• Moel y Geifr

  • Harlech
  • Ref: 1075
  • 7
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
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Moel y Geifr

  • 7
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • Ref: 1075
Property Highlights:

  • Mountain farmhouse - a very chic rural escape
  • Truly inspiring panoramic views that take your breath away
  • Inglenook fireplace, 2 log burning stoves, underfloor heating
  • Ideal hill walking from your door
  • Harlech 5miles, Portmeirion 8 miles, Castle Cottage (food & drink) 4 miles

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Guest Book Comments

Views are amazing from EVERY room!

Reply from: Jill

Delighted that you enjoyed the amazing views from this hillside property, thank you for your review.

A trusted customer - 15th July 2019

This is the most amazing place to visit . The view and setting is a total escape . You will never stay somewhere with a better view anywhere in the UK ! Really fabulous escape and the best place to relax . It was my wife's 50 th birthday and she will remember it for ever. House was homely , welcoming , and with the glass extension a great place to relax , with an eye on the view!. Rustic appeal which is what you look for in such a property . Truly truly memorable . A big Thankyou to the owners for allowing us to share the experience .

Reply from: Jill

Thank you so much for your 5 star review, Moel y Geifr is located in such an amazing setting we hope your wife enjoyed her special birthday.

Simon Lean - 10th December 2018

I appreciate that the rental price of the cottage reflects its location and view which were undeniably spectacular. However there were elements about the cotaage that were tatty or 'season weary'. The wicker chair in the bathroom was frayed exposing the metalwork frame. The blinds in the windows upstairs were in places stained with mould and dead flies. There were empty picture hooks on the walls in the en- suite bedroom. The white settee cover in the main sitting room was patched with large marks (pawprints? ) on the armrest. There was a huge beanbag in the sun room, also patched. No telescope in the sunroom as promised. When reaching into the airing cupboard to activate the boost button my husbands' arm knocked exposed wires on the tank. The wire cover was on the airing cupboard floor. The picnic bench and table outside was rotted and mossy. On the plus side we did find the cottage to be very clean. I have four cottage holidays a year, in Cornwall, West Wales and Scotland, and am of the opinion that I have realistic expectations about the quality of properties that I rent in relation to the cost. This was the first holiday I have had which started on a note of dissappointment. This experiance has not disuaded me from using Quality Cottages again and have already booked a property for March.

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your detailed feedback which is always useful to receive. Your comments have been passed to the owners. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in this lovely rural property.

Karen Dawe - 4th October 2018

It was reasonably comfortable in the house. Most areas were clean and well equipped, though the oven and cooking pots and trays were badly in need of a good clean. The heated towel rail in the ensuite shower room is not working. May I suggest a few more lamps in the main two sitting areas, as the lighting in those rooms is inadequate for reading during the evening. We were unable to get tv programmes in the garden room, and though I would normally put that down to my own inadequacies with technology, even my son, who is not inadequate in those areas, could not operate it to do more than play videos. One last thing, potential clients should be warned that the last cattle grid before the house is in a hazardous condition, with two bars on the point of collapse.

Reply from: Jill

Thank you very much for your detailed and useful feedback. A copy of your review has been sent to the owner and we await their response. It is such a lovely property with beautiful views and we are sorry that you had some problems during your stay.

A trusted customer - 8th September 2018

Goed uitgerust huis - fantastisch gelegen - adembenemende uitzichten!

Erik Spiessens - 22nd July 2018


Mrs J O'meara - 11th June 2018


L Chesterton - 12th May 2018


B Hughes - 9th May 2018

Stunning location and views. There were a few minor issues with the property : despite paying £60 for heating the underfloor heating in the kitchen did not appear to be working and one tiny basket of logs supplied for the two wood burning stoves. Heated towel rail in ensuite not working properly. Television in conservatory not working ( no signal).

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your comments we have fed them back to the owner today and they will be looking into the issues you raised.  From now on they will also be providing more logs for guests use.  We will be in touch by post today

A trusted customer - 5th May 2018

Fantastic views and perfect location for us. Always very clean.

A trusted customer - 31st January 2018

Superb location, beautiful cottage well worth the long car journey up the narrow lane.....

R Womble - 11th July 2017

Well what can we say - fantastic break! Wonderful house in truly breathtaking scenery. If you want to leave the world behind this is the place to come complete with superb dog walks right on your doorstep.

mark and cheryl - 2013-03-05
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

The house exceeded our expectations. Fabulous setting home from home. Beautiful views and Harlech beach is fabulous. We went on the train and really enjoyed it. We had a great time lots of walking drining and eating we will definately come back.

Jo Mark Liz Andy and mollie - 2013-03-05
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Without exception the lovliest farmhouse we have ever stayed in. Thankyou so much for such a wondeful stay. The views are amazing and the place has everything we could have ever needed. We'll be back for sure

suzie and phil - 2013-03-05
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Wow have we had fun or what! It is an amazing house with views in every window high up out of the way on top of the world. Sea in view everywhere. We all want to come back thanks again.

jess carole abbie and rachel. USA - 2013-03-05
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

An incredible place! Fabulous setting and cottage beautifully converted. We've had a great week. Really appreciated all the 'extra' touches such as ratios and hot water bottles - you have thought of everything.

What a cracking view! What a peaceful, relaxing cottage. We had a great week in mixed weather. Managed to climb snowdon go on the railway and play on Harlech beach all in sunshine! We loved being here

nick margot richard and lily the dog - 2013-03-05
This review was left in the guest book at the property.
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Property Description

Mountain farmhouse for holidays above Harlech & Shell Island with fabulous Snowdonia views.

  • Perhaps the finest mountain and sea views in the whole of Snowdonia National Park (or indeed in the whole of Wales) are yours to enjoy from this newly restored mountain farmhouse for holidays perched high above Harlech.
  • Sweeping views across the whole of the Llyn Peninsula and on clear days the hill top on Bardsey Island.
  • Close by - within a short walk is The Old Farmhouse - sleeps 4
  • The open plan ground floor is dominated by a wide mountain farmhouse inglenook with two huge white sofas, there are Georgian shuttered windows and a dining table made from local oak.
  • Light bright bedrooms have characterful features and traditional Welsh blankets.
  • Enjoy spectacular panoramic Snowdonia views from the vast glass conservatory with its massive oak beams and star gazing in the unpolluted night.
  • Harlech has a range of amenities including bank, post office, internet cafe, Spar, chemist, filling station, doctor and interesting independent shops.
  • Unforgettable views of Llyn, Snowdonia and Harlech coast on route to farm house.
  • A magnificent retreat. An incredible place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
  • Warmed by two woodburners, underfloor heating and the water comes direct from the mountains.
  • The drive to get to the property is an adventure .care must be taken . Winter months are for 4 wheel driven vehicles only.
  • The views are truly inspiring and take your breath away .
  • The interior provides a very chic rural escape .


3 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 7. 1 Double with ensuite, (corner shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin). 1 Double and 1 'Bunk' style with Double bed and Single bed on top. All on 1st floor.

Bathroom with wash basin and toilet, bath with shower over on 1st floor.

Cloakroom on ground floor with wash basin and toilet.

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room fully fitted, well-appointed kitchen area with split level electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, small oak table with wooden wall benches 2 stools. Dining/Sitting area with large oak dining table seating 6, wide inglenook with wood burner, 2 large three seater sofas, Sky TV, CD/radio.

Conservatory with specially designed oak frame, multi-fuel stove, slate floors, 'L' shaped sofa, oak dining table with 8 chairs, large telescope for star gazing flat screen TV with Sky, panoramic views of bay and mountains.

Grounds fully enclosed gravelled area, lawn barbecue and garden furniture.

Please note the lane from the main road to the cottage is narrow and steep in parts.


Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter Short Breaks available - please enquire for more details

WiFi - No

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - No

Parking - Yes

Fuel - May to September inclusive. Outside these dates 60 p/w. Logs provided.

Dogs - 2 dogs welcome @ 25 each.

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

About the Area

Harlech Castle

  • Harlech Castle is romantically silhouetted on a hillside to the south with the vast bay below where two rivers join the sea forming the spectacular Glaslyn Estuary with majestic and dramatic Snowdonia, with mighty Snowdon at its heart as a backdrop. Snowdonia National Park and Harlech Town
  • Enjoy a holiday at any time of the year in this house above Harlech with fabulous mountain and sea view
  • views.
  • From the house there is a circular walk, passing two lovely lakes, fly fishermen will enjoy the challenge of catching trout here - weekly fishing permits available (3 days notice please and a weekly fee of 20 payable to the owner).
  • Beyond the lakes are a ring of standing stones - magical and mysterious a place of peace and beauty.

Harlech & Llandanwg Beaches 5 miles from mountain farmhouse

  • Harlech and Llandanwg are 2 beautiful beaches which are never crowded and totally unspoilt and across the estuary the village of Borth y Gest has lovely sandy coves to explore.

Cadair Idris Walking within easy reach of this farmhouse for holidays

  • Experienced walkers will enjoy walking on Cadair Idris (Chair of the Giant) 892 metres high.

Royal St Davids Golf Course, Harlech

  • Overlooked by Harlech Castle this is one of Wales' premier links courses described by professionals as 'the hardest par 69 in the world'. Families can enjoy the adjoining sandy beach whilst golfers pursue their addiction!

Portmeirion Italianate Village

  • Portmeirion, the Italian style village designed by Sir Clough-Williams Ellis, is nearby and the Ffestiniog Railway starts at Porthmadog crossing the beautiful Glaslyn Estuary.
  • The Welsh Highland Railway also starts from here and is surely now one of Britain's greatest train journeys through spectacular mountain scenery.

Porthmadog Harbour & Railway Town

  • At either end of the town are the Ffestiniog Railway and Welsh Highland Railway. Choose between a scenic heritage tour through Snowdonia countryside travelling past the mountain village of Beddgelert and the Aberglaslyn Pass to Caernarfon or a mountain tour to Blaenau Ffestiniog where you can visit the Lechwedd Slate Caverns.

RSPB Glaslyn Osprey Project

  • Watch through high powered telescopes and binoculars at the viewing point. See the ospreys feeding their chicks. You may even catch the youngsters first flights. Live images from the nest can be seen on the nest cam in the information centre. Picnic tables are on site from where there are magnificent views of Snowdonia and the surrounding area.

Promenade Cafe Bar, Barmouth & Moorings Bistro, Borth y Gest

  • While in Barmouth drop in at the Promenade Cafe Bar and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and sea views.
  • Moorings Bistro in Borth y Gest is a waterside venue with terrace for sunny days and open fire for winter days. Homemade modern and traditional dishes are prepared using local produce such as Welsh Black beef, lamb, fish and shellfish.

Black Rock Llama Trekking near Black Rock Sands

  • Experience the thrill of walking with these beautiful, intelligent and gentle creatures. A memorable outing for the whole family to enjoy. Be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Lechwedd Slate Caverns Snowdonia

  • Take a tour deep into the mountain to explore the life of Victorian miners. By narrow gauge train and by foot you will pass through 10 breathtaking caverns and a spectacular underground lake.

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

  • Make an half hour excursion to Criccieth, 'Pearl of Wales on the shores of Snowdonia', sitting at the 'Gateway to the Llyn Peninsula'. Explore the town's two beaches, ancient ruined castle atop the town, antiques emporia, the Criccieth Lifeboat Station and eat in any one of the excellent cafes, bars and restuarants. If you have time venture further onto the peninsula most of which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A charming and spacious farmhouse for holidays in the foothills of Snowdonia. Family and dog friendly

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