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Big House & Little House

Between Harlech & Portmeirion

Snowdonia holiday cottages near Harlech, panoramic views, wifi, 2 dogs welcome, sleeps 9

Near: Ynys Beach 2m, Harlech 5m, Royal St Davids Golf Club 5m, Glaslyn Osprey Centre 8m

  • Reference 4015
  • Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Pets Welcome Internet / Wifi Available

About Big House & Little House

Big House & Little House nr Harlech

(Together can accommodate a maximum of 9 guests)

  • Enjoy sublime panoramic views from these pet friendly houses and gardens near Harlech, painstakingly restored and set in the Snowdonia National Park - across the Dwryd Estuary to Tremadog Bay, unique Portmeirion on its wooded headland and the Rhinog Mountains range beyond.
  • Set side by side of the two properties are beautifully appointed and  with their own private gardens.
  • A sense of calm, in tune with their rural setting, pervades these lovely homes surrounded by their own fields and traditional outbuildings. The attention to every detail throughout  gives a sense of ‘rustic chic’ -  pale chalky walls, painted beams, original doors with a natural bleached look, blinds, cushions and bed heads covered in a variety of unusual fabrics. 
  • Vibrant pictures adorn the walls - many by the owner  - and an eclectic combination of bright china mixed with modern pieces stand out against the pale walls. Imaginatively used salvaged objects make unusual side tables etc - enchanting finds are everywhere.
  • Each property has imposing features. Each is cosy and comfortable with  romantic bedrooms and a wealth of delicate decorative details.
  • There is ample accommodation, ideal for family or friends who may seek a little independence.
  • Each garden is supplied with comfortable outdoor furniture surrounded by mature shrubs - vibrant blue hydrangeas in summertime and rhododendrons and azaleas in spring.
  • Ynys Headland is close by, ideal for children to potter in the sand and for adults to enjoy the views across to Portmeirion and the ‘pyramid’ of Snowdon standing out amongst the mighty peaks of Snowdonia.
  • Walk from the properties - 5 minutes - down to the North Wales Coastal Path or up to the Ardudwy Way mountain footpath (an old drover's road).  Walk or drive up to Llandecwyn and explore this beautiful wooded area sprinkled with lakes.  There are also enchanting walks through this ancient Welsh rainforest in the lovely Maentwrog Valley at Tanybwlch.  This area is a National Nature Reserve and home to a vast array of bird life - redstart, wood warbler, nuthatch and many more.
  • Another easy walk takes you to Llandecwyn Station on the Cambrian Coast Railway line which links to the Ffestiuniog & Welsh Highland Railways at Porthmadog.
  •  Harlech’s long sandy beach, possibly one of the finest beaches on the Welsh coast, is never crowded and close by is Llandanwg with a N.T. field behind the sand dunes which shelter a 12th Century church.  This is open throughout August to visitors, there is a flower festival in July and services one Sunday a month throughout the year.
  • Big House and Little House together make an ideal opportunity for extended families or groups of friends to enjoy a holiday together in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park near Harlech.


Big House and Little House offer combined accommodation for 9 guests sleeping in 5 bedrooms.


4 Bedrooms sleeping  a maximum of 7 (including 'Mr & Mrs Jones' separate apartment with en-suite double bedroom – see details below).  1 Bedroom with double bed & en suite bathroom, 1 twin & 1 single bedroomBathroom with full suite & over bath shower. All on 1st floor. Towels provided.  

Sitting Room with wood burning stove in large inglenook, large sofa, 3 easy chairs,  tv/dvd cd/radio.

Dining Room table & chairs seating 6 plus. Highchair

Kitchen leading from dining room with electric range  cooker,  4 door American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher,  washing machine & tumble dryer.

Separate Apartment. Accessed via a ‘secret door’ from the main house - ideal for guests who seek a little independence. Open plan ground floor with woodburning stove in inglenook, 2 seater sofa, wall to wall bifold doors, table and 2 chairs, tv/dvd, kitchenette with sink unit, 2 ring ceramic hob, microwave/grill/oven, stairs to Double bedroom & en-suite shower room accessed via a staircase from the sitting room on 1st floor.

Grounds surrounded by its own fields, traditional stone outbuildings, stylish paving, large lawn, colourful borders, wicker garden furniture

Ample Parking

Fuel welcome basket of logs (more available to purchase locally) Inclusive May-September £35 p/w outside these dates.

1 Dog Welcome Free. (Ground floor only please)




1 Double bedroom antique chest of drawers, antique easy chairs, on 1st floor

Shower Room with toilet & washbasin on ground floor. Towels provided

Lounge with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove. Large 2 seater sofa, large foot stool, gate legged table & 2 chairs, tv/dvd cd/radio

Kitchen fully fitted with electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine.

Grounds surrounded by its own fields, patio area with round metal table 2 chairs, private enclosed garden with sloping lawn and bench.

Ample Parking

Fuel welcome basket of logs (more available to purchase locally) underfloor heating in kitchen and shower room inclusive May-September £25 p/w outside these dates.

Welcome FREE 1 well behaved dog (ground floor only please)




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Customer Reviews

'Had a lovely time in Big & Little House. Views fabulous! Walk to the Island (Ynys Gifftan) worth the ditch jumping.

The Andrews, Barney and Cruddace families

A wonderful time in a wonderful house

Smith- Graham Party

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Access Statement(x)

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes