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Bryn Re

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Trawsfynydd near Llan Ffestiniog and Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Bryn Re and hope to come back again."

    The location was perfect and the house worked well for us. Thank you for asking us so welcome.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Oct 2023

  • "Property very comfortable and ideally located for exploring the local area."

    The car port was very welcome protection against the rain . Lovely waterfalls in the neighbouring village and a relaxing time had by all.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Sep 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Bryn Re, an excellent property in a great location, central for visiting the whole area."

    Very pleasant hosts, available should they be needed, and a handy welcome pack. Thank you. The weather was variable adding to the atmospheric views across the valley. We had a very relaxing holiday, just us and the sheep, and we will be returning next year Paul & Bev

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "A really nice cottage."

    The location is perfect you feel completely isolated surrounded by fields and mountains, but you are close to every where too. We hope to return next year. The welcome pack was really good all Welsh goodies.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved Bryn Re!"

    We stayed for two weeks (with very unsettled weather). The location is fabulous - very remote and very peaceful, with glorious views to the south of Cadair Idris and the Rhinog mountains to the west. We were entertained each evening by a curlew flying around the house and even landing on a nearby fence post. Also the sound of sheep is about as noisy as it gets. Located at the end of a long (1/2 mile?) private drive the cottage is very remote and has lots of rustic charm. It is well furnished, with comfortable reclining chairs and sofa from which to enjoy the log burner (plenty of logs included by the owners). The kitchen and utility room has everything you’d need. We met both the owners who were very friendly and welcoming - nothing is too much trouble it seems. On arrival we found a welcome pack of essential supplies (enough tea, coffee and milk for the first evening) including delicious Welsh cakes and Bara Brith. If you enjoy a quiet stroll to the pub in the evening this is not the cottage to choose! But for relaxing, and peace and quiet, it’s wonderful. There is good hill walking nearby - Cadair Idris is only half and hour away. Good beaches too at Porthmadog and Harlech (only half an hour) and highly recommend a visit to Corris Slate Mine (also only about half an hour away). Thank you to the owners, Gwyn and Buddog, for making your lovely cottage available.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need for your holiday."

    Great hosts.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved everything about this."

    As farm to farm, we could not have felt more at home. The cottage was clean, tidy and catered for all that we needed. The owners very friendly. The only neighbours we had around us were the ewes with their lambs. Stunning views all around the property, spacious and comfortable. Thank you so very much for a fantastic week. There is so much to do around the local area. The Zip line in Penrhyn, a day out on Anglesey. Would recommend to those who love being in the countryside and around wildlife.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0May 2023

  • "Very nice, cosy cottage away from outer world."

    Definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Krzysztof5.0May 2023

  • "What a great cottage."

    A real sense of remoteness without being too far away from Dolgellau. Good walking from the door, would also be good for mountain biking. If anything, it was even nicer than the pictures. Owners friendly and helpful too.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Nov 2022

  • "It took us a bit of time to find the right gate way saying Bryn Re, could I suggest painting the tops of the fencing white, it may help others."

    This cottage is really lovely warm and cosy and we will be hopefully going again next year. There’s everything you need here, if you want to get away from it all, seclusion and peace then this is the place to go. The only one thing we could say was annoying was a squeaky mattress on the super king but other wise it was excellent. Thanking you for the lovely welcome pack them type of things really go down well and was very much appreciated. Lovely K&D Willerby Hull

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is our third time staying at Bryn Re, and the third was even better than the first."

    The cottage is a beautiful place to stay. Everything you could wish for both inside the cottage and outside. The scenery if fantastic. We would love to say there again.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Jul 2022

  • "Bryn Re is an outstanding cottage in a wonderful, picturesque location."

    We loved the isolation, the peace and quiet, and the sheep! The North Wales scenery is stunning, we were lucky to be blessed with good weather, and we found plenty to do around the area.. Everything that we needed was provided at the cottage, together with the thoughtful welcome pack. Thank you for a perfect holiday. We have already booked to return to Bryn Re later next year Paul & Bev

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2022

  • "This wonderful place is a piece of heaven !"

