This grade II listed cottage is situated on the pretty cobbled 'Pencei' quay-side in the centre of the harbour town of Porthmadog, overlooking the harbour. Once it was the 'Blue Anchor' Tavern welcoming home the mariners from their travels. This is reflected in its unusually spacious lounge and cosy snug, now used as a dining room. The cottage is very comfortably furnished with exposed stone walls and feature fireplaces. From the front rooms the harbour and the splendid Snowdonia mountains can be viewed. To the rear is a private enclosed patio which is a good sun trap in the summer. This area is most attractive with cobbled streets and lawns around the harbour and slip way. Only a few minutes walk is the High Street with plenty of shops and restaurants, playground and the Ffestiniog Railway station with steam train rides up the valley. A 15 minute walk (or 4 minutes by car) takes you to the bay and coves at Borth y Gest village. Black Rock Sands (2ml) is an excellent 3ml stretch of sandy beach with sand dunes where you can park on the beach. Portmeirion village and gardens (2ml), Snowdon/Beddgelert village (7ml), Betws y Coed (25ml).
5 BEDROOMS: 2 Double bedrooms, 1 with en-suite Shower & WC. 1 bedroom with a three-quarter bed and 2 Single bedrooms (one of which is on the ground floor).
BATHROOM: Upstairs en-suite shower, downstairs bathroom, hand wash basin and WC.
LOUNGE: TV with 'firestick' and DVD player. Feature fireplace is only for decoration.
DINING ROOM: with stone fire place, harbour views.
KITCHEN: Modern fitted kitchen with electric hob, oven, full size fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine.
PATIO: Enclosed private patio.
PARKING: Off road parking in a communal parking area to the front of the cottage (free of charge).
HEATING: Gas central heating.
WiFi: Yes. Unlimited.
PETS: Yes 1 small pet
TOWELS: Yes. Bathmats provided.
Price Group 2022: 23 with minimum rent of £557
Mini-break rules at 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 (Saturday). This property owner will only accept mini-breaks at short notice - not more than 60 days before the starting date of the Holiday Season (Easter to October). This property will accept minibreaks at any time between November to before Easter (NOT including Christmas, New Year's Eve and February Half Term weeks - only accept minibreaks within 60 days before the holiday start date).
Please note: A returnable £100 Good Housekeeping Deposit will be required before we can give the key safe code. Our experience shows that this procedure results in an all round better holiday for everyone, as our holiday home owners are prepared to offer better quality properties for guests and all guests fully respect the property and so make manageable the process of preparing the property for the next guest's full enjoyment. Nearly all our guests are respectful people where the bond is fully returned. We have a high proportion of returning guests who are appreciative of our service and the high standard of accommodation that we strive to provide. Please be assured that STS is a Visit Wales/Welsh Assembly Government Accredited agency. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
Mr W (July 2021): "The staff are very friendly and very helpfull"
Mr & Mrs S: "Fantastic holiday, accommodation excellent. Love to come back, thank you."
Mr & Mrs H: "Lovely house is a fantastic location. Go up the steps, turn left follow the road to Borth y Gest to a magical place and beaches beyond"
Mr & Mrs B: "Had a wonderful week, cottage is great, would love to come back. Great scenery & plenty for the kids to do"
Mr & Mrs C: "A lovely cottage, lovely views central location for walking and climbing"
Mr & Mrs T: "Lovely cottage, great location. Very handy for the town, Ffestiniog railway, Portmeirion. Spooners Bar at station for real ales & great food"
Mr & Mrs S: "Brilliant weekend, great weather, great walks, great company. What more can I say except when can I come again?"
Visit Wales Comments (October, 2016):
"Blue Anchor is a traditional stone built house located on the cobbled square of 'Pencei' overlooking the pretty harbour in Porthmadog town. A spacious property with comfortable lounge having inglenook with gas bvurner."
Overall Quality Percentage: 66%
Blue Anchor Cottage is a Grade II listed, three storey stone built house (circa 1830). It provides a high standard of accommodation in lovely surroundings which should meet most needs.
The property is situated on the harbour in Porthmadog. It has a cobbled area outside with free parking located both in front and behind the house (but no actual designated parking space). In front of the house is a pavement which is approximately 12cm in height.
The front door leads to an interior door (both approximately 90cm in width). The interior door leads to a hallway which is level throughout the entire ground floor. All doorways leading off this hallway measure around 80cm in width except for the downstairs bathroom. This bathroom has a doorway which measures approximately 59cm in width and is accessed via two steps (19cm and 14cm respectively). The downstairs bathroom is heated by a gas-fired radiator and is well lit.
At the end of the hallway is the kitchen. All electric sockets in this room are at work-surface height and heating is provided via a gas-fired radiator.
The sitting room is equipped with a TV (combined DVD and iPod docking station) with remote control. Light switches are located approximately 58cm above ground level with sockets at floor level for lamps and accessories. Heating is provided via a log-effect gas-fired burner.
The single, downstairs bedroom is well lit, bright and heated via a gas-fired radiator.
The paintwork downstairs is light, the lighting is bright and visibility is good.
Opposite the kitchen is a door leading to an outside courtyard. Outdoor tables and chairs are provided. There is a back gate which is approximately 80cm in width and leads to the rear parking area. It is reached via two steps, each of about 19cm in height.
The staircase to the first floor of the property has two child gates (located both at the bottom and the top of the stairs). There are four first floor bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and W.C.
All the upstairs bedroom doors are approximately 80cm in width. The rooms are well lit and heated via gas-fired radiators. They have light decor with good visibility and possess overhead and bedside lamps.
The en-suite shower room is spacious and light. The shower is heated Electrically and an electric wall heater is provided. This heater has a switch which is located at skirting-board level beneath the dresser in the master bedroom.
All manuals containing instructions for use of electrical items can be found in the green file located beneath the TV table in the sitting room.
Access to the attic area is denied.