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Happy Landing

(Ref. 981807)

Llanfair, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Happy Landings is such a warm and cosy place to stay in January."

    The bed was very comfortable, and having a morning cuppa, while watching the sheep in the field opposite, was a chilled way to start the day. The sunsets and view down to Shell Island are stunning, as are the walks from the doorstep. As a solo traveller with a dog, it was reassuring to know that the owners where only next door if needed. I'm looking forward to my next stay

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jan 2024

  • "Saw it had a welsh name, Bwthin y mor, disappointed it had been changed to an English name, why!"

    . It was decorated according to the welsh name. Tv wouldnt work so had to call ownwer who came immediately to show us how it worked. From him, we discovered that there was no BBC channels, and that there was a firestick so there were lots of other things. We had no idea about a firestick, everything we tried to watch seemed to need a sky card or a prime account so we were stuck with the freesat minus BBC programmes. In the summer this would not be a problem, in the winter it was. There should be info on how to use these things as well. We didn't know how to use the microwave/oven and avoided using it, again no instructions. Seating was uncomfortable, small and slouchy whereas I need something that would support my back. (bed was also uncomfortable but this is a personal preference). No instructions on recycling so we guessed at what went where. No bin in the kitchen. Shower has mould growing and is very poor. Took ages to get soap from my hair as the shower wasnt powerful enough. Bathroom generally needs some modernisation

    Hi. We are disappointed and quite upset to see you discovered so many issues with our lovely cottage. We are next door and would have happily assisted again with the TV if you had advised us that you were struggling. Full and comprehensive instructions for the combi microwave oven are on top of the microwave itself (I just popped round to the cottage to check they were there and they are). There is a kitchen bin underneath the sink. The blue recycling bins outside are clearly marked "paper / plastic & cans / glass". Sofas and beds are personal preference as you state. We take your point regarding the shower, it has been a long season with back to back guests as the cottage is very popular and we are aware that the shower needs re-grouting, which we will attend to. The bathroom and shower are cleaned thoroughly after each set of guests leave, so certainly no "mould is growing". "Happy Landing" is the business name we inherited when we bought the property, it refers to the history of the RAF base at Llanbedr... the cottage is legally registered with the Welsh name. We are sorry that you found no positives from your stay here with us, as we have received nothing but excellent feedback all season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Moira3.4Jan 2024

  • "Everything we needed for an enjoyable stay was there."

    Location was ideal.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Oct 2023

  • "Everything fine no problems at all."

    Perfect little cottage for a holiday.

    Thank you! So pleased you enjoyed it... Ros and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jun 2023

  • "A cottage full of character, everything we needed, fantastic views from the conservatory and garden and Welsh treats appreciated."

    We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Terence4.4Jun 2023

  • "This is a very cosy, comfortable cottage in a quiet setting with fantastic views."

    It is nicely furnished and very clean and I can highly recommend it.

    Thank you so much Heather! So pleased you enjoyed it. Ros and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2023

  • "The property is a gorgeous home from home everything you need and more is supplied."

    The views are amazing. Safe off road parking and easy access to surrounding attractions.

    Thank you so much. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Ros and Tim. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2023

  • "Flippin fantastic!"

    Thank you so much.

    So pleased you enjoyed! Good to meet you both. Ros & Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alasdair5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is a beautiful spot and a lovely little cottage."

    Our hosts Ros & Tim couldn’t have done more to make this short vacay more enjoyable. We both had a fabulous time, the dog loved the garden !! Llandanwg beach is a nice short stroll away, Harlech 5 mins in the car ! Absolutely perfect … and the sunsets would put the Med. to shame !! We’ll definitely be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "Charming one bed cottage, one mile from Harlech."

    Nice small conservatory at the front acts as a sun trap. Lovely view of the sea. The steep path down to the beach is a few minutes walk. Kitchen is small but functional.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cosy pretty cottage in a great position overlooking Cardigan Bay."

    Excellent views. Well equipped for 2 people with everything required for comfort.

    Reviewed by Deane5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay the cottage is nice and cosy with some lovely touches in the decor."

    The views from the garden and cottage are exceptional, we would definitely visit again should we travel in that direction.

    Thank you. It was a pleasure meeting you and having you to stay. Just out of interest how could we improve the facilities to obtain a 100% score? The feedback doesn't state any thing specifically... Many thanks Ros and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alf4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely homely cottage ."

    Very pretty garden . Amazing views over Shell Island and the sea . Access to steps going down to Harlech beach is only a few minutes walk away. On our arrival , we found tea , coffee and cake as a welcome surprise . Everything we needed was provided . Would definitely return .

    Thank you... it was absolutely lovely to meet you! Ros and Tim. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peta5.0Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much."

    The cottage was very comfortable but the photos of the conservatory need updating as furniture is different and a very friendly dragon has been added! Views and garden furniture is probably the best we have ever had. Owners very friendly.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it was a pleasure to host you both. So pleased you enjoyed... Ros and Tim. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property in good location with the lovely views, the property had everything we needed to enjoy are stay."

    Thank you so much Steven! Very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Ros & Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property with fabulous views."

    Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely property."

    The only mild criticisms: we appreciate that space is limited in the kitchen, but a larger oven would be good, and maybe an integrated washing machine/tumble dryer, instead of just a washing machine.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jan 2022

  • "We did not stay."

    We felt the property had an unpleasant smell, the owner did not agree and neither the owner nor your customer service team were prepared to accept this. Both just told us we were wrong. So we did not stay and could not receive any refund.

    Thank you for your feedback. Regrettably you did not give me the opportunity to check the property before you left. After you departed, I had three independent people check the cottage. A surgeon, surveyor and a care worker, all people staying in other holiday accommodation. All three stated no smell whatsoever could be detected. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mia3.1Nov 2021

  • "Excellent holiday cottage within an easy walk to Harlech and nearby beach."

    Very clean and well equipped, lacking a normal size oven, but the counter top oven was all we needed. We’d definitely go back in the summer to make use of the outdoor space. Very cosy and perfect for a getaway. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Oct 2021

  • "A beautiful cosy, clean cottage with stunning sea views."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2021

  • "Ideal location for coast and southern Snowdonia."

    Lovely sunsets.

    Thank you for your feedback Susan! It was a pleasure to meet you both. Ros and Tim. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage in an ideal location."

    Cracking sea views and walking distance to the facilities in Harlech. Hosts were perfect in every way. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2021

  • "Just back from a wonderful week at Happy Landing, what a lovely place, so close ..."

    Just back from a wonderful week at Happy Landing, what a lovely place, so close to all local attractions but in a peace and tranquil setting with ever changing views to die for, Ros made us feel very welcome indeed and would highly recommend this lovely little cottage to anyone, we will be returning for sure

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage with amazing views over the bay."

    Well kept gardens all around with a stone wall around the bottom section but not fully enclosed so dogs need to be watched when outside. Owner lives next door and was very nice. We had a great week and would happily return.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4May 2021

  • "Shame theres not a full size oven but the onenin there does the job for the number of peopke the cottage holds!"

    !! We love happy landings its a little piece of welsh heaven!! The location is amazing!!! And ros the owner next door is really nice and helpful too

    Reviewed by Gerald4.7Apr 2021

  • "A great place to stay, very comfortable cottage with fabulous views."

    The owners were very helpful and accommodating, would definitely recommend Happy Landings

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2020

  • "The owners were absolutely lovely & very accommodating."

    We thoroughly enjoyed walking & exploring North Wales then coming back to the comfort of the cottage. It really was slendid!

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with fabulous views and a conservatory to enjoy them from if the weather is not too good."

    Good location for exploring the National Park and the beaches.

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location just a few minutes walk to the beach."

    The owners were really approachable and let us store our bikes before check in. Brilliant lockdown holiday!

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Jul 2020

  • "Perfectly compact little cottage."

    Fabulous sunset views every night. Ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of Wales. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2020

  • "Really lovely little getaway with everything we could have wished and hoped for."

    Really enjoyed it and the extra touches the owners did, such as a bottle of fizz, cake, fruit and sweets!

    Reviewed by Nikki4.4Dec 2019

  • "The Cottage is a charming, cosy and beautiful place with an incredible view."

    There are several beautiful walks surrounding the cottage. They have a good supply of leaflets in the cottage to give you ideas for days out. We highly recommend going to the beach, it is beautiful and only a 5 minute walk! We will definitely be recommending this place to our family and friends!

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Everything you need there. Thanks for a great stay

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Sep 2019

  • "Great little cottage for two, very comfortable, had all you would need for a holday."

    Great views from it over the bay. The sunsets were incredible! Well placed for exploring the area, with the Snowdonia park on the doorstep. Some nice places to eat in Harlech, which is just a mile away. The owners are very friendly and will help with the local area information.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    The weather was stormy but it was didn't matter as the place was so nice. Very comfy bed and Harlech is delightful.

    Reviewed by Claudia5.0Aug 2019

  • "Cottage was comfortable with amazing views."

    The owners where welcoming with an added bonus of a welcome goody bag.

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Jul 2019

  • "As advertised very friendly, left early due to health problems, loved the tame blackbird and the little dogs."

    Would recomend

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage is beautiful and in a lovely location."

    The property is comfortable and of a good size for 2 people. We would not hesitate to return should we need accommodation in the area.

    Reviewed by Tracy3.8May 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, perfectly positioned with fantastic views."

    The cottage has lovely features and we had an excellent stay here.

    Reviewed by Terry4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage just right for the two of us and our dog and that amazing sea view, for us it couldn't be better for a peaceful holiday location."

    Reviewed by Ryland4.7Apr 2019

  • "Happy Landings is a really lovely cottage and the views are simply sensational and to be so enjoyed whilst sitting in the front conservatory!"

    Unfortunately in the UK the one thing you cannot plan for is the weather and sadly for us we endured the tail end of hurricane Ali for 2 days and nights and then torrential rain on a third day! BUT, despite the really scary gale force winds and torrential rain coming straight at us from the sea / Cardigan Bay, we felt really safe, warm and cosy in the cottage and returned home feeling rested and relaxed. On the good weather days we loved wandering around the little shops in Harlech town and journeying to shop in Porthmadog and Barmouth, thoroughly enjoying the drive to both places as the stunning coastal views are simply awesome! Our most favourite place was Llandanwg beach - really close to Happy Landings - and the first beach that our little dog Bonnie had ever been on. The Harlech area was new to us but we enjoyed a really lovely break and plan to return to this area as it is just so lovely.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Sep 2018

  • "Location is perfect with stunning views."

    Owner was welcoming and accommodating. It would have been useful to have additional kitchen items such as teaspoons, colander, jug, cheese grater and wooden spoons for the occasions when we did want to cook. Other than that everything was provided including chairs to use on the beach which were useful. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Aug 2018

  • "Perfect in every way"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "Fantastic location, beautiful cottage would have preferred a full sized oven other than that perfect."

    Reviewed by Alison4.4May 2018

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Summary

  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Conservatory.
  • Oil heating
  • Stove effect Gas fire
  • Electric hob, combination microwave with oven and grill, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, Intermittent WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Lawn, raised lawn and patio with bench
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Please note there is no full size cooker

The property

Happy Landing is a wonderful seaside cottage set in the western part of the Snowdonia National Park, in the lovely little village of Llanfair.

With stunning views of Cardigan Bay and less than than a mile from Llandanwg beach which due to its location is shielded from the famous Welsh winds so you can enjoy the area even in the off peak season.

With welcoming accommodation for two people, this could be the perfect romantic retreat for you and your loved one.

Wander through the serene front garden and enter the property into its snug conservatory area which makes for a fabulous spot to sit and admire the coastal views without the brisk sea breeze.

From here, step into the whitewashed cottage and be welcomed in by the homely open-plan living area.

This enticing space is dominated by a magnificent Inglenook fireplace placed next to the cosy two-seater sofa, a fine place to curl up and enjoy an evening in with your other half.

To the other side of the living area sits a charming and fresh kitchen, along with a delightful dining table looking out towards the picturesque coastline.

Take the stairs and be welcomed by the bright and spacious bedroom, a king-size bed is enhanced by dual-aspect windows and benefits from its own refreshing en-suite shower room.

To enjoy this surprisingly mild climate, wander out into the front garden, where a choice of sitting areas display wonderful vistas to sit and admire with a chilled drink.

Llanfair itself provides a café and some fascinating Slate Caverns, while the popular, historic town of Harlech is just one mile away.

This is a fine holiday base dominated by its ancient castle, it also comes with the beautiful Royal St David's Golf Club on it's doorstep.

A further two renowned Links Courses within easy reach make it an ideal destination for golfing enthusiasts.

Nearby there is something to suit every taste, awe-inspiring walking and cycling is available throughout the Snowdonia National Park, a day at the traditional seaside resort of Barmouth is also a must-do.

Bring your loved one to this fabulous seaside cottage to enjoy the rural wonders of North Wales.

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About the location

LLANFAIR

Harlech 1.4 miles; Barmouth 11 miles; Porthmadog 13 miles.

The pretty village of Llanfair has an impressive location, quietly nestling between the foothills of the Rhinog mountains and the stunning golden beach of Harlech, whilst also providing panoramic views over Shell Island and Cardigan Bay. Boasting its own mild climate due to its unusual positioning, and an exciting array of wildlife and birds including soaring buzzards, this traditional village is an ideal base for wonderful scenic walks in the surrounding countryside. The small town of Harlech, which is a World Heritage Site is only 1.4 miles away and is dominated by its majestic 13th Century castle. Popular with golfers due to its famous Royal St. David's course, Harlech also boasts an excellent variety of amenities, including some good quality restaurants. Located within the Snowdonia National Park and on the beautiful Cardigan Bay, this is a fantastic holiday location at any time of the year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas