|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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Stunning views from the large terrace which is enclosed so safe for children and dogs to wander. Spacious lounge/kitchen and homely decoration. Central heating, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Fridge/freezer. Travel cot and high chair. Large tv, dvd player and Sky. Both bedrooms have double beds and one also has bunks. New bathroom with bath and overhead shower. Graded 4 star by Visit Wales.
Our self-catering accommodation in Snowdonia National Park, near Dolgellau, North Wales includes four holiday lets overlooking the beautiful Mawdach Estuary. Our location has been featured on BBC Country file and Julia Bradbury's Railway Walks show. Set in 45 acres of land, the adjacent properties share the same massive Welsh slate roof of this former Victorian slate cutting shed. Each house has different features and outlooks so please check the photo captions and descriptions or contact us to check which would best suit you. The four properties adjoin our small camp site, as featured in Cool Camping. You can explore Graig Wen's beautiful woods and meadows with footpaths direct from the site. With the spectacular (and family friendly) Mawddach cycle trail at the bottom of our track, and Coed y Brenin mountain biking centre you'll probably want to bring your bike. Huge, empty sandy beaches within 5 minutes drive and Harlech Castle, Portmeirion, Mount Snowdon and the Centre for Alternative Technology within 45 minutes. Nearby there's horse riding on the beach, fishing, golf, and wonderful wildlife.
Sarah and John live at Graig Wen with their 2 friendly dogs and feisty cat. We also run the small camp site and bed and breakfast on site so are around if you need us. We left Brighton 8 years ago in a camper van and fell in love with this special part of Snowdonia National Park. Having lived in the city for many years, it's such a privilege to be able to walk through our fields to the Mawddach Estuary or bike along the trail to the shops.
Sarah Heyworth purchased this house in 2007
The stunning views of the Snowdonia mountains and the direct access to the beautiful Mawddach Estuary took our breath away when we found Graig Wen. There's 45 acres of wild woods, fields and streams to explore and huge sandy beaches a couple of miles down the road. Being in Snowdonia National Park, the area is unspoilt and still quite a well kept secret. We have felt extremely welcomed by local people and the pace of life is certainly slower here. It's a long way to the nearest hypermarket, but there are excellent independent local shops and nothing beats a visit to the farm gate for eggs, bacon and a look at the latest arrivals in the farm yard.
Graig Wen is a fantastic location for walkers, whether you fancy a stroll along the flat Mawddach Trail, or more strenuous climbs around the hills and mountains. Footpaths lead directly from the site and it's a brilliant place to bring your bike or dog. The views from the site itself are beautiful and there are communal areas for guests to take in the panorama of mountains and estuary. Some of the properties share this view - others overlook woodland across the road. The site is a paradise for bird-spotters and photographers without having to leave the gates. Our adjoining small camp site, as featured in the Cool Camping Guides, offers some great opportunities for family den-building, toasting marshmallows around a camp fire and meeting new friends. Sarah and John, the owners, live on site so are around to help with suggestions for you to get the most of your holiday.
"What a fabulous week. Flown by and there's so much to see and do in these wonderful surroundings. The cottage is lovely and the wood burner has proved a wonderful antidote to insomnia. Feeling relaxed and already planning our next trip." Frank & Judith
"Our fifth holiday here and it is as amazing as our first. We never cease to be stunned by the amazing views. Pine Cottage is a miracle chill zone, especially for children, dogs and stressed out parents." The Hillman gang
25% deposit required to confirm booking if more than 6 weeks before holiday, with balance payable 6 weeks in advance. Full payment required if less than 6 weeks before holiday. Payment accepted by credit/debit card over the phone.
Saturday changeover for weekly lets but this is flexible outside of July and August and we welcome short breaks out of peak season. Check-in from 3pm and check out by 10am unless by prior arrangement.
Notes on prices:
Well behaved pets welcome and charged at £10/pet