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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 in adjoining outbuilding.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 double, with antique brass/iron bed, 1 twin with 2'6" beds)and a bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: electric wall panel heating included.

Parking: there is a fenced parking area for 2 cars.

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

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).

Accessibility: due to the walk to the cottage and the stone floors, this cottage may not be suitable for very young children. Please note the ceilings in this cottage are very low.

Utilities/Electricals: 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.

The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

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

Cottage details
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Let starts
Saturday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
008010
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Special offers
  • Aug 2015 15% Discount - Offer from 31/07/2015 to 20/08/2015 Save 15% 15% discount 31st July - 20th Aug 2015
Features
  • Open fire / stove
  • Romantic
  • Remote location
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

Wales
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.

Snowdonia
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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Activities
  • 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

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • April 2015
    • Unknown
    Enjoyable stay

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you for welcome of flowers, tea, milk and welsh cakes.

  • Liz Davies
    • January 2015
    • England
    Isolated

    complete isolation and very cosy and warm nice to find milk and welsh cakes there

  • Bryan
    • December 2014
    • United Kingdom
    Perfect

    Everything was perfect,we were so impressed with it all! The authenticity, the location and cleanliness, it was 100 percent, perfect, thank you so much

  • Anonymous
    • November 2014
    • -----------------
    Made special by:

    Being well away from neighbours. It was a lovely cottage in a beautiful location.

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Prices

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • Aug 2015 15% Discount - Offer from 31/07/2015 to 20/08/2015 Save 15% 15% discount 31st July - 20th Aug 2015
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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