Garnedd Ddu was originally a working farm. John and Nerys bought the land containing the old farm house and the dilapidated farm buildings in January of 1985. Over 20 years later Garnedd Ddu has been transformed from a disused farm to a thriving family run business with an emphasis on providing families with an enjoyable stay in pleasant surroundings. This transformation has been a labour of love. After its purchase the farm house was renovated extensively with every effort made to retain its original charm and character. John, Nerys and their young family moved in August 1986 and by 1988 had applied for planning permission to renovate the old buildings. Permission was forthcoming and the work began in 1989.
First to be renovated was Cae Ffynnon which used to be a functioning pig sty. This was completed in May of 1990. Next was the old stables (Y Stabl) in 1992. Y Stabl is now a comfortably furnished cottage with all the trappings of a modern home, a far cry from the building that provided John with a blank canvas on which to work.
Over the next 12 years 4 more buildings were transformed in a similar style; Trem yr Wyddfa 1995, Bodhyfryd 1998, Cil Y Coed 1999 and the most recently Y Beudy 2004.
In 2003 John and Nerys purchased more land surrounding Garnedd Ddu with the intention of extending the facilities. In 2005 they began extending the courtyard area and have cultivated the landscape to complement the idyllic, panoramic surroundings. The future at Garnedd Ddu is an exciting prospect from the proprietors perspective. John and Nerys hope that your present experiences at Garnedd Ddu are just as rewarding and enjoyable.