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Plas Hendre Cwm Pennant Valley, Snowdonia

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Dogs
  • Reference 1588
Why we recommend Plas Hendre...

Cwm Pennant holiday apartment, Snowdonia, pets welcome free with access to beautiful grounds in an idyllic valley but only a short drive to wonderful beaches. A 'get away from it all' destination.

About Plas Hendre
A delightful apartment in a small manor house in the beautiful Cwm Pennant valley. A get away from it all destination, leave technology behind and enjoy the pleasure of this remote idyllic spot without distractions.
  • This is an unparalleled location peaceful and tranquil perfect location from which to explore the lovely valley. Enjoy hill walking and bird watching look  out for green finches, yellow hammers, cuckoo calling in Spring, Busy woodpeckers and owls filling the night sky with their gentle hooting.
  • Stroll along the Dwyfor river and enjoy a picnic on its banks. Bring bikes and cycle along the small lanes shaded by oak and beech trees never far from the gentle sound of the river and admire panoramic views of gently sloping fields and up to the majestic hillsides.
  • The apartment is full of rustic charm with a large dining sitting room a log burning stove making it cosy and comfortable in cool weather, sink into pale blue sofa and chairs after the day's activities.
  • Across the stone flagged hallway is a galley kitchen dominated by a large farmhouse dresser decorated with a bright eclectic mixture of china.
  • There are 2 spacious stylish double bedrooms on the first floor with 2 bathrooms one a shower room and the second with freestanding bath.
  • Eat out and barbecue at the side of the apartment which has a circular wooden dining table and benches. Guest are welcome to relax on the large lawn at the front of the house which is surrounded by woodland of oak, beech, Canadian Maple and. mature shrubs. Children will love to explore and play in the surrounding woods.                 
A perfect getaway for families or friends in this enchanting valley where time stands still. Read more about activities below.
About The Area
Beaches 
  • There is only a short drive to some lovely beaches 5 miles to Porthmadog with the famous Black Rock Sands. This is a long stretch of sands where cars are allowed and the sea bathing is very safe. 
  • Borth y Gest inland from Black Rock along the estuary has several sandy coves and inlets ideal for children to potter about in the pools and grown ups relax admiring the views across the estuary to Harlech. 
  • Criccieth only 6 miles from Cwm Pennant has 2 splendid Blue Flag beaches divided by the tiny castle on the hillside. Join the Coastal Path at Borth y Gest and enjoy spectacular views all the way to Criccieth.
Welsh Highland & Ffestiniog Railways
  • Both have their terminus here in Porthmadog take the Welsh Highland through Snowdonia up to Caernarfon disembark to admire the massive fortress on the edge of the Menai Straits. This is not just a ruin but with rooms containing military memorabilia and more. 
  • The Ffestiniog goes in the opposite direction up the lovely wooded Maentwrog Valley to Ffestiniog. Visit the slate caverns here and for the adventurous visit Zip World and experience the nearest thing to flying as you zip down over the slate caverns. Try Bounce Below in the under ground chambers where you can bounce climb or slide on huge bouncing nets. There is a smaller cavern for children to enjoy.
Portmeirion
  • Nothing quite like this village anywhere in Britain it feels like Italy has come to Wales with its colourful houses, shops and restaurants. Wander around the woodlands and walk along the water's edge to find private little coves. Often used by film companies the cult film The Prisoner was made here and there are re enactments each Summer. Festival 6  set here in September is very popular with famous groups, singers and literary talks.
Places to eat
  • There are 2 good restaurants in Portmeirion. The lovely Art Deco dining room in the Portrmeirion Hotel is an experience enjoy drinks out on the terrace above the estuary or in Castell Deudraeth their Victorian manor house on the edge of the village. Plenty of places to eat in Criccieth, tea rooms. ice cream parlour, fish and chips. Recommended are Dylan's on the front an imposing Art Deco building which serves food throughout the day and The Blossoms is very good too.
  • In Porthmadog try The Old Bakery with two talented new chefs. For artisan bread and wholesome quiches etc buy at the Big Rock cafe and The Moorings in Borth y Gest is excellent. Dinner reservations advisable for all eateries mentioned. 
  • Supermarkets in profusion in Porthmadog from Tesco, Lidil and Aldi.
Snowdonia
  • Explore the national park by climbing Snowdon or for the less energetic take the train to the summit open through the Summer months hugely popular so booking in advance advisable. Beautiful walks abound in the lovely Beddgelert area. A favourite with children is the walk along the river at Beddgelert to 'Gelert's Grave' and statue with a sad story written below the grave.
Property Layout
2 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4 adults and 1 child plus travel cot, 1 Double and 1 Family room (double & single) both rooms on 1st floor
Shower Room with shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin.
Bathroom with freestanding bath, toilet and washbasin both on 1st floor.
Kitchen galley kitchen with large farmhouse dresser, dark grey units with electric hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, high chair, washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher.
Sitting Room/dining room Wood burning stove, pale blue 3 piece suite, nest of tables, tv/dvd antique dining table 4 chairs, built in display units and cupboards, rayburn (not in use) antique side table, hostess trolley.
Hallway stone flagged hallway between living area and kitchen with antique wooden sofa, coat hanging, shoe rack and storage door from here to stairs for 1st floor.
Grounds grassy seating area at back of apartment with circular wooden dining table and benches, barbecue, fire pit. Guests are encouraged to use the lawn at the front of the house to relax with garden furniture. Lawns surrounded by woodlands perfect for children to explore and play

Additional information


WiFi - Yes but very limited
Short breaks - Winter
Changeover - Saturday
Towels - Yes
Parking - Yes for 2 cars
Fuel -  Logs provided. Central Heating Inclusive May to September. Outside these dates £20p/w
Dogs - Up to 2 dogs welcome free
Travel cot - Yes 
Highchair - Yes
Stairgate - Yes 
Access Information

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? No

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No

Are there paths? No

Are paths level and firm? No

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? No

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

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Property Layout
2 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4 adults and 1 child plus travel cot, 1 Double and 1 Family room (double & single) both rooms on 1st floor
Shower Room with shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin.
Bathroom with freestanding bath, toilet and washbasin both on 1st floor.
Kitchen galley kitchen with large farmhouse dresser, dark grey units with electric hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, high chair, washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher.
Sitting Room/dining room Wood burning stove, pale blue 3 piece suite, nest of tables, tv/dvd antique dining table 4 chairs, built in display units and cupboards, rayburn (not in use) antique side table, hostess trolley.
Hallway stone flagged hallway between living area and kitchen with antique wooden sofa, coat hanging, shoe rack and storage door from here to stairs for 1st floor.
Grounds grassy seating area at back of apartment with circular wooden dining table and benches, barbecue, fire pit. Guests are encouraged to use the lawn at the front of the house to relax with garden furniture. Lawns surrounded by woodlands perfect for children to explore and play

Additional information


WiFi - Yes but very limited
Short breaks - Winter
Changeover - Saturday
Towels - Yes
Parking - Yes for 2 cars
Fuel -  Logs provided. Central Heating Inclusive May to September. Outside these dates £20p/w
Dogs - Up to 2 dogs welcome free
Travel cot - Yes 
Highchair - Yes
Stairgate - Yes 
Access Information

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? No

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No

Are there paths? No

Are paths level and firm? No

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? No

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

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