Tŷ Hyll the Ugly House


Tŷ Hyll (Peter Ogwen Jones)

Tŷ Hyll, or the ‘Ugly House’, is the Snowdonia Society’s flagship property offering nature and conservation activities for people of all ages, inspiring a love for nature and for Snowdonia’s wild beauty and heritage.

Once the Snowdonia Society’s headquarters, the Ugly House houses an independently run tearoom and Honeybee Room and is surrounded by a wildlife garden and woodland. (Read more about Tŷ Hyll’s history.)

Pot Mêl Tearoom

Enjoy a ‘panad’ (cuppa) and delicious home baked food in the cosy Pot Mêl (honey pot) tearoom while discovering more about the history of this unique cottage. Snowdonia Society members benefit from a 20% discount on food and drinks orders. Join now to benefit.


Save the honeybees

Honeybee Room

Visit the Honeybee Room to learn about the crucial role of honeybees and pollinators and what you can do to help them, then watch them in action in the garden and at their hives in the woodland.

Wildlife garden and woodland

Explore our stunning woodland and wildlife garden which is open all day throughout the year. Pollinator-friendly plants and seeds are available to buy at Tŷ Hyll for most of the year, with all proceeds going towards the Society’s volunteer work at Tŷ Hyll.

Join our volunteer team


Enjoy the wildlife garden

The upkeep and maintenance of this extraordinary building, beautiful garden and wildlife-rich woodland depends on our fantastic team of volunteers, managed by our Growing Tŷ Hyll Project. Why not join our team of volunteers?

Schools and community groups

If you are involved with a local school or other group, why not contact Bethan, our ‘Growing Tŷ Hyll’ Officer. She will offer ideas about conservation, wildlife gardening or woodland management activities for any kind of group of any age.

We are grateful to Natural Resources Wales for supporting this work.

Contact Bethan on:
 01286 685498