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Bryn Bethel

(Ref. 1016473)

Bontnewydd, Gwynedd, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Such a lovely place to stay."

    My husband and I, plus our 3 friends had come to do a Snowdon hike and wanted a nice comfortable vase that could accommodate 5 people. The cottage is perfect. The showers are hot and powerful and the beds very comfy, just what you need after a hike. The addition of snuggly blankets was something everyone loved. We decided to light a fire and couldn't find a match or fire lighter so popped the owner a question. In less than a minute they had responded and 5 mins later had come over with lighter, logs and kindling (ours was the first fire since summer) really pleasant and accommodating. No negatives to mention! Tranquil, lovely and easy short drive to pubs and shops. Perfect getaway. Thank you!

    Thank you very much hope to see you again soon xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Sep 2023

  • "Only negative was the back garden needs enclosing felt a bit unsecure"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very nice comfortable cottage in very good clean condition and in a very good location for many attractions."

    1 minor criticism is that the tiny hand towel in the bathroom quickly became wet and unusable between 2 people and a normal size for both guests would have been more usual.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage whole family enjoyed the stay."

    Definitely recommend my friends and family.

    Thank you x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Asif5.0Jul 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage in a delightful, quiet location."

    The cottage was extremely well equipped and maintained. The quality of fixtures and fittings was good. Plenty of good quality towels provided. The wifi speed was a little slow, especially when trying to watch Netflix. Plenty of room both inside and out and it was lovely to be able to have dinner in an evening outside on the picnic table whilst watching the sheep. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, hope you come again xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Loved our stay at Bryn Bethel, absolutely stunning cottage in a stunning area."

    Great to have a wood burning stove for the chilly nights. I really hope to return here again.

    Glad you enjoyed, hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very warm and genuine welcome on arrival."

    We received an offer of assistance should we ever need it. a very quiet place to stay with a fantastic shower and a good vibe. I have no hesitation giving this place a recommendation.

    Thanks for the lovely feedback, hope to see you again in the near future x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Del5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely immaculate cottage with everything we needed."

    Great base. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely house and in a very relaxing and quiet village."

    Nice and clean and in a great location for visiting many areas nearby. The house is generally well equipped and we had a great week here.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2022

  • "It would have been a lovely touch to have received a welcome back."

    Doesn't have to be major, just some basics to get us started, especially as journey took 10 hours, a cup of tea on arrival would have been great. Towels were clean but well used. Could do with fresh new towels and some extra towels to use for later in week. Did not like the security camera directed onto the house. Felt unnecessarily intrusive. Some local walks would have been nice.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage, everything we needed for our stay."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful property that felt like a home from home."

    Thank you to Ceri and family!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great accommodation close enough to amenities."

    Over all lovely spot

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and it was very clean."

    It was in a very peaceful location and easy to get to surrounding attractions. The only things we were not happy about were the bed in the main bedroom was extremely uncomfortable. It was creaky when you moved and the mattress was very lumpy, you could also feel the springs. We therefore had to sleep in the twin room which was unsatisfactory. The other thing was that we were only given one small thin bathtowel each for a 5 night stay. There was just one handtowel in each bathroom. I contacted the owner who said that was what they allocated per person as they have experienced theft of towels. She did provide an extra towel each but I feel that we shouldn't have had to ask. The quality of the towels was cheap and basic

    Reviewed by Tamasin3.8Sep 2021

  • "Superb location, great cottage - would definitely recommend!"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2021

  • "A lovely family break at Bryn Bethel."

    The cottage has a real high quality feel, comfortable beds and all the amenities you need. The view from the back garden is lovely and our kids loved meeting lots of farm animal friends on all the adjacent land, especially the two miniature shetlands, Annie and Molly just over the road. Owners very helpful. Great location to explore North Wales. Would definitely recommend and would definitely stay again x

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4May 2021

  • "It was generally a pleasant stay, however, double bed mattress is low and quiet uncomfortable."

    Limited electric socket in the double room and ironing board is very tiny. The cottage is very clean which is really good.

    Reviewed by Vilma4.4May 2021

  • "The property was fantastic - very well equipped, extremely clean and comfortable."

    It was a wonderful base to explore the beautiful area. Had everything we needed - just the perfect holiday home! The shower was fantastic and the fire too! All of it wonderful thank you! Only thing we could have done with was some bigger towels but it wasn't a problem as the house was so warm we dried really quickly!! Thank you so much we'd love to come back!

    Reviewed by Allie5.0Apr 2021

  • "All the best!"

    Nice house and place! we will gladly return 100%! Thx

    Reviewed by Mihai5.0Oct 2020

  • "Everything was more than we expected."

    The cottage was very clean, very nice to be in and nice and warm at the night. The location is very close to shops and the castle of Carnaeforth. Will definitely want to go again.

    Reviewed by Stefan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Bryn Bethel is a beautiful home!"

    We arrived slightly early but everything was ready for us and the entire place was spotless. We felt reall comfortable. The outdoor space and neighbouring fields made for a gorgeous landscape. Ceri was very helpful, and we were left to enjoy our stay quietly. Good transit links to Anglesey, Conwy, and other parts of N.the region. Would highly recommend! (We were a family of two parents and one preschooler).

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful countryside experience loved the property nice and clean thank you :)"

    Reviewed by Fatema5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely house, great location (sheep in the field right outside the house), friendly environment / area."

    Would recommend for families or group of friends! Would definitely come back again :)

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Nov 2019

  • "Bryn Bethel was beautiful."

    Set in a quiet hamlet it offered a comfortable, well equipped holiday accommodation. It was very clean and well maintained. The owner was on hand and called to introduce herself and check that all was satisfactory at the start of our stay. It’s a great base to visit the gorgeous area and nearby attractions. Wouldn’t hesitate to visit again. Top marks.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2019

  • "Really nice place to stay, Ideal location to visit north wales/Snowdonia"

    Reviewed by Emrys5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage provided a lot of extras , going an extra mile to provide you with an exceptional stay x"

    Reviewed by Nozie5.0Aug 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite shower room, 1 x twin and 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • External utility
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for the woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden with patio area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Due to the age and nature of the property the staircase is steeper and narrower than standard
  • Note: No stag, hen or similar
  • Note: The owners live next to the property

The property

Bontnewydd 1.8 miles.

In rural Rhostryfan in North Wales, lies this traditional farmhouse, Bryn Bethel, renovated to create additional stylish space, with some excellent features, and looking picture-perfect with its stone walls and double fronted windows.

Affording itself well to larger families because of the bedroom space, and with its rural location with good access to nearby towns, you can really take some time out away from the daily grind and relax surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Be welcomed into this real home-away-from-home and find the kitchen area to your right after coming through the front door, and you will be pleased to see a well-equipped contemporary kitchen where you can prepare your meals.

A woodburning stove sits in the dividing wall between the kitchen area and the sitting and dining room, and is accessible from both sides; a clever modern feature that means everyone will be toasty warm.

This open-plan sitting and dining area features a brilliant curved wall of exposed red-brick, a simple but stunning design that really adds character to the already interesting building, with this room featuring a Smart TV and patio doors leading into the garden.

Back out of this quirky room, and over to the other side of the ground floor and come upon the double bedroom with en-suite shower room; this room is spacious and would suit people with limited mobility.

Once you’ve climbed up the classic steep staircase, so common in older properties, you will find the twin room containing two singles, and a bunk room, ideal for the kid’s, and across the way is a shower room with modern up-to-date fittings, so you can have the luxury of the 21st century within these old walls.

From inside the living area, go through the patio doors and you come out into the delightful garden which has table and seating for eating outside on warm summer evenings, and a good-sized lawned area for the children to play on, with off-road parking to the front of the property for two cars.

The nearest village with a pub and shop is Bontnewydd, just a few miles up the road so you can nip over in the car, or take a walk over to the pub if it’s a nice day, with the larger town of Caernarfon further north for some more choice.

Caernarfon isn’t just good for shops, it has lots to offer in the way of rich history and activities, most notably is Caernarfon Castle constructed all the way back in the 14th century by order of King Edward I, it is still mostly intact and definitely worth a visit.

For an incredible sightseeing opportunity, go along to Caernarfon Airport’s Pleasure Flights, and take in the stunning views of Snowdonia and the beautiful coast from a plane or helicopter with a guided tour for an unforgettable holiday experience.

The kids will absolutely love Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre, where they can spend the day windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and many other exciting activities, and if you don’t want to join in then head into the café where you can grab a coffee and cake instead!

Use Bryn Bethel as your base for touring this beautiful area of Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Caernarfon 2 miles; Llanberis 8.5 miles; Bangor 11 miles

Bontnewydd is a village sitting just outside of Caernarfon in North Wales, it sits at the confluence of the Rivers Beuno and Gwyrfair. The village offers a couple of shops, a fish and chip shop and a friendly pub serving food. The royal town of Caernarfon is just two miles away, dominated by a stunning castle, a wealth of charming buildings and many amenities. As well as miles of idyllic coastline at your doorstep, the renowned Snowdonia National Park is also within easy reach, boasting dominating mountains with breath-taking walking and cycling country to explore, as well as activities such as Bounce Below and Zip World for the thrill-seekers. The picturesque village of Llanberis is easy to reach and offers much to the visitor including the National Slate Museum, Llanberis Lake Railway, Castell Dolbadarn and more. Also worth a visit is the city of Bangor, while the Isle of Anglesey, slightly further afield, plays host to a wealth of unspoilt countryside, heritage and much to see and do.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas