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Moel y Geifr

(English Translation)
Ref: 1075
Above Harlech, Snowdonia National Park (View Location on a map)
7 Guests
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£923 7 Night Breaks From
£18.84 Average Per Person Per Night

Change to check-in/check-out times

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.

As seen in Daily Mail (28th March 2020)

Great British Escapes for 2020 and Beyond

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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 Moel y Geifr 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.

Staggered Check-in and Check outs

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.

Check-in from 5:30pm and Check out by 9:30am

Handpicked Highlights

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

  • 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

Very Good Quality
Rated 4.3/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • Sea Views
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Luxury
  • Family Friendly
  • Cot Available
  • Detached Property
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About Moel y Geifr

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 .



Layout & Further Information

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.

BREAKAGES DEPOSIT 350.


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

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 4.3/5

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Tilly Myhill Verified Guest
31st August 2019

Brilliant holiday had by all 7. Spectacular views from every side of the house and idillic walks in all directions. The conservatory is the crown jewel of this property, allowing you to enjoy both the sunshine and be toasty warm in the midst of a storm. The underfloor heating grants the cherry on top of this experience and the cows and sheep bring hours of entertainment. The house provides everything you could need for a holiday, even hot water bottles, so you can pack light! We highly recommend fish and chips from the Creel in Porthmadog which we frequented more than once. We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and hope to return.P.S. Definitely arrive in daylight! Instructions for arrival could possibly be updated.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Delighted to hear that the whole party enjoyed the house, the views and the local area, thank you for taking the time to review your stay.

Verified Guest
15th July 2019

Views are amazing from EVERY room!

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

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

Simon Lean Verified Guest
10th December 2018

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: Quality Cottages Team

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.

Karen Dawe Verified Guest
4th October 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: Quality Cottages Team

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.

Verified Guest
8th September 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: Quality Cottages Team

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.

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 Moel y Geifr.

mark and cheryl
5th March 2013

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.

Jo Mark Liz Andy and mollie
5th March 2013

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.

suzie and phil
5th March 2013

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

jess carole abbie and rachel. USA
5th March 2013

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.

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.

About the Area

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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

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Moel y Geifr.

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Castle Cottage
( 3.7 miles away )

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

Tan y Bwlch Cafe
( 4.1 miles away )

Fully licenced cafe serving pizzas, ramblers lunches, fairtrade tea and coffee.

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

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

Sea View Bistro & Coffee Lounge
( 4.5 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.

Bryn Arms
( 4.5 miles away )

Good beer and good food served in the bar or restaurant. Open all day everyday

Passage to India
( 4.5 miles away )

Delicious Indian Cuisine, loved by locals and visitors alike.

Allports Fish & Chips, Porthmadog
( 4.5 miles away )

A well-recommended fish & chip shop & restaurant.

The Golden Fleece Inn
( 5.5 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

Cadwgan Inn
( 7.7 miles away )

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

Blue China Tearoom
( 8.3 miles away )

The cafe serves light refreshments, snacks and pizzas etc.

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Harlech holiday cottage - view
Sweeping views across the whole of the Llyn Peninsula
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Holiday cottage near Harlech overlooking Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia fabulous views

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