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Llanfair near Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay (lots of light bulbs need replacing for property owners info not to be published)

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Sep 2023

  • "Having the heating controlled at unrealistic times also the fact they are controlled not happy with this."

    The outdoor space was good however some form of lean to over the bbq area may have its advantages

    Reviewed by Tina3.4Sep 2023

  • "We had the loveliest stay here."

    Great location, close to lots of nice day trips and places. Lovely pub in Llanbedr village great food and beer. This Cottage was absolutely perfect for our young family, super comfortable beds, great kitchen kitted out with all we needed and the hot tub was the best we've ever had- clean, big and ready on arrival. Nothing too much for our host who made us so welcome. Would definitely come back and recommend to anyone!

    Reviewed by Bethanie4.7Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely brilliant stay at isallt."

    Everything you need is there + some extras e.g. washing machine, dishwasher. Hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Hot tub is perfect to relax after a long day hiking in the hills. Location is stunning, couple minutes to the beach which has to be one of the best in Britain, golden soft sand that stretches for miles. Few different towns within a short drive, some a little bit further but the drive is on lovely country roads with stunning views. Would highly recommend. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Sep 2023

  • "Isalt was in lovely quiet surroundings on an active farm."

    The cottage was a little tired in some areas, however had full amenities and a gorgeous hot tub, ideal for late evening soaks. The most uncomfortable aspect was the double bed in the main room. Whilst it looks very grand on entrance, the mattress was uncomfortably soft with little suport and the bedframe on the right had collapsed. It wasn't until we looked at the bed did we realise 5 of the slats were indeed on the floor and needed to be re-built. Due to how the bed was originally constructed, the slats kept slipping out. This resulted in my husband buying an airbed to sleep on. The TWIN room is only ideal for small juniors. Both my children aged 11/ 14 were too long for both child framed beds The owners were very friendly and hospitable, however we felt our concerns regarding the bed were dismissed, reporting '' the mattress is new''. Whilst, it was a lovely interesting cottage and we loved the area, we wouldn't unfortunately return to Isalt.

    It is a shame we were not made aware of the on going slats situation. As you had only mentioned this within 12 hours of your arrival. And was told they had been replaced in the right position. If we were aware of it being on going, we could of looked at the bed. As we did after you left, and found a wood cross member had been broken. By previous guests. And this has now been fixed.The beds in the twin room are both single with single mattress. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise3.1Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic place."

    . 100% perfect x

    Reviewed by Reachel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful rural cottage, peaceful well presented hot tub a great bonus."

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2023

  • "A wonderful quiet and peaceful stay in a very well kept barn conversion."

    We loved it and hope to return!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a great time very think you need, I would like to thank the owner for a relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by Clayton5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was a beautiful, cosy, comfortable cottage."

    Every effort had been made by the owner to make it festive and homely. The cottage is really well equipped and all kitchen utensils etc were very good quality. The shower was hot and powerful. My small negative….and it is small is that I would either prefer a polyester duvet or a thicker cover over the down as occasionally the feather ends poked through… I say it’s a minor thing. The hot tub was amazing and was very well used. I would definitely recommend this cottage and will be returning again myself.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely stay at Isallt over Christmas."

    The cottage was perfectly positioned between the sea and the mountains. Clean, tidy, warm and very well equipped. The enclosed garden is great if you have a dog and the hot tub was a perfect addition after a day in the hills. Welcoming and friendly hosts. We could not have asked for more. We would and have recommend a stay in this lovely cottage. Zoe, Jim and Ted ( the

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything you need or could wish for and really friendly and helpful owners."

    Cannot wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Sep 2022

  • "Perfect week!"

    Arrived to a nice welcome from Sara. Lovely homely cottage in a lovely setting. Private hot tub. Perfectly positioned to walk to Harlech beach. The cottage has everything you could need. Asked Sara about a BBQ then next morning there was one on the patio for us. Lovely days out followed by lovely evenings in the hot tub. Can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful and so clean on arrival, very peaceful when sitting in the hot tub."

    Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0May 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Isallt."

    It was extremely clean, cosy and had everything that we needed. In a beautiful location and not far from Harlech and other lovely places! Couldn't recommend enough!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was gorgeous, we absolutely loved it and the location!"

    Fully equipped with everything we needed and we loved the hot tub!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2022

  • "Exceptional property, location and area, lovely hosts."

    Had really thought about privacy and comfort. 5*.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Apr 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay, felt really well looked after and had everything we needed."

    Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Mar 2022

  • "The Cottage was lovely comfortable and warm."

