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Garth Craig Coastal Cottage in Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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sleeps 9
5 rooms
2 bathrooms

Garth Craig Coastal Cottage description

Holiday home
Garth Craig is a terraced cottage in the heart of the popular North Wales harbour town of Porthmadog. The cottage sleeps nine people and has one double bedroom, two twins, one with bunks and one single bedroom as well as two family bathrooms. Also in the cottage is a fitted kitchen and two sitting rooms. Outside is off road parking and sloping gardens with outdoor furniture. With magnificent sea views and beaches nearby, Garth Craig is a superb family holiday home in North Wales.

The town of Porthmadog is situated on the Glaslyn Estuary and is the gateway to the Snowdonia National Park. This harbour town has many shops and restaurants, and is also the home for the Ffestiniog Railway. Just a short walk or drive from Porthmadog is the village of Borth Y Gest, plus the Italienate village of Portmeirion is close by. Also in driving distence is the towns of Criccieth and Harlech, and the sandy beaches at Black Rock Sands.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Electric heating with gas fire in sitting rooms. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, payphone, selection of books, games, DVDs and beach toys. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (please bring own beach towels). Cot, highchair and stairgate. Off road parking for 1 medium size car, with free car park 500 yards away on first come, first served basis for free parking and then chargeable parking. Rear patio and front lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Harbour 5 mins walk. Note: 2nd floor bedroom is accessed by steep winding staircase and has sloping ceiling with reduced head height. Note: Cottage is accessed down 12 steps and town centre is accessed down 25 steps, meaning property is unsuitable for guests with limited mobility. Note: Max 6 adults. Please note: the bedroom with the bunk beds and the box bedroom (photographed with the beach pillow) are only suitable for children.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Telephone
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • Near Pub
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Mrs Alexander
May 2019
Everything at Garth was terrific from the well appointed accommodation, the location with its wonderful views over Portmadog and with plants of places to visit or just chill out in the house.. Breakfast outdoor a few mornings in glorious sunshine was a real bonus. Many thanks
Mrs Tynan
April 2019
This house is a lovely base for exploring the area and with a beach and the town within walking distance.. The house is plenty big enough for 9 people and has everything you could possibly need...and more. If you have limited mobility you may find the walk up from the town to the house a bit of a challenge but otherwise this house would suit anyone. Lovely touches from the owners leaving Welsh cakes and texting a couple of times to make sure we were all ok. Would definitely recommend staying here.
Mrs Lewis
August 2018
It would be nice to include photos of the location to park, and also the tricky nature of getting to the cottage.. We were fortunate in having confident drivers in the group, but if we hadn't been, negotiating that left turn was no fun. We were also able to fit a small and medium car on the drive which was also fortunate as we would have incurred parking charges otherwise, which i didn't notice in the details. other than that the cottage was great. Could do with a grater.
December 2016
Really not sure why the only reviews here are for Christmas stays, it's clearly a popular house and will be good for a holiday at any time of year. Five of us stayed for Christmas, no problem at all cooking Christmas dinner in the well equipped kitchen! I now want a double oven myself. The two cosy living rooms make this a very comfortable house for everyone to spread out, both downstairs rooms have living flame gas fires which are perfect for winter evenings (there is central heating too). The views from the front of the house are great, I could sit in bed and see right across the valley to the hills on the other side. From the living room, you have a good view of the harbour. Attentive and helpful owners who sent lots of great information in advance and even phoned just to check everything was ok. It's unusual to have that level of attention in a holiday let, I think. We were met by a bottle of champagne and welsh cakes on arrival. The parking at the back of the house is tight for an estate car but still doable and there was plenty of free parking nearby. In terms of pubs, I'd recommend The Australia which you can see from the house and has Purple Moose Brewery beers. Good to see Porthmadog is a proper town with real people living there, unlike some Cornish villages for example which have been taken over by second homes. I would definitely stay here again.
October 2016
Enjoyed the stay in the cottage was very close to all attractions and had a fantastic view.. Recommend the Pontoon resturant in PWLLHELI for we celebrated a 50th themed party and we're brilliant. Cottage had a personal loving touch which meant everyone relaxed and felt really at home from the start to the end of the holiday. Would definitely recommend this cottage to friends and intend to return to explore North Wales further.
Mrs Lammers
March 2016
Liked everything. We had a wonderful time and will hopefully be back.
Mrs Smith
January 2016
Two living rooms worked out ideal with having children, the views were spectacular and the location was great. The separate toilet from the bathroom upstairs was ideal as well. The owners left Welsh cakes and a Christmas card. We felt very welcome and loved every minute of our stay.
January 2016
6 adults, a 14 months, 5 and 7 year old children and a 7 week old baby stayed for 4 nights over New Year 2015. We arrived at 3pm and the Tesco delivery came at 4pm all the way up the steep steps! The weather was awful for the 4 days and we therefore made the most of this beautiful cottage. The kids had their own living room and the grown ups had theirs. The kitchen was ample and we were able to all sit round the table and eat. The added bonus of a washing machine with a 7 week old baby's washing was great. The bed rooms were of a nice size and my hubbie and I stayed in the loft room, we pushed the beds together. Once we got used to the low ceiling it was fine. It was very warm up there. We had a slight problem with the cottage and the agent was extremely attentive, the owner even rang to check we were ok. They left us a bottle of fizz, welsh cakes and an xmas card! Location was great, a very short walk from the high street and the Ship pub which became our local let 2 families park their cars for free for the duration. We didn't do much but eat, drink and play games with the kids (loads of great games at the cottage have been left). A thoroughly chilled out time at Garth Craig - thank you!
January 2016
Great cottage, good location a short walk up hill from town.. Short walk from west highland railway.
Mrs Burnet
September 2015
The location was fantastic with beautiful views. The house was very quiet and comfortable offering a lot of space for two families.
June 2015
The view from the front of Garth Craig was excellent. Due to the height of the property we were given magnificent views of mountains, the port and of the steam railway.
January 2015
We hired the property over new year 2014. There were nine of us aged between 6months and 60 years old and we all enjoyed it. The property is in good condition it has three floors we used the ground and first floors, nine of us were accommodated. The facilities are very good two good bathrooms one with shower cubicle and one with bath, the kitchen has everything you need. There are games and guidebooks, the owners rang the first night to make sure we were settling in which was a nice touch. They also gave us a discount as building work had overran ,the effect of this was to reduce the benefit of the view as scaffolding was on the front of the house. This would have been more of a problem in the spring or summer. Porthmadog and the area are lovely and we would like to visit again when the weather is better,although we still found plenty to do !
November 2014
I've been a regular visitor to Garth Craig for the past 15 years, I stay here every May for a few days with friends to do walking etc. The place is a real home from home with everything you need for a very comfortable stay. the location is brilliant with fantastic views of Porthmadog harbour, Ffestiniog railway and out towards Snowdonia. Close to the shops, restaurants and pubs with the only downside being parking, it's a little tight but over the years we've become use to doing it; the trick is to reverse down....!! Don't delay, go along and see for yourself.
Mr Hill
October 2014
Plenty of space. Great view over the town, estuary to the hills. Central location - car not needed all the time. Good kitchen and bathrooms. The owner phoned to make sure everything was OK.
Mr Thatcher
June 2014
This is an exceptionally 'usable' house for a large family. The kitchen and reception rooms open directly into one another meaning they can all be used by family members without a feeling of separation. The furniture and the beds are all very comfortable. The location of the property is excellent for the town, the harbour and the beach.
September 2013
Lovely location and plenty of space in the house.
Mr Mould
August 2013
This is one of the best places we have ever stayed. The facilities in this house are excellent.
Mrs Brookes
June 2013
Very good location. The house had a lovely family feel. The availability of toys, videos, DVDs, books and games made us feel at home and welcomed. Useful local information provided by owner.
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