Bryn Derw is a remote cottage in Snowdonia, North Wales. It’s two miles from the main road out of Betws-y-Coed, high up and in a beautiful open valley, getting the sun (when it appears) throughout the day.
Rhiwddolion was a small quarry village in the late 19th century, but is now a ‘forgotten village’. There are only five living cottages remaining, but the ruins of a few others are still visible. Three of these cottages now belong to the Landmark Trust. Ours and one other are privately owned. There is no wi-fi; not even a little bit; nope, not even one bar. If you stand very still in the front field, it has been known to see a flickering of one bar for a minute or so. But this is very rare.