Bach Wen lies on the North Wales Heritage Coast and was originally built as a working farm to meet the needs of the St Beuno Monastery in 630AD, the present buildings cover the remains of the original buildings. When run by the monks, the farm occupied some 500 acres of prime pastureland along the coast. The bakery, granary, pig sties and cattle sheds were in daily use. The millhouse stream still flows through the glade. Some interesting features remain such as the bell tower, the ornamental carvings and a bronze plate of the Last Supper on The Chapel Cottage.
The site today is built on the remains of the monastery farm and converted into 9 individual holiday cottages. They maintain the tradition and charm of the original buildings whilst including contemporary interiors and modern amenities.
There is access to our own private beach. It is mostly rock and shingle but has sandy patches when the tide recedes and is safe for bathing and fishing. We allow dog owners to run their pets on the field between the cottages and the beach so long as they are supervised.
A sheltered green valley with a babbling brook leads from the cottages down to the beach. On the left you will see the watermill which has now been converted to the Mill and Hayloft cottages. On the right you will see the slopes of Snowdonia National Park and the residents bar.
The site is renowned for its sunsets, which are a breathtaking spectacle in the early evening and can be enjoyed on the front paddock or by the sea.