Harlech beachside holiday home Snowdonia, sea views over Harlech Beach and towards Portmeirion
Price reduction of £150 for 1 to 2 guests.Price reduction of £75 for 3 to 4 guests.
+ Great location and wonderful views. + Very clean + WiFi good - Kitchen appliances / utensils a little dated and tired. - Mattress in en-suite bedroom absolutely past it's best (the springs have given up) - TV in the lounge not the best either (approx. 32"). I would expect a decent size smart TV with USB ports etc for a property that has a rental cost of >Â£2000 / week in peak season - Sofa seating in the lounge is not adequate for up to 7 people. Lastly, whilst the steep access to the property is declared on the website, this should not be underestimated!. The steps from the bottom gate are in need of attention. It's very slippery when wet and the steps are a combination of mud / grass and stone (more stone is required to reduce the risk of slips). Not for the faint hearted.
Reply from: Jill
Thank you for your review, we are sorry that you felt the property was not quite up to standard. although we are clear on the drive and access to the property we will look into maybe tweaking the copy to make it clearer. Your comments have been passed to the owner. Glad that you had a good week.
Reply from: Jill
Please see the owners reply to feedbackAs promised, we have now conferred with our co-owners and are replying to the points raised by this guest as follows: Kitchen utensils a little dated and tired: As a minimum we visit pre and post season and replace kitchen utensils and equipment as necessary. For example, we bought new saucepans and a new kettle in the last year. This complaint needs to be more specific to be taken further. We have a damages and problems book where guests can note any issues like this and our caretaker then takes swift action. To date no-one else has mentioned this. In fact, most people say how well equipped the house is. Mattress in the main bedroom: We agree that a new one is needed and will be replacing it as soon as practicable. TV in the lounge: We consider a 32 TV to be perfectly adequate. The guest comments that the Wi-Fi is good. We do not want a monster TV dominating the sitting area nor do we feel we should be providing an entertainment centre. There are books in the house and of course all the local activities available in Snowdonia including walks even in the rain! Seating in the Lounge: As far as seating not being sufficient for 7 people, the family booked for 4 people: 2 adults and 2 children. That comment can only be hypothetical therefore and not based on their experience. The property has been accepted by your local representative and by VisitWales as being well up to the standard required for accommodation up to 7 people. In the sitting area, we have 2 sofas: both 3 seaters, 2 single upholstered arm chairs, 1 other single chair with cushion and a pouffe!! the guest seems to imply that we need a third sofa but this would take up too much space in the sitting area. To date, (since 2009), we have had no complaints about inadequate seating from any group of 7 guests. Steep access and steps to lower gate: We would say that potential clients have been adequately warned through your brochure about the steep access to the house. We reinforce this in our Information Folder in the house where we describe the drive as being not for the fainthearted (our exact words) and advise on alternative parking places. Therefore I do not think we underestimate this issue! We agree that the steps to the lower gate have deteriorated somewhat and need attention. We have already arranged for this to be done as soon as possible.
Very poor welcome pack comprised of half an opened small jar of coffee a pint of milk and no ordinary tea bags along with a unbranded packet of biscuits. House clean, not enough cereal bowls that did not have chips. Seating could have been better were there eight of us some would have been uncomfortable. Beds comfy though. Shame no towels provided as had to travel home with damp towels.
We love the large windows and fantastic view over the sea and golf course. Lovely big house and garden.
The property is in an outstanding location with views in all directions from almost every room in the house. It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The access is quite a challenge though and you really do need to take note of the warnings on the website. Arriving in the dark is not to be recommended!
4 Bedrooms sleeping maximum of 7. 1 Double with ensuite (bath with shower over, toilet and washbasin). 2 Twin bedrooms with ensuite (shower cubicles, toilet and washbasin. All on ground floor. 1 Double bedroom and separate bathroom (bath with shower over, toilet and washbasin) on mezzanine floor.
Open plan Kitchen/Dining/Living Room Luxury fully fitted kitchen with electric double oven cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer. Long oak dining table seating 8, wood burning stove. Large stone fireplace, 1 x 2 seater sofa, 1 x 3 seater sofa, matching pouffe, 2 cane chairs and footstool, TV/DVD, music player. Bespoke oak folding doors out on to balcony with garden furniture. All on the 1st floor .
Utility Room on mezzanine floor with washing machine, tumble dryer and sink unit.
Grounds Newly laid out grounds on many levels with terraces, patio, barbecue and garden furniture,
NB - This property is unsuitable for children under 8 - there are steep steps and balconies.
Short breaks - Throughout the Year Excl. Peak & Summer Weeks.
WiFi - Yes
Changeover - Friday
Towels - No
Parking - Yes, there is a 40 metre steep uphill walk through the garden to the house
Fuel - Oil central heating and a starter pack of logs inclusive May to September. Outside these dates £25 p/w
Dogs - No
Travel cot - No
Highchair - No
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