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Bron Eifion Lodges

Sleeps 4
Pets 2
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Offering you a tranquil base for exploring the Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia National Park, these comfortable lodges and fishing lakes are perfect for a peaceful break at any time of year.
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Bryn Caled Cottages

Sleeps 7
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Bryn Caled Cottages is part of our Daisy Door Cottage Style Collection, lovingly restored from former Welsh farm buildings to create two detached luxury cottages in a stunning location overlooking the picturesque village of Llanuwchllyn and the Aran Mountain.
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Nature-lovers: treat yourself to a holiday at the foothills of Snowdon in unrivalled, beautiful surroundings.
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Glampio Gelli Glamping

Sleeps 2
Pets 1
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Glampio Gelli Glamping, is part of our Bouja collection and is a tranquil and peaceful family run glamping park situated within Pen Y Bont Touring Park, just a short walk to Llyn Tegid (Lake Bala) and the town of Bala which is centrally located in North Wales and a gateway to the Snowdonia National Park, and all it’s attractions including Pistyll Rhaeadr, the highest waterfall in Wales.
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Ogwen Bank Caravan & Lodge Park nestled in 12 acres of glorious ancient woodlands and set alongside the River Ogwen within the breathtaking Snowdonia National Park.
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Pen-y-Garth Lodges

Sleeps 4
Pets 2
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Pen-Y-Garth Lodges is part of our Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection, an exclusive and breathtaking haven of peace and tranquility set within beautiful landscaped grounds just a short walk from the serene majesty of Bala Lake.
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Tan-Y-Fron Holiday park is situated just outside the small, beautiful market town of Dolgellau in the heart of southern Snowdonia.
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With beautiful, landscaped views and overlooking the Rhinog Mountains this stunning countryside retreat offers the quintessential getaway for all the family.
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Gwynedd Visitor's Guide

Embark on a journey to Gwynedd, where the rugged peaks of Snowdonia meet the serene Welsh coastline. This region is a playground for adventurers and tranquillity seekers alike. Scale the heights of Mount Snowdon, or unwind on the sandy beaches of Barmouth. Savour the local flavours with mouth-watering Welsh cakes and succulent lamb dishes. Discover the magic of Portmeirion, a whimsical village that feels plucked from a storybook. For those craving a cosy retreat, a lodge or cabin break in Gwynedd offers the perfect mix of excitement and relaxation, whether you're with your partner, family, or friends. Dive into Gwynedd's charm, where memories await.

Why Take Your 2024 Lodge Break in Gwynedd?

Gwynedd, a gem in North Wales, is a tapestry of historic towns, rugged coastlines, and the Snowdonia National Park. It's a place where myths feel tangible, with castles like Harlech and Caernarfon standing as sentinels to Wales' storied past. Opting for a lodge over a hotel gives you a slice of seclusion and the freedom to immerse yourself in the natural beauty. In 2024, Gwynedd ups the ante with fresh attractions like the revamped Bala Lake Railway, offering steam-powered escapades. Festivals? You've got the Festival of the Sea in Abersoch and the quirky World Stone Skimming Championships on Llyn Padarn. Gwynedd is unique for its blend of culture, adventure, and tranquility, making it an unparalleled lodge break destination.

If you're visiting Gwynedd with kids

Absolutely, Gwynedd's a playground for kids. They can explore castles, ride historic railways, or get their adrenaline fix at Zip World or Surf Snowdonia. Lodges offer space for kids to play and families to relax together, often with nature right on your doorstep.

Here's what to pack for a kid-friendly lodge break:

  1. Waterproof clothing and wellies for those Welsh rainy days.
  2. Swimwear for the beach or any water-based activities.
  3. Sturdy walking shoes for family hikes.
  4. Sunscreen and hats, because yes, it does get sunny sometimes!
  5. Outdoor toys, like frisbees or footballs, for playing in the lodge grounds.

Remember, Gwynedd's weather can be unpredictable, so pack for all eventualities!

