Tan Y Coed Bothy

Nr Beddgelert, Gwynedd
The exterior of Tan y Coed Bothy, Snowdonia
The exterior of Tan y Coed Bothy, Snowdonia
The exterior of Tan y Coed Bothy, Snowdonia
The exterior of Tan y Coed Bothy, Snowdonia
The landscape surrounding Tan y Coed Bothy, Snowdonia
The landscape surrounding Tan y Coed Bothy, Snowdonia
Wild ponies grazing, Snowdonia
The exterior of Tan y Coed Bothy, Snowdonia The exterior of Tan y Coed Bothy, Snowdonia The exterior of Tan y Coed Bothy, Snowdonia The exterior of Tan y Coed Bothy, Snowdonia The landscape surrounding Tan y Coed Bothy, Snowdonia The landscape surrounding Tan y Coed Bothy, Snowdonia Wild ponies grazing, Snowdonia

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 8
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Flexible
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Reference BY019

About Tan y Coed Bothy

Set in the heart of Snowdonia, Tan y Coed Bothy is a simple, rustic building that offers ideal accommodation for walkers needing an over-night stop, or anyone looking to get back to basics for a couple of days.

Nestled in a peaceful wild area just outside the hamlet of Nantmor, Tan y Coed Bothy offers an idyllic retreat from modern life. There are lovely walks in the area, including a 5.7 mile walk from Nantmor to Beddgelert village, which takes in the spectacular Aberglaslyn river gorge, the placid waters of Llyn Dinas and the old copper mine workings of Sygun and Cwm Bychan. 

The bothy offers accommodation for up to eight guests across two rooms. As you enter the bothy you’ll find the main sleeping area with three wooden bunk beds, plus a sink with a cold-water tap (not drinking water) and a storage shelf. The bothy’s second room contains two single sleeping platforms. There’s a toilet in an outbuilding to the rear of the bothy, but there are no other facilities. You’ll need to bring your own airbeds, sleeping mats and bedding and cooking equipment. 

Those seeking a challenge can try hiking one of the routes to the top of Mount Snowdon. The Watkin Path – the most difficult route – is about 20 minutes away by car, or for an easier hike you can try the Llanberis Path which is about 40 minutes’ drive. If you’re after some more adrenaline-fuelled adventure then there’s plenty to be found nearby, with Bounce Below, Surf Snowdonia or Zip World Forest Adventures to name a few.  

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave not available
  • Fridge not available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television not available
  • DVD not available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    On entry to the bothy there are 3 wooden bunks on your left and a sink with a cold tap to the right. Above the sink is a shelf-area for storage purposes. There is a separate entrance into another room which has 2 single bed shelves.

Notes for guests

Heating: No heating is provided. 

Bedding/linen: There are mattresses on the 3 sets of bunkbeds but airbeds or sleeping mats will be required for the single bed shelves.  Guests will also need to provide their own pillows and sleeping bags

Parking: It is possible to park at the base of the track which leads up to the bothy. It is not permitted to take a vehicle up to the bothy.

Garden: The bothy is set in a lovely wild and natural area with trees around it. It is not an enclosed garden.

Dogs: We regret that we cannot accept dogs at this bothy.

Please note: The walk up to the bothy is over uneven ground which has some large rocks in it so care will need to be taken. If you are arriving after daylight, please bring a torch and wear good walking boots.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level.

The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions (stated on the cottage's webpage). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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