Laura, Daniel and baby Jack from Staffordshire – Benar Bach
What a beautiful cottage, nestled into the most beautiful countryside – it is the nicest cottage we’ve ever stayed in (+ there have been a few!) Daniel and Paul you have thought of absolutely everything. The cottage is simply sunning – we couldn’t have asked for anything more. You are amazing hosts: from your initial contact to the delicious biscuits (thank you!) Nothing was too much trouble and you made us feel so welcome.
p.s. Dan managed to head out to explore the bike trails right on your doorstep and came back with a huge smile on his face.
Sian Elin a Sally o Gaerdydd – Benar Bach
Diolch yn fawr Daniel a Paul – croeso hyfryd ac am bwthyn a ffermdy hyfryd! Rydym wedi rili mwynhau!
Chris and Bev from Norwich – Benar Bach
It was lovely: the cottage was lovely, the weather was great, the walking was brilliant, the binder of suggested walks was really useful. We fed the birds and the cheeky squirrels. All in all, we had an excellent week and the biscuits were nice – thank you very much.
Keith, Jane and Mary from North Yorkshire – Bwthyn Meillion
We have had a wonderful time exploring coast and countryside. The cottage is beautiful, the views are spectacular and the wildlife is captivating.
Beth, Josh and Lacey from Medway – Bwthyn Meillion
Our first time staying here and it’s been amazing. Everything about the cottage and grounds are exactly what we’d hoped for. It was Lacey’s first holiday and she enjoyed all the walks through the forest and fields.
Sam and Alex from Surrey – Y Llaethdy
Four nights in this quaint and beautiful place have not been long enough! We have taken full advantage of the most brilliant information packs, which helped us plan some local adventures. The weather each day has leant itself to breakfast on the terrace overlooking those stunning views of the valley. Everything has been perfect. Our only with is that we could have stayed for longer.
Maureen and Les from Leeds – Bwthyn Rhosyn
We had a lovely week. The cottage and area are fabulous. The cottage is very comfortable, very well equipped. Definitely recommend to friends. Thank you.
Karen and Jan from Carlisle – Benar Bach
Yet another wonderful stay at Benar Bach. The beautiful location and extremely tame wildlife that visit the cottage daily, keep us coming back. Feels like a second home. Thank you, Daniel and Paul. No doubt we will see you next year.
Charlotte and John from Northamptonshire – Benar Bach
This is our second stay at Benar Bach and has again been wonderful. The cottage is clean, comfortable and in glorious surroundings. The new improvements made have only enhanced our experience here and we hope to come back again. Thank you, Daniel and Paul, for your superb hospitality!
John and Patsy from Cheshire – Benar Bach
We have spent a very enjoyable week in this delightful, well equipped cottage. Daniel and Paul have done a splendid job renovating it to a very high standard. Our week has been spent visiting many of the beauty spots in Eryri. We would definitely recommend it to our friends. Thank you, Daniel and Paul, for your welcome. P.S. The biscuits were yummy!
Carol, Kevin and Eamon from Merseyside – Bwthyn Meillion
What a beautiful place! Very peaceful, relaxing and a stunning view. We enjoyed feeding the birds very much (and the squirrels!)
All in all, a memorable stay in a wonderful, well equipped and comfortable cottage. Hope to return soon.
Ann and Bernard from London – Benar Bach
We have fallen in love with this cottage with its lovely peaceful garden and waterfall / stream.
Pete and Peta from West Yorkshire – Bwthyn Meillion
Our second visit to the area but our first to Benar …not our last. Brilliant location and excellent accommodation. Brilliant, thanks for a perfect stay.
Egbert and Nellie from The Netherlands – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Thank you for your hospitality in your cosy cottage. We enjoyed our stay and the environment. The squirrels and birds were there every morning and we loved it! We had very nice weather so we did a lot of walks and hiking Yr Wyddfa.
We were lucky that the farmer was sheep shearing – a truly spectacular activity for us.
We really enjoyed everything!
Lynsey and Dick from London – Benar Bach
We’ve had an amazing week on holiday at Benar Bach and we are very sad to leave! The weather was fantastic, which helped! We had some lovely meals in Betws-y-Coed at Olif, Tŷ Gwyn and Waterloo Hotel. Enjoyed the excellent walks, Zip World and gorge scrambling nearby. Perfect location to escape to for a relaxing break – thanks.
Alison, Peter, Ros, Jamie, Vivien, Alex and Sarah from Oxfordshire – Bwthyn Meillion and Bwthyn Rhosyn
Visiting Penmachno again after a number of years, we couldn’t have found a more beautiful place to stay. Thank you, Daniel and Paul, for your welcome and your help. We leave with old memories revived and new memories made. These were a very special few days for us.
Kris and Terry from Milton Keynes – Bwthyn Meillion
Our third visit to Benar and another wonderful holiday. We love the cottages and location. Thank you, Daniel and Paul, for all the thoughtful extras. Look forward to returning next year.
Jenny and Colin from Southampton – Benar Bach
Another lovely stay in this beautiful little cottage. We really enjoyed walk 6 – especially walking down through the bluebell woods to the river. A wonderful place away from the rat race!
Sylvia, Alan and Sandra from Liverpool – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Good weather, well-appointed and managed cottage in a nice area leads to a very enjoyable holiday.
Helen, Murray and Millie from Oxfordshire – Bwthyn Meillion
We have had an amazing holiday and have enjoyed our stay here at the cottage. The location is great, views are lovely. We have had lots of birds visit the table and two squirrels but what has made it extra special is to have been here with the lambs. Our granddaughter has enjoyed her Easter holiday and was very excited with the Easter treats left for us, so a huge thank you for those and thank you for the lovely welcome. We would definitely like to return again.
Adam and Martin from Manchester – Benar Bach
Our second stay at Benar Bach and yet again it did not disappoint. It has been such a cosy retreat from real life and a chance to get away from it all.
We did walks two and three and it was nice to get out and not have to drive anywhere.
Thank you, Daniel and Paul. We will be back again to this home away from home.
Mark and Isaac from Hertfordshire – Bwthyn Rhosyn
A 5-day break with my 9 year old to introduce him to the delights of hill walking and general outdoor pursuits. We also did Bounce Below in Blaenau Ffestiniog which was a lot of fun – recommended if you are here with kids. P.S. I stayed at Benar Cottages about 20 years ago. Nice to know that it’s still at the same high standard it was then.
David, Basia, Monica and Lydia from London – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Had a marvellous stay at Benar Cottages. Bwthyn Rhosyn cottage had everything we needed – very comfortable accommodation, peaceful, beautiful views, good location for everything we wanted to do and visit. Loads to see and do and will definitely visit the area again and will stay here again.
Jayne and Dave Marshall from Norfolk – Benar Bach
We have had a wonderful week at Benar Bach. The cottage was as lovely as everyone has said: clean and comfortable. Highly recommend Walk 8 from the activity folder – it has it all – it really is an incredible walk! Thank you Daniel and Paul, we will definitely recommend Benar.
Helen and Jim from Stourbridge – Benar Bach
Absolutely fantastic little cottage! Had a brilliant time. Cottage felt so much like home and was great to come back to after some lovely days out. Feel so relaxed, we don’t want to leave. Thank you Daniel and Paul for a wonderful place to stay and the delicious biscuits on arrival! We will be back!
Joe and Sophie from Glasgow – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Delighted with the cottage and surrounding area, had a fantastic time!
The biscuits were delicious! We will surely be staying again. Thank you.
Mrs Williams from Neath – Y Llaethdy
Very warm, very comfortable, very well presented… thank you very much
The Beale Family from York – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Thank you Daniel and Paul. It was one of the nicest, cosiest, most home-like and best equipped cottages we have stayed in. We will be back.
The Putnams from Dudley – Bwthyn Rhosyn
This is the first time we have stayed at Benar Cottages. Although a short stay, we have all had a wonderful time. In our experience, the cottage is second to none – it has everything we needed, has lovely décor, is very well looked after, set in beautiful surroundings and so peaceful. Hoping to come back soon in the near future for a longer stay.
