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Bryn Tirion

(Ref. 21833)

Cwm-y-glo near Llanrug, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet-friendly

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "This has the potential to be a lovely place to stay; it’s a spacious house, for the most part attractively furnished, in an excellent location."

    We didn’t find the road to be a problem, and the parking was also fine (room to turn around for our normal-sized car). However, there were lots of niggles. • We arrived to a cold house (and the strip blinds on the windows didn’t help to keep the cold out). The storage heaters were all turned off, and they took a whole day to start giving out heat. It was difficult to understand how they worked, and we had to turn the bedroom ones off because they came on at night. • There was no welcome pack or written information/instructions for anything in the house. • The reed diffusers in the bedroom were furry with grey mould. One of the bedrooms also smelled of damp. • The soft furnishings smelled unpleasant; the cushions need washing and the sofa and armchair need a deep clean. • The double beds were saggy and uncomfortable. They both had mattress-toppers, but that didn’t help with the sagginess or the noise made whenever we moved; we ended up sleeping in separate rooms. • Two of the four bedside lamps didn’t work, and one of the working ones was constantly flickering. • There was somebody’s leftover mouldy coffee in the coffee machine, and a dog-ball behind the armchair – which suggested that the cleaning wasn’t very thorough. Overall I felt the place was sadly neglected and, as an earlier reviewer commented, unloved.

    Reviewed by Isabel2.2Sep 2023

  • "Gorgeous well presented house in a very secluded peaceful location."

    Local pub about 15 minutes walk away (take a torch) and Llanberis only a short drive away. Nice decor throughout and very comfy beds. Tight squeeze in the bathroom/toilet and some damp in the lounge and bathroom which does need dealing with, but otherwise lovely. Kitchen is very well appointed with everything you need, and tons of dvds and board games to keep everyone entertained. The tiny narrow windy roads are not for the faint hearted but would definitely recommend if you want a cosy relaxing break

    Reviewed by Nicky3.8Aug 2023

  • "The house is in a quiet place (it was a little bit difficult to find, we need the hulp of a neighbour)."

    The location is perfect to discover the Wales (Snowdonia off the Llŷn peninsula). We miss a washmachine (for the regio, it should be usefull). For the rest, we had all what we need. For me the narrow lane was terrific but my man had no problem with that.

    Reviewed by Mathilde3.8Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic location, well equipped cottage."

    We had a comfortable stay but looking a bit tired, could do with a bit of TLC! Damp patch in living room could easily be painted over. Grass very long, desperately needed cutting.

    Reviewed by Louise3.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage best nights sleep in the wonderful old bed just like my grandma's."

    The walks around the cottage are lovely and the views were great. The roads to the cottage were very narrow but luckily a good parking space. Thanks for a lovely break away.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Jun 2023

  • "Loved our stay so much that we are hoping to rebook for 2024."

    Wonderful location. Quiet, well placed. Cottage is amazing, clean, tidy.

    Thank you for such great feedback. We would love to have you back in 2024. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2023

  • "The beds were very comfortable, the cottage was clean and had what we needed for a base to explore."

    The views are very pretty. The roads to the cottage are narrow with not many passing places so something to be aware of. The owner was in contact through the week to check we were ok, and recommended a place to eat which was

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4May 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    The road up to the cottage is very narrow and challenging. Had a lovely stay and the open fire had a homely feel

    Reviewed by Maureen4.1Mar 2023

  • "The level of thoughtfulness was very good, and the house has everything you need for your stay, even down to the supply of personal hygiene products."

    The house was very cold on the first night, as the heating was not on. The only thing that would of improved our stay, would be a lick of paint through the house, as it does look quite tiered. Would we come back again, yes, its a nice place to base yourself, and is nice and quiet. Thank you. Gareth

    Reviewed by Gareth4.7Sep 2022

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay."

    The house for us was in a lovely location, tucked away and with a stunning walk just around the corner with a fine view of mountain tops. Beautiful. The house was clean and had all that we needed. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely homely cottage."

    Everything you need to relax, cook and unwind here. We had read a previous review about this place and after staying here it is apparent that the person clearly had some agenda as their comments were not true. The place was clean and comfortable. Access is tight yes, as mentioned in the properly description; the lanes are extremely narrow, however this enables a feeling of tranquility and peace once in the cottage and there are some lovely local walks in the area. Something you would not get if located near busy roads. The isolation is in fact a bonus to the cottage, and is certainly not the cottage owners fault about the narrow lanes. We will definitely be returning. Owner is lovely and phoned to check everything was OK. We used the cottage as a base to get to Anglesey, Llandudno and of course Llanberis lake as we have a motor boat. Much fun on the water, great holiday!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a neglected, run-down property."

    Neighbours complained to us re the state of the retaining wall, parts of which have collapsed into the very narrow road & they are having to repair because owners don't answer messages. The gutters and roof are full of debris that falls down into the entrance patio. The parking is a long way away, especially when bringing luggage and groceries, and is uneven with potholes & rocks. Takes an 8-point turn to turn a single car around. Not suitable for 2 cars or any car low to the ground. We had to park the other vehicle down the street, about 400m away. Rear entrance is overgrown. House is grimy, needs a complete makeover. No towel rails in either bathroom, shower leaks into lounge, shower/bath is revolting & old, basic items are missing e.g. chopping board, washing machine, wine glasses, serving spoons, Pyrex dishes for the oven and microwave. Some cupboard shelves are missing. Oven and stove are old and dirty, oven smokes when switched on that is how filthy it is. But there are 3 tin openers??? Floorboards are lumpy & warped in many places, H&S hazard waiting to happen. Worst cottage I have ever stayed in. Not impressed to see this sort of cottage on Sykes website, I thought you dealt in decent holiday accommodation. Feel completely ripped off.

    Reviewed by Jennifer2.2Jul 2022

  • "Firstly I would like to say we had a great holiday."

    The house is lovely, set in a very quiet isolated location, and in easy reach of both Snowdonia and Anglesey. Also the garden gets all the evening sun. And very good value for money. A few things that can make it better though. In the children's bedroom the thermostat makes a constant noise stopping the kids from sleeping. As result we had to move both kids into the second double bedroom. The parking spot was horrible and battered my car about. It wouldn't take much to level it out. Finally child safety is a bit of an issue. It is stated that the garden isn't secure and we were OK with that. But it just needs a gate/ small fence to make it secure. But the landing banisters are really low, making it dangerous for children to topple over.

    Reviewed by Adam3.8Jun 2022

  • "Would love to stay hear again, lovely home everything we needed & close to everything you want & need to do."

    Garden could be more secure for dogs. Perfect holiday

    Reviewed by Miriam4.4Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful place, and the owner Lisa was brilliant, thank you so much."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Parking bay needs attention there is a leak in the bathroom that comes through the celling and drips on the table"

    Reviewed by David3.4Sep 2021

  • "Brin Tyrion was well presented, well stocked with everything we could want and in a lovely quiet location."

    It is ideally located for anyone who wants to explore North Wales. I would definitely consider using the property again. There are however 3 points I would highlight to potential holidaymakers: 1. The cottage is accessed via a very narrow lane with no passing places. It is not a busy lane but we met 2 cars and a tractor and had to reverse out of the lane each time; 2. The car park will take 2 cars but is surrounded by hedges and steep banks and was quite a job to get 2 cars on it. It might be hard to get 2 larger cars on the site and there was a large pothole at the entrance to the car park that you could not miss as the access was tight. 3. The advice is to park and carry your bags etc. to the house, it is circa 100 yards if you have to carry heavy bags.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Sep 2021

  • "A fantastic property which is tucked away off the beaten track but close enough to civilisation that you don’t feel alienated."

    The Lane to the property is very tight and the parking bay requires some tarmac as there are grooves in the ground making it difficult to get tyre grip. The property was perfect for our family and very spacious and had most of the basic essentials required. The garden is lovely and a great sun trap. The location is fantastic as we had easy trips to Anglesey, Caernarfon and Llanberis to explore. Lovely walks from the property in all directions which was a bonus. We will hopefully return one day to enjoy this property.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2021

  • "House is in a tranquil setting and we appreciated the beautiful quietness."

