Bryn Ystrad Llyn

Porthmadog, Snowdonia & the Lleyn Peninsula

  • 4 Star
  • This spacious hide-away offers a tranquil, inspiring retreat in a beautiful Snowdonia valley. Exceptional views, disabled friendly and close to Porthmadog.

You can book this property from:

  • £550 per week
  • £79 per night
  • 4 Star
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 4 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 7 miles
  • Pub 4 miles
  • Shop 5 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00


Located in a stunning valley, this spacious house offers a peaceful, tranquil hide-away in Snowdonia. The countryside and mountain views are exceptional and so are the star-gazing opportunities with the area's International Dark Sky Reserve status. This detached house also offers excellent disabled facilities and is close to Porthmadog, Cricieth and a wide range of popular attractions.

Ground Floor

Fully equipped kitchen including a rangemaster cooker and microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. A handsome oak dining table offers plenty of space and seating for the whole family. Stunning views of the surrounding greenery.

Large living room also offering great views, beautifully framed by sizeable windows and patio doors that lead out directly to the patio. Welsh mountain sheep graze in the foreground. Plenty of space and seating for a family get together with a 42 inch TV, DVD player and a lovely log fire to keep you warm. There is also a Wii game console and games.

Bedroom 1 - Very spacious ensuite bedroom with twin beds (one of these can be a profiling bed if needed). The en-suite shower room (which has non slip flooring, appropriate grab handles, changing plinth etc) is suitable for disabled guests. This bedroom and shower room has underfloor heating and also has large patio doors which lead out to the patio and garden.


Bedroom 2 - Double bed with ample storage space and scenery which includes a view of a striking old slate mill slightly further up the valley.

Bedroom 3 - Double bed with ample storage space and wonderful views.

Bedroom 3 - Twin bed bedroom with ample storage space and, yes, you guessed it, fantastic views.

Main bathroom - Family bathroom with a powerful shower above bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.


Enclosed lawn and patio area with a Barbecue set and 2 picnic tables to enjoy the surrounding Snowdonia scenery.

Additional Information

  • Welcome pack includes tea and coffee, sugar and milk, Bara Brith / Welsh Cakes, Local Chocolate / Local Fudge, cheese, crisps, local Beer and local eggs. Please note that this is an example pack that sometimes varies slightly.
  • Central heating and electricity included (includes underfloor heating in ground floor bedroom).
  • Logs provided for the wood burner.
  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels provided.
  • 4 hairdryers provided.
  • Travel cot, high chair and baby monitor available on request. Please bring your own cot linen.
  • Wifi available.
  • Toys and wii console game provided.
  • Excellent disabled facilities - including mobile hoist on request, as well as a profiling bed / bed raisers with ample notice before hand.
  • No pets or smoking inside the cottage please.
  • Binoculars provided to admire the far-reaching views and for star-gazing
  • Plenty of parking spaces.
  • Kitchen provisions: salt and pepper, kitchen roll, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs, dishcloths and tea towels.
  • Bathroom provisions: hand soap and 2 toilet rolls per toilet.


Lovely house which was beautifully presented & most importantly, immaculately clean. Well maintained. Fabulous welcome pack & lovely owner. Location quiet & peaceful with beautiful views. Peacefully quiet but not too isolated. Loved it! Have used Best of Wales several times. Staff are always friendly & most helpful. Properties are of an excellent standard too.

Lynn from Kidderminster,

If you are walking or just wanting to see sites, this house is amazing for families, couples or groups of people. Amazing views and the house itself is gorgeous. We stayed for my dads 70th and had 2 children they had plenty to do from playing to watching the stars. Thanks.

Rebecca from UK,

Very impressed with the entire arrangement. The welcome gift from the the owner was lovely. Will definitely book again and recommend to others.

Dan from Bedfordshire,


Area Information

This traditional farmhouse accommodation is located in Cwmystradllyn; one of the most beautiful valleys in Snowdonia National Park. The farmhouse offers a wonderful retreat in a tranquil setting with expansive views in all directions. Beautifully appointed bedrooms and comfortable living areas compliment a setting where walkers can head off straight from the front door whilst beach lovers only have a short drive down to the seaside resorts of Cricieth and Porthmadog (both 5 miles).

The beautiful harbour town of Porthmadog offers a wide range of amenities, from numerous little different shops and cafes to the larger supermarkets. After a bit of retail therapy, relax at the harbour with a lovely ice cream from the famous Cadwaladers Ice Cream shop.

There are plenty of recommended restaurants nearby as well, including Dylan’s and Poachers in Cricieth, Y Sgwar in Tremadog (4 miles), Moorings Bistro in Borth y Gest (6 miles), Hen Fecws in Porthmadog and Castell Deudraeth at Portmeirion (8 miles). The nearest pubs are The Fleece Inn and The Union Inn in Tremadog (4 miles), whilst The Australia and The Ship in Porthmadog also offer a welcoming base for a relaxing drink.

Amongst the wide range of popular attractions nearby, you have the steam trains from Porthmadog to Caernarfon and Blaenau Ffestiniog, the Italian village and gardens of Portmeirion and castles at Cricieth, Harlech and Caernarfon. You also have lovely beaches such as Morfa Bychan (Black Rock Sands), Blaenau Ffestiniog (16 miles) with its range of adventures from Zip World and Bounce Below to mountain biking and travelling underground at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Greenwood Forest Park, Plas Glyn y Weddw Gallery and so much more.


Cricieth has two popular beaches, either side of the Castle. These are a mixture of sand and pebble with a rocky area at the far end of the eastern beach exposing rock pools at low tide. 5 miles

Borth-y-Gest which is nestled on the side of the Glaslyn Estuary, has many sandy coves and small bays within a short walk. 6 miles

Black Rock Sands / Morfa Bychan Beach - one of the most beautiful beaches in Wales. Dogs are allowed on the beach in certain areas and you can take your car on to the beach for a small fee. 6.5 miles

There are also many more beautiful beaches on the Llyn Peninsula and the Caernarfon area (eg. Aberdesach and Dinas Dinlle).


Cwmystradllyn - this stunning valley on your doorstep offers plenty of options for scenic valley and mountain walks.

Wales Coast Path – Many sections within a short distance, with the nearest joining points being Cricieth or Porthmadog (both 5 miles).

Plenty of mountain walks to choose from in Snowdonia. Snowdon, the highest, is a must and the nearest route starts from Rhyd-ddu (14 miles), or you can catch the train from Llanberis (24 miles) to the summit café.


Cwmystradllyn - The scenic country lanes from the doorstep are perfect for cycling.

Lôn Eifion - old railway track from Bryncir (5.5 miles) to Caernarfon.

Antur Stiniog Mountain Biking Centre - 7 trails in the heart of Snowdonia. 16 miles


Llyn Cwmystradllyn Lake - regarded as one of the most picturesque lakes in Wales. Wild Brown Trout and stocked Rainbow Trout. An Environment Agency Coarse and Trout Licence, required to fish here, can be obtained online from the Environment Agency or from the local Post Office. 1 mile

Eisteddfa Fishery, Pentrefelin - a five lake coarse and trout fishery with a lakeside cafe and tackle shop. 3.5 miles


Porthmadog Golf Club – 18 hole golf course including a golf academy, shop and clubhouse in Morfa Bychan. 6.5 miles

Pony trekking

Porthmadog Activity and Riding Centre – enjoy miles of unspoiled trekking in stunning scenery. Suitable for children from 4 years to adults. 6.5 miles


Pwllheli Sailing Club, Pwllheli Marina – excellent facilities and possibly the best sailing waters in Britain. 13 miles

Abersoch beach offers flat water for wakeboarding and waterskiing, sailing, power boating and windsurfing. 20 miles