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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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Special offers
  • Late Availability 15% 2016 - Offer from 26/05/2016 to 23/06/2016 Save 15% Late Availability 15%
  • 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

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

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

  • Bryan
    • December 2014
    • United Kingdom

    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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What it will cost

Prices include:

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

Special offers

  • Late Availability 15% 2016 - Offer from 26/05/2016 to 23/06/2016 Save 15% Late Availability 15%
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email 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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