The Old Farmhouse Above Harlech, Llandanwg & Shell Island

£515 - £1485 per week

Why We Reccommend The Old Farmhouse

Mountain retreat, Harlech a beautifully restored former farmhouse close to local beaches at Harlech, Llandanwg and Shell Island. One dog welcome free, sleeps 4.


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 (1075)~
  • The views of Lleyn 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 cottage.


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 pre historic 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.


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.


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


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 The Old Farmhouse

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