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Castle Lodge

Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1050080)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely LOVED our week in this cottage."

    We have no complaints at all re the cottage itself. It is just perfect and we plan to return again next year. The local shop keepers and castle staff were so welcoming and patient with us and our little boy who happens to have extra needs. This made our stay even more special after a very long and hard couple of years. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage with us. We are all missing it already. Julie, Dee (grown ups), Jack (12), Harry (10), Charlie (7 who happens to have Down syndrome. The ability to go in and out of the castle in small doses and the very lovely caring people of Harlech made this the best holiday ever for this beautiful boy and therefore ours too). Thank you, thank you, thank you xx

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2022

  • "This was a wonderful location with spacious, well designed accommodation with great facilities."

    The lighting and Netflix were very nice additions as was the welcome basket. There was everything you could need and we had a fabulous holiday. Thank you. The icing on the cake would be a new cafetiere as current one leaks coffee grounds. Other than that all was perfect and we would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2022

  • "Had a really lovely stay at the lodge with our friends, young kids & dogs."

    Lovely large spaces so that we never felt crowded. Beautiful sunsets from the bedroom and terrace. Would definitely recommend. There’s a small foodshop over the road that was brilliant and meant we didn’t need to go far to get supplies.

    Reviewed by FelicityMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage exactly as described."

    It's in a great location, literally a ten second walk out of the back gate to the castle visitors centre. There is also a shop just up the road for bits and bobs, a bistro within a minutes walk and you are about a minutes walk from the high street. The living room is big but very cosy, the kitchen is well equipped with a little utility room just off it with a washer, dryer and a dish washer. Next to the kitchen is another room with a two seater sitee a TV and a PlayStation. I can imagine this would be a good place for children to have there own space away from the main living room. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, one with amazing views of the castle, a small room with a set of bunk beds in, definitely a kids room as it's got a book case with some children's books in. There is also another bedroom, the biggest of the three, you have also got a nice veiw of the mountains from this room, though its not a full veiw as other houses are in the way, but from the bed you can lay there and see the mountains. There are two bathrooms, one downstairs with a toilet and shower and a bigger family bathroom upstairs with a bath and an electric shower over it. We had a welcome pack of milk, bread, butter and biscuits . Parking as stated is for two cars, just a note that it's quite a tight squeeze through the gates though. Apart from that though, I can't actually find any fault at all. We would definitely recommend and we will definitely go again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! You were excellent guests and very kind to have got in touch before you left. We look forward to welcoming you back to Castle Lodge in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JonathanMar 2022

  • "A perfect cottage."

    Spacious, comfortable, very nicely decorated and the views of the castle were breathtaking. The few niggles we had were trivial and not worth listing. We would love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2022

  • "Ideal location very spacious perfect."

    Would definitely book again.

    Dear Janet Thank you so much for your feedback following your stay at Castle Lodge. We are so glad you enjoyed it. We are always looking to make improvements, so if there is anything that could have helped improve your stay, do let us know. We hope to welcome you back to Castle Lodge again in the future. Anthea & Jon Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetJan 2022

  • "A superb location and excellent quality accommodation."

    A peaceful stay and a garden with full sun into the evening with a stunning backdrop of an historic castle illuminated until late. Thoroughly recommended. Though Harlech is small there are some good shops and food available just a very short walk away. The Premier supermarket is in Lower Harlech. If you are feeling lazy the castle visitor centre is literally next door and has a great cafe for a cooked breakfast (and friendly staff too).

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021

  • "Arranging the booking was straight forward."

    No unexpected issues so not able to comment on how Sykes Cottages would manage these.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "This was our second stay at Castle Lodge and we had such a lovely time again."

    It’s a great house in a beautiful location right next to Harlech Castle and with wonderful walks to the beach and the hills. Would completely recommend and we’ve already booked to return for a third time next year!

    Reviewed by ZoeAug 2021

  • "Had a lovely time at Castle Lodge in August."

    Very centrally located and phenomenal view enjoyed every aspect to it. Loved going around the castle. Even had fantastic takeaway food delivered over the gate from the restaurant next door. A very relaxing break.

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2021

  • "The previous weeks laundry was left in the bathroom."

    The oven in need of a good clean and light switches needed wiping with some disinfectant wipes, also crumbs left on the sofa, to say extra cleaning is carried out due to covid is a joke.

    We are sincerely sorry that this was your experience at Castle Lodge. We ave looked into the matter and discussed it with our cleaning team who have taken responsibility. Apologies on behalf of all of us at Castle Lodge. Every guest's stay is important to us and we hope that it did not cast a shadow over your holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2021

  • "Lovely location and cottage."

    Fabulous view from the bedroom window. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped for cooking and there are also lots of local places to eat out or have take aways.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Castle Lodge was descibed on Sykes website as having an enclosed courtyard."

