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
Of all our holiday cottages in Harlech, Fron Hyfryd is probably the most central. It enjoys sea views and 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 one of our favourite holiday cottages in Harlech is a real 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.
Price From £71 / Night
Sleeps 6 + Cot | WiFi | Near Beach | Near Pub | Real Fire
No.1 Porkington Terrace is a chic and stylish four bedroom holiday cottage in Harlech. Right in the heart of this picturesque and friendly holiday town, the cottage is in walking distance of a lovely collection of cafes, pubs and shops, as well as being within easy reach of a stunning sandy beach and the wild ruggedness of the mountains of Snowdonia.