Bryn Elltyd Guest House Blaenau Ffestiniog - Walking or Scrambling in North Wales
The house, one mile from the old slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog,was built in 1883. Whilst keeping original features, imaginative extensions and modernisation provide a warm and friendly atmosphere in an ecological and sustainable building where guests can enjoy an inviting and relaxing holiday which has limited negative impact on the environment. Open all year, it has an acre of semi wild grounds and is surrounded by wild and beautiful mountain scenery in the centre of the Snowdonia National Park.
" Wonderful place, best food we've had in Wales."
Helen, Nick & Rowan, Shropshire
Just off the A470 and accessible by rail (transport from the station provided), the house is ideally situated to explore Snowdonia, with its mountains and lakes, beaches and castles. The world famous Ffestiniog narrow gauge railway runs between the rear of the grounds and the dramatic rock climbing faces and cliffs of the Moelwyn range
" One year later and we're back here for more brilliant trekking, fantastic food & great hospitality."
Rich & Genevieve, Oxford
Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
All 5 bedrooms are en suite with showers and have fantastic mountain views. Our family room, located next to the south facing sunlounge, has views of the garden and Moelwyn mountains, with the flexibility of sleeping 2 adults and two children. Up stairs, also, are a double and single room with extensive views across the lake to the Arenig mountains. Two bedrooms are located on the ground floor level, with zip and link beds, providing double or twin beds, and spacious showers.
Room facilities include Fairtrade hospitality tray, hair dryer, radio alarm, cental heating & towel rails.
Evening meals and Full board packages
Enjoy healthy home cooking (local organic produce when available) in a relaxed atmosphere. Breakfast includes a choice of cereals, fruit, yoghurt as well as a full cooked breakfast. Evening meals available with a menu choice which always includes meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, served with a complimentary glass of wine. As we are not licensed, guests are welcome to bring their own alcohol.
Packed lunches available, as are full board packages tailored to suit your needs.
Afternoon tea on arrival, served with home made cake, in one of our comfortable lounges, in the conservatory or the south facing balcony. Relax at the end of the day in the sauna or in our extensive semi wild garden.
Stay at Bryn Elltyd and become part of our holistic approach to a sustainable way of life. See our environmental statement for more details.
Scenic Location in North Wales
Explore Snowdonia - Whether visiting historic castles, wonderful beaches, or facinating slate mines, Bryn Elltyd is the ideal base for Snowdonia and the rest of North Wales. Travel on the Ffestiniog Railway from Tanygrisiau Station, just 100 yards from the house, to the harbour in Porthmadog.
" Thankyou for a very nice time in your lovely mountain house."
Susan & Poul Laursen, Denmark, who took the photo to the left of Moelwyn Bach from the balcony at Bryn Elltyd.
Activities - Walk from the house in the Moelwyn mountains, or climb on the crags. Transport provided for linear walks, free advice and maps available; drying room facilities on site. Snowdon and other peaks over 1000 meters 30 minute drive away. Mountain biking, kayaking, pony trekking and caving are possible locally; guides and instructors available for tuition.
There are golf courses at Ffestiniog, Porthmadog, Harlech and Betws y Coed, and fishing from the many lakes and rivers.
An ideal location for bird watching, many species can be spotted close to the house including peregrines, choughs, ravens, buzzards, and in the garden, yellow hammers, siskins, sparrows. Several RSPB reserves a short car ride away.
Bob offers guided walking, scrambling or snowshoe walking, and caters for both individuals and groups.
Walking or Scrambling in North Wales
Discover Snowdonia away from the well trodden paths, scrambling or walking routes to suit your individual needs. Stay at Bryn Elltyd choosing our Full Board packages, or Bed & Breakfast. See our tariff page for special offers and latest news.
Bryn Elltyd Guest House - Blaenau Ffestiniog - Gwynedd