The Mountaineering Cottage

In the midst of beautiful Snowdonia.


A Mountaineering Cottage and Barn in the Heart of Snowdonia

Set in the hills above Bethesda with views as far as the sea, the former slate miners cottage is ideal for likeminded walkers, climbers and mountain bikers who need a base for their outdoor adventures in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Owned and managed by Northamptonshire Mountaineers Ltd., it is the ‘club hut’ for both Peterborough and Wellingborough Mountaineering Clubs, and has been since it was bought back in 1958.

The cottage bunk rooms sleep 15 people and the barn bunk room sleeps 16. Gas is supplied for cooking and heating and the cottage and barn are both equipped with cooking and eating utensils and tables and chairs. The cottage also benefits from a newly installed log burner. There is a separate toilet block which includes segregated toilets and showers. Overall, the facilities are of a good standard for mountaineering club buildings. Behind the barn there is also a small area of land suitable for camping in the summer.


Nightly rates for public (or members) to hire entire cottage or barn (from Nov 2019)

£85 Fri, Sat or bank holiday

£60 Sun – Thurs


Barn or cottage bunk space

Members £10
Guests £16
Children under 12 £3

Members £5
Guests £8


3 Gefnan, Mynydd Llandygai,
Bangor LL57 4DJ


07970 460893