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Braich Melyn


nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd

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This delightful, welcoming, stone-built cottage, dating from the seventeenth-century with attached barns, is of great historic interest and has many attractive, traditional features. It is situated on Dolobran Farm – a working hill farm with views across the valley. There is an enclosed garden. Braich Melyn is situated just 10 minutes away from Fron Dirion. (ref 008009).

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
A traditional farmhouse kitchen leading to the dining area, sitting room with multi-fuel stove set in an open fireplace with bread oven, and large utility room in the adjoining outbuilding.
First floor
Bathroom with shower over the bath, and 2 interconnecting bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin with 2' 6" beds), both with antique brass/iron beds.
Visitor notes

Heating: Electric wall panel heating included.

Parking: A fenced parking area is provided for 2 cars.

Garden: There is an enclosed garden.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm at this cottage.

Accessibility: is through the gate and up the field for approximately 275 meters where livestock graze, so visitors should be reasonably fit and active. The field is unlit so visitors are advised to arrive in daylight and bring a torch with them. Good footwear is advisable.

Due to the walk to the cottage and the stone floors, this cottage may not be suitable for very young children.

Utilities: Combined washing machine/dryer is provided.

The cottage has a private water supply so in prolonged dry spells and in very hot weather, we would politely ask that water is used sparingly wherever possible.

Television: A TV and DVD player are provided but there is no TV reception so guests may wish to bring their own DVDs.

Layout: The double and twin bedrooms are interconnecting. The twin room is very small, one of the beds is only 5'6' long (instead of the standard 6' long).

Offers: A 10% discount applies when booked with Fron Dirion (ref 008009)

Please note: The ceilings in this cottage are very low.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Romantic
  • Remote location
  • Cot
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

Exterior, beach near Burrows Cottage,Llanmadoc,Gower,South Wales © Joe Cornish

South Wales is a land of sweeping green valleys, rugged mountains, woodland and forests and miles of coastal paths laced with heather.

The special places we look after in Pembrokeshire include the rugged landscape and views over to Ireland from St David's Peninsula, to the nature reserve at Stackpole where otters and dragonflies nestle amongst the water reeds. Then take in the views over the Bristol Channel to Lundy and Exmoor from sun-drenched Rhossili, the highest point on the Gower peninsula.

In North Wales, the dramatic mountain scenery of Snowdonia, with its rivers, waterfalls and the Nant Gwynant valley nestled amongst the mountains and hills, draws people back again and again, while the colourful beach huts at Llanbedrog beach and grey seal-spotting at Porthor Beach are just a few of the highlights of the very special Llyn Peninsula.

Llyn Idwal, with Y Garn, capped with snow, forming the skyline. © Joe Cornish

Some of the most varied landscapes of North Wales lie within Snowdonia. The peaks of Snowdon rise to over 3,000 feet above sea level and provide some of the most magnificent scenery in the region while the dramatic slopes of the Arans are less frequented and offer stunning views and tranquillity. This is a great base from which to explore beautiful Betws-y-Coed with its interesting shops; the market town of Dolgellau; spectacular Cader Idris and the majestic Mawddach estuary. Several of the cottages are situated on the Ysbyty estate which is the Trust?s largest farmed estate consisting of 51 farms, 20,000 acres and over 500 acres of woodlands. National Trust places in and around Snowdonia include Craflwyn estate, Penhryn Castle, the shop and pub at Beddgelert, Ysbyty estate, Ty Mawr Wybrant, Aberconwy House, Conwy Suspension Bridge and Bodnant Gardens. Other attractions and places of interest include Llanwrst, Cerrigydrudion, Ruthin, Bala Lake, Llandudno, Conwy, Nant Gwynant Valley, Porthmadog, Criccieth, Portmeirion, Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis, Harlech, Welsh Mountain Railway and the Welsh Slate Museum at Llanberis. Activities in the area include walking, birdwatching, fishing, canoeing, mountain biking and rock climbing.

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  • Walking
  • bird watching
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • white water rafting.
National Trust places to visit
Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant
Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant Traditional stone-built upland 16th-century farmhouse
Powis Castle and Garden
Powis Castle and Garden Medieval castle rising dramatically above the celebrated garden
Chirk Castle
Chirk Castle Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches


Comments from past visitors

  • Ms Van Houte
    • December 2016
    • Oxford
    Beautifully furnished

    This was our first stay in a British cottage and we felt we were lucky enough to have discovered a Great one right away. One with sheep all around. On a hill. And a wheelbarrow to bring your stuff up there. With a woodfire inside and a rug in front of it. Beautifully furnished. No internet or phone reception. The fact that as two very tall people, we couldn't stand up straight in large part of the cottage, added to the fairy experience. And mountains and waterfalls everywhere. Beautiful walks outside and fantastic long evenings inside. A lovely lonely getaway.

  • Mrs A Landgraf
    • September 2016
    • Bavaria
    Everybody friendly

    We enjoyed the nature, the animals and living in an accommodation that shows, how life used to be in former times. Knowing the history of our property, how work had to be done. What can you achieve with your hands, without modern technology. Living with less luxury. The volunteers around in National Trust properties have been impressive informed and very willing to tell us about their knowledge. Powy Castle was a very informing stay. Also everybody has been very friendly.

  • Mr Cubitt
    • August 2016
    • North Yorks
    cosy and comfortable cottage

    Characterful cottage in lovely setting, good for watching wildlife and near some interesting places to visit and some good walks. Although one or two details could be improved, in general the cottage was cosy and comfortable, and there was interesting information to read from someone who used to live there.

  • Anonymous
    • June 2016
    • Unknown
    Lovely cottage

    It's a lovely cottage in a beautiful location, near to beaches, shops etc. Upon arrival, received a warm welcome and some milk for that all important cup of tea. Nice surprise to find the discount vouchers, but every night had an excellent nights sleep, the bed is so comfortable! When the cottage was booked, had confidence that it would be kept to an acceptable standard and wouldn't be disappointed.

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