Bryn Derw

Bryn Derw

I’m afraid that we are having to cancel bookings for the foreseeable future. There has just been a large forest fire along the valley and the forestry track is closed. We are also not able to get the cottage cleaned at present (too remote!) and the water pump is not working. Apologies.

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.