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Cottage Overlooking River Dee



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
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
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

Speaks English

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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1 holidaymaker review


Excellently and well worth a visit

  • 5 of 5

We can thoroughly recommend the barn and our hosts were very accommodating and welcoming. The was well equipped and comfortable. We did some white water rafting and climbed Snowdon as well as sight seeing. All of which we recommend you do. Bala is beautiful and well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joanna. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Love to see you again sometime.
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Activity and Interests

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


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

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.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover. Flexible during winter months
Please arrive by 6pm if possible.
Departure by 10.30am.

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.
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Updated: 26-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • barn


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • 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
  • Bedroom 1
  • 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.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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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