About the Coach House

Opened in May 2008, the five-star, luxury, self-catering Coach House is situated within the grounds of a Victorian Rectory. Penmachno Hall provides serviced accommodation for up to six guests, whilst the self-catering Coach House is suitable for families/groups of four people who prefer a little more independence.

The Coach House is set in over two acres of private grounds, comprising spinney and landscaped garden, fronted by the Glasgwm River. Situated in the Snowdonia National Park, just four miles from the tourist centre of Betws-y-Coed, Penmachno Hall and the Coach House offer the discerning visitor the opportunity to be within easy reach of all the major tourist attractions, whilst at the same time enjoying the seclusion that the largely undiscovered Glasgwm valley has to offer.

With its breathtaking views, quiet forest tracks, stepping stones and secret waterfalls, the valley is a haven of tranquility within easy reach of bustling Betws-y-Coed.

The Coach House is strictly non-smoking throughout and pets are not allowed.



Accommodation in the Coach House consists of a large open-plan living room with kitchen/diner. The fully-equipped kitchen includes a four-ring gas hob, electric oven/grill, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer.  A kettle, toaster and coffee machine are provided, as is a starter ‘welcome pack’ with such essentials as tea, coffee, milk, washing-up liquid and dishwasher tablets.


The bathroom, with whirlpool bath and shower over, is situated on the ground floor with an additional WC and basin in the adjacent cloakroom. Towels, bathrobes and a starter pack of toiletries are provided, although you will need to bring your own beach towels.


The two bedrooms are each accessed by their own private staircase and can be pre-booked as either double or twin rooms.  This is accomplished by use of a luxury ‘zip and link’ bed system.  These can be connected at their bases and throughout the top and bottom of the mattresses to form a 6ft x 6ft 6in super-king bed, or can be used independently as two single (3ft x 6ft 6in) beds.  The beds will be made up for your arrival and all linen will be changed on a weekly basis. All our bed linen is non-allergenic. 

Towels and bathrobes are provided, as is a hairdryer and CD clock radio in each room. A cot, highchair and stair gate may be available. Please enquire.

Extra blankets and pillows are available on request. Built-in wardrobes (with six hangers per person), a dressing table and stool, chest of drawers and occasional chair furnish the rooms.

Outside areas

A sheltered, vine-covered pergola houses a private 2-3 seat hot-tub, bistro table and two chairs, and is situated at the gable end of the Coach House. The hot-tub is emptied, thoroughly cleaned and refilled for every new visitor, and takes about eight hours to reach a temperature of 37 degrees so should be ready for you to use on the evening of your arrival. Children under four years old are not allowed in the hot-tub. Chemical checks are undertaken each day, and visitors are kindly asked to read through the rules for safe use of this facility.

Visitors to the Coach House also have full use of the gardens at Penmachno Hall, which include assorted seating areas in the open lawn spaces surrounded by mature borders and flower beds. Alfresco dining is not permitted on the lawns of the Guest House, but a private picnic area, including barbecue, is provided for exclusive use of Coach House visitors, as is a cast iron table and chairs at the front of the cottage.

The self-catering experience at the Coach House can be enhanced by accessing some of the facilities available in the main house. Lauraine and Simon are on hand to advise on local attractions and restaurants. Coach House visitors can also order drinks from the select bar and wine list, to enjoy either in the cottage or the gardens.

A full inventory of items available in the Coach House is available here.

Pets and smoking

Pets are not allowed, and smoking is restricted to outside areas.

Prices and availability