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Harlech near Barmouth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable stay, apartment was very clean and had everything you needed."

    Only negatives were: WiFi speed was very poor. Water pressure was too low. Not enough hot water for four people to have a shower in the mornings.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Feb 2024

  • "Lovely apartment, great location for exploring Snowdonia However it just ..."

    Lovely apartment, great location for exploring Snowdonia However it just seemed to lack natural light making it a bit dark but you could catch some sunshine by moving the patio furniture onto the lawned area Shower a bit lacking in pressure

    Apologies for the lack of light. This was probably down to the scaffolding that was put up during your stay for the apartment above to be painted. We had no idea that this was planned and can only apologise.We did let future guests know as soon as we found out about the scaffolding so that they were aware. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is excactly as listed and described and we spend some great days here."

    What we missed though was a cosy feeling in the living room area. The furniture seemed to be placed randomly and the all tiled floor without any rug or similar made it feel a bit cold and sterile. Our daughter loves to play on the floor and this wasn't much fun here. However, the other rooms are lovely, the facilities are excellent and the location is great. Driftwood is a perfect base when you are out and about in Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Aug 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Driftwood and we will be booking again."

    We really like how quiet it is and if you get nice weather, sitting outside in the sun in the evening is lovely. The beach at Harlech is beautiful, long and perfect for dog walking. The property has everything you need for a relaxing break and we found it clean with a well thought out welcome folder with all the information you need as well as some biscuits and some milk. Thanks for another great stay, see you again.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2023

  • "The only problem we had was everything felt damp, clothes and towels."

    The beach was a lot further away than expected. Though the apartment looked a bit like it was on a council estate inside it was spotless with everything you needed and more. We'll looked after.

    There is a full heating system at the property so not really sure why everything would feel damp. All properties on the development are privately owned and photos on the website show exactly what the development is like and the beach is a 20 min walk as stated on the website. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky4.7Sep 2022

  • "Driftwood made the perfect base to explore all the amazing things that North Wales has to offer."

    Tastefully decorated, clean, comfy beds and soft sheets, lovely bathroom / shower, great kitchen facilities and a washing machine. Just perfect for our 2 week stay (2 adults, 2 children). Nice new outdoor furniture to enjoy eating al fresco too. Loved it!!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely apartment nice and clean."

    Well equipped with everything that was needed. It was like a home from home. Welcome pack was lovely tea coffee milk and Welsh cakes just what was needed after a long drive.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2022

  • "The inside of this groundfloor property flat was excellent."

    The open plan lounge kitchen was a little cramped with the very large lounge suite taking up a lot of space. The decor was lovely and the finishes were fresh and clean. The only real downside to this property is that there is no privacy, or shelter from the wind, for sitting outside in an evening. The provided outside wooden furniture is suffering from the coastal weather.

    Reviewed by Bruce4.7Jun 2022

  • "Pre-clean could have been better, all saucepans required washing (one was so badly warped it was unusable) as did a number of plates."

    One duvet had bits of black over it and had to be shaken before use. Other than these cleaning -ve's nice property good location.

    Reviewed by John3.4May 2022

  • "Clean, quiet and very well equipped particularly the kitchen."

    The beds were very comfortable. The Premier shop within easy walking distance had a very good selection of products including vegan which I didn't expect. People in the complex were very friendly.

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7May 2022

  • "Driftwood is a cosy comfy cottage in a great location to explore all the lovely things to do in the area."

    The beds were comfortable and both bedrooms had a TV on the wall, plenty of good hangers, in the wardrobe and plenty of space to put all your clothes away. Lovely modern bathroom with shower over the bath with bi fold glass screen so the floor stayed dry. The open plan area had everything you needed, in the kitchen a good size fridge freezer, the lounge comfy settees, and best of all was the smart TV had Netflix included. The weather was not great but we managed to sit outside on a couple of afternoons. Any problems we had were very quickly solved.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7May 2022


    Reviewed by Jay4.7Feb 2022

  • "We had a great time there it was very clean and update with everything very comfortable directions where spot on and the information pack was very well presented."

