About Cae Gwyn
Situated in the Mountain Biking Mecca of North Wales, and with a MTB jumps line onsite exclusive for guests – Cae Gwyn (meaning ‘White Field’ in welsh) is a historic sheep farm in the heart of Snowdonia National Park with a farming history dating back over 200 years.
Cae Gwyn Farm can be found along the A470 between Dolgellau and Trawsfynydd overlooking the Rhinog Mountains. There are ample opportunities for days on the trails whether on bike or on foot – and you can round your day off with a session on the MTB jumps line.
Cae Gwyn is ideally situated within easy reach for a weekend or week-long getaways with Chester and Shrewsbury only 90 minutes away. Once you are here, we are only 20 minutes from Antur Stiniog MTB Centre, 30 minutes from Dyfi Bike Park and there are a whole load of forest trails in between. The coastal town of Barmouth, only 25 minutes away has the white sandy beach that runs for miles.
Cae Gwyn now has 3 large fields available for campers, a camping barn and the Hayloft, a self-contained converted barn that sleeps 8-10, as well as the newly installed ‘Jumps View’ Pod, sleeping up to 6 people.
When you are at Cae Gwyn, you will be blown away by the peace and tranquillity of a close to nature holiday. The surrounding land is still farmed for sheep, and the MTB jumps line provides some epic photo opportunities with the outstanding view of the Rhinogydd Mountains (Rhinogs) that provide the backdrop to your stay. The Rhinogs could be considered Snowdonia’s best kept secret offering true mountain wilderness. There are no easy roads in, but you can hike up there from the farm.
We are continually working to be as eco-friendly as possible and have a 4KW solar panel system, as well as using a wood pellet biomass boiler for heating and hot water.
Since reopening from the pandemic lockdowns and under new ownership, Cae Gwyn Farm Holidays has undergone some pretty major changes. The Hayloft Barn has had an entire renovation; geared at the outdoor enthusiast is now an extremely comfortable self-catering space for 8-10 people to base themselves for adventures in Snowdonia.
A dedicated and secure bike store has been installed on the field with secure points to lock your bike to. Our Kingud Sponsored bike wash area is always stocked to leave your bikes gleaming.
A field shelter has been installed on the top camping field, offering dry space with a long table in not so favourable weather conditions. Take a seat and see who you meet. There are also a number of picnic benches dotted around the camping fields for guests to use.
The office and reception area has also been renovated with some outside seating to allow for guests to enjoy the view as they wait to check in. Situated in the farmyard, to the left of the main road running through the farm as you come down the drive. Please park cars in the carpark first though and walk back to the office to check in.
Lastly, the Jumps View Pod is now ready for guests – located on arguably the most epic spot on the farm overlooking the MTB jumps line, the Pod sleeps up to 6 people.
The small team at Cae Gwyn Farm Holidays are here to help make your stay the most enjoyable it can be. If you’d like a firepit for the evening, have your request in before 7pm. If you just need advice on local knowledge, or a chat about mountain bikes or the best trails – pop along to the office and ask away! Staff are in green tees or grey hoodies and can be found either in the office or if you ring the office doorbell, will magically appear in hopefully only a few minutes!
Please note: We are Cae Gwyn next to Coed y Brenin trail centre not the Cae Gwyn at the base of Snowdon. We are close to Snowdon, but not at the base. See maps above for location.