Converted Hay Barn on a Working Welsh Hill Farm | Ty-Gwair-Byrdir | Dioni

Converted Hay Barn on a Working Welsh Hill Farm | Ty-Gwair-Byrdir

‘Ty Gwair’ is a converted hay barn on a working welsh hill farm high up in the hills above Barmouth. This open plan studio cottage has a double bed up in the ‘grogloft’ or eaves of the barn accessed via a fixed ladder. So, although very popular with our regular guests, the ladder means that this studio would not suit anybody with any mobility problems.

Perfect base for short breaks

A lovely little kitchenette with fridge, combination oven and hob plus dishwasher is set against the back wall of the cottage. A luxurious leather sofa sits facing onto a colour tv and living flame cast iron fire. There’s quite a spacious bathroom with a powerful shower, washbasin and wc.

A fixed ladder leads guests up to the grogloft. A double bed sits just under the eaves of the barn. A cosy romantic space with a nice view of the mountains behind the farm.

Converted Hay Barn on a Working Welsh Hill Farm | Ty-Gwair-Byrdir

Property Details

Sleeps  2

Pets  No

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Yes - on request

Bedrooms  1 Bedroom: King size bed

Bathrooms  1 Bathroom: Power Shower, WC and Basin

Facilities  Welcome pack, Linen, Towels, Central Heating, Farm Stay, Near Beach (2 miles), Fridge, Iron and ironing board DVD player, Shared Garden, Cooker/Microwave, Fridge with ice compartment, electric car charging point, off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage, WIFI.


A private patio area in front of the cottage is a great suntrap during the afternoon. In the evening a shared garden (seldom used by our other guests) provides a perfect base from which to watch the sun as it dips down into the clear blue waters of Cardigan Bay.

There are lots of walks that can be enjoyed from the farm. There are maps and guides available in the cottage. Guests can wonder up to the rugged Rhinog Mountains or meander down through the village, which is about a mile from the farm, then on to the miles of sandy beaches that we are privileged to have in this part of Snowdonia.

The village provides all the basic needs for our guests. There’s a small grocery store, an excellent butchers, a post office, a garage, cafés and a pub serving food. If you want more choice a 15-minute journey in the car will take you to the bustling seaside town of Barmouth. A 15-minute drive to the north will take you to the renowned castle town of Harlech. Both towns have a slightly larger selection of shops, cafes and restaurants.

This part of north wales is of course famous for outdoor activities. You can be zip lining at 100mph eighty feet above the ground in the morning and exploring historic slate caverns one mile below ground in the afternoon. Spend one-day white water rafting down the fierce Tryweryn River and the next climbing up the steep slopes of Snowdon. You might prefer to throw yourself down the testing mountain biking trails of Coed Y Brenin or you might prefer a more relaxing day riding the narrow gauge Ffestiniog Steam train up to Tan Y Bwlch. The worlds your lobster here in Snowdonia!


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  1. Terry and Gilly says:

    We had a lovely 5 night stay at this lovely converted hayloft. Warm and cosy even in very changeable weather it was a great base to do a bit of sightseeing (Bodnant Gardens) biking (Coed Y Brenin was excellent) and just wandering along the beach (Harlech and others). Clean and everything worked well. For such a small space we felt remarkably comfy … especially in the leather sofa and topping up the heat occasionally with the gas fire. Additions? – maybe a couple of the pillows seemed to be the wrong shape in the pillowcases so perhaps change those ….. but really, this was an excellent stay. Many thanks.

  2. Eva says:

    Had a lovely couple days. Perfect location for Barmouth and of course the magnificent Mount Snowdon. Would definitely recommend this accommodation, so clean and quaint surrounded by unforgettable views and of course the gentle animals.
    Hope to return soon.
    Thanks so much

  3. Lisa & John says:

    We had a lovely stay just perfect for a weekend getaway to hike Snowdon and a short drive away to explore other neighbouring areas such as Portmeirion, Harlech and Barmouth where you can eat the best seafood and fish and chips. Would highly recommend to stay here in Byrdir, so sad to leave such a beautiful place.

  4. Sharan says:

    Absolutely loved our stay here. There was a lovely lemon drizzle cake and fresh eggs waiting for us on arrival – such a nice thought, thank you!
    The location is great – easy to drive down to Dyffryn Beach. Would recommend and definitely stay at again.

  5. David Turley says:

    We loved the stay here. The cottage is beautiful, the scenery is amazing and a perfect area to go for walks and down to the coastline. Also not to far from Snowdon so that makes for a great day out. Really well maintained cottage and lovely farm area.
    Thank you for a lovely stay- we hope to come back again in the future.

    David and Leanne

  6. Jake says:

    A truly beautiful place to stay! We loved waking up to all the animals on the farm. Arrived with a bottle of champagne waiting for us in our room. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a quiet get away!

  7. Kristie Hartland says:

    Another lovely break at Byrdir (second time there and our fourth stay with Dioni). Gorgeous scenery and the perfect base to use to explore Snowdonia or just relax. Loved waking up to ducks outside the window and our visit from the dog! The home-made lemon cake was also superb.

    Would highly recommend and we will definitely be returning!

  8. Gaelle Guillou says:

    We had a lovely stay! Lovely cottage, just perfect for me and my partner. Thank you for the little BBQ as well. Loved playing with the dog as well she was really sweet! The only thing to change would maybe be the fact that there isn’t a blackout blind in the bedroom so sometimes at 5:30am we were awake but that’s just a little thing because we loved our stay and close from everything we wanted to visit! Highly recommend! Thank you again Louise xx

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