Golan near Porthmadog, Wales (Ref. 4018)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
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The property

Porthmadog 4 miles. A superb converted smithy in the hamlet of Golan near Porthmadog.

Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, the accommodation at this Porthmadog cottage is quality and contemporary, including oak and slate flooring, spacious rooms, a Jacuzzi bath, en-suite to the large master bedroom and a farmhouse kitchen, sure to become the heart of your holiday home during your stay.

The outside space at this Porthmadog cottage is wonderful for relaxing, with a lawn and sitting area with some lovely views over the fields towards the mountains.

The amenities of Porthmadog are a few miles away, and attractions within easy reach of this Porthmadog cottage include Italianate Portmeirion village, Snowdon and its surrounds and castles at Caernarfon, Conwy and Harlech, not to mention sandy beaches, superb walking and a variety of watersports.

A terrific Porthmadog cottage for a memorable stay.


Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with doors to garden, 1 x spacious king-size double with views, Sky TV, DVD & en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x twin (sloping ceilings) leading to 1 x double (sloping ceilings). Ground floor bathroom with Jacuzzi corner bath, shower cubicle, basin & WC. Farmhouse kitchen with breakfast bench & dining area with TV. Spacious sitting room with flame-effect electric fire.


  • Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting area
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs, 2 with Sky, 2 x DVD players, books/games/DVDs
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair & stairgate
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Garden with decking, gravelled area, lawned area, furniture, & mountain views
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops & pubs 2.5 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Perfect”
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    • “The house was amazing, the views were beautiful. We went with our children and their spouses it was the perfect getaway, nothing was too far away and you could do as much or as little as you wanted. The house was lovely and big so although there was eight of us it never seemed crowded. The caretaker was very friendly and helpful and just a couple of minutes in the car to Porthmadog for groceries, pub etc. Will be back.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Ipswich, May 2013

    • “Everything you could wish for”
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    • “Everything about this cottage was perfect. It was beautifully furnished and such a great size. We stayed here for a family get together with 8 adults. Kitchen and dining area very spacious and great for socialising. Utility room to wash and dry our hiking gear. A fabulous downstairs bathroom and a great living room with a huge TV. Lovely area outside - not warm enough for us to sit outside but can imagine how nice it would be in summer. I took so many things I simply didn't need so it was like being home from home. Very clean and tidy upon arrival. would definitely go again. Gwynn, the owners son was extremely friendly and informative. It was nice to see the photos of how the barn was developed.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Sheffield, April 2013

    • “A fantastic getaway for a group of friends or larger family.”
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    • “We stayed at this house for a week with friends and children. We had typical welsh weather but this didn't seem to matter. We cooked, played games, snuggled up and watched films. Night times were so cosy. Once we'd put the kids to bed, we cracked open the wine, relaxed, chatted and popped the Pringles. One of the evenings we had a chinese takeaway from Portmafog town 5 minutes away. When the sun came out it was time to head to Black Rock sands with the buckets and spades. Harlech castle is 20 minutes away and Portmerion 10 minutes. Sometimes it was just nice to open the gate and walk up the quiet lanes outside the house. The views were beautiful, especially from the king sized bedroom. The kitchen is perfect for a larger group, it's modern and lush with a large table seating 6-8. We did our washing at the property so the suitcase was full of nice clean washing to take home. There is a double bedroom and a very large bathroom/shower/toilet on the ground floor should guests have disabilities.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Wolverhampton, September 2012

    • “Unbelievably relaxing holiday in a fantastic location. Great for”
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    • “This is a beautifully decorated and furnished large holiday home in a fantastic location. The help we got before arriving, and the welcome we received was excellent - there was a pint of milk waiting for us and the house was warm and welcoming. The younger members of the group really appreciated the huge t.v. and comfortable sofas,we loved the whirlpool bath. Lovely views all around, with good walking on the doorstep and if you're lucky with the weather, perfect for stargazing. Close to the beaches and attractions of North Wales including Portmeirion only 10 minutes drive away. We will definitely stay there again, there is so much more to see and do in the area and it's a great house to come home to after a busy day. As the building is old it did creak a bit during the night as it settled, but we think that this was because of the heating (we were there in January) and probably wouldn't be a problem in the summer.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Ruthin, March 2012

    • “An outstanding holiday home!!!”
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    • “The six of us visited in October 2011. As soon as we opend the door we were all very suprised on how clean and modern the barn converion was. We later met the owner and found him to be very helpfull. I would not hesitate on reccommending this property to anyone! A+++ all the way!!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leicester, December 2011

    • “Warm, spacious, well equipped with a friendly host”
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    • “A warm "home from home" which was clean and welcoming on arrival. We arrived in the dark (mid October) and found the property easily after receiving good directions from the property owner. The house was warm and inviting with lots of space for four adults and two teenage children. We thoroughly enjoyed using the house as a base to explore mid Wales and found it very welcoming to return to after a long day out and about! The beds were clean and comfortable and the kitchen was equipped with all the usual items plus a few extras like a coffee maker. A short (10 mins approx) drive to Porthmadog provided a supermarket and lots of local businesses for food, gifts, local take aways and some interesting shops to browse through. Market day was Friday with approx 18 to 20 stalls. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cefn-yr-efail and would recommend the property to anyone who has a larger party of travellers!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Glasgow, December 2012

    • “The Holiday offered us an great deal in obtaining knowledge.”
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    • “The Holiday provided a good opportunity to find out about North Wales which was unknown to several in our party i.e. Snowdon, Betsy-Coed, the Slate caverns, Ospreys, the beauty of North Wales and the excellence of the beaches. The Home wasm very good with great information and help from our Host.”

    Bob Hooper, Herts, December 2011

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    • “Loved this beautiful place, it exceeded our expectations. All rooms were huge, clean, very comfortable and we had an excellent stay.”

    Mrs Mccarthy, Prenton, September 2015

    • “Lovely quiet spot, just a few cottages close by. It was lovely to sit out on the decking in the evenings, with a glass of wine, enjoying the scenery and setting sun. Very comfortable, spacious and clean cottage.”

    Ms Gwinnutt, Nr Caerleon, Newport, June 2015

    • “The scenery around the cottage is stunning and is a great base for exploring the area. The cottage was very spacious, warm and comfortable. The jacuzzi bath was very relaxing after long walks with the dog. We will definitely be returning.”

    Mrs Rimmer, Chester, March 2015

    • “The house was more than perfect!”

    Mrs Gibson, St. Helens, January 2015

    • “Went with friends for New Year. The cottage was spacious for 8 adults and because of this we ate in more than we had anticipated. The house was in a fab location with beautiful views all around but yet close enough to amenities.”

    Mrs Jones, Mirfield, December 2014

    • “Cottage was very spacious and comfortable and also in an excellent location for exploring the area. The owner was very helpful and amenable. All in all we had a fantastic holiday, weather was great and the kids loved the cottage too. We would recommend this cottage to our friends.”

    Mr Jenkins, Swansea, September 2014

    • “Beautiful setting, so spacious, plenty of off road parking, great for walking and not a long driving distance to the shops or beach. Having the lovely owner on hand to welcome you in and to help you with any questions. We went with our children and partners and grandchildren they all loved it and so did we. Thank you!”

    Mrs Royle, Alderley Edge, August 2014

    • “Lovely cottage with excellent views. Good location. Very peaceful. Enclosed garden was good for children. Would definitely stay there again.”

    Mrs Moulden, Leicester, June 2014

    • “The house was excellent, I could not fault it, the photos do not do it justice. Every room in the house is so spacious and comfortable. We also loved where the house was situated, with every town within reach.”

    Mrs Westmoreland, Selby, May 2014

    • “The cottage is amazing, better than the pictures showed, didn't think that was possible! Lovely views from the cottage! Great location I would recommend this cottage to anyone!”

    Miss Lewis, Southport, March 2014

    • “We liked the tranquillity of the cottage, the sheep in the nearby field, the helpfulness of the owner, the space - both inside and out! It was close to Porthmadog and was the perfect location to visit Portmeirion, beaches, castles and Snowdon! Wonderful!”

    Miss Lord, Wakefield, March 2014

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About the location


Harlech 5 miles; Caernarfon 19 miles.

The bustling harbour town of Porthmadog lies on the Glaslyn Estuary and enjoys a stunning setting. The gateway to the Snowdonia National Park, Porthmadog is full of individual shops and restaurants, and home to the Ffestiniog Railway, where you can travel by steam through spectacular Snowdonia scenery, to Blaenau Ffestiniog. The pretty village of Borth Y Gest, with its cliffs and coves, is a short walk or drive from the town. The well known and unique Italianate village of Portmeirion is just down the coast. Situated on a rugged clifftop on its own private peninsula, Portmeirion, famous as the location of the TV show The Prisoner and the final episode of Cold Feet, is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and woodlands. The area also boasts castles at Criccieth and Harlech, and superb unspoilt beaches such as Black Rock Sands, where the sands stretch as far as the eye can see. An ideal location for the attractions of Snowdonia and the The Lleyn Peninsula.

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