Recently renovated to a beautiful standard by owners Gaby and Dave, Summer Hill House offers 8 luxurious rooms, a cosy guest lounge with 42 inch flat screen TV to relax or have fun in, and lovingly prepared breakfasts in our stunning conservatory dining room that sits just over the river Llugwy; making Summer Hill House the ultimate hideaway from which to experience Snowdonia National Park.
Perfectly located a short stroll away (4 minutes) from the centre of Betws-Y-Coed, Summer Hill House offers you a quiet and peaceful stay, with only the bubbling of the river and resonance of our gardens to listen to.
Relax and unwind with some of Gaby’s freshly baked daily treats in the cosy guest lounge or take in a breath of fresh air under our covered seating area in the gardens.
Every bit of Summer Hill House from the beautifully decorated rooms and conservatory dining area, to the stunning bright gardens and scrumptious breakfast service is filled with the love and passion for what we do; creating a home away from home from which our guests can relax and create fond memories to look back on.
In addition, for cycling enthusiasts, we offer a secure bicycle facility that can accommodate up to 8 bikes for safe and protected storage. Parking is hassle free as we have a private carpark to the rear that comfortably accommodates six cars.
Gaby and Dave look forward to welcoming you and doing all they can to make sure you enjoy every aspect of your stay.
Snowdonia's Main Village
Betws-y-Coed’s beautiful woodland setting at the foot of the mountains has appealed to travellers for centuries. A magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, Betws is known as the ‘Gateway to Snowdonia’, providing easy access to some of the best walks, mountain bike trails and climbing routes in North Wales.
Gwydir Forest provides the perfect setting for woodland adventures, with miles upon miles of tracks and walking trails to explore. The lush green forest provides a spectacular visit, no matter what time of the year you explore the ancient woodland.
Enjoy scenic walks beside the River Llugwy, which flows through the village, or explore the River Conwy including the Fairy Glen, the Conwy Fish pass and Conwy Falls. The Pont-y-Pair Falls are in the centre of the village (also the site of a 53-hole rock cannon), and a mile upstream are the famous Swallow Falls - a magnificent waterfall system and true beauty spot just a few miles out of the village, which can be reached on foot through the forest. The perfect base is this luxurious bed and breakfast Betws-y-coed.
You’ll find all kinds of attractions and activities appealing to visitors of all ages. Tree Top Adventure and Go Below are great for families who want some excitement and an adrenaline rush; navigating your way through obstacle courses suspended in trees, or deep within caverns.
Our rooms are named after our favourite mountains in Snowdonia…
Glyder Fawr (elevation 1,001m / 3,284ft.) is the fifth-highest mountain in Wales and has several walking and scrambling routes leading to its summit. According to Sir Ifor Williams, the word "Glyder" derives from the Welsh word "Gludair", meaning a heap of stones.
Tryfan is a mountain in the Ogwen Valley in Snowdonia and is one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 metres (3,010 feet) above sea level it is the 15th highest mountain in Wales. The name "Tryfan" is derived from its historical Welsh name of "Tri-faen". "Tri" meaning three and "faen" meaning rocks which makes reference to the 3 rocky humps seen on the mountain's summit. Tryfan was voted Britain’s favourite mountain by Trail magazine.
Crib Goch is described as a ‘knife-edged’ arête in the Snowdonia National Park (the name means ‘red ridge’ in Welsh). The highest point on the arête is 923 metres (3,028 ft) above sea level and all routes which tackle Crib Goch are considered mountaineering routes in winter or scrambles in summer—meaning that they must cross ‘graded territory’ as defined in Steve Ashton’s ‘Scrambles in Snowdonia’.
Yr Aran (elevation 747m/ 2,452ft.) is a mountain peak on a ridge radiating south from Snowdon, with beautiful views of the summit of Snowdon, Moel Hebog and the Nantlle Ridge. Although no paths are marked on maps, the ascent is easily made as a detour from the Rhyd Ddu path or the Watkin Path up Snowdon.
Y Garn (elevation 947m/ 3,107ft.) is a fantastic mountain sitting at the north end of Snowdonia's proper mountains range The Glyders. and is one of the Welsh 3000s — the 15 summits in Wales over 3,000 ft. in height. These huge, dark and rough mountains provide the most exciting mountain playground in Wales.
Drum (elevation 770m/ 2,526ft.) (Welsh pronunciation: ˈdrɨm’ meaning ‘ridge’) is a summit in the Carneddau mountains, 2 km north-east of Foel-fras. There’s a great walk 23 miles from Summer Hill starting at Aber Falls Car Park. This 7 mile hike is a relatively gentle ascent to the eastern end of the Carneddau through a prehistoric landscape. One short steep descent but otherwise good tracks and paths.
Snowdon (elevation 1,085m /3,560 ft.) is the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands located in Snowdonia National Park; the busiest mountain in the United Kingdom and the third most visited attraction in Wales, with 582,000 people visiting annually.
The summit can be reached by a number of paths, and by the Snowdon Mountain Railway, opened in 1896 which carries passengers the 4.7 miles (7.6 km) from Llanberis to the summit station. The railway generally operates to the summit station from Whitsun to October with the daily running schedule depending on weather and customer demand.
The name Snowdon is from the Old English for "snow hill", while the Welsh name (Yr Wyddfa) means "the tumulus" or "the barrow.
Cadair Idris(the chair of Idris in Welsh) stands 893m (2,930 ft.) and lies at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park near the town of Dolgellau and is one of the most popular in Wales for walkers and hikers with three main trails leading to the summit.