into the garden, had to make sure he turned left first.

The cottage is advertised as for up to five people - personally, I think three would be about the maximum due to the size of the rooms and general space, especially in the winter - summer may be a bit different with regard to more outdoor time.

The big question is 'would we go back'?? Like a shot if we can find the time / availability - but if we went in winter, we'd make sure we took the heaters and duvet.

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25 of 44 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 12/2013
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Pleasant cottage at the foot of a mountain, own parking space, very modern and clean kitchen and bathroom, beds comfortable and adequate clothes storage, pleasant Rupert Bear themed lounge, though the covers on the three-piece suite could do with updating, short walk to Village centre, all in all very enjoyable

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22 of 73 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2013
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The cottage is at the end of a quiet lane and therefore affords a high degree of privacy even though it is only a couple of minutes walk from the centre of the village. We booked for its associations with Bestall and so thoroughly appreciated the artefacts relating to his life and career. But even without these we would have enjoyed our stay. The kitchen had all that we needed and the bathroom was clean and refurbished (although pegs on the back of the door for hanging towels would be a good addition). There was a leak from a pipe in the roof space while we

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34 of 55 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2013
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This cottage was very nice and clean . perfect location for what we wanted. The patio was not very big but we made do. The rangers track up Snowdon is only 5 minutes away by car witch you can park directly over the road, and have a nice walk up Snowdon. when back at the cottage, it's only 2 minutes walk into the village for a well deserved pint. We will return one day.

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