    We found it to be so relaxing and had great nights sleep there very quiet and plenty of things to do

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Driftwood was a spotless little flat in a fabulous location for exploring North Wales."

    Harlech beach is beautiful and the flat was well equipped and comfortable for a family of 4. Would definitely recommend and would be more than happy to book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2021

  • "Was affronted by e mail informing how to leave the property, if the e mail was not bad enough it was followed up by a message on my phone."

    I have been a customer for many years and have always left a property how I found it. I appreciate that a few people don’t, but sending a message to Them is hardly likely to change their behaviour. Not impressed,,! The property was fine.

    Thank you for your feedback. The notifications you received are from Sykes Cottages. It is a general courtesy message we send to all customers just a helpful reminder. We are sorry if this caused you any offence. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Aug 2021

  • "This is a lovely place with everything you could need and more , really clean and spacious, even for me , Hubby and 2 teenagers ."

    Close to the beach and the castle , this is a great base to see all that Snowdonia has to offer , would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gil5.0Aug 2021

  • "Driftwood is a wonderful apartment which is beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean."

    It has all the facilities you could wish for. The only slight negative was the low water pressure which meant the shower wasn't very powerful. However this didn't take away from our wonderful stay. The beach at Harlech is beautiful with golden sand, well worth a visit. We drove to the car park and walked from there and it was a good 10 min walk. We would definitely recommend a stay at Driftwood.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2021

  • "Everything great about apartment with good location for transport and parking etc."

    Apartment is spacious and well presented with plenty of room for our dog outside to play. Only downside was thought it would have been nearer to beach. It takes about 20 mins to walk to the beach not 10 as advertised as it takes 10 mins to walk to the car park which is then a further 5-10 mins uphill walk after that.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Jul 2021

  • "Was realy nice time with family, apartament clean and cosy like at home"

    Reviewed by Maogorzata5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owners had put lots of extras into place."

    Normally I take a bag of cleaning products cloths sponges, towels etc but there was absolutely no need as everything was there. The bath towels were beautifully clean, fresh and soft. The furniture and fixtures were of good quality, modern and stylish. The owners arrived very quickly when contacted to sort out the problem we had with the hob. The surrounding estate on which the property stands looks abit grim, but tbh it was quiet and the local residents we met were very chatty and friendly. There isn't alot to do in Harlech itself but it has a train station and regular bus service and a great base to explore some of the fabulous varied places within the Snowdonia national park.

    Reviewed by Mo4.7May 2021

  • "The property was great very clean & tidy it met all of our expectations I would recommend the apartment to family & friends."

    The location is a short walk to the beach 3/4 mile all the walks and beaches are clean & tidy Worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely spotless and what quality kitchenware and appliances lovely comfy bed and comfy sofas too nice view from patio doors lawns and trees!"

    Bonus is the front door is back from the main road so it doesn't feel its really on what is quite a large estate! Will be back soon

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2021

  • "Apartment was furnished and cleaned to a high standard."

    Excellent location for touring North Wales (Barmouth, Llandudno, Caernarvon, Portmerion etc). Fantastic scenery. The beach was approximately 20 to 30 minutes walk away. One small supermarket a 10 minute walk away but would suggest taking food supplies with you. Lovely touch of a welcome pack when we arrived.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is a lovely refurbished apartment that has Been well thought out and has lots of nice finishing touches."

    It is in a good location with parking and about 20 min walk to the beach. The apartment Complex is very quiet and green.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Aug 2020

  • "The property was clean and welcoming, it had everything that we would want and a lovely welcome pack."

    It was in a good location and we walked to the beach most days. we liked it so much we have booked for next year. Thank you very much Alex

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Aug 2020

  • "We enjoyed everything about our stay the location was perfect, the apartment was ..."

    We enjoyed everything about our stay the location was perfect, the apartment was spotless everything you needed was provided for we will definitely be going back it's a little gem ❤

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2019

  • "Flat was really comfy home from home everything you needed lovely welcome hamper ..."

