Large yurt (4 at Graig Wen)
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 private compost loo and outdoor "adventure" shower just for the large yurt a few steps away. Further flushing 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 battery packs etc (not phones) for you in reception, and there is also 4G reception and 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.
Please check out the web page on Graig Wen's own web site for more photos and details.
About Graig Wen
Tents, campervans, caravans, glampers, dogs, cyclists/mountain bikers, walkers, trail runners – in fact it’s hard to think of anyone who wouldn’t enjoy Graig Wen.
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. Castell y Bere is an atmospheric ruined castle which is great for exploring. Graig Wen is in one of the darkest parts of the Snowdonia Dark Skies Reserve so the star gazing can be awesome. Walk from the site to Arthog waterfalls and up to the stunning Cregennan Lakes.
Food & Drink
Good pub grub at The George III Hotel (01341 422525) 5 minutes drive or an hour' and half's delightful walk along the estuary cycle trail. Locally produced lamb, beef and fish can be enjoyed outside in view of the estuary. 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 and vegan options available. Mawddach Neapolitan Pizzas are now serving up the best pizzas this side of Naples to enjoy over fabulous views of Cader Idris. Head to the Celtic Cabin on Barmouth Prom for the most amazing street food. Graig Wen's new guest app gives you the inside track on the latest pop-up places to eat and drink as well as locals' favourites.
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Graig Wen is located at Graig Wen Campsite, Arthog, Nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL39 1YP
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.