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Harbour-Side Apartment In Porthmadog With Stunning Views

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Porthmadog, Wales - Peaceful Location, Short Walk To Beaches, Shops And Restaurants

Lovely ground floor apartment with beautiful views of Snowdonia and the Glaslyn estuary with garden adjacent to harbour. Recently refurbished. The sitting room looks out directly onto Porthmadog Harbour where you can watch the boats and see wonderful views in all directions. The property is on the Welsh Coastal Path. There is a numbered parking space outside the apartment. It is in a very quiet spot, but at the same time close to everything you might need! It is within easy walking distance of the Ffestiniog steam railway station and also of many shops, cafes, restaurants in Porthmadog town. Also nearby is the pretty village of Borth-y-Gest and the beaches beyond including Black Rock sands, all of which are lovely for families. There are 2 pubs within a couple of minutes walk, both serving food, and there are nearby Indian, Thai and many other restaurants also within easy walking distance in Porthmadog itself. There are superb walks nearby in the Snowdonia National park.


Owner
Emma Patchett
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Emma Patchett

My name is Emma Patchett and I live in Warwickshire with my husband and two children. Before having my children I had a career as a solicitor, although I decided to give up my legal position whilst the children are young. I now work part-time. The apartment in Porthmadog belongs to my mother.

It is in such a beautiful and peaceful spot, with every type of amenity close by. We hope it appeals to many types of holiday maker - walkers, beach lovers, climbers, wildlife enthusiasts, fans of steam railway or those who simply want a restful holiday watching the yachts in the harbour. Our children have loved trips to the beaches and amazing coastal castles nearby. All of our family have had wonderful holidays in the apartment and we would like others to be able to enjoy the delights of Snowdonia too!

Emma Patchett purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Emma Patchett chose Porthmadog

Snowdonia is a wonderful destination for a holiday. We love the area because there are so many different things to do and it also has both spectacular coastal and mountain scenery. The apartment is ideally positioned to take advantage of both.

The apartment is very quiet and peaceful and is at the edge of the small town of Porthmadog. It is situated on the Harbour, the access road is actually part of the Welsh Coastal Path. In the 19th century Oakley Wharf was a busy quayside loading Welsh slate for export around the world, and the area retains many historic features. It's only a few minutes walk to restaurants, pubs, shops, beaches and Ffestiniog railway station where you can travel by steam train into the surrounding countryside. The apartment can cater for everyone's holiday needs!

What makes this apartment unique

One of the best things about Oakley Wharf is its waterside location and the fabulous harbour views from the garden. This makes it a wonderful spot for sitting in the garden, having a cup of tea/glass of wine, or eating, and watching the boats go by.

To the left you can see the ever changing colours of the mountains of Snowdonia and to the right is the Glaslyn estuary with its varied bird life and the beautiful sea views.

From the front door it is a pleasant walk to the beaches beyond Borth-y-Gest or the shops & cafes of Porthmadog High Street. You can choose a short stroll or a longer hike along the coastal paths, past beaches and coves with spectacular views.

The Ffestiniog railway is also very nearby for memorable steam-powered trips into Snowdonia.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Porthmadog in Talsarnau

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • waterfront
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • WC bathroom with bath/shower over
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and harbour view. Small hairdryer available. Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Please note that the harbour is at the end of the short garden and therefore this property is not suitable for young children if the French windows are open. Older children are welcome but must still be supervised at all times when outside, because there is no barrier at the edge of the harbour. No liability for any accidents will be accepted by the owners of this property. Outside: There is a small garden area immediately outside the back of the apartment which belongs to the property. This forms part of a stretch of garden along the back of the adjoining apartments. There are 2 x small fold-up deckchairs and 2 x garden chairs plus a small table available inside the property. Please note that visitors should stay within the garden area outside this apartment and not sit in the garden area outside someone else's apartment! Utility Room: Outdoor table and 2 folding chairs, 2 comfy recliner chairs, 2 small folding deck chairs all in store cupboard. Binoculars, maps, information books and leaflets are in living room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bathmat and linen are included in the rent, as are tea towels. The property is cleaned after each visit. There is an easy to operate electricity meter at the property which takes £1 coins. For cancellation terms, see 'Additional Pricing Information' under the rental rates section.

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Harbour-Side Apartment In Porthmadog With Stunning Views
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5

Fantastic property with a view to die for. Everything you would wish for and more.

  • 5 of 5

What a gem of a find. From first contact Emma couldn't have been more helpful. The apartment is immaculate with everything you could need for a holiday break. We have rented many holiday lets and this one is right up there with my favourites. I had to tear myself away from the view each day....even poor weather didn't spoil it. Superb location. Perfect for exploring the area. Friendly helpful locals..... Loved it all.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review - thank you so much! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the apartment so much!
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5

Warm and cosy apartment

  • 5 of 5

We were very comfortable in the apartment which had a lovely outlook over the harbour and views to the bridge where we could see the Welsh Highland trains crossing. Near to the shops and transport links which suited us, not having a car. The weather could have been better, but you can't have everything. The apartment was very clean and well equipped. The only problem we had was with the electricity meter which was very high on the wall and difficult to reach.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely harbour view....

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with a great view. Loved watching the passing boats and the steam train. Lots of places to visit around and all in all a great break and would recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review! Very pleased to hear you enjoyed your break in Porthmadog!
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Pretty and practical flat with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Well designed, well equipped and pretty flat. Lots of personal touches and everything is provided to ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday. The local area is full of interest and the countryside and coast absolutely glorious.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed Porthmadog and the surrounding area!
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Beautifully relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

. This lovely holiday home is really comfortable and very well equipped.There are fantastic views of Snowdonia and the estuary. Loved watching the tides go in and out and trying to identify the birds with the binoculars. Emma, the owner, was extremely helpful, this is one place where we would definitely like to return.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Total relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Its the 2nd stay at this property and it did not disappoint !

To be honest we could have just stared out of the sliding door and watched the ever changing scenery!

Apart from being cold outside ( as we expected ) the walks and steam train rides and the umpteenth visit to Harlech castle just cemented the stay at the apartment.

The heating costs were slightly high as it uses £1 coins but that did not affect the stay.

All in all, a super Christmas break.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your fantastic review, we really appreciate that you have taken time to leave feedback. Very pleased that you enjoyed your repeat visit!
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Location

Coast/Beach:

The beginning of the coves beyond Borth-y-Gest are approx 10 - 15 minutes walk away along the Welsh Coastal Path which runs past the apartment. Borth-y-Gest village with its 2 cafes on the front is approx. 5 - 10 minutes walk away. Black Rock Sands is a long sandy beach approx 2 miles drive away, you can drive your car onto the beach. Harlech Beach and Shell Island, a great family beach with cafe and toilets is approx 20 mins drive away. A further drive away is Abersoch beach.

Travel:

Nearest airports are Liverpool or Manchester.

Distances:

5 - 10 mins walk to Porthmadog High Street with shops, cafes, restaurants, bank. Approx 2 miles drive to Portmerion village. 5 - 10 mins walk to the Ffestiniog steam railway station with its great freehouse pub. Criccieth and Harlech castles approx 15 - 20 mins drive away. Betws-y-Coed and Beddgelert villages also a short drive away. Caenarvon with its spectacular castle is approx. 30 mins drive away. There is also a children's playpark and a small crazy golf course approx 5 mins walk away.

Further Details:

The well-known Ffestiniog train station is a short walk away on the other side of the harbour. Steam trains can be seen (and distantly heard) from the sitting room of the apartment. The WHR track now extends towards Caenarvon.

Castles - Harlech, Criccieth and Caenarvon are all fantastic and interesting to visit -stunning in their own ways.

Walking - the towns of Beddgelert and Betws-y-coed are both a short drive away from Porthmadog where there are wonderful walks in the countryside.

Climbing - if you are feeling adventurous you can climb one of the routes to the top of Mount Snowdon.

Wildlife - there are Ospreys nesting nearby with a nest cam for nature lovers to watch at the Project Site. There is also plenty of seabird life in the harbour itself.

History of Oakley Wharf - Harbour museum further around the harbour.

Shops - there is a Tesco, Lidl, Wilkinsons, HSBC, Post Office chemist, delicatessens and various independent shops and cafes in Porthmadog High Street.

Cafes / Restaurants - Yr Hen Fecws is very nearby, opposite the play park serving delicious fresh food including breakfast. Kerfoots cafe is at the end of the High Street, above a lovely kitchenware shop, and is reached by ascending an enormous wooden spiral staircase. Also Moorings, the Big Rock cafe, Jennys, Jessies, Cadwaladers. The Royal Sportsman is also recommended.

Restaurants - There is a Thai restaurant at the Yacht club, an Indian restaurant along the road near the Ship Inn, and Allports fish and chip shop on Snowdon Street!

Borth-y-Gest - Moorings is lovely, as is the Sea View cafe on the front.

Pubs - the Ship Inn and Pen Cei are both within 5 mins walk, both serving food. The Ffestiniog railway station - Spooners, serves food and houses a great freehouse pub with an ever-changing range of guest ales!

Leisure activities - there is a cinema at the bottom of the High Street, and also a Leisure Centre with a swimming pool for children on a rainy day.

Golf course nearby.

Booking Notes:

Bookings are confirmed upon receipt of full payment by bank transfer or by cheque once funds are cleared. Arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 10am. Cancellation refunds: Up to 8 weeks prior to booked arrival time - no charge - full refund.

4-8 weeks prior to booked arrival time - 50% of rate refunded.

2-4 weeks prior to booked arrival time - 25% of rate refunded.

Less than 2 weeks before booked arrival time - no refund. Guests should arrange travel insurance cover for their visit.

Changeover Day:

Changeover day is normally Saturday, but this may be flexible in low season. Arrival time at 4pm, departure time at 10am.

Notes on prices:

There is an easy to operate electricity meter at the apartment which takes £1 coins. Heating is by storage heaters and there are also standing heaters in each room.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Porthmadog, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 53
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£485
for 7 nights
£485
 
 
Rate 54
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£515
for 7 nights
£515
 
 
Rate 55
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Rate 56
16 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£535
for 7 nights
£535
 
 
Rate 57
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
Rate 58
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
 
Rate 59
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Rate 60
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Rate 61
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 
 
Rate 62
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Rate 63
8 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£565
for 7 nights
£565
 
 
Rate 64
15 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
Rate 65
22 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£515
for 7 nights
£515
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are confirmed upon receipt of full payment by bank transfer or by cheque once funds are cleared. Arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 10am. Cancellation refunds: Up to 8 weeks prior to booked arrival time - no charge - full refund.
4-8 weeks prior to booked arrival time - 50% of rate refunded.
2-4 weeks prior to booked arrival time - 25% of rate refunded.
Less than 2 weeks before booked arrival time - no refund. Guests should arrange travel insurance cover for their visit.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday, but this may be flexible in low season. Arrival time at 4pm, departure time at 10am.

Notes on prices:
There is an easy to operate electricity meter at the apartment which takes £1 coins. Heating is by storage heaters and there are also standing heaters in each room.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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