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
Private hillside glamping in the Conwy Valley, with exclusive use of two luxury shepherds' huts, including a wood-burning sauna

If the stresses and strains of modern living have all got that bit too much to take, look no further than the wonderful bucolic bolthole that is Snowdonia Shepherds' Huts. Tucked up in the hills above one of the Conwy Valley's loveliest spots, this fanciest of camping experiences is the ideal panacea for world-weary urbanites who still need those little touches of luxury. What's more, these lovingly crafted shepherds' huts are a favourite haunt for camping couples. And stepping inside the twin huts, it isn't hard to see why. Painted soft, soothing shades of eggshell and tastefully decorated with the finest local woolens, the "living" and "washing" huts are fully equipped with everything you could need for a hassle-free holiday. Oh, and the wash hut even comes with it's very own wood-burning sauna!

As regular campers to these parts can testify, the pitch-up parade are often at the unforgiving mercy of the frequently boisterous Welsh elements. Inclement weather is of no such concern here, though, thanks to the beautiful cast iron wood-burning stove which transforms your abode into a toasty cocoon of cosiness. In fact, there's very little you could want for here and in the surrounding area.

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. Amiable hosts, Richard, Hazel and their children are about the only people who will ever pass by (except for the occasional walker). Even the postie doesn’t come up here! You might see and hear some wildlife though – a heron can often be seen fishing in the stream, red kites whirl overhead and a family of hares live next to the track. You'll hear the resident owls hooting as you sit cosy by your fire in the evenings. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and within a stone’s throw from a good path, there is superb walking and mountain biking right from the door of your hut. Campfires are also allowed in the designated fire pit – perfect for cooking your own.

As the Conwy Valley tourist board proudly boasts, Betws-y-Coed is 'the official gateway to Snowdonia'. Although this enviable hillside location within Wales' largest national park does nurture an almost inescapable lure to all things outdoorsy, there is also a refreshing abundance of cultural and historical things to see and do in the surrounding area. With fairytale castles to explore and Wales' largest seaside resort, 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, riverside retreat.

Details

Facilities

2 huts – "the living one" and "the washing one". There's a sofa that easily transforms into an extra long (6 1/2 ft) double bed with a lambs’ wool mattress, luxurious feather duvet and pillows and traditional Welsh blankets. There’s a luxurious Welsh Mountain sheepskin, 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, a jug and bowl for washing and a flushing, caravan style toilet. There's also a great wood-burning sauna. There's solar powered lights, a cool box with ice packs 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 double gas burner a firepit, deckchairs and giant beanbags for star-gazing in comfort.

Suitable For

Couples, families with the additional tent for older kids (by prior arrangement) – yes. Dogs – no.

Nearby

With Snowdonia National Park's forests, lakes & mountains on your doorstep, there's plenty of walking, cycling & riding to be done. This is also proper mountain biking country, so head down to the Machno or Marin Trail for fun on 2 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 at speeds of 100mph at  Zip World (01248 601444), also host to Bounce Below  - giant underground trampolines! 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 put together a hamper for glampers (enquire within) including 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. The Bryn Tyrch Inn (01690 720223) and the Ty Gwyn Inn (01690 710383) are both great local places to eat which celebrate the best of Welsh produce. For something a bit different try the very popular Olif (01690 733942), a Welsh tapas bar in Betws Y Coed.  You could also sample one of our two great pizzerias and help settle a long-running local dispute about which is the best Caffi Caban Y Pair or palm-oil free www.hanginpizzeria.co.uk, the sister resaturant 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. 

Opening Times

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 pull-down 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.

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 shepherds' huts (one holds the bathroom and sauna, the other is living and sleeping accommodation for 2 people), plus a unique shepherd's hut tent for 2 children (optional). Only 1 couple or family at a time with exclusive use of the entire site. There's also a boutique barn for rent.

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.

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!

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 4 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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