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Min Y Coed

(Ref. 1057902)

Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Was a very lovely cottage and directions given were perfect to find."

    Parking convenient to back of property and also free added bonus. The cottage had everything we needed, was a lovely location, clean and spacious.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Mar 2024

  • "Had a wonderful week at the cottage."

    Very comfortable and modern. Great it was dog friendly too! Had everything you needed for a relaxing stay. The wood burner was a bonus which we had on every night. Harlech beach was only a short drive away and it was ideally situated for visiting all of North Wales. Car parking wasn’t an issue as the car park behind the cottage was free from 4.30pm to 10am the next day. We just parked up and entered the cottage from the back door. There is a small free car park just round corner, very easily found. We would definitely recommend to stay here if visiting Wales again.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Feb 2024

  • "A beautiful cosy cottage with everything you could need."

    I have no negative comments it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Nov 2023

  • "Really well thought out little cottage."

    Despite it's size it had everything we needed. Really enjoyed chilled out evenings with the fire.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2023

  • "We loved the property and the location was great to explore the area."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic little cottage in the centre of Harlech."

    We really enjoyed our stay - it was clean, well decorated and provided everything we needed (even books on local walks and a games basket!) thanks for making the stay so great.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at Min Y Coed."

    The cottage was so cosy and really well-resourced. Perfect for a couple, but 3 of us stayed comfortably. The location was perfect, just close enough to the high street and amenities with lovely walks from the door step. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "A perfectly lovely little cottage."

    Felt like home the second we walked in. Everywhere felt fresh and clean and everything provided you could possibly need. The cottage has been skilfully renovated using all the space to good effect whilst retaining its cosy authentic appeal. Harlech itself is something quite special. The beach and castle, views in all directions, super cafes and bars, independent shops selling local things, the friendliest people and more walks from the doorstep than we could do in a week.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property might be small but had everything needed."

    Wine & treats for the dog & us. Beds were comfy, the fan was welcome in the bedroom, quite warm up there. Neighbours friendly, especially Kay who does the cleaning, it was absolutely spotless. Must be the best property I've stayed in over the years.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Such a gem of a cottage in the lovely Harlech."

    Super comfortable and well equipped, providing a home from home whilst we were away.

    Reviewed by Lucinda5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful little cottage with everything you could need."

    Spotlessly clean and well cared for. Lots of maps and walking books to get ideas of places to visit. A stunning area to visit with the beach and mountains close by. Would love to come back. Thank you for providing such a gem of a cottage.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean, very quiet"

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely property."

    Great location, clean and comfortable. Hopefully we will visit again.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful, cosy, spotlessly clean cottage We had a wonderful 2 week holiday at this lovely cottage."

    Set in the centre of Harlech in a great location. Easy access to walk to the beautiful sandy beach. We were able to do many walks from the house and there was a really convenient place to walk the dog just a few minutes away. There is so much to see and visit both in Harlech and the surrounding area. The guest folder had all the local information we needed. The cottage was really well equipped with everything you could need. Beautifully renovated and decorated throughout and very comfortable beds. Friendly neighbours. Great fish and chip shop at the end of the road! Handy car park at the back of the house. Lovely relaxing stay, looking forward to returning! Thanks

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous stay and we'd love to revisit."

    Cottage is homely and tastefully furnished. Everything you need for a wonderful base in this glorious part of Wales.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2023

  • "It is a lovely little cottage, very comfortable and welcoming."

    It is well situated in the centre of the village and close to a little park which is ideal for taking your dog to stretch his legs.

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Jan 2023

  • "What a lovely property!"

    Beautifully presented,very clean,warm and cosy. A great location both for the beach and mountain walks. When we contacted the owners with a question they were courteous and very helpful. Would certainly recommend this property to anyone looking for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely cottage exactly as per description in a beautiful part of the world."

    Great fish and chip shop 50 yards away, superb deli covering all bases 200 yards away. Owners accessible and very helpful. All in all first class.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic cosy little cottage in a lovely location."

    We had a wonderful week at Min Y Coed, helped by the beautiful weather. The cottage is small but very well equipped and extremely comfortable. Parking was no issue with a pay and display car park at the back door, which was free between 4.30pm and 10am. Ideally located opposite the fish and chip shop and Chinese takeaway, and a 5 minute amble from the castle and other amenities. Wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2022

  • "Sweet little cottage in a beautiful location."

    A short walk from the beach along a woodland path. Welcome pack was great -appreciated by everyone including our dog, and the cottage was very well kept.

    Reviewed by Hermione5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage in the heart of Harlech."

    The photos and description are accurate. The kitchen is very small but we had no issues with it and it was very well equipped. We used the little seating area at the front although being in the town centre, down a side lane, it has no view. There were no problems with parking. We always found a space in the free car park round the corner and were able to load and unload the car at the cottage’s back door. Very clean, comfortable beds, great shower. Overall, it’s a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage!"

    Clean and tidy, prefect for a couple and a small dog. Our 1st holiday travelling up on a train and the hill up to the cottage was hard work but the views were stunning! Only down side of Harlech is the facilities in the area but highly recommend the walks, Harlech castle and Barmouth. Harlech beach is around a 20 minute walk away which is a bonus. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Rikki4.1Jul 2022

  • "My wife and I really enjoyed our time in this cottage and our stay in Harlech."

    The cottage is ideally situated in Harlech with good access to the shops, restaurants and beach. The cottage has everything you need and was very clean. We used the outside seating area regularly and the neighbours were very friendly. I have stayed in several cottages in the UK and would thoroughly recommend this cottage and Harlech for a relaxing coastal holiday.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, nicely renovated and very clean."

    Appreciated the welcome pack. Bathroom is downstairs, which we didn’t realise, but not a problem. No garden, but has a tiny yard leading into the car park which made packing the car really easy.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.1May 2022

  • "An excellent cottage that has everything you could wish for."

    The owner has done a great renovation paying attention to all the lovely finishing touches. It’s obviously very loved.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7May 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location, round the corner from the castle and a short walk from the dunes and beach."

    It had everything we needed for our week's stay. There were two of us, but it would have worked for three people too. The kitchen is small but well equipped: an induction hob that's really quick to respond, an oven that preheats quickly, and a microwave. Nice shower, lovely bedrooms, and controllable electric heaters in every room. Although the house doesn't have its own parking space, this wasn't a problem as it backs onto a car park where you can park free between 4.30pm and 10am. There's also another car park not two minutes' walk away which is free at all times. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage!"

    In a brilliant location, in central Harlech. Really well equipped with comfy beds and welcome treats for us and our dog. We are a family of 3 with a dog and i was concerned the cottage would feel too small but it didn’t. Can’t wait to visit again . Thank you .

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Apr 2022

  • "Super cottage."

    Ideal for 2 people. Incredibly clean, beautifully decorated, very comfortable and in one word perfect!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "We loved staying at Min y Coed in Harlech ."

    ..we were very comfortable in the cottage, the facilities were perfect for our needs. Lovely quiet spot with very friendly neighbours. Harlech is beautiful, the castle, the mountains and beach stunning. So many places to explore and if really sunny, the beach is delicious!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely place in a great setting."

    The host couldn’t have made things easier for us. The booking process through Sykes is very efficient too and their customer service team most helpful. This was my second holiday at min y coed and I would love to go back again!

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Dec 2021

  • "We have just returned from spending a week in Min-y-Coed and I have to say I do not recognise a single aspect of the previous Oct21 review."

    The property is exactly as described in the listing and exceeded our expectations from the moment we arrived. Firstly I would say it is the cleanest and best maintained rental property my wife and I can recall ever having stayed in. For our purposes (2 adults, a 15yr old and a dog) we found absolutely nothing lacking, in fact we would say our hosts have thought of every reasonable eventuality. Min-Coed is a cosy cottage but nothing in the listing suggests otherwise and the space has been brilliantly and thoughtfully designed. The quality of fit and finish is far superior to most rental properties. Myself and my son are both over 6ft and had no particular issues. Yes, the bed in the main bedroom had a wooden end at the base, but that is something I have got used to in rental properties over the years and had no problem with it. For me, whilst I appreciated Helen messaging me in advance re the bedroom blind, we had no issues with it, it functioned perfectly. As for the lay out in the kitchen, it has clearly been designed to achieve maximum functionality in a small space. Again, it contained everything we needed and we had no issues whatsoever. I would without hesitation recommend this property to any party of 3 wishing to visit Harlech and explore the region. Helen is a conscientious and responsible host, her communication is friendly and excellent, it clearly matters to her that her guests have a great time in her property.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2021

  • "Patio furniture not present, view of various bins."

    Uncomfortable living room furniture one chair placed in corner with no view of the fire. No cottage ambience, more a badly done Ikea transplant. Kitchen, cumbersome new wooden step ladder taking up space, needed to access the microwave (!). Sink set at an acute angle to the right making it difficult to wash up. 4 builders sized coffee mugs, heavy and ugly. 6 large beer glasses, glasses supplied for wine not easily reached. As there is a childs bed supplied why no appropriate glass for juice, or an adults short drink. Cupboard door opens over sink, a head injury waiting to happen. Dining table in cramped corner. Bed too short for 5ft 10in male. The day before we arrived the owner contacted us by lengthy text, advising of broken blind in bedroom, necessary to keep strong street light out. And one hour before arrival notification of broken lavatory seat. To the side of the front door a fence has been built restricting the neighbours view to the bins only. This could be why the woman who lives there doesn't say hello.

