4.7★ Sykes rating 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Pets Yes Features Off road parking Ground floor accommodation Ground floor bedroom Garden / Patio Pub/shop < 1 mile Washing machine Dishwasher Seaside Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search 21 Customer Reviews "The views from the property and its tiered gardens are stunning." The varied seating in the gardens allows for outdoor dining and also a quiet spot for reading. We all enjoyed our lovely week at this comfy, cosy cottage. There are many walks in this beautiful area and Harlech Castle is easily accessible. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We hope to stay again soon. Reviewed by Susan5.0★Aug 2023 "We had a lovely week staying at Bodriw with its secluded location, beautiful gardens and its in a stunning location with beautiful views of the hills and the beach." Harlech is set among very steep hills so you do need a certain amount of stamina to walk anywhere. We walked to the beach a few times and there is also a walk from the cottage up into nearby woodland with lovely views of the castle if you make it the top. It’s a beautiful part of Wales and we will certainly visit again. Reviewed by Michael3.8★Aug 2023 "Lovely cottage in an outstanding area." Plenty of room outside for children to play around. There were 7 in our party and enough space inside for everyone. Plenty of things to do and see around the area, but be warned about the directions getting there from the centre of Harlech as the terrain is very challenging for some people but once you arrive your rewarded with wonderful cottage and lovely views. Reviewed by Jonathan5.0★Jul 2023 "The cottage is accessed by a very steep lane ( not for the faint hearted) and then a track, but so very worth it when you are welcomed with a lovely Welsh cottage and stunning views over Cardigan Bay." Sufficient parking for 4 cars on site but note that there are 5 slate steps leading down to the entrance of the cottage so not very suitable for people with mobility issues, although our 92 yr old Father did just about manage them. There is a lovely sun terrace with a big picnic table where we spent many an evenings, weather permitting, watching the sun setting over the bay. It was beautiful!! The cottage ( a bungalow) is in a very quiet location with a mature tiered garden. It is clean, comfortable, nicely decorated, well equipped and we didn’t want for anything. It consisted of 2 dbl bedrooms, one of which has a very small en-suite, a twin room and single room, a main bathroom with bath and shower, a dinning room, lounge, snug room and kitchen. Towels were also provided. Check out was at 9am which we all felt was a little early but I’m sure there is a valid reason for this, and we were asked to strip our beds and place all sheets and used towels in a plastic bag, prior to departure. Also might be worth noting that the WiFi signal was not great, but this is probably not unusual for the area. Harlech is a small lovely traditional village with an impressive castle to visit, a couple of lovely cafes and shops and the sandy beach is stunning ( although not really within walking distance from the cottage… approximately 2 miles away with a car park). Great base for visiting Porthmadog, Portmeirion, and even Snowden which as about an hour’s drive.. We unfortunately didn’t get to meet the owner but was sent a lovely welcoming email with plenty of suggestions and recommendations for the local area. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will miss waking up each morning to those stunning views So glad you enjoyed your stay. There is a steep hill (noted in the description) from the village but the result is the view so hopefully worth it. If you had let me know about the wifi signal I would have looked into it. The people did the following week and I rectified the problem (well Open Reach did). The beach is 1.3 miles away and is a lovely walk if you can, otherwise there is a car park just nearby. Many thanks for your custom. Cathryn Property Owner Reviewed by Jackie4.1★Jun 2023 "Excellent introduction and advice from owner." Beautiful location and fantastic gardens. Reviewed by James5.0★May 2023 "My family and dog spent a very relaxing week here in September." The property was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The views are amazing and the gardens had different levels to explore.The property is very convenient for a short walk into Harlech and for visiting the surrounding areas. The owner was very helpful and accommodating of our requirements. Reviewed by Joanna4.4★Sep 2022 "Lovely communications with the owner prior to our stay." Our party consisted of 5 adults 2 children and there was plenty of room for us all. The cottage was lovely and clean and the kitchen was very well equipped. The gardens are beautiful right down to the friendly robin. The view was picture perfect and we were lucky enough to see some lovely sunsets. Reviewed by Susan5.0★Jul 2022 "This a lovely house and garden, set in a peaceful location at the end of a lane high above Harlech." Everything feels very spacious and clean, and there is an abundance of facilities. The garden is particularly magical - I really do love it. There are lots of walking opportunities straight from the house itself, and it is only a short few minutes walk down to the village. Very highly recommend. Reviewed by Anthea5.0★Jul 2022 "Wow! Spacious." Clean. Comfortable. Well equipped. And those views! Incredible. We were 2 adults, our 18 yo son and his friend and 14 yo daughter and her friend. Plenty of space for our own areas inside and outside so we weren't on top of each other. We had a slight problem in the ensuite whilst we were there which was dealt with immediately. Communication with the owner was superb. Would highly recommend. Reviewed by Joanne5.0★May 2022 "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 Caroline5.0★Oct 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 Jeanette4.7★Sep 