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Stone Built Studio Cottage with woodburner at gateway to Snowdonia National Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 355 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Stone Built Studio Cottage in Maerdy, Near Bala, North Wales - Peaceful Rural Location With Walks and Wildlife From Cottage Door

Comfortable, cosy with underfloor heating and nestling in upland-grazing land at about 1,000 feet elevation, this one-bedroom (one double-bed, sleeping two people) studio cottage has views down the valley and to the mountains beyond. The cottage is situated in 47 acres of private land being pasture fields and moorland with panoramic views towards Moel Famau to the north and the Berwyn range to the east and towards the Snowdonia range and Cadair Idris to the west and south. Located at the gateway to the Snowdonia National Park (on the edge of the Hiraethog region) but despite its rural location is closely accessible to the A5 trunk road and only 35 miles from Chester, 13 miles to LLangollen, 9 miles to Bala (with its lake and water sports ) and 18 miles from Betws –y- Coed. There is a local pub (the Goat Inn) within walking distance from the studio cottage and fabulous breakfasts and fine dining (lunchtimes and occasional evenings) at Rhug organic farm a couple of miles down the road .

Ideal for walks from the front door, a glass of wine or coffee from the nespresso coffee machine in front of the wood burner in the conservatory enjoying the views or outside if weather permits; or as a cosy base to come back to after a day of walking or outdoor adventures with nearby Get Wet Adventure Company or White water rafting.

I have only been able to set a nightly price and a weekly price. Discounts are available for the third night onwards and for a Monday to Friday stay. Please enquire and I will send a revised quote.

More Details

Rosie Kelbrick
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Rosie Kelbrick

Rosie and Julian own and look after Ty Bach, a short distance from their house in Maerdy near Bala. We moved into the house (previously owned by Julian's parents) when it became too much for his mum. Initially we planned to restore the house and move closer to work but we fell in love with the house, the moutains and surrounding area! Having got the bug we have moved on to refurbishing Ty Bach.which is now a cosy retreat for 2.

Rosie Kelbrick purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Rosie Kelbrick chose Corwen

The property has been owned within the family for over 40 years and Ty Bach itself was originally the tool-shed to the small-holding. In later years Ty Bach was used as the log-store. The garden and moorland has a far-away peaceful feeling. There are remnants of ages gone-by on the land for example sheep-dip; dry-stone walls; and an example of fortifications. The main house is believed to have been built in the 1700s as a shepherds "overnight" rest although it was extended in the 1800s when it became a small-holding. The land will have been used by goat shepherds driving their goat herds to market across the Hiraethog region. Ty Bach comes with much history as an outbuilding to the main house.

What makes this cottage unique

Although the surroundings are rural, beautiful and wild at times giving the impression you are in remote countryside, it is only 5 minutes drive down the private track and onto the lane to the main road (A5). It is convenient for days out in Snowdownia, Betwys y Coed, Llangollen with its various festivals or even the coast (about an hour) but equally can be enjoyed for what it is: a rural retreat in the countryside where walks and wildlife abound. Walks are peaceful and private.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Corwen in Llangwm

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 355 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite with wc, basin, walk in shower and heated towel rail (in addition to underfloor heating).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, en-suite bathroom and TV with freeview and integrated DVD
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There is a washer which has drying function (although no separate dryer) and freeview TV with DVD player. Sorry no pets and strictly non smoking. Please note that the private track off the lane (about 1/4 mile to the studio cottage) can be difficult in Winter and driving on the private track in the snow and ice is not recommended. Feel free to contact the owner for any additional details on access and parking Outside: There is a private garden area with decking and picnic bench. There is access over stile to wildlife pond and to walks on private moorland. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Towels, linen and cleaning are provided on changeover or weekly. Other: There is also a conservatory heated by a wood-burning burning stove with views down the valley and to the mountains beyond. Plenty of bird life to observe with owls and buzzards nesting nearby (and Red Kites do fly-over).


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Stone Built Studio Cottage with woodburner at gateway to Snowdonia National Park
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My partner & I have just returned from a long weekend at this beautiful cottage & we couldn't have enjoyed it more! If you're looking for a peaceful break away from the daily grind then this place is perfect. We enjoyed walks in the many acres of land & the evenings with the log burner on & the conservatory doors open with views for miles around! Thank You so much to Rosie & Julian for a wonderful stay x

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very pleasant clean and welcoming although much smaller than we had anticipated.

  • 4 of 5

Rosie was very welcoming explaining everything to us although we never managed to get the heating to come on which was ok as it wasn’t really cold. Had a problem with disposing of rubbish. Bin in kitchen very small and as the outside bins had water in we didn’t want to just put rubbish in the water. However we had a lovely stay, stunning views and my husband really enjoyed waking up on his seventieth birthday to such lovely views. Really liked the chickens, even the rooster!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage, cute and cosy.

  • 5 of 5

The views were stunning and we were lucky to have nice weather and having lambs as neighbours made our stay even more enjoyable.

The cottage had everything we needed except a dishwasher but my partner is a dab hand at washing up :) there is a washing machine for longer stays. The owners were very pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect little getaway

  • 5 of 5

Hosts were lovely, cottage was perfect, the welcome basket was a really thoughtful touch.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very cosy and well equipped, the owners are very friendly and helpful. It snowed while I was there so I couldn't get out much but sitting in the conservatory with the log fire, a book and some wine was a pleasure!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage set in beautiful countryside. Recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Nearest beaches are about 50 minutes driving distance.


Liverpool John Lennon Airport is about 1 hour 15 minutes driving distance.


Dolgellae 25 miles

Barmouth 35 miles

Llangollen 15 miles

Betwys-Y-Coed 18 miles

Ruthin 16 miles

Further Details:

Close to the Get Wet adventure company in Bala which offers gorge walking, high ropes, raft building and paintballing.

Approx 10 miles to Tryweryn White Water Rafting.

Approx 15 minutes to fishing at Llyn Brenig.

There is a supermarket (Co-operative) in Bala plus cafes, restaurants (approx 5 miles), a delicatessen and various cafes and bakery in Corwen (approx 5 miles). There is Rhug Organic Farm shop (approx 2 miles) which has a restaurant and takeaway service. 16 miles to Ruthin, a picturesque market town with shops, bars, restaurants and Tesco. 15 miles to Llangollen which sits on the River Dee with restaurants, bars, shops (Co-operative).

26 Dec to 1 Jan sees the Mince Pie Express Llangollen Railway now running to nearby Corwen departing Llangollen.

Corwen Christmas Fair is on 6th December with local gifts and music and The Rhug Organic Farm welcomes locally made crafts on the same day.

On sat 13th December there is the Christmas food fair at Rhug with tastings.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Fridays. Out of season we may be able to be more flexible on this. Arrival is after 3pm and departure by 10am although we will do our best to meet any special requests as regards time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.