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Talsarnau near Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our third stay here, but after a gap of six years."

    It is still the same, welcoming, clean and ideally situated for a relaxing holiday. Nothing is too much trouble for Menna the owner, fresh cream scones left ready for our arrival and a phone call to check everything is ok. Dog friendly and plenty of walks available down to the estuary with views across to Portmeirion. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "A lovely cottage, we stayed for a week with our two girls (both under 2) and they loved it."

    So many nice views and places to visit. The owner is a lovely lady. We throughly enjoyed our holiday and stay :).

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely little cottage/bungalow with a fabulous view."

    Clean, comfortable with plenty of room. Ideally situated to explore the local area. Host was fab too, nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.1Oct 2023

  • "Very clean and tidy bungalow however main road was near property which carried noisy traffic from the very early hours until late evening."

    Road was not visible or mentioned in listing advert.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.4Sep 2023

  • "This property is very homely, nice comfy beds and plenty of equipment."

    Everything you need is on hand. We couldn't get the TV to work so we contacted Mrs Evans and she was really helpful so we were able to watch the Rugby. The only down side if you have mobility issues would be it is on a very steep hill but of course this has a silver lining the view is great. Thanks for the lovely cake Meena and it was a pleasure meeting you.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic spot."

    Stunning views including that of Portmeirion across the estuary. Plenty to do within easy reach, such as previously mentioned Portmeirion, Ffestiniog steam trains, Mt Snowdon (recommend early booking for funicular), Greenwood adventures, Harlech beach, slate caverns and lovely walks taking in forests, lakes, mountains, sand dunes and waterfalls. Cosy cottage with fresh, airy bedrooms and comfy sitting room. Warm heater if needed (central heating if v cold)! Dining room too. Parking for a few cars. Well-kept outdoor space behind cottage, for outdoor dining, children to play in and adults to sit and take in the sunset on a balmy evening. Would definitely visit again! ❤️

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "I spoke to the lady before I left we met when we arrived and was very welcoming."

    I had a fall nothing against the premises I was playing football with my dog. I finished up in Bangor Hospital for twenty four hours with a fractured Pelvis. Having a very nice holiday until then. Thank you Rosemary

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely private bungalow, today and clean, however double bed was not great very wobbly and creaky, could definitely do with investing in new bed."

    Lovely village, with great views, however bungalow looks out onto busy rd, so noise can vary, personally it didn't bother us to much, not as much as the uncomfortable bed. Also dishwasher wasn't working whilst we were there, not a massive problem for us, but would have been nice to know beforehand. Overall a plesant stay, I would book again if new bed was purchased, maybe invest in a king size bed for extra comfort. Love the fact that this house has a small chest freezer as well as small table top freezer in dining room. Comfortable lounge area, and we'll thought out kitchen, shower is also lovely.

    Reviewed by Franchesca3.1Jun 2023

  • "Second visit to Tirionfa just as good as the first time, clean well equipped ..."

    Second visit to Tirionfa just as good as the first time, clean well equipped Beautiful views lovely sunsets whats not to love

    Reviewed by Rose5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely stay."

    Very comfortable and warm house with lots of lovely touches .Highly recommended. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Apr 2023

  • "As a retired couple we picked this cottage for peace and quiet, the view and hopefully a lovely garden to relax in, eat and drink."

    To read a book, to rest, listen to the birds and wildlife. Sadly, nothing in the listings/pictures mentioned that the cottage was right by the busy main road leading to and from the main towns. We could not sit out in the vast beautiful garden and admire the view, because of the noise. My partner 70, does not enjoy driving, but we felt forced out to find peace and quiet. Only to find many of the town's restaurants and cafes closed or not serving food. Very disappointed and although the hospitality from the owner was a lovely welcome it didn't make up for our hardship. Our dog loved it. If he could holiday alone, he would be back next year. Both feeling a little depressed actually. J & E. Lancashire

    Reviewed by Elsa3.8Sep 2022

  • "We had an amazing time."

    The cottage is situated in a really beautiful and peaceful location with stunning views over the estuary and Portmeirion. North Wales and Snowdonia is absolutely beautiful. The cottage was very clean and very well equipped with everything you need. The owner was very friendly and welcoming. We will definitely come back again. Thank you for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "I had a great week at Tirionfa."

    The cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable and as described on the website. The Welsh cakes, butter, fresh milk in the fridge and tea and coffee available on arrival was very welcoming. The owner returned my call quickly on arrival. I met her son later in the week who was great to chat to about farming. As well as a visitor book, the cottage provides really helpful details of amenities, suggestions and directions of places to visit. The village pub is friendly and welcoming. There is a Spa, chip shop, and other outlets in the next village. The area is friendly and I felt "at home" - a big thank you to everyone I met for being so welcoming. There were plenty of activities such as the steam train in Porthmadog, Harlech Castle and the beach which are dog and family friendly. I can certainly recommend Tirionfa as a super base for a memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Aug 2022

  • "A nice property, well situated and readily accessible."

    The cottage was clean, the facilities were good (decently equipped kitchen, good TV, nice shower), and the beds were comfortable. Views across the estuary are beautiful, and there was a nice cream tea to welcome us. All in all, a very pleasant place to stay.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday home, Owner was super helpful and on hand if we had a problem and sorted straight away."

    Lovely comfort home. Great location for all the walks, places to see and go out to, Harlech beach is amazing and the Lobster Cafte on the sea front is a fantastic place to go, and not expensive.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great location with fantastic views over estuary and Portmeirion."

    Everything we needed was there. Beautifully decorated and really comfortable. Lovely touch was the scones with butter, clotted cream and jam plus milk in the fridge which we really enjoyed. Also vase of fresh flowers. Thank you

    Reviewed by June5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was in a great location with picturesque views."

    It was very easy to reach Harlech Castle 10 mins away and most other sights were 30-40 mins drive. The property itself was fine, everything worked although the dishwasher, cooker and shower needs updating.

    Reviewed by Kathleen3.1May 2022

  • "Stayed at Tirionfa for 3 nights, the cottage is exceptionally clean, very beautiful, one of the best cottages we've stayed in, with the added bonus of spectacular scenery."

    We will definitely love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Apr 2022

  • "All great, very clean."

    2nd visit and would stop again.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Apr 2022

  • "Excellent as always."

    A lovely cottage in a perfect location. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, well maintained and had everything you would need for a good holiday."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Oct 2021

  • "A massive issue for us was the the departure time of 9am on the final day."

    Until we arrived, it was always stated as 10am (and continued to be on the Sykes website during our stay). With our family dynamic, there was no way we could be ready to depart by 9am so we needed to leave the afternoon before. This meant we lost a chunk of our holiday which was very unfortunate. If we had known about the 9am departure time, we'd have never booked the cottage. Aside from that, it's a nice cottage in a lovely part of Wales. The only other negative was the double bed which seemed fragile and many of the slats moved freely underneath. It was hard to get a good night's sleep!

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Jul 2021

  • "Brilliantly situated to visit so many places Great garden for the dog Would visit again"

    Reviewed by Gayle5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful bungalow ."

    Very comfortable in great location. Stunning sunsets.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very clean comfortable well equiped bungalow with panoramic views and very helpful owner."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "A wonderful location,stunning views."

    The cottage had everything we needed,clean,comfortable and a warm welcome from Mrs Evans who kindly left us delicious homemade scones.we visited so many beautiful places,too many to mention.I would certainly recommend Tirionfa to friends and family,we hope to visit again in the future. Plus our little pooch loved it.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was very easy to book and the description was completely accurate."

    This is an exceptionally well appointed and comfortable cottage, with everything you could need and in a great location for enjoying Snowdonia and the beautiful West Wales coastline.

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0May 2021

  • "A good centre to explore other areas."

    Just what we wanted, buses and a train station in the village. Even if the weather is poor the bungalow is warm, it is now fully booked until October and well deserving of a high rating.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was spotless, so we felt completely relaxed."

    I would recommend Tirionfa to any family, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Double thumbs up!

    Reviewed by Karina4.1Apr 2021

  • "Tirionfa is clean and comfortable with everything needed for a good holiday."

    Mrs Evans ensures we have everything available. The views from the front windows are amazing and the bungalow is situated in a prime position for reaching any area in Snowdonia. We’ve stayed here many times and will be returning.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2020

  • "The owner is very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage is beautiful with gorgeous views across to the harbour at Portmeirion. The cottage was spotless and very comfortable everything you could need was supplied.Really appreciated the welcoming Welsh cakes and fresh flowers. Grounds around the property were well tended. What more can I say it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had the best stay in this lovely clean and cosy bungalow."

    Facilities exceeded expectations, with everything you could need in the kitchen. Views across the estuary to Portmeirion are amazing and the deciding factor when we booked, and we were not disappointed. Mrs Evan's Welsh cakes on arrival were also a lovely and welcomed touch. Have already recommended to a friend, who wants to visit the area. And we will look to booking again next year.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Sep 2020

  • "On arriving at our cottage at evening time we were grateful to find heating and lights were on , and lovely welch cakes , also received phone call from landowner to see if we had arrived safely."

    the cottage was very homely and suited our disabled parents , all facilities we needed were there ie towels and a well stocked kitchen. the view across the bay were stunning seeing portmeirion, 10 minutes down the road was harlech which was lovely for coffee and cake! my parents now in there 80s love the memories of driving on black rock sands and visited many past holiday places which brought back happy memories the cottage is suitable for young and old alike and we will be revisiting in the future. many thanks the snowden family

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Nov 2019

  • "The only thing was directions, good job i google earthed it, its not left just before garage and over crossroads, its left then left at crossroads , to tirionfa."

    Apart from that all was as expected , we were very pleased with the property BWilkins

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a magical holiday in Tirionfa."

    Wonderful beaches, castles, waterfalls, mountains and steam trains. And a home from home to come back to. What more could you want. A fairyland in Portmerion. The children were so excited and the adults rested and relaxed.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Aug 2019

  • "Bungalow is lovely comfotable."

    And spotless. Very central to lots of walks.castles.snowdonia.harlech and is lovely. Only one small problem the tv was limited to just 4 channels. My husband likes to relax with tv after a day of walking. We would certainly go again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2019

  • "We have used you several times and always very pleased with accommodation and ..."

    We have used you several times and always very pleased with accommodation and the service is excellent when booking etc x the facilities in accommodation was perfect too x cleanliness etc amazing will book again and recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by Angie5.0May 2019

  • "The photos of the front it looked flat but it had a slope to hard for me ."

    ..I could not use my wheelchair very poor for old and wheelchair people

    Reviewed by Alan3.1May 2019

  • "The bungalow is very clean, warm and cosy."

    A perfect retreat with fabulous views. It has all the amenities listed with extra treats on arrival. Booking is easy and the Sykes staff are friendly, helpful and efficient.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very cosy and well equipped cottage with lovely views."

    Wi-Fi worked well.

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2019

  • "Well located property."

    great views. Well equipped warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week at Tirionfa, the cottage is spacious, very clean and tidy, the milk and welsh cakes were a lovely touch after a long journey as were the fresh flowers."

    The views are beautiful and the weather was kind to us for most of the week, perfect location as you are central to lots of places to visit. Should you have any problems which I doubt Mrs. Evans is very helpful and only a phone call away.

    Reviewed by Vida5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, a real home from home."

    Great location with gorgeous views of Port Merion. It was lovely that the owner was there to greet us on arrival with the kettle boiled and a plate a welsh cakes. Unfortunately our weather was dreadful, but it didn’t matter as it was lovely to get back to a warm and cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2018

  • "Perfect location for visiting this part of Wales, with easy reach to many beaches and other tourist facilities."

    Lovely welcome from owner. Safe garden for children.

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful, clean, well-appointed bungalow with amazing views."

    A real home from home.

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Jul 2018

  • "Access to and from site is a little challenging."

    Lovely views from the front. Lots to see and do.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2018

  • "Unexpected bonus was cake, milk, everything needed for a well earned cup of tea after a very long journey."

    Fresh flowers very welcome. Everything that was needed was provided. Cottage was well furnished and very clean. Weather very poor for first half of the week and then it picked up but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tirionfa.

    Reviewed by Una Elizabeth5.0Jun 2018

  • "One of the nicest cottages we have stopped at and there have been many."

    Great location perfect for exploring the area. Hard to fault the property.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1May 2018

  • "Great views , very clean,everything you could need, good base for exploring north wales ."

    Met owner on arrival made to feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Neville5.0Apr 2018

  • "Enjoyed a great week here, everything i thought i might need ,plus things i discovered i needed were all at hand, a very nice welcome by the owner, which included fresh flowers and scones, thanks very much, hope to see you again."

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Apr 2018

  • "One of the best for a nice peace full relaxing break with a wonderful location and fantastic views"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2017

  • "Just returned from Tirionfa."

    We found the cottage to be very comfortable, clean and well equipped. A great base for exploring the area. The views across the estuary were amazing. We would love to go back.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2017

  • "Superb views."