    The location leaves you in awe of the the rugged beauty of the ever changing landscape of this stunning area of North Wales ! The cottage nestles as a haven away from the turmoil the world has become and lifts your soul in the only way nature can . Inside there is a ‘ home ‘ with such thoughtful touches provided by the owners , from finding fresh milk in the fridge to the wonderful bara brith that gives you a taste of the real Wales ! Did we want to leave ? ... No ! Will we be back ? ... Yes , already booked ! Thank you to Mr and Mrs Jones for sharing this oasis of calm , and showing that Wales holds a magic to heal and revive ! This holiday was all we hoped for and yet so so much more ! Diolch o Galon ❤️

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Jun 2022

  • "A brilliant cottage in a wonderful location."

    Reviewed by Liz5.0May 2022

  • "Een heerlijk huis in een fantastische omgeving."

    Een oase aan rust en natuur! In een woord, genieten!!!

    Reviewed by Annemarie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely quiet location, beautiful views from every window."

    A perfect home from home with everything you may need for a relaxing holiday. Very friendly owners who keep the house very clean & provide a thoughtful welcome pack of cakes, milk & tea & coffee. We are looking forward to booking our 3rd holiday here

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "Bryn Re was everything we had hoped for."

    Peaceful location with lovely views of the countryside, comfortably furnished and with a well equipped kitchen. We would definitely return to this property.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely cracking cottage!"

    In the middle of fields, surrounded by mountains. Just what we wanted for a family break! If you like the sound of sheep and cows you'll love Bryn re 110% Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Bryn Re, the cottage is beautiful and so very well equipped."

    The peace and quiet of the location and yet the closeness to so many attractions in Snowdonia made it perfect for all the family.

    Reviewed by Rhiannon5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely faultless."

    Perfect holiday - peaceful, comfortable and everything provided for. Great value for money too. Highly recommend this farmhouse.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a remote location but within driving distance of all the sights - owners lovely and welcoming."

    Cottage has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Perfect bit of peace and quiet in a busy world.

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0May 2021

  • "Bryn Re is a lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    The views are outstanding from every window. The cottage is very well furnished, comfortable beds and recliner chairs in the living room make for a really relaxing stay. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, probably the best of any of the many cottages we have stayed in, and it is such a pleasure to cook while looking out at the mountains. Having the covered area with table and chairs as well as the patio furniture was perfect as we had quite a lot of rain, so we were still able to sit outside whatever the weather. This also made unpacking the car so much easier in bad weather. The sheep were a constant amusement - especially the tups trying to prove who was strongest. I would highly recommend this wonderful cottage and hope we will be able to return before too long.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, cosy and very clean."

    Exceptionally beautiful surroundings, really quiet except for the sheep and cattle (we really liked our fourlegged neighbours), views of mountains 360° around. Cakes, tea and milk to welcome us, so sweet. Owners are really friendly. Cottage was pretty, everything we needed was there. Water pressure in shower very poor; couldn't possibly have washed my long hairs there, and bath doesn't have a shower head. Only stayed for a few days instead of our planned two weeks due to coronavirus regulations getting stricter. Hope to return one day. Area seems very pretty.

    Reviewed by Michiel4.4Aug 2020

  • "Great cottage."

    Well appointed. Good for those who like seclusion and the great Welsh weather. Fantastic base for exploring the Rhinog Mountains.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, scrupulously clean and very well equipped."

    It was clear that owner had thought carefully about making house Covid-safe. We loved the location but realise that not everyone likes to be so isolated. Generous amount of fuel included so we used the wood burner every evening- lovely and cosy. The only thing that would make it even better is if local footpaths around the house were clearly signed with gates that could be opened easily. They are shown on map but following them on the ground is a bit harder. Realise this may not be something that the owner can sort. Thank you we had a fabulous week.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2020

  • "Perfect! We are a family of five with a 10,8 and 2 year old so an outdoors holiday is ideal, it suits everyone!"

