Sleeps: 6

Price: £600 - £1190

Type: Internet | WiFi, Near Beach, Near Pub, Real Fire

Y-Delyn is an 18th Century Grade II house on the beautiful Cambrian coast line in North Wales. What used to be the village pub some 100 years ago has recently been given new life as a quality holiday home in a quiet rural hamlet. Its close proximity to a beautiful sandy beach and the famous castle town of Harlech make this an idyllic escape from the hustle of modern life.

Quality Holiday Home in a Quiet Rural Hamlet | Y-Delyn

The kitchen diner is my favourite room so lets go there first. A beautifully authentic ledge and brace door opens onto a spacious kitchen diner with an oak beamed ceiling and ceramic tiled floor. A lovely dining table sits bathed in light from a Georgian sash window.

The original inglenook fireplace with its impressive oak beam now houses a large and modern cooking range and additional microwave. A central island opposite provides plenty of storage room as well as an extra worktop. In wonderful contrast to the rough stonewalls, the worktop is a beautiful grey polished granite. The Belfast sink, also mounted into a granite worktop, has been cleverly positioned within the original deep-set window to the rear of the room. Lots of modern conveniences including a dishwasher and large fridge freezer.

At the far end of the kitchen dinner, a through door leads to a convenient ground floor wet room with a powerful shower, wc and washbasin. Situated just next to the back door, this is the perfect place to ‘de sand’ after a long day on the beach.

We return through the kitchen diner and across the entrance hallway into the lounge. Softer furnishings in here naturally. Three big sofas means there’s plenty of space for everyone to relax in front of the always welcoming log fire. Original character features such as the exposed stonewall and oak beamed ceiling sit comfortably along side a more modern TV and soft wool carpet.

There are three bedrooms upstairs. Two double bedrooms and one slightly smaller twin bedroom. There are also two more bathrooms. One family bathroom with a large corner bath and one en-suite bathroom with a shower cubicle. Again there’s lots of character up here. The doors are my favourite I think. Lovingly restored they give a real echo of by gone times. The beds are immaculate and the fixtures and fittings are of great quality and style.

Y-Delyn (Tyn-Llan) Floor Plan

Property Details

Sleeps  6

Pets  No

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided

Bedrooms  3 Bedrooms. Bedroom 1: King Size. Bedroom 2: King Size. Bedroom 3: Twin

Bathrooms  3 Bathrooms. Bathroom 1: Bath With Handheld Shower, WC and Washbasin. Bathroom 2: Ground Floor Wet Room With Shower, WC and Washbasin. Bathroom 3: Ensuite With Shower, WC and Washbasin.

Facilities  Welcome Hamper, Linen, Towels, Cot, High Chair, Central Heating, WiFi, Log Fire, Near Pub, Near Beach, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Cafetiere, Dishwasher, Iron and Ironing board, Shared Washing Machine, DVD player, Stereo, Ipod dock, Toys, Books, DVD Library. Private Garden, Off street parking, Bike Storage, BBQ.


There’s a nice big garden to the rear of the house for everyone to relax in. There is a road to the front but this is very quiet and only really used by the people living in the hamlet and the local clipper bus.

The holiday home is 2 miles south of Harlech, famous for its castle, men of Harlech and the film Zulu of course. But it’s a surprisingly small little town. Cottages cling on to the hills that rise up from the bay below and surround a crowded crossroads of narrow streets. There’s a small collection of shops, pubs and restaurants to choose from. If you need more choice, a twenty minute drive further north will bring you to the larger town of Porthmadog and a fifteen minute drive south will take you to the seaside town of Barmouth.

There are many walking options from the house itself. I would recommend exploring less known locations like Cwm Bychan and Moel Ysgafarnogod before heading off to the much busier peaks of Snowdon and Cader-Idris some 30 minutes to the north and south respectively.

Llandanwg beach nearby is one of my favourite beaches in the area. Easily accessible and lots of parking. The beach has the benefit of a small cafe and ice cream parlour so a great spot in the summer, but again, a winter break away from the crowds is also recommended.


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