Historic holiday lets
in rural North Wales


Croeso i Coleg-y-Groes!

Welcome to Coleg-y-Groes!

Grade 2* listed almshouses filled with character!

Why choose us

Enjoy peace and tranquility whilst experiencing what the heart of north Wales has to offer

Cottages filled with character

Having recently undergone extensive renovation, Coleg-y-Groes has a fresh and cozy atmosphere, whilst maintaining the character and charm of the buildings and their location.

Fantastic local amenities

Coleg-y-Groes is nestled in the hillside of the small Welsh town of Corwen, North Wales. Just a short walk away is an array of restaurants and pubs as well as local shops; butcher, baker, and delicatessen. A short drive away are the larger towns of Llangollen, Bala and Betws-y-Coed.

Connect with nature from Coleg-y-Groes

Hook salmon, trout or grayling from the River Dee, gaze upon wild birds of prey in action, or find panoramic views of North Wales walking in the Welsh hillsides. If fishing, wildlife watching, or hiking is your thing, Coleg-y-Groes is a fantastic base from which to embrace the local countryside.

Teeming with history

Built in 1751 by William Eyton, Coleg-y-Groes has a rich and long standing history. It gained listed building status in 1966 as a result of its historical and cultural significance. We invite you to read about the full history of Coleg-y-Groes on the 'About Us' tab above.

Great location to explore North Wales

With Snowdonia National Park bordering to the east, the charming town of Llangollen to the west, and Welsh coastline to the north, Corwen is centrally placed to explore north Wales. Great road links allow easy access from the UK central belt (A5), or from the north of England (M56).

Family friendly environment

We pride ourselves on offering a family friendly environment. For the energetic little ones, our 'backyard' is Coed Pen y pigyn woods that can be explored. We are situated in a quiet site on the fringes of Corwen, which is safe, peaceful and tranquil. We also have a designated games rooms full of day time activities and a wide range of board games for evening relaxation.

More information

What's occurring?

Find out what is happening around Corwen

Local activities

  • Watersports
  • Outdoor instructing
  • Rock climbing
  • Canyoning
  • Zip World Adventure Park
  • Land Rover tours
  • Quadbiking
  • Cycling tours/hire

Day trips

  • Vast array of walking routes
  • Fishing on the River Dee
  • Wildlife watching
  • Segway treks
  • Ride the Llangollen Steam Train
  • Horseback riding
  • Coastal safari boat trip
  • Narrow boating

Tasty Places

  • Abul's Spice (Indian - award winning)
  • Old Wives Tales (Portuguese)
  • Parry's Plaice (Fish and Chips)
  • Bison Grill (British)
  • Tyddyn Llan (Welsh/British - 1 Michelin star)
  • PalĂ© Hall (Welsh/British)
  • Corn Mill (British pub)
  • Ty Gwyn (Welsh/British)

Reviews and feedback

Check out what our previous guests say about us

  •   What a lovely cottage! The setting for this beautiful holiday home is in a league of its own, overlooking a peaceful churchyard and lovely garden and only a couple of minutes into the village. The cottage is cosy and very comfortable, beautifully decorated and furnished....More

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      We have been spending our holidays in North Wales for a few years now, and have stayed in a few cottages - but this has to be the best yet! Coleg Y Groes is located on a hillside in Corwen, with lots of local shops...More

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