We have one goal in mind: offering our guests a luxurious, affordable and all around exceptional glamping experience. Emlyn's Coppice covers every aspect of your perfect Welsh countryside break:
woodland location, 5 minutes from the coast, cosy, self contained pods with ensuite and kitchen facilities, and of course at the gateway to Snowdonia, the adventure capital of Wales.
Emlyn's Coppice is set in the grounds of School House, a 19th century Gothic revival former Catholic School. The glamping site itself is named for the schools most famous pupil, Emlyn Williams (1905 - 1987), An Actor, Writer and Director, having appeared in 41 films and teleplays by the time of his death. He also wrote 20 screenplays, and 20 plays including his most celebrated work, the semi autobiographical "The Corn is Green".
Now, almost coming full circle, proprietor Nic Breeze (professionally known as Harrison Breeze) is also a former Actor and Director, having run a successful Pantomime company for many years, and having appeared on screen in Hollyoaks, Brookside, Peaky Blinders, Our Girl and many more. He also occasionally sings for his supper as a professional solo vocalist and with a tribute band playing Benny from ABBA.
Scroll down for more information on the site, surrounding countryside and activities available nearby.
Things to see and do
Only a 50 min drive from our doorstep, Eryri/Snowdonia national park offers a wide variety of walks, hikes, and outdoor pursuits.
Summer or winter, there's always something to see and do in the adventure capital of Wales.
Discounts available for midweek (mon-fri), & weekend bookings (fri-sun)
There are many routes available right from our doorstep as we sit right on National Cycle Route 5, plus there are many further byways to get right into the heart of the countryside.
Welsh Mountain Zoo and much more!
Half an hour from our doors, you'll find yourself at the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn bay, 37 acres of lush mountain side, housing over 140 species.
Or try Llandudno and the Great Orme with its cable hauled tramway, or one of hundreds of other attractions across the North coast area
Obviously with the sea so close, fishing is readily available, but if specimen fishing is more your thing, then Gyrn Castle, just 5 minutes up the road is ideal.
This exclusive fishery benefits from really fantastic fishing from five designated pegs on the top lake. The lakes have a variety of depths ranging from 2ft to 10ft with a stream running in one end and a dam at the other.
Fancy something a bit more exciting?
Maybe kite surfing, or the UK's favourite new sport, paddleboarding could be for you?
PKS watersports, based in Rhyl (7 miles away) offer lessons in both Kite surfing and stand up paddleboarding, and if you really get into it, also offer a range of watersports equipment for sale.
Meet The Team
Nic "Harrison" Breeze
Proprietor & Head Groundskeeper
Nic is the owner, manager, receptionist, accountant and PR officer for the site, with a few more duties to boot, including overseeing the groundskeeping. He's a also an actor with both stage and TV credits to his name, and vocalist with one of the UK's best ABBA tributes, playing Benny, as well as occasionally perfoirming both solo and iwth his own band (Glamp festival anyone?
Passionate about sailing and kayaking, Nic has now also become a Marine Mammal Medic with the BDMLR
A former competitive rower, and passionate about horses, Caroline is as much the hired muscle as she is admin and business planner! Just stand back if she's shifting big logs.
Her own career and the restoration of "School House" keeps her busy away from the coppice, but she does manage to keep us all in check, she is after all the lady of the manor!
& Guest Relations
Leader of a group of five beautiful young ladies, Freddie is king of his domain, and has grown rather fond of the food put out for Jack & Vera!
He'll now wonder up to anyone holding a Quality street tin just in case there's some food in it!!
But he does do a good job with guest relations, so we don't mind so much.
Jack & Vera
Pond maintenance engineers
New to the Coppice in 2022 since we un-bogged the pond areas, Jack (above) & Vera (not pictured), have been very industrious in keeping pond pests down and scoping out the woodland bog for a new home. As of writing Vera is on Maternity leave (we think), but Jack is continuing to help with keeping the ponds healthy. Look out for them but don't expect to get too close, they are quite a nervous pair.