Harlech Self Catering cottage with views over historic castle


Arosfa is a cute 2 bedroom mid terraced house in Harlech. Harlech is most famous for its medieval castle of course. And Arosfa is in a prime position perched up on a hill overlooking this world heritage sight and the Llyn Peninsula beyond.

The front door opens onto an open plan ground floor. The welcoming lounge is comfortably furnished and retains its original slate floor, beamed ceiling and stone inglenook. A large log burner in the inglenook helps create a romantic and cosy atmosphere. Digital TV and DVD player sit to one side.

The kitchen diner is small but well equipped. All the basics are naturally included as well as a dishwasher and plenty of storage space. An outside utility room houses the washing machine, tumble dryer and additional freezer space.

Two bedrooms upstairs. A double room where that view over the castle and the cambrian coast line is even more spectacular. And a twin room which overlooks the rear garden. A central bathroom comprises a top of the range electric shower over a bath. Everything is spotlessly clean and well maintained.

Arosfa, like a lot of the houses in Harlech, is on a steep hill. As a result, the terrace garden provides great views across the bay and the mountains of Snowdonia. It does mean however, that the cottage probably isn’t suitable for anybody with any mobility problems. Sorry.


Harlech is probably my favorite little town along this coastline. The 13th century castle built high on the rock naturally dominates. The town is designated as a World Heritage site due to the castles historical significance and remarkable state of preservation. The narrow winding streets surrounding the castle only add to the character and a sense of mystery of this charming seaside town.

The house is close to a couple of pubs, cafes, restaurants and a one really nice ice cream shop. The famous Royal St Davids Links Golf course is at the bottom of the hill. Miles of sandy beaches stretch down to Barmouth in the south and up to Portmeirion in the north.

If you continue to climb the hill up behind the house you’ll get to Cwm Bychan, a beautiful valley and a gateway onto some of Snowdonia’s most stunning mountains. A license to fish in the lake at the bottom of the cwm can be obtained in the village post office.

The larger towns of Porthmadog and Barmouth are 10 miles to the north and south respectively. There’s a lot of adventure activity options in the area.

Property Details

Bedrooms:  2 bedrooms. 1 double, 1 twin
Bathrooms:  1 with shower over bath
Facilities:  Dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, tv, freeview, dvd player, welcome hamper.

Sleeps:  4 +cot
Pets:  No
Smoking:  No
Bed Linen:  Provided
Towels:  Provided
Cot and High Chair:  Provided

Location:  Arosfa is a cute 2 bedroom mid terraced house in Harlech. Famous for its medieval castle the town also boasts fantastic beaches and a renowned links golf course


"Fantastic, quaint cottage in a lovely location overlooking the castle. Had a very enjoyable stay here with 3 friends, there’s a lovely purpose built picnic or bbq area plus a log fire to keep you warm during a cold evening! All amenities provided for in this well equipped cottage. Harlech is within driving distance of Snowdonia and the surrounding area. Highly recommended as a place to stay and explore Wales and all it has to offer."

Y Malek, Nuneaton

"Fantastic, Extreemly well equiped to a high standard, Fab location, Views are breathtaking, Comfortable warm and spotlessly clean,
A credit to all involved.
Many Thanks"

Angela Stockley Mrs Lancashire

"The photos do not do the place justice, so we were very positively surprised. We agreed it was probably the best out of ten or more cottages we have stayed in over the last years. The view of a castle, the sea and mountains was easily the best view we have had and truly amazing especially at sunset with a glass outside on the bench. Usually we would not think of staying in the same place twice but would make an exception for this one!"

Simon P. Walthamstow, London

"The cottage is so warm and welcoming with lots of thoughtful homely touches, and of course the most amazing views across the estuary and on less cloudy days the summit of Snowdon.
We liked Harlech very much, very quiet but with all essential ammenities. We made the walk down the hill a number of times to get to the stunning beach (the kids loved the sand dunes).
Arosfa was a great base for exploring the National Park and the cottage was well equipped and fantastic to return to after a hard days walking. Will definitely recommend it to friends and family."

The Jarrett Family, Wiltshire


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