    A great base for days out. We appreciated the provision of such a wide collection of DVDs and games (both board and electronic). Care needed with the shower (in the bath) as water can get in the bath seal and drip into the lounge below. This is not a new problem, judging by the stain on the ceiling. With two double beds and a bunk bed, this property can sleep 5-6 people. However, drying towels after showers or baths is problematic as there is only one small towel rail in the unheated bathroom. We got by as we did not need to dry any clothes. The storage heater timer in the bunk bedroom is very noisy and could do with boxing/soundproofing. One last point should be a reference to the narrow country road. It was a tight squeeze for our medium family saloon (Audi A4), suffering scratches from brambles in the process. As advertised, the parking is 100m away but you can unpack outside the house steps – provided another vehicle doesn’t come down the road. A three-point turn is a challenge. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our week here.

    Reviewed by Les2.8Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean and with the weather being as good as it was, we had a perfect holiday."

    We ventured out every day to somewhere new within a 40 minute radius so that we didn't spend to much time in the car and it worked a treat. so many places to see. Walking the dogs down the lanes and to the castle was nice and peaceful. The only thing I would point out is that the lane up to the cottage can be challenging to say the least. Definitely wing mirrors in all the way...apart from that, a very nice and pleasant cottage.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2021

  • "Great cottage, lovely owners who were very responsive and helpful."

    The location was absolutely perfect. It was within easy reach of both the beach and mountains. We will definitely be back. Of note, when we clicked on the link on the email from Sykes for directions, this took us to a council estate about 3 miles away. The street had a same name. It would be worth checking and updating this for future visitors

    Reviewed by Sonya4.4Apr 2021

  • "The house was well equipped with everything you need if spending time there, such as: preparing meals/ games and entertainment."

    Really only need to take clothes and food as everything you need to occupy your time is there.

    Reviewed by Anna3.8Sep 2020

  • "Owners put every effort into equipping and cleaning the house The sharp bendy ..."

    Owners put every effort into equipping and cleaning the house The sharp bendy hill from the village is avoidable by an easy detour

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2020

  • "Was looking for a comfy cottage for my two boys and dog to relax after this crazy pandemic before starting school again and it didn’t disappoint."

    A trip that will stay with us forever. What an amazing cottage with everything you could possibly need, a real home away from home. Endless DVDs and board games which kept us entertained. Great views and walks close by. We got absolutely soaked on one of our walks and it was great to come back to the log fire. I bought my own wood to get me started and a bag of kindling cost £2.50 from the local garage. The electric heaters didn’t really work upstairs, downstairs was fine but after sitting in front of the fire all evening then jumping into the comfy bed with a thick duvet it wasn’t cold. My only issue was the lane getting to the cottage it was very very tight, wing mirrors in every time. There is a decent parking place with room to turn and then a small walk to the back gate. Even with the narrow lane which I knew before booking, it still wouldn’t stop me from booking again. I’m already planning my next trip

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely house with an amazing selection of DVDs, CDs, games and consoles to entertain you on horrible wet days."

    Comfortable and clean in a lovely area with great views. Narrow lane leading to property needs some negotiating, large cars may find it difficult. Only problem was storage heating was inadequate and had to spend another £60.00 on logs and coal. Of course this is a personal thing and we did spend most of the time in the house. Anyone using it as a base may not find it a problem. Would definitely consider booking again.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was nice, however access was not simple."

    ... Lanes are single track and walled so be prepared for a tight and tricky drive. Views were obscured downstairs by bushes, view from 2 main rooms was beautiful. Everything we needed was there a varied collection of DvD's and radio for the kitchen, sadly no fuel for the fire and it was so very cold without the fire. There are so many attractions to visit history, architecture and of course the mountain range. So quiet so pretty. Had to call the property owner for assistance (we got lost) and they were absolutely lovely.

