Pengwern Country House (Snowdonia)

Betws-y-Coed, Conwy
Bed & Breakfast

Wonderful hosts at this traditional but upbeat B&B, where imaginative breakfasts set you up for glorious hikes in Snowdonia


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


The steeply wooded Conwy valley snakes down to this stone and slate property set back from the road in Snowdonia National Park, and the walks are wonderful. Inside has an upbeat traditional feel: a large sitting room with tall bay windows and pictures by the Betws-y-Coed artists who once lived here. Settle with a book by the wood-burner; Gwawr and Ian are naturally friendly and treat guests as friends. Bedrooms have rough plastered walls, colourful fabrics and super bathrooms; one comes with a double-ended roll top tub and views of Lledr Valley. Breakfast on fruits, herb rösti, soda bread – superb.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dogs welcome
  • Dishwasher
  • 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
3pm - 9pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Christmas & New Year.
Packed lunch £5.50. Pubs/restaurants within 1.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £75
Damage deposit
Non-refundable deposit: One night stay
Singles £65-£80.
1 Twin/double
From £75
1 Double
From £75
1 Four-poster
From £75


Pengwern is a beautiful B & B tastefully furnished very much in keeping with age and style of the house. We had the two rooms at the front of the house both with stunning views down the valley. We were met on arrival with a welcome cup of tea and Welsh cakes which was much appreciated after a five hour journey. Breakfast was fantastic offering a wide choice to suit all tastes, I tired them all. Also the dishes were available in small or large, I don't eat a lot so this was great. One of the best aspects of a stay here is Gwawr, a great source of local information, so friendly and helpful.

Denise, Durham

We were so glad we had two nights at this excellent, affordable and delightful place. Gwawr is full of local knowledge, whether history, places to visit or to eat, and makes marvellous breakfasts, tailored to the individual's taste and dietary needs. Our room was full of character, with an enticing corner bath in the attached en suite, and moreover was quiet, with early bird song to help us wake happily and peacefully. No wonder the fellow guests we met were multiple-time visitors. We have every intention of following their example.

Matthew, Wymondham, norfolk, uk

Gwawr was a delightful person and did everything possible to ensure that we had a lovely stay, providing us with great ideas about activities and things to do. Gwawr also gave us some great back ground on Wales which we found very interesting. Our room was beautifully appointed and breakfasts enormous and delicious. Thank you.

Rod, Loomberah

MAGNIFICENT bed and great breakfast ....

Peter, Clifton, virginia, usa

A delightful home with a great welcome from Gwar with tea and welsh cakes on arrival. We had a lovely room the George Wightwick which had every possible comfort. The bed was superb and the decor delightful. There is a very comfortable lounge for guest use which we used on both evenings. We were treated as house guests and will definitely return for a further stay when possible. Fabulous breakfasts! Highly recommendable. Thank you.


A beautiful 3 bedroom guest house. Bedrooms are clean and light. A lovely place that I would recommend and very reasonably priced. Beds are very comfy!


Have just had a super 3 night break at Pengwern following participation in the Llangollen International Eisteddfod. Gwawr couldn't have been more friendly and helpful and served up brilliant breakfasts. It was great to have our own sitting room to use in the evenings after long days out in the car visiting all the wonderful sights of Snowdonia - again Gwawr was a mine of information. Tell her what your interests are and she can come up with suggestions so that you use your time successfully. Had a super meal out at the Betwys Bistro - but you do need to book. Thanks again Gwawr and Ian.


We spent four lovely days at "Pengwern Country House". The bedroom was so well furnished and the bed was really comfortable. The view from the bedroom was amazing. Gwawr cooked the most amazing breakfasts - enough to set you up for the whole day! She thought of everything and was most helpful with her knowledge of the local area and suggesting places to visit and places to eat. Betws-y-Coed is a lovely town, just down the road.


We had a wonderful weekend at Pengwern Country House. The House is a wonderful old artists home and the rooms reflect this interesting past. Our room was beautiful and had an amazing view across the valley. Gwawr is an excellent host. and really looks after her guests. The breakfasts are fantastic - more than enough to fuel you up for a long day on the hills. We shall definitely return.


Stayed at this superb accommodation for 6 nights; it is in a great location; comfortable en-suite bedrooms, excellent breakfasts , friendly and welcoming hosts; I would be happy to return and can recommend Pengwern highly

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Gwawr & Ian Mowatt

  • ‘Pengwern' 1m from Betws-y-coed, The Gateway to Snowdonia National Park, with cafes, restaurants, pubs, mountaineering and craft shops. Overlooking beautiful Lledr Valley with 'BBC Countryfile' Landmark of 2017 Conwy Falls & Fairy Glen short walk away.
  • WALKIING/CLIMBING: Ideal base for walking in Snowdonia - Snowdon, Tryfan, Glyderau, Siabod, Moelwyn, Rhiniog,Carneddau, Cwm Idwal – all within 25 mins drive, Cadair Idris 50mins. Hill walking,even from door. Lledr Valley, Conwy Falls & Fairy Glen neaby.
  • MOUNTAIN BIKING: (1 – 25m): Llanrwst, Penmachno, Coed-y-Brenin., Llandegla & Antur Stiniog. ZIP WORLD: Titan (11m), Velocity (16m), Fforest(2m). GO BELOW: (HQ/Challenge (1m), Other 12m.Bounce Below, Surf Snowdonia, Fishing, White Water, Kayaking
  • NATIONAL TRUST: (5 – 25m) Bodnant Gardens, Plas Newydd, Penrhyn Castle, Aberconwy House, Conwy Suspension Bridge, Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant...CASTLES: (6 – 27m) Caernarfon, Harlech, Beaumaris, Conwy, Dolwyddelan. Historic tours available.
  • OTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: (1 - 30miles) Surf Snowdonia, Snowdon Marathon, Trail Betws, Cycling, Golf, Fishing, World Rally Championship, Trekking, Kayaking, White Water Rafting, Karting, Bounce Below. RSPB
  • Snowdon Mountain Railway, Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway, Portmeirion, Llechwedd Slate Mine, RSPB Conwy & Glaslyn Ospreys, Car/Bike Group Driving(EVO Triangle), Art Galleries/Courses, Waterfalls, Welsh Food Centre, Day Tours, Beaches. Photography.