Hospitality attraction nestled in the heart of Snowdonia National Park

“Lovely place to visit with excellent shops and eateries: The station and shopping area is a pure gem of a place. Well worth a visit. We will be back!!!” Sarah.H (U.K)

We are a sustainable, family run, bustling hospitality attraction nestled in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

Offering easy access to major tourist attractions in the North of Wales, visitors and locals alike flock to us to take advantage of not just our nourishing artisanal food, but our luxurious accommodation, inspiring artwork and creative community.

Husband and wife owners Jacha, a renowned artist and conservationist, and Gwyn who has been the station’s caretaker for over 40 years are passionate about delivering traditionally warm Welsh hospitality whilst also inspiring and educating visitors about global conservation issues.

The emotional and confronting experiences Jacha Potgieter has faced with his conservation work has led him to release his feelings through his artwork, this leads to an often uncomfortable but thought provoking experience for viewers of his work. Jacha has built his international reputation around his love and commitment of animals and their environments, he is a very proud ambassador for both Ape Action Africa and Orangutan Appeal UK. This passion for the animal world is very often seen spilling into his creative design work, with peacock lamps and metal fish scales appearing in the bedrooms and kitchens he creates.

The Platform Galeri opened in 2014 and houses Jacha’s thought-provoking and often challenging environmental and animal led artwork. The exhibition showcases Jacha’s larger-than-life paintings, powerful photographs, provocative installations and recycling sculptures. Each piece tells its own conservation story and raises much needed awareness of what is happening to our natural world.

Over the last 30 years Jacha and Gwyn have developed the Alpine Coffee Shop into a cafe with a conscience, using its popularity to spread awareness of conservation issues to a wider audience. It is entirely palm oil free, serving up delicious snacks, meals and drinks and catering for all dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.

Hangin’ Pizzeria is entirely dedicated to apes and their conservation, the emotionally charged portraits on the wall show you just how important a cause it is. Like the coffee shop, the pizzeria is palm oil free and our meats and eggs are free range. Our pizzas are hand stretched, topped with quality ingredients and cooked in a wood fired oven for an authentic taste of Italy. We also serve a selection of comforting oven bakes, fresh salads, delicious desserts, conservation beer and award winning wine.

Breathtakingly beautiful holiday apartments situated above the traditional shops on the station, all designed by Jacha with the intention of creating a wonderfully peaceful environment for a break away with your loved ones. These boutique self catering apartments are fully equipped with everything you could need and make a perfect base for exploring the Snowdonia National Park.