Tyddyn Melyn Hut


Llŷn Peninsula, Wales

Gorgeous shepherd's hut with outdoor bath, sea views and walks a-plenty on the stunning Llŷn Peninsula; 1 hour from Snowdonia (sleeps 2)

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

Alfresco tub

Close to a beach

Dog friendly



Space & setting.

*Brand new*

There’s something about a wide open sky and a watery horizon that instantly clears the mind. Maybe it’s the peace-inducing blend of blues, or the sheer expansiveness? It’s something you can ponder as you soak in the outdoor bath at this truly special shepherd’s hut, set in a secluded meadow in rural Rhiw, with panoramic views of sea and mountains. It was these vast vistas that first captured the hearts of owners Gabriella and Tom when they came here, inspiring them to create a space that’s a true panacea for the daily grind.

Begin your days with coffee in bed, the windows flung open to the sea breeze, or with sun salutations out on the deck as the sun rises over Eryri. Then it’s time for adventure. Hike up Mynydd Rhiw for incredible 360° views of the Llyn Peninsula; take a bracing plunge at Porth Neigwl beach, sea kayak from the beach at Abersoch, and walk past wild ponies along the famous Welsh Coastal path. Return to deep comfort and dark skies; as you collapse into the Adirondack rocking chairs by your firepit for a glass of wine, you’ll have the satisfied exhaustion of a day spent brilliantly, in the freshest of air.

Getting here: you’ll need to drive.

“Tom (from the Llŷn Peninsula), and I (from Stoke-on-Trent) decided to relocate to Rhiw in 2022. Before this, I’d moved from Manchester to join him in Wales in 2020, following 2 years of a long-distance relationship. Our motivation for the move stemmed from a desire for more space and creative freedom. We were drawn to the idea of building a studio for my ceramic arts business, by the cottage, then establishing a rental business too. Rhiw captivated us with its breathtaking views, tranquil ambience, and serene beaches.” Owners, Gabriella and Tom

My Kip favourites

They love
“Watching the sun come up over the mountains, from the comfort of bed.”

We love
Gaby’s ceramic creations, dotted around the hut: a plate on the wall, jewellery dishes, a beautiful vase.

You may not love
You’ll need a car to get around. The hut shares a field with the owner’s studio, and is near the owners’ cottage, but everything is angled for maximum privacy. WiFi and phone signal can be patchy. Sorry, no children.

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  • ""Tyddyn Melyn is a special place to retreat to. Stunning location with coastal walks from the door. Star gazing from the outdoor bath. Cosy but carefully curated interior with luxury linens, a king-size bed with a view that takes your breath away. The thoughtful touches make your stay feel extra special - a real gem of a place!"

    Fiona, March 2024


Eco toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand soap). Sustainably sourced firewood for the firepit. Rainwater harvesting for gardening. Wildlife pond and managed wildflower meadows.


  • Jonty Storey © Tyddyn Melyn Hut
  • Porth Neigwl © Visit Wales
    Porth Neigwl © Visit Wales
  • Plas yn Rhiw © National Trust
    Plas yn Rhiw © National Trust
  • Plas yn Rhiw © National Trust
    Plas yn Rhiw © National Trust
  • Hike up Mynydd Rhiw for breathtaking panoramas of Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island) in one direction and Eryri (Snowdonia mountain range) in the other, plus prehistoric sites dating back to the Neolithic and Bronze Age.
  • Hire e-bikes and cycle to Porth Neigwl beach for a picnic and sea swim, stopping for tea and cake at Treheli Farm’s café on the way home.
  • Porth Neigwl (Cardigan Bay) is also a popular surf spot.
  • Cycle or walk to Porth Ysgo beach (10/30 mins), a serene cove with a lovely sandy beach at low tide and a gushing waterfall set back in the grassy cliffs; the 2-hour Mynydd y Graig & Porth Ysgo loop takes you past beautiful scenery on the Wales Coast Path.
  • Learn about Rhiw’s marine life from local fisherman Brett, who offers marine safaris, angling trips and dive trips from a yellow fishing vessel. If you get lucky, you’ll catch something to cook on the firepit later!
  • Explore ancient woodlands, ornamental gardens and a 17thC manor house at Plas yn Rhiw. There’s a beautiful hour-long loop there from the hut, passing wild ponies.
  • Eat trad fish and chips on the beach in Aberdaron – the owners recommend Sblash Fish Bar for homemade crab cakes, panko fish goujons and locally-caught lobster tails (10 min drive/20 min cycle).


  • Shepherd’s hut in a field, part of a 2-acre homestead
  • Kingsize bed with linen bedding
  • Underfloor heating
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower; eco toiletries and bathrobes provided
  • Bespoke handmade kitchenette including fridge/freezer, microwave oven, 2-ring induction hob, cafetière, milk frother; basic supplies provided
  • Covered wooden decking area with workbench for prepping food
  • Outdoor bath
  • Firepit with table and chairs (1 bag of logs provided)
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pick vegetables from the kitchen patch
  • Local breakfast, picnic and dinner hampers on request
  • Parking 30m away from hut; wheelbarrow for transporting luggage
  • Hire ebikes locally (can be dropped off for your arrival)
  • The owners live on-site, available by phone
  • Drive to shop, pubs and cafés (10 mins)
  • Booking conditions: a 2-night minimum stay
  • Remember to pack: slippers/flip flops, torch, waterproofs, swimwear, walking shoes, yoga mat

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30% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations permitted 8+ weeks prior to stay, with deposit refunded minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 8 weeks of stay.
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Yes absolutely – but they must be kept off the bed, and on a lead outside in the field due to there being abundant local livestock.

No – you’ll be kept nice and warm by underfloor heating. There’s also a heated towel rail, and cosy luxury bedlinen.

Approx 30m from the back of the cottage, nestled in a corner of a field and angled for privacy. There are no doors at the back of the cottage, only a few small windows. Inside the hut, all windows and the front door face out to breathtaking views, with a secluded dining area to the side. While the studio is in the same field as the hut, it’s positioned next to the cottage and parking area. You may occasionally see the owners come and go but they strive to give guests maximum privacy.

The nearest shop and pub are a 10-minute drive / 20-minute cycle, in the village of Aberdaron. The owners recommend doing a food shop at the Spar in Pwllheli on your way through, or ordering one of their local produce hampers in advance of your stay.

A local company called Discover Llyn rent out bikes and ebikes, and they can be delivered to the hut ready for your stay.

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