Holidaymakers overlook a beautiful river and marvel at Wales’s imposing Cader Idris mountain from Vanner Farm, which has a well-equipped camping and caravan site and two delightful self-catering cottages for hire.
The accommodation overlooks the River Mawddach in the village of Llanelltyd, two miles from Dolgellau, six miles from the sea and eight from the popular seaside resort of Barmouth. It’s in the southern portion of Snowdonia National Park and even holds the picturesque ruins of the 12th century Cymer Abbey.
This is excellent countryside for outdoor activities. The Welsh Cycle Route runs through the farm to Coed y Brenin mountain bike centre and trails. Many people walk the nearby Precipice and Panorama routes.
The campsite, for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents, is open from April 1 to October 31. The newly converted cottages – listed buildings dating back to the 16th century – are available between March and November and are well equipped and cosy throughout.