|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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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!
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.