We went vegetarian more than forty years ago for health, environmental and animal welfare reasons. The children are very happy to have been vegetarian from birth. Graianfryn has been our home since moving north from Brecon, South Wales, in 1985. During this time we’ve extended and improved the house and we established it as a Guest House in 1989. The children attended the village primary school where they learnt to speak Welsh. Our favourite leisure activities are walking in the mountains of Snowdonia and cycling, so if you need help in choosing your walk or bike ride we should be able to provide it.

Christine Slater

Christine does most of the planning, organising and cooking. She’s a keen swimmer, attending Arfon Masters sessions in Bangor and Caernarfon.

Alan Crawshaw

Formerly Database Administrator at Bangor University but now retired, allowing more time to participate in the running of the guest house as well as enjoying getting out more on foot and by bike, taking photographs.
Alan is a fan of York City football club, the music of Throwing Muses, Skating Polly, Neko Case and others, Traditional Ale and Christine’s cooking.


Our railway-mad son enjoys photography, he lives along the coast but visits us regularly.


Our daughter teaches English in Poland, so she’s not often to be seen at Graianfryn.