Luxury Cottages in Snowdonia

Luxurious Snowdonia Cottages

  • Ty Newydd

    Barmouth

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  • Barn in North Wales

    Llwyngwril

    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY
  • Berwyn

    Talybont

    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY
  • Apartment 4, The Old Stables

    Aberdyfi

    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY
  • House in North Wales

    Talybont

    Sleeps: 14VIEW PROPERTY
  • Tan Y Fedwen

    Llwyngwril

    Sleeps: 10VIEW PROPERTY
  • The Bothy at Gelli Newydd

    Llanrwst

    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Trem y Foel

    Llanrwst

    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY
  • Y Beudy

    Bala

    Sleeps: 7VIEW PROPERTY

Tucked into the North West corner of Wales, Snowdonia is a giant adventure playground just waiting to be explored. The national park offers rural retreats, giving you a choice of towering mountains, lakes or traditional villages. If you’re looking to treat yourself, why not book one of our carefully chosen luxury Snowdonia holiday cottages?


Whether you’re looking for post-hike hot tub cottages or you need some outdoor space for the kids, with our large collection of luxurious holiday homes you’ll find what you need. We even have dog-friendly cottages and houses sleeping up to 20 guests, with all the amenities you’ll need to make your holiday really special. And when you book through us, you’ll have access to all of the best staycation deals.


Of course, when you start researching your holiday in North Wales, the big question is where to stay. Our friendly team is on hand 24/7 to offer their advice on the most beautiful spots. And, to help you narrow it down, we’ve compiled a list of our favourites. Whether you fancy the stylish Italianate village of Portmeirion or the hikers paradise at Betws-y-Coed, we’ll help you find the ultimate Snowdon cottage.


Best locations for a luxury cottage in Snowdonia

Betws-y-Coed

Best for: Active holiday-goers


Betws-y-Coed may be the most popular town in Snowdonia, and with good reason. The central location is excellent for getting out immediately into the mountains, including Snowdon and Tryfan. There is also a growing water sports industry, with kayaking, rafting and wind-surfing possible on the nearby lakes and rivers. Despite that, it hasn’t lost its appealing village feel.

Portmeirion

Best for: A European vibe but in the UK


You could be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported to the Cinque Terre on your visit to Portmeirion. This Italianate village was dreamt up by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis in 1925 and lovingly built on the cliffs of the Snowdonian coast. Williams-Ellis wanted to show how a town could be created without detracting from the beauty of its environment. It's fair to say he succeeded!

Beddgelert

Best for: Relaxing in a traditional village


If you were to imagine the quintessential British village, Beddgelert might be it. An idyllic stone bridge curves over the river that gently ripples through the village centre. Traditional pubs and coffee shops welcome visitors and excellent mountain biking is available in the Beddgelert Forest.

Blaenau Ffestiniog

Best for: Welsh heritage and culture


Known in Snowdonia as ‘the town that roofed the world’, Blaenau Ffestiniog holds an essential place in Welsh heritage. At its peak, it was the most important slate mining town in the world and this history is visibly etched into the landscape. The Ffestiniog railway, the oldest independent railway in the world, played a crucial role in transporting the slate to the coast and beyond. A ride on the track today is like taking a little trip through history.

Bethesda

Best for: Nearby hiking trails


Bethesda is not quite within Snowdonia National Park but sits at its northern edge. As the gateway into Snowdonia’s hiking mecca of the Carneddau mountains, it has a superb location for people looking to get outdoors. To the other side, it’s only a short drive from the coast, where the UNESCO world heritage sites of Caernarfon and Conwy Castle overlook expansive sea views.

Best walks in Snowdonia

the Miners’ Track

Location: Betws-y-Coed
Difficulty: Moderate
Walk length: Four miles


We couldn’t create a list of the best walks in Snowdonia without including the eponymous mountain itself. There are plenty of trails to choose from but if you want an easy one, Snowdon summit circular route then head up the Miners’ Track and down the PYG.

Portmeirion to Black Rock Sands

Location: Portmeirion
Difficulty: Moderate
Walk length: Seven miles


Portmeirion to Black Rock Sands is not, strictly speaking, in Snowdonia. Rather, it takes in the Welsh coastal path, passing magnificent views, pretty fishing villages and golden sandy beaches en route.

Aberglaslyn, Bryn Du and Beddgelert

Location: Beddgelert
Difficulty: Easy
Walk length: Three and a half miles


The circular walk around Aberglaslyn, Bryn Du and Beddgelert is incredibly varied, not only taking in ancient woodland and mountain scenery, but also the deep Aberglaslyn Gorge. The grave of the legendary hound Gelert is along the route.


Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach

Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Difficulty: Moderate
Walk length: Six and a half miles


This walk will introduce you to the rich slate mining heritage in this part of Wales. On your way up the hills of Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach, you’ll pass the deep Rhosydd slate quarry; previously one of the largest in the country.


High Carneddau

Location: Bethesda
Difficulty: Hard
Walk length: Nine miles


The peaks of the Carneddau are a must-visit for keen hikers. There are a few scrambling sections on this route in the High Carneddau, starting by the lake of Llyn Ogwen, so it’s important to be prepared.

Best sights in Snowdonia

Zip World Fforest

Location: Betws-y-Coed
Best for: An active forest adventure


The series of treetop adventures at Zip World Fforest provide the perfect day out for families or groups. Soar above the treeline on Europe’s highest giant swing or fly through the canopy on a zip line.

Portmeirion Village

Location: Portmeirion
Best for: Discovering an architectural masterpiece


Short tours of the village are available from the welcome centre, providing an excellent way to get your bearings. Once you’ve positioned yourself, why not treat yourself to a gelato or espresso at the Italian-style gelateria, and try your hand at giant chess in the piazza. Wales will feel a long way away!


Gelert’s Grave

Location: Beddgelert
Best for: Learning about a Welsh legend


According to legend, Beddgelert is named after the grave of Gelert the dog, the faithful hound of medieval Welsh prince, Llewellyn the Great. Gelert reached a tragic end, but no spoilers here - the tombstone at Gelert’s Grave tells you the full story.

Llechwedd Deep Mine

Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Best for: Descending into Welsh history


The interactive tours of Llechwedd Deep Mine are a fascinating snapshot of a time when Wales was at the pinnacle of British industry. Descend into the mine on Europe’s steepest cable railway and visit the open quarry.

Penrhyn Castle

Location: Bethesda
Best for: Visiting one of Wales’s many famous castles


Although built in the 1800s, Penrhyn Castle is unusually built in the Norman style, with a distinctive crenellated, Gothic flair. It’s run by the National Trust, which is notoriously pet friendly, so you’re guaranteed a good run around the gardens for you and your four-legged friend.