Bryn Elltyd

Tanygrisiau, Near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3TW, Wales

Welsh Tourist Board

ECO....Bryn Elltyd is carbon neutral. All energy inputs from renewables, located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park at the foot of the Moelwyn mountains, this is an ideal location to explore North Wales.
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Handy for BOUNCE BELOW and ZIP WORLD and LLECHWEDD slate quarry and GO- BELOW

Walk from the house or tour Snowdonia by car or public transport, activities locally include Ffestiniog Railway and Llechwedd Slate Mines.

Experience a warm, friendly atmosphere in a house that meets the criteria as an ecological and sustainable building. Solar array', green electricity, wood fires, re-used rainwater, turf roofs, ducks and artisan homemade bread each morning.

Winners of the Snowdonia Wildlife gardening competition (business section) and runners up in the Wales Sustainable Tourism Award.

• 1883 house with award winning ECO developments
• 3 electric car charge points inc Tesla since 2007
• Computer controlled biomass centeral heating intergrated with solar panel
• Solar electric arrays - solar thermal arrays
• Log burners
• Green Sauna
• Turf roofs
• Cosy sheeps wool insulation
• Own ducks and acre of grounds
• Some disabled wet rooms Talk to us. Daughter was a chair user.
• Dog friendly
• Centeral for Snowdonia
• Open access to mountains / rambles / Cwmorthin
• Steam train station 200m Tanygrisiau..Ffestiniog railway


We are a great location with easy access to steam trains, Mine exploration, rambles, geocaching, and massive Zip world / Llechwedd slate quarry adventure hub all within 2miles.

Lots of nature in our 1 acre award winning mountain garden plus open access to mountains. Unusually due to the mines heritage and massive hydro plants there are track...tramways and " private " tarmac road very , very locally. One gated locked road goes 1.5 miles and 100ft up to 1800 above sea level all on tarmac. first half is do able by bold with a wheel chair.


Family Bedroom
Highchair Provided
Cot Provided
Tv in all rooms
Board Games Provided / Children's Books
Child Friendly Activities Onsite/Nearby
Information provided about family attractions/things to do
All inclusive price (Dinner Bed & Breakfast)


John has 7 years experience teaching in schools / colleges with all many forms of disability. No 3 at multimillion pound school. Plus teenage daughter was a chair user for 7 years.

We are NOT suitable for self powered. We have two wet rooms, 3 ground floor rooms and a wealth ideas from our 10 years in the area. All staff have completed 3 day first aid, qualified mountain leaders, John is canoe / kayak coach and qualified but rusty on Maketon and BSL.

We have large carparks with gravel surfaces and 3 Electric car charge points.


Wet Room
Ground Floor Bedroom
Ground Floor Bathroom
Elderly and Less Mobile
Part-time Wheelchair user


Speaks volumes.....2 marriage proposals in our Hobbit room. Set into mountainside with cosy sheep's wool lining and turf roof. WE are powered 100% by green energy and keep winning national eco competitions. Tested and graded by Visit Wales and several green organisations.

No spa but 100% green electric sauna.


Romantic / Bridal Suite Bedrooms
Provide 'extras' upon request e.g. champagne, chocolates, flowers etc.
Dinner Bed & Breakfast Price
King Sized Bed
Anniversary / Occasion Packages
Babymoon Packages I.e. Pre baby break
Honeymoon Packages


We have an acre of mountainside / garden that wins wildlife/eco awards. 3 SSSI's in the valley. Temperate rain forest. Moss and liverwort SSSI. Night jar and adders SSSI. Local chuffs. Osprey nest site 20mins away. Beach / sand dunes SSSI 25 mins.
Unique ex slate mines heritage / nature.
Declared a DARK Skies area.


Bird Watching / Wildlife Watching
Wildlife / Nature Reference Books
Nature Walks Onsite / Nearby
Fishing Opportunities Onsite / Nearby
Information provided on local wildlife
Bird Tables/ Hanging Feeders/ Nest Boxes Onsite


100% powered by green , non nuclear energy
GOLD Green tourism accesment ...twice
Came 2nd to National Trust at Wales Green Energy awards.
Won UK wide Connsiderate Hotelier awards in London...twice
3 page "A" level question on us
3 Electric car charge points ( incl Tesla) for over 7 years all power by green electric.
Solar thermal,,,solar electric...£20K off cosy biomass central heating.
Orchard,,,veg plots...own ducks and bake bread each morning.
Within 300m is lake,,,trout fishing,,waterfalls,,,2 hydro plants,,,bouldering,,,,rock climbs,,,,steam translation ( 12 trains per day in high season Ffestiniog 1830' s steam railway, 13 miles long),,,,and a bus stop


Eco Friendly
Outdoor Fires Permitted / Chiminea
Wood Burning Stove / Open Fire
Remote / Rural Location
Detached Property
Uninterrupted Views
Local Produce Provided or Restaurants Available Nearby (Seasonal / Organic etc.)
Nature Reserves / Nature Walks Nearby
Scenic Walking Route / Cycle Routes Onsite / Nearby


Large dining table make from tree 10 foot from the kitchen works well with 12, 10 is better. Log burner. We can cater,,,,external caterer,,,2 hinees,Indian, chip shop, kebab shop all within 2miles.

Two dining areas, two conservatories, acre of garden plus 5 benches. Wave to steam trains 50m away and get a toot.


Accommodate Small Groups 4-10
Accommodate Groups 10+
Communal Areas
Communal Eating Areas
Private Garden / Outdoor Seating Area
Provide inclusive packages (Dinner Bed & Breakfast)
Provide Information on local restaurants
Occasion Packages
Help with organising transport (Taxis, mini buses etc.)
Provide Information on activities / attractions for groups
Ample Parking


Please confirm your exact requirements prior to booking

  • Business facilities
  • Facilities for children
  • Pets accepted
  • Special provision for disabled visitors


Number of rooms/units
Number of adults
Number of children