    Flat was really comfy home from home everything you needed lovely welcome hamper on arrival which was a lovely touch great location for exploring the surrounding areas lovely walk to the beach which took about 15mins lots of dog friendly places to go including most of the shops in barmouth which was a bonus would well recommend this flat to family and friends will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Georgette5.0Sep 2019

  • "A really well appointed, comfortable home from home in a beautiful part of the world."

    Plenty to do locally with a fantastic beach in easy walking distance but an equally convenient base from which to explore the fabulous Snowdonia National Park. 2 weeks just wasn't enough and really didn't want to go home.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2019

  • "A hiddend gem."

    Harlech with it's magnificent castle & beautiful beaches. A stones throw from Snowdon, with Beddgelert en route. Will definitely return here. The apartment is located in an ideal part of Harlech. Walking distance from Y Branwen, where we went for drinks and returned again for a meal. The Pizza takeaway in the town itself was a great start as we were too tired to cook. Definitely recommend Harlech Na most definitely recommend Driftwood.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Jul 2019

  • "The accommodation was perfect for our holiday."

    It was immaculately clean, beautifully and tastefully decorated and provided everything we required and more. The beds and lounge furniture were extremely comfortable and all facilities, furnishings and appliances were of a very high standard. The location wad good, short walk to the beach as described and a view of the castle. We would definitely recommend this property and would have no hesitation in returning.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2019

  • "Driftwood was amazing just like being at home, there was a lovely welcome basket waiting for us on arrival even some milk in the fridge!"

    Very homely cottage with everything you could think of provided.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Aug 2018

  • "Driftwood is a very nice clean well equiped and comfortable flat."

    People we met in the in the local area were very friendly and helpful. I needed to ask the owners of driftwood a question regarding the heating system and they answered straight away and were most helpful and very friendly. Would definitely stay at this property again. Thank you for a very good holiday .

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with double-ended bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric log effect fire.
  • Electric central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and games, CD/radio, Bluetooth speaker
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Ample off road parking in communal parking area
  • Rear patio with table and chairs
  • Two well-behaved dog/pets welcome (not in bedrooms please)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Golf and beach 20 mins walk
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Off road parking is approximately 50m from the apartment.

The property

A beautifully appointed ground floor apartment located in the lower part of Harlech, situated on a quiet, well-spaced and well-kept open plan cul de sac, overlooked by the Castle and surrounded by some wonderful countryside and just a short walk away from the beautiful sandy beach and well-known Royal St. David’s Golf Club.Ideally placed, Driftwood provides fantastic holiday accommodation for a couple, friends or a family and provides an excellent base from which to explore this wonderful part of the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. Driftwood has been transformed by its present owners, tastefully combining modern furnishings with some lovely individual pieces adding a slight nautical and coastal theme throughout.

Driftwood will not disappoint you!

Surprisingly spacious, the open plan living accommodation boasts a well-appointed, modern fitted kitchen, a lovely dining area and the sitting area has comfy sofas providing a lovely relaxing place to unwind after a busy day out and about. Patio doors open to an outside patio area where you can enjoy an early morning cup of coffee or even al fresco dining on a warm Summers evening.

The two bedrooms are individually styled, the main bedroom boasting a king-size bed and both offer comfy beds with luxury white pinstriped linen, ensuring you have a great night’s sleep. And to complete this lovely apartment, a modern, well-appointed bathroom boasting a double ended bath, ideal for a bit of pampering. Driftwood is very well-located with a ten minute walk taking you to the glorious sandy beach, arguably one of the best in the area or alternatively up into the town of Harlech, famous for its 13th century castle which is well worth a visit.

The challenging links golf course of Royal St. David’s is a must for golf lovers, and children and adults can enjoy the indoor swimming pool and climbing wall which also close by. Harlech is also home to shops and a good range of restaurants. Spend endless amounts of time, walking along the beach and building sand castles and when you’ve had enough, head inland and enjoy the myriad of footpaths and outdoor pursuits that the Snowdonia National Park has to offer.

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

And for something a little more adrenaline fuelled, Zip World Titan, Caverns and Bounce Below are located at Blaenau Ffestiniog, a 20 minute drive away.

There is something for everyone, whatever you decide to do this lovely coastal apartment will provide you with great holiday accommodation all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas