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Sea Views over Cardigan Bay | 3 Bedroom Holiday Home | Moelwyn

Sea Views over Cardigan Bay | 3 Bedroom Holiday Home | Moelwyn
Moelwyn is a spacious 3 bedroom house above Harlech. I know I’m always going on about how nice the sea views are with a lot of our cottages. But this one has to be the best yet. Sitting high above Harlech and it’s medieval castle, the house has spectacular sea views over Cardigan Bay and the mountains of Snowdonia. Every window is like a picture postcard.

First your eye is drawn to the manicured greens of Royal St Davids links golf course. These are framed by the rolling sand dunes synonymous with this part of Snowdonia. The dunes in turn dissolve down to the flat golden planes of sand that stretch out for miles to the north and south. A crystal blue sea is divided from the blue sky by the mountains of the Llyn Peninsula, stretching out along the horizon like a jagged sword. Sea views, I would argue, that’s difficult to better on any continent.

The house itself is very comfortable and is a relatively new build. A large well equipped kitchen with has all the modern conveniences you would expect. Including a large gas hob, oven, dishwasher and microwave. The adjoining utility room has a washing machine and tumble dryer as well as a convenient Belfast sink.

The lounge is also very spacious and well furnished and includes a gas fire and large flat screen TV. The most spectacular feature however is of course the large patio door that overlook the bay below. The dining room next door sits six quite comfortably. There’s also a ground floor wc.

A spectacular stained glass window dominates the hallway and stairs which leads up to 3 bedrooms in total. One twin room, one double room and one master bedroom with a king sized bed and an en-suite shower room. (I’m trying not to mention the sea views again.) But all the bedrooms are spotlessly clean as you’d expect and have all the fixtures you’d expect with a five star home. Finally, a large bathroom has a shower as well as a big corner bath.

Sea Views over Cardigan Bay | Moelwyn


Harlech is famous for its castle, men of Harlech and the film Zulu, but it’s a surprisingly small little town. Little cottages cling on to the hill which rises up from the bay and surround a crowded crossroads of narrow streets. There’s a small but selective collection of shops, pubs and restaurants to choose from. A short 20 minute drive will take you tot he larger towns of Porthmadog and Barmouth.

Grandfather Clock

spectacular sea views
Harlech and it’s medieval castle
spacious 3 bedroom house

There are many walking options from the house itself. And I would recommend exploring places like Cwm Bychan and Moel Ysgafarnogod before heading off to Snowdon perhaps. I understand the desire of many guests to tick that one off the list but the more remote peaks just behind the house offer a truer reflection of the mountainous region. The beaches are also a natural attraction in the summer as are all the outdoor pursuits that can be done in the area. But again, a winter break away from the crowds does have it’s appeal.

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Property Details

Bedrooms:  3 Bedrooms. 1 with king size bed and en-suite with shower, 1 with double bed, 1 with twin beds

Bathrooms:  1 ground floor wc, 1 main bathroom with bath and seperate shower, 1 en-suite with shower.

Facilities:  Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron, Digital TV, DVD, WiFi, Welcome Hamper, BBQ, Patio Furniture

Sleeps:  6 +cot

Pets:  No

Smoking:  No

Bed Linen:  Provided

Towels:  Provided

Cot and High Chair:  Provided

Location:  Moelwyn is a spacious 3 bedroom house sitting high above Harlech and it’s medieval castle. Spectacular views over Cardigan Bay and the mountains of Snowdonia.

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25 Responses to “Sea Views over Cardigan Bay | 3 Bedroom Holiday Home | Moelwyn”
  1. Jenkins, Staffordshire says:

    Lovely, clean, well equipped property. Light and spacious with amazing views, especially the sunsets.
    A wonderful short break made extra special by the superb weather – totally unseasonal for March!!! We would definitely make a return visit.

  2. Moelwyn | 3 Bedroom House Spectacular Views over Cardigan Bay says:

    Amazing view and one of the best place i ever been.The house was lovely and clean.Hope to come back very soon,Thank you

  3. Jackie spittle, west midlands says:

    Wonderful short break, Moelwyn was as beautiful as it looked in the pictures, full of homely touches like toys for the children and binoculars for the spectacular views. A real home from home. We will deffinately be visiting again. Thank you for sharing this beautiful property with us

  4. RITCHIE , Warrington says:

    Thank you so much we really loved the house and all it had to offer. The views are truly spectacular and we so enjoyed watching the sun set over the bay each evening while lounging in the very comfortable front room. The whole house is really spacious and comfortable and the kitchen was great to cook in too. All of our party enjoyed it tremendously from grandchild to grandparent…our two year old even asked to leave the beach one day so we could go back to our holiday house! It felt like home from home and I can safely say we’ll all be back for more.

  5. Kirsty and Rob Guildford says:

    Lovely stay in a beautiful house. Has everything you could need and the views are spectacular.
    Very clean and would definitely stay again.

  6. Susan Whitfield, Widnes says:

    The house was fantastic. All the rooms big and airy. Very clean everything you needed was provided. The welcome pack left us speechless, the thoughtfulness and generosity set the tone of our stay. Thank you so much greatly appreciated. The views are amazing truly breathtaking. We had some lovely meals out. 1st in a wonderful Caribean restaurant beside the castle. Also at The Plas and Y Branwen. Nice bar meals at The Victoria ( next village along heading towards Barmouth. Signposted from The Victoria was Nantcol waterfalls a beautiful spot for walking or a picnic by the stream. We have been renting holiday cottages throughout the U.K. for 25 years this has to be the best. Thank you to all we had a wonderful time. Definately be back.

  7. Cath & Steve Sudbury says:

    Well equiped and spacious house. The photo on the home away site doesn’t do the view justice.

  8. Sunny & Gill Khele Rugby says:

    We really enjoyed our stay at Moelwyn, the house was fantastic, really clean and spacious with amazing views. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in this part of Wales. Thank you.

  9. The Maddock Family, Derbyshire says:

    We enjoyed a fantastic week in this spacious, well equipped, lovely clean house. The views are magnificent and we even had good weather. BBQs on the patio in the evening while watching the sunset were an unexpected bonus. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area. Recommended!

  10. Hartshorn & Male Families says:

    We really enjoyed staying at Moelwyn, it’s such a lovely, comfortable house, a real home from home with great showers, comfy beds and a well equipped kitchen! and with fabulous views across the bay it was a great base from which to explore the area. We’d recommend it and hopefully will stay again!

  11. Julie Hallam says:

    A very lovely house, the views were wonderful, a nice distance from the shops. The facilities were very good and we enjoyed every minute of it.

  12. Abbott family, west midlands says:

    Truly amazing cottage, the photos above are a very good representation. The sunsets were amazing as were the views during the day. Loads of room for two families. Thanks for the added extras of milk , wine and welsh cakes. We will hopefully be back at a later date to revisit. We loved every minute of our visit. After walking for 9 hours on saturday this was a perfect place to relax in after a nice hot shower.

  13. Graham H, Lancashire says:

    A very comfortable and warm property, with all the mod cons you could wish for. It was spacious, and light, with a truly wonderful view. Overall, one of the best holiday homes we have rented in the UK.

  14. Pierce family, Solihull says:

    Excellent Accommadation,the best we have ever stayed in Wales. We reluctantly left wishing it was ours. We intend to return.

  15. Fahim - London says:

    The cottage was absolutely amazing. Our entire family loved the place and were of the view that we should have stayed here much longer. Everything beyond our expectation was provided in the cottage. It was neat and clean and very warm and homely. The location was ideal with access to nearby town and superb sea views from the hills. I would recommend anyone at anytime of the day for this cottage !

  16. Ruxandra Popa, Merseyside says:

    Everything was really nice, ,really enjoyed our short holiday and for sure that we will come soon again. Everything was amazing! Thanks for this holiday!

  17. Marian, Carlisle says:

    We had a great holiday in this lovely house with every amenity you could wish for. The house was spotlessly clean and of course the view was spectacular. We’ve stayed in a lot of holiday cottages, some in beautiful locations, but this one had the best view yet. There was a thoughtful welcome pack waiting for us which was much appreciated. We would recommend this house unreservedly to anyone.

  18. John Nottingham says:

    A large well equipped house with superb views over Harlech Beach and the Lleyn Peninsula. The house is well decorated and very clean. We were accompanied by our 10 month old grandson. The facilities ( cot, high chair) were of a good standard but some easy to reach ornaments had to be moved. Overall a good base to explore Snowdonia from.

  19. Helen, Oxfordshire says:

    We had a week full of sunshine and glorious views from the house – missed a parasol -wh

  20. Liz ,Glyn Shrewsbury says:

    Could not wish for a better place to stay.House was very clean,spacious and comfortable and with all mod cons and withsuperb views over Harlech beach.
    House close to Harlech centre. The weather not too bad .
    Everything anyone would need for a perfect holiday stay .
    I would recommend moelwyn to anyone

  21. julie, West Midlands says:

    What a beautiful house with stunning views. House was immaculate, facilities were perfect. Spotlessly clean. Everything you could need in a home from home. Very well equipped kitchen. The only thing (and it is a tiny thing) is they could do with a light on the patio by the table and chairs, very dark at night out there. Welcome pack was a lovely thought. Had a lovely week there and only one day of drizzly rain. Also 2 BBQ’s on the patio area for dining outside which was a nice touch. Will be booking again.

  22. Annette and Richard , East Sussex says:

    Very well appointed holiday property with spacious rooms, comfortably furnished. The West facing living rooms and bedrooms provide superb views across Porthmadog Bay to the distant Llyn Peninsula.
    An excellent base from which to visit the Great Little Trains of North Wales. Highly recommended.

  23. Barry Harding, Northants says:

    The property was in excellent condition, well equipped, spotlessly clean and well prepared – Including some really nice touches that included wine & milk in the fridge, a tea/coffee selection & a wonderful slab of welsh fruit cake waiting on our arrival !

    The property has wonderful, wonderful views over the bay, our stay was very enjoyable & a huge thank you to the Dioni staff for their handling of our booking & stay – When I’m heading back to the area, I’ll be sure to book again.


  24. Sue Wilkinson, Uttoxeter says:

    The views are to die for and the house is so comfortable and well equipped. Would not hesitate to recommend and the welcome pack added that little extra nice touch. We were lucky to have some lovely weather which made the sunsets even more special. We didn’t want to leave and would love to go back.

    Highly recommend

  25. The Ecclestons says:

    Brill break ,stunning house &views

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