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Bed & Breakfast

The Slate Shed at Graig Wen - Bed & Breakfast in Gwynedd

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Arthog, LL39 1YP, Gwynedd
Wales, United Kingdom

Sarah Heyworth

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+44 (0)1341 250482 (landline)

Wake to Snowdonia views, local eggs & sausages, then hike, climb, bike - a beautiful wild Welsh retreat. Camping & self-catering cottage too

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Sarah and conservationist John spent months travelling in a camper looking for their own special place and found this lovely old Welsh slate cutting mill... captivated by acres of wild woods and stunning views. You’ll feel at ease as soon as you step into their eclectic modern home with its reclaimed slate and wood, cosy wood-burners, books, games, snug bedrooms (one downstairs) and superb bathrooms. Breakfast communally on local eggs and sausages, honey from the mountainside, homemade bread and granola. Hike or bike the Mawddach Trail, climb Cadair Idris, wonder at the views... and John’s chocolate brownies.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Sarah Heyworth:

Local points of interest from
Sarah Heyworth:

  • There's direct access to the Mawddach Trail, 15km of disused railway line that's now a stunning waterside path ideal for walking or biking over the iconic bridge into Barmouth.
  • Nearby you can horse-ride across the local beach, mountain bike at Coed-y-Brenin or try white-water rafting.
  • Majestic Harlech Castle overlooks miles of sandy beach and steam railways include the train up Snowdon and the Ffestinniog railway.
  • Cadair Idris is a beautiful mountain on our doorstep which has both straightforward and more challenging routes.
  • The Italianate village of Portmeirion, famed for its role in cult 60s TV show The Prisoner, is truly unique and in a beautiful setting. Monthly Farmer's Market on third Sunday.
  • For the ride of a lifetime, the exhilarating Zip Lines across the slate quarries of Blaenau Ffestiniog are 30 minutes drive away. Also here in the slate caverns you can Bounce Below at the world's biggest subterranean trampoline!
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Our stay at The Slate Shed was all we’d hoped; a comfy room, delightful and informative host, delicious breakfast and we even had beautiful autumnal weather thrown in! We would thoroughly recommend a break here and wish we could stay throughout the year if only to watch the beautiful view as the seasons change. Lucy & Peter October 2017 "

Lucy - Chagford, United Kingdom

October 2017
"We enjoyed every minute here! We arrived at night and were greeted by the B&B fairy lights and a warm welcome from Sarah. Our bedroom was very comfortable and decorated with lovely colours. We liked all the little touches of the place, from the art on the walls to the chilled out music played at breakfast, and the views over the estuary are pretty special. They gave us recommendations for local walks in the area, some straight out from the end of their field. We've already decided we'll be back!"

Agnès - Bristol , United Kingdom

March 2017
"We had a very happy three nights staying in The Slate Shed. Lovely bedroom with amazing views, good shower room /bathroom. Excellent breakfast. Sarah and her lovely staff were very helpful with super recommendations of where to eat dinner...we could not have been happier or more relaxed..."

Carole - London, United Kingdom

August 2016
"Graig Wen is a special place. It is in a beautiful, peaceful location, our bedroom and shower room were comfortable and well thought out and the breakfasts were delicious and very generous. I would recommend this place without hesitation and hope to visit again in the future as we felt very much at home."


August 2015
"Wonderful find, we were made to feel very welcome on arrival. Our hosts were so helpful recommending places to eat and where to go. Our room was so comfortable with lots of thoughtful touches. Fabulous bathroom! The views from the terrace over the estuary are stunning."


June 2015

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  • 4 Doubles
  • , 1 Twin/double
Price:(i) £80 to£130 per night

Singles £65.

Special Offer: Discover the wild side of Wales - Book a break of 3 nights or more to enjoy a 5% discount on your stay (excluded July and August and bank holidays)

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends & in high season. Children over 10 welcome.


Packed lunch £6.50. Pub 5 miles.


Christmas, New Year, 5 November - 14 February.

Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

Dogs welcome in rooms & at breakfast. Advice on dog-friendly walks, beaches, places to eat & visit; doggie day care while guests take the train up Snowdon or visit Portmeirion.

Dog treats:

Treats, towels and throws for muddy paws, and wonderful walks from the doorstep.

Dog fee:

Dogs £10 per dog per stay. Max. 2.

Bringing your dog

Arthog, LL39 1YP, Gwynedd

B&B 4 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 80 to £ 130 per night
B&B 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) £ 80 to £ 130 per night

Sarah Heyworth

Visit website

+44 (0)1341 250482 (landline)