Pencefn Cottages are situated approximately half a mile through the village of Sarnau, three miles east of Bala on the A494. Traveling west towards Bala, the turning for Sarnau is signposted and is on the right. Turn into the village, and bear right up the hill out of the village. Pencefn is the third entrance on the left. The road veers left, off the hill and across a cattle grid (a kissing gate is available for walkers) and a neat and level track of approximately 200 yards leads to the cottages. There is ample room for at least two cars per property and the access and parking areas are loose chippings. Each of the four cottages has a flagstone or brick path leading to its front door. Each cottage has its own small garden with paved patio area and wooden seating. All the gardens are fenced and gated for the safety of small children and pets.
A communal garden area, also fenced and gated, has two large ponds, lawns and seating, chippings on walking areas and stepping -stones around one of the ponds.
We do not recommend Pencefn Cottage Holidays to guests without their own transport but those guests wishing to visit by means of public transport (which is extremely limited) should take a bus to Bala then a taxi from Bala to Sarnau. There is no railway link to Bala.
Most mobile phone networks are available at Pencefn. Vodaphone, O2, and EE all work either in the cottage or in the vicinity.
TY GWENNOL (Sleeps 6)
This is a two-storey property approached through a wooden gate by a brick path. The front door (which is the only entrance) is on the level and is wider than average. The kitchen/dining room and lounge are on the ground floor. Appliances and work surfaces in the kitchen are of standard height. The television and DVD player have remote controls. There is no bathroom or lavatory on the ground floor. A staircase with ten stairs, a small landing and a further ten stairs leads to three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. The height and width of all the doors on this floor is below average: 1925mm x 660mm. The third bedroom is a bunkroom; a ladder vertically attached to the bed accesses the top bunk. The bathroom has a 'P' shaped bath with grab rail and over-bath thermostatic power shower, wash-hand basin and lavatory
TY HEN (Sleeps 4)
This is a single-storey property approached through a wooden gate onto a level paved patio area. A step 140mm high x 760mm wide, with grab rails either side, leads to the front door, which opens directly into the kitchen. From one end of the kitchen a door leads into a small hall from which three doors lead to the bathroom and two bedrooms. All the doors in the cottage are 760 mm wide except the bathroom door which is 640mm wide. The bathroom has a 'P' shaped bath with grab rail and over-bath thermostatic power shower, wash-hand basin and lavatory. Both bedrooms have fire escape windows. Another door in the kitchen leads into the dining room from which three shallow carpeted stairs (120 mm high x 670 mm depth) with handrail lead into the lounge. There is also a fire escape window beside these stairs. The television and video have remote controls.
Y LLAETHDY (Sleeps 2/3)
This is a single-storey property approached through a wooden gate onto a level paved path. Flag stepping stones lead to a little paved patio area, which has one step (150mm high) leading to the seating and barbecue. From the path, two steps, each 135mm high, with grab rails either side,lead to the front door and a small entrance hall. The bathroom door, which is 680mm wide, is on the left, the bathroom has an over-bath thermostatic power shower, with grab rail and the lavatory is in the bathroom. The family bedroom is on the right and the kitchen and lounge/diner is the center door. These two doors are all slightly narrower than average (710mm wide). The television and DVD player both have remote controls.
HAFOD LAS (Sleeps 2)
Hafod Las is adjacent to the main house of Pencefn approached through a large gate across a drive of chippings and a flag-stone path beside it. It is all on ground level with an entrance through double french windows to the front from a paved path and patio. All the doors open two ways and are wide enough to accommodate a wheel chair comfortably.
There is an open plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and lounge. The kitchen floor is non-slip tiles, the lounge and dining area is carpeted. The shower room has a walk-in shower, permanently attached folding shower seat and grab rails. The toilet is raised and has a support rail. The wash-hand basin is slightly lower than average and does not have a pedestal. The bedroom has a double bed with above bed wall light and a light switch to this and the main light beside the bed. A shaver point and light are above the dressing table.