    The location is perfect and Mount Snowdon was easily accessible. The cottage has plenty of space and the hosts left us treats and milk for our arrival. The fire was so cosy in this weather. The kids loved the house, plenty of toys and places to play hide and seek. The WiFi is Good! Caught a sunset one evening, the views are stunning. We will definitely return in the summer as the outside area looked like a sun trap. Thanks for a lovely stay. The Farrar’s X

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2020

  • "Such an amazing place to stay ."

    . it was cosy and exactly what we were looking for .. the pictures of the cottage do not do the place justice it is much nicer and cosier than the pictures show .. the little extras such as cake and milk the owner leaves for you as a guest was such a lovely touch location was exactly what we wanted (rural) if you don't want to travel anywhere this isn't the place for you .. I can't praise this cottage enough it was amazing

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Nov 2019

  • "Cottage : loo roll holders kept falling off ."

    Grounds : This is a working sheep farm. Where ever sheep can access there is sheep poo on the ground. There is a sign in the cottage asking residents to remove shoes before walking on carpets because of this. You have to get out of the car (watch where you tread) to open and then close at least 2 gates before getting to the road. (For us there were 3 gates on Friday and Saturday). For less abled people this could be difficult as catches were quite stiff. We think there should be a warning about this for potential hirers. The views however were stunning, with meadow pipits during the day and bats in the evening all around the cottage.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2019

  • "A good centre for exploring the Snowdonia National Park, both the mountains and the coastline."

    We did meet the owners more by luck than anything else and they are very friendly and helpful. They do not live close by though, and are living about 5 miles away. The Cottage is therefore very remote, which in our case was fine. We loved the surrounding scenery. I would suggest that perhaps there could be a bit more information left in the cottage other than just the glossy pamphlets. Something on where best to walk, and on where to go to eat locally would be helpful. Broadband and phone signals worked OK though download speeds are not great as you might expect so far away from any fibre connectivity. No problem with web sites for places of interest or with email. The little track from the main road is fine for ordinary cars, and not difficult to spot once you have done it once or twice. Great for star gazing as no light pollution at all. Could clearly see the Milky Way. We loved this part of Wales and our stay in Bryn Re.

    Reviewed by Rod5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great views from every window facilities great"

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jul 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage."

    Brilliant place. Brilliant holiday. Owners very nice and helpful too.

    Reviewed by Jason4.7Jun 2019

  • "Excellent facilities."

    Great location for walking. Fabulous views of the surrounding hills which ever way you looked out of the cottage. Would return again to the area and this property.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2019

  • "Stunning cottage in draw droppingly beautiful surroundings."

    A wonderful retreat as the cottage is completely on its own, except for the sheep and cows in the surrounding fields. Wonderful hospitality from the friendly owners who made us feel very welcome. A great location with access to some of the most beautiful mountains of snowdonia. Loads of toys, games, dvds and information on local attractions. And a huge fireplace with wood burning stove - perfect for snuggling up in front of after a long day walking!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was everything we expected and more."

    A quiet location close to fabulous cycling and walking. The cottage was well equipped, clean, tidy and a handy folder gave clear instructions for all of the appliances. Friendly owners who left cake, milk and tea for our arrival - yummy!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    We have two small suggestions: 1) Supply a filter coffee machine 2) Improve the lighting in the sitting room with more side lights

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2018

  • "If you want 360 degree views of green fields, mountains and a lovely country farmhouse to enjoy ."

    ... book it !! Our 2nd stay and loved it. Feels remote (perfect) but near many great places, beaches etc. Cheers, Gwyn and Buddug. Ps, Cakes, tea, coffee and sugar to get the holiday going on arrival !

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jun 2018

  • "What a fantastic location!"

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Jun 2018

  • "A spacious and fantastically well equipped holiday home in a stunning location."

    Surrounded by farmland with distant views from every window, and only the sheep, cows and birds as neighbours. Gloriously peaceful and a great location to explore Snowdonia, mid and North Wales. A rare treat for those of us that prefer to self-cater in that there was everything we could possibly need to cook a variety of meals. Lovely owners too who could be contacted if needed, and who provided delicious home-made cake on arrival! We certainly hope to return to this fabulous holiday home!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0May 2018

  • "We had an excellent holiday at Bryn Re."

