Views over Snowdon and the Welsh Highland Railway | Bron-Eifion

Views over Snowdon and the Welsh Highland Railway | Bron-Eifion

With views over Snowdon and the welsh highland railway Bron-Eifion is the quintessential Snowdonia cottage. Located right at the foot of the tallest peak in England and Wales, the cottage shares the valley with the Welsh Highland Steam Railway as it pushes its way from Beddgelert to the south up to Rhyd Ddu station and then on to Caernarfon in the north.

But I should talk about the cottage first. It’s a semi detached cottage on the outskirts of Rhyd Ddu in the heart of Snowdonia. It’s been immaculately decorated and furnished by Jane, the owner and her taste and attention to detail are evident throughout the property.

Views Over Snowdon and The Welsh Highland Railway | Bron-Eifion

Downstairs the cosy lounge opens out onto the adjoining and spacious dining room. A log fire and tasteful fixtures and fitting ensure that this living space is comfortable and welcoming.

A traditional and well-equipped country kitchen is located to the rear of the cottage. Cream fitted units including a dishwasher and fridge are topped by a beach block worktop. A washing machine and tumble dryer are available in the utility room accessed via the small rear courtyard.

Three bedrooms upstairs. Both the large king sized bedroom and the smaller single bedroom enjoy panoramic views towards Snowdon. The third twin bedroom over looks the garden to the rear of the property. Again, all the bedding and soft furnishings are beautifully chosen and create a sense of elegant sophistication. Finally the large bathroom accommodates a pastle painted vanity unit and a large bath with shower over.

Views over Snowdon and the Welsh Highland Railway | Bron-Eifion

Property Details

Sleeps  5 +cot

Pets  2 Max

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided

Bedrooms  1 bedroom with king sized bed, 1 twin bedroom, 1 single bedroom

Bathrooms  1 with shower over bath

Facilities  Cooker, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, hairdryer, log fire, Internet WiFi, pay phone, TV, DVD player, cd player, bbq, enclosed private garden, bike storage, welcome hamper. On street parking.


Outside a small courtyard area leads onto a larger enclosed garden area with raised decking area and storage shed. The views have to be seen to be believed. This is the Snowdonia of story books and postcards. And it’s right on your doorstep. Truly a walker’s paradise, keen ramblers need never step back into the car as miles and miles of footpaths are accessible right from your doorstep including the famous Rhyd Ddu Path leading to the summit of Snowdon. There’s also a local pub 200m down the road, so again there’s really no need to pick up those car keys during your stay. And you don’t have to be a train fanatic to appreciate the brave little steam locomotives as they fight their way up the valley opposite the cottage. Pulling their load of enthusiastic holidaymakers through some of the most beautiful and rugged scenery in the UK. All the other activities associated with North Wales are within easy reach including fishing, horse riding, mountain biking and rock climbing. Beddgelert, a picturesque and popular tourist village is 5 minutes to the south of the cottage while the larger town of Caernarfon is 15 minutes to the north.


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  1. Darren Sainty, Llansteffan says:

    We stayed over New Years and what a stunning location and fantastic cottage, cottage is well decorated and we needed for nothing the owners were very pleasant and helpful, Rhyd Ddu path is right outside cottage and a great walk to snowdon summit was had, we Will be coming back to this cottage soon as it really is a gem in the foothills of snowdonia.

  2. Stevenson Family, Windsor says:

    We stayed at Bron Eifion over the October half term and have to say that the cottage is utterly utterly charming. Very well presented and comfortable, with a well equipped kitchen, logs and cosy bedrooms. A wonderful warm and inviting house in an idyllic setting. I couldn’t recommend this place enough and will hopefully be back again.

  3. Shumon & Adele, Liverpool says:

    Bron Eifion is a lovely cottage. It is like a home from home, really cozy warm and the welcome basket of cider and cake was a perfect beginning to a lovely stay. Plenty big enough for the 4 of us with a spare room too when needed. Lovely decor and such comfy beds. The view is awesome so that even when the fog is down or the rain is out there is so much wonderful scenery to while away the hours with. The bench in the front garden stays covered pretty much all the time so its great to sit out and look over Snowdon. The rear garden gate to the Rhyd Ddu forest is brilliant and the forest walk up the ‘elephant’ hill and down through the forest again is fantastic.

