Pengwern Country House

Betws-y-Coed, Conwy
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1690 710480
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£85 - £105
per night

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


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

£85 - £105 per night

The Experience

The steeply wooded Conwy valley snakes down to this stone and slate property set back and above the road in the National Park, and the walks are wonderful. Stride to the village, or to Conwy Falls or simply stroll down to the river to cool your feet on a hot day. You arrive to homemade cakes and a cup of tea which you can take in the sitting room by a warming wood-burner.

Inside has an upbeat traditional feel with polished antiques and many pictures by the Betws-y-coed Victorian artists who once lived here. Bedrooms are colourful and comfortable and one of the bathrooms comes with a double-ended roll top tub and views of Lledr Valley. Wake to porridge, a full Welsh breakfast with homemade hash browns, soda bread, haddock or a vegetarian option. Vegans can ask for special sausages made in the village.

Above all you’ll know you’re in Wales. Your hosts’ enthusiasm for this glorious part of the world is infectious, so do explore!

Pengwern Country House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Gwawr and Ian. They are easy, natural hosts and treat their guests as friends
  • The breakfasts which will set you up for anything - climbing, walking, cycling, water sports, even zip wiring
  • Discovering Betws-y-coed with its artistic history and Alpine feel
Pengwern Country House - Gallery

You should know

  • Sadly it's not possible to bring your dog - Gwawr and Ian have a shy cat
  • Children over 13 only please


  • 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



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


Special offer: Spring walks, kick some leaves, adventure, log fire, dark sky, or simply relax. Sounds good? Join us a warm welcome awaits | croeso cynnes. Prices: 2 nights B & B from £170. Please call 01690 71048

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10.30am
Other details
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.


We had another fantastic stay at Pengwern Country House recently. The rooms are luxurious and very comfortable. The choice and quality of breakfast is excellent - an ideal start for a day in the hills! Gwawr and Ian are great hosts and have lots of local knowledge of places to walk, eat, drink etc. This was our 4th time at Pengwern and we'll definitely return.

Justin, Halifax

An experience to repeat. Nothing to relate negatively as the hosts are extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were generous and quite professionally prepared. Our room was a treat with magnificent views of the lledr valley. Certainly a great base to return to when tired and relax in the large drawing room before retiring to the sheets for a good nights sleep. No problem with parking the car as plenty of space. We look forward to knocking on their door when next in that lovely part of the world., and enjoying those breakfasts before a day of relaxed expectation in North Wales.

Mike, Salisbury

Fantastic stay, Gwawr and Ian were super lovely, knowledgeable hosts. Delicious breakfasts, deep baths, comfy beds, great location, and lots of little extras all made a perfect weekend, would highly recommend.


Pengwern was just lovely. The location was ideal for natural beauty and adventure. The owner Gwawr was very accommodating. Could not have asked for more. The breakfast selection was vast and fresh. The food quality was brilliant and cooked beautifully. The sleeping facilities were super comfortable and the living surroundings covered everything. We as a group would highly recommend any visitors to stay at Pengwern as you will not be disappointed.

Daniel, London

Pengwern is a lovely place, and Ian and Gwawr are great hosts. Our three night visit had been booked by our son as a (slightly belated) birthday celebration for Barbara, so out came the breakfast candle and "happy birthday"! Gwawr produced first class vegan breakfasts for us, even though not listed on the standard menu. She showed an interest in what we were doing, and had lots of helpful advice about Betws-y-coed, the area and walking options. Our room was lovely and comfortable. The view was incredible. We thoroughly recommend staying there if you can. John and Barbara

John, Rugeley

Cannot speak highly enough of Gwawr and Ian at Pengwern . It is the perfect restful retreat and springboard to experience Snowdonia. Amazing breakfast and very peaceful location. I am always recommending this hidden gem to others.

Theo, Addleston

I very much enjoyed my stay at Pengwern Country House and was very well looked after by Gwawr and Ian. Highly recommend.

Joanne, Moreton in Marsh

Gwawr and Ian made me extremely welcome. I had a lovely room and everything I needed. Breakfasts were great. Clean, warm and welcoming.

Joanne, Moreton in Marsh

Gwawr and Ian made me very welcome. The breakfasts were great and my room was comfortable, very clean and I had everything I needed. A nice location for walking in Snowdonia.

Joanne, Moreton In Marsh

My partner and I went for a three nights break at Pengwern and cannot recommend it more highly. We stayed in the George Wightwick (Superking) room, overlooking the valley, which was beautiful and a little quirky. Gwawr is a wonderful host; she is very friendly, personable, made us instantly feel at home and prepared fantastic breakfasts! Whatever local activities you are looking to do during your stay, Gwawr is very knowledgable and can point you in the right direction. Thank you for such a wonderful stay, Cate and Morgan x


Gwawr is a wonderful host, making us feel very welcome. The house is beautiful with each bedroom having its own distinctive feel. It was lovely to come back from our walks to the large sitting room with its warm fire. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfasts which were made with first class ingredients and there was plenty of choice.

Rita, Manchester

We had a very enjoyable stay. The breakfast was delicious. Lovely quiet house. Very friendly and helpful people .

Susan, Oxford

Very warm welcome from Gwawr and Ian. Fabulous breakfast and lots of advice with regard to places to visit. Always available but not intrusive. Wonderful stay and thoroughly recommend this establishment. Will definitely be back - the homemade Welsh cakes were divine! Thank you so much. Damian and Alison

Alison, Nottingham

A very comfortable place to stay close to amenities. Gwawr is extremely likeable and looked after our every needs during our stay. Will certainly return in the future, especially with the option of a self catering unit.

Monica, Taunton

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

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

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The neighbourhood

It's 1.5 miles to Betws-y-coed for a good choice of places to eat, many outdoorsy shops and a railway station. Drive 20 minutes to tackle Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) but there are also castles, road and mountain cycling, underground adventures, wildlife, waterfalls and fascinating art and history. Llandudno is a 40-minute drive for a stunning beach and on summer Sundays you can be lifted by the Welsh choir performing in the church.

Local points of interest from Gwawr & Ian Mowatt

  • PENGWERN, overlooking the beautiful LLEDR VALLEY, is the perfect base for the great outdoors and a central location to explore North Wales and all it has to offer whether ON, ABOVE or BELOW the Welsh landscape!
  • Located 1m away, BETWS-Y-COED was an artist colony in Victorian times, know today as the ‘The Gateway to ERYRI National Park (Snowdonia)’, an all year round destination where Welsh art can still be found along with cafes, mountaineering and craft shops
  • Can’t pronounce Betws-y-coed? We will teach you! Welsh language and culture is very much alive. Male Voice Choir concerts during summer, visit castles, GWYDIR(4m) or DOLWYDDELAN(6m), many famous NT/CADW properties, NT BODNANT Gardens (13m),PORTMEIRION(22m)
  • Most popular mountain peaks within 20min - 1hr drive. Peaceful and gentler walks from doorstep: FAIRY GLEN riverside walk, CAPEL GARMON Neolithic burial chamber, CONWY FALLS, explore LLYN ELSI,or join ‘SLATE TRAIL’ exploring our UNESCO World Heritage site
  • MOUNTAIN BIKE hire/tours from the village. Penmachno, Coed-y-Brenin, Antur Stiniog. Gwydir. ZIP WORLD (zip-lines): Titan (11m), Velocity (16m), Zip Fforest(2m). GO BELOW (Underground Adventures) all weather: HQ Conwy Falls Base 1m, Tanygrisiau 12m
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Gwawr & Ian Mowatt

Welsh is Gwawr's first language so she'll happily tell you how to pronounce her name! Both she (who loves nature and paints as a hobby) and Ian (an experienced mountain walker) are from the area. They love their guests to enjoy a taste of the real Welsh experience. They know climbing Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) is a captivating draw but they also know there is much, much more to enjoy in this beautiful countryside.