Hafod Wen

(English Translation)
Ref: 1014
Above Llandanwg, Harlech & Shell Island Beaches (View Location on a map)
7 Guests
4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£864 7 Night Breaks From
£17.63 Average Per Person Per Night

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have temporarily adjusted our check-in to 5:30pm and check-out to 9:30am. Thank you for your understanding.

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Cleaned and safe to visit

We are working with all our property owners to ensure property cleanliness and hygiene standards are consistently met. The owners of Hafod Wen have been advised on the latest NHS and government guidelines.

Entire Home To Yourself

You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones. Plus have piece of mind that this property has an enclosed garden for added security and privacy.

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We are advising all our owners and guests that we recommend they offer staggered checkin/outs to ensure there is adequate time between any two bookings to allow for a full and proper clean for your safety.

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Handpicked Highlights

Hafod Wen was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Hafod Wen too!

  • Unique Coastal Home
  • Sweeping views across Harlech Beach and the Royal St Davids Golf Course
  • 15-minute walk to the beach
  • Spacious home set in 8 beautiful acres
  • 3 minutes drive to restaurants, shops in the small town of Harlech

Exceptional Quality
Rated 5/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • Sea Views
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Family Friendly
  • Cot Available
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Pubs Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach
  • Beaches Nearby

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About Hafod Wen

Harlech coastal holiday home, with spectacular sea views near golf & beach

  • With fabulous sweeping views overlooking Harlech beach & Royal St Davids Golf Course, this unique coastal holiday home makes for a very special holiday with over 8 acres of grounds to enjoy.
  • This magnificent Harlech coastal holiday home once belonged to the benevolent Cadbury Quaker family, the famous chocolate manufacturers.It was built in 1904 by an army Colonel who had spent time in South Africa during the Boer War and its design reflects the architecture of the Boers with Dutch gables and a red tiled roof.
  • The interior is reminiscent of the sumptuousness of the Edwardian period with a wealth of antique furniture balanced by stylish fabrics in curtains, bedding and walls covered in the owner's and her family's art work.
  • Three of the stylish and distinctive bedrooms have French windows leading out onto the balcony, holiday guests will be captivated by the magnificent bay, 3 bedrooms have En-Suite shower rooms.
  • Hafod Wen offers something for everyone - stunning views, great walks from the doorstep and the children will love the pavilion and play area.
  • The helpful owners live on site in an entirely separate wing and there is a completely independent cottage ~ Cottage at Hafod Wen (Ref 1253) ~ entered through a garden room at the rear of Hafod Wen with its own patio and lawn.

8 acres of beautiful grounds

  • The beautiful gardens are not to be outdone by the incredible views - there are some 8 acres of shared grounds to enjoy. Garden enthusiasts may find them of particular interest!
  • Children and adults alike will love to wander and discover secret little lawns and footpaths of this Harlech holiday home and there is a bowling green and pavilion which holiday guests are encouraged to use and a children's play area.
  • The gardens are the ideal place to relax and unwind - enjoy long, relaxed breakfasts and lunches on the outside terrace or take a stroll around the grounds with a mug of coffee. stopping to sit and admire the views from the terraced areas.
  • This is also a working garden with orchards, vegetable garden and beehives.
  • The owners, who live at the rear of the property, are happy to help arrange various activities such as mountain bike hire, book 'tee off' time, find active adventure packages, provide local maps and arrange walks of particular interests, including conducted local garden tours.
Layout & Further Information

4 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 7. 2 Doubles with En-Suite shower rooms (shower cubicle, washbasin and toilet) 1 Twin and 1 Single with shared shower room (shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin.) Separate bathroom, corner bath only. and hand shower. Children's pull out bed available by prior arrangement. All on 1st floor.

Cloakroom with toilet, wash basin and washer/dryer on ground floor.

Kitchen well equipped fully fitted kitchen with cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer.

Dining Room dining table and chairs seating 8, fitted bookcases/library, stereo system.

Sitting Room Edwardian brick fireplace with open fire and electric fire, 2 x 2 seater sofas, 3 wing chairs, 2 armchairs, TV/DVD, occasional tables, Victorian sideboard, 2 wooden chairs, piano.