    There is easy access to both the Snowdon Ranger path up to the summit and via the Rhyd Ddu path- although the latter is pretty boggy so be aware it is probably best to come down that way. Snowdon kept on winking at us through the week, fog- clear- fog- clear, but we managed to get to the summit on the last main day. There is also a lovely paved walk from Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert that goes around the back of the lake and through Beddgelert forest, just ake sure you stay on the main gritted path and don’t take the left turning after the first bridge that ends up at a small house in the forest where there is no path- if you do, go back, and continue up the hill past the train track and a little into the forest and you’ll see the sign posting again eventually (this goes over the train line and past a house on the left).

    The local cafe is very reasonable and has some nice home cooked style food. Crafts and earthy decor and nice people. The pub welcomes dogs which is great but is quite pricey for meals although the quality was good and the deserts in particular are yummy, ale was over £3 a pint.

    The landlord was a lovely guy who came to make sure all was ok and give some great walking and day out ideas.

    Only request to make are maybe some egg cups for boiled egg and soldiers and a slightly later leaving time would be perfect, as then it would be possible to enjoy the final morning without an early morning exit.
    We didn’t want to leave and hope to manage it back another time!

  4. Maryse Pelletier, Gif/Yvette, France says:

    Lovely holiday cottage, fantastic views. Our party of five (three generations) found things to suit everyone. Little Theo just loved watching the steam train from his bedroom window, and enjoyed walks by the river, as well as the sheep grazing all over the hills. His parents climbed to the top of Snowdon and managed a few other long walks, while his grandparents favoured the train…
    We recommend Newborough beach on Swansea for a great day out. Would definitely come back if we lived in Britain.

  5. Alison, Derbyshire says:

    Just had a great May half term break, agree with all the comments above, very comfortable, beautifully decorated and nice to be able to bring a dog as well. Loads of walks from the door, 2 of the party made it up Snowdon for the first time, one 7 and the other 70! Local pub serves great food and allows dogs in, steam railway a hit with the kids and the river walk from Beddgelert was lovely. A lack of kids crockery and cutlery was the only downside but other touches made up for it, like washing powder supplied, maps and route books, DVDs and books, and a bench outside to watch the world go by. Can’t wait to go back.

  6. Catherine, Hampshire says:

    Beautifully furnished and comfy property, great location, great pub 100 yds away. Would highly recommend and would love to visit again – hopefully for a bit longer next time!

  7. Delyth Eastabrook, Stow on the Wold says:

    Lovely Cottage in a good location. Well maintained and very comfortable beds. The village pub serves wonderful food, you couldn’t ask for more. We will definitely come again.

  8. Catherine, Matthew & Neil, Bournemouth says:

    What a charming little holiday cottage! Beautifully presented, warm and cosy, with spectacular views up towards Mount Snowdon. We enjoyed a fantastic long weekend at Bron Eifion and really couldn’t fault any aspect of this lovely property. Modern and well equiped, yet full of character and country charm with elegant decoration and thoughfull attention to detail. We would definately recommend to all and we will definately be visiting again soon!

  9. Sharon & Glenn, Norfolk says:

    We have just had a lovely week at this cottage. The location is perfect for lots of walking and relaxing. The cottage is perfect, the best self catering cottage we have stayed in. A real bonus was that we could take our dog too. All in all this was a perfect holiday for us and we would highly recommend it. We will be re-booking for another visit.

  10. Sam, Kenilworth says:

    This cottage is beautiful, a real home from home. Very well equipped right down to all the little finishing touches. The views of Snowdon are stunning and right outside your door 🙂 We would highly recommend this property, in fact we want to go back there as soon as possible, if it was possible we’d be there every weekend!!!

  11. Kathryn Pearson, Oxford says:

    We had a lovely long weekend break at Bron Eifion. The cottage was cosy, beautifully decorated and well equipped. It was a very relaxing place to stay and lovely to be able to take our dog, too. The location was ideal, with Snowdon on the doorstep and easy access to the coast. All in all, a beautiful place and highly recommended.

  12. Ian Houghton, Hinckley says:

    Just had a great 6 days in October at Bron Eifion, the location of the cottage is fantastic, mornings were spent sitting on the bench on the porch (in the sun !!), overlooking Snowdon summit. We found the cottage really homely, and very toasty. Days out were varied but you can easily reach the coast or shops within 30mins in all directions. The kids have already asked if we can come back for Christmas… enough said !!

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