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Converted Hay Barn on a Working Welsh Hill Farm | Ty-Gwair-Byrdir

Near BeachFarm StayEV Charger
'Ty Gwair’ is a converted hay barn on a working welsh hill farm high up in the hills above Barmouth. This open plan studio cottage has a double bed up in the ‘grogloft’ or eaves of the barn accessed via a fixed ladder. So, although very popular with our regular guests, the ladder means that this studio would not suit anybody with any mobility problems.

A lovely little kitchenette with fridge, combination oven and hob which is set against the back wall of the cottage. A luxurious leather sofa sits facing onto a colour tv and living flame cast iron fire. There’s quite a spacious bathroom with a powerful shower, washbasin and wc.

A fixed ladder leads guests up to the grogloft. A double bed sits just under the eaves of the barn. A cosy romantic space with a nice view of the mountains behind the farm.

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Cottage Type
Near Beach, Farm Stay, EV Charger
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, No Cot, WiFi, No High Chair, Central Heating
No Pets, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge
Shared Garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage
Additional Information
Combination Cooker/Microwave
Fridge with ice compartment
Electric car charging point

Floor Plans




A private patio area in front of the cottage is a great suntrap during the afternoon. In the evening a shared garden (seldom used by our other guests) provides a perfect base from which to watch the sun as it dips down into the clear blue waters of Cardigan Bay.

There are lots of walks that can be enjoyed from the farm. There are maps and guides available in the cottage. Guests can wonder up to the rugged Rhinog Mountains or meander down through the village, which is about a mile from the farm, then on to the miles of sandy beaches that we are privileged to have in this part of Snowdonia.

The village provides all the basic needs for our guests. There’s a small grocery store, an excellent butchers, a post office, a garage and two cafés. If you want more choice a 15-minute journey in the car will take you to the bustling seaside town of Barmouth. A 15-minute drive to the north will take you to the renowned castle town of Harlech. Both towns have a slightly larger selection of shops, cafes and restaurants.

This part of north Wales is of course famous for outdoor activities. You can be zip lining at 100mph eighty feet above the ground in the morning and exploring historic slate caverns one mile below ground in the afternoon. Spend one-day white water rafting down the fierce Tryweryn River and the next climbing up the steep slopes of Snowdon. You might prefer to throw yourself down the testing mountain biking trails of Coed Y Brenin or you might prefer a more relaxing day riding the narrow gauge Ffestiniog Steam train up to Tan Y Bwlch. The worlds your lobster here in Snowdonia!

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Guest Reviews

David Hurdiss

we had a lovely stay in the beautiful converted barn, it was so clean and tranquil, homemade lemon drizzle cake and fresh eggs were amazing on arrival, and to make it even better there were two beautiful friendly dogs that loved a fuss. will definitely be staying here again.

Carl garforth

Owners were very welcoming at such short notice. Cottage was very clean and cosy. Ideal place for piece and quite and location ideal for days out along the coast. I would stay again

Mushtaq Rahim

Our stay at Ty-Gwair-Byrdir was ideal as a base to explore the magnificent historical sites and fabulous scenery in and around North Wales. The accommodation was suitable for a couple with no mobility issues as advertised due to the nightly climb up the stairs to the ample king sized bed. The directions could be improved by directing to the single gate access to the farm rather than the four gated access. Lovely place to stay surrounded by green fields full of sheep and cattle with very friendly chickens and ducks. Perfect place to see the sun setting across Barmouth.

Lesley Breegan

Had a great stay here, lovely peaceful setting.Hosts are very accommodating, loved the lemon drizzle cake and fresh eggs. Terrific views from the property.We had friendly visitors every day…chickens, and 2 friendly dogs

Manda wainwright

We arrived to a lovely welcome pack lemon cake was amazing. Everything was lovely and clean.washing up liquid tea towels were supplied and enough clean towels to last our stay hair dryer and iron to. Stunning views from the bedroom windows it was so nice to just get away phone signals not good but was really not a problem free wifi that was good as we took our tv plug in to watch films. Few visits from the farm dogs to play ball both were very gentle and loved a fuss.
A lovely folder with information on the local area.
We had a really nice stay would return..

Claire Best

We had a lovely stay, the cottage was cosy and immaculately clean, the welcome basket left for us was a lovely touch with fresh eggs and an absolutely gorgeous homemade lemon drizzle cake.
We definitely be returning again!


This is a really beautiful little cottage, done out to a very high standard and kept absolutely spotless. A great base to explore the lovely walks and beautiful beaches which are right on the doorstep. The variety of animals around are lovely too with the spring lambs and playful dogs a particular highlight. It is very small though, possibly better suited to a few nights rather than a long stay, primarily due to the lack of wardrobes or proper drawers so you end up “living out of your suitcase”. Saying that we stayed six nights and really didn’t want to leave.

Terry and Gilly
October 6, 2020

We had a lovely 5 night stay at this lovely converted hayloft. Warm and cosy even in very changeable weather it was a great base to do a bit of sightseeing (Bodnant Gardens) biking (Coed Y Brenin was excellent) and just wandering along the beach (Harlech and others). Clean and everything worked well. For such a small space we felt remarkably comfy … especially in the leather sofa and topping up the heat occasionally with the gas fire. Additions? – maybe a couple of the pillows seemed to be the wrong shape in the pillowcases so perhaps change those ….. but really, this was an excellent stay. Many thanks.

September 14, 2020

Had a lovely couple days. Perfect location for Barmouth and of course the magnificent Mount Snowdon. Would definitely recommend this accommodation, so clean and quaint surrounded by unforgettable views and of course the gentle animals.
Hope to return soon.
Thanks so much

Lisa & John
August 26, 2020

We had a lovely stay just perfect for a weekend getaway to hike Snowdon and a short drive away to explore other neighbouring areas such as Portmeirion, Harlech and Barmouth where you can eat the best seafood and fish and chips. Would highly recommend to stay here in Byrdir, so sad to leave such a beautiful place.

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