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Old Mill Farmhouse

(44 Guest Reviews)

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.5
  • Value 4.7
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 4.9
  • Facilities 4.5
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.6

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Old Mill Farmhouse Information


Old Mill Farmhouse, Fron Oleu Farm, lies mid-way between Porthmadog and Dolgellau, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. The name Fron Oleu (pronounced 'Vron Ol-eye') means ‘light on the hill’ because of the beautiful late afternoon sun which bathes us in golden light. The old farm buildings have been attractively converted, sleeping up to 19 guests in self-contained double, twin and family accommodation, all on the ground floor. Each one has its own TV, hospitality tray and en-suite shower room, with its own front door opening onto the courtyard - very useful for late arrivals or people with pets. One family room has a ‘wet room’ and is suitable for small groups, families or wheelchair users. During the Covid pandemic, to make sure all our guests are safe, we are serving a take-away breakfast in a box, for you to enjoy in your own room. There is ample parking in the courtyard and complimentary wifi is available. Relax in our pretty garden overlooking the lake and mountains or watch our fascinating extensive model garden railway, based on the Denver and Rio Grande railroad; we run the trains after breakfast, weather permitting. Animal lovers enjoy meeting our llamas, Tilly the goose – and the chickens which lay tasty free-range eggs for breakfast. From this ideal position you can easily travel north to Snowdon, west along the Lleyn peninsular, east to Bala or south to mid Wales. Locally, we’re 5 minutes drive from the mountain bike trails at Coed y Brenin Forest and 20 minutes from Llechwydd slate mine and zipwire. So whether you like adventure, mountain biking, fishing, walking, bird watching, photography or just visiting new, exciting places, it’s all within easy reach. Pets welcome by arrangement. We look forward to welcoming you.


  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Specially appointed rooms
  • Wide entrance to property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golf - miniature
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking
  • Water activities


  • Check in
    16:00 21:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Dogs welcome, Pets by arrangement
Booking Terms and Conditions


All the accommodation is on the ground floor and most of the garden is accessible to wheelchair users. In the farmhouse, the dining tables are adapted for wheelchair users. Blue Lagoon family room and wet room are suitable for wheelchair users.Grab rails and a seat are provided in the wet room. Parking is immediately outside the door.


A car is recommended when staying at the property
  • Road from Dolgellau, Bala, Porthmadog (12.0 miles)
    From Dolgellau follow the A470 12 miles north towards Porthmadog . At the first crossroads in Trawsfynydd turn right into the no-through-road then right through the farm gate into the courtyard. From Bala, drive 19 miles on the A4212 to a T junction with the A470. Turn left onto the A470 for 700 yards. At the crossroads, turn left into the no-through-road and right into the courtyard. From Porthmadog south: pass the A4212 Bala road. At the crossroads, turn left, then right into the courtyard.

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