April 11th, 2018
Snowdonia is the Welsh destination to visit this year, and it offers an enormous amount for the visitor to see, do and experience. From a hike up Wales’ highest peak, experiencing the world’s fastest zip wire or just relaxing on one of the region’s beautiful beaches; whatever your adventure then Snowdonia has it for you.
And did you know that the Oakeley Arms can help you plan your perfect Snowdonia holiday too? Our historic coaching inn also has so much to offer our guests and visitors – from a quick bar snack to a family break; you’ll find it all here in the Oakeley Arms!
The story of the Oakeley Arms starts with the affluent Oakeley family of Tan-y-Bwlch, the grand mansion a few yards west of the Oakeley Arms Hotel. The Oakeley Family had made their fortunes in the local slate industry, and the hotel was for a long time part of the large Oakeley estate and so its fortunes were closely linked to those of the family, and have had almost as many twists and turns.
Dating back to the 16th century, the grade two listed building is one of the most historic hotels in Wales. It has recently been lovingly restored to maintain an abundance of period features and charm, whilst providing modern and comfortable facilities.
There are some parts of the Oakeley Arms Hotel that date as far back as the 1600’s and it was originally known as the Tan y Bwlch Inn. The building as it stands today was built during the 1700’s when it was owned by a local drover and during this time it was used as a meeting place for local businessmen and as a make-shift court house and police station. Sometime during the early 1840’s it was renamed the Oakeley Arms, in honour of the estate it served.
The Oakeley Arms Hotel was auctioned off from the estate in 1910 along with 1,000 acres of land, and its fortunes too rose and fell during the twentieth century. It was given a grade II listing in 1954 because of its historical importance but by the turn of the new century was in a sad state of decay.
The current owners Ann-Marie and Chris Vanstone acquired the crumbling building in 2003, and have dedicated their working lives to restoring and refurbishing the grand hotel to its former glory.
Today, the Oakeley Arms is proud to offer a unique experience to visitors and guests, whatever they pop in for! The bar and restaurant serves delicious meals as well as breakfasts, snacks and afternoon teas. There are a range of accommodation options – single, double, twin and family hotel rooms and the beautifully restored holiday cottages that sleep between two and eight people.
Coupled with friendly and knowledgeable staff, and a setting that is as unique as the hotel itself, we’re proud of the service and experience that the Oakeley Arms Hotel offers.
So, whatever you need for your perfect Snowdonia holiday, we’d be more than happy to help. You can view our rooms, tariff and options, as well as book online at www.oakeleyarms.co.uk