We had a wonderful 5 days at Penrhyn. It is an incredibly well appointed house; really comfortable beds, fantastic kitchen equipment (so many lovely plates, glasses and bowls), and lovely furniture throughout. Ann had decorated the house for Christmas and it looked absolutely beautiful! We really appreciated the little touches, like the towels for the hot tub, and a good selection of salt, pepper, tea bags, coffee, oil, vinegar in the kitchen cupboards. There was lots of storage space for our food in the kitchen and our clothes in all the bedrooms (something which is so often missed in holiday rentals).
We were a group of 10 (4 adults and 6 teenagers) and the house worked brilliantly for us – which was important as it was rather rainy and we spent a lot of time indoors. The teenagers loved the games room, and spent hours playing Monopoly, and pool, and watching films on TV. The adults did a jigsaw in one of the lounges, and we all enjoyed sitting around the log burner reading. The hot tub got a lot of usage, and added a wonderful extra dimension to the holiday (the teenagers saw in the New Year whilst chilling out in the hot tub).
Despite the rain we did make it out for several walks, runs, and mountain bike rides; the house is very well located for easy access to nice routes. We did several expeditions into the woods behind the house (it’s a steep ride or walk up, but worth it for the wonderful views). On New Year’s Day we had a lovely walk on Borth beach (and some of the party took at dip – crazy!)
All in all, a really wonderful place – definitely the nicest holiday rental we have ever stayed in (and we have stayed in a lot!) and incredibly good value given the standard of the accommodation and the size of the house. We’d recommend it to everyone (and particularly to large multi-family groups with teenagers).
Thank you Ann.
Fourth visit to Penrhyn Dyfi . Absolutely wonderful house with a warm welcoming atmosphere. I love the sitting room with its wood burner and deep leather armchairs, snug and warm on a winters evening. Spotlessly clean, great kitchen and a large hot tub outside on the patio. A great place for a family gathering. I think the best thing is that you totally relax and don’t need to venture far from the house. If you do don’t miss the RSPB Ynys Hir reserve great for bird watching and a short walk. For greater exertion the coast path behind the house gives superb views of Machynlleth, Dyfi Hills and The Tarren Hills. Be aware it’s steep. I just love this house and can’t wait to return.
Brilliant house and really, really well equipped. We went in November so even though it was cold outside the house was really nice and warm. There’s enough room for large groups to spread out in as well. Thanks for the local walks and guides provided so there was no shortage of places to go or walks to do. Recommend Hennighan’s, the local fish and chip shop, which is handy for the first night meal, but bear in mind you can only order on-line though (also does gluten free battered fish). Also saw plenty of red kites and buzzards flying nearby. Thanks for the lovely welcome hamper and flowers as well. Hope to come back again.
We all enjoyed our break at ‘Penrhyn’, diolch yn fawr Ann ac Ifan.
We would have no hesitation recommending the house to anybody wishing to relax and be part of the fantatsic Dyfi Biosphere landscape for a few days – does good to the soul! We stayed 3 nights, and still didn’t get around to making the most of ‘Penrhyn’ although we were very lucky to enjoy an outside lunch on the patio platform overlooking the valley, in mid November! (With Red Kites hovering above us, may I add!)
The welcome gifts on arrival were excellent 😉 and ‘Penhryn’ must be one of the cleanest and well kept house we’ve stayed in.
Roedd yn dda cael cwrdd gyda chi hefyd Ann ac Ifan, ac diolch am wneud ein harhosiad yn un gwerth chweil mewn ardal braf, neu “bref” ddylwn i ddweud. Tydan ni’n lwcus yn Gymru ‘ma ‘dwch?
Geraint a’r teulu.
A beautiful property, it blew us away when we arrived. We loved how well equipped it is and beautifully decorated with gorgeous furniture. The location is fantastic for getting into the national park but the walks from the doorstep were also stunning. The hot tub was lovely with a view over the river. We celebrated a belated 70th birthday and had a fantastic time. Highly recommend. x Thank you!
A wonderful property with everything you could want and wish for.
10 of us spent a long weekend catching up here after a busy 18 months working in the NHS. The hot tub was a welcome addition. Beds extremely comfortable, kitchen so well equipped, bathrooms to envy. Lounges allowed quiet areas for chat whilst the kitchen was the hub of our stay. The welcome package was a lovely touch.
Anne and Evan you have thought of everything, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to stay.
This is a wonderful property, fully kitted out for an enjoyable stay. The extra little touches stand this holiday home out from the rest.
Ample room to spread around the house if you require a quiet moment to yourself.
Excellent hot tub with seating area and grounds to enjoy a summers night in.
Close enough to walk to Machynlleth or a short car ride to the coast. Excellent pubs close buy for food.
Had a fantasic weekend break, so thank you !
This property is Stunning!! Not only a beautiful and well equipped house, but also in the perfect location. The lovely owner of this house has catered for every need, the thought into the little extras is second to none. The lovely welcome hamper along with the milk in the fridge for a lovely cup of tea on arrival was fabulous. The kids and grandkids loved the games room whilst the adults chilled out in the cosy lounge areas. The kitchen was great for the family meals and the equipment in the kitchen was perfect and plenty of it. The outside of the property is stunning, the hot tub is brilliant and the views are beautiful. The amenities are all close by and have everything you need in the town just down the road. Thank you so much for a perfect stay at a stunningly beautiful property, we will definitely be visiting again.
Penrhyn Dyfi completely surpassed our expectations.
Spotlessly clean, wonderfully kitted-out kitchen, games room for the children (both big and small), plenty of spaces for some peace and quiet, great selection of books to read, beautiful views and a cracking hot tub!
the beds were comfortable with lovely bedding. The welcome basket was also a delightful surprise.
Friendly, approachable hosts who can recommend the local sights, attractions and the beast places to eat in the area.
Not one complaint, we can’t wait to return.
Diolch i chwi Ann |ac Evan. Y Penrhyn yn hyfrys a phawb wedi mopio ar y lle!
The Previous reviews of Penrhyn Dyfi were excellent so we had high expectations. Well what more can we add other than this place is fabulous and fully, and I mean fully, equipped with everything we needed. Spotlessly clean. Very comfortable for a family of 10 adults.
We had a week here celebrating two birthdays at 26 and 85. The house layout was ideal for our 1920s murder mystery evening and all our family activities during the rest of the week.
Hot tub and the views were a massive hit with everyone, and the house is so conveniently situated for activities and attractions for all ages.
Ann and Evan you have a gem here.
Diolch am wneud ein harhosiad mor berffaith
(I confess to using a translator for that bit!