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Access Statement

Access Statement

Coes Faen Lodge is located on the banks of the stunning Afon Mawddach or Mawddach Estuary, about one mile east of the seaside town of Abermaw (Barmouth) in southern Snowdonia. We offer six guest rooms; all doubles with luxury ensuite bathrooms.

Access Statement

The house is over a hundred years old and has been recently completely refurbished. Whilst we aim to meet the needs of all our guests there are some features of the house which might make access difficult for people with limited mobility. However, one of the guest bedrooms is located on the ground floor with step-free access from the car parking area.

We are located within a 15 minute walk to Barmouth town centre and the sea front and sandy beach. Two championship golf courses including Royal St Davids and Aberdyfi are both close by and the attractions of the renowned Snowdonia National Park are at our doorstep.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01341 281632 or email



We are located one mile from the town of Barmouth on the A496.

For full details of how to reach us please see the Location section of our website. Alternatively, you can plan your journey by car or public transport using Simply enter your post code and ours, which is LL42 1TE to get directions.

  • The nearest shops are approximately 1 mile away.
  • The nearest bus stops (No 3 of Traws Cymru) are half a mile from the property. Just ask for the Porkington Terrace stop. There is no shelter or seating. Buses run approximately every 30 minutes to the town of Dolgellau. The bus service stops prior to midnight.
  • Barmouth railway station is approximately 1500 meters away, connecting with Shrewsbury railway station.
  • Taxis are usually available at the station but we can book one for you in advance if required.
  • Manchester airport is 2 hours away by car. Jet operates from Manchester airport alongside other airlines.
  • We can accommodate guests’ well-behaved dogs in Talerddig, our ground floor guest room and of course we welcome assistance dogs. We can also accommodate guests' dogs outside the main building in a sheltered stable about 30m away. For more information about bringing your dog, please refer to the Dogs and Horses section under the 'Explore' tab.

​Car Parking and Arrival

  • Coes Faen Lodge is located just outside Barmouth on the right hand side of road (A496) from Dolgellau, a road which can be quite busy on holidays and weekends.
  • Off street parking is available for guests throughout their stay in a secure parking area behind locked electric gates at night.
  • Access to our property is gained from the loose paving parking area via flagstones to our entrance door about 10m away
  • This is well lit at night at floor level
  • There is no entry step at the front door which is 915mm (36ins) wide. This gives access to the vestibule area where there are no further steps into the hallway and the reception area.
  • We have an electric charging point situated near to the stables. Guests wishing to make use of this, free of charge, should please contact a member of staff.
  • It is opposite a house on the left hand side with a very prominent Clock Tower, and the signs for the Lodge are at eye level on the metal gates facing in both directions. Coes Faen Lodge car park is protected by an automatic gate. During check-in hours and normal working hours, this is activated from the outside by a sensor, so just drive towards the gates and they will open for you automatically. Call us on 01341 281632 if you have any difficulties with finding us or with access.
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​Welcome Area

  • Guests are welcomed in the hallway, which is level throughout, where they are asked to register.
  • Seating is available with 2 chairs
  • The area is well lit with overhead lighting
  • There is a very small pond around the feature rock in the entrance hall with no edge barrier
  • Assistance can be given with luggage.


  • Five of our guest rooms are accessed by means of stairs with seventeen 200mm (8ins) steps. There is a glass balustrade on one side which can be gripped, but those insecure at heights may wish to express a preference for the ground floor guest room
  • One guest room is on the ground floor with step-free access
  • Our beds are made up with duvets. Our standard pillows are hypo-allergenic.
  • There is seating, bedside tables, bedside lamps, a wardrobe in each room.
  • Flat screen FreeSat digital TV/DVD with subtitles available.
  • The beds are 710mm (28ins) high, with access from both sides.
  • The bathrooms have a toilet 395mm (15.5ins) in height.
  • Some bathrooms have a bath, and every room has a separate fixed head shower cubicle with a 635mm (25 ins) entry gap and no step.
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Downstairs Toilet

  • There is a small unisex downstairs toilet, which is available to guests during the day/evening.
  • The toilet is located off the hallway and is accessed via a 700mm (27.5ins) wide door and is step free/level entry.
  • Toilet 380mm (15ins) high.
  • Touchless controls for WC flush, washbasin tap soap dispenser and air-blown hand dryer
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Public Areas - Halls, Stairs, Landings, Corridors

  • All public areas, hall, stairs, and landings are well lit using LED ceiling down lighters
  • The hallway has stone flagstones on the floor
  • There are no steps to the guest social rooms or the down-stairs toilet which lead off from the hallway.
  • There is a continuing flight of seventeen (17) 200mm (8ins) stepped non-slip glass stairs to the guest bedrooms.
  • The house is fully centrally heated throughout but temperatures can be adjusted in each room to suit individual requirements.
  • There are automatic audible and visiual smoke alarms in the main and upper halls.

Dining Room

  • The breakfast/dining room is situated off the hallway on the ground floor and the entrance is 700mm (30ins) wide and step free/level entry.
  • There is a mix of stone flagstone and oak floor surfaces
  • Large windows allowing plenty of natural light supplemented by adjustable overhead lights.
  • There is a wood burning stove fire to supplement the central heating if required.
  • There is seating for 10 people in the Snug, and 12 in the Dining/Breakfast room at individual tables seating 2-4 or put together for larger groups
  • There is a co-coordinating cherry sideboard and buffet table where guests can help themselves to cereal, fruits, yoghurts, juices and preserves. Assistance can be provided on request.
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For guests we have an extensive woodland garden, with a number of garden benches, but access is difficult, with many steps, steep paths, uneven footing and slippery stones when damp.

The property is entirely non-smoking, including the outside areas due to fire risks in the woodland and stables.


Additional Information

  • There are ‘In Case of Fire’ instructions posted on the back of the guest room doors.
  • There is an information folder for each of the bedrooms with maps giving information on NHS facilities, local restaurants/pubs, travel, theatres and local golf facilities.
  • Free Broadband and Wi-Fi facilities are also available
  • We are happy to cater for special diets or particular likes or dislikes. Please advise us before your arrival.
  • We can refrigerate prescription medication and additionally store any perishable food in our fridge for a limited period.
  • Mobile phone reception on Vodafone networks is generally good but not on O2

Contact Information

  • Address: Coes Faen Lodge Abermaw Gwynedd LL42 1TE
  • Telephone:01341 281632
  • Hours Of Operation: Flexible within reason
  • Local Carers: N/A
  • Local Accessible Taxi: AD's Cabs 07785 282938 or 07929 120288
  • Local Public Transport: Arriva Trains Wales Traveline Cymru
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