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The Little Coach House

(Ref. 1009044)

Garndolbenmaen, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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67 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage fully equipped and finished to very high standards, also set in beautiful grounds and gardens including a very picturesque boating lake."

    We were made to feel very welcome by the owners. The bottle of local cider and cake were a nice touch (thank you). The location is excellent, with easy access to the mountains and the sea, plenty of great routes if you like walking. We recommend the short walk along the beach to Tý Coch Inn, at Morfa Nefyn, and continue around the headland to the lifeboat station. WiFi is good along with Freesat TV for those wet days.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Mar 2024

  • "Place was amazing and lovely owner."

    We had really good time there

    Reviewed by Mohammad5.0Feb 2024

  • "A beautiful little cottage in a lovely setting, lots of thoughtful and interesting touches."

    The owners have clearly worked very hard to create such a lovely experience.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Oct 2023

  • "If you’re looking for tranquility this is the place - absolutely beautiful ..."

    If you’re looking for tranquility this is the place - absolutely beautiful cottage - well equipped to a very high standard - we loved our walks within the surrounding grounds and around the lake and fields - so idyllic - a perfect escape from the humdrum of life Russell and Karen were the perfect hosts - the place is an absolute credit to them - we had no issues - would highly recommend - definitely 5 stars from us - see you again soon

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "The little coach house is beautiful comfortable and well equipped in beautiful surroundings we had a wonderful stay and Hope to return." ideal location to visit North Wales and snowdonia...

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "Omg what can i say ,it was perfect ."

    the owners had thought of everything , their wasnt anything in the cotage they didnt have that we wanted, even had iron and ironing board also hairdryer ,plenty of storage space for clothes. the grounds were amazing, myself and steve even had a go on the boat around the lake , also lay in the sunshine on the sun loungers .lovely summer house . very enjoyable wk owners were lovely , owners should be proud of their little coach house was a delight full week , will recomend , love from sandra and steve

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "The listing on your website states that the property is a bungalow but in fact it is a cottage with a gate leg staircase and three steps to negotiate from the car parking space and also the patio, all of which make it unsuitable for anyone with limited mobility."

    The owner did say that he has asked for the listing to be amended. However the cottage is well equipped and was extremely clean and very welcoming. The garden and lake is a real bonus and has a variety of seating for visitors. The bara brith and wine was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Jun 2023

  • "We will book this cottage for next year without a doubt if possible"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "It was lovely to be back at The Little Coach House ."

    I have been fortunate enough to visit several times now , in different seasons , and it is always a pleasure. Karen and Russ are wonderful hosts , ( thank you for the bara brith and the bottle of wine ! ) The Little Coach House is always spotlessly clean and very comfortable , the location is beautiful , and the weather was fantastic this time too ! It’s a wonderful place to stay. I’d just like to point out that the listing on the Menai Cottages site may be slightly misleading, as it states that the Little Coach House is a bungalow , with level access . This could be a problem for any potential visitors with mobility difficulties , if they had thought from the description on the website that it was completely accessible for them , with level access and no stairs to negotiate. It is actually a little house , on two floors , with a staircase leading to the second floor bedroom and bathroom . There are also some shallow steps leading down from the private parking place for The Little Coach House. Additionally , as the private courtyard garden is on two levels , there are also some steps between the different levels. Maybe some indication of this on the website would be helpful for those who are thinking of booking a stay , but have limited mobility ?

    Reviewed by Anne4.7May 2023

  • "An absolutely stunning little cottage set within the most gorgeous grounds."

    I have already been recommending this place to friends and would definitely come back again. Thanks for a lovely stay,

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage in lovely setting."

    Ceilings are low in parts of the upstairs so you need to watch your head as my husband found out.Very welcoming host.

    Reviewed by Rita4.4May 2023

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay."

    The property had all that was needed, the surroundings were beautiful. The location was perfect. Russ and Karen were hospitable and helpful. There were plenty of places to sit out and enjoy if you didn't feel like going out, or if you wanted to relax after a busy day. Although the dog needed to be on the lead when on the grounds due to livestock, this was not an inconvenience and there were plenty of places to take her for a morning or late evening stroll. Although the property is attached to another, there was very little if no noise from our neighbours apart from the occasional bark of a dog. We can't recommend this place highly enough.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a stunning cottage, very tastefully furnished and well equipt in such a lovely setting."

    We very much enjoyed our stay in this peaceful and beautiful setting, the grounds were gorgeous with its pretty lake.It was a great base to enjoy visiting a lot of North Wales and we enjoyed some pretty good weather for February. The Bara brith and wine were a lovely touch on arrival. I would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic accommodation in beautiful surroundings."

    Very welcoming and helpful. We would definitely return and recommend.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Feb 2023

  • "Russ and Karen were very welcoming (not just the wine and Bara Brith!"

    ) and personable. The accommodation was tastefully decorated for Xmas. Our energetic dog was also welcomed and the use of the land around to walk the dog was a bonus. An excellent stay, thanks.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Little Coach House weather was good for this time of year."

    Very quiet and relaxing holiday. Owners very accommodating throughout our stay. Grounds around property beautiful and well looked after.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect in every way"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful property, exactly as described."

    The owners were friendly and helpful too. Our dog was welcomed too.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage, location, security, parking, and our hosts were all perfect Absolutely 5 star perfect."

    Our only gripe was the bed was uncomfortable Apart from this we would recommend this place to anyone. Thank you Steve & Cathy

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with grounds and lake, friendly owners."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Little Coach House is such a special place to stay , and I have visited it many times ."

    It is set in the most glorious grounds , and is an ideal base if you want to explore the surrounding beautiful Snowdonia countryside, as well as the coast. Porth Madoc, Portmeirion, Criccieth and Caernarfon are just a short drive away , and Porth Madoc has the Heritage Welsh Highland Railway if you are a train buff ! Karen and Russ couldn’t be more helpful, and the cottage is fully equipped with everything you could need , and spotlessly clean. I had a wonderful week , thank you both so much !

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Little Coach House, Russ is a great host ..."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Little Coach House, Russ is a great host and the grounds are amazing (even better than described)

    Reviewed by Elena4.7Jul 2022

  • "A delightful cottage in the most fabulous grounds, and an ideal location for touring Anglesey and the surrounding area."

    Owners are really nice and helpful. Would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a delightful setting."

    Definitely one of the best properties we have stayed in. Tastefully decorated both inside and out. With the added bonus of 14 acres of private grounds with boating lake. Our dog enjoyed a swim! A lovely summer house available for chilly days. Plenty of garden furniture and a BBQ. The owners had thought of everything and a bottle of Pinot Grigio and a Bara Brith awaited us on arrival!

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Jun 2022

  • "The cottage ( the little coach house) was absolutely lovely and very clean, with ..."

    The cottage ( the little coach house) was absolutely lovely and very clean, with everything we needed, the grounds were beautiful and very well looked after by Russ the owner, he even baked a cake for our arrival which was delicious , we will be coming again Glynis and Peter Adams

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful stay at The Little Coach House."

    So comfortable, immaculately clean and a Perfect location for visiting local attractions and beaches. Already missing my walks with Rosy (dog) around the house where the bluebells and rhododendrons were in full bloom and the lambs were skipping and jumping in the surrounding fields. Hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0May 2022

  • "Very pleasant stay."

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Apr 2022

  • "Great property, absolutely stunning place, location and decor."

    Best place we've stayed at! Would highly recommend! It was extremely clean and comfortable. Thank you for the lovely welcome gift of the delicious cake. We will definitely be back!! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is the best property we have ever stayed in."

    The attention to detail is wonderful.It is so quiet and peaceful with plenty of places to visit in the surrounding area.The owners are so helpful nothing is to much trouble. We will be back later in the year for yet another wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Apr 2022

  • "Another lovely visit to The Little Coach House , it is always such a treat to be able to spend a few days in this delightful little cottage ."

    At this time of year, the camellias are in full bloom up by the house , and primroses , arums and violets can be seen down by the lake . Canada geese had also decided to visit , and were enjoying the facilities of the lake

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful stay in the most clean and beautifully decorated cottage."

    Little Coach House us ideally situated for visiting the whole of the North West Coast of Wales and there are some excellent restaurants 10 minutes away.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "A delightful cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Extremely well equipped and clean. The owners were very friendly and helpful. It surpassed our expectations. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2022

  • "Absolute little gem of a property, excellent location, lovely and clean with everything you need,very friendly and helpful host would highly recommend a stay here."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent location, very high standard of cleanliness, everything you need and ..."

    Excellent location, very high standard of cleanliness, everything you need and beautifully presented Very friendly and helpful hosts Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great stay, as usual."

    Very high standard of cleanliness. Love the way some of the fixtures and textiles have been updated. Really appreciate the helpfulness and friendliness of the hosts.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our stay at The Little Coach House was outstanding."

    The hosts were so welcoming, the house was beautifully presented, well equipped with everything you need and was absolutely spotless. The grounds are so beautiful and the lake was so peaceful. The Little Coach House is brilliantly situated if you're visiting Wales to visit Mount Swondon.

    Reviewed by Alisha5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a gorgeous area."

    We had access to the grounds and lake which was perfect for morning stroll with our dog. Owners on site were very helpful..

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and grounds with lake."

    Very clean and comfortable. We average three self catering holidays a year in the UK, and we rate the Little Coach House as one of the best we have stayed in. The location is exceptional.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2021

  • "We received a very warm welcome from the owners despite the fact we had to change our travel plans."

    The property is very well equipped and benefits from a private, quite large, beautiful patio area with table and seating, very useful as we had a dog with us. The coach house is cosy downstairs and has a spacious bedroom/ dressing area with TV. There are lovely landscaped garden views from every window. The gardens have various seating areas you can use and a summer house which contained DVDs and board games to borrow. There is a pleasant walk to a private lake which also has seating areas and sun lounges; there are boats you can use but we didn't! It is a pity that due to live stock our dog had to be on a lead but we quite understood. Located within 15 minutes drive of a very dog friendly beach and close to many Welsh beauty spots we are happy to recommend this lovely holiday property and would return.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was our second visit to The Little Coachouse."

    ,and we were not disappointed. In fact we have already booked next year 's visit. The cottage has everything you need with beautiful well kept gardens. The owners really take pride in their cottages..Tyddyn Mawr is centrally placed - only a few miles from Portmadog and Cricieth and many more places of interest. I can highly recommend to anyone seeking a comfotable, relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Eddie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent property, lovely patio area and grounds."

    Lovely views from the lake. Owners friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely superb property!"

    Beautiful French furniture, everything immaculate with a gorgeous patio and gardens including a private lake! Absolutely perfect for a couple and a dog if you have one. Would have no hesitation in returning. Owners also extremely helpful and friendly. Outstanding, thank you.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2021

  • "Property was superb, position, cleanliness With Hosts (Karen/Russ) Superb in ..."

    Property was superb, position, cleanliness With Hosts (Karen/Russ) Superb in looking after us and making sure our stay was to be remembered

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2020

  • "We spent a very enjoyable week at this delightful property."

    Set in a beautiful location it was always a joy to return to the Little Coach House after days out exploring this area of North Wales. Karen was very helpful and was available to provide any assistance if required. The gardens and lakeside were a superb place for relaxing walks and it was nice to see the local wildlife from our windows. The cottage location is excellent for visits in all directions and nearby Porthmadog has all the shops you will need. We would have no hesitation in returning to this lovely property.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Sep 2020

  • "Just about everything was tip top."

    A lovely peaceful place in lovely surroundings with perfect hosts on hand and ideal for exploring nearby places of interest.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic holiday cottage and surroundings were beautiful shame about the weather plenty to see and do we were welcomed by Karen who was very friendly and helpful and we had a lovely bottle of wine waiting for us."

    Would recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Micheal5.0Aug 2020

  • "We were delighted with the cottage."

    It is so picturesque, comfortable and in fantastic grounds. The owners were very welcoming. The place was meticulously clean and equipped and deorated to a very high standard. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Aug 2020

  • "A wonderful week at the Little Coach House!"

    This cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing week, easy to self cater, and is on the doorstep of many excellent locations and walks in Snowdonia. Karen was extremely welcoming and very helpful with local recommendations. We felt extremely covid secure as the cottage was extra clean and easy to keep social distancing in the large grounds of the property. In particular, we loved the well equipped kitchen, including the nespresso machine, and comfortable bed. Great locations of Criccieth and Beddgelert nearby, as well as easy access via A roads to Snowdon and its surrounding walks. We will definitely be back for another gorgeous stay at Tyddyn Mawr!

    Reviewed by Tudor5.0Jul 2020

  • "Amazing cottage wow factor as soon as walked in."

    perfect location

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2020

  • "I have stayed at The Little Coach House several times now , and it never fails to delight ."

    Karen and Joyce are so welcoming , and the cottage is lovely , well equipped with all you could need , and set in beautiful gardens and grounds. The camellias were in bloom while I was there this time , a lovely reminder of spring days to come, despite the wild and windy weather this weekend ! I had a wonderful stay, and cannot recommend this cottage more highly . Hope to return again !

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2020

  • "Excellent, as always."

    Well equipped, comfortable, with continued high standard of cleanliness.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Feb 2020

  • "Spent the new year in this lovely cottage and recommended it as a very relaxing place with everything you need available."

    Met on arrival by Karen who explained everything we needed to know and we then settled down to our enjoyable week. The boating lake is a lovely place to walk round with our dog in the morning and later on it was only a short drive to Black Rock Sands which is also a lovely walk.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Dec 2019

  • "Excellent cottage !"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Dec 2019

  • "Very high standard of fittings and furnishings and exceptionally clean."

    This is our third visit in 18 months and it’s impressive how the high standards have been maintained. We’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time at the Little Coach House."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean throughout, was very well equipped for two and was the perfect place to relax in after a busy day exploring the beautiful surroundings. We would definitely recommend the Little Coach House and see ourselves returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations, the location and grounds were superb."

    Perfect location to relax.......or venture out to tourist interests. The host was very accommodating even turned up with fresh produce from her garden. We will definitely be back. Perfect stay!

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic. Beautiful grounds, nice accommodation."


    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2019

  • "Excellent cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Perfect in all respects for us and our dog.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely location and perfect for our needs."

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely, classy and comfortable."

    A wonderful bolt hole to return to after a day walking.

    Nov 2018

  • "My last visit for this year , but I hope to be back soon !"

    Many thanks to Karen and Joyce , ( and their husbands ! ) for another wonderful week at The Little Coach House .

    Anne WilliamsOct 2018

  • "Very comfortable and clean, and a lovely location."

    Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in fantastic grounds."

    Walked round the lake after our evening meal each day. Karen and her mother ( owners) were helpful and friendly. Had a great holiday.

    Jul 2018

  • "A property that is so well cared for and all furnishings of a high quality."

    The gardens and lake are beautifully laid out.

    Sally GrantJul 2018

  • "Beautifully maintained spotlessly clean cottage in lovely surroundings."

    Charming and helpful owners. Hopefully we’ll be back

    Kath HeskethJun 2018

  • "This is an absolute gem !"

    It was my second stay here , I was able to stay for a few days in the spring, and returned in June , for a week this time, with amazing weather ! The cottage is beautiful, and is in the most glorious setting. It is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, and Joyce and Karen are the perfect hosts . I had a wonderful week, and will certainly return again . Loved it ! Anne

    Jun 2018

  • "This was such a lovely place to stay , in a beautiful location, and the owners couldn’t have been more welcoming."

    The Little Coach House is great , beautifully equipped with everything you could need , and with a lovely atmosphere. I had a wonderful weekend, and have already booked my next visit ! Thank you so much to Karen and Vera for a really memorable stay. See you in June !

    AnneMar 2018

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  • One bedroom: 1 x king size bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower attachement, WC and basin
  • Ground floor cloakroom with WC and basin
  • Open plan kitchen, dining and seating area
  • with electirc fire.
  • Central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine
  • TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towles provided
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed paved seating area in addition to 14 acres of shared grounds with gardens, summer house, lake
  • One dog welcome
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants 4.5 miles
  • NOTE There is livestock around the land so dogs must be kept on a lead
  • NOTE: Can also be booked with The Honey Pot that sleeps 4.

The property

The Little Coach House is one of two fabulous holiday cottages set within the tranquil grounds of Tyddyn Mawr House nestled in the beautiful Welsh countryside near Porthmadog.

There is 14 acres of land to explore, including well-maintained gardens, with seating areas tucked around every corner, and a delightful summer house stocked with library books and DVDs.

The bright and airy open planned living space optimises the ground floor of the cottage.

The kitchen is well equipped with everything that you could need with a dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven and hob, fridge / freezer, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine. There is a dining table for up to four people and a comfortable seating area with a TV, DVD player and electric fire.

There is a ground floor loo with hand basin. The gorgeous ensuite double bedroom has a king size bed, TV with built in DVD player and attached dressing room with built in wardrobes and dressing table.

The bathroom has a bath with shower attachment, loo, towel radiator and hand basin.

Outside there is a private and enclosed paved seating area.

You can also explore the 14 acres of shared grounds which includes attractive gardens, a summer house, a lake for wild swimming or fishing and farmed fields. The Little Coach House is a wonderfully romantic cottage, with ample space and a private courtyard garden.

The cosy, comfortable furnishings, bold French pieces and a traditional dressing room give this cottage a real touch of luxury.

You could easily spend a holiday here without ever needing to leave the grounds, but if a day’s exploration is on the cards you have the historic town of Criccieth with its castle and beaches, the shops and heritage railway of Porthmadog and the Snowdonia National Park all just a short drive away. If you need a little extra space, The Honey Pot is also available in the grounds sleeping a further four.

Please note that there are live stock in the fields so dogs must be kept on leads in specific areas.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Pretty little hamlet known locally as Garn, on the outskirts of Porthmadog, a short drive away. Enjoy lovely views over the mountains and Cwm Pennant. At Porthmadog enjoy a good selection of shops and cafes or take a ride on the Highland Steam Train. Or pop along to Criccieth and enjoy its lovely beaches and castle.

Note: This Property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150
Note: 1st Dog free, Second dog charged at £20
Note: Polite request if using tanning products please bring own towels
Note: There are 3 steps to access the property and one bedroom on the first floor

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