Looking for a holiday destination that’s packed full of Welsh heritage and character? Take a look at some of our favourite holiday cottages in Harlech.
Harlech is an utterly charming historic Welsh coastal town on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. It boasts a clifftop UNESCO World Heritage Site medieval castle and one of the best links golf courses in the UK at Royal St David’s.
Sitting proud on a hillside looking out to sea, the town is flanked by the majestic mountains of Snowdonia to the east, with Cardigan Bay and the Irish Sea to the west. There’s easy access to many of Snowdonia’s most popular attractions and destinations.
Its stunning coastline is one of sandy dunes and marram grass, and the sunsets looking out over the Irish Sea make this a spectacular spot to enjoy a well-earned sundowner. An award-winning beach is a short walk downhill from the main town.
Harlech’s hills and winding lanes provide plenty of nooks and crannies to explore. Look out for the fabulous Cae Du Designs for beautiful Welsh fabrics and soft furnishings, as well as the town’s quirky antique and gift shops.
Visitors travel long distances for the cakes and scones at the Llew Glas Café and deli – you really should call in for a cuppa. There’s a vibrant restaurant scene, including the five-star Castle Cottage dining room.
The newly-refurbished visitor centre at Harlech castle is totally captivating and the ideal all-weather day out. Try to resist humming Men of Harlech, our nation’s unofficial anthem, as you walk around the castle’s mighty walls. We’re not sure you’ll be able to…
But do hum, if the mood takes you, as you take a look at some of our favourite holiday cottages in Harlech.
Top 5 Holiday Cottages in Harlech
From: £50 / night
SLEEPS 4 | NEAR BEACH | WIFI | NEAR PUB | REAL FIRE
This Harlech holiday cottage with sea views is located right in the heart of the famous castle town. Perched between the mountains of Snowdonia and the beautiful sandy coastline of Cardigan Bay, the cottage is walking distance to a lovely selection of shops, cafes, and the all important village pub.
From £78 / night
SLEEPS 9 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | PET FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE
This beautiful semi detached home is a wonderful example of that traditional seaside holiday cottage. Situated in Llandanwg, near Harlech in North Wales, the house is in walking distance to one of the nicest sandy beaches in the U.K.
From £44 / night
SLEEPS 4 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | PET FRIENDLY
Stabal-Llanfair is a two bedroom bijoux holiday cottage between the mountains and sea. It’s an 18th century stone built cottage which started life as stables and a hayloft before being converted into a home in a great location making a unique getaway. Walking distance from the beach and within easy access of the surrounding mountains and just south of the famous castle town of Harlech, there is so much to do on the doorstep.
From £50 / night
SLEEPS 5 | FARM STAY | WIFI | NEAR BEACH
Another hidden gem nestling among the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park. This holiday cottage near Harlech has two bedrooms on the ground floor and is a perfect retreat for people looking to get away from it all.
From £86 / night
SLEEPS 8 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB | PET FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE
Tan-Y-Wenallt is a ‘ty unnos’ or ‘one night house’. An ancient and well known tradition here in Wales. During the 18th century, a time of rapidly expanding population and poverty, it was generally agreed that a property could be built by squatters on common land so long as it was built within 24hrs, one day and one night. The test being that smoke had to emerge from the chimney before sunrise the following morning. The occupier was then allowed to claim a portion of the surrounding land. The boundary being set by the distance he could throw an axe from the new house.
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