House in Harlech, Snowdonia National Park, Wales - Close To Beach And The Town
Bron Castell is a gem of a house, recently awarded 4 stars by the Welsh Tourist Board. Stone-built over 200 years ago, it is superbly located with spectacular views of Tremadog Bay, Snowdonia and the thirteenth century castle. A short stroll downhill takes you across the Royal St David's golf course and over the dunes to Harlech's award-winning sandy beach. Five minutes up the hill will take you to the shops, restaurants and pubs of this charming little town which, together with its castle, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Top Traveller Review
Pefect for coming in from the cold!
About the Owner
We live and work in Shrewsbury but try to get over to Harlech as often as possible, not difficult as it is only 2 hours drive away door to door. We love the open-air life that this part of Wales has to offer and enjoy discovering new walks with our friends and our collie dog, Tess.
We are happy to discuss any aspect of your stay either over the phone or via email; we want you to enjoy Bron Castell as much as we do!
Guestbook comments from the owner
' I have stayed at several places throughout the region and without doubt this is one of the most charming...I will definitely be returning'
'The great thing about Bron Castell is the location. It's only a short walk to the beach and the town and we really loved all the more challenging walks that were right from the doorstep. Thank you for all the guide books and suggestions that you left for us - this is a really magical part of the country.
'Bron Castell is lovely- a real home from home. And what fantastic views!'
2 holidaymaker reviews
Pefect for coming in from the cold!
Bron Castell is a lovely house that enabled us to have some much needed relaxation over the festive period. Even storm Frank did little to penetrate the comfort of staying there, as we were snug inside whilst the gales howled and the rain lashed down on Harlech. The house had a great, well-equipped family kitchen, warmed by the oil-fired Rayburn used for cooking (also heating the house and hot water). The open fire in the sittingroom and abundance of sofa space certainly aided winding down in the evenings and the bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. Harlech was great - even in the week after Christmas/over NY we found places open and things to do in the area. Wild walks through the dunes to the beach being just one of the activites to enjoy and our son was particularly keen on the steam train journey we took from Porthmadog. There was so much we didn't manage to do in the area that we hope to return one day...
We visited Bron Castell in March for a long weekend, the house is lovely, large kitchen with everything you need, beautiful views of the sea out the front, lots of space. Harlech is lovely, the beach is very clean and beautiful. We had a fantastic weekend.
From the Owner
“We started coming to this part of Wales when our children were little and now they have almost flown the nest we are determined to continue this tradition! We bought Bron Castell early in 2012 and have completely refurbished it, making it into a comfortable and welcoming home. We enjoy it throughout the seasons, never growing tired of the changing views and the wonderful walks, many right from our front door. I also thoroughly recommend the shop at the top of our road which bakes the most amazing bread every day from March to October and has a great range of fantastic home-made ice-cream!”
Activity and Interests
Beautiful Harlech beach is about 10 minutes walk from the property across the golf course and onto the dunes. Morfa Harlech is a site of special interest, a haven for bird watchers and naturalists, the sandy beach itself stretching for 4 miles. The newly opened National Coastal Path is an absolute delight and nearby beaches, resorts and estuaries are easily accessible.
Harlech is approximately two hours drive from Manchester, three from Birmingham. It also has the advantage of being on a mainline railway, making it possible to enjoy your holiday without using the car at all.
Bron Castell is situated within the small town of Harlech, within the Snowdonia National Park. There are a number of villages and towns nearby. For example, Porthmadog- 9 miles; Portmeirion-6 miles; Barmouth- 9 miles.
Harlech is a small town built around its medieval castle, with a range of shops, pubs and restaurants. There is a bank and post office on the High Street and a leisure centre with swimming pool and climbing wall. The local college also has a small cinema and in the summer there are open-air performances at the castle. There is a network of walks in the area, many from our doorstep, leading to the glorious countryside. The area is rich in Bronze Age remains, and the stunning Bryn Cader Fanwr burial mound is well worth a visit. Access to Snowdon is less than an hour's drive away and if the walk up is too much, then you can always take the mountain railway and still enjoy the fantastic views. The quiet lanes surrounding the property also lend themselves to cycle rides- though pick your route with care as some of the roads are steep!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
3 Sep 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
A fully refundable deposit of £100 is necessary to secure the booking. This is held against cancellation and breakages and returned after the let. The rent is payable six weeks before the start of the holiday.
The changeover day is Friday. We request that the accomodation is vacated by 10.30 a.m. and that arrivals are not before 3.30 p.m. This is to allow thorough cleaning of the property.
Notes on prices:
Please note: Prices are based on use of bedrooms on first floor only. There is an option to use the large attic bedrooms-please discuss with owner.
There is also a small charge for dogs if accepted.
Oil- fired central heating and electricity included.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The town itself is peaceful and quiet but we do appreciate the amenities it has to offer- we have had some good nights out! The castle hosts some wonderful open-air performances in the summer, and the college- only 10 minutes away- offers occasional film shows and other forms of entertainment. I think what we love most about coming to Bron Castell is that, within minutes of arriving, we feel completely relaxed. There's plenty to do both in Harlech itself and the vicinity, but there's little to beat watching the sunset over the sea at the end of the day!”
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- autumn foliage
- naturist beach
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- golf pass optional
- mountain climbing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Main bathroom with bath/shower over,WC and wash basin. Large airing cupboard- which contains ironing board and iron. En-suite to bedroom 1 with shower, wash basin and WC.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4+ ( Also has two optional large attic bedrooms- discuss with owner) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed, wardrobe, bedside tables and reading lights. En-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with kingsize bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables and reading lights. There are also 2 large attic bedrooms- one with 2 single beds, one with a double. Great views of castle and bay from the skylights.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: This is a lovely, light and spacious house. It has been recently renovated to a high standard but still retains its old-world charm, with exposed beams and a fine old slate floor running throughout the ground floor. Conveniently situated between lower and upper Harlech, it has some of the finest views in the area. If you wish to bring a pet please discuss this with owner when booking. Outside: There is a pretty little raised garden up the steps at the side of Bron Castell, ideal for lazy afternoons or watching the fantastic sunsets over the bay. Garden furniture is available. There is access to a yard through side gate and also a private parking area where there is room for 2 vehicles. Utility Room: Small utility off kitchen with space for coats, boots etc Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and bedding provided. Towels available for hire. Property cleaned at changeover. Other: Traditional outbuildings with wood store. Parking space for two vehicles.