Book Eigiau Cottage

•About Cwm Eigiau Cottage...

Rugby Mountaineering Club have maintained Cwm Eigiau cottage for the last 50 years. The cottage is leased from the Conway estate. The cottage is available for booking by club members, BMC affiliated clubs and other recognised groups on application.

•What is the Cwm Eigiau Cottage like?

The cottage provides basic accommodation in a very quiet and secluded part of the country.

The cottage is equipped with basic cooking facilities (gas rings & grills) and lighting powered by solar panels. The hut is not served by electricity. A chemical toilet is installed in the hut extension.

Eigiau Cottage updates:

  • July 2020 - due to the current situation relating to Covid 19, the BMC has now been risk assessed and controls put in place to make the hut safe to use. This includes only taking bookings from the same household/same bubble. Please contact the hut warden for more information. We are now taking bookings for August onwards, although these may still be subject to change

The cottage sleeps a maximum of 10 people (6 upstairs and 4 downstairs) on Alpine style bunks provided with mattresses , though a party size of 8 can make for a more relaxing visit.

A coal fired stove ensures that you need never be cold during your visit, so long as you remember your matches! Fuel and firelighters are provided at the cottage.

•Where is Cwm Eigiau Cottage?

Cwm Eigiau Cottage is located in upper Cwm Eigiau behind Dolgarrog in the Conwy Valley, North Wales Grid reference SH 713638. The hut is clearly marked on OS Outdoor Leasure Map. No. 17. Click here to view the hut location using (the hut location is indicated by the orange arrow).

Access is by foot only from the public car park at SH732663. The hut is a superb starting point for all the hills in the Carneddau. The classic climbs 'Amphitheatre Buttress' & 'Mur Y Niwl' on Craig yr Ysfa are approximately 45 minutes walk from the front door.

•How do I book Cwm Eigiau Cottage and what is the cost?

Contact the Hut Warden, John Smith by telephone on 07984 596011 (evenings)

or by email at:

Update December 2018: The rising costs of coal, gas and our hut lease are putting our finances under a lot of pressure. Therefore we have reluctantly had to increase the hut fees by a small amount, and introduce a fuel surcharge per group. We hope that those that cherish Cwm Eigiau Cottage as much as we do understand the need. Thanks for your support.

As of 1 January 2019 the fees are £7 per person per night for RMC members, £9 per person per night for BMC members and £11 per person per night for everyone else. The fuel surcharge is £3 per group per night. There is a £75 deposit for weekend bookings.

•When is the Cottage Available?

Confirmed nights when the cottage is booked are shown in the calendar below. Generally the hut is available from the middle of the afternoon on the following day.