Dyffryn Mymbyr Cottage

Betws-y-coed, Conwy
Exterior of Dyffryn Mymbyr Cottage, Conwy, Conwy
Exterior of Dyffryn Mymbyr Cottage, Conwy, Conwy
Dyffryn Mymbyr Cottage, Conwy, Conwy
Dyffryn Mymbyr Cottage, Conwy, Conwy
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Kitchen at Dyffryn Mymbyr Cottage, Conwy, Conwy
The dining room at Dyffryn Mymbyr Cottage, Conwy, Conwy
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 008022

About Dyffryn Mymbyr Cottage

A rustic but restored cottage at the foot of Snowdon with walks from the front door.

Make a break to this mountainside cottage for a week of rural escapism. Unlike other Snowdonia farm cottages, Dyffryn Mymbyr was the setting for the windswept tales of Thomas Firbank’s iconic biography, ‘I brought a Mountain’. It was here, on this rugged upland farm, he fled the norm for life as a farmer in this beautiful corner of Wales. The cottage has now been restored, but retains its rustic character with an inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and slate floors. 

You’ll be at the heart of Snowdonia with views across the rugged Snowdon Horseshoe. Follow in Firbank’s footsteps and hike the surrounding peaks straight from your front door. Or for some stunning lake scenery pick up the Cwm Idwal walk for hikes around the glaciated lake. 

Further afield, the town of Betws-y-Coed is just seven miles away. Enjoy the town’s eclectic mix of independent shops, traditional inns and cafés serving local Welsh produce. Or for the more adventurous you’ll also find Zip World, Bounce Below and Surf Snowdonia close by.  
 

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Features and facilities

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

Accessibility

Not accessible

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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), bathroom with electric shower over bath. There are many traditional features in this cottage such as low beams.

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website page.

Heating: Wood-pellet central heating included. 

Parking: Off-road parking available for two cars opposite the cottage. 

Garden: There is only a patio area to the front of the cottage with garden furniture. Perfect for taking in the stunning views over Moel Siabod. 

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

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.

Television: Due to the location of this cottage, television reception can be very poor at times and can be weather dependent. We have provided a DVD player so you may wish to bring your own DVD's.

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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 through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. 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.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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