Castle Cottage Harlech, North Wales

Castle Cottage is tucked away under the ramparts of Harlech Castle. It’s an unassuming gem. Dating from the 16th Century, this luxury 5 star restaurant with rooms offers a warm welcome, award-winning food and friendly hospitality.

Castle Cottage Harlech

Castle Cottage Harlech is an award-winning Restaurant With Rooms. Photo: Chris Parry

While a little off the beaten track, Castle Cottage in Harlech is the perfect place for the discerning Foodie Traveller to refuel and rest their weary bones for a night or two. It sits within the Snowdonia National Park and is centrally located for anyone wishing to explore the delights of the Llyn Peninsula, Snowdonia or the charming coastal resorts of Barmouth and Aberdovey.

The Foodie Travel Guide

  • Great location for exploring North Wales
  • Dine in the restaurant
  • Stay in the B&B

Visit Historic Harlech

Visitors to Harlech come for its historic castle, cafés, ice cream and antique shops and, of course, its 4-mile stretch of golden sands. Spectacularly situated, the castle gazes out across land and sea, seemingly keeping a watchful eye over the people of Snowdonia. It was built in the late 13th Century by the English monarch Edward I. His sole aim was to keep his Welsh adversaries contained in the wild and inhospitable mountains to the east.

Drink Your Apértif With a View of Snowdonia

Make your visit to Harlech special by dining and staying at Castle Cottage. It won a Visit Wales Gold Award in 2014 and also features in the Waitrose Good Food Guide. Dining here is a relaxed but sumptuous affair. Glyn and Jacqueline, the hotel’s owners, say they simply want customers to unwind and enjoy their food and wine. Start with apéritifs and canapés in the bar whilst gazing across at the views of Snowdonia.

Dine on Delicious Welsh Produce

Welsh local produce is promoted in the restaurant. The chef purchases locally caught fish including lobster, crab, sea bass, black bream, hand-dived scallops and smoked salmon from Rhydlewis. Dry cured bacon is sourced from the Llyn Peninsula; free range chicken from Ruthin; suckling pig from Pugh’s Piglets; Brecon venison, beef and black pudding from Bala and there’s Welsh artisan cheese too.

Have a Restful Night’s Sleep

The exterior of the Castle Cottage’s rough hewn stonework blends in beautifully with the medieval walls of Harlech Castle but inside, its interior is in marked contrast to this. To counterbalance the original 400-year-old features of the cottage, the furnishings are all modern and sleek. The décor of the 7 guest rooms is simple but luxurious. Expect solid oak furniture and restful neutral colour schemes along with original Welsh art and wow-factor bathrooms.

Castle Cottage Bed & Breakfast Restaurant With Rooms Harlech Wales


Tips

  • Remember to reserve a table in advance to avoid disappointment, particularly in the holiday season
  • There is limited parking directly in front of the Castle Cottage but you can park free of charge in the surrounding streets after 6pm

WHERE TO STAY IN NORTH WALES

Castle Hotel Conwy

Castle Hotel

Conwy, North Wales

Set in a 300 year-old coaching inn, Castle Hotel has elegant bedrooms and a traditional restaurant.

Rooms from £75 a night.

Plas Bodegroes Restaurant With Rooms North Wales

Plas Bodegroes

Lyn Peninsula, North Wales

Country house restaurant with rooms in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty just a mile from the sea.

Rooms from £99 a night.

Bodysgallen Hall Llandudno North Wales

Bodysgallen Hall

Llandudno, North Wales

A distinguished 17th-century hall set in 200 acres of parkland, with spectacular views of Snowdonia.

Rooms from £151 a night.


DOGS

Fox terrier, Mr Hendricks, expert on dog friendly days out in North Wales

They say many apologies but Castle Cottage does not accept pets.

Mr Hendricks


HOW TO FIND CASTLE COTTAGE IN HARLECH

Castle Cottage Restaurant with Rooms, Y Llech, Harlech, Meirionnydd, Gwynedd, North Wales LL46 2YL