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Isallt in Llanfair, Gwynedd

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Isallt description

Holiday home
Isallt is a beautifully renovated 19th Century, detached stone barn conversion on a working farm just outside the small village of Llanfair close to Harlech. Able to sleep four people in one twin and one double bedroom, this cottage also contains a family bathroom, a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a dining table. To the outside of the cottage is an enclosed lawned garden with large front patio and furniture as well as bike storage and off road parking for two cars. Boasting a wealth of oak beams, trusses and stone walls Isallt is a lovely holiday cottage in a stunning location between the mountains and the beach in North Wales.

The village of Llanfair nestles between the foothills of the Rhinog Mountains and the golden beach of Harlech, whilst also providing panoramic views over Shell Island and Cardigan Bay. Boasting its own mild climate due to its unusual positioning, and an exciting array of wildlife and birds including soaring buzzards, this village is an ideal base for scenic walks in the surrounding countryside. The small town of Harlech, which is a World Heritage Site is only 1.4 miles away and is dominated by its majestic 13th Century castle. Popular with golfers dueto its famous Royal St. David's course, Harlech also boasts an excellent variety of amenities, including some good quality restaurants. Located within the Snowdonia National Park and on the beautiful Cardigan Bay, this is a fantastic holiday location at any time of the year.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • On a Farm
  • Rural location
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March 2020
We arrived at Issalt after a long drive and as soon as we entered the property it was cosy and welcoming! Sara came to check on us on our second day which we really appreciated, Pip our dog certainly liked her! She made me, my sister and Pip feel so welcome and made it clear if we needed anything to just ask. We loved staying on the farm, as animal lovers we made the most of the experience and said hello to some brand new lambs! The farm is situated in such a beautiful spot a perfect base for lots of exploring nearby. After lots of walking what more could you want than to sit in a hot tub and admire the view, including a beautiful sunset. The beds were so comfy and the house had everything you could possibly need. We hope to come back! Thanks again for a lovely stay, it was just what we needed!
Mrs Siefers
May 2019
Fabulous location in a sunny spot.. Cottage was quiet and snug. Hot tub was great. You could sit in it at night and watch the bats flying and listen to the local owls hooting. Five minute walk to station for great train rides up and down the shoreline for fantastic views.
Miss Wilkinson
May 2019
Absolutely lovely cottage, clean and well kept.. Kitchen had everything we needed. The hot tub was amazing. Nice quiet location. Would highly recommend and would return.
April 2019
Feel sadly disappointed, lacking in attention to detail. We were due to arrive late on Friday and so I contacted the owner who said the key would be left in the door so we could just walk in and feel at home. Our friends arrived earlier than us and were unable to get into the property, the weather was not good and we had made long journeys on motor bikes so our friends had to shelter in the cold shower block reserved for the caravan site, sadly I received no telephone call to let me know the key had been left behind the flower pot?? Before we arrived the owner arrived and let our friends in and turned up the heating as well as then leaving 2 dishwasher tablets and topped up the instant coffee. There were no dishcloths provided and as the weather was particularly bad the lack of heating in the morning was not appriciated as the heating is on a timer and there is no ability to override. We read throug the muddled imformation pack after a search, which said if we want heating on there would be an extra charge. The house was clean but there were a few things that were broke or not up to our exacting standards and as I said, all was adequate, but again the attention to detail was lacking making us feel that this was a money maker business, and maybe lacking in a passion or care for this very qaint little cottage. The pictures are also a little deceiving as they make the place look bigger than it actually is and our friends were hoping to push the two singles together as in the photos, however the rooms and bed had been changed sadly. The farm was also a bit of a mess, (I have lived on a farm) the rubbish had also not been collected and after the winds, was then strewn around, but at least that was tidied once we returned form our day out on Saturday. The hot tub was also clean and hot thankfully warming us after being chilled to the bones.
Mr Howarth
December 2018
Lovely cottage, very snug and comfortable.. Great location, 25 minute walk to nearest village and similar distance to reach the beach. Hot tub was wonderful after a long days walking, stayed in there most of the evening! Would 100% recommend to anyone and will 100% be going back again.
Mr Martin
July 2018
The cottage we stayed in, Isalt near Harlech, on the argoed farm site was of a very high standard.. Access was easy, parking was excellent and the location perfect for our needs. The cottage itself was excellently appointed and we had no need to contact the owners during our stay.
