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An agricultural estate, rich in wildlife and history

The vast Ysbyty Estate lies just south of the picturesque village of Betws y Coed and is the largest single estate cared for by the National Trust. The estate covers over 8,000 hectares of high, wild open moorland, dramatic river valleys and 51 hill farms. It has very diverse landscape and habitats. The Migneint which is the large stretch of moorland and blanket bog on the south of the estate is all designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on account of its plant communities and its bird life. The estate covers the main parts of three river valleys: the upper Conwy, the Eidda and parts of the Machno. The Eidda valley or as its known locally Cwm Eidda is hidden away between the upper Conwy and the Machno and is very picturesque. It is only accessible by single track road or, best of all, by a network of public footpaths.

Stay with us - Foel Gopyn

Foel Gopyn is a former gamekeeper cottage in the Ysbyty Estate © National Trust

Foel Gopyn is a former gamekeeper cottage in the Ysbyty Estate

This interesting, isolated former gamekeeper's cottage lies in the Ysbyty estate, eight miles south-east of Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park.

Stay with us - Gwernouau

Quiet and cosy, Gwernonouau cotage on Ysbyty Ifan estate. © National Trust

Quiet and cosy, Gwernonouau cotage on Ysbyty Ifan estate.

Whilst off the beaten track Gwernouau Cottage is only two miles away from the pretty village of Ysbyty Ifan and eight miles away from Betws-y-Coed.

Stay with us - 2 Siloam cottage

Traditional Welsh Rural Terrace on the Ysbyty Estate with superb fine views © National Trust

Traditional Welsh Rural Terrace on the Ysbyty Estate with superb fine views

This cottage is set in a traditional Welsh rural terrace of three cottages in a quiet lane on the Ysbyty Estate.

Go for a walk

Venture into the uplands of North Wales on an old drovers' road, take time to marvel at the wonderful views of Dyffryn Conwy and the impressive Carneddau mountains.

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