NOTE - EVERYBODY needs their own proper sleeping bag, not just a sheet inner. Pillows and slips are provided, but some bring their own.
It's all self catering, buit large groups bringing uncooked pizzas as a "quick" meal on first night arrival could wait a long time - ovens have a limited capacity. Pre-cooked stews and/or unfrozen microwave meals might suit you better. Our wide range of pans copes with most things. Cereal/fruit/wholemeal toast breakfasts are recommended for large groups - or anybody else. It suits me - at 84, and very active on hill, rock or bike.
There’s a gas ”log” fire in the bunkhouse living room. All other heating is electric, so bring some warm clothes. In cold windy weather doors and windows left open could test your survival skills! Bring a polybag for wet gear – we do our best, helped by a spin-dryer, and an air-dryer, but a houseful of soggy people can be a problem. Try to carry (and use) good waterproofs!
All sitting rooms have TV, and WIFI where the stone walls allow.
There's ample off-road parking.
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Sleeps 21 in dorms of 9,8 & 4. Young student groups sometimes use the settees in the living room to sleep 25. Also there's an entrance hall, dining room, drying room and 2 washrooms and showers, 3 toilets.
The Chalet and The Flat - Le Flachalet
The Chalet sleeps 8 in 2 rooms, 6 & 2, with shower and toilet. It shares cooking with The Flat, or, if used as a bunkhouse overflow , chalet occupants join their group there.
The Flat sleeps up to 5 in a double, a single, and two pads in the alcove. It has a shower and toilet, ensuite. There’s TV, and a storage heater ( for cold weather only!). Cooking is downstairs in the kitchen/diner shared
with whoever might be in the Chalet. Together these can make a smaller Bunkhouse for up to 13, or each can be hired separately.
Castell y Gwynt
"Castle of the Winds" - sleeps 7. A double bed in the kitchen/diner, 4 in single bunks in a room with the instant shower. Separate from the washroom and loo. There’s a single room, too. The kitchen has 2-burner gas
cookin, toaster, etc , but the only oven is a microwave – so don’t bring a Sunday roast! It's suitable for simple meals, and a heathly cereal-and-fruit breakfast, or for those who eat out. The hall makes a drying room.
The Alpine Lodge
A south-facing apartment intended for my retirement, so it's ideal for two (and perhaps four for a short stay). Not often available.
Attached to The Lodge, but normally separate, is a "Glamping" unit with double (or two) beds, with microwave, hot water and toilet, suitable for for one or two who want to "snack" or eat out.
No pets are allowed and smoking is not permitted indoors (or in the doorways - the smell can blow in!) Group organisers should tell everybody of this. There are seats in the garden....but you might need a brolly!