About Abergwynant Farm Holidays

 

The farm house was built in 1687. Vernon and Doris moved to Abergwynant in 1955 and started a dairy cow enterprise with 3 milking cows building up to 25 cows eventually. At the same time they started taking paying guests into the farm house and over the next 10 years built up this business. In 1956 Pony Trekking was started and by 1957 they had 7 ponies of various sizes and breeds.

By 1974 there were up to 16 guests daily paying for bed and breakfast and evening meals and in the same year conversion to self catering was begun. This holiday premise enterprise has now grown to 7 dwellings sleeping up to 30 guests. Vernon and Doris bought some additional hill land to help develop the pony trekking business; by this time milking had stopped. It was round this time that new trekking routes were made to see different scenic views. Abergywnant Farm was awarded the Sir Bryner Jones Trophy at the Royal Welsh Show for outstanding contribution to the agricultural industry in relation to the successful integration of tourism into the farming enterprise.

There was a beef suckler herd of 40 head but this was sold in 1991/92 in order to meet the requirements of
Tir-Cymen an agri-environmental scheme which the farm entered into at that time.

The farm, which is organic, covers four areas of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), one being a European SSSI. A short drive will bring you to the renowned mountain bike centre at Coed-Y-Brenin.

The organic sheep enterprise now produces store lambs for sale each autumn and retains its own ewe lambs for future breeding. The ram breeds used are Welsh, Texal and Beulah Speckled Face.

Pony Trekking ceased at the farm in November 2006. There remains a livery service available.

The whole farm is organic.
 

The railway from Barmouth to Tywyn carries holidaymakers along a beautiful scenic coastal journey. The famous narrow gauge railway at Fairbourne runs to the ferry on which one can cross the estuary to Barmouth. Harlech Castle is only a few miles away, on the way there are slate mines to explore together with
'Shell Island'.