Pwll y Garth

Betws-y-Coed, Conwy

A simple slate house, a magical setting: wild Wales. Cook on the Rayburn, warm by the log-burner. Views are incredible, the peace is full


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


The road twists and turns until you arrive at a small 19th-century slate house in a wild, magical setting. Step inside to oak floors, thick lime-plaster walls and beamed ceilings. This is not a place for luxury seekers, this is a modest, simple retreat without a TV or a dishwasher. Complete and utter tranquillity. There’s a dining room with a wooden table and chairs, a dresser with glasses and crockery. The basic kitchen is off here; find local goodies, a Rayburn to cook on and deep slate windowsills. The cosy living room has a bookcase, Moroccan rugs, armchairs, a sofa and a wood-burner to belt out the heat โ€“ and enough wood to last a couple of days. Upstairs is a tiled bathroom, with Ecover smellies, and two simple bedrooms (one twin, one double) both with sloped ceilings and incredible views. Beds are draped with Welsh woollen throws. The delightful owners, who live close by, are the custodians of Ty Mawr, a 16th-century traditional Welsh house; Wil is passionate and can tell you its history. You’re minutes from the A5 that takes you straight through Snowdonia but bring a torch, it’s dark here at night.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
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During freezing weather.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Advice on walks, a dog bowl, treats and a warm welcome.

Max. 2 dogs.

River to jump in and endless amazing walks - many away from livestock (though sheep/ponies often in fields immediately next to cottage).

Restaurant 6 miles.


Nightly price
from £50
Weekly price
from £450
1 Cottage for 4
From £502 bedrooms


Its gorgeous, rustic yet chic, simple and peaceful. gorgeous feel like you have stepped back in time .. will have to book in winter as would love to get stranded here :) the horses roam freely and are friendly and like to watch you through the window. I would definitely recommend this cottage and I will definitely be back

Heather, Cardiff

At Pwll-y-Garth the children ran amok with fairies, dragons and sheep. The situation of the cottage is in an indescribably beautiful hanging valley with walks on your doorstep, with the cleanest air I have ever breathed. The cottage itself is so well thought and kitted out, with special welcome gifts too. For the first time ever I really want to come back here and stay for longer.

Catherine, Doha

This is our second visit with daughter and 2 grand-children. They have been asking to to return ever since we left the first time. It's our idea of paradise. Walking out of the front door into the wonderful countryside, the stream, the sheep the ponies, the walks. Home from home. We'd like to go often but it's too far from where we live in France.


Have stayed at Pwll y Garth about half a dozen times over the past five years and love the place. It's a simple house in a fantastic location where you can really unwind and get away from it all. Wake up to the sound of the stream, buzzards, and occasional sheep. Wonderful walks right from the front door. Look forward to returning.


Wonderful stay. So peaceful. Great pony trekking just up the road, and within driving distance of beautiful sandy beaches. We all came away feeling refreshed. The children were able to really relax, and have outdoor adventures. Fab.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Liz Green

  • The clearest, starriest night skies, and deep peace and quiet. Our guests report amazing nights' sleep.
  • Walk out of the door and within minutes treat yourself to some of the finest views in Snowdonia: Moel Siabod, the Snowdon Horseshoe, the Carneddau and Glyderau, including the distinctive summit of Tryfan.
  • You will be staying next door to the birthplace of the modern Welsh language.... find out more about Bishop William Morgan, his translation of the Bible into Welsh and his birthplace, www.
  • Penmachno mountain bike trails start half a mile from our front door and are thrilling, fun and spectacular.
  • Betws y Coed and Llanrwst have all the shops you can wish for - farm shops and lots of delicious local produce, cakes and delicacies, local cheese and meat, fresh veg and eggs. Farmers' and craft markets, as well as fantastic local micro-breweries.
  • The Gwydir Stables offer horseback experiences from a half hour taster, to full-day rides including a pub lunch. Call on 01690 760248 to make a booking. The wealth of forest trails, bridleways and stunning views make this a perfect landscape to explore.