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
Boutique glamping in barns and shepherds huts in the 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 also recently added a barn that takes glamping to a whole new level. Whichever option you go for, this 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).

Positioned above a bubbling stream,  the huts and barn are half a mile from the road, along a farm track – a perfect, peaceful location where herons often fish in the stream, red kites whirl overhead and a family of hares lives nearby. You'll hear the resident owls hooting as you sit cosy by your fire in the evenings. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, there is superb walking and mountain biking on your doorstep.

The shepherds' huts are a favourite haunt for camping couples and it isn't hard to see why – painted in soothing shades of eggshell and tastefully decorated with the finest local woollens, and with a wood-burning stove to keep things cosy. There's a 'living' hut' and a 'washing' hut (with bathroom and sauna), and you hire both exclusively; plus there's a  shepherd's hut 'tent' for 2 children if you need it. Campfires are allowed in the designated fire pit.

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, 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.

What’s special about our place?

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.

What’s special about our 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.

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. Plus one barn that's been divided into 2 separate units, each sleeping four. Each has its own outside kitchen.

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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Price

From £95 a night for 2 for exclusive use of both huts during a midweek stay. 2-night weekends £220. 3-night weekends £300. Add £30 per night for 2 children with the tent (all bedding, towels included). For the barns prices start at £220 (for a 2-night break) & £320 (3 nights over a weekend or 4-night midweek break). A full week in low season is £450.

Opening Times

All year.

Location

Contact Website  01690 710 655  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, turn left at the sign for Nebo and Capel Garmon, then right at the sign for Snowdonia Glamping Barns/Shepherds' Huts. Cross over the cattle grid and carry on along the farm track up the hill until you reach the house at the end.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 4 reviews

★★★★★

what a treat!

We were meant to go away to celebrate being together 20 years. We cancelled a trip to Toulouse last summer and this week to Pembrokeshire due to consecutive lockdowns. We didn't want to give up: we just wanted time together and after all we live in a very beautiful part of the world: Snowdonia. We've just spent 3 wonderful days 5 miles away from home 🙂 in a beautiful converted barn, exquisitely designed and conceived by the owners. This was such a treat! Rarely have I stayed in a place of such standing; everything from the furniture to the mugs, has been chosen so tastefully and it doesn't stop there. The main room is cleverly designed to feel spacious and light while incredibly cosy and open on the outside. The whole new experience taking glamping to a whole new level! All we could hear were bird songs and the stream nearby. No light pollution at night and incredible views from the deck and a short walk away through the gate and up the hill. So if like us you've had to cancel plans, REMEMBER YOU CAN TRAVEL AND VISIT LOCAL! You not only experience your locality in a new way, discover new places and support your local businesses and today we all know how much this is needed. Thank you Hazel Barclay for your welcome. This was exactly what we needed and I am still on a high!
Oct 10, 2020 by Karine D
★★★★★

The perfect break

Had the most blissful, peaceful, and enjoyable few days in one of the fabulous Glamping barns. Absolutely everything has been thought of, so that even in miserable weather in late September, we felt perfectly cosy and snug. The fireplace is heavenly, and the huge bath was the perfect thing to return to after climbing Snowdon. Hazel and Richard are so generous and kind, and were really the cherry on top of our visit. Not to mention, how safe they made us feel during covid - we were definitely safer and more remote than at home! Can't recommend this place enough, we'll definitely be back!
★★★★★

Glamping perfection

Absolutely loved our stay in the huts - can't recommend them highly enough! Everything has been thought about to make for a relaxing, comfortable experience. We appreciated all the little touches - hot chocolate, logs and firelighters, a massive beanbag for comfortable star-gazing, fairy lights in the camp kitchen. We enjoyed starry evenings with a campfire, cooking in the kitchen under the trees, falling asleep listening to the stream... sheer bliss! The sauna is a genius touch and a fabulous treat after a day walking in the hills. On the one day when the Welsh weather kicked in, the living hut was toasty warm from the woodburner and a perfect place to paint and play cards. Really wonderful - we'll be back!
Sep 9, 2020 by Abigail Verified Review

Response from Snowdonia Glamping Holidays

Thank you Abigail - we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we'll look forward to seeing you again.  Best wishes, Hazel

★★★★★

Relaxing, Friendly, Perfect!

This place is perfect for a get away, nice and peaceful with very helpful and friendly hosts. We had a mix up with our booking (my mistake) and Richard solved it with no complaints. The converted barns are really well designed with luxurious extras like under floor heating and a fire place in the centre of the room. Looking forward to going back next year!
Aug 1, 2018 by Lewis

Response from Snowdonia Glamping Holidays

Thank you Lewis - we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again!

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