Accommodation in Snowdonia

Encil Eryri (Snowdonia Hideaway) is set in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, between mountains and sea and close to the seaside towns of Tywyn and Aberdyfi. We offer a range of quirky and luxurious self catering cottages and glamping in the South Snowdonia National Park with coast and mountain views suitable for families and couples, or a larger family group of up to 12. The smallholding is located just above a request halt on the famous Tal Y Llyn steam railway, so it is possible to arrive by steam train, yes, really!

​With a 20 minute walk to the estuary, local shop, and pub, it’s the perfect location to relax, restore and explore the wonderful beaches and historic sites of Snowdonia, Gwynedd. The Southern Snowdonia National Park is less explored, so you won’t be sharing it with hundreds of other tourists, like the North Snowdonia equivalent. In contrast, there is always space to be found and an empty beach, especially out of season. Encil Eryri is close to good cycle routes and it’s possible to enjoy flat open vistas and rolling hills, as well as craggy off road descents, all within a stone’s throw of the cottages.

Spend your days exploring Snowdonia’s scenic mountain roads, hills tops and sheltered woodland walks. Then return to Encil Eryri for a cuppa and a read of a good book. Sample the warming flavours of Wales’ seasonal produce at the many award-winning local restaurants nearby. Set aside some time to get close to nature and connect with the big outdoors and those you love.

This year we have glamping in a beautiful bell tent in our 2 acre flower meadow, with wood fired hot tub.

  • Bedroom
  • Outdoor sink with hot water and washing up items
  • Fire pit at Snowdonia Hideaway
  • Mountain bikes and storage in Snowdonia
  • Encil Eryri Sign
  • Door open with view into bedroom
  • Coffee pot, Welsh cakes and cups
  • Beautifully restored barn at Tynllwyn Hen using hemp and lime, local timber and slate
  • The crogloft at Snowdonia Hideaway
  • Apples in a basket and dried flowers

The Crogloft – Sleeps 2 + 2 children

The Crogloft is a converted hayloft situated in the upper garden, with its own private garden area, kitchenette, private bathroom and balcony for you to enjoy the elements of the great outdoors. It is perfect for stargazing as we are in a protected ‘dark skies’ region and fans of astronomy will love the rooflight to view the stars and sun rise from your bed. There is also an easy slide sun shade curtain when you want to block out the light. The Crogloft also has a fire pit and is furnished with a double bed and a double futon sofa bed, the kitchen has a twin induction gas hob, microwave and fridge-freezer. While you do have to go outdoors to use the loo, the crogloft is warm and cosy for that feeling of connection to nature, with the luxury of staying out of the elements.

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  • The kitchen-diner and lounge at Tynllwyn Hen
  • En suite bathroom at Tynllwyn Hen
  • Views to Cambrian Bay from Tynllwyn Hen at Snowdonia Hideaway
  • Bedroom at Tynllwyn Hen, Snowdonia Hideaway
  • shower room
  • views of Snowdonia

Tynllwyn Hen – Sleeps 4 + 2 adults

Tynllwyn Hen is a beautifully decorated home which is fully self contained. It has a private garden area, large kitchen-diner-lounge with panoramic views of Snowdonia sunsets, mountains and coastline, a king size bedroom with en suite bathroom and a twin bedroom with ground floor shower room. It also has a double sofa bed and sun room looking directly to Cadair Idris and Aran Fawddwy mountain ranges. It is perfect as a base for adventures out to see all the attractions Snowdonia has to offer. Sample local seasonal food in the nearby restaurants or cook local produce in the well-equipped kitchen.
Tynllwyn Hen also has access to a BBQ area and bike storage as there are plenty of mountain bike and road trails nearby.

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  • Wood fire hot tub glamping site in Snowdonia
  • Encil Eryri Sign
  • Locally made jam, fresh fruit and muesli
  • Views to Cambrian Bay from Tynllwyn Hen at Snowdonia Hideaway
  • shower room
  • Encil self catering cottage in Snowdonia

The Pottery – Sleeps 2+2

The Pottery is a converted milking parlour which has a double bedroom and sofa bed, shower room, hot tub and stunning sunset views over Cambrian Bay. The bedroom looks out to rolling hills and sheep fields, with it’s own enclosed garden for letting the dog out. It has a BBQ and garden furniture perfect for enjoying a beer with friends or family, with stunning sea and sunset views. A comfortable self catering cottage in the winter too, with cast iron radiators and a log burner for those cosy nights in. The Pottery has solar hot water heating- enjoy a low carbon shower with no fossil fuels required to heat the water during the summer.

  •   Fabulous off beat retreat, with amazing views. Really comfortable with a very warm and friendly feeling and atmosphere. Katy and Aled were super hosts. We loved our time here and would most definitely return!

    thumb Gina

      Stunning views, a lovely little place to stay close to Tywyn. Katy and Aled are very welcoming and it was a really enjoyable stay.

    thumb Charlotte

      Lovely spot, and nothing that hadn't been thought of in terms of things we'd need in the cottage. Super clean, lovely views, perfect sitting out in the morning with a cuppa on the terrace!

    thumb Megan
  •   A gorgeous place to stay! The location was great and the accommodation was perfect, with amazing views too.

    thumb Molly

      Fantastic place to stay. Wonderful views and brilliant location! If you are looking for a cosy, relaxing place to stay in beautiful part of Wales this is the place!

    thumb Layla

      We had a wonderful time at Katy's place! Such a gorgeous setting and so thoughtfully organised, I can't recommend this spot highly enough - will hopefully be back some day!

    thumb Emma K.
views to Cadair Idris from Snowdonia Hideaway

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