Farmhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 16
One of 3 finalists in the National Tourism Awards 2010 and holders of the Visit Wales Cyclists and Walkers Award, as well as being 5* rated, we certainly go that extra mile to ensure your memories are exceptional.
Designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, some 5 miles east of Bala and adjoining the Snowdonia National Park, it is the perfect location for either that relaxing holiday, or for getting out there and taking advantage of all the adventure activities in the immediate vicinity, abundant local waks, cycle routes and watersports to mention but a few.You may not even want to get in the car as there is so much to do onsite with the complimentary tennis court, a large games room and private fishing all included in the rate and a hot tub available for hire. Within a short drive, explore the attractions of North Wales from Mount Snowdon and Cader Idris to numerous castles and National Trust properties, Blue Flag beach, rivers and waterfalls, copper mines and slate mines, watersports and high ropes - its all here for you to enjoy.
You only have to go half a mile to find our wonderful local pub, open all day serving food and drink.
2 miles away, we have a MIchelin starred restaurant for the discerning diners amongst you.
If you enjoy cooking, you can have your online shopping delivered so no need to overload your car.
If you'd rather not cook, onsite caterers are available, or indeed, prepared meals can be delivered to your door and you just pop it in the oven and put it on the table!
Wifi is available if you can't leave it all behind, or indeed if you need it for your business meeting.
According to our guests, the accommodation is luxurious yet comfortable, stylish yet relaxing, priced with affordability in mind and with the added value of a glorious location.
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!
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!
If indeed 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. There is also the Mountain Biking Centre in Llandegla and for you roadie cyclists, Bwlch Y Groes for the highest route in Britian. Secure bike shed and hose available on site if you bring your own bike, or, bikes may also be hired in Bala.
Another exceptionally popular feature for young and old on site at Bryn Melyn Farm is the large games room in the barn, offering table tennis, table football, snooker,pool and darts.
There is also a field for football with goalposts provided, but bring your own football!
In Winter, sledges are available and for the past 2 Winters, these have certainly been in demand!
Other attractions in the area include Golf Clubs, Portmeirion, Slate and Copper Mines, Snowdonia, Narrow Gauge and Steam Railways withiin a few miles, Barmouth Blue Flag beach, and leisure centre to name but a few.
Bryn Melyn Farm also offers 5 courtyard cottages on the same site, but set separately from the Farmhouse.
All together we can accommodate 30 guests [sofa beds also available] Property Ref 147482.
Ideal for family gatherings [read our reviews from Happy Families] and of course any reunion and celebration and businesss or corporate event.
As your host is an International Opera singer, we offer courses and classes for larger groups and business events.Please refer to www.lunchtimechoir.com for further details and just ask how this can be tailored to your group's' requirement. We don't sing opera - unless you want to of course!We sing what YOU want to sing.
Excellent for team building and for getting to know each other.
With this in mind, we offer Going Solo holidays which involve a number of prearranged activities of your choice, including singing if that is your interest and/or adventure activities such as white water rafting and gorge walking, or of course,walking and cycling.Breakfast and Dinner is provided and taken all together in the dining room. You are of course, free to do your own thing during the day if you prefer whilst just returning to join us for dinner if you choose. Its up to you how you use your freedom.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Barmouth Blue Flag|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Liverpool 60 minutes; Manchester 90 minutes;, Nearest railway: Ruabon & Wrexham 40 minutes; Chest;er 50 minutes|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, 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||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 36, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The farmhouse is luxuriously appointed throughout with great attention to detail.The large kitchen breakfast room has a slate floor,shaker style kitchen units,butler sink,solid wood worktops, ceramic hob, electric oven, and a feature Aga [not switched on between April and October] It has a large kitchen table seating from 12- 16 ,an American style fridge freezer and a glorious view from the French window. The stylish dining room 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. If you are a large group getting together by renting the cottages as well, the dining room can be arranged to seat 36 - 42.
The enticing sitting room has an inglenook fireplace, TV/DVD with Video and satellite/Sky.
The en suite bathroom to the master bedroom has 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. There are 3 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedded rooms upstairs and one twin bedded room downstairs with the use of additional shower room.
|Further details outdoors|
You may feel that you don't need to move from the farmhouse 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.
A Hot Tub is available for hire - just ask. 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 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.
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.These visitor attractions include the Italianate village of Portmeirion made famous by the cult 60's series, The Prisoner, the staggering slate and copper mines of Snowdonia, Electric Mountain, Heritage Railways, the little lakeside railway in Bala,blue flag beach in Barmouth, the Alternative Centre in Machynlleth,as well as mountain climbing to include Snowdon and Cader Idris, and walking and cycling wherever you go.
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, and private 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 have 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 in 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.The annual Llangollen International Eisteddfod in July is within 20 minutes of the property.
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.