Braich Melyn

Gwynedd, North Wales

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 008010

About Braich Melyn

A perfect country cottage full of original beams and an inglenook fireplace, set in green farmland.

Brimming with character, Braich Melyn is the perfect country cottage stay. Wonky beams, an inglenook fireplace, low ceilings and bumpy stone walls give a real sense of historical charm. The cottage dates from the 17th-century and its attached barns are still intact. As is the farm it’s based on; you’ll be encompassed by green farmland, grazing livestock and unrivalled views across the valley. 

Rise early and head out into the heart of Snowdonia. One of the highlights is Rhaeadr Ddu, one of the most dramatic waterfalls in Wales and just a 20-minute drive from here. 

Mountain bikers will enjoy the trail at Coed y Brenin, 16 miles away, while those more akin to a slower pace can try the nearby Mawddach Trail which runs along an old railway line. The market town of Dolgellau is just a 15-minute drive, where you’ll be able to pick up the walking trail for Cader Idris.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • 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 room in the adjoining outbuilding.

  • First floor

    Bathroom with shower over the bath, and 2 interconnecting bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin with 2' 6" beds), both with antique brass/iron beds.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Electric wall panel heating included. 

Parking: A fenced parking area is provided for 2 cars. 

Garden: There is a small enclosed garden.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm at this cottage. 

Access: is through the gate and up the field for approximately 275 meters where livestock graze, so visitors should be reasonably fit and active. The field is unlit so visitors are advised to arrive in daylight and bring a torch with them. Good footwear is advisable. 

Due to the walk to the cottage and the stone floors, this cottage may not be suitable for very young children. 

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.

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 5'6' long and the other is 5' long (instead of the standard 6' long). 

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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