I found Byrdir online simply by chance and what a lucky find it was. Once I had actually read the directions given, properly, the farmhouse is very easy to find, and is actually signposted too. The setting is beautiful, and if you are lucky you can see down to the sea, but the Welsh weather can intervene.
I stayed in the smallest of the studio cottages which are actually converted stables. The studio was lovely with some exposed stone and timbers. There was a gas fireplace, colour TV, comfy sofa and a small kitchenette with microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle. It was all clean and tidy and very comfortable. The bathroom was small, but certainly not cramped and again was clean and tidy. To get to the bed you have to climb a ladder to the mezzanine level which is fun, and as other people have said, the beds are very comfortable. Outside the studios there is a terrace with superb views, though in October I didn't spend much time out there.
Saving the best until last, the breakfast was excellent. You can start with yoghurts, cereal, fresh fruit and even croissants on some days and then you get a great cooked breakfast, with a thick slice of back bacon, fried egg and fried bread (which was the best) plus a very hot side dish with delicious sauted potatoes, sausage and beans. On top of that you get a pile of tasty thick cut toast, tea or coffee and orange juice. I climbed Snowdon on that breakfast and wasn't hungry when I got to the top.
I had a great time staying at Byrdir, the hosts Gwion and Louise are very friendly and I will certainly be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our family runs a bed and breakfast on a working Welsh hill farm in Dyffryn Ardudwy, Snowdonia. We have two daughters, two cats, Oscar and Mog, two ducks, Will and Martha, and a dog called Del. Oh, and about 200 welsh mountain sheep and 40 or so welsh black cows. And of course, if you're planning a trip to North Wales, we'd be very happy to have you stay at our friendly guesthouse. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Byrdir Farmhouse And Studio Dyffryn Ardudwy, Wales