Sleeps: 4

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2

Grade: 4

Free Wifi

Ref: 4036

Description

STS Grade 5
Friday - Friday

Unforgettable views will spell bound you from the windows of this 2nd floor split level apartment on the beach front in the seaside town of Barmouth. High enough to see way into the distance down the Cambrian coast and the Cader Idris mountains above Llwyngwril. A recent conversion of The Victoria Hotel on Marine Parade, it is fully insulated for energy and sound to the highest standards and has lift access. Just 60m to the beautiful sandy beach and sand dunes and a short stroll to the shops and restaurants in the town. 250m from the railway station on the Cambrian Coast line. The property is mostly on 1 level and offers 2 en-suite bedrooms and a large living room with a fully functional kitchen. The second bedroom is six steps lower than the rest of the flat. Barmouth has many returning guests that enjoy the stunning Snowdonia Mountain scenery around the Mawddach estuary. A variety of eating places locally from fine dining to award-winning fish and chips on the promenade. An eclectic collection of shops to investigate within the old historic town. Excellent cycle routes and footpaths. Our favourite is the Mawddach trail crossing over the iconic Barmouth rail bridge to the George III for a spot of liquid lunch or a drive to Cregennan Lakes and Cader Idris. Visit Harlech castle, Porthmadog steam trains and Portmeirion Italianate village all within 20 miles, or historic Dolgellau town and Torrent Falls only 10 miles away. Excellent accommodation in a fantastic location with beautiful views.

2 BEDROOMS: 1 Kingsize with a Jack & Jill en-suite SHOWER ROOM/WC and 1 Twin (or Superking zip-and-link by prior arrangement) with an en-suite BATHROOM/WC with shower over the bath. Bed linen provided.
LIVING ROOM: L shaped room with two large windows. Dining table and chairs by one window and two wicker relaxing chairs in the bay window.
KITCHEN area with dishwasher, fridge / freezer, microwave, double oven & ceramic hob, washer / dryer.
LIVING AREA: Comfortable seating area plus lovely bay window, flatscreen Smart TV / DVD.
PARKING: Street parking outside the house. During the "peak season", from beginning of May to end of October, a council pass is available for 1 car - outside of this period there is plenty of street parking available.
HEATING: Full gas central heating
ELECTRICITY & GAS included.
PETS: Yes, 1 dog.
LINEN: Yes
TOWELS: Yes.

Please note: A returnable £100 Good Housekeeping Deposit will be required. This is to help maintain the standards so you have the best holiday experience.

Price Group: 16 with minimum rent of £502

Mini-break rules: A mini-break is a holiday for less than 7 nights and/or may start on a day which isn't the normal changeover day (Friday). This property may possibly accept mini-breaks by request only for holidays starting within 14 days. Please e-mail your request to [email protected] or call STS Holidays on 01766 51 38 29.

Guest comments:
KT (October 2023): 5 STARS
"As good as ever. Returned to Sandcastles and it did not disappoint. Standards in every department where as high as ever. It’s truly a home from home and we all love it! Yes we’ll be back!"
SD (September 2023): 5 STARS "Very nice apartment, very good location and everything was in order.Everything we needed was available in the apartment."
BH (June 2023): 4.7 STARS "The apartment and position was beautiful, and no trouble with parking thanks to the ticket provided. The inside of the flat was light, airy and clean, being of vintage years and not like fine wines improving with age we found the sofa's a little too low. The beds were excellent as was the bedding (so comfy). The Lift into the apartment was wonderful. The week we stayed was very hot and a electric fan would have been nice. We spent many happy times just sitting in the large Bay window looking across out to sea and "Sunsets" to die for." Thanks for the Feedback - which are always passed on to the Property Owner.
Can't wait to return (if you'll have us)
CR (May 2023): 5 STARS "The Council has just provided new bins and boxes for properties in the street to enable waste to be environmentally sustainable"
GH (March 2023): 4.5 STARS "Lovely restful break. We had a lovely break, perfectly situated on the front at Barmouth, sandcastles is a lovely apartment. This was our second visit. And we will be back again.
Thing that could be better. The sofas are a little low and the chairs in the bay windows where you want to spend most of your time are uncomfortable. Pong chairs possibly a better option. But all in all just what the Doctor orders"
. Thanks for the Feedback - which are always passed on the Property Owner.
KT (September 2022): 4.8 STARS "A really lovely place. We are quite seasoned visitors to self catering accomodation. Sandcastles ticked all the boxes. Accessible, easy parking, bright, immaculately clean, welcoming, modern interior, very well equipped, thoughtfully laid out. We left out the cherry on the top…. the view, mesmerising! Makes a holiday at any time of the year. Provided a multitude of combinations: sea, mountains, southerly sunshine, clouds, rain, wind, nighttime flickering lights, all beautifully captured through the lounge window! What is not to love!"
JS (September 2022): 4.8 STARS "Great Flat, Lovely Views. Walked into Sandcastles and said ‘wow’. Reached by lift, the open plan living dining kitchen was spacious with lovely sea views. The kitchen had a large fridge freezer and was very well equipped. Stayed with friends so 2 en-suite bedrooms was ideal. The bedrooms had adequate storage. There was a hall area for shoes and coats as you got out of the lift. Great for our muddy boots as we were staying for Barmouth Walking Festival. The location is great. Across the road from the promenade and Sandy beach, and only a short walk into the centre. Overall we loved Sandcastles and will definitely be returning"
JC (July 2022): Excellent "Perfect!. The apartment is beautiful, clean, comfortable and superbly equipped. The location is just perfect with amazing views. The owners were quick to respond to any query, which was much appreciated and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property or book again."
TT (July 2022); Excellent "Sandcastles is beautiful. Very comfortable and providing everything you could possibly need. The views are to die for and it’s only a short walk to shops and amenities. Superb all round !"
Mrs H (October 2021): Excellent "Everything was as in the pictures. It really is a home from home with quality fixtures and fittings. Nothing too much trouble for the owners, we had to contact them while they were on holiday and they responded immediately. We enjoyed the views every day and certainly missed them when we had to leave. It was a perfect location only a few mins walk to everything and nice walks near the beach."

Mr G (Sept. 2021): Excellent "The apartment was extremely comfortable and spacious, very clean and had everything we needed. The views from the bay window are glorious."

Mrs H (July 2021): Good "Lovely well equipped apartment in great location with excellent views over the road from the beach. Two bathrooms useful and very comfortable beds. We had a couple of problems with the lift not working and had to use the fire escape but the owner kept in touch and quickly sorted the problem. We had a great week and would definitely stay here again."
Mr T (July 2021): Good "Lovely clean and well equipped apartment. Can't fault it at all"
Mrs C (May 2021): Excellent "Such an excellent apartment has everything you need, beautiful views, close to the beach and town, any problems are sorted really quickly, just one problem it's so popular now it's hard to get a booking. The owners are lovely people we met them on our recent visit. Five star plus!"
Mr T (Oct 2020): Excellent "Apartment has a stunning vew and is clean and contemporary."
Mr F (Sep 2020): Excellent "Excellent views. Well equipped accommodation."
Mr B. (Dec 2019): Excellent "Modern, clean and excellent facilities. Decorated for Christmas and wonderful welcome pack, especially Christmassy!"
Mrs S (November 2019): Excellent "Apartment lovely, views stunning."
Mrs W (July 2019): Excellent "The flat was ideally situated, renovated to a high standard, exceptional property. I have recommended this flat to family and friends already."
Mrs S (July 2019): Excellent "Beautiful apartment ,lovely sea view, very well equipped had great holiday"
Mrs H (June 2019): "Lovely flat. Thank you very much indeed."
Mr P (June 2019): Excellent "A lovely well appointed apartment with good sea views. Had a chat with the owner, who came across as a very nice person"
K & H (June 2019): "To repeat again - a most well appointed apartment and very well maintained. Even the soggy weather did not stop us enjoying the holiday. We agree the Bank and Bistro Bermo restaurants are both very good. For fresh seafood The Lobster Pot. Thank you."
Mrs F (June 2019): Excellent "The apartment was larger than we had imagined. The view of the beach was excellent and the apartment was fitted with everything we needed, as well as thoughtful little extras such as a sewing kit, foil and cling film. The whole place was clean, attractive and convenient. Sadly, the stairs running down to the second bedroom mean that we will not be able to come next year when my grandson will be learning to walk."

Visit Wales comments and grading: 5 Star 87%
"One of a pair of refurbished flats in a prime sea front position. each accessed by a security code via the lift with direct access into the letting unit there is also telephone door entry. Direct entry on the second floor to the spacious lounge kitchen diner, cleanly presented with plain painted decor, modern units and appliances and a restful ambience. Two bedroom, with en-suite ( one jack and jill). In all a most attractive contemporary styled unit."

Access Statement

Street parking outside the house. During the "peak season", from beginning of May to end of October, a council pass is available for 1 car - outside of this period there is plenty of street parking available. Access along concrete footpath to ramp to the front door. There is a lift to the apartment. Living room and bedroom with Jack and Jill shower room on this level. 6 steps down to the second bedroom with super king or twin beds and ensuite bathroom. Emergency exit to the rear via spiral staircase. No disabled aid for emergency exit.

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Reviews

Kathleen Tunnicliffe
2023-10-14

Verified Up Front Reviews
Returned to Sandcastles and it did not disappoint. Standards in every department where as high as ever. It’s truly a home from home and we all love it! Yes we’ll be back!

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Average
Stephen Dunn
2023-09-16

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Very nice apartment, very good location and everything was in order.Everything we needed was available in the apartment.

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Average
Guest
2023-07-13

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A lovely apartment in a perfect location. Everything to hand - shops, near station, sea, and mountains.

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Guest
2023-06-21

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The inside of the flat was light, airy and clean, being of vintage years and not like fine wines improving with age we found the sofa's a little too low. The beds were excellent as was the bedding (so comfy). The Lift into the apartment was wonderful. The week we stayed was very hot and a electric fan would have been nice. We spent many happy times just sitting in the large Bay window looking across out to sea and "Sunsets" to die for. Can't wait to return (if you'll have us).

Cleanliness
Service and Staff
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Condition
Location
Value For Money
Average
Guest
2023-05-27

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The Council has just provided new bins and boxes for properties in the street to enable waste to be environmentally sustainable.

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Average
G Harper
2023-03-11

Verified Up Front Reviews
We had a lovely break, perfectly situated on the front at Barmouth, sandcastles is a lovely apartment. This was our second visit. And we will be back again. Thing that could be better. The sofas are a little low and the chairs in the bay windows where you want to spend most of your time are uncomfortable. Pong chairs possibly a better option. But all in all just what the Doctor orders..

Cleanliness
Service and Staff
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Average
Kathleen Tunnicliffe
2022-10-01

Verified Up Front Reviews
We are quite seasoned visitors to self catering accomodation. Sandcastles ticked all the boxes. Accessible, easy parking, bright, immaculately clean, welcoming, modern interior, very well equipped, thoughtfully laid out. We left out the cherry on the top…. the view, mesmerising! Makes a holiday at any time of the year. Provided a multitude of combinations: sea, mountains, southerly sunshine, clouds, rain, wind, nighttime flickering lights, all beautifully captured through the lounge window! What is not to love!

Cleanliness
Service and Staff
Comfort
Condition
Location
Value For Money
Average
J Simpson
2022-09-25

Verified Up Front Reviews
Walked into Sandcastles and said ‘wow’. Reached by lift, the open plan living dining kitchen was spacious with lovely sea views. The kitchen had a large fridge freezer and was very well equipped. Stayed with friends so 2 en-suite bedrooms was ideal. The bedrooms had adequate storage. There was a hall area for shoes and coats as you got out of the lift. Great for our muddy boots as we were staying for Barmouth Walking Festival. The location is great. Across the road from the promenade and Sandy beach, and only a short walk into the centre. Overall we loved Sandcastles and will definitely be returning.

Cleanliness
Service and Staff
Comfort
Condition
Location
Value For Money
Average
Jyoti Chauhan
2022-08-12

Verified Up Front Reviews
The apartment is beautiful, clean, comfortable and superbly equipped. The location is just perfect with amazing views. The owners were quick to respond to any query, which was much appreciated and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property or book again.

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Service and Staff
Comfort
Condition
Location
Value For Money
Average
Tina Thomas
2022-07-16

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Sandcastles is beautiful. Very comfortable and providing everything you could possibly need. The views are to die for and it’s only a short walk to shops and amenities. Superb all round !

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