Snowdonia Cottage Holidays in North Wales
Whether visiting in summer or winter, the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is one of the UK’s most popular destinations for visitors seeking a holiday amidst breathtaking mountain scenery. It’s a perfect destination for self-catering holidays for those looking to get out into the great outdoors, or to mix mountain walking holidays with days on the wide sandy beaches of the North Wales Coast. At Snowdonia’s heart stands Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, a mecca for walkers and, with the option of ascending it by train, the is summit accessible to all. The region’s deep ex-glacial valleys offer clearwater lakes, meandering rivers and fine views. Snowdonia also offers a wealth of historical places of interest. There’s many an ancient castle telling tales of how they “beat the English”, as well as the remains of its rich industrial history from slate quarries to mines.
The Snowdonia National Park offers a wide choice of Gwynedd and Conwy holiday cottages for short breaks and longer holidays in the great outdoors. From luxuriously converted chapels (or capels to use their correct Welsh name) to restored and delightfully cosy old quarrymen’s cottages the choice of self-catering accommodation in Snowdonia means that there’s a choice of cottages, large and small to suit every need. Indeed, there’s much more to a Snowdonia holiday than walking and climbing its crags, with many family-friendly attractions and locations to fill a holiday in this mountainous corner of North Wales.
Pandy Isaf is a delightful detached rural cottage sitting beside the River Clywedog in Dolgellau, North Wales. The pet-friendly cottage features spacious rooms with exposed beams, a wood burner and stone walls, as well as contemporary elegance, manicured grounds, serenity and proximity to Snowdonia.
Make a holiday to Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, and the North Wales coast pleasant and comfortable by staying at Gwern Tyno, a rural cottage situated in the picturesque Nant-Y-Glyn Valley, with sitting room and dining area that provides access to a patio and large garden affording magnificent farmland views.
Penrhyddion Ucha spoils families with its traditional character, gorgeous views, games room and large garden. The pet-friendly Snowdonia farmhouse on a working farm near Betws-y-Coed offers exposed beams and an open fire. The rural cottage is perfectly situated for exploration of North Wales.
Ddol Helyg Barn is a large rural barn conversion near Caernarfon, Gwynedd on the North Wales Coast in the Snowdonia National Park. Sleeping 14 in 5 bedrooms this under-floor heated, pet friendly holiday cottage is perfect for seaside and mountain holidays suiting large families or friends.
Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts will love the proximity to Snowdonia of this six-bedroom rural cottage. Farmhouse lies in the Conwy village of Pentrefoelas and boasts views of the stunning countryside as well as wheelchair access, endless entertainment options, cosy open fires and a games room.
A lovingly maintained large Snowdonia holiday cottage, Tyn Llwyn is a grand farmhouse beautifully renovated to create a rural holiday home near Harlech in North Wales. Standing on a 7-acre smallholding, pet-friendly Tyn Llwyn welcomes families and groups looking for a coast and countryside retreat.
A gravel farm track leads guests to the restored 18th century detached barn known as the Shippon, which is located in Llechwedd, North Wales and boasts romantic charm, modern fittings and a mezzanine bedroom for couples. The pet-friendly cottage is surrounded by gardens and magnificent views.
Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages can use Llety’r Bugail, a country cottage with mountain views located in the small market town of Dolgellau, Gwynedd, as their home base to explore scenic Snowdonia National Park by foot or mountain bike or make a day of it at nearby Fairbourne Beach. Sleeps 6.
Llletty is a Grade II listed, stone farmhouse situated on the Bodnant Estate near Colwyn Bay in Conwy. The rural cottage has been lovingly restored and its grounds include mature gardens, lawned areas and the small Annexe. The pet-friendly property boasts an open fire and gorgeous views.
Rural and delightfully remote, Cwm Yr Afon Cottage is located on a sheep farm. This beautifully renovated rural cottage in the North Wales countryside is a small, romantic retreat in Snowdonia. Dog-friendly and child-friendly. Sleeps 3.
A delightful stone-built farm cottage situated amidst the foothills of the Berwyn Mountains in Snowdonia National Park, Berwyn Cottage near the market town of Bala, Gwynedd, offers families of up to four on holiday in the Welsh highlands the perfect home base to explore this natural rural paradise.
Maes Coch Cottage welcomes couples planning a holiday in Snowdonia walking, climbing, touring or simply relaxing, this cosy countryside farm cottage near Dolgellau in North Wales. Maes sleeps two people in a king-size double bedroom.
A luxuriously furnished cottage in a rural setting, No 1 Railway Cottages welcomes five guests to a remarkable and relaxing holiday in Betws-y-Coed and the spectacular Snowdonia National Park. Modern amenities ensure a relaxing holiday getaway amidst the natural beauty of North Wales.
