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Self Catering Barn Dyffryn Ardudwy in Snowdonia | Moelfre

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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
Dog Friendly, Near Beach, Real Fire, Farm Stay, EV Charger
Welcome Pack, Bag of Logs, Linen, Towels, WiFi, Central Heating, Smoke detector, Carbon monoxide detector
1 Pet, Hob, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Dishwasher, Dishwasher Tablets, Kettle, Toaster, Cooking Basics, Oven Gloves, Tea Towels, Wine Glasses, Champagne Flutes, Dining Table, TV, Toilet Paper
Shared Garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Outdoor Furniture, Bike Storage, Private Garden
Additional Information
DVD player
Underfloor Heating
Electric Car Charging Point
Combination microwave and oven 

** "The stairway has an alternating step design so may not suit guests with mobility problems" **

Please note, one dog is more than welcome at the cottage but it's important to note that the small garden area is not enclosed and is sometimes shared by the farm chickens and ducks. Your dog must be kept on a lead at all times. Just in case...

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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 collecting the chicken eggs and meeting the ducks.

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 Eryri (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.

Here's a link for more information on the local area that you might find useful:
Things to do in Barmouth

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Guest Reviews

Sally and Garry

Just want to start with WOW, beautiful little cottage with amazing views. Lovely welcome pack on arrival cottage sparkling clean. The dog was amazed at the sheep and ducks but not so keen on the underfloor heating. We loved the underfloor heating so warm and cosy.
The oven and microwave was a challenge but we had a good laugh trying to work it out. Because the cottage is only for 2 people may we suggest an air fryer? The stairs were a bit tricky but we were forwarned about them. Bed was really comfy although a little low to the floor and the fairy lights was a nice touch. So glad towels were available because we didn’t pack them! The sofa was very spongey and low to the floor often felt like our bums were touching the tiles. Overall we had a lovely few days in the cottage so many many thanks 😊


Beautiful location between Barmouth and Harlech, with Porthmadog (good for larger shops) a short drive, the cottage and grounds are very well presented, the EV charger was great and inexpensive (I wouldn’t choose a cottage without one now) and the cottage was clean plus dog friendly
I know the area well – there’s loads to see and do, even in December – and there is a very high chance I will return

Joseph Murphy

Many thanks to Louise, cottage was lovely and cosy really comfortable bed smart tv WiFi in fantastic surroundings tea coffee hot chocolate eggs and homemade lemon cake which was delicious had a lovely break and would recommend most highly

Thanks Joe and Michelle

Lindsey and Marcus

The cottages are in a fabulous location with beautiful views all around. Sat nav takes you straight there, but up a lane with several gates to open, if you follow printed directions there’s only one gate.
We stayed in Moelfre, a beautifully converted barn, very clean and cosy once heating was on, we didn’t use log burner as no need to. Lovey welcome basket with tea bags, hot chocolate, sugar, milk, fresh eggs and lemon cake, which was greatly appreciated by my husband, unfortunately I have coeliac so couldn’t have any. Combination microwave /oven / grill was fine once I’d read the instruction book a few times. We had to turn fridge down to number 1 as it froze everything on the bottom shelf, but it was fine afterwards. We knew the stairs were steep and they took a bit of getting used to, definitely not suitable for everyone though. The bed was very comfortable but quite low, I guess it needs to to be as not much head room. Sofa not so comfortable, I think it may be time for an upgrade, it’s been very well used.
Lovely walk into the village where theres a Spa, a butchers, a couple of other small shops and a fuel station. There’s a Co-op in Barmouth but it’s very expensive.
Lovely place to stay, the owners are very friendly, as are the dogs and the chickens who visit daily. Just watch out for the free range sheep on the lane when driving to the cottages.

James Witt

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Everything worked perfectly. We loved the location.
The loft is a neat idea, but it wasn’t ideal for us at our age. I wouldn’t recommend the cottage for senior citizens for this reason.
We would have liked to have had extra dinnerware, drinking glasses and mugs so we wouldn’t have had to run the dishwasher so often. The trash recycling/ composting arrangement was brilliant.

Susan hodges

Lovely stay in a lovely barn conversion. Lovely location. Enjoyed the delicious cake. Missed having TV in bedroom but that is a personal choice. Excellent stay as always we will be back.

Becs H

Immaculate condition! Really enjoyed our stay in a tranquil location. Felt very looked after with such a lovely welcome pack. Just wonderful!

Martin Roberts

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Moelfre, very peaceful and great walking from your door. The weather during our stay was very warm for the whole week as long as the velux window was open the bedroom remained cool and we slept well in the king size bed. Had no issues with the stairs, but would suggest you replace the sofa both of us found it uncomfortable. Cariad the Jack Russell was a joy. Great beaches down the hill, a visit to Harlech Castle is a must, would also recommend a trip on the steam train we did the Porthmadog- Bedgellert route. Can highly recommend Bistro Bermo in Barmouth but you need to book well in advance. Will definitely return. Thanks for a great holiday!

Jon and Marilyn

Moelfre is a lovely cottage, in a beautiful, remote position. The main reason we chose it over other cottages in the area was for the EV charger, but we would certainly recommend it for anyone looking for a quiet, cosy spot away from the mainstream. There are a few other cottages on the farm – a working hill farm with some sheep, cattle and some very friendly ducks as well as the family pets. It feels secluded and private, with Louise and Gwion on site if any assistance is needed.

Despite its small footprint, it feels very spacious, largely because it is so well designed, and is light and very comfortable. A lot of thought obviously went into the layout, keeping furniture to the minimum but providing everything needed for a couple. The kitchen area is small but well-equipped, with a combined oven/microwave/grill and a two-ring hob that was sufficient for cooking all our evening meals. There is a roomy fridge (no freezer) and all the main items you would need (including toaster, cafetiere, tea pot). The shower room is spacious and the shower very efficient. The staircase up to the loft bedroom is steep, which allows for more space downstairs, but we didn’t find this a problem (although someone with limited mobility could have difficulty). The wifi is good, but there’s no mobile phone signal. We had beautiful weather (so didn’t need the wood burner or any heating) and the doors open wide onto the sunny outside seating area with gorgeous views across the fields, and to the mountain behind (from which the cottage gets its name).

Definitely a five-star holiday.

Jo and Nick

A lovely 2 week stay in a very clean and comfortable cottage. It is in the ideal place for exploring a large part of North Wales. Beautiful beaches close by. The Jack Russel and Collie dogs really helped us to feel at home and were often around to welcome us back from a day out. Very friendly hosts, with nothing being too much trouble.

Already looking for next year with dioni.

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