....it's a family affair

The Coach House - Award Winning Cottage in Maentwrog - Snowdonia

Snowdonia Country Cottages is owned by husband and wife Ray & Marie Forster who moved from London to Snowdonia National Park in 2005. 4 painstaking years were spent renovating their original home Ty Gilfach, cottage Bwthyn y Gilfach and latterly in 2010 The Coach House. The 50 acre Gilfach estate with its character Grade II Listed farmhouse and cottage was sold in 2015 and they now currently only let The Coach House - which is set in 3 acres of beautiful grounds behind their current home in the stunning Vale of Ffestiniog.

Ray driving steam trains
Marie Kayalking on Lake Bala

Hobbies? Well Ray has been a volunteer driver on the Ffestiniog Railway for 16 years now. The couple also both enjoying kayaking on the rivers and lakes of Snowdonia as well as road biking - taking in the incredible scenery of North Wales.

Ray & Marie wish to provide you with a wonderful self catering holiday experience in their character Grade II Listed Holiday Cottage. The cottage is special, located in a very special part of Wales so do book a holiday directly (see 'Availability' tab above) and feel free to contact Ray & Marie if you have any special requests to make it the perfect break! You will be assured a very warm welcome!


As individual cottage owners Ray & Marie Forster have received advanced verification by Trip Advisor/Flipkey which includes proof of identity, proof of property ownership, bank detail verification and a history of renting online.
Rated Excellent - Trip Advisor


As an Alastair Sawday's 'Special Escapes' property The Coach House has been personally visited, inspected and a review written by their inspectors who look for quirky, different .... very special places to stay!.

The Coach House - Maentwrog - A Sawdays Special Escape