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About Merthyr Farm .......


Merthyr is a 350 acre improved hill farm that has been in the Roberts’ family since 1926. The current farmhouse was built in the 1700’s and there is evidence of an earlier dwelling just below the cow shed. However, the archaeology in the immediate area, in the form of standing stones, hut circles, ring cairns and stone circles, points to there having been occupation here for much, much longer. The modern translation of the name ‘Merthyr’ is ‘martyr’ but a traditional translation is ‘resting place of the saint’ as in Merthyr Tydfil,- but which saint is associated with Merthyr farm has been lost in the mists of time.


The land is mainly to grass with a herd of 30 pedigree Welsh Black cows plus Rhigos the bull and a flock of 520 breeding ewes - mainly Welsh Mountain, Hill Speckled Face and Welsh Mules.  Lambing is usually between February and the end of April, whilst calving is during the spring and summer.  We also raise a few pigs during the summer and keep hens and ducks for eggs.


Moss, the handsome, intelligent looking chap on the left - welcomes all guests and ensures everything runs smoothly!

Merthyr Farm

Harlech, Gwynedd Wales  LL46 2TP


Tel (+44)01766 780897 or call/Text to 07779579225

email  merthyrfarm@hotmail.com