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Soak up idyllic scenery with holiday cottages in Betws-y-Coed.

Betws-y-Coed (which translates to “prayer house in the wood”) is a small village in Conwy, Wales. It is commonly referred to as the Gateway to Snowdonia as it sits at the Conwy Valley border into the Snowdonia National Park. The village is small and welcoming with a history which stretches back to 1254AD. Sitting between two areas of natural interest, and lying close to the river Conwy, there are many activities, both strenuous and relaxing, which make Betws-y-Coed a favourite for couples, families and groups of friends.

HomeAway has a number of holiday cottages in Betws-y-Coed catering for both couples and large groups. Although many of the cottages are traditional in their appearance, so as to blend in with the stunning surrounding scenery, and have retained their rustic charm, they also feature modern appliances and equipment such as Wi-fi, satellite television, laundry facilities and dishwashers. Children and pets are also welcome in many cottages whilst gardens and on-site parking are also a recurring feature.

Holiday apartments in Betws-y-Coed are the ideal base from which to enjoy the many delights of Conwy, Snowdonia and the surrounding areas. However, Wales has a great deal more to offer a traveller. The South-West Coast is renowned for some of the UK’s finest beaches and from Tenby in Pembrokeshire, there are numerous holiday cottages within reach of a handful of Blue Flag beaches. Meanwhile, the historic market town of Denbigh provides an array of traditional Welsh cottages perfect for a relaxing cultural break.

Things to do

Snowdonia: For many people, the main reason for staying in a holiday apartment in Betws-y-Coed is to enjoy the nearby Snowdonia National Park. From walking and hill climbing to bird watching and nature trails, there is no shortage of activities here whatever the age or level of fitness of the traveller. In addition, newer activities such as caving, zip lining and water based activities are becoming increasingly popular within the park.

Conwy: Less than 17 miles away from holiday cottages in Betws-y-Coed is the thriving town of Conwy where there is a wealth of activities and attractions on offer. In addition to traditional artisan shops, there is the Valley Maze, which covers an area of 2 acres and was designed by the world renowned Giovanni Angelo Jacovelli, the stunning Bodnant Gardens, an 80 acre National Trust Property and the famed Conwy Castle which was built in 1283 for King James I.

Betws-y-Coed: In addition to awe inspiring views across the Conwy Valley and the Snowdonia National Park, there is a wealth of history right on the doorstep of your holiday apartment in Betws-y-Coed. Local places of interest include the 14th-century St Michael’s Church and the Valley Railway Museum.

Family attractions: Betws-y-Coed offers a central location for some of the best family attractions in North Wales. From the Treetop Adventure Attraction which sits in the village itself, to the Welsh Mountain Zoo in nearby Colwyn Bay, there is much to entertain families and children of all ages. The area also plays host to the Greenwood Forest Park which has won numerous tourism awards.

Weather

The climate in Betws-y-Coed tends to be mild yet temperate and is known for being wet. Whilst temperatures in the summer months of June, July and August have been known to reach 21°C, an average temperature of 18°C is more the norm. Within these months, temperatures also dip quite dramatically after dusk, so a warm day might give way to a much cooler evening. The main rainy season tends to fall between September and February but the location of the village means that rain is possible at any time.

Travel

Although the village is small, Betws-y-Coed is often used as a landmark for travel, with the main village junction showing frequently in directions. This is because the village is so approachable from all directions. From Llangollen it is easily accessed by the A5 whilst the A470 feeds directly from Colwyn Bay. From these two points, it is relatively easy for visitors from throughout the UK to find the village. In addition, Betws-y-Coed is also served by a train station and receives a regular bus and coach service.

Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8152808
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Excellent! 4.5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #1844135
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Excellent! 4.6/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Cottage #8145638
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6957840
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1921630
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Cottage #1983408
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1965583
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cabin #6513293
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  • 3 BR
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1876067
  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1868776
  • 4 BR
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #1867713
  • 1 BR
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1892459
  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6937423
  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1867455
  • 3 BR
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1867756
  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1867315
  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1876068
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #8226428
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  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Apartment #1966049
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1964117
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #6506802
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1964392
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8188038
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1963716
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #1963697
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8113659
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #703118
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Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6723655
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #6021387
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(32 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6504264
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6186950
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(48 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8111750
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Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(36 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8171280
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Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(34 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1841476
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Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8166507
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Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(32 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8171958
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8142468
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Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Apartment #6546176
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Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(35 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #410621
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Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
House #448592
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Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #6721801
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Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8124363
15
Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
  • Studio
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Apartment #6546176
15
Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Barn #6714990
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Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1879504
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Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6484093
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6856169
6
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Cabin #8167064
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Viewed 85 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #8089082
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Betws-y-Coed Holiday Cottages (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Enjoyable stay

4 of 5
The property is in a good location with fabulous views over the estuary. The railway station is just across the road and parking is easy and inexpensive. There is a Tesco superstore within a five minute drive. The accommodation is spacious and we appreciated having the two bath/shower rooms. The beds were clean and comfortable though the single beds/quilts would not be long enough for a tall man, the double room had a double not a king size bed. There is a patio to the rear which gets the sun all day and we were able to sit out each evening and enjoy a few drinks. A warning for anyone with accessibility issues, there is a very steep internal stair up to the bedrooms. Cai Ross the owner was very pleasant and welcoming. We had Sunday lunch in Paysanne below the property which we enjoyed very much and would thoroughly recommend. We felt that, overall, the accommodation didn’t quite merit 5 stars in comparison to other properties we have stayed in recently. Some of the furniture is rather tired and there are too many old ornaments and curios dotted about which gives the place a dated feel. The kitchen is a large room but the appliances and workspace are concentrated in one corner, the fridge is small and there is no dishwasher. The patio and dining tables could do with being refinished. However, none of this stopped us having a very enjoyable stay and we would say the property is good value.
  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

Perfect spot for Snowdonia

5 of 5
If you are venturing to Snowdonia, this two bedRoomed cottage is a perfect spot in Betwys y COed, it is really well equipped, very comfortable, clean with great kitchen facilities and good range of utensil .pots pans, Plenty of glasses, plates, dishes etc ..more than adequate for four people.A dishwasher, washer dryer, makes life easier, if you cook..as we like to, and after a hard days walking the dishwasher is a pleasant addition.the bedding and towels are plentiful, and beds really comfortable, bedrooms have built in wardrobes, so plenty of space. You are spoilt for choice in Betwys,eating and drinking, plenty to choose from..from breakfast, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants..two local supermarkets are pretty well stocked, of course you pay a little of over the odds locally. If you are happy to travel a bit Llandudno , is a much larger town with huge choice of larger supermarkets and budget Aldi. We used the walking books in the cottage, and really enjoyed the circular walks we did, the Short walk around the village golf course and out past St Michaels church over the little suspension bridge is nice..go in the church it's really atmospheric. Capel Curig was a longer walk and really enjoyable with great scenery. Locally, we used Olif a Welsh tapas restaurant...one night just for a glass of wine, and another to sample the tapas..Delicious, and we thought good value, they use local produce as much as they are able. The Stables, is busy with a nice buzz...busy always , we had one bar meal which was pub food but no complaints.. Pont y pair , a pub a little further up the road opposite the bridge is really worth a visit , the food is home cooked, with a good choice and staff are very welcoming and helpful, good choice of beer and wines, don't be put off by the old fashioned green gloss paint..as we were ...it's lovely inside. The cottage has a tv with lots of dvds , we didn't use at all, as we were out walking every day, nice to catch up with the news.Missed wi FI,a bit just for sourcing more than anything, but most of the pubs have free wi FI if needed, which we used. Snowdonia was on our bucket list...and we succeeded...a very hot day so got sunburnt, but so worthwhile and huge sense of achievement...not for the faint hearted ..it's very challenging , glad to come home for a shower after that trek. would highly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to visit north Wales perfect spot and train and buses on your doorstep
  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017