Louise, Ady, Matthew and Freya from Cambridgeshire – Bwthyn Meillion
We have had a wonderful stay at Benar Cottages. Thank you for our welcome tray. We all loved the homemade biscuits and would like the recipe!
The cottage is perfect. Cleaned to a high standard and the beds are incredibly comfortable! Very welcoming after doing the beautiful walks around Benar. Thank you very much for everything – wish we could stay longer! Now back to reality!
Lee, Laura, Belle and Carys from Surrey – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Thank you for a wonderful stay whilst we visited our family in Penmachno. The cottage is faultless and has everything you could wish for. Our girls settled in straight away and it really has a feeling of home from home. We look forward to visiting again in the summer to make the most of sitting outside having a barbecue and enjoying the wonderful scenery.
Abbie and Jesse from Birkenhead – Benar Bach
Had a lovely weekend at Benar Cottages – couldn’t have asked for a more welcoming and homely feel. The scenery is beautiful and we loved falling asleep to the sound of the waterfall. Thanks Paul and Daniel – there’s literally nothing we could fault you on. 10/10
Carol from Llangollen – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Daniel and Paul – once again, thank you for the loan of Bwthyn Rhosyn. I have had three lovely days here, which have gone too quickly. It is such a warm, comfortable place to return to after days of being out and about. I am already looking forward to my next visit.
Mark and Rebecca from Essex – Benar Bach
A fantastic weekend, although frosty and cold, a beautiful walk through the forest. This is an amazing cottage. Daniel and Paul are great hosts. We will definitely be back. Again, thank you!
Alan and Sandra from Wiltshire – Bwthyn Meillion
Thank you very much for a lovely week – the weather has been perfect, couldn’t ask for better. The cottage has everything you need, even down to the homemade biscuits – they were lovely. Sad to be leaving such a lovely cottage and area. Thank you.
Jane and John from Berkshire – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Great to be back at Benar. Thank you for the welcome tray and delicious almond biscuits. We have had a lovely week. North Wales never disappoints and the weather has been good too! A couple of clear nights gave a fantastic star spectacular even with a brightening moon. Hope to be back next year so see you again then.
Margaret from Northamptonshire and two Australians – Bwthyn Meillion
Thank you for a great holiday, lovely cottage and dry weather!
Peter and Gwen from Essex- Bwthyn Rhosyn
Lovely to be back at Benar! Thank you so much for the welcome tray – much appreciated. Weather a bit mixed but we can’t complain – it’s just so beautiful in North Wales. Second week brilliant – weather fantastic. Thank you Daniel and Paul. Just brilliant!!!!
Peggy, Linda and David from Northampton – Y Llaethdy
Have had a lovely relaxing time. The views are lovely and the weather has been wonderful for the time of year. Very pleased with the cottage and would certainly come again. P.S. Thank you for the biscuits! Delicious!
Andy, Julie, Bev and Chris from Kent – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Great to be back at Benar. The tweaks you have made Daniel and Paul were noticed and welcomed. Whatever the weather, the views are spectacular.
Mandy and Pete from Hull – Benar Bach
Wonderful – so relaxing and beautiful. All I can say is Daniel and Paul, friendly, helpful hosts, lovely touches, flowers and welcome tray – everything we could want to make our stay lovely and relaxing so for that, thank you.
Tracy and Phil from Northamptonshire – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Another lovely welcome and stay at Benar; a truly relaxing treat for us! Daniel and Paul you are stars and have made Benar very special. See you next time.
Lin and Michael from Milton Keynes – Benar Bach
Lovely cottage, beautiful surroundings and good weather – what more could you ask for. Many thanks.
Mike and Sue from Hertfordshire – Benar Bach
Our second time in this area and we will be back again! Cottage is sweet and cosy, location is perfect for walking, biking etc and scenery is fantastic. The hosts Daniel and Paul are welcoming, friendly and nothing is too much trouble. (The biscuits were really delicious as part of our welcome pack) We will be back – thank you for everything.
Dawn, Rod and Nicola from Liverpool – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Thank you! It’s a lovely cottage in a great position with all home comforts. We have done lots of walks and activities – bike rides, Zip World Titan, Surf Snowdonia Crash + Splash and Go Below. We would love to stay here again. Thank you for the welcome pack.
