At-a-glance details

  • Guests 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 008054

About Glan yr Afon Cottage

This cosy stone-built farmhouse in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park is the perfect spot for a peaceful retreat.

Tucked away in a picturesque Welsh valley, Glan yr Afon offers the unique chance to stay within the grounds of Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant, a culturally iconic 16th century farmhouse. It’s the perfect place to escape the bustle of modern life and immerse yourself in the culture and nature of Wales.

Sleeping 5, with a double, a twin and a single room, and with storage space for five bikes, Glan yr Afon is a great base for walkers and cyclists. Whether you want to unwind by exploring the river walks and forest cycle trails on your doorstep or relax to the burbling sound of the stream running past the front door, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy your tranquil surroundings.

Guests are also welcome to explore the grounds of Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant, famed as the birthplace of Bishop William Morgan whose act of translating the Bible into Welsh, helped save the language.

After an invigorating day’s exploration, you can cook yourself a hearty meal in the cottage’s characterful kitchen, complete with slate work surfaces and quarry-tile floor. Then snuggle down in the cosy sitting room by the wood burner. Or, on those long summer evenings, relax on the outdoor seating in the beautiful open garden, listening to the sounds of nature all around you. 

Further afield, the historic village of Betws-y-Coed is just over 4 miles away, where you can stop for a cuppa and cake in one of its many tea-rooms.

*In line with Welsh Government COVID-19 regulations Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant is currently closed. Please check the website for the latest updates.  

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our places
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
  • Discover more about our Covid promise

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Kitchen/diner leading to a very small utility room which in turn leads to a ground floor toilet. Off the kitchen diner is the hallway which leads to the sitting room. 

  • First floor

    At top of stairs is master double bedroom to the left. To the right is a twin room, a single room and bathroom with shower over the bath (on immersion system).

Notes for guests

Heating: There is a log burners in the sitting room and in the kitchen which heat the cottage. Logs will be supplied for these. Hot water is on an immersion system and heated by the kitchen oven.

Parking: The parking area for two cars is at the side of the cottage.

Garden: The cottage is surrounding by beautiful open gardens that open up into Ty Mawr with a walk going up the side of the stream into the woodland. There is an outdoor table and chairs and a bike store adjacent to the front door - with plenty of room for 4 bikes.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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