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. David Morgan says:

    A great stay in a wonderfully positioned house.

  2. Greg says:

    We had the best stay at Bron Eifion. The house is lovely with all the essentials and welcoming added touches. Our dog loved the enclosed garden. The pub just along the road offers great food and drinks. We walked the Rhyd Ddu path up Snowdon which starts just along the road from the house. We will definitely look to come back. Thank you for your hospitality.

  3. Rowena Wood says:

    ‘Bron-Eifion’ we loved you. From the moment we stepped on to the verandah and through your front door with a glance back across to the foothills of Snowden we were smitten.

    Once inside you welcomed us by the thoughtfullness of your gift of a hamper- the nicest yet of any we have found on arrivals elsewhere, so well thought out with something for all and each of us – thank you.

    Your interiors are furnished beautifully with much thought, care and taste, a delight to be in.
    Your gardens lead us to lovely walks, from the back in to Rhdd-Ddu’s forest which my dog Talitha loved and onwards to lakes and adventures. Your front leading us out to mesmerising mountains, lakes, forests, castles, coastlines, dolphins (Llyn peninsula) and so much more, much still to be and hoped to be explored!

    Your verandah gives a place for quiet contemplation in the beauty of the surroundings only occasionally interrupted, and charmingly so, by the whistle of and heralding of the impending arrival of the Welsh Highland steam railway passing by in the foothills opposite – a true delight to hear and watch.

    Your shower invigorating after a night undisturbed from the comfiest of beds and linen. Your bath soothing tired muscles after memorable hours spent walking, talking and exploring, leading to new memories: My grown son, a seasoned walker, making his much anticipated and eagerly awaited first summit of Snowdon – up the Rhyd-Ddu path and back down in just shy of three and three quarter hours as
    the birds broke their dawn chorus and whilst the rest of us still slumbered unaware of the magnificent beauty he was gazing out over, the challenge he was taking on and conquering and the like-minded early a.m souls he was meeting and greeting. So proud of him!

    Your lovely owners Jane and John both obviously talented, thoughtful and considerate kindly offering, if we wished, the use of their farm land for us to explore and enjoy in our own ways. Offering information and advice if we needed it and interesting conversation some of which regarding John’s hydro-electric power which my husband enjoyed hearing about. Jane clearly having the wonderful eye for decorating, furnishing and detail and the ‘touches’ that make the difference.

    Your pubs, restaurants and cafes ( mentioned by previous guests) that kept us happily well fed and watered (!) Cwellyn Arms! with a welcome from friendly staff.

    All in all you have given us new memories to take away and be able to look back on with the hope of adding further to and brought back old memories, memories of my much loved late father who was Welsh and who had lived near by with my mother many many years ago, and who at that time had been a custodian of nearby Caernarfon Castle – all memories to cherish. Thank you Bron-Eifion, Jane, John and Dioni.

    Rowena, Matt & John

  4. Tariq says:

    A great week in Snowdonia in this fantastic cottage. Wonderful location at the foot of Snowdon. Great views and walks from the doorstep. Pub and Tea Room recommeded. We really didn’t want to leave and were lucky enough to be able to stay an extra night and have a relaxing sunny day at the beach.

  5. We had the best weather for the end of March. We were even able to sit on the bench outside the cottage and eat breakfast and watch the sheep in the distance. The views are amazing. The cottage is clean and well equipped. We highly recommend the pub, which served lovely meals, which is stumbling distance from the cottage. We were sad to leave

  6. martin Burtenshaw says:

    Just returned from a great holiday in north wales. The cottage was truly fantastic. decorated and equipped to a high standard with great attention to detail . everything we needed was provided. It is clear that the owners put a great deal of pride into there business. Spotlessly clean, and so cosy .The best holiday let we have had in many years of travel. Thankyou

  7. David Theriault says:

    Fabulous location and a very comfortable house. The Cwellyn Arms Inn is just a few steps away for good food and brew and has a friendly staff. The Sherpa bus goes right by the door and you can get on the steam train in the village. The trail from Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert is not to be missed. Wonderful mountain views from the windows and beautiful yard. Hike to the summits of Snowden Peak, Yr Aran and Crag Cwm Silyn from the front door. Bron Eifion has it all.

  8. matthew knight says:

    Great 3 nights short break a very comfy well furnished cottage with fabulous views over Snowdon. Fabulous Walks from the door and a good pub and tearoom just a 2 minute walk . Would recommend !!!!

  9. Peter Howells says:

    We have just spent a wonderful Christmas at Bron Eifion with our 13 year old son and can’t thank Dioni enough.
    Set within an idyllic landscape with views over a snow-capped Snowdon and the Highland Steam Railway from the porch of the cottage added to the charm.

    The cozy little pub just a short walk from the front door proved a great relaxant after a hike to the summit and we were treated to a super Christmas Day lunch at The Saracens Head in nearby Beddgelert.

    Another little Gem is the Big Rock Cafe in Porthmadog – such good food and great value.

    The cottage itself was wonderfully maintained, warm and with everything you could wish for on a short stay with a beautiful mix of Victorian features and lovely decor. We set up our own Christmas tree and lights which added to the festive feel.

    As a tip, if you are planning on walking to the Snowdon summit, there are 3 fantastic wall prints on the landing upstairs showing the 3 main routes which, (along with the various leaflets and guides) proved really useful.

    We can’t return quick enough.

  10. Andrew Stuart says:

    Just returned from a weeks break at Bron Eifion. Very well equipped cottage, warm and cosy. View of Snowdon spectacular. Nice pub with good food <100m away.

  11. Jonathan Finch says:

    What an amazing location. Only 3 nights but it was stunning and we had a really great short break. The cottage is lovely and very well equipped. Snowdonia offers so many different things to do, and we didn’t have anywhere near enough time! We will back.

  12. Sarah Downes says:

    A little piece of heaven! Spent 3 days in Bron Eifion, a perfect location for exploring. The cottage was cosy, comfortable, well decorated and well equipped. The view is incredibly beautiful from the front of the house and you can clearly see the cafe and train station on the summit of snowdon. Lots to do and see locally, as well as good places to eat and drink.Lovely welcome pack and owners who have a farm nearby very friendly.Highly Recommended

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