Grounds 8 acres of garden with terraces, patio, decking, lawns, bowling green, garden furniture. Care with toddlers and children please, not enclosed.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes, ample

Fuel - Oil central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates £50 p/w

Dogs - 2. 1 dog free, additional dog £25 p/w

Travel cot - Yes, on request

Highchair - No

Bed linen - Included as standard

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 5/5

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Verified Guest
3rd September 2019

Very special house with welcoming owners.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Delighted you enjoyed this lovely property with its amazing location and views, thank you for your review.

Rose Cooper Verified Guest
24th May 2019

Hafod Wen is a beautiful period house sensitively and lovingly curated by its owners. We had every facility provided in this beautiful house in the most breathtaking location.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review, Hafod Wen has got the most amazing views, delighted you enjoyed your stay.

R Griffiths Verified Guest
20th July 2018

Booked at the last minute. What a gem. Good points - everything. Bad points - none.The lovely owners live on site and are on hand if you require anything.A very relaxing holiday. Will definitely be back.

Verified Guest
22nd May 2018

Superb.fantastic views, wonderful celebrations, Loved exploring the gardens.

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at Hafod Wen.

The Green family
1st April 2015

What a beautiful house, changing views every minute. Thank you for the welcome treats of bread, jam and honey ? they were delicious. We enjoyed our walks to the beach ? the weather did not put us off! The girls have been inspired to learn the piano now too. We will certainly come back ? the summer must be amazing here. Thank you again

Melissa and THerby
27th March 2015

We cannot start to tell you both how much our week here has been so wonderfully blissful. The wonderful welcome of fresh bread, milk and the home-made honey? is just amazing. Thank you so much. This house, the location and even the weather we've had this week has been blissful, relaxing and the best therapy for my husband, myself and our 3 dogs. This was our last chance of calm and relax before our first baby arrives in a couple of months, and we couldn't have wished for anywhere more perfect. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou

Melissa and Therby
2nd March 2015

We cannot start to tell you both how much our week here has been so wonderfully blissful. The wonderful welcome of fresh bread, milk and the home-made honey? is just amazing. Thank you so much. This house, the location and even the weather we've had this week has been blissful, relaxing and the best therapy for my husband, myself and our 3 dogs. This was our last chance of calm and relax before our first baby arrives in a couple of months, and we couldn't have wished for anywhere more perfect. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou

Mr Alnesyan Saudi Arabia
15th August 2014

The house is above expectations the view is breath taking and Jane & Reg were very nice and helpful . Every thing we needed we found in the house The house was very clean, comfortable and has easy access to the attractions in the area. The beach is 130 steps from the house but worth the effort. We had a wonderful time. Hafod Wen is at the top of my rental by owner houses list in the whole world . I will come back again and again.

Jan, Corde, Margaret, Esme
23rd May 2014

It is the most wonderful house with one of the best views ever seen. Don't miss the train journey to Machynlleth - beautiful. Will see you again.

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Harlech Beach - 15 minute walk from Hafod Wen

  • This beach is beyond compare and is perhaps one of the finest stretches of sand anywhere in Britain and from where there are sublime views including the medieval castle in all its splendour rising behind the sand dunes.
  • From this unique coastal home, the sandy beach is a leisurely 15 minute stroll.


  • The historic town of Harlech is dominated by its magnificent castle and has a good range of local amenities including independent shops, cafe, chemist and filling station.

    The Royal St. David's Golf Course, Harlech

    • One of Wales's finest courses situated behind sand dunes with the great solid mass of Edward 1st mighty castle beyond - a truly special location.

    Snowdonia and North Wales

    • There are many beautiful valleys, mountains and lakes in the hinterland. A fine example nearby is Cwm Bychan with its lake, feral goats, meandering river and ancient woodlands. It has a timeless quality hard to find in modern Britain.

    Surf Snowdonia

    • All levels of experience are catered for in this state of the art wave lagoon. Learn or improve your surfing skills a long way from the sea.

    Family Attractions

    • Head for Zip World a venue packed with exciting family friendly activities. Try riding the longest Zip Wire in Europe, The Fforest Coaster, a toboggan run on rails through the forest, Bounce Below a deep slate cavern strung with trampolines joined by slides and ladders all lit by colourful neon lights or Tree Tops Trampolines to see how the birds like to live!

      Portmeirion Italianate Village & Ffestiniog Railway, Theatre Ardudwy

      • A short drive away is Portmeirion designed by Sir Clough-Williams Ellis, the Ffestiniog narrow gauge railway and the whole of Snowdonia to explore. Nearby is Theatr Ardudwy a modern theatre which offers a varied programme of plays, music, dance and the latest films. The foyer and bar area often exhibit paintings or photographic work, a pleasant way to browse with pre theatre drinks!

      Welsh Highland Railway

      • The Welsh Highland Railway runs along a spectacularly scenic route from Caernarfon to the flanks of Snowdon climbing over 650' before zigzagging dramatically to the village of Beddgelert and the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass.

      Precipice Walk & Barmouth Seaside Town

      • The 3 mile precipice walk is suitable for families. It takes about one and a half hours and offers stunning views of the Mawddach estaury and Snowdonia.
      • Do visit the picturesque resort of Barmouth with soft golden sands surrounded by Snowdonia National Park.

      Salem Chapel, Cefncymerau near Llanbedr

      • Salem Chapel and attached caretakers cottage is now a Cadw Grade II listed building. The chapel was made famous by artist Sydney Curnow Vosper (1866 -1942) who painted an old lady Sian Owen in a stove pipe hat and Welsh costume attending the chapel. A copy of the painting hangs in the chapel. The original hangs in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool.

      Days away

      • Take a drive to Criccieth 'Pearl of Wales on the shores of Snowdonia' and 'Gateway to the Lleyn Peninsula. Explore interesting shops and antiques emporia, the atmospheric ruins of the hilltop castle, Criccieth Lifeboat Station and eat out at any one of the excellent local cafes,bars and restaurants. A little further and you will find yourselves further onto the beautiful Lleyn Peninsula most of which has been designated An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Discover a spectacularly rugged coastline punctuated by many unspoiled beaches, tiny coves and sleepy villages.

      Coastal home for holidays above glorious Harlech beach in north Wales.

      Eat & Drink

      See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Hafod Wen.

      If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

      Castle Cottage
      ( 0.9 miles away )

      Local/welsh produce is used to reflect the seasons. Seafood is bought locally. Children's portions are available.

      Cadwgan Inn
      ( 4.1 miles away )

      A popular inn with locals and visitors. Eat delicious food in the conservatory or dining room

      Sea View Bistro & Coffee Lounge
      ( 4.8 miles away )

      The cafe serves light meals throughout the day and has a wonderful selection of ice creams; take away food is also available. Next door under same management is the bistro serving lunch and dinner 6 days a week. All have tables on terraces with views out to sea.

      Tony's Restaurant
      ( 5.1 miles away )

      Italian restaurant serving pizzas, pastas and more in the restaurant and on the patio

      Spooner's Cafe & Bar, Porthmadog
      ( 5.3 miles away )

      Open 7-days a week. Railway-themed venue in an old train shed featuring British fare, local ales & terrace seating.

      Passage to India
      ( 5.3 miles away )

      Delicious Indian Cuisine, loved by locals and visitors alike.

      Allports Fish & Chips, Porthmadog
      ( 5.6 miles away )

      A well-recommended fish & chip shop & restaurant.

      The Golden Fleece Inn
      ( 6.4 miles away )

      Situated in the historic square of Tremadog, the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia and gateway to the Lleyn Peninsula. It has a unique cave bar, covered courtyard and converted stable block. New Pasta & Pizzeria now open. Take away service also available

      Cadwaller's Ice-cream Parlour
      ( 6.8 miles away )

      Italian style cafe experience with a vast range of delicious ice-creams, tea, coffee, cakes & more.

      Blue China Tearoom
      ( 6.8 miles away )

      The cafe serves light refreshments, snacks and pizzas etc.

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