School Cottage near Harlech
Ref: 4177A

School Cottage near Harlech
Lounge area with feature beams, kitchen and crog loft in the background
Lounge and dining area with open fire
Kitchen area
Double bedroom (4 foot bed)
Single bedroom
Crog loft (low ceiling)
Shower room
Stairs to crog loft and a reminder of School Cottage's past!
Harlech Castle
Harlech Beach
School Cottage near Harlech
Lounge area with feature beams, kitchen and crog loft in the background
Lounge and dining area with open fire
Kitchen area
Double bedroom (4 foot bed)
Single bedroom
Crog loft (low ceiling)
Shower room
Stairs to crog loft and a reminder of School Cottage's past!
Harlech Castle
Harlech Beach










STS Grade 2+

Experience a stay in a little cottage in the small hamlet of Soar, a mile from the village of Talsarnau. This cute little cottage is one of two situated above the hamlet with elevated views from its sunny windows. A lovely romantic retreat for couples wanting to chill out in this undiscovered part of the Snowdonia National Park. There are woodland and river walks nearby, the village of Talsarnau is a mile walk along a country lane to the 'Ship Aground' pub and Cambrian Coast Railway halt. The sandy beaches at Harlech and Shell Island are within a 10 - 15 minute drive and the wet land shores of the Dwyryd river are 2.5 mls away for bird watching, which may include our summer visitor the Osprey between March and September. Good central location for the Snowdonia mountains, Portmeirion village (4 mls) the beaches and steam trains at Porthmadog (5 mls) and the castle, historic village and sandy beach at Harlech (5 mls).

3 BEDROOMS: One compact Double (4 foot bed) bedroom (access to bed is from one side only), one small Single bedroom and one Double futon in crog loft above the lounge with low head room, open stairs which are slightly narrower and steeper than usual and open roof trusses to lounge space. Not suitable for young children or the infirm. Bed linen is provided, please bring your own "bath towels" (hand towels are provided).
SHOWER ROOM: Small shower room and WC with electric shower in cubicle and small hand wash basin.
KITCHEN AREA: Part of the living area with electric hob and oven, fridge and microwave oven.
DINING AREA & LOUNGE AREA: Inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove, Freeview TV & DVD.
GARDEN: Large terraced garden to the front of the cottage. New pizza BBQ smoker available!
PARKING: Quiet parking 50m from house
HEATING: Electric heaters and an open wood burner fire.
ELECTRICITY: Electricity included. Starter pack of log available (logs available from Spar in Harlech).
EXTRA: Access to the cottage is by a footpath only (30m with 18 steps)
PETS: Maximum of two small pets.
TOWELS: No but hand towels are provided.
WiFi: Yes, free WiFi.

Price Group: 8

Guest Feedback:
Mrs W (January, 2019):
Excellent "Cottage was clean and tidy and as described. The cottage had everything we needed and also some nice little touches such as milk in the fridge and a lovely welcome basket of goodies, the heating had been on so it was lovely and warm on arrival. The owner was very friendly and helpful."
Mr H (September 2018): "Lovely, lovely stay thank you really enjoyed our super break."
Mrs S (August, 2018): "A beautiful cottage - perfect location, lovely layout really beautifully decorated and set up for families. All the things you  need for a week. Love the flowers and welcome on arrival. Lovely owners who are friendly and welcoming and have good tips for the local area. We went to Harlech Beach and the beach further along - stunning Puffin Island - has no puffins at the time but was a good boat trip from Beaumaris. We climbed Llanberis path up Snowdon, took 5 hours, a hard route up with amazing views on a good day. The pizza oven was fun although couldn't find the instructions so the bottom very black. Beautiful garden and area. Thank you so much, we will recommend and hopefully return soon."
P, A, P & F (August, 2018): "A lovely weeks holiday thank you. It is a beautiful cottage with everything available. Despite this being the longest hottest, dryest summer for many years we have had a lot of rain but some sun too. It didn't spoil our enjoyment of Snowdon, white water rafing and canyoneering. All good fun and we are left with lots of happy memories."
J, W, N & D (July, 2018): "We have had a fabulous week here, the cottage is lovely. The weather was amazing and we will definitely be coming back."
(June/July 2018): "A nice warm greeting on arrival and a lovely cosy cottage!.. We enjoyed our week throughly and would stay again in a heartbeat.The cottage has everythng you could need and the pizza oven is a great addition. The perfect home base for exploring. would recommend to others to stay here."
Mr & Mrs R.B. (June, 2018): "Greeted with a very warm welcome upon our arrival and was presented with  a very clean and nicly urnished cottage.... The cottage has provided us with a perfect base to explore such beautiful part of the country. Also, very comfortable beds were greatly appriciated at the end of long days walking."
L Family (June, 2018): "Thanks for the great holiday cottage, the crog loft was nice and cosy."
C Family (May, 2018):"A lovely warm greeting from the owner.. The cottage is in a lovely location with very pretty garden... a most enjoyable stay, thank you."
Mr & Mrs M (May, 2018): "Lovely stay, stayed many times before & still as good as ever"
H Family (April, 2017): "A charming cottage with great local walks and activities."
P & M (May, 2017): "Great walking around the surrounding hills. 2 weeks of bliss in an enchanted valley."
CH (May, 2017): "I was a bit apprehensive as I came on my own, my friend being ill. However, felt safe and comfortable. Beautiful local walks and country. Blessed with fine weather. I heartily recommend Llandanwg beach, South of Harlech."
P & K (May, 2017): "Enjoyed a great stay, great base from a couple of mountain hikes and some forest and beaches, love to come back for some more."
(Aug, 2017): "We arrived at the cottage (it's lovely) last night finding it no problem at all. Thank you for the tea & Welsh cakes!"

Visit Wales Comments: To be confirmed
Visit Wales Overall Quality Percentage: To be confirmed


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The Pet Charge for all properties accepting pets is £20 per pet.

After your stay, we ask you kindly to please leave the property as it is found, in a clean and tidy manner. This includes replacing the furniture if you have moved them, emptying all internal bins, clean and put away plates etc., clean work tops and surfaces and hoover the floors.

No Smoking: We want all our guests to enjoy an odour free environment when they arrive at their property. We therefore prohibit smoking within the premises in ALL our properties. A 'Refreshing Charge' will be levied on guests who smoke in properties. A No Smoking Policy may form part of a property's statutory Fire Risk Assessment.

Mini-breaks & Weekends: In most cases, bookings that are for less than 7 nights in the season (Easter to the end of October) are only bookable at short notice. Out of season (November to last week before Easter) is more flexible. The mini-break rules for each property is stated on the description. Weekend booking requests that do not start or end on a property's change-over day or cross over more than 1 week, are at the discretion of the property owner. Please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements.


Access Statement

Access is via a path with an incline and 17 slate steps up to the house. Rooms are compact and unsuitable for walking aids.

Period Week Price 3 night price
03 August 2019 to 23 August 2019 £ 627 £ 502
24 August 2019 to 30 August 2019 £ 582 £ 466
31 August 2019 to 06 September 2019 £ 522 £ 418
07 September 2019 to 20 September 2019 £ 442 £ 354
21 September 2019 to 27 September 2019 £ 377 £ 302
28 September 2019 to 11 October 2019 £ 332 £ 266
12 October 2019 to 18 October 2019 £ 352 £ 282
19 October 2019 to 25 October 2019 £ 417 £ 334
26 October 2019 to 01 November 2019 £ 377 £ 302
02 November 2019 to 13 December 2019 £ 307 £ 246
14 December 2019 to 20 December 2019 £ 417 £ 334
21 December 2019 to 03 January 2020 £ 537 £ 430
04 January 2020 to 14 February 2020 £ 327 £ 262
15 February 2020 to 28 February 2020 £ 372 £ 298
29 February 2020 to 27 March 2020 £ 327 £ 262
28 March 2020 to 03 April 2020 £ 372 £ 298
04 April 2020 to 17 April 2020 £ 462 £ 370
18 April 2020 to 01 May 2020 £ 372 £ 298
02 May 2020 to 22 May 2020 £ 437 £ 350
23 May 2020 to 29 May 2020 £ 557 £ 446
30 May 2020 to 03 July 2020 £ 507 £ 406
04 July 2020 to 10 July 2020 £ 542 £ 434
11 July 2020 to 17 July 2020 £ 557 £ 446
18 July 2020 to 24 July 2020 £ 602 £ 482
25 July 2020 to 21 August 2020 £ 647 £ 518
22 August 2020 to 28 August 2020 £ 602 £ 482
29 August 2020 to 04 September 2020 £ 542 £ 434
05 September 2020 to 18 September 2020 £ 462 £ 370
19 September 2020 to 25 September 2020 £ 397 £ 318
26 September 2020 to 09 October 2020 £ 352 £ 282
10 October 2020 to 16 October 2020 £ 372 £ 298
17 October 2020 to 30 October 2020 £ 437 £ 350
31 October 2020 to 11 December 2020 £ 327 £ 262
12 December 2020 to 18 December 2020 £ 437 £ 350
19 December 2020 to 25 December 2020 £ 557 £ 446
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