*NEW* Y Bragdy

Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park
Guests: 4       Wifi: not available       Pets? Strictly no pets allowed

*NEW* Y Bragdy

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A modern rustic Snowdonia holiday cottage retreat near Betws-y-Coed. This cottage is the perfect base to explore the lakes and mountains of beautiful Snowdonia National Park, and visit the gorgeous beaches of Anglesey.

New for summer 2021 after painstaking authentic conservation - we're delighted to launch Y Bragdy - one of Snowdonia's finest holiday lets.

Set within the curtilage of Plas Tirion, a Grade II* Tudor manor house, Y Bragdy enjoys privacy on the edge of an ancient apple orchard. It was built in 1498 as an early cruck-framed timber house and later used to brew ale when the big house was built in 1565. Saved from dereliction and lovingly restored over five years, the cottage is a rare survival, full of history and atmosphere. 

A true celebration of craftsmanship, the cottage has been repaired using original techniques and beautifully crafted materials, with hand-cut slates, and timber milled on-site from windblown trees. The comfortable, peaceful interior is filled with beautiful Welsh country antiques, traditional crafts, and local mill-woven textiles. It is kept warm and cosy with underfloor heating throughout, and a wood-burning stove in the living room, fuelled by logs from the owners' nearby woodland. The bedrooms and kitchen look over the orchard, which is filled with blossom and wildflowers in spring and summer. 

There are twenty acres of fields to walk in, with views down the Conwy Valley, and footpaths that lead to miles of woodland tracks.  

Located just a few miles from Betws y Coed - the gateway to the mountains - the cottage is the perfect base to explore the lakes and mountains of beautiful Snowdonia National Park, and visit the gorgeous beaches of Anglesey.

With a neighbouring art gallery and an excellent café just a short walk away, you could be wild swimming in the morning, and enjoying delicious coffee and homemade cake in the afternoon.



latest review

We had a brilliant stay at this lovely cottage. It is excellently located for all the Snowdonia has to offer, and the cottage itself is outstanding, with great attention to detail. We hope to be back.

Erik baurdoux , November 2021

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£620 (based on 2 staying)
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£1380 (based on 2 staying)
strictly no pets allowed
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor), Twin

facilities at *NEW* Y Bragdy

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
no pets
cleaning services
washing machine

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in detail

Underfloor heating and wood burner

There's no wifi inside but good 4G signal, happy to accommodate children over 5yrs old and babes in arms

Ground floor:

Kitchen: Small but well equipped with fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, oven, induction hob with a spacious dining area that looks out towards the orchard.  Bi-folding doors open right out for fresh air dining and lead onto a timber terrace and an outdoor seating area alongside the orchard.

Bathroom: Warm, light, well-fitted bathroom with a shower and a stone sink.

Master bedroom: A comfortable, warm, light room with three windows, the view from the bed is straight into the orchard with its birdlife and wildflowers.  This historic room has a rare surviving split Chestnut ceiling, and a restored plank and muntin oak screen. The double bed has a memory foam mattress and high quality organic, Fairtrade, cotton bedding.

Lounge: A cosy area for reading or relaxing in front of the fire, windows front and back, with views towards the woodland, and a door that opens out into the cottage garden with a bench that catches the morning sun. 

Washing / Drying room: opposite the cottage is a room where there is a washing machine and drying racks

First floor: 

Second Bedroom: A sweet, cosy, restful bedroom, with twin single beds, memory foam mattress and high quality organic, Fairtrade, cotton bedding.  This room has a wealth of historic features, including 500-year-old cruck frames and an original oak and plaster screen.  Characterful little windows look over the orchard and the cottage garden of Plas Tirion.

Outside: Both the front door and the large kitchen doors open onto gravel garden and seating areas, which are full of wildflowers, cottage garden plants and seasonal pots of colourful flowers.  The cottage is surrounded by a historic garden landscape on all sides - orchards, meadows, woodland and the cottage and formal gardens of Plas Tirion. From Y Bragdy you can walk up into our fields, with views up and down the beautiful Conwy Valley.

local area

  • Snowdonia National Park. The Snowdonian mountain range and its beautiful mountain lakes are a short drive away, in just fifteen minutes you can be at Capel Curig, a good starting point for both easy and challenging walking trails.
  • Mountain biking - Y Bragdy looks towards the Gwydir forest across the valley, here you will find some of the best mountain bike trails in the UK.  Starting from just outside Llanrwst, the Gwydir Mawr and Gwydir Bach trails have something for all abilities - 1 mile (5 mins)
  • Go Below - underground caving and mine exploration trips - 5 miles (8 mins)
  • Horse Riding - Anglesey Riding Stables, these excellent stables have well-schooled horses to suit all ages and abilities, with rides around the beautiful coastline of Anglesey - 40 mins (31 miles)
  • Llechwedd Slate Caverns - 11 miles (28 mins)
  • Steam Railways - at Llanberis, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Porthmadog and Snowdonia summit- all within easy driving distance.
  • Betws y Coed - centre for outdoor activities, outdoor clothing and equipment shops, cafes, pubs and famous Cadwalladers Ice cream. - 3 miles (7 mins)
  • Llanrwst - historic market town - good local provision shops, cafes and takeaways - 1 mile (5 mins)
  • Trefriw Woollen Mill - traditional working mill, many of the woven textiles in the cottage are from this historic mill, self-guided tours are available on some days to see the looms at work  - 4 miles (8 mins)
  • Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant - National Trust, traditional C16th farmstead - 8 miles (15 mins)
  • Dolwyddelan Castle - a nice walk with dramatic views over the Lledyr Valley once at the top - 7 miles (20 mins)
  • Conwy - Castle and Plas Mawr - Historic market town with nice shops and places to eat, and three fantastic CADW run historic buildings to visit - the 700-year-old medieval castle, Plas Mawr, the finest example of an Elizabethan townhouse in Britain, as well as the smallest house in Great Britain! 15 miles (24 mins)
  • Bodnant Gardens - Incredible National Trust garden which extends to 80 acres of rose terraces, Italianate terraces, wooded groves, a famous Laburnum arch, and views over the mountain range.  Open in all seasons and worth a visit at any time of year - 8 miles (13 mins)
  • Zip World Fforest - Brilliant fun for the whole family just a very short drive or even a walk away!  In a stunning forest location just above Betws-y-coed, you will find an alpine coaster, bouncing treetop nets for little ones, zip lines and adventure courses for both children and adults, Europe's highest giant swing, and a 100 ft high plummet for those brave enough! - 3 miles (5 mins)
  • Adventure Park Snowdonia - adventure park with indoor and outdoor activities, a world-leading outdoor surf lagoon, indoor climbing, indoor adventure courses, indoor caving and soft play for little ones.  Paddleboarding and gorge walking can be booked with APS - 5 miles (11 mins).
  • Beaches - golden sands and donkeys can be found at Llandudno, and gorgeous beaches of Newborough on Anglesey and Borth-y-gest are a 40-minute drive away, for sea swimming, beach walks and play on the beach.
  • Ffin-y-parc - we are lucky to have this fine country house art gallery as a near neighbour and just a short walk away!  The gallery exhibits the work of the best Welsh contemporary artists and has a really excellent cafe. A brilliant place to enjoy, relax and while away a few hours.


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customer reviews for *NEW* Y Bragdy

We had a brilliant stay at this lovely cottage. It is excellently located for all the Snowdonia has to offer, and the cottage itself is outstanding, with great attention to detail. We hope to be back.

- Erik baurdoux ,
November 2021

A beautifully restored 15th century cottage, a sheer delight to stay in. Lovely home made brownies on arrival and fresh flowers in every room. Such a treat as part of our family birthday celebrations, with a trip to Olif, the tapas restaurant in Betws, to finish off a wonderful break.

- Joanne D,
October 2021

A beautiful, well designed and comfortable cottage. We felt at home as soon as we opened the door, cut flowers abounded and a thoughtful welcome basket awaited including GF items especially for our son. A perfect spot to recharge, relax and revive.

- Christine D,
October 2021

This is an amazing property, lovingly restore by the very friendly and kind owners. It’s an exceptionally beautiful place, finished to a luxury standard. There were fresh wild flowers in every room on our arrival and each room is beautiful and welcoming whilst also being highly functional. The kitchen was kitted out with the best quality products we’ve ever encountered in a rental place, and Sophie’s own beautiful prints are on the walls. The location is also great for both the mountains and the coast, and we had days out with coasteering, gorge scrambling and the great fun of Zip World Fforest— all three activities are much recommended! We had most of our meals at the outside table which, although you can hear the traffic from the road, feels private and secluded. A lovely stay, and we’d love to come back.

- Julia simon ,
August 2021

Absolutely beautifully renovated cottage. A pleasure to spend time in, and enjoyed reading the story of the renovations. A lovely welcome to the area from the hosts and much to explore. No formal internet (3G only) did make some things a little trickier but the escape from emails was also nice! would highly recommend, a wonderful place to chill out.

- Alex T,
July 2021

We absolutely loved our stay at Y Bragdy! The setting was idyllic and close enough to nearby towns as well as day trips to Portmeirion and Anglesey, but secluded enough that we ate breakfast and dinner alfresco every day. Oh and the weather was incredible so thanks for arranging that too! ;)

- Elizabeth E,
July 2021

We were one of the first to stay in Y Bragdy after its restoration. Parts date date to the sixteenth century and it has been beautifully restored and furnished with antique pieces and many of Sophie's prints. It is cosy and comfortable. Sophie and Ned are very good hosts and made us feel at home with flowers and a welcome basket. There are good outdoor spaces, although in a cold and wet May we mainly stayed warm and dry inside. A good base for this part of North Wales; we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

- Philip luscombe ,
May 2021

Wonderful, peaceful, beautiful place and our hosts could not have been friendlier or more helpful.

- Katie R,
May 2021

We had an absolutely wonderful time at Y Bragdy. The house is both beautiful and comfortable. The owner, Sophie, couldn't have been more helpful. The location is perfect for anyone hoping to get out to do some walking in Snowdonia. We are hoping to return in the near future. :)

- Rachel N,
May 2021