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Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1008940)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was beautiful full original features."

    The furnishings & decor were tasteful & well thought out. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay & in a great location. The bed was outstanding!! Slept like a log. The downside : it all needs doing up!! The decoration is more than tired in some places, the shower needs serious attention as water runs everywhere, we did try to be careful but the screen is not adequate. The house could have been cleaner, lots of cobwebs & dirty skirting boards.

    Reviewed by MelanieJun 2022

  • "It is a lovely Victorian house with some amazing artwork and very interesting selection of books."

    We are much fitter after walking to the amazing beaches, biking and Kayaking in and around Borth-y-Gest and climbing the stairs. Lovely views of Moel y Gest, the mountain, to wake up to and to watch the sunset over, with a glass of something. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "The accommodation was lovely …lost points as only one bathroom / shower ,and the steps were an issue ."

    Well situated ,beautiful views especially from the front deck with that early morning coffee and evening G and T .

    Reviewed by LesleyMay 2022

  • "Beautiful house in a stunning location."

    Everything we needed for a week away was available and we loved our stay. Very comfortable and warm, plenty of space to eat, drink and be merry!

    Reviewed by JillDec 2021

  • "Oakfield is a very attractive Victorian terraced property in Borth Y Gest, a stones throw from Porthmadog which can be accessed by a ten minute walk along a path near the beach."

    The house is very spacious with a fully stocked kitchen, two living rooms, one with TV, and comfortable bedrooms. Local restaurants cater for all tastes and budgets and the local garage is amazing! We particularly liked the retention of original features, standard of decoration and the many interesting paintings. There is plenty of space for parking outside but, as the property description states, the steps are very steep. The view from the front of Oakfield over the small lake towards the hills is beautiful. We had a wonderful holiday and have no hesitancy in recommending it.

    Reviewed by NicholasOct 2021

  • "The only negative aspects of the house was the smell in the kitchen, which was particularly strong in the cupboards."

    We had to put all the crockery and cutlery in the dishwasher as they noticeably smelt when we drank or ate from them. The level of cleanliness was poor. It really does need a deep clean. It was obvious that it does not ever get a deep clean and that it was not cleaned properly since the previous visitors, for example, cup rings on glass table. It wasn’t an appropriate level of cleanliness, even less so with the current risks of COVID. would have recommended the house to people if it was cleaned properly.

    Reviewed by SianAug 2021

  • "The house was very well provisioned with everything we could need."

    It was clean, comfortable and we loved the art work. The location was a fantastic base for beach and mountains and we also enjoyed just hanging out and reading.

    Reviewed by AoifeJul 2021

  • "Oakfield is a superb base to explore Porthmadog, Criccieth and surrounding Lleyn Peninsula from."

    Borth-Y-Gest is a lovely village with great café/restaurant offering and beach around the headland only a short distance away (10min walk) The house is approached from several steep steps that may cause difficulty for those with mobility issues -but this is flagged in the listing. Likewise the rear patio area is reached by steep steps that may be tricky to some. The house is spacious and very comfortable. The bedrooms are large and plenty of space with lovely views of the nearby hills from the front rooms. The living rooms are comfy (though 1 sofa is firm - don't drop on it; it's a sofa bed I think and there is no give in it) The patio outside front was an absolute haven for us- the weather was scorching and it was where we spent most of our time in the evenings for a natter and drink! The washing machine door sticks and needs repairing/replacing as its a little temperamental but its a minor issue. Overall we had a fantastic time and we'd love to come back to Oakfield.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "The location is absolutely stunning - in this respect the property exceeded our expectations."

    For those who like such things, and our family does, in the field opposite were geese, chickens and rare breed pigs and piglets. The view of the mountains beyond was a joy to wake up to each morning.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Perfect location, lovely spacious house - way bigger than expected."

    Well situated with lovely walks, beaches and amenities nearby. Good parking and quiet too!

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2021

  • "We have stayed at Oakfield previously and are always wowed by the location and views."

    Just park your car up and enjoy walking everywhere for the week. Easy to walk into Porthmadog and to numerous beaches even with a 4 year old. Good facilities, kitchen equipment and a nice new shower. On arrival the house had numerous large and dusty cobwebs , I know that there had been at least 2 families in before us after COVID lockdown. The dishwasher also needed a good clean and needs a run with a dish washer cleaner. There were shards of glass in the hall from the last occupants which I had to pick up ( they appeared to have broken wine glasses as they were stacked in the recycling box) . However I did find it gross to find a used contact lenses on the bedside cabinet especially as I would of thought that the cleaning regime had been stepped up due to Covid19. So fab holiday but cleaning of property does need more attention.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2020

  • "So the place was in a great location and the space available was great for the number of people, with the extra living room giving that extra space to relax properly."

    Nice art work on the walls. Great location for walks and going down to the sea, even with a little child. The facilities were adequate, bathroom light didn't work but we called the handyman who fixed it the next day. Couldn't find a grill pan but otherwise everything you needed was there. The Moorings restaurant was lovely but you have to book in advance. Now the bad bits - don't go if you have asthma or eczema that is made worse by damp houses or dogs. The house smells damp and even with opening all the windows that didn't go. The house says no pets but we think there have been dogs in at some point, with the allergens still around. Unfortunately this meant my husband had a very uncomfortable stay. So if you have no allergies it's a lovely place but if you do be careful.

    Reviewed by ImogenSep 2019

  • "Booked at short notice for family and friends it was the only property available in the area to sleep seven but turned out to be ideal."

    Comfortable and homely with everything that was needed, although another bathroom would have been ideal that won't prevent another booking next year! Thank you

    Reviewed by TJul 2019

  • "The bedding was nice and clean and beds made up for our arrival."

    There was only one proper wardrobe, in the twin was a metal one with material round it. The other two bedrooms had hooks with coathangers. The main problem, was the floors were not as clean as I would expect with dead flies round the edge of the carpets and cobwebs on the ceiling. The vacuum was full but there were no replacement bags.Although advertised with a dvd player there was not one.

    Reviewed by SallyMay 2019

  • "Cottage was excellent , very clean and welcoming ."

    Heating was on which was an added bonus after our journey over to the Llyn Peninsula. Kitchen which very well equipped which was great as my husband loves to cook on holiday. The hamper was beautiful and well received.

    Jan 2019

  • "Loved the cottage - loads of character; lovely furniture; extremely well supplied."

    Aug 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and hand wash basin
  • Cloakroom with a loo and wash hand basin
  • Kitchen with split-level electric oven and hob, combination microwave oven, free standing fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer
  • Sitting/dining room with sofas, multi-fuel stove, dining area with a large oak farmhouse table and chairs
  • Second sitting room sofas, smart TV, books and games
  • Steep steps to semi enclosed, terraced garden at the back with table and chairs, front patio with benches.
  • WiFi, smart TV, wood burning stove, initial supply of kindling and logs in winter months, central heating, bed linen and towels provided, books and games, high chair, travel cot (no linen)
  • There are steep steps to the front and rear garden and children and the elderly need to be cautious and not left unaccompanied
  • On road parking at the front of the house
  • Please note that whilst the cottage does not allow dogs, the owner does take their own dog

The property

Oakfield is a bright and comfortable holiday house close to the pretty sandy beach of Borth y Gest.

The charming original features have been combined with carefully chosen soft furnishings. The well-equipped kitchen has a split-level electric oven and hob, combination microwave oven, free standing fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. The large, open plan sitting room enjoys views of Moel y Gest.

Comfy sofas are set either side of a multi-fuel stove which adds warmth on cooler evenings.

At the far end is a dining area with a large oak farmhouse table and chairs. The second sitting room is great for children, or for those wanting a little peace and quiet!

It is furnished with comfy sofas, decorative fireplace, Smart TV and a large selection of books and games. There is a cloakroom on the ground floor under the stairs with a loo and wash hand basin - beware of the limited headroom! There are four bedrooms.

At the front, the two double rooms have impressive views over Moel y Gest.

The single bedroom and large twin room overlook the terraced garden.

All have original Victorian fireplaces (not working) and carefully chosen soft furnishings. The bathroom has a shower over the bath, wash hand basin and loo. A door from the kitchen leads up steep steps to a terraced garden with table and chairs where you can relax with a drink, or enjoy coffee with the morning papers.

The front patio also has a couple of benches to enjoy the lovely views. This is a fantastic, peaceful location.

It's just a short walk down to the bay, where you'll find the village tearoom and restaurant.

This corner of North Wales has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the United Kingdom, and you'll find plenty of good restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets! There are some fantastic attractions just a short drive away.

Wander around the Italianate village of Portmeirion, or climb to the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales and England.

You can ride on the newly extended Welsh Highland Railway, which runs to Caernarfon through picturesque Aberglaslyn, or relax on the wonderful sandy beach of Black Rock Sands.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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 and the Welsh Highland railway where you can travel by steam through spectacular Snowdonia scenery, to Blaenau Ffestiniog or Caerforn . 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. Also within reach is the famous Zip World Slate Caverns and Bounce Below where you can get involved with a variety of activities including the thrilling zip wires and underground caverns to explore; there is something here to suit the whole family. An ideal location for the attractions of Snowdonia and the The Lleyn Peninsula.

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Region Information

Please note that whilst the cottage does not allow dogs, the owner does take their own dog, not suitable for allergy sufferers.
Note: The garden is semi-enclosed. There are steps to the front and rear garden and children and the elderly need to be cautious and not left unaccompanied.
Note: On road parking at the front of the house.
Note: 10 steps to front door/steep steps at the back
Note: Please note that the open fire is ornamental only, however there is a log burner in the main sitting room.