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Experience the wildest scenery that Snowdonia has to offer
A 21,000 acre mountainous place, acquired in 1951 from the Penrhyn estate, includes the Cwm Idwal Nature Reserve renowned for its arctic alpine plants. There are eight tenant upland farms on this land, 9,000 peaks above 3,000 feet and the famous mountain Tryfan where Edmund Hilary trained for his ascent of Everest. The area is home to a variety of wildlife such as otters, water voles, feral ponies and rare birds such as dottrel and peregrine and the very rare Snowdon lily. The 100km of footpaths are popular with 500,000 walkers each year, and the bleak, photogenic, landscapes have proven popular with artists and painters. You'll find over 1,000 archaeological sites here including seven scheduled ancient monuments.
Stay with us - Dyffryn Mymbyr cottage
Just outside Capel Curig Dyfryn Mymbyr is a modified and restored 16th-century listed cottage with incredible views (including the Snowdon Horseshoe and Moel Siabod).
The cottage is located on a working upland farm, which is the setting of the iconic book 'I bought a Mountain' - a classic tale of life on an upland Welsh farm between the two world wars by Thomas Firbank.
Stay with us - Dyffryn Mymbyr Farm House
A restored Victorian farmhouse in an outstanding location in central Snowdonia. There are stunning mountain views from here including the Snowdon Horseshoe and Moel Siabod.
Built in the early 19th century as part of the Penrhyn Estate, the farmhouse is on a working upland farm and heated by an innovative and low carbon wood-pellet heating system.