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Bryn Eithin

(Ref. 927994)

Manod near Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Very happy with our stay at the property."

    Cosy and welcoming with the nice surprise of some Welsh cakes, tea, coffee, and a pint of milk left for our arrival which was very welcome after a 7 hour drive. Everything was supplied to make our stay comfortable. House was nicely decorated and situated in a lovely location easily accessible to some beautiful walks with shops and amenities nearby. Lots of attractions to visit all a short drive away and just stunning views whichever way you looked out from the cottage. We can’t really fault it to be honest and we would definitely consider returning sometime in the future.

    Thanks Tina for your feedback, it’s always gratifying to hear your stay met your expectations. And of course we would love to return in the future. Kev Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2024

  • "Fabulous property and very close to my mums house which worked amazingly for me."

    The house has everything needed and is very comfortable. Very quiet location. Great little outdoor space if the sun's out. Spotlessly clean. I hope to stay again for a long visit.

    Sarah, thank you so much. It’s so gratifying to know you enjoyed your stay. I have a great neighbour’s, Delyth and Owain who look after Bryn Eithin. I hope you managed to sit in the garden, the chairs are quite funky! Kev Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jun 2024

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay here, Kev the owner was in touch to make sure everything was ok."

    It was clean, warm, and really homely. Very quiet area, you literally do not hear anything, I’ve slept really well. Will not hesitate to stay here again, shops near by and it’s in the perfect place to visit other places of wales, we have been to Morfa Nefyn, Anglesey, Beddgelert and Aberystwyth were we visited a park and watched the red kite bird get fed, there was well over 100 of them, amazing experience

    Hi Jacqui, We are so happy you enjoyed the cottage and more importantly your Hols. Such positive feedback very welcome and appreciated. And we hope very much, that you return in the future. You have an awful lot more to do! Thanks Kev & Mimi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantasic property for me and my 2 boys."

    Spent 3 days in confort and warmth in late december. Easy parking as house is not on the main road. Great base to explore zipworld, the steam train and north wales.

    Thank you. Its a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your break. Kev Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a nice holiday staying there."

    Thankyou very much your appreciation makes it worthwhile. We try our best to make the property homely. Please come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, perfectly placed for walking, touring and sight seeing North Wales and Anglesey."

    Plenty to do and see in the area. Would definitely return for another stay.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was a lovely place to stay."

    Quite comfortable and a quiet location.I can't think of anything negative ( I can't see what previous visitors have had to complain about).There was every thing I needed for my stay.

    Thank you Martin for the positive feedback. I get complaints from the size of the bed to seagulls walking in the roof! If you plan a trip in the future send me an email. I will sort a discount for you. Sometimes people forget this is a relatively cheap accommodation, however I like to keep it homely. Kev Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2023



    Thanks for your comments, the property has been a holiday cottage for 5 years. All furnishings within the cottage were purchased NEW after I renovated the cottage to its current configuration. We have never received any comments relating to updating, in fact quite the contrary. So I am at a loss for your criticism! WE WILL NEVER COMPLETELY MEET ALL OF OUR GUESTS EXPECTATIONS, HOWEVER THERE ARE SUFFICIENT PHOTOGRAPHS WITHIN THE SYKES LISTING TO PROVIDE GUESTS WITH AN INFORMED DECISION. REGARDS KEVIN Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, superbly furnished and exceptionally clean and comfortable."

    Sofa and beds very comfortable, kitchen had everything you would need, Welsh cakes and milk were very much appreciated, thank you. Bedrooms were spacious and loads of drawers, extra plug sockets and mirror to dry hair etc for ladies was well thought out. Pretty back garden with chairs to sit out on a sunny day. Very quiet house, no noise from neighbours or traffic. Street parking was no problem, shop nearby with great chippy, very relaxing week would love to stay again

    Thanks Carolyn, Such positive feedback is alway well received and appreciated. Kevin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jul 2022

  • "We are walkers and wild swimmers."

    As a result we often have wet gear so having somewhere to dry it is useful. There is a washing line but if part of the garage could be set up as an indoor drying room that would be great. It's a minor quibble to be fair

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2021

  • "Supberb small cottage clean comfortable."

