Farmhouse in hillside above Harlech, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales - Peaceful Rural Location Close To The Coast
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About Heulwen Hall
I have lived here for fifty years and seen many changes! Four generations of the family have lived here and I am still passionate about the place and would like to share it with you . I have a pet dog called Roxy and two cats called Wilma and Tomos and plenty of wildlife! I have a good knowledge of the area and Wales in general and will help with any information for you to enjoy your holiday as much as possible. Look out for the goats!
Heulwen Hall purchased this Farmhouse in 1994
Why Heulwen Hall chose Harlech
I was born here with my brother and sister on a working farm. The house was handed down to the next generation. I moved to Manchester for a short period of time in my life but missed this place and its tranquility so much and came home once more. I like to get away from the crowds and traffic. There is nowhere like it really for me as it has everything i.e. mountains, lakes and a beautiful coastline within 1.5 to 2 miles. A lot of the land is now sold on to other people but the farm animals are still around the house and fields. If you love outdoor life, this is the place for you.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The parking is near the pond and is free. There is a bench here to sit to watch the fish jumping or watch the birds catch insects and sometimes a Heron fishing. Children can bring their nets and catch tadpoles at certain times of the year or fish for crabs at nearby beaches and seaside towns. We do have Wi-Fi access but hopefully some nice weather will get you out there! There is a lake for canoeing down the lane but you must have third party insurance and is entirely at your own risk.
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Perfect real NW Wales holiday
If you want to have a lovely slice of real life in the beautiful Welsh countryside, you can't do better than this. Surrounded by sheep and having all the charm of old world construction, yet with working modern conveniences, Tyddyn y Felin is a wonderful holiday cottage. Our family of six from the USA absolutely loved it. All of the beauty of Snowdonia is easily in reach, with convenience shops in Harlech and full service grocery shopping is just up the road in Porthmadog. The kebab shop in Harlech serves delicious takeaway at good prices if you don't feel like cooking some nights, too.
Wonderful, atmospheric cottage in a gorgeous location.
Wonderful, atmospheric cottage in a gorgeous location. Well equipped, very clean, lovely hosts. The cottage was first built in 1592 and it must have experienced many happy times, you can feel it in its walls. Home to the celebrated welsh poet John Evans 1892-1949, when you see the breathtaking views from the mill pond you may be inspired to write poetry yourself. The garden is a sun trap, the night sky lit by the galaxy and the peace and quiet infectious. Harlech is a short 10 minute drive or 40 minute walk. We didn’t want to leave!
It was a pleasure meeting you all throughout the week and catching up with your family and friends.
All the best for now
Great walking holiday
A lovely traditional Welsh cottage which we found to be very clean and well equipped. Set in beautiful countryside with lovely walks on the doorstep and in easy reach of local towns and beaches. Heulwen was very welcoming and friendly and gave us some great recommendations for places to visit. We enjoyed a great week and are looking forward to visiting again.
Many thanks for your comments. I will be looking forward to meeting you again with more tips for some wonderful walks!
Great time had here
We had a great week here in a character property. Owners were very helpful and it was great being in the middle of nowhere yet only 10 minutes to nearest town and beach. There were great local walks and plenty to do with the weather great as it was for us. Comfortably slept 3 adults and 4 kids and a dog.
Many thanks as I have already sent to you and you would be welcome at any time in the future.
Beautifully tranquil and surrounded by fascinating architecture
We had a very comfortable stay, off the beaten track and totally undisturbed - ideal for a marine biology field survey base. And a bedroom each to boot!!
It was a pleasure having you here to stay and left so clean tidy!
H H H
Beautiful, tranquil spot with very helpful and friendly owner
We were in the area for a wedding and were delighted to find this property that welcomed us (family of 4) and our dog most warmly.
The house is fully kitted with everything you need - as a previous reviewer said the kitchen utensils etc allowed for decent meals to be cooked at the house.
The surrounding area is beautiful even getting gasps from the children (10 and 17 yrs) and Heulwen was a mine of useful local up to date information, even leaving us out a leaflet about the Harlech festival which was on during our stay.
Harlech beach is wonderful - totally unspoilt just seemingly miles and miles of sand and crystal clear water. Whilst we didn't go into the castle it is an impressive landmark when coming in and out of the small town.
Our 10 month cockapoo had a ball - the house comes with a great garden for children or our four legged friends to run around in. She loved the pond and had her first taste of the beach on our holiday.
We had a lovely week in North Wales - so much to do both on our doorstep and a little further afield.
Thank you to Heulwen for making us so welcome and dealing very speedily with all my questions before and during our stay.
Caroline P, the McCormacks & Flo
Thank you so much for your review!
It was a pleasure to meet all of you and Flo was beautiful.
I would gladly welcome you again in the future, there is so much to see in the surrounding area.
Many thanks again
Tyddyn-y-Felin Famhouse nr. Harlech
10 - 15 minutes by car to a beach with cafe/shop,parking and plenty of rock pools or there are plenty of others to choose from with ten miles of golden sand!
You can also go across the water via a bridge to Porthmadog and the coves of the Lleyn Peninsula.
Directions by Car
From the South - when you get to the village of Llanbedr - turn right at the Victoria Hotel and continue approx. 1 mile up the road where the valley splits in two. Do not turn off here, continue straight on until you get to a T-Junction.
Take the left turn sign posted Harlech and continue for approx 1 mile. You will see a farm called Tyddyn Rhyddid on your right.
Continue up the road until you see a cottage on your right called Bryn Gwyn. Turn right here and go through the iron gate which is normally open with a plaque for Tyddyn-y-Felin.
Continue down this road and park by the pond with a private parking sign and walk down the path.
nearest town/village - Harlech -2 miles, Llanbedr - 4miles.
many places of interest within 20 mile radius.
There are two grocery shops in Harlech one in the town centre and one on the beach road which is open until 10p.m. There is also one in Dyffryn Ardudwy.
Large shops are in Porthmadog- 8 miles Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Wilkinson and Co-op and Iceland in Barmouth - 8 miles
More banks open in Barmouth and Porthmadog.