Cae Gwyn Farm & Nature Reserve, Nr Trawsfynydd

Holiday Cottage: 4466 Gwynedd

Cae Gwyn Farmyard

Nr Trawsfynydd
Cottage's own web site
The Self-Catering barn conversion (completed in December 2005) is a part of a range of traditional stone buildings in the farmyard which are over 200 years old. The barn has been sympathetically converted to suit modern living and furnished to a high standard while utilising its original features as much as possible.

Facilities: 4 en-suite bedrooms each with TV/DVD player and tea/coffee making facility. kitchen (oven with hob, microwave, kettle, fridge, dishwasher, utensils, crockery, washing machine and tumble dryer), large dining room, lounge, outside patio area with splendid view. Linen and towels provided. Free Wi-Fi access. Secure bike storage and bike-wash facilities with a jet hose.

Barbeque with stand available free of charge (small deposit required) - please enquire on booking.

Sorry we cannot accommodate children under 14 years old.

For mountain bikers, we offer bike-friendly accommodation and lock-up/bike-wash facilities. As Cae Gwyn's southern land borders the Coed y Brenin forest, you can leave your car on the farm and ride out for the day, straight from a gate through the farmland leading directly to the MBR trail. A short drive away (30 minutes to 1 hour) takes you to other popular mountain bike trails, including Gwydyr Forest in Betws y Coed, Nant-yr-Arian just inland from Aberystwyth and The Dyfy forest in Machynlleth.

For walkers, several public footpaths cross our land, providing one of the few close access points to the Rhinog range, one of which leads directly to the famous Roman Steps and the Cambrian Way. We have walking itineraries around Cae Gwyn and Trawsfynydd - please ask for more information if you wish to explore locally.

For fishing enthusiasts, we own the fishing rights of nearly 1 km of Afon Eden so you can enjoy fishing anywhere along the river on the farm at your leisure. You may also want to test your skills of fry-fishing at the lakes in Trawsfynydd or Bala. The Mawddach river/estuary and the sea on the Cardigan Bay also provide popular fishing spots in the area.

Our guests are invited to walk freely around the 190 acre farm and nature reserve. The Nature reserve at Cae Gwyn is a designated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) for its rare flora, fauna, and other aquatic life, where you may find a hidden picnic spot next to the river on moss-covered rocks. Our streams and the SAC (Special Area of Conservation) designated river 'Afon Eden' is not only a home to one of the last breeding colonies of fresh water pearl mussels in Wales, but also to Atlantic salmon, otters, rainbow & brown trout and floating water-plantain. Nature reserve is also an idyllic natural play-grounds for ever-curious children. Being close to mountains, lakes, rivers and the sea, Cae Gwyn offers many possibilities for outdoor activities, rendering itself an excellent base for mountain-biking, walking, fishing and canoeing.

  • Directly next to Coed y Brenin mountain bike trails (1 mile).
  • All rooms En-Suite, tea making facility, WiFi from lounge.

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Dining Room
Dining Room
Hay Loft West bedroom
Hay Loft West bedroom
Stream in Farmyard
Stream in Farmyard
View from Farmyard
View from Farmyard

Sleeps:   13
Bedrooms:   4
Cot Available:   No
Disabled Facilities: Yes.
The 'Dairy' room in our ground floor B&B barn is suitable for wheelchair users and has an en-suite bathroom which is large enough to use with a wheelchair. This room, however, may not be suitable for wheelchair users with special needs so please ask for more details when booking.

Linen Provided: Yes.
Duvets and pillows with covers and towels are provided
Pets Allowed: No.

Central Heating: Yes.
Fuel type: Oil
Open Fire: No.

Smoking Allowed: No.

Outdoor Facilities: Yes.
Mountain biking in Coed y Brenin Forest, fishing on our own strech of river, walking, canoeing, pony trekking, climbing
Local Services: Bus services available from just outside the farm gate

By Car:
Approaching from the Manchester/Liverpool/Chester area
Take the A494 to Bala then turn right onto the A4212 to Trawsfynydd. Turn left onto the A470 heading South to Dolgellau. We are three miles on the right shortly after the small village of Bronaber - after a telephone box and a chapel (seen on your left), you will soon see a white arrow sign 'B&B Cae Gwyn Farm' on the right, then a dark brown sign 'Cae Gwyn Farm B&B' just at the top of our drive. Please turn right into the drive after the sign and follow the directions in the farmyard to the reception.

Approaching from the Birmingham/Shrewsbury area:
Turn left onto the A458 to Welshpool and Dolgellau where you will join up with the A470. Continue on this road bypassing Dolgellau town and carry on for a further ten miles, then you will soon see a white arrow sign 'B&B Cae Gwyn Farm' on the left, then a dark brown sign 'Cae Gwyn Farm B&B' just at the top of our drive. Please turn left into the drive before the sign and follow the directions in the farmyard to the reception'.

Bus Services:
The buses stop at Cae Gwyn on request hourly to 2 hourly, depending on the season, time of the day and weather condition on the day. Buses will take you to nearby villages and towns (Bronaber, Trawsfynydd, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Penrhyndeudraeth, Porthmadog, Dolgellau) and further (Machynlleth, Aberystwyth, Caenarfon, Bangor, Wrexham). Arriva operates bus services in this area, and bus timetables can be obtained from

Please DO NOT use postcode search on Google, Yahoo, etc.
as you will be taken to a wrong address.
If you are using satellite navigation please ONLY use the coordinates in the format below:
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Please ensure that you also print out the directions on this page, and in case you have arrived at the gate with a sign 'Glanllynau Duon', please do not proceed further but go back to the main road (A470) and travel 0.5 mile to the south where Cae Gwyn Farm is visible from the road.

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Pricing and Opening Times
Seasons Open: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

Daily: £160.00 per night, based on up to 7 people sharing (additional person £18.00 per night).

Weekly: £900.00 per week, based on up to 7 people sharing (additional person £15.00 per night).

Special Winter Offer for Self - Catering Barn:
3 nights for the price of 2 (1 night free for weekly let) and no extra charge for additional persons (max. 13 people)

We are open all year around. Please arrange check-in time upon booking. Late arrivals can be arranged in advance.

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