The Practical Stuff
For our disabled guests we hope that our Access Statement will help with your arrangements. And please call us if you have specific questions
Are we open all year round?
Almost – we're happy to welcome you every day except for Christmas. As we're a family-run business, we're sure you can appreciate we like to have one day off a year!
Can we fit you all in?
We have five bedrooms, offering total accommodation for 16 people.
Bedroom accommodation ranges from a spacious 6-person room, through to a 4-person, 3-person, 2-person, and a single, 1-person room with wide, wheelchair-accessible areas, and an audio-visual fire alarm system. All beds have a private night light/reading light, and we provide all your bedlinen. We can also provide shower towels for a small fee.
Well behaved and house trained dogs can be accommodated.
Will you be comfortable?
There's cosy central heating throughout in the colder months, reviving hot showers, with separate male and female changing rooms, and a drying room with a disabled-access store and WC. We also have a fully equipped communal kitchen, a washing machine and drying area.
After an adventurous day's rambling or cycling in the hills, or tackling challenging white water, you can look forward to an evening of warmth, relaxation, and good food!
There's a BBQ outside, and seating areas… or if you really don't fancy cooking after a hard day's fun, you can get a discount for tasty home-cooked evening meals at the Pengwern Arms, just down the road. (They also offer a full Welsh breakfast!)
Is your equipment safe?
We have lockable storage sheds for your bikes, canoes, and other bulky equipment.
What about groceries, and the nearest pub?
It's just under a mile to the Pen Y Bryn shop and the Pengwern Arms in Ffestiniog – a downhill walk of about 10 minutes (maybe a little longer on the way back!); or you can be there in a couple of minutes by car, or bike. Or a little further up the road will see you in Blaenau Ffestiniog, where you'll find cafes, bars, and indoor activities – because it rains here in North Wales, sometimes!
How do we get there?
Just to let you know, there's plenty of regular public transport throughout this rural area of North Wales.
The nearest train station is at Blaenau Ffestiniog – served by Arriva trains Wales. This station connects with Llandudno, and the main Holyhead to London train line. Traveline Cymru is a very useful source of information.
If you're driving, here's a handy map.
Online booking coming soon.
We offer great prices, starting at £14 - £18 per person, per night.
Of course, you can book the entire bunkhouse - £1500 for a week.
We ask for a 50% deposit, and the balance either before or on arrival. We take major banking and credit cards.
Check in time is from 15.30pm until 18.30pm on the day of arrival.
We look forward to meeting you, and sharing our intimate knowledge of the local area, so that you can make the most of a wonderful stay in the Vale of Ffestiniog.