Your PET friendly accommodation.
Safe bike storage.
Look in ‘Features’ for information about ‘Cedar Creek’ garden railway.
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‘Fron Oleu’ means ‘light on the hill’ and the late afternoon sun bathes the fields and garden in a beautiful golden glow. ‘Trawsfynydd’ means ‘across the mountains’. Whichever way you travel, the road rises as it threads its way to Trawsfynydd, which is set on a hill six hundred feet above sea level and is completely encircled by the glorious mountain ranges of Snowdonia. The name was given to the village by the Romans.
“Light on the hill, across the mountains”
Trawsfynydd has been an important resting place for travellers since the
Bronze Age when, due to its proximity to the ancient trading route, travellers
to and from Ireland came en-route to Wiltshire which, in those days, was the
cultural centre of Britain. The many cairns, megaliths, roundhouses and hut
enclosures in the area provide evidence of prehistoric settlements while three
miles north of the village, at Tomen y Mur, Roman remains can be seen.
Location and background:
FRON OLEU FARM at Trawsfynydd lies mid-way between Porthmadog and Dolgellau, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. It was once the home of the village corn miller and dates back to the early seventeen hundreds. It is central for attractions, convenient for mountain bikers - only a few minutes north of Coed y Brenin visitor centre and bike trails - and has safe bike storage. Our llamas and small animals keep everyone entertained, our chickens provide us with free range eggs for breakfast, and our garden railway is a great favourite with our guests.
We sleep 19 people in three double rooms, two twin rooms and two family rooms (one with a wet room – suitable for wheelchair users – and the other one with two bedrooms). We have ample car parking in the courtyard. Our guest rooms, which are well heated, are all on the ground floor. Each room has its own TV, hospitality tray and en-suite bath or shower room. Individual front doors allow freedom of access, without disturbing other guests, so late arrivals are no problem. It’s also useful if the dog needs to go out in the middle of the night!
Full Welsh breakfast is served in the farmhouse between 8a.m. and 9a.m. Guests who wish to be away earlier than this are welcome to have a tray in their room with a toaster, bread, butter, jam, marmalade, orange juice, cereals, milk and a piece of fruit.Fresh milk is available for tea and coffee in your room. Please ask at the farmhouse.
The accommodation is in the old
stables and haybarn, which provide seven pretty
cottage-style bedrooms, with names chosen to reflect their décor.
The farm has been a B & B for nearly 40 years and the present owners, Penny Osborne and Margaret Roberts, have been here for sixteen years. An on-going programme of development and refurbishment means our guests are never quite sure what they will find when they next return!