Harbour Retreat is a recently refurbished west facing comfortable ground floor apartment overlooking the harbour and river in Porthmadog. It is ideal for guests wanting to refresh their batteries with some sea air. With all rooms on the ground floor and level access to the many shops in Porthmadog the convenience of this property means that it is ideal for guests with difficulty managing stairs. The 10ft wide patio doors in the living room opens the apartment to the ever changing scene of the tide, boats and wildlife before you in the harbour - perfect for relaxation. A short walk from the property will lead you to the Ffestiniog Railway and Welsh Highland railway and the station's popular bar/restaurant. Wildlife walks along the causeway with migrant wetland birds and Ospreys in the summer months. Porthmadog is a great place to stay with plenty of inns, restaurants, cafes, shops, and a leisure centre. Snowdon and Beddgelert (7 miles), Portmeirion Italianate styled village (3 miles). Harlech, a World Heritage Site, with its majestic castle stands 10 miles away. Black Rock Sands beach is 3 miles away. The beach has fine golden sands and stretches for 2 miles with many facilities. Cars can be parked on the beach at a cost of £5/day. Beautiful Borth-y-Gest is a 20 minute walk away.
1 Double bedroom with view down to the railway and Cnicht Mountain and washer/dryer in the wardrobe.
1 Twin bedroom with two Single beds and harbour view.
BEDLINEN: Yes, bedlinen is provided.
TOWELS: No, please bring your own TOWELS and TEA TOWELS.
WET ROOM /WC: Recently refurbished toilet, walk-in shower with safety rail, hand wash basin and an extractor fan.
LIVING ROOM: Fantastic harbour views. Open plan lounge/diner/kitchen.
KITCHEN AREA: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, and DeLonghi coffee maker. View across the harbour.
LOUNGE AREA: Comfortable seating for four, wall-mounted Freeview LED TV with built-in DVD. Dining table and chairs.
GROUNDS: Patio overlooking the harbour with garden furniture. The garden table & chairs are kept in the outside cupboard next to the front door.
PARKING: 1 designated parking space outside the apartment.
HEATING: Intelirad electric radiators and an air con unit in the lounge.
ELECTRICITY included. PLEASE NOTE that the electricity is included only for the facilities provided at the property. CHARGING ELECTRIC CARS is not included, the closest charging point is at Porthmadog Tesco car park.
WiFi: Yes, fibre-optic WiFi with unlimited download available at 38 Mbps.
PETS: 1 dog welcome. Please bring your own dog towels.
EXTRA: Hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
2022 Price Group: 13 - Minimum Minibreak Rent: £484
Mini-break rules: Out of season: November to the end of March (not including February Half Term, Christmas and New Years Eve weeks) this property will accept mini-breaks at any time. However, only within 21 days of the start date of the holiday in season: April to the end of October (including February Half Term, Christmas and New Years Eve weeks).
Mr A (October 2021): "Clean and well maintained. Perfect position and view."
Mr H (October 2021): "We have just come back from a week's stay here. We had a fabulous time and could not fault the apartment. It was spotlessly clean with everything you could need and even had a washing machine/tumble dryer. It also had a fogging machine which we used every day to keep the surfaces clean and germ-free. It is in a really good place with a brilliant view of the harbour and very close to the high street and literally minutes walk away from the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway. We used it as a base to travel to lots of different locations; Caernarvon Castle, Pwllheli, Portmeirion, Conwy, Black Rock Sands and Harlech. It was also a bonus to have a car parking space allotted to the property. We would definitely recommend this as a place to stay and would love to go back in the future sometime. *Also, a very dog-friendly place with most pubs etc. allowing you to take your dog inside. (The apartment will allow you to take your dog to stay with you)."
Mrs W (September 2021): "Just returned from two weeks. The apartment is very well equipped and has great views from every window. The kitchen area is small so a little bit of juggling required if cooking a meal. Had a couple of small issues on arrival but these resolved swiftly by STS and the lovely owners. One word of warning though-, the hob goes into automatic child safety mode when switched on and takes around 5 minutes before the lock releases to be able to use the hob.
Great shower and comfortable beds. Nice patio area to relax in the sun." Thanks for the Feedback. We have passed it on to the Property Owner.
Mrs T (July 2021): "Lovely property, clean and it was nice to see a grab rail in the shower and the steps at the patio doors. We did have a problem getting in as the code box with the keys in wouldn't open and we had to ring STS to come and open it . Our third visit to this apartment and we will be back again."
Mr S (July 2021): "Had a great time pity about the COVID-19 restrictions"
Mr B (April - May 2021): "Fantastic spot, lovely views. Apartment was well appointed and spotlessly clean. Will book again."
Mr B (September 2020): "Small well fitted appartement in ? wonderful position. Service on snags which arose was excellent."
Mr S (September 2020): "Great views of the harbour, quiet location."
Mr M (October 2019): "We had a wonderful holiday."
Mrs T (August 2019): "Excellent apartment , great for the disable as shower is a wet room, very clean."
Dr P (July 2019): "Five stars for the beautiful situation on the harbour in Porthmadog, easy parking, perfect. Wonderful to sit in the living room or at the table and have harbour views, early mornings magical, swans and ducks, a heron, a kingfisher, shag, not to mention boat and people-watching! The flat had everything we needed."
Mrs J (July 2019): "Clean well equipped property"
Mrs K (May 2019): "Beautiful, bright, comfortable apartment, newly decorated, and has fantastic views."
Mr H (April 2019): "Excellent! There's always the odd niggle, of course. But really, a very nice modernised apartment. Just excellent!"
Mrs R (March 2019): "Everything fantastic. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable. My frail 90 year old dad loved shower as it was easy to get in and out of and had great flow. The layout was very practical and we needed for nothing. The location, amazing views from all windows including the steam trains. Little beach outside great to watch birds and people coming and going. Very close to Portmeirion very short walk to wide range of traditional shops. All pubs served food and allowed dog."
Mr & Mrs L (January 2019): "What a beautiful location & 180 degrees view from the apartment, a view never to be tired of. The apartment is excellently catered for, surprisingly clean and welcoming. What a pleasure it has been, we hope to return later in the year."
Mr B (November 2018): "The location is great. Very easy walk to Porthmadog High Street shops. Wonderful views of the harbor. The flat is on the ground floor and is next to a grassy area that is very popular with dog owners."
Visit Wales Comments (February, 2019):
"Set with a double aspect air conditioned compact lounge kitchen diner Harbour retreat has a modern contemporary ambience in all areas."
Overall Quality Percentage: 77%
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 cooperation.
This is a ground floor apartment with the front door situated approx. 10 yards away from the allocated car parking space. Whilst the accommodation is all level throughout there are two small steps at the front door (and also at the patio door) and this coupled with restricted width would not prove suitable for wheelchair users.
All rooms open off a hallway which runs left to right inside the front door.
The bedroom has bedside lights in addition to the main ceiling light and power points at skirting board level. The wet room has wash basin, WC and an electric shower with a safety hand rail.
The sitting room has additional lighting, TV and DVD with remote controls. In the galley kitchen points are at working top level.
Heating is by way of thermostatically controlled electric Intellirad wall mounted radiators.