Bryn Elltyd ECO Guesthouse
Nr Blaenau Ffestiniog
Tiny Visit Wales graded guesthouse,,700ft up in middle of Snowdonia, in 1883 slate manager house with our 500m ramp into the garden for delivering ( Historically) slate to Ffestiniog steam railway. Trains still chuffing. Station 200m. Homemade bread each morning.
Open access to Moelwym Mountains..Centeral in Snowdonia…Zip world and mines adventure very local
We have just won a TRIP ADVISOR HALL OF FAME. This is awarded after 5 consecutive years of annual Certificates of excellence.
PR….. Eco Award winning guesthouse wins Hall of Fame award from trip advisor. This is awarded to the very few who have 5 consecutive years of Certificate of Excellence awards. This tiny Visit Wales ,3 star guesthouse runs entirely on sustainable renewable energy. John and Ceilia have spent 8 year working on greening the business which even boasts two turf roofed buildings insulated with sheep wool and having their own solar panels and rain water harvesting. John says, ” we need to say a huge thanks to all our happy guests for the last 5 years. Our passion, to tread lightly on the environment is appreciated by most guests who cannot understand why bigger business need to use dirty energy. We started out with a stone 1883 building 700ft in a mountain environment some would describe as moist. We like to call it energy rich as the area has two commercial hydros within 200m. The sun does shine up her as the two conservarories collect heat that soaks into hundreds of tons of thick stone walls. Then we vent it into the house. Solar water panels arrays and solar electric all help but the key is cunning building work and insulation. Eco does not mean basic. We are Visit Wales graded, have sauna and we have had 3 electric car charge points for over 3 years. Our buy local, ( 80% in 13 miles), green energy and sustainable approach seems to be appreciated by guests. The repeat bookings speak for them selves.
LL41 3TW. 200m from ffestiniog 450Mw Hydro power station. At corner of 2 mile long lake.
3k south and down hill from Blaenau Ffestiniog with its Mainline trains,,,bus,,,Ffestiniog steam trains
5k south of Llechwedd slate quarry with Zip world,,,Bounce Below..Zip world caverns,,,Antur Sting bike trails.
From the North there is one traffic island at Blaenau Ffestiniog. take A496 south for 2k and turn RIGHT at our Sign / power Station / Tanygrisiau station sign. turnLEFT within 10m through stone pillars.
1k you come to Lakeside cafe / corner of huge lake. You can see us, we are 100m away towards lake / power station.
Plan b we have a 500m long ramp coming out of the Wrysgan slate mine into our garden. Can see it from miles away.
TRAIN….Blaenau ffestiniog station 3k uphill and north. We can pick up..or no 37 bus to Lakeside cafe (20m) or chuff 1 station down to TANYGRASIAU on Ffestiniog Steam train 200m from us.
Fair trade Tea and home cakes on arrival. Welcome