Graham, Richard and Jenny from the South West – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Once again enjoyed our stay very much at Benar! A relaxing week with everything at hand and enhanced by the lovely weather. Thank you Paul and Daniel.
Hannah and John from Nottingham – Benar Bach
Thank you for a lovely week in the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Beautiful cottage, location, presentation, layout, décor and service. And thank you for the lovely vegan biscuits – very thoughtful and welcoming.
Gem and Lee from Luton – Benar Bach
Thank you Daniel and Paul for a brilliant week in an absolutely outstanding cottage. The walk from Betws-y-Coed to Swallow Falls is a beautiful walk. Climbing Yr Wyddfa, Go Below, visiting the mines – it has been an active holiday and always so lovely to return to relax at Benar. This was our first holiday together and we could not have asked for anything more. Thank you.
Armelle and Claudie from France – Bwthyn Rhosyn
It’s our first trip in Wales and we passed a very good time here. There are lots of walks in beautiful Eryri. The coast is also beautiful. Your cottage is beautiful and very cosy. We spent a good moment. It was pleasant to see birds and squirrels every morning to eat bread. Your biscuits are very delicious. Thank you for your nice welcome.
Ernst-Jan, Elvira, Mei-yun and Tymen from The Netherlands – Bwthyn Rhosyn
We were blessed with a very nice cottage. The kids fed almost every day the birds with breadcrumbs. The walks were beautiful and we’ve seen lots of nature. Thank you.
Tony and Catherine from Southampton – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Fantastic holiday! Cottage has everything needed with a well-equipped kitchen and having Wi-Fi out here was great! Great week, many thanks.
Glenys and Cerys from London – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Despite the best efforts of the weather, we had a lovely holiday. The cottage is lovely and had everything we needed. Better equipped than many self-catering places we have stayed in. Lots of small touches that make the difference especially the welcome tray with the lovely biscuits and all the information you could need. The view from the cottage is amazing.
Victoria and Keith from Doncaster – Benar Bach
Fantastic cottage – the best we have ever stayed in, so quiet and peaceful, couldn’t have asked for more (except sunshine). Great holiday – don’t want to leave.
Robert and Angela from Surrey – Benar Bach
We have enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing week in your beautiful, peaceful cottage. It is so well maintained and equipped and thank you Daniel and Paul for all those extra personal touches like the welcome tray with the delicious biscuits and the dressing gowns. We look forward to returning next year.
Pat and Phil from Southport – Benar Bach
What a beautiful hideaway in such a lovely setting – how peaceful. The waterfall in the garden is the icing on the cake. Many, many thanks Daniel and Paul – the cottage is lovely, so clean and well looked after.
Sue and Martin from Norfolk – Benar Bach
We have had a fabulous holiday here. Thank you for making Benar Bach the luxurious retreat that it is. We have loved the sound of the stream and the sheep and the birdsong – even in the rain. The walks from the cottage have been fantastic in all directions – to Tŷ Mawr, to Cwm Penmachno, to Betws-y-Coed via Llyn Elsi and even up on the hillside on the other side of the valley. The drive up the valley and then up the little road across to Ffestiniog was amazing and back along the main road pretty stunning too. We will certainly be recommending Benar Bach to our friends – it is simply stunning.
Anne, Ray, Peg and Brenda from Kent – Bwthyn Rhosyn
A really lovely cottage. The view is fantastic. We have really enjoyed it here and if we ever come this way again, would love to come here again.
Kris and Terry from Milton Keynes – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Wonderful to return to Benar and to celebrate our sapphire wedding anniversary here. Another brilliant holiday; weather excellent. We’ve stayed in Eryri many times and Benar is by far the best! Thank you for the very thoughtful extras. Look forward to returning.
Liz and Martin from Derbyshire – Bwthyn Meillion
We have found the cottage and facilities here well organised, clean and a high standard. This has contributed to a relaxing and enjoyable week. The weather has been a bonus and we have enjoyed meals and reading on the patio in the sunshine. Thank you very much Paul and Daniel for a great holiday.
Karen and family from West Midlands – Bwthyn Meillion
We have thoroughly enjoyed our week’s stay here in North Wales. Visited and toured in all compass points N, S, E, W and dodged rain showers! If you like mountains, valleys, castles and coast then this is the right destination. Cottage: comfortable, clean, welcoming. Sheep entertaining, wildlife diverse. Thank you.
Jenny and Colin from Southampton – Benar Bach
What a find! The cottage is perfect in every way for us! The situation, the views, the quietness and it was so well equipped! It is clean, cosy and warm – just what we love. We know where we will be booking when we come back to North Wales – here!!!
Steve, Sue, Glyn and Yvonne from Newport – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Having spent a lovely couple of days at Benar Cottages at Easter with our daughter and son in law, my wife and I brought my parents for their first Eryri experience. They absolutely love everything about the cottages and thought the welcome tray was an exceptional touch. We have all had a wonderful time. We look forward to our next visit to Benar Cottages and thank you Daniel and Paul for providing such a wonderful opportunity for us to enjoy the area and gain memories which we will treasure. P.S. My father is 85 years of age and my mother is nearly 83. They have been places and seen things this week which they thought they would never experience.
Brian and Sue from Durham – Y Llaethdy
Many thanks for the truly warm welcome we received. It felt as if we were visiting friends that we had known for a long time. You are both amazing. The area around the cottage is breath-taking – so many wonderful views to enjoy. Thanks again Daniel (master biscuit maker) and Paul.
Sue and John from Derby – Bwthyn Meillion
The cottage has been a wonderfully warm, cosy and comfortable home from home for the last week. The location is perfect for day trips out to a whole variety of places of interest and a very quiet and peaceful location to return to with stunning views. Plenty to do here whatever the weather and in quiet moments at Benar we have watched all sorts of birds including jays, jackdaws and woodpeckers visit the bird table. Thanks to Daniel for the delicious biscuits and flowers on the table when we arrived. A lovely start to a brilliant week and we will be sad to leave. P.S. having Wi-Fi to help plan our days out and satellite TV to watch the latest weather forecast was much appreciated.
Julie and Chris from Bristol – Benar Bach
Lovely stay in a beautiful cottage. We had some lovely walk in the surrounding countryside and had an amazing day climbing Yr Wyddfa. The town of Betws-y-Coed is stunning and we had a great meal in Olif, the Welsh tapas restaurant – highly recommend this. Thank you for providing everything we needed for a relaxing, peaceful holiday. Also the biscuits were delicious. Hope to come back soon.
Pamela, Derek, Ann and Elizabeth from West Sussex – Bwthyn Meillion
Another glorious break – we just love it here. Thanks to Paul and Daniel for a great holiday.
Barbara and Tony from Bournemouth – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Thank you for the welcome tray. We enjoyed the biscuits very much. The cottage was lovely and peaceful. We also enjoyed watching the birds on the bird table. We have enjoyed our holiday here very much.
Carolyn and Rory from Buckinghamshire – Y Llaethdy
A lovely warm welcome to this beautiful home away from home. Daniel’s signature biscuits were scrumptious and boosted the energy to explore the extraordinary scenery the area has to offer. The views from Yr Wyddfa summit were breath-taking and we would also highly recommend scrambling along the Aberglaslyn Pass. Our every need was catered for at Benar and we hope to be returning soon.
Becky and Marin from Hereford – Benar Bach
A fantastic week away in a fantastic little cottage!!! Just what we were after. The cottage had everything we needed and is ideally located for a whole range of things to do: hiking, horse riding, sightseeing, eating!!! Great selection of pubs / restaurants nearby. Recommend the Royal Oak in Betws-y-Coed.
Dianne and Bob from Cumbria – Y Llaethdy
Enjoyable week in a lovely cottage with great views. The weather has been mixed with plenty of sunshine then it snowed. The mountains look stunning. Lots to see and very pretty countryside. Many thanks for the welcome tray and a clean cosy cottage.