Pet Friendly Gwynedd Adventures

Gwynedd rolls out the red carpet for pets, especially dogs. You'll find plenty of lodges with enclosed gardens, perfect for your furry friends to roam safely. For a bite to eat, check out The Grapes Hotel in Maentwrog or The Oakeley Arms in Blaenau Ffestiniog, where pets are as welcome as their owners. A real tip? Always check the pet policy of attractions in advance. Some beaches have restrictions during peak seasons, so it's worth doing your homework.

Dog walking ideas in Gwynedd

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Llyn Padarn Circular 5 Lake and woodland LL55 4TY
Mawddach Trail 9.5 Estuary and hills LL40 1TB
Aberdyfi Beach Varies Coastal LL35 0EA
Cader Idris Path Up to 6 Mountain LL36 9AJ
Betws-y-Coed Walks Varies Forest and river LL24 0AE

These spots offer a mix of terrains and distances, suitable for dogs with different energy levels. Always keep your dog on a lead where livestock are present, and remember to bring bags for clean-up.

Romantic Breaks for Couples

If you're looking to whisk your partner away for some quality time together, Gwynedd's lodges provide the perfect backdrop. Picture yourselves in a cosy lodge, perhaps with a hot tub under the stars – it's the ultimate romantic gesture. For those who enjoy a bit of pampering, some lodges offer pamper packs and on-site spa facilities to help you unwind together. Dining out is a treat too, with many lodges boasting fine restaurants or offering exclusive dining experiences. The combination of stunning scenery and luxurious accommodation makes lodges in Gwynedd a top choice for couples.

Local Cuisine and Dining Experiences

Gwynedd's local cuisine is a celebration of Welsh flavours, with dishes like Welsh lamb and seafood taking centre stage. For a hearty meal, check out The Last Inn in Barmouth, a pub known for its welcoming atmosphere and delicious food. Families will love Eric Jones' Ty'n Llan for its friendly service and tasty options for all ages. Couples seeking a more intimate setting should head to Castell Deudraeth for a sophisticated dining experience.

For a good night out

Gwynedd isn't just about daytime adventures; it's got a vibrant night scene too. If you're after a traditional pub experience, The Golden Fleece in Tremadog is a hit with locals and visitors alike, thanks to its great selection of ales and live music events. For something a bit different, the Vaynol Arms in Nant Peris offers a unique atmosphere with its historic charm and stunning views.


Anglers will find Gwynedd a fantastic place for fishing, with numerous lakes and rivers teeming with fish. Here's a list of top spots:

  • Llyn Trawsfynydd - A large man-made lake with trout fishing. Postcode: LL41 4DT
  • Llyn Brenig - Known for its quality fly fishing. Postcode: LL21 9TT
  • Seiont, Gwyrfai, and Llyfni Rivers - Prime spots for salmon and sea trout. Postcode (for Seiont): LL55 2SG
  • Llyn Cwellyn - A beautiful setting for fishing, with views of Snowdon. Postcode: LL54 7YS
  • Portmeirion Lakes - Stocked with rainbow trout, located within the iconic village. Postcode: LL48 6ER

Outdoor Adventures

For the thrill-seekers, Gwynedd's outdoor centres like Zip World and Surf Snowdonia offer a rush like no other. Zip World has the fastest zip line in the world, with prices starting around £89 per person. Surf Snowdonia offers a unique inland surfing experience, with sessions from £40. Seasonal opening times vary, so check ahead before planning your adventure.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Name Type On Offer Postcode
Kerfoots of Porthmadog Department Store Local crafts, homeware LL49 9LU
Portmeirion Village Shops Boutique Shops Exclusive pottery, gifts LL48 6ER
Beacon Climbing Centre Shop Outdoor Gear Climbing equipment, souvenirs LL55 1UL
Glaslyn Ices Ice Cream & Gifts Homemade ice cream, local produce LL49 9LU
Bala Market Weekly Market Fresh produce, crafts LL23 7AB

Remember, whether you're lounging in a hot tub, dining on local Welsh cuisine, or zipping through the air, Gwynedd's lodges offer an experience you won't soon forget.

Top lodge breaks for 2024 in Gwynedd

Bron Eifion Lodges, Gwynedd

Driving Distance: About 16 minutes | Sleeps: Up to 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: At Bron Eifion Lodges, you'll find a serene retreat nestled within 40 acres of mature woodland, complete with lakeside views and a dedicated fishing lake. These lodges are a perfect blend of comfort and the great outdoors, ideal for a peaceful getaway any time of the year.

Who will love these lodges? Bron Eifion Lodges cater to a wide audience, from families and couples to groups of friends. Anglers will particularly love the on-site fishing opportunities. The tranquil setting and proximity to nature make it a fantastic choice for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Aside from fishing, guests can enjoy the surrounding woodland for leisurely walks. The nearby villages of Criccieth and Llanystumdwy offer shops, pubs, and restaurants for dining options. The lodges themselves provide a peaceful environment to relax and reconnect with nature.

What's nearby? Major nearby attractions include the Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia National Park, both offering stunning landscapes and outdoor activities. Criccieth Castle is approximately a 5-minute drive away, with entry fees around £5.80 for adults. The Italianate village of Portmeirion is about 25 minutes away by car, with entry fees around £12 for adults.

Accommodation options: Bron Eifion offers a variety of lodges suitable for couples, families, and groups, with options for pet-friendly stays. The Glaslyn and Cedron Lodges sleep up to 4, while the Teigl Lodge can accommodate 6 guests. For a more intimate stay, the Woodpecker Pods are perfect for couples, and several lodges feature outdoor hot tubs for that extra touch of luxury.

Trawsfynydd Leisure Village, Gwynedd

Driving Distance: About 28 minutes | Sleeps: Up to 20 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Trawsfynydd Leisure Village offers a picturesque countryside escape with stunning views of the Rhinog Mountains. Set within Snowdonia National Park, the log cabins provide a tranquil base for families and groups to explore the natural beauty of North Wales.

Who will love these lodges? This village is ideal for families, large groups, and outdoor enthusiasts. With the Coed-y-Brenin Mountain biking centre just 2 miles away, it's a haven for adventurers. Those seeking a romantic getaway will also appreciate the seclusion and scenic views.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The leisure village itself is a peaceful retreat with opportunities for walking and enjoying the natural surroundings. The nearby Rhiw Goch Inn offers a place to eat and drink, and the village is well-positioned for exploring the wider area.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the market town of Dolgellau, the harbour town of Porthmadog, and the historic slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, all within a 30-minute drive. For a unique experience, the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways offer scenic steam train rides with tickets starting from around £20 for adults.

Accommodation options: Accommodations range from cosy cabins for smaller parties to the Rhiw Goch Bunkhouse, which can sleep up to 20 guests, making it perfect for larger groups or school trips. Pet-friendly options are available, and some cabins feature private gardens and mountain views.

Gimblet Rock, Gwynedd

Driving Distance: About 32 minutes | Sleeps: Up to 2 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Gimblet Rock is a coastal haven situated on the Llyn Peninsula, adjacent to Pwllheli Marina. With its proximity to both the sea and Snowdonia National Park, it offers a unique blend of maritime charm and rugged landscape.

Who will love these lodges? Sea lovers and sailing enthusiasts will be in their element here. It's also a fantastic spot for couples seeking a romantic coastal retreat with the added luxury of an on-site indoor heated pool, fitness centre, and sauna.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? On-site facilities include a bar, café, and launderette. For relaxation, take advantage of the indoor heated pool, fitness centre, and sauna. Wi-Fi access ensures you stay connected during your break.

What's nearby? The area is rich in attractions with Abersoch Beach, a popular spot for watersports, just a 20-minute drive away. The historic Criccieth Castle is about 30 minutes by car, and Snowdonia National Park offers endless hiking opportunities.

Accommodation options: Gimblet Rock provides luxurious pods perfect for couples, featuring modern amenities, kitchen facilities, and outdoor hot tubs. The park is pet-friendly, allowing you to bring along your furry friend for the adventure.

Brynteg Country and Leisure Retreat, Gwynedd

Driving Distance: About 36 minutes | Sleeps: Up to 6 | Pet friendly? No

What to expect: Brynteg Country & Leisure Retreat is a premium holiday destination at the foothills of Snowdon, offering luxury lodges in a picturesque setting. It's the perfect base for exploring the local villages, coastline, and Snowdonia National Park.

Who will love these lodges? Nature lovers and those seeking a blend of relaxation and adventure will find Brynteg ideal. It's great for families looking for a fun-filled holiday or couples desiring a peaceful retreat.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The park boasts an indoor pool, gym, restaurant, bar, and adventure park, providing entertainment for all ages. The facilities ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay regardless of the weather.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the Royal Town of Caernarfon, with its impressive castle about 20 minutes away, and the picturesque village of Betws-y-Coed, a 30-minute drive. Zip World and Bounce Below offer adrenaline-fueled activities, both within a 30-minute drive.

Accommodation options: The Sanctuary Lodge Hot Tub (Decking) at Brynteg provides a luxurious experience for up to 6 guests. The lodges are designed for comfort and relaxation, with the added indulgence of a private hot tub. Please note that this park does not allow pets.

Don't Miss These Fantastic Days Out In Gwynedd

Snowdonia National Park

  • Opening Times: Open 24 hours, year-round
  • Prices: Free (charges for car parks and attractions may apply)
  • Postcode: LL48 6LF
  • Est. time required: A full day or more
  • Nearest parking: Pen-y-Pass, Llanberis, and other locations

Snowdonia National Park is an adventurer's dream, with the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon, as its crowning glory. Hikers and climbers flock here for the challenging ascents and breathtaking views. But it's not all about the peaks; there are also serene lakes, forests, and waterfalls to explore. The park is perfect for families, outdoor enthusiasts, and photographers. The recent addition of the Llanberis Path has made the ascent to Snowdon's summit more accessible for less experienced walkers. The best time to visit is during the spring or autumn to avoid the summer crowds. To make the most of your visit, start early, wear appropriate gear, and always check the weather forecast.

Phone number: 01766 770274 | Web:

Portmeirion Village

  • Opening Times: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Prices: Adults £12, Children £8, Family tickets available
  • Postcode: LL48 6ER
  • Est. time required: 3-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

Portmeirion Village is a surreal Italianate village on the coast of North Wales. Designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, it's a colourful, quirky place that feels like a slice of the Mediterranean. It's a hit with families, couples, and fans of the cult TV series 'The Prisoner', which was filmed here. Recently, they've introduced guided tours that reveal hidden secrets of the village. The best time to visit is during the quieter weekdays. To enhance your experience, stay for a meal at one of the on-site restaurants, and don't miss the subtropical gardens.

Phone number: 01766 770000 | Web:

Harlech Castle

  • Opening Times: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Prices: Adults £6.90, Children £4.10, Family tickets available
  • Postcode: LL46 2YH
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Castle car park

Harlech Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage site that towers over the Irish Sea. It's one of the finest examples of late 13th-century military architecture in Europe. The castle is a must-see for history lovers and families with kids who enjoy exploring ancient ruins. They've recently opened a new visitor centre that offers an immersive experience of the castle's past. The panoramic views from the battlements are best enjoyed on a clear day. Tip: buy a joint ticket with other Cadw sites to save money if you're planning on visiting multiple attractions.

Phone number: 01766 780552 | Web:

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

  • Opening Times: Varies seasonally, check website for details
  • Prices: Varies depending on journey, check website for details
  • Postcode: LL48 6LF
  • Est. time required: 1-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Porthmadog Harbour Station

The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways offer a nostalgic journey through some of Snowdonia's most stunning landscapes. These historic steam trains are a hit with railway enthusiasts and families looking for a unique way to see the countryside. They've recently introduced luxury Pullman services for a more upscale experience. To avoid disappointment, book your tickets in advance, especially during peak season. And don't forget your camera – the views are incredible.

Phone number: 01766 516024 | Web:

GreenWood Family Park

  • Opening Times: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm (seasonal variations)
  • Prices: Adults £15.50, Children £14.95
  • Postcode: LL56 4QN
  • Est. time required: 4-6 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

GreenWood Family Park is an eco-friendly adventure park that's perfect for kids and the young at heart. It's packed with attractions like the world's only people-powered roller coaster and a solar-powered water ride. They've recently added a new indoor play area, making it an all-weather destination. Visit during off-peak times to enjoy shorter queues. Remember to check their calendar for special events and activities that often take place during school holidays.

Phone number: 01248 671493 | Web:

National Slate Museum

  • Opening Times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Prices: Free entry
  • Postcode: LL55 4TY
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Padarn Country Park

The National Slate Museum takes you back in time to the heyday of the Welsh slate industry. It's an enlightening day out for families and anyone interested in industrial heritage. The museum has live demonstrations and workshops where you can learn about the slate-splitting process. They've also got a row of quarrymen's houses furnished to reflect different periods. The museum is quieter during term time weekdays. Don't miss the chance to see the giant waterwheel – the largest of its kind on the British mainland.

Phone number: 029 2057 3700 | Web:

Gwynedd is a treasure trove of attractions, and these are just the tip of the iceberg. Whether you're staying in one of the cosy lodges in Gwynedd or just passing through, make sure to add these spots to your itinerary for an unforgettable Welsh adventure.


This is our first lodge break, what will it be like?

Expect a cosy retreat with all the comforts of home, often surrounded by stunning natural scenery. Many lodges in Gwynedd offer spacious living areas, modern amenities, and sometimes even a private hot tub. It's a chance to unwind, explore the great outdoors, and enjoy a more intimate holiday experience.

What should I pack when visiting Gwynedd?

Pack for adventure and relaxation. Bring comfortable walking shoes for exploring, waterproofs for the unpredictable Welsh weather, and swimwear for hot tubs or coastal dips. Don't forget your camera for the breathtaking landscapes, and maybe some binoculars for birdwatching at spots like RSPB Ynys-hir.

Can you park outside the lodge?

Most lodges in Gwynedd offer parking, often right outside your accommodation. It's super convenient for unloading your gear and perfect for those planning to explore the region by car. Double-check with your specific lodge, as some might have designated parking areas a short walk away.

What if it rains during my lodge break?

Rain is part of the charm! Many lodges come equipped with games, books, and cosy fireplaces. Embrace the weather with a visit to indoor attractions like the National Slate Museum or the Electric Mountain in Llanberis. There's always something to do, rain or shine.

Can I get food delivered to my lodge?

Absolutely, local supermarkets and some restaurants offer delivery services to lodges. For a unique experience, try local produce from farmers' markets or specialty shops. Apps like Just Eat or Deliveroo might be handy, depending on your lodge's location.

Is Gwynedd a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Gwynedd is a year-round destination with each season offering a different vibe. Off-season, you'll enjoy fewer crowds, cosy nights in, and often lower prices. Plus, the landscape is stunning in autumn and winter, and you'll find plenty of attractions open all year.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Yes, hot tubs are typically cleaned and maintained between guests. Lodges take hygiene seriously, ensuring a sparkling clean and ready-to-use hot tub for your arrival. If you have concerns, contact your lodge provider for their specific cleaning protocols.

Are there any child-friendly activities nearby?

Gwynedd is fantastic for kids! Check out GreenWood Family Park for eco-friendly fun or King Arthur's Labyrinth for an underground adventure. Beaches like Barmouth are great for sandcastles and paddling. Plus, many lodges have outdoor spaces for playing.

How accessible are lodges for those with mobility issues?

Many lodges cater to guests with mobility needs, offering ramps, one-floor layouts, and accessible bathrooms. It's best to discuss your requirements when booking to ensure the lodge meets your needs. Places like Hafan y Môr Holiday Park often have specially adapted lodges.

Is there WiFi in the lodges, or should I prepare for a digital detox?

While many lodges in Gwynedd offer WiFi, it's not universal, and rural locations may have weaker signals. If staying connected is important, check with your lodge beforehand. Otherwise, embrace the chance to disconnect and soak up the tranquillity of the Welsh countryside.

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