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.
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.
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.
Nestling in the heart of Dolgellau, a rural Welsh mountain village, Wenallt is a large and dog friendly Welsh holiday cottage that sleeps 14. This tastefully furnished house is perfectly located for holidays discovering Snowdonia, the Lleyn Peninsula and lies within easy reach of sandy beaches.
Y Dowlod cottage is a meticulously renovated Snowdonia property, utilising eco materials throughout, offering a peaceful and remote romantic getaway for couples with modern facilities and luxury furnishings. Y Dowlod has eco-sourced underfloor heating throughout for the ultimate homely feel.
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.
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.