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Approach to the property is from the main road onto a private estate which is well maintained and well lit. There is a marked parking space close to the building for one vehicle and an overflow car park on site for any other vehicles. There is a step up onto the pavement from the parking space.
The apartment is on two floors. The 1st floor is on the 1st floor of the building with another apartment underneath. The access to the apartment is up a flight of wooden stairs with a rail on one side. The key is available in the keysafe which is by the front door. This could cause a problem if you have poor eyesight as you have to read the numbers and then press the relevant keys.
The living area is on the 1st floor which comprises of a kitchen area, breakfast bar with stools and a living area with settee. There is a TV with a remote control and DVD player. The kitchen area has an electric hob and oven. There is a fridge microwave and a very well equipped kitchen.
The 2nd bedroom is on the 1st floor and has two single beds. The main bedroom is situated on the second floor up an open plan, dog leg, staircase with a banister on one side only. This bedroom has a king sized bed.
The bathroom is also on the 2nd floor and has a modern sink and toilet with a shower enclosure. There is no grab rail in the compartment.
The lighting is good. There are bedside lamps each side of the double bed and between the twin beds. Light switches are at approximately 1200 - 1400mm height, with electric sockets at approximately 300mm. There are ceiling lights in each room. There is a light under the stairs. Kitchen is well lit with fluorescent lights under all the cupboards and on cooker hood.
There are storage heaters in each bedroom and in the living area. There is a heated towel rail on the wall in the bathroom.
Outside the patio windows is a reasonable sized decking area with 4 chairs and a table. Access is over a step over the bottom of the patio doors.
Customer Comment: "The stair to the property is not suitable for the disabled and take small bags so they are easy to carry up to the property."
FIRE SAFETY: Those in the Kingsize bedroom may potentially have to escape via the balcony and ship type ladder, and could become cut off from those in the twin bedroom.
Excellent location, very clean On arrival no hot water until the following day, only by reading previous comments/ notes it became clean that the trip switch ( for hot water) on the consumer unit high above the entrance door fails and continued to fail a total of three times. This is a serious problem and needs to be addressed. The electric heaters were difficult to regulate unhelped by the very small screen and complex manufactures instructions, the portable heater was in use almost constantly. The heated towel rail was not working which apparently had been reported previously. Shower inadequate, underfloor heating was good
View to die for. Comfy, well appointed and tastefully furnished. Main bed very comfy. Couldn't get on with sitting at breakfast bar on the stools! Only downside was sitting on smaller sofa, the tv next door is the other side of the wall by the lamp and you didn't need to have your tv on for tipping point or the chase as you could listen to next doors tv instead and unfortunately the other side of us they had a baby and I know babies do cry at times but with our stairs backing on to their stairs you would have thought the sound wouldn't have been obvious. This is just personal comments not to detract from a lovely home that someone is generous to share.
Stayed here for four nights in august and took a friend from Melbourne Australia with us. It was an amazing experience and a perfect spot to visit everywhere we wanted. The most beautiful place was sitting outside on the balcony every evening watching the activity on the water with a glass in hand chilling after a wonderful day out and seeing the sun going down. Perfect and very peaceful. Would definitely recommend this place.
Anchor Watch was a great compact but well equipped apartment with a fantastic balcony view which we loved waking up to every morning. We picked this accommodation because of it being a short drive away from Morfa Bychan beach and within walking distance of local amenities. It's located well for days out too. We had a lovely stay despite the weather!
Lovely location with views up the estuary. We saw lots of wildlife whilst we sat in the apartment. The property was clean and well presented with most modern appliances. The stair to the property is not suitable for the disabled and take small bags so they are easy to carry up to the property.
Lovely well kept apartment with some of the best views to offer in Porthmadog. Beautiful to watch the wildlife and tides from the balcony. Perfectly situated for the Ffestinniog railway and a short stroll to the high street. Beds were very comfortable. Easy parking outside the property. Need to be mindful of steep steps to access the property but all in all a great holiday location.
We had a lovely week in Anchor Watch. Spotlessly clean; fabulous location with gorgeous views over the estuary; well equipped; comfortable bed; short walk to town; easy access to other parts of the peninsula and Snowdonia. Couldn't fault it!
Lovely well set out apartment. Great views over the estuary, ideal for bird watching. The weather was really poor but it just changes the outlook lots to see still. It is a great base for the coast and mountains. Lots to do in the area.
We had a lovely stay. Property well presented, clean and tidy. All correspondence with STS efficient with good directions. Amazing views out over the estuary. Walk into town in minutes. Kitchen well equipped. Only negatives: lots of different controls for heaters, water, towel rail, underfloor heating etc was a bit confusing. Shower not the best -hot but not very powerful at all. Would love to come back in warmer weather and sit out on the balcony. Thanks Anchor Watch for a lovely stay.
A fabulous location looking out over the estuary - views from very window! Fascinating watching herons, egrets etc. A lovely balcony off the living room which gets the sun. The property was warm and cosy with everything needed for a short stay. An easy walk into town for shops. Lovely walks from the property round to Borth Y Gest and the coastal path. Will definitely return!
The apartment was extremely comfortable with excellent views of the estuary. The bed also was very comfortable. Outdoor seating very good, with cushions . The TV was on the rather small side, a bigger one would be a lot better. Be aware the apartment access is up a flight of steps, so you need to be able to carry luggage etc up the steps. But the view is worth it.
Ideal for our week's birthday break. Location is great with the town a 10min walk and all we wanted to see and do not far away and of course the beautiful North Wales landscape all around. Accommodation very nice and wonderful view from the balcony, watching fish and the heron each morning. Would love to return.
Got a call an hour after we had left to say that a pillow had gone missing. We took our own pillows?? There is no way we would have packed one of theirs. We got home and checked. Sure enough, we only had OUR OWN pillows. I don’t expect to be accused of stealing something that we didn’t. No apology on call. Hope the cost isn’t taken off my C. Card. Very poor end to a lovely holiday.
We have stayed at properties on South Snowden Wharf previously but we thought this was quite possibly our favourite yet. The location was lovely at the end of the estate - the view down the estuary from the first floor balcony was beautiful (we did have fantastic weather). The apartment itself was light and airy - the bedrooms remaining cool during the heatwave - with lovely fresh decor throughout and was well equipped - there really wasn't anything else we felt we needed from it. We thought the description on the STS website probably sells the property a bit short - it was bigger and better equipped than we expected, for example hanging space and drawers available in both bedrooms. The parking space was conveniently located close to the bottom of the steps to the front door. The only things to be mindful of are that the external staircase did feel quite steep and the sound from the flat below did carry upstairs to the first floor bedroom.
We have been to South Snowdon Wharf many times and we were very lucky with the weather. This flat has just about enough space for 4 adults. Sofas and beds are comfortable but bar stools around the breakfast bar were uncomfortable and it was difficult to eat together. Patio furniture was in a poor state but was replaced by the owner during the week. Anchor Watch compares favourably with most other flats we have used over the years. Location is fantastic.
We had a lovely week in Anchor Watch. Great location with beautiful views and allocated parking. The apartment had everything we needed except additional rolls of toilet paper. Apartment was clean and comfortable. Some work was going on nextdoor so there was some noise but that wasn't a problem.