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Melin y Cim surrounded by greenery

Melin y Cim

Nantlle Lake at sunrise

Nantlle Lake

Melin y Cim built circa 1742 as a water driven corn mill, from what we can gather it operated until the early 1930’ (the original millers cottage still stands as the single storey building in the garden of Felin y Cim which is the house opposite) Since then it has seen service as a dairy and once housed a donkey, which was used on the milk delivery round.

As health regulations improved the building became unsuitable, part of the mill was latterly used as a garage and storage. Although the mill wheel was removed many years ago, fortunately the inside of the main building was largely untouched and retained most of its original features, it has been possible to restore some of these features within the restoration process.

The mill and surrounding land was purchased by the society during 1996 with a vision that perhaps one day finance could be raised to convert the building into top quality self catering accommodation with a fishing theme, this of course was natural as the society offers a substantial portfolio of excellent fishing opportunities within the area, which are fully described in the Fishing Availability section.

Due to years of disuse, the main building became colonized for a few months each year by the lesser horseshoe bat as a breeding roost, away from their main roost at Glynllifon Hall, which is situated some three miles along the A 487 in the Caernarfon direction.

So important is this colony that the whole area has been designated the Glynllifon Site of Special Scientific Interest, Melin y Cim falls within this specially protected area.

Before renovation work could begin the club had to provide alternative accommodation for the bats, this has been provided by the construction of a 1.5-meter tunnel, which surrounds the mill on three sides. It is not possible to access this tunnel from the accommodation. This tunnel allows the bats to fly from their ceiling roosts above the both bedroom wings. The bats can be seen in flight in summer from the
balcony during early dusk. They are delight to watch.

After some considerable work it was possible to attract funding to complete the dream, to the following we as a club are eternally grateful, they shared the enthusiasm and were able to make the dream come true: - Gwynedd Council through their Cwlwm Gwledig Fund and to their Regeneration Development Officers who guided the club through the whole process, and for also putting up with me. Welsh Assembly Government, Welsh European Funding Office Objective 1 Funding. Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund and Countryside Council for Wales.

We do hope you enjoy your stay with us, if there is anything we can do to improve the service then please let us know in your comments. However there is one thing, which cannot be improved upon, that is sitting on the balcony viewing the sunset over Aber Menai and Caernarfon Bay – one of the true wonders of Wales.


The Seiont and Gwyrfai Angler’s Society welcomes you to Melin y Cim,
in this folder we have set out a few of the area’s attractions. 

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Lovely stay

"We had yet another lovely stay, (lost count of times now) . Lovely and comfy as usual with fresh trout caught and eaten for tea!!. Also a wonderful new addition of two tub chairs with side tables in the dinning hall which was so appreciated as I struggle with the stairs. Looking forward to next stay"

- Jeanette 07.05.23