Large yurt

UK Wales North Wales Gwynedd Barmouth Graig Wen

  • Sleeps 5 (max 4 adults, 4 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Pet Friendly

  • Bed Linen Not Included
Hand-crafted from our own trees, this large traditional yurt is perfect for a romantic retreat or family adventure. Set amongst the silver birches of our glamping glade, the yurt is private but has facilities close by.

The Owner Says

The larger of our two yurts in Wales’ Snowdonia National Park can sleep a family of up to 5 people and is a fantastic space for a couple. The yurt sits on a raised deck and is in an incredible location above the Mawddach Estuary for glamping holidays in North Wales.

Furnished with rugs, sheepskins and warm Welsh blankets, you can stretch out in a proper king-sized bed.  There’s also two single pull out beds and a camp bed in the shared open space inside.  Spend time with your loved ones around the wood burning stove or star-gaze around the camp fire outside – we provide a basket of logs to get you going and there’s more for sale on site.  You can cook using the two ring camping gas stove and we provide a full range of cooking utensils so you don’t need to worry about packing much.  A picnic bench outside is the ideal spot to enjoy a breakfast of freshly baked croissants and listen to the birdsong.

There is a hot shower and very clean compost loo exclusive for guests glamping in the Glade less than a minute’s walk from the large yurt.  Further loos and showers are just a couple of minutes walk down a track shared with campers on the touring camp site. Showers are hot and modern with plenty of mirror space and electric sockets for hairdrying!

There’s space to park one car right next to the large yurt. The yurts are off grid, so there is simple solar lighting and we provide a lantern. There is also access to a fridge/freezer as well as the cool box in the yurt. We are happy to recharge phones etc for you in reception, and there is also a wifi point for those who don’t want to switch off completely!

Parents of young children should be aware there is a steep, wooded slope near one side of the yurt and be responsible for their children’s safety.

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About Graig Wen

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, glampers, dogs, cyclists/mountain bikers, walkers – in fact it’s hard to think of anyone who wouldn’t enjoy Graig Wen.

Nearby

Cadair Idris (892 metres) - clambering up the mountain is a great local option and the Pony Path makes is family friendly.  Alternatively walk straight off the camp site along the stunning (and flat) waterside Mawddach Trail to the seaside treats of Barmouth. Go crabbing or visit Knickerbockers ice-cream parlour. As well as the cycle track along the estuary to the Fairbounre beach, there’s mountain-bike routes for all abilities, at nearby Coed-y-Brenin (01341 440747), around 5 miles north of Dolgellau. Head north to Llechwedd Slate Caverns where Zip World (01248 601444) is hugely popular. Over 8km of wires are strung throughout the mountains providing a truly unique areal experience. Slightly more theme park-like, King Arthur’s Labyrinth, on the A487 between Dolgellau and Machynlleth (01654 761584) is an attraction themed around ancient myths and legends. Every third Sunday of the month Dolgellau holds a Farmer's Market.

Food & Drink

The owners sell eggs, ice cream, marshmallows and breakfast hampers in high season (local bacon, sausages, bread, juice) for £30. Stock up on local produce and tasty treats at the Country Market on Thursday mornings, or the Farmer’s Market on the third Sunday of every month, both in Dolgellau. Down at Fairbourne, the unassuming Indiana Cuisine (01341250891) is a pleasant surprise. South Indian specialities are created with colour and flourish from fresh ingredients and traditional home recipes. Plenty of non-spicy options available. Good pub grub at The George III Hotel (01341 422525) 5 minutes drive or an hour's delightful walk along the estuary cycle trail. Locally produced lamb, beef and fish can be enjoyed outside in view of the estuary.

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Location

Graig Wen is located at Graig Wen Campsite, Arthog, Nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL39 1YP

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Getting There

On the road between Dolgellau and Fairbourne. Turn off the A470 Dolgellau bypass and take the A493, signposted Tywyn/Fairbourne. A mile and half before Arthog village you’ll spot a post box on your right, and the site is 200 metres on from that, on the right.

Morfa Mawddach railway station about 2 miles from site, accessible by foot/cycle path or bus. Sarah and John encourage public transport and can arrange pick-up from station for £10. Buses run between Aberystwyth/ Machynlleth and Dolgellau. Ask the driver to drop you off at Graig-Wen between Penmaenpool and Arthog. Buses and trains: Traveline Cymru 0871 200 2233.