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Tan Llech

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Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was absolutely superb."

    It was spotlessly clean with brand new appliances and lovely shower. It is in a great location and lovely and warm. I personally could not fault the cottage and providing us with milk, eggs and welsh cakes was a lovely and unexpected surprise and a great touch. I would recommend this cottage to friends/family.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Nov 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our week's stay in Tan Lech, this gorgeous newly-built cottage, though it would have been helpful if the name had actually been on the cottage, as there are two cottages adjoining each other and it was slightly confusing on arrival (I believe the owners are going to do this soon!"

    ). The cottage is tastefully and comfortably decorated. The double bed was very comfortable. There were two single beds in a second bedroom (we did not use this room), which was small but with plenty of room to move. There was plenty of wardrobe space in the double bedroom and a hanging rail and chest of drawers in the smaller bedroom. The kitchen was well equipped and the sofa and armchair were comfortable. There is plenty of space for two cars right next to the cottage. The cottage is actually in a small caravan park and I might not have booked if I had known that in advance, but in fact it was really gorgeous, peaceful surroundings with greenery and a small waterfall, situated just behind Harlech railway station and right underneath the cliff with Harlech Castle on top. The site is privately owned, and we were visited on our first day by one of the owners to check that everything was ok, and another of the owners was on-site another day. They were friendly and contactable if needed (we didn't need them). There is a very attractive garden area right outside the cottage, with table/chairs and a parasol. Right next to the caravan park is 'the world's steepest street', although apparently there is some argument with a street in New Zealand about which is actually the steepest! This street leads up to Harlech town centre, which is not that big. There is another street just a little way along leading up to the top, which was itself pretty steep, but easier to walk up to the top. We walked down the steepest hill, which certainly was steep. I would not attempt to drive up or down it, though it must be possible as there are houses on the way with cars there. Harlech itself is a very small town, up the hill above main road level. Having strolled round it for an hour or so, we felt that we had 'done' Harlech. There was a smart deli selling really nice ready-meals if you’re self-catering, as well as a selection of ordinary grocery goods and some delicious looking deli cheeses, meats, etc. The castle is worth a wander around, though apart from some display boards with some history and information, it's basically the remains of a castle. The visitor centre and cafe are even more worth a look - the food in the cafe was fabulous, with a big terrace to sit on overlooking the wonderful view. There is a beach in Harlech, but it was about a half mile walk along a quiet road nearby and we never actually got there. We visited Harlech and the surrounding areas in mid-September 2023. Harlech is very peaceful, and it's quite a good location from which to drive to other local sites. The hills and valleys covered with grass and forests are wild and beautiful, and the remains of the slate mines are fascinating. We drove to the Lakeside Café at Blaenau Ffestiniog (follow the signs for the Power Station!), where we had a great cooked breakfast. Then we drove up a track to a small car park and walked along a trail that took us up past a rushing river and waterfalls, to a lake at the top and the remains of some slate workers’ cottages. Amazing scenery, and very atmospheric, especially on the cloudy day we were there. We visited Portmeirion, which was quirky and brilliant. A day out there is fun. You can walk around the resort, as well as stroll through the surrounding woodland and paths - we did a short, fairly easy half hour stroll. The food in the restaurant/café is excellent. You can also walk alongside the wide estuary at the bottom of the village, which looks like a massive sandy beach. The tide was out while we were there, but they do warn you not to get caught by the incoming tide. We also parked our car in the Nant Mor National Trust car park, then walked/clambered along the rocks alongside the river, ending up in Beddgelert. This was a pretty village, with cafes, shops, and the river running through it. The river walk took about 1.5 hours, probably best done with some hefty trainers or proper walking boots and not flip-flops, but it is certainly manageable for most fit people. Definitely not wheelchair accessible! We then found Bedgellert railway station, where we were lucky enough to arrive in time to catch the train back just one station to Nant Mor for a £5 single ticket, which enabled us to enjoy the train ride and the scenery without paying for a rather pricey ticket for the whole Welsh Highland Railway route. Another larger, interesting town was Porthmadog, with plenty of shops, surrounding fantastic scenery, and the heritage railway running right through it. A good spot to take photos of the old steam trains.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Sep 2023

  • "This was an amazing cottage!"

    It had everything we needed for our family break, it was like home from home! We were soo touched by the gesture of milk, eggs and welsh cakes together with tea coffee and sugar left by the owner a lovely touch! Also soo grateful that there was a hairdryer as I forgot mine…… life saver! The owner Chris met us when we arrived and was very helpful giving advice on local places to eat! Would highly recommend this cottage to anyone!

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Aug 2023

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  • Single storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster
  • TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Non-enclosed front patio with furniture
  • 2 well-behaved dogs allowed (£25 supplement)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles, castle 0.3 miles, beach 1 mile
  • Note: No children’s facilities

The property

Nestled beneath the impressive castle in the coastal town of Harlech, Gwynedd, Tan Llech is a picturesque getaway ideal for friends or families looking to make the most of the coast and countryside of Wales.

Be welcomed by the grey stone exterior of this charming abode and park off-road, entering through the stable door and unpacking with ease into an open-plan living space with vaulted ceilings.

Finding yourself in a light and airy social hub with contemporary décor and an opulent feel, recline in the sitting area and plan your itinerary for the week with a coffee in hand.

Here there is also a TV for movie nights, a dining table for four and a lovely kitchen area fitted with all of the necessities needed to rustle up a storm.

From the living area, patio doors open up onto a front patio with furniture, offering views across the park and towards the castle, an ideal spot for enjoying a tipple in the afternoon sunshine.

After a long day enjoying the local beach, freshen up in the contemporary shower room before settling down into either a beautifully presented master bedroom with built-in wardrobes or a delightful twin.

Harlech is a simply dreamy location, with a great selection of local independent shops, pubs, eateries, and a convenience store, so guests can enjoy a hearty meal out, sample local produce including home-made ice cream and stock up on essentials before heading out to explore.

Harlech is home to a host of attractions, beginning with the Magnificent Harlech Castle itself, a great spot for enjoying the far-reaching seaside views and learning more about the local history and heritage.

Harlech is also home to a renowned golf course, so why not try out a game or two before making the most of the spectacular sandy beach?

Visit the incredible Italian-style village of Portmeirion where guests can stroll through the picturesque gardens and take in the intriguing architecture.

Further from the property you will find the town of Criccieth where there is a second castle and beach, and beyond that, the breath-taking scenery of the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park.

Here you can hike, mountain bike, birdwatch, wild swim or try out watersports or enjoy an action-packed afternoon at Zip World.

All of this and so much more with a stay at the lovely Tan Llech.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Barmouth 11 miles; Porthmadog 10 miles.

Situated in a magnificent position between the mountains and the sea, the delightful small town of Harlech is dominated by its majestic 13th century castle. Harlech Castle is recognised as the most impressive of all those built in North Wales by Edward I and has World Heritage status. The town is very popular with golfers, who come to enjoy the famous Royal St. Davids course, whilst the beautiful sandy beach is wonderful for family fun and long walks. Harlech offers an excellent variety of amenities including some good quality restaurants, whilst the whole of the Snowdonia National Park, together with the sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay, are all within easy reach.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas