Bryn Ffynnon is situated 1 mile from the traditional market town of Llanrwst in the small hamlet of Tafarn y Fedw. Its elevated position allows for stunning views across the countryside and the mountains of Snowdonia.
Built in the mid 1800s much of the original character has been preserved with internal stripped pine doors, the original Victorian tiles on the floor and an inglenook fireplace with woodburner in the sitting room.
The kitchen is a more recent addition but in full keeping with original building with quarry tiles on the floor and lovely old beams. It is fully fitted with modern shaker style units and even has a pantry. Whether you are a keen cook or just prefer the convenience of a microwave the kitchen is fully equipped with all the equipment necessary - there is even a bakestone should you wish to try your hand at making the famous Welsh Cakes (you'll find a Welsh recipe book in the bookcase).
The separate dining room has a large oak table for eating and games, a selection of books and games and all the local maps for the area so you can get to know the local area.
All 3 bedrooms have beautiful views. The master bedroom has a king sized oak bed and an en-suite shower room. There is a twin bedroom and a single bedroom which offers the maximum flexibility in sleeping arrangements.
The family bathroom has a double ended bath with an over bath shower.
Bryn Ffynnon means "hill spring" in Welsh and the cottage is set into the hillside. The mature terraced garden is accessed by a flight of steps and has spectacular views across the Conwy Valley and Snowdonia. There is a slate paved terrace with a picnic table and parasol and one of the property highlights, Hafod, the Summerhouse. Hafod has it's own decked area and is a lovely place to sit in the evening to watch the sunset.
To help you enjoy your holiday to the fullest, the cottage offers the following:
- Oil fired central heating
- Woodburning stove in sitting room - starter pack of wood included
- TV with Freeview and integral DVD player
- Free Wi-Fi
- Electric oven and hob
- Fridge freezer
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Slimline dishwasher
- Selection of books, maps and games
- All bedlinen and towels are provided.
There is off road parking for one car and space for a second car to be parked along the roadside. In addition the lockable garage is available for guest use but some larger cars will not fit inside. It is however an ideal place to store bicycles and trailers etc.
There is a step up from both the sitting room and the dining room to the kitchen.
Access to the rear gardens is by means of a flight of 11 steps with a gate at the top.
The garden is terraced. As a result there are some steep drops. These have been fenced off but young children should be supervised
The property has a septic tank
Bryn Ffynnon is approximately 1 mile from the centre of Llanrwst and is perfectly situated for those who are seeking the best of both worlds - a combined walking and beach holiday.
Llanrwst is a traditional market town in the Conwy valley standing on the very edge of the Snowdonia National Park. It has a good range of local shops including two butchers, a baker, a greengrocer as well as a couple of small supermarkets. The town also boasts a number of pubs, restaurants and takeaways and the world-famous Tu-Hwnt-I'r Bont Tearooms for afternoon tea (a must do!)
The popular walking centre of Betws-y-Coed is approximately 5 miles away. Here the 3 tributaries join to make the River Conwy and there are easy accessible walks along its banks. Plenty of more challenging walks are also possible around the famous Swallow Falls and Fairy Glen and in the forests that surround the town.
For the walkers and mountain bikers Snowdonia is easily accessible and the cottage offers lockable storage for bicycles to keep them safe when not in use.
Bryn Ffynnon is perfect as a base for seeing a large area of North Wales and we leave a full set of local maps in the cottage for you to borrow during your stay to make planning your holiday as easy as possible.
Conwy and Llandudno are a short drive away and you can be in Anglesey in about an hour.
Harlech and Criccieth with their historic castles are within easy reach as is Caernafon. A little exploration will reveal many lesser known castles to investigate too.
For the more adventurous a visit to Blaenau Ffestiniog is called for. There you will find Zip World Titan, Bounce Below and the Zip World Caverns which are an underground playground of zip wires and trampolines.
If this is a bit too adventurous then a trip on the Ffestiniog Mountain Railway is a great way of enjoying the scenery as well as being an experience all of its own. The train can be caught at Blaenau Ffestiniog and taken all the way to the coast at Portmadoc.
Bala and Cadair Idris are a pleasant day trip and I know a few of our guests have made the effort to climb the mountain. It's a steep climb but the views are worth it and it's muc more "doable" than Snowdon ( unless you cheat of course and take the train!)
If you were a fan of the iconic TV series "The Prisoner" you won't want to miss Portmeirion where it was filmed. This is a glorious Italianate village and of course home to the famous pottery.
There are countless walks and trails in Snowdonia. If you are looking for ideas for walks/trail rides why not visit Mud and Routes for some inspiration? if you are planning on taking the trip up Snowdon then Walk up Snowdon may also be of interest.