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River Lodge

Bethesda, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 986848)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Lewis

    “Always enjoy the holiday in the cabin at Ogwen park, lovely setting and central for exploring North Wales also dog friendly which is hard to find.”

The property

River Lodge is a single-storey, detached pine lodge, set amongst 12 acres of glorious woodland by the banks of the River Ogwen, on the Ogwen Bank Holiday Park and Country Club, close to the town of Bethesda in the breathtaking Snowdonia National Park.

The lodge provides a great base for couples, a family or friends wishing to explore this wonderful countryside, you will have everything you need for relaxing time, simply whiling away the hours by the river or an action-filled holiday for the more adventurous.

This homely and comfortable lodge offers open plan living accommodation, with a kitchen area, a dining area and a sitting area with electric fire, a modern up to date shower room and three bedrooms.

Patio doors from the sitting area open onto a lovely decked veranda overlooking the River Ogwen and can be argued the most enviable location on site.

The veranda has been extended so you are almost at the water's edge and the urge to just dip your toes will have you down by the river bank in no time at all!

The veranda is a lovely place to sit out and enjoy an early morning cuppa, a leisurely breakfast or lunch alfresco-style, or just a glass of something refreshing after a busy day exploring.

There are some wonderful wooded walks around the site, and it is great for spotting wildlife and great for bird watching, there are local wild ducks , squirrels, tree creepers and if you're lucky you'll see woodpeckers, you may even get a visit from the friendly robins who are now use to the guests coming and going.

The park has the Olde Worlde Country Club, a former hunting lodge to Penrhyn Castle.

It has a welcoming log fire and an excellent licensed bar and if you don't fancy cooking, bar meals are served most days.

There is also live music entertainment, pool tables, video games and satellite television, plus a small shop selling basic supplies, however always worth checking the opening times as they are always subject to change, but don't worry the town of Bethesda is only a short stroll away.

The lodge is ideally situated for Zip World Velocity, home to the longest zip line in Europe, and the fastest in the world, with its equally as exhilarating sister, Titan only a 30 minute drive away at Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The newest attraction to join this family is located at Betws y Coed, Fforest Coaster, is the only Alpine coaster of its kind in the UK.

Slightly further afield, visit Llanberis, situated at the foot of Snowdon, and if you don't fancy the ascent then let the train take the strain!, as the Snowdon Mountain Railway will take you to the mountain's summit.

The historic walled town of Caernarfon with its majestic castle isn't too far away and the peaceful Isle of Anglesey is easily reached and well worth a visit.

The delightful village of Betws-y-Coed is only 14 miles away, with its array of tea rooms, craft shops and outdoor activities, and with the popular Swallow Falls and Fairy Glen nearby, it makes a great day out for everyone!

There is so much to do in the area that a week in this wonderful, year-round lodge simply won't be enough!


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and Induction hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs with Freeview, 4G WiFi, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked veranda with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • On-site shop and pub/restaurant 5 mins walk
  • Shops and pubs 8 mins walk
  • Note: Whilst the lodge is all ground floor, there are 4 steps up to the front door
  • Note: The lodge is within close proximity to a road, some noise may be experienced
  • Note: Unfenced pond and River Ogwen close to lodge, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: WiFi available at the lodge and in on-site club and at times can be intermittent due to the location
  • Some mobile phone networks may also vary
  • Note: The WIFI in the property is not unsuitable for constant streaming
  • Note: Site facilities, club house, bar and restaurant opening times are subject to change without prior warning
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when walking around the holiday park. Please note that the bar, restaurant and on site club will be closed until mid March 2019 as the site is going through a refurbishment.

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About the location


Bangor 6 miles; Caernarfon 10 miles.

Bethesda is a small town settled beside the River Ogwen in North Wales. Situated on the A5 between Bangor and the Snowdonia National Park, Bethesda was once a busy slate quarrying town and nowadays offers a good selection of shops and other amenities, in particular a number of chapels and pubs. The beautiful mountainous scenery of Snowdonia borders Bethesda, with the Lôn Las Ogwen cycling and walking paths skirting past. For the more adventurous, why not visit Zip World in Bethesda which is known for having Europe’s fastest and longest zip line. Capel Curig, just ten miles away, is a popular centre for walking, climbing and mountain biking, whilst Llanberis is situated at the foot of Mount Snowdon and is home to the Snowdon Mountain Railway and the National Slate Museum. Cwm Idwal is also a wonderful spot to visit, situated in northern Snowdonia – Darwin came to study the area and found tiny fossils of oceanic plant life and sea creatures in the boulders and rocks. The coastal town of Caernarfon is just a short drive away as is the beautiful Isle of Anglesey and the Anglesey Coastal Path. Visitors to the area can also explore the castles of Caernarfon and Beaumaris and the NT stately homes of Penrhyn Castle and Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens. Spend the day at one of the many traditional seaside resorts, or discover the isolated, hidden beaches on Anglesey, much of which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With spectacular scenery on the doorstep, wonderful wildlife with buzzards soaring overhead and the occasional Peregrine Falcon to be seen, and many exciting outdoor adventures to discover nearby, Bethesda is superbly located for enjoying both the coast and the countryside of stunning North Wales.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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