The Shippon, Melin-y-Wig
Cosy Wood burning stove.
This self-contained stone cottage is part of several dwellings at Bryn Halen Mawr. Dating back to the 1700s, we converted this derelict barn in 2006. The Shippon (at the top of the farmyard) is a single storey semi-detached cottage that has its own enclosed rear garden with fantastic views. Bryn Halen Mawr is no longer a working farm but cattle and sheep do graze in neighbouring fields. There’s a bridleway at the bottom of the yard and it’s a great spot for walking and wonderful for star gazing.
The views from the rear garden are uninterrupted and far reaching across open fields, a picturesque valley and on to Clocaenog Forest, a couple of miles away. Off the busy tourist trail, deep in the country, two miles from the nearest main road and with no passing traffic, you have found a peaceful location for a 'get away from it all’ holiday.
The layout: this ground floor cottage is open-plan having a living area with leather sofa and recliner; a well-equipped kitchen and large hand-built dining table with wooden chairs. A cute wood burning stove gives a warm and cosy atmosphere.The wooden A-frames add height and an airy feel to the place. A comfortable lounge area faces double oak french doors to the private fenced garden, where you can watch the sunset over the hills, the birds at the feeder or the spring lambs in the adjacent field (or TV!). Off the lounge is the good-sized bedroom with hand-built king-size (5ft wide) wooden bed, dressing table and wardrobe. Wooden floors throughout.
The spacious wet room is accessed via a sliding wooden door.
It is fully tiled with rain shower, sink and toilet and hand-made oak fittings. Guests have said it's a pleasure to use.
The whole place is accessible for wheelchair users and those using walking aids, but it is for everybody (and their well behaved pets). Please note: there are uneven areas outside the property.
Location: We’re between Ruthin (9.5 miles) and Corwen (7.5 miles). Best places to pick up supplies and to eat out are in Ruthin. Chester is 45 minutes drive, Manchester and Liverpool just over an hour and Birmingham under 2 hours. North and West Coasts are just an hour's drive if you wish to explore beaches and many beauty spots and attractions on the way.
We’re about 290 metres high nestled in the beautiful hills of Denbighshire. From the farm yard there are also great views of the Clwydian hills. There are many walks from the door so if you climb the hill opposite the farm yard there are spectacular views towards Snowdonia. You can be on the fringes of Snowdonia down the A5 in 30 minutes.
Great rambles nearby reveal stunning views in every direction. Even in North Wales, renowned for its beauty, this area stands out. Bring wellies and outdoor gear. For adventurous guests the North Wales Zipwire, Bounce Below and Surf Snowdonia are all within reach and many visitors are taking advantage of these exciting activities.
The owners live in the adjacent barn.
There are neighbours who live in the farmhouse on the other side of the yard and there are other holiday guests on site, so although it’s off the beaten track, you’re not isolated.
NB We do not accommodate shooting parties and do not allow sporting guns anywhere on our property.