    Reviewed by Dee4.1Feb 2020

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric storage heaters with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge
  • TV, WiFi, DVD player, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two small cars Partially enclosed lawned garden with patio
  • One well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles and pub 1 mile
  • Note: The property has a narrow staircase
  • Note: The parking is 100 metres from the cottage and the approach is along a single track narrow lane, vehicles to be driven with care, if you are nervous or inexperienced driver you may struggle with the lane
  • Note: The cottage is elevated from the lane so access to property is via several external steps
  • Note: Young children to be supervised due to low hedgerow
  • Please note, this property sleeps max of 4 people and the third bedroom is now a single bed
  • Fuel is not provided for the fire, can be purchased locally Note: We require guests bring their own towels including tea towels

The property

Llanrug 1.5 miles.

This quirky cottage is a traditional wonder, tucked away on a narrow country lane and featuring white and black paintwork giving the property an olde worlde aura, the perfect escape away from the modern of the 21st century.

This delightful detached property elevated and is perfect for a family trip away from the usual hustle and bustle of a city centre, it’s the ideal escape for tranquillity and relaxation with your loved ones.

The first thing you will come across as you enter the property is the large living area, equipped with an open fire and spacious seating, it’s a wonderful place to spend winter evenings cuddled up with a hot chocolate as you watch the snow fall down over the hills of Anglesey.

Alternatively, this property is also great for a summer break, with brilliant walking routes and close to Snowdonia National Park, it’s great for avid walkers or those wanting to explore the countryside of Wales.

The kitchen in the property is modest but perfect for preparing a meal for you to enjoy with the family in the separate dining room, each room offering its own magnificent views of Wales, it’s easy to lose track of time whilst nature spotting from any of the rooms in the cottage, promising a range of biodiversity, be sure to look out for the weird and wonderful European polecat.

Upstairs are three bedrooms which can host the whole family, from grandparents to grandchildren, the property hosts an array of sleeping arrangements, so that each member of the family gets a restful night’s sleep in a room that is suitable for them, particularly the children’s room which hosts dark wood-framed bunk beds, you’ll have no problem getting the kids into bed with this.

Outside is an partially-enclosed area, safe for both the kids and the dogs to run around on a warm summer’s morning whilst you relax on the decking with a coffee, or to make snow angels in the evening before rushing up for a hot bath.

The local area is great for exploration, with Bryn Bras Castle just 0.5 miles away to enrich yourself with history and carry on the traditional feel of the trip, and the glacial Llyn Padarn lake close by, offering panoramic views and woodland walks, there’s no better way to relax and unwind surrounded by stunning views in every corner of the village.

If you feel like venturing out further one day to explore more of the magnificent views of Wales, we recommend taking a trip to Portmerion, a quaint and quirky village designed in the style of an Italian village, take an architectural wander to the waterfront and get a bite to eat in one of the many attires scattered about the weird and wonderful scenic lands, be sure to check out its own festival, ‘No.6’ if you’re here in the sunnier month of September, hosting a mix, from music to art, it’s an experience like no other.

Bryn Tirion is a marvellous property for the whole family to enjoy, with lots to do and see both in the local area and further out in Wales, you’re in for an action-packed holiday with plenty of opportunities to unwind.

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About the location


  • Llanberis 2 miles
  • Caernarfon 4 miles
  • Betws-y-Coed 15 miles

Llanrug is a small village with two pubs, two shops, a Post Office, a hotel with indoor swimming pool and fitness room, and a 9 hole golf course is nearby. The village is situated in the foothills of the Snowdonia Mountain Range, only 3 miles from famous Llanberis. Dominated by the grandeur of the Snowdon Massif, Llanberis is flanked by two lakes, Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris, and is one of the most popular mountain tourist centres in the Snowdonia National Park. Llanberis is something of a 'mecca' for walkers and climbers, being the starting point for the ascent of Snowdon - the highest mountain in Wales. The ascent can be made either by train, on the Snowdonia Mountain Railway, or on foot along one of the many routes to the summit. Llanberis boasts excellent places to eat and drink and a great choice of shopping. Just 4 miles from Llanrug, on the coast, is Caernarfon with its magnificent 13th century castle and town walls and close by are National Trust properties at Penrhyn and Plas Newydd and many wonderful beaches.

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Note: We require guests bring their own towels including tea towels

Please note: This property is an old stone cottage

Please Note: The property only accepts bookings to a maximum occupancy of 4, either all adults or a mix of adults and children

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas