The Dog Blog

Holidaying with your best  friend?

We created Geufron Farm after years of travelling around the UK with our yellow labradors, Ollie & Lily. We always looked for somewhere safe for them to visit, with plenty of outdoor space for zoomies and a space large enough for them to snuggle up in their favourite dog bed.

With walks right from the doorstep, dog friendly beaches all year round and a dog friendly local pub just a 15-minute walk across the fields you can be sure that you will have a fantastic holiday together at Geufron Farm.

The Doggy Code

We love welcoming your four legged family members on holiday with you and simply ask that you please:

• Book in & pay for all dogs who are staying with you. Please add £25 per dog per stay. This helps us to provide facilities for your dog to enjoy e.g. the creation & upkeep of our dedicated dog field.

• Guests travelling with a type of dog that requires an exemption certificate e.g. an XL BUlly type must declare their dog’s exemption at time of booking. Please see “A warm welcome to Exempted Dogs” below.

• Be neat and wipe your paws. If your dog needs a clean up please use one of the hoses outside & not the indoor human shower or baths. Please bring a dog towel to dry off.

• Keep sofas & beds for human guests only.

• Bring your favourite dog bedding, crate, throws, towel, food & water bowls etc

• Pick up your poops as they happen and pop them in one of the doggy bins around the farm. Free poop bags are provided.

• Check that you are satisfied that the area e.g. garden or dog field is safe & secure for your dog before letting them off lead. Each owner’s assessment of a ‘secure area’ is different as are the needs & capability of each dog. We leave it to you to make this safety assessment on behalf of your individual pet.

• Don’t leave your dog alone in the property, even for a short time. You might think they are ok when you leave them but trust us we hear them bark, howl, scratch and jump up at windows & doors when they are left alone. They would much rather spend their holiday with you & we’ll share with you all our favourite dog friendly places to visit, eat & drink together to make life easier.

• If other owners are using the dog field, please check you are both comfortable for your dogs to mix before entering the field area

• Keep your dog under control. Dogs must not be allowed to chase livestock or worry other people or dogs.

• Leave the cottage & garden clean & tidy. If the property requires significant additional cleaning or there are dog poops left in the garden, we will charge a minimum £50 fee to cover the cost of putting the situation right ready for the next guests. 

• Guests at The Old Farmhouse: Dogs are stricly forbidden to enter the gated pool area or pool water. We’re not being stuffy, this ensures the microbiology of the water is safer for all swimmers by keeping dog urine and poop out of the water. If dogs are let into this area we may close the pool for the water to be changed during your stay and your good housekeeping deposit may be retained.

A warm welcome to exempted dogs e.g. XL Bully Types.

We gladly welcome you to stay with your exempted dog on the condition that you consistently adhere to the exemption legislation throughout your stay including, but not limited to, muzzling your dog & keeping your on lead when in public.

• Notification of exemption
Please notify us in the information box on your booking form if you are travelling with an exempted dog. This will help us, to help you throughout your stay.

• Verification and Documentation:
We reserve the right to request a copy of your dog’s Certificate of Exemption and proof of your third-party insurance at any time.

• Public Spaces Consideration:
The dog play field is considered a public space, as it may be accessed by staff, other guests, and their pets at any time. While we encourage guests to coordinate with others before entering the dog play field, we cannot guarantee this.

• Fenced Gardens
Each owner’s definition of a ‘secure area’ varies, as do the needs and capabilities of each dog. We do not assert the security of fenced areas, including gardens. Pet owners are responsible for assessing safety before allowing their pets off-lead & for their pets & childrens behaviour at all times.

If there is anything you are unsure about before booking to stay with your dog, please do get in touch. We’ll be delighted to help.

If you are unsure about anything before booking to stay with your dog, you have a greater number of dogs or very large breeds please do get in touch. We’ll be delighted to help.

The Granary

Suitable for 2 medium house trained dogs.

Fenced Garden Terrace. 

The Barn

Suitable for up to 4 medium house trained dogs.

Fenced garden area. 

The Old Farmhouse.

Suitable for up to 4 medium house trained dogs. Shared garden entrance with the Little Cottage.

Y Caban 

Suitable for 2 small house trained dogs.

Fenced Garden area and terrace

The Little Cottage 

Suitable for 2 medium house trained dogs. Shared garden entrance with The Old Farmhouse

The Cowshed

Suitable for up to 4 medium house trained dogs.

Fenced garden area.

Enjoy our dedicated dog play field!

Whether your pup wants to do zoomies like Bracken, sniff in the long grass like Lily or just lay down & take in the view like Ollie – this is the place to be 🐶

Click here to see Ollie, Lily & Bracken road test the dog field on our Facebook page

Dog friendly Steam Train

We are so lucky to have the beautiful Talyllyn Steam Railway pass opposite the farm each day. Its the first preserved narrow guage railway in the world and best of all its great dog friendly day out!

Ollie, Lilly & Bracken were welcomed aboard by General Manager Stuart Williams and his fantastic team of volunteers.  

All passengers get their own private compartment which is screened off from other visitors so we felt very safe on the train and the pups soon made themselves at home, fast asleep under the seats.

The journey takes you from the Wharf station at Tywyn, where there is also a museum, cafe & shop to visit, up though the valley & forests to Nant Gwernol & Abergynolwyn where you can hop off off to stretch your paws. You can also order drinks and even a cream tea to make your journey even more special.

We highly recommend a visit!

We can’t wait to welcome you to Snowdonia!


Dog friendly beaches

Our pups love the beach so its great to have two beaches with designated dog areas just a short drive away. 

Tywyn beach is about 7km long with a long promenade, ideal for walkies.  Cardigan Bay is home to harbour porpoises and bottlenose dolphins, which may be spotted off the coast near here. Dogs are welcome on the southern section of the beach all year round; the section along the main prom does have restrictions between April & end September which are helpfully signposted. 

The pretty town of Aberdyfi, about a 15 minute drive from Geufron Farm, used to be a working port and indeed you’ll still see fishermen coming & going as well as lots of watersports taking place. 

A portion of Aberdyfi beach nearest the town is a dog-free zone, but otherwise the beach is open to dog walkers and your pups are bound to love the sand dunes here. The car park is pay & display so ensure you take some change with you. 

Meet the team!

Dottie, or ‘Dottie Dora the dog explorer’ to give her her full title, is our youngest team member! She’s a mixed breed, Border Collie crossed with a Lagotto Romagnolo (nope, we didn’t know what one of those was either!) and is a bundle of loveable energy.

Welcome to the team Dottie, we’re all glad you’re here!

Everyone, meet Bracken 🐶 Bracken, this is everyone …

Bracken is a beautiful Welsh Sheepdog. Despite coming form a long line of esteemed pedigree Sheepdogs, at the grand old age of she 3 has decided running around after fluffy white things wasn’t quite her thing and has taken on a career change into hospitality.

Bracken’s job it to ensure Geufron Farm is pawsome for all the lucky pups who come here on holiday.

Her first suggestion … build a large dog play field to do morning zoomies in! 

In Loving Memory of

Ollie & Lily

Many years spent holidaying with Ollie & Lily, our yellow labradors was the inspriation for welcoming dogs and their owners. 

Anyone with a dog knows that they are a special part of the family & all the team here at Geufron Farm miss both Ollie & Lily very much every day.