Apartment | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Sea View is a self-catering apartment consisting of the first and second floors above a Post Office in a double wide terraced stone building dating back to 1903, with all modern conveniences. Being located in the centre of historic Harlech town in upper Harlech, it will seem as if you are staying in one of the turrets of the 13th century Edwardian Harlech Castle! All of Harlech's amenities are at your doorstep, including a Spar market, tea rooms, sweet shop, pubs and restaurants. Since the Arriva train stops at Harlech, it is even possible to have a complete holiday without a car.
Being in the Snowdonia National Park there are many hiking trails that begin in Harlech and go up to megalithic stone circles, cairns, and hillforts with sheep everywhere! Harlech beach is just a short walk away with a sandy beach that stretches for miles. The St. David's golf course is right out the window and close by is a train station south to Barmouth and London and north to Porthmadog and Pwllheli. With stunning sea, mountain, and castle views, this Harlech self-catering apartment with central heating and an electric fireplace is in a lovely location to just stay inside any time of the year or venture out to shop, hike, swim at the beach (30 minute walk), golf, dine, or attend the theater (10 minute walk). Given the famous Welsh rain, you will be glad to be warm inside and, though it might rain all day, you are almost guaranteed to see a spectacular sunset every evening followed by the illuminated night castle.
On the first floor of this Harlech holiday let is a kitchen and a dining room, which can seat everyone in your party, and a full bathroom. The sitting room, which has leather sofas with leg-rests and two swivel chairs in the bay window, is where the spectacular views described above can be seen and, in conjunction with the snug room which has a piano, there is provided a comfortable sitting area for 10, with the snug room being perfect for children.
On the second floor this Harlech self-catering apartment are five bedrooms and a full bathroom with bidet. Two of these bedrooms have a the super-king and king bed facing all the spectacular views. The other three bedrooms welcome the sunrise over the tops of the houses in the town having a king bed with shares space with the washer and dryer with its own sink, a double bed, and a room with two full size bunk beds.
The small enclosed front courtyard at the back entrance at this Snowdonia self-catering apartment offers a place to relax next to the spacious garden area with the view of the majestic castle turrets, or why not take a picnic lunch and sit in the courtyard of the castle, just a few steps away!
Roadside parking (limited to one hour 9am - 6pm) plus two public car parks 4 mins walk (£1 ph 8am - 6.30pm).
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Harlech Beach 1.3 km|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Harlech (to Barmouth, Birmingham, London) 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The North Wales region
Harlech lies within Snowdonia Park which is a protected area that has been occupied for centuries by neolithic and Welsh farmers for the most part populated only by sheep. Its stunning views of mountains and ocean rival any in the world. Since the time that Harlech castle was built, the sea has retreated creating the area of lower Harlech and leaving sand dunes fronting a flat wide sandy beach that seems to go on forever to the low tide mark and to the left and right.
Harlech Castle is13th century castle built by Edward I of England to control the Welsh that he had just conquered with the death of Llywelyn the Last. This castle was taken by Owain Glyndwr who proclaimed himself Prince of Wales from 1401-1416. It held out for seven years from 1461 during the War of the Roses giving rise to the song "Men of Harlech" and again it was the last stronghold to fall to Oliver Cromwell in 1647. UNESCO considers Harlech to be one of "the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe", and it is classed as a World Heritage site. Before the castle was built it was from this rock that the Mabinogion hero Bran walked across to Ireland.
Below the castle is the renowned St. David's Golf Course. Above in the hills are many hiking trails past standing stones, stone rings, cairns and hillforts. Harlech town offers many shops from shoes to antiques to art works with many eating options.
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11 Oct 2014
An exceptional property in an exceptional location, very clean, with excellent facilities. Beds were very comfortable, and with 5 bedrooms and two bathrooms it is ideal for a large family or group. It… More
1 Sep 2014
"Lovely house with fantastic views"
Prefect for Harlech Castle, beach and snowdon. Good price too. Kids loved it. We used it as a base to climb snowdon. Would definitely recommend.… More
24 Aug 2014
"Excellent place to stay"
The apartment was wonderful & the service excellent. I contacted the caretaker as the bbq & outside table were missing & he replaced them 1st thing the following morning, can't argue with service… More
4 Jul 2014
"Fantastic location and views"
This is a lovely house and great value for money. A little old fashioned and quirky in décor but has everything you need, big comfy beds, thick carpets and awesome views of the castle, beach and Snow… More
The guest do not say that to climb Snowdon they asked and received an extra day. Future guests should book at least an extra day for that objective as there is so much to do in Harlech, such as going to the beach, the castle, and the theater.
28 May 2014
"A room with a view is an understatement!"
We had a lovely weekend in Harlech at Sea View. We were visiting to celebrate my dad's 70th birthday so there were 10 of us ranging in age from 1 to 70. Calling it an apartment suggested somethi… More
Yes, Sea View needs to be appreciated in person. I posted photos of the view, but as you said it was hard to believe that they are true. I loved your comparing Sea View to Harry Potter's Room of Requirement. It is a wonderful confirmation that we have done our best to make our guests feel at home. And yes that bay window in front of the castle with the sea is heaven.
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