Monday, 25 September 2017

Beautiful Britain - Betws-y-Coed for the Weekend

Following a really pleasant stop off at Chirk Castle, we arrived at what was to be home for our annual weekend away, catching up with old friends.

We were stopping at a pretty little B&B in Betws-y-Coed called The Courthouse, where all the rooms have some very strange names - we were staying in The Handcuff Room, our friends were in The Interrogation Room!

Considering the weather forecast was pretty dire for the whole weekend we were delighted to arrive to blue skies and sunshine.

The breakfast room was housed in the conservatory on the side, with great views of the river and surrounding countryside.
The Courthouse was in the perfect location for us, tucked away down a nice quiet street, with parking and easy access, well within walking distance, to both the river and the station which were literally just at the bottom of the road.
Early morning is the best time to see the station, as it can get really busy later on. Entering via the back way takes you over the tracks for the children's steam train at the back of the dining car.
The station is a real treat and I lost count of the number of times that we crossed the footbridge!
The view from the top, looking down the track and across the hills was just beautiful ...
The whole of the station is so well looked after and absolutely immaculate ...
With plenty of quirky little features to pique the interest ...
On our first evening we met up with our friends at 'Y Stables', and it was lovely to be able to sit, have a drink and a catch up outside in the evening sun, something we hadn't been expecting to do at all ...
It all felt very continental ...

After a good old catch up we headed to The Gwydyr Hotel for dinner, and very nice it was too ... and only a short walk back to The Courthouse, big bonus!!

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