Harlech Holiday Cottage With Sea Views | Fron-Hyfryd | Dioni

Harlech Holiday Cottage With Sea Views | Fron-Hyfryd

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 restaurants.

Harlech Holiday Cottage With Sea Views | Fron-Hyfryd

The living area of this traditional quarryman’s cottage has been knocked through to provide a nice, big open plan space. At one end a large sofa and leather armchair face onto a large log fire sitting on a slate hearth. At breakfast time, the traditional dining table and chairs at the other end of the room will hopefully witness lots of animated discussions over the adventures that lay ahead as well as more tranquil family meals at the end of a busy day.

The kitchen, towards the back of the house is very well equipped with a large fridge-freezer, electric oven and hob along with a washer dryer. Plenty of storage room in the plain white fitted units and a small breakfast bar is a welcome addition.

There are two main bedrooms upstairs; one double and one twin. The double looks out towards the sea whilst the twin room looks out over the tops of the neighbouring houses towards Snowdon itself. Both bedrooms are spotlessly clean with elegant fresh linen covering Victorian style beds. The family bathroom at the top of the stairs has a large shower cubicle and a plain white bathroom suite. There is a third unfurnished bedroom. Too small for a bed but perfect for a travel cot or small camp bed or luggage storage.

Harlech Holiday Cottage With Sea Views | Fron-Hyfryd

Property Details

Sleeps  4 + Cot (or child in camp bed)

Pets  No

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided on request

Bedrooms  2 Bedrooms. Bedroom 1: Double. Bedroom 2: Twin

Bathrooms  1 Bathroom: Shower, WC and Washbasin.

Facilities  Welcome Hamper, Linen, Towels, Log Fire, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Combined washer/drier, Wifi, DVD player, Books, DVD Library, Mobile phone reception, Private Garden, On-street parking. Travel cot, High Chair and Camp Bed available on request.

This cottage not suitable for disabled guests.

Additional Parking Info: On-street parking is on a first come first served basis. The cottage has one permit for local car parks if you don't find a space. (There is a shortcut near the cottage which takes you to the nearest one.)


The cottage is located on a hill leading up from the high-street of this bustling seaside town. The hill ensures that the cottage commands brilliant views over the town and coastline beyond, but the gradient may not suit anyone with mobility difficulties.

The back garden is small but has fantastic views. Here, guests can look out over treetops and chimney pots towards the famous castle rising up right in the heart of town. Beyond, the Cardigan Bay coastline can be seen curving from left to right towards Porthmadog and then left again towards the tip of the Llyn peninsula and the distant flash of Bardsey lighthouse.

Harlech is home to a couple of grocery shops, a nice selection of cafes and restaurants. Barmouth, some 15 minutes to the south and Porthmadog, 15 minutes to the North will provide guests with a larger selection of shops and cafes. No need to wander to find better beaches, however. The golden sands of Harlech beach must be among the cleanest and nicest stretches of coastline in the UK.

No need for the car when looking for a country hike either. A walk up the hill from the cottage away from town will quickly bring you to the foothills of Cwm Bychan. Beautiful rolling hills that lay just in front of the steeper Rhinog Mountain Range. There are lots of adventure activity providers in the area. Everything from mountain biking, to gorge walking and from zip lining to underground caving can be enjoyed nearby.


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  1. Oliver & Angie says:

    Lovely week in the house, everything spotlessly clean. Superb location in Harlech just a short walk down the hill to cafes in the town and down to the bottom of the hill to the pub & restaurant. Harlech beach is a nice walk from the house, however with the very handy car park pass, you can have free parking in many of the county council car parks. Definitely will be back.

  2. Mair Davies says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful, comfy cottage. Fron Hyfryd is Spotlessly clean and vey well equipped with the wood burner an added bonus. Very central for visiting the surrounding area, would highly recommend.

  3. Joanne says:

    A lovely cottage, thoughtfully set up. We appreciated the table and chairs in the garden to sit and enjoy the wonderful views. The fish and chips from the cafe at the bottom of the hill, near the level crossing, were excellent and the walk back up burnt off some of the calories in the chips!

  4. Mandy Rosen says:

    We had a really lovely weekend at this beautiful cottage. It is in a great location so we walked to the beach and went hiking too. We would definitely recommend!

  5. Harwood family says:

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here post Covid lockdown. The cottage was in a super location and there were many walks right frl. The doorstep. It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The locals of Harlech were very welcoming and we particularly enjoyed a take away from the As.Is Bistro. Great to have Netflix to watch in the evening.

  6. Emily says:

    Just on our way home from this lovely
    little cottage. Clean and well maintained in a good location. Parking was hit and miss but the carpark permit really helped and was used not only in Harlech but other local towns/villages. When it says the hill is steep, it really is so please bare this in mind. The lovely welcome gift including wine, milk, cake and a gift voucher for ice creams at the local ice cream shop was so kind and really appreciated by our toddler! only criticism is of dioni not the cottage; advertising says a pub is within walking distance – it isn’t. It shut 3 years ago! Thank-you so much for a lovely stay.

    1. Dioni says:

      Hi Emily, sorry yes the pub has been closed, we have now removed the “Near pub” bit of the website, there are a couple of pubs at the bottom of the hill, within a mile, though it is a bit of a climb back up after!

  7. Martyn says:

    We had a most enjoyable stay. The cottage was very comfortable had had all the amenities we required and expected from the specification. We thoroughly liked our evening drinks sitting in the secluded rear garden overlooking the castle. We coped with the steep climb and managed to park on the hill or overnight on the streets in the town. The parking permit was also used frequently in the neighbouring towns and saved us a lot in car parking charges.
    We had a great holiday, certainly helped by the fine weather.

  8. Liz Moulton says:

    Lovely cottage, v modern and clean with great views of sea and castle. We ate in As If the bistro by the castle which was excellent, also fish and chip shop does great fish supper. Harlech castle well worth a visit and we also enjoyed crabbing around an hour south in Aberdovey, which is a stunning little seaside village. Only down side was great British weather but you can’t legislate for that!!

  9. Helen says:

    Cosy, modern, homely and well equipped cottage. Extremely peaceful with good views from the back garden of Harlech and the front of the cottage of the mountains. Beach is about a mile away and worth the walk, especially at sunset. Only negative was the outside windows could have done with a clean! Ordinary wouldn’t have highlighted this but given the cottage has views of the mountain range it was a shame. Overall would definitely recommend it is a very comfortable cottage.

  10. James says:

    Excellent cottage in a great location with fantastic views from the back garden. Very short walk into the village and plenty of places to eat. Cottage was clean and tidy and some welcome treats on arrival such as a cake and bottle of wine. A great short break for our family of four and would definitely recommend to others.

  11. Elaine Lamley says:

    Know the area well and love it. The cottage was very clean and tidy with everything you could need for a holiday. The added touch of the home made Bara Brith and a bottle of wine was very welcome. We have stayed in quite a few Dioni cottages now and the standard is always above and beyond what we would expect from a rental property

  12. Jane Johnson says:

    Lovely cosy cottage with great views. Parking was a challenge but car park not far away. Welcome pack was lovely touch.

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