Snowdonia Glamping Holidays

UK Wales North Wales Conwy Betws y Coed

  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Hillside glamping in the Conwy Valley, in stylish glamping barns or a pair of luxury shepherd's huts with a wood-burning sauna

If the stresses and strains of modern living have all got a bit too much, look no further than the wonderful bucolic boltholes offered by Snowdonia Glamping Holidays. Tucked up in the hills above one of the Conwy Valley's loveliest spots, a pair of shepherd's huts and a pair of glamping barns offer the fanciest of camping experiences; the ideal panacea for world-weary urbanites who are in need of a digital detox but still appreciate a little luxury.

As regular campers to these parts can testify, the pitch-up parade is often at the mercy of the frequently boisterous Welsh elements. But inclement weather is of no such concern here, thanks to solid roofs and wood-burning stoves that transform both huts and barns into cocoons of cosiness should the elements require it.

The pair of shepherd’s huts are rented together, one for living, the other for washing, both painted in soothing shades of eggshell and tastefully decorated with the finest local woolens. They are equipped with everything you could need for a hassle-free holiday. Oh, and the wash hut even comes with its very own wood-burning sauna! Positioned above a bubbling stream — great for paddling, dam building and a post-sauna dip for the adventurous — the huts are half a mile from the road, along a farm track.

Nearby, the two glamping barns offer yet more solid walls. Inside, each of these stylish spaces is cleverly divided to sleep and seat a family of up to four. It’s modern with a luxurious bathroom but has been left blissfully technology-free. There’s a kettle and a toaster but no WiFi and no TV. And if you’re wondering if this qualifies as glamping, just take a step outside. The kitchen is all outdoors (though handily undercover) and a fire pit is provided.

Whichever accommodation you choose, amiable hosts, Richard, Hazel and their children are about the only people who will ever pass by (except for the occasional walker) as even the postie doesn’t venture here. You might see and hear some wildlife, though — herons, hares and owls are all residents here and red kites are often seen whirling overhead.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, there is superb walking and mountain biking all around. As the Conwy Valley tourist board boasts, Betws-y-Coed is 'the gateway to Snowdonia'. Although this enviable location within the national park nurtures an almost inescapable lure to all things outdoorsy, there is also a refreshing abundance of cultural and historical things to see and do. With fairytale castles to explore and seaside, Llandudno, just up the road, you won't go wanting for fun days out. Then, suitably shattered from exploring the best the area has to offer, you can retire in peace at this wonderfully secluded, hillside retreat.

Details

Facilities

The two shepherd's huts, "the living one" and "the washing one" are rented together. There's a long (6 1/2 ft) double bed with luxurious bedlinen and a traditional Welsh blanket. There’s a Welsh Mountain sheepskin rug, a wood burning stove and a dresser plus small table and chairs. Hazel can also provide a crib/cot for couples with a young baby. The wash hut has a hot shower, wash basin and toilet as well as an amazing wood-burning sauna. There's solar powered lights, a cool box with ice packs, access to a fridge and freezer, and the water is the supplied by the farm's own spring water. Outside there’s a fully equipped outdoor kitchen under a canopy with a gas BBQ and a single ring, a firepit, deckchairs and a giant beanbag for star-gazing in comfort. The glamping barns each have a super-kingsize bed and two bunk beds and a bathroom with a hotel-style bath, toilet and sink. There's a modern log burning stove and underfloor heating. Inside, there's a dining table and chairs and tea and coffee-making facilities. Outside there's a covered kitchen with a gas stove and a gas barbecue as well as a fire pit and outdoor seating.

Suitable For

Couples and families – yes. Campers, dogs – no.

Nearby

With Snowdonia National Park's forests, lakes & mountains on your doorstep, there's plenty of walking, cycling & wild swimming to be done. This is also proper mountain biking country, so head down to the Machno or Marin Trail for fun on two wheels.  Almost on the doorstep, Go Below Underground Adventures (01690 710108) is one of the area's most challenging attractions - mine exploration with an edge!  You can also bullet down the longest zip wire in Europe and the fastest in the world at speeds of 100mph at  Zip World Penrhyn Quarry (01248 601444) or try one of the other adrenaline fuelled adventures at their other 2 sites nearby!  Another cool place making waves in the region is the inland surf lagoon Adventure Parc Snowdonia (01492 353123) – the first of its kind in the world! No trip to the region would be complete without a visit to that most famous of photo ops, the Cantilever Stone. Conwy Castle is just 17 miles from the site and boasts spectacular views over the Conwy Estuary, with the dramatic  mountains of Snowdonia as its backdrop. The outdoorsy village of Betws-y-Coed and  historic market town of Llanrwst have plenty of places to eat, drink and historic sites to visit. For stunning broad empty beaches head west to Harlech or a little further down the Llyn Peninsula for hidden coves and top surfing.

