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Melin Bach

(Ref. 1007874)

Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic cottage, beautiful area, kind and welcoming owners, remarkable atmosphere, amazing views."

    Highly recommended. We had fantastic holidays. Thank you Xx

    Reviewed by Justyna5.0Oct 2023

  • "Probably the best cottage we've stayed in for comfort and cleanliness with much thought given to providing the little things that you often forget to take with you."

    Add to that spectacular views and a tranquil location, this makes it a 5 star destination

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything about our stay was perfect - the warm welcome from Paul and Caroline, the cottage was spotless, homely and well equipped, the location was stunning - we drove out to various locations but were always most impressed by the natural beauty around the cottage."

    Thanks to the thoughtful information pack in the cottage we walked to the disused copper mine and swam in the natural pool. Highly recommend this property and hope to return!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage in the National Park of Snowdonia which provides nothing but peaceful and comfortable nights and days to those who love nature and wish to take time away from the busy streets of the big city."

    I would definitely recommend this cottage to those who wish to take a lovely break and explore the beauty of North Wales.

    Reviewed by Stoycho5.0Jul 2023

  • "Hosts were lovely and very welcoming, beautiful barn conversion / cottage and great location."

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a idyllic location."

    Nice walks around quiet with lovely views.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Thank you very much for the fantastic weeks I Wales."

    We enjoyed the lovely cottage, the beautiful countryside and the friendly owners. It was a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Maik4.7Jul 2022

  • "Another amazing stay at this beautiful cottage."

    So cosy & comfortable and the best place to relax and recharge. Thanks again Paul & Caroline. Jo & Tyler

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with a great layout."

    We had a relaxing stay with our 7 month old. The setting is idyllic and the road provided a lovely walking path for us and our little one. Really helpful and friendly hosts. We would love to come back

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Feb 2022

  • "We absolutely loved the cottage."

    Really comfortable, log burner was amazing. Hadn’t played ‘Scene It’ before, we’re hooked now! Good fun. The setting of the cottage is stunning, great for walking & enjoying the silence. We’ll definitely be back, loved it.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2021

  • "My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at Paul and Caroline’s cottage."

    The cottage was spotless, the fittings were of a very high standard and the setting gorgeous. We never got tired of looking out at the surrounding countryside. Because the cottage was off the beaten path, it was extremely quiet at night- exactly what we wanted. We would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2021

  • "Melinda Bach is a beautiful stone cottage set amidst the hills and mountains of North Wales."

    Paul and Caroline extended a warm welcome on arrival and were very helpful and kind. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you need, a real home from home, with the additional wonderful scenery to refresh body and mind. I would recommend highly this cottage and its fantastic location.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "To begin with we were rather put off by the road leading to the cottage."

    But it was so lovely to arrive at such a gorgeous cottage we forgot about the road. Very warm welcome beautiful cottage, very clean, comfortable,, everything you would need was there and in a peaceful setting. Heaven!!!

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2020

  • "Friendly and helpful hosts and the best cottage we've ever stayed in, all wrapped up in the most stunning location!"

    We are sure to be back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great place with friendly people - looking forward to our next trip."


    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "A beautiful, well-equipped cottage, perfect for getting away from it all."

    Stunning scenery and a great location for accessing lovely walks. Caroline and Paul were perfect hosts and had thought of everything necessary for a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2020

  • "A very well appointed cottage in stunning surroundings what more do you need?"

    A big thank you to Paul and Caroline for making us feel so welcome.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2020

  • "My husband and I had a very enjoyable stay here at Melin Bach, Paul and Caroline were fantastic hosts and were there if you needed anything."

    It is in a great area of Snowdonia to explore the stunning countryside. Will definitely recommend and it was also perfect for our dog Monty too. Great walks.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Mar 2020

  • "Melin Bach is a perfect cottage in an amazing location for those who want to spend time away from everything, beautiful location and our Hosts Paul and Caroline were amazing and couldn't do enough for us."

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2020

  • "What an incredible stay!"

    The surroundings are breath taking and the cottage was the perfect retreat. Waking up in the gorgeous cosy bedroom was such a treat, I really cant recommend enough. Caroline and Paul were superb hosts and have created a very special place. We will be back.... asap!

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Nov 2019

  • "Melin Bach cottage exceeded all of our expectations and more."

    The cottage is newly renovated so has all the modern amenities you could want, but keeps the charm in bucket loads. It was so nice to go on long walks in the mountains and return home to the huge roaring log fire. Caroline and Paul could not have been more helpful and did everything they could to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They even leant us a lasagne dish! If you like mountains, you have to only look out the window to be surrounded on all sides by the snowdonia countryside. Peacefull and tranquil but at the same time in a perfect location to explore the Snowdonia area. We will be back! David and Charlotte

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "I had a wonderful weeks holiday at this beautiful cottage."

    It is in a lovely & peaceful location but with easy access to so many things to do in this part of the world. I took my dog who loved the outside space. The cottage was really cosy, clean and comfortable and Paul & Caroline were great hosts. I would definitely recommend this cottage and hope to go back again.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2019

  • "Idyllic location, lovely hosts, can’t wait to go back again"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful holiday and would highly recommend the property, it was in such a beautiful loacation away from it all."

    Both Paul and Caroline were so helpful and friendly, we would definitely go back and stay again. I would also recommend the staff at Sykes cottages, after initially booking with a different company and arriving at our accomadation dissapointed we had nowhere to stay, I phoned Sykes up and the lady(Kate I think) sorted everything out, we also spoke to other lady who was also so friendly and helpfully, again I would book through this company again.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jul 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with sloping ceilings, 1 x ground-floor bunk
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating, radiators and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box, washing machine, Smart TV with FreeSat, a selection of books, games and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Rear patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (downstairs only and not in bedrooms, please bring own dog beds, blankets and towels)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.8 miles, pub 5.5 miles
  • Note: Due to the location of the property, there is no mobile signal, however the internet network will support WiFi calling
  • Note: Home deliveries are available with Tesco
  • Note: Private water supply which is tested annually
  • Note: There is an internal step down to kitchen, shower room and 3 steps to bunk room
  • Note: Arrival is 4pm
  • Note: Property can be booked with Ref 1007875 and 1007868, together they can sleep 10 guests
  • Note:this property is not suitable for more than two adults
  • Note: the property only accepts a minimum breaks of 3 nights
  • Please note: The starter pack for the stove is only left in winter months.

The property

Porthmadog 8 miles.

An idyllic, stone-built barn conversion enjoying a rural position within the majestic land of the Snowdonia National Park.

This tranquil space has been designed to offer a memorable getaway for a family seeking to explore all of the delights that this location has to offer, as well as the bustling seaside town of Porthmadog resting close by.

Be welcomed into this real home from home by the sitting room, where the charm and character of the property is truly highlighted by the exposed brick walls, the exposed beams and the original workings from when the property was a barn can still be found.

Within the sitting room you will find a warming woodburning stove which offers comfort during a winter’s evening as well as plush sofas to ensure a tranquil setting after an action-packed day.

Moving through the property, you will find a well-equipped kitchen/diner, where home-cooked meals can be enjoyed with the entire family gathered around.

The interior is complete by two well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a king-size double bedroom with slopping ceilings and a charming ground-floor bunk bedroom which is perfect for any younger guests.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref 1007875 and 1007868, together they can sleep 10 guests.

Plas Y Pennant Holiday Cottages

Porthmadog 8 miles. Relax and enjoy the peace, tranquility and ambiance of these three wonderful holiday cottages. Located in a rural and remote location nestled within the beautiful hillside scenery of Cwm Pennant, considered to be one of the most beautiful valleys in North Wales. This delightful courtyard of cottages are situated right next to the owners own home, set in 16 acres of gardens, paddocks and gentle sloping mature pastureland, making an idyllic setting for any countryside retreat. Full of charm and character, every cottage offers a unique holiday experience, whilst each with two bedrooms, a family shower room and a woodburning stove. Each of the cottages also come with their very own private patio with outdoor seating, so you can delight in the unspoilt countryside views as you bask in the sunshine on a warm summer's day. The nearest pub is The Goat, serving tasty home-made food, located approximately 1 mile along the A487 in Glandwyfach, with the nearest shop a few more miles away in Tremadog. The harbour town of Porthmadog is eight miles away and offers an array of independent shops, pubs, eating establishments, tea rooms and the Ffestiniog Railway, where you can travel through Snowdonia, savouring a romantic journey via steam engine, to Blaenau Ffestiniog, or jump aboard the Welsh Highland steam railway to Caernarfon. The vast sandy beach of Black Rock Sands and the sand and shingle beach at Criccieth, with its 13th century castle is also nearby, offering a superb coastal location, with fine restaurants. You can also pay a visit to the pretty, Italianate village of Portmeirion and explore the wonders of Snowdonia National Park, home to the tallest mountain in Wales. While the entire Cardigan Bay, Llyn Peninsula, Snowdonia National Park and the Isle of Anglesey are all within easy reach. A fabulous opportunity not to be missed - The ideal base for readers, writers, artists, walkers and nature lovers all year round.

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About the location


Harlech 5 miles; Caernarfon 19 miles.

The bustling harbour town of Porthmadog lies on the Glaslyn Estuary and enjoys a stunning setting. The gateway to the Snowdonia National Park, Porthmadog is full of individual shops and restaurants, and home to the Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland railway where you can travel by steam through spectacular Snowdonia scenery, to Blaenau Ffestiniog or Caerforn . The pretty village of Borth Y Gest, with its cliffs and coves, is a short walk or drive from the town. The well known and unique Italianate village of Portmeirion is just down the coast. Situated on a rugged clifftop on its own private peninsula, Portmeirion, famous as the location of the TV show The Prisoner and the final episode of Cold Feet, is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and woodlands. The area also boasts castles at Criccieth and Harlech, and superb unspoilt beaches such as Black Rock Sands, where the sands stretch as far as the eye can see. Also within reach is the famous Zip World Slate Caverns and Bounce Below where you can get involved with a variety of activities including the thrilling zip wires and underground caverns to explore; there is something here to suit the whole family. An ideal location for the attractions of Snowdonia and the The Lleyn Peninsula.

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Note: the property only accepts a minimum breaks of 3 nights
Please note: The starter pack for the stove is only left in winter months.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas