Bod Gwynedd in summer
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 Betws-y-Coed 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 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 behind us. 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 121 years as one of our first guests showed us photos of his family members sitting in the field next to the property, in full Welsh dress 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 pressurised Heat Store (water tank) with new plumbing to ensure powerful showers, comfortable beds, A+ rated lighting, 24 inch Smart TVs and high-speed Internet access via WiFi.   

Bod Gwynedd is situated a 1 minute drive or 8 minutes walk from the shops, restaurants and pubs of Betws-y-Coed, opposite the Afon Llugwy (River Llugwy) and with tree lined hills to the front and rear. This affords us wider, more open views, easier parking, more sun in the evenings and less crowds. We are 20 minutes from Snowdon by car with an hourly bus service to Llanberis and other major set-off points stopping outside. Betws-y-Coed also benefits from a train service to London, Manchester and other parts of England via Llandudno Junction. 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 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 Betws-y-Coed from the New Forest National Park on the south-coast 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 or follow us on 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.