The Coach House

Vale of Ffestinog, Gwynedd

A cosy romantic base from which to explore all the rugged delights of Snowdonia. Return to warmth and peace and quiet


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 3


Nature lovers will be in their element. This is rugged countryside in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, with mighty mountains swooping down to sandy beaches. You can hike, bike, picnic, fly through trees on a zip wire, take a trip on a steam train, even bounce around on enormous trampolines in an underground cave. Stagger back to your warm and comfortably restored 1800s former stables, up a track laden with rhododendrons and azaleas. Walk straight into the kitchen to find slate tiles, wooden units with granite-style tops, a door to the garden and everything spick and span. Choose to eat here or upstairs in the cosy living room by the electric wood-burner. Plenty of squashy leather seating and soft oatmeal carpets will encourage a spot of sprawling but you’ve probably earned it. Bedrooms are up here too: a sweet L-shaped single with a brass bed and a good-sized double with a door to your own patch of garden; sit up and drink your tea in the summer and let birdsong beguile you. Mattresses are thick, cotton is crisp, duvets are feather and down, the peace is profound. Marie meets and greets and lives nearby.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Award-winning cottage - 4 Nights for the price of 3 on midweek breaks! BOOK Online at Rated 'EXCELLENT' on Trip Advisor. Fancy Zip Lining ... just 8 mins drive?

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £53
Weekly price
from £365
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 3
From £532 beds2 bedrooms


"The Coach House was great, so comfortable and only 10mins walk from the two local pubs. Marie and Ray are great hosts and could not do enough for us. The location is great and very easy to get too. My Nephew and I, did lots of hiking and visited Harlech Beach, which was wonderful. We liked our stay so much, we have booked to stay again for this August. Jan 2018

Martin, Bedford

Well on our final evening at The Coach House we have concluded this to be one of our holidays of all time. It's one of the best for many reasons including this lovely homely retreat which is as wonderful as the pictures suggest. We have all thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Hope to come back again to see more one day.

Sarah, Wednesbury, west midlands

Gorgeous cottage! We had such a good time it was so well equipped, cosy and very quaint! It is rural but still only 10 mins from the local town Porthmadog and just a 10 mins walk to The Grapes the local pub. So much to do and see. was impossible in just a weekend. The owners were fab and so helpful. Can't recommend this cottage enough! Don't look just book!

Maria, Malaga

Love this cute little cottage. So pretty and set in beautiful grounds. Only 10 mind from the pub and so easy to get to all the attractions. Owners were great and sofriendly and helpful. Will definitely be back!

Marie, London

We enjoyed a very relaxing 4 night break at the Coach House. The cottage was everything as described and proved to be comfortable, cosy, spotlessly clean and in a beautiful location. Booking arrangements were straightforward, we were made to feel very welcome and our security deposit was returned within a few days. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and we hope to return.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Marie Forster

  • The famous FFESTINIOG STEAM RAILWAY' is a great day out for all the family - see the most spectacular views on your journey! Want to see a bit of the outdoors then 'COED Y BRENIN' & 'ANTUR STINIOG' Mountain bike centres are 10 mins away!
  • 'PORTMEIRION' Italianate village with it's coastal walks and famous hotel, restaurants and shops is close by and the famous 'FESTIVAL NO6' is held here. For the adventurous you can also 'KAYAK' around Portmeirion or along the the river Dwyrydd.
  • ' ZIP WORLD -TITAN' at Llechwedd Slate Caverns is only 6 mins drive from The Coach House. The combination of Velocity and Titan makes North Wales the zip line capital of the world! Don't just zip 'HIKE' above the slate caverns across the Moelwyn Moutains
  • 'BOUNCE BELOW' just minutes away is the world’s first subterranean playground of its kind. Set within a historic disused slate cavern the size of St Paul's Cathedral. Huge trampoline like nets are hung within two vast chambers at varying levels!
  • 'HIT THE BEACH'! Stunning Harlech beach and its surrounding dune area is one of the finest examples of a natural dune system in Britain. Just 15 minutes drive for sun, sand, relaxation and great walks. Or drive along 3 miles of beach at Black Rock Sands!
  • 'THE PUBS' - two lovely historic coaching inns just 10 minutes walk away. Walk along the river to 'THE GRAPES HOTEL' for a drop of real ale by the fire, or stroll along the pretty country lane to 'THE OAKELEY ARMS' who also serve breakfast for the weary