    Handily situated for Porthmadog. Pet friendly and our blind springer spaniel thoroughly enjoyed roaming the garden in complete safety. Great welcome from owner who is very helpful and responded quickly to any queries. Our second stay and all being well will not be our last. A lovely and refreshing break.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2016

  • "Beautiful cottage, the best yet that I have stayed in."

    As far as I and my family are concerned it was perfect for our needs. A lovely greeting by the owner who also had prepared Welsh Cakes and had the kettle ready for a cup of tea after our journey. The cottage was in a lovely setting looking across the estuary to Portmerion. However, the weather was awful which we had not expected, very misty and heavy rain which was disappointing. The Ship Aground in the village served very well prepared meals after 6 pm but not open during the day for lunch. We found it difficult to find somewhere for meal, it was mainly snack type meals. Kerfoots in Porthmadog was about the best for lunchtime eating. Unfortunately because of circumstances beyond our control, we had to come home on the Thursday which was a huge disappointment as we had been very comfortable in this beautiful bungalow.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Sep 2016

  • "Excellent cottage, very clean and comfortable with everything you could need to have an enjoyable stay."

    Lovely warm welcome from owner with welsh cakes, fresh milk and even the kettle boiling ready for a cuppa after a 6 hour journey. Situated perfectly for Porthmadog and along the coastal path to Barmouth. The views of Portmeirion from this cottage are stunning. All in all a fantastic relaxing holiday was had by all the family. Thank you very much Mrs Evans.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with FreeSat, access to Netflix, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Private driveway for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: The garden slopes in places
  • Note: Parking has limited turning space at bottom if more than 2 cars, otherwise ample space
  • Note: A welcome hamper full of fresh produce will greet you
  • Note: A minimum of 4 nights allowed at this property

The property

A delightful bungalow, with stunning countryside views, nestled on the edge of the lovely Welsh village of Talsarnau, four miles from the historic castle town of Harlech, and close to superb sandy beaches.

This Talsarnau cottage is well presented, providing spacious family accommodation, a delightful home-from-home base for exploring North Wales.

There are three comfy bedrooms, including a double, twin and single room, and a central bathroom, perfect for a relaxing soak after exploring this beautiful region.

The kitchen is well equipped and provides all you need for a wonderful family holiday, with a separate dining room, and a light and airy sitting room.

Here is the perfect spot to put your feet up and enjoy the views of the pretty front garden, and the countryside stretching across the Afon Dwyryd estuary to Portmeirion.

The garden is a delight, the large, sloped lawn being great for children and the dog to play outside on, with mature trees framing the country vistas.

It is a wonderful, inviting space where you can sit and relax with a good book, or enjoy a glass of wine late into warm summer evenings.

This Talsarnau cottage offers easy access to wonderful countryside walks, and the delights of the Snowdonia National Park can be reached in just a short journey.

Blaenau Ffestiniog is close to the property where zip world and bounce below are located.

Dining out is more than possible in the local area, with some firm favourites including the Ship Aground and The Plas Restaurant in Harlech, whilst further afield reach Michelin Star Restaurant The Gunroom, Castell Deudraeth Brasserie, and Tonnau Restaurant in Criccieth, serving locally sourced ingredients with sea glimpses.

Visit the local beaches, which provide some of the best sand dunes in North Wales.

Secluded and tranquil, you can often walk for miles along them without meeting anyone.

For thrill-seekers of your group, Zip World, including zip wire experiences and safaris are available, whilst for those who prefer leisurely afternoons, the Italian village of Portmerion and its host of shops, eateries, and pretty gardens, is a short journey away.

This wonderful Talsarnau cottage, with some fantastic activities close by, is perfect for a family getaway!

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About the location


Harlech 4 miles; Porthmadog 5 miles.

Talsarnau is a small traditional Welsh village situated in a magnificent position between the mountains and the sea, and only 4 miles from the delightful small town of Harlech, which is dominated by its majestic 13th century castle. The town is very popular with golfers, who come to enjoy the famous Royal St. David's course, whilst the beautiful 7-mile long sandy beach is wonderful for family fun and long walks. Harlech also offers an excellent variety of amenities including some good quality restaurants. Porthmadog is also close by, as is the Italianate village of Portmeirion, whilst the whole of the Snowdonia National Park, including Snowdon itself, together with the sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay, are all within easy reach.

Note: A minimum of 4 nights allowed at this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

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