Valley Cottage ref: UK6629

Cwm Penmachno, near Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

3 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Valley Cottage sits in the peaceful Machno Valley between the villages of Penmachno and Cwm Penmachno, with glorious views out over the surrounding hills. Relax in front of the wood burner in the spacious living room, enjoy the splendid views from the breakfast table in the lovely beamed kitchen/dining room as you plan your day, or watch birds of prey soar overhead in the delightful enclosed lawned rear garden. Originally two cottages which have been converted into one, Valley Cottage provides spacious accommodation for four people, so there is plenty of room for couples and families alike. There are walks from the door, with the nearest pub being along the lane in Penmachno, just under 2 miles away.
Climb up into the hills in this quiet part of the Snowdonia National Park, and enjoy spectacular views across the mountain ranges. Bring your bikes and enjoy the amazing Dolen Machno or Dolen Eryri mountain bike trails, or you can hire them in nearby Betws-y-Coed, the Gateway to Snowdonia, which also has a great range of shops, historic churches and a miniature railway. Despite being in a rural location, you can hop on the little bus which passes the door six times a day to the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno. With its pier, the famous Great Orme’s Head, which has the UK’s only cable operated street tramway, the UK’s longest cable car ride and the Great Orme Bronze Age Copper Mines, Llandudno is within easy reach and is well-worth a visit.
As well as being a hub for mountain biking, North Wales has established itself as a world class centre for exciting adrenaline activities. Why not pop along to Zip World in Blaenau Ffestiniog and have a go on the world’s fastest zip wire, or bounce on trampoline nets deep underground in an old slate cavern at Bounce Below? Catch a wave (or just a coffee) at the amazing Surf Snowdonia at Dolgarrog – the only artificial surfing lagoon in the UK! If that all sounds too energetic then relax and enjoy a trip behind a narrow gauge steam engine on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, where you can enjoy refreshments in your seat as the train takes you on a spectacular journey through the Welsh countryside with a new vista opening up at every turn. Beach 21 miles. Shop and restaurant 7 miles, pub 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, 32" TV, DVD player and beams.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, beams and tiled floor.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Stairgate.


Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Bike store. On road parking. Smoking permitted. Please note: There are 10 steps and unfenced drops in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    7 miles
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    7 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    7.0 miles
  • Lake
    9 miles

About the local area

The area covered by Snowdonia Mountains and Coast is not surprisingly dominated by the Snowdonia National Park. However, it also includes the stunning Cambrian Coast which is also worthy of a visit.

Snowdon is at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park with the surrounding area being steeped in history and benefing from some of the most beautiful views in all of Britain. The mountain is not just tall, it has its own unique bio-diversity of plants and animals making sure your visit is truly unique from anyother.

There is no doubt that Snowdonia is one of the premier locations in UK for outdoor activities. Whatever you want to do - from mountain climbing to kayaking, cycling to windsurfing - you'll be able to enjoy it here. But you don't have to climb the mountains; you can just enjoy the scenery. Explore a castle or an underground power station. Paddle in the sea or sail a boat. Rain or shine, whatever time of year, you'll find something here to enjoy.

Things to do nearby

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Mount Snowdon dominates the glorious, ancient landscape of North Wales. The Snowdon Mountain Railway will take you to the Summit where you can enjoy fabulous views from the new visitor centre.

Llyn Crafnant

Llyn Crafnant nestles in a hanging valley high above the Vale of Conwy in the Snowdonia National Park.

Aber Falls
Aber Falls

Plunging down the cliffs at the foothills of the Carneddau mountain range is Aber falls and at over 120 feet high it is one of the finest examples of waterfalls in Wales.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Set in 2000 acres of lands above the town of Blaenau Festiniog Llechwedd Slate Caverns are a working slate mine. There are two underground mine tours that take you deep into the mountain.

Gwydyr Stables

The riding centre at Gwydyr Stables offers horse riding, and pony trekking just four miles from Betws y Coed

Snowdonia National Park

Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is the largest National Park in Wales.

Ogwen Valley

The Ogwen Valley is often cited as the best place for a novice climber to take there climbing to the next level.

Conwy Water Gardens

A fantastic place for fishing enthusiasts with three fully stocked coarse fishing lakes. Great for children too with otters, ducks, aquarium and reptile House all set in the picturesque Conwy Valley.

Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres and is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range.

Swallow Falls
Swallow Falls

A stunning series of waterfalls located close to the popular tourist town of Betws-Y-Coed. Flowing into the Llugwy river it is one of the most famous in Wales and is reached by a pleasant walk through Gwydyr Forest.

Tree Top Adventures
Tree Top Adventures

A thrilling, high level, adventurous journey 15.4m (50ft) up in the trees involving a series of engaging and exciting obstacles! Cafe and visitor centre available on site.

Gwydyr Forest
Gwydyr Forest

Gwydir Forest is a panoramic and extensive forest set in the hills to the east of Mount Snowdon.

Marin Trail
Marin Trail

The Marin Trail is a great mountain bike trail with big climbs, big descents, brilliant singletrack and truly awesome scenery.

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