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Self Catering Barn Dyffryn Ardudwy in Snowdonia | Moelfre

Near BeachReal FireFarm Stay

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 two 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.

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.

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Cottage Type
Near Beach, Real Fire, Farm Stay
Welcome Hamper, Linen, Towels, WiFi, Central Heating
No Pets, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Dishwasher, TV
EV Charging Point (3kw or above), Shared Garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage
Additional Information
DVD player
Underfloor Heating
Pizza Oven 
Electric Car Charging Point
Combination microwave and oven 

Floor Plans




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 Rhinog 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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Guest Reviews

Steve & Ewa
October 18, 2020

A perfect 4 night stay with trips to Barmouth, Harlech and Black Sands beach (Portmadog). The welcome pack was a lovely touch, the lemon cake was delicious. The accomodation was cosy but just right for us – with the underfloor heating a winner! The location was great with the hills behind and sea in front and the farm animals were entertaining. We were lucky with great weather but the cottage hepled make our break in this lovely part of Wales first class.

Jane & Roger
October 9, 2020

A wonderful, snug little place in a beautiful location, and the perfect base for exploring, walking and relaxing. The welcome goodies (fresh farm eggs and homemade cake) were a lovely surprise and delicious.

Melinda Pemberton
October 6, 2020

We have been staying at Byrdir for years but this was the first time in Moelfre. This didn’t disappoint. As always Gwion and Louise are brilliant hosts and always helpful. Looking forward our next visit.

Matthew Ferguson
August 29, 2020

We loved our stay. So peaceful and in such a wonderful setting. We had all the amenities you could need. Amazing walks right on your doorstep and some breathtaking views. The whole of North Wales is easily accessible from here too. Thanks for a great week

Pamela Atkin Chris Little
October 25, 2019

It was our second , but certainly not our last, stay in the beautiful Moelfre. It’s peaceful and a perfect place to unwind. The interior is gorgeous with the Welsh oak staircase and beams and the underfloor heating is welcome if you don’t want to light the log burner. Louise and Gwion are so welcoming and helpful. We can’t recommend it highly enough.

August 4, 2019

We had a great week in Wales and the cottage was lovely and clean. The stay on the farm is very peaceful, with beaches and interesting places in easy reach. Just a few things that would make the stay even better: somewhere to put wet towels and swim suits (an airer for outside and a pull out drying rack in the bathroom for example) and comfortable seating – the kitchen and garden chairs were very uncomfortable, and the sofa is something one lies on rather than to sit. But we would definitely come again – thank you!


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