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Golfing Retreat

Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 981268)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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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/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • “We enjoyed a comfortable week in this accommodation.”

    It is pretty much as described and it is clear from the images that the apartment provides a basic and functional place to stay. It was exactly what we were expecting. ...

    It is pretty much as described and it is clear from the images that the apartment provides a basic and functional place to stay. It was exactly what we were expecting. The price, too, is fair - we thought just over £500 was a good price for a week in August as the location and space in the accommodation were a big plus for us. We’re a a family of four (2 adults and 2 teens) and we certainly didn’t feel cramped. It really is a short walk to anywhere in Harlech as well: pubs, beach, local shop and just a little further to the centre of Harlech. Definitely as described - 10 minutes or so. As the apartment is in a residential area, it is very quiet which is a bonus at night. We liked being away from noisy caravan parks or busy resorts so this place was ideal for us - quiet, yet close to everything Harlech has to offer. The accommodation doesn’t claim to be luxurious so if this is what you’re looking for, you need to up your budget. We found the equipment to be fine - we cooked for a week with no problem. The equipment cited in the listing is accurate - we were a little short on mugs at first but, fortunately, someone had alerted the owner and she had some delivered before we could even contact Sykes to ask for some. The washer/dryer came in very handy as did the free WiFi and big TV set. We slept well for the week as the beds were comfortable enough - I certainly didn’t wake with any aches or pains so they were good enough for me! Some other reviews mentioned cleanliness. While I wouldn’t describe the accommodation as spotlessly clean, it wasn’t dirty at all. I know Sykes Cottages insist owners use their choice of cleaning company so this isn’t something the owners have control over. We didn’t have to clean anything as another reviewer did so perhaps Sykes responded to that feedback. The bedding was new and included mattress covers, the settee was in good condition and kitchen and bathroom were in reasonable condition - certainly, nothing was on its last legs and again, for the price we paid, we were happy with the condition of the facilities. However, I do think the apartment would benefit from a deep clean - maybe Sykes could take this on board and ensure this happens as they are in charge of the cleaning of the properties they manage. There is a noticeable stain on the carpet in the hall which the cleaners could be asked to address - we stayed as the country was coming out of lockdown though so, to be fair, perhaps no one had been able to get into the property to do this and I know the property is now booked for the summer which makes this more difficult for now. Also, there were also 2-3 general maintenance jobs that needed attention. These were the kind of things you’d only notice if you were using the accommodation (e.g. the cord to open the bathroom blind had snapped - as I said, things you’d only notice by living in the space and certainly nothing that spoiled our stay) so we passed this onto the owner and someone came to sort them out on the changeover day. Given this and the appearance of cups earlier in the week, we found the owner very responsive to feedback. Harlech itself isn’t your typical beach resort and we liked that. You’ll need to go to Barmouth if you want the hubbub of a resort and we did. In fact, Harlech is a fantastic place to stay if you want to get out and about to explore Snowdonia. Mount Snowdon is only 40 minutes away. We also explored Porthmadog and Criccieth which were around 10 miles away from Harlech. It didn’t take us too long to get to Zip World either, so as you can see, a great place for exploring. Another advantage of staying here is the beautiful scenery. The apartment offers views of Harlech from the lounge and across the distant hills of Snowdonia. Added to that, walking around Harlech is a visual feast. Views from the castle itself are stunning, so too are the views from anywhere nearby including the beach. The beach is massive and is untouched by commercialism by so a great place to enjoy a day at the beach. Harlech itself was a little quiet at first due to the Covid restrictions still in place when we were there. Even when the castle did reopen, it didn’t feel crowded. Harlech has everything you could want for a holiday in Snowdonia without seeming gaudy or tacky as some seaside resorts can. The locals were also very friendly, taking time to chat to is or help us out when we asked. We’d be happy to stay in Harlech again and in this accommodation if we do. After all, we spent most of our time exploring the area so paying more money for more luxurious accommodation would have been a waste.

    - Mr Lewis, July 2020

The property

A lovely apartment located in the lower part of Harlech, situated on a quiet, well-spaced and well-kept open plan estate with views of the hills and Harlech Castle.

Ideally placed, the apartment provides comfortable holiday accommodation and is perfect for a group of friends and walkers, who want to spend time together exploring this wonderful part of the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

Arranged over the first and second floors, providing upside down accommodation this lovely property is nicely appointed and provides everything you’ll need for a wonderful break away, golfing or seaside holiday, being only a 10 minute walk away from, what is arguably one of the most beautiful, sandy and unspoilt beaches in this area and the famous links course at Royal St Davids is close by and an absolute must.

On the first floor are two of the three bedrooms, a twin and a single together with a well-appointed bathroom.

Upstairs, spacious open plan living accommodation has a well-equipped kitchen area with breakfast bar, a comfy sitting area with corner sofa and a dining area with a view of Harlech Castle and hillside beyond.

The third bedroom, another single is also on this floor, just off the sitting area.

Outside, the landscaped communal gardens, which are largely lawned with trees, is a wonderful environment for children to play and seating scattered around provides lovely areas where you can sit and enjoy the sea air with a glass of your favourite tipple!

Within walking distance of a shop and pub and the town centre, with a selection of shops, tea rooms and restaurants, as well as the Castle, involves a 15 minute walk up one of the oldest and very steep hills in Harlech, known as, Y Llech which brings you out by the Castle itself.

Royal St Davids links golf course is close, and Harlech swimming pool and climbing wall is a great place for children and adults.

When you’ve had enough of the beach, 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 for something a little more adrenaline fuelled, Zip World Titan, Caverns and Bounce Below are located at Blaenau Ffestiniog, a 25 minute drive away.

There is something for everyone, whatever you decide to do this lovely property will provide you with homely, comfy accommodation all year round.

Summary

  • Arranged over first and second floors: Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor twin, 1 x first floor single, 1 x second floor single
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Second floor open plan living area with kitchen and breakfast bar (seats 2), dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Electric storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, under counter fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (please bring own beach towels)
  • Ample off road parking
  • Communal landscaped gardens with seating
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Golf course and club 15 mins walk
  • Beach 15 mins walk
  • Note: The property is accessed by an external galvanised set of steps.

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.

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