We welcome well behaved dogs and their owners to Graig Wen – our dog friendly accommodation in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. It’s a great place to bring your dog, with many wonderful walks from the doorstep and dog friendly beaches just a few minutes drive. There are local cafes and pubs in Barmouth and near Dolgellau which welcome dogs as well as families, serve food and are an hour or so walk along the estuary from Graig Wen or a few minutes by car.
As sheep graze nearby and small children wander around our buildings and camp site, visitor’s dogs must be kept on a lead on site at all times. They can be allowed off the lead to explore once on the Mawddach Trail which is a 5 minute walk down our steepish track to the estuary. We provide biodegradable poo bags around the site in case you have forgotten some.
We ask that pets are not left unattended in any of our accommodation as even the calmest characters can get distressed when left alone in a new place. We can put you in touch with an excellent dog walker/sitter or nearby kennels to provide day care if you plan on taking the train up Snowdon or visiting another attraction such as Portmerion which is not dog friendly. But don’t worry, we can tell you about lots of attractions from castles to steam trains which welcome your four legged friends.
We have an aged and much loved terrier called Gracie and a lurcher called Bryn who loves people but likes to meet other dogs in her own time. Mr Jenkins is our feisty cat who is fearless and pretty smart. They welcome visiting pets but please remember it is their home.
We make a charge for dogs visiting our camp site which is donated to a local animal shelter. In the last few years, Freshfields Animal Sanctuary has benefitted from over £2500 from our campers’ contributions.
We make a charge of £10/ dog to cover the extra cleaning we do in the cottages and yurts to ensure they are thoroughly clean for the next guests.
Which accommodation is best for me and my dog?
Idris yurt is secluded and has loads of outdoor space for a dog to be secure on a long line but with a bit more freedom. Our large yurt and Tommy yurts also have plenty of space for a family and their faithful friends. Jones the shepherd’s hut, our new wagons and small yurt are better suited to families with one dog or couples with with 2 smaller dogs.
Pine Cottage has a large enclosed terrace and Small Barn and Little Haven also have enclosed outdoor areas.
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