The Area

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We are very fortunate to be positioned in The Snowdonia National Park. This magnificent location offers a wide range of activities for all ages and all abilities. The area is also steeped in history and Welsh heritage, with a wealth of wonderful places to visit all year round.


The Snowdonia National Park is the perfect location that offers a wide variety of walks and climbs to suit all abilities.Following the old railway line from Dolgellau along the Mawddach Estuary is truly stunning. For those who a little more adventurous the peak of Cader Idris provides an excellent climb.For more on walks see


We are in easy reach of some breathtaking coastline featuring some of the best beaches in wales.The Lleyn Peninsula from running from Barmouth at the mouth of the Mawddach estuary has miles of long sandy beaches.Further south lies the picturesque seaside village of Aberdovey.For more on beaches see

Mountain Biking

Ty Derw is not far from Coed Y Brenin Mountainbiking Centre. It was the first dedicated trail centre in the UK, and is still the largest.We offer a bike lock up and cleaning facility on site.One of the sports premier locations, Coed Y Brenein offers a wide range of trails that suit families experts and novices.7 single-track trail cover 140m.For more on Mountain Biking see

Water Sports

With a coastline that provides plenty of good surfing locations, clean rivers and lakes that offer white water thrills and relaxing journeys, the area is truly diverse in terms of water activity.For more on canoeing see

Bird Watching and Wildlife

The Dyfi Valley is home to a number of important species including the Osprey and Red Kite. Back in 2011, for the first time in over 400 years, Ospreys bred in the Dyfi valley on the Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve site.For more on bird watching see


For those passing through the area we offer the perfect stopover location with secure off road parking we can cater for all vehicles and other modes of transport.For more see National Parks


We are well located for a number of excellent championship courses, Harlech’s Royal St Davids is a well renowned tough par 69. Aberdovey is also a superb links course.Borth is a very challenging links course, with Dolgellau and Machynlleth Offering excellent 9 Hole options.For more on golf see

Steam Railways

The area features a number of historical steam railways.They offer a wonderful opportunity to experience the landscape from a unique vantage point.Talyllyn Railway, Corris Railway and Fairbourne Miniature Railway are all within reach of Ty Derw.For more on Railways see


The coast is home to some magnificent castles and ruins, Harlech Castle in particular is a stunning Edwardian medieval fortress dating back to the 13th century. More sites can be found at Aberdyfi and Criccieth.For more on Wale’s heritage sites see

Field Sports

Ty Derw is on the doorstep of one of the finest shoots in the UK.The Brigands Estate is part of Bettws Hall and provides first class game shooting. There is also the option of shooting clays at the Dovey Valley Shooting ground in Machynlleth.For more information see or