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.
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 a field to Lake Bala for white water rafting; or to The Slate Carverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog which offers a breath-taking zip wire, cavern adventures and Bounce Below, a fantastic underground playground.