Self Catering Barn Dyffryn Ardudwy in Snowdonia | Moelfre

Self Catering Barn Dyffryn Ardudwy | Moelfre

Moelfre, Self Catering Barn Dyffryn Ardudwy, named after the mountain behind the cottage, is a one bedroom barn conversion on a working welsh hill farm. It’s difficult for me to be objective when describing Moelfre as it’s one of the self catering cottages that we let out ourselves here at Byrdir. But I hope you’ll agree when I say they’re nicely furnished and decorated. We’re certainly very proud with the way they’ve turned out.

View from the hills above Dyffryn Ardudwy

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 backbreaking but unskilled work of fetching the stones from the fields.)

We’ve designed the barn with a ‘grogloft’ or sleeping deck up in the eaves of the barn. The velux window up there has a brilliant view over the farm, Moelfre and the Rhinog Mountains. The living area downstairs has an open kitchen. We’ve tried to include everything you’ll need such as a combination oven, hob and dishwasher. The underfloor heating provides more than enough heat but we’ve also installed a cast iron log burner to help create that romantic atmosphere. The french doors open to a fantastic view of the Cambrian coast line and the Llyn Peninsula beyond.

We’ve tried to buy the best fixtures and fittings possible. Including hand made brass lamps, oak furniture and real leather sofas. The bathroom 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.

Moelfre

Property Details

Sleeps  2

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

Bathrooms  1 with power shower

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

Location

Moelfre Self Catering Barn Dyffryn Ardudwy is on the grounds of our farm here at Byrdir. There are lots of advantages to staying here 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 favourite pastime of most of our guest however.

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.

The other attractions associated with Snowdonia are all close by. The 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. Nicola Longhurst, Basingstoke says:

    Welsh Harlequin DucksI’d like to thank Gwion, Louise and the gang for a wonderful week staying at Moelfre. What can I say, other than totally and utterly perfect all round! Excellent accommodation, fantastic location and scenery, and on top of all that, we were lucky enough to have a whole week of sunshine! Just wish we’d managed to make it to breakfast more often, as the one we had was delicious! Loved every minute of our stay, and will look forward to a second visit in the future. So massive thanks to all for the warm welcome and wonderful holiday. And hope to see you again soon. Love to all the animals, especially the wonderful Dell :o)

  2. Josh & Ella, Bristol says:

    SnowdropsOur first holiday in Wales and it couldn’t have been better! It was March, so things were starting to grow and lambs were being born. It was peaceful, we had a lovely place to stay and to top it off, the sun was shining!

    Moelfre was even nicer in the flesh than in the photos and the welcome was warm and friendly. There are some fantastic views on the walks surrounding Moelfre, down to the dunes and right across to Snowdon.

    The beach at Harlech is well worth a visit, especially when no-one else is about and Port Merion in the sun is strange but enchanting.

    We will definitely be visiting this part of the world again.

  3. Rich & Katie- Worcestershire says:

    We stayed at Moelfre in March 2011 for Rich’s 30th birthday – it was our first visit to Wales and we couldn’t have had a better stay.

    We were greeted by the whole family (including piglets!) on arrival and were made to feel welcome straight away.

    The cottage was beautifully decorated, with amazing views across the hills! The log burner is a lovely.

    This is the perfect get away from it all and we certainly cannot wait to come back again for another visit.

  4. Lisa & Chris Stoke-on-Trent says:

    After staying at Moelfre in November 2010, we came back to celabrate my 40th birthday in February. A warm welcome from Gwion and Dell.
    Again we had the most relaxing time. The walk to the beach was refreashing in the wind and once we arrived at the beach it was breath taking. (A must for all visitors).

    Caernarfon castle is a beautiful place to visit, along with snowdon. we didnt climb snowdon as it was a wet day but plan to conquer it in the summer!

    A beautifull place to unwind and relax. hope to see you in the summer.

    Lisa & Chris

  5. Steve & Zoe, West Midlands says:

    We celebrated the New Year in absolute luxury in this beautiful barn conversion, Moelfre. We arrived in the dark and got a very friendly greeting from Dell the border collie and Gwion. The accomodation was warm and comfortable and the log burning fire was just what we needed on cold winter nights. Waking in the morning to such wonderful views, clean air and quiet surroundings was a joy. We were lucky enough to have dry weather for most of our stay and sampled some pleasant walks in the local area, including a climb to the top of Moelfre after which the property was named – well worth the effort for the views on a clear day!!
    We would highly recommend Moelfre to anyone who is looking for a place to get away from the daily grind and still wishes to enjoy their home comforts.
    Thank you for a great New Year break.

  6. Rosemary and Mark, Leicester says:

    Holding the pigletsHaving not visited Wales for a holiday for 17 years, we’re so glad we returned and will definitely be returning in the not too distant future and hope to stay again here. Our stay at Moelfre was fantastic. Beautiful views and extremely peaceful not to mention the most welcoming hosts.

    The highlight of our long weekend was being invited by Gwion to go up to the cow shed to see and cuddle the 3 day old piggies. How cute they were too!

  7. Brian, Lorna and Lucy, Cheltenham says:

    Rhinog FachWe had a wonderful time staying at Moelfre, the welsh hill farm is very idyllic. With fantastic views to the mountains and the sea. Our 15 month old daughter loved helping to feed the pigs, seeing the rabbit and throwing the stick for the sheep dog (who also loves herding the ducks, from the small pond around the yard.)
    The breakfast is delicious at the main farm house. And we enjoyed popping across most mornings. Gwion and his dad are great hosts. We felt very welcome and were given some great suggestions of things to do.
    This part of Wales is beautiful, with fantastic beaches, big castles, caves, waterfalls and if you fancy a walk up in the mountains. The Rhinogs behind the farm are rugged and as untamed as anywhere south of Scotland. They feel very wild and you can find solitude here. In fact you probably wont see anyone else on your walk.

  8. Lisa & Chris Stoke-on-Trent says:

    Breath taking beautiful!!! We picked this place on pictures from the web site and the fact that we wanted a ‘away from it all’ type of break. and thats exactly what we got. Our stay couldn’t have been more relaxing and enjoyable. We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was to much trouble from Gwion!! (No sign of Louise) can see who dose the hard work Gwion!. I personaly love this part of Wales and have stayed in the nearby village of Talbont

    This is now our little retreat when the work load gets to much and we need to unwind…..
    total must to experiance for everyone. We loved the log burner especially in chilly November!

    thank you so much and hope to see you next year

    Lisa & Chris

  9. Helen Bryce, Huddersfield says:

    We stayed at Moelfre for my husband’s birthday on 22nd / 23rd of Sept and really enjoyed our stay. Very clean, comfy bed and great breakfast over in the main house.
    We felt very welcome and it was no problem to use our laptop in the main house to check our ongoing directions etc.
    The Spa shop 5 mins away has enough to pick up last minute reserves and despite the awful weather we did enjoy a beautiful sunset looking out over the surrounding countryside.
    We would definitely return, perhaps during the summer to explore some of those great deserted beaches on the doorstep…

  10. Ryan & Linda, Solihull/Singpore says:

    Del, our border collieCan’t wait to stop at Moelfre again..
    Loved the views and the ambiance of the area which was beautiful through all the weather we experienced, rain and shine..
    Unfortunately we were too lazy to sample the breakfast that comes so highly recomended, but we catered for ourselves each night and morning.
    I was happy to find a nice TV with plenty of channels and a fantastic crisp picture to cosy up with before bedtime, the décor spot-on..
    The whole place was very clean, and I enjoyed a comfortable sleep, my favourite thing being the velux window that was lovely to poke out of and take in the fresh air and views..
    I am glad that my parents recomended Byrdir to me, I would not want to stop anywhere else..

  11. Rob@Karen Hathaway,East Sussex says:

    Harlech CastleWe had a very warm and frieindly greeting from Gwion and their border collie, who kept us company throughout our stay, in return for throwing his stick! Moelfre is a barn conversion of a very high standard,clean and comfortably appointed, set in a very peacefull, beautiful location with wonderfull views from all of the windows.. Moelfre offers the best of both worlds,as it is self catering but with breakfast included at the main farmhouse, which we thoroughly enjoyed.
    We would not hesitate to return in the future and will definitely recommend it to our family and frieinds.

  12. Rob@Karen Hathaway,East Sussex says:

    Harlech CastleWe had a very warm and frieindly greeting from Gwion and their border collie, who kept us company throughout our stay, in return for throwing his stick! Moelfre is a barn conversion of a very high standard,clean and comfortably appointed, set in a very peacefull, beautiful location with wonderfull views from all of the windows.. Moelfre offers the best of both worlds,as it is self catering but with breakfast included at the main farmhouse, which we thoroughly enjoyed.
    We would not hesitate to return in the future and will definitely recommend it to our family and frieinds.

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