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.


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.


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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  1. Zoë says:

    We had a fantastic stay in Moelfre. The barn is finished beautifully and comes equipped with everything you need. It’s warm, cosy and the panoramic views from the farm are a tonic for city dwellers. The animals are very friendly and regularly come to say ‘hi’.
    If you don’t have a car (as we don’t) be prepared for a very steep climb(challenging with luggage)but it’s well worth it.

  2. Jane Hill says:

    Just got back from a wonderful stay in Moelfre. Enjoyed walks from the farm as well as in the Rhinogs close by and on the beach. The locals were friendly, the barn comfortable and warm and the animals a delight, especially the pig. The weather was good, too.

  3. Gavin & Jules, Sheffield says:

    Moelfre is a fantastic little place to stay, very comfortable and has pretty much everything you need. Set in beautiful countryside it is a great place to escape to for the weekend. Have been spoilt with great weather which made our stay even better. We’ll be back.

  4. Carol and Mervyn says:

    We had a brilliant time in Moelfre. The famous drizzle cake was to die for and the quality of the accommodation was more than expected. We would not hesitate to return in the future.

  5. Dan Senior says:

    A wonderful stay in a very peaceful place. The Moelfre barn is cosy and quiet and regular visits from the friendly chickens and dogs were an added bonus! Great for running and walking, too, as well as getting to the local beaches.

    A fantastic change from our regular lives in London – thank you. Dan & Holly

  6. Sophia says:

    Byrdir might be our favourite place in the world. This is the fourth time we’ve stayed on the farm and our first in Moelfre. We are thirty-somethings who travel all around the world for work and pleasure, but there is something about this place that keeps us coming back.

    Moelfre is beautifully converted to a very high standard. The local craftsmanship shines through, and the cottage was absolutely spotless as well. Even the appliances (combination oven, dishwasher) are top-notch.

    The farm is a wonderful place. So peaceful, and enveloping guests in nature, from the chickens tapping at our door in the morning to the beautiful and talkative pig in a nearby field, to badgers and birds of prey.

    We cannot recommend this place highly enough, and will definitely be back. Thank you Louise and Gwion for looking after such a beautiful corner of Wales.

  7. Mark Murphy says:

    Had a glorious week. Weather was wonderful and fantastic views from the property. The barn conversion was spotless and very comfortable. One minor criticism was that there was very little storage space for food;(as we tend to cook for ourselves when we go away we bring pre-prepared food or buy in and cook so we usually need cupboard space). However, that was no big deal and we had a lovely week with some fabulous walks in the nearby hills followed by some well earned breaks on the beautiful beach nearby at Llandanwg.

  8. Jason says:

    Thanks to Louise & Gwion (plus the animals) for a lovely weekend, the cottage/barn conversion is really lovely and definitely somewhere we will come back to… A lobely location in a lovely part of Wales 🙂

  9. nicola & daisy says:

    My daughter and I have just returned from the most magical christmas at Moelfre! We were greeted by a wreath on the door, a christmas tree inside plus a welcome basket with Snowdonia ale, homemade cake and chocolate coins! The cottage is truly wonderful and great care has been taken with all the furnishings, including the most beautiful staircase imaginable. Everything has clearly been well thought out, the space is practical but cosy, plus the addition of a log burner and free supply of logs was a bonus. The bed was super comfy, shower hot and kitchen well equipped.

    Louise and Gwion were the perfect hosts and the animals made great friends for both me and my daughter too! The location is absolutely stunning, miles of sandy beaches locally and breathtaking landscape right outside the door, perfect for walking and exploring. In the village there is a Spar shop with a butchers, plus a garage (who proved very helpful when i needed a replacement bulb for my indicator light!)

    We would love to return in the spring, summer and possibly autumn too and i’ve done nothing since but bore my friends and families with glowing reports of our stay. Gold stars all round and highly recommended.

  10. Jon and Laura says:

    A very enjoyable week in a beautiful location; the quality of the accommodation allowed us to have a very comfortable and relaxing stay. Being daily greeted by the chickens and Dell was an added bonus.
    We did many walks straight from the doorstep and it is a great place to stay if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of town life. The scenery is stunning and worth taking time to appreciate.
    The welcome basket was a lovely gesture and Moelfre itself was very clean. We didn’t need to use the log burner as the underfloor heating was more than adequate to make it feel cosy.
    We didn’t have the opportunity to meet Gwion or Louise but want to say a big “thank you” for a memorable stay.

  11. Penny Troughton says:

    Idyllic, perfect, beautiful, awesome…..I could go on& on!!! We will definitely be returning time after time after time!! Thank you so much for everything xx

  12. Marie and Mike says:

    We have just returned from a four night stay in Moelfre. We wanted a relaxing break from work and the rat race and that is exactly what we got. The cottage is compact and clean. It had everything we needed for our chill out break. We cooked each evening and loved sitting with the window and door open listening to the sound of the birds and animals. The views are fabulous from the front and back of the cottage. The lemon cake, beer and eggs were all very much appreciated. We managed to get a bit of cycling in during our break, unfortunately we didn’t manage to get to the top of the hill that takes you to the cottage (without getting off and walking in parts). We highly recommended a stay at Moelfre.

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