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The history of the Coes Faen Estate dates back to around 1865, when the railway first came to the area and started the transformation of Abermaw (Barmouth) from a shipbuilding, fishing and trading rural community to a Victorian seaside resort destination in North West Wales.
The Clock House, a Grade II Victorian Gothic home, and Coes Faen Lodge sit in a majestic position near the mouth of the Mawddach estuary, between the Snowdonia peaks and the Cader Idris Range. The Clock House was built by the Lowe family, originally mill-owners, with the main central section dating from c.1844. Additions were made between c.1890-1900, including the clock tower itself. Aberystwyth University academics dated one of the walls in the boot room as medieval, back to the times of Henry II. The house is now a beautiful family home, with astonishing views over the water from every room. A verandah and garden terrace both make the most of the unique position on the estuary, for enjoying the ultimate in outdoor entertaining.
The Lodge was built adjacent to The Clock House provide accommodation as the "service building" for the Hall, with a Coachman, Housekeeper and Maid all living there together – along with the horses that pulled the family coach. Coes Faen Lodge & Spa has just been awarded one of only ten César awards for 2021 – the ‘Oscars’ of the Hotel world. Coes Faen Lodge won Green Hotel of the Year, and has sustainability and future proofing in its very DNA. Extended in the 1970s, Coes Faen Lodge was a private house until 2008. A multi-award winning Bed & Breakfast with Spa features, and a Restaurant, it has been open for 5 years to both resident and non-resident guests. A meticulous renovation – 2 years of design and 3 of building work – resulted in a mesmerising combination of old and new, with original 19th century architecture re-envisaged using space, glass, light and technology - and paying enormous attention to the awareness of its environmental impact. The Lodge has commercial EPC "A" rating. Whilst it is currently run commercially, it would also make an ideal additional house - either an annexe, or additional guest accommodation.
Adjacent to the Lodge is a stable block (containing the stores for the Lodge) with 2 apartments at the rear, each featuring a kitchen/dining/family room, bedroom, bathroom and small utility room (one to be completed). The stables have potential (STPP) for conversion to further accommodation.
Then, as now, the two buildings were connected via an extraordinary tunnel - which is now beautifully lit to add to the magical ambience found at The Clock House and Coes Faen Lodge.
Aber-Maw, or Barmouth, is a sea-port and market-town on the North West coast of Wales. Barmouth is an Anglicism of the name Aber-Maw, denoting its situation at the mouth of the River Maw or Mawddach. The town itself is beautifully situated on the northern side of the river, at the point where it pours its waters into Cardigan Bay. The estuary of the Maw, which forms the port, is a mile wide at high water. The sandy beach extends from the harbour northward to Traeth Artro, where the small river Artro falls into the sea. The view from the beach is magnificent: the hills on the opposite shores of Caernarfonshire are seen in the distance towards the west and, towards the north, the view of the sea is bounded by lofty mountains – with Snowdon in the distance.
The properties are just 500m away from Snowdonia National Park, also making it ideal to explore hills, mountains and woods via footpaths, mountain-bike trails, or on horseback on the bridleways. Easily accessible in this beautiful part of North West Wales are Dyfi Nature reserve, Zipworld, Bounce Below, Fairbourne Steam Railway, the Bear Grylls Survival Academy, Barmouth and Dolgellau heritage trails, and castles - in particular, Harlech.
The Clock House and Coes Faen Lodge are a paradise for lovers of water-sports: sea fishing, sailing, kayaking or canoeing, paddle boarding, the beaches, open-water swimming, and spotting dolphins and seals can all be enjoyed quite literally from the doorstep. From The Clock House, you can launch your boat off the private pontoon, or the private causeway straight into the estuary.
The Clock House and Coes Faen Lodge come with 16.64 acres of beautiful established woodland and gardens. The gardens were originally created by the Lowe Brothers, builders of The Clock House, and have wonderful vantage points to enjoy the incredible views of the Mawddach Estuary and Cadair Idris. The woodland is a haven for wildlife, as is the stunning and sizeable pond.
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