Enjoy the Rich Rural Life Around Upper Gelli

Upper Gelli – Enjoy A Rich Tapestry of Rural Life

Upper Gelli is a former dairy farm which is nestled in a cluster of working farms. Our neighbour farmers offer guests a first hand experience of the sights, sounds and smells of rural life!

From a traditional dairy herd, a sheep farm, and two mixed sheep and beef cattle farms, together with the varied local wild life, there are no shortages for the authentic countryside experience.

Activities marking the passing of each season are a reminder of why we chose to come and live in this most beautiful part of rural Mid Wales. From ploughing of the fields, new born lambs jumping in the meadow, hay making, the movement of sheep and cattle along the lane, to the calling sounds of pheasants, kites and buzzards, guests will experience a glimpse into the challenging life of our farmer neighbours who work so hard at keeping farming and rural life alive and well. Countryside activities including Game and Clay Pigeon shooting continue to provide locals and guests from further afield with the opportunity to experience country living.

We have ten acres of land at Upper Gelli, the majority of which we let out under a grazing licence to our neighbours. Guests staying at the Bach, Lodge or Shepherd’s Hut sitting outside enjoying a glass of wine may be joined by the company of ewes with their bouncing lambs or grazing cows and calves.

Gelli Lane runs through Upper Gelli and provides access to the Bach, Lodge and Shepherd’s Huts. A narrow winding road along it’s whole length (four miles) Gelli Lane is not a busy lane, agricultural vehicles and the milk truck are regular users together with the occasional stock movement on the hoof! A truly magical sight.

We have created a number of short walks around Upper Gelli, complete with seating, to take advantage of the stunning views of this traditional rural landscape. Stout footwear is advised, and wellingtons if condtions are muddy!

7 acre walk

This walk offers magnificent views across and down the valley. Surrounded by fields and woods and with distant views of Cadair Idris, the Aran Mountains and the Berwyn range, it makes the walk to the top worthwhile! With two viewing seats, take a picnic and a bottle of wine and enjoy the sunset!

Barn walk

Just across from the main house and tucked behind the Dutch barn you will find a quiet and relaxing spot with lovely views across to the woods and down the valley. Enjoy a quiet moment just to relax or take in a book and a picnic!

Pond walk

Created where natural springs reach the surface we have created an area to relax and enjoy the view. The pond is home to our ducks and lots of lovely wildlife. You can choose to sit under the shade of the pine trees or enjoy a picnic directly overlooking the pond. Walk along the wooded path and you will find a seating area and chimera. Beautiful sunset views to enjoy that glass of wine or gin and tonic!


Enjoy outdoor living all year round. Experience a BBQ that is something rather special! You can choose to dine inside the traditional Arctic Cabin complete with Reindeer hides or eat alfresco and enjoy the beautiful views across the valley.


History of the farm

Des WatkinsDes Watkins
18:35 11 Mar 24
A fabulous weekend in equally superb accommodation with stunning views being situated in stunning countryside hosts were attentive friendly and provided a welcome basket of essentials had a superb couple of days so peaceful and relaxing exactly what we needed exceeded all of our expectations
15:16 11 Mar 24
An awesome break away from everything, 5 star in every possible way, immaculate, peaceful, stunning location, incredibly hospitable hosts and did not want to leave. The spa pool made it very special. There was lots of information about places to visit but we didn't want to leave the place. Can't... wait to returnread more
amy williamsamy williams
17:33 10 Mar 24
Beautiful location, great hosts and wonderful cosy peaceful accommodation
Monika KasprzakMonika Kasprzak
13:03 05 Mar 24
Our stay at Upper Gelli was an absolute dream come true! Bryn and Annelise are unparalleled hosts who went above and beyond to make our experience exceptional. From the moment we stepped into the cottage, we were captivated by its charm and tranquility.Nestled in the midst of stunning scenery,... the views from the cottage were nothing short of breathtaking. It was a therapeutic escape; with the hot tub and sauna adding to relaxation and rejuvenation.The cottage itself is a perfect blend of comfort and luxury, and attention to detail showcased the hosts' commitment to creating a memorable retreat.Without a doubt, Upper Gelli deserves a solid five-star rating and more! We look forward to returning to this hidden paradise and experiencing the magic all over again.read more
Charlotte AnnsCharlotte Anns
07:54 04 Mar 24
Absolutely beautiful location, fabulous accommodation. Annalise and Bryn could not do enough for us! The perfect weekend! The welcome package of freshly baked bread and local homemade produce was a lovely touch. We will definitely be returningThank you both
14:31 18 Feb 24
Couldn’t have asked for better views, better hosts, better location, facilities…anything really.If I could give more than 5 stars I absolutely would. The layout of the Bach house (which is the cottage we stayed, they have more to suit different needs!), was perfect; it had a hot tub, a sauna, a... beautiful welcome basket filled with local goods, comfy beds, even down to a log burner and ice in the freezer. The cottage was so delightful, in fact, that we spent the majority of the getaway vacation within it!You can easily see that Upper Gelli is a labour of love and has been meticulously thought through down to the smallest details. Hats off to the hosts.My partner and I will be staying again, I also will be booking again for my parents to come and visit in the future.read more
Alice PembertonAlice Pemberton
18:02 01 Jan 24
Our Christmas stay at Upper Gelli was absolutely wonderful. The lodge itself was absolutely idyllic - everything was incredibly clean, the bed was comfortable, and the wood burner was a delightfully cosy feature that added to the magic. The magnificent views from the hot tub and the surrounding... hills were the cherry on top (the photos do not do it justice!) The fact the lodge is securely fenced in also meant our dog had a bit of space to explore off lead which was great. Bryn and Annelise went above and beyond to make our stay special, with thoughtful touches like a welcome hamper of local goodies, and beautiful Christmas decorations. This stay was the perfect way to unwind and celebrate the festive season. I highly recommend the Upper Gelli lodge to anyone looking for a peaceful and magical getaway - we hope to return in the not-too-distant future!read more

A Warm Welcome, Croeso Cynnes, to Upper Gelli

Whether you are planning a romantic hideaway, seeking a rural retreat from the hectic pace of life or just want to explore what this stunning part of Wales has to offer, Upper Gelli's five star holiday accomodation is the perfect destination.

Nestled on a hillside slope, with incredible views across and down the valley, home to local breeds of hardy sheep, cattle and a myriad of wildlife including birds of prey... like the pair of Red Kites frequently seen in the skies above.

We hope to see you here soon...

Annelise & Bryn

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