A perfect location...

for Walkers

If you like to walk this is the place for you, from the Manor you can walk to the summit of the Talyfan mountain at an easy pace in 2 hours. The views are stunning, you will almost certainly see wild Welsh mountain ponies and in the spring new born foals. The higher mountains (over 3000 ft ) are a bit further down the valley. The Gwydir forest is a fantastic place to explore on foot with marked routes dedicated to walkers.

Everyone thinks of walking in Snowdonia as the mountain itself. The walking this end of the range is far better, more ground cover, more forest, more wildlife, more mountain ponies, more history, mines, druid burial chambers, stone circles so if you want some really interesting walking come and see us.

Treviw is just a few miles down the valley and from here you can explore the Gwidir forest with some of the most beautiful lakes and ground flora in North Wales. Betws-y-Coed is 10 miles down the valley and just beyond is where the rugged 3000 ft peaks begin.

If you love to walk you'll love this area in all seasons.Take a walk up our local mountain, the Talyfan. You pass one of the oldest church sites in Britain, from here you will get fantastic views of the whole of the northern Conwy Valley. Come down via the Druid burial chamber into Rowen village for a pint or a coffee.

Walkers in Snowdonia Winter in Snowdonia

for Sightseers

We are within easy reach of the major tourist attractions and just 5 minutes drive to the sandy beaches of the Conwy coast. Close to the town of Conwy we get some of the best weather, less than half the rainfall of the area around Snowdon.

The Conwy Valley has got to be in the top ten for the most beautiful places in Britain.

In spring the lambs are leaping and the woods are full of bluebells and wild garlic.

Summer is fantastic, beaches on one side, mountains, lakes and rivers on the other.

Autumn is all colour shades of gold, red and yellow, see the colour of the valley forests and winter can be great for the all weather walker ( they say that there is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing ).

The Manor is situated 3 miles down the valley from Conwy and you can walk across the Talyfan mountain (2000ft) to the cliffs above the sea taking in some breath taking views.

Don't forget your camera.

for Golfers

Within 20 minutes drive there are the following Golf clubs to choose from also the famous Royal St Davids at Harlech less than an hour away. If the clubs name is in blue link straight to their own site.


    champion links course. 2007 & 2008 held Ryder seniors 01492 592423, week day green fees £45. Distance 3 miles.


    links course 01492 875325, weekday green fees £40 twilight £10 after 3pm. Distance 6 miles.


    links and parkland course 01492 876450 weekday green fees £25. Distance 6 miles.


    parkland course 01492 549641 weekday green fees £18 reducing to twilight fee of £10.50 after 3pm. Offers our customers a 10% discount. Distance 9 miles.


    championship parkland course 01745 590217. week day green fees £30. Distance 15 miles.

  • Penmaenmawr

    With three mountains surrounding as a back drop and the coastline in front, Penmaenmawr Golf Course is as challenging in golf as it is stimulating in scenic beauty. 01492 623330. Current Green Fees are - Weekdays £ 15.00, Weekends (Sun mainly) £ 20.00 Summer Twilight Rate, after 17:30, 18 Holes for £ 9.00, 9 Holes for £ 5.00 everyday of the week.


    parkland course 01248 680144 weekday green fees. Distance 15 miles.


    parkland course 01286 673783 weekday green fees £30 Distance 18 miles.


    fun beginners 9 hole and driving range. weekday green fees £4 adult, £3 children. Driving range £3 for 80 balls. Distance 16 miles.


    parkland course in a lovely spot 9 holes weekday green fees £14 for 9 holes £20 if you make it 18 second 9 different tee's. Distance 11 miles.


    Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of this Members Club with its 18 hole parkland course and many feature holes constructed to USGA standard.

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Places of Interest

Conwy Castle

Historic Castles and Stately Homes

Wales is often described as a land of castles. Conwy castle is less than 5 minutes from Gwern Borter and was an important part of King Edward I's plan to surround Gwynedd in "an iron ring of castles" to subdue the rebellious Welsh population. There are many National Trust stately homes open to the public and of course the famous Bodnant Gardens .

Great Orme Copper Mine

Slate and copper mines

Mining has formed a vital part of Welsh industry and culture for hundreds of years. Several slate and copper mines are open to the public offering visitors a unique look back into the industrial past of this region of Wales. The Great Orme copper mine, the oldest copper mine in the world is to found in nearby Llandudno.

Conway Valley

The Beautiful Conwy Valley

Gwern Borter lies in the idyllic Conwy Valley 2.5 miles down the valley from Conwy. With the award winning village of Rowen only minutes away and the 'picture postcard' beauty of Betws-y-Coed and Porthmerion within easy reach, Gwern Borter is ideally positioned as a base to explore Snowdonia

A Haven for Wildlife

The area around Gwern Borter is a haven for wildlife where buzzards fly overhead and wild Welsh mountain ponies can be seen on the Talyfan mountains within a mile of the manor house.

White Water Rafting

Local Activities

If your looking for activities this is the area for you. Guided canoes trips to see the seals, white water rafting, mountain walking, gorge walking, rock climbing, horse riding, fishing, tree top adventures. Lots and lots to do.