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All about Emlyn's Coppice glamping

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 *romantic *bijou, self contained pods with ensuite, kitchen facilities, and hot tub, and of course at the gateway to Eryri/Snowdonia, the adventure capital of Cymru/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.

We've added a few of our favourites below, but for more ideas,  just

click here for the 'Go North Wales' tourist information site. 

Things to see and do

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Things to see and do
Nic & Caroline (Owners of Emlyns Coppice) ride the Fforest coaster.

As well as having the 100mph zipline, "Velocity 2" at the Penrhyn Quarry site, Zipworld Fforest boasts the Fforest coaster, Treetop Nets, Zip safari and a lot more.

Or try the Slate Caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog for underground adventures.

Yr wyddfa/Snowdon in winter

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.

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.

Cycling at Llyn Brenig

What North Wales holiday would be complete without a trip to the beach? Our local coastline offers Sand dunes, a nature reserve, and miles of golden sandy beach from Talacre to Prestatyn and beyond.

Point of Ayr Lighthouse on Talacre beach
Grych Castle - home of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2020

To think of Wales is to think of castles, and our little slice of heaven has its own fair share. From traditional medieval fortresses such as Conwy Castle and Rhuddlan Castle to the more elegant example of Gwrych Castle, the home of 2020's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Californian Sealion at Colwyn Bay Mountain Zoo

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.

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Fishing lake at Gyrn Castle nearby

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.

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Kite surfing in Rhyl

Nature on tap

We provide you with the amenities you need for a luxurious outdoor experience. Our residents do the rest! Take a quiet seat outside and watch the woodlands come alive.

Firepits 

Enjoy summer nights with family or friends around our outdoor firepits and grills. Book your stay for a memorable experience.

Underfloor heating in all our pods, for all season glamping.

Whilst a wood burning stove in Offa & Ayr provides a romantic winter experience.

Coast & Country right from your pod.  A range of walks right on the doorstep including the Wales Coast Path, & Offa's Dyke, or go off piste & enjoy the various other rights of way.

Meet The Team

Nic Breeze - owner and manager

Nic "Harrison" Breeze

Proprietor & Head Groundskeeper

Caroline, landowner and owners wife

Caroline Crosswood


Her Ladyship

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!

Freddie the Pheasant

Freddie

Head Pheasant
& 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

Duck on a woodland pond

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. 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

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 very best ABBA tributes, Watch That Scene", playing Benny, as well as performing as lead vocalist with Rock of Eighties - 80s tribute (Glamp festival anyone?) Passionate about sailing and kayaking, Nic has now also become a Marine Mammal Medic with the BDMLR (British Divers Marine Life Rescue).

Meet the team
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