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Bodowen Coach House

(Ref. 1102081)

Abermo near Barmouth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • lovely (7)
  • property (6)
  • clean (6)
  • great (6)
  • location (6)
  • stay (5)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is lovely and cosy."

    It sits within beautiful managed woodland with an incredible view over the estuary. Very peaceful with walks possible from the door with no need to drive anywhere. The log burner is lovely and the flat has everything you need to cook in the evenings. Just don't forget to pack dishcloths and washing up liquid/ spray for non-dishwasher items and surfaces as these were not provided.

    Hi Jenny, apologies that there weren’t any cleaning products. These should have been provided by the management company. We’ll stock up the cupboards. We also found a pair of earrings. Happy to post them if you let us know your address. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Feb 2024

  • "Well equipped, but no promised broadband when we arrived on Saturday."

    This was reported on Sunday and we were told that an attempt to fix it would be made on Monday. It was clear having returned from a walk that nobody had been. We didn’t get broadband until Friday. While access to the internet wasn’t a major problem the inability to make emergency calls could have been. The person we spoke to on Sunday didn’t make any attempt to contact us. This is unacceptable. Tony

    Reviewed by Tony2.5Jan 2024

  • "Lovely views even in the Welsh rain !"

    Barmouth is great.Though the maintenance of the property was lacking. The French doors were poor, the toilet was unusable for over two days untill it was finally fixed. The water supply was not fit for purpose, having no water at any time until we left We won't be coming back to stay.

    Reviewed by Russell2.5Sep 2023

  • "Warm, clean, friendly, comfortable, all facilities, a fabulous view & lovely home-cultivated honey from Bodowen's own bees."

    We had a lovely week & would definitely book again/ recommend Bodowen to others. Thank you. Claire

    Thank you for your feedback Claire, we’re so pleased you had a lovely holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely,great location,had a lovely walk through the woods and surrounding hills."

    Just need to replace kettle,thick with lime scale had to make hot drinks in a pan,apart from that great

    Reviewed by Thomas4.1Aug 2023

  • "It was a pleisure for us, staying in this beautiful house."

    Because of the lovely weather we had the opportunity to had bot, breakfast and dinner in the beautiful garden and enjoyed the amazing view. One suggesstion: let a serving tray or smth like that in the kitchen, it would make it easier to transport all the plates and cupes to the garden

    Reviewed by Matthias5.0Jun 2023

  • "Second time here and will not be last."

    Can't complain about anything the location and wildlife are amazing,property clean tidy and well equipped owners friendly and always helpful.Towns nearby and a few steps out of the door your in the middle of the best kind of nowhere there is. Can't thank you enough. Ron and Olwyn

    Reviewed by Ron5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent location with a patio door view of maddoch estary from the front room."

    very tranquil and property outstanding. Very clean and tidy with a modern feel highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2023

  • "Bodowen Coach House is a delightful place to stay."

    The location is quiet with access to many walking paths literally from your front door. There were several book of walks in the house to provide details of many places to explore in the locality. The house itself was clean, comfortable and warm, with good views of the Mawddach estuary, and the garden a delight in good weather. We had very enjoyable week despite indifferent weather. Even the rain added to the experience - the waterfalls were spectacular! A very good centre for exploring Snowdonia and Mid-Wales. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great place to be away from busy and stressful environment of a big city."

    Very nice accommodation to stay in, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Shmuel4.7Dec 2022

  • "The property is."

    certainly not a new property. It may be new to holiday let but it certainly wasn’t in new condition. Kitchen sink plug was not working. Taps to wash basin in bathroom were difficult to turn off and swivelled. Carpet in living room needed a deep clean . Window frame in bathroom did not look as though it had ever been cleaned.

    Thanks for your feedback! Apologies there must have been a minor spillage on the carpet prior to your visit which the cleaners had spot cleaned. But yes a full carpet wash always gives a great result, so we're happy to confirm we did that straightaway and actioned your other notes. The coach house is part of the historic Bodowen estate and is a couple of hundred years old at least (possibly much older). Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas2.2Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely spot on great location clean and tidy."

    Owners could not be more helpful.. Enjoyed our stay was genuinely sad to leave. A big thank you to all.

    Thank you so much! So lovely to read, and you're welcome any time. Really glad you had a nice stay and we absolutely love the area and fantastic view too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic location, wonderful views and very comfortable."

    Beautiful garden. Well equipped house. Lovely welcome pack and delt with issues as quickly as possible. Great walks from the door step too. Great place. Our only criticism is that it is listed as detached, where it is above someone else's home so really a semi. Thank you for a great stay.

    Thanks so much, we're delighted you had a lovely time. Corrected the listing error as spotted, and can recommend some even nicer walks for your next visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property, great views and good walks and will book again in the future."

    Thanks very much for this lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to have you, and we can recommend more walks and activities to do next time you visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove and Juliet balcony
  • Ground source heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, Sonos speaker, super-fast WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • App-linked EV charger with a type-2 connector (untethered) - in-app charges apply
  • Rear side garden with lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.8 miles

The property

Barmouth 2.2 miles.

Tucked away in Abermo, Gwynedd, is this fantastic two-bedroom holiday home, Bodowen Coach House.

Set within 10-acres next to the owner’s home and boasting an elevated position with exceptional views of the Mawddach Estuary and Cader Idris, Bodowen Coach House is a superb dwelling for couples or a family of four.

Leave your vehicle in the off-road parking space where you can unload your bags with ease before entering your beautiful new abode.

Step into your new holiday home, where you will find a well-appointed bathroom, fitted with a bath and overhead shower where you can freshen up at the end of the day, as your towel gently warms on the heated towel rail.

In the hallway, you will also find a cupboard housing a washing machine for your convenience.

Continue on to the well-equipped kitchen, where you can look forward to whipping up delicious meals for your loved ones, ready to enjoy at the dining table for four over a celebratory bottle of fizz.

On warmer days, savour your meal alfresco in the gorgeous side garden where you can soak up the breath-taking panoramic views on offer.

After dinner, retire to the living/dining room, where you can fire up the woodburning stove and select your favourite film on the Smart TV with Sonos speaker as the evening’s entertainment.

The living/dining room also features a Juliet balcony with fabulous estuary views.

As the day draws to a close, retire to one of two beautifully-appointed bedrooms, a king-size and a twin, both with plenty of storage for your belongings.

Along with its lovely interior and surroundings, Bodowen Coach House also enjoys a rich history, with the main house being the former home to the great English mountaineer and explorer, Major Harold Tilman, who was well-known for his sea explorations and Himalayan climbs.

Bodowen Coach House is well-suited to keen walkers and cyclists with the rear garden leading towards a woodland, where you can easily access to the renowned Panorama Walk where you can wander above the town and soak up the magnificent views over the Mawddach Estuary and out towards the Snowdonia National Park, follow the Mawddach Trail, or drop down into Barmouth where you will find the Barmouth Slabs, ideal for rock climbing.

Barmouth has all the amenities and attractions you could need for a memorable self-catered stay, including the welcoming eateries of The Lobster Pot for fresh seafood, The Last Inn for hearty pub fayre, and The Mermaid for fresh fish and chips, as well as a well-stocked convenience store for picking up any essentials.

Spend a day bathing on the golden sands or paddling the shores of Traeth Abermaw Beach, followed by a stroll along the pier where you can watch the boats come in.

From Barmouth you can catch the ferry over to Fairbourne, home to its own wonderful beach and the historic Fairbourne Railway.

Continue onto Harlech, where you can test out your swing at the excellent Royal St. David’s Golf Club, spend a day at Harlech Beach or visit the remarkable Harlech Castle.

Venture further into the Snowdonia National Park, where you can take on the famous Snowdonia Peak, enjoy the delights of Zip World Llechwedd or take to the waters of Bala Lake.

All this and more awaits at Bodowen Coach House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Harlech 10 miles; Dolgellau 10 miles.

One of the most picturesque resorts on the Welsh coast, Barmouth is surrounded by the unrivalled splendour of the Snowdonia National Park. This traditional seaside town boasts an enormous sandy Blue Flag beach, perfect for families. A variety of shops, pubs and restaurants combined with the mild climate, make this an ideal destination for a holiday, even out of season. A paradise for walkers, climbers and cyclists, Mount Cader Idris is nearby. An abundance of wildlife along the Mawddach Estuary, trout fishing in mountain lakes, Harlech Castle, St David’s golf course and Portmeirion Italianate Village are just a handful of the many superb attractions within easy reach of this lovely spot.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas