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Harlech

The historic coastal town of Harlech is picturesquely situated overlooking the beautiful Tremadog Bay. The town is dominated by Harlech Castle that stands proud on a dramatic cliff top location and has played such an important role in Wales’ history. See our selection of cottages in Harlech and area for a taste of the past and a base from which to explore a cornerstone of Welsh language and culture in Snowdonia.

Visiting Harlech is akin to stepping into a beautifully illustrated fairy tale. With its ancient castle, narrow streets and quintessentially Welsh architecture, it has a magical atmosphere all of its own, and is often referenced in Welsh mythology. Harlech has a variety of quality cafes and restaurants, many of which have great views over the peninsular.

Harlech is renowned as a centre of culture. The theatre puts on a variety of exhibitions, films, plays and concerts by local, national and international artists and performers, and the town also hosts a twice yearly International Art Festival.

The golden expanse of Harlech Beach is perfect for families and keen walkers will find themselves spoilt for choice, as the area offers routes for all abilities, from challenging treks through the Rhinhog Mountains to gentle, level woodland strolls. Golfers will enjoy the stunning views from the course at Royal St. David’s, and anglers will find a preponderance of great fishing in river, stream or lake.

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  • Snowdonia 1

    Harlech

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 27697

    Close to the beach

    Located in the centre of Harlech, these well positioned apartments, Snowdonia 1(ref 27697) and Snowdonia 2(ref 27698), are ideally placed for those wanting to be near to the local amenities and within walking distance of the beaches, golf course and castle. The town lies close to the Snowdonia foothills on the edge of Cardigan Bay, looking out westwards toward the Lleyn Peninsula. Harlech is famous for its medieval castle which, situated high upon a rocky outcrop, provides an excellent viewpoint that dominates the town. The beach and shore though is another good reason to visit, stretching for miles there are truly golden sands with dunes that occasionally reach around thirty feet in height and has been designated a National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. The town centre offers a range of traditional shops with a number of places to eat. Visitors to the area can enjoy some of North Wales’ nearby tourist attractions including Llanfair Slate Caverns, Portmeirion, the Welsh Highlands Railway, Plas Tan y Bwlch and Coed Y Brenin. For walking, climbing and cycling, the Snowdonia mountains are easily accessible. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single (no window). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating included. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Patio and furniture.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Beudy Hen and Ysgubor - Ysgubor

    Harlech

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 25771

    Situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park in a beautiful location with valley and sea views, these semi-detached barn conversions have been sympathetically converted and restored to retain character and charm. Located on a working farm, it is an ideal holiday base to explore some of the best beaches in Wales and is just 2 miles from the coast. Visit the slate caverns and castle and Portmeirion and Snowdonia are easily accessible. St David’s Royal Golf Course and theatre at Harlech. Local tourist attractions include Harlech Castle, Llanfair Slate Caverns and Portmeirion, while all areas of the Snowdonia National Park are easily accessible. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining area/kitchen with beams and slate floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom with additional pull-out single. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Cot and high chair on request. Electric range. Enclosed garden with patio and sitting-out area. Parking (3 cars).

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Two pets welcome (to be kept on leads at all times - working sheep farm). No smoking.

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  • Beudy Hen and Ysgubor - Beudy Hen

    Llanfair, nr. Harlech

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 26308

    Great touring location

    Situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park in a beautiful location with valley and sea views, these semi-detached barn conversions have been sympathetically converted and restored to retain character and charm. Located on a working farm, it is an ideal holiday base to explore some of the best beaches in Wales and is just 2 miles from the coast. Visit the slate caverns and castle and Portmeirion and Snowdonia are easily accessible. St David’s Royal Golf Course and theatre at Harlech. Local tourist attractions include Harlech Castle, Llanfair Slate Caverns and Portmeirion, while all areas of the Snowdonia National Park are easily accessible. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Travel cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Two pets welcome (to be kept on leads at all times - working sheep farm). No smoking.

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  • Ynys

    Dyffryn Ardudwy

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 26067

    Full of character and charm, this 16th century holiday cottage enjoys lovely rural views and a peaceful setting amidst working farmland, as well as its own private garden and shared use of a children’s play area and games barn with an adjoining cottage. Cardigan Bay’s golden sandy beaches and Snowdonia’s mountains, outdoor pursuits, castles and steam railways are nearby. Barmouth’s picturesque harbour is 5 miles. Golf nearby. Shop and pub serving food ¾ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with open fire. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 bunk leading to 1 double. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). LPG central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared external laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Internet connection. Payphone. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). External games room with table tennis, table football and darts. No smoking.

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  • Lumway

    Llanfair near Harlech

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC612056
    This modern bungalow features a wonderful conservatory to the front with glorious views out to sea over the dazzling waters of Cardigan Bay – perfect for watching sunsets over a glass of wine! With three bedrooms sleeping six, this makes a perfect base for families wishing to explore the beautiful Cambrian coastline. The nearby beach at Llandanwg is just two minutes by car – great for bucket and spade holidays, or anglers keen to explore the coastal fishing venues. And if you don’t get lucky with some catch you can always enjoy some food from the café by the sand dunes! Within walking distance is Llanfair Slate Caverns and Farm Park, whilst a short drive brings you to the village of Harlech, perched dramatically on a rocky outcrop with its Edward I built castle (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Here there are pubs, cafés and a spectacular sandy beach. Golfing can also be enjoyed at Royal St David’s. This nationally and internationally renowned golf course has stunning views of the historic Harlech Castle and is ranked in the top 100 golf courses in the world! Explore the coastline using the Cambrian Coast railway line, visit Porthmadog, home to the famous Ffestiniog Railway, or nearby Portmeirion, whilst the quarry town of Blaenau Ffestiniog now has plenty to attract visitors with Zipworld and Bounce Below providing thrills for all the family.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor with one step to the entrance, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/kitchen: With 42" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, CD/radio, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Dining room/conservatory:
    With great views towards the sea.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With bunk bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair supplied on request. Wi-Fi.

    Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Y Bwthyn

    Llandanwg, Gwynedd

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC612035
    Within Snowdonia National Park, ’Y Bwthyn’ is an idyllic Welsh Coastal Cottage with an abundance of character and has an endearing charm about it. This comes as no surprise as the cottage is over 400 years old and was formerly the Granary Barn to the old Farmhouse, so it has many tales to tell and old character features, some of which are still in place. Being just a 5 minute stroll away from the secluded, beautiful sandy Llandanwg beach, this has to be the perfect retreat for any time of the year. This detached stone cottage has a cosy, warm and welcoming Lounge Diner having old beams and low ceiling, together with the large Inglenook Fireplace with wood burner, original quarry tiled floor, deep silled windows and leather sofas, whatever the weather; its charm and warmth embrace you. The good sized kitchen with its Welsh Dresser and Belfast sink has everything you will need during your stay. The bedrooms are all a good size and have original Cast Iron Fireplaces in two of them and all have Latch & Brace doors. The garden is perfect for dining al fresco having the additional benefit of sea views, looking over Shell Island and with views to the Rhinog Mountains. From the back garden you can actually see the Station sign; this is a ’Train Stop’ where you need to put your hand out, in order to catch the 2 carriage train which can then take you on days out to local towns like Harlech or Barmouth.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric radiators, Wi-Fi broadband connection and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With Free view TV with combined DVD player. Low ceilings with old beams, Quarry tiled floor, Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and leather sofas. Wooden table and chairs. A cosy and well presented room.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and electric hob, extractor fan, microwave, fridge/freezer and Welshdresser
    Rear Porch: Coat, shoes and boot storage and access to rear garden

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and cast iron fireplace
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
    Bedroom 3: With bunk beds being two 3ft beds and cast iron fireplace
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.

    Rear, enclosed garden comprises mature shrubs, lawn area and large decked area with outdoor furniture and BBQ. Parking for one medium sized car adjacent to the property, further on road parking is available within 1 minute walk from the cottage.

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  • Sun View Lodge

    Llanbedr

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: HW7516

    Set in the Snowdonia National Park, and just a mile from a beautiful beach, these holiday lodges offer spacious and contemporary interiors and their own blissful hot tubs, a perfect location for family holidays at any time of year. Located in an exclusive lodge park, it is 5 miles from Harlech with its magnificent castle and championship golf course, and 8 miles from Barmouth’s pretty harbour. Great walking and cycling locally. Shops and pub serving food 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with French doors, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Electric heaters included. Satellite TV (basic package).

