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Traditional Seaside Holiday Cottage With Large Garden Near Harlech | Morlais

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You’ll find this traditional seaside holiday cottage with large garden near Harlech, in a quiet hamlet called Llanfair. Walking distance to a lovely sandy beach, it sleeps up to eight guests in four bedrooms, including two easy-access ground floor bedrooms.

Morlais is a lovely spacious and bright holiday cottage with plenty of room for a large group of family or friends. Key features include a large enclosed garden and an elevated position which comes with stunning sea views. The cottage is pet-friendly too, so perfect if you’re looking for a place where you can holiday with your dog.

Llanfair - which, by the way, is not to be confused with Llanfair ‘PG’, the town with the very long place name on Anglesey - is a quiet little hamlet just a couple of miles south of Harlech. It is an idyllic sleepy little spot on the Welsh coast, close to the popular towns of Llanbedr, Dolgellau and Barmouth.

The cottage sits at the foot of the spectacular Rhinog mountains of south western Snowdonia, and there are some really beautiful walking routes straight out of the front door, including easy access to the Wales Coast Path. The historic town of Harlech, with its attractive winding streets, interesting shops and UNESCO-listed medieval castle, is less than two miles away.

The front door of this traditional seaside holiday cottage with large garden near Harlech opens into a decent sized hallway, which is a handy space to hang up coats, and store boots and shoes. From there you will find a modern kitchen with a large range cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and an enormous fridge-freezer. There is plenty of storage space for your holiday scran, the kitchen is spacious and well equipped.

Adjoining the kitchen, you will find an attractive dining room, with a large informal dining table and traditional Welsh dresser. It’s a lovely bright space, which opens into a conservatory, a lovely spot for a morning coffee. The conservatory opens out into the sizeable rear garden.

The living room comes with the most fabulous sea views from a large bay window, and you can soak them up from two plush sofas and a comfy winged armchair. There is a smart TV, and a cosy ‘living flame’ gas fire in this room.

Also downstairs are two of the four bedrooms, both very decent sized and well-presented doubles. The downstairs bedrooms are separated from the main living space of the cottage by the hallway, which is good for noise containment. There is also a shower room downstairs, and a separate WC.

Upstairs at this traditional seaside holiday cottage with large garden near Harlech, you’ll find two further bedrooms - another double bedroom, and a twin. Comfortable and well presented, they share a family bathroom with a large walk in shower.

Outside, you’ll find a large enclosed lawned garden with fantastic sea views. There is a nice patio space and dining furniture for al fresco food and drinks, and beyond the garden the splendid golden sands of Harlech beach are just a short and very pleasant walk away.

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Cottage Type
Pet Friendly, Near Beach
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating, Smoke detector, First Aid kit, Fire extinguisher or blanket
2 Pets, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board, Smart TV, Toys/ Games/ Books, Mobile phone reception, Cottage suitable for 'assisted' wheelchair guests
Private Garden, Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ
Additional Information
Fabulous sea views.
Stairs have bannisters on both sides.

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A quiet, rural hamlet located on the beautiful west coast of the Snowdonia National Park, Llanfair is a supremely peaceful holiday destination. Flanked by the Rhinog mountains to the east and the Irish Sea to the west, you can expect epic sunsets and rugged, timeless landscapes. It is within a very easy drive of the Llyn Peninsula, Harlech, Barmouth, Dolgellau, Beddgelert, Porthmadog, Criccieth and Portmeirion.

Harlech, which is less than two miles to the north, is a short drive or a very pleasant walk along the Wales Coastal Path. This attractive town is home to a clifftop UNESCO World Heritage Site medieval castle, and one of the best links golf courses in the UK at Royal St David’s. Its hills and winding lanes provide plenty of nooks and crannies to explore, and some great places to eat for a decent lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.

Drive around twenty minutes south from the cottage to get to Barmouth’s sandy Blue Flag beach which stretches for two miles and is perfect for picnics, swimming, paddling and surfing. There is traditional seaside fun along the promenade including donkey rides and ice cream, and plenty of shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs.

