The B&B in autumn.
Bod Gwynedd was built at the turn of the 19th century and is thought to be one of the oldest buildings in this part of the village as maps of this part of the area show no other building in close proximity until 1895 when a major mapping revision was undertaken.
The building dates to before the Victorian tourist influx and was originally a farm house with land and livestock to the rear.  The building is built almost entirely of slate which would have been sourced locally including from the now defunct Hafod Las Quarry which can be found hidden in the tree covered hills at the rear of the property near Llyn Elsi. The walls are approximately 2 foot (60cm) thick with the latest (A rated) double glazed windows to keep the weather out and the heat in. 

We know Bod Gwynedd has been a B&B for at least 119 years as one of our first guests showed us photos of his family members sitting in the field next to the property and a postcard of Bod Gwynedd complete with its B&B sign dated 1901!

The building has undergone substantial improvements in recent years including new sash double glazed windows, a 300 litre Heat Store water tank with new plumbing to ensure powerful showers, comfortable beds, A+ rated lighting, A+ 24 inch Smart TVs and highspeed broadband.   

Bod Gwynedd is situated 2 minutes drive or 8 minutes walk from the centre of Betws-y-Coed, opposite the Afon Llugwy (River Llugwy) and with tree lined hills to the front and rear. We are 20 minutes from Snowdon by car with an hourly bus service to Llanberis and other major set-off points stopping outside. Less than 1/2 mile up the road is the wooden Miners Bridge which crosses the Llugwy allowing for a scenic walk back along the river into Betws-y-Coed. For the slightly more energetic the beautiful Swallow Falls is just over a mile up the road (see our Facebook page for footage) whilst Llandudno, Conwy, Zipworld, Surf Snowdonia and the beauties of Snowdonia are all within easy reach of our front door.
Jackie and Gary Smith
Jackie and Gary moved to Bod Gwynedd from the New Forest National Park on the southcoast of England where they lived ever since meeting on a Greek island called Skyros 20 years years ago. As you can imagine moving from one national park to another both Gary and Jackie are outdoors people, enjoying nature, walking, mountain biking, photography and exploring. Checkout our Photos of Bod Gwynedd &our adventures in Snowdonia on this website for some of our adventures or keep tabs on our our Facebook page
Our approach to running a B&B is simple, to create and maintain somewhere we would love to stay ourselves. All our rooms have comfortable beds, powerful showers, high speed Internet, Internet enabled TVs and modern facilities. We serve an extensive range of breakfast options including health, dietary and allergy preferences.  

We look forward to welcoming you to our home and helping you get the most from your holiday.

Extra Information

  • Safe & Secure Payment
  • Free Parking
  • Parking Facilities
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • City Centre
  • Internet Services
  • Wifi
  • Bicycle Rent
  • Luxury
  • Vegetarian
  • Wedding Functions
  • Romantic Breaks
  • Walking Holidays
  • Country Retreat

Booking Policy

In line with other hotels and B&B's in Betws-Y-Coed we operate a 2 week cancellation policy.Cancellations can be made up to 2 weeks before arrival (unless you have booked a non-refundable rate) at which point full payment will be taken from the registered card and is non-refundable.If payment cannot be taken we will attempt to contact you correct the issue. If we are unable to take payment within 24 hoursthe booking will be cancelled. As with any holiday you are advised to take out travel insurance.

By booking a room or rooms with ourselves you are agreeing to abide by our Terms & Conditions detailed on our website We ask that you read them prior to arrival.