The Shorrocks Apartment

North Wales Conwy Betws y Coed

  • From £108 a night
  • Sleeps 5
  • Apartment

An elegant, unique and very comfortable riverside apartment in Snowdonia’s Conwy Valley

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Just outside the village of Betws-y-Coed, in the forested Conwy Valley, a pair of wrought iron gates announce the entrance to Coed-y-Celyn Hall – a grand house in manicured riverside gardens that is home to the Shorrocks Apartment, an elegant self-catering holiday let in a building that was once home to landscape artist Herbert Shorrocks. The history of the place adorns the walls both in Victorian features and in Shorrocks’ own paintings, which depict the Snowdonian scenery you’ll find outside the front door. It’s a fascinating place to stay in a location that’s great for exploring the National Park.

Situated on the ground floor, one of the undoubted highlights of The Shorrocks Apartment is that it opens directly onto the house's well-tended gardens. Manicured lawns, access to a riverside meadow and valley views make it a lovely place to relax, play croquet or even paint if you’re feeling inspired by the location. Inside, high ceilings, antique furniture and Victorian features are carefully balanced with modern amenities. There’s a contemporary kitchenette, a Smart TV and good WiFi. What’s refreshing about this place, though, is that it opens up the experience of a country house to a single family, couple or small group. The apartment sleeps five in a single, spacious bedroom with a small en-suite. Beds can be configured as a super-king and three singles or as five separate beds.

The apartment is hosted by Fiona, Herbert Shorrocks’ granddaughter, who grew up at Coed-y-Celyn. With a lifetime’s knowledge of the area, she has put together her tips for exploring with the same care that’s been used to renovate the apartment. Her folder details recommend lots of places to eat and things to do. Zip World and Surf Snowdonia may not have been options in her grandfather’s time, but the most popular adventures don’t change. It’s the trek up Snowdon that most people want to tackle – and it’s only a 20-minute drive from here.

The village of Betws-y-Coed has been touted as the gateway to Snowdonia since Victorian times, when the railway first arrived – about the same time as Coed-y-Celyn came along. As such, The Shorrocks Apartment feels like the perfect place to base yourself – just a 15-minute walk from the village, which now bustles with hotels, cafes and outdoor shops. It’s a tranquil spot with every convenience nearby, including a good restaurant, Ty Gwyn, a very short stroll away.

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We accommodate up to five guests in a spacious bedroom with a high ornate ceiling, crystal chandelier and antique fireplace. It has an en suite bathroom and TV/DVD player. There is a beautiful lounge and dining space with many original Victorian features including a large white marble fireplace and many paintings on the walls. There is central heating plus an electric fire to ensure guests are warm all year round. It has a fully equipped kitchen and breakfast bar. All rooms have french windows opening onto the gardens with outdoor furniture which guests are free to use.There is WiFi and Freeview TV with access to Netflix. Games and DVDs are also provided. There is a safe place to store bikes and kayaks.

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We do not allow pets as there are other animals in the area. We welcome families, couples and groups of friends. We have 2 more twin bedrooms in a separate part of the house available on request at an extra cost. Although we have no age restrictions the house has other occupants and there is a no noise policy after 10pm.


Whilst the house is in a tranquil position in the valley, it is only a short walk from the picturesque village of Betws-y-Coed. There you will find cafes, pubs and restaurants as well as art galleries, gifts and outdoor pursuit shops with mountain bike hire. There is a miniature railway popular with adults and children, a large village green great for kicking a football around or picnics. With many riverside walks, a Golf course and fishing there is something for everyone. Nearby you can also visit the popular Zipworld Forest, Bounce Below, Cavern Adventures and the Titan zip wire. Mountains and lakes are minutes away and beaches a 30 minute drive.
There are many walking/cycling routes directly from the apartment. A short drive away in any direction will lead you to other places to park and walk/cycle or kayak. There is a regular Sherpa bus from the village which takes you to the mountains including Snowdon. Also trains to Llandudno and Portmadog.


Available all year.


From £108 a night.

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The Owner Says

Coed-y-Celyn Hall is situated in the beautiful Conwy valley, surrounded by forests, mountains, rivers, lakes and waterfalls, in the village of Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park.

The apartment has elegant Victorian decor, high ornate ceilings, antiques and original works of art.

The apartment opens onto two beautiful gardens, and a path to the River Conwy, of which guests have full access. There are many walking and cycling trails directly from the house. Snowdon and other mountains are a twenty-minute drive away.


Contact Website  07910 658 030  The Shorrocks Apartment, Ground Floor Flat, Coed y Celyn Hall, Betws y Coed, Conwy LL240SH

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Getting There

The Shorrocks Apartment is part of Coed-y-Celyn Hall. Approaching the area from on the A5 or on the A470, you need to follow signs for the A470 towards Dolgellau just south of Betws-y-Coed. You won't miss the grand iron gates of Coed-y-Celyn Hall on the right after just a hundred metres or so. Betws-y-Coed has a train station a mile away from the property.


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