Sleeps: 6

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Grade: 4

Free Wifi

Ref: 1161

Description

STS Grade 4+


An executive penthouse occupying the 1st and 2nd floor of the prestigious Glaslyn Bridge apartments with fantastic views across Porthmadog harbour. Beautifully presented with a large master bedroom with the same harbour views from its own balcony. Conveniently situated on the edge of town on the banks of the River Glaslyn near the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway station. A short level walk across the bridge takes you into Porthmadog town for a variety of shops and eating places. The wetlands of the river are a haven for birds and there is a cycle track across them. The beach at Borth y Gest is within 15 mins walking distance or Black Rock Sands is 2mls by car. The mountains of Snowdonia are unmissable across the estuary, Snowdon and Beddgelert village being only 7 miles inland. Portmeirion village is 2mls, Harlech castle 10mls, Abersoch and Bardsey island down the Lleyn Peninsula are 30 - 45 mins drive - so everything you might want to enjoy in Snowdonia is within a scenic 1 hour's drive at the most!

3 BEDROOMS: 1 Kingsize in master bedroom with en-suite shower, toilet and hand wash basin, patio doors to a sun room/balcony overlooking the harbour and flatscreen TV. Two twin rooms with limited view of the steam train coming and going from Steam Railway Station. Bed linen & towels provided.
SHOWER ROOM: upstairs there is a Shower Room with toilet and hand wash basin.
WC ROOM: Additional WC with a hand wash basin downstairs.
LOUNGE: Open plan living room with TV, DVD/Video and dining area with magnificent harbour views and a sun room/balcony with furniture.
KITCHEN with electric hob and oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
HEATING: Night storage heaters and/or electric heating in all rooms.
ELECTRICITY & HEATING inclusive.
Charging of Electric Vehicles is PROHIBITED due to electrocution and fire safety reasons.
PARKING: Designated parking for 1 car, close to the apartment.
PETS: No
WiFi: Yes.
BED LINEN: Yes. (Cot linen not included)
TOWELS: Yes.
HAIRDRYER: Yes
IRON: Yes

Guest Comments:
DL-W (May 2024): 4.8 STARS
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A nice place in great location. Rooms were all clean and comfy. The communal spaces were lovely. The only very minor issues were that there needed to be more tea towels and cleaning stuff. Also all the beds were on wheels so that was a bit odd." Thanks for the Review, which are always passed on to Property Owners for their attention, as appropriate,
RF (May 2024): 4.7 STARS "Perfect location with fantastic views over harbour. Larger than expected - plenty of space. Well equipped and comfortable. Location could not be better. Welcome pack included milk, welsh cakes, tea, coffee and small amount of cleaning materials. Previous reviews mentioned damp "indoor" balconies needing refurbishment. This must have been done as they were clean and bright. Minor issues: No hand towels in kitchen or downstairs toilet but there were for bedrooms. No bath mats for showers. Small leak from shower door in main bathroom. Newel post cap at top of stairs needs fixing.
Had good food and service at Spooners Restaurant at the Festiniog Railway Station opposite. We enjoyed our short stay (helped by unexpected good weather) and would recommend this property to others."
Thanks for the Review, which are always passed on to the Property owners for their attention.
GN (March 2024): 4.5 STARS "Excellent location - well equipped - some things slightly dated. We really enjoyed staying in this property. The location and view from the apartment is amazing. It is very well equipped (kitchen, games, puzzles, books, information and instructions). Certain things are a bit dated but clean nevertheless, although toilet door was rather mucky when we checked in. We reported this to the office and they offered to get the cleaner to come and fix it. The semi outdoor areas suffer from damp unfortunately - a bit unsightly but ok. The beds and pillows are very soft unfortunately and my body and neck/shoulder didn't like it much. Location wise it is very centre to amenities and the steam train station (as well as the harbour of course) so we can go for nice walks locally without having to drive and get stocked up for food by foot. Overall it was a very nice accommodation. I would've preferred certain enhancement but we had a lovely time staying there" Thanks for the Feedback, which are always passed on to the Property Owner for their attention.
NB (March 2024): Excellent "Lovely apartment in a great harbour-side location with stunning views. Also right next to the Ffestiniog railway station. Fully equipped, enough crockery, glasses, cutlery etc for an army! Lots of useful equipment, such as washing machine, iron and board, hairdryer, well everything you could possibly need. Immaculately clean, very spacious living and main bedroom accommodation, two upstairs shower rooms and a loo on the lower floor. No complaints whatsoever, thank you. Would definitely stay again."
DD (March 2024): Excellent "Nice place, would stay again!"
NV (November 2023): 4.8 STARS "
Perfect location and cosy to come home to. Our 2nd visit to River's Edge, and the flat was as well-equipped and cosy as we remembered it. Everything we needed (and more) was there, and the Economy 7 heating provided ample warmth even in a rather dreary week. The views are as spectacular as ever and provide an ever-changing backdrop during the daytime. We'd love to return!"
AH (October 2023): 4.2 STARS "We have stayed numerous times in this property and hope to visit again. The location would be difficult to beat,overlooking the Harbour on the edge of town yet in easy reach of everything it offers. Within an hour or so visit Anglesey,Llandudno or Betws-y -Coed. The perfect spot!"
SB (September 2023): 4.7 STARS "Best location in Porthmadog. This apartment occupies arguably the very best spot in Porthmadog for a holiday experience. The views across the harbour are superb, even at night with lights twinkling on the water. From the side and back windows there is more water and mountain scenery to enjoy, and of course views of the steam trains as they leave or return to the station, which is next door - a few seconds walk away. The seating in the lounge and bedroom is well placed to enjoy all the views, day and night. Right on the edge of the High Street, so lots of facilities nearby, with Tesco, Aldi and Lidl at the other end of town, and a number of cafes and pubs a few minutes walk away. One star deducted for comfort, simply because the bare floors do mean that the lounge and bedroom lack any feeling of cosiness, especially during cold or bad weather - a large rug in the lounge would make an enormous difference. That said, the location and views make up for it and if planning a trip to Snowdonia, this apartment is a very desirable option"
IT (September 2023): 4.8 STARS "A well equipped flat in an excellent position with plenty of space within the flat , the views across the harbour and the proximity to the Festiniog railway make it well worth a visit for families."
TC (August 2023): 4.8 STARS "Third Visit - That says it all! Fantastic apartment in a great position. Lovely views all round. Great base for a family holiday. Our third visit. STS are great company to deal with"
SC (July 2023):Excellent "Excellent location for exploring North Wales. Well positioned, well equipped, spacious, airy, comfortable but not cosy. Could be chilly in winter. Surface clean, underlying some attention needed, cobwebs, shower drains etc. In the town centre, opposite the Ffestiniog railway station. Several cafes within walking distance, we ate in the apartment quite a lot, cooking equipment and crockery ample for 6" Thanks for the Review - which are always passed on to the Property Owner.
DL (June 2023): Excellent "4th visit to Rivers Edge. This ranks of one of the best self catering apartments for holiday let .Its very well equipped and a great location to visit all the nearby places of interest You will not be disappointed with this apartment great views from the covered patio even if it rains"
NV (November 2022): 4.7 STARS "Great base with lots of space. In a week of very wet weather we really appreciated the location & comfort of River's Edge. Very well equipped (we cooked on 5 nights) and close to pretty much everything. On downpour days it was interesting to watch the comings and goings in the harbour...although windscreen wipers might have been useful on a couple of occasions! Lots of helpful tips from the owner, and good service from STS. The keycode box is not the most user-friendly, but that was our only small gripe. We hope to return"
JS (October 2022): 4.5 STARS "Super holiday accommodation. Excellent location for beaches, walks and steam trains with brilliant views of harbour, trains and mountains. Lots of space and very well equipped for a multi-generational holiday"
AH (October 2022): 4.8 STARS "Great break as usual. Have stayed here many times, good to see main bedroom is now totally en-suite and balconies have been much improved with new flooring and furniture. Our perfect place to stay in North Wales!"
DL (September 2022): Excellent "This is our third visit to this apartment our second this year.The apartment is in a great position probably the best view on the wharf lots of interesting places are easy reached by bus train or car highly recommended"
SS (September 2022): Excellent "An excellent property. We had a lovely week staying here. The property was spotless, extremely well equipped with everything you might need on holiday. Would definitely stay here again."
HC (July 2022): Excellent "Great week at lovely apartment. We enjoyed a lovely week at Porthmadog. The weather was fabulous which I appreciate is influential in our experience but the apartment was very comfortable and best equipped holiday accommodation we’ve ever stayed at. The view is fantastic which you never tire of. We will hopefully return."

