Arosfa | Harlech Self Catering cottage with views over historic castle

Arosfa | Harlech Self catering Cottage
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. Drop me an email if you need pointing in the right direction.

Edward I 's 13th century castle

..13th Century Castle..
..Royal St Davids Golf Course..
..miles of sandy beaches..

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