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The National Trust has a variety of self-catering holiday cottages available to rent in North Wales. Discover the rolling mountains of Snowdonia. The beautiful sandy beaches are seen across the coastline of North Wales and quaint little villages you can visit. Rich in history, national trust cottages in North Wales range from 19th-century cottages to mediaeval halls and Georgian houses.

Get some inspiration of where you could stay on your next welsh staycation.

Table of Contents:

  • Why choose a National Trust cottage?
  • Unique cottages in North Wales

Why choose a National Trust cottage?

Countryside sunset with trees and mountains

National Trust cottages are some of the most unique cottages you can stay in. Surrounded by protected areas of natural beauty, holidaying here could offer you a one of a kind experience.

All national trust cottages come with free access to surrounding National Trust properties allowing you to explore at your own pace. What’s more, if you are staying within the property grounds you will have exclusive access out of normal visitor hours. 

Additionally by booking a National Trust holiday your money goes towards helping maintain these unique properties for generations to come.

Unique cottages in North Wales

Holiday cottage set on the seafront

Let’s take a look at some of the unique cottages you can choose to stay at in North Wales.

Dyffryn Mymbyr Cottage, Betws-y-Coed

Dyffryn Mymbyr Cottage is a beautiful mountainside cottage sleeping up to 4 people. Set in the heart of Snowdonia it is a great choice for hikers and cyclists who want to explore the many trails and lakes this part of Wales has to offer.

This rustic national trust property has an inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and slate floors. Making it the perfect property to stay in if you want to escape to the countryside. For book lovers, this cottage was the setting of Thomas Firbank’s iconic biography, ‘I bought a Mountain’. 

Tywyn Cottage, Cemaes Bay, Anglesey 

Tywyn Cottage is a pretty detached cottage set on the seashores of Camaes bay. Sleeping up to 4 people, this National Trust cottage has open countryside to the front and a white sandy beach to the rear. 

A perfect spot for families to enjoy days at the beach or walks around Anglesey to spot some of the local wildlife.

Pant Rhiw Cottage, Pwllheli

Pant Rhiw Cottage is a 19th century cottage set on a mountainside with views of Hell’s Mouth Bay. This dog friendly cottage sleeps up to 4 people and is ideal for walkers due to the amount of coastal walks right on its doorstep. 

Set in the Plas-yn-Rhiw estate the cottage comes with free access to the manor house and gardens.

Gwernouau Cottage, Betws-y-coed

Gwernouau Cottage is an 18th century cottage set on a working farm. It sleeps up to 5 guests and is just a short drive from the beautiful town of Betws-y-Coed. If you enjoy walking, fishing or bird watching this could be the perfect National Trust holiday cottage for you.

The Chalet At Tan Yr Ogof, Beddgelert

The Chalet At Tan Yr Ogof is the perfect retreat for couples. Set in Woodlands this secluded National Trust chalet offers waterfalls, a farm and an array of wildlife right on its doorstep. Whether you are looking for a cosy escape or a base to explore Snowdonia national park, this pet friendly cottage could be one to watch.

North Wales Holiday Inspiration With Cottage Decisions

We hope this blog has inspired you to explore what National Trust holidays has to offer when looking for accommodation in North Wales. If these holiday homes aren’t your style, why not consider a North Wales camping holiday or a holiday cottage for a more intimate Welsh escape. Wherever your next staycation may take you, Cottage Decisions is here to help.

Rachel D

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