Mr Bawden
May 2018
Great holiday, lovely cottage, if we were nit pickers we could nit pick but the owners of Argoed Farms were a lovely couple.. We have been with Sykes before & in all probability will be booking again. However, Sykes has changed since we originally made our first booking with them. I do not agree with the lady who complained about there not being a towel in the downstairs toilet, that didn't worry us & she also complained about not being welcomed. What more did she require for God's sake.
Mrs Bennett
November 2017
On arrival the weather was very cold, however the heating at the cottage was not on.. The cottage was cold although an attempt to turn the thermostat up the heating did not work. No meet and greet to show us how things worked and there was no indication in the cottage as to whether the heating was on a timer or not. Eventually we discovered that the heating did not actually come on until 4 pm. On speaking to the daughter of the owner we were given a separate key to a locked box in the cottage to over ride the heating, it would have been helpful to have been given this information when we arrived. We never did see the owners until we decided to leave early and return the keys. There desperately needs a new oven glove!
Mr Cousins
July 2017
Lovely cottage with plenty of space in a fabulous location surrounded by mountains and a short walk down to the beach.. This is a working farm and the owners made our stay a memorable and a very happy family holiday.
June 2017
We had a fabulous week here. The cottage was spotless and very comfortable, it had everything we needed. The weather was amazing so we were able to explore the area, some fabulous beaches, coastal walks, and a local waterfall. We even climbed Snowdon!! It half killed me but a lovely refreshing shower and a cold beer on the patio once back at the farm finished the day nicely. Thanks for a wonderful week away.
June 2017
We had a great holiday in this lovely cottage.. Booking was easy and the quality & cleanliness of the cottage was excellent. Fantastic location with stunning views in surrounding areas and easy access to nearby attractions and facilities.
Mr Christopher
December 2016
The accommodation was excellent,the owners very friendly and sociable and made .... The accommodation was excellent,the owners very friendly and sociable and made our stay a pleasant one,we would highly recommend this property
Mrs Manley
September 2016
On original photo's it would suggest you could receive a beverage on arrival.. If this is not the case don't advertise it.. Also we think it would be nice if you were greeted on arrival.
August 2016
I stayed her with my husband, daughter and dog and it made a perfect base for our busy holiday. The cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished and has everything you need. We cooked most nights and found the kitchen well equipped for all our needs. The views from the cottage and adjacent campsite are fantastic. The location is ideal allowing us to visit all the places we had planned. Can highly recommend mountain biking at Coed-y-Brenin, Zip World Caverns at Blanaeu Ffestiniog, the beach (and ice creams) at Criccieth and a hike up Snowdon. Had a fab week and would certainly visit again.
Mrs Palmer
August 2016
Lovely place to stay with easy access to so many fantastic activities. We were only here for a week, but we crammed a lot in. The cottage had everything we needed and the owners were very friendly. We would definitely stay here again if we go back to this area.
August 2016
Just returned from a week at Isallt & we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.. The cottage is lovely, modern with ample space for a family & very clean. Everything which you could need is provided including a travel cot, high chair & stair gates for our toddler - thank you. The location is superb with lots to see & do within a short distance yet within easy reach of other popular towns on the coast.
Mr Hughes
May 2016
Really helpful and friendly hosts and a very nice cottage. This is a real working farm and enjoyable because of it. The surrounding area is amazing; we will be back soon.
Mrs Berry
November 2015
A comfortable, cosy cottage, welcoming family and a great base to explore Snowdonia.
Mrs Pinkham
September 2015
This was such a wonderful spot for a holiday, with lots of beautiful walks, a lovely little harbour and beach a very short distance away. The excellent standard of the cottage made it a delight to come home to. There was plenty to see and do, people were warm and friendly and the scenery was staggering - made you want to keep stopping for a photograph. We would highly recommend Isallt and we shall certainly go back again.
Mrs Rogers
August 2015
The holiday accommodation was excellent and one of the best cottages we have stayed in. It was very well presented and a generously equipped kitchen added to the experience. All in all a brilliant place to stay.
Mrs Strange
May 2015
The cottage was gorgeous, in great location for visiting the area and lovely to be on a farm feeding lambs! Had beautiful views!
Catherine D
May 2015
Whilst the owners were very polite and friendly, the house (Isallt) was attached to the cowshed, and the cows were intermittently but very frequently banging against the joining wall all night so we didn't get much sleep. We took two small dogs and every time they left a 'package' we cleared it up - but the owners dogs kept coming into the garden and leaving numerous packages. We did bring this up with the owners because we felt it hypocritical that they have strict rules around dogs and their fouling, and yet they let their dogs come and 'poo' in the garden which you have paid to enjoy. The double bed in the main room allows for no room at each side which creates a high level of difficulty in getting in/out of the bed - suggest replacing bed with a divan and no bedstead at the bottom which would make things easier. Having said all the above, the house was finished to a very high standard, and the owners have put a lot of love and effort into it which certainly shows. Good standard of accommodation and furnishings, and the kitchen was well equipped. We did accidentally leave behind my husbands pen (which was part of a set presented to him on his retirement - so whilst expensive it also has massive sentimental value). We spoke to the owner who had found the pen, and explained the value of it to us, and even though she agreed to send it to us - we have not received it to date. I think had she sent the pen we would have possibly overlooked some of the issues we found whilst we there.
Mrs Garner
April 2015
A beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need. A home away from home except with stunning scenery and fantastic hosts. The owners did so much to make us all feel welcome on their farm. My son enjoyed playing farmers helper feeding the cows and sheep and bottle feeding the lambs. Even the weather was kind to us and the sun shone most of the time. I would love to go back to the cottage again and would certainly recommend it to family and friends.
Mrs Pearsall
October 2014
The holiday was excellent, we particularly liked the closed in area where the dog could roam around without her wandering off. It was lovely and quiet and the cottage was very well equipped, lovely and warm.
Mrs Posthuma
July 2014
A very friendly host. Very cosy and comfortable property and everything is provided. A good bed and furniture, after a good day walking you can relax on the sofa or garden furniture and at night there is a good bed to sleep in. Bathroom is well equipped with a good shower over the bath. Very friendly people overall and good views to see.
Mr Smith
June 2014
The accommodation was to a high standard and very comfortable. Really appreciated the fact there was a dishwasher and washing machine, it was a real home from home.
Mrs Powell
May 2014
The cottage was beautiful and very well equipped. The owners are very nice and friendly and the area is lovely. I would recommend the cottage to everyone as it is such a lovely place.
Miss Carroll
April 2014
Lovely, quiet location and beautiful scenery. Plenty of local historical interest.
Mrs Walsh
January 2014
Really enjoyed our stay. Beds were the most comfortable we have ever had. Hosts pleasant and welcoming. Being on a working farm was a plus for us.
Mr Brigham
October 2013
The surrounding area was marvellous, and quite central to many activities and attractions, including the sandy beaches. In 20 + years of cottage rentals, this is by far the best we have visited.
Miss Bagg
October 2013
Fantastic holiday cottage, could not fault at all, extremely happy and will be returning.
Mrs Thomason
September 2013
The accommodation was in a great location, with beaches and other great attractions in great proximity. It was thoroughly clean, and very well equipped.
Mrs Donbavand
June 2013
The property was fantastic, the owner had thought of everything and it was a real home from home. Ideal for taking babies/toddlers as there were 2 stair gates, a cot highchair. The garden is also fully enclosed but next to a shed so we often had a calf and lamb popping their heads over the fence. Do not miss the ice cream shop by the castle - Hufenfa'r Castell.
June 2013
We have just returned from Isallt today. The property was fabulous. It is more spacious than the photos convey with everything you could need to make you feel that you are at home. It was furnished and decorated very tastefully. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering, ie. pans, knifes, baking trays, crockery etc so there is no need for eating out if you do not want to. It is ideal for children as there are 2 stairgates, a highchair and a travel cot. (We actually brought our own Hauck travel cot which was the same as the one provided. We find it necessary to use our regular cot mattress with it as the travel cot mattress provided is quite thin and hard.) There is an enclosed garden so it is safe for the children to play, with the added bonus of a calf and lamb who live in a shed next to the garden. My son was able to feed the calf one day which he loved. My biggest recommendation for this region is the ice cream shop in Harlech - it is just up the hill from the castle. It is truly amazing ice cream, better than any I've ever had anywhere in the world. We went 3 days in a row, was too embarrassed to go for a 4th time!!
Mrs Powell
May 2013
The cottage was very homely and well equipped.
Mr Stocking
May 2013
A lovely property, very cosy. Just what we wanted for a relaxing week.
April 2013
We stayed in this wonderful cottage for a week. We had a lovely welcome from the owners on our first day. They also had dogs on the working farm, so my children loved seeing their dogs on a daily basis and looking out onto the fields at the sheep and horses. The cottage had absolutely everything in it you would need, was very clean and decorated beautifully with all the features of the barn giving it a little bit of charm too. We had wonderful weather whilst we were there, which was a bonus. We would walk (about 15mins) or drive (2 mins) down to the beach every day to walk the dog, which he loved. One side of the beach was specifically allocated for dog owners, which was great. We had some lovely days out as well, a fantastic base to stay whilst exploring snowdonia.
Mr Chappell
March 2013
Wonderful location, very friendly and approachable owners and a fantastic cottage. All in all, an excellent holiday!
Mrs Broomfield
March 2013
Comfortable, warm and well equipped cottage on a farm. Lovely to see the animals nearby and a great location for visiting the area. Spectacular scenery and beautiful sandy beaches which were quiet and unspoiled. We will definitely return next year!
Mr Middleton
September 2012
Ideal for our needs. The accommodation was comfortable and in a nice location. The weather was good which is always a good factor. I would return to the property and recommend it to others.
September 2012
This was a lovely cottage, in a beautiful location. We were made to feel welcome and the cottage was like home from home with everything in it that you could possibly want. It also had a cosy feel to it. We visited the beach which is dog friendly and only about a 15 minute walk, or two minute drive from the cottage most days. Lots to see and do in the area, we did not get to do everything we wanted to do in the week we were there. Would definately return again and also recommend to family and friends.
Mrs Stone
July 2012
The cottage was very cosy and had everything in it that you could need. The location was perfect and to top it off we had great weather too!
Mrs Jones
July 2012
Very friendly and helpful owners. The cottage has been renovated well and was very comfortable. Lots of things to do locally, including a beach within walking distance.
Mr Earp
July 2012
Peaceful location within good distance of all Snowdon attractions.
Mrs Bown
January 2012
I couldn't believe for a cottage that accepted dogs how comfortable it was. In fact, it was one of the nicest cottages we've stayed in!
Mr Chappell
November 2011
A beautiful cottage in wonderful surroundings, very friendly and helpful owners.
October 2011
what a great place to stay. The conversion is worth 9/10, everything you need. Great place to visit north wales, would recommend it to anyone
Mrs Shirt-gould
September 2011
The cottage was very well presented. The owners were welcoming and friendly.
Mr Bennett
July 2011
Beautiful cottage and location and the weather was great too!
Mr Fieldgate
July 2011
Lovely setting, great barn conversion. Owned by a lovely family
Mr Baker
June 2011
The cottage was fabulous, we loved it all. We wish we could have stayed longer.
Mr Millar
June 2011
We had a super time at the cottage in a fantastic location and would certainly recommend it to anyone.
Miss Stephenson
April 2011
Peaceful. Relaxed. Friendly owners. Good base for exploring the area. Even nicer than described on website. Great value.
Mr Timms
March 2011
We would rate this barn 10 out of 10. It's finished to a very high standard and I was very surprised to the extra touches around the property. We had two small children who were also looked after with cots and high chair. We would recommend it to anyone! You will love it!
January 2011
Very friendly place, on a great location. This is a real working farm, which is a great attraction. Nicely finished and well equiped. Would come back and recommend.
Mr Verdeles
December 2010
Excellent property and farm. Great place to go and cannot recommend enough.
Mrs McConnell
November 2010
Everything was spot on, cottage was lovely!
Mrs Frost
November 2010
Everything was so well thought out, fresh and clean. The family and dogs were very welcoming. It was in a beautiful area, close to lots of lovely things to see and do.
Mr Earp
October 2010
A lovely well decorated and furnished cottage with all the amenities we needed and in a lovely location on the farm.
Mrs Howorth
September 2010
I loved the whole experience. The property was excellent, the owner was very helpful and friendly, always willing to assist.
Ms Carter
August 2010
The cottage was beautifully renovated, all the decor and furniture was top quality, even the towels! The farm it was situated on was lovely, the owners were very friendly and extremely welcoming. The views from the site were outstanding, the atmosphere of the place was relaxed and very child friendly. The farm is situated in a good position to access the attractions that Wales has to offer. We really couldn't fault the cottage or the holiday that we had. We really enjoyed our honeymoon even with two small boys to occupy. After the stress of the wedding it was such a relief to find such a peaceful place to relax. Thank you so much, both owners and Sykes Cottages for such a smooth and easy way to holiday.
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