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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, WiFi, Central Heating
Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge
Shared Garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage
Additional Information
No Cot, No High Chair
, No Pets
Combination Cooker/Microwave
Fridge with ice compartment
Electric car charging point

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

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

Katie Robinson

We absolutely loved our stay in this little cottage – we never wanted to leave! It has everything you need for a short stay in the Welsh countryside, and the views, roaming ducks and chickens and cosy fireplace were the added charm. They have a reliable electric charging point so we were able to charge our car whenever needed. We’ll definitely be coming back in the future!


We had such a lovely time here, the location was so peaceful. We enjoyed the farm animal visitors and watching the sunset over the sea from the garden. No hairdryer but nothing the welsh air couldnt dry. Lemon cake and fresh eggs were delicious, thank you very much.
Llanbedr slate caverns were a great visit along with a beautiful walk at nantcol waterfalls. Hafan pub was also a lovely stop. We would definitely return here.


What a beautiful hidden gem! Clean, cosy and with stunning views. A perfect getaway, location was great. We enjoyed visiting local beaches, waterfalls, Snowdonia and the local town of Barmouth. The welcome basket with fresh eggs and cake went down a treat, as well as our welcome from the cute dogs. Highly recommended.

Martin Rajowski

We have just returned home from a lovely week in West Wales at the TY-GWAIR-BYRDIR cottage. We had an amazing time, the cottage is a lovely hideaway with everything you need. It has stunning views over the hills and right down to the sea at the beautiful cardigan bay. The cottage is just a 10 minute drive to Barmouth and the Snowdonia national park with lots to do, if it’s visiting castles or the amazing beaches you have so much beauty on your door step. The cottage itself is lovely with a little kitchen area and ladders leading to the very comfortable bed above, everything you need all in a very peaceful and quiet setting.


Lovely little cottage. Delightful hosts. Location beautiful. Lots of juicy ripe blackberries. We had a great time. For those who are very tall – the bed is 6 foot so if you’re taller than this you might not fit in comfortably.

Liz Makinson

Wonderful stay at Ty Gwair. Clean and characterful. The setting is so beautiful and the lovely friendly dogs visiting was a highlight of each day. One small suggestion would be to provide a hairdryer.

Jo Griffiths

The cottage was perfect, I was travelling on my own and it had everything I needed for a very quiet and relaxing stay. I very much enjoyed meeting the dogs!! The location far exceeded my expectations – head towards the coast and you’re a short (hilly!) walk away from the village, but head inland and you are rewarded with miles and miles of deserted country lanes with the most stunning scenery. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and was sad to leave.

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.

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