Hollow Oak Glamping

UK Wales North Wales Conwy Abergele

  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Beaches nearby
  • Beaches
  • Walking
Handcrafted huts on a working farm, 10 minutes from the coast and 30 minutes from Snowdonia National Park

From little acorns, mighty oaks grow. This is particularly so at Rheon and Lucy’s mystical site. A beautiful, century-old oak, with its gnarled, hollow base, is at the heart of the Roberts family farm and, beneath its watchful eye, Rheon has been hard at work, handcrafting two unique, artisan 'Cwts' (huts) using local larch and red cedar. You can spend a long time marvelling at his craftsmanship while sitting on your hut's private deck, G&T in hand. Add a few herbs growing nearby to your drink – Lucy encourages guests to pick them – then sit back and enjoy listening to the thrushes' song or the woodpecker's familiar drum as you take in views of distant Snowdonia.

Lucy and Rheon don’t do things by halves. The huts are bright and airy and have everything you could possible need, with homely interiors that feature fitted beds, plenty of storage and a modern kitchen area where a welcome hamper containing items like the farm's own eggs. Cwt Iâr has a double bed, while larger Cwt Chwaden has a king-sized bed as well as a separate room with a set of bunks for children. At their core, these huts are seriously comfortable places to stay, with en-suite bathrooms, smart TVs and WiFi, but it's the little details that really make them stand out. Spot considered features like the tall tabletop made from one single tree-trunk cutting or the beautiful, individually styled coat hooks on the wall.

With a herd of prize-winning Charolais cattle, hens, ducks and sheep as your neighbours, you may be awoken in the morning by a soothing symphony of farmyard sounds. Venture out and it's a truly pastoral setting. Sheep graze on the slope immediately behind the huts and there's a babbling brook just a hop, skip and jump from your door. Follow the stream along the edge of the farm and dip your toes into the water’s edge to cool off – the perfect end to a long day if you've been hiking in The Snowdonia National Park (14 miles away) or stomping around on the Great Orme above Llandudno (10 miles).

The good thing about the farm setting is that it really provides something for everyone. You can muck in and try feeding the lambs with Lucy or start chatting cycling with Rheon, who knows all the scenic trails in the area and can offer tips for good local climbs and hill walks too. Yet, equally, if you want to sit back and enjoy a campfire beside the stream or some quiet time with a book in the cosy confines of your Cwt, there's room for that too. And, when you leave, you can always try and slip a fallen acorn into your pocket to take home. A complimentary momento that might grow into a tree you can build your own cabin under in years to come.

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  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
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Facilities

Cwt Iâr (Hen Hut) has a double bed, whilst Cwt Chwaden (Duck Hut) has a king-size bed and a separate bedroom with cosy bunkbeds. Both cwts are fully insulated and feature under floor heating, LED lighting, bedtime reading lamps, a smart TV, free WiFi and plenty of sockets. The fully equipped kitchens include a fridge freezer, sink, oven, induction hob, kettle and toaster (essentials such as tea, coffee, sugar, oil, salt and pepper are all included). Full-length double-glazed doors lead out onto the lit deck area, with electric BBQ, fairy lights, lanterns and dining area. A firepit area is situated alongside the stream with natural wood seating arranged for social distancing. Lucy and Rheon are also happy to show you the animals on the farm. At certain times of the year, there will be sheep shearing and lambing to watch and usually a lamb or two needing to be bottle fed.

Suitable For

Glamping, families, friends, couples – yes. Campervans, tents, caravans, dogs – no

Nearby

The local village, Betws yn Rhos, is a 25-minute walk away and includes a small shop for essentials and a local pub. A 10–15-minute drive away is Gwyrch Castle, (home to ITV’s I’m A Celebrity 2020) there are guided tours available and nightly ghost hunts on selected dates (requires booking in advance). The nearest sandy beach is Porth Eirias a 15-minute drive away. A short walk along the promenade in Rhos on Sea are independent shops, cafés and ice cream parlours. The walled town of Conwy is a world heritage site with a castle, harbour, independent shops, cafés and home to the smallest house in Britain. Walking in the walls is a great free activity and a good way of seeing a lot of the town from a unique perspective (including peeping in to peoples back gardens). Snowdonia National Park is a 30-minute drive away. There are a number of places to begin your ascent to the peak of Snowdon depending on your level. Villages to visit include Betws y Coed and Beddgelert. North Wales is well-known for its mountain biking, most notable are: Gwydir Forest, Penmachno, Llandegla and Coed y Brenin. Zip World is worth visiting with your family (known for the fastest zip line in the world).

Food & Drink

The nearest pub, The Wheatsheaf (01492 680218), is a 25-minute walk away. A few miles from Hollow Oak, in the village of Llanfair Talhaiarn, The Black Lion (01745 720205) offers traditional pub grub, a pretty riverside setting and is popular with locals. A 15-minute drive away, you have The White Lion Inn, Llanelian (01492 515 807), an award winning gastro-pub, while, for a more gourmet experience, visit The Kinmel Arms (01745 832207; 12 minutes' drive), featured in the Good Food Guide's Top 50 Pubs in the UK. If visiting the beach in Porth Eirias, stop by Bryn Williams' seaside bistro (01492 577525), which serves local food with seaside views.

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All year round.

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The Owner Says

Hollow Oak Glamping is within a working family farm which includes a herd of pedigree Charolais cattle and an assortment of sheep, hens and ducks. Rheon grew up on the farm and now lives here with his family (Lucy and three teenage children).  The Grade II listed 16th century Welsh farmhouse, Brynffanigl Uchaf, stands out in the local landscape because of its tall, white chimneys.

Our two Cwts (huts) are nestled below the farm under the gaze of a centuries old Oak tree. The Tree has a large hollow bottom which has been the focus of many childhood games including how many people can fit in the hole, which is rather a lot!  Hence the name Hollow Oak Glamping to reflect the history of the farm and its connection to nature.  We believe the Oak tree could tell some fascinating tales! The farm has links to a medieval Welsh Lord, Ednefyd Fychan, known as the ‘Lord of Brynffanigl’ whose descendants began the Tudor royal dynasty.

Our two Cwts were hand-crafted by Rheon using local larch and red cedar. Each one has been built individually focusing on luxury, comfort and to create a sense of well-being and awareness of surroundings. Each have under-floor heating, double-glazing with glass fronted doors, fully-equipped kitchens with induction hobs, snug beds, cosy seating areas, ensuite bathrooms with showers and private decking with seating and electric BBQs.

We are located in a perfect rural setting with beautiful, life-affirming countryside on our doorstep with the beach a few miles away.  As a family of keen cyclists, runners and outdoor enthusiasts we are spoilt for choice!

Social Distancing Measures

  • Individual, self-contained glamping cabins with their own living areas, private bathrooms, kitchens and outdoor seating areas.
  • Set in a rural location with ample space between accommodation.
  • Arrival and departure can be done through our contactless system. 
  • Hand sanitiser provided in your accommodation and at points such as the farm gate. 
  • Deep clean between guests including all touch points.
  • Shared firepit area is outside with plenty of fresh air and wood seating is spaced for social distancing.

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Accommodation

Two unique Cwts (huts).

Cwt Iâr

Cabin Sleeps 3
Luxurious and quirky wooden cabin tucked between a delightful stream and centuries-old oak trees. Our bright and cosy Hen Hut is rural escapism within a traditional Welsh farm.

Cwt Chwaden

Cabin Sleeps 4
Set within a traditional Welsh farm, our quirky duck-themed, wooden cabin is a luxury nest to snuggle in. Beautiful countryside, local beaches and rugged mountains to explore, or stay put relax and dip your toes in the nearby stream.

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Location

Contact Hollow Oak Glamping, Brynffanigl Uchaf, Betws yn Rhos, Abergele, Conwy LL22 8AD

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Getting There

At J24 exit the A55 (the main coastal road across North Wales) head into Abergele. Turn left at the second set of traffic lights by the George and Dragon pub. Continue on the A548 out of Abergele towards Llanrwst for two and a half miles. At the Penrefail crossroads, turn right onto Roman Rd/B5381 signposted Betws yn Rhos. Take the first right after 400ft onto a single track country lane. Continue for just under one mile and Hollow Oak Glamping will be signposted just after the woods on the right hand side.

The nearest train station is Abergele (four miles away) or Colwyn Bay (seven miles away). Bus route 21 from Colwyn Bay to Abergele via Betws yn Rhos stops outside the post office, then you can walk 25 minutes to get to Hollow Oak Glamping.

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