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Graig Wen's portable eco shelter

Walkers exploring the new Wales coastal path can choose from eco-cabins, yurts and boutique B & B on the beautiful Mawddach Estuary near Barmouth’s iconic bridge to stay as part of their UK short break.

New for 2012, Graig Wen, in Snowdonia National Park, is adding an inventive portable eco-shelter: the Caban in the Glade. Dreamt up and home-grown in North Wales, this prototype Caban is inspired by yurt design and a desire to "tread lightly" on the land.

The attractive shelter for two is crafted from sustainably sourced birch/spruce plywood and Douglas Fir, and makes a great place to stay on your UK short break.. Snug and fully insulated, visitors can cosy up with the wood-burning stove or open the glazed window panels to gaze at the stunning Snowdonia mountain scenery surrounding Graig Wen.

Sited in a private silver birch glade, The Caban is furnished with a wood-burning stove, warm Welsh blankets, bed linen for the futon and simple cooking facilities. For breakfast visitors can order freshly baked croissant or a hamper of local produce. Washing facilities are provided a short walk away on the campsite, which has newly refurbished showers for this season.

The Caban joins Graig Wen’s two yurts and touring campsite as featured in Cool Camping and winner of a Green Snowdonia Award. Stylish four star B & B is also available on site at The Slate Shed for those walking the coastal path and just looking for one night’s stay. The Caban, yurts and also holiday cottages are available for short breaks.

The Caban at Graig Wen near Dolgellau is a prototype designed and built by small Snowdonia based company, Vistacraft. “We are proud to be hosting one of the first ever Cabans at Graig Wen and supporting Vistacraft as they go into production.” says Graig Wen co-owner Sarah Heyworth.

To book call 01341 250482 or visit Prices for the Caban in The Glade range from £250 - £320 for short breaks with B & B from £80 a night, yurts from £210 and camping from £7 a night.

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