A sample of our reviews

“Our Welsh Mini Break”
Had a fantastic time at Bryn Melvyn Farm Cottages where stayed in Y Gilfach cottage. Steve and Gulin were very welcoming. The cottage was really nice and had everything we needed; the kids and us really enjoyed the games room. Comfy beds and nice powerful shower; which is always welcoming. The view from the Juliet balcony was fabulous. The kids loved Boo Boo the dog


“Fabulous cottage in beautiful quiet spot”
So delighted with this place...what a great find! We stumbled on Bryn Melyn Farm Cottages whilst looking for a short family break.. It was everything we were looking for and more....lovely cottage, gorgeous grounds, games room with pool table and a fire pit and barbeque. With a fab pub 5 mins away, lake Bala with watersports abt 10 mins away and white water rafting only 5 miles as well as Snowdonia mountains we think Steve and Gu plus Boo the dog have hit on a real treasure for their new business...highly recommended!


“Excellent hidden gem”
We were looking for a last minute cottage for the weekend so we could go climb Snowdon, and were lucky enough to find Steve and Gu's place. If they'd been operating any longer than a couple or so weeks they would definitely have been fully booked.
As it was - we had the place to ourselves. They've made every effort to make the cottages comfortable and welcoming, the grounds are amazing and the games room a lovely added bonus.
We had a perfect weekend with our teenage kids (dragged away from PS4s, ipads etc) and will definitely be returning. We couldn't have found better even if we'd planned months ago.
& many thanks for the wine - much appreciated after that hard slog!!!


“Welsh Wonder”
If you are looking for a peaceful, private escape then you need to book here. On arrival we where greeted with such a warm welcome from the owners Steve & Gu, lets not forget their dog Boo. We where shown to our cottage and our fantastic holiday started. The cottage was well equipped and fitted out to a high standard. The bedrooms are bright and airy with a very comfy bed. The most important thing is that when you have a shower you don't have to run around to find the water.

The place is close to town which has everything you need for your stay. There are some beautiful sites to visit in the surrounding areas, with my favourite being Barmouth. It's a must to take a ride on the railway.

All I can say is thanks to Steve, Gu & Boo for such a lovely time and we will see you same time next year.


“Relax and Breath”
I stayed for a week and I wanted to stay forever. Steve, Gu and Boo made me feel so welcome.

The most amazing place to totally unwind and enjoy the best of what Noth Wales has to offer.

A base that is safe and tranquil, but a central location for easy access to many outdoor pursuits, activities, beaches and national trust land to enjoy, for couples, families or an individual to explore.

With the River Dee to fish and enjoy on the land and the accommodation clean, comfortable and home from home. I highly recommend a stay and will definitely be rebooking for the summer holidays.

I cannot wait to go back...


“Welcoming 'home from home' paws included.”
Perfect location for a short family break and gateway to beautiful Bala and beyond. Easy booking process and great directions and communication from the owners. The accommodation and facilities did not disappoint and reflected what the website promised and more. A comfortable, relaxing stay, only sad we couldn't stay longer!. A 'first' holiday for our chocolate Labrador 'Aero 'which was facilitated by the dog friendly surroundings. Our review wouldn't be complete without mentioning the owners own lovely husky dog 'Boo' who lives up to her boo-tiful name. We look forward to returning in the future and would definitely recommend a visit.


“Amazing cottages”
We booked two cottages Y Gadlas, Y Skubor which were 2 bedroom cottages and YR Hen Hofel which is a cozy one bedroom cottage. All the cottages are very comfortable and very well decorated with all the necessary amenities provided. Very comfy beds and big spacious bathroom. The owners of the cottages Steve and Gulin were very helpful and friendly and looked after all our needs while we were there. That's what made our stay very special. They have a very loving and well behaved dog. I would definitely recommend brynmelyn farm cottages and would love to go back there.


“Perfect - calm and away from everything”
These are wonderful cottages, in a wonderful location with fabulous hosts. If you are visiting Wales then stay here and let the world pass you by.





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