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Snowdonia Glamping Holidays

UK Wales North Wales Conwy

Plas yn Rhos, Rhydlanfair, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0SS

Boutique glamping barns with wood-burners and firepits in Snowdonia National Park

Nestled in the hills above the pretty village of Betws-y-Coed, in Snowdonia's beautiful Conwy Valley, is a rather magical glamping spot. Already home to some cosy off-grid shepherds' huts, owners Richard and Hazel have recently added a barn that takes glamping to a whole new level. Here is a place where you can really switch off: not only are the surroundings stunning, there's no mobile or wifi signal (urbanites, don't let that put you off).

The boutique barn has been divided into two units, each sleeping four – ideal for both a family holiday and couples seeking a romantic break. Inside, wood-burning stoves, underfloor heating, super king-sized beds and freestanding baths will make you wonder where the camping aspect of glamping comes in. Head outside and there's your answer – each unit has a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, firepit and BBQ. The backdrop? Snowdonia National Park in all its glory, not to mention some wonderfully starry skies. The kitchen's covered by a glass roof, so even if it rains you can still sit out in one of the comfy chairs with a Welsh blanket and take it all in.

Nothing's too much trouble for Hazel and Richard – they'll put together a hamper for you (think Welsh mountain lamb and black beef), there are binoculars for wildlife watching (keep an eye out for red kites and the resident family of hares), books and board games for when the weather doesn't play ball and maps for trip planning.

The location is enviable, Snowdonia National Park's forests, lakes and mountains are right on your doorstep – head out on two-wheels down to the Machno Trail, a 19-kilometre loop, or hike the 12-kilometre Snowdon Horseshoe. Come evening, if you don't fancy cooking back at the barn, Ty Gwyn Coaching Inn is a great local place to eat Welsh fare, whilst Olif is popular for Welsh Tapas (yes, you did read that right). Then back to your peaceful retreat for some star-gazing.

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The Owner Says

We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Snowdonia.  Divided into two adjacent units, each side of our boutique glamping barn has a big central woodburning stove (as well as underfloor heating) ensuring you'll be cosy and warm all year round, a luxury bathroom that you'd be happy to find in a boutique hotel, an enormously comfortable super king-sized bed and hidden away bunk beds that children love. 

The kitchens are outdoors - sheltered and under cover. Each has a BBQ and a gas burner and seating areas outside so you can enjoy the lovely views, the sounds of nature and the stunning starry nights.

Even better, there's no mobile signal or wifi here & no gadgets - no TV, games consoles or even radio!  There are books and board games for wet weather days, binoculars for wildlife watching and maps for helping you to plan your next adventure.

Our favourite spot

We're so lucky to live in a really beautiful little valley just above the thriving village of Betws-y-Coed.  It's so peaceful here - I love sitting on the deck and enjoying the sounds of birdsong and baa-ing - the soundtrack to our days.

The local area

Snowdonia National Park is famous the world over for its awe-inspiring mountains, breathtaking scenery, stunning lakes, rivers and waterfalls.  It's a natural playground for any lover of the outdoors and we now have a range of new attractions to add a new edge of excitement to any visit here. 
ZipWorld have brought us the world's fastest zip wire, trampolining in the trees &now the only Alpine Coaster Ride in the UK, just down the road; Go-Below Underground Adventures are almost our neighbours & will look after you as you descend the world's longest underground zip wire in the world on the UK's scariest assault course!  If you prefer staying above ground but don't mind getting wet you can always surf in the mountains at Surf Snowdonia, the UK's only inland surf lagoon.   

Best local places to eat and drink

Betws-y-Coed is a buzzing little village in the summer months with many places to eat and drink. Caffi Caban-y-Pair is a current favourite - their pizzas are superb.  There's another pizzeria in the village with a great outdoor seating area - Hangin' Pizzeria.  Owned by the same people as the nearby Alpine Coffee Shop which is superb for lunch - the owners have a strict "Palm Oil Free" policy. There's Welsh tapas in Olif, whilst the choices for pub fayre and pints are abundant. For other great take aways, look no further than the friendliest chippy Tir a Mor and our local Indian restaurant, the Asha Balti House.

Why stay with us?

There are some lovely walks from the door with incredible views of the mountains of Snowdonia.  Wildlife and birds are abundant here - red kites are often seen in the skies above the barns and in the evening, sitting on the deck, you'll here owls hooting to each other, and see bats whizzing silently past.  We're lucky to have a resident barn owl who roosts in one of our other buildings so if you're lucky you'll get a close up view whilst the stars on a clear night have to be seen to be believed.

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