Erw Wen Snowdonia & Anglesey, Above Harlech Views Towards Lleyn

£425 - £1030 per week

Why We Reccommend Erw Wen

Holiday cottage in Snowdonia with coast and mountain views near Harlech and Llandanwg beaches. The Italianate village of Portmeirion is 20 minute drive away


Remote Snowdonia holiday cottage near Harlech with fantastic coastal and mountain views
  • Enjoy breathtaking sweeping panoramic views - perhaps the finest in Britain - from this delightful small remote cottage in a tranquil location perched high above Harlech.
  • Look straight across to the Italian style village of Portmeirion on its headland between two beautiful estuaries, the arm of the Lleyn Peninsula as it reaches out to the left with Cricieth Castle, Black Rock Sands and Borthygest in the distance and to the right the Snowdon Massif with the high point of Snowdon itself at its centre.
  • Set in the grounds of 'Erw Wen' an ancient farmhouse, whose renovation received an excellence award from The Snowdonia National Park, the cottage has been recently renovated and has a compact open plan sitting/dining room and interesting antique furniture which includes a 17th Century French cupboard.
  • There is a small side patio area for eating out or just to watch the ever changing light and breathtaking sunsets in total tranquility.
  • Walk from the cottage along small oak canopied lanes to lovely lakes, meandering rivers or rough grass heath lands dotted with the remains of pre-historic sites


  • The sublime beach at Harlech is a short drive away - a wide sweeping bay of golden sand never gets crowded with the great Harlech Castle in the sand dunes behind with the small town clustering around the huge raw fortress.
  • Be sure to treat yourself to delicious artisan ice cream at Hufenfa'r Castell Ice-cream Parlour close to the Castle or have a light lunch in the Blue Lion Courtyard. Opposite is The Plas Café - enjoy drinks and dinner on the terrace overlooking the Castle and for special occasions book The Castle Cottage whose chef is considered one of North Wales's best.
Wales Coast Path, Harlech
  • The Coastal Path can be joined at Harlech with breathtaking views in every direction!
Royal St Davids Golf Club, Harlech
  • This prestigious club is one of the top 30 in Wales. The 18 hole links course is set in an exceptional coastal location overlooking Harlech beach and overlooked by Harlech Castle.
Dragon Raiders Activity Park, Llanystumdwy
  • Thrilling adventures include the Paintball Park, Bear Grylls Half Day Adventures, SegwayWild Camp Survival courses and more.
  • Clough Williams Ellis's spectacular Italianate village is set on a headland between two beautiful river estuaries - The Dwyryd and The Glaslyn, which spill out onto Tremadoc Bay.
  • Visit early or late in the day to catch the light illuminating the stunning architecture or enjoy supper at the lovely hotel on a warm summer's eveing - a magical experience.
Llandanwg, Shell Island , Black Rock Sands & Borth y Gest
  • This small intimate beach has a 13th Century church tucked in the sand dunes - well worth visiting and has a flower festival in July and is open throughout August as well as regular services one Sunday a month throughout the year in a lovely candle lit atmosphere.
  • Shell Island Beach also has miles of un crowded expanse of sand as has Black Rock Sands at Porthmadog and the tiny little bays of Borthygest.
Welsh Highland & Ffestiniog Railways
  • From its terminus at Porthmadog, a 20 minute drive away, the newly opened Welsh Highland cuts a steam powered swath through the National Park passing the famous Aberglaslyn Pass, Beddgelert and onto Caernarfon.
  • The Ffestiniog Railway meanders through the ancient oak woodlands of the lovely Maentwrog Valley up to the slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
  • Experience the thrill of riding on this narrow gauge rack and pinion railway all the way from Llanberis to the top of Snowdon where you can alight and enjoy spectacular views as well as refreshments in the state of the art visitor centre Hafod Eryri at 1085metres above sea level. Return by train or on foot.There are several walking trails to choose from.
Zip World Adventures
  • Fly 100mph on Europe's longest Zip Wire, hurtle through the trees on the Fforest Coaster or Bounce Below on neon lit trampolines strung across subterranean caverns.
Surf Snowdonia
  • Learn to surf or brush up on your skills on this dramatic artificial wave in a state of the art Wave Garden on the edge of the national park.
National Slate Museum, Llanberis
  • Explore the fascinating industrial heritage of slate mining. Find out about the work of quarrymen, visit authentic workshops and watch slate splitting demonstrations.
Electric Mountain, Dinorwig Power Station, Llanberis
  • Visit the fascinating hydroelectric station visitor centre with underground tours, gift shop and cafe set against a backdrop of majestic mountains.
Days away
  • Less than an hour's drive will take you all along the Lleyn Peninsula most of which has been designated An Area of Outstanding Natural beauty. Explore the rugged coast and numerous unspoiled beaches as well as sleepy villages and great places to eat out. Dylan's in Criccieth, Twnti Seafood in Rhyd y clafdy and Manana Restaurant in Abersoch are all recommended.

Characterful holiday cottage in Snowdonia with breath taking views for fulfilling year round breaks. Families and dogs welcome.


2 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Double (zip and link bed) and 1 Twin. Both on ground floor.

Bath/Shower Room with full suite, shower over bath on ground floor.

Lounge/Dining Room with lovely views 1 x 2 seater sofa and 1 x 3 seater sofa, easy chair, antique dining table & 4 chairs, antique French cupboard

Kitchen fully fitted with split level electric oven & hob, microwave, washing machine, larder fridge.

Grounds small patio area, garden furniture, fields to walk and enjoy.

Please take care with young children (fine furniture).

Additional Information


Short breaks - No

WiFi - No

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes for 2 cars

Fuel - Electric storage heaters inclusive May to September. Outside these dates £20 p/w

Dogs - 2

Travel cot - No

Highchair - No


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

Where to find Erw Wen

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