Self-catering holiday accommodation in Snowdonia

Around Trawsfynydd

Ty Llwyd Cottage is part of a small settlement next to the site of the old railway station that linked Blaenau Ffestiniog and Bala. It is about half a mile from the main part of the village that lies on the shores of Trawsfynydd lake on the opposite side of the A470.

The development of Trawsfynydd Lake for tourism is part of The One Big Adventure, a £4 million project to create top class outdoor activity opportunities at four Centres of Excellence in the Meirionnydd area of southern Snowdonia. It is the last of the four centres to open –  the other three are the Coed y Brenin Forest Park, Antur Stiniog Down Hill trails at Blaenau Ffestiniog and the Glanllyn Centre, near Bala.

Coed-y-Brenin and Blaenau Ffestiniog MB trails are all within easy reach and a new cycle trail has been completed making an eight-mile loop around the edge of the lake. Ty Llwyd Cottage, at a mid-point between the two centres and with its extensive secure bike storage is an ideal location for visitors to the area.

Trawsfynydd Lake is well known for its fishing, containing both game and course fish (brown and rainbow trout as well as rudd and pike). You can fish from the shore or hire a boat. The average depth of the lake is around 12ft and you can fish anywhere although there are certain zones for fly-fishing. For more information and licences contact

New interpretation boards will also help visitors understand the wildlife on show all year round, such as visiting ospreys targeting the lake’s trout, plus the history and heritage of the Trawsfynydd.

From the lake side cafe visitors are able to hire boats to go fishing, plus hire or take canoes and kayaks. Shower and toilet facilities are also available.