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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved it. Very central."

    Great shower, and loved the games room, would have preferred a real dartboard but understand why not. Very comfy.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jan 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay here."

    There was plenty of space for the four of us and the children loved the games room. The beds were comfortable and the living room was cosy for nights in. Being right by the harbour was the perfect location for crabbing and exploring. The only things we would say could be better were the cleanliness and the parking. It was clean on the surface but there was a used tissue under the bed, old bottles and a dusty sock under the sofas and the blinds in all the windows were filthy. There was also no dustbin or instructions for rubbish or recycling so we ended up with bin bags of rubbish just left in the kitchen which wasn't nice. That's why we only gave a 3 out of 5 for cleanliness. There was also no parking. Maybe it was because it was peak holiday time but every day we had to park a considerable distance from the house and then move the car to the house once all the day trippers had left. There was no parking within a 5 minute walk before about 6:00. But overall, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend this house.

    Dear Penny, Thank you for choosing 1 Lombard Street as your base in Porthmadog. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you would be happy to recommend the property. We appreciate your feedback regarding waste disposal, something also raised by another guest, we have now updated our guest information document to provide much clearer instructions. We have also taken on board your comment regarding the blinds and have purchased a new set for each room - this a great improvement. You must have been very unlucky not to find any parking as there is an abundance of free on-street parking and a free car park with approximately 30 spaces on the harbour front. If on the very rare occasion that these are all taken, there is a pay display car park directly behind the property. We hope you visit again soon. Kind regards, the owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny4.1Jul 2023

  • "Great location, 5 minutes wallk to the BEST ice cream and fish and chips in N Wales."

    Parking very easy, mostly outside but occasionally in the free car park round the corner, 30 seconds walk away. Two changes in the kitchen would elevate this cottage, a full size dishwasher could be fitted fairly easily and on the opposite wall to the oven a free standing fridge freezer (smeg for example )would need to add a wall socket but would be more suited to a family stay.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2023

  • "Harbourside was very clean and comfortable with the decor and fitting lovely, just a bit to big for but that wasn't the owners fault."

    Care would need to be taken for small children as the stairs are quite steep, The location was perfect for getting around Porthmadog and close to bus and train links to the rest of the area. Just three small niggles, we couldn't open the emergency exit (luckily not needed), the low level fridge and no freezer was a bit of a nuisance and bedroom windows noisy. We had a lovely stay thanks.

    Reviewed by Pat4.4Jun 2023

  • "Overall very nice."

    Two points that bothered us over the week. There was (or we could not find) any outdoor rubbish bin or recycling bins. No windows open downstairs, making it super hot when combined with cooking and summer weather. Location was great and a nice character property. Cheers.

    Dear Adam, Thank you for choosing 1 Lombard Street as your base in Porthmadog. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the property. Following your recommendation, an opening window has now been installed downstairs and a tower fan provided which should make the property more comfortable during the hot summer months. The guest information document has also been updated to provide clearer rubbish disposal instructions. We hope you visit again soon. Kind regards, the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at Harbourside."

    We would just say that the property needs a little TLC, it felt a bit unloved in places and the cleanliness when we arrived was okay, but it felt like some things had not been properly cleaned for a while. It could also do with 'getting ready' areas in the other two bedrooms - the back bedroom and triple-bunk bedroom as there wasn't really anywhere set up with a plug/mirror for hair drying etc. We would however definitely recommend the property, the location is outstanding; local amenities and scenery. We were very sad to leave!

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4May 2023

  • "The property overall is great, the owners really thought about what people need."

    Some great touches (I.e the wireless charging lamps in the bedroom. Love a gadget). The games room was a great hit with the kids. It's in a great location right next to the water front, pubs, restaurants and shops all within walking distance. If I was going to be really picky, the only thing the property is in need of is double glazing due to the road noise of the cobbled street and people walking past is quite loud. Although I get with the age of the building it'd be easier said than done. Saying that I would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Apr 2023

  • "We could not recommend this property more highly!"

    What a fabulous holiday home in a great location right by the harbour, less than 5 minutes walk from the High Street and with pubs and restaurants within a minutes walk. We had no problems with parking right outside the house and there are 2 carpark within 30 seconds walk from the house. The house is spotlessly clean and has been furnished to a high standard. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, the lounge area is very comfortable and the games room on the first floor went down very well with our 11 year old and 14 year old giving them plenty to do and their own space. All beds were very comfortable with nice, super clean bedding. Plenty of storage too for clothes and for once a good amount of hangers! Loved the wireless charging bedside lamps in the huge master bedroom! Lovely clean bathroom with a huge walk in shower with plenty of hot water. The house was very warm with a good heating system and a good electric fire in the lounge. The communication from the owners was great both prior to our arrival and whilst we were staying. We appreciated the extra touches like the boxes of tissues, cleaning products in the kitchen, extra loo rolls, board games, videos & tourist info in the lounge side table. Thank you Mark & Nat, we will be back!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Harbourside and had everything that we needed."

    There was plenty of room in the house and we were 3 couples. We stayed on a very cold weekend at the beginning of December and the only complaint that we had was that the ground floor open plan room was cold. There was one radiator to heat a large room and this was not enough. We also used the electric fire but this made little difference to the room. All rooms on both upper floors were fine and we had no issues with the heating here. We loved the house and the location was excