Creating a luxury spa lodge
Posted on June 25th, 2018
Coes Faen became the luxury lodge we know today after it was meticulously renovated by Richard and Sara Parry-Jones. Using the buildings natural materials, they found a way to create accommodation that is not only pure luxury, but is also steeped in intuitive design and architecture.
The project is not one that was undertaken lightly and our wonderful, romantic B&B is now one of Barmouth’s most popular luxury destinations.
Previously part of the affectionately known Barmouth Clock House, owners Richard and Sara were conscious when starting work on the building that they wanted to wanted to preserve and enhance the original features of the building without damaging the legacy architecture.
They began working with award-winning architects George+Tomos. Richard saw that they had an innovative concept that blended the old with the new sympathetically, and they were able to work very collaboratively and remain very receptive to client input and ideas.
Richard’s background in car engineering influenced a lot of the design from the bold concept and cutting edge use of contemporary and natural materials, to the fanatical attention to details and finishes, and the widespread use of technology to subtly enhance comfort and luxury.
Sustainability was core value when reinventing Coes Faen hall, and is therefore inherent in all aspects of the design, from harvesting thermal energy through the glass roof and walls, to Bream 5 standards of insulation. The finished the building now features elements of sustainable design that match the luxury interiors and brilliant architecture.
Take a look at some images below of Richard and Sara’s favourite elements of the lodge that take this historical building and turn it into 6 guest suites and a fine dining restaurant with views overlooking the Mawddach estuary and Barmouth bridge that our guests love.