SUMMER HILL (Betws-y-Coed)

Summer Hill could not be a more apt name for this trendy gem with a sunny disposition. The best thing about discovering truly exceptional independent hotels is their uniqueness, the stylish individuality and personality of the hosts often shines through. Summerhill House exemplifies this.

Dave and Gabby are enthusiastic, warm and friendly hosts who genuinely care about the guest experience, their amazing attention to detail shines through at every turn, and they deliver hospitality in spades. They’ve undertaken a painstaking brick by brick refurbishment, with no stone unturned, and the result is a delightfully quirky, modern, luxury B and B, brimming with bright colours, contemporary treats, on-trend interior design and the highest quality cooking.

The eight ‘cool cymru’ bedrooms are cleverly named after the Snowdonia mountains that surround tourist’s favourite, Betws-y-coed, each with its own personality, each with its own features and all with indulgent bathrooms. There are sloping ceilings, plush velour’s, splashes of bold primary colour, cheerful patterned wallpaper, huge super-king beds and plenty of stripped wood. We loved Snowdon with its light-filling double aspect windows allowing the soothing sound of the river to trickle in and its sperate soaking tub, perfect to ease away the aches after a day hiking in the mountains.

The spacious lounge and dining room make the most of the position, overlooking the bustling river where adrenaline junkie kayakers launch into the white water. The conservatory is where breakfast is served, with an eclectic and healthy daily-changing menu ensuring freshness and provenance, Gabby’s baking prowess features with delicious fresh breads and pastries. Outside is a romantic pergola and seating area, ideal for sundowner.

Betws-y-coed is in the centre of the action, and we mean action. It’s a perfect launch pad for accessing all North Wales high energy outdoor pursuits, from scaling the highest peak in Wales, or riding the Northern Hemisphere’s fastest and longest zip wire to catching a perfect wave at an inland lagoon at Surf Snowdonia, there’s something tempting for all the family to get outside and get some fresh welsh air.

89 - 124 for 2
Rooms 8 Style Country House

Address Gabby & Dave Boner
Summer Hill
Coedcynhelier Road
LL24 0BL
Phone 0808 198 9470