The Studio

Betws-y-Coed, Conwy
+44 (0)1690 710480
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£100 - £110
per night
£510 - £610
per week

A snug Snowdonia bolthole arranged around a vast boulder, once home to Victorian artists inspired by the setting. For romantic hikers


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

£100 - £110 per night

£510 - £610 per week

The Experience

The magnificence of the landscape surely inspired the Victorian artists who named this solid stone cottage their studio. Step straight into a modern, country-cosy, slate-floored kitchen, a great place to cook a romantic meal after a day up Snowdon… then cuddle into the bright two-seater sofa by the wood-burner in the large living room, where rag-washed ochre walls compliment the drape of rich fabrics and modern art.

Then it’s an easy hop up open stairs to a mezzanine bedroom above – the result of the entire building being constructed around a vast boulder. You’re left basics in the cupboards for cooking, Welsh cakes, a Welsh loaf and locally-roasted coffee along with fresh eggs and a tin of soup in case you’ve come empty handed – it’s a generous sort of place.

It’s all about the walking here – up to a picnic bench in a woodland clearing with views along the magnificent Lledr Valley, or to the Neolithic burial chamber behind.

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We think you'll love

  • Feeling very private in your romantic studio with the fire lit, supper on the go and a good book or film
  • Walking and cycling in such bucolic surroundings
  • Wandering down to the village for a pint, supper and a wander around
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You should know

  • No dogs or children please
  • There is a main road in front of the house


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • 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 £100
Weekly price
from £510
Damage deposit
Short breaks from £80 per night.
1 Cottage for 2
From £1001 bed1 bedroom


Special offer: 3 nights from £300: log fire, dark sky, sounds good? Join us,a warm welcome awaits | croeso cynnes. Full Availability & Prices see Owners Website.

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Thank you Gwawr & Ian so much for a fabulous stay in your beautiful studio apartment. So comfortable perfect for relaxing, having the open fire as an option was very appealing to me, especially some of the days after hiking in Snowdonia, plus the walks close by, the apartment is fully equipped & had everything I needed in the way of utilities. The bed was exceptionally comfortable, the pillows were just the right amount of support. Thank you again Gwawr & Ian it was the best stay. The breakfast of Greek yoghurt, cheese, milk and eggs so enjoyable and very healthy which I totally enjoyed.

Anne-Maree, Melbourne

This was our 4th visit to The Studio. We have travelled around the world and this is our favourite place. The Studio is perfectly situated for various activities including walking and experiencing the thrill of the zip wires. Gwawr and Ian are the perfect hosts and have a lovely, cosy place to stay as well as providing everything you should need. Will definitely be back again!

Alison, Andover, Hampshire

An exceptional choice and fabulous location just up from the village of Betsy—coed. The studio is everything one could wish for as it’s well appointed, cosy and comfortable , and very well equipped. The washer was a godsend especially if you’re a walker as clothes get v muddy when it’s wet out of doors. I was with my family for some of the stay and they were accommodated in the house in 2 very lovely bedrooms. They both expressed their eagerness to return another day. My nephew said the breakfast was to “ die for”. It was a throughly wonderful experience and definitely the place to stay.

Michael, Hong kong

What beautiful accommodation in a stunning location. Ian & Gwawr are the perfect hosts. We had such a lovely time. This place is highly recommended.

John, Swindon

My wife and I spent 7 x nights at The Studio over Christmas 22/23. This was the third time we've returned & we were not disappointed! Gwawr & Ian put in a huge amount of effort in to maintaining very high standards & also provide a wonderful welcome, with essentials laid on for guests arriving at this magical location. We felt very spoilt and were delighted with the accommodation & facilities (including a kitchen with everything you could need). The log burning fire is the absolute pinnacle, with a fire already set and logs provided. We LOVE this place and will keep coming back. 5 STARS

Tim, Horsham

Lovely place to stay, away from the bustle of Betwys. Always feel very welcome at Pengwern. Delightful and comfortable apartment, very well equipped.

Graham, Winchester

We always rely on Sawdays and The Studio certainly didn't disappoint. It was spotless with excellent facilities and a thoughtful welcome pack awaiting our arrival. Gwawr has equipped the Studio very well, and with sufficient space in drawers and cupboards, especially in the kitchen, for the use of guests. We were very comfortable and warm during our week's stay - Gwawr and Ian are a charming couple who made us feel most welcome. The location is perfect for exploring scenic Snowdonia and the surrounding towns and villages.

Pauline, Hereford

Stayed here for a 3 night break. Cottage lacked nothing, it was clean, well equipped, warm. I booked with the owner, Gwawr, who went out of her way to make the cottage available. A lovely welcome pack on arrival. Village has everything you need too, and it's beautiful.

Sally, Driffield

The studio was well presented, ideal for a couple. It had everything we needed and fully equipped with all necessary items, the position of the studio was well located just outside the town. We certainly would return and recommend the studio a lovely little gem.

Lorraine, Chelmsford

We highly recommend the Studio. It is so well equipped. spottlesly clean and in such a beautiful location. The owners, Gwawr and Ian, are so friendly and welcoming. This was our third visit and we hope to return again in the future.

Sandra, Sheffield

A lovely, snug, warm and welcoming cottage - The Studio is perfect for a relaxing week in beautiful Snowdonia. Betws y Coed is close by and there a lovely walks within 2mins of the cottage. All the amenities were well maintained - The Studio was spotless, clean and lacking for nothing. Gwar & Ian were close by and very helpful. We have stayed at a lot of places over the years and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Studio.

Peter, Lancaster

We had an amazing stay. The studio itself was perfect for relaxing after a day out in the mountains. Loved the log burner and well equipped kitchen with some lovely produce included :). Diolch yn fawr Gwawr, wnaethon ni mwynhau gymaint. Rwy'n siwr bydden ni'n aros yma eto os yw'n bossib!

Iwan, Bristol

This beautifully presented cottage provides everything you need for visiting this stunning part of North Wales. The location is quiet and ideal for a walk down to the Fairy Glen or into Betws. The hosts were friendly and welcoming without being in any way intrusive and the initial supply of local produce was generous and tasty. The layout of the studio is unusual and works well and it is spotless and feels very safe.

Bernie, Devizes

A throughly warm Welsh welcome in the heart of Snowdonia. A great place to return to after a hard walk in the mountains with everything you need provided. Many thanks Gwawr.

David, Presteigne

Very nice stay been several times never been disappointed. Would recommend lots to see and do in the area m.

William, Stevenage

The Studio Pengwern is a delightful cottage in a tranquil but central part of north Wales. The cottage is well-appointed, and carefully and tastefully furnished. It is both comfortable and clean with modern appliances, but it cosy and full of charm. The welcome pack was greatly appreciated. Ian and Gwawr were friendly and hospitable while keeping a respectful distance. Covid provisions were carefully enforced. We enjoyed a restorative seven days at Pengwern, which represents a wonderful retreat. Thank you: a great find!

Paul, Rochester

Beautiful little place...very clean, tidy and cosy. Perfect for the two of us! Great location too! Very helpful and hospitable hosts.

Claire, Bedford

A great location and a lovely place to stay. It was welcoming, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. We enjoyed an excellent week.

Matt, Birmingham

A lovely find! Great location, very comfortable accommodation, spotlessly clean, great hosts. A very enjoyable stay.


We spent a most enjoyable week at The Studio and can't recommend it highly enough. Despite the covid19 restrictions, Gwawr made us feel most welcome and nothing was too much trouble - the welcome pack was much appreciated, especially the cakes! The studio is cosy and extremely well-equipped and we wanted for nothing. It is a good base for exploring the area and we were able to do a number of walks in the National Park. Thank you Gwawr for making our introduction to North Wales so pleasant.

Deborah, Fyfield

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The neighbourhood

Walks will be sublime, road and mountain cycling too. Pretty and bustling Betws-y-Coed is 1.5 miles for good places to eat, outdoorsy shops (there's an Alpine feel) and a railway station. Drive 20 minutes to tackle Eryri but there are also castles, underground adventures, wildlife, waterfalls and fascinating art and history. Llandudno is a 40-minute drive for a stunning beach.

Local points of interest from Gwawr & Ian Mowatt

  • THE STUDIO/Y STIWDIO, 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


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.