Glamping Wales Snowdonia
Our glamping in Wales and the Snowdonia National Park includes 4 yurts, our beuatful new Shepherd’s Hut and a bell tent as well as a touring camp site near Barmouth and Dolgellau, North Wales is in an exceptional location overlooking the stunning Mawddach Estuary. Walk through our meadows to the Mawddach Trail, a scenic 9 miles cycle track and path linking seaside Barmouth and the historic market town of Dolgellau. We make the perfect rural retreat for walking, cycling holidays and mountain-biking, bird-watching or stargazing. The spectacular Cadair Idris mountain rises steeply behind us and there are magnificent views towards Barmouth’s bridge and sandy beaches. ZipWorld, Coed-y-Brenin’s mountain bike routes, Portmeirion and Harlech Castle are all within easy reach. You’ll find natural beauty in this quiet corner of Snowdonia National Park whatever time of year you choose to stay – bluebells in spring, summer sunsets, phenomenal autumn colours and sparkling autumn mornings. Children love the freedom to scramble around and find natural treasures. Photographers and artists often get no further than where our fields meet the Mawddach Estuary. We can provide group accommodation for special celebrations. It’s a great place to bring your bike, camera or dog too!
Choose from different glamping experiences at Graig Wen depending on the time of year:
Glamping in the Glade
In a secret silver birch glade just off the beaten track from the main camp site you can stay in one of three yurts or the Shepherd’s Hut. The accommodation feels private although you will see your fellow glampers through trees. You are close to the washing facilities and can park by your accommodation.
Open March – October
Hidden away in the woods and meadows of our wilder, tent camping fields there is a simply furnished bell tent and a pop-up yurt. Secluded and away from it all, you will have an eco-loo nearby and new showers a few minutes walk across the meadows. Parking is a few minutes walk in the campers’ car park but when you check in / out we can give you a lift in our off road vehicle.
Open May – September
During the colder months, our Shepherd’s Hut and Idris pop-up yurt are sited on the upper part of the camp site complete with electricity and washing facilities practically en suite. You will have woodburning stoves as well as electricity for extra heat, lighting, and to make your morning cuppa. The small, sheltered site has big estuary views and your neighbours will be the odd out of season camper van or caravan. Open March – April and October – December. Closed January and February.
THE YURTS – Sleeping 2 to 5 people
From the early May Bank Holiday, Idris Yurt pops-up in a wild corner of our lower tent camping fields until late September. In the wild location you camp in a secret, private area with your own camp fire, huge old oak trees and views up the valley. You will truly experience deep peace and tranquility here with birdsong your only soundtrack. Perfect for adults and older children seeking an active, wild adventure. Dogs on leads are welcome too.
For families with very young children or those who prefer to be closer to washing facilities and their car, we recommend Glamping in the Glade in Tommy yurt might suit you better.
You can choose from one Large Yurt sleeping up to five people and one Small Yurt for two people.
- Kingsized Bed futon beds and a camp bed in the Large Yurt
- Double futon bed in the Small Yurt
- Rugs and floor cushions
- Wood-burning stove inside
- Simple cooking facilities on 2 ring camping gas stove with pans, plates, cutlery and utensils
- Cool box and fridge access for freezing ice blocks
- Decking and outdoor seating area
- We provide a basket of logs to get you going – more for sale on site
Bring your own bedding, pillows and towels or hire from us in advance
POP UP YURTS
During the colder months, our two new pop-up yurts will be sited on the upper part of the camp site complete with electricity and washing facilities practically en suite. You will have woodburning stoves as well as electricity for extra heat, lighting, and to make your morning cuppa. The small, sheltered site has big estuary views and your neighbours will be the odd out of season camper van or caravan.
Open March – April and October – December. Closed January and February.
JONES THE SHEPHERDS HUT
Relax in this unique Shepherd’s Hut in a wildly beautiful corner of Snowdonia National Park. Jones the Shepherds Hut is set in a tranquil and sheltered silver birch glade with the beautiful Mawddach Estuary a short walk through Graig Wen’s wood and fields. We have designed the high quality Shepherd’s Hut to sleep two in style or a family of three or four. The clever design means it feels roomier inside than you would imagine from the outside, with plenty of space for relaxing and storage. There’s a double bed with proper mattress plus a day bed for chilling out which converts to bunk beds for two children if required. With well insulated walls and a wood burning stove, you’ll be warm and snug whatever the weather. There is a dining table with seats for 4 and a kitchenette with sink and cold water tap, gas hob, fridge and all the cutlery and plates you need to whip up simple meals. We provide bedding for the double bed including a sheep wool “Baavet” duvet made on a Snowdonia farm. There are warm Welsh blankets to snuggle under on cooler nights.
From March until November, the Shepherd’s Hut is off grid, so interior lighting is provided by a solar charged battery. You can also charge up phones in the hut. We provide you with a lantern – we are in Snowdonia National Park Dark Skies Reserve so you’ll need it to find your way to the loo at night!
You may pick up 3/4G by the hut and there is also a wifi point near reception for those who don’t want to switch off completely!
For November and December, The Shepherd’s Hut goes on the move to be closer to the facilities and electric hook ups on the touring van area of our camp site, where there are spectacular estuary views.
Eco loo and simple shower exclusive for guests staying in the shepherds hut or yurt area.
Further loos and modern showers are just a couple of minutes walk down a track on the touring camp site. Showers are hot and modern with plenty of mirror space for hairdrying!
BELL TENT FOR HIRE
Our bell tent is for hire during July and August. The canvas tent sleeps 4 and comes kitted out with 2 camp beds and a thick quality double Vango inflated sleeping mat plus basic cooking equipment/utensils and floor matting. The spacious and robust bell tent is pitched in a hidden spot on our lower tent camping fields. You camp in a private area with your own camp fire and a simple outdoor camp kitchen. Just bring your own bedding, food and enjoy a very special corner of Snowdonia National Park…
Please be aware that this pitch is secluded and the camp site washing facilities are a few minutes walk across the meadows from the bell tent. There is a new, clean and airy compost loo a few steps away.
The bell tent is suitable for adults and older children seeking an active, wild adventure. Dogs on leads are welcome too. If you prefer a little more luxury closer to the washing facilities then our yurts or Shepherd’s Hut might suit you better.
is available free at reception. There is phone reception and 4G coverage around the site for most networks (except 02)
Bike hire is available locally
Why not get your holiday off to a relaxing start with a leisurely big breakfast of tasty local produce? John bakes delicious bread, the jam is home made by our local WI ladies and there’s free range eggs, bacon and sausages from the farm in the village – all delivered to your Shepherd’s Hut or yurt.
Top tips for days out include:
- Cycle the flat water-side Mawddach Trail to the George III pub, Fairbourne’s blue flag beaches, shops and steam railway
- Stroll over Barmouth’s iconic bridge for fish and chips, ice cream and bargain-hunting. Catch Emily’s ferry back to Fairbourne
- Climb up Arthog waterfalls and on up to Cadair Idris mountain
- Be inspired towards a greener way of life at the Centre for Alternative Technology or sail through underground caverns at King Arthur’s Labyrinth – both at Corris
- Visit Portmeirion – the Italianate fantasy village made famous in The Prisoner cult TV show
- Explore the beautiful wilderness that is the Rhinogs – just a few ferral goats for company
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We also have camping, holiday cottages and B & B which are part of a converted Victorian slate cutting mill which perches above 40 acres of wild woodland and pasture leading down to the water.
2 Night Breaks for £160
Midweek Breaks from £220
Weekend breaks from £240
2 Night Breaks for £190
Midweek Breaks from £280
Weekend breaks from £295
JONES THE SHEPHERD’S HUT
From £85 – £125 / night
Outside of school holidays minimum 2 night bookings (3 nights on bank holidays)
POP UP YURTS
From £160 for a 2 night short break
2 NIGHT BREAK PRICES
Mon & Tues/Weds & Thurs only off peak / last minute availability. Not bookable online – call on 01341 250482
BELL TENT HIRE
£75 pn Sunday – Thursday
£85 pn Friday and Saturday and £90/NIGHT bank holiday weekends
Minimum 3 night stays for bell tents
You can bring your own bedding for the yurts, or we can provide bed linen, pillows and duvets from £20 per double and £15 per single bed. Double bedding is included in the price for the Shepherds’ Hut.
Well behaved dogs on leads welcome in yurts (from £10 charge per dog). As sheep graze our fields and small children wander around our buildings and camp site, visitor’s dogs must be kept on a lead on site at all times.