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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 in adjoining outbuilding.
- First floor
- two bedrooms (1 double, with antique brass/iron bed, 1 twin with 2'6" beds)and a bathroom with shower over bath.
Heating: electric wall panel heating included.
Parking: there is a fenced parking area for 2 cars.
Approach to the cottage: is through the gate and up the field for approximately 275 meters where livestock graze; visitors should be reasonably fit and active. The field is unlit so visitors are advised to arrive in daylight and bring a good torch with them. Good footwear is advisable.
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).
Accessibility: due to the walk to the cottage and the stone floors, this cottage may not be suitable for very young children. Please note the ceilings in this cottage are very low.
Utilities/Electricals: 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.
The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.
Offers: A 10% discount applies when booked with Fron Dirion (ref 008009)
Things to see and do nearby
- North Wales
Renowned for the dramatic mountain scenery of Snowdonia with its lakes and rock-strewn mountain passes, North Wales also offers a surprisingly varied countryside, from the beautiful Conwy Valley to the tranquillity of the Isle of Anglesey. The coastline is equally diverse, with sandy beaches, rocky coves and spectacular cliffs - and standing proudly over the land and seascape are some of the country's mightiest castles such as Penrhyn. The National Trust owns some 60,000 acres of coast and countryside in North Wales, including some of the majestic mountains of Snowdonia, unspoilt coastline on the Llyn, and an array of historic houses and castles.
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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Comments from past visitors
Cathryn & Edward Thompson
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What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 335 1287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain 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.