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. Caroline Chessell says:

    Great weekend, great area and a great cottage. Couldn’t believe my luck when I walked round the corner and came face to face with Pauline (pigs are a favourite of mine) and cheeky little Gilbert. Hot tub is super cute but we failed in our attempt to heat it on the Friday evening, it was such a cold night that I fear we were doomed from the start. TV reception was a bit hit and miss but when you can look out the window and watch a red kite it really doesn’t seem like a big deal. Welcome pack was lovely. Cracking company, very friendly, would definitely recommend x. Will definitely book with Dioni again.

  2. Ashley says:

    We had an absolutely wonderful stay over New Year at Byrdir. The cottage was so beautiful and clean, the views were romantic, and the surrounding area was stunning. We can’t wait to come back!

  3. Kornelia Mund says:

    We had a relaxing time as always at Byrdir. The hot tub and the view made it special this time. Thank you Louise for always making us feel so comfortable and welcome. We just love it at Byrdir!

  4. sandar siwoku says:

    We stayed here for 3 nights from 16th – 19th November.
    The barn ahs been converted beautifully, modern but has maintained the old stone bricks etc, to retain its character.

    The location is perfect, and whilst it felt quite remote, it is still just an hour away from the local village.

    The hot tub was lovely, this was our first experience of an ‘Eco hot tub’ and we had read the reviews which advised to give it 2 hours to heat up …..on our first night, it actually took 6 hours.

    This may have been linked to the colder weather, and the following night, already having been heated, it did take just 1 hour to heat up again. Sitting in the dark, star gazing was lovely and as advertised ‘very romantic’.

    The views are quite beautiful, its peaceful, just the odd farmland visitor, popping over to say hello, as did the gorgeous dog, who did try to come in!! The guest book clearly advised against this, so we felt bad and he sat on the step looking forlorn and looking in at us !

    The only problem we had was operating the combi oven, microwave/grill….even with the instructions to hand, we had difficulties, as it kept turning off part way through cooking and we couldn’t get the micro=wave setting on at all, again, it kept turning off. Other than that, all was perfect.

    We would definitely recommend this place, thanks for a lovely stay.

  5. Vicky says:

    We had such a relaxing time at Melin. The property is so cosy and had everything we needed and the location is just beautiful. We loved the animals who came to visit every morning and the lemon drizzle cake was superb.
    We definitely want to go back- thank you.

  6. Sharon Knight says:

    We have just returned from a wonderful stay with you in Melin Byrdyr – four nights of complete escapism in your beautifully thought out barn conversion. Well equipped, clean, light and airy and very cosy it’s the perfect spot to get away from it all. Simply stunning views – even from bed- and walks from the doorstep. Great cake too and the eggs were lovely – couldn’t have asked for more.

  7. Sharon Knight says:

    Just returned from 4 nights in this beautiful barn which is perfectly designed and well equipped for a break away from it all! Tastefully put together it is perfect with stunning views and walks from the door step. A great get away spot – and the lemon drizzle cake is superb – as were the eggs. Loved the chickens on the doorstep x

  8. Jennifer Thomas says:

    We had a lovely and relaxing stay in Melin, Bydir, last weekend. The weather wasn’t great but it did mean that we spent more time in the cosy barn conversion and enjoying the surroundings. We loved the fact that you felt like you were away from it all and the location and views from the cottage were stunning ! Couldn’t fault the cottage and loved the animals on the farm (especially the pig!)Overall we loved our stay and hope to return in the future. Many thanks, Jen and Rhydian Thomas

  9. E bryan says:

    This cottage is in a beautiful location and is a very cosy place to stay and enjoy north Wales, Harlech, Portmeirion and the Llyn peninsula are a short drive away and great for day trips. We enjoyed the welcome pack including eggs from the chickens that popped by to say hello most evenings. You need to invest some time in filling and heating the hot tub but it is worth it for a relaxing soak looking out at the beautiful sea views.

  10. Oscar de Jong en Hilde van Heuveln says:

    Dear Louise,
    We had een great week in your lovely cottage.
    We loved all the animals around us. We miss them.
    Thank your dad for showing us his cows and the dog with puppies!
    It was our first visit to Wales, but it won’t be our last.
    Greetings Oscar en Hilde from Holland

  11. John &Marian Morse says:

    We have been to bydir for the last 25 years approx and have watched it evolve from a lovely bed and breakfast in the old farmhouse to the lovely barns that we watched being renovated over the years that are there today. Always the most wonderful welcome from Gwion Louise and Anne and Iffan ( The olds up the hill) along with Dell Carriad and the rest of the livestock. This year you even provided us with wall to wall sunshine., how’s that for going the extra mile. See you next year!

  12. David Wilkins says:

    We had the most relaxing and peaceful time at the cottage. Hot tub. Dogs. Pig. Chickens. Ducks. The cottage itself. The view from the table. The view from the bed. The view from the hot tub. Just amazing. Can’t wait to return. Louise made some yummy lemon cake and left eggs and cider. Just wonderful. Have recommended to everyone.

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