A 2 bedroomed flat with kitchen, bathroom and lounge / diner with Estuary views.
- English, French
About Mary Munday
Mary and Derek fell in love with the Mawddach Estuary and surrounding area and bought Bodowen in 2001. In 2003, they moved here permanently to live and work. They have extensively renovated the main house, coach house and stables plus the grounds and have installed a ground source heat pump. Derek keeps bees (and is happy to sell you honey and to talk about them at great length).
Mary Munday purchased this Apartment in 2001
Why Mary Munday chose Barmouth
Come for the views. Enjoy the atmosphere and the 'Bodowen microclimate'.
What makes this Apartment unique
Views, walks from the back door, area of outstanding natural beauty.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great base to visit area
Property is well looked after with great garden for when the sun comes out. It is possible to walk into Barmouth but road has no pavement for 400 metres which is a bit tricky. Lovely comfortable property with great views.
What a lovely place the coach house is. Very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Fantastic views over the estuary that we never tired of looking at and our hosts Mary & Derek extended a very warm welcome. There's a lovely well kept garden as well.
This area of Wales is stunning. If you have someone with you that doesn't mind challenging drives then I would recommend taking some of the mountain roads. This is where you will find hidden lakes and waterfalls and some of the most amazing scenery I have ever come across.
A fantastic short break that I wished was a bit longer but we will definitely be back, hopefully to stay at the Coach House again.
Great spot overlooking the estuary with fine views from the property. The house is right next to numerous walking routes that take you up into the hills above Barmouth, and a great base for exploring the local area. The house is tidy and well kept
Lovely house beautiful surroundings , lovely hosts. Plenty of information about what to do.
A good clean and modern apartment in beautiful surroundings. Would definitely come again and recommend to anyone.
Wonderful holiday stay
What a lovely cottage this is, you have everything you need and it's in a glorious location, just out of town for peace and quiet, yet only 2 miles away. Superb gardens and lovely hosts, will definitely book again.
A warm welcome in a stunning location
The accommodation was warm, very comfortable, and was well appointed and equipped with everything we needed. Our hosts were helpful and welcoming. The location is perfect for walking - through ancient woodland, down to the hotspots (!) of Barmouth, and up onto the mountains - all straight from the front door. The setting is very peaceful and provides beautiful views across the estuary towards Cader Idris.
Bodowen coach house is situated just a mile and a half away from Barmouth, you can walk there from the property along the old Drovers Way which takes in the famous Panorama Walk with its views of the beautiful Mawddach Estuary. It is a walker's paradise, with several walks into the mountains starting from the door of the property!
Sailing, horse riding and cycling are available nearby, as are a local RSPB centre, narrow gauge stream railways, castles and galleries.
The well known mountain biking centre at Coed y Brenin is 12 miles away and the Mawddach cycle trail on the opposite side of the estuary is visible from the property, as is Cader Idris beyond.
There are long sandy beaches backed by sand dunes on the coast northwards towards Harlech beach. Barmouth itself is a popular seaside resort with a good Co-op store, numerous fish and chip shops and cafes. It is a lovely town for children with donkey rides, a seafront train and opportunities for sandcastles galore.
The first National Trust property in Wales was bought above the town and Barmouth is famous for being the start of the famous 3 Peak race. Major H Tilman a mountaineer and sailor,was one of the founders of this race and lived at Bodowen where he wrote many of his books until his death in 1977.
The picturesque and quirky village of Portmerion is just up the coast and can be reached by easily by rail.
Further afield you can explore the LLyn Peninsula or travel down the coast to beauty spots such as Aberdovey.
Snowdon is an hours' drive away as are the well known tourist villages of Betws y coed or 40 minutes to the town of Bala and its stunning lake.
For further information go to www.bodowen.org.uk