Penmachno Hall & The Coach House
Betws-y-Coed is the busy hub of mountainous Snowdonia. By contrast, Penmachno, just four miles away, is an oasis of tranquility. The village is an ideal marriage of calm and convenience, and there is a bonus – you get to stay at Penmachno Hall.
We are not the only ones who rave about this place. Lauraine and Simon Awdry, a couple who go the extra mile when it comes to hospitality, warmth, and friendliness, have an awards cabinet bursting with accolades to prove it. Their ‘dashingly renovated’ former rectory is chic country comfort epitomised. The brand new warmly decorated suite consists of an airy open plan lounge diner, with a small kitchenette and two gorgeous en-suite bedrooms, with all those little luxuries (including bathrobes).
The secluded two bedroom Coach House stands a short distance from the main house. The contemporary interior design sits well with the centuries old exposed beams, it’s warm, easy-going and congenial: getting away from it all, done exceedingly well. The seductive setting even includes a decadent private hot tub.
The Hall stands in 2½ acres of gardens amongst inspiring walking and mountain biking country, and for those chasing an adrenalin rush there’s inland surfing and the northern hemisphere’s fastest zipline close by, but we recommend making good use of Simon and Lauraine’s expert local knowledge to uncover and unearth some of the less busy, and more sustainable off the beaten track ‘must sees’, something we are very keen on in Wales.
- Characterful Victorian Rectory
- Cosy atmosphere with contemporary design
- Situated in the Snowdonia National Park and near to the Italianite village of Portmeirion