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Bryn Afon

(Ref. 1114581)

Beddgelert, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (14)
  • lovely (11)
  • well (10)
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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in the centre of the Village."

    Clean and comfortable. Kitchen is small, but adequate for a short stay. Good size bedrooms and bathroom. Very enjoyable

    Reviewed by Noreen4.1Jun 2024

  • "Perfectly situated in this lovely village, quiet and comfortable."

    All the amenities are within easy walking distance. The cottage is well equipped and very clean. We would have liked some ancillary form of heating downstairs as there is only a wood burner which is a problem when you are in & out during the day particularly in recent chilly weather.

    Hi Julie Thank you for your feedback, but Im quite disappointed that you didn’t use the heat pump that is on the wall. There is a controller in a holder on the wall as you walk in. The heater is quite big and sits above the glass shelf. I will have to make it more obvious so this doesn’t happen again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Jun 2024

  • "We had a great stay at cottage, well situated within the village, would come back again."

    Reviewed by Geoffrey3.8May 2024

  • "Just back from four nights at Bryn Afon."

    Such a fantastic property; cosy, well equipped, nicely decorated with super attention to detail and overall a very comfortable cottage. We’d definitely stay in this cottage again. There was also excellent communication from the property owner in advance of our stay, including comprehensive instructions about the property.

    Reviewed by Arabella5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fab cottage in lovely (quiet) location."

    . Cosy, clean and comfortable benefitting from newly decorated/equipped facilities.. Close to some amazing walks and local facilities. Think that a bath-mat in the bathroom would be a good addition to the property. Having to come home and back to reality!

    Thank you for the wonderful feed back, I’m sorry to hear that there wasn’t a bath mat, there should’ve been! They are normally hanging up over the shower screen. I will mention this to the cleaning company, thanks for highlighting it. Glad you had a great stay at Bryn Afon.. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great location to stay, lovely village along with some beautiful walks, the property was clean to a good standard and very well equipped!"

    I have to say the let down was the overwhelming smell of damp downstairs, we continued throughout our stay to leave open doors and windows which did help slightly, and I am very aware that it's an old property which involves issues but it was over powering at times to the point of cutting our stay short, it was such a shame and I'm not enjoying letting you know, but have to be honest , we also really appreciate the milk, cake etc left for us which was a lovely welcome, I hope there are some solutions to this problem,

    Reviewed by Darren3.4Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful village, within walking distance of some stunning hikes!"

    I would stay again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a wonderful location!"

    Everything has been well thought out and is perfectly comfortable, making this the perfect nest to come back to after a long days walking. We have stayed in many houses that claim to have ‘great chefs’ kitchens, but non have ever had such a well equipped kitchen as this place! Even the simple things like soap and sponges, tea and milk being provided mean you can just arrive and get on with having a great holiday! The views from the back garden are spectacular, the photos just cannot do justice to what a treat it is to sit there with a glass of wine looking over a mountain top. With great pubs and shops within walking distance and a beautiful river walk from the door, what more could you ask for. Thank you Bryan Afron, we’d love to stay with you again!

    Reviewed by Hellen5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, great for couples."

    Perfect little touches added by the owner - tea,coffee, milk etc to get you started. The owner gave us full and welcome instructions on everything to do with the cottage. Lovely comfy bed, excellent shower and a large wood burner - wonderful!

    Thank you for the positive feedback, I’m glad you had a great time and enjoyed the house. I thank you for respecting the house and I believe you may have left a bag of wood ready for the next guests, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Dec 2022

  • "The accommodation worked well for us!"

    Thank you for the positive feedback, I’m glad the property worked well for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great spot , lovely little cottage."

    Plenty to do in the surrounding area without driving anywhere if you like walking up hills and along rivers. Couple of nice pubs and friendly staff and a well stocked walking equipment and locsl grocery shop.

    Thank you for the positive feedback. I’m pleased you thought the cottage was lovely. Yes, the area is well suited for walks and outdoor activities. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.7Oct 2022

  • "A lovely homely house."

    Very clean with excellent facilities. Our only fault was that it was very cold. There were radiators but we didn't quite know how to use them, so complete fault of our own. Thank you so much, I highly recommend!

    Thank you for the positive feedback, and that you thought the cottage was homely. I’m very sorry you couldn’t work the heaters, I only wish you had called so I could have given you instructions to make the cottage warmer and more comfortable for you. I really appreciate your comments and your recommendation, you are most welcome again.. thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage with everything we needed for our five-day stay."

    The lounge area, with its wood burner and super comfy sofa and chairs, was the perfect place to relax after a long October day’s walking. The kitchen had all the appliances and utensils we needed (clearly new and in excellent condition!). Upstairs the bedrooms were large enough for our requirements (2 adults, a two-year-old and a two-month-old) with very comfortable beds. The owner, Richard, was incredibly helpful from the moment we booked. Always happy to answer our questions and he provided a comprehensive set of instructions/ info prior to our arrival. Nothing to complain about at all and we’ll definitely be looking to come back soon.

    Thank you Ben for the wonderful feedback. Your comments are a reflection off the achievements at Bryn Afon. The recommendation you made regarding the Kindling and wood, I have listened to and guest have those to get started with after a long drive. Thank you again and you are very welcome to come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Oct 2022

  • "Well epuipped cottage with comfortable furnishings."

    Cottage information book would be useful. Had a lovely week.

    Thank you for the positive feedback. I’m very pleased you had a lovely week. Will look at preparing a cottage information book, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Bryn Afon."

    The cottage was very clean and tidy and a credit to the owner. It had everything we needed, including some books of local walks which we found very useful. The only downside for us was the Smart TV as we couldn’t figure out how to watch ‘normal’ tv channels (BBC, ITV, Channel 4 etc) but we’re not very technically savvy! Thank you for the fresh milk and cake, they were much appreciated and with family now living in North Wales we may be back soon!

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback. I’m so please you had a great stay here at Bryn Afon. Sorry you couldn’t watch the ‘normal’ TV Channels. I really appreciate the positive comments and hope you decide to stay again in the future, Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage idealy situated to enjoy the village walks."

    Thank you for your positive feedback, I’m very glad you felt the cottage was comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike4.1Sep 2022

  • "Perfect location as a base for getting out and about - amazing walks from the village and the village is well served with pubs and eateries."

    The cottage is a small and cosy retreat that was very well equipped and great support from the owner on arrival with instructions. Complimentary milk and cake on arrival was a lovely welcome! The only negative is the smell of damp could be overbearing at times - it is a very old property and so a common issue (perhaps installation of trickle vents to the windows would help). Overall a great little place and we had a great time

    Thank you for your feed back, it seems the cake was a good treat on your arrival and overall you thought it was a great little place, that cheers me. Regarding the damp smell, yes it’s an old place, and after you mentioned it my cleaners realised that the bamboo carbon bags scattered about had done their job and were giving up an odour, they have now been changed, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage which had everything we needed for the weekend."

    The cottage is in a great location with plenty of walks from the doorstep. We didn't need to use the car until it was time to leave.

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, it’s very important for me to know how my guests experience the cottage. I’m glad it had everything you needed, I tried to equip the property with everything that I would want on a cottage holiday. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan4.4Sep 2022

  • "The house is very clean, comfort, and has excellent design."

    It has a view to the small river and the sound of the flowing water is relaxing. The owner called me a day before and provided important details about the house and the village. There was a tasty traditional cake waiting for us when we arrived, many thanks for the owner for his hospitality. The baby bed was amazing and easy to set up. The house is in the heart of the snowdonia national park. It has everything needed except a washing machine but it was not not a problem for me as I only stayed for short time ( 3 days).

    Thank you for your positive feedback. I was very pleased to hear that you thought the house was clean and comfortable and of good design. Glad you liked the complementary Cake. With regards to the washing machine, yes it was a difficult decision not to install one, I felt space and design were more important. Thank you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Omar Saad A5.0Aug 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box
  • Smart TV, WiFi, iPod Dock and a selection of book and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Roadside parking available
  • Enclosed rear patio with bench
  • Garden terrace with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There is a hand rail for use going to the terrace, however care should be taken due to the steps being steep
  • Due to this, the terrace is only suitable for adults and supervised children

The property

Situated in the picturesque village of Beddgelert, Gwynedd, lies this stone-fronted cottage, Bryn Afon.

Bryn Afon is a unique traditional period cottage with lots of original features.

Ideal for a couple, or small families, this property is a relaxing base for exploring North Wales and the spectacular Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park.

Inside, an open-plan living space offers all the essentials to make your stay effortless, utilise a well-equipped kitchen space to cater for your guests, or snuggle up on the plush seating in front of a Smart TV to complete a day of memorable fun.

From here, upstairs invites you to two well-presented bedrooms with a double or adult bunk bed; along the hall a delightfully airy shower room promises the ideal space to prepare for a day of adventure.

If you can tear yourself away from this charming home, the local town of Beddgelert lies only a short distance from Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), the highest mountain in Wales and a great spot to take in stunning panoramic views; or for those who aren’t keen walkers, take a trip to Gelert’s Grave, the final resting place of the famous Gelert the Hound and Beddgelert Forest which are vessels of natural beauty with beautiful landscapes and heritage, pack a picnic for a simply breathtaking day of exploration.

For great days out catch the Highland Railway from Beddgelert and take a trip to either Portmadog or Caernarfon with plenty to see and do.

Further on is Blaenau Ffestiniog which boasts of its notorious Cwmorthin Waterfall and Coedydd Maentwrog National Nature Reserve, or if you prefer something more adrenaline inducing, Zip World Llechwedd is action packed with plenty of activities for the whole family.

Porthmadog has stunning beaches as well as a vast array of local amenities, independent stores, pubs, and restaurants if you wish to broaden your travels, Harlech Castle and the Sygun Copper Mine are both popular tourist attractions and caters to all ages.

Soak up the splendid scenery of North Wales with a stay at Bryn Afon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Porthmadog 7.7 miles; Caernarfon 12.8 miles.

The picturesque village of Beddgelert lies in the heart of the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park at the foot of Yr Wyddfa (Mount Snowdon). Beddgelert is a bustling village with arts and craft shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, centred around the Afon Glaslyn river. A 20 minute stroll along the river will take you to the Aberglaslyn Pass, one of North Wales’ most famous beauty spots. The Welsh Highland Steam Railway passes through the village on its journey from Porthmadog to Caernarfon. Beddgelert is famed for its monument to the Welsh Prince Llewelyn's dog, whom the Prince killed thinking it had attacked and killed his son, only to discover afterwards it had been defending his son from a savage wolf attack. With Porthmadog, Portmeirion, Borth y Gest and the whole of the Llyn Peninsula easily reached, this is an ideal location for a Welsh holiday.

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