Coed Cae B&B

   Overlooking the Mawddach Estuary in Southern Snowdonia, Wales   


Coed Cae Bed and Breakfast run by Graham and Jacky O’Hanlon is set in two acres of woodland overlooking the beautiful Mawddach estuary in the southern reaches of the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

The B&B lies between Dolgellau and Barmouth in the scattered village of Taicynhaeaf (pronounced Tie-can-hi-ev) at the head of the Cwm-Mynach, the valley of the monks, historically owned by nearby Cymer Abbey.

We are close to the larger village of Bontddu (approximately “Bonthy”), with the 17th century George III Inn just a short walk across the bridge at Penmaenpool.

We have three guest bedrooms (one on the ground floor), each with en-suite or private bathrooms and a large first-floor balconied guest lounge. There is secure storage for bikes, and space to allow wet kit to dry. WiFi is also available free of charge to our guests. We also have a self-catering ShowMan's Wagon on site.


The B&B has a state-of-the-art log-fuelled boiler and accumulator tank which supplies both our central heating and hot water demands. Our firewood is sustainably sourced from our own woodland. 

Wood too good to burn is turned into 'Really Rustic' wood products.

A two-port EV charging station is available by prior arrangement for use by guests travelling with an electric vehicle.

We can provide you with packed-lunches and evening meals in addition to Bed and Breakfast, and being keen outdoors enthusiasts ourselves, we can give you pointers on walks, and mountain biking in the area. Alternatively, if you are in need of a less active time, light the log burner, open a book and just enjoy relaxing at Coed Cae.



We have three rooms, a double, a twin and a family room housed within our old Welsh cottage. If you fancy something more exotic, we also have a Fairground ShowMan's Caravan.




A tasty breakfast is included in the price of the room, with the exception of the ShowMan's Wagon which is let on a self-catering basis

Free Wifi


Free Wifi is available in the lounge. 

Bike Rental


We can offer on-site rental on a range of different cycles to explore the Mawddach estuary.

Cycle Storage


A lockable storage area for bikes is available



Free off-road parking is available on site. EV charging is available to guests and is subject to a small fee.

Lunch & Dinner


Packed-lunches and evening meals can be provided by prior arrangement.





Mountain Biking


Some of the best 2-wheeled action is right on our doorstep.

Hill Walking & Mountaineering


We're at the Southern end of the Snowdonia National Park, so you are never too far from an excellent walk

Adrenalin Activities


From epic zip-wires to underground exploration, Snowdonia is a great place to feed your inner adventurer



If we have one thing in abundance, it is space. Here are more ideas to make the most of it.

Culture and History


Cairns, castles and little trains



Some ideas for when the weather is not as glorious as it might be.



Coed Cae B&B is in the village of Taicynhaeaf, and is easy to find being located beside the road junction formed by the Taicynhaeaf road, the A496 Dolgellau to Barmouth Road, and the road to the Penmaenpool toll bridge.Turn right when heading towards Barmouth and our drive is the first on the right opposite the bus shelter.


From the B&B it is a short stroll across the toll bridge to the nearest pub at Penmaenpool, around 6 km from the market town of Dolgellau, and about 10 km from Barmouth.

The popular mountain bike destination of Coed y Brenin is about 11 km from the B&B.


Map Info:

Grid Ref: SH 6908 1918

SatNav: Postcode is LL40 2TU. Be aware that your SatNav may send you over the Penmaenpool Bridge, this closes to traffic at 6.30pm. It will also send you up the Taicynhaeaf road; we are at the bottom of the road, right by the junction with the A496.

Public Transport

The nearest railway station is Barmouth, with connections via Shrewsbury and Birmingham. For timetables and further information visit

A regular bus service runs approximately every 2 hours from Barmouth station to our gate at Taicynhaeaf. Traveline Cymru has full details of all the public transport options in Wales.


Tel: 01341 430628

Coed Cae, Taicynhaeaf, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2TU

Mobile: 07909 996983

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