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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:
21 March, 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 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

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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Heaven on a hill

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a place and what fantastic views of the valleys. Everything we needed, cosy, shutters on Windows, fully equipped kitchen and a shower to die for. Sitting in conservatory with log burner lit looking at the wildlife, what more could we ask for..? Rosie the owner is a lovely lady and nothing was too much trouble. The welvome pack was a lovely touch and we will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Booked a 2 night stay at the cottage to recharge the batteries after a busy 2017 and we were not disappointed! Rosie greeted us upon arrival and was very friendly and helpful. The cottage itself is beautiful and the location/views are breathtaking...We didn't want to come home! Already recommended the cottage to my parents and we will 100% returning! Thanks again to Rosie and Julian for a lovely stay :)

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
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Beautiful cottage, fantastic owners

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfectly equipped, mod cons, Lovely cosy kitchen and bathroom. The fireplace next to the panoramic windowed conservatory is lovely to have burning away and the views across the valley are truly stunning. The area is fantastic for walking and the locals in the pub, a 15 minute walk away (the Goat inn) are a good laugh. They also do nice food here - pub grub style.

We ended up being at the cottage the weekend of the very heavy snow around the UK. The location is very remote (and as a side note, I would suggest not suitable for anyone who may use a wheelchair as the hill would be very difficult to negotiate due to it's bumpy nature and difficult access for less able bodied people) , however it is truly stunning and we enjoyed our walks up to the cottage each day from the area we had parked the car.

We actually ended up stranded on the first night due to the extreme snow. Rosie and Julian were very kind and came to rescue us in their 4x4 on the night of our arrival, which, due to the conditions took quite some time. The next morning, they then drove us back to the car so we could fix the problem and get on the move again. We had snow chains which were a life saver getting around. If it's likely to snow, definitely take some!

The area is great for local activities, and it's well worth going to the Zip line caverns, approx 19 miles away. We would highly recommend the cottage to any couple and we certainly intend on returning during a summer.

Huge thanks again to Rosie and Julian!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location would definitely recommend Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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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.