Bryn Elltyd

Bryn Elltyd

A Decade of Sustainability

Powered completely by renewable energy since 2013, high-tech eco meets nature at Bryn Elltyd; a UK award winning, sustainable eco-guesthouse. Nestled at the foot of the Moelwyn Mountains, beside a hydro lake, it is central and ideal for exploring Snowdonia, beaches, and the rest of North Wales.


Bryn Elltyd has water efficiency down to a fine art. They have water butts to capture rainwater for the toilets. It is also used to water the on-site allotment!

You'll also find a chamber biological sewerage system, with normal flushing toilets, which is filtered by the reed bed into their duck pond. To help reduce water usage and so they can monitor how much water they are using, they also have a water meter installed. 

To find out how you can implement changes within your business - download our Water Resource Pack.


If you see something on-site at Bryn Elltyd, chances are that it has been recycled! Glass, paper, and plastic are all recycled. They only use environmentally friendly cleaning products, recycled toilet paper and recycled printer paper!

With strong engineering skills within the team, they repair and recycle as needed instead of sending to landfill. They also only have one wheelie bin for 15 people, which is on a three-week emptying cycle to reduce waste.

Want to know how you can turn your waste into something positive? Download our Waste Resource Pack.


Bryn Elltyd has an impressive CV in renewable energy! They are 100% carbon neutral, with renewable electricity and heating, and a computer-controlled biomass central heating integrated with solar panel water arrays.

With solar electric panels and three electric car charging point, their electricity is either generated on-site or from 100% renewable sources. Inside, you'll also find an efficient log burner, which burns local logs or timber from their own one-acre garden. It was also the first Tesla destination charging point in Wales! Following a full carbon audit, it is also just one of the few businesses in the UK to be carbon negative. 

Has this given you an idea of how you can change the way you use energy? Take a look at our Energy Resource Pack.

Supply Chain

With seasonal fruit and vegetables grown on-site in rich composted soil, the team at Bryn Elltyd like to keep everything within a 13-mile radius of the site. If they need something they don't have on-site, the local supermarket is two miles away. They support local shops and businesses and they use local, free-range eggs but also have their own ducks as well!

Interested in how utilising your local supply chain can help your business? Read our Supply Chain Resource Pack.

Sustainability with John Whitehead, Bryn Elltyd (English Only)
Sustainability with John Whitehead, Bryn Elltyd (English Only)

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