Surrounding Area

Tal-y-bont is just 4 miles north from the popular bustling seaside resort of Barmouth, nestled along the Cardigan Bay coast. It is one of the truly great coastlines in the UK to explore. It offers so much to do, fresh air, freedom and adventure make it the perfect destination for a get away from it all break or full-on family holiday.

Royal St David’s

Royal St David’s is a world class links course where visitors are welcome.

Visit the Royal St David’s website

Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle’s battlements spring out of a near-vertical cliff-face. Edward’s tried and tested ‘walls within walls’ model was put together in super-fast time between 1283 and 1295 by an army of nearly a thousand skilled craftsman and labourers. ‘Men of Harlech’, Wales’s unofficial anthem loved by rugby fans and regimental bands alike, is said to describe the longest siege in British history (1461–1468) which took place here during the War of the Roses.

None of Edward I’s mighty coastal fortresses has a more spectacular setting, Harlech Castle crowns a sheer rocky crag overlooking the dunes far below – waiting in vain for the tide to turn and the distant sea to lap at its feet once again. Harlech was completed from ground to battlements in just seven years under the guidance of gifted architect Master James of St George. Its classic ‘walls within walls’ design makes the most of daunting natural defences.

Coastal Walks

Snowdonia is a great place to come walking and we have a network of walks for people of all abilities. Whether you want the challenge of ascending Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, or prefer one of our leisurely walks along the coastline, you’re guaranteed breath taking scenery and diverse landscapes. 

We have a varied terrain here in Snowdonia from rugged mountain peaks, long sandy beaches to crystal clear lakes and rivers. The National Park continues to develop a network of footpaths geared towards walkers of all abilities.

Transport Links

Sarnfaen sits in the beautiful Snowdonia national park just a short walk to Talybont Beach, it is the perfect base from which to explore the Cardigan Bay coastline.

We have excellent transport links with Talybont station where you can go from Pwhelli all the way to Aberystwyth and back right on the doorstep.

Click here to plan your train journey

Greenwood Forest Park

Slightly further afield is Greenwood forest park which is a great day our for all the family.

Restaurants and Pubs

Our breathtaking location, nestled between the sea and the mountains, gives you plenty of inviting local walks and bike trails, not to mention several pubs and eating places right our the doorstep.

A favourite of ours is Nineteen57 – fine dining restaurant and family friendly pub with a playpark only 5 mintues walk away. Please check their website for further information.


The bustling seaside resort of Barmouth with its award winning beach, pretty harbour and shops is only a short ten minute train journey away, and there is more to do and see right on your doorstep.


“We have been coming to Sarnfaen twice a year for the last twenty years as it is very peaceful and relaxing and as the location of the beach is only 5 minutes walk away.”

Jack Renehan

“The site is always kept to a high standard of cleanliness and the hospitality given by Debbie and her team is exceptional.”

Mr and Mrs Step

“The very modern holiday homes are very well equipped with the added bonus of WI-FI in all areas.”

David Timbrell

“This year we have just stayed in one of the Lodges which are new this year and are sheer luxury.”

Mrs Wallocott

“Also this year the added bonus of the new Leisure Centre, where the facilities include swimming pool, sauna and gym also a lovely cafe area to enjoy your afternoon tea.”


“Beautifully kept site. Lovely caravans and superb lodges. We have holidayed at Sarnfaen now for 45 years and it only gets better and better. We hope to come for many more years.”

July and Wal Fox

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