Things to Do

Here at Merton Villa, we are committed to ensuring you have the most memorable and enjoyable stay with us. We are extremely proud of our hometown and love to gush about some of the excellent amenities that are available. We are more than happy to help you find the perfect pastime or activity during your stay with us. Below are a few suggestions and examples of local amenities and activities to keep you occupied during your visit. You can use the examples to allow you to plan some aspects of your trip or just have a look at what’s on offer.


Cader Idris

If you’re looking forward to taking some walks or cycle trips, the scenery is breathtaking. Cader Idris is the second most popular mountain in the country after Snowdon, and the summit offers a superb panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. There are plenty of off road paths for leisurely or more active walks, in addition to frequently run tours and guide walks. Other notable sights include Cregennan Lakes and Craig Yr Aderyn (Bird Rock) which are shown above.

Hit the Beach

For a relaxing time, head to the beach! It is only a 10 minute walk away from the guest house and is blug flag awarded. There are a countless number of local eateries and beach side shops nearby, so you can enjoy fish and chips with the kids while you play in the sand and get your feet wet.



If you’d prefer to swim in a heated indoor pool, you can do that too, as well as taking a trip to the gym and leisure centre just a short walk away. There are also plenty of idyllic fishing locations scattered around, with bait available on the high street. Keeping with the relaxing theme, there are two large golf courses easily accessible, as well as an 18 hole putting green. The largest is in Aberdovey, which is a championship links course.

For the Kids

There are a range of activities catered towards youngsters, including; a skate park, toddler playground, pony trekking, kite surfing, tennis courts, cinema and the world famous Halo Shop & Ice Cream Factory – the honey ice cream is worth the visit alone.



For the railway enthusiast there is also the Talyllyn Railway, Corris Narrow gauge railway and also the Fairbourne railway

or a good old-fashioned pub…

And if that wasn’t enough, there is of course the obligatory old fashioned local pub, located just a stumble away from the guest house.