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“Ideallic setup for outdoor lovers” 5 of 5 stars
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Bronaber, Trawsfynydd, Snowdonia National Park LL41 4YE, Wales   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Trawsfynydd B&B and Inns
Penrith, United Kingdom
1 review
“Ideallic setup for outdoor lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Stumbled upon this campsite by accident and were delighted at the facilities, view, hot showers, dog friendliness, and the welcoming reception by Dave and Sue. Perfect after some muddy mountain biking. Superb pub up the road within walking distance, great food and ale, friendly landlord even gave us a life back to the campsite! We'll be back. Thanks for the eggs! Bex, LJ and Lily.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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chester
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

I arrived early to dep[osit our bags in the B&B accomodation, Sue was most helpful, and pointed out the various interesting views in the distance. Our rooms were comfortable, but the bathrooms like lots of other B&B's had the tiniest sink with shelf fixed just above it so it was almost impossible to wash your face without depositing copious amounts of water on the floor below, worse than useless. The wi-fi was available in the farmyard or near to the B&B door, who is going to stand outside with a laptop or an Ipad, the wi-fi was not available by the front door either, and as it was raining you couldn't go out into the farmyard anyway, misleading methinks.. Sue made us very welcome and provided a lovely breakfast. It was a good experience with the above exceptions.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

Accomodation:
Ask to book the shed (imagine however a large summer house) but is ideal if you firstly cant get in the B+B because its booked out, or if you just want a break from rain soaked camping and need four walls and a roof. You will need you sleeping bag, cooker ect from camping however but it does provide a really warm, sheltered, stay.

Location:
1 mile up the road from the mountain biking - perfect!!

Owner:
David - friendly, helpful, relaxed and always happy to help in anyway he can.

Price:
£10 per night

Improvements:
Still a few issues with the plumbing but david is very hands on and was fixing this as we left

Overall:
Ideal for campers, couples, who are wanting some serious moutain biking and shelter.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, UK
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27 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

Arriving late here as we drove from London, at about 11pm, wasn't a problem - just ring ahead first if you do. The welcome was just as bubbly and enthusiastic on our previous visit. The rooms are decorated to a high standard, separate from the main house, so guests have the B&B barn to themselves. This does require a certain amount of consideration as the soundproofing isn't great, and if you do have noisy neighbours you'll have to tell them as much! There is a small LCD TV in each room with ipod/iphone dock, though the freeview channels are limited by the signal you can get. Very good quality teas/coffees and biscuits also (re)appear in your room every day if you have used them!

Some may not like the fact that there is no cooked breakfast (only a cereal/toast/croissant continental), however since the mountain biking centre a mile down the road offers it and you're probably here for biking (?) that's not a problem. Even if you're not biking it's worth the trip! A secure, padlocked bike shed provides security for your bike.

There is a lounge area for use of the residents, with sofa and tv, however the same thing applies about the noise - don't go on too late! Sue is very helpful and will provide lots of advice on where to eat or buy supplies. Quite a few magazines (including Singletrack) and other leaflets or even discounts for local eateries can be found in the lobby area.

All in all it's a thumbs up and we'll be going back (for the third time!).

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derbyshire
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

We had the pleasure of staying at the site a total of 3 nights at the end of last month. It was an enjoyable weekend, the facilities at the site were great with warm, clean showers and toilets, equipped with a number of shower gels and shampoos incase anybody forgot theirs. The use of a fridge,freezer, kettle and microwave was also very useful!
The Hills were very friendly and helpful hosts, giving us directions when we got lost on our arrival on the first evening, and recommending places to eat and things to do in the area. They also had lists of nearby supermarkets and their distances from the site on a noticeboard which was very informative.
The site was a good size with room for lots of tents, as a party of 6 occupying 3 varying sizes of tents we had plenty of room and were left to get on with it and enjoy our trip.
The location of the site was great, the views we woke up to in the morning were breath-taking. The only downside was that the site is located next to a main road which means there was a bit of road traffic noise throughout the evening.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cae Gwyn and would totally stay there again..the only advice I would say is a) the midges were a nightmare and my partner was bitten all over, as it was beautiful weather we wanted to sit out in the evening and drink and BBQ but were unable to as the midges literally swarmed on us between 6pm-11:30pm, so make sure you take tons of insect repellent and citronella candles. b) do eat at the Rhiw Goch Inn as the food is good and it is within easy reach in the car - but don't make our mistake and walk there thinking it is a short walk as it isn't haha! c) enjoy Del the hardworking sheepdog - she's a right little character :)
All in all a thoroughly enjoyable experience with lots of great places to visit within easy reach, don't miss Barmouth, Harlech and Portmeirion!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

Sue and Dave are the kindest, most helpful and understanding hosts. 2 of us arrived with a broken car window, which Dave patched up within 3 minutes...just before it started raining. Our room was lovely as was Sue's welcome. A very low key, relaxed atmosphere staying here, even though lots of other mountain bikers and walkers were in residence. Fantastic scenery and we felt very at home. Our room was lovely - and thanks so much for making it into a twin - and for making up the beds and tidying up after us. Dave and Sue met my subsequent numerous annoying requests with great patience and skill. Thanks to Sue for a lovely stay and to Dave for fixing Ingrid (the car) , the loan of your bolt cutters and for all your help with the tow-bar bike rack. Next time i come to North Wales I will be staying with you guys again if you have space. Thanks so much, MTFBWY. Dave
(The pub ferrying service is awesome by the way. )

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

We first stayed at Cae Gwyn in the autumn 2010 and from the moment we arrived we felt welcome and at home. Sue , Dave and there entourage of farm animals (especially "Wibbly" the sheep who thinks he's a dog) went out of their way to make us feel at home and relaxed at their perfect farmhouse B & B. We used Cae Gwyn for the base of our mountain biking weekend at Coed Y Brennin 5 mins down the road (also only half hour from Penmachno trails). Cae Gwyn is very well set up for mountain bikers with locked bike storage, bike wash and laundry facilities etc etc. We returned again in March 2011 and had another excellent stay. We wouldn't want to stay anywhere else 10/10.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Bronaber, Trawsfynydd, Snowdonia National Park LL41 4YE, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Trawsfynydd
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Trawsfynydd
Number of rooms: 4
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