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Bryn Elltyd

Bryn Elltyd

Carbon Neutral Eco House
Bryn Elltyd

Self-catering with 1 unit £166-£170 pupn sleeps 6-7

Blaenau Ffestiniog,
LL41 3TW



Blaenau Ffestiniog,
LL41 3TW


Eco Friendly, Bryn Elltyd is an award-winning carbon neutral self catering accommodation that meets the criteria as an ecological and sustainable building.

This accommodation has been certified eco Green Tourism Award, Green Key Award and all energy inputs are from renewable - solar array, green electricity, wood fires, re-used rainwater and turf roofs. 3 electric car points all fed on green electric. Type2 and Tesla points since 2012 with 100% success. Children welcome from any age.

Located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park at the foot of the Moelwyn mountains, Bryn Elltyd is an ideal location to explore Mid and North Wales. Walk from the house or tour Snowdonia by car or public transport. Local attractions and activities include Ffestiniog & West Highland Railways, ZIP WORLD TITAN and LLECHWEDD slate quarry and GO- BELOW

Bryn Elltyd are Winners of the Snowdonia Wildlife gardening competition (business section) and runners up in the Wales Sustainable Tourism Award. Facilities include:

• 1883 period house with award winning ECO developments
• 3 electric car charge points inc Tesla
• Computer controlled biomass central heating integrated with solar panel
• Solar electric arrays - solar thermal arrays
• Turf roofs
• Cosy sheep wool insulation
• Own ducks and acre of grounds

• Snowdonia Slate trail we are on it !
• Central for exploring Snowdonia
• Open access to mountains / rambles / Cwmorthin
• Steam train station 200m Tanygrisiau Ffestiniog railway

Bryn Elltyd is a great location for families with easy access to steam trains, Mine exploration, rambles, geocaching, and massive Zip world / Llechwedd slate quarry adventure hub all within 2 miles.

Lots of nature in the 1 acre award winning mountain garden plus open access to mountains. Unusually due to the mines heritage and massive hydro plants there are tracks...tramways and " private " tarmac road very , very locally. One gated locked road goes 1.5 miles and 1000 ft up to 1800 ft above sea level all on tarmac. first half is do -able by bold with a wheel chair. This is one of top 3 UK bike climbs.

Family Facilities include:
Family Bedroom
Highchair Provided
Cot Provided
Tv in all rooms
Board Games Provided / Children's Books
Child Friendly Activities Onsite/Nearby
Information provided about family attractions/things to do

The owner has 7 years experience teaching in schools / colleges with all many forms of disability. Plus teenage daughter was a chair user for 7 years.

All staff have completed 3 day first aid, qualified mountain leaders, John is canoe / kayak coach and qualified but rusty on Maketon and BSL.

There are 2 large car parks with gravel surfaces and 3 Electric car charge points.

Speaks volumes.....2 marriage proposals in our outside Hobbit room. Set into mountainside with cosy sheep's wool lining and turf roof. WE are powered 100% by green energy and keep winning national eco competitions. Tested and graded by Visit Wales and several green organisations.

We have an acre of mountainside / garden that wins wildlife/eco awards. 3 SSSI's in the valley. Temperate rain forest. Moss and liverwort SSSI. Night jar and adders SSSI. Local rare chuff birds. Osprey nest site 20mins away. Beach / sand dunes SSSI 25 mins.
Unique ex slate mines heritage / nature and Snowdonia National park is a DARK Skies area.
STWLAN DAM One of top 3 UK bike climbs

Bird Watching / Wildlife Watching
Wildlife / Nature Reference Books
Nature Walks Onsite / Nearby
Fishing Opportunities Onsite / Nearby
Information provided on local wildlife
Bird Tables/ Hanging Feeders/ Nest Boxes Onsite

100% powered by green , non nuclear energy
GOLD Green tourism assessment
Came 2nd to National Trust at Wales Green Energy awards.
Won UK wide Considerate Hotelier awards in London...twice Savoy was prevous winner!!!
3 page "A" level question on us
3 Electric car charge points ( incl Tesla) for over 7 years all power by green electric.
Solar thermal,,,solar electric...£20K off cosy biomass central heating.
Orchard,,,veg plots...own ducks
Within 300m is lake,,,trout fishing,,waterfalls,,,2 hydro plants,,,bouldering,,,,rock climbs,,,,steam translation (12 trains per day in high season Ffestiniog 1830' s steam railway, 13 miles long),,,,and a bus stop

Eco Friendly
Remote / Rural Location
Detached Property
Uninterrupted Views
Nature Reserves / Nature Walks Nearby
Scenic Walking Route / Cycle Routes Onsite / Nearby

For main house let.Large dining table made from tree grown 10 foot from the kitchen. Log burner. Take away...2 chinese, Indian, chip shop, kebab shop all within 2 miles.

For main house let....Two dining areas, two conservatories, Lounge, acre of garden may be shared, plus 5 benches. Wave to steam trains 50m away and get a toot.

Accommodate Small Groups 6 following covid rules we have other outside rooms for 4
Accommodate Groups 6
Communal Areas
Communal Eating Areas
Private Garden / Outdoor Seating Area
Provide Information on local restaurants
Occasion Packages
Help with organising transport (Taxis, mini buses etc.)
Provide Information on activities / attractions for groups
Ample Parking free off road plus electric car points

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionSatellite TVIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingFreezerMicrowave cookerLinen providedGolf available (onsite or nearby)WiFi or internet accessDVD playerCD playerSingle sex groups welcomedHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal firesElectric car charging point

Covid good to GO national safety certificate. Carbon neutral building, 3 electric car points ( by arrangement) Children welcome from any age.

Location and nearby places


Plan route to Bryn Elltyd Eco Self Catering using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 670456  Lat: 52.98400 Long: -3.96605


By Car: From the Blaenau Ffestiniog roundabout, take A496, after 3/4 mile (follow the brown and white signs) turn right and immediate left, following the signs for Ffestiniog Railway and Ffestiniog Power Station, down the road with white railings. Past the lake, turn left and the house is on the right. We are on th elake, last building before the hydro power station.

By Train: There is a rail-link, from the main line at Llandudno Junction which is 2.59 hours with no changes to / from London Euston. From Llandudno, take the scenic Conwy Valley line to Blaenau Ffestiniog. One mile from the house

Also only 200m to Tanygrisiau Steam Train on the Ffestiniog Railway

Bus: Blaenau Clipper number 37 bus is 20m from Bryn Elltyd - service 4 times a day.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point

Covid good to GO national safety certificate. Carbon neutral building, 3 electric car points ( by arrangement) Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesGravel
  • alight up hill slope ...4 small slate steps

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesLounge
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 4
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
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