Situated in an elevated rural location just outside the walled market town of Conwy, Cymryd Uchaf is is a pet-friendly cottage. Its four lush gardens overlook lovely Conwy Bay and offer views of the nearby Snowdonia National Park. This large coastal cottage sleeps 8.
Minffordd Cottage is a 19th-century stone-built end-terrace cottage in the quiet hamlet of Llanegryn in Mid Wales and Cardigan Bay, replete with stone exterior, exposed beams, a summer house and beautiful gardens, as well as stunning views, space for pets and proximity to the mountains and the sea.
Floor to ceiling windows captures the stunning views of the countryside of North Wales and Snowdonia at Cae Mawr, a thoroughly modern coastal cottage in Dinas Dinlle. The pet-friendly cottage promises contemporary décor and furnishings, plus a hot tub, open fire and proximity to sandy beaches.
Glan Y Gors is a stone-built cottage sleeping 6 in North Wales, 5-miles outside Llanberis. This wheelchair accessible and pet friendly holiday cottage is situated in an elevated rural location opposite Mount Snowdon in the scattered village of Dinorwic.
Ddol Helyg Farmhouse is a large and spacious North Wales holiday cottage. It is situated in the grounds of the owner's 30-acre livery yard, on the edge of the village of Llanrug, just 2 miles from the Snowdonian town of Llanberis in Gwynedd.
Arfron Penryhyddion Pella is a traditional 18th-century barn conversion sat within Snowdonia National Park and lying on a 5-acre smallholding just outside the village of Capel Garmon. The position of the pet-friendly cottage affords it spectacular views and access to countless adventures.
Set on a 150-acre working farm, Ty Nant is perfect for a family of up to seven to experience the beautiful North Welsh countryside near Betws y Code. With three comfortable bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and cosy sitting area, you’ll feel right at home in this pet-friendly Snowdonia cottage.
Lletty is a luxurious Grade II listed farm cottage sitting on the beautiful Bodnant Estate in Conwy, Wales. The pet-friendly cottage promises seclusion and beautiful views, as well as an open fire, exposed beams, wooden and slate floors, a bread oven and glorious grounds ideal for wining and dining.
A quiet, charming rural holiday getaway in Llwyngwril on the Gwynedd coast in Snowdonia, Brynteg Cottage is only minutes from the sea. This bright, welcoming, and spacious holiday cottage in North Wales sleeps six guests. A great base for exploring a gorgeous coastal area.
Bryn Cemllyn is a large rural holiday cottage in Gwynedd that sleeps 12. Located in the Coed-y-Brenin Forest near Dolgellau, it lies inland from the coast at Barmouth and just south of the Snowdonia National Park - a fabulous location for holidays in the Great Outdoors. Pets Welcome.
Located in Llanberis in the heart of Snowdonia, Halford Hill is a large Welsh holiday cottage with a sauna. Sleeping 16, Halford welcomes large families (and their pets) or groups of friends for self-catering holidays exploring, walking or cycling in the National Park.
For active outdoor types of all ages, step from the peace and tranquillity of your Snowdonia holiday cottage to enjoy a wide range of healthy experiences. The Go Below Underground Centre in Betws-y-Coed includes the longest underground zip wire in the world and the option to climb a waterfall. If zip wires appeal, add a visit to Zip World in Bethesda or Zip World Titan in Blaenau Ffestiniog. If zip wires appeal, add to set your pulses racing. Europe’s longest zip wires where speeds of 100mph will guarantee a few white knuckles.
Families with younger children can get their thrills at the Yr Hwylfan Fun Centre in Caernarfon, North Wales’s largest indoor adventure play centre. If you are on a self-catering holiday in Snowdonia, OnBodnant Welsh Food in Tal-y-Cafn near Conwy is a must-go place for local produce, from organic vegetables to locally made cheeses. It also has a cookery school and a bee-keeping centre.
In addition to the Mount Snowdon Railway, Heritage railway lovers are properly catered-for in North Wales, with a choice of two Welsh Narrow Gauge railways within the Snowdonia National Park. These are the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. The former runs from Porthmadog while the latter sets off from Caernarfon on their respective journeys into Snowdonia. Drive a little further south along the coast below Harlech and add the Towyn Railway to your list of Welsh narrow-gauge railway journeys to enjoy.
The Snowdonia Riding Stables near Caernarfon provide opportunities to explore Snowdonia’s mountain and coastal trails on horseback. The Greenwood Forest Park, also outside Caernarfon, has the longest sledge run in Europe and a barefoot trail, treetop towers and nippy Moon Carts. If you are planning a walking holiday and have a dog, you will find plenty of dog-friendly holiday cottages in Snowdonia to book. You’ll also discover a wide choice of walks from mountainous footpaths to big sandy beach walks at Harlech. For history lovers, Snowdonia is ringed by some rugged and imposing Medieval castles, including Conwy, Caernarfon and Harlech, all open to the public and each worthy of a day out.