Romantic One Bedroom Barn Conversion Near Barmouth | Melin-Byrdir | Dioni

Romantic One Bedroom Barn Conversion Near Barmouth | Melin-Byrdir

This romantic one bedroom barn conversion near Barmouth commands stunning sea views over the Cambrian bay coastline. A private patio and garden with a wood burning hot tub provides the perfect platform from which to enjoy the surrounding countryside while a tastefully furnished interior affords all the convenience of a modern holiday cottage.

Romantic One Bedroom Barn Conversion Near Barmouth | Melin-Byrdir

A stone step leads us through a glass doorway. A living flame gas fire sits on a welsh slate hearth to your right. A luxurious leather sofa sits to your left (don’t ask how we got the sofa through the narrow entrance). An impressive stone opening reaching from floor to ceiling takes us into a small dining area. The circular dining table and chairs must have one of the best views in Wales.

Turning back into the main living area we circle the central staircase into the kitchen area. The kitchen is small but well equipped and includes a combination oven, grill and microwave along with an electric hob, fridge and dishwasher. An adjacent ground floor bathroom has a modern white bathroom suite with power shower.

As steep wooden staircase leads us up into the vaulted ceiling of the barn. The stairway has an alternating step design so may not suit guests with mobility problems. The original and exposed oak beams of the barn flank a low slung king sized bed. White Egyptian cotton sheets and an uninterrupted view of the setting sun ensures a comfortable and romantic end to your day.

Melin Byrdir

Property Details

Sleeps  2

Pets  No

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  No

Bedrooms  1 Bedroom: King size bed

Bathrooms  1 Bathroom: Shower, Toilet, Basin

Facilities  Welcome pack, Linen, Towels, Central Heating, Farm Stay, Cooker/Microwave, Fridge with ice compartment, Dishwasher, Iron and Ironing board, Electric Car Charging Point, Hot Tub, Private Garden, BBQ, Bike Storage, Off street parking, WIFI.


A large shared car park with bike storage facilities is exited via a private pathway that leads down to a beautiful secluded garden. A large patio with outdoor table and chairs eventually gives way to an expanse of lawn with uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. Neighbouring farm animals are a popular distraction but guests should make the effort to explore the surrounding countryside either by foot or in the car.

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 onto the miles of sandy beaches that we have in this part of North Wales.

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. Jim Hesketh says:

    A wonderfully restful week in clean, comfortable accommodation. The owners and their animals were a delight and the location was beautiful and allowed us to participate in our favourite outdoor activities.

  2. Aidan & Miriam says:

    We had a wonderful weekend staying in Melin-Byrdir, which was a joy to stay in: very comfortable, brilliant views, and quiet. Lovely couple of friendly dogs, an inquisitive pig, and cows and lambs in nearby fields. Owners made us feel very welcome without imposing at all, and the surrounding countryside and beaches are well worth exploring. Would love to return.

  3. Sharon Sawyer says:

    We have just returned from our Easter break and have to say that we were very impressed with our accommodation and will definitely return at some point in the future. The cottage was amazing with some lovely views. We also loved the pig just outside and the dogs. The welcome basket was also a lovely touch – those eggs were amazing!!

  4. Angela says:

    Lovely stay,perfect setting for walks either mountain, beach or town and the lemon drizzle cake was the best ever!! Not a deal breaker, but didn’t find the microwave. Thank you, hope to be back.

  5. mark and anthea reynolds says:

    very enjoyable week in a lovely cottage with lovely surroundings and views. cottage was clean and comfortable. the highlight of the stay was Pauline the pig and del and cariad the dogs gave to a lovely welcoming. Only a change of towels would have been nice.would highly recommend the cottage and look forward to our nex visit.

  6. Gaynor Grist says:

    This was our first visit to Byrdir and I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed it, the accommodation was fantastic everything you need for your stay and the views breath taking, we will defiantly be back,

  7. Amanda Pattenden says:

    Just returned from a truly wonderful stay in Melin Byrdir.
    The cottage was lovely, the views stunning, the neighbours
    (the pig, the ducks, the chooks & dogs) charming !
    It is Wales as you imagined.
    The location is perfect for visiting Barmouth, Dolgellau & Harlech, but also for venturing further afield to Beddgelert & Betwys Coed.
    Walks galore, mountain air, truly rural bliss.

    1. Natasha dickson says:

      I am sat here in the cottage now writing my review.(yep I’m so cozy).I don’t have to wait till I leave because nothing could spoil what we have already experienced.Pauline the pig has had her fruit and treats already today from us but she weren’t up for the hot tub last night. Dell the dog managed to make his new ball from our trip out yesterday in Harlech(15mins down road) last 2 mins which is longer than the stick we found on llanbedr beach.I am in ore here with the chickens and ducks. I have just seen there are cows with 2 calves and I’m off for close up tomorrow. Gotta say the most difficult thing is not letting Dell in as he always sits on the doorstep but never tries to get in unlike the duck sorry Louise but he sidelined us plus Dell was chasing him at the time lol.Hot tub took a while but OMG gail force winds from storm Gareth blowing on ya face as ya body submerged in gorgeous hot water is surreal. The cottage is sublime one thing to mention also is water pressure fantastic and always hot.Views outstanding whilst eating from dining room or waking up in bed and the sea is right there.I would move in perminant. Thanks to Louise and family for allowing this amazing space of tranquil serenity to be refurbished from old to new fabulous. Welcome hamper brill allergic to eggs but bet they would be lovely because there is no fault anywhere to be had. Can not wait to return maybe in summer then I won’t have to warm the tub lol

      Thank you again
      Tasha and he’d
      1at of many trips I hope just to keep an eye on my new let pig xxx

  8. Caroline Warren says:

    We had a wonderful few days in such a beautiful part of Wales. The cottage was lovely, cosy & self contained with everything we needed in it, the homemade Welshcakes an unexpected treat! Great location & views, & ideal for exploring surrounding area, Cwm Bychan, Rhinogs, Nantcol waterfalls & Harlech Castle all highly recommended. Friendly & helpful owners & loved the dogs & the pig!Would definitely come back again…diolch yn fawr!

  9. Caroline & Glen says:

    A super place to stay. Spotlessly clean and well appointed. We were thrilled with our choice and will definitely be returning.

    We loved the views and the beatiful location. It was absolutely perfect.

    The Pink Hippo and the pig topped off our holiday to a tee

  10. Paul Rose says:

    Enjoyed our visit, bed was comfortable,and cottage was clean . Welcome pack was very good, and unexpected.
    Cooker was easy once one read the instructions, Though I would suggest a copy of these would seem a good move as I am sure many more visitors will be enjoying a visit in future.

  11. Sarah says:

    A wonderful cottage and a relaxing stay, somewhere to unwind and enjoy the world passing by.
    We also loved the pig, so friendly, he made our stay even better.
    Will definitely return

  12. Chris Blanchard says:

    Sue and I first visited Byrdir in 1987 and in 2015, we are still here,the transformation is amazing and you have worked so hard, our visit this year was as good if not better than any, thanks for your hospitality and friendship

    1. Jamie green says:

      Melin is a lovely place very peaceful with great views.The cherry on the cake is the log fired hot tub very relaxing (not even Mr pig snoring his head off was distracting just added to the experience).Good location close to barmouth and harlech beaches.The homemade lemon drizzle cake waiting for us was delicious.Only gripes and they are just small one’s was I didn’t find the sofa very comfortable and only one loo roll for our 3 night stay.Overall amazing value for what you get would highly recommend.

    2. Kristie says:

      Just got back from another fantastic break with Dioni, this time in Melin (gradually working our way around all of the cottages at Byrdir, and think we’ve found a new favourite!). Beautiful setting and ideally placed for Barmouth and heading up into Snowdonia, just what we needed to unwind after a few hectic months.
      Will definitely stay again (sorry for arriving early!) and have already recommended to a friend.

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