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Detached, private and secluded

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 15km

Otters have been seen playing by the stream!

An extended former long house is set in a superb secluded location, with mature grounds, stream and ponds to enjoy year round. We offer guests a most comfortable standard of accomodation in an excellent location. Surrounded by woods and mountains, a nearby forestry track leads off into the heathland and Nature Reserve. Quality garden furniture with patio area.The furnishings are modern and top quality with the emphasis on comfort, comfortable beds and furniture! A real home from home, warm, welcoming and homely. Rugs and Welsh wood polished floors add to the tasteful decoration.

The setting and scenery are stunning. Bron Elliw is located on the edge of an International Nature Reserve, surrounded by a secluded streamside garden with ponds, lawns and an abundance of fruit trees.

It is the perfect location to explore the whole that Snowdonia has to offer, Castles within 10 miles, walks from the doorstep, train journeys back though time! Mountain biking, canoeing, climbing, golf, tree top adventures, go carting all within 10-35 mins away..and then arrive back to a comfortable home from home.

This luxury-conscious cottage caters for 2-8 people in 4 double bedrooms each with king size beds or large twin beds. The main lounge has lots of comfortable seating, and tables, the large log fire warms the whole downstairs, no need for the central heating on when the fire is lit! TV and DVD . The snug/annex with twin bedroom and it's own staircase, has two sofas and a large coffee table, ideal for playing card or board games and the dining room has seating for 8 at a huge dining table, perfect for large family meals and a fuel burner inset in a huge stone fireplace with a large oak lintle .

There are views of the Moelwyn Mountains, forests and spectacular views of the Vale of Ffestiniog from the cottage grounds .

There is outdoor furniture so you can sit by the stream and hope to catch a glimpse of the otters. An outdoor fire to keep you warm on a winters evening as you relax with a glass of wine all wrapped up.

You will be greeted by our ‘welcome pack’ of a bundle of logs with firelighters and kindling, a complimentary bottle of wine or local beer and other local fayre, and possibly some of our own ‘free range’ eggs when available.

Top quality bedding and large white fluffy towels are supplied.

A travel cot is available on request.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Black Rock sands 15 km
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Liverpool and Manchester 120 km, Nearest railway: Ffestiniog 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Rugs and Welsh wood polished floors add to the tasteful decoration. The conservatory overlooks the gardens and the fresh-water stream; this is the 'boot room' - where you can kick off your shoes and hang up your coat ready for a relaxing evening.

The cottage is bright and homely and has a really comfortable feel, once seen never forgotten. The dining room with a table large enough to seat eight comfortably, has a large fuel burner set in a surround of original stonework with oak lintel to keep you warm on cooler evenings. This lovely room is the heart of the cottage and is the perfect setting to entertain the whole family or perhaps a romantic setting for just two.

The lounge has plenty of comfortable seating with side tables and a coffee tables.

This is a lovely room to relax in comfort with your glass of wine.There is an open log fire and also oiled fired central heating just to make sure your stay is warm, cosy and comfortable.

Adjoining the dining room is the snug with two comfortable settees and large coffee table ideal for games and TV DVD


*Dining room



*Kitchen: is fully equipped to cater for 9-12 people, so plenty of room for visiting guests while you are here)

*Bedroom 1 with king-size bed with en-suite. Views over the garden, stream and forest.

*Bedroom 2 with large twin beds.Views of the garden, stream and forest.

*Bedroom 3 with kingsize bed. Views over the garden and beyond.

*Bedroom 4 twin with 2 large singles . Views over the garden

*En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with sink, shower and w.c.

*Main bathroom with roll top bath, w.c. and sink.

*Downstairs w.c. with sink and shower.

Further details outdoors

Situated in a small Welsh hamlet, and not I add, easy to find, the cottage has views of the Moelwyn Mountains and spectacular views of the Vale of Ffestiniog from the wonderfully landscaped grounds.

There are two 'ruins' in the grounds; one originally the 'wash house' where the stream flows through and is where in years gone by folks would have washed their clothes and themselves in the fresh water stream.

Today it is quite charming and magical and maybe inhabited at certain times by the local fairies from the woods, we only allow the friendly 'grey folk' to wash there, it's magic!

The cottage is in the perfect location to explore the many, many places and activities that Snowdonia and North Wales has to offer; sight-seeing, golf courses in the mountains or by the sea, mountain walking or climbing.

'Bron Elliw, a traditional Welsh long house dating back to medieval times, (the profile of the original house can still be seen on the walls), it is built of the finest Welsh slate and granite. The cottage was extended in 1830 to form the house it is today.