    I would like to thank you for your review and am disappointed to read that you didn’t enjoy your stay in our cottage. The patio furniture is stored in the shed, full details of this are in the guest folder. The bed is a standard double - we are both taller than 5’10” and have no issues with it. Neither the blind nor the toilet seat were broken. There were small issues with both (a missing part on the blind, which just meant it needed careful use and a very slight wobble to the toilet seat) but both were fully functioning. I messaged you in advance only to make you aware and to provide reassurance that if there were any issues at all during your stay, we would arrange an immediate repair. As you messaged me twice during the weekend to say neither was an issue I presumed you were happy with both? The mugs may not be to everyone’s taste but there are cups and saucers too. There are two kinds of glasses for soft drinks, the smaller ones contain drinks of only about 200ml. Of course it would be possible to have a bigger array of crockery and glassware, but in smaller kitchens there is a balance to be struck between providing extra kitchenware and leaving cupboard space for our guests’ food etc. With the experience of staying in the cottage very often ourselves we think we have the balance of this about right. Overall, Min y Coed is a recently renovated, cosy cottage in a convenient town setting, not a large country property with sweeping views, and I think the pictures and description accurately reflect that. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian1.9Oct 2021

  • "Small but well thought out, even though we were three adults we didn’t feel in each other’s way."

    Perhaps the kitchen area is a bit small for making dinners, but breakfast and lunches were fine. And it pushed us to explore local eateries more, which I found was a refreshing change, there was quality food at the Castle Bistro, AS IF deli bistro, and the Castle dairy cheese/deli, last but not least the Castle ice cream/chocolate shop was heaven! The beds/furniture were comfortable and smart looking, good WiFi and cosy with the wood stove. We had a lovely time and would recommend it to anyone, also in a great location for the beach and exploring.

    Reviewed by Irena5.0Sep 2021

  • "This little terraced cottage is lovely."

    Everything has its place and it is close to Harlech high street and facilities. 100m to the viewing point to watch the setting sun!

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Sep 2021

  • "We loved Min y Coed, it’s beautiful, well maintained and spotless."

    It has a real home from home feel, We had everything we needed and more, wine, treats & flowers on the table were a welcoming touch. The guest file has all the information you might need and as a base for exploring North Wales, Min Y Coed was perfect. Our holiday was easy to book via Sykes and we will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Min Y Coed is a wonderful holiday cottage."

    It has everything you need, and more. It is in a great location in the centre of Harlech and very near the castle and the beach. A great base for exploring North Wales and Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "A small but beautiful cottage."

    So well restored and decorated throughout. Everything supplied that we could possibly need. The owner left lots of treats for us when we arrived, which was a lovely touch. Min Y Coed is in a great location, 5 mins walk to the castle. Harlech is a relatively quiet, pretty Town, with good restaurants and coffee shops. It has lots of great walks in and around the area and has some amazing places to visit within 20/30 mins by car.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely character cottage, comfortable, hi spec."

    Lovely owners.

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Jul 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, washer/dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Free car public car park nearby and pay and display car park to the rear of the property
  • Storage shed
  • Walled front patio area with seating
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Enjoying an endearing position within the historical and seaside resort of Harlech is Min Y Coed, a charming mid-terrace cottage resting just a short walk away from the beach and 13th century castle.

This cosy cottage has been transformed into a superb holiday accommodation to provide you and your loved ones a relaxing space to call home as you explore this part of North Wales.

Enter into the open-plan living room and look forward to resting those post-walk soles upon the sofa, which is perfectly positioned for enjoying the warmth of the woodburning stove.

The traditional charm of the exposed stone fireplace reveal complements the stylish kitchen suite, where you will find everything you could possibly need to cater for yourself.

Here, you will also find a washer/dryer tucked away and a shower room, complete with a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

At the end of each day, look forward to catching your rest within one of the two bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom and a single bedroom.

To the exterior, there is a small walled patio area, where table and chairs offer an alternative spot for dining during the summer months, a great opportunity for watching the world go by.

From the doorstep of the cottage, a plethora of amenities awaits, including a selection of shop and eateries, as well as the imposing 13th century castle, where the rugged peaks of Eryri (Snowdonia) rise as a backdrop.

Families can look forward to spending the day by the seaside, whilst others can visit the famous Royal St David’s Golf Club.

The enchanting Italianate-style village of Portmeirion is just a stone’s throw away, where you can enjoy its architectural heritage, its stunning setting and sub-tropical gardens, before enjoying a fine dining experience at the award-winning Art Deco restaurant or sampling authentic Italian style gelateria.

The delightful seaside of Barmouth is also well-worth a visit and for the avid rambler, the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park awaits, with the peaks of Foel Penolau, Rhinog Fawr and Moel Hebog located close by.

Other local attractions include Coed y Brenin Forest Park, Llechwedd with underground mine tours and Gelert's Grave, which is the tombstone dedicated to the faithful hound of a medieval prince.

Min Y Coed is an exceptional holiday home to enjoy this part of North Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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 Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, together with the sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay, are all within easy reach.

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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £300

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter