The Slate Shed
Sarah and John, the owners of the Slate Shed, run the whole Craig Wen site, which includes the B&B as well as associated self-catering cottages and campsite. They have an impressive eye for high-quality, clever interior design that is well matched to its location and eschews the obvious. The result is that The Slate Shed is as instantly relaxing as a good friend’s home.
Eat: The Slate Shed offers a lovely communal eating area (known as the Caban), which boasts excellent views down across the estuary. The Caban is where the awesome breakfasts are served, and where guests get prepared for what lies ahead (the owners dispense tips and advice that's as good as their brilliant breakfasts). This being a B&B, there is not much happening in the evenings in the way of food, but there is a decent library of DVDs, an honesty bar and several good dog-friendly pubs nearby. The owners are also happy for you to eat your own food or a take away in the Caban in the evening.
Sleep: Dogs are welcome to stay in all five beautifully presented rooms (two also enjoy great views over the estuary). If needed, dogs can also be left in the room for short periods on their own.
Walk: You would think that the main focus for anyone staying at a B&B in Snowdonia National Park would be a climb up the eponymous mountain. But it is worth noting that the breathtaking beauty of the landscape around the Mawddach Estuary, which includes the bustling seaside town of Barmouth, means that many visitors never venture up Snowdon at all. This being the amazing Welsh coast, there are also fabulous wide, sandy beaches such as Fairborne, Harlech (with its castle) and Barmouth is also worth a visit.
Arthog near Dolgellau
SH 63053 13913
Q: Can I leave my dog alone in the bedroom?
Q: Where else are dogs allowed?
A: Everywhere, including the Caban and lounge
Q: Can my dog come with me when I go to eat?
Q: Are there any extra charges for dogs?