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 David4.7★Sep 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 Caroline4.4★Sep 2021 "We enjoyed our stay at Bodriw." We were blessed with fantastic weather. We could sit out on the patio and sip a glass of wine and watch the sunset over the sea and mountains. The property provided some deckchairs for sunbathing. The owner had provided various seats in the gardens to sit and admire the view. The property is at the end of a track so we were able to walk with the dog into Harlech quite easily. Its a handy spot for walking into the village and yet be surrounded by nature at the house. You need a torch if walking back in the dark along the pebbly path. Be advised to pre-book any restaurants or pubs. The italian restaurant (As.Is Bistro) in Harlech is a recommend - will accept a well behaved dog. We will be back - so much to see in the area. Reviewed by Helen5.0★Aug 2021 "The cottage was idyllic." The gardens and views were fantastic, the host was great for communication. Will definitely book again. Reviewed by Karen5.0★Jul 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 Richard5.0★Jul 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 Susanna5.0★Jun 2021 "This house has the most amazing views!" Reviewed by Lydia5.0★Jun 2021 "ABSOLUTLEY GORGEOUS PROPERTY-FAB FAB FAB!" 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 Melissa5.0★May 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 P3.8★Oct 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 Sue4.1★Sep 2020 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Summary All ground floor Four bedroom: 1 x double, 1 x 4ft double with ensuite with shower and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single Bathroom with walk-in shower, separate bath, basin and WC Kitchen/diner Dining room Sitting room Snug Oil central heating Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, air-fryer, 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 Please note the maximum occupancy of Bodriw is 7 to include children and infants Note: Property cannot accept Friday changeovers The property We’re delighted to introduce this wonderful property as part of our portfolio. Enjoying an elevated position within a 10-minute walk of the seaside town of Harlech, Bodriw is a unique holiday home - secluded and peaceful yet still close to local sights, experiences 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 Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Wales’s highest mountain, and the beautiful Llŷn peninsula. Bodriw is a traditional, stone-built detached dwelling, perfect for a large family or good friends to spend time together exploring the coast, mountains and countryside of this stunning National Park area. There is a large, peaceful, natural garden for nature lovers which is perfect for dogs and children to explore. Adults will love it too! After a day of exploring, you can look forward to unwinding in this home from home, taking in the stunning scenic views from the sitting room, watching TV or listening to music, playing games brought from home, or relaxing with a drink on the raised patio outside watching the sun go down. If you feel the need for a quieter indoor space to read or contemplate your day, you can curl up in an armchair in the snug. The large kitchen is well-equipped for catering for full family meals and has a dishwasher to help you clear up afterwards. You’ll also find the washing machine and breakfast table in the kitchen, whilst everyone can enjoy a meal together in the more formal dining room, again with beautiful scenic views. As the evening closes in enjoy the silence within one of the cosy, colourful bedrooms in the cottage, comprising of a double bedroom, a 4ft double bedroom (with ensuite), a twin bedroom and a single bedroom, each with storage space. If you can tear yourself away from this superb property, stroll up the bridle path and down the steep hill with views to the sea to the village. Here you’ll find several small shops and cafes for essentials. In the village itself you’ll find the imposing 13th century Harlech Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are also miles of unspoilt beaches here where you can spend endless hours, as well as a swimming pool and climbing wall at the small leisure centre. And for golf lovers, the renowned Royal St David’s course nestles in the sand dunes of Harlech. From Harlech you can travel north to Porthmadog where you can join the Ffestiniog railway and find a wider range of shops and supermarkets. Locally and further afield within the Snowdonia National Park area you’ll find a range of mountain summits and trails to explore, sure to make your holiday memorable if you enjoy walking and hiking. You could also visit the large slate mines at Blaenau Ffestiniog if the weather is not so good. Outdoor activities such as Zip World and Bounce Below are also accessible within a reasonable drive from Harlech. The Italianate village of Portmeirion, situated close to Porthmadog, overlooks the picturesque Dwyryd estuary. This wonderful village enjoys sub-tropical gardens and has restaurants, cafes and shops, as well as a spa. If you travel south from Harlech to the next village you will find the Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Llanfair, and if you travel on to Barmouth, there’s a lively seafront, long beach and a variety of shops and restaurants. Harlech and the surrounding area is a stunning location to create wonderful memories, and Bodriw is the ideal base. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200. View on map About the location HARLECH 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. View more holiday cottages in Harlech Note: Strictly check in 5pm, check out 9am.Note: Property does not allow adult group bookings over the winter period between November and MarchThe track down to the house is by a short, rough bridle path.Note: Property cannot accept Friday changeovers.