Food & Drink

This part of the world is bursting with fantastic local produce and Hazel is happy to direct you to the local shops including great butchers selling Welsh mountain lamb and black beef. For great traditional Welsh fayre in an welcoming pub setting, the beautifully refurbished White Horse (01690 710721) in Capel Garmon is worth a visit - (currently being refurbished Spring 2021).  The Ty Gwyn Inn (01690 710383) in Betws-y-Coed is a popular local restaurant. Or for something a bit different try the Welsh tapas bar Olif (01690 733942).  You could also sample one of our two great pizzerias and help settle a long-running local dispute about which is the best Caban y Pair or palm-oil free Hangin’ pizzeria , the sister restaurant of the brilliant Alpine Cafe in Betws-y-Coed serving a wide range of lunches, teas and cakes.  Stop off at Cadwalader's for a tasty ice cream cone on a sunny day or a pile of waffles if you've worked up an appetite in the hills.  Llanrwst is home to the award-winning Asha Balti curry house,  Tir A Mor fish and chip shop and restaurant and the most-photographed tea rooms in Britain Ty Hwnt i'r Bont.

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All year.

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The Owner Says

Our cosy shepherds' huts are designed to make the most of their superb location.  Listen to the stream as you lie in bed at night, catch the warmth of the morning sun as you enjoy your breakfast, watch our resident barn owl as he hunts over the meadowland and remember to look up at night - there's no light pollution here so the starry sky is breathtaking. Both of our shepherds' huts are exclusively yours for the duration of your stay.

The "living" hut has a wood-burning stove for chillier nights, a double bed with luxury bed linen, Welsh blankets and a Welsh mountain sheepskin rug.

The other hut is your private wash hut where you'll find a toilet, shower, wash basin and wood-burning sauna so you can relax after fantastic days out exploring Snowdonia.

You’ll also have a fully equipped outdoor kitchen under a roof with a large gas BBQ & single gas burner, a cool box and a fire pit.

What you won't have is a mobile signal, internet access, TV or even radio.  No traffic, no loud music from your neighbours - unless you count birdsong and baa-ing!  Just peace, tranquility and the sounds of nature.

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Social Distancing Measures

Each property will now be equipped with its own fridge rather than a shared fridge and freezer.    The shared facilities will no longer be available (i.e. washing machine, honesty shop, games and books library) so each occupant family can fully distance themselves from other guests and from us. The shared deck is separated off and individual entrances established for each of the glamping barns.  

Accommodation

2 shepherd's huts, 2 glamping barns.

Snowdonia Shepherds' Huts

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Both of our shepherds' huts are exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. The "living" hut has a wood-burning stove for chilly nights, a sofa which converts to a double bed & table & chairs. The other hut is your wash hut with a toilet, shower, basin & wood-burning sauna so you can relax after fantastic days out exploring Snowdonia.

Gwydw-hw / Owl Glamping barn

Apartment Sleeps 4
The barn has been divided into 2 seperate units, each sleeping 4. Each has a living and dining room inside and out - the indoor living and dining area has the benefit of a huge woodburning fire that's double-sided so you can still enjoy the fire when you've gone to bed!

Seren / Star Glamping barn

Apartment Sleeps 4
The barn has been divided into 2 seperate units, each sleeping 4. Each has a living and dining room inside and out - the indoor living and dining area has the benefit of a huge woodburning fire that's double-sided so you can still enjoy the fire when you've gone to bed!

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Location

Contact Snowdonia Glamping Holidays, Plas yn Rhos, Rhydlanfair, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0SS

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Getting There

Follow the A5 south out of Betws-y-Coed. After about four miles turn left at the sign for Nebo and Capel Garmon. Follow the lane up the hill. After ¾ mile you'll see a sign post on your right for Snowdonia Shepherds' Huts. Follow the farm track downhill, past a house on your right and continue alongside the stream until you pass the shepherds' huts on your right. Cross over the cattle grid to find a grassy parking area on your right. To find the site, carry on along the farm track up the hill until you reach the house at the end.

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