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Hen Argoed Cottage

(Ref. 4131)

Llanfair near Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a beautifully restored and maintained very old cottage."

    Comfortable and in a beautiful location. Very well equipped. Extremely comfortable bed! The patio and lawn area is a lovely bonus with a great sea view. Beware steep steps though up to the patio. The owners are welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2024

  • "Had a fabulous week at Hen Argoed, we loved the cottage, spacious but cosy, lovely decor."

    The enclosed garden was perfect for our dog. A great beach in walking distance. Conveniently located for driving to local towns and villages. Despite being a working farm with a small campsite it was so quiet and peaceful. The owners were friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Katy4.7Apr 2024

  • "One of the nicest places we stayed in."

    Great location, excellent facilities, cosy, clean and very comfortable. Kindness from the owners was heart warning. The open fire was an excellent feature on the cold evenings, though mainly for the atmosphere as the cottage was very warm. Weather was not very kind to us this time so we could not enjoy the little sitting area in the garden, which was a shame as it is perfect for having morning coffee and meals while enjoying the views. The cottage is in a very good location if you like visiting castles, stately houses, beaches and gardens. The nearby Animal Farm is also a great fun mainly for smaller kids but mines, slightly older, still enjoyed feeding and holding lambs and little goats. There is also a possibility to visit slate caverns on the same site. Harlech Castle is definitely worth visiting and it is in a walkable distance from the cottage, if you can identify a path which does not include walking on the roads. If you like ice cream please visit Hufenfa'r Castell - ice cream shop located just next to the castle - a very delicious treat. The only advice regarding the cottage is to mind your head as there are few places when you can find yourself in pain if not careful. It was also nice to have white bedding and towels, which is always reassuring.

    Reviewed by Justyna5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was very clean and maintained to a high standard."

    It was equipped with everything you would need. It was warm and cosy and provided a lovely relaxing and homely environment.

    Reviewed by Varsha5.0Mar 2024

  • "Everything about it is perfect,you want for nothing,and the owners are so helpful,and friendly"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Picture of the outside very deceiving. Doesn't look much, but when you step inside..... Wow! We stayed here for the Christmas period. Had an amazing time.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Dec 2023

  • "Its just an exception cottage and great location for a brilliant holiday in North Wales !"


    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2023

  • "A cracking comfortable cottage."

    Great location for exploring this part of Wales.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, we had a wonderful stay."

    Only thing is we would have liked a bit of info on recycling etc

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Jul 2023

  • "A super cottage in a lovely, peaceful location."

    Clean, tidy, well-equipped. Beaches, hills, woods on the doorstep. Friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a spotless, comfortable cottage on a lovely farm."

    The hosts were friendly and very helpful. They had put a lot of thought into everything that we would need to make a memorable holiday. Would certainly return as it was excellent value for money.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Hen Argoed."

    From our first viewing to our sad leaving, it was impressive. The location was great with good views, local history and the other building added to the historical atmospheres of the location. There is much to see with short drives from the cottage and we enjoyed these. The cottage itself is very well equipped. We had five adults from Australia, Canada and the UK shearing. and we felt we had lots of space. Sarah the owner and her husband were great to deal with. We would highly recommend staying in Her Argoed or any of the other cottages on the property.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, had everything we needed and more!"

    Those extra little touches were appreciated. Beautiful decor and furnishings, quality bedding, home from home, could not fault a thing. The owners are lovely and friendly, we would definitely recommend their cottage to family and friends. Ideal location, plenty of places to visit nearby. Excellent beaches, gorgeous part of Wales.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved your cottage, in such a beautiful location."

    Clean tidy and a lovely place to go on holiday.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Stunning location. Very lovely people who own the cottage, really helpful.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic property."

    Sensitively renovated farm cottage providing spacious, well appointed accommodation. Perfect location for our 3-day golf break to North Wales…

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had an absolute amazing time at Hen Argoed Cottage April 23."

    The hosts could not do enough to make our stay relaxing & comfortable and all essentials were provided. The cottage was absolutely spotless, clean, comfortable and stunning. Lovely seating area outside with amazing views. The surrounding area is beautiful with lots to do right on the doorstep. We did not want to leave. Truly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Apr 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage, lots of space and everything we needed."

    The owners were so friendly and helpful. The cottage was very comfortable and it was great that all the cottages were together as we rented all three for family to celebrate my 60th Birthday. Great for the dogs and very secure, they loved it. Would definitely recommend this cottage, we all had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by David3.8Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was a not so little jewel in a north wales crown."

    It was surprising how big the cottage is. Tastefully decorated, double, single and family bedrooms that were outstanding. Clean, bedding was gorgeous and lovely plain white fresh towels. Tiled floors downstairs makes it easy to clean and all you needed in kitchen and utility for the stay. The small garden is great for dog however entrance to side steps could do with gate. But this is known to owner and am sure will be addressed. A chair from patio covered as barrier while there. View of the bay and sunsets were lovely as well as the surrounding area for walking beach’s and nature. Definitely recommend Argoed

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful home, with great access to the beach."

    We enjoyed our stay massively, and would recommend this property to anyone looking to spend time in the beautiful country of Wales.

    Reviewed by Imogen5.0Aug 2022

  • "We have just spent a fabulous week at this beautiful cottage."

    The setting is gorgeous with fab views from the garden. The cottage itself is lovely, spotlessly clean and so well equipped it has everything you need. Situated between Barmouth and Harlech in a lovely spot easy to get to everywhere. We have stayed at another property on this site and love it here. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We'll worth a visit we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful historic cottage, very well kept."

    It is in a scenic position with a lovely outdoor seating area - though access is via steep steps. The beams are amazing - but don’t knock your head as I did! Owner is friendly and welcoming. This is a spacious , well- equipped home with great character. Easy access to the coast road and nearby towns.

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time during our holiday."

    It was an absolute joy to stay in Hen Argoed. The old house is beautiful and full of character, it is spacious but very cosy. Being on the farm was lovely- and our hosts were so friendly, but never intrusive. We would highly recommend Hen Argoed and we also hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is spacious and comfortable."

    We love the beautiful location and proximity to Harlech beach. We can't wait to visit again!

    Reviewed by Mary-ann4.7Aug 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with a homely and comfortable feel."

    A very peaceful and private setting. Really enjoyed using the private terrace/garden which had amazing views.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had hot water problem but fixed quickly."

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at this fabulous cottage."

    The pictures don’t do it justice, it’s far nicer., The owners were lovely and we would definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2021

  • "Even though the property was listed as pet friendly, dogs where not allowed upstairs, this caused us issues with our dog not wanting to be seperated from us at night in an unfamiliar settting."

    If we had realised this I would not have booked it. I would think other pet owners would feel the same.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week staying in the cottage, very clean, the kitchen was well equipped, the beds were so comfortable,the lounge very cosy, a great secure garden for our dog, amazing sunsets from the patio, overall a beautiful cottage, would highly recommend."

    The area is outstandingly beautiful, we visited a different beach every day, but our favourite was Harlech, just down the road, Barmouth also not far away 5 miles, great fish and chips, we were so lucky with the weather, we had a very special time, staying in your wonderful cottage,many thanks.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful, comfortable cottage in a lovely location."

    Perfect base for our holiday.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a happy and relaxing week at Hen Argoed."

    Our hosts were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The house was as comfortable and as beautifully presented as we had hoped and as an unexpected bonus the owners had recently redecorated and improved it, including new kitchen floor, new doors and steps leading directly from the living room to the garden, with a newly laid patio and upgraded garden furniture. The garden is private and peaceful, tucked away from the rest of the farm and properties/campsite (besides the cows grazing quietly in the next-door field) and with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Even though a number of places were closed due to coronavirus, there was plenty to do within a short driving distance, including sandy beaches and dunes, mountain biking, walking, pony trekking and ZipWorld. A great property in a beautiful area. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a fabulous week staying at Hen Argoed cottage."

    All precautions had been taken in light of the Covid pandemic and we felt safe and secure at the cottage. The cottage had all the amenities required for a family with children. We enjoyed exploring the countryside and the quiet beach only a 10 minute walk away, tourist sites further afield and even a rainy day watching films was lovely in front of the fire! The owners are very friendly and available for advice/assistance when required. Local amenities are also very good. The kids want to come back next year and we have already recommended to friends who have booked to stay in October.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a brief but lovely stay at this cottage."

    The owners were lovely the cottage had everything you needed and we will be returning soon

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2020

  • "We have returned home from a lovely holiday in Hen Argoed Cottage."

    The cottage was comfortable and well equipped for cooking etc, we did not need to use the wood fire as it was warm enough. A short history of the C15 farmhouse and farm buildings would have been very welcome; (Sarah did tell me that there was a tannery and mill there). We found shopping difficult and only discovered the SPAR shop with an excellent butcher south of Llanbedr the day before we left! The cottage was in a very good position for local walks and excursions farther afield, a lovely part of the world! Beth Davis

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2019

  • "Superb owners Very hospitable"

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2019

  • "A fabulous cottage very pleasant and homely super hosts great raised garden with sea views fully fitted kitchen (frying pans could do with replacing!"

    ) a d abulous weekend stay!!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great cottage very cosy and great location."

    Fabulous views. The owners were brilliant and very friendly. Beds so comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. Only niggle was issues with the boiler and having intermittent hot water for a few days but this was resolved swiftly.

    Reviewed by Clare4.4Aug 2019

  • "We all had a very enjoyable stay."

    We are already looking forward to making a return visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2019

  • "The house was absolutely wonderful,really spacious inside which was a lovely surprise and the photos do not do the house any justice."

    The view is limited in the garden if you sit down but standing up the views over the sea and towards the mountains are stunning.the owners are lovely and very helpful.the wifi is excellent and the daily visits from the owners 2 cats and Jess the sheepdog was lovely.i would highly recommend the house to anyone who wants the perfect Welsh holiday.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had a lovely weekend ant the cottage and our only gripe was having to leave the beautiful cottage and farm behind us on Monday morning."

    Reviewed by Boyd4.4Jul 2019

  • "The information provided could have been better."

    Lovely cottage however sitting in the garden was impossible due to the smell from the diesel tanks which is a pity as the views are lovely. Otherwise a nice place.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jun 2019

  • "Advertised as having sea views- not quite correct."

    Although beautiful cottage and very comfortable. Lovely surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Beccy4.4May 2019

  • "It was a real privilege to stay for Easter week in this historic 15th century farmhouse, situated on a family farm on a hillside just above Llandanwg."

    It is spacious and extremely attractive, with amazing beams in the roomy bedrooms, a well equipped modern kitchen / dining room, and a large sitting room with huge fireplace and log burning stove. Absolutely gorgeous!! It is good to be aware that you might get the odd bumped head when not concentrating and that the track up from the main road is slightly rough. But it is what it is....a working farm! Also, just to be slightly picky, we thought the outside area was a little neglected. Dead plants in tubs ( managed to give the window boxes an Easter resurrection!) and the garden grass could have done with being mowed. But we loved it and highly recommend.....

    Reviewed by Diana4.4Apr 2019

  • "The best cottage for me and my family , big thank you"

    Reviewed by Florin5.0Dec 2018

  • "The deceptively spacious nature of the cottage exceeded expectations."

    The cottage features lovely original beams and a fine inglenook fireplace -bags of character.15th.century but sympathetically restored with modern conveniences. The owners Eurigg & Sara are very welcoming and clearly run the accomodation very well. The location is well placed for visiting the nearby coastal resorts and enjoying the beautiful rugged countryside, typical of this region. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage in a lovely area"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2018

  • "This holiday has been the best that we have had for a long time ."

    The cottage was amazing and had everything that we needed . The owner Sarah was a lovely woman who made us feel so at home and was always around if we needed any advice. The garden was ideal for my kids they loved seeing cows and sheep every day and having a climbing frame with slide and then the view from the garden it is so beautiful . If we do have another holiday we would definitely come back . Thank you Sarah and family for the great holiday and what an amazing house . Xxxx

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2018

  • "Another great cottage from Sykes."

    Located on a farm/small caravan park just off the Harlech to Barmouth road. Great views, very friendly and helpful owners who run the farm. Its a real character cottage. Looks small from outside but its very spacious. Clean, comfortable with great views when you relax in the rear garden with furniture provided.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7May 2018

  • "A wonderful character cottage in a really beautiful part of Wales."

    Beach and Llanfair Slate Caverns in walking distance of the property. The children loved seeing the lambs on this working farm and the accommodation was well equipped. Will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2018

  • "We had a lovely winter break here."

    The cottage was very comfortable with all the expected charm and character of an old farm house but with spacious rooms, good WiFi, wood burning fire and all the amenities and small touches provided by the owner to make this somewhere we would recommend and return to.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2018

  • "Great place, helpful people."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Dec 2017

  • "Friendly family."

    Informal, relaxing, good

    Reviewed by Clare4.8Sep 2017

  • "Beautiful place to be."

    The infinite sea in front of you en some typical Welsh mountains behind you. It's combine and summarize all the beauty of Wales. Property owners are very nice and hospitable. The cottage ver old and cozy but well equipped.

    Reviewed by Vincent4.8Jul 2017

  • "It was a beautiful cottage in a stunning location and perfect for our family holiday and we are looking forward to visiting again."

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2017

  • "The cottage done us proud everything you wished for was there ."

    The owners was brilliant very nice couple and friendly will definitely go back .

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single, 1 x family room with double and single
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom/utility
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, table-top freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo/CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Lawned area with patio and charcoal BBQ, swing and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.6 miles, beach 2.3 miles
  • Note: A tumble dryer is situated in an external laundry room shared with 10 caravans and at a charge of £1 for 6 mins
  • Note: This is a working livestock farm, dogs must be kept on leads at all times
  • Note: Please supervise children on the swing at all times Please note: Car's cannot not be charged at this property

The property

Llanfair 1.4 miles.

Hen Argoed Cottage is a Grade II listed semi-detached cottage settled on a working livestock farm on the outskirts of Llanfair near Harlech, Gwynedd.

This 15th century dwelling is the perfect retreat for a family of six wanting to discover this stunning part of Wales, with Snowdonia National Park on its doorstep.

Upon arrival, you'll be pleased to find two off-road parking spaces, where you can unload your belongings into your home-from-home with ease.

This property boasts a wealth of character, with oak beams and trusses, an inglenook fireplace with an original bread oven; Hen Argoed Cottage is truly a charming setting!

Venture into the sitting room, a space with a ceiling adorned with exposed beams and offering ample leather seating for you to unwind on whilst you warm your toes on the woodburning stove and watch TV.

When you're feeling peckish, head to the kitchen/diner, a space enjoying a great range of integrated appliances that the chef of the group can rustle up delicious meals with.

These delights can be enjoyed at the wooden dining table over a bottle of wine.

As the day draws to a close, throw any old clothing in the utility/cloakroom's washing machine before heading upstairs to freshen up in the bathroom's fabulous, roll-top bath.

Choose between one of the three delightful bedrooms on the first floor, including a double, single and a family room with a double and single; all the bedrooms sport vaulted ceilings and ample storage from your things.

The garden can be found behind the property, a space offering two seating areas where you can tuck into alfresco meals whilst looking out over the views of Shell Island.

Whisk your loved ones away to Hen Argoed Cottage for an unforgettable stay.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 4082 and 1097761, together sleeping up to 14 guests.

Argoed Farm Cottages

Llanfair 1.2 miles. Three charming Harlech cottages, close to the owners' farmhouse on a 120-acre working family farm and small caravan site in a lovely rural location between the Welsh mountains and the Cambrian coast. All cottages boast a wealth of original oak beams and trusses, and are full of charm and character, with a welcoming, cosy atmosphere, perfect for a family holiday or romantic break. One property has a woodburner, and both have their own lawned garden area for relaxing. Guests will love this family farm location, from the sheep and cattle dotted around the fields to the lambs who arrive every spring. These Harlech cottages enjoy a wonderful position, surrounded by stunning countryside yet only 2 miles from Harlech, with its huge sandy beach and impressive World Heritage Site castle. Enjoy excellent walking, climbing, cycling, watersports and much much more from these Harlech cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


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.

Please note: Car's cannot not be charged at this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas