Snowdonia Holiday Cottages
For wide selection of Snowdonia self catering cottages, visit the rental companies featured below. They provide a blend of traditional and modern holiday cottages from £200 per week with reductions also available in certain cases. Check the sites for the latest pricing and availability information.
Cottages 4 You
- 300 Snowdonia holiday cottages
and self catering properties located in North Wales. They provide a mix of modern and traditional properties with weekly bookings starting at about £200. Most have four star gradings and are inspected regularly.
Holiday Rentals -
About 200 Snowdonia cottages
and North Wales properties including luxury farm cottages, barn conversions and beach-front holiday homes. Most are traditional and are available for as little as £190 p/w during low season.
- More than 100 cottages in Snowdonia and the North of Wales, situated in places such as Dolwyddelan, Tywyn, Bala and Conwy. Booking rates start at around the £200 mark for low season breaks with reductions available for selected holiday properties.
40 Snowdonia cottage properties and holiday homes from about £250 per week. All are situated within 20 miles of the region in places like Betws-y-Coed, Dolwyddelan and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Most are traditional in style.
Snowdonia is one of the most beautiful, scenic regions in Britain and has a varied, dramatic landscape of high mountain passes and plush green valleys.
The most well known landmark is the majestic Mt Snowdon
. Standing at 3560 ft it is the highest mountain in Wales and England and is ideal for hiking and climbing. There are numerous walks and climbs to its summit from the surrounding hamlets and villages. The peaks of the Glyder and Carnedd ranges are also nearby and contribute to the fine scenery.
The Snowdonia National Park
is the second largest in Britain and offers an unspoilt beauty that is hard to match anywhere else. The Snowdonia Mountain Railway, operating since 1896, runs from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdonia and affords some fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.
The town of Bangor
, with its Cathedral and University can be found on the coast of Conwyn Bay, while Penrhyn Castle, dating back to the 12th century is a mile to the east. The ancient town of Caernarfon has its own magnificent castle and offers plenty of reminders of the region's past, while the little mountain town of Capel Curig epitomises the wonder of Snowdonia. See below for further information about Snowdonia visitor attractions.
Snowdonia visitor attractions
Snowdonia is one of the most beautiful regions in Wales and the following are some of the many attractions and activities to be enjoyed by Cottages holiday makers. From stately homes, museums and adventure playgrounds, there is something to interest everyone.
At Glasfryn Activity Park
, try your skill at go-karting and quad biking – both seniors and juniors are catered for. Archery is gaining in popularity and if you prefer to do something more relaxing, you can fish in one of the lakes (Own fishing rod required.) There is a ten-pin bowling alley open from 10am until late with a licensed bar and a varied menu of light meals.
There are also facilities for the disabled. If you want adventure and fun for the whole family, a visit to Greenwood Forest Park
is just the thing. Open March to August (10am to 5.30pm and Sept to Oct 11a.m to 5.00pm.) Ropes and Ladders
in a pretty woodland setting is another great place for families, with pole climbs, trapeze leaps and giant swings. Serious climbers and walkers should contact Snowdonia Climbing for expert tuition for all levels of ability.
Food and drink
Snowdonia has a wide choice of eateries from gourmet dining to tea rooms, bistros, inns and cafes. Try the local specialities such as Welsh black beef, Menais shellfish, Welsh cakes and bara brith. The Dovey Inn
at Aberdovey serves traditional food in a lively pub atmosphere. There is a children’s play area and a beer garden. Try breakfast at the Brynglo Café
and Tea rooms at Bettws y Coed which also serves light meals, snacks and ice creams.
For a really special night out, there is Yr Hen Fecws
, in Portmadoc, an elegant 3 star restaurant serving a selection of traditional and modern dishes with a diverse wine list
History and Culture
Snowdonia has a unique culture and a rich heritage which continues to draw visitors from all over the world. Visit the Segontium Roman Fort
built in 77A.D. at Caernarvon and learn the story of the conquest of Wales and its subsequent occupation. Conwy Castle is regarded by many historians as one of the greatest fortresses of medieval Europe. The views of mountains and the sea from its soaring battlements are breathtaking.
The 13th century Valle Crucis Abbey
in Llangollen, the remains of a Cistercian Abbey has an interesting site exhibition, with a car park and gift shop and is open daily from 10am until 5pm. Contact CADW for details.