Careiau Esgid Lodge

A family-friendly, holiday home in Wales, with a hot tub, shared pool and games room
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  • Ideal for Families or couples
  • Situated by Snowdonia National Park
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Garden with patio and barbecue
  • Private outdoor hot tub
  • Shared heated pool, mini-golf and games room
  • Wifi
  • TV, DVD player, PlayStation 4, books, games and DVDs

Careiau Esgid Lodge is a family-friendly, holiday home in Wales, with a hot tub, shared pool, mini golf and games room. Located on the fringes of Snowdonia National Park, it also makes an exceptionally scenic and strategic base for exploring this spectacular area of Wales.


Comfortably sleeping up to 5 guests if rented alone, or 10 guests together with neighbouring Pen y Cwm, Careiau Esgid is ideal for a family group. Well-equipped and spacious inside and out, there is always a fun activity to try.


Outside is a mini-golf course and heated pool for warm sunny days together out in the open. A private hot tub awaits for a luxurious soak after exploring the mountains. A barbecue is on hand for relaxed meals outside.


Inside, you’ll find family games, DVDs and a PlayStation in the open plan living area. Here you can prepare meals in the kitchen and unwind in comfort in the cosy sitting room.


A few steps from your lodge is a games room equipped with a table tennis table, darts board and snooker table, so perfect for family tournaments. Listen to your own music here too on the blue tooth speaker.


There is also a handy laundry room next door, as well as a chilled beer fridge and a set of golf clubs to use outside.


Careiau Esgid means ‘boot laces’ in Welsh, an indication of why most guests love it here. For active families who adore exploring the mountains on foot or by bike, it is an exceptional location.

  • Living room, kitchen and dining area with TV, PlayStation, DVD player, books, games and DVDs. Electric heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, slimline dishwasher.
  • Triple bedroom bunk bed, with a double bed below and single above.
  • Double bedroom with king-size bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower and wc. It is en-suite bathroom to the double bedroom, with Jack and Jill access for other guests.
  • Patio area with furniture, hot tub and barbecue.
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars.
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool (shared) and open from mid-April until the end of September.
  • 18 hole mini-golf course (shared) and driving net
  • Boules pitch (shared)
  • Games room (shared) with football goals and a wendy house.
  • Laundry room (shared)
  • Careiau Esgid Lodge can be booked with Pen y Cwm, sleeping 10 people.
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • Towels and linen included in rent
  • The bunk room is a partitioned area off the main living room, please note the walls do not fully reach the ceiling as shown in the photo.
  • This property is located in a quiet hamlet with neighbours, so no loud parties or adult groups are allowed. It is best suited to families and couples

Careiau Esgid Lodge and Pen y Cwm Cottage are located in a quiet hamlet near the village of Corris. It is 6 miles from Machynlleth and 15 miles from Aberdovey.


The hamlet is within easy reach is Cader Idris, one of the most southerly high mountains in the UK. It has stunning walking trails and wildlife in abundance, while Aran Fawddwy is also worth a climb for its magnificent, scenic views from the top.


Corris is a traditional Welsh village which stands directly on the edge of the southern part of the Snowdonia National Park. Situated on the banks of the River Dulas and overlooking the wooded slopes of the Dovey Forest, this old slate quarrying village is perfect for mountain biking enthusiasts.


The village has a pub and is directly opposite the well-known mountain biking Cli-machX run, as well as the famous Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Bike Centre being nearby. The village also offers the historic Corris narrow gauge railway, an excellent craft centre, the Corris slate mining Explorer’s centre and the exciting King Arthur’s Labyrinth Underground Experience, along with interesting local walks.


Discover The Tarrens, probably the best ridge walk in Wales as well as the wonderful mountains of Cader Idris and Aran Fawddwy which are both close by.


Enjoy a good day out on the Tal-y-Llyn Railway and at the delightful harbour village of Aberdovey with its variety of pubs and restaurants, lovely sandy beach and golf course.


The bustling town of Barmouth is about a half hour drive away which has a sandy beach, a good range of shops, pubs and amusement arcades. Fairbourne, a quaint seaside village, is just across the estuary where you can wander along the 2 mile sandy beach or enjoy pony trekking in beautiful surroundings.


For more adventure and adrenaline, head slightly further afield to Lake Bala for white water rafting; or to The Slate Caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog which offers a breath-taking zip wire, cavern adventures and Bounce Below, a fantastic underground playground.

Absolutely loved our stay here!!

Such a fab location
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We had a wonderful week here, the surrounding scenery is absolutely beautiful. There was everything we needed in the property, which was well maintained and had some great eclectic furnishings. Katie was really responsive when we had a query and got things sorted right away. There is so much to do without having to leave the property - my husband and son even enjoyed the pool even though it was only 9 degrees outside! We enjoyed the games room, mini golf and pétanque. The views from the hot tub were just fabulous. We were so lucky with the weather and this meant we saw lots of planes flying the Mach loop which was the highlight! The best place to see them going over is up in the field just through the gate behind the cottage. We did some lovely walks - the precipice walk was fab and had a couple of nice meals at the very friendly cross foxes pub up the road. Thank you so much, we would definitely stay again and will be recommending to our friends.
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We had an amazing stay here. The lodge is exactly as it looks in photos and very well equipped with anything you could need. The views are lovely and the jets flying over was an added bonus. Lots of activities to do on site and all the facilities are well maintained. Katie was a great host and the groundsman was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and would stay here again for sure.
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Fantastic place to stay!! so much to see and do and the views are amazing, we had the added bonus of having a few planes do a fly over which was great to witness. didn't manage to use the swimming pool but definitely would do if it was a little warmer, couldn't fault anything really will be looking to rebook in the warmer months 😁
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Excellent cottage, so much to do on site whether rain or shine. The place is so well equipped and Alan the grounds man is very helpful. Katie is fantastic at communication and making sure you have everything you need. The views are stunning and lots of great walks to do in the area. Highly recommend.
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We had a great stay for Easter- the hosts were very responsive and communication was great. We loved all the facilities and it was a great location, we hope to return in the future.
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Fantastic property. Has everything you need. Gorgeous views and surroundings. We all loved the games room and pool. Thank you for a great stay 😊
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This lodge is really stunning and very comfortable to stay. The facilities are amazing! Swimming pool, Games room, Crazy golf surrounded by beautiful wild flowers and so on. There are so many things to do indoor and outdoor. Or just relax sitting on the tea pot bench. Very good location.
Katie (the host) and a house keeper are friendly and very helpful.
We really had a fantastic holiday and will definitely come back again. Highly recommend this place.
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Great stay. Booked alongside the other cottage for a family holiday. Pool was a true highlight - swimming surrounded by beautiful views. Bedrooms had skylights to enjoy the night sky. Games room was useful for when the weather turned but generally great fun. Well explained instructions and suggestions of things to do. My parents who are in their 70s stayed and the fact it was all on one level and closer to the games room, pool and golf was handy. Would recommend - both cottages had their own perks so not sure I could pick my favourite. Fantastic stay thank you.
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This space is a real gem. So much to do around the house for rainy days (or sunny days) and plenty of exploring to be done in the surrounding areas. The house is well equipped and immaculately clean and the golf was so fun! We got good use out of the pool and hottub too and everything is perfectly maintained. I would highly recommend this space to a wide range of booking types and it was ideal for our family of four including a 3 y/o and a 6 m/o.
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An absolutely lovely lodge in a STUNNING location. I felt like I was in a dream swimming in the pool with such a dramatic backdrop and the sound of bird song. A really fantastic holiday.
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This property truly is just stunning from the location to the well thought out activities for all the family! The pool is a big bonus, I would not have believed we could find such an amazing spot in Wales! It was perfect for our family of 5 (10, 7 & 10 months)! So much to keep the girls entertained, rain or shine! We are also very keen cyclists and the roads and routes we found were just awesome! We found great places to eat on a few nights but mainly ate at home, we had everything we would have at home and more! Great place and would highly recommend especially for families with young children! We will be back again for sure, loved it!
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if your thinking of going here then book it,
the hot tub, golf course and games room are amazing, loads todo with out leaving the place.
everything is very well thought through and we didn't need to ask any questions once there, there is a booklet with everything you need to know, plenty todo around the local area aswell, we will definitely be returning soon.
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Relaxing stay, beautiful location, lots to keep us busy on rainy days. Easy day trips to local towns, such as Barmouth, Bala and Mac. Great food at Tyn y Cornel (Tywn) and Cross Foxes, both just a short drive back.

Perfect for one of our first weeks away with a baby. The partition wall on the second bedroom meant we couldn’t put her down and start cooking/watch TV, so we used the main bedroom for the travel cot.
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Amazing location and facilities! We'll definitely re visit.
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such a beautiful place! so so cozy with the wooden fire and the hot tub 😍 we had such an amazing time and so much fun with golf and the games room. definitely want to come back in summer for the pool. highly recommend!!
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A lovely tranquil place. Sufficient to say we will be coming back.
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The lodge was absolutely beautiful, with so many different things to do. We spent plenty of our time in the games room and in the hot tub. The lodge was well equipped and the skylights where beautiful seeing all the stars at night. We took our 2 year old and he loved walking around the grounds finding bugs or playing in the play house and he even had a go at the crazy golf. It was a very relaxing break away we can't wait to visit again and we have already recommended this place to our friends and family. Thank you for a lovely stay.
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Thank you. A perfect break.
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I highly recommend booking Careiau Esgid lodge! For us, it presented a romantic week-long break, but I could also imagine it would be exceptional for family getaways also. Perfectly located by Snowdonia National Park the lodge provides you serenity, peace and beautiful views. The grounds provide enough to keep you busy with a heated pool, private hot tub, outdoor fire pit, outdoor miniature golf, a Wendy house for the children, outdoor adventure area, golf driving net, outdoor space for football, badminton and bowls, plenty of outdoor sitting space, a shared games room and BBQ. The lodge itself is spacious, with fully equipped kitchen, indoor fire burner, PlayStation, Bluetooth speakers and sky tv. The information book provided by the hosts is thoughtfully detailed providing maps of the grounds, directions for walks and recommended areas. The backdrop of the hills and mountains are perfect, and with its dark sky reserve status the star gazing from the comfort of the hot tub was phenomenal. I can not praise the quality and thoughtfulness of the stay enough, and we look forward to returning in the near future!
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A really lovely stay - quirky and clean, the lodge was well stocked with kitchen utensils, toiletries and games. The beds were very comfy. The hot tub, pool and games room were our highlights - perfect stay for all weather conditions!
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Had a fantastic week. The facilities and location are excellent. The whole family had a great time, and we would very much like to go back next year. 10/10!!
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Excellent service. So helpful and the lodge was absolutely beautiful. Thank you very much x
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