Our cottages are nestled under Cader Idris, on the southern edge of the Snowdonia National Park, at the heart of the glorious Dysynni valley - North Wales' best kept secret location.
Our Farm, Our Family, Our History Our accommodation are all an integral part of the of the family farm where the Welsh language and Welsh culture are part of everyday life.
The past and present are brought together as farmers Ken and Lisa are the third generation to farm this land, with their children Colin, Tom and Catrin.
The properties are situated on Bodilan Fach Farm where we sustainably rear Welsh Mountain sheep, Welsh Black cattle with our working Welsh sheepdogs and cobs which all play an important role in managing the lands which extends to the summit of Cader Idris.
Our properties are child, family and pet friendly - with enclosed gardens, no traffic and plenty of outdoor space.
The Accommodation - Dysynni Valley Cottage, Farmhouse and Shepherds Hut Each dwelling commands a privileged position in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with panoramic views of the Dysynni Valley towards Cardigan Bay, and the backdrop of the Cader Idris mountain range. A rural and peaceful setting with the advantage of being close to the popular beaches and towns of Tywyn and Aberdyfi.
The properties are the perfect base for both rambling and hiking, offering miles of tranquil and interesting, historical public footpaths as well as mountain biking, riding, fishing, bird watching and beautiful dark nights with no light pollution to explore the night sky. Nature can be appreciated fully.
The area has a great variety of local amenities including local pubs, golf courses, sandy beaches, leisure centres, cinemas, bowling greens, tennis courts, within a short distance. In addition there are unique attractions such the Centre for Alternative Technology and the Talyllyn Railway.
Some Key Attractions on the Doorstep Cader Idris An imposing mountain that stands majestically at the southern edge of the Snowdonia National Park. The beauty and diversity of this unique landscape must not be missed. Its slopes descend into valleys of breathtaking beauty and its streams and rivers flow through lakes and falls, sandy beaches into the Cardigan Bay.
Spring and Summer arrive early making the verges to the lanes rich with wild flowers. The pools and waterfalls in the Dysynni Valley make the area totally inspiring in a way that lifts the spirits.
No one is certain where the name Cader Idris (Idris' chair) originates. Myth has it that Idris was a national hero, killed in battle against the Saxons round about 630 AD. Some insist that he was a giant and yet others link Idris with the legend of Arthur.
The Dysynni Valley Craig yr Aderyn (Bird Rock) dominates the landscape of the valley. This is considered to be the only inland nesting site for cormorants and has attracted the interest of scientists like Charles Darwin, who spent some time here studying.
History comes to life through Castell (Castle) y Bere - an early 13th century fortress built by Llywelyn Fawr - Prince of Wales to defend the mountain pass above. This was the last fortress in Gwynedd to fall into the hands fo Edward I after 1282.
Castell y Bere is located en-route to the head of the valley, where the small village of stands in shady woodland and contains a very interesting, beautiful church.
In the ruins of Ty'n Ddol cottage, there is a monument to Mary Jones - a young girl who walked 6 miles to Bala in search of a Bible. Her story led to the formation of the British and Foreign Bible Society.
Local Villages and Towns Abergynolwyn An ex-slate mining village with purpose built miners' cottages, a cafe and Pub (The Railway Inn) and the site of Bryn Eglwys Quarry. A 5 minute drive from our accommodation.
Tywyn A busy, thriving seaside town with all the local amenities you'll need - two supermarkets, golf courses, tennis courts, a beach, cinema and much more. Just a 15minute drive down the valley.
Aberdyfi Stands on the shore of the Dyfi river as it flows into Cardigan Bay. Its history is closely linked with the sea and still has a busy harbour and is a fishing port. A hugely popular destination with its white, sandy peaches, blue clear sea and charming fishermen cottages.