Bryn Ystrad Llyn

Porthmadog, Snowdonia & the Llyn Peninsula

  • 4 Star Gold
  • 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:

  • £736 per week
  • £105 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 4 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


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


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

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

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

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


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


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 with dryer as well as a washing line & clothes airer. 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 - King size bed with ample storage space and scenery which includes a view of a striking old slate mill slightly further up the valley.

Bedroom 3 - King size 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.


Beautiful property and ideal location if you want the peace of the countryside. Sheep in the field next to the property are lovely to watch the lambs playing and listening to the cuckoo is a bird watchers paradise. There is a lake to walk to about 30 mins away which is picture postcard beautiful. There is so much to do in the surrounding area and had a lovely time with my family.

Mrs R,

We have stayed at this cosy house twice now and will definitely be booking to stay here again next year. It is situated in a quiet, picturesque, serene setting with lovely views all around. The house is well equipped and very comfortable and a great place to come back to after a day out and about. The garden has a barbecue and seating area. The property is within a short driving distance of all the areas tourist attractions. A great place to stay. Booking with Best of Wales was straight forward and I was kept informed throughout.

Mr D,


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