Garth Craig

Porthmadog, Wales (Ref. 14515)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A delightful, double-fronted, end-terrace cottage, set in an elevated position close to the centre of Porthmadog, yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the marina and shops of this North Wales seaside resort.

Comfortable and welcoming, this former sea captain's home dates back to the 1850s and offers charm and character with a superb sea, harbour and estuary panorama and delightful views of both the Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland Railway in the distance, and the beach at Borth-y-Gest just a 15 minute walk away.

Decorated and furnished in a homely style, this Porthmadog cottage has a large and airy kitchen and dining area and two sitting rooms on the ground floor.

On the first floor are four bedrooms with a second floor twin bedroom accessed up a quaint winding staircase, making this Porthmadog cottage a fantastic family holiday home.

A sloping front lawned garden offers seating and sunbathing opportunities whilst enjoying the far-stretching views, and with the beach, harbour and town just a short walk away, this Porthmadog cottage makes a perfect place to stay.

All the amenities of this historic seaside port are on the doorstep - explore the steam railway, visit the craft and souvenir shops, excellent restaurants, tea rooms and inns, or stroll along the coast to the famous Black Rock Sands beach.

Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park and the North Wales coastline and with nearby attractions such as the zip wire near Llanberis and the trampoline underground and the biking centre at Llechwedd, this Porthmadog cottage is a wonderful holiday home all year round.


Over three floors. Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with basin, 1 x twin with basin, 1 x single, 1 x adult bunks, 1 x 2nd floor twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin. Separate WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with gas fire. Reading room with gas fire.


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 car, with free car park 500 yards away on first come, first served basis. 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.

Note: Max 6 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

This property offers a smaller party reduction.

Guest Reviews


    • “Home from home”
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    • “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.”

    CarlS64, London, United Kingdom, November 2014

    • “All we expected.......”
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    • “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 !”

    NorthernEric, Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom, January 2015

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    • “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.”

    Mr Holland, Sleaford, June 2015

    • “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 Hill, Cambridge, October 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.”

    Mr Thatcher, Rugeley, May 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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