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Glyn Morfa

Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1015551)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage has great potential but really does need some TLC."

    While it is generally well equipped, the kitchen tap is very loose and there were no oven gloves available which is not anything I've ever had to bring before. We also had ants in the kitchen and the downstairs bedroom smells extremely strong of mould and damp to the extent that my daughter actually slept on the sofa after the first night. The rooms are not deep cleaned and the furniture in the rooms should be moved so the space behind can be cleaned. While the garden was lovely, I think listing a games room is a stretch, as this too was quite unpleasant to be in due to the damp and mouldy floor. Garden furniture and a random pushchair were stored in there making the space difficult to use. The cottage was lovely and warm but we were unable to control the temperature as the thermostat had no signal and the nightime temperatures were quite uncomfortably hot. The upstairs rooms were all very quaint and pleasant and every room has fantastic views. The lounge is a great communal room with lots of space. I would only stay here again if the issues listed above were dealt with first.

    Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention. We've addressed all matters you've raised. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2022

  • "Check-in times are too late and check-out times are too early compared to competitors."

    This is a pleasant cottage. Not spectacular. Nice location with the beach and castle nearby but very few cafes, bars or restaurants open. It is a gas NOT a real fire, make sure you read the description thoroughly, we nearly missed the note. The cottage does offer a high chair despite one not being listed and Sykes insisting that there wasn't one.

    Reviewed by DominicDec 2021

  • "Superb cottage, great size, great location"

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2021

  • "The property and location were wonderful!"

    We had a great week away with some very beautiful destinations only a short drive away. We had our German Shepherd with us and were very happy that the garden was secure (slightly low fence on one side of the property) which allowed us to give him freedom to run around in the great sized garden. There is a large tesco about a 15 minute drive away in Porthmadog and also an amazing fish and chip shop (The Creel). There are some lovely walks (dog friendly but your dog will need to stay on lead due to passing through farms). And there is also a great estuary beach walk only a few hundred metres from Llandecwyn train station). A highlight of ours was also visiting Portmeirion, which had some truly beautiful sights and walks!

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a great location, the road is very close but didn’t bother us, the garden is quite small but we hired a pop up hot tub which was a god send after our lovely walks as the weather was not great."

    We walked to the beach and in to Harlech through the fields behind the house. The house is old a little damp and could do with a really good clean and some air! Just to warn you the fridge is tiny (only big enough to store a few days food for 8 people) and we struggled to dry clothes as we couldn’t get the heating to link to the wifi and there wasn’t a tumble dryer! We explored north wales so the location was great for that !

    Reviewed by MelanieAug 2021

  • "House was in a beautiful setting - amazing views from all rooms."

    Very comfortable and nicely decorated and very clean and felt safe. Kids loved the games room in the shed and they could see (not hear) train in distance. V quick drive into Harlech. Menai I think I were struggling with covid pressures as didn’t really answer any of our emails - contact number was hidden in labyrinth on their website and no welcome pack and was a late check in.

    Reviewed by EleriAug 2021

  • "We loved our weeks stay at the cottage to wake to the view every morning was perfect !"

    the decor the cottage is fab its very clean and spacious has everything you need Only downsides for us personally was The main bedroom mattress was very hard and has left me with a sore back & neck There was no kitchen grabbers And the main garden has a couple of places where our dogs could escape. Overall an enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by AlexandriaOct 2020

  • "We had a fabulous relaxing stay at Glyn Morfa."

    It was a beautiful large cottage and our party of 6 adults 1 (1 yr old) and a dog had plenty of room. On arrival the cottage was fresh, clean and felt very welcoming. We were very grateful for the wine, welsh cakes and a pint of milk in the fridge. The cottage had great quality furnishings, it was large but extremely cosy and comfortable. All adults agreed that the beds were ultra comfortable, we all slept really well. The bed linen and towels were top quality. All rooms were spacious. We loved the large dining areas inside and out, where we could all sit together and enjoy an evening meal. We had everything we needed. It was great to have a full bathroom suite upstairs and very helpful to have a shower and toilet downstairs. The outside space was excellent with lots of places to sit and enjoy the views or the scents of the various plants. It was so peaceful to sit out in a morning with a hot drink, just listening to birds and gazing across the fields to woodlands and mountains. In the evenings we enjoyed going out of the back door and star gazing because the area is so dark the sky was awesome to see. We also walked round into the front garden area where we watched bats darting everywhere just around the street lights. Another feature enjoyed was the games room. We were also pleased to have the travel cot and high chair. We would definitely book this cottage again for a family get together. We thank the owners for providing such a beautiful cottage to rent.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2020

  • "Very disappointed that we didn't even have any toilet roll @ our arrival after along journey this is a STANDARD EXPECTATION I HAVE RENTED A LOT OF HOLIDAY HOMES IN WALES & SCOTLAND."

    ALSO there was a clear mis-description in regard to the log fire.... there clearly was not a log was a gas fire.... its best to be HONEST Other than that the place was s[acious & well located & clean & tidy.

    Reviewed by AbdulAug 2020

  • "Glyn Morfa as a holiday cottage was everything we were expecting, the only downside was the advertised log burner has been swapped for a gas fire and we love a good log fire ."

    .. but that seriously is not a complaint point! Location was spot on, the garden looks right down toward Harlech castle and you can hear the waves on the beach at night. Proximity to Porthmadoc was a 15 minute drive to access the supermarkets and butchers (seriously one of the best butchers I've ever used). One suggestion I would make is the potential to install a mirror on the opposite side of the road for when you're leaving the driveway, visibility is very hard around the wall of the adjacent house and you're pulling directly on to a national limit road.

    Reviewed by DanAug 2020

  • "The photos were a little deceiving as to how close the property was to the road."

    Reviewed by SuzanneAug 2020

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size, 2 x double, 1 x ground-floor twin can be made as super king on request
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with gas fire and TV.
  • Oil central heating
  • Gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and patio
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 1.3 miles, pub within 1.6 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4PM; Check-out by 10AM
  • Note: Although the garden is enclosed the fencing is low in some places and backs onto fields with farm animals grazing
  • Note: This property lies on a main road leading into Harlech so some road noise can be expected

The property

On the road leading to the delightful centre of Harlech is this lovely detached house offering a rural retreat close to the sea.

Glyn Morfa enjoys beautiful mountain views, resting within the Snowdonia National Park, making it a great choice for a group of avid walkers or a family with a love of the outdoors.

Step into the handy boot room to take off any muddy shoes, before stepping into the sitting room; slate floors lie beneath plush grey sofas for you to sink into after a busy day.

A choice of beautiful antique-style furnishings adds an elegant air to this bright and homely space with a gas fire to add some warmth on a cool evening as you enjoy a film on the TV.

Gather around the long farmhouse dining table for a hearty breakfast in good company, with a great range of appliances to assist you in all your culinary endeavours, this spacious and lofty room even has handy storage built into the original fireplace.

To the back of the property you can discover the convenient utility room where a washing machine will come in great use after muddy walks or sandy beach days, with a ground-floor shower room here too and a delightful twin bedroom, providing ground-floor accommodation for those with more limited mobility.

Take in the views of the mountains as you sit with your morning coffee, and say hello to the cows and sheep grazing in the fields beyond.

Find three lovely bedrooms on the first floor; first come across a double bedroom with a cheerful yellow theme and views over the countryside, whilst the super king-size bedroom presents dark wood furnishings paired with jade green accents in the décor, with the bed placed before the window perfectly to allow you to wake up with a view.

Move into the beautiful shared bathroom which features pretty mosaic-effect flooring where a bath with a shower over offers a pleasant space to freshen up.

Lastly find the final bedroom with a double bed and an original fireplace adding a delightful feature, with calming purple decoration.

Explore the amazing and imposing medieval Harlech Castle, a stronghold built by Edward I and claiming UNESCO World Heritage status.

Golfers will love the opportunity to enjoy the Royal St. David's Golf Club 18-hole course, established back in 1894 and often rated as the best golf course in North Wales.

Spend days on Harlech Beach where a four-mile stretch of pristine sands awaits you, as well as stunning views to the Snowdonia mountain range, backed by grassy dunes.

Nearby the tourist Italian-style town of Portmeirion provides a wonderful day out, with amazing architecture, sub-tropical gardens and a host of cafés, restaurants and shops to enjoy.

Head into the heart of the Snowdonia National Park and visit the charming Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway, with 40-miles of scenic railway you can experience stunning views from the comfort of a traditional carriage, before embarking on your own walking and cycling adventures across this incredible terrain.

Host a family holiday like no other at Glyn Morfa and see the best of North Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Barmouth 11 miles; Porthmadog 10 miles.

Situated in a magnificent position between the mountains and the sea, the delightful small town of Harlech is dominated by its majestic 13th century castle. Harlech Castle is recognised as the most impressive of all those built in North Wales by Edward I and has World Heritage status. The town is very popular with golfers, who come to enjoy the famous Royal St. Davids course, whilst the beautiful sandy beach is wonderful for family fun and long walks. Harlech offers an excellent variety of amenities including some good quality restaurants, whilst the whole of the Snowdonia National Park, together with the sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay, are all within easy reach.

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Region Information

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250
Note: Ground floor twin can be made up a superking on request

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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