Gwynedd - Arthog
Arthog is a village, post town and community in the Meirionnydd
area in Wales. It is located on the A493, approximately 8 miles (13
km) west of Dolgellau, and has a population of 1,010.
It is well known for its outdoor activity centres and the nearby
Llynnau Cregennen (Cregennen lakes). The Arthog Outdoor Education
Centre is owned by Telford and Wrekin Council and is primarily used
in term-time by schools from the Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin
Local Education Authorities. The other outdoor activity centre, Min
Y Don, has been family owned and run since the 1950s. They too are
primarily used in term-time by schools from the Midlands, but are
also heavily involved with local community work too.
In 1894, Solomon Andrews, a Cardiff entrepreneur, bought land
overlooking theMawddach estuary. On the site he completed Mawddach
Crescent in 1902. The row of terraced properties was the start of a
purpose-built holiday resort he intended for the area. However the
planned development went no further because the surrounding land
proved unsuitable for urban planning. During the Second World War,
the Royal Marines commandeered Mawddach Crescent. It became known as
Iceland Camp. The marines also built huts on nearby Fegla Fawr, the
foundation bases can still be seen between the trees above the
Tel: 020 8269 2806 / 07831 150170
Cyfannedd Fach is a 250 year old stone mountain cottage situated
within the Snowdonia National Park, near Arthog (seven miles from
Dolgellau) in the part of Gwynedd that was formerly Merionethshire.
It stands on its own, 700 feet above the sea in the western
foothills of Cader Idris, half a mile from the nearest inhabited
house. From just behind the cottage there are magnificent views of
the Mawddach estuary, Barmouth and the North Wales coast - the Lleyn
Peninsula and Bardsey island. The cottage is about half an hour's
drive from Dolgellau along the mountain road past the Creggennen
lakes - seven miles and about nine gates.
Cyfannedd Fach is a remote and romantic haven from which it is
possible to have a wonderful holiday even when the weather is poor.
There are lots of activities and places to visit within a modest
drive of the place. There are a large number of excellent pubs and
attractive eating places in the neighbourhood and, of course, the
cottage is a remarkable centre for a walking or for a beach holiday.
We are proud to be able to say that the visitors' books which
stretch back over almost fifty years attest to the large number of
people who have come to visit Cyfannedd Fach on an almost annual
basis because they have become so fond of the place and the
enjoyable times it affords.
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