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The Old Farmhouse

Ref: 1074
Above Harlech, Llandanwg & Shell Island (View Location on a map)
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£643 7 Night Breaks From
£22.96 Average Per Person Per Night
Handpicked Highlights

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

  • A perfect escape from the modern world
  • Beautifully restored 1700's farmhouse
  • Spectacular views of Snowdonia
  • Walk up to two beautiful lakes - weekly fishing permits are available

Excellent Quality
Rated 4.8/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • Sea Views
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Period Cottage
  • Cot Available
  • Golf Courses Nearby

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About The Old Farmhouse

Harlech mountain retreat above Harlech & Shell Island Snowdonia

  • A perfect escape from the modern world, this beautifully restored 1700's farmhouse is a unique mountain retreat high above Harlech.
  • A glass gable end has French doors opening out onto a patio with views across fern covered Snowdonia hillsides dotted with brilliant crimson foxgloves in summertime.
  • The open plan ground floor has a stylish kitchen, dining area with circular table and smartly furnished lounge area.
  • There is also a double en suite bedroom on the ground floor and a galleried double en suite bedroom on the 1st floor.
  • Close by - within a short walk is ~Moel y Geifr (Ref. 1075)
  • The views of Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia on the way to The Old Farmhouse are unforgettable.
  • Recommended by The Daily Post 19th Feb 2016 as a unique and unusual North Wales holidays cottages.

Layout & Further Information

2 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Double with four poster Queen bed, ensuite (toilet, washbasin & shower cubicle) on ground floor. 1 Double ensuite (toilet, washbasin & shower cubicle) on galleried 1st floor.

Kitchen/Dining/Lounge luxury fully fitted kitchen area with wood and slate floors, split level electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, circular dining table seating 4. Lounge area with log burning stove, 'L' shaped oatmeal coloured settee and matching footstool, easy chair and footstool, Sky digital TV, radio.

Grounds fully enclosed fenced patio area with garden furniture & barbecue. Bench in field above to view sunset.

Please note the lane from the cottage is narrow and very steep in parts.

BREAKAGES DEPOSIT - 250 pounds

Additional Information

Short breaks - No

WiFi - No

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - No

Parking - Yes, ample

Fuel - Electric heating and starter pack of logs inclusive May to September. Outside these dates 40 p/w

Dogs - 2 dogs welcome @ 25 each

Travel cot - Yes, on request

Highchair - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.8/5

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Verified Guest
17th June 2019

This is a lovely stone cottage, which is very remote about 2 miles through narrow lanes and fields. The cottage was lovely, warm, clean and well equipped which made the stay enjoyable especially as the weather was not great. There was lots of information at the cottage about what to do which was helpful,.However, we would have given 5 stars if the grass had been cut in the garden, we were up to our knees in places which made it feel a little unkempt!

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review we will pass your feedback onto the owners, pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

Mary Van Der Schaaf Verified Guest
25th June 2018

Everything is perfect. The only thing is one of seats is not so comforteble for us maybe someone else does not mind. We are both very large and then it is not so nice.

Susan Phillips Verified Guest
12th May 2018

I think ifs they address the underfoor heating and leave instructions how to work it would have been better..but we still had a lovely holiday. .

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you very much for your comments which will be fed back to the owner.  We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay, despite the lack of heating. We can see that you have have stayed with Quality Cottages in the past and hope that you will continue to do so in the future.

Verified Guest
31st January 2018

Top Location, gut ausgestattet und modern in altem Gemuer. Ruhig und abgelegen mit anspruchsvoller und etwas zeitintensiver Zufahrt

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 Town, Castle, Beaches & Portmeirion

  • Harlech town with its magnificent castle just 5 miles away has a good range of local amenities including interesting independent shops, Spar, bank, post office, internet cafe, chemist, health centre and a filling station.
  • Walk up to two beautiful lakes - weekly fishing permits are available (3 days notice please and at a cost of 20 per week payable to the owner) - enjoy amazing panoramic views of Cardigan Bay, Lleyn Peninsula and the Snowdon mountain range.
  • Beyond the lakes is a circle of standing stones, a direct link to prehistoric and mystical times.

Harlech Beach

  • Harlech's huge sweeping sandy beach with stunning views of the Lleyn Peninsula and Snowdon and a backdrop of the majestic castle is nearby.

Royal St Davids Golf Club Harlech

  • The Royal St Davids Golf Club Harlech is Wales's second best golf course, is on your doorstep and across the bay beyond Porthmadog is the pretty village of Borth y Gest with lovely secret little coves.

Steam Railways

  • Portmeirion and the Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Railway are amongst many local attractions and the Welsh Highland Railway's dramatic ride through the mountains - surely one of Britain's greatest train journeys between Caernarfon and Porthmadog.

Nannau Park & Garden, Nannau between Dolgellau & Llanfachreth

  • An 18th C landscaped park, deer park, woodland walk, kitchen garden and ponds.

Porthmadog Harbour Town

  • Porthmadog is a town steeped in maritime history. Do visit the fascinating Maritime Museum. 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.

Eisteddfa Fishery & Precipice Walk

  • Game and coarse fishing for all the family on 5 lakes stocked with carp and trout. Fishing tackle is for sale on site.
  • The family friendly 3 mile Precipice Walk takes about one and a half hours. It offers stunning views of the Mawddach estuary and Snowdonia.

Ysgethin Inn, Tal y Bont & Castle & Cottage Retaurant, Harlech

  • Once a fulling mill now a country pub serving real ales and good food in the bar, restaurant and on the patio.
  • The Castle Cottage, Harlech is a recommended restaurant with a reputation for good food.

Days away

  • Explore the Lleyn Peninsula most of which is designated An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Discover a rugged coastline peppered with unspoiled beaches, towering seacliffs, farmland, mud flats, secret coves sleepy villages with many activities and attractions to keep your whole party entertained.


Black Rock Llama Trekking, near Black Rock Sands

  • Experience the thrill of walking with these beautiful intelligent and gentle creatures. Be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment, Tel. 01766 513344

Family and dog friendly retreat in the mountain above Harlech with views of the sea.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near The Old Farmhouse.

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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.

Hufenfa r' Castell Ice-cream Parlour
( 3.7 miles away )

Delicious handcrafted artisan ice-creams and sorbets in many mouthwatering flavours.

Cemlyn Tea Shop
( 3.8 miles away )

Choose from an extensive range of teas and enjoy the stunning views of Harlech Castle, Royal St David's Golf course, mountains and the sea. Coffee, food and wine are also 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
( 4.4 miles away )

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

Moorings Bistro
( 4.5 miles away )

Homemade modern and traditional food with local specialities including Welsh Black beef, lamb, cheeses and local seafood. Open six days week for breakfast, lunch, teas, dinner and for Sunday lunches from 12 noon. Booking advisable.

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
( 4.6 miles away )

Delicious Indian Cuisine, loved by locals and visitors alike.

Brondanw Arms
( 4.6 miles away )

The pub serves good home cooked food & real ales inside or in the garden Fine views of Snowdonia.

Activities & Attractions

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Holiday cottage with a splendid Welsh panorama

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