The Courthouse

Best location in Betws-y-coed, Snowdonia!!!

The Courthouse (Henllys) is in one of the most enviable locations within the village of Betws-y-coed. Our guest house is set on a quiet road on the banks of the River Conwy in a lovely established garden yet within a few minutes walk of the village centre. The original building dates back to 1867 and used to be the local Magistrates Court and Police Station and has retained many of the original features including original jail cells. Every room is uniquely different and all are en-suite. . We have loads of private parking and secure bike storage.Free wi-fi is available throughout the house.

Breakfast is served in the garden breakfast room and made from locally sourced produce where available. A fresh fruit salad is prepared every morning. Our themed breakfast menu is extensive and include a vegetarian option (" The Defendent") Packed lunches and home made soup flasks are available by prior arrangement, and are popular with walkers. There is nothing better than sitting in the dining room looking out at the garden whilst having a leisurely breakfast cooked to order.

All our bedrooms are en suite - many with baths, some with river views. They are each individual and with names such as 'Interrogation Room', 'Lawyers Room', 'Handcuff Room' and 'Fingerprint Room'. Four of our five rooms have superking or king size beds with memory foam mattresses. All our rooms come with tea/coffee making facilities with fruit teas/hot chocolate/biscuits, hair driers, radio alarm clocks, colour TV with Freeview and central heating. The whole house is double glazed. .

We have a reception area which houses an array of police helmets and cap badges collected over the years as well as the coat of arms. Please feel free to help yourself to a book/magazine or maybe a game. Your hosts Tanya and Richard would be happy to provide information, advice, books or maps as they have actively chosen to live here and have good knowledge of the surrounding area.

Our bed and breakfast is perfectly located being just a few minutes walk from the centre of the village, yet in a quiet position overlooking the river Conwy. There are lovely walks through the Gwydyr forest, its hills, valleys and lakes which start and finish in the village. Mount Snowdon is just 20 minutes drive and Portmeirion, Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle, Bodnant Garden, and the many little steam trains of Wales including the Ffestiniog Railway and Snowdon Mountain Railway are all within 30 minutes drive.

Lovely quiet riverside garden setting. Perfect for visiting all the attractions of Snowdonia.

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Winter Special Offer ( November 2016 - March 2017 incl.)

Mid-week Break

Book a 3 night stay and get the 4th night FREE.
( Monday - Thursday only) when you book direct with us.

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Book Stay 6 nights and get the 7th night FREE when you book direct with us. ( November - May only)

“Best B and B ever in our long and many experiences”

We booked The Courthouse after perusing "trip adviser" and stayed for 4 nights in late August 2015 From the moment we were greeted by Tanya who supplied tea and beautiful chocolate cake in the garden with view of the river we were impressed We stayed in the Lawyers Room large and very comfortable with fabulous view over the river just beneath the property Tanya and Richard have the highest standards in every possible way spotlessly clean to the smallest detail Tanya is a qualified chef so the breakfasts are prepared to your specific order and are presented to perfection. Breakfast room is a conservatory again with views and a pleasure to eat there and converse with other guests and Richard who has the perfect personality One could not ask for anything better and The Courthouse has now established the standard by which we will judge all other places we stay Tanya and Richard deserve continued success and we recommend pre booking as the standards will ensure few if any walk in vacancies Location is off main road very quiet yet only 2 or 3 minutes walk from the centre of Betws Y Coed. Best Bed and Breakfast ever !!!
Beth and John Crawford Sydney Australia
13 September 2015

"highly recommended"
We have just had a very pleasant 4 night stay at The Courthouse B&B. Richard was very helpful and very pleasant to his guests. We stayed from Thursday to Monday over the New Year period. After being out all day on New Years Eve, we returned to find a bottle of Proseco and 2 champagne
flutes in our room. The choice at breakfast was amazing, We had the Fingerprint room and found it very comfortable. The added advantage is the private car park, as even at this time of year it is very difficult to park in Betws y Coed. Would recommend and definitely stay here again when in Wales
3rd January 2017

'Such a wonderful place'
Soon as we arrived we were met with a welcomi g smile.was offered tea and cake which was a lovely touch.nothing was to much trouble.the room we stayed in was fabulous.the bed was massive and so comfy.and the views from the wi dow are breathtaking.breakfast had everything u could want,fresh fruit,hearty welsh breakfast.i will certainly be coming back to stay here
28 November 2016

'Always happy here!'
We stayed in the courthouse for two nights recently and once again, thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Richard and Tanya were welcoming as always, our room was so comfortable, clean and inviting and each morning started with a delicious breakfast served in the lovely conservatory room.
We would recommend the Courthouse to anyone wanting a special time in a beautiful place.
Thank you again for a lovely break.
13 November 2016

'Fantastic stay'
Myself and my husband have just had a 6 night stay at the courthouse.. We had a lovely welcome from Tanya & Richard along with complementary coffee and tasty cake!! Our room was lovely, clean and comfortable!! The other guests in the courthouse were very friendly which made breakfast very chatty and enjoyable but most of all was the fantastic breakfast.. There was a great selection and all was freshly cooked to your liking and always very tasty.. Both Richard and Tanya were always there should you need anything and Richard is great at recommending a good walk!!!! We will definitely be recommending courthouse to our friends and colleagues.. Looking forward to returning.. A very big thank you to you both for making us feel so welcome in a lovely warm and welcoming bed & breakfast.. 4th September, 2015

'Convenient but quiet location'
Greeted with afternoon tea, taken to a lovely room overlooking the garden and river, complete with 4-poster bed; lovely breakfast next morning served by pleasant and attentive owners - what more can you ask for? 1st September, 2015

'Paradise in the welsh countryside'
The Courthouse B&B is a fantastic place to stay at a very affordable price, The building is an actual old courthouse converted into modern accommodation. I stayed in room 5 the old jailhouse section of the courthouse that was very comfortable. The owners are the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, very helpful and accommodating wherever they can be, The place is very clean and the food is the very highest standard. All of the guests were very friendly nice people that were a pleasure to be associated with.We look forward to returning there in the near future. 1st September, 2015

Brilliant guesthouse!'
Just returned from a wonderful relaxing 2 night stay at the courthouse. Our room ( the Lawyers room) had wonderful views over the river and surrounding countryside. Very quiet location just outside of the village with plenty of on site parking. Our hosts Richard and Tanya were extremely friendly and helpful and greeted us with a very warm welcome. We would definitely recommend the Courthouse and look forward to returning ourselves when next in Betws-y-Coed. 28th August, 2015

'53,year Wedding Anniversary'
Richard and Tanya, excellent hosts. Fantastic location and a excellent room {lawyers }with a river view. Spotless and clean in everyway. Service and attention to every detail was superb, and a Fantastic breakfast. We will stay here again.8th October, 2015

How the Courthouse is not a five star establishment I do not know. Everything was perfect and so clean in fact I have never stayed in such a clean b&b or hotel! The food was perfect as was the setting. The view from our bedroom (the Lawyer\'s Room) was breath-taking. I would recommend a stay here to anyone and I will definitely go back here the next time I am in Wales. 6th October, 2015

Fabulous time. The Courthouse was wonderful nothing to fault it. Would recommend to anyone without hesitation. 14th September, 2015

'Exceptional !!! '
I can\'t think of a single bad thing to say about this hotel. Room was fantastic, very clean and comfortable. (Interrogation Room) Breakfast was amazing. Full marks to Tanya!! Richard was extremely helpful and his knowledge of local area was very good. Would highly recommend this hotel to anybody considering a visit to Betws-y-Coed. Many thanks to Richard and Tanya for a very enjoyable stay. 14th September, 2015

Pro\'s - clean, great breakfast with loads of choices.Tea & cake on arrival in the lovely garden. Excellent location, close to all local amenities. Many little extra\'s in the room. Cons - NONE!
Would highly recommend 13th September, 2015

Please phone 01690 710534 if you have a last minute request or 1 night only needed. We often have availability.


  • Fingerprint Room + Cell Room from £75 per night
  • Interrogation Room from £85.00 per night
  • Handcuff Room from £80.00 per night
  • Lawyers Room from £95.00 per night

Grading and Awards

Grading Wales 4 StarBed & Breakfast

Wales cyclists welcome Wales walkers welcome Betws-y-Coed Association member


  • Children Welcome
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Internet Access
  • No Smoking
  • Online Booking Available
  • Private Parking Available
  • Sorry No Pets

Contact Details

The Courthouse

Richard & Tanya

Old Church Road Betws-y-Coed Conwy LL24 0AL United Kingdom

Tel: 01690 710534

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