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Moriah House

Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 933657)

4.3

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved our stay and will definitely book again once something is done with the shower and bath situation."

    The shower is no longer fit for purpose and the bath needs to be on for two hours to get enough hot water for one bath the same process all over again for the next person to have a bath. If five people are staying in the accommodation it’s simply not feasible. The fridge although an upright is also too small for size of accommodation and we struggled to get enough food in for a week. Single bed mattress is broken with springs poking out other two beds are fab and very comfortable. We bought a new Cafetière and have left it for other guests to use as the other was broken. The house was clean, cosy and in a gorgeous spot. WiFi and sky were a useful addition for rainy days. The character of this property is quirky and has been beautiful retained.

    Hello Julie, Many thanks for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I will gladly take your feedback on and have already begun to address most of these comments. I have had this house for nearly 7 years now and I was ready to renovate it completely. Unfortunately covid happened and I lost both time and funds. That being said. I began in between bookings last November. A second bathroom is nearly complete. (Anyone who stays here may notice a locked door in the property - the second bathroom). Once the second bathroom is complete. The kitchen will be split into a 3rd bedroom and new built in kitchen with larger fridge. With regards to the hot water. It does only take an hour and unfortunately as it is a converted Chapel vestry it is not a modern building with central heating so it is difficult to keep the hot water on a constant setting. I was not made aware of the cafetiere and single mattress. I shall get on that immediately. All the very best, Tom Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2022

  • "Despite past reviews, we had an amazing stay at Moriah House."

    The owner has gone to great lengths sprucing it up for the new season. New curtains and carpet throughout. It had been thoroughly cleaned and scent diffusers placed through out to dissipate any smells that there may have been before. Really comfy beds and spacious interior. The garage provided is great for parking your car as the road is very narrow. It’s in a great location for exploring the area. Beaches and mountains abound and gorgeous scenery. As a fellow Airbnb manager I realise the effort that has been made and I can definitely recommend this property. We would love to revisit.

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2022

  • "All linen especially bed linen is shabby The bed needs urgent replacement Heating is totally inadequate for the building As soon as you walk in it smells damp & musty The electric shower is very poor The book says the owner is a trained chef and therefore the kitchen is well stocked but the microwave is so small many of the plates don’t fit in, if a family ever stay there they will not fit more than butter and cheese in the fridge it is so small."

    We have stayed in many cottages in 30yrs and although we accept some such as this one are meant to be quirky and characterful rather than ultra modern, there are still standards that are required, the cottage needs a major overhaul of painting, cleaning, new furniture and new heating

    The property has an oak bed and a 4 poster bed and both beds are solid, with strengthening beams in place and mattresses and bedding are new. The property has a tall standalone fridge freezer with three fridge shelves, large milk container area etc. The property was also fully inspected the week prior to your visit and there was no odour. I also offered advice regarding the operation of the heating and other solutions. Thank you for your feedback about the shower and I will be adding a second shower room in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GaryMar 2022

  • "Hi we were very surprised to see that there was no logs or firelighters to start a fire on our arrival, the house was freezing and damp in places."

    ... We did not expect logs for all our stay but some for that night on our arrival would of been beneficial..... there was no mention of needing logs to have a fire in the listing on Sykes cottages website... disappointing....

    Apologies regarding the lack of logs, this was due to an oversight by the changeover team and will not happen again. I am also asking Sykes Cottages to reach out to you on my behalf.to resolve this for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CindyJan 2022

  • "Beautiful location, information was very accessible with a handy guide book at the property."

    The house was lovely and we had a wonderful time would be very likely to consider returning and also recommending to other friends.

    Reviewed by NathanOct 2021

  • "Lovely house in a location with fantastic views all round."

    Comfortable and spacious. Some odd things - like a wardrobe with no hanging rail and chest of drawers with broken bottoms (little maintenance things really). There are a lot of items in the house and cleaning was OK but not deep (I would say not possible in the turn around time due to the contents) - bread bin had hairs in it and some dirty bowls, for example. The garage is good to have as the street is not good for parking - however, you need to be a confident driver on this steep narrow hill (we had to reverse up as a van was blocking it and said they would be 20 mins!). Also need to be relatively fit to take cases, shopping, etc. to the parking. We had a lovely week and it is an excellent base to explore this lovely part of Wales.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2021

  • "This was a return visit following my first visit 5 years ago."

    Just as lovely a cottage as I remembered, although the addition of a garage has certainly increased the attraction. Got to say that sometimes it’s the little things that get missed…….cleanliness was not good (look behind the bedside cabinet in the non-4 poster room and there’s a veritable network of spider webs (Covid doesn’t explain this oversight!) and the lack of a lead from the DVD to TV rendering it inoperable, but hey, overall the property is lovely, and in a beautiful part of Wales.

    Reviewed by RobinAug 2021

  • "This is a lovely converted Chapel in the middle of Harlech on a steep bank, it's really spacious, comfortable and well equipped."

    The views from the deck are really beautiful and the parking garage meant that we had no stress regarding the car. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2021

  • "I had been considering booking Mariah House for ages."

    We had a fantastic week there in June 21, the weather was hot and sunny and Harlech was great. Well equipped, very comfortable, lovely setting and view. The pre-arrival instructions about the garage which is just up the street on the other side said it would fit a long Range Rover. It was a very, very tight fit for our estate car, the only way to get it in was to back right up to the rear of the garage off-centre. If you have a big German estate, beware - and if it has a fixed towbar it would be impossible. Only other issue I would say is getting towels dry, we had to dry them outside in the sun in the late afternoon or evening when we were back at the house. Even in the very hot weather there is a touch of dampness in the atmosphere of bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen in the house. Maybe some dehumidifiers would help?

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2021

  • "Great little place"

    Reviewed by PaulaNov 2020

  • "Had a fabulous stay at Moriah House loved its quirkiness, great views and good location."

    We had everything we needed in the house for a comfortable week. Bed was comfy and loved the eclectic mix of pictures. Excellent WiFi too.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2020

  • "The location and view was fantastic, real big asset having the garage as road side parking very limited."

    Had a great holiday. A big plus it was extremely easy to book a Sykes holiday online. Will be booking a further holiday for 2021

    Reviewed by LeeSep 2020

  • "Safe to say Moriah House was fantastic."

    We had a brilliant holiday in a very special place. We were apprehensive about car parking after reading previous reviews but we pulled up outside to unload etc and parked in garage provided. No problem. Streets around Harlech are tight but as long as you’re a competent driver it’s no problem. And it adds to the uniqueness of the holiday. The accommodation itself is just lovely. We felt at home as soon as we arrived. And that view of the sea is something I’ll never forget. Everything you’d need is provided for a lovely holiday. Only one thing would’ve made life slightly easier! If the gate were further forward to keep the dogs enclosed while sitting on the gorgeous decking to prevent them wandering around the graveyard. All in all one of the best holidays we’ve had. Harlech has always been my favourite place. Now even more so thanks to Moriah House ❤️

    Reviewed by AlexSep 2020

  • "We thought the owner should know that he has been let down by his cleaning company, we arrived and found the cottage in a pretty grubby state, in these days of increased cleaning regimes we thought it best he knew."

    Dirty plates on display, cutlery left in drawers also dirty, work services not wiped down, dirty laundry left int he washing machine (we left that outside). First night we was there we had to quickly de-frost the fridge as the door did not shut properly. One of the storage heaters does not work, (by the far corner near the tv). We cleaned up ourselves and had a great time as the spot is wonderful.

    Reviewed by LeeAug 2020

  • "Have just returned from a week here."

    Found it to be very comfortable. Excellent wifi and a good choice of tv channels. The kitchen was well equipped with scales, decent knives; good quality pans and appliances. I did wonder why utensils were all metal when the frying pans were non stick? This is a spacious holiday home. The beds were comfortable and I thought pillows and duvets were good quality. The fire was great for when it was a little chilly at night. Plenty of hot water but the shower wasn't that great. Lovely views. Limited outdoor space but the decking area was very nice. Once we worked out where the garage was it was fine -we had a Qashqai. It is about 20 metres from property. The lock didn't work though so we had to put a stone in front to stop the doors blowing open. My only criticisms would be that it was a bit dusty - unfortunate given deep cleaning was supposed to happen because of Covid; the instructions for putting bins out were a bit contradictory - one clear message maybe. The biggest downside was the smell of damp. I had to buy a perfumed candle to mask it. If you opened the kitchen cupboards the smell really hit you. And there was at least one resident slug But location is great. The fish and chip shop is good. The premier shop on Beach Road was very good. The jury is out on the Tandoori restaurant - food not bad but service dire

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Spacious and well provisioned as well as centrally located in Harlech. Everything went like clock work, no issues at all (except our vehicle was too tall for the garage). Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by JoFeb 2020

  • "The cottage was really well equipped and very comfortable."

    A truly brilliant conversion. We loved it. The owner was easy to contact and very helpful. It is advertised as dog friendly - which the cottage absolutely it is - but on entering the cottage there is a notice stating please do not allow your dog to run or toilet in the 'garden' (graveyard) as there has been complaints of a lack of respect. There is no outside place at the cottage for a dog. We feel that this should be made very clear in the advertising so that visitors can make an informed choice when booking. Our dog is an old boy now and having to walk him up to the picnic area at the top of the town each morning was not ideal. Generally about Harlech. Two very good restaurants, great tea rooms & ice cream parlour. Shop however is a SPAR with limited stock and only accepts cash. It is a really nice place to stay as a base to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2019

  • "The outdoors was disappointing from the picture you published as in it was very overgrown with weeds and nettles and was a complete mess."

    Inside the only downfall was a lot of dust and cobwebs.

    Reviewed by DeanAug 2019

  • "Great place to stay."

    Very spacious with great views of both the bay and castle. Don’t let the gravestones put you off!

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2019

  • "The garage was hard to find to park car - clearer signage would help."

    aside from that, cottage was just perfect

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2019

  • "Really enjoyed the holiday and would return."

    The owner helpful when we reported 1 or 2 issues- came over to sort them. Comfortable, spacious and easy to live in. Even better if - kitchen crockery needs checking- a few cereal bowls needed, and could have been cleaner- under the beds etc.

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2019

  • "Pros ..Wonderful accommodation, very spacious, fabulous views"

    . Would definitely stay again we had a great week Cons.. We needed to have the log burner lit for a comfortable warmth, storage heaters not warm enough. Lots and lots of hot water but shower not very powerful and towel rail didn't work. Feb 2018

    Reviewed by SueFeb 2019

  • "Harlech is so central to so many things to do and places to go it is an ideal base for a very good holiday"

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2018

  • "The house was incredibly spacious with views of the sea, feeling luxurious, but obviously dog/ seaside / child friendly with hard wearing carpets."

    The really wet afternoon we lit the woodburner and it was lovely in there. My son clocked up 4 Longshanks castle visits- Conwy, Caernarfon, Beaumaris, and of course, Harlech. Loved the beach- some stunning sunsets over the sea, and those mountains fill me up...

    Reviewed by Sophie ClareSep 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage with gorgeous views."

    It was exceptionally clean and the wood burning stove made it really cost on the cooler evenings. The instructions on getting there were out of date and need looking at. We called the owner but he didn't answer so we asked in a local shop. Also done of the informational material was also out of date

    Reviewed by SueAug 2018

  • "Our stay at Moriah House was exceptional."

    As other posts, the photos do not do it justice. Never had any trouble parking o/s the property, however, we were aware of this pre booking, so that was a bonus. Moriah House was spacious, catered for everything possible in the kitchen & all contents seemed to be good quality. Never had any problems locating the property. The owner had supplied lots of items to use for a proper seaside holiday, cricket bats, buckets & spades, so thoughtful. Due to the hot weather, most of the evenings we spent out on the decking area watching the spectacular sunsets and the view across the sea that changed constantly. This property is quirky, one of a kind, every room is large & it's so quiet here too. Would highly recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2018

  • "This is a charming, comfortable and clean place to stay - we were surprised at how spacious it is and felt at home from the moment we arrived."

    We had a wonderful week exploring the surrounding area and it is in an ideal location for travelling around mid and north Wales. Husband climbed Snowdon and did ZipWorld while we were there - highly recommended if you are feeling adventurous! We also visited Llandudno, Porthmadog, Criccieth, Rhyl to name but a few - the Welsh Mountain Zoo is also worth a visit as is Harlech Castle which is just a short walk away from the accommodation. Harlech itself is very quiet in the evening but there are a few places to eat out within walking distance - we recommend The Victoria Inn in nearby Llanbedr though - great food and lovely beer garden. The cottage is well equipped and the owner has taken the time to give plenty of instructions and guidance on where things are and how to operate them. The one thing we felt was missing from both the website description and the 'Welcome Pack' at the cottage was information on parking. We think this may have been left off the description so as not to put people off but it would have been more helpful to know what to expect rather than having to spend time figuring out where to park. The cottage is located on a steep, narrow hill where parking is very restricted - we managed to park there when we arrived and when we departed so we were able to unload/load bags into the car but the rest of the time we moved the car between the nearby short stay car park (up to 3 hours) and the main road where you can park for free between 6pm and 9am (2 hr restriction at other times). There is a long stay car park just up the hill from the short stay where we could have left our car for 24 hours at a time but this was £7.50 per 24 hrs and it wasn't worth it as we were often out and about during the day. Please, please don't let this put you off - it was no hassle to us but would have been nice to have been given more info on this that's all. This is wonderful place to stay - great views from the graveyard and small patio area of the sea, the castle and the mountains - we saw some beautiful sunsets! We would definitely consider re-booking as we fell in love with the place and the local area - thank you for a super holiday....!

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2018

  • "The accommodation was spacious."

    The views are great but yu must stand on tiptoe to see them from inside the chapel due to window height. This made the accommodation feel enclosed despite the space. Clean throughout. Lots of extra homely touches some nicer than others. I.e tea and coffee supplied but the coffee pods didn't fit the machine and caused a huge mess when tried to use. Did smell like wet dog in carpeted areas. Beds ultra comfy esp the 4 poster. Bathroom cold and shower poor with water light. Heaters are overnight storage heaters. Wood left for fire in lounge for one night. Outside seated area nice in good weather. No parking. Busybody neighbour felt like she needed to advise a lot. Lover Harlech beach and town. Very hilly and lots of walking. Not the best for young families and disabled. OWNER RESPONSE: thank you for your comments which are appreciated. The coffee pods have been checked and were the correct ones. I am sorry if you found there to be a smell from the carpets - this had not been noticed by the cleaners but will be monitored. The other issues will also be checked and addressed. We hope you enjoyed your stay overall.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2018

  • "Moriah House was a magical place to stay for a unique and peaceful getaway in Harlech."

    It was like a home away from home and had absolutely everything needed and more. The house is bigger than expected from the pictures. It is very unique and has many beautiful features. The view of the sea from the house is breathtaking and a gorgeous sight first thing in the morning. The location is ideal for climbing mount Snowdon, a 45 minute drive away through picturesque landscape. Really hope to get the chance to come back and stay in the future.

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2018

  • "Fantastic property with all amenities included wi-fi, sky TV, even books, with DVDs and CDs."

    Words cannot describe this converted property, it's charm and home from home feel.once you overlook the obvious it is an excellent base in which to explore the area with its wonderful coastline and heritage castle all of which can be seen from the house and OH those sunsets a sun rises as you look out of the windows.Would we go again----------- You Bet

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2017

  • "Amazing cottage."

    One of the best places I've ever stayed!

    Reviewed by XeniaMay 2017

  • "Everything has already been covered, parking & graveyard mentioned."

    Reviewed by ValerieOct 2016

  • "Photographs do not do this lovely spacious holiday home justice"

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four poster king size bed, 1 x king size with 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Sitting room with dining area and multi-fuel stove.
  • Electric storage heaters with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with basic Sky, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Private off road parking space in garage a short walk from property
  • Roadside parking 100 yards from cottage on first come, first served basis, plus parking in public car park at top of street charged at daily rate
  • Decked area with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 5 mins walk, pubs 10 mins walk
  • Beach 1.2 miles
  • Note: There are three steps up to the decked area and six steps up to the front door
  • Note: Although the accommodation is all on the ground floor there are one or two internal steps
  • Note: There is an old disused graveyard located next to the property.

The property

This delightful conversion of a chapel vestry boasts many original features and a wonderful welcoming and unique ambience.

Quietly set on one of the oldest hills in Harlech, centrally located for all of the town’s amenities, with the mighty castle in view, this cottage enjoys a panoramic vista over the Cambrian Bay coastline, Llyn Peninsula, beach and mountains of Snowdonia.

Tucked away behind the old chapel hall and chapel, this charming cottage is perfect for a couple or friends alike who want to spend time together exploring this beautiful coastline.

Well-appointed and furnished in a traditional and homely style, this spacious holiday home has some notable features including high ceilings, exposed timbers and purlins, original panelling and wonderful stained glass sash windows in the sitting room and bedrooms.

Enhanced by the high ceilings, the sitting room welcomes you in and boasts views of the coast and castle, as well as benefiting from a multi-fuel stove, perfect for those cooler evenings, extending to the dining area, just ideal for a sit down meal in the evening whilst reminiscing and recalling memories from the day’s adventure and activity.

A well-equipped kitchen with breakfast table and chairs, two double bedrooms, one boasting a lovely four poster bed and a bathroom completes this comfortable and welcoming cottage.

Set next to an historic graveyard, complete with some ancient headstones, guests can relax on a summer’s evening, wining and dining on the raised decked seating area, which enjoys wonderful views of the sea, coast and castle, or sit and enjoy that early morning cup of coffee whilst planning the day ahead.

Walks are in abundance from this delightful cottage, and a visit to the castle is a must, complete with a visitor and interpretation centre.

Harlech’s magnificent sandy beach is just over a mile away, and the famous Royal St. David's Golf Club, one of the finest links courses is just a 15 minute walk away, while the whole of the Snowdonia National Park is just waiting to be explored.

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

This lovely cottage provides a great base at anytime of the year, whether you’re looking for a quiet holiday with romantic moonlit walks along the beach or something a little more adventurous.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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