Safari Tent

UK Wales North Wales Gwynedd Blaenau Ffestiniog Slate Mountain Glamping

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Electricity
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • In room Wifi
  • Pet Friendly
  • En-suite bathroom/toilet
This 4 bed tent (one king size double and 2 bunk beds) has an en-suite shower, washbasin and toilet. There is a log burning stove in the seating area and a verandah with seating to enjoy the views. Visit our onsite restaurant where you can indulge in a tasty Welsh breakfast!

The Owner Says

As you step into your tent through the door you will realise that these safari tents are slightly different! We have worked closely with the manufacturer to build a tent that will fit into our beautiful rugged landscape enabling you to see the amazing views and feel the extraordinary industrial heritage.

Our tents are designed to be suitable for family, couples or a small group of friends

The canvas roof is insulated and the walls are solid to ensure that the interior is warm and cosy. At the front of the tent there is a seating area close to the log burner, somewhere to enjoy a glass of fizz and play family games.

The sleeping area is just behind.

In the 4 person tent there is 1 x King Size Double bed and 2 x bunk beds. In the 5 person tent there is an extra single bunk over the king sized double bed. We have chosen quality mattresses and bed linen to help you enjoy a restful night’s sleep. 

At the rear of the tent there is your own en-suite bathroom with electric shower, wash hand basin and lavatory.

There is a  verandah at the front with outdoor furniture allows you to sit and watch the great views and dark skies. Outside there is also a built BBQ.

We have furnished the tents with Welsh blankets, cute crockery and of course bed linen, towels and tea towels. Your log burner will be set to burn with complimentary logs as you pop on the kettle to enjoy a welcoming tea or coffee.

We’re keeping things quiet and relaxing so there are no cars on the hillside – we deliver you and your luggage to the tent. So there is plenty of space to relax.

We have a great cafe on site where you can have a Welsh breakfast and locally sourced produce for lunch! We also have a welcoming pub with beer brewed just down the road and a coffee shop if you fancy a toasted sandwich or a slice of cake.

Our shop will sell you extra logs, barbecue packs and locally brewed beer as well as wine and other important things!

We ope you have an enjoyable stay with us!

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Book with complete confidence at Slate Mountain Glamping with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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About Slate Mountain Glamping

Suitable For

Glampers only. Tents and caravans – no. Dogs are permitted in some of the tents. Groups welcome by prior arrangement. 

Nearby

Two of North Wales' best beaches – Black Rock Sands and Harlech beach – are only around 30 minutes away. You can actually drive onto the beach at the former, while the latter sits in sight of the iconic Harlech Castle (01766 780552). Caernarfon and Criccieth castles are also nearby, with Beaumaris castle just across the Menai Straits on Anglesey. The singular Italianate village of Portmeirion is around 20 minutes' drive away. This mish-mash of architectural styles has featured heavily on film and TV screens over the years – fans of cult 60s series The Prisoner will recognise this as the show's enigmatic setting. Coed y Brenin Forest Park (16 miles away) is one of Natural Resources Wales' premier recreation sites with its world famous mountain bike trails. Bike hire available from Beics Brenin (01341 440728).

Food & Drink

The onsite café-restaurant does a cracking Welsh breakfast, traditional cawl, toasties, homemade cakes, as well as pizzas in the evening. Most ingredients are locally sourced, including Welsh Slate Cavern Aged Cheddar! The Quarryman's Tavern pub serves craft ale from Llandudno's Great Orme Brewery and the nearby Purple Moose Brewery in Porthmadog (brewery tours available). Blaenau Ffestiniog (about a mile downhill) boasts plenty of places to eat and drink, including community-owned pub The Pengwern (01766 762200) an atmospheric old drovers inn near the village square. Porthmadog (9 miles) poses plenty of options, including The Australia (01766 515957) for a pint and some wholesome pub grub or, if you want to push the boat out, the ever-popular Moorings Bistro (01766 513500), just outside the town, overlooks the bay at Borth-Y-Guest. 
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Rated ★★★★★ over 44 reviews

