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'Award Winning' Grade II Listed Holiday Cottage. Rated 'EXCELLENT' Trip Advisor



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
Cottage in Maentwrog, Nr. Ffestiniog, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales - The Coach House - an 'Award Winning' Grade II Listed Holiday Cottage in Snowdonia National Park.


WINNER of TOP VACATION RENTAL (Snowdonia) 2011, 2012, 2013, CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE WINNER 2014 & Rated 'Excellent' 2015, 2016 - Trip Advisor/Flipkey

The Coach House - Maentwrog is a quaint romantic holiday cottage, nestled in 3 acres of grounds at the foot of the Moelwyn mountains in the Vale of Ffestiniog in Snowdonia National Park. Perfect for couples or the small family with numerous walks and a country pub nearby. Private sun terrace, surrounded by beautiful woodland and river walks. The perfect romantic retreat!


  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Snowdonia Country Cottages is owned by husband and wife – Marie & Ray Forster who moved to Snowdonia National Park in 2005 from London.

We are genuine owners and our details including identity and property ownership have been verified by Trip Advisor and our cottages inspected personally by Alastair Sawdays Special Escapes.

Our cottages are special, located in a very special part of Wales so do book a holiday with us and do contact us if you have any special requests. BOOK ONLINE at www.snowdoniacountrycottages.co.uk

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Great cottage, beautiful location - fantastic hosts - what more can you want??? Thank you! :-)
Sep 2015
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


the cottage was exactly as described, quaint romantic and set in idyllic surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely. Really clean and contained lots of small luxuries; welcome drink, books, DVDs, and a huge amount of information to support the attractions in the surrounding area. We only had a weekend but would not hesistate to go back, especially in the spring when it would look beautiful surrounded by the rhodedendrons and camellias of the hosts garden. As for things to do in the area, it would take a long time to see everything, but the area is really good for walking around the cottage setting and immediate area; a really peaceful retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cottage - Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This is just what we were looking for - a quiet, yet convenient location - to allow us to relax and recharge our batteries. This deceptively spacious cottage sleeps 3 comfortably, and is located behind the owners own property but is private and not overlooked. There are 2 pubs within walking distance and most of the attractions of the area are within 45 minutes or so. We particularly liked the little terrace where we enjoyed an afternoon drink - listening to the sounds of the birds and distant steam trains which run high above the cottage. The cottage is very well equipped and had everything we needed - although we tended to eat out mostly. Tbere are many superb beaches - Black Rock Sands, where you can drive onto the beach, Harlech which was deserted when we visited and another smaller one at Llandanwg... parking is right by the beach and ideal for a BBQ! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this little gem. Quiet and tranquil cottage down a lovely country lane but just 10mins walk from two great pubs. We wanted for nothing it was so well equipped. Owners were great and so friendly. So easy to get to all the main Snowdonia attractions. Highly, highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely long weekend at the coach house. It was like a home from home with everything we needed. The location was perfect for bounce below and zip world, Snowdon and lovely beaches at harlec and Porthmadog. We would definitely recommend this cottage to family and friends, and hopefully pay another visit ourselves.

Sue and John

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liverpool at 84 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Grapes, Maentwrog at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Holyhead at 54 Miles Nearest Golf : Harlech at 9 Miles Nearest Train : Blaenau Ffestiniog at 5.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Maentwrog at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Harlech at 9 Miles Car: necessary


Harlech Beach - 15 mins drive - Spectacular long sandy beach with dunes. It is one of the finest examples of a natural dune system in Britain and has been designated a NNR (National Nature Reserve), SSI (site of Special Scientific Interest).

Black Rock Sands - 15 mins drive - This magnificent wide expanse of golden sands stretches for over 2 miles and is one of the few locations where you can drive your car onto the beach. Perfect for children.


2 hours drive from Manchester airport. Car essential.


Porthmadog - 7 miles, Portmeirion - 5 miles, Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Railway - 7 miles, Pub - 0.5 miles, Indian Restaurant - 4 miles, Shop 4 miles.

Further Details:

The famous Ffestiniog Steam Railway is a great day out for all the family. Only 10 minutes away in the harbour town of Porthmadog see the most spectacular views on your journey.

Want to climb Snowdon or to go up by train? Only 30 minutes drive. This is an experience that no visitor should miss.

Portmeirion with it's coastal walks and famous hotel, restaurants and shops is close by. A fantastic experience for those who like the unusual!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Breaks
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
BOOK ONLINE:- www.snowdoniacountrycottages.co.uk
- Prices are for up to three people + travel cot (bedding, towels, heating and lighting included)
- We do not accept dogs
- All bookings are subject to a £50 refundable security deposit and 20% non-refundable booking deposit
- Payment by bank transfer or cheque

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover except midweek break

- 3 Nights - Friday to Monday - Weekend Breaks
- 4 Nights - Monday to Friday - Mid Week Breaks
- 7 nights - Friday to Friday - Weekly Break

- Check In: 4:00pm on day of arrival
- Check out: 10am on departure

Notes on prices:
Please view our website for the correct price for the break you require and to book directly online: www.snowdoniacountrycottages.co.uk

Non-refundable 20% deposit required upon booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 18-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern shower room with wc.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom - sleeps 2 - with double brass bed and luxurious hand made Laura Ashley pocket sprung mattress. Single bedroom – sleeps 1 – with single brass bed and 2000 pocket sprung mattress


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: No Smoking Property. Regrettably we no longer accept dogs. Travel cot, high chair and stairgate available on request. Outside: Private sun terrace with patio furniture and BBQ. Views over the beautiful gardens of the former Rectory of Ffestiniog. Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen (duvets) and towels included. Hairdryer in each bedroom. Cleaning undertaken before arrival. Other: Secure lockable bike store and external hosepipe for cleaning. Off road, private parking.

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