Follow the Mawddach estuary a few miles inland from Barmouth to get to Dolgellau, home to the Coed Y Brenin mountain biking centre, where you can bring your own bike or hire one from the Beics Brenin visitor centre. There are eight trails ranging from blue to black, so something for the whole family. There are also excellent running and walking trails through the woods.

The coastline near Llanfair is one of sandy dunes and marram grass. Your closest beach – Harlech – is less than a mile, or a ten minute walk away. It is a great place for a picnic and a paddle, but also a bit of a hidden gem for surfing and bodyboarding. Expect consistent rolling waves and beautiful views of the Gwynedd coastline stretching to the north and south.

Also worth exploring on this stretch of Welsh coast is the nearby medieval ‘church in the sand’ of St Tanwg, just a short walk from your cottage in the village of Llandanwg. Located in the sand dunes around 20 metres from the high tide mark, this ancient little chapel houses the grave of Welsh poet Sion Phillips, a contemporary of Shakespeare, who lived at nearby Shell Island.

There’s easy access to many of Snowdonia’s most popular attractions and destinations from this traditional seaside holiday cottage with large garden near Harlech. They include Zip World, Bounce Below and the Llechwedd Deep Mine experience at Blaenau Ffestiniog. The enchanting village of Portmeirion, with its Italianate follies, interesting shops, famous chinaware, cafés and beautiful gardens, is a 20 minute drive. You can jump on board the Welsh Highland or Ffestiniog steam railways at nearby Porthmadog.

If you prefer to keep things simple on your hols, you’re in great walking country. The nearby Rhinog mountains offer some of the most spectacular landscapes in the UK with all-shades-of-satisfying routes and no shortage of spectacular spots for a picnic.

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Guest Reviews


Lovely house, very clean and amazing views. Owners very helpful. Great beach and castle within walking distance of the house. We really enjoyed our mini break there, would definitely recommend it.

Broughs and Readings

We stayed in Morlais for a week in October and despite the weather we had a great time. The house and garden are lovely and the area is beautiful (even through the drizzle). We enjoyed plenty of walking down to the great beaches via the footpaths through the fields a little down from the house. Communication from Janet was great. Would recommend looking at the Zip World sites in the area, something for every taste, and we also had a great time when the weather was bad at the leisure centre with the pool and climbing walls. Would recommend and happily go back again.


Thank you for a lovely stay Janet.  Perfect location in North Wales, to reach all main spots.  The lovely weather allowed us to participate in many activities such as white water rafting, Fforest Coaster zip wire, etc.  We went on many lovely walks and challenging hikes that led to a beautiful waterfall.  Morlais is a stunning property with lovely views.  Thank you for your hospitality.

The Frenkle family

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful holiday house.  We all enjoyed the amazing sea views and the lovely garden.  The beach is great and against all odds, the weather held out.  Thank you Janet for making our stay such a pleasure.

The Burke family

Enjoyed watching the sun set.  Definitely recommend the ice creams in Harlech and mountain biking at Coed-y-Brenin.  Thank you for such a brilliant stay.

I & L Bradley

A big thank you to Janet and Richard for going above and beyond to provide everything needed for a lovely holiday.  Peaceful, quiet and relaxing.  The house is superb with stunning gardens and those views (Wow)! 

The Jones family

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely house.  Everything was wonderful.  The children enjoyed playing in the garden and we all enjoyed the views.  We also enjoyed the lovely local walks.  The house is in a great location.  Thank you for being such lovely hosts.  We will hopefully visit again soon.

Stefan Martinka

It was short, but fabulous weekend stay. The location, garden and views from living room are amazing. First time ever watched sunset and moonset over the see from living room sofa. We never turned TV on. Everything was super clean, well prepared by very lovely and helpful Janet and her little helping Team. We would give 10/10 stars.


Lovely accommodation with large garden and very helpful owner Janet. Beautiful area. Highly recommend!!

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