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 breath-taking 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 in North Wales offers a wide choice of 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.
Situated in the picturesque northwest Welsh mountains and surrounded by picturesque countryside, Hen Aelwyd Yr Urdd in the remote village of Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, offers a romantic getaway for couples seeking to holiday near outdoor treasures.
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.
Ty Cerrig is a detached, stone-built farmhouse in the coastal village of Dyffryn Ardudwy, near Harlech. This charming Snowdonia holiday cottage sleeps 6, with a wood-burner, lovely gardens and views across the ocean and Llyn Peninsula, a few miles from stunning sandy beaches, lakes and mountains.
Y Stabal is a beautifully converted farm building, 4 miles from the charming village of Trawsfynydd, near Blaenau Ffestiniog Gwynedd. This cosy Snowdonia holiday cottage sleeps 5 with underfloor heating, a Welsh slate kitchen and large windows with superb rural views of the surrounding countryside.
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.
The Y Beudy cottage is a part of a unique collection of rural holiday barns in North Wales, based in the rolling hills of Snowdonia, near to the village of Trawsfynydd. Y Beudy brings nature to your doorstep, in luxury accommodation that blends authentic architecture with high-quality facilities.
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.
Visitors to Alpine Lodge are offered the rare privilege of enjoying a rural cottage nestled between the mountains and the sea. The pet-free, detached cottage sits in its own grounds on the outskirts of Rhyd-y-Foel, in North Wales and is just moments from Snowdonia and the sandy beaches of Abergele.
Capel Dinorwig is a magnificent, converted, pet friendly Welsh Chapel in Gwynedd creating a large, luxury, eco holiday home near Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park. It sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms snd sauna. The remote, rural views from the chapel are absolutely stunning.
Make your visit to magnificent Snowdonia National Park in North Wales complete with a stay at Bodalaw in Trawsfynydd, near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, a countryside cottage built in the early 19th century that retains much of its rustic charm yet comes complete with many modern conveniences.
Visit Snowdonia from this delightful stone built, romantic cottage for two just minutes from Betws-y-Coed. Royal Oak Farm Cottage promises tranquillity in a tastefully restored one-bedroom cottage. Wooden décor features strongly in this cottage, which is equipped with all of the comforts of home.
Treflys Bach, converted from the old village smithy stable, now offers comfortable accommodation as a countryside cottage in the rural village of Penmachno, Conwy, featuring exposed beams and stonework from its former life and views of picturesque Snowdonia National Park.
This idyllic, large 17th century Welsh Farmhouse with hot tub, offers self-catering holidays for large families or groups of friends, blending an olde worlde ambience with up to date facilities. Ysugubor is a pet friendly property in a rural location with rural views – a genuine walkers' paradise.
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.
Deri Llewelyn offers guests the charm of a 19th century converted Conwy barn and the comforts of 21st century living on a working farm near Rowen, in Snowdonia. The spacious first-floor rural apartment contains three bedrooms and one bathroom and welcomes children and pets to its ample play areas.
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.
Ysgubor is a thoroughly modern seaside barn conversion in the near Harlech in rural West Wales. Surrounded by 40 acres of grassland, the two-bedroom rural holiday home near Harlech is perfect for families’ for holidays on the beach or walking in Snowdonia.
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 as well as the option to climb a waterfall. If zip wires appeal, then add a visit to Zip World in Bethesda and Zip World Titan in Blaenau Ffestiniog will 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, then Bodnant 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 and 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 as well as 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 and 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.