    . WiFi slow but that is not owner or Sykes fault..all furniture and fittings top quality for a 3* listing..

    Reviewed by Dennis4.7Jun 2021

  • "This was a lovely cosy cottage, we really enjoyed our stay here, it was a good location for the Snowdonia attractions."

    We will definitely look at staying again thankyou

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2021

  • "I’ve enjoyed everything."

    Reviewed by Georgiana5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was really lovely, we walked in and were so pleased with everything."

    It was far better than we expected although we did see photos on the web site. It was very clean, we had tea, coffee, sugar and welsh cakes awaiting us, and milk in the fridge, which was lovely after a long journey. There was a visitor book with tips from other visitors and we actually went to one of the local restaurants that were recommended which was brilliant. The parking was just outside the property. It was a brilliant base for travelling, we went to Snowdon, Portmeirion, Llandudno, Porthmadog and we had a steam train ride from there that was really lovely. We would thoroughly recommend this property, for comfort and location, and we would definitely use this site again, after such a good experience. Gordon Forster

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2020

  • "Me and my family really enjoyed our stay in Manod."

    The distance between the house and main attractions was ideal. House was very clean and cosy, the chance of watching netflix was perfect after a long days of exploring the area. The house was fantastic I would definitely recommend and return if I was visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Ewelina4.7Aug 2020

  • "A really good cottage Warm and comfortable, equipped with everything you need."

    Very comfortable beds and the neighbourhood is quiet and friendly The cottage is well positioned on a small road parallel to the main road so very little traffic noise Parking is available at the rear of the cottage but the street parking is also fine My party were there for the walking so an area to dry boots and waterproofs would be good to avoid wet stuff in the cottage- we noticed a garage at the back that could be roped in as a possible drying room (minor issue though) Also we found the flame effect gas fire very welcome in the evening after a long day in the hills I have no hesitation in recommending this lovely cottage

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Kitchen tap was rather frustrating, it constantly drips."

    And is in need of a plumber to look at it, or someone to replace the parts. The bins were in quite a bad situation. We were told to put the bins outside in a specific way. But was no room for them? And we didn’t want to just leave them outside so the seagulls could get at them. We understand it takes up to 3 weeks to pick up the bins, but maybe a second brown bin should be available, or someone to take them elsewhere for collection? Lastly on the negative side, it was great to have a washing machine, and line. But was no pegs available to use? Or if we were informed to bring our own would have been ok too! In general though was a lovely house, and did well for the 4 of us. And was very well located for all the activities we had planned in the Snowdonia area. Nothing was more than 30 minutes drive either side of the town. Other than our longer trips to Chester Zoo and Colwyn Bay.

    Reviewed by Luke3.1Jun 2019

  • "Had a lovely break at Bryn Eithin, only a few small niggles about the property (no markings on oven to show settings/temperatures so had to Google make and model, no plastic chopping boards and only one oven tray)."

    There was an odd sort of damp feeling in the kitchen though and an odd smell in the cupboards. Parking at front of property not always possible, parking in rear tight for a medium sized family car. Other than that property was lovely and as described, pleasantly surprised by the smart TV and Blu Ray player. Would highly recommend a trip to Beddgelert and the Llechwedd Slate Caverns when visiting, both are close by.

    I appreciate my guest’s comments. Regarding smell in the kitchen the property have two new double-glazed (front and back) doors fitted this has reduced the airflow and as it is double-glazing has caused the odour and I have instructed my builder to fit an airbrick in the kitchen to improve circulations. Thank you very much for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn4.1Aug 2018

  • "A lovely, homely cottage with wonderful views of the mountains around Ffestiniog."

    All as described in a great location to explore North Wales. My only criticism is that that there are no wardrobes in the property which I think are necessary. I would recommend exchanging one of the many drawer units for at least one wardrobe to allow for storage of shirts, dresses, jackets etc. Bounce below and llechwedd slate mine tour, both highly recommended are 5 minutes away. Betws y coed, Porthmadog, Beddgelert and Snowdonia are all a short drive away. A wonderful experience was had by all!

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Jul 2018

  • "We were slightly disappointed in the cottage and also where it was situated."

    Blaenau is not a very hospitable place in terms of a good restaurant or a nice pub so there was nowhere to go out in the evening. As for the cottage itself. There was no toilet roll in the bathroom (luckily my friend had brought one with her). There were no bath towels left out, just 4 small hand towels. Luckily we found some bath towels, with the price still on, in a drawer in the back bedroom. There was no hanging space anywhere for clothes so they had to be kept in drawers or in our suitcases. The beds were very comfortable. Luckily we had great weather the week we were there which enabled us to be out every day. We would try another Sykes cottage again however.

    Reviewed by Lesley2.8May 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x queen-size, 1 x 4' double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating with gas living flame fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, wifi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for 1 car plus additional free roadside parking outside cottage on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Private enclosed garden with lawned area, decked patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well-behaved medium sized pet welcome at £20 supplement charge (labrador size or similar)
  • Pub 10 mins walk
  • Shops 1.2 miles
  • Note: The second bedroom has a 4' double bed and is only accessed from one side. Note - No EV charging at this property
  • Note: The gas living flame fire is currently not in use at the property'

The property

Blaenau Ffestiniog 1.2 miles.

A well-appointed terraced cottage, situated in a residential area in the village of Manod, just over a mile from the slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Providing the perfect base for exploring the wild and rugged landscapes and stunning scenery of North Wales this cottage will suit couples and friends, a small family, keen walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts.

Bryn Eithin has a modern and contemporary interior and is tastefully furnished throughout.

The sitting room is cosy with comfy sofas and a warming gas living-flame fire provides a great place for everyone to sit, chat and relax after a busy day walking and exploring, and the dining area creates a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a sit down meal together.

The well-equipped kitchen with modern cream units caters for all your needs and the downstairs bathroom is modern and well-appointed.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, the main bedroom boasts a stylish king-size bed and TV whilst the second bedroom has a view extending towards the Moelwyn mountains.

Outside is a rear garden with lawned area and a decked patio with furniture, enjoy the sun from late afternoon, sit and relax, enjoying a glass of something on those balmy summer evenings after a days of exploring.

Local shops, restaurants, pubs and even a cinema are all just over a mile away and there are some fantastic walks from the doorstep with great access to Snowdonia which offers more wonderful walking opportunities and mountain bike tracks to explore.

Blaenau Ffestiniog is home to a host of adrenaline-fuelled activities at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Zip World Titan (the largest zip zone in Europe), Zip World Caverns and Bounce Below (deep mine zip wires and the largest underground system of trampolines in the world!) are all located here.

For something a little less energetic, the well-known Ffestiniog narrow gauge steam railway is also close by and will be loved by all.

A little further afield, why not visit the Italian village and gardens of Portmeirion, together with historic castles and sandy beaches all within a 20 minute drive away?

Bryn Eithin is ideally placed and provides a great base for a holiday or short break anytime of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Blaenau Ffestiniog 1.5 miles; Porthmadog 10 miles; Betws-y-Coed 13 miles.

Manod is situated between the impressive Manod and Moelwyn mountains near the centre of Snowdonia National Park. Only 1.5 miles away is Blaenau Ffestiniog, once the capital of slate quarrying and in the 18th Century known as the "City of Slate". The town stands in an elevated, natural bowl amidst this mountainous region, has a good variety of shops and pubs, but is best known for its tourist attractions. One of the old quarries is now the renowned Llechwedd Slate Cavern, or there is the magnificent hydroelectric power station and famous narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway providing wonderful trips through spectacular countryside. Enjoy superb walks and bike trails, good climbing at the Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre, wonderful sandy beaches, great fishing or golf, or visit delightful Betws-y-Coed, the Italianate Village at Portmeirion, or Bala, with its renowned white-water rafting opportunities.

Note - No EV charging at this property.

Note: The gas living flame fire is currently not in use at the property'

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas