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. Susan Sheldon-jones says:

    Lovely stay…Cottage very comfortable, great bed and quality bedding.Great welcome pack and owners visit much appreciated. Views to die for. Will return.

  2. Duncan Wright says:

    A lovely cottage with stunning views overlooking Snowdon and the Welsh Highland Railway. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge and bedrooms with a secure rear garden (a bouncy dog could get over the fences but there is no way through). It is on a main road, but there is so little traffic it wasn’t even noticed, and the front garden and gate are secure so there is no issue. Good pub 100yds, steam railway station 2 minutes with trains to Caernarvon and Porthmadog, plenty to do within 10 miles drive, and the Rhyd Ddu footpath up Snowdon starts by the station and was completed in 5 hrs (allow 6-7hrs). Lovely welcome pack and friendly, helpful owners who popped in on the Sunday to check all ok. Will hopefully be back next year.

  3. Freny says:

    We had a lovely time at the cottage.
    The welcome hamper was a great touch. Thank you.
    The cottage was spotlessly clean, lovely linen and had absolutely everything we needed.
    The location was ideal ..,just at the start for our climb up to snowdonia.
    Our host was very prompt in replying to our queries.
    Thank you for a lovely stay and would highly recommend it.

  4. Kully says:

    My family and I loved our stay in this quaint little cottage overlooking the Snowdon mountain range.

    There were some lovely touches right from the start of our visit – the welcome pack (cider, fruit cake and chocolate Easter bunnies) – John dropped by to visit us in the cottage and provided lots of advice about what to do with our children (all very helpful).

    One of the days was ‘soggy’ from the outset ,and, on making contact with Jane, she very kindly provided us with advice about what to do. Following her suggestion, we took the kids to Greenwood Adventure Centre and we weren’t disappointed; my kids had the best time and thoroughly enjoyed our visit there. Thanks Jane – much appreciated!

    The cottage is well situated to visit places of interest nearby and particular highlights for us were Portmeirion, Menai Bridge and Strait, Anglesey, Caernarfon and the Welsh Highland Railway journey which my ‘train-mad’ boys thought was awesome! All in all, we have fallen in love with the area and will be back in future to explore further!

  5. Jon, Alisa & Jake says:

    Had a lovely long weekend at Bron Eifion from 10th to 13th February. Was quite cold, so the log burner saw a lot of use, but was warm enough in the evenings. Lovely area, will visit again and the cottage seems a great base to explore from.

  6. Sue Jordan says:

    A wonderful 3 night break between Christmas and New Year. The cottage was lovely and welcoming and in a fabulous location. The views from the front were breathtaking and you could see Snowdon through the window while you were eating breakfast – perfect! It was a bonus being able to bring our dog along too as a walk without the dog just doesn’t seem right. The beds were very comfortable and the cottage was well equipped, my only comment would be to install a more powerful shower as it took ages to rinse your hair and with all 5 of us all wanting showers we did run out of hot water occasionally. We met up with family members who were staying in nearby Beddgelert and had a lovely meal in the Saracen’s Head and also would recommend brunch at Hebog. My husband and brother conquered Snowdon on an unseasonably sunny day and lots of lovely walks were had by all. Stunning scenery all around, we enjoyed our stay very much and will definitely come back.

  7. Bill Jenman says:

    Bron Eifon was perfect for a New Year’s week away. Very comfy and well equipped and a superb location. The nearby pub does great food too. We mostly cooked for ourselves though; if the worst you can say is that it could do with a bigger frying pan then it’s pretty good!

  8. After a long trip from Hampshire we were so happy when we walked into this lovely,immaculate and warm cottage. It combines lots of character with every up-to-date amenity you could ask for and is so tastefully decorated.The views are absolutely stunning and there is superb walking from the front door.The lovely friendly owner dropped by on the first evening to check that all was well and gave us tips on the surrounding area, and there is comprehensive information, walking books etc provided.We were lucky with the weather and managed lots of lovely walking with our collie dog who enjoyed it as much as we did. We went to the top of Snowdon via the Ranger Path, walked the round trip to Beddgellert and back, fuelled by a delicious cream tea en-route, as well as local walks, and it was such a pleasure to return to Bron Eifion after each outing. Thanks to Jane and John for a wonderful holiday and for the lovely ‘extras’ provided. Would recommend to anyone who loves peace and quiet and nature.

  9. Rebekah Lane says:

    We had a fantastic stay at Bron Eifion, beautiful cottage with gorgeous surroundings. The only thing that might be worth adding to the welcome pack (which was extremely informative) is a mention about the steps leading to the cottage which I found to my detriment get extremely slippery when wet!! Otherwise a great holiday was had by us all and we look forward to booking again in the future.

  10. Marilyn Griffiths says:

    Had a delightful 2 weeks at Bron Eifion , fabulous cottage with outstanding views of Yr Wyddfa and Yr Aran ,walks straight from the door , village pub with fabulous food and great Ales just a 2 minute walk away , definitely will return .

  11. John & Gill, Isle of Man says:

    We had a very relaxing time at Bron Eifion, despite some wifi issues, which did not detract from a wonderful 7 days holiday. The cottage is a home from home, with Snowden literally across the road. The cottage is equidistant from Caernarfon and Porthmadog, where there are major supermarkets for provisions, so make sure you stock up before you arrive, as you cannot simply pop out for a pint of milk or a loaf of bread ! Rhyd Ddu is a tiny hamlet, with a pub and a tea rooms, and therefore may not be everyone’s cup of tea, if you are looking for entertainment. Most people, like us, simply enjoy the beautiful scenery and the country walks nearby. As a peaceful retreat from the modern world, Bron Eifion is ideal. We would go back in an instant.

  12. Yvonne & Paul Broughton says:

    We returned one year later for our second visit and was pleased to find the cottage still clean and comfortable as before. The logs for the fire really made it so cosy. The weather was unbelievable for November 23 degrees, which was wonderful for walking up the mountains etc. The only down side was nothing to do with the cottage it was the prices charged in the local pub. The amount of food served for the price left a lot to be desired! The drinks where expensive too. We hope to return again one day, lets hope the pub prices havnt increased.

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