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Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1039253)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautifully maintained garden and house with breathtaking views across the estuary to Snowdonia."

    Very comfortable and a well equipped kitchen. Great restaurants you can walk to in Harlech. It is a very steep road up to the house, with one rutted bit on the straight, so not one for the low slung vehicle.

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2021

  • "Lovely location but hard on the car getting up there, particularly the bridleway, very rough, but its only a short stretch luckily."

    House and gardens lovely. Would prefer more than one loo but as there were only 2 of us it was not a problem.

    Reviewed by JeanetteSep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week, enjoying the perfect views from the cottage and exploring Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsular."

    Found a couple of walking routes down to Harlech main street that were useful - opposite the road turn off to Bodriw, and opposite the cemetary near the chapel. The cottage is well appointed and peaceful at the end of its' track. Loved the multi level terraces with a range of views - even saw Snowdon when not obscured by clouds.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "Beautiful quiet setting with lovely gardens and views."

    Owner very helpful. Do feel that one bathroom for 7 people would be a problem but fine as there were only 3 of us. Also access road was very narrow and poor ground clearance for one of our cars. A lovely cottage and grounds.

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2021

  • "The cottage was idyllic."

    The gardens and views were fantastic, the host was great for communication. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2021

  • "We had a great time at Bodriw."

    A beautiful setting and lovely house. The owner, Cathryn, was incredibly responsive to any questions we had about the house of what to do around Harlech. Definitely go there if you are thinking of visiting Harlech and the amazing beaches and surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "This is a gorgeous home in a beautiful spot."

    So peaceful with amazing views. The house is well equipped and everything that a guest might want has been thought about. We will be back!

    Reviewed by SusannaJun 2021

  • "This house has the most amazing views!"

    Reviewed by LydiaJun 2021


    Would 100% recommend and definitely hope to return again. if you are considering booking do it , you wont be disappointed. The views are out of this world each way you look you wont be disappointed so stunning from looking down to the sea views , to the gorgeous country side., we watched the sunset every evening out the huge panoramic windows. Huge outdoor space which we made the most of, beds/pillows super comfy. large outdoor parking space, super private end property. Great location for travelling around , Harlech sandy beach is stunning, we drove down as the property is high up on a hill , there is a car park near the beach where the golf club is a walk over the sandy dunes and you are in paradise. The host Kathy was brilliant in all communications and answered any questions we had really friendly and helpful. There was camping chairs which we were able to use which was an added bonus , they came in really handy sitting outside and we took them to the beach so you don't need to pack those if travelling. only 1 tv in the lounge , maybe a small one in the hub room would be good, but the tv had everything you needed and to be honest you probably wont use it too much anyway as we were out for most of the day/evenings. Really strong powerful shower and bath too. cant rate it enough. Thank you for a super stay it was just what we needed and exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by MelissaMay 2021

  • "The position of the property above Harlech castle was simply idyllic with stunning views of the coast and mountains."

    We had enjoyable daily walks down to the town and beach. The grounds of the warm and cosy cottage are quite a feature, well maintained with interesting paths to amble round with the dogs. We and our guests had a wonderful relaxing week here. Thank you Cathryn!

    Reviewed by POct 2020

  • "Very comfortable property, with fantastic views."

    The track approach needs to be driven with care and the entrance is very narrow at one point, but OK for an Audi A4, with wing mirrors tucked in, just to be sure! We enjoyed a very restful week away from it all in these troubled times, and felt ‘Covid safe’ thanks to the measures put in by Sykes and the owner, who is very helpful if there are any queries.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2020

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The property

We’re really excited to be introducing this wonderful property to our portfolio.

Enjoying an elevated position within a 10 minute stroll of the seaside resort town of Harlech, Bodriw is a unique holiday home – secluded and peaceful while still close to local sights and amenities.

Given its secluded location and wonderful views, Bodriw is accessible via a short, rough bridle path.

This cottage is full of character with sweeping sea and mountain views, including Snowdon, Wales’s highest mountain, and the Llŷn Peninsula.

This traditional, stone-built detached dwelling is the perfect property for a large family to come together and explore the coast, countryside and mountains of this stunning area.

This part of North Wales is filled with plenty of things to see and do.

After an action-packed day, look forward to unwinding in this home from home sitting room, taking in the stunning scenic views, watching TV, playing games brought from home, or relaxing with a glass on the raised patio outside watching the sun go down.

If you feel the need for a quieter indoor space to read or think about your day, curl up in an armchair in the snug.

The large country style kitchen is well-equipped for catering – whether you’re packing a picnic, cooking a family Sunday roast or planning a special meal.

It also includes a dishwasher to help clear up afterwards.

In the kitchen you will also find the washing machine and a breakfast dining table, whilst everyone can enjoy a meal together in the more formal dining room, again with beautiful scenic views.

As the evening grows darker enjoy the silence within one of the cosy, colourful bedrooms in the cottage, comprising of a double bedroom, a 4ft double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom, each with storage space.

One of the unique elements of Bodriw is its large, secluded garden which provides an exciting and natural space for children and dogs to explore.

Adults will enjoy it too!

If you can tear yourself away from this superb property, stroll up the bridle path and amble down the hill with views to the sea into the centre of Harlech.

You’ll find a number of cafes, takeaways and shops with essentials here.

Be sure to pre-book and visit the town’s castle (after 6 August), which is one of Edward 1’s mighty coastal fortresses and now a designated World Heritage Site, which overlooks miles of sandy beach, where families can spend hours during the summer months.

And for any golfing fans, the Royal St David’s golf course also nestles behind the sand dunes of Harlech.

From here, you can travel north to the enchanting Italianate-style village of Portmeirion, which overlooks the coast and enjoys sub-tropical gardens and a cluster of restaurants, cafes and shops, as well as a spa, offering a haven of tranquility overlooking the Dwyryd Estuary.

Slightly further north is the resort of Porthmadog where you can find a wider range of shops and supermarkets.

There are plenty of mountain walks and hikes close to and within driving distance of Harlech as well as Snowdon, which does tend to be extremely busy during the main holiday periods.

Travelling south, you will find the lively seaside resort of Barmouth, again with a wide variety of shops and cafes, and plenty of wonderful walks nearby.

Bodriw promises a wonderful retreat for exploring the delights of this very special part of Wales.


  • All ground floor
  • Four bedroom: 1 x double, 1 x 4ft double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, separate bath, basin and WC
  • There is one toilet in the property
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, iron, ironing board , washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi and Bluetooth wireless speaker
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and hand and bath towel per person inc. In rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Large garden with lawn area and raised patio with table and chairs, deck chairs
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shops 0.6 miles, Pubs 0.9 miles (open from 3 August)
  • Note: the garden has split levels and slate steps and part is on a slope
  • The track down to the house is by a short, rough bridle path
  • Note: Strictly check in 5pm, check out 9am
  • Note: Property does not allow adult group bookings over the winter period between November and March

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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: Strictly check in 5pm, check out 9am.
Note: Property does not allow adult group bookings over the winter period between November and March
The track down to the house is by a short, rough bridle path.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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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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