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.
Tal y Waen Cottages. Owl & Buzzard are 2 spacious coastal cottages in a remote rural location in Snowdonia. These comfortable stone-built barn conversions in Gwynedd offer stunning views 2 miles from Dolgellau on the lower slopes of Cader Idris, close to the beautiful Mawddach Estuary. Pets welcome.
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.
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.
Make Pengwern Farmhouse on the outskirts of picturesque Snowdonia National Park near the thriving market town of Llanrwst, Clwyd, and your holiday home away from home whilst visiting North Wales, a countryside cottage that offers comfortable accommodation for families and groups of up to 10 people.
Isfryn is a large, pet friendly, Grade II listed Georgian Townhouse in the historic North Wales town of Caernarfon. It offers self catering family and group accommodation for up to 22 guests in 7 bedrooms. Isfryn has its own access to Caernarfon's 13 Century walls and sea views towards Anglesey.
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.
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.
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.