Skipper's Retreat, Porthmadog
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Skipper's Retreat, Porthmadog Harbour
Lounge area and patio doors
Lounge area
Lounge area and patio doors
Lounge area and kitchen area
Dining table and chairs
Kitchen and dining area
Double bedroom 1
Double bedroom 1
Double bedroom 2
Double bedroom 2
Shower room
Skipper's Retreat, Porthmadog Harbour
Skipper's Retreat, Porthmadog
Skipper's Retreat, Porthmadog Harbour
Skipper's Retreat, Porthmadog Harbour
Lounge area and patio doors
Lounge area
Lounge area and patio doors
Lounge area and kitchen area
Dining table and chairs
Kitchen and dining area
Double bedroom 1
Double bedroom 1
Double bedroom 2
Double bedroom 2
Shower room
Skipper's Retreat, Porthmadog Harbour
Skipper's Retreat, Porthmadog
Skipper's Retreat, Porthmadog Harbour










@ 7 nights for the 5 night price. From 18th-25th of October (3pm Fri - 10am Fri) was £502 now £452!
@ 7 nights for the 5 night price. From 25th of October - 1st of November (3pm Fri - 10am Fri) was £447 now £402!
STS Grade 4
New listing, August 2018
Friday - Friday

Guests will be overjoyed with the location of this private quayside development, a 5 minute walk from the town centre and the famous Ffestiniog Railway steam train station. This is rather a special villa with a large living room occupying the whole of the first floor with a superb functional kitchen. The balcony overlooks the harbour and the hills beyond Porthmadog town. There are two bedrooms, a WC and a separate shower room on the ground floor. Enjoy peaceful scenes of bobbing boats from the balcony as the cormorant dries his outstretched wings and swallows skim across the water. Just the place to relax and sit with a pair of binoculars. This is a good central location for a holiday property in North Wales. Easy access to sandy beaches at Borth y Gest (15 min walk) and Morfa Bychan Black Rock Sands (2 mls). Snowdon and the pretty village of Beddgelert are 7 miles away. Portmeirion village, prestigious hotel and gardens are 2 miles away. Cricieth, Caernarfon, Harlech are just a few of the castles in the area.

2 BEDROOMS: Two Double bedrooms on the ground floor. Bed linen and towels provided.
SHOWER ROOM: Large shower cubicle and hand wash basin on the ground floor.
SEPARATE WC on the ground floor
LIVING ROOM: Spacious area with a 3 seater and a 2 seater settee with harbour views, 32" flat screen TV, CD player, separate DAB radio and patio doors (on the 1st floor)
KITCHEN AREA: Fitted modern units with electric cooker, halogen hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and washer dryer. Table with seating for 4 (on the 1st floor).
BALCONY: Balcony with 2 seats. New for 2020, Balcony will have acrylic panels, enclosing the balcony. 
PARKING: Allocated parking for 1 car. Extra parking available on harbour wall.
HEATING: Night storage heaters downstairs and electric heaters upstairs.
WiFi: Free WiFi .
F.A.Q: Access is via a proper front door on the ground floor. The ship's ladder that you can see in some pictures are for decorative purposes only.
EXTRA: New for 2020, Balcony will have acrylic panels, enclosing the balcony.
Price Group: 14

Guest Comments:
Mrs W (August 2019): Excellent "Brilliant house in a great location. It was really well equipped and comfy and homely. Looking out to the view of the harbour everyday really made you feel like you were on holiday. We would definitely go back to this property."
Mr B (August 2019): Good "Lovely location - the view from our french windows of the harbour was spectacular. Nice apartment - the toilet and shower rooms were a bit small and could have done with a window each - but the open plan lounge and kitchen upstairs were great for us and our dog. Nice balcony furniture also. I would rate 8 out of ten, overall"
Mr P (August 2019): Excellent "Location is excellent with view across the harbour Accommodation is well equipped"
Mr R (July, 2019): Good "The kitchen/ dining area, lounge and balcony were excellent and well equipped."
Mrs B (May 2019): Excellent "Spot on, very clean+tidy, loads of kitchen utencils, even left coffee+tea bags, then the view from lounge, stunning, all in all proberly the best one we have had since booking with you.
Mrs C (May 2019): Excellent "Ideal location. Well equipped."
Mrs P (October, 2018): Good "Very pleasant, clean property. It was just as described and is in an ideal location."
Mr M (September, 2018): Good "Great location, lovely views, well equipped and cosy property."

Visit Wales Comments (February, 2019):
"Comfortable accommodation with spacious living areas and a modern kitchen with Denby crockery."
Overall Quality Percentage: 77%

Mini-break Rules for this Cottage: A mini-break is a holiday for less than a week and/or may start on a day which isn't the normal changeover day. This property owner will only accept mini-breaks in the holiday season at medium notice of 31 days between before the holiday. Out of season minibreaks (Nov - Easter) are bookable at any time.


We strongly recommend that you take our Cancellation Protection (see Terms & Conditions). If you continue you will notice that during the next booking steps this will automatically be selected for you and the price will increase, so simply de-select them on the bookings screen if you already have holiday insurance or if you do not want any cover.

The Pet Charge for all properties accepting pets is £20 per pet.

After your stay, we ask you kindly to please leave the property as it is found, in a clean and tidy manner. This includes replacing the furniture if you have moved them, emptying all internal bins, clean and put away plates etc., clean work tops and surfaces and hoover the floors.

No Smoking: We want all our guests to enjoy an odour free environment when they arrive at their property. We therefore prohibit smoking within the premises in ALL our properties. A 'Refreshing Charge' will be levied on guests who smoke in properties. A No Smoking Policy may form part of a property's statutory Fire Risk Assessment.

Mini-breaks & Weekends: In most cases, bookings that are for less than 7 nights in the season (Easter to the end of October) are only bookable at short notice. Out of season (November to last week before Easter) is more flexible. The mini-break rules for each property is stated on the description. Weekend booking requests that do not start or end on a property's change-over day or cross over more than 1 week, are at the discretion of the property owner. Please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements.


Access Statement

The apartment was built in approximately 1965 and has two floors.

Approach is from a private road to a single parking bay adjacent to the property. Additional parking is available at the front of the apartments on the harbour wall. There is a flagged, slightly sloping walkway from the parking bay to the front door providing level access. There is an outside light with switch inside the property.

On the ground floor there is a hallway off which is the shower room, storage area under the stairs and two bedrooms. Lighting in the bedrooms is good with large windows for natural light, overhead  and bedside lights. Light switches and electric sockets are at approximately 1500 and 500 mm. respectively.

Stairs which turn to the left lead upstairs to the kitchen, sitting, dining and balcony areas. The kitchen has it's own window and an extractor fan for ventilation. Electric sockets here are at worktop level.  This area  has natural light from a large balcony window, a window in the dining area and the small kitchen window. There is also plenty of additional lighting from ceiling and side lamps. The sitting area has a remote control television with all standard and Freeview channels A CD player are also provided.

The open balcony is accessed through a large sliding door and overlooks the harbour and the Ffestiniog Railway Station is nearby. The top rail is 110cm high and the bottom rail 40m high. It is not considered safe for young children under 10 years, therefore children are prohibited from staying here. There are also views to the mountains. Chairs, cushions and a table are provided.     

Period Week Price 3 night price
04 October 2019 to 10 October 2019 £ 402 £ 322
11 October 2019 to 17 October 2019 £ 422 £ 338
18 October 2019 to 24 October 2019 £ 452 £ 402
25 October 2019 to 31 October 2019 £ 402 £ 358
01 November 2019 to 12 December 2019 £ 342 £ 274
13 December 2019 to 19 December 2019 £ 502 £ 402
20 December 2019 to 02 January 2020 £ 632 £ 506
03 January 2020 to 13 February 2020 £ 362 £ 290
14 February 2020 to 27 February 2020 £ 442 £ 354
28 February 2020 to 26 March 2020 £ 362 £ 290
27 March 2020 to 02 April 2020 £ 442 £ 354
03 April 2020 to 16 April 2020 £ 557 £ 446
17 April 2020 to 30 April 2020 £ 442 £ 354
01 May 2020 to 21 May 2020 £ 522 £ 418
22 May 2020 to 28 May 2020 £ 652 £ 522
29 May 2020 to 02 July 2020 £ 612 £ 490
03 July 2020 to 09 July 2020 £ 622 £ 498
10 July 2020 to 16 July 2020 £ 652 £ 522
17 July 2020 to 23 July 2020 £ 767 £ 614
24 July 2020 to 20 August 2020 £ 802 £ 642
21 August 2020 to 27 August 2020 £ 767 £ 614
28 August 2020 to 03 September 2020 £ 622 £ 498
04 September 2020 to 17 September 2020 £ 557 £ 446
18 September 2020 to 24 September 2020 £ 467 £ 374
25 September 2020 to 08 October 2020 £ 422 £ 338
09 October 2020 to 15 October 2020 £ 442 £ 354
16 October 2020 to 29 October 2020 £ 522 £ 418
30 October 2020 to 10 December 2020 £ 362 £ 290
11 December 2020 to 17 December 2020 £ 522 £ 418
18 December 2020 to 24 December 2020 £ 652 £ 522
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