Dyffryn Mymbyr Cottage
Conwy, Conwy+ Add to favourites
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A modified and restored 16th-century listed cottage with incredible views (including the Snowdon Horseshoe and Moel Siabod). Located on a working upland farm and heated by an innovative and low carbon wood-pellet heating system. The house and farm are the setting of the iconic book 'I bought a Mountain' - a classic tale of life on an upland Welsh farm between the two world wars by Thomas Firbank. Another famous occupant, and the donor of the farm was Esme Kirby, an environmental campaigner and founder of the watchdog group Snowdonia Society.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- Spacious farmhouse kitchen with granite worktops and belfast sink, large traditional sitting/dining room with inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove.
- First floor
- two bedrooms (1 twin, 1 double) both with antique furniture, bathroom with electric shower over bath. There are many traditional features in this cottage such as low beams and wood panelling.
Heating: Wood-pellet central heating included.
Parking: Off-road parking available for two cars opposite the cottage.
Garden: There is a patio area to the front of the cottage with garden furniture. Perfect for taking in the stunning views over Moel Siabod.
Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.
- Let starts
- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
- Cottage ref
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- Open fire / stove
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Double bed
- If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0844 335 1287
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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- bird watching
- mountain biking
- rock climbing
- white water rafting.
National Trust places to visit
- Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant
- Traditional stone-built upland 16th-century farmhouse
- Penrhyn Castle
- 19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular contents and grounds
- Bodnant Garden
- World-famous garden noted for its botanical collections
- Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens
- Home of the Marquess of Anglesey, with spectacular views of Snowdonia
- Remains of a Roman fort
- Conwy Suspension Bridge
- Elegant suspension bridge and toll-keeper's house
Comments from past visitors
- February 2014
- South Gloucestershire
- December 2013
- September 2013
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.