Holiday in Snowdonia at our Christmas and

New Year’s breaks in Wales

Looking for the perfect Snowdonia Christmas glamping holiday or to see in the New Year in style?

Festive Season Availability

Pine Cottage – booked for Christmas Week. Available from 30th December

Little Haven – Booked for Christmas and New Year’s Eve weeks

Dolgellau holiday cottage – booked for Christmas. Available from 27th December

Ty’r Adar Cottage with wood burning stove – booked for Christmas and New Year’s Eve weeks.

Small Barn – Booked for Christmas week. Available from Thursday 28th December.

Empress en suite wagon- Available for Christmas until Saturday 30th December

Small Duchess wagon Available for Christmas until Friday 29th December. Booked for New Year’s Eve

Jones the Shepherd’s HutAvailable for Christmas until Wednesday 28th December. Booked for New Year’s Eve

Camper van pitchesJust 1 pitch left for New Year’s Eve

Our Snowdonia Christmas glamping holiday offers a tranquil location to get away to celebrate Christmas or New Year’s Eve in stunning surroundings. You’ll find a warm welcome in our 5 self-catering and magical New Year’s Eve cottages in Wales, which are decorated with Christmas trees. If you’re looking for a holiday in Snowdonia with Mawddach Trail accommodation, we are the ideal location.

As well as our holiday cottage Dolgellau, we have self-catering cottages, camping and glamping available on the Mawddach Estuary at Graig Wen. Choose from our Christmas and New Year’s breaks in Wales, from our cosy Shepherd’s Hut and two quarry wagons. The campsite is open for just a few vans with electric hook ups. Winter is a wonderful time to see why Snowdonia is one of the few International Dark Skies Reserves – on a clear, crisp night you can sit and star-gaze from our communal camp fire in the woods. A magical experience for all and one of many reasons why this is the perfect Christmas glamping break North Wales has to offer.

Our Dolgellau holiday cottage and holiday cottages on the Mawddach Estuary are available on flexible arrival dates as well as shorter stays.

Cosy Pubs and Places to Eat

There are excellent independent shops as well as a couple of supermarkets in Dolgellau to stock up on supplies. You can pre-order good sausages, bacon, ham, eggs and turkey from the local butchers to save you transporting it all here.

Special Christmas and New Year’s Eve menus are served by restaurants including the award winning Tafarn y Gader in Dolgellau, the George III Hotel at Penmaenpool, The Royal Ship in Dolgellau. Pre-booking essential. You will also find other places to eat open for good food  either side of Christmas including the Penbryn Bar and Grill at Fairbourne and in Dolgellau Y Sospan and The Torrent Pub. Again, it’s a good idea to book in advance.

Festive Events

Barmouth and Dolgellau host special events in the run up to Christmas including live music and mulled wine.

Steam trains such as Fairbourne Railway and Talyllyn Railway offer Santa Specials during December.  Zipworld’s Bounce Below hosts a Santa Adventure Grotto!  How about cycling along the Mawddach Estuary trail to the beach for a different sort of Christmas day? Read more about Snowdonia winter attractions on our blog.

On New Year’s Eve you can often watch fireworks light up the sky over the estuary, although we don’t let fireworks off here at Graig Wen cottages or Christmas glamping.

The mountains can look wonderful with a sprinkling of snow on the tops in December, but being near sea level on the Mawddach Estuary and with well gritted access roads, getting here has never been a problem for the festive season. Barmouth Railway Bridge walkway is due to re-open  from the start of December.

If you can’t make it here for the festive season but would like to offer a loved one a special present, you can purchase Graig Wen gift vouchers and gift your loved one the perfect New Year’s break in Wales this winter.