With a fabulous setting on the Mawddach Estuary, the Victorian Coes Faen Lodge in Barmouth is pretty much as good as it gets for coastal retreats. Using the original 19th century architecture as a basis on which to build a contemporary and totally unique hotel, this really is a special place.
An atmosphere like no other has been created using imaginative design, cutting edge technology, Welsh slate, glass and light. Once a service building for Coes Faen Hall, Coes Faen Lodge has been transformed into a spectacular and contemporary retreat. If you crave something different, visually striking and ultra cool, few places match up to this little gem.
From the flagstone floors, exposed stone walls, and magnificent entrance hall with glass roof, to the phenomenal views, this is one seriously stylish hotel. And just when you’re thinking it couldn’t get any better, around every corner a new surprise lurks and vies for your attention.
But what’s really exciting here are the individual spa features within each of the private bathrooms, where guests can indulge in exclusive pampering.
The latest technology mingles inconspicuously throughout the building and, curiously, the modern lighting, Aquavision TVs, and state-of-the-art music systems feel intrinsic to the hotel’s subtle eccentricity. Coes Faen is an exciting design hotel brimming with contradictions that are sure to attract a roving eye.
The owner Richard utilised his previous experience as a car design engineer to bring something unique to the table, with a fanatical attention to detail that is evident in all of the flawless fixtures and fittings. Richard’s wife, Sarah used her eye for style to select the distinctive Italian and Dutch furniture, and then complemented with the soft furnishings, fabrics and colour palette, which have taken inspiration from the estuary views.
While this is an adult only hotel, guests are welcome to, surprisingly, bring their horse along with them!
on and updated on Add to Bucket List