About Bryn Elltyd Eco Self Catering
ECO....Bryn Elltyd is an award-winning carbon neutral self catering accommodation that meets the criteria as an ecological and sustainable building.
This accommodation has been certified eco Green Tourism Award, Green Key Award and all energy inputs are from renewable - solar array, green electricity, wood fires, re-used rainwater and turf roofs. 3 electric car points all fed on green electric. Type2 and Tesla points since 2012 with 100% success. Children welcome from any age.
Located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park at the foot of the Moelwyn mountains, Bryn Elltyd is an ideal location to explore Mid and North Wales. Walk from the house or tour Snowdonia by car or public transport. Local attractions and activities include Ffestiniog & West Highland Railways, ZIP WORLD TITAN and LLECHWEDD slate quarry and GO- BELOW
Bryn Elltyd are Winners of the Snowdonia Wildlife gardening competition (business section) and runners up in the Wales Sustainable Tourism Award. Facilities include:
• 1883 period house with award winning ECO developments
• 3 electric car charge points inc Tesla
• Computer controlled biomass central heating integrated with solar panel
• Solar electric arrays - solar thermal arrays
• Turf roofs
• Cosy sheep wool insulation
• Own ducks and acre of grounds
• Snowdonia Slate trail we are on it !
• Central for exploring Snowdonia
• Open access to mountains / rambles / Cwmorthin
• Steam train station 200m Tanygrisiau Ffestiniog railway
GREAT FOR KIDS
Bryn Elltyd is a great location for families with easy access to steam trains, Mine exploration, rambles, geocaching, and massive Zip world / Llechwedd slate quarry adventure hub all within 2 miles.
Lots of nature in the 1 acre award winning mountain garden plus open access to mountains. Unusually due to the mines heritage and massive hydro plants there are tracks...tramways and " private " tarmac road very , very locally. One gated locked road goes 1.5 miles and 1000 ft up to 1800 ft above sea level all on tarmac. first half is do -able by bold with a wheel chair. This is one of top 3 UK bike climbs.
Family Facilities include:
Tv in all rooms
Board Games Provided / Children's Books
Child Friendly Activities Onsite/Nearby
Information provided about family attractions/things to do
ACCESSIBILITY / ELDERLY & LESS MOBILE
The owner has 7 years experience teaching in schools / colleges with all many forms of disability. Plus teenage daughter was a chair user for 7 years.
All staff have completed 3 day first aid, qualified mountain leaders, John is canoe / kayak coach and qualified but rusty on Maketon and BSL.
There are 2 large car parks with gravel surfaces and 3 Electric car charge points.
GREAT FOR COUPLES:
Speaks volumes.....2 marriage proposals in our outside 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.
GREAT FOR WILDLIFE:
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 rare chuff birds. Osprey nest site 20mins away. Beach / sand dunes SSSI 25 mins.
Unique ex slate mines heritage / nature and Snowdonia National park is a DARK Skies area.
SNOWDONIA SLATE TRAIL we are on it
STWLAN DAM One of top 3 UK bike climbs
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
GETTING BACK TO NATURE:
100% powered by green , non nuclear energy
GOLD Green tourism assessment
Came 2nd to National Trust at Wales Green Energy awards.
Won UK wide Considerate Hotelier awards in London...twice Savoy was prevous winner!!!
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
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
Remote / Rural Location
Nature Reserves / Nature Walks Nearby
Scenic Walking Route / Cycle Routes Onsite / Nearby
GREAT FOR GET-TOGETHERS:
For main house let.Large dining table made from tree grown 10 foot from the kitchen. Log burner. Take away...2 chinese, Indian, chip shop, kebab shop all within 2 miles.
For main house let....Two dining areas, two conservatories, Lounge, acre of garden may be shared, plus 5 benches. Wave to steam trains 50m away and get a toot.
Accommodate Small Groups 6 following covid rules we have other outside rooms for 4
Accommodate Groups 6
Communal Eating Areas
Private Garden / Outdoor Seating Area
Provide Information on local restaurants
Help with organising transport (Taxis, mini buses etc.)
Provide Information on activities / attractions for groups
Ample Parking free off road plus electric car points