You can find out more about us on our web page CAERAU-GARDENS  Additional bits and pieces have been added to the Adventure Playground and the Gardens. Admission free of charge to Hovel visitors!!

We seem to have places to suit most! The Pigsty has a Sauna and is ideal for couples. Tyn Llyn, again for 2 but totally remote and basic and then the 2 farmhouses, Caerau Isaf and Tai Isaf

If you are staying in The Hovel you can not only enjoy our lovely gardens straight from your door but you can also receive a 10% discount from the cafe at the Leisure Centre in Bala (see Tegid Cafe on Tripadvisor) and also in the Caffi Madog in the Leisure Centre in Porthmadog.

Although the Hovel is self catered you don't actually have to cook a single meal. The cafe is open from Easter until October but we also do freezer meals. Toby's cooking is extremely popular.


23rd August 2013
One word to sum this whole place up-PARADISE! The cottage is georgeous and made even more cozy with Dill and Polly(dogs) visiting, then curling up (Dill on beanbag!) and falling asleep while watching one of the DVDs on Big Screen!
Dill and Polly are such lovely characters" Dill loves playing ball-but also randomly running off with yours shoe! Polly loves the attention and both will become firm walking companions as you explore the gardens. Note: they love the muddy pool!
Stephanie and Toby are great hosts-(the breakfast bap is gorgeous and well worth a break) so much work has gone into this place and it is so special!
Highlights: Gardens trampoline,swing,woodland area, Doggy friends/tour guides, the lake the STUNNING views! Hosts and the beautiful starry sky on our last night!
Will Definately be back! Going to miss this place big time!
Many thanks Strph,Toby Dill and Polly

Once again we have had a fantastic time here. We love the "Hovel" and all the amazing views and garden that surround it.

We visited Chester Zoo and Pistyll Rhyader sp? Falls and highly recommend them.

Toby and Stephanie have been excellent hosts and we have enjoyed Toby's cooking.

This has been our second visit and I am sure we will return.

Thank-you Toby and Stephanie for a wonderful time.

Nicky and James

We have had a wonderful stay at the Hovel.  The views are amazing and the gardens are beautiful.  Such an ideal location to get away from it all and relax.  The Lake is tranquil and great for walking, as well as using the equipment- we highly recommend the Kayak and rowing boat at sunset... but the water is cold if you start to sink yourselves!

As well as the great location and land we ventured to the Pistyll Rhyadr waterfall- a lovely walk and spectacular views. We also slogged our way up Snowdon-we recommend the Miners Track over the Pyg Track..! But it was a great achievement and a good (though tiring!)day out.

Overall we have had a fabulous time in Wales, and Toby and Stephanie have been brilliant hosts.

We hope to come again next year. Thank-you.

Clare and David

We've had a lovely stay here-very much worth the drive! Beautiful views and surrounding gardens-we'll be back next year to fully appreciate them!

We walked around Beddgelert and then up Snowdon which was amazing, we both survived scrambling over the rocks and an accepted Marriage proposal!

Thank-you for a very warm welcome and a lovely stay, we'll see you next year for an extended weekend!

Sam and Scott xx

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