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Exceptional Location In Snowdonia National Park Near Beaches - Small Barn Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Houses in Arthog nr Barmouth and Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park, Wales - Stunning Views And Direct Access To Mawddach Estuary Bike/Walking Trail

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.

Details for holiday home Small Barn Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Spacious house with large sun room. The sun room has estuary views and is a lovely place to relax. The open plan lounge/kitchen, diner is a comfortable social space, with large TV/DVD player, free wifi and table seating 6 people. The house is decorated in a brighto, modern style with effective central heating, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, large fridge freezer etc, Upstairs there is are good sized, bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with 2 single beds. There is a high chair and travel cot provided. There is space to park a maximum of 2 cars directly outside. French doors open from the sun room onto an outdoor decking area with seats which have partial estuary views across our small camp site.

Small Barn enjoys direct access through our fields to the stunning Mawddach Estuary and Trail. There is a communal camp fire area for enjoying getting back to nature!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

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.

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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 99 Miles Nearest Barpub : George III at 4 Miles Nearest Ferry : Fairbourne at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Harlech at 20 Miles Nearest Train : Morfa Mawddach at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : M56 at 35 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Fairbourne at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Fairbourne at 3 Miles Car: recommended

We are in the Southern part of Snowdonia National Park, surrounded by mountains, woods, waterfalls and close to safe sandy beaches. The Mawddach Trail is a flat 9 mile path and cycle track along the beautiful estuary from Dolgellau to Barmouth. The views are spectacular and it is suitable for all abilities (although there is steep access to the path through our fields). Within 5 minutes drive there are family friendly and dog friendly beaches where you can also go horse-riding on the sand. The largest forest in Wales, Coed-y-Brenin, is 15 minutes drive where there are more purpose built bike trails from black routes to family trails. World heritage site Harlech Castle, the famous Italaniate village of Portmertion, the Ffestiniog steam railway and Tallyllyn steam railway are within 40 minutes drive. Cadair Idris mountain range is on our doorstep or you can drive an hour to Mount Snowdon and take a steam train up Wales’s highest mountain. Zipworld Titan - Europe's longest series of zip lines has recently opened at the slate caverns of Blaenau Ffestiniog less than 30 minutes drive from us. Here you'll also find Bounce Below - the extraordinary new giant underground trampoline.

There are RSPB nature reserves close by and two centres where you can view magnificent Ospreys during the spring and early summer.

The historic market town of Dolgellau is 5 miles away where there are interesting shops and excellent cafes, pubs and restaurants. The seaside town of Barmouth is just the other side of the Mawddach Estuary where there are more shops, cafes and places to go crabbing in the harbour!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 26
23 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 2016-17
30 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
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

We require 25% deposit to confirm the booking with the balance payable at least 6 weeks before your holiday. If booking 6 weeks or less before your holiday we require full payment by credit or debit card.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Please call us to discuss which property might best suit you or your family/group. We have adjacent B & B accommodation on site with 5 rooms including a wheel chair friendly room. Outside: The properties are set within 45 acres of land which guests are welcome to explore. Our adjacent camping area has seating at the viewpoint which is for everyone to enjoy. Pine Cottage and Little Haven have enclosed terraces with seating and tables. Small Barn has a decking area with seating. Ty'r Adar has a small patio with seating on the other side of the drive opposite its front door.

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