WALK UP MOUNT SNOWDON FROM THE FRONT DOOR!
Snowdonia National Park
Emma and Menno welcome you to their warm and cosy Bed & Breakfast and Tea room Tŷ Mawr, ideally situated for a holiday in the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park.
Tŷ Mawr is located in the tiny village of Rhyd Ddu, 15 km south of Caernarfon. You can walk up the Rhyd Ddu Path to the top of Mount Snowdon (1085 m) from our front door.
Rhyd Ddu lies on the A4085 between Caernarfon and Beddgelert. There is a good bus service to both places. There is also a fantastic signposted walking – and cycling path between Beddgelert and Rhyd Ddu through the Beddgelert Forest. The 7.6 km path is called Lôn Gwyrfai and if you click on this link you’ll find a map of the route.
We are also conveniently located if you need a little rest whilst on your way to Holyhead to catch the ferry to Ireland.
The flooded Dorothea Quarry in the Nantlle Valley (108 meters deep) is 9 km away.
Tŷ Mawr – ‘Big House’ – is a more than 200 years old stone cottage and has two double rooms, one has en suite facilities and the other one has a private bathroom with shower and separate bathtub next door. Both rooms have central heating, television, hairdryer and a tea – and coffee tray.
In the Tea room we serve several sorts of tea, sandwiches, toasties, homemade soups, baguettes, chilli con carne, vegan chilli, omelettes, cakes, ice cream, etc. Menno’s Dutch pancakes are recommended for the hungry walker!!!
English, Dutch & German
We speak English, Dutch & German. Please click on the flags at the top to read this home page in Dutch and German.
Breakfast & lunch
We serve a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day (you can even try a pancake). Packed lunches are available on request.
Children and pets
Our rooms in the B&B are not suitable for children younger than 8 years.
Sorry, no pets allowed in the B&B and tea room.
On the road, opposite the B&B.
The Cwellyn Arms serves real ales and good food and is less than 200 meters away.
Welsh Highland Railway
The Welsh Highland Railway train chugs into Rhyd Ddu station where it can be boarded and travels through
some spectacular countryside to Caernarfon and Porthmadog.
Free internet access
Free wireless internet access available for B&B guests.
It will be very hard to find a B&B closer to Mount Snowdon than Tŷ Mawr!
Rhyd Ddu according to Trail – and Country Walking magazines
Trail magazine of July 2013 said: ‘The Rhyd Ddu Path arguably offers the best Snowdon ascent’.
In September 2015 they said: ‘The tiny hamlet Rhyd Ddu on the southside of Snowdon has everything you could possibly need from a base camp: good pub, good cafe and a good bed and breakfast.’
Country Walking of June 2016 said: ‘The western side of Snowdon is like another world… just as mindblowing and you likely won’t meet more than a handful of people.’ They further said in that article: ‘Ty Mawr is in a gorgeous setting, at the bottom of the Rhyd Ddu Path in the little village that gives the trail its name. Decoration is eclectic, the welcome is warm and the Dutch pancakes on the breakfast menu are famed.’