There is adequate parking for three cars with room for turning.

Further details

Bron Elliw is strictly a 'NO SMOKING' cottage.

The house is suitable for children but the garden has a stream and ponds and care must be taken if you have small children.

Highchair and travel cot available at small additional cost, please request when booking.

Strictly NO PETS without prior notice.

The North Wales region

The location of the cottage makes it a perfect place from which to explore Snowdonia where there is so much to be discovered with adventure filled days or relax at a pace, days.

For people seeking thrills and adventure the new 1 mile long ZIP wire is only a short drive away.

The new 4 tracks of bike trails with bike hire is just 3 miles away.

The Tree tops adventure course is just a 15 minute drive away.

Or you can ride a steam-train to the summit of the highest mountain in England and Wales, or passenger on the oldest narrow gauge railway in the world as it winds its way through some of Snowdonia's finest scenery. You can find a rainbow beetle and a lily you won't find anywhere else on earth.

We are on the west side of all the major mountain ranges, which means less rainfall than those areas directly under the mountains..which is a bonus!

From the cottage you can easily reach Porthmadog and Port Meirion or Beddgelert within 10 minutes, Betws y Coed, Llanberis and Harlech in 15 mins. and 25/45 mins. to Llandudno, Caernarfon, Bangor, Bala , Llangollen, Conwy, or Anglesey to name just a few of the many places you may wish to visit.

The beaches approx 15 mins away on the nearby west coast are as fine as any in Britain. At Black-Rock Sands near Morfa Bychan you can even drive your car and park anywhere you like along the 2 miles of flat, wide, sandy beach with clear, clean shallow water over vast stretches of sand. Nearby Anglesey boasts one of the top 5 beaches in Britain.

Nearby Porthmadog has many small family-run shops and a Tesco who will deliver.

Betws y Coed is filled with shops for the walker and climber, and hotels and bistro's for the hungry.

This delightful town, nestled among some of the tallest trees and loveliest waterfalls you will ever see makes for a perfect day-out.

Llan Ffestiniog

The area of Snowdonia is an Adventure playground

North Wales has always been the Mecca for rock climbing and is also renowned for its white water kayaking. The Welsh National Mountain Centre at Plas y Brenin is perfect for expert and learner alike. If you fancy a bit of White Water Rafting then the National Centre near Bala is where to go, everything is supplied.

North Wales is home to over 60 golf courses, many of them soaked in history as much as sea spray. There are world-class championship courses like Royal St David's, Aberdovey, Conwy, Nefyn & District and the Vale of Llangollen, to some hidden gems that you may hope will stay that way! Local courses are Betws Y Coed 5 miles and Llan Ffestiniog 2 miles.

If it's mountain biking you're after, the Forestry Commission's Wales Mountain-bike Centre in Coed-y-Brenin forest is for you. Coed y Brenin was the first forest to be developed for the sport of mountain biking and to this day retains its reputation as the sports premier location. There are special Family Routes; however some of the other trails are only for the expert and the brave. All include rocky, technical features and are not recommended for novice riders. From tight technical single-track to fast open exhilarating sections, there's something on offer for all experienced mountain bikers to enjoy. The views are spectacular!The purpose-built visitor centre offers hot drinks, snacks, main meals, bike hire and a fully equipped shop. Well worth a visit!

For the latest thrill why not visit the Tree Top Adventure High Ropes Course at Betws y Coed. This is currently the highest challenge course in the country using the very best technologies in challenge course construction: It's a truly amazing experience. Go higher, reach further and achieve amazing results on this inspiring course. Situated in part of the beautiful forests around Betws-y-Coed the course is purpose built to challenge all.

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Other activities and features this part of Wales has to offer are:

Nature reserves










Horse riding


Tree top Adventure course


Wild walking

Exploring Beaches

Mountain climbing

Rock climbing

Visiting the many Castles and Gardens

Mountain biking


White water rafting (or just watching).

Bird watching.

Shopping & Eating out or just taking in the mountain air and living a relaxing life style for a week.

There are way too many things to do and impossible to mention them all.

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Review 1-2 of 2

5 Sep 2012


"Self catering at its best."

We had a wonderful weeks stay at Bron Elliw. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped with a pretty garden complete with its own little stream. It is well situated, with many beautiful loc… More

13 Jul 2012


"Very comfortable stay"

We have just returned from a fantastic week at Bron Elliw. The cottage was very comfortable clean and tidy and had plenty of tourist information available. Fabulous location to explore the Snowdonia N… More

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