    On arrival, notes left by the owners informed us that there was shared acess through the courtyard to the next door property/business. At 5.30 am on numerous days the refuge men arrived to empty the next door properties bins, it was very noisy and they left all gates open. Deliveries through the day caused distubance when using the courtyard too. If we had known about the access we would not have booked the cottage. The gates were very narrow for large cars. The hoover did not hold a charge. Having said this the property itself was clean, comfortable and well equipt, although some better cooking utensils would have been appreciated. The owners had kindly left cake and fresh bread and milk which was greatly appreciated. This booking was originally for 2020 and had to be moved due to covid restrictions we were disappointed that Sykes only offered an alternative dates and not refunds at the time.

    Apologies if the shared access to the neighbouring property was not made clear. We have not had issues previously and can only apologise that your stay was interrupted. Unfortunately, being located in the centre of the town does mean that deliveries and refuge visits to neighbouring properties can be expected. Our own refuge collection is organised privately and currently takes place around 8am on a Thursday. Thank you for letting us know about the hoover! We hope to one day get the gates widened. Thank you for staying with us and we hope you enjoyed visiting this beautiful area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonJun 2021

  • "We have stayed in several Sykes properties, but this is in our top two favourites."

    Lovely cottage and beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2021

  • "The cottage location is perfect and the facilities are excellent."

    It is both cosy and practical for a young family. We had a great week and look forward to returning in the near future.

    Reviewed by MatthewMay 2021

  • "Real home from home feel and wonderful views of the sea and the mountains."

    Lovely surprise of fresh bread and cake when we arrived. Extremely comfortable cottage with all the mod cons of today’s life but still has a traditional cottage feel. Perfect location for days out and sightseeing. Fully enclosed courtyard, so no worries about letting the dog out. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by DebraApr 2021

  • "We have a Ford transit camper van and we had no problem with the parking, in ..."

    We have a Ford transit camper van and we had no problem with the parking, in fact it was nice to have a driveway and secure parking, loved this place, can we come back for a few days please ❤️

    Reviewed by ElizabethNov 2020

  • "Spacious comfortable cottage in an incredible position adjacent to Harlech Castle."

    Two couples in our party and bedrooms very nicely separated giving good privacy....there's also a twin bunk room should you need it. Parking in a large 4x4 was a little challenging. We'd suggest going into the castle car park on arrival( it quietens down after 430) and having a recce on foot so you can plan your manoeuvres! Cosy lounge with wood burner lovely for autumn evening's. (Shop at top of street supply fuel ) Pleasant courtyard garden very sheltered...be lovely on a summer night. House very well equipped and owners couldn't be more helpful if any issues. Great location for exploring this corner of Wales. We would definitely recommend Castle Lodge.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "We absolutely loved the house and the magical location and can’t wait to return!"

    Reviewed by ZoeAug 2020

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double with castle and sea view, 1 x adult bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Garden room with sofa bed, games console and TV
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heaters and woodburning stove
  • Dual fuel cooking Range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels (and beach towels) inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check in 5pm
  • Note: Dog are not allowed in the bedrooms and downstairs only, please bring own dog beds and towels, dog fleecy blankets are provided!
  • Note: There is a slope and step in the garden, children and pets to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Check in 5pm

The property

Castle Lodge is a well-presented, semi-detached stone cottage, and occupies what can only be described as one of the most enviable locations.

Situated just at the top of one of the oldest hills, known as Y Llech in the town of Harlech, just a stone's throw from the main high street and next to the beautiful and impressive 13th century castle.

This is a delightful property that’s perfect for friends, two couples who wish to holiday together or a family looking to explore the area.

This charming cottage is well-presented throughout and has a lovely homely feel and a warm and welcoming ambiance, full of character features, such as exposed stonework and ceiling beams.The sitting room, with dining area, has a warming woodburning stove and is a lovely relaxing room to gather together at the end of the day, particularly in the cooler months, while the garden room with a sofa bed, offering flexible sleeping for that occasional guest, will be the hub of this holiday home, with patio doors leading out to a wonderful block paved courtyard and an impressive view of the Castle.

A modern and well-equipped kitchen with granite worktops and a cooking Range caters for all your needs and will appeal to the chef in your group.

Three individually styled bedrooms are arranged over the first floor, all serviced by the family bathroom with a second shower room on the ground floor, a welcomed addition to this cottage.

The largest bedroom boasts a king-size double bed and is lovely and spacious, whilst the second bedroom, a double has the most amazing view of Harlech castle, encompassing the Snowdon mountain range and Harlech beach.

The bunk room is ideal for the younger members of the family.

The enclosed courtyard is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day out and about, dine alfresco and in the evening, when the Castle is illuminated, will be an amazing sight, leaving you mesmerised long into the night.

Walks are in abundance from this delightful cottage and a visit to Harlech Castle and the new visitors’ centre, as they are on the doorstep are a must.

Harlech offers a good selection of independent shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, along with a magnificent sandy beach and less than a mile away is the famous Royal St. David's Golf Club, one of the finest links courses, Harlech swimming pool and climbing wall both great places for children and adults alike if the weather isn't playing ball!

Barmouth, Porthmadog, and the world-famous Italianate village and gardens of Portmeirion are all within easy access.

This superb cottage provides an excellent Snowdonia base anytime of the year.

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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: There is a slope and step in the garden, children and pets to be supervised at all times

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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