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Idris Pop-Up Yurt

At Graig Wen

Graig Wen Campsite, Arthog, Nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL39 1YP

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Pet Friendly

  • Bed Linen Not Included
This yurt pops up in the winter months providing a great place to hunker down after a day out exploring Snowdonia National Park.

  • Cosy winter glamping with a wood-burning stove, sheepskins and Welsh tapestry blankets
  • Simple outdoor covered camp kitchen with cooking equipment provided
  • Mountain biking and walking are on the yurt-step with zip wires close by

This information was supplied by Graig Wen

Idris is one of our two pop-up glamping yurts in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. Idris sleeps up to 4 people and is the pop-up yurt to book if you fancy some wild glamping or winter glamping.

Winter glamping

From the start of October until the end of April Idris is sited close to the hot showers, loos and conveniences of the top site along with a few camper vans and caravans.  You can park by the yurt in its winter location and check in time is flexible. Idris has additional insulation and a new wooden front door to help keep in the warmth from the woodburner and radiator. Winter glampers benefit from electricity to boil a kettle and for additional heating and lighting. Whether it’s cold and crisp or wet and wild outside, come properly prepared and you’ll be warm and cosy by the woodburner after some walking, biking, zip- lining or star-gazing.

What’s a Pop-up yurt?

Our pop-up yurts are so called because they move to different locations around the site depending on the season. Unlike our more traditional hand-crafted yurts, the pop-up yurts are made of modern materials which are easy to move but still robust and fully waterproof.

Idris is named after the giant said to be so large that his throne is the summit of one of Wales’ most iconic mountains – Cader Idris (meaning the throne of Idris), which overlooks Dolgellau.

What’s in the yurt?

Idris comes kitted out with a proper double bed with a quality extra thick mattress and two single sofa beds.  Stay cosy inside by the wood burning stove or star-gaze outside around a fire-pit. The yurt is on a beautiful wooden base made by local craftsman Dan and there is bespoke furniture, floor rugs, and warm Welsh tapestry blankets and sheep skins on the beds.

A simple covered camp kitchen right outside the yurt provides a 2 ring camping gas stove and all the cooking equipment, plates, cutlery etc you will need. You can also BBQ on the fire-bowl – we recommend trying Sausage Sue’s burgers and bangers available from our small shop! Relax over a local craft ale at the picnic bench lit by twinkling fairy lights.  From May until October, Idris is off grid, so there is simple solar lighting and we provide you with a lantern – we are in Snowdonia National Park Dark Skies Reserve so you’ll need it to find your way to the loo at night! We are happy to recharge phones etc for you in reception, and there is also a wifi point for those who don’t want to switch off completely!

Just bring your own double bedding or sleeping bags, towels and food and enjoy a very special corner of Snowdonia National Park…

Wild glamping

From May 2019 Idris pops-up in a wild corner of our lower tent camping fields until late September. In the wild location you camp in a secret, private area with your own camp fire, huge old oak trees and views up the valley. You will truly experience deep peace and tranquility here with birdsong your only soundtrack.

There is a clean and airy eco-loo a few steps away. Please be aware that this pitch is secluded and the camp site showers are a fairly steep 5 – 10 minute walk from the yurt. For this reason we recommend wild glamping in Idris is suitable for adults and older children seeking an active, wild adventure. Dogs on leads are welcome too. If you prefer a little more luxury closer to the washing facilities then Glamping in the Glade might suit you better.

Guests booking wild glamping are given a lift from the car parking area with their kit to the pitch if they arrive between 2 and 4pm. Outside of these times wheelbarrows are provided to take your stuff across the meadows. PLEASE NOTE LAST CHECK IN FOR SUMMER GLAMPING IS 6.45PM due to the remote and wild location of Idris. We will not accept any arrivals for Idris after dusk – please plan accordingly or you will be asked to arrive the next morning.

Travelling light

The pop-up yurt is perfect if you fancy travelling light and trying a car-free holiday. It’s easy to get to Graig Wen and get around on public transport. Bike hire is available on site or locally (we just have 2 adult bikes for hire) and we can arrange to collect you from the local train station at Morfa Mawddach. You can pre-order a breakfast hamper or freshly baked croissants.

About Graig Wen

Succumb to the tranquil hills of Graig Wen. Smart, sustainable and quite simply, lush.

Our self catering holiday accommodation in Snowdonia National Park, near Barmouth and Dolgellau, North Wales is in an exceptional location. Overlooking the Mawddach Estuary, one of the most beautiful in Wales, the views are breathtaking. Step straight onto the scenic Mawddach cycle Trail from our camping field. The mountains are all around, with sandy beaches, castles, steam trains, zip lines and bike trails close by. Whether you prefer a cottage, cosy yurt or sleeping under the stars, Graig Wen offers you a range of quality accommodation.

Our small, tranquil campsite has direct access to the beautiful Mawddach Estuary. There’s a sheltered area with electric hook ups for 10 vans or smaller tents near the showers and our holiday cottages. If you really want to get away from it all, go wild and pitch your tent down near the estuary to star gaze around a camp fire. Dogs on leads welcome.

For family glamping adventures and romantic retreats you can also hideaway in one of our four pet-friendly yurts. You’ll be blown away by the views, scenery and seclusion…but have a bit of comfort too!

In recent years we are proud to have featured in The Guardian’s 10 Best Glamp sites, The Times' Coolest Places to Camp, The Independent’s 10 Best Luxury Coast Camp sites, as well as Country Living Magazine and many more.

Glamping Site Facilities

Test your animal-spotting skills – owls, nightjars, glow-worms, badgers and kingfishers are all in residence here. There are a couple of ropeswings, plenty of trees to climb, occasional wildlife walks and bikes to hire. In the car-free lower field you must park a few hundred meters away. Drop off service available 2 - 4pm and on morning of check out. Wheelbarrows provided to move your kit. 2 new unisex showers on lower tent camping fields plus more on the upper touring van site and one just for glampers. Electric hook-ups (£3.50 per night). Campfires allowed on lower fields and communal camp fire for touring site (bag of logs £5). Hire cruiser bikes on site (£20) or at Dolgellau Cycles (0044 1341 423332) call for prices.

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