The property is a recently upgraded ground floor flat set on a development of holiday homes in a large lawned area well away from any main road. The development is just a few minutes walk away from the lovely sandy Harlech beach; the castle, the mountains of Snowdonia and the dunes can be seen from the development and the world famous Royal St. David's Golf Course is within half a mile. The centre of the village itself is about half a mile away.
The flat comprises a hallway, two bedrooms, one containing a king size bed and the other containing a double bunk (the bunk beds are large enough to sleep adults), a bathroom with a bath and integral shower unit, sink and toilet, lounge area with a double sofa bed. easy chairs, beanbags, TV and blu ray DVD player together with a music system (CD, DAB, tuner, USB slot ( bring your own cable to plug your IPOD or phone in). kitchen area with fridge, microwave, electric cooker, oven, sink and breakfast bar/ preparation area which seats six. A sliding patio door leads out onto a patio (outdoor furniture and barbeque equipment is provided) and extensive lawns. The booking fee includes towels and bed linen and if you're staying for longer than a week, a change of bedding and towels. We don't charge a damage deposit. WFi is provided.
There are shops, pubs, an indoor swimming pool, an indoor climbing wall and several restaurants (Balti, Chinese, Fish and Chips, Posh Nosh, Caribbean, Pub Grub, Pizza) and numerous cafes within a short walking distance of the development.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Nearest beach||Harlech 1.5 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Liverpool or Manchester 120 km, Nearest railway: Harlech 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Furniture||Sofa Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Harlech is within the Snowodonia National Park, a beautiful area of small villages, mountains, woods. moorland, farmland and beaches in North Wales. The region was settled by the Celts originally and the Welsh language is widely spoken. The valleys and mountains are full of the evidence of the ancient past of this area with stone circles, cromlechs (ancient burial mounds) and the remains of old dwellings.
As with all mountainous areas, the weather can be variable however, both summer and winter are often beautiful with clear blue skies and temperatures in the summer reaching the high 20s. The coastal strip has a weather pattern that is vastly different from that in the higher areas and while the mountains are cloaked in cloud, the coast can be sunny.
In winter the place really comes into its own with vast empty beaches and quiet roads. It rarely snows on the coastal strip however the mountains can be a different matter.
The area around Harlech contains a vast number of interesting places to visit. The slate mines at Llanfair a couple of miles along the road and a larger version in what was once the slate capital of the world at Blaenau Ffestiniog allow you to see the vast scale on which slate was mined in this area and the skilful way in which the product was manipulated to produce the roofing material that was exported around the world.
Steam train enthusiasts love the area with the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways both running a spectacular and mountainous route to adjoining places of interest from their base at Porthmadog. On a smaller scale, the Fairbourne Railway plies a coastal route from the village out onto the dunes.
Barnmouth and Porthmadog are bustling towns with lots of shops, cafes, restaurants and the like. Both towns have fantastic beaches close by and Black Rock Sands, a watersports enthusiast's paradise is a short drive from Porthmadog. The entire area has so many beaches that even in the height of summer you will have no problem finding an empty one. Take a picnic, make a beach fire and watch dolphins and seals.
A bit further on from Porthmadog and you go through the gateway town of Pwllheli and onto the Lleyn Peninsular. This is a vastly different area, sticking out into the sea, largely treeless in direct contrast to the heavily wooded mainland area; at the end of the peninsular you can take a boat, weather permitting, from the lovely little fishing village of Aberdaron out to Bardsey Island, a place of pilgrimage for early Christians.