School Cottage near HarlechRef: 4177A
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 towels and tea towels.
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 logs available.
EXTRA: Access to the cottage is by a footpath only (30m with 18 steps)
PETS: Maximum of two small pets.
WiFi: Yes, free WiFi.
2021 Price Group: 8
2022 Price Group: 8
MINIBREAKS: This property allows short breaks within 3 weeks in the season and anytime out of season (Nov- March, excl Xmas). Please note the owner can only service the property on Saturday.
The N Family (November, 2019): "A wonderful welome to a beautiful cottage. We had a fantastic week seeing North Wales (the weather helped!) Thank you for letting us stay here. We'll happily recommend your cottage."
Mr & Mrs T (September, 2019): "I love coming here. So relaxing & so pretty. have enjoyed the local walks & the blackberries."
N & P (September 2019): "I love coming here. So relaxing, so pretty. I have enjoyed the local walks and the blackberries. Poppy as always likes to watch through the window and listen to the wild bids. We've seen lots of wildlife too!"
J (September 2019): "A beautiful cottage sat in a beautiful place. So many day trips and things to do. I would like to return to do them all, even the rain didn't put me off!"
The J Family (September, 2019): "A beautiful cottage set in a beautiful location. So many day trips & things to do. I would like to return to do them all."
The B Family (August 2019): "The cottage is beautiful, very comfortable, we have spent a very nice week!"
J & M (August 2019): "As soon as we found this cottage we knew it was ?the one?. It ticked all of our boxes of what we need for a break away from our busy lives. It is beautiful, peaceful and a great getaway that was still within a stone's throw of lovely days out. We have had some lovely weather so have fully utilised Harlech beach for swimming and picnics, Dylan's in Cricieth is not to be ignored, a lovely little find. Nantcol Falls was also a lovely morning's walk. Just so much to do, and then to return to this beautiful cottage was the cherry on top! Thanks!"
P, G & E (July 2019): "Beautiful cottage with some amazing features! A lovely location with the trail walks on the door step. Great for dogs too. Beaches close by. We would love to visit again!"
C, J, J & R (July 2019): "Thank you for the lovely welcome. The cottage is so beautiful and peaceful, lovely location for all of our adventures this week! Lots of beach walks for our dog, We recommend Pwllheli beach, perfect for shell collection and Harlech castle is right on the doorstep and perfect for an afternoon adventure. Thank you for the flowers our stay was wonderful and we hope to visit again!"
J, G, A & H (July 2019): "A lovely welcome on arrival ? flowers, mini hamper and beer in the fridge (which made my husband very happy!) Nice and quiet here with smashing walks. Pony trekking in Fairbourne was an amazing experience for all. Caf? in Harlech called ?As Is? was very good (catering well for vegans!) Many thanks!"
Visit Wales Inspection: November 2019
Comments: "Set overlooking the chapel in a wonderful rural setting this charming period former school house offers comfortable compact accomodation with exposed joists and grog loft. Approached by foot with parking in the nearby chapel it recently had a new roof.
Overall Quality Percentage: 73.71% 3 Star
We strongly recommend that you take our Cancellation Protection (see Terms & Conditions). If you continue you will notice that during the next booking steps this will automatically be selected for you and the price will increase, so simply de-select them on the bookings screen if you already have holiday insurance or if you do not want any cover.
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 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|
|06 November 2021 to 10 December 2021||£ 387||£ 310|
|11 December 2021 to 17 December 2021||£ 497||£ 398|
|18 December 2021 to 31 December 2021||£ 617||£ 494|
|01 January 2022 to 07 January 2022||£ 667||£ 534|
|08 January 2022 to 04 February 2022||£ 437||£ 350|
|05 February 2022 to 11 February 2022||£ 462||£ 370|
|12 February 2022 to 25 February 2022||£ 482||£ 386|
|26 February 2022 to 25 March 2022||£ 437||£ 350|
|26 March 2022 to 01 April 2022||£ 547||£ 438|
|02 April 2022 to 22 April 2022||£ 572||£ 458|
|23 April 2022 to 29 April 2022||£ 482||£ 386|
|30 April 2022 to 27 May 2022||£ 547||£ 438|
|28 May 2022 to 03 June 2022||£ 667||£ 534|
|04 June 2022 to 01 July 2022||£ 617||£ 494|
|02 July 2022 to 08 July 2022||£ 652||£ 522|
|09 July 2022 to 15 July 2022||£ 667||£ 534|
|16 July 2022 to 22 July 2022||£ 712||£ 570|
|23 July 2022 to 19 August 2022||£ 757||£ 606|
|20 August 2022 to 26 August 2022||£ 712||£ 570|
|27 August 2022 to 02 September 2022||£ 652||£ 522|
|03 September 2022 to 16 September 2022||£ 572||£ 458|
|17 September 2022 to 23 September 2022||£ 507||£ 406|
|24 September 2022 to 14 October 2022||£ 462||£ 370|
|15 October 2022 to 04 November 2022||£ 547||£ 438|
|05 November 2022 to 09 December 2022||£ 437||£ 350|
|10 December 2022 to 16 December 2022||£ 547||£ 438|
|17 December 2022 to 30 December 2022||£ 667||£ 534|