    The cottage was warm and comfortable, clean and well equipped. The owner was very friendly and helpful. The views from the cottage in all directions are magnificent - something we will remember for a long time. Other than the owner (and the sheep) we did not see or hear a soul which we loved! Good walks from the door or a good base to explore the area. If you want peace and quiet off the beaten track with dark night skies and distant mountains, a cosy cottage with log burner and you enjoy just looking at the view, Bryn Re could be for you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage was in a great location, very quiet and lots of outdoor activities on its door steps (entrance lane off A470 easily missed though, especially at night."

    My advise is, first time arriving try and get there in the daylight!). The cottage was very clean and very comfortable. Our hosts were great and very welcoming; lighting the log burner prior to use arriving to give a cosy warm house to walk into (and providing some delicious cakes to welcome us). The cottage was very warm with the central heating (without lighting the log burner). The cottage is very well provisioned with a very comprehensive kitchen, utility room and board games in the living room etc. There is plenty of wood for the log burner for multiple days of use. All round, a great place with great hosts. I would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2017

  • "The house was fantastic and exactly as described!"

    The kitchen was modern and had everything we needed, far more than just a basic set of pans! There was a big cupboard full of toys, games and puzzles, which was brilliant to have on hand for a 2 year old. There was ample firewood to warm things up on an evening and having it all undercover directly from the house was really helpful. When we arrived there was fresh milk (from the farm) and homemade cake provided, which was such a nice touch and the owners were very friendly indeed! The only point I would say is that some form of sign or more easily visible landmark would have been good from the main road to find the top entrance. Anything distinctive from a distance would have helped a great deal upon arrival. Really lovely and memorable holiday for us, thank you so much!

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2017

  • "The cottage was extremely clean and in a beautiful location."

    The owners were very friendly. When we arrived they had already provided us with milk,cakes and other essential things. We had a great time and we would book again.

    Reviewed by Kapila4.8Jul 2017

  • "We had a lovely holiday, the owners were very helpfull and added treats which was nice."

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 2017

  • "The reviews and information didn't do this property the justice it deserves"

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Jan 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request), 1 x single with pull-out 2'6" single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, Broadband
  • Fuel, power and fuel for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed rear patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Front gravelled sitting area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles.

The property

Trawsfynydd 2 miles.

This detached farmhouse is superbly located on a 200-acre working farm, providing a wonderful rural location and boasting stunning views of the Rhinog Mountain Range in the Snowdonia National Park.

This Trawsfynydd cottage has been successfully renovated to provide high quality accommodation with some original beams, wood walls and an impressive stone inglenook fireplace, combined with modern decor and furnishings.

This is a perfect Trawsfynydd cottage for a family holiday or romantic break, with a woodburner in the sitting room and beautiful mountain views from all rooms.

After an exhilarating day spent walking or mountain biking, with the famous Coed-y-Brenin mountain biking centre just three miles away, you can enjoy dining alfresco on the front sitting area with the panoramic mountain views all around you.

Guests can enjoy beautiful hill and mountain scenery, fishing in Trawsfynydd Lake only one mile away, the beautiful beaches at Porthmadog, Harlech and Barmouth or touring all the wonderful sights of the surrounding National Park.

A truly welcoming Trawsfynydd cottage in a lovely, peaceful location, yet just two miles from the village shop.

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About the location


Porthmadog 12 miles; Dolgellau 13 miles; Harlech 14 miles.

This traditional Welsh village lies in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and is surrounded by the Rhinog, Moelwyn and Arenig mountains. The impressive Trawsfynydd Lake, which is only a short walk from the village, is renowned for its fishing and offers a recently completed walking and cycling route around the entire lake. The village itself boasts a small variety of shops. This area is a mecca for outdoor activities including excellent water sports, climbing, walking, fishing, golf and mountain biking. The beautiful beaches at Black Rock Sands, Harlech and Barmouth are close by, as are the bustling towns of Dolgellau and Porthmadog. Visit castles, narrow gauge railways, slate and copper mines and the famous Portmeirion Italianate Village.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas