Ty Gwennol, "Swallow House" in English, was the first cottage to be renovated at Pencefn. It proves very popular with all our guests, many of whom return regularly. It was believed to be the main Pencefn dwelling during the 18oo’s after the family decided that Ty Hen had become old fashioned and they could afford better.
The cottage enjoys views of the Berwyn mountains from the windows to the front and Foel Goch to the rear. The property has been sensitively restored keeping as many of the original features as possible, without sacrificing our guests comfort and warmth! Hence, we have installed double glazing, central heating and a continuous supply of hot water. This cottage is a true all-year-round holiday accommodation.
From the entrance hall, there is a lounge to the right where an inglenook fireplace was discovered during the renovation with a huge granite mantle stone, to the left is the kitchen diner which comfortably seats six.
The cottage has been designed to sleep up to 6 people plus one small ‘cot sized’ child. Cot and high chairs are available on request. There is a double bedroom, a room with twin beds and a third bedroom with ‘adult sized’ bunks. The bunks are full sized for adult use but are safe and much loved by children.
Upstairs also is a modern bathroom with ‘P’ shaped bath and power shower. Hot water is supplied by biomass boiler ensuring a plentiful supply.
There is a secluded, dog and child proof, patio area with good quality garden furniture. It is ideal for a barbecue or just relaxing in beautiful surroundings. A barbecue is available if required. The larger gardens, accessed from the patio, can also be used for barbecue by the ponds, or just to relax while the children study pond life. The dining room at Ty Gwennol has a lovely view of the lily ponds.