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Isallt

Llanfair near Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 4082)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "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 RebeccaApr 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 HannahApr 2022

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

    Had really thought about privacy and comfort. 5*.

    Reviewed by TimApr 2022

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

    Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by LucyMar 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 DavidDec 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 AmyOct 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 AngelaOct 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 RichardSep 2021

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

    Reviewed by JudithAug 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by GarethJul 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 KerisJul 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 CaseyJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by LauraJun 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 VickyMay 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 ZohraApr 2021

  • "Beautiful location and very welcoming helpful hosts"

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2021

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

    The location was excellent.

    Reviewed by SuzannaApr 2021

  • "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 AngelaOct 2020

  • "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 AndreaOct 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Beautifully decorated.perfect setting on a lovely farm

    Reviewed by WayneSep 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 TracyAug 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 SimonJul 2020

  • "This is a fantastic cottage ."

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

    Reviewed by IanJul 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 CatherineMar 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 RebeccaMar 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 ImmaFeb 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 NigelFeb 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 RebeccaFeb 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 AlisonOct 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 AngelaOct 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 KathySep 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 JulieJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, great location!"

    Lovely friendly owner:-)

    Reviewed by HazelJun 2019

  • "Great location for exploring the coastal walks."

    Hot tub very good after long day walking.

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2019

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

    Reviewed by JamieJun 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 HeatherMay 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 RhianMay 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 IanDec 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 DaveJul 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 BrianMay 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 CarolNov 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 AndrewJul 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 CorinneMay 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 AndrewDec 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.

    Sep 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 SamAug 2016

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Summary

  • 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

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

LLANFAIR

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

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

Region Information

Note: This is a working livestock farm - dogs to be kept on leads at all times

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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