If you are seeking an idyllic location for a country cottage holiday you may have just found it. Surrounded by hills and farmlands, the tranquil village of Eglwysbach is nestled in greenery in Conwy, North Wales. With a population of around one thousand people, half of whom speak the Welsh language, Eglwysbach has a wonderful sense of community about it, and you can really relax and take it easy in this peaceful little village. Read on to find out more about what this peaceful little village has to offer for self-catering holidays and enjoy browsing through our inspirational collection of rural retreat cottages.
About Cottage Breaks in Eglwysbach
The village of Eglwysbach is made up of charming white washed cottages, stone-built cottages and community buildings including a village shop and pub. In the centre of the village is the Bee Inn, a traditional public house which is a great meeting point and place of social activity for those who live in Eglwysbach. Dating back to 1876, The Bee Inn serves refreshing beers and you will probably spend some time here whilst on a self-catering break in Eglwysbach! For families the village also has a children’s play park, complete with wonderful country views so you can watch the children play whilst soaking up dreamy views of the surrounding landscape.
For days out on your cottage holiday, the National Trust property of Bodnant Garden is less than a mile from the centre of Eglwysbach and is a wondrous world-famous botanical garden with sprawling ponds, a wooden valley and stream and large, sweeping lawns. It is home to a vast collection of plants from all over the world that have grown from first being collected here over a hundred years ago, and with magnolias, tulips, bluebells, rhododendrons and many more species of colourful flora, Bodnant Garden is true heaven for anyone with a love for plants and flowers. With quaint tea rooms, a craft shop, picnic areas and access for those unable to walk, it makes a wonderful day out for those staying in Eglwysbach.
Eglwysbach is on the edge of Snowdonia National Park and is only about a 45 minute drive from Mount Snowdon itself, the highest peak in Wales. There is so much to do here, from adrenaline fuelled activities such as white water rafting, playing golf, visiting historical sites and going on railway journeys, and of course, walking and cycling. There are many walks that can be taken such as the Mary Jones walk through incredible countryside and the old county of Meirionnydd. There are many forests and mountains that you can cycle around, and some great paths include Penmachno, Dyfi and Gwydyr which offer some spectacular scenery on the way.
For a charming cottage break that is in the centre of things to do in North Wales, Eglwysbach really is an excellent choice. Bodnant Garden is a must-see and one of the prettiest botanical gardens in the country, and with a close-knit community feel and its proximity to Snowdonia National Park, this village has plenty to recommend it for a special getaway in this part of Wales.
Book a Eglwysbach cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Conwy on holiday.