Pam, Eddy and Dorothy from Cheshire – Y Llaethdy
Sunny, warm weather. Lovely warm and cosy home. Well-equipped and very clean. Bed very comfortable. The birds and squirrel are a delight to watch and they loved sun flower seeds. Our surprise was the nuthatch – we never have them in our home town. The area is so spectacular – up the mountains, trains, in the Electric Mountain, walking by the sea and all easy distances away. Would come back to stay – it’s a brilliant place. Many thanks.
Chris and Graham from West Sussex – Bwthyn Rhosyn
A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. We have been incredibly lucky with the weather and have spent most days walking. Walks in the folder are good and easy to follow. Visits from the birds have been entertaining. Great to hear the cuckoo. Thank you Paul and Daniel.
Anne and Perry from Surrey – Benar Bach
A fantastic week due to the cottage and the weather (no rain and mostly sunshine). Have walked every day which became easier when we had translated the key on the OS map! Favourite walks were around Capel Curig and up Yr Wyddfa. Thank you for the welcome tray – we enjoyed the biscuits after each walk. Hope to return…
Natalie, Edward, Alicia and Georgia from Burnley – Bwthyn Meillion
A beautiful little cottage located in a fabulous location. Whether listening to the bleating sheep, visiting the joys of North Wales or simply relaxing on the patio soaking up the sun, Bwthyn Meillion has been the perfect place for a family retreat. Once we get over not wanting to go home, we would love to come again. Definitely a holiday to remember!
Wendy and André from Surrey – Benar Bach
The cottage is lovely with plenty of room and so cosy. We have thoroughly enjoyed our visit and hope to return sometime. You have made the interior of the cottage so cosy with all the amenities and it is ideal for two people. Thank you for the biscuits and daffodils.
Douglas and Philip from London / Adelaide, Australia – Benar Bach
What a charming and delightful cottage – secluded and quiet – well-appointed and tastefully decorated! It is so homely, comfortable and cosy especially in inclement weather with its thick walls – and all the more so when you know it has stood rock solid for centuries. We really appreciated the thoughtfulness of the homemade biscuits and the bottle of chardonnay in the fridge to welcome us. Daniel and Paul’s restaurant suggestions were spot on too.
Andy, Mandie and Harry from Northamptonshire – Bwthyn Rhosyn
Our first visit to Benar and had the most wonderful time. It’s just so peaceful. The cottage has everything you need – very clean and the Easter eggs and welcome tray were a lovely idea. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Mervin and Maxine from Derbyshire – Benar Bach
We have had an enjoyable short break here at Benar. A relaxing home from home. The weather was kind to us and we even managed to sit for a while on the terrace in the sunshine. The cottage is immaculate and so comfortable. We will heartily recommend you to our friends and hope to come back again soon.
Bill and Cathy from London – Benar Bach
Great cottage – well thought out – very charming in an idyllic valley. Daniel and Paul equally charming.
Gareth and Jo from Oswestry – Benar Bach
Lovely cottage in perfect setting. Had a great few days and got lucky with the weather!! Many thanks Daniel and Paul a great short break. Have already highly recommended to family and friends.
Amy and Mark from Cheltenham – Benar Bach
We had a fabulous stay – only wish it could have been for longer. Will be recommending this place to friends and family. Thank you Paul and Dan for such a well presented cottage.
Sarah and Martin from Leicestershire – Benar Bach
Absolutely love, love, love this cottage and decided the day we arrived that we want to come back. The cottage is cosy, warm and a home from home.
Lee and Fi from Colchester – Benar Bach
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. We have had an amazing time experiencing the picturesque villages, the scenic views and the friendliness of the people who reside in Penmachno.
The cottage is cosy and has every luxury one could need.
The walks have been exhilarating and seeing the breathtaking views has created memories that will last a lifetime.
It has been a lovely weekend break and a birthday present we will never forget.
Izzy and Josh from Wolverhampton – Benar Bach
We would just like to say a big thank you! We had a fantastic weekend here at Benar Cottages. We spent one day at Go Below followed by a day around Betws-y-Coed. The cottage has been perfect in such a gorgeous setting along with a very pleasant welcome from Daniel. We will definitely be visiting again, thank you. P.S. the biscuits were delicious.
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