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3-Night Northern Snowdonia Self-Guided Walking Holiday

Views from Snowdon
Duration: 3 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
from £295pp

Enjoy a Self-Guided Walking holiday in the heart of the Snowdonian mountains with the walking experts. Our country house, superbly situated on the slopes of Snowdon near Beddgelert, is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, detailed route notes, and an inspirational location from which to explore the wonderful scenery of North Wales.

Holiday Highlights

  • Head out on any of our walks to discover the varied beauty of Snowdonia on foot
  • Admire panoramic valley, lake and river views from slopes and peaks
  • Use our Discovery Point, stocked with maps and walks directions for exploring the local area
  • Enjoy magnificent Snowdonia mountainscape scenery
  • Look out for wildlife, find secret corners and learn about Welsh history
  • A relaxed pace of discovery in a sociable house
  • Discover what makes the Snowdonia so special from the sweeping valleys to the rocky peaks
  • Evenings in our country house where you can share a drink and re-live the day’s adventures

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.


For those who love the high mountains. Expect some rough paths as you head to some of these famous summits, but there are plenty of rewards when you reach the top.

  • Cnicht - 4 miles
  • Moel Hebog - 4 or 7 miles
  • Siabod, the Sentinel of Snowdonia - 7 miles
  • Snowdon via the Pyg Track - 7 miles
  • The Glyders - 6 miles
  • Snowdon via the Rhyd Ddu Path - 7 miles
  • Snowdon via the Watkin Path - 8 or 12 miles

Our easiest routes, allowing plenty of time to savour the magnificent mountain landscapes. All our walk notes suggest the best places to stop, great pubs, and tea rooms.

  • A stroll to Llyn Dinas - 1 mile
  • Beside the Ffestiniog Railway - 2 miles
  • Craflwyn Estate - 3 miles
  • Cwm Idwal - 3 miles
  • Gelert's Grave - 4 miles
  • Swallow Falls - 5 miles

Some longer walks on valley and lakeside paths. Experience a true flavour of Snowdonia as you follow these varied routes.

  • Aberglaslyn Pass - 6 miles
  • Llanberis Llyn Padarn Slate & Steam - 5 miles
  • Ffestiniog Railway Circuit - 6 miles
  • Gwynant Valley - 7 miles
  • Miners' Bridge and Llyn Elsi - 5 miles
  • Gwydyr Forest & Swallow Falls - 8 miles

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


Craflwyn Hall

In the heart of Snowdonia, Craflwyn Hall at the foot of Mount Snowdon, close to the picturesque village of Beddgelert, is a glorious story of recovery; once a substantial 19th century house in the heart of the Nan Gwynant Valley, the property was allowed to fall into a state of disrepair before being acquired by the National Trust and painstakingly restored. Now a walkers’ mountain retreat in a picture-perfect spot, it’s the ideal base for exploring northern Snowdonia. As well as places to stay in the main house, the stable block has been imaginatively converted into bedrooms too. Comfy lounges and a snug bar provide other creature comforts. The countryside on the doorstep provides the ultimate attraction though. Wake up early and enjoy the views if the cloud is up, then grab your walking boots and head out on to one of the trails up Snowdon. Or you could go further afield to the Glydrs, Moel Siabod, Cricht and Moel Hebog, as well as the pretty town of Betws Y Coed.

Need to know

Important Covid-19 steps we have taken for guest safety: Please Read

As we slowly reopen in the wake of the Coronavirus lockdown, our country house stays are set to be organised a little differently; extra steps have been taken to keep our guests, house teams and leaders safe while we return to action. We ask all our guests to respect the measures put in place.

Initially the overall capacity of the houses has been reduced. Guests must wear face coverings in public spaces. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, we have taken the necessary steps to space out furniture and seating in public areas. In addition, a one-way system will be in place around the house. Adequate signage will be displayed to support the direction of travel to be followed by guests and house teams.

As a temporary measure, we will not be servicing rooms during a stay. Extra tea, coffee, milk, and toiletries will be made available on request for all guests. It is recommended that guests bring their own toiletries for the duration of their stay. We have removed all non-essential and reusable items from our rooms for the meantime including cushions, hairdryers, bathrobes, bed throws, and printed materials to reduce the number of items that need to be disinfected. Hairdryers will be available on request. Clean towels will be available on request. We will though be increasing the frequency of cleaning in our public areas providing particular attention to frequently touched items including door handles and handrails.

For now, there is no cream tea on arrival day. We have also adapted our food offering to remove all buffets and open food items. Different sittings may be required for breakfast and dinner due to the occupancy and size of the house. Picnic lunches will now be pre-ordered the night before from an order form in the room. The bar in each country house will be open, and we will be offering a table service for drinks. At this time there is no, or only a very limited, evening social programme available. Outdoor swimming pools at those houses that have them will re-open throughout August, except at Freshwater Bay House, where the pool will remain closed for 2020. Indoor swimming pools will remain closed.

For more information and to see all the steps taken, visit our page on how house stays will be adapted.

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in the smartly presented rooms in the main house or in one of the handful of bedrooms in the converted stables behind the house. With 22 rooms, Craflwyn Hall has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Ask for Room 1, a large corner space with great green views, or Room 8, for its giant square picture window.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger television – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, three lounges, library and board games to borrow

After a day rambling over the slopes of Snowdon or summiting a cracking peak, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Sit out in the grounds with a coffee or great local Welsh ale or take a chance to relax in the small conservatory. If the weather’s not so favourable retire to the lounge and sink into one of the squashy leather sofas in front of the fireplace. The snug bar provides a great space to swap stories of mountain days too.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Craflwyn Hall is varied and tasty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Kick off your day with a ‘Miner’s Breakfast’. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might try a five-course feast of regional flavours. Look out for highlights including Glamorgan sausages, braised salt marsh lamb shoulder shepherd’s pie and a Welsh version of Eve’s pudding.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865

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All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £20 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2020
02 Oct - 05 Oct
3 Self-Guided £319 Available Trip Notes Book Now
09 Oct - 12 Oct
3 Self-Guided £319 Available Trip Notes Book Now
16 Oct - 19 Oct
3 Self-Guided £319 £279 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
30 Oct - 02 Nov
3 Self-Guided £295 Available Trip Notes Book Now
Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1, 2, 3 & 4

3 nights from £295pp

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