Castle Cottage

How times change: steps from the medieval castle, Glyn and Jacqueline Roberts’s ‘impressive’ restaurant-with-rooms occupies two of Harlech’s oldest buildings, described in 1798 as a cheerless spot offering no bed, just a dirt floor strewn with rushes. More

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Castle Cottage
Y Llech
Harlech
Gwynedd
LL46 2YL
Wales
01766 780479
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

7. 4 in annexe, 2 on ground floor.

Open

all year except Christmas and 3 weeks Nov, restaurant closed Sun–Wed in winter months.

Facilities

bar, lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

radio at breakfast, ‘discreet’ CDs at dinner in bar/restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed (child sharing parents’ room £15).

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £130–£175. Set menus £35–£40, tasting menu £45.

Good Hotel Guide Review

How times change: steps from the medieval castle, Glyn and Jacqueline Roberts’s ‘impressive’ restaurant-with-rooms occupies two of Harlech’s oldest buildings, described in 1798 as a cheerless spot offering no bed, just a dirt floor strewn with rushes. Today, Guide readers praise the ‘excellent’ contemporary rooms, each well equipped with a king-size bed, tea and coffee, fresh fruit, Welsh spring water, slippers. Three have a sofa bed, ideal for a child; some have ‘wonderful’ views of sea and mountains. The tables are laid with white linens at dinner; after canapés in the bar, sit down to Glyn Roberts’s modern Welsh menus, including, perhaps, grilled Milford Haven cod, vanilla salt, saffron potatoes; herb-roasted loin of lamb, bubble and squeak, buttered carrots. At breakfast, muesli and jam are home made, juice is freshly squeezed, yogurt and honey are local, hot dishes are cooked to order. Well placed for touring the coast; beaches and fishing spots are within easy reach. Have boots made for walking? The town is within Snowdonia national park: gentle strolls and challenging hikes abound. (Mary Coles, IM)

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Castle Cottage
Y Llech
Harlech
Gwynedd
LL46 2YL

Guest comments

'We were impressed. The setting on slopes above the river is amazing, with wide views. Our superior deluxe room was wonderful, done in modern style, with underfloor heating in the bathroom. The food was excellent, with some imaginative flavours, quite large portions. ' - Alan & Edwina Williams - September, 2012
'Overnight stop whilst touring Welsh coast. Excellent room and bathroom and would recommend for the reasons visited. ' - Mary Coles - March, 2015

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Tourist attractions

  • Harlech Castle

    A 13th-century castle, now a World Heritage Site.

  • Cambrian Coast

    An award-winning selection of beaches.

  • Snowdonia

    The national park surrounding the highest mountain in Wales, covering 830 square miles of rugged scenery.