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Stylish Holiday Cottage Near Harlech Beach | Gwel-Y-Castell

Dog FriendlyNear BeachHot TubNear PubReal FireEV Charger

A spacious and modern detached property, Gwel-Y-Castell is a stylish holiday cottage near Harlech Beach sleeping eight people in total. The large property features a number of reception rooms and is a short walk from the golden sand beach, with fabulous views of Harlech Castle. With a wonderful outdoor living space to boot, this property is perfect for both summer and winter trips to the North West Wales coast.

The front door enters into a hallway leading to the kitchen and lounge diner to the left. The modern kitchen includes units running down one wall, with a breakfast to the opposite wall and a large American style double fridge freezer finished in stainless steel. The cream coloured shaker kitchen units are fitted with a grey stone effect worktop. A double oven and gas hob sits in the corner, with a toaster, kettle and built in dishwasher also included. There's ample worktop and storage space, making it the perfect kitchen to stock up with supplies for a great self-catering break. The breakfast bar opposite is a perfect spot to take a seat on one of the modern stools for a quick breakfast, or to simply sit with a glass of something cold. Beautiful wood strip flooring is laid under foot and runs through into the adjacent lounge diner.

The stunning open plan living space is perfect for gathering together for social evening meals, before retiring to the comfortable lounge area focused around a roaring log burner built into a stone inglenook fireplace constructed of stone. A modern chunky dark wood dining table seats eight with a combination of bench seating and stylish brown leather chairs. Two brown leather sofas and a patterned wing back armchair are located around a coffee table facing the cosy fireplace, and the room features a Smart TV located in the corner. A secondary reception room to the opposite side of the property doubles up as a games room. The bright cosy room features two fabric sofas and a coffee table, along with two brightly pattered armchairs facing the TV unit with Playstation, meaning the space can be used as a cosy reading area or a games room, where the children can have their own space.

Doors from this room lead through to a useful study area with desk, a separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, and a further cloakroom. Completing the ground floor layout is a large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The bedroom features a large double bed, sitting alongside modern bedroom furniture and two comfortable armchairs. The en-suite, which can also be accessed via the hallway, is modern and stylish with a walk in shower cubicle, modern freestanding bath, basin with vanity unit and WC. Pale stone effect tiles on the floor contrast nicely with the darker slate effect wall tiles along one wall.

Stairs from the lounge lead to the first floor of this fabulous and stylish holiday cottage near Harlech Beach where a further two bedrooms are located, alongside a shower room. To one end, a large double bedroom features a grey divan bed with soft Egyptian cotton luxury bedding. Bedside cabinets, a dressing table, chest of drawers with TV and wardrobe are all finished in grey with wooden tops. Completing the layout, two brushed fabric side chairs are located in the corner with a small round coffee table. The feature wall is painted blue, with the remainder of the room a bright white, with a plush grey carpet.

The second bedroom, to the opposite end of the landing, is two bedrooms combined and separated by a partition. The door leads into the first area with a single bed to either side, along with two clothes storage units and a TV. A partition divides this area from the main double bedroom space, with a divan double bed against the end wall with bedside cabinets and table lamps. With further storage cupboards and side table, this room combination is ideal for a family with two children or a group who are happy to share. The final room on the first floor is a beautiful shower room, with a large walk in shower cubicle decorated with patterned coloured wall tiles, a basin with storage unit under and WC.

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Cottage Type
Dog Friendly, Near Beach, Hot Tub, Near Pub, Real Fire, EV Charger
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating, Smoke detector, Carbon monoxide detector, First Aid kit
2 Pets, Hob, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, Smart TV, Toys/ Games/ Books, Mobile phone reception
Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Private Garden
Additional Information

The hot tub may not be ready for use on the first night due to back to back changeovers.


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The setting of this stylish holiday cottage near Harlech Beach makes it a fabulous holiday destination to explore the surrounding area. As well as having the fabulous views of Harlech's 13th century castle, the outdoor space features both a hot tub and covered outdoor kitchen. French doors from the lounge diner lead onto a sunny patio area with rattan lounge furniture located under a covered pergola attached to the property. This provides a great option of sunshine or shade depending on preference, and of course, the Welsh weather. Tucked into the corner of the private garden, a bubbling hot tub will tempt guests in the evenings, for a relaxing soak after a day out exploring or a day on the beach. A rustic outdoor covered kitchen features a sink and a large built in barbeque. The garden of Gwel-Y-Castell is the ideal social space to spend family evenings with alfresco dining and drinking.

With regards to the location of the cottage, you are on Harlech’s Beach Road, 200m from a beautiful sandy beach and walking distance to the Royal St David's Golf Course - it’s a really great location. Harlech itself has a lot on offer considering it is a small town. There is the castle of course with the attached visitors' centre. The high street has a number of cafes and restaurants and smaller gift shops. At the bottom end of town, there is a swimming pool and climbing wall.

You are really well placed to enjoy Snowdonia. Drive 20 minutes south and you come to Barmouth - a quintessential seaside town with everything you need to enjoy a day beside the seaside followed by a fab evening with all the restaurants, cafes, bars etc - there is lots going on here. A little further south will bring you to Dolgellau where you'll find Coed Y Brenin - a fantastic place for mountain biking and if you have children in the mix, I would strongly recommend a day spent here.

North will take you to Porthmadog and Portmeirion Village. Porthmadog is where you will find all the main supermarkets and a good choice of shops and places to eat. The Ffestiniog Steam train sets off from here before chugging its way up into the mountains of Snowdonia. Portmeirion Village is an Italian inspired village in North Wales and if you like the unusual, you should certainly make a point of going to visit.

The main towns and villages of Snowdonia are between 30 - 60 minutes away in the car and here is where you will find Zip World and of course all the mountains, lakes and rivers for walking, climbing, water sports, including white water rafting!

Here's a link for more information on the local area that you might find useful:
Things to do in Harlech

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Guest Reviews

Linda Ellis

Spent Christmas at Gwel-y-Castell exceeded our expectations. Arrived on a dark December night to be greeted with a lovely warm house decorated for Christmas. The house is well presented and very comfortable with everything you need. The location is perfect, close to the beach with amazing views of the Castle. Would definitely recommend.

Carol Davies

What a fab house in a beautiful location. Very quiet and restful with uninterrupted views of Harlech Castle and the best sandy beach for swimming just a 10 minute walk….into the sea…will definitely be back. Just please sort the WiFi out.

Kenny Gardner

Just home from a restful week at Gwel-Y-Castell, which is a fantastic property in the peaceful coastal village of Harlech.
The house, which is located at the entrance to an immaculately maintained Caravan Park, is very modern, itself presented and maintained in immaculate condition, both inside and out.
Inside, the rooms are very spacious, including fantastic kitchen / dining area, fitted with all modern appliances and equipment. The lounge has luxurious sofas / TV etc, with patio doors leading to large, fenced Garden, with patio area / furniture, BBQ area and of course, a fabulous Hot-Tub, which we made great use of throughout the holiday. Our two Dogs loved the space they had within the Garden, and being fully enclosed, they were safe to come and go as they pleased.
The Master Bedroom on Ground Floor, is very spacious and also has a beautiful en-suite Bathroom, with bath and a fabulous Shower. Also on Ground Floor are a small study /office room, TV /games room and a well appointed Utility Room with Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer etc.
Upstairs are another couple of spacious rooms, one of which is a fantastic family room, both served by another luxury Bathroom.
The gorgeous beach at Harlech is less than 10 minutes walk from the house, though you have to negotiate a steep climb over the sand dunes to get there, but well worth it to do so.
Excellent Golf Course also a mere pitching wedge from the front door.
There is a small supermarket located within a few hundred metres of the house, which is open early morning till late 7 days a week and is well stocked with Food, Drink etc, whilst the village itself, c/w Castle, Restaurants and a handful of small shops, is a three minute drive from property, up the steep hill which is not for the feint hearted.This was our second visit to Harlech in past couple of years, and also second property provided by Dioni, both of which have been tremendous and we have thoroughly enjoyed our holidays on both occasions. Dealings with staff at Dioni have also been first class.One minor comment, Wifi at Gwel-Y-Castell is very temperemental, however, from talking to a member of staff, I believe they are trying to resolve this at present.
Likewise, newly installed EV Charging Point at property still to get up and running, but should be so anytime.
Many thanks
Kenny and Annie G

Jane Cox

Gwel-Y-Castell is a beautiful property in a lovely, magical setting. We had a wonderful stay in this well equipped home. Shane, our contact, whilst we were there was absolutely brilliant, nothing was too much trouble. Would be very happy to return .

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