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You'll find this fantastic collection of tents hidden in an orchard behind the old farmhouse, with fantastic views across to Snowdon and a fantastic selection of coastal paths, cycle tracks and nature reserves at your doorstep.

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Rooms: Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed
Price:

from £291

Meals: Self catering, hampers and home cooked meals available to pre-order
Open: March to October
Address: Glanmor Isaf Farm, Talybont, North Wales,
Tel: 01420 80804
 

Why we've chosen Glanmor Isaf Farm

You’re guaranteed a warm, Welsh-speaking welcome at Glanmor Isaf – in fact we were very pleased when one of our past guests commented that “the family here do everything to make your stay a happy one, from coming to find you when a lamb is being born to encouraging you to watch them shear the sheep and even trim their toenails!” And we do pride ourselves on our hospitality. Our tents are buried away in a cosy orchard behind the 150-year-old farmhouse, with stunning views back across to Snowdon and its slopes, where the farm’s sheep and cattle are grazed.

This is wild Britain at its finest – mountain biking, climbing, vigorous walking and a private pebble beach that is both a nature reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, stacked with cockles and mussels for your campfire. Your neighbours live in Penrhyn Castle; stray just a little further afield and you’re at the crenellations of Caernarfon and the sandy beaches of Anglesey. We’ve farmed here for four generations and are certified organic for Welsh Black cattle, hardy mountain sheep, pigs and chickens. Lambing is a particular early season attraction here too.

Owen & Elin Pritchard

Greentraveller's Insight: The Feather Down Tents
Each tent is big enough for up to six people – a maximum of five adults and one child up to 12 years old. Cooking & heating is provided by a cosy wood-burning stove (one crate of firewood is provided per day). There's also an ample living area (45 square metres), which includes a flushing toilet and spacious, comfortable beds. Each tent includes bed and kitchen linen, plus the tent’s kitchen has cold running water and there are hot showers on site. 

Highlights:

  • Lambing in Spring
  • Traditional, Welsh-speaking farm
  • Two minute walk to the sea
  • Good base for exploring Snowdon

Why is this a greener holiday?

To truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the nearest train station is Bangor (Gwynedd), and from there it’s just a short taxi ride to the farm, see: www.traintaxi.co.uk. Onsite the accommodation is very low impact, as the tents are effectively off-grid. There is no electricity and lighting is by candle. Heating and cooking is done on a wood-burning stove. The hot tubs are also wood burning. Much of the produce in the honesty shops is local sourced, either from the farm or other nearby suppliers. To avoid use of additional transport for the duration of their holiday, there is a wide range of low impact family activities on-site and in the surrounding area, including the North Wales Coastal Path to explore along the beach and the North Wales Cycle Track (only a mile away), great places to discover on bike or on foot.

Top eco features at Glanmor Isaf Farm

 
  • The tents are off-grid

  • A wood-burning stove for heating and cooking

  • Locally produced food available in honesty shops

  • A wide range of lwo impact family activities to enjoy on site

 

Location

Glanmor Isaf Farm, Feather Down Farm, Talybont, Wales
Nearest train station: Bangor (Gwynedd) Rail Station‎

Directions from station:
Nearest train station is at Bangor - for taxis see www.traintaxi.co.uk

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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