Gwydw-hw / Owl Glamping barn

UK Wales North Wales Conwy Betws y Coed Snowdonia Glamping Holidays

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
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!

The Owner Says

Our barns take glamping to a whole new level! Big central woodburning stoves (as well as underfloor heating) ensure you'll be cosy and warm all year round, luxury bathrooms that you'd be happy to find in a boutique hotel and enormously comfortable super king-sized beds and hidden away bunk beds that the kids will love. And the camping part? The kitchen is outdoors - sheltered and under cover - just in case it rains! Outside, the well-equipped kitchen has a gas hob and BBQ as well as a firepit so you won't be short of cooking options.  There's a picnic bench and giant bean bags for sitting out, star-gazing and just enjoying the view and the kitchen's under a glass roof so, even if it does rain, which happens here occasionally, you can still sit out and enjoy it all - that's glamping for you!

Naturally there's a BBQ but there's also a gas hob and of course there's a seating area  outside so you can enjoy the lovely views, the sounds of nature and the stunning starry nights that we're so lucky to enjoy. Oh – and last - but not least – you'll be unplugged from the outside world. There's no mobile signal or wifi here.  And, although it's comfortable and modern, there are 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.

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Suitable For

Couples and families – yes. Campers, dogs – no.


With Snowdonia National Park's forests, lakes & mountains on your doorstep, there's plenty of walking, cycling & wild swimming to be done. This is also proper mountain biking country, so head down to the Machno or Marin Trail for fun on two wheels.  Almost on the doorstep, Go Below Underground Adventures (01690 710108) is one of the area's most challenging attractions - mine exploration with an edge!  You can also bullet down the longest zip wire in Europe and the fastest in the world at speeds of 100mph at  Zip World Penrhyn Quarry (01248 601444) or try one of the other adrenaline-fuelled adventures at their other 2 sites nearby!  Another cool place making waves in the region is the inland surf lagoon Adventure Parc Snowdonia (01492 353123) – the first of its kind in the world! No trip to the region would be complete without a visit to that most famous of photo ops, the Cantilever Stone. Conwy Castle is just 17 miles from the site and boasts spectacular views over the Conwy Estuary, with the dramatic mountains of Snowdonia as its backdrop. The outdoorsy village of Betws-y-Coed and historic market town of Llanrwst have plenty of places to eat, drink and historic sites to visit. For stunning broad empty beaches head west to Harlech or a little further down the Llyn Peninsula for hidden coves and top surfing.

Food & Drink

This part of the world is bursting with fantastic local produce and Hazel is happy to direct you to the local shops including great butchers selling Welsh mountain lamb and black beef. For great traditional Welsh fayre in a welcoming pub setting, the beautifully refurbished White Horse (01690 710721) in Capel Garmon is worth a visit - (currently being refurbished Spring 2021).  The Ty Gwyn Inn (01690 710383) in Betws-y-Coed is a popular local restaurant. Or for something a bit different try the Welsh tapas bar Olif (01690 733942).  You could also sample one of our two great pizzerias and help settle a long-running local dispute about which is the best Caban y Pair or palm-oil free Hangin’ pizzeria, the sister restaurant of the brilliant Alpine Cafe in Betws-y-Coed serving a wide range of lunches, teas and cakes.  Stop off at Cadwalader's for a tasty ice cream cone on a sunny day or a pile of waffles if you've worked up an appetite in the hills.  Llanrwst is home to the award-winning Asha Balti curry house,  Tir A Mor fish and chip shop and restaurant and the most-photographed tea rooms in Britain Ty Hwnt i'r Bont.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 30 reviews


Absolutely Perfect

We had a really lovely stay over the weekend! The huts are done beautifully and we really didn't want for anything. I am not really into 'camping' but I thought that glamping could be for me and this experience was perfect. The huts are so clean and fresh, with everything we needed and more. The outside kitchen was fully stocked and such a lovely way to wake up and make a tea with the sun shining on us. It is covered too so any wet weather wouldnt be a problem. The shower was better than most 4/5 star hotels I have stayed in and the sauna was a lovely extra treat :) We enjoyed a hard days slog to the top of Snowdon and we then treated ourselves to a day of resting by the gorgeous huts and the peace of their location. They are also very close to Betws-y-coed which is the most stunning village with lots of places to eat and drink or enjoy the views of the forest hills and waterfalls. We would definitely love to stay with you again, thank you!!


Charming spot, great accomodation and unforgettable holidays.
May 28, 2021 by Pat Pokorska Verified Review


We loved everything! The barn felt luxurious and comfortable, the bedroom & bathroom are gorgeous and the outside kitchen and dining were lovely with great views. They provide everything you could possibly need. We’ll definitely be back for another visit!


Loved everything about our camping barn holiday! So luxurious and incredibly comfortable (amazing mattress and bathroom!). The outside kitchen was perfectly stocked and easy to use. We loved having fires in and out and going in local walks. Perfect camping experience with lovely comfort with a new baby! Hosts were very welcoming, accommodating and friendly. We will be back!
May 11, 2021 by Thomas Flint Verified Review

A special 2 days

After waiting over a year for the world to begin to open up again we were thrilled to be able to go on the 12th April making us the first visitors to the Shepherd's Huts this year. We were not disappointed, they are very special and we had a lovely 2 days. We can't really add to any of the previous reviews, we can only endorse them. The huts are as good as everyone says. We were blessed with good weather; sunny days and cold nights, but with the wood burners and the fire pit, the unbelievably good sauna and shower we were fine. In fact we were in our element! We spent the days walking local paths, bird watching, lamb watching and admiring the scenery. Although the pipes froze briefly the one morning they quickly defrosted when warmed by the sun. We spent the nights around the fire pit watching the night sky and then retired to the wood burner warmed hut to the most comfortable bed. I'm glad we weren't camping, glamping was perfect. If you are tempted give them a go! You won't be disappointed, I promise.
May 1, 2021 by Mark Groves
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Snowdonia Glamping Holidays is located at 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. After about four miles turn left at the sign for Nebo and Capel Garmon. Follow the lane up the hill. After ¾ mile, you'll see a signpost on your right for Snowdonia Shepherds' Huts. Follow the farm track downhill, past a house on your right and continue alongside the stream until you pass the shepherds' huts on your right. Cross over the cattle grid to find a grassy parking area on your right. To find the site, carry on along the farm track up the hill until you reach the house at the end.