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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 summit is accessible to all. The region’s deep ex-glacial valleys offer clearwater lakes, meandering rivers and fine views. Snowdonia also provides a wealth of historical places of interest. There are many ancient castles telling tales of how they “beat the English” and 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 holiday homes in Snowdonia means 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.

Front exterior of a double-fronted2-storey  Welsh holiday cottage with wall-mounted flowerpots and a wooden fence.
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3

Set on a 150-acre working farm, Ty Nant is a Betws-y-Coed holiday cottage perfect for a family of up to seven to experience the beautiful North Welsh countryside. With three comfortable bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a cosy sitting area, you’ll feel right at home in this pet-friendly Snowdonia holiday home.

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A contemporary cottage with floor-to-ceiling windows facing a courtyard
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
5

Ddol Helyg Barn is a large rural barn conversion near Caernarfon on the North Wales Coast in the Snowdonia National Park. Sleeping 14 in 5 bedrooms this under-floor heated, pet-friendly holiday cottage in Gwynedd is perfect for seaside and mountain holidays suiting large families or friends.

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Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2

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.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

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, spacious holiday cottage in North Wales sleeps six guests. An excellent base for exploring a gorgeous coastal area.

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Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
8

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 and a sauna. The remote, rural views from the chapel are absolutely stunning.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Visitors to Alpine Lodge are offered the rare privilege of enjoying a rural cottage between the mountains and the sea. The pet-free, detached cottage sits on 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.

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Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
5

Ddol Helyg Farmhouse is a large and spacious North Wales holiday cottage near Llanberis. It is situated on the grounds of the owner's 30-acre livery yard on the edge of the village of Llanrug in the Snowdonia National Park.

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A 3-storey, brick-built Welsh holiday cottage surrounded by lawns, fields and woodland
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Lletty is a luxurious Grade-II listed farm cottage located on the stunning Bodnant Estate in Conwy, Wales. This pet-friendly cottage guarantees seclusion and stunning views. It features an open fire, exposed beams, wooden and slate floors, a bread oven, and glorious grounds ideal for wining and dining.

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Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5

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.

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For active outdoor types of all ages, step from the peace and tranquillity of Snowdonia holiday cottages 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, visit Zip World in Bethesda or Zip World Titan in Blaenau Ffestiniog to set your pulse racing. Ride 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. On self-catering holidays in Snowdonia, 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 more than adequately 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 further south along the coast below Harlech and add the Towyn Railway to your list of Welsh narrow-gauge railway journeys to enjoy.

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. 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.