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Cottage Overlooking River Dee

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Barn in Llandderfel, Nr. Bala, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales - Peaceful And Quiet Location On The Edge Of The Snowdonian National Park, 7miles Bala, 23 Llangollen

Tyn-y-fron Holiday Cottage

Tyn-y-fron is a place to remember and return to.

A cosy and sympathetic Barn Conversion with views over the Dee Valley and the hills beyond.

Set on a hillside above the River Dee in the Vale of Ederynion, the eastern gateway to Snowdonia National Park, this little cottage, comfortably furnished, has been converted from an ancient barn to a quiet and warm retreat to unwind from the world.

Everything you could wish for. Cosy, warm and welcoming.

Lovely lounge with wonderful outlook over the distant mountains and amazingly quiet.

Fully equipped modern galley kitchen and bathroom.

Access to bedroom by spiral stairs.

From the roof light in the bedroom you can see for miles into the valley and the hills beyond.

However you like it. It doesn’t really matter what you like to do on your holidays.

Tyn-y-fron wraps itself around you like a warm blanket and lets you be yourself.

Laze away your days with a bottle of wine either on the sheltered veranda or tucked up by the lounge window losing yourself in the view.

Watch the mountains, the sheep, the sky. Feel the silence.

Maybe you prefer to put on your boots and walk the amazing hills, or go sailing on Bala Lake, or maybe white water rafting just for the fun of it. Or hire a mountain bike and see how fit you are. Maybe walk your dogs along the lakeside.

Some people bring their instruments and play away the week. After all there is no-one for you to disturb. Some catch up on the books they have been promising themselves for ever.

It doesn’t matter what you do, Tyn-y-fron will look after you when you are at rest and welcome you back after a days adventure.

Our visitor book is testimony to the magic that this little cottage seems to have.

We have had engagements here, marriages, honeymoons, birthdays and even first baby announcements. On one memorable occasion we nearly had the first baby!!!

Come to Tyn-y-fron and share the magic. We can guarantee that you will want to return.

Now Winter is just around the corner, how about considering a short Winter break or week. And don't forget Christmas. We are open all year so a quiet Christmas on a Welsh hill might be just what you need!!!!

More Details

Property Manager
Dee and Peter Smith
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Dee and Peter Smith

Peter and Dee Smith.

We moved to Wales in 1996.

We started off as smallholders but decided simply to share our lovely location with others.

The Holiday Cottage was an old Barn when we moved in containing nothing more than a vintage Rolls Royce which was worth more than the cottage itself. Sadly the previous owners moved it before we arrived.

We have a couple of dogs, an old Jack Russell called Bod and a middle aged Lurcher called Lucy.

Bod potters around all day but Lucy is always supervised as she has a taste for my chickens!

At present we have three cats and our fields are full of ewes and lambs and cattle. These change with the seasons.

The Barn has been a holiday cottage for seven years now and we look forward to many more lovely guests arriving in the future

The main cottage at Tyn-y-fron recently featured on BBC Wales Coming Home as the former home of the great grandfather of Welsh Athlete Iwan Thomas.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Breathtaking scenery, friendly owners, lovely warm cottage, overall fantastic!”

Reviewed March 30, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Came here as a couple for our anniversary, and was more than pleased. The scenery was lovely, we walked to a pub for dinner one night which took about 20 minutes to half an hour, and popped into the nearest town one day which was about an hour walk, but it didn't feel that long with all the lovely scenery to look at! The owners are lovely, they came and introduced themselves, then they let you get on with your trip but are there if you need anything. We loved the cottage and didn't want to leave! And loved the warm bathroom it was definitely a plus!! We had such a lovely, quite, peaceful trip and will definitely be coming back again for longer in the summer! Would recommend to anyone!

we only came for a few days but wish we were here longer
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Bala in Oswestry

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Ground floor bathroom with corner bath, toilet and hand basin. Very warm bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One Bedroom with double bed, two chests of drawers, hanging space, sitting area with table and light, bedside lights. Room for a travel cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The Bedroom is designed for two but there is room for travel cot or blow up mattresses. However, the property is really better for two people only. Private water supply Outside: Private Garden with ample space for parking and turning. Beautiful sheltered veranda with seating area and barbecue overlooking the Dee Valley. Utility Room: No separate utility room Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and lined provided including kitchen cloths. Property cleaned after every booking. Towels and sheets changed after every booking. Longer stays are offered towels and sheets every week. Other: Dining area to the rear of living space next to spiral staircase with access to bedroom. Coats and broom cupboard.


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Cottage Overlooking River Dee
average rating of 4.85 based on 21 reviews

A beautiful home in a wonderful area of the world. I would recommend it to anyone!

  • 5 of 5

Even though the photos are beautiful they still can't quite do justice to the breadth and charm of the landscape. The porch area is just fantastic, meaning you can sit and enjoy the view regardless of the weather. There are excellent walks and jogging paths just above the barn, on a beautiful forested hill, where you can run for hours if you like. Dee and Peter, the hosts, were fantastic - very friendly and helpful. It was such a refreshing trip and I would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian Thank you for your lovely comments. I hope you will come and stay with us again.
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Absolutely stunning views!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views and very comfortable cottage. Perfect base to visiting Bala lake, Barmouth and the beautiful Welsh mountains.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing stay in an amazing barn. You have to book!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Easter and words can’t express how much of a lovely time we had. The owner greeted us with fresh eggs, then left us to enjoy the barn. With its own private drive and veranda looking over fields it was total relaxation, yet near all facilities so easy to get around. The cat that greeted us sitting on the wall was so nice, the facilities had everything you could need, so much so that we didn’t eat out once, we just wanted to come home and enjoy the barn and the relaxation. Lovely very large corner bath, bed incredibly comfortable. Not near any other buildings or the main house so our little oasis. Didn’t want to leave and definitely will be back. Can’t rate this property highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well thank you so much for your kind remarks. We love it when people enjoy their stay. We know how lucky we are and want to share this magic place with all our lovely guests.
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A charming and truly special, cosy cottage with incredible views.

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Peter and Dee’s cosy cottage. The cottage was really warm and comfortable for the both of us, the big bath was a luxury! It had everything we needed and more. Exploring the woods behind the cottage on foot and mountain bike was a highlight. The cottage is surrounded by rolling hills and breathtaking views. A peaceful hideaway. Peter and Dee were really lovely, very friendly and even lent us sledges to enjoy in the snow. We look forward to going back again soon!! From Ben and Victoria

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly Recommended! :)

  • 5 of 5

Lovey place, lovely owners and great lace to stay and relax! :) x

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, We are glad you enjoyed your stay and would love you to visit again (Maybe less snow next time)
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Car: recommended


Barmouth 30 miles

Harlech 30 miles


Car is recommended.

Cyclists and walkers welcome but we are a distance from anywhere!

Buses every two hours from bottom of drive.

Airport Manchester or Liverpool both approx. 60 miles


Llandderfel 3 miles. Llandrillo 2 miles. Bala 7 miles. Corwen 7 miles. Llangollen 23 miles. Anglesey 60 miles. Snowdon 30 miles

Further Details:

Supermarket Bala.

Nearest shop 3 miles


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes: .If you wish to bring a dog please state the breed with your enquiry.
We accept most dogs but there are one or two exceptions.
Short bookings only accepted in low season between October and end of March.

Changeover Day:
. Fairly flexible
Please arrive between 3pm and 8pm
Departure by 11.00.

Notes on prices:
Short break prices are calculated by the appropriate price at time of booking.

Heating is included in the cost.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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