Below is a brief selection of testimonials from visitors who have been kind enough to leave some words. If you enjoyed your stay and can spare the time, please leave us some words on our Facebook page or Google page. The reviews on this page are now really old pre-dating the newer reviews collection methods found on the main travelsites. More recent reviews and ratings can be found on our various commissioned listings (TripAdvisor, Airbnb, Booking.com etc). To find these commissioned listing reviews, you will need to input destination “Barmouth” and “Sleeps 12” and unbooked dates of 3 days or more and we should be easily visible. Other customers who have booked directly have left reviews on our freetobook booking software page.
“We have just returned from holiday in Robert and Vicky’s home and were delighted – it really does have everything our 3 generations wanted/needed. The ‘oldies’ needed the occasional escape from the hurly-burly; the Mums and Dads wanted broadband, Wi-Fi, DVD, TV etc (huge TV in the lounge and 1 in every bedroom); the 3 young kids needed the space to avoid each other and there was plenty. We can truthfully say that we’ve never seen a holiday cottage better equipped – with toys, books, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and toilet facilities all ‘par excellence’. The cottage and its surrounding trees are close to the town centre, but it is so quiet that you would never know. It must be the perfect base for all types of holiday activity – we’d recommend it to everyone!”
R.Pearson, Oxfordshire. October 2013
“This is a fantastic house for a large group of family or friends. It has 6 double/twin bedrooms, 3 of which are en-suite, plus a family bathroom and a downstairs loo so there is very little scrambling to use the facilities in the morning. The house is large, clean, warm and welcoming. The sitting room, dining room and kitchen are spacious and comfortable and the kitchen is very well-equipped. Twelve of us stayed at the house for a week over Christmas. The owners, Robert and Victoria, who do not live near the property, contacted us well in advance to sort out any requests or queries that we might have and went the extra mile to ensure that our stay was enjoyable and successful. We really appreciated the extra touches like the Christmas decorations and tree which they had put up before our arrival. The Sky TV was also welcome, as were the numerous board games and packs of cards in the cupboards in the dining room.
Barmouth is an attractive seaside resort on a stunning river estuary. The town has extensive beaches and is on the edge of the Snowdonia national park. Even though the winter weather wasn’t kind (rain most days) we found plenty to do including taking the Blaenau Ffestiniog railway (a lovely old steam train) from Portmadog to Blaenau, visiting a slate museum in Llanberis and doing a tour of a hydro-electric power station (‘Electric Mountain’) near the slate museum and visiting the Italianate village of Portmeirion (where the 1960s TV series ‘The Prisoner’ was filmed) . Closer to home we walked into Barmouth (10 minutes approx), walked on the beach, visited the Last Inn pub (warm and welcoming with food at reasonable prices – at the southern end of town) and walked across the estuary on the footpath next to the railway bridge – also at the southern end of town.
Harlech with its ancient castle is 10 miles away and so is the old village of Dolgellau.
This was a great place to stay and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
Our one suggestion would be that the quality and power of the (free) wifi broadband could be improved.”
Mr and Mrs B, Cambridge. Christmas 2012
Owner response – as of March 2013 we are pleased to have installed BT broadband which also enables access to Sky on demand.
“We have just come home from staying at this house for a long weekend to celebrate our anniversary with two other couples and I must say this house was awesome; large and very spacious, really nicely laid out, spotless and comfortable. And the views from the windows in bedrooms 4 and 6 are brilliant – the friends that slept in room 6 said waking up in the morning and drawing back the curtains – wow, a view to wake up to! The beds and showers are amazing and plenty of hot water for all, very well stocked kitchen with everything you need plus two fridge freezers. Short walk into Barmouth (10 mins) where there are plenty of shops and pubs plus the beach, we loved the Last Inn very friendly local with lovely food. Really welcoming house: we booked direct through owners, Robert and Vicky Pullan and would recommend doing this as you get one to one personal first class service. All in all, my partner and I plus my friends cannot recommend Penbryn Mynach too highly for a wonderful holiday, short or long stay for a small or large group. We will definitely go and stay here again and I also think this house would be an amazing place to stay for Christmas and new year. Thank you Robert and Vicky x”
Carolyn Scott, Stourbridge. November 2012
“We just felt we had to email you about our week at Penbryn Mynach. As a group we have been staying in holiday cottages for over 12 years and we all had to agree that this was way at the top of our favourites.
Penbryn Mynach is well situated, spacious and welcoming. It is surrounded by good views and is only a short walk or cycle to the shops and beach of Barmouth. We have never had such a well equipped house (particularly the kitchen). We also appreciated the high quality of the facilities/equipment that you provide.
Receiving the welcome pack by email the week before was genious.
Just to say a big thank you to you both for sharing this lovely house with us. This is one of the best holiday houses that we have stayed in and we would highly recommend it. We all had a great time and can’t wait to return.”
V.Leech, Herefordshire. August 2012
“Our stay at Penbryn Mynach was wonderful – from the moment we walked into the house we felt at ease and at home. Our party consisted of four generations with an age range of 3-80! That’s my grandchildren to my parents. We were all able to find our own space, for the grandchildren this was the amazing and unusual garden that fueled their imagination. For me it was the well equipped kitchen that had everything I needed to cater for the family. The location of the property was ideal for our needs – a short walk to the town of Barmouth or the beaches and sand dunes. One of my sons ventured further afield in the car for forest walks with the children and an historical trip to nearby Harlech castle. The evenings were spent around the dining table, everybody sat down and recollected their day’s experiences. We were able to watch a sunset, being in the west it was brilliant. The evenings were also for sharing time in the large sitting room relaxed on very comfortable leather sofas. We could not fault Penbryn Mynach – we were relaxed and exhausted at the same time, sleeping very well in peace and comfort ready for the next day. Would highly recommend Penbryn Mynach and we would certainly welcome a break there again.”
Sue Bell, Yorkshire. August 2012