Snowdonia Holiday Cottages
Written by Neil Gould on 08 July 2013
At Let’s Stay Snowdonia, we advertise all forms of holiday accommodation, from Snowdonia Cottages, Self Catering Holidays and B&Bs to Log Cabins and Holiday Parks. Many of the holiday properties we advertise are privately owned, but some are also advertised by agencies who operate in the North Wales area and wish to promote their properties futher and hit a much wider audience.
If you’d like to enquire about any accommodation, check availability or prices, simply complete the Enquiry Form on the left hand side next to the information and details of your chosen accommodation. This will be sent directly to the owner of the property who will be in touch with you shortly.
We have hundred's of Snowdonia holiday cottages to choose from - all located within easy reach of the Snowdonia National Park, if not inside the park itself. Many holiday lets are available to rent for short breaks, so a late availability in north Wales is always an option for a long weekend. For dog owners, you'll also be pleased to hear that there is a wide choice of Pet Friendly Cottages to rent as well. Self catering isn't just limited to anything under a slate roof - for we have a super choice of log cabins, apartments, holiday lodges and caravans for hire too. Simply select it as an option from the search tool at the top of the page. So whether you're seeking a romantic Welsh cottage that sleeps 2, or even self catering in a bunkhouse for a group of friends, we have plenty of great choices for you. You can also choose the features that you require for your stay. Want to be within walking distance from a pub or restaurant? Maybe you'd like the cosyness of a log burner? Or perhaps you want a cottage with a sea view to watch a stunning Welsh sunset - just select this from the Accommodation Search tool above.
If you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, we have a wide selection of Snowdonia B&Bs that will suit your requirements. Wales does bed and breakfast fantastically well. A warm and friendly welcome always awaits, whilst the breakfasts that use fresh local Welsh produce can't be beat, leaving you fully fuelled for a day on the hills. In fact you'll be looked after so well, you'll wish you had booked a whole week...so why don't you?
Choosing Your Holiday Location
We've listed below every village or town that has accommodation available throughout North Wales. Many places are in rural locations, so often we've selected the nearest town or village - but check the listing for full details. We've also seperated these towns into larger regions, 'North Snowdonia', 'South Snowdonia' & 'Wales Coast'.:
North Wales for Walkers and Climbers
If it’s the big fella you’re looking to climb, then Snowdon can be climbed directly from Llanberis, Beddgelert and Rhyd Ddu. If it’s the Glyders, Tryfan or Moel Siabod then Capel Curig and Betws Y Coed also make great bases with a superb choice of pubs serving excellent locally sourced Welsh produce. For the Carneddau, any northern coastal town is ideal, including scenic Conwy, Penmaenmawr or the bustling historic town of Caernarfon. If it’s Cnict or the Moelwyns that’s on your tick list, you can’t beat Porthmadog or the Vale of Ffestiniog for a real taste of North Wales or alternatively if it’s the remoteness of The Rhinogs, then consider Harlech, Llanbedr or perhaps Trawsfynydd too. Southern Snowdonia is quieter walking country but doesn’t lack for big mountains with Cader Idris a huge favourite for many. Barmouth and Dolgellau are great bases if you wish to climb this iconic peak.
Snowdonia and the nearby Lleyn Peninsula are blessed with superb beaches making North Wales a great place for a family holiday on the coast. The pretty harbour village of Aberdovey has long been a popular holiday destination in Wales, as has Barmouth on the other side of the estuary - both sporting fabulous soft sandy beaches and fun for all the family. The wide sandybeaches further up the coast at Tal y Bont, Dyffryn Ardudwy and Harlech make for a great spot to kick the ball around with the kids or simply relax and enjoy a little peace and quiet and enjoy the views across the bay. More great beaches can be found on nearby Llyn Peninsula, including a number of super family beaches near Porthmadog and Criccieth and all along the cost to Abersoch. A few miles further don’t miss Aberdaron for a bit of kite flying or windsurfing or further around on the northern coastline, the beach at Porth Oer (Whistling Sands) is a unique treat for the kids with soft golden sands that ‘squeak’ with every step.
Attractions and Days Out
There are many pretty villages in Snowdonia with tea shops, souvenir shops and walking gear shops too. Betws y Coed is a great place to get kitted out with many gear shops, or visit Beddgelert and simply sit and enjoy Welsh Tea Cake and cuppa whilst admiring the stunning scenery. There are many castles in North Wales all worthy of a visit and some seem to have been taken straight out of the pages of a fairytale, including the iconic Harlech Castle and the majestic castles at Caernarfon Castle and Conwy. There’s also smaller, but no less exquiste examples at Criccieth, Llanberis and Dolwyddelan and many other scenic locations throughout Snowdonia and North Wales.
Activity Holidays in North Wales
Wherever you stay in Snowdonia, there’s an activty holiday on your doorstep. Many of the beaches in North Wales have watersports availabile, as do some of the lakes inland too, including Bala Lake. Aberdovey, Abersoch and Aberdaron have a plethora of activities on the water and make great places for an action packed holiday. Of course, the mountains are Snowdonia’s real claim to fame, and there’s no better place to get to gribs with the great outdoors than at Play Y Brenin Mountain Centre in Capel Curig. However, you can’t go wrong in Snowdonia if mountains are your thing...you’ll find activity centres across the whole of the Snowdonia National Park and in many of the nearby towns and villages. Mountain bikers are also spoilt for choise with super trails and activities at Coed Y Brenin and Gwydyr Forest Parks.
Information for Accommodation Owners and North Wales Businesses/Agencies
If you’d like to promote your cottage, B&B or other holiday business, simply scroll back to the top of the page and click ‘Add My Property’ for more details on advertising with us. You can even enter a free listing, but if you're serious about selling your holidays then a paid listing is the way to go - however, you can choose how much you wish to pay for your Accommodation Listing. There is no commission to pay at all on any booking that you achieve via us. It’s simply a one off annual fee. Advertising is simple and you choose the price you want to pay. We welcome any type of holiday accommodation and as long as you’re within easy reach of the Snowdonia National Park, and thus a good base for a holiday if visiting Snowdonia.
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By Neil Gould. All Words © Let’s Stay Snowdonia 2013.
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