Little Haven at Graig Wen

Arthog, Gwynedd
+44 (0)1341 250482
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You’re in Snowdonia National Park: cycle, hike, swim, climb & trampoline to your heart’s content. Come home to comfort, warmth, grand views


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Come for the great outdoors and stunning views: mighty Cadair Idris looms behind you, the wide Mawddach estuary sweeps in front. You’re off the main road in one of four Victorian slate mill cottages, now converted into warm and comfortable holiday homes. Cheerful Sarah, who runs a thriving B&B next door, greets you, and can organise for local fresh veg to be delivered if you’d like, and she will cook you breakfast at her house if there is room! Families will be happy here with sociable outdoor spaces, bonfires and barbecues in the summer, but couples will enjoy it too – from your large and light sitting room you have a gorgeous view, a comfy sofa, Welsh blankets and calming colours (seekers of quirk must go elsewhere). Cooks will approve of the kitchen – neat as a pin and with all you need. Upstairs are two bedrooms, both with attractive blankets and dreamy views; the bathroom, with proper bath for aching limbs, is spotless. A small courtyard garden at the front is a grand spot for a sundowner, Sarah is on hand for any advice and you really do have a vast playground around you: woods, walks, cycling, watery stuff, castles, mountains and more.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season.
1 November - 30 November.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Fresh veg delivery available. Pub 5 miles.


Nightly price
from £65
Weekly price
from £500
1 Cottage for 4
From £654 beds2 bedrooms


what a splendid place to stay. Beautiful views and so much to do - hills, sea, and narrow gauge railways. And the camping looks superb too.

John, Wendover

Cosy, comfortable, well equipped, and exceptionally clean cottage in a jaw- dropping, pinch yourself, magical location. It’s so good you almost don’t want anyone to know!!!

Louise, Suffolk

This sympathetically converted slate shed offers stunning views of an ever changing spectacular landscape. The seclusion and privacy made it a great location for drawing and painting. A variety of walks were possible from the door; coastal, woodland and moorland.

Colette, Palluau-sur-Indre France

Really enjoyed our visit despite 2 dreadful days weather. Little Haven is in a lovely portion overlooking the estuary and well placed for walking, cycling and sight seeing. The accommodation is both very clean and comfortable. We would have no hesitation in booking again.

Paul, Bristol

Pleasant cottage with stunning views over the Mawddach estuary and a nice sheltered spot for bbqing etc. Our hosts were very accommodating and helpful when we had a slight glitch with the heating and sorted us out almost immediately! The site has good access to the very attractive market town of Dolgellau and to Barmouth too.we found some great bike trials nearby and the Lakes of Cregennan are a must visit. Thanks for our stay.

Andrew, Abersoch

We were very comfortable in the house. We loved the views from every window, in fact it has the best view of any house we have stayed in in the UK!

The Foad Family, Bristol

“Another amazing week at Graig Wen and the perfect way to celebrate New Year. Our second stay at Little Haven and it won’t be our last!” Susan and family, Holbeach

Susan (and family), Holbeach

What a wonderful peaceful place. Just as fabulous as at our friend's wedding here - they chose well. We were made so welcome, including Xmas decorations. The walks were excellent. Thank you.


This is our fourth stay in Little Haven and we never get tired of the views! Thanks again for a lovely and comfortable time! Hope to see you soon.

Sue, Llandaff

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sarah Heyworth

  • Direct access to exceptionally scenic Mawddach Trail linking seaside Barmouth and historic Dolgellau. Walk or cycle along the flat waterside Mawddach Trail and over the iconic railway viaduct to Barmouth.
  • It's hard to miss the owls, house-martins and other birds right outside the door, but there's also 2 RSPB reserves within walking distance. In late spring and summer visit two Osprey breeding centres within 45 minutes drive.
  • There's a safe sandy beach within 5 minutes drive which is family and dog friendly. You can even go horse-riding on the beach too for fabulous estuary views.
  • Cadair Idris is a spectucular mountain on the doorstep and far quieter than Mount Snowdon which is an hours drive. Many walks for all abilities close by including the Mawddach Trail as featured on BBC TV's "Railway Walks"
  • Harlech Castle, the beautiful Italianate village of Portmerion, the Centre for Alternative Technology, and 4 steam railways including the famous Ffestiniog Railway are all within 45 minutes drive or less.
  • The attractive traditonal market town of Dolgellau is just 5 miles away, with its host of independent shops, cafes, delis and excellent places to eat out. You'll hear the Welsh language spoken here and will find a very warm welcome.