A Home Away From Home

Tan y Garth

Harlech, Wales
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Sleeps up to 10 people
the house

A Modern Cottage In the Heart of Snowdonia

Tan Y Garth is our take on a modern Welsh cottage. Sleeping up to 10 people, it’s perfect for extended families or maybe two. Modern, light and warm, moments from the beach, Harlech Castle, and the rest of Snowdonia. Sit back and revel in the sea and mountain views.

The patio, perched on a slope, overlooks panoramic views of Mount Snowdon to the right, moving across the Llyn Peninsular, Cardigan Bay, The Irish Sea, Harlech beach, Llandanwg beach and Shell Island to your left. Watch whales, golfers, dolphins, paragliders, birds of prey, dog walkers and at least one robin pass by in the sky, sea and the shoreline below.


Richard & Tallulah

Richard & Tallulah
The Owners


The Cottage

There’s enough space to swing a cat or two.
No animals were harmed in the making of this statement.




The Master Bedroom

The Master Bedroom

A lovely place to wake up if we do say so ourselves. With views over the ocean outside, ample clothes storage and en-suite.

  • Kingsize Bed
  • En-suite wet-room
  • Sea View
The Double Room with kingsize bed and sea view

Double Room

Sleeps two adults comfortably and there’s even room for an cot (on request)

  • Kingsize Bed
  • Sea View
The Family Room with bunk beds

Family Room

Sleeps 4 people, with a queen bottom bunk, single top bunk & separate single bed.

  • Queen Bed (bottom bunk)
  • Two single beds
The Bunk Room with sea views

Bunk Room

Perfectly sized room for the kids. Single top and bottom bunks with extra storage.

  • Double bunks, perfect for the kids
  • Sea View
The Family Bathroom with Japanese bath and shower

Family Bathroom

Soak the day away in our oriental inspired family bathroom

  • Japanese deep soaking bath
  • Over-bath shower

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Everything you’ll need

Completely refitted in 2020, the kitchen is a chef’s dream. It has an induction hob, electric oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. We provide non-stick pans, sharp knives, crockery, utensils and even cook books.

The large dining area  seats up to 10 people comfortably and outside there is a fire-pit for barbecues when then weather is nice.

“Tan y Garth was hugely restorative for all members of the family. Sea air, incredible views, comfy beds and a cosy wood burner. We’ll defintiely be back as often as we can – it provided everything we hoped for on our mini winter holiday”



4 Bedrooms

2 kingsize doubles, 1 bunk room, 1 family room with single bed and triple bunk

2 Bathrooms

1 ensuite wet room; 1 family bathroom with Japanese deep soaking bath & over-bath shower

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge & freezer

Large Dining Area

With seating for up to ten people and additional outdoor seating

Washing Machine

Under the kitchen counter for all your laundry needs. Detergent is provided

Bedroom Comforts

All bedroom linens and bathroom towels are provided 

Free WiFi

The cottage has fixed line broadband internet with average speed 

Pet Friendly
Dogs are welcome but no more than two. A supplemental charge will be added per dog
On Site Parking

Space for two large or four small cars

Checkin & Checkout

You can check-in any time after 1pm and we ask that you check-out by 11am. Let us know if this doesn’t work for you and we’ll see what we can do.

House Rules

We just ask you to be courteous to our neighbours by keeping noise down late at night. And let us know about any breakages.

Have a Question?

Let us know


Location & Nearby Attractions

Some handy local tips for things to do and places to visit during your trip

Days Out

With Ireland in front of you and Snowdonia behind, the Stars get a chance to show off.

For an alternative paddle, Rhaeadr Nantcol Waterfalls (LL45 2PL), inland, child friendly and free to access.

Snowdonia is full of mountains, and they belong to all of us, but only one of them has a train.

Why not walk to the Castle? the café is great, and free (the tea isn’t though) https://cadw.gov.wales/visit/places-to-visit/harlech-castle

Pretend to be a Prisoner in an unknown Mediterranean town while eating ice cream.

Food & Drink

Ice Cream, nothing else really matters does it. http://www.hufenfa.co.uk


Sports & Activities

Golf on a world famous links course,  https://www.royalstdavids.co.uk

Quarry Karting, Cave rampolining, Zip Wires, and more.


Getting Here

Tan Y Garth is situated in the historic town of Harlech, on the west coast of Snowdonia National Park. There are several easy ways to get to here.

  • Birmingham – 3 hours
  • Cardiff – 3 and a half Hours
  • London – 5 Hours
  • Manchester/Liverpool– 2 and half hours
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow – 6 hours
Fly / Drive
  • Birmingham Airport – 3 hours
  • Manchester Airport – 2 and half hours
  • London Heathrow – 4 and a half hours
  • London Gatwick – 5 and a half hours
Train / Taxi

A train route runs to Harlech from Grand Central (New Street) Station Birmingham, via Shrewsbury, taking 4 hours. The last 2 hours takes in mountains and coastline and is considered one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys. (Manchester and Liverpool via Shrewsbury), (London via Birmingham).

Harlech Station is a steep 20-minute walk from the house, with café’s, award-winning ice creams, and a medieval castle available at the half-way point.

Llandanwg station is also very close by; slightly further in distance, but not as steep a walk/bike ride.


Other Travel Options

Fly / helicopter into Llanbedr Airfield, a 10-minute drive away.

Arrive, of course, by sea, with many small marinas and moorings along the whole Snowdonia coastline.


Your Stay

Being a holiday cottage surrounded by mountains and sea, the weather is what it is, and with that in mind we have tried to make Tan Y Garth, “Weatherproof”. By this we mean a space that is relaxing, restorative and enjoyable, regardless of what is happening outside. Light open spaces furnished with cosy textures and, of course, a wood burning stove. Each room is fitted with modern infra-red heaters that warm you rather than the air in much the same way the woodburning stove will.

Adding to its weatherproofness, the house is stocked with board games, that can be reliably described as good, rather than “classic” or “vintage”, books (a focussed collection, that hopefully aid your escape into the dramatic landscape), and there’s a large flatscreen T.V with Netflix & Disney+ along with a retro gaming console.

The kitchen, fitted in 2020, is fully kitted out with amongst others a very long peninsular (we call her Lynn), cook books, sharp knives and non-stick pans.

There are four bedrooms in total: two double bedrooms with kingsize beds (one with ensuite bathroom), one ‘family’ room (with a single bed and triple bunk), and one bunk room. Each bedroom has its own character and three of the rooms feature stunning sea views. As well as the ensuite (which can also be accessed from the hallway), there’s a sleek family bathroom featuring a Japanese deep soaking bath. All the beds are dressed in white linen and there’s a plentiful supply of cotton towels.

The house is available to rent for a minimum of 3 nights.

Up to two dogs are welcome with a £30 supplement per dog.


Guest Reviews

What a joy to wake up to spectacular views and to end the day with equally amazing sunsets. Very comfortable beds/ excellent kitchen and comfortable sitting area. Good showers and the children loved the Japanese bath. The castle and the dragons in the summer house provided hours of entertainment for the boys. Richard was a very attentive host. He provided helpful local information and responded by return when we had any queries. We felt “at home” immediately and throughout and are planning to return next Spring. Have already passed details to trusted friends.


May 2021

Errr. Wow. This could have been a mud hut and we’d have still paid the money just for the view. But as it happens, it was this stunning home and we never wanted to leave. Could not have been a more perfect first holiday out of lockdown. And MEGA bonus points for such a well equipped kitchen! We will be back!


May 2021

We had a fabulous time, I almost don’t want to write a good review so that I am able to get a booking. There’s no way you won’t return to Tan Y Garth. The location house and view are incredible and drinks on the terrace watching the sun go down and a bbq for dinner were real highlights. The kitchen was well equipped and we were able to make some fabulous meals with great meat from the local butcher. The house is well laid out for two families and child friendly. Our baby developed a lot over the week being able to walk around and explore. Fabulous!


May 2021

We stayed at Tan y Garth for a week in April/May. We where very much in need of a break and chance to rest and restore. On arrival we where completely taken back by the breathtaking views, the property did not disappoint. The house was equipped with everything you need, the rooms are light and tastefully decorated. The main attraction is the sea views from the lounge/ kitchen and the two master bedrooms. Sunset became an event every night, the best we have ever experienced. We felt relaxed and rejuvenated the beds and bedding where of a very high quality and the quiet made sleeping very easy We went for some very picturesque walks locally, the little local village had a ver delicious ice cream shop, would defiantly recommend. We can’t wait to re-book and share with family covid permitting.


April 2021

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0749 822 4080
Old Llanfair Road, Harlech, Gwynedd LL46 2SS