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About Us

Gordon & I (Karen) moved to North Wales in late 1998 with our three children (Kerry, Sean and Craig).

Having travelled around the country trekking and rock climbing staying in a variety of accommodation we decided to convert our own barn into a camping barn based on those found in the Peak and Lake Districts.

We aim to provide basic comfortable affordable accommodation for those wishing to enjoy the beautiful countryside around Snowdonia and North Wales.

From our initial camping barn it has been constantly upgraded to cater for todays clients.

Gordon Neil

The move to North Wales meant a career change for Gordon. Leaving the Computing Industry and Financial Institutions behind he commenced gaining new qualifications in the Outdoor Education field.

Gordon now holds a number of National Governing Body Awards including the Summer Mountain Leader and Single Pitch Climbing awards, and is a British Canoe Union Sea Kayak and Inland Waters Level 3 coach. He is also a qualified teacher of Adult and Further Education in Outdoor Education and Computing.

Gordon runs Bach Ventures our Adventure Activity Company offering courses in Rock Climbing, Hill Walking, Kayaking and Sea Kayaking, Gorge Scrambling and Coasteering. This is available to anyone whether staying with us or not.

He also works freelance for a number of Local Education Authority Outdoor Education Centres and a local Overseas Expedition Company, now having six years of overseas trips under his belt.

He is always bringing ideas back from his trips and trying to see if we can make use of them.

Gordon has always felt it important to ensure our environment is respected and protected for future users. He is actively involved with the North Wales Environmental Outdoor Charter Group ensuring future access to helping to educate visitors.

Karen Neil

A qualified nurse Karen has worked in most aspects of health care 20140303_115816both hospital and community. Initially Karen continued in these fields however once the bunkhouse became busier decided to concentrate on this aspect and manages this business full time.

Karen will usually be your first point of contact with us, dealing with the majority of bookings / enquiries and deals with the day to day running of the business.

Karen has also joined me discovering the joys of travelling. From her initial backpacking trip to Morocco we have now travelled through South Africa from Johannesburg to Cape Town, a couple of trips to Thailand and shortly Vietnam.

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Bunkhouse accommodation in Wales