Green B&B

gtbs-wales-goldListed as one of the 30 coolest B&Bs in Britain in March 2010, by the Times, Bryn Bella is an eco-lover’s dream. Here are some of our highlights..

  • electricity from renewable sources
  • water heated by solar energy
  • actively recycle wherever possible
  • home grown fruit and vegetables
  • eggs from our chickens
  • free electric car charging point for our guests
Bryn Bella has a large rear garden that can be used by guests. During the day it is a haven for birds, insects and small mammals. During the evening, when there is no cloud, the lack of light pollution means we get beautiful starry skies, which, combined with the sounds of the courting owls and the many bats, make it an enchanting place.

The garden is accessed by the path at the side of the house. There are 2 steps at the bottom of the path and further steps at the top with hand rails where necessary. There are two patio areas at the rear with seating and parasols, as well as other seating areas dotted around the garden for your enjoyment. The garden is lit purely by solar lighting.

Admire the industrious birds as they fly in and out of the nest boxes feeding their young. Watch the butterflies and bees flit from flower to flower collecting pollen. In the evening listen for the hedgehogs snuffling around in the undergrowth. Listen for the familiar “twit twoo” of the courting tawny owls and look out for the bats as they fly by collecting insects

Green Garden

We have removed the non-native conifers and replaced them with native species. We now have a wildlife pond which encourages more wildlife into the garden and have created flower beds which have been seeded with native flowers including bluebells.

There is also a front garden which catches the sun all day with a relaxing patio area. In addition there is a pond area as well as a selection of bird feeders which provide plenty of entertainment throughout the day.

The garden is not just an area of beauty; it is also a working garden.

Bryn Bella was the first B&B in North Wales to receive the prestigious Gold Award from the Green Business Tourism Scheme, and was named “Most Sustainable B&B” in the Green Snowdonia Tourism Awards. Since then we have continued to improve our credentials by reducing our carbon footprint, a fact recognised in the Carbon Foot Print awards of 2011. In 2012 we became the first guest house in Snowdonia to install electric car charging points as part of Zero Net – the UK’s only unrestricted national electric car charging network.


In 2012 we were awarded Free2Network Green Business of the Year, and in 2013 we were awarded the Green Tourism Business of the Year by the Conwy Valley Rural Business Partnership. We are keen to promote sustainable transport and concepts such as car-free tourism where possible and have devised a number of routes both for guests to arrive at Bryn Bella and for them to enjoy the area using the Sherpa bus service or the many other local buses and trains. For those wishing to explore the region by bike these can be hired locally.

For those travelling by public transport, check out Traveline Journey Planner to see how easy it can be to travel to Bryn Bella. Collection can be arranged from Betws-y-Coed train station with prior notification. We also have a guide to seeing Snowdonia Without a Car for once you are here. Our gardens support a variety of wild life, a combination of mature trees, wild areas as well as flowerbeds and shrubs making up an eco-system helping to attract insects, butterflies, birds and mammals. See our garden page for more information View the Environmental Policy for Bryn Bella Guest House.