GP (02 Jul 2022): 4.8 STARS "Lovely holiday let. The property was in excellent condition except for the wind whistling through the upstairs ceiling. Unfortunately there was scaffolding around the building whilst we were there which marred the view and as it was very windy for 3-4 days, the noise was quite frightening especially at night time when trying to sleep. That said the rest of the penthouse was very well equipped and every effort had been made to ensure a happy stay." The Customer had received a £150 Discount due to the scaffolding."
CL (June 2022): Excellent "A splendid apartment with a splendid view (and beautifully appointed, with every modern convenience). Everything well thought out and a delight to be there. Charming host -- at the end of a telephone . Excellent wi-fi. Lots of crockery, lots of cleaning appurtenances​"
DL (June 2022): Excellent "Best apartment on south Snowden wharf. This is our second stay in this apartment .it has everything you could possibly need to make your holiday excellent position for all local attractions we used the local buses and trains which are all close by ,the view over the harbour from this apartment is probably the best on the wharf we would highly recommend this apartment you will not be disappointed."
RN (May 2022): Excellent "A fabulous property in a great location. My friends and I have stayed in this apartment several times over the last few years. It is very roomy and well laid out, with great views over Porthmadog harbor. It is a short walk into town, and right opposite the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways station. It's only a short drive into the Snowdonia National Park and surrounding area. We will certainly be booking again"
Mrs S (May 2022): Excellent "Lovely property with excellent views over Glaslyn estuary"
Mrs G (July 2021): Excellent "Good open plan layout downstairs with good and plenty cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Good size bedrooms upstairs. Plenty bathrooms and toilets. Fantastic view of the harbour. Good location for getting to see other towns and villages"
Mrs C (July 2021): Excellent "Excellent property and service"
Ms M (June 2021): Excellent "Fantastic property, view amazing. The facilities were excellent and there was a welcome tea, milk and biscuits. Everything needed was in the flat which made it really easy to start the holiday without having to go out and buy stuff straight away. Watching the harbour and the sunset each evening while sitting on the balcony was lovely."
Mr L (June 2021): Excellent "The booking process was straight forward with a good accurate description of the .property it was very comfortable with excellent views highly recommended"

Mr J (July, 2019): Excellent "The was exactly like its advertisement, great views, spacious, convenient."
Mr S (June, 2019): Excellent "Well appointed and in a great position."
Mr N (June, 2019): Excellent "Great accommodation, stayed there before.
Mr & Mrs H (Sep, 2017): "Your property has all 'mod cons' with an excellent and invaluable file of information for holiday makers. It is very homely & clean. Views are second to none and it has been mesmerising just looking out of the windows."
The H Clan (Sep, 2017): "A beautiful apartment, very well equipped, spacious and with a wonderful view! Easy access to tourist attractions such as the steam train and many great places to eat such as Tarfarn Pencei and Spooners. Waking up to the harbour views every day was both relaxing and refreshing. Great value for money with no complaints! Thank you :)"
The L Clan (Sep, 2017): "Another wonderful stay, watching the changing light over the harbour as we experience four seasons in one week. Steam trains, beautiful gardens and wonderful Welsh cheese - and a lovely apartment from which to enjoy it all. Thank you for a good week."
The C Family (Aug, 2017): "Haven't seen such breezy/windy days before in Porthmadog! Thank goodness for the apartment & the views."
The B Family (June, 2017): "A super week in a very well equipped house. The views from the rooms are excellent and we love watching the wild life."
The C Family (May, 2017): "A wonderful stay, thank you. Lovely apartment & great views."
Mr & Mrs G (April, 2017): "Thank you for a lovely week in your very well equipped apartment... Couldn't wish for nicer scenery."

Visit Wales Comments (February, 2019): "An attractive first & second floor apartment overlooking the harbour. Housekeeping standards throughout are excellent. Overall a very comfortable and well maintained modern property."
Overall Quality Percentage: 84%


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.


This apartment occupies part of the first and second floors of a 1970s built block of 12 single- and two-storey apartments. The block is accessed from the adjacent main road by a minor road which also serves the Ffestiniog Railway station and the South Snowdon Wharf flats. Each apartment has its own marked parking bay, cordoned off from the roadway by detachable white chains. That for 84 is parallel to the road, adjacent to the external staircase and landing by which the flat is reached. Outside lights switch on at dusk until approximately midnight.

A single flight of wooden stairs (first step rise 26 cm, others 19-20 cm) with hand rails both sides, takes you up to the wooden landing which serves flats 83, 84 and 85. Entry to the property is through a 76 cm wide doorway, with raised sill (14 cm high, 17 cm wide) to step over. The first floor is flat and open plan in design - kitchen area with tiled floor (and level access to WC in passageway off), a wooden staircase up in centre, then living and dining areas with wooden laminate flooring. A covered balcony (tiled underfoot) is reached via patio doors, with a single step over the 25 cm wide sill (9 cm high, but then down a further 12 cm).

The staircase, with steps of 24 cm depth and 20 cm rise, has a wooden handrail on the right (and also on the left for two-thirds of the way) and leads to the upper floor. There is an additional fixed grab handle on the left as you near the top. Two twin bedrooms are reached by turning right at the top, as is the shower/WC room. The very spacious master bedroom (with its own shower cubicle) is to the left at the top of the stairs. Both shower cubicles require the user to step up into them. The ensuite shower requires a step up of 26 cm, then down 10 cm. That in the shower/WC room has a step up of 19cm, with depth 23 cm, before then stepping up 6 cm and down 11 cm to negotiate the sill. Flooring is wood laminate, as in the downstairs living area, and access is level with the exception of the second covered balcony. This is reached, as before, via patio doors with a sill and step down. Plastic chairs are provided for use on the balconies.

Light switches throughout the property are at around 140 cm, and are a mixture of wall switches and pull cords. Electric sockets and heater switches are 35-40 cm above the flooring, with the exception of those at work top level in the kitchen. Each bed has its own spot light for reading, individually switched at the base of the light. All rooms are well lit with ceiling lights. An emergency light is fitted at the top of the stairwell, which comes on in case of power failure. A small torch is provided next to the circuit boards adjacent to the downstairs WC.

Both the living room and master bedroom are equipped with flat screen TVs with Freeview, with remote control handsets. A DVD/video player is also provided in the living room. The property is not connected to a telephone network. Cooking is by electricity. The freezer is at floor level with the fridge above it.

This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information, it is the most recent version that we have received.

If you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Reviews

David Lewis-Woodhouse
2024-05-28

Verified Up Front Reviews
Rooms were all clean and comfy. The communal spaces were lovely. The only very minor issues were that there needed to be more tea towels and cleaning stuff. Also all the beds were on wheels so that was a bit odd.

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Richard Fellows
2024-05-17

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Larger than expected - plenty of space. Well equiped and comfortable. Location could not be better. Welcome pack included milk, welshcakes, tea, coffee and small amount of cleaning materials. Previous reviews mentioned damp "indoor" balconies needing refurbishment. This must have been done as they were clean and bright. Minor issues: No hand towels in kitchen or downstairs toilet but there were for bedrooms. No bath mats for showers Small leak from shower door in main bathroom Newel post cap at top of stairs needs fixing. Had good food and service at Spooners Restaurant at the Festiniog Railway Station opposite. We enjoyed our short stay (helped by unexpected good weather) and would recommend this property to others.

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Grace Natalia
2024-04-07

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We really enjoyed staying in this property. The location and view from the apartment is amazing. It is very well equipped (kitchen, games, puzzles, books, information and instructions). Certain things are a bit dated but clean nevertheless, although toilet door was rather mucky when we checked in. We reported this to the office and they offered to get the cleaner to come and fix it. The semi outdoor areas suffer from damp unfortunately - a bit unsightly but ok. The beds and pillows are very soft unfortunately and my body and neck/shoulder didn't like it much. Location wise it is very centre to amenities and the steam train station (as well as the harbour of course) so we can go for nice walks locally without having to drive and get stocked up for food by foot. Overall it was a very nice accommodation. I would've preferred certain enhancement but we had a lovely time staying there.

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Guest
2023-11-19

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Our 2nd visit to River's Edge, and the flat was as well-equipped and cosy as we remembered it. Everything we needed (and more) was there, and the Economy 7 heating provided ample warmth even in a rather dreary week. The views are as spectacular as ever and provide an ever-changing backdrop during the daytime. We'd love to return!

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Alan Hollister
2023-10-08

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We have stayed numerous times in this property and hope to visit again . The location would be difficult to beat,overlooking the Harbour on the edge of town yet in easy reach of everything it offers. Within an hour or so visit Anglesey,Llandudno or Betws-y -Coed. The perfect spot !

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Guest
2023-10-01

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This apartment occupies arguably the very best spot in Porthmadog for a holiday experience. The views across the harbour are superb, even at night with lights twinkling on the water. From the side and back windows there is more water and mountain scenery to enjoy, and of course views of the steam trains as they leave or return to the station, which is next door - a few seconds walk away. The seating in the lounge and bedroom is well placed to enjoy all the views, day and night. Right on the edge of the High Street, so lots of facilities nearby, with Tesco, Aldi and Lidl at the other end of town, and a number of cafes and pubs a few minutes walk away. One star deducted for comfort, simply because the bare floors do mean that the lounge and bedroom lack any feeling of cosiness, especially during cold or bad weather - a large rug in the lounge would make an enormous difference. That said, the location and views make up for it and if planning a trip to Snowdonia, this apartment is a very desirable option.

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Ian Taylor
2023-09-18

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A well equipped flat in an excellent position with plenty of space within the flat , the views across the harbour and the proximity to the Festiniog railway make it well worth a visit for families.

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Teresa Cass
2023-08-06

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Fantastic apartment in a great position. Lovely views all round. Great base for a family holiday. Our third visit. STS are great company to deal with.

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Sarah Campion
2023-07-30

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Well positioned, well equipped, spacious, airy, comfortable but not cosy. Could be chilly in winter. Surface clean, underlying some attention needed, cobwebs, shower drains etc. In the town centre, opposite the Ffestiniog railway station. Several cafes within walking distance, we ate in the apartment quite a lot, cooking equipment and crockery ample for 6.

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David Lynch
2023-07-09

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This ranks of one of the best self catering apartments for holiday let .Its very well equipped and a great location to visit all the nearby places of interest You will not be disappointed with this apartment great views from the covered patio even if it rains

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Guest
2022-11-07

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In a week of very wet weather we really appreciated the location & comfort of River's Edge. Very well equipped (we cooked on 5 nights) and close to pretty much everything. On downpour days it was interesting to watch the comings and goings in the harbour...although windscreen wipers might have been useful on a couple of occasions! Lots of helpful tips from the owner, and good service from STS. The keycode box is not the most user-friendly, but that was our only small gripe. We hope to return.

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Julie Simms
2022-10-31

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Excellent location for beaches, walks and steam trains with brilliant views of harbour, trains and mountains. Lots of space and very well equipped for a multi-generational holiday.

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Alan Hollister
2022-10-09

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Have stayed here many times, good to see main bedroom is now totally en-suite and balconies have been much improved with new flooring and furniture. Our perfect place to stay in North Wales!

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D Lynch
2022-10-02

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This is our third visit to this apartment our second this year.The apartment is in a great position probably the best view on the wharf lots of interesting places are easy reached by bus train or car highly recommended

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S Staker
2022-09-05

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We had a lovely week staying here. The property was spotless, extremely well equipped with everything you might need on holiday. Would definitely stay here again.

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Hilary Clarke
2022-07-25

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We enjoyed a lovely week at Porthmadog. The weather was fabulous which I appreciate is influential in our experience but the apartment was very comfortable and best equipped holiday accommodation we’ve ever stayed at. The view is fantastic which you never tire of. We will hopefully return.

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Greg Pittaway
2022-07-07

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The property was in excellent condition except for the wind whistling through the upstairs ceiling. Unfortunately there was scaffolding around the building whilst we were there which marred the view and as it was very windy for 3-4 days, the noise was quite frightening especially at night time when trying to sleep. That said the rest of the penthouse was very well equipped and every effort had been made to ensure a happy stay.

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D Lynch
2022-06-12

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This is our second stay in this apartment .it has everything you could possibly need to make your holiday excellent position for all local attractions we used the local buses and trains which are all close by ,the view over the harbour from this apartment is probably the best on the wharf we would highly recommend this apartment you will not be dissappointed

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C Lewis
2022-06-05

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Everything well thought out and a delight to be there. Charming host -- at the end of a telephone . Excellent wi-fi. Lots of crockery, lots of cleaning appurtenances.

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Guest
2022-05-16

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My friends and I have stayed in this apartment several times over the last few years. It is very roomy and well laid out, with great views over Porthmadog harbor. It is a short walk into town, and right opposite the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways station. It's only a short drive into the Snowdonia National Park and surrounding area. We will certainly be booking again.

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L Heath
2022-04-26

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You really cannot get a better location than this. Beautiful views of the harbour from the lounge and bedroom and you can walk to the train station in seconds! The apartment was very spacious and well equipped, it has a huge kitchen with everything you could possibly need on holiday. Wifi wasn't great but that is being updated this year I believe. Really lovely flat, would definitely stay again.

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