We are a family with a 9 year old boy who stayed at Graig Wen for a week in a self catering cottage. The site has a bed and breakfast, a few other cottages and campsite on a former quarry overlooking the Mawddach estuary. Sarah and her team work hard on site to keep the place immaculate, and there is a small shop on site where you can get milk, wood for the woodburning stoves, campfires or barbecues and even order hampers of local produce or croissants for breakfast.
We had a great week using the cottage as a base to explore the fantastic countryside. Sarah has prepared a comprehensive guide to local places to eat, shop and take children which was very helpful. We hired bikes in Dollgalau as suggested and took the Mawddach trail to Barmouth,hiked up mountains to explore iron age forts, waterfalls and gorges in Snowdonia, and visited loads of castles.
Beds were clean and comfortable with lovely Welsh blankets, and we slept like logs at night. Kitchen a little dark and sticky but well equipped for a holiday home.
Ty'r Adar faces the main road. I think if we were to go again we would get a cottage at the back with sweeping views of the fabulous Mawddach Estuary.
Bumped into friends at Graig Wen who had been camping there for 5 years which was a great recommendation. This is a beautiful and uncrowded part of North Wales with fabulous sandy beaches close at hand, would recommend this as a destination for families or couples, particularly if they like walking.
This is our second visit, the first we stayed in a yurt, but now returning with 2 new additions (a schnauzer and a 6 month old daughter)and ty'r Adar has perfectly accommodated all of our needs. The location for a variety of walks an jaw dropping views is second to none, the weather had been horrid this weekend but even storms can't dampen spirits when in such beautiful surroundings.
Yet again can't wait to return.