The Joys of Life Country Park is a popular, a pleasantly secluded, centre for holidays, family gatherings, reunions and courses. This stunning holiday and meetings centre combines formal gardens with natural woodland paths and a small lake. The indoor accommodation and the nearby small secluded caravan park have all been totally refurbished in recent years. All bedrooms are en-suite and there is a range of accommodation styles to choose from.
This Country Park is located in the famous Snowdonia National Park area of North Wales and has magnificent scenery (mountain views) all around. The "Joys of Life" is in the Ogwen Valley, close to Bethesda, 15 minutes drive from Bangor and at the wooded foot of the Nant Ffancon pass.
The large cottage (Bryn Llys) is available as a centre for holidays or a venue for day or residential meetings and courses. Facilities include a guest lounge that has leather-covered suites to seat 15, a large dining room and a room that can be used for training or table tennis.
A separate cottage (Hafan) is configured for wheel-chair use but is also suitable for able-bodied guests.
The main house has lovely views and is most comfortably appointed. It nestles amongst old farm buildings with cottage gardens, meadowlands and woods.
The ten acres of grounds have delighted visitors over many years. A nature trail walk and bird-watching hide surround the lake which has resident waterfowl. The surrounding woodland abounds with birdlife and wild creatures. The Park is an absolute haven for nature lovers, photographers or those who just enjoy a quiet holiday.
The Joys of Life is centrally situated in N. Wales - ideal for anyone touring Snowdonia, the North Wales coast or the island of Anglesey. Historic castles, gardens, hill walks, mountains and beaches plus many other major tourist attractions are within easy reach. Several adventurous activities have now joined rock climbing and mountaineering in the area. These include Europe’s longest Zip Wire (1 mile away), High Ropes, Bounce Below and Surf Snowdonia.