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Cottage | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 26

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Fanatstic accommodation, your own 12 acres to roam, an onsite tennis court, a large games room offering table tennis, snooker,pool, darts and table football as well as private fishing on the River Dee,sledging in Winter [weather permitting] or football in the field, Bryn Melyn Farm is an extremely popular venue for both an intimate break for 2 or a large group get together for 42 if you add the large Farmhouse [property ref 50560] to the barn cottages.

Take a walk to our popular local pub within 0.6 miles, serving food and drinks all day. They have a large dining room available in the pub for larger groups though it may be an idea to book.

If you'd prefer something special, within 2 miles we have a Michelin starred restaurant for you to enjoy.

This too can accommodate you for an intimate dinner for 2 or a larger group for a celebration.

Designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, some 5 miles east of Bala and adjoining the Snowdonia National Park, the 5 barn cottages at Bryn Melyn Farm , and additionally , the large farmhouse [property reference 50560] forms the perfect location for either that relaxing holiday, or, if you can tear yourselves away from the glorious venue itself, to explore the grandeur of North Wales and what is possibly one of the most hauntingly beautiful areas in Europe.

All the properties have been highly rated 5 * by Visit Wales and we were recently one of 3 finalists in the National Tourism Awards 2010 giving you added confidence in the exceptional standards here at Bryn Melyn Farm. We certainly go that extra mile to ensure you have a wonderful and memorable holiday, celebration or business event.

Read on to the end of this section to find out about our classes and courses for your business event. There you will also see details of our Going Solo holidays.

Our guests describe Bryn Melyn Farm as luxurious yet comfortable,stylish yet relaxing, priced with affordability in mind and with the added value of a glorious location. - my guests frequently return to Bryn Melyn Farm to refuel with some of its magical qualities.

Wifi is available if you really can't leave it all for a while, or of course if you need it for your business meeting.

The property is peacefully situated in 12 acres of attractive wooded grounds with picnic areas, surrounded by pasture land and enjoying 3/4 mile of its very own private fishing on the River Dee.

Bryn Melyn Farmhouse lies within a beautiful landscaped garden including a tiered lower garden with freshwater stream serving a series of pools and ponds with many seating areas overlooking the sloping lawns and heather beds, and a stunning gazebo. Step outside the farmhouse through one of the french windows and sit on the glorious stone patio,enjoying the panoramic views from this idyllic spot whilst enjoying a drink, a meal, a book or all three! For your enjoyment, a gas BBQ and patio heater is provided.

Also hidden in this breathtaking garden is the tennis court, where those of a more energetic disposition can fill their lungs with some of the freshest air in Britain!

The 5 barn cottages have their own separate garden offering a coal BBQ.

This garden is free from ponds or streams or water features but still offers a wonderful view of the Upper Dee Valley

If an action packed holiday is part of your plan, then take advantage of the numerous sporting activities in the immediate area. Within half a mile of the farmhouse you will find the Get Wet Centre offering abseiling, climbing, high ropes, paintballing, clay pigeon shooting, guided 4 x 4 safaris and mountain biking.

On Bala Lake,you can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing whilst the National White Water Rafting Centre is nearby at Tryweryn.

There are of course abundant glorious walks and cycling routes in the immediate area whilst for the more adventurous mountain biker there is Coed y Brenin Forest Park, renowned for its world class mountain bike trails. Bikes may be hired in Bala, or of course you may bring your own and store them securely on the farm.

Power washer provided. If you're a cyclist who is passionate about road cycling, we are near Bwlch y Groes, one of the highest routes in Britain I believe.

Also on the farm you will find a tennis court,a playroom in the barn with table tennis, table football, pool and darts.

There is also a field for football with goalposts provided, but bring your own football!

In Winter, sledges are available. Other attractions in the area include Golf Clubs, Portmeirion, Slate and Copper Mines, Snowdonia, Narrow Gauge and Steam Railways, Barmouth Blue Flag beach, and leisure centre to name but a few.

As your host is an International Opera singer, we offer courses and classes with a musical leaning for your business event. Please refer to and ask how this may be tailored to suit your needs.

Excellent for team building, for getting to know each other, and, just for fun. No, we don't sing opera - we sing what YOU want to sing.

We offer Going Solo holidays which involve a number of pre arranged activities of your choice, including singing if that is one of your interests, and/or adventure activities such as white water rafting and gorge walking, or of course, walking and cycling.

Breakfast and dinner are included and taken all together in the dining room.

You are of course, free to do your own thing in the day if you prefer whilst returning to join us for dinner perhaps.

Its really up to you how you use your freedom but we are here to help.

Size Sleeps up to 26, 7 bedrooms
Nearest beach Barmouth Blue Flag 40 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester or Liverpool 90 km, Nearest railway: Wrexham/Gobowen 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms
Furniture 8 Sofa beds, Single beds (8), Double beds (6), Cots (3), Dining seats for 24, Lounge seats for 15
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

The barn cottages and the farmhouse are luxuriously appointed throughout with great attention to detail.The large kitchen breakfast room in the farmhouse has a slate floor,shaker style kitchen units,butler sink,solid wood worktops, ceramic hob, electric oven, and a feature Aga [not usually switched on between April and October] It has a large kitchen table seating 12 to 16,an American style fridge freezer and a glorious view from the French window. The stylish dining room normally features a 12 seater table,a fireplace as well as a seating area to take advantage of yet another stunning view through a second French window. However, for the larger group, the seating area in the Dining Room is replaced by additional dining tables to accommodate up to 42 diners.

The separate and enticing sitting room has an inglenook fireplace, TV/DVD with Video and satellite.

There are 6 bedrooms in the Farmhouse and 8 bedrooms between the 5 cottages making a total of 14 bedrooms for your use. There are also a number of sofa beds for extra guests.

As an example, the master bedroom in the Farmhouse has an ensuite bathroom to the master bedroom with two free standing washbasins and contemporary style free standing bath tub. If candlelit baths are for you, then this could be the ideal bathroom. It also offers an invigorating large power shower.The family bathroom is of an equally luxurious standard with similar large free standing bath tub and power shower. Of the 6 bedrooms in the Farmhouse,there are 3 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedded rooms upstairs and one twin bedded room downstairs with the use of an additional shower room.

All the barn cottages have both power showers and separate baths and the bedrooms, sitting rooms, and kitchen breakfast rooms have everything you might need to make a your stay a pleasurable one, including comfortable beds of course, a dishwahser, washing machine, microwave, hob and oven and fridge/freezer.

You may feel that you don't need to move from the venue itself during your holiday but rather take advantage of the stunning landscaped garden, the surrounding woodland,the tennis court and games room and private fishing on the River Dee. Guests should be aware that there are numerous ponds within the boundary of the property if you are planning to bring toddlers or young children. The separate garden behind the barn cottages does not have any water features however.

The farm itself has a most attractive courtyard with plenty of parking spaces within it for both cars and trailers.

Bikes may be stored securely within the outbuildings.Within the garden and woodland, there is garden furniture for your use as well as a barbecue and garden heater.

The property has a helipad if you would like to arrive by helicopter or it may be possible to arrange a helicopter excursion with a company near Chester who fly over North Wales.

Further details

A welcome pack awaits your arrival and the owner will be available on site during the course of your stay to ensure that your holiday is of the highest standard possible and to offer local information.

Bryn Melyn was her childhood home to which she had to return after some years away travelling the world as an International Opera Singer. She is now delighted to be able to offer it to you for your holiday.

German and French is spoken as well as English and Welsh of course,and some Italian and Spanish.

The North Wales region

North Wales is one of the most popular regions to visit with the incredible variety that it offers its visitors from castles, outstanding gardens and houses, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal which was recently given World Heritage Status and of course the multitude of exciting activities and visitor attractions offered in the Snowdonia National Park as well as a rich cultural experience.

Sporting activities include golfing, watersports such as kayaking,canoeing,white water rafting. Also abseiling,mountain biking, cycling,walking,mountain climbing, high ropes, paintballing, quad biking to name but a few!t

Actually onsite in Bryn Melyn Farm, you have a private tennis court, a large games room/playroom with table tennis, table football, pool, snooker and darts, playing fields with goals, andpriavte fishing on the River Dee.

Also available in the area,you are well provided for in terms of local restaurants and pubs should you feel like taking a total break,including the catering!

The local pub is only 0.6 of a mile away offering food and regular live music.There is another pub within 2 miles of the farmhouse,not to mention the national award winning restaurant, Tyddyn Llan in Llandrillo.You could also enjoy a meal at the glorious Pale Hall, a Victorian Mansion within one mile of the farmhouse and now a luxurious hotel at which you could also partake of some morning coffee or afternoon tea.After all,Queen Victoria once stayed here when it was a private house and the station platform was extended at the time to receive the Royal train!


In addition to the abundance of local attraction mentioned above both locally and in the Snowdonia National Park, we ahve many facilities on site at Bryn Melyn Farm so that you don't even have to get in the car.

These include a private tennis court, a large games room/playroom with table tennis, table football, pool, snooker and darts, playing fields with goals and superb private fishing.

We have space for a marquee for about 120 guests and are currently applying for a licence to conduct weddings at the venue.

Onsite catering can be arranged for that special occasion or even if you don't feel like cooking!

For the birdwatchers amongst you, this is the ideal venue.We have a huge variety of birds to include owls which you can hear as they call to one another at night, the hypnotic call of the buzzards as they fly above the farm,and nesting in the courtyard this year 2009, we have had a redstart, a very rare and shy bird, which only goes to show what a peaceful location it is! Daily, there is an enormous variety of birds jostling for supremacy. We have a particularly well fed robin redbreast who enjoys any food left out for him on the maintenance shed! Some of our keen birdwatching guests have also enjoyed a day out to Lake Vyrnwy and its excellent birdwatching facility.

As for fishermen, you don't even have to get in the car!

We have a 3/4 mile of private fishing on the River Dee .

All you need is an Environment Agency Licence. We can offer permits for fly fishing for trout, salmon, and grayling in season.

If sailing is your passion, then Bala Lake within 5 miles or a 15 minute drive is the place for you.

Bring your own boat and park it in the parking area on the farm or hire a boat at the lakeside.

What could be easier.Other watersports are available there of course to include canoeing and kayaking. There is the white knuckle experience of white water rafting at nearby Tryweryn.

The annual Llangollen International Eisteddfod in July is within 20 minutes of the property.

There are numerous local eisteddfods [competitive festivals for the Arts] and our local Llandderfel Eisteddfod takes place on Good Friday every year.

There are sheepdog trials locally which were once made famous by the TV programme 'One Man and His Dog'

An International Sheepdog Trial winner lives locally and offers the opportunity to watch him and his dogs working.

They also offer quad biiking and other activities at the farm including watching the pet lambs beign fed in season.

There are a number of Male Voice Choirs in the area and it may be possible to go and watch a rehearsal.

The National Eisteddfod of Wales is in Wrexham in 2011 - you may have missed it this year 2009 in Bala, and of course,your International Opera Singer hostess adjudicating!

The Vaenol Festival organised and promoted by the International Opera Singer, Bryn Terfel,takes place at the end of August and is about an hour's drive from the farmhouse.

Nearer to Bryn Melyn of course there is an abundance of sporting activities including private fishing on the Dee,white water rafting,sailing,canoeing,kayaking,abseiling,climbing,high ropes,4x4,walking, cycling,mountain biking,horseriding and golf.

On site,we can arrange for a mobile Holistic Therapist to visit you during your holiday for Aromatherapy, Reflexology,Swedish Body Massage and Indian Head Massage.

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Review 1-6 of 6

9 Jul 2014


"Brilliant accommodation, perfect setting"

We stayed for my best friends hen weekend, with 20 hens. Granar cottage had adequate space for us all to get together, whilst having separate cottages for sleeping. Very clean and well equipped with … More

8 Jul 2013


"Great stay"

Hired the farmhouse & all cottages at Bryn Melyn Farm as a weekend base for 14 friends & had a fantastic time. Absolutely lovely property - farmhouse is homely & very spacious. Massive kitchen & dinin… More

5 Jan 2012



My family, friends and I stayed at Bryn Melyn over the weekend of my 60th Birthday, and what a fantastic place it proved to be for this special occasion.
There were 26 of us staying at the farm, and we rented the whole venue,- Farmhouse and five cottage. All the properties were spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished, very well equipped, spacious and homely.

On the Friday evening some of us went to a Michelin starred restaurant, two miles from the Bryn Melyn. After a wonderful meal, a taxi was arranged to take us back to the farm.
We chose to hold the main celebrations on Saturday, and although Eirian the owner, was more than happy to arranged the farmhouse Dining Room to seat all 26 of us, we opted to eat out so that everyone could relax. We invited more friends to join us for Champagne and Hors D'Oeuvres at the Farmhouse on Saturday evening, before all 50 of us moved on to a local restaurant, half a mile away for a lovely meal. It was a truly memorable day.

For the rest of the weekend, we just stayed at the Farm, relaxing, enjoying its comforts, the peace and tranquility, the fantastic scenery and the amazing gardens. Some of the more energetic among us took to playing football and some very competitive games of Snooker and Table Tennis in the Games Room!

Without doubt, this is THE best self-catering property we've ever stayed at. The owner was always friendly and helpful, the location and surrounding areas are truly beautiful, the facilities are excellent, and as for the accommodation and grounds, - WOW!

2 Jan 2012


"Brilliant and Beautiful"

Having stayed here on two previous occasions, I decided that Bryn Melyn was where I wanted to spend my 50th birthday weekend with close friends.

I booked the five courtyard cottages for 20 of us. All the cottages are amazing,- tastefully furnished, fully equipped, immaculate and cosy. One of the cottages, "Y Granar", has a large oak-beamed open-plan Kitchen/Diner/Lounge, and Eirian, our ever-helpful and friendly host, had arranged this beautiful room with additional tables and chairs which enabled us all to congregate here to wine, dine, lounge and reminisce together!

On the Friday evening, we walked 1/2 mile to the local pub and had a great meal in front of the open fire.

Eirian had put me in touch with a local catering company, so for Saturday eve, they came in to serve us with a lovely three course meal, AND they did all the clearing and washing up!... Downton Abbey in Snowdonia!

To work off the excess intake of calories and alcohol, we made full use of the on-site facilities. Whilst we lads played 5-a-side football, the gals took to the all-weather tennis court for some tennis and lots of giggling! The Games Room is always a big hit, and some very competitive games of Table Tennis and Snooker ensued.

What a wonderful and memorable weekend; - fine food, fun and frivolity with my fantastic friends at fabulous Fferm Bryn Melyn Farm.
NO ONE wanted to leave,- we will definitely be back again. Thank you Eirian.

12 Dec 2011


"Fantastic facilities in a wonderful place. The best we have ever seen!"

We organised a weekend for a group of families, taking over the courtyard cottages ( 5 in all) for a long anticipated get together. We have done this several times before, but this was our first stay … More

10 Dec 2011


"There's nowhere better to unwind and explore with friends, I can't reccomend it highly enough."

I recently returned to Bryn Melyn having got married there in 2008. We stayed in 'Y Gadlas' cottage with our son, two friends and their dog. It is such a beautiful setting, there really is something truly magical about it. We were greeted with an incredibly warm welcome (including a fantastic basket of essentials!) and then left to our own devices, safe in the knowledge that the owner was on hand for any help or advice that we needed. We've stayed in many self catering cottages over the years as a couple, and none have come close to the standard of Bryn Melyn.The cottage was immaculate, homely, with everything we could need including great access directly onto a communal garden which was perfect for the dog.

We took some beautiful recommended walks around the local area, aswel as venturing to Snowdonia and taking a wonderful steam train ride from Blaenau Ffestiniog. Although we didn't always have the best weather, we knew we had a warm and cosy 'home from home' to go back to. We cooked every night in the cottage - we really didn't feel the need to be anywhere else. It was a truly fabulous way to unwind and escape from the reality of London life! (not to mention a great chance to polish my table tennis skills!) If there's something not to be missed in 2012, it's a trip to this gorgeous retreat.

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