There’s no denying that Snowdonia is home to some of the best natural beauty in the UK. If you’ve never visited before (and if so, what have you been doing with your life?!), Snowdonia is full of stunning mountain ranges, vast lakes and picturesque villages. Oh and some of the best locals you’ll ever stumble across. I mean, who’s friendlier than the Welsh, right?
But another little-known thing that Snowdonia does well is glamping. If you’ve always wanted to give glamping a go, why not take your pick from this range of treehouses, shepherds huts, yurts and more? I know you won’t regret it. So without further ado, here are my 19 favourite Snowdonia glamping holidays that you just have to check out!
Price per night: From £150 for 2 people
Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
Looking for adventure? Then, look no further than Llechwedd Glamping. Set in a rugged landscape with amazing views and extraordinary industrial heritage, you really are in the adventure capital of Wales at Llechwedd. On-site they have everything from deep mine tours to quarry tours, and the site is also nearby to Zip World, one of the best outdoor activities in Wales. Great for those with an adrenaline streak!
The safari tents themselves are stunning and warrant a visit in their own right. Sitting on a steep hillside, the six lodges sleep four or five people, making them ideal for families or a group of friends. Each lodge is fitted with insulated wooden walls to cocoon you from the elements, and inside you’ll find all the comforts of home.
And the best part is that each of the lodges is beautifully designed too. North Wales’ landscapes aren’t the only thing to eye up here! On-site, there’s also a spacious café that serves up everything from fabulous Welsh cooked breakfasts to homemade pizzas made with locally sourced ingredients. Delicious!
Price per night: From £105 for 2 people
Location: Machynlleth, Powys
Easily one of my favourite places to go glamping in Snowdonia is Beudy Banc. And more importantly, in their beautiful luxury treehouse. Access the treehouse via a sturdy staircase, where you’ll be greeted by a stunning balcony and large feature windows which provide unique views of the surrounding oak tree and rolling hills beyond.
The spacious and modern main living area comes complete with a sofa, dining table and wood-burning stove to keep you cosy on those colder nights. There’s also a simple kitchen, a separate bedroom with a double bed, and a compact bathroom with hot shower, basin and loo.
However, the best thing about this treehouse is just how off-grid it is. There’s a USB charging socket and a solar system for lighting, but other than that you’re completely away from the modern world. One guest said his stay “reminded [him] of the important things in life”, which just about sums this magical place up. So wake up to the tranquillity of the rustling leaves around you and the babbling stream below. I mean, could you ask for anything more idyllic?
Price per night: From £70 for 2 people
Location: Machynlleth, Powys
Beudy Banc is also home to six cabins, each as beautiful as the last but also completely unique in their own way. It’s safe to say that it’s almost impossible to pick a favourite. Luckily, they all benefit from unparalleled countryside views and mountain bike, running and walking trails right from their doorstep. Perfect for those who want an off-grid escape, they use only solar and wind for power and wood-fired stoves for heating.
The lakeside Caban Cilfa is cosy and compact, making it one of the most unusual romantic weekend breaks in the UK. Caban Cader is crafted from an eclectic collection of found objects and restored parts. The simplest of the cabins is Caban Cadno, which is made with mud-seekers, adventurers and off-roaders in mind! With its high curved roof, Caban Copa has an amazing sleeping mezzanine level that you’ll love. Caban Crwn has a quirky, cylindrical design – I just love the circular window above your mezzanine bed! And last but by no means least, Caban Coch was crafted from an old hay trailer, with large windows perfect for soaking up the amazing views of the Welsh countryside.
Price per night: From £92 for 2 people
Location: Rhydlanfair, Betws-y-Coed
Hidden in the hills above Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia Glamping Holidays‘ shepherds huts are charming, romantic and cosy. The hosts are all about attention to detail. From luxurious bed linen and warm Welsh blankets to sheepskin rugs and super fluffy towels, they’ve worked hard to make your stay as special as possible.
Without mobile signal, internet access, a TV or even a radio, this is one of the most off-grid glamping holidays in Snowdonia. Cook outdoors on the gas BBQ in the under-canopy kitchen, then enjoy your lunch or dinner around a picnic table, chairs and a fire pit. The perfect place to sit back and disconnect from the world.
However, my favourite thing about these shepherds huts is the wood-burning sauna that you can relax in after a long day hiking in Snowdonia. It’s exactly what you need after a scramble up Devil’s Kitchen! After you’ve spent the evening in the sauna, cuddle up in the hut for a romantic evening in. Or if you fancy stargazing (there’s no light pollution here so the starry sky is breathtaking), head out into the meadowland. You might even spot their resident barn owl flying overhead!
Price per night: From £85 for 2 people
Location: Deganwy, Conwy
Snowdonia sure loves its cabins! A great base from which to explore Snowdonia, The Cabins Conwy is just 5-minutes from Conwy, 10-minutes from Zip World and the traditional seaside resort of Llandudno, and 20-minutes from Mount Snowdon.
However, there is even so much to explore right from your front door. The cabins are located within three acres of previously intensely farmed Welsh meadow which has now been allowed to regenerate as a natural wildlife haven. Discover woodland, wild pasture walks and secret places for quiet moments as you wander along the River Henryd. This is nature at its best!
Built from sustainable, local timber, their two highly-insulated eco-cabins are ideal for those who love to travel sustainably. Three double glazed windows in each cabin let plenty of natural light fill the cabins. And as night draws in, you’ll find LED lights and lanterns in each cabin, ideal for evening explorations! However, before you go exploring, enjoy dinner al fresco in the garden with its seating area and fire pit/BBQ.
Price per night: From £137.50 for 2 people
Location: Tyn-y-Groes, Conwy
Intimate and oh-so-cosy, Wern Farm is one of the most romantic glamping escapes in Snowdonia. These pods pack a lot into a small space – they’re like tardises! Each boasts a kitchenette area, double bed, lounge area and wet room. Like all these Snowdonia glamping holidays, Wern Farm is a great base from which to soak up some of North Wales’ best scenery. From castle hopping to surfing on the coast, there is so much to choose from.
However, if the weather’s not on your side (this is Wales we’re talking about, after all), you’ll find an L-shaped sofa, Smart TV and Bose Bluetooth Speaker System in the lounge area. Great for rainy movie days inside! No matter what the weather’s like, you’ll also enjoy your romantic outdoor hot tub, which you can hop into after cooking some delicious grub on the firepit and BBQ. Once you’ve pulled yourself from the hot tub (it’ll be difficult, I assure you), warm-up with the pod’s underfloor heating. Toasty toes for days.
Price per night: From £60 for 2 people
Location: Aberdyfi, Gwynedd
If you want to stay in one of Snowdonia’s more unique glamping offerings, then scooch your bum over to The Boy John Glamping Boat. Set in the idyllic Dyfi Valley, The Boy John offers mountain bikers, bird watchers, sailors, kayakers, walkers, and outdoor adventurers a stay like no other. It’s truly unique in every way. Not least because it’s been used for everything from gigs and parties to films and storytelling. Plus, the boat was converted using recycled and sustainable materials, so your stay does good for you and for the planet!
Inside you’ll find a kitchen, wood-burning stove and sofa, and a double bed. A shower and toilet is only a short walk away! The boat is beautifully designed and full of nautical character, from the visible ribs and planking to the boards that follow the lines of the hull. Additionally, your stay at The Boy John is made a million times better by the uninterrupted views across the water to Ynyshir Bird Reserve, Ynyslas Sand Dunes and the National Nature Reserve of Borth Bog. You can enjoy these views from the boat’s deck.
Price per night: From £120 for 2 people
Location: Llanfairfechan, Conwy
Situated in the popular, quaint coastal town of Llanfairfechan, these pods sit at the foothills of Snowdonia and the Carneddau mountain range. With amazing views across the hills and the sea, Three Streams Glamping Pods are perfectly placed to explore everything from blue flag beaches to tumbling hills.
Inside, the pods are more than well-equipped. Each comes complete with a kitchenette area, double bed, lounge area with sofa, table and dining chairs, and bathroom with shower. If you just fancy getting away from the world and staying in your pod for most of your trip, you’ll still have an amazing time. Rotate between the Smart TV, sun loungers, BBQ and hot tub for the ultimate weekend getaway.
Price per night: From £125 for 2 people
Location: Arthog, Dolgellau
Set in 45 private acres of Snowdonia National Park near Barmouth and Dolgellau, Graig Wen takes picturesque to a whole new level. Their first glamping offering is Jones, a picture-perfect shepherds hut. Step foot into the roomy hut and be amazed by the cleverly designed space which sleeps up to four people (but two really comfortably!). Inside, there’s a full-size double bed and a day bed which also converts to bunk beds for two children, if required. You’ll also find a kitchenette and dining table which seats four, so you can cook up a feast from the comfort of your hut.
With well-insulated walls and a wood-burning stove, you’ll also be warm and snug whatever the weather. The bed benefits from a sheep wool “Baavet” duvet which was made locally on a Snowdonia farm. And if you’re still cold, snuggle up to the warm Welsh blankets for extra warmth! However, if you’re keen to get outside (and this is Snowdonia so you’d be stupid not to!), the beautiful Mawddach Estuary is a short walk through Graig Wen’s woods and fields.
10. Graig Wen Yurts
Price per night: From £120 for 2 people
Location: Arthog, Dolgellau
Graig Wen isn’t only home to a shepherds hut. It also boasts an impressive selection of yurts. The largest sleeps a family of up to five people but it’s a fantastic space for couples too. Handcrafted from their own woodland, this is certainly one of the more eco-friendly places to go glamping in Snowdonia. The yurts sit on a raised deck with a picnic bench outside – the ideal spot to enjoy a breakfast of freshly baked croissants while listening to birdsong. If you fancy a heartier breakfast, there’s a two-ring camping gas stove inside for you to cook up a feast!
Inside, each yurt is ridiculously cosy. The hosts supply everything from rugs and sheepskins to warm Welsh blankets to warm you up on chillier nights. However, if you want to brave the cold outside, you’ll be rewarded by a campfire and some of the clearest skies imaginable. Does anything sound more idyllic than an evening stargazing while toasting marshmallows? I think not.
Price per night: From £44 for 2 people
Location: Beddgelert, Gwynedd
Perfect for those on a budget, Bryn Dinas is the cheapest of these Snowdonia glamping offerings. It’s also a great base for hikers looking for slightly more alternative accommodation, as it’s located just 300 metres from the start of the Watkin Path to the top of Snowdon. However, if you fancy going on gentler walks, the glamping pods are also set within 4.5 acres of privately owned mountainside woodland. Pretty idyllic and you have the woodland all to yourself!
Each pod sleeps two people in two single beds. And there’s a bathroom block within 30 metres of the pods and a laundry and drying room not too far away either. The latter is much-needed after a long day’s hike, as it’s a great spot to dry off wet clothes and walking boots. There’s also a communal small kitchenette for you to make some toast in the morning! While it’s not the most glamorous glamping accommodation in Snowdonia, it’s a step up from camping and a well-needed place to rest your head after a fun day of hiking.
Price per night: From £70 for 4 people
Location: Pwllheli, Gwynedd
If you’re looking for something seriously unique, this is it. I first fell in love with dome accommodation when I stayed at the beautiful Loveland Farm in Devon five years ago. And ever since then, I’ve been daydreaming about getting back to one of these romantic hideaways. So why not get away from it all at Away From It All?
Sleeping four people across a double bed and two single futon beds, you can either get away with just your partner or with family and friends too. Each dome comes complete with a wood-burning stove, radio, lamps and quality handmade Welsh blankets, which basically sounds like the recipe for the perfect evening in. Snuggling up by the stove in a blanket while listening to the radio in a dimly lit dome? Now that’s romance through and through!
However, easily one of my favourite things about this glamping site is its commitment to sustainability. Away From It All are all about supporting local producers and you’ll see that in the warm welcome hamper of local food awaiting your arrival. As they’re a working farm, you can also collect your own eggs and feed the goats. They also limit their water use with their composting toilets, and their domes are heated with timber too.
Price per night: From £40 for 2 people
Location: Pwllheli, Gwynedd
Housed on the same site as the domes, you’ll find this lovingly converted horsebox. Words cannot describe how much I would absolutely love to stay here. Sleeping four, the stunning horsebox packs a lot into a small space. Aside from your beds, you’ll also find a kitchen, a shower, and a composting toilet.
However, my favourite feature of the horsebox is the 60″ projector for streaming your favourite films. Snuggle up near the wood-burner and you’ve got yourself the perfect cosy evening in! Or if you just fancy listening to music, you’ve got both the radio and the built-in Bluetooth speakers to choose from.
Outside, the horsebox is just as special. Sit outside, stargazing in front of your very own fire pit, after you’ve watched the sun go down with a glass of bubbly in hand! You’ve also got a BBQ and picnic table so you can enjoy dining alfresco.
Price per night: From £87.50 for 6 people
Location: Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Next up we have these luxury handcrafted Riverside Glamping Tented Lodges. Sitting on the banks of the River Seiont, each cabin includes its own bathroom and kitchen. The white roll top bath is a personal favourite highlight! But don’t worry, there will be no fights over who gets dibs on the bath as each lodge also comes complete with a wood-fired hot tub. Set on a private patio with a chiminea BBQ and picnic table, you could easily just spend all your time here relaxing.
The site itself is a great base for families as there’s so much to do on-site. They’ve got everything from volleyball, table tennis and badminton to pool and table football. You’ll also find The Mill Bistro on-site which boasts balcony seating and some tasty grub.
15. Hafod Hall Pods
Price per night: From £45 for 3 people
Location: Bylchau, Denbigh
Steeped in history, the 700-year-old Hafod Hall sits in a magnificent position on the Denbigh Moors, boasting some pretty spectacular views. At 1500ft above sea level, you really will feel on top of the world here. In fact, it’s so high up that they have no mobile signal, so this is a great getaway for those looking to get off-grid and disonnect. The wooden camping pods have electric lights, power sockets and an optional heater. However, other than that and the fire ring outside, it’s just like camping!
Set in a wildlife haven, home to over 50 species of local birds, this is definitely the place to get closer to nature. They even share their land with chickens and sheep. And if you’re lucky you may even spot some deer, otters and other animals roaming the park.
Price per night: From £190 for 2 people
Location: Machynlleth, Powys
This one’s cheeky because it’s just outside of Snowdonia but these treehouses are way too amazing to not include! I think the photo speaks for itself, but this is certainly one of the more unique and magical Snowdonia glamping holidays. If you’ve ever dreamt of sleeping high up in the treetops, this is exactly where you need to stay.
Nestled in a hidden valley, you’ll find six treehouses, each as unique as the trees in which they are built. Blending seamlessly into the valley, they are worlds away from the stresses of modern life. With no electricity in any of the treehouses, they light up at night with lanterns, tea lights and lamps, making for the most romantic, peaceful getaway.
Inside each treehouse, you’ll discover a luxurious double bed and fold down bunk beds. Each is cosy and fully-insulated, great for all-year-round stays, and at the heart of each treehouse, you’ll find a woodburning stove. Not only does it heat the treehouse but it also heats the water that falls from the spring water shower. Other amenities include an ensuite Swedish compost toilet and a kitchen with everything you need to rustle up a tree-top banquet! But let’s be real, the real draw of these treehouses are the fast-flowing streams, wobbly bridges and breathtaking walks that are right on your doorstep.
Price per night: From £110 for 4 people
Location: Aberdovey, Gwynedd
A little home away from home, Little Kestrel has all the home comforts that you could wish for and more! From the Welsh slate topped sink and a wood-burning stove to the comfy sofas and large farmhouse table, the space is nothing but homely. And the best part is that it’s decorated to the nines too! Thoughtfully adorned throughout with an eclectic mix of leather, linen, and velvet, you’ll gain so much interior decor inspiration here.
Although you may just be inclined to make the most of the amazing accommodation, make sure you check out your surroundings too. Just outside the cabin is a magnificent private patio garden. The perfect spot to soak up the amazing sunsets and night skies. The tranquil cabin is nestled on the slopes of the gorgeous Dyfi Valley and boasts panoramic views across flourishing woodland and the river estuary. There’s no way you could ever regret a stay here!
Price per night: From £105 for 4 people
Location: Llanaber & Barmouth, Gwynedd
Situated in Barmouth, the town where ‘the mountains meet the sea’, Allibella Shepherds Hut is great for beach babies who love the mountains as much as they do the sea. You’re certainly spoilt for choice for day trips here! Outdoor lovers also have their pick from a selection of outdoor activities from paddle-boarding to kayaking, all on a beautiful golden sand beach.
However, this shepherds hut boasts more than just a superb location. The hut itself is just as lovely! Located in the owner’s landscaped garden, this may not be the most off-grid escape. However, the hut is set within its very own fenced garden, so you’ll still feel completely private and secluded. Inside, the hut has all the essentials for the perfect glamping experience. This includes a well-equipped kitchen, electric wall-mounted fire, dining area, king-size bunk bed, and an en-suite with electric shower. There’s also a Freeview TV and DVD player, and free Wi-Fi, so there’s no chance of getting bored on rainy days here!
Price per night: From £90 for 4 people
Location: Bangor, Gwynedd
Last but definitely by no means least, we have Snowdonia Farm Yurts. Set amid 50-acres of farmland, woodland, natural ponds and Carneddau mountains, this is an outdoor escape if I’ve ever seen one. You can even enjoy the outdoors indoors by admiring the stars above through each yurt’s stargazer window. On-site there are four well-spaced nomadic yurts, two separate bathrooms, a jacuzzi bath, a powder room and a kitchen hut.
I wish I could do this place more justice, but I think their owners say it best, so here is the kind of experience you can look forward to at Snowdonia Farm Yurts: “Sit back. Put your feet up. Pour a glass of wine. Watch the sunset over Anglesey. Swap stories and share discoveries from the day. Wash away the cares of the day in our luxury shower trailer or bring a swimming costume and relax in the Jacuzzi bath with the door open looking up at the stars. Be mesmerised by the flames of your campfire. Spot a shooting star. Snuggle down under a thick duvet.”
So there you have it: 19 amazing glamping holidays in Snowdonia that you need to go on! Each offers something unique to the last, so you’ve got plenty to pick from. But which of these Snowdonia glamping holidays has most caught your eye? Please let me know in the comments below. I know I’d love to escape to all of them!