Hosts Ian and Gwawr Mowatt are charmingly adept at making their guests feel at home in this former Victorian artists' colony. Today the polished slate floors, high ceilings, and classic color schemes exude charm and country-house sophistication. Bedrooms are bright and spacious, with beamed ceilings, claw-foot tubs, and spectacular views across the valley. There's a cozy guest lounge with a fireplace, and the traditional Welsh breakfasts are excellent. The house is about 1 mile south of Betws-y-Coed.