new on the loom

We’ve always been passionate about working with local designers and makers. Cefyn Burgess’ work has been influenced by his trips to Patagonia and Pompeii and by his love of Welsh Chapels. Bought up in Bethesda, he studied textiles in Manchester and completed his MA at the Royal College of Art. He now works from his […]

Discover our Favourite Walks

For a low level stroll in Betws-y-Coed it has to be the Artist’s Walk… From the Pont-Y-Pair Bridge follow the boardwalk along the river and through the trees until it terminates in a wooded dell. It’s a very pretty stroll suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs, and those unable to walk far. From the end of the […]

Arts & Business Cymru

Congratulations to all the winners at the A&B Cymru Awards 2019 which was held at the Wales Millenium Centre last week. Celebrating Creativity and Excellence in Partnership – for over a quarter of a century, A&B Cymru have encouraged, acknowledged and celebrated exemplary and innovative partnerships between the private sector and the arts that benefit […]

The BespOAK Clog

what a day it was – a fabulous celebration of all things Welsh and Patagonian! The community came together to support our joint venture with Ysgol Bro Gwydir’s Dance and Clog Team’s fundraising event called -The BespOAK Clog. The team who have been invited to perform and teach dance skills to the local community and […]

Woven Wales

Some of our Standard rooms have recently had a makeover and during our search for Welsh influenced design we came across the wonderful work of Cefyn Burgess. Born and raised in the slate quarry village of Bethesda, Cefyn graduated from Manchester with a BA (hons) in woven textiles. He then went on to gain an […]

Holly went walking

A lake in the forest, nestled 200m above Betws-Y-Coed, Llyn Elsi is one of the walks you can embark on straight from our front door (no vehicle access required for this one and kudos for reducing your carbon footprint!) Llyn Elsi was once two lakes, however in 1914 Lord Ancaster allowed the building of the […]

Wales in Love

Love is in the air…… If you’re in Wales on 25 January, then St Dwynwen’s Day, is the date we honour our Welsh patron saint of lovers. It’s our very own version of St Valentine’s Day – we’re celebrating both days here at the Oak (being such old romantics we can’t help it…) So who was St Dwynwen we […]

Year of the Legend 2017

Following Visit Wales’ The Year of Adventure in 2016 and the success of all those great adrenalin giving activites North Wales is becoming renowned for, 2017 is designated to be ‘The Year of Legends’ so we thought we’d write our very own favourite legend list all within a half hour of Betws-y-Coed…

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