We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Lovely cottage.”
other travellers have booked this property

Review of Brythonfa

Brythonfa
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Brythonfa
Living Room Garden overlooking river
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Very good
21 reviews
Brythonfa
Living Room
Garden overlooking river
Main bedroom
Second bedroom
Second bedroom
Kitchen
Bathroom
Upstairs wc
Garden views. Cows in the river
Local walks
Pandy Tudur. Bridge and chapel.
Pandy Tudur is very rural
We are dog friendly.
Snowdonia is an easy drive
Scenic route to LLanrwst  - medieval market town.
Elwy Valley view
National Park 10 minutes away
Next door neighbours
Tour of Britain 2015
Garden
Garden views. Housemartins getting nest material.
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Llanrwst, Conwy County, North Wales, Wales

Reviews from our community

Very good - based on 21 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
Stewart L
United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not Bad - Stayed at Better”
Reviewed 4 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

It is hard to put my finger on what was actually wrong with this let. Wrong is probably not the right word, though. The house is fully kitted out with everything you need, right down to corkscrews. The lounge is roomy and comfortable for two. Lack of wifi was a problem, and Vodafone lived up to its normal no coverage service, so getting work emails or any other type of info was impossible. This had another effect as well, as we couldn't research where to go during our 3 day stay. We had to drive almost 8 miles to get a reasonable signal. This may not affect everyone, but for us it was an issue.

The shower - well, this is just a non-starter. Very weak and not at all good to use. This needs attention.

Heating - this will not affect summer visitors (hopefully), but the wood/coal fire in the lounge is an absolute pain! The room was freezing every morning. Add to this windows that would not seal properly, and it was not pleasant. In the evenings, we had to pull one of the sofas away from under the window, as the was a huge draft coming in. In fact, most of the windows were inoperable. This really does need attention.

The little garden at the back overlooks the stream and the fields, which was very pleasant. We didn't spend an awful lot of time out there due to the shocking weather, but it will be nice in summer. However, again, it needs attention - I found it to be full of bits an pieces that really didn't add to the country atmosphere.

I think overall, the place is not "wrong". It is just run down and in need of some serious TLC. We had a great, relaxing time there, with everything you need being available. If we could have opened some windows, had a bit more central heating and had a decent shower, I would have rated it higher. The village itself is purely residential, and doesn't even have a village shop, let alone a pub. But we did find a very friendly pub a couple of miles away (The Old Stag) which served great food and had wifi (this became our go-to place after our daily trips, just to catch up with emails, etc). And they welcome dogs, too!

It's just that for £80/night, I expected something more, especially from a home maintenance standpoint. I wouldn't want to put anyone off of booking this place - after all, you're getting a fully-kitted 2 bedroom house - but really think that the owners should spend a bit of time and money doing the place up.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Liked best: The quietness, and well-equpped kitchen
Liked least: Heating, shower.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
People with pets
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
8 May 2016
I was surprised to read this review after getting so many positive ones from other guests. We don't advertise that we have wifi and we do have to tether to our phones to get online. My wife gets a Vodafone signal inside the house. The shower works perfectly well and has recently been fitted. In fact I have had a nice warm shower this morning. I suspect Stewart may have misunderstood the controls. The multi fuel stove works like every other stove and is a feature most of our guests enjoy.
We found that Stewart had left the front window ajar accounting for the draught. It just needed opening and closed with a little slam. To back up the fire we have a 4kw electric panel heater. Perhaps Stewart hadn't noticed it. Even in winter we often don't use this because of the heat from the stove. All the windows are a little stiff to use. It's an old cottage. Admittedly, I had tighten the screws in the bathroom.
Our garden overlooks the river with sheep and wildlife. All the bits and pieces were found in the Welsh countryside.
The village is out of the way and very rural (it's in Wales,) and we do say in our listings that the nearest pub and shop is three miles away, and Llanrwst's facilities four miles. Many of our guest mention it's an ideal touring centre for all of North Wales.
We did explain to our guests that the unusually severe weather in winter mean we had to scrape the paint off one section of wall due to damp and it took a while for the stonework to dry. The cottage is undergoing a constant renewal and improvement but has been there for over a hundred years and has a few blemishes. It is an old country cottage and many of our guests find it "charming", "cosy" and even "beautiful". These are quotes from our guest book. We have been spending a lot of money and time recently on decorating, installing hand made doors, installing a pizza oven, gardening etc. Perhaps the bad weather clouded Stewart's view of the place.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
familygal...
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely cottage.”
Reviewed 7 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This cottage was perfect for our trip. It is clean, well equipped, charmingly decorated. The location is great for Snowdonia's various attractions. The garden was lovely and the birds and sheep made for interesting viewing!

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
feedtheys...
everton
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful quaint little cottage!”
Reviewed 28 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Myself and my family, hubby and our two teenage daughters and our dog Saffy stayed at Bryathon cottage for a week.
The cottage is in a remote area with no wifi which at first I was dreading with having two teenage girls who like to keep in touch with friends etc etc however it turned out to be to our advantage as we rediscovered their fab personalities!!!
The cottage is lovely and clean and very comfortable and very well-equipped!! Lots of information on surrounding areas and some lovely walks! We did the breakfast walk which Terence the owner gives you instructions for and its a pleasant walk. We also tried the Old Ship in Trefiew a 15 minute drive away and the food was exceptionally good! We also ate at The Old Stag in which is just up the hill about a 5 minute drive and again the food was lovely all home cooked both were recommended to us again in the cottage information file which has all you need to know about everything!!
A very enjoyable holiday was had by all and we hope to return in the future.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
steven b
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything you need.”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We all had e great time in this very well equipped cosy cottage.
It is a great location to explore Snowdonia, but is nicely tucked away from the hussle and bussle. A relaxing little hamlet to relax in front of the log fire after a busy day.
It has everything you need and has the best equipped kitchen we have ever stayed in.
Best regards The Bevan family.

How easy was it to book the property? Overall condition of the property
Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jennie M
Liverpool
1 review
“Lovely”
Reviewed 1 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Lovely little cottage in the village of Pandy Tudur, easy to find off the A548 and within local distance of Betws-y-coed and Llanwrst.
Had a lovely week at the cottage with my 2 dogs and family, lovely neighbours and good location for the whole of Snowdonia. Would stay again :0)

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Location & style of cottage
Liked least: Lack of parking due to village size
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012
1
person found this review helpful

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The fire
Liked least: Small soap bar not being in the bathrooms & a TV controller with AV button for the DVD player would have improved it even more for us.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Ireby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2012 for a stay in March 2012

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Convenience
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing