Coes Faen Spa Lodge

UK Wales North Wales Gwynedd Barmouth

A luxury seaside lodge in Barmouth, southern Snowdonia
An extraordinary Victoria-era building, in a rather extraordinary location,  Coes Faen Spa Lodge could just be the most spectacular place to stay on Wales' west coast – perched by the water of the Mawddach estuary, on the outskirts of Barmouth, with views across to the mountains of of Snowdonia. If you are looking for a romantic place to stay, with a bit of Welsh heritage but equipped with all the designer comforts you need, it's the perfect place. And there's so much to do on your doorstep, too.

Variously described as a hotel, restaurant with rooms or B&B, Coes Faen (literally 'leg of stone')  houses six beautiful guest rooms that knock the socks off most places nearby – as do its public spaces, which are sleek and contemporary, echoing the building's 19th-century heritage with bare rock, brick and slate, lots of glass and steel, including the largest all-glass roof in the UK and a focus on natural materials. Outside, the hotel is surrounded by 40 acres of beautiful woodland gardens that clamber up the slopes overlooking the water and feel almost Mediterranean when the sun is shining. The trees here also supply wood to the Coes Faen's bio-mass system – one of several eco-friendly features of the hotel.

The rooms are each individually designed, highly luxurious and full of surprises – one has a handmade wooden bathtub on a slate plinth, another a hot tub on a private rock-faced balcony, some have bathroom TVs. The decor is organic and rooms cosy despite being sharply contemporary, with everything  you need from good wifi to comfy king-size beds and sleek, well-designed bathrooms with high-end fittings and Temple Spa toiletries. Each room also has a Smart TV, high-quality sound systems, coffee- and tea-making facilities and a minibar. There's a cosy downstairs lounge with a wood-burner and an excellent restaurant, and the hotel's unique in-room spa treatments and steam room add a further touch of indulgence..

You really couldn't be more comfortable at Coes Faen but it's worth pointing out that the hotel is also very well placed for exploring not only the Welsh coast but the outdoor attractions of Snowdonia too. Barmouth is one of the Welsh Coast's most popular resorts and worth visiting for the seaside alone, with a lovely sandy beach backed by dunes and a lively promenade; and you can see the peaks of Snowdonia, in particular majestic Cader Idris, from the hotel. One room is set aside for dogs and their owners, and one of the best things you can do is to cycle or walk up the Mawddach Estuary  following the scenic Mawddach Trail to Dolgellau. The hotel even welcomes people who want to bring their own horse, with its own stables and a general level of equine pampering that is almost on a par with humans. If you want to visit this beautiful part of Wales – and who wouldn't? – we can't imagine wanting to stay anywhere else.



Open all year.


Double rooms with breakfast from £195 to £325 a night.


Contact Website  01341 281 632  Coes Faen Spa Lodge, Barmouth, Gwynedd LL42 1TE

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  • Bar
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Spa & Treatments
  • Wifi
  • Adults Only
  • Beaches
  • Car-free option
  • Walking
  • Restaurant with Rooms

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