Sleeps: 4

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

Grade: 4

Free Wifi

Ref: 1053

Description

STS Grade 4

Stylishly presented, this superb two bedroomed ground floor property offers excellent, comfortable accommodation and occupies a prime position on South Snowdon Wharf.
From the lounge, the patio doors open to a larger than average terrace with seating and dining table where guests can enjoy sitting and watching the yachts go to and fro whist also taking in the views of Ballast Island, Harlech and the harbour. Binoculars are provided to spot the varied wildlife on the water. The apartment is conveniently located, being a short walk to Porthmadog with everything the town has to offer, yet the situation guarantees relaxing tranquillity whilst overlooking the water of the estuary. 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. 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.

2 BEDROOMS: 1 Double bedroom. 1 Twin bedroom with two 2'6" Single beds and harbour views. Bed linen & towels provided.
WET ROOM /WC: Recently refurbished toilet, walk-in shower, hand wash basin.
LIVING ROOM: Fantastic harbour views. Open plan lounge/diner/kitchen.
KITCHEN AREA: Electric combination oven/microwave and induction hob (a Guest commented; "The hob works very well and we cooked on it frequently. It’s not an induction hob though- it’s a radiant ring type"). Fridge with freezer compartment. Views across the harbour and out to sea.
LOUNGE AREA: Comfortable seating for four, wall-mounted Smart TV. Dining table and chairs.
GROUNDS: Patio overlooking the waterfront with garden furniture.
HEATING: Electric radiators throughout.
ELECTRICITY included. PLEASE NOTE that the electricity is included only for the facilities provided at the property. Charging of Electric Vehicles is PROHIBITED due to electrocution and fire safety reasons. The closest charging point is at Porthmadog Tesco car park.
PARKING: 1 designated parking space.
Wi-Fi: Included.
PETS: Yes, up to 2 pets is allowed here.
BEDLINEN: Yes
TOWELS: Yes: 1 Bath Towel & 1 Hand Towel per guest, 1 hotel style Bath Mat for the Shower Room and 2 Tea Towels per Kitchen.
EXTRA: Cot and high chair can be provided on request.

Guest Comments:
SC (April 2024); 4.5 STARS
"Lovely views. Our stay was in a lovely flat overlooking the harbour. The views were spectacular looking towards the harbour and The Cob. Hearing the steam trains at Porth Madog station was lovely too. The flat was well equipped, although a little “bijou” shall we say, comfortable for our party of two people and a little dog, but could be a tight squeeze for four. Lovely decor and very up to date. The only drawback was that the shower had not been cleaned properly, there were old soap tablets left on the soap dish and the container for the bath mat and shower squeegee was very dirty, however, the rest of the flat was very clean. The patio area was a lovely sun trap in the late afternoon and evening, very nice to sit outside and look at the boats bobbing about. On the whole a lovely stay" Thanks for the Feedback, which are always passed on to Property Owners. Please contact Owners or ourselves ASAP with regards any issues.
DJ (October 2023): 5 STARS "Great Location, Very well presented, Comfortable, Fantastic views, Very relaxing watching the weather coming in from the sea"
MI (July 2023): 4.7 STARS "Very enjoyable. Ideal location, very easy to travel around and the train station was so close. STS were very helpful"
CG (July 2023): 4 STARS "Great Views here. This apartment is in a lovely situation with great views.However we did find it a little bit cramped especially the living area..Beds comfortable and lovely views.We did think it was expensive for what it was"
SB (June 2023): 4.8 STARS "What a lovely, peaceful place to stay yet within walking distance of the town and its amenities. The accommodation was very good and the instructions for keys, parking etc. etc. were clear and easy to follow (always a bonus when going somewhere new). A microwave would have been a useful addition to the kitchen and I was a little surprised that we were asked to leave the property tidy and clean. Tidy - no problem as we always do this anyway, but clean! I felt that this was a bit cheeky as upto now I've never been asked to clean somewhere before we leave, but no big deal. Job done"
JS (June 2023): 4.8 STARS "A perfect location for a holiday in Porthmadog. An excellent location on South Snowdon Quay, with fantastic views all round. The property catches afternoon sun perfectly and the patio area is well shielded from passing walkers with the bushes in front. It’s expensive, but of high quality. The main bedroom is well shielded from the sun and stayed cool during the recent heatwave. There was a complaint from the visitors before us about the bench on the patio being “unsafe”. We managed fine with it, just by resting the back against the wall to steady it. Some of the joints have worked a bit loose, but it’s easily fixed. Take out the screws, open the joints, feed some wood glue in to the joints and reassemble. A fuss about nothing! The same comment applies to the combination oven and microwave which some users seem to find hard to operate. The instructions are good and operation is quite intuitive. We found it very useful. The air boosted electric shower is excellent and manages to provide plenty of flow. The limited hot water capacity for wash basin and sink has to be managed carefully, but we soon got used to it. The combination hot/cold/boiling water tap worked very well, but is starting to work loose where it passes through the worktop. A five minute job for a plumber or competent handyman re-tightening the securing nut underneath. Some minor amendments to the visitor information pack. The hob works very well and we cooked on it frequently. It’s not an induction hob though- it’s a radiant ring type. Worth also mentioning that the excellent illuminated and heated mirror in the bathroom is activated by pressing the touch button in the centre mirror panel. We recharged the cordless electric vacuum cleaner before use because the battery was flat and recharged again afterwards for the next user. Maybe one to mention in the visitor instructions. An excellent property and we’ll definitely be back." Thanks for the Fedback - which are always passed on to the Property Owner.
MW (April 2023): 5 STARS "Excellent accommodation. A beautiful location and very convenient for the town and railways. Detailed instructions on how to find the flat were very helpful. We were lucky with the weather and able to enjoy evening sunshine on the patio. (Chairs and table provided). The flat was well equipped and little extras that made this property special included - Binoculars, Smart TV and a boiling water tap. We didn't miss a dishwasher or washing machine but some might"
IA (February 2023): 4 STARS "Relax by the water. Nicely appointed accommodation, comfortable, well equipped clean, warm and cosy. Good location in close proximity to other services and attractions. All assets in working order. Good service and communication. Thank you. Well recommended"
LS (October 2022): 4.8 STARS "Beautiful little apartment. We had a lovely week in this beautiful little apartment, very well equipped, attention to detail much appreciated. Perfect location, the views from just outside are stunning"
GS (October 2022): 5 STARS "Harbour delight. A lovely property, right on the harbour side, very comfortable and in a great location. The property was well equipped providing everything for a comfortable stay"
DM (October 2022): 4.7 STARS "Great location. Very enjoyable week over looking the busy entrance to the harbour and just around the corner from the Ffestiniog Railway. We plan to be back!​"
This is a new property and we look forward to receiving more comments.

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.

ACCESS STATEMENT

This is a ground floor apartment with the front door situated approx. 25 yards away from the allocated car parking space. Whilst the accommodation is all level throughout there is one step 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, except the internal bedroom which opens into an open-plan living room / kitchen..

The double bedroom has bedside lights in addition to the main ceiling light and power points at skirting board level. The twin room has bedside lights on a centre table between the beds. The shower room has wash basin, WC and an electric shower in a large oblong shower cubicle.

The sitting room has additional lighting Freeview TV. In the galley kitchen points are at working top level.

Heating is by way of electric heaters.

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Reviews

Guest
2024-04-27

Verified Up Front Reviews
Our stay was in a lovely flat overlooking the harbour. The views were spectacular looking towards the harbour and The Cob. Hearing the steam trains at Porth Madog station was lovely too. The flat was well equipped, although a little “bijou” shall we say, comfortable for our party of two people and a little dog, but could be a tight squeeze for four. Lovely decor and very up to date. The only drawback was that the shower had not been cleaned properly, there were old soap tablets left on the soap dish and the container for the bath mat and shower squeegee was very dirty, however, the rest of the flat was very clean. The patio area was a lovely sun trap in the late afternoon and evening, very nice to sit outside and look at the boats bobbing about. On the whole a lovely stay.

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David Jones
2023-10-14

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Great Location, Very well presented, Comfortable, Fantastic views, Very relaxing watching the weather coming in from the sea.

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Peta Jellis
2023-09-23

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A compact flat for 2 adults with excellent views of the harbour. Very convenient for Welsh Highland Railway and town.

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Peter Daughtrey
2023-07-24

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Delighted. We hope to be back sometime soon. My wife is handicapped so getting sorted for leaving by 10 am was last minute pressure, 11 am would have been more relaxing. Pity the rain can enter onto the patio through the above one. As we had plenty of rain it meant little use could be made of it.

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Maureen Illidge
2023-07-15

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Ideal location, very easy to travel around and the train station was so close. STS were very helpful.

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Christine Green
2023-07-08

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This apartment is in a lovely situation with great views.However we did find it a little bit cramped especially the living area..Beds comfortable and lovely views.We did think it was expensive for what it was .

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Susan Brisland
2023-06-26

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What a lovely, peaceful place to stay yet within walking distance of the town and its amenities. The accommodation was very good and the instructions for keys, parking etc. etc. were clear and easy to follow (always a bonus when going somewhere new). A microwave would have been a useful addition to the kitchen and I was a little surprised that we were asked to leave the property tidy and clean. Tidy - no problem as we always do this anyway, but clean! I felt that this was a bit cheeky as upto now I've never been asked to clean somewhere before we leave, but no big deal. Job done.

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John Shanahan
2023-06-17

Verified Up Front Reviews
An excellent location on South Snowdon Quay, with fantastic views all round. The property catches afternoon sun perfectly and the patio area is well shielded from passing walkers with the bushes in front. It’s expensive, but of high quality. The main bedroom is well shielded from the sun and stayed cool during the recent heatwave. There was a complaint from the visitors before us about the bench on the patio being “unsafe”. We managed fine with it, just by resting the back against the wall to steady it. Some of the joints have worked a bit loose, but it’s easily fixed. Take out the screws, open the joints, feed some wood glue in to the joints and reassemble. A fuss about nothing! The same comment applies to the combination oven and microwave which some users seem to find hard to operate. The instructions are good and operation is quite intuitive. We found it very useful. The air boosted electric shower is excellent and manages to provide plenty of flow. The limited hot water capacity for wash basin and sink has to be managed carefully, but we soon got used to it. The combination hot/cold/boiling water tap worked very well, but is starting to work loose where it passes through the worktop. A five minute job for a plumber or competent handyman re-tightening the securing nut underneath. Some minor amendments to the visitor information pack. The hob works very well and we cooked on it frequently. It’s not an induction hob though- it’s a radiant ring type. Worth also mentioning that the excellent illuminated and heated mirror in the bathroom is activated by pressing the touch button in the centre mirror panel. We recharged the cordless electric vacuum cleaner before use because the battery was flat and recharged again afterwards for the next user. Maybe one to mention in the visitor instructions. An excellent property and we’ll definitely be back.

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Marion Weeks
2023-04-29

Verified Up Front Reviews
A beautiful location and very convenient for the town and railways. Detailed instructions on how to find the flat were very helpful. We were lucky with the weather and able to enjoy evening sunshine on the patio. (Chairs and table provided). The flat was well equipped and little extras that made this property special included - Binoculars, Smart TV and a boiling water tap. We didn't miss a dishwasher or washing machine but some might.

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isabel appleyard
2023-03-20

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Nicely appointed accommodation, comfortable, well equipped clean, warm and cosy. Good location in close proximity to other services and attractions. All assets in working order. Good service and communication. Thank you. Well recommended.

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L Stanley
2022-10-30

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We had a lovely week in this beautiful little apartment, very well equipped, attention to detail much appreciated. Perfect location, the views from just outside are stunning.

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Gillian Smith
2022-10-29

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A lovely property, right on the harbour side, very comfortable and in a great location. The property was well equipped providing everything for a comfortable stay.

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Duncan Montgomery
2022-10-15

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Very enjoyable week over looking the busy entrance to the harbour and just around the corner from the Ffestiniog Railway. We plan to be back!

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Guest
2022-09-05

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We really enjoyed our stay at lovely comfortable Waters Edge. Conveniently placed but we were disappointed with the lack of places to eat out in Porthmadog.

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