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Aber Wharf - Porthmadog

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Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Welcoming and comfortable house."

    Felt homely. Loved the audio streaming devices. Really nice to have round the house. Balcony was brilliant. Chairs could do with a bit of tlc. But really enjoyed the stay.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2024

  • "An excellent property with wonderful views of the bay at Portmadoc."

    We found it very clean, comfortable and very well equipped with a high standard maintained for everything. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2024

  • "Fantastic holiday let."

    The views are amazing, so interesting with the tide, the birds and the view of the steam trains. Being in the town is also great as there are loads of shops within walking distance. The property is very clean with everything you need for your stay.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2024

  • "We found the accommodation exactly as described and what we had hoped for."

    We were very comfortable and it was in such a good location for bird watching, steam trains and restaurants and pubs. Our only issue was with the request to strip the beds. We have stayed in many self catering cottages over the years and always aim to leave them as we found them. As this involves the beds being made up we do not feel we should be part of the changeover process. We have assumed the price we have been charged would cover preparing the accommodation for the next customers. Overall this appears to be a request which is for the convenience of the cleaner rather than the valued customer! As it takes very little time to strip beds but doing so spoils my holiday we politely suggest it is done by the providers. (full letter sent to Sykes separately.)

    Reviewed by Mh4.7May 2024

  • "The property sounded really good on paper but it was even better than described."

    Very comfortable, stunning view, lovely location. There was nothing to be done to make it better. I would also like to say that I have never stayed in a rental with such a well equipped kitchen. Many thanks to the owner for such a lovely stay, plus the weather was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2024

  • "This is a beautiful apartment in a perfect location."

    It has a very well organised kitchen with every utensil you need. This open plan kitchen / living room has plenty of room to cook, dine and relax together. The bedrooms are light and the beds are extremely comfortable.The views are beautiful. We enjoyed watching the steam trains across the Cob and looking across the ever changing estuary to the mountains. It was a joy to watch the ducks and other seabirds. Just step outside onto the pretty harbour, the steam train station and a lovely town. We will return and can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property is small and only big enough for 3 people."

    The beds and bedding were lovely and bathroom too. Upstairs was small, kitchen had plenty of equipment, in fact everything you could need. The settee is so uncomfortable might be ok for taller people. View is amazing and is why the property is so expensive considering its size. Lovely area too.

    Reviewed by Linda2.8Jul 2023

  • "This is a perfect relaxing,holiday house."

    The views from the balcony are constantly changing, we spent lots of time just watching the tide changes. The situation is very convenient with several train stations. Supermarkets, Pubs and restaurants all within easy walking distance. Plenty of beaches a short drive away. A lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable."

    Could not get satellite TV to work. If this is no longer available the blue folder needs to be amended. Could only get wifi to work on 4G phone. Unable to connect via laptop or tablets. We presume that this is because Three are 'decommissioning' 3G access, but it was somewhat frustrating and might be worth mentioning to prospective visitors Loved the view and proximity to steam trains.

    Thank you for the feedback . We have been aware of a problem with WiFi etc but from 30/06/23 we have installed fibre and hopefully no longer need satellite . Greatly improved speeds are now available which should also improve the smart TV Netflix Prime etc if you should choose to use it . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel3.8May 2023

  • "Luxuriously equipped holiday apartment in great location."

    Everything to hand giving us a great holiday. We had to tear ourselves from the floor to ceiling view across the bay every time we left to visit anywhere. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely, relaxing place to stay!"

    It’s in a great location for exploring the area on foot, by public transport or by car. The views from the lounge and balcony are fabulous, whatever the weather, with the added interest of the tides and steam trains. We’d be very happy to return!

    Reviewed by Kay4.4Apr 2023

  • "Thank you for an unforgettable stay."

    Lovely place, very warm, comfortable and really well equipped. The location is amazing, close to all facilities and the view from the balcony is fantastic - it's probably the best feature about Aber Wharf. The only negative is the temperamental WIFI. I needed the internet for work and had to purchase a BT Wi-Fi access - not something I expected to do given the price of Aber Warf.

    Thank you for your mostly positive review The WiFi problem was unfortunate . The Wi-Fi internet is usually stable . I wonder if they were working on the mast . We are considering upgrading to Fibre . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laurence4.7Jan 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our time at Aber Wharf."

    We hope to return to admire the view.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Oct 2022

  • "We've stayed sevaral times at Aber Wharfe and always enjoy the experience."

    Seeing the estuary fill and empty twice a day with the accompanying birdlife and fish is fantastic. The constant Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland trains visible from the balcony or kitchen window is great. One of our favourite places.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Aber Wharf."

    It exceeded our expectations. The property is modern, spacious and lets in lots of light, even on the duller days. It's extremely well equipped; if so inclined, you could make a full meal at the property. The beds are comfortable and the linen is clean and fresh. The views from the balcony overlook the estuary so you have a wonderful view of the Ffestiniog Railway trains as well as the little egrets and oystercatchers that frequent the area. We would certainly return in the future.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent layout with everything you would need for a relaxing stay."

    The location of the property is about as good as you can get for all the facilities of Porthmadog, in particular the railway which we took advantage twice during the week.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "Aber Wharf is perfectly situated with the Ffestiniog and Welsh mountain railway on the doorstep."

    Portmeirion is a short driveway as well as Harlech Castle and beach. Porthmadog itself has good shops and facilities and everyone met were friendly and helpful. The property has a lovely view from the balcony and the kitchen is well equipped. Unfortunately there was an unpleasant musty/damp smell in the bedroom nearest the car park and no room for a wardrobe. Car parking was ok, but South Snowden Wharf itself is a little run down.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Apr 2022

  • "Aber Wharf is extremely well equipped with an idyllic outlook."

    Ideally positioned for discovering North Wales. We loved our stay. Many Thanks

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great property in a location we have been to many times."

    Amazing walks and plenty to do even though the weather wasn’t so great. Would recommend and go again. A little more expensive than other flats in the area but very well equipped, clean and with a good kitchen explains the price.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.4Aug 2021

  • "Lovely charming property."

    The wide angled lens used to take the photos is deceptive. The bedrooms are pretty small and the double bed is tiny. However when it comes to the balcony the photos simply don’t do it justice. It’s GORGEOUS. It’s bigger than the photos. The four of us often sat out there. The view is uninterrupted beauty. I will miss it. The small double bed was worth it just for the balcony. Overall a lovely property in a prime location. Lovely community of neighbours as well.

    Reviewed by Rosamund4.4Jul 2021

  • "The reason why we've put met expectations is because the description of the property was very good."

    We arrived at the property and were delighted to find it was exactly as described. We shall go there again.

    Reviewed by John & Susan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Apartment well looked after with a clean, newly decorated feel."

    Well equipped kitchen. Good location.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Aug 2020

  • "The house was immaculate and it felt very clean and safe to stay there."

    It is in a great spot with fantastic views across the estuary - always something going on, on the water. Lovely and peaceful. Very handy for shops and food (will be much better once eating in restrictions are lifted this week in restaurants). Kitchen is beautifully done and well supplied apart from the tiny fridge - which made it difficult to buy in much and we would have preferred a king size bed but that's just what we're used to. Really enjoyed our stay and would definately recommend.

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.7Jul 2020

  • "Lovely location great communication from the owners."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had stayed here before and loved it both times."

    There is however a problem with a strong smell of ?damp in the twin room

    Reviewed by Brigid5.0Oct 2019

  • "Sparkling clean, comfortable and well equipped with thoughtful touches such as lamps, nest of tables and bedside torches."

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Aug 2019

  • "Aber Wharf is a very well appointed property conveniently situated by the harbour and Ffestiniog Railway station."

    The view over the estuary from the first floor balcony provides a beautiful backdrop. This was our second visit - we’ll be back next year.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had an amazing time."

    Thank you. Tried to call to report a problem with the door several times but no one answered.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7May 2019

  • "Aber Wharf (no."

    13) was clean, comfortable and very well-appointed. It afforded the opportunity to relax and enjoy our stay with great views across the estuary. Its location in Snowdonia enabled easy access to areas and places of exceptional interest such as Snowdon and Portmeirion. We particularly enjoyed a visit to Beddgelert..

    Reviewed by George Lawrence5.0May 2019

  • "Excellent apartment."

    This was our 3rd stay in the same property and hopefully we will book again. Fantastic views over the estuary and the Cob. Very comfortable apartment.

    Aug 2018

  • "Overall a perfect location and a well appointed house."

    Spotlessly clean and well furnished. Everything you could need. This would have achieved 5 stars if the bathroom was a bit bigger.

    Aug 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • 1 x bathroom with toilet, wash hand basin and bath with shower over and glass shower screen
  • Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, under the counter fridge with freezer compartment, hob, oven and extractor
  • Open plan kitchen, sitting and dining room with TV, a DVD player, and an iPod docking station
  • Dining area and access to the balcony with estuary and mountain views
  • Bed Linen and towels included
  • Wifi
  • Dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, under the counter fridge with freezer compartment, hob, oven and extractor.TV with FreeSat, DVD player, iPod docking station
  • Balcony with estuary and mountain views
  • Off road parking with one allocated space
  • 5 minute walk to amenities
  • Note: children under 7 are not permitted.

The property

Aber Wharf is a modern holiday house located in the harbour town of Porthmadog.

The first-floor open plan living space maximises the glorious views out across the estuary and towards the mountains.

As the living, kitchen and dining space is all open plan, this is a very sociable holiday house, perfect for a family holiday!

Upstairs is a large open plan living space, encompassing a sitting area, dining space and kitchen.

In the sitting area there’s a large angled sofa in front of the flat screen TV.

There’s also a DVD player and an iPod docking station.

The sofa is also perfectly positioned to make the most of the views if that’s your viewing preference!

Full-length sliding door opens onto a small balcony where you can sit and enjoy the fresh air with the estuary views.

The kitchen has all you could need - dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, under the counter fridge with freezer compartment, hob, oven and extractor.

The dining table seats four people is a a great place for a spot of breakfast before a day of exploring! The two bedrooms are downstairs, on the ground floor.

One is a double and the other has twin single beds.

Excellent quality, squishy duvets and pillows add to a sense of comfort. Located between the two bedrooms is the family bathroom.

It’s has a contemporary feel - there’s a loo, wash hand basin and bath with shower over and glass shower screen. Aber Wharf has off road parking so you can always explore the town of Porthmadog on foot!

There are great places to eat, fabulous attractions and amazing walks all close by.

Home to the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railways,take a ride on the Ffestiniog steam railway or hop aboard a Sherpa bus to the foot of Snowdon or explore the delights of both Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula easily.

A brilliant location with so much to offer!

Book Aber Wharf for your next holiday in North Wales now.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

PORTHMADOG

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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Note: This property is not suitable for children under seven years of age, due to the balcony.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season