★★★★★

Incredibly special

We came here in 2019 for my partners birthday as a last minute booking and we're absolutely blown away, what an incredible decision we made - it was the cherry on top of the cake. We loved it so much we booked it again for this year also, and it was just as special! Breath taking views and fantastic service. Can't wait to go again!!
★★★★★

Everything we needed

Me & my friends (4 people in total) stayed for 2 nights in mid October. Everything was pristine, shower was amazing, there is also a heater for towels in the bathroom and one radiator in the communal room, and of course the fire place. We did pay extra for more logs, would definitely recommend it if you're visiting in colder months, we burnt through 1 pack a night. We're quite cosy, the temps drop at night but we had blankets so it wasn't too bad. Good communication with the manager, told us everything we needed to know. The weather was all over the place (really windy, rainy and sunny), but we managed to see quite a lot in them 2 days, visited the slate mine, that was a powerful experience. The only thing I did not enjoy was trying to climb downstairs from the bunk bed at night - it was hard to grab the ladder with both hands (there's bar for one hand but not the other) so I was mostly sliding down hanging in the air trying to find the floor :D All and all, we would love to come back next year.
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Amazing Time!

Loved our stay in the tents - everything we needed, log fire was really cosy.. ordered extra logs as they burn out quick. Additional hot water bottles were fab for the night as it can get quite chilly. Fab location, local shops ect. Would definitely return!
Oct 13, 2020 by lisa James Verified Review
★★★★★

The Best Experience

Quite possibly the best glamping experience I have ever experienced. The tents are warm, comfortable and spacious! It feels as if every piece of feedback they have received they have listened to an implemented. Some of the great points that you might have missed: Tents come with 4 bunk beds one of which is a huge king (?) Sized bed Kitchen comes pre stocked with all the equipment you could need A number of hot water bottles are supplied Electric radiators supplied And.... The view...... wow You couldn't ask for more. Just ensure you buy enough logs to keep the fire going. I would recommend this to anyone, couples, small families or large families. Amazing, thank you for making our weekend one that will live with us forever!
Oct 12, 2020 by Aaron Strong Verified Review
★★★★★

Fab experience

Went with my housemates and we absolutely loved it! The tents are really well presented, clean and have everything you need for a little get away! Once the log burner was on it was nice and toasty. Amanda was really helpful and prompt at getting back to me when I emailed her about the holiday before we arrived. The views from the tents are gorgeous and we enjoyed sitting outside by the bbq and watching the sunset. We didn’t get a chance to try any of the activities on site but it looked like there was a lot on offer. We would definitely love to come back!
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Location

Slate Mountain Glamping is located at The Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd LL41 3NB

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Getting There

The Slate Caverns are situated beside the A470 between Llandudno and Porthmadog, and 3/4 mile from the centre of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The site is only 40 minutes from the Llandudno junction (Jct 19) of the A55 and 20 minutes from Betws y Coed on the A5.

If you are using SAT NAV use postcode LL41 3NB.

By Train: Travel on the Chester to Holyhead mainline and change at Llandudno Junction for Blaenau Ffestiniog. Trains also arrive into Blaenau Ffestiniog from Porthmadog on the Ffestiniog Railway. From here passengers can either travel up to The Slate Caverns by bus, taxi or on foot.

By Bus: Blaenau Ffestiniog bus station is situated beside the joint railway station. From here you can catch Nev's Shuttle Bus (01766 762465) or John's Buses (01766 831 781) which meet every Ffestiniog Railway service to Blaenau Ffestiniog during peak season. During winter season it is necessary to book your taxi in advance. The X1 bus service departs from the bus station and will stop on the road outside The Slate Caverns (approx 5 mins from the town centre) but will not drive onto the site to the front entrance unlike Nev's shuttle service.