    The nice touches of the Christmas decorations were much appreciated and we managed to cook a full Christmas dinner in the kitchen. The kitchen itself had everything we needed for our weeks stay over the holiday period. We only used one of the bedrooms ,however the double bed we found to be very comfortable. The living accommodation was spacious enough for the two of us and our dog Flora who also enjoyed her getaway in Wales. A very Enjoyable stay in a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Dec 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage, with everything you need with the added bonus of a hot tub."

    Quiet location with easy access into Snowdonia National Park or if you prefer close to beaches and villages. Very clean and comfortable, definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic.This is our third year of going to Isalt and each visit has been perfect."

    Cottage is so cosy and comfortable and the owners are perfect hosts. The setting is wonderful.So peaceful. Hight recommended

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2021

  • "We were hoping for a high standard and that is what we found."

    Owners very approachable and keen to please. The one slight negative is that the beds in the twin bed room are not ideal for taller people but they are as long as the style of the room will allow. Ideal location for exploring and we had an enjoyable week. Hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Sep 2021

  • "Very friendly owners, and the hot tub is superb"

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Aug 2021

  • "A fantastic location, comfortable and well equipped."

    The owners were very welcoming and should be proud of their lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really nice accommodation, in a lovely setting."

    The owners are really friendly and just leave you to enjoy your break. The cottage has all the items you need and is very comfortable. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Keris4.4Jul 2021

  • "The property is a nice size, with a nice living space and dining area."

    The recliner chairs were a great plus we loved those. We loved that we could park the car outside the property. The bedroom was lovely size. The bathroom was nice but the floor was very creaky which echoed round the whole cottage. On arrival it was a shame we wasn’t greeted by the host. We then didn’t see/ get introduced to the host until day 3 which was disappointing as it would have been nice to meet her sooner and also would have been useful to know where we could find her if we needed anything. There were no instructions on how to use anything in the property. Having been to lots of Airbnb’s in the past it is normal for there to be some instructions on how to use the tv, heating, etc and also there was no instructions on how the bins/ recycling work in the property. Every area is different so it is helpful to be informed. It was disappointing that on the 1st night the hot tub was not ready. I had messaged the host prior to arrival to ensure the hot tub would be ready and I was ensured it would be. Considering when we arrived it was peak of a fortnight of beautiful weather in Wales it was a shame that the outside furniture was dirty when we arrived and also that the umbrella was also broken. We let the host know this and she ordered a new one but this was no use to us as it didn’t arrive in time. I know the property was self catering but in every self catering property I’ve visited we have had spare bin bags, extra toilet roll and salt and pepper. This property didn’t have any of these things. They are very cheap things to improve on but make all the difference to your guests stay. As the property is self catering it is a shame the fridge is not bigger. We had done a food shop for our whole week at the cottage and struggled to fit it all in the tiny fridge. I also found the fridge not to work that great. Some of our food went off whilst in the fridge (even though the food was still in date) and also the opposite too some of our drinks came out frozen. We ensured that the fridge temperature was always on 3 so it was not that. The double bedroom duvet was a feather one which almost instantly brought me out in a rash so we had to use the two single duvets in the twin room. It was a shame there wasn’t a spare normal double duvet somewhere we could use. The mattress was also not the most comfortable and it seemed to dip in the middle. We had a nice week exploring Wales and using the cottage as a base. The cottage had beautiful views of the sunset in the evening. And when the hot tub was working it was lovely to sit out there and watch it.

    Reviewed by Casey3.8Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay thank you so much such a lovely cottage and friendly owners in a beautiful setting"

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Isallt, the facilities were great and extremely clean."

    The bed was really comfortable and the cottage was nicely furnished. The hot tub was great on an evening after a day on the beach; it has garden furniture so you can eat outside, which was a nice bonus. The owner Sara was really friendly and approachable if we needed her. We had a fantastic holiday and would definitely recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful location and very welcoming helpful hosts"

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a peaceful setting."

    Unfortunately the bed wasn't as comfortable as expected and the hot tub area not very private as it was overlooked by neighbouring cottages and caravan. Screens/plants around all sides would probably remedy this.

    Reviewed by Zohra3.8Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was amazingly comfortable and very well decorated."

    The location was excellent.

    Reviewed by Suzanna4.7Apr 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage that is perfectly located to explore the area."

    The cottage had everything you could think of to make our stay a comfortable one. Beds were comfy, it had reclining seats in the lounge, plus little extras such as dish washer tablets and soap dispensers. The hot tub was lovely after being out and about all day, and the neighbours were friendly too (the chickens). Already looking to go back again next year

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 2020

  • "Perfect setting."

    Cottage is beautiful.Very clean and homely.Loved the visits from the chickens as well as the cat and farm collie. Owners are very welcoming and friendly.Alreafy booked for next year!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Beautifully decorated.perfect setting on a lovely farm

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at isallt."

    The cottage was lovely well equipped and very clean. I travelled with my daughter and young grandsons who loved the visiting chickens and cat. The cottage was very child friendly. Hot tub was fab overall we had a great holiday would definitely recommend isallt and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2020

  • "Arrived after 3hr journey and was met by the owners who were in the process of cleaning out the Hot tub after the previous occupants had left."

    This made me feel reassured what with the current covid 19 situation. We were allowed to access the property straight away and as soon as we entered the accommodation we were blown away with the lay out and attention paid to making it comfortable. Everything looked really clean. Wifi access codes were provided for 2 appliances per code. Plenty of room for the 4 of us in our party. Fresh eggs were available when we needed them as the owners have about 24 hens on site that produce free range eggs ( Just don't leave the front door open otherwise you have feathered house guests) We used the Hot tub on the second night and it was pure bliss. Really warm and the jets did the job of relaxing the muscles. Overall this was just an amazing weeks break but it felt like home. The owners are really friendly and the view of Shell island is just breathtaking. Would highly recommend and will definitely be booking another visit soon. If there is one thing that we wish we could change it was the Freezer. The freezer just wasn't big enough to store anything other than a bag of ice, Due to the current situation there aren't many places open that can deliver takeaway and most of the local restaurants are still closed so needed to shop at tescos in Porthmadog for fresh produce.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is a fantastic cottage ."

    It has all top facilities and accommodation. Its situation is ideal for travelling around the area

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2020

  • "Everything was amazing and we enjoyed our stay due to the corona virus we choose to came home early, but the cottage was really nice and very clean it was quiet around the farm and the hot tub was relaxing."

    the owners were fab and really friendly. we would definitely book to go back and stay in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2020

  • "Absolutely excellent place to stay!"

    A great base for the exploring we wanted to do. The property is so cosy and comfortable and we loved the fact it was on a farm. We saw new baby lambs and cows, brilliant views over to the sea! Hot tub was a great bonus. We had everything we could possibly need and more. Sara was really friendly and came to check up on us to see if we needed anything! We would love to come back!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was filthy and cold ."

    Had to clean everything. The cottage is attached to a cows shed and cows bang on the walls and wake you up at night. Yhe smell of cows poo and cows feed is unbearable. The owners have no sense of hospitality, nothing to greet you and they didn’t even introduce themselves. The owners dog kept pooping in the garden and eating my dog food. No coffee or milk on arrival. The loo downstairs is directly facing the cows shed. The window is black with cows poo. Flies everywhere and you couldn’t open the windows because of the smell. I strongly suggest you let people know about all these issues. The kitchen was filthy, all the drawers and shelves were greasy. The hot tub wasn’t pleasing because the smell was disgusting. So disappointed with the customer service and the owners reaction. I left two days earlier. I won’t book again with Sykes. Really bad experience.

    Reviewed by Imma1.3Feb 2020

  • "Lovely, perfectly located barn conversion with superb local beaches, a spectacular castle at Harlech and wonderful waterfalls about three to four miles away."

    We loved everything about the area.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Feb 2020

  • "Fab having a hot tin to you at will, even in storm Ciara we had a great weekend."

    Barmouth lovely to look around and shop, Harlech castle is stunning. Great host great mini break x

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2020

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Owners fab couple who are on hand if anything needed. Loved every minute cottage was so homely and tastefully decorated. Even our 16 year old son wants to return!

    Reviewed by Jenny Alison5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in a wonderful setting."

    Owners are very pleasant and and chatty. Brilliant walks nearby and the hot tub was perfect. All in all a perfect place to chill out and relax. Already booked agin for next year!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2019

  • "Nothing was too much trouble for the owner."

    Arrived late evening heating/lights were on waiting our arrival. Our food delivery was kindly put away, everything put in place. Very comfortable property with everything and more than expected. Beautiful weekend spent hot tub was bliss definitely on the top of my list to return too in the future

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Sep 2019

  • "You would never know this was a working farm."

    Peaceful setting with gorgeous views from the top hill. Very cosy accommodation. Perhaps a better quality mattress for the main bedroom and fix the missing plug in the sink, apart from that I couldn't fault it. Very clean and nicely appointed. A good base for travelling around North Wales and the added bonus of a hot tub to rest in after a busy day

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, great location!"

    Lovely friendly owner:-)

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great location for exploring the coastal walks."

    Hot tub very good after long day walking.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and will definitely return , added bonus of a hot tub :-)"

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Jun 2019

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, clean and well kept."

    Kitchen had everything we needed. The hot tub was amazing. Nice quiet location. Would highly recommend and would return.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2019

  • "Fabulous location in a sunny spot."

    Cottage was quiet and snug. Hot tub was great. You could sit in it at night and watch the bats flying and listen to the local owls hooting. Five minute walk to station for great train rides up and down the shoreline for fantastic views.

    Reviewed by Rhian5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very snug and comfortable."

    Great location, 25 minute walk to nearest village and similar distance to reach the beach. Hot tub was wonderful after a long days walking, stayed in there most of the evening! Would 100% recommend to anyone and will 100% be going back again.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage we stayed in, Isalt near Harlech, on the argoed farm site was of a very high standard."

    Access was easy, parking was excellent and the location perfect for our needs. The cottage itself was excellently appointed and we had no need to contact the owners during our stay.

    Reviewed by Dave4.1Jul 2018

  • "Great holiday, lovely cottage, if we were nit pickers we could nit pick but the owners of Argoed Farms were a lovely couple."

    We have been with Sykes before & in all probability will be booking again. However, Sykes has changed since we originally made our first booking with them. I do not agree with the lady who complained about there not being a towel in the downstairs toilet, that didn't worry us & she also complained about not being welcomed. What more did she require for God's sake.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2018

  • "On arrival the weather was very cold, however the heating at the cottage was not on."

    The cottage was cold although an attempt to turn the thermostat up the heating did not work. No meet and greet to show us how things worked and there was no indication in the cottage as to whether the heating was on a timer or not. Eventually we discovered that the heating did not actually come on until 4 pm. On speaking to the daughter of the owner we were given a separate key to a locked box in the cottage to over ride the heating, it would have been helpful to have been given this information when we arrived. We never did see the owners until we decided to leave early and return the keys. There desperately needs a new oven glove!

    Reviewed by Carol4.6Nov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage with plenty of space in a fabulous location surrounded by mountains and a short walk down to the beach."

    This is a working farm and the owners made our stay a memorable and a very happy family holiday.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2017

  • "We had a great holiday in this lovely cottage."

    Booking was easy and the quality & cleanliness of the cottage was excellent. Fantastic location with stunning views in surrounding areas and easy access to nearby attractions and facilities.

    Reviewed by Corinne5.0May 2017

  • "The accommodation was excellent,the owners very friendly and sociable and made ..."

    The accommodation was excellent,the owners very friendly and sociable and made our stay a pleasant one,we would highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2016

  • "On original photo's it would suggest you could receive a beverage on arrival."

    If this is not the case don't advertise it.. Also we think it would be nice if you were greeted on arrival.

    3.8Sep 2016

  • "Just returned from a week at Isallt & we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."

    The cottage is lovely, modern with ample space for a family & very clean. Everything which you could need is provided including a travel cot, high chair & stair gates for our toddler - thank you. The location is superb with lots to see & do within a short distance yet within easy reach of other popular towns on the coast.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom/utility with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric double oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, wall-mounted flat screen TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Tumble dryer in external laundry room shared with 10 caravans and at a charge of £1 for 6 mins
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate provided
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with hot tub, large front patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 1.2 miles
  • Harlech Castle/golf course 2 miles
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Note: This is a working livestock farm - dogs to be kept on leads at all times
  • Note: Please bring own beach towels Please note: Car's cannot not be charged at this property

The property

Isallt is Grade II listed 19th-century, detached stone barn, wonderfully converted to produce a lovely Harlech self-catering holiday cottage, on a working family farm.

Boasting a wealth of oak beams, trusses and some stone walls, and decorated and furnished in a contemporary style, this Harlech cottage offers quality, well-equipped accommodation for a family or group of friends.

On arrival, park in one of two off-road parking spaces and make your way into the sitting room to relax in front of the TV after your journey.

From here, cook up a hearty meal for your loved ones in the kitchen/diner, before sitting down to plan your itinerary.

When sleep calls, choose from a double or a twin where you can rest your head before an adventurous day.

Wake up in the morning in the bathroom, the handy cloakroom also provides a space to freshen up in, then enjoy a coffee in the enclosed garden while your four-legged friend stretches their legs.

The garden is a fantastic place to relax an unwind, complete with a hot tub so you can soak in the bubbles, and furniture allowing you to dine al fresco, it will be hard to tear yourself away!

Isallt has all you need for a fantastic break to Wales.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 4131 and 1097661, 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 £150.

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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.

Note: This is a working livestock farm - dogs to be kept on leads at all times
Please note: Car's cannot not be charged at this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas