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Hinterland Cabin | Luxury Self-Catering | Snowdonia, Conwy, Wales

Hinterland Cabin

Conwy, Wales, UK

Hidden on the northern border of Snowdonia National Park, this luxury self-catering log cabin overlooks lush Conwy valley, enveloped by big skies and soaring mountains. Whether mountain hiking, gorge trekking or carving through the landscape on a heritage train line; Hinterland Cabin’s hot tub is the perfect remedy to the array of adventures North Wales has to offer.


If you’ve forever been plotting your grand escape to the hinterland, your quest can stop right here. Set within an enchanting wooded copse, this luxury self-catering cabin flaunts superb views over the majestic peaks of Snowdonia and the promise of endless outdoor pursuits. An authentic Welsh hideaway, Hinterland Cabin is made from local slate and railway sleepers salvaged from the Conwy valley line. With little extras hidden in every cupboard, there's little wonder The Independent dubbed it ‘possibly the best log cabin in Britain’.


For relaxation with or without the exercise, Hinterland Cabin is a welcome sanctuary. On stormy nights, batten down the hatches to enjoy Scrabble marathons and the heavenly scent of homemade cocoa bubbling away on the hob. There's popcorn on stand-by for film nights, a jar of marshmallows for hot chocolates and sets of fluffy bathrobes and slippers for sauntering between the cabin, hot tub and sauna. At night, the king-size bed calls you to dive into its cosy Hungarian goose down duvet and Egyptian cotton linens.


Heated to a 'just perfect' 37 degrees, the outdoor hot tub affords guests the ultimate way to enjoy the fresh air in all seasons. Whether a balmy midsummer's evening or crisp winter morning surrounded by snowfall, a glass of bubbly will be the perfect accompaniment to the lush views across Conwy's forested valley. Just 200 yards from the cabin is the edge of the Bodnant Estate, home to Llyn Syberi, a tranquil coarse fishing lake. Wile away a day on the water's edge and enjoy the beautiful solitude of a simple kind of life.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,750 per week, £1,095 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOne double bedroom with king-size bed, one shower room with walk-in shower and underfloor heating.
  • FeaturesHot tub and sauna
  • PetsTwo medium well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday and MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms welcome. One travel cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is private parking for two cars, with access via a rough country road (not suitable for sports cars). The cabin has an open-plan design and underfloor heating, also featuring an electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Please note that WiFi internet is via 4G and can be slow due to the remote location and mobile reception is limited - consider it part of the romance!
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper with Welsh produce, Freeview TV, DVD player, Nespresso machine and pods, iPad, fluffy robes and slippers, luxury toiletries, books, dog-friendly welcome pack, linen and towels.House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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Perched at the very top of north Wales, beautiful Conwy is a medieval market town with all the ingredients for a great break, from its romantic cliffside castle to traditional pubs, cosy tearooms and a vibrant river festival every year.

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Getting there

  • On the Map On the fringes of Snowdonia National Park in Conwy, North Wales, Hinterland Cabin sits within easy reach of Eglwysbach village.
  • By Car Hinterland Cabin is approximately five and a half hour's drive from London.
  • By Train Llandudno train station is seven miles away, with direct routes to London.
  • By Air Liverpool airport is one and a half hour's away by car.

From the owner

“We love to walk along the lake on a summer´s evening or through the carpets of bluebells in spring. The diverse wildlife and views of Snowdonia ensure every season is just as exciting as the last.”

From the owner

Hinterland Cabin was built in the 1960s and after we acquired it in 2004, we set about a full remodel and renovation. The original style was 'garden shed' complete with orange decor... Believe it or not the cabin originally had three bedrooms! Taking out the walls was a quick job with a chainsaw and we enjoyed doing a lot of the work ourselves.

We initially purchased the cabin and designed it as our own secret getaway although we soon couldn’t resist sharing with a few friends, and now our lovely guests. We hope that you fall for our hilltop self-catering hideaway as much as we have.

Justin and Jane

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Conwy with an insider’s perspective.

Tal Y Cafn, Conwy Valley
To Eat

Tal Y Cafn, Conwy Valley

The Tal Y Cafn is the closest place for a drink and definitely worth popping into. They serve good food and have a nice terrace that you can make the most of in summer, ideal for sipping a cool drink under the warm sun.

Snowdon Mountain Railway
To Do

Snowdon Mountain Railway

If you don´t feel like hiking, you can catch the train to the peak of Wales´ highest mountain. A brilliant way to experience the jaw-dropping landscapes, it is an unforgettable journey. Naturally popular, pre-booking is a must.

To See


Anglesey is home to spectacular beaches, cute towns and lots of beautiful wildlife. Take some binoculars and keep your eyes peeled for gorgeous red squirrels inland and whales and dolphins out at sea! For seafood, try Dylan’s in Menai Bridge.

Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard
To Do

Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard

Head to Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard and enjoy a tour and wine tasting experience from £15. First planted in 2012, the vineyard has grown each year to cover two acres with 2,000 vines, and is still expanding! A must try for wine-lovers.

Guest Testimonials

I have absolutely no words that do this place justice. It far exceeded any expectations. The level of detail and all the finishing touches to the welcome gifts go beyond anything I have ever experienced - not to mention the absolutely breathtaking views! The only negative point I can think of is that nowhere else will ever compare. Absolutely amazing. Thank you so very much.

We have returned each year for about seven years, and have introduced a few friends to the beauty of Hinterland Cabin: its solitude and breathtaking scenery. We always feel completely at home and relaxed. It´s the weekend we look forward to the most every year - an oasis of calm in a world of turbulence.

After a very busy and stressful year, this was the perfect getaway and a wonderful place to spend Christmas! Thank you so much for sharing Hinterland Cabin with us!

The perfect romantic hideaway. Thank you for the most wonderful weekend, it was everything we could have dreamed of for our second honeymoon, 25 years after the first! We loved it!

Our stay at Hinterland Cabin will always be one of our fondest memories, as it was here my partner asked me to marry him! With a little help from the owners, we returned home from a lovely day on the beach to the most beautiful sight. 300 candles, flowers, balloons and champagne! All before he got down on one knee! Thank you for handing us your stunning cabin, and for helping plan the perfect proposal! We have loved every minute of our stay and you have thought of everything. The views and sunsets from the hot tub have been magnificent!

We have loved our stay at Hinterland Cabin! We got married last weekend and this has been the perfect honeymoon destination. The peace, calm and stunning scenery was just what we needed. Lisa cried a little when we arrived, as it is just so beautiful, and simply said "it´s perfect". The hamper, the relaxing music, and goodies in the fridge were great, and thank you so much for the congratulatory message on the table. We´re sad to be going home - we could stay forever. Never felt so relaxed. We´ll certainly miss the view. Thank you!

We were looking for a private, dog-friendly, luxurious and unique property to celebrate our anniversary and Hinterland was just that. The thoughtfulness of the extras were super special, a fabulous garden with an amazing view for us and our dog to enjoy was a huge bonus. Finding somewhere as special as Hinterland Cabin next year is going to be very difficult, we loved it! Everything exceeded our hopes and our expectations, from the booking procedures to the level of service and quality of the property.

We came here for the weekend to do the Conwy half marathon and this has been a very special weekend for us! This house is just amazing and we love it! I brought my guitar and enjoyed playing here; the acoustics are great. We are both feeling a bit spoiled because it was so nice to complete a long run and come back to jump straight into the hot tub! This has been an amazing weekend and we have enjoyed all the attention to detail. This has been such a cosy setting to spend time with the woman I love and talk about our future. We would definitely love to come back! We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at Hinterland Cabin.

We have had a wonderful mini brak here celebrating a 50th birthday! We contemplated the Caribbean, Dubai, and Iceland but we are so pleased we escaped to Wales instead! We enjoyed all the facilities, the lovely welcome hamper, we appreciated all the little touches and the ambience when we initially stepped inside this beautiful cabin. Definitely an experience we´re hoping to repeat. Thank you, for allowing us to share your wonderful Welsh holiday home.

Thank you so much for making this lovely cabin available. The specification is top-notch and everything contributed to a very comfortable stay. We have celebrated our silver wedding this weekend and could not have done so in a more magical place.

Thank you for the special small touches that have made our visit so memorable, and thank you for the big things as well! The view from the hot tub is amazing, the setting of all the fixtures and fittings, the decor, in short everything is superb. Unforgettable. Thank you.

Without a doubt, the most peaceful, beautiful and special place we have ever had the pleasure of staying in! The views and luxurious accommodation is second to none and we would not hesitate to stay again or recommend you far and wide! We have relaxed, rejuvenated and enjoyed bubbles in the hot tub. Our pup enjoyed her first visit to the wide-open beaches. The added extras were incredibly special and very much appreciated. 8 legs and a waggy tail are very reluctant to be leaving this special place. Thank you so much for letting us share the uniqueness of Hinterland!

A long awaited time away to relax and we could not have chosen a better place than Hinterland. We have explored many places during our stay, our favourite being Snowdon. We took the train and the views were spectacular as we had chosen the most perfectly clear day. We also enjoyed the 80 acres of Bodnant gardens, which is a must visit. Thank you for the lovely hamper and the goodies in the fridge. Thank you, Jane and Justin, we have had a wonderful stay.

Thank you SO much for everything. We had an amazing time and loved every thoughtful attention to detail. We have had to leave some of the kind doggy presents you gave us, because our dog is old and very particular, but thank you for them! We miss Hinterland Cabin already.

As soon as we walked in our stress levels dropped to zero. A perfect, much needed getaway. The attention to detail is impeccable and nothing is missed. Everything was just perfect. We hope to return one day, and will always remember this weekend fondly! Thank you.

This was just the most perfect break away from it all. Ernie (our dog) loved the space outdoors and we were fortunate enough to be blessed with the most beautiful weather. We have really enjoyed exploring the coast and villages of North Wales and really hope to re-visit again soon.

What a beautiful spot and perfect for our son´s first holiday. The scenery is breathtaking and the attention to detail in the cabin and the outdoor area is impressive. We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, thank you!

What a wonderful place! We´ve had a lovely time, even though Storm Gareth gave us a battering! Isla the dog loved her goodie bag. We hope to be back in summer next time. Thank you!

We have had the most glorious few days here! The weather has been balmy; 20 degrees in February! What a beautiful and amazing space, so peaceful and relaxing, and what a view from the hot tub! We have loved every minute and don´t want to go home. We will be back!

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay with such short notice. We needed to get away from our business for a relaxing weekend and how lucky we were to find Hinterland Cabin! It was made even better by the amazingly warm and sunny weather. What a beautiful place to stay; so peaceful and the sunset from the hot tub was amazing. Thanks for everything, and for sharing such a special place. We hope to return soon!

Wow, what a stunning place! Straight from the moment we arrived we felt like it was a home away from home. You´ve thought of everything and the welcome hamper and doggy gift bag were a surprise treat. Thank you for making our stay feel so special. We will be back!

What can we say? The most incredible place we have stayed in and we relaxed in record time. Every single comfort has been thought of and we shall remember this place for a very long time. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! It was exactly what we needed - cosy, secluded and surrounded by nature. Our pup Mary loved doing zoomies in the yard and snatching our slippers while we were in the hot tub! Looking forward to returning to this magical property and lovely area. Thank you for the festive decorations and gifts for the whole family, even Mary! So thoughtful!

Thank you Jane and Justin for an unforgettable experience. We wanted to escape life for a few days and your beautiful cabin helped us to do just that! The views from the hot tub are spectacular and we struggled to tear ourselves away from it. We will definitely be back.

I remember seeing this amazing place when it first came on the website for Unique Homestays - it was top of my agenda straight away! We are regular visitors to the county so we absolutely love the solitude and love the Welsh countryside views. All you can say is "wow, wow, wow!". We celebrated my 40th birthday here and it´s been the best! Thank you for all of the cosy thoughtfulness. Everything has been done to precision. We are really sad to leave but can´t wait to come back.

This week away was just incredible, our honeymoon and first escape together alone as newly weds. I will always remember the emotion as we walked through the doors and the happy tears flowed for us both. All of the stress of planning a wedding melted away. You have clearly put a lot of thought into making each and every guest feel very welcome. Thank you for helping us create amazing memories and we hope to be writing to you from here again soon.

Wow, wow, wow! Well worth waiting three years to celebrate our wedding. Sunshine and blue skies only added to our amazing weekend. Such wonderful attention to detail, thank you for the hamper full of locally sourced goodies.

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