Unique Self Catering Barn Conversion on a Working Snowdonia Farm

Self Catering Barn Conversion on a Working Snowdonia Farm | Nant

Nant, which means brook or spring in welsh and refers to the small brook that runs past this cottage, is a two bedroom self catering barn conversion in Dyffryn Ardudwy. Its difficult for me to be objective when describing Nant as its the larger of the two self catering cottages that we let out ourselves here on the farm. But I hope you’ll agree when I say they’re nicely furnished and decorated.

Self Catering Barn Conversion on a Working Snowdonia Farm | Nant

Using local craftsmen to completely rebuild an old disused barn, has meant that we’ve been able to use as much natural and local material as possible. Nick and Adam did most of the structural work including laying the natural slate tiles on our heated floor. Mike, a carpenter from the village, hand carved the oak trusses and glazed gable end. Whilst stonemasons, Charlie and Rich, two brothers and friends of ours, did a brilliant job of the external granite stone work. (I was allowed to help with the unskilled but backbreaking work of fetching the stones from the fields)

The cottage comprises a ground floor twin bedroom in addition to a kingsize double in the ‘grogloft’ or eves of the barn. The living area downstairs has a small kitchen where we’ve tried to include everything you’ll need including a combination oven, hob and dishwasher. The oak folding doors which span the south facing gable end of the cottage can be opened up completely to make the most of the view of the fields and mountains on the far side of the brook. The underfloor heating provides more than enough heat but we’ve also installed a cast iron log burner to help create that romantic atmosphere.

We’ve tried to buy the best fixtures and fittings possible. Including hand made brass lamps, oak furniture, and real leather sofas. The bathroom too has been kitted out with a powerful thermostatic shower and expensive taps etc. But more importantly, perhaps we’d like to think that we’ve invested some time and effort into smaller projects like renovating an old cast iron radiator for the bathroom, making the curtains by hand, restoring some old furniture bought at our local auction and buying some nice ornaments made by friends and neighbours.

Nant is on the grounds of our farm here at Byrdir. There are lots of advantages to staying on the farm….. It’ll give you a chance to get involved in things like feeding the pigs, collecting the chicken eggs and meeting the ducks. Throwing a stick for our border collie, Dell seems to be the favorite pastime of a lot of our guest. Great views in every direction. Views over the Cambrian Coastline and its sandy beaches a mile to the west, Snowdon and her friends are to the north and you are naturally encouraged to explore the rugged Rhinnog Mountains that climb up behind the cottage to the east.

Nant

Property Details

Sleeps  4 (family of 4 or max. 3 adults)

Pets  No

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided on request

Bedrooms  1 double bedroom in the eaves of the barn, 1 twin room on the ground floor

Bathrooms  1 with power shower

Facilities  Welcome pack, Linen, Towels, Central Heating, Farm Stay, HD TV, Dishwasher, Combination Oven, Log Burner, Underfloor Heating, WIFI, Hot Tub, Electric Car Charging Point, Shared Garden, BBQ, Bike Storage, Off street parking, Near Beach, Cot and Highchair available on request.

Location

The other attractions associated with Snowdonia are all close by. Historic castle and golf course in Harlech, narrow gauge steam railways in Porthmadog and Talyllyn, slate and copper mines in Blaenau and Beddgelert as well as more adventurous pursuits like kite surfing, white water rafting and mountain biking etc. Let me know what you fancy and I’ll point you in the right direction.

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Comments

  1. Rebecca & Daniel, Midlands says:

    We had a wonderful stay at Nant Cottage! It was so warm and cosy not to mention immaculate!! You could easily tell that a lot of care and attention had been spent on refurbishing this lovely cottage. There was lots to do in this area and the beach was beautiful. We climbed Snowdon and visited Swallow falls with Nant making a perfect base. Thank you so much for a delightful mini break!!

  2. Fay & Terry Wheat , Huddersfield says:

    Gwion and Louise- despite the dreadful weather, your wonderful piece of Wales was a bit of heaven for a week. Nant is a lovely, cosy place to stay and surrounded by this magnificent countryside we really enjoyed our stay. The positive side to all the rain was that the waterfalls were stunning and the rivers dramatic.
    The pigs and I had many meaningful conversations and they promise me there WILL be baby piglets when we return! I also intend to go into training before then so that I can keep up with the dog-she’s wonderful.Love the way the ducks let her round them up.
    The welcome pack and the very tasty breakfasts were much appreciated (oh yes I have been on the scales) but the best part of our stay was the relaxed atmosphere and friendliness. We returned rested and much refreshed. Thankyou so much, see you next year.

  3. Cath, Steve , Luke and Liam Harrison, Derby says:

    Gwion and Louise – Thanks you for allowing us the experience to stay with you in such a beautiful spot in Wales, you are wonderful hosts, the farm was lovely, he Cottage (Nant) was perfect, the breakfasts were lovely, and our two boys thoroughly enjoyed being pig feeders for the week (apologies for the over enthusiasm at the start of the week!). We shall certainly be recommending you to all our friends and family, and we shall definitely be back – we have fell in love with the beautiful location and the beaches there are second to none – and thanks to for ordering that superb weather – I never expected we would be on the beach all day so late in the season and we even went in the sea – this place is FANTASTIC. Thanks again -( oops sorry) – I mean Diolch…… see we even learnt a few key phrases of the local lingo too!!

    Kind regards
    Cath Steve Luke & Liam Harrison

  4. Nansi and Jonah, Newport says:

    We had a great time. Me and Jonah loved the animals and say thank you to the girls Lowri and Seren for playing with us. Hope we can see them again. The cottage was lovely and we had a great time having adventures. Enjoyed the breakfast. I could have it every day.
    Try and stay again!!
    Love Nansi
    x x x
    I enjoyed it so much.The pancakes were yummy. I loved the anmals, the pigs, the ducks and Del of course. I know a lot about ducks. Ducks take 28 days to hatch. Hope to see you soon.Love from your friend Jonah.X X X. PS Daddy loved running to Cwm Nantcol through the lanes.

  5. Paul and Ruth, Wangen, Germany says:

    We had a great time again at this charming renovated barn. The perfect way to get away from it all. Wake up naturally to the sights and sounds of nature every morning. Close to the mountains and the coast. We’ll be back again one day.
    Thanks again and see you soon.
    Best Wishes from Germany,
    Paul and Ruth

  6. Jo Pratt, Cheshire says:

    Nant was everything it appeared to be on the website and therefore did not disappoint!!. Easy to find yet perfectly secluded. Had a fabulous girlie break and hope to return with the family as such a beautiful area. Will definitely be recommending to friends.

  7. Sonia Cook, Hertfordshire says:

    Just back from a long weekend staying in Nant, absolutely fantastic accommodation, lovely welcome from Gwion and Louise, met the famous dog who was adorable, also saw the lovely piglets.

    Can not wait to go back some time next year

    Thank you

  8. Wendy Lister, Stafford says:

    Beautiful location in a lovely part of Wales. The cottage was lovely and the people too, and the welcome basket is a nice touch. We were also blessed with nice weather for the time of year (early March). Del the dog will keep you throwing sticks all day if you let her…….

  9. Kate Jones, London says:

    Absolutely stunning place to visit.. Couldn’t fault it!
    Warm & welcoming hosts, beautiful accommodation (very snuggley & warm in the winter) and incredible views. We’d love to come back please!

  10. Shaun Basra, Telford says:

    We had a lovely time in your fantastic Nant Cottage, its done to a very high standard with great decor, my kind of taste. Thank you for the very kind welcome and the lovely touch of the cider, cheese, biscuits, cake etc. I think the highlight of our stay was meeting your gorgeous dog, could have spent hours playing with her, she’s amazing. You have a fantastic location with stunning views, could not fault anything. I will be recommending you to friends and family, will hopefully see you all again in the future. Have a great Christmas and prosperus New Year, many thanks, Shaun

  11. Miles, Sarah & Marianna, Lancashire says:

    Harlech Beach from LlanfairWe had a super time staying in Nant. The cottage and setting are beautiful. Marianna loved everything, especially feeding the pigs, and we all slept like logs. The beaches are awesome, but there is so much to do in the area even when it is raining.

    We didn’t get the chance to thank Louise for her wonderful breakfasts (our trousers were tighter when we got back). Gwion was a cheerful host and full of useful local information. We really hope to return.

  12. Miles, Sarah & Marianna, Lancashire says:

    Harlech Beach from LlanfairWe had a super time staying in Nant. The cottage and setting are beautiful. Marianna loved everything, especially feeding the pigs, and we all slept like logs. The beaches are awesome, but there is so much to do in the area even when it is raining.

    We didn’t get the chance to thank Louise for her wonderful breakfasts (our trousers were tighter when we got back). Gwion was a cheerful host and full of useful local information. We really hope to return.

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