Best Self-Catering Accommodation in Betws-y-Coed
As the gateway to Snowdonia, Betws-y-Coed is the natural base for those looking to explore one of the most outstandingly beautiful parts of the UK.
A short distance from Snowdon – the highest mountain in England and Wales at 3,560ft – the charming village of Betws-y-Coed offers something for everyone. The village has a wide variety of shops, restaurants and cafes, walks and bike trails, and for the adventurous, zip-lining at the ever-popular Zip World.
So, whether you prefer caravanning, camping, holiday cottages or lodges, there’s no shortage of places to stay, no matter what you’re looking for. To help you narrow your search, we’ve put together a selection of the best self-catering accommodation in Betws-y-Coed below. Read on to find your ideal staycation!
Self-catering holiday cottages and lodges in Betws-y-Coed
Offering the luxury of a hotel with the freedom of caravanning, holiday cottages and lodges are the perfect choice for those wanting to combine freedom with the best home comforts. As one of the region’s premier destinations, there are numerous cottages and lodges in and around Betws-y-Coed to choose from. Here are some of our hand-picked favourites.
Sleeps 4. Bedrooms 2. Self-contained accommodation in a private house.
For those looking for a little luxury, you can’t beat Penmachno Hall. Located just 4 miles from Betws-y-Coed, the former rectory has 2 acres of private grounds, including landscaped gardens and is fronted by the Glasgwn River. The rectory has self-contained accommodation within the house, comprising two ensuite rooms.
Min Y Don
Sleeps 4. Bedrooms 2.
Min Y Don is located in the heart of Betws-y-Coed. A recently refurbished, 3-storey stone cottage with stunning river views where herons are regular visitors, this self-catering property is perfectly located for enjoying the village and surrounding area.
Snowdonia Station Apartment
Sleeps 8. Bedrooms 4. On-street and pay & display car park available.
For those looking for something a little different, the Snowdonia Station Apartment is located inside a former railway station. This first-floor apartment in a Grade II listed building is conveniently located over a row of shops, cafes, and overlooks the village green. The spacious apartment features 4 bedrooms, a kitchen, sitting room, dining area and a large, decked balcony.
Sleeps 4: Bedrooms 2. On-street parking.
A more traditional venue, Afon Retreat is a period cottage located in the heart of the village. This 2-bedroom cottage is dog-friendly and has a bike storage area, making it ideal for those wanting to get out and about. The cottage also benefits from a wood burner, making it an ideal destination all year round. Beautifully decorated throughout and with a private, enclosed garden, the cottage is perfect for getting away from it all.
Craig Y Nos
Sleeps 2. Bedrooms 1.
If you’re looking for the ultimate romantic getaway, how about Craig Y Nos? This unusual location is perfect for couples. This cosy pod comprises a combined lounge/kitchenette/bedroom complete with log burner for those romantic evenings.
Outside, the isolated property offers stunning panoramic views, a hot tub and a large decking area. It’s the ideal way to get away from it all, whether it’s a honeymoon or just a romantic break for two.
Hendre Rhys Gethin Luxury Lodges
Sleeps 4. Bedrooms 2.
Located on the edge of Betws-y-Coed, Hendre Rhys Gethin Luxury Lodges is a family-friendly holiday park offering fully equipped, 2-bedroom lodges. The site offers a small number of private lodges, complete with hot tubs and disabled access. It’s the perfect location for a quiet family holiday in Snowdonia. Large groups aren’t permitted, meaning there are no stag or hen parties to disturb the family atmosphere.
Sleeps 6. Bedrooms 2.
The charming Maes Mawr is a period detached house located 4 miles Northwest of Betws-y-Coed. Adjacent to a fishing lake and set in 400 acres of National Park, the property is perfect for those looking for a peaceful break in the gorgeous Welsh countryside. With a walled garden, mountain views and miles of country walks close to the property, it’s the perfect way to spend a relaxing break.
Coedfa House and Coedfa Bach
Sleeps 12. Bedrooms 6. Parking for 4 cars.
For larger parties, Coedfa House and Coedfa Bach is a period Victorian house, able to sleep 8 in the main house and a further 4 in the adjoining cottage! This self-catering accommodation in Betws-y-Coed boasts plenty of period features, including solid wood flooring, exposed fireplaces and original sash windows.
Sleeps 9. Bedrooms 4.
Large parties will also enjoy the Medieval Farmhouse, 2 miles Southeast of Betws-y-Coed. This spacious, 4-star property is a Grade II listed farmhouse set within 240 acres of national park. It’s the perfect base for exploring Snowdonia and after a day outdoors, you can relax in the fully equipped games room complete with dartboard, table football and pool table.
Chambers Apartment at the Old Magistrates
Sleeps 2. Bedrooms 1.
By way of contrast, Chambers Apartment at the Old Magistrates is a 1-bedroom self-catered apartment in the heart of Betws-y-Coed. A modern ground floor property in the former Victorian magistrates’ court and police station, this cosy apartment has lots of mod cons, a private garden and a biofuel fire. Plus, it’s dog friendly!
Y Stiwdio/ The Studio
Sleeps 2. Bedrooms 1.
Another great getaway for couples looking for something special is Y Stiwdio / The Studio. This 4-star property was once home to Victorian artists and retains many period features. Located in 2 acres of woodland in the grounds of the owner’s property, it’s a truly romantic haven and the perfect base for exploring Snowdonia.
Sleeps 3. Bedrooms 2. On-street parking.
The deceptively quaint Clydfan is located in the village of Llanrwst, just North of Betws-y-Coed. This end-of-terrace stone cottage has been fully refurbished, giving it a beautifully modern look throughout. The stone fireplace in the lounge provides a magnificent centrepiece for long evenings and the property has a private garden too.
Caravanning and camping in Betws-y-Coed
For many, caravanning is the ultimate getaway, offering the comforts of home with the freedom to visit new destinations. For the more adventurous traveller, camping offers the ability to travel and set up a temporary home-away-from-home anywhere. Betws-y-Coed has a number of great sites for holidaymakers, guaranteeing a luxurious break.
Riverside Touring Park
For pure comfort, you can’t beat the Riverside Touring Park. This five-star park is located – as the name suggests – on the banks of the scenic River Conwy. With 60 pitches for caravans and small tents, the site is ideally located for exploring the village and wider Snowdonia. Riverside has a full range of facilities, including a shop, showers, electric hook-ups, laundry, dishwashing room and Wi-Fi.
The family-run Cwmlanerch is a mile north of Betws-y-Coed. With separate camping and caravan areas, the site is located in a conservation scheme, with a wide range of flora and fauna nearby. The caravan site, which has seasonal touring pitches and a few static vans, has a full range of facilities, including a toilet and shower block, electric hook-ups, dishwashing facilities, washing machine and tumble dryer.
The adjacent campsite is located alongside the River Conwy adjoining the family-run farm. The family also own a number of holiday cottages and shops both near Cwmlanerch and around Betws-y-Coed, which are worth checking out too.
If glamping is more your style, try Siabod Huts. Located on a working farm, 2 custom-built shepherds huts and a pod can accommodate up to 4 people for a holiday with a difference. This place is located 3 miles East of Betws-y-Coed, at the foot of Moel Siabod – the mountain that gives the site its name.
Being a working farm, there’s always something to see, including cattle to spring lambs which can be viewed from the comfort of your hot tub! The site also has a newly opened luxury barn conversion, which can accommodate up to 6 people.
Cilcennus Farm Caravan & Camping Site
Cilcennus Farm Caravan & Camping Site is another family-run site, also located slightly north of Betws-y-Coed. Taking both touring caravans and campers, the recently opened site is located on a working farm. With a woodland walk and the popular Tree Tops Rope Adventure close by, the site is a great base for families. Facilities include showers, food preparation and washing up areas and a games room complete with pool table.
Campers will love Dolgam campsite. Located a short distance West of Betws-y-Coed, the picturesque site offers stunning views of the surrounding area. The campsite, which also allows campervans and motorhomes has a shower block with full facilities. The farmhouse also offers bed and breakfast or, for the more adventurous, try the ‘Chicken Coop.’
Essentially what it says on the tin, except the purpose-built coop is designed to house people instead of chickens. Although you’re not exactly spoilt for space, it’s a quirky – and more importantly given the unpredictable Welsh weather – dry alternative to camping.
Rynys Farm Camping Site
Located 2 miles south of Betws-y-Coed, Rynys Farm Camping Site offers self-catering accommodation for tents and touring caravans, alongside a luxurious Shepherd’s Hut and 2 Yurts for those who prefer a spot of glamping. The scenic site also offers a shower block, toilets and dishwashing facilities for convenience.
From scenic mountain walks and relaxing places to eat and drink to the adrenaline rush of white water rafting or zip-lining, Snowdonia has it all. Take a look at what the area has to offer you during your stay on our blog.
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