Pengwern Country House (Snowdonia)

Betws-y-Coed, Conwy
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1690 710480
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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 Experience

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.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • 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

Special offer: Availability (min 2 nights, from £85.00 prpn). Long walks, log fire,sounds good? Join us,a warm welcome awaits. Croeso cynnes.

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Christmas & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Packed lunch £5.50. Pubs/restaurants within 1.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £85
Damage deposit
Singles £65-£80.
1 Twin/double
From £95
1 Double
From £85
1 Four-poster
From £85



Pengwern is a great place to stay, with very comfortable and spacious rooms and social space. Everything was immaculately clean and with all you could need from a guest house (comfortable beds, tea/coffees/TV etc). The noteworthy mention is how welcoming and attentive Gwawr and Ian were during our two night stay. From recommended hikes, a warm sense of humour, suggested activities or generosity in time for any requests we gave them. We couldn't have asked for a more lovely place to stay. Gwawr makes a proper Welsh breakfast, so you better be prepared to have a long walk during the day!

Adam, Marlow

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was comfortable and relaxing, with beautiful views. The hosts were charming and helpful. The location was perfect for both local scenic walks and access to Snowdon. We hope to return.

Emma, London

Stayed at Pengwern with some friends for a 3 night break. Beautiful location, just a short drive outside the town. Gwawr and Ian were amazing hosts, they were knowledgeable and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were comfy with everything you could need. Loved the cooked breakfasts. Would highly recommend.

Naila, London

What a special place! Great hospitality from friendly and experienced hosts Gwawr and Ian who know the area intimately. We stayed with friends on a tour of Wales. The food, the scenery, the walks - the welcome. Sawdays at its best! And very good value with no compromise on comfort & good bathrooms.

Marie-Clare, Malmesbury

We had a very good stay. Very friendly lady of the house, good room, nice vieuw over the valley. A place to recommend! In every way a topper. very good price/value

Jean, Olsene

Sue and I had a very pleasant stay at Pengwen Country House and we would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone visiting North Wales. It is an ideal location for Snowdonia, the surrounding coast and the many castles and other places of interests. It is ideal for walkers of all levels and the countryside is beautiful. Gwawr & Ian are great hosts with great local recommendations to follow up on. The breakfast choice is magnificent and really sets you up for the day. We will definitely return to discover more of area in the near future. Gary & Sue


Fantastic in every respect. Would not hesitate to stay again.

Dave, Newcastle

We felt very welcome and comfortable, and especially enjoyed the generous breakfasts. Everything was immaculately clean. It was an easy walk via footpaths and an old road by the river into town. Highly recommended!

Maggie, London

We received a warm welcome from Gwawr and Ian as we arrived. Pengwern is a charming guest house with off road parking and the use of a lounge as well as our own room; everything was impecably clean. Prior to our arrival we had been sent some very useful information sheets regarding where to eat and visit during our stay. Our breakfasts were cooked exactly as we asked and there was no shotage of food. We very much hope to return in the near future.

Robert, Peterborough

We felt very welcome, able to relax in this lovely home and our hosts were always ready to help with anything we needed. A peaceful place, surrounded by trees and the valley beyond. Our room was carefully and tastefully decorated and very comfortable. A beautiful walk along the river to the main town. We would very happily stay again.

Elaine, Christchurch

Beautiful peaceful house with lovely hosts. Room was excellent with views over the wooded valley. Breakfast choice was excellent and served with a friendly good morning greeting. House is on the main road just over a mile from Betws y Coed. Unfortunately not walkable on the main road, but the short drive takes you into the lively village - packed at weekends - with great shops, restaurants and bars. And all of Snowdonia is just a short drive. Loved it.

Malcolm, Canterbury

We had a lovely few days at Pengwern in a stylish country house just outside the town. Welcoming hosts with excellent taste in decor and the best breakfast we've had in Wales so what else could you possibly ask for in a B & B. Highly recommended.

Martin, Virginia Water

We had a very enjoyable 3 night stay at Pengwern. The house is elegant and has lovely views. Our room was very comfortable and we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast each morning. There was a good range of choice and everything was beautifully presented and nicely cooked. Gwawr and Ian are excellent hosts - friendly and informative, but not intrusive and are taking all possible measures against Covid. Being situated just outside Betws-y-Coed was perfect for us. We went walking every day, calling in at the bakery in Betws for tasty sandwiches, then returning in the evening for a very good meal.

Stella, Alderley Edge

Excellent stay

David, Manchester

We were warmly welcomed with tea on the terrace and were delighted with the beauty of the location as well as the comfort of the house. We were made to feel completely at home. The breakfasts were enough to fill you for the day. We will hopefully return as soon as we are able.

Emma, Solihull

A very special stay at Pengwern Country House in the beautiful Conwy valley. Gwawr managed to make us feel very welcome and comfortable despite the difficulties of the current situation; the breakfasts were particularly noteworthy. The bedroom and en suite bathroom had views to die for and sharpened your appetite to get out and explore! Thanks Gwawr and Ian for your hospitality.

Graham, MALDON

Gwar and Ian are so welcoming nothing is to much trouble. Gwar’s breakfast is wonderful with a good choice of cereal and fruit. The parking is good and the rooms are very comfortable and nicely decorated. Peng wern is on the outskirts of Betswy co Ed we thought it was to far to walk into Betswy so used the car. parking in Betswy was never a problem.

Andrea, Bradford

Gwawr really went out of her way to make us feel welcome at Pengwern. The breakfast was first class and the room was beautiful, clean and spacious. Pengwern is in an ideal location. 10/10 would recommend.

Louise, Cambridge

Great place to stay - comfy bed, view from the bathroom and a warm welcome. Lots of advice and information on the area. We hope to return sometime and spend more time in the area.

Susan, Woodbridge, Suffolk

We were very pleased with all aspects of our stay at Pengwern Country House, The location is a short drive to the castle towns (Conwy, Caernarfon) and Snowdonia National Park. The room was clean and average size with a very comfortable bed and an en-suite bathroom. Breakfasts were terrific with at least 5 choices on the menu each day. Best of all, our hostess, Gwarw, was very helpful and informative, particularly relating to Welsh culture, customs, and language. Individual attention is always better with a smaller property like Pengwern.

Joseph, Easton, PA USA

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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..CASTLES: (6 – 27m) Caernarfon, Harlech, Beaumaris, Conwy, Dolwyddelan. Historic tours available.
  • OTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: (1 - 30miles) Zip World, Surf Snowdonia, Snowdon Marathon, Trail Betws, Cycling, Golf, Fishing, World Rally Championship, Trekking, Kayaking, White Water Rafting, Karting, RSPB, Bounce Below. SNOWDONIA DARK SKY STATUS
  • 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.