    Both properties: Electric woodburner in living room included. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with verandah and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking. Hot tub. No smoking.

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  • Ty-Gwyn

    Talsarnau, nr. Harlech

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W41312

    Excellent views

    Secluded private detached single-storey holiday cottage in its own grounds near Harlech, within the curtilage of Snowdonia National Park and with fantastic views of the surrounding area. Situated on the upper outskirts of the village of Talsarnau on a quiet lane to the tranquil Caerffynnon Hall Estate and at the foot of a private wood with the ruins of an 11th century look-out, this peaceful coastal village is within easy driving distance to both the market town of Porthmadog (20 minutes) and the seaside village of Harlech (7 minutes). Horse riding and golf nearby. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    Steps down to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with French doors, 2 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living/dining room (no fuel provided). Electric central heating and electricity included (£40per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden, patio and furniture. Undercover decking area. Built-in barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Cyplau

    Llanbedr near Harlech

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: UK6017
    Cyplau is a picturesque, honeysuckle clad, Welsh rural retreat nestling in an elevated position and backed by woodland on the edge of Llanbedr village. There are beautiful views over the extensive landscaped garden with glimpses of the sea from the bedroom windows.
    The cottage originates from the 18th century when it was two gamekeepers cottages. It has now been converted into a stylish, warm and cosy property with old beams. The name Cyplau (pronounced Cup-lie) is Welsh for coupled.
    Within the acre garden are meandering paths giving access to several seating areas, many rare plants, topiary, culinary beds, hillside terraces and a green house tended by the owner who lives in the grounds. In the winter it is full of designed shapes whilst in the summer it is a mass of colour and scent. To make life easy there are ready prepared meals using ingredients from the garden in the freezer which can be purchased on an honesty basis.
    The village is a 5 minute walk with local shops, bike hire, delicatessen/cafe and traditional inns serving pub food and real ales. Every September there is a popular beer festival and over the May bank holiday there is the North Wales Garden Festival with 22 gardens open to the public. Outdoor activities are numerous with easy or challenging walks straight from the cottage along rushing rivers into the mountains or along the sandy coastline. Within a 5 minute drive the shoreline provides beautiful and uncrowded beaches at Llandanwg and Harlech. There are regular guided beach walks, rock pools, a small harbour, an activity centre and a beach cafe all providing days of fun and freedom for all the family.
    The Rhinog Mountains provide a stunning backdrop to the village which lies within the Snowdonia National Park. It is a perfect base to discover hidden places by foot or in the car. Renowned for its mountains such as Tryfan and Cader Idris, lakes, panoramic views, shoreline, historic castles and remoteness there is also an abundance of wildlife to identify. Snowdon, the second highest peak in the UK can be walked or ascended using the famous mountain train.
    There is an array of places to visit and things to do in north Wales. Close by impressive medieval Harlech Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Royal St David’s golf course is a 10 minute drive. Further afield there are several narrow gauge steam railways such as the Ffestiniog, Welsh Highland and Tallylyn. The quirky Italianate village of Portmeirion is an architectural gem set in Mediterranean style gardens with excellent dining facilities. The Centre for Alternative Technology, a nationally acclaimed environmental attraction, is a 40 minute drive. For active youngsters there is Zip World with the biggest zip wire in the world and Bounce Below, numerous trampolines in a massive slate cavern, and with old slate quarries at Llechwedd there is always something to do whatever the season. Shop 1½ miles, pub 500 yards, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Large with wooden floor, beams, wood burner, 28" Smart TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen: Beamed with breakfast area, double electric oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, double French windows and en-suite with shower and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 3: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to super kingsize - please advise when booking).
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, remainder at cost. Highchair available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Tumble dryer in garage.

    Large landscaped, organic garden with patios and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in garden.

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  • Rhiwgoch

    Harlech

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: HW7449

    Commanding spectacular countryside, mountain and coastal views, this former farmhouse and its adjoining cottage are ideally situated for making the most of the area’s abundance of attractions and leisure facilities. They sit on a quiet rural lane above historic Harlech with its magnificent castle, championship golf course, theatre, good shops and restaurants, and sandy beach. Superb walking and cycling in Snowdonia National Park, slate caverns to explore and scenic narrow gauge railway trips are all within easy reach, and the Italianate village of Portmeirion lies just 8 miles away. Porthmadog and the traditional seaside resort of Barmouth are within easy reach. For an alternative day out, take a ride on the miniature steam train that chugs its way alongside Lake Bala.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (zip and link, can be double). 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included).

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Hillside

    Talsarnau, Harlech

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 24052


    Hillside is located in the small village of Talsarnau, which sits between Harlech and Porthmadog and is a great location to discover the beauty of North Wales. The village has a pub, bistro serving food, train station and beautiful estuary walks. Formerly two cottages, Hillside now offers 3 bedroom accommodation, as well as a well-equipped kitchen, separate dining room and living room with an open fire for cosy nights in. As a former slate miners cottage, Hillside retains some of the old charm of times gone by, including an open fire, exposed floor boards and slate floor. Electric radiators throughout provide guests with instant heat for colder evenings. Guests can access the terraced garden from the rear bedroom, as well as from the kitchen downstairs. The garden terrace with garden furniture provides a sunny spot to relax and unwind after a long day walking, sightseeing or at one of the local beaches or tourist attractions. Local amenities including cash point machine, convenience store, cafes, takeaways, fish and chip shop, antique shops and post office are only a 5-minute drive to Harlech. Hillside is well-located for many visitor attractions, the famous Portmeirion Italian style village is a short drive and has been the location for many films, as well as the hit 1960’s television show ’The Prisoner’. The famous Ffestiniog Railway will take you on a spectacular journey from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog, whilst the Snowdon Mountain Railway is the easy way of getting to the summit of Mount Snowdon, or you can explore the ruins of Harlech Castle, a World Heritage site. Talsarnau Estuary is easily accessible by foot from the property, where you can take in the stunning views of the surrounding area. Travel a little further and go hiking in the mountains of Snowdonia or fishing at Lake Trawsfynydd. There are many beaches near to Hillside including Harlech and Black Rock Sands by the town of Porthmadog, where further amenities including larger supermarket, petrol station independent cafes and shops can be found. Shop 4½ miles and pub 25 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. 1 step to dining room. 1 step to kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Book library. Board games. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Terraced garden with patio and furniture. No smoking. NB: 12 steps from the back door to the terraced garden.

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  • Clyd Fan

    Harlech

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UK6118
    Situated in the western region of the Snowdonia National Park by the sea, Clyd Fan is a delightful holiday home in the centre of historic Harlech. This charming, detached bungalow features a lovely, well-maintained garden, so you can enjoy fine al-fresco dining with a view. The town of Harlech is home to the World Heritage Site Harlech Castle, built by Edward I, along with many a fine café and restaurant that can be reached by foot, along with a glorious sandy beach just a 5-minute drive away.


    The Cambrian Coast is a most compelling landscape – stretching from Cardigan to Harlech, holidaymakers will be spoilt for choice on things to see and do. And thanks to the bus stop that’s literally just outside the front door, exploring the nearby seaside towns along the coast couldn’t be easier. The bus takes you straight to the train station, from which you can take a scenic train ride south towards Barmouth, or north to Pwllheli and Portmeirion, which was used as the setting for the 1960s TV series ‘The Prisoner’.


    Just 12 miles away, Blaenau Ffestiniog is regarded as the adventure capital of North Wales thanks to the town’s fantastic Bounce Below underground trampolines inside an old slate cavern, and the amazing Zip World, the largest zip wire zone in the world. Keen golfers won’t be disappointed with the St David’s Royal Golf Course just a short walk from the property, and there’s also a theatre, cinema and a leisure centre with swimming, indoor rock climbing and an open-air football pitch all within a ½-mile radius from Clyd Fan. Beach 1 mile. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor: 2 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Living/dining room: With 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Conservatory.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With bunk bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire (£2pppw). Cot.

    Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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