Cwt Y Gwenyn is situated in the old orchard at Bryn Seiri Farm, a small 60 acre family farm located just on the outskirts of Conwy town, a world heritage site. Bryn Seiri translates to Carpenter’s Hill in English, and Archaeologists believe the land to have been occupied by some of the many carpenters required in the building of Conwy Castle, the timber for which was cleared from the adjacent countryside in vast quantities.
The farm has been in our family since 1922, and in 2021, we decided to replace an existing static caravan that had been used as a holiday let from the 1970’s to the early 2000’s, with a new holiday pod. The pod is located in the old orchard, where we hosted 30 bee hives, hence the name, Cwt Y Gwenyn – The Bee Hut.
Back in the 70’s, my Grandparents, Alun and Bessie Davies, would welcome guests to the caravan at Bryn Seiri from all corners of Britain. Back then, as a guest, you could be roped in to rounding up cattle, mending fences, carting hay, or once quite notably, extracting Alun’s tractor from a bog, after he sank it to its axles in the mud. We never saw them again...
Today however, all guests have to do is enjoy themselves. With a peaceful and private setting, Cwt Y Gwenyn has much more to offer than just a place to stay. Relax in the 5 seat Rotospa hot tub, bbq and enjoy the warmth of the Kadai fire pit, explore the many public footpaths that at are available on the door step and enjoy the spectacular views. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your time here at Cwt Y Gwenyn.
A mile from the walled town of Conwy, we are situated ideally for you to enjoy the best of what North Wales has to offer, from fine dining, to soaking up the scenery and culture, there’s something for everybody. And don’t worry, the bees are still here, in a different location, as happy and content as they were in the orchard.
We are looking forward to welcoming you soon.
Sion and Llinos Murtha