Castle Cottage

What first smites the eye is the town’s medieval castle, formidable on its cliff-top. More

Contact details

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

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

in bar and restaurant at mealtimes.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £130–£175. Set menus £35–£40, tasting menu £45.

Good Hotel Guide Review

What first smites the eye is the town’s medieval castle, formidable on its cliff-top. Steps behind it, this restaurant-with-rooms – in two adjoining 16th-century buildings restored and refurbished with contemporary flair – is no less of a surprise. Chef/patron Glyn Roberts and his wife, Jacqueline, have run their ‘impressive’ enterprise for nearly 30 years; today, it continues to attract guests who come for the ‘excellent accommodation’ and ‘delicious cooking’. The dining room is hung with Welsh art, its oak tables laid with crisp linen. Here, the menu changes with the seasons, each time drawing on fine Welsh produce – crab and fish from Aberdaron; lobster from Shell Island; pork and beef from Bala. Typical dishes: grilled asparagus, Carmarthen ham, roasted tomatoes; rack of local lamb, rosemary and garlic potatoes, buttered carrots. In the main building and characterful annexe (a former inn), some of the dark-beamed modern bedrooms have ‘wonderful’ views over mountains and sea. There’s freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice at breakfast, with more local flavours (laver bread and Llyn peninsula bacon, for example) on the menu. More reports, please.

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Castle Cottage
Y Llech
Harlech
Gwynedd
LL46 2YL

Guest comments

'Overnight stop whilst touring Welsh coast. Excellent room and bathroom and would recommend for the reasons visited. ' - Mary Coles - March, 2015
'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

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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.