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ourtyard cottages at Bryn Melyn Farm

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Enter from the attractive farm courtyard, sheltered by a Canadian Maple Tree, into the hall and stairway.

From here, tongue and groove latch door leads into the dining room with its stable door onto the communal garden from where you have the luxury of a panoramic view of the Upper Dee Valley and the RIver Dee itself.

Walk through into the kitchen where you will find everything you might need for an easy holiday to include dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, electric hob and oven, that is if you intend to do any cooking.

If you don't , there's an excellent pub within half a mile and a Michelin starred restaurant within 2 miles of the farm.

Each room has its own 'wow' factor and the sitting room is no exception.Upstairs you will find 2 delightful bedrooms to include one bedroom with king size bed and one twin room which could also be arranged as one superking bed.Both bedrooms have yet another glorious view of the Upper Dee Valley.

The contemporary style bathroom has a separate power shower and lies between the 2 bedrooms.What could be more convenient ? You could even have a candlelit bath - all on the house of course.

Another accolode is that Y Sgubor has been highly rated 5* by Visit Wales.

Although the cottage has 2 bedrooms, there is a 4' sofa bed in the sitting room which accommodates 2 more people taking the total to 4 +2.

The twin room can also be converted to a 3 bedded room subjec t to the availabiltiy of a spare single bed.

Get your request in early!

Whether you choose to relax within the 12 acre grounds of Bryn Melyn Farm with its own tennis court and games room as well as a woodland area with pond, not to mention private fishing on the River Dee, or whether you choose to participate in the abundant activities on our doorstep from white water rafting and watersports to mountain biking to road cycling, from walking to gorge walking, from paintballing to painting, from quad biking to horse riding, there will never be a dull moment for you or your family, if that is what you want.

You could of course, just sit and do nothing, whilst relaxing in the peace and tranquillity of the area, just enjoying the views, whilst finishing your book and enjoying a drink.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Barmouth Blue Flag 40 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
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 No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, 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 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

BBq's and garden furniture for your pleasure.

Separate field for football and other ball games - far enough away if you don't want to be involved!

Sledges when snowy!

Further details

Whilst the property has 2 bedrooms which ordinarily sleep 4, there is plenty of room in the cottage for 6 people if the additional guests are happy to use a sofa bed in the sitting room. No one would have to go through the sitting room to get to either the kitchen or the dining room so privacy doesn't become an issue.

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

22 Sep 2013


"Wonderful holiday in a beautiful place"

We always enjoy activity holidays and Bryn Melyn Farm met the demands of all of the family. The facilities on site are great, with a wonderful tennis court and games room, loads of room to play and a … More

17 Sep 2012


"A Truly Lovely Place"

We recently stayed in the Y Sgubor cottage as I was taking part in the Bala Tri, and as it coincided with our wedding anniversary we decided to stay for four nights and have a bit of a break. We also … More

3 Sep 2012


"A Perfect Week at Y Sgubor"

My wife and 2 children (ages 12 and 16) booked our week in North Wales before it became apparent that Britain was in for a wet summer 2012, so a few doubters were telling us to take our macs and wellies to 'wet Wales'. We took them but we didn't need them as we had glorious weather for our week in the hills near Lake Bala.
We were warmly greeted by our host, Eirian, who showed us around our converted cow shed and the rest of the site. This is her childhood home and that comes across as she shows you around. A sense of pride, and care.
The accomodation is of an extremely high standard with everything you could wish for in a holiday let, including the all important dishwasher. There was also a drying room, which was useful as we were heading off to France straight from here so needed to do a bit of washing. Long drive...
Everything about Y Sgubor was first class and the bed was one of the most comfortable I've slept in. The only slight negative is that the wi-fi was a little patchy due to the sheer thickness of the walls, but the window in the lounge was a 'hot-spot' so it wasn't really a big issue.
Bryn Melyn Farm as a whole was lovely, with seating areas for some, and a tennis court and games room (table tennis, pool, snooker and darts) for the more active.
The surrounding area was lovely. We visited Liverpool (go to The Cavern - it's brilliant!), Caernarfon, Mount Snowdon, Porthmadog, Port Meirion and Lake Bala with it's steam train and beach (just 5 minutes away).
If you're into steam trains, there are more lines than you can shake a stick at in North Wales!
The Bryntirion pub was just 2 minutes drive away. Very nice people, good food and great local beer. This friendly Welsh pub will always have a place in my memory as we watched Jessica Ennis grab Olympic gold there.
All in all, great accomodation at good value for money in a lovely area (and it only rained at night!)

15 Feb 2012


"Weekend celebration"

Used this property for part of our group of 30 to stay in. Excellent cottages located across from a large Farm House, which we used to come together to celebrate a 50th birthday. The setting was beautiful and the accomodation was excellent.

13 Jan 2012


"New Year celebration with friends"

Excellent accommodation the cottages are well presented and equipped. I really enjoyed my stay at the cottages and would highly recommend them to anyone.

11 Dec 2011


"A lovely weekend in a beautiful cottage!"

Stayed at Bryn Melyn Farm with my partner earlier this year and had an absolutely wonderful time. We were greeted upon arrival by Eirian, the extremely friendly and helpful owner, who showed us to the cottage we'd be staying in. "Y Sgubor" is a beautifully well furnished, well maintained, clean cottage that provides the perfect homely atmosphere for those looking to spend some time in gorgeous north Wales. For those who would rather enjoy a quiet night in, the kitchen is fantastic and there are three very comfortable sofas in the living room, along with Sky TV and a good DVD collection. If you'd rather venture out, there is a brilliant local pub a short walk away, where they serve lovely food and the owners are very welcoming. For the fine diners, there is a Michelin starred restaurant two minutes away in the car that offers truly exceptional food! In the day time you can enjoy walks/bike rides surrounded by the beautiful scenery, head down to the adventure centre (they offer many activities such as; paintballing, white water rafting, high ropes etc), play tennis on the Bryn Melyn Farm courts, use the brilliant games room, or just enjoy the lovely accommodation. I would highly recommend Bryn Melyn to anyone, young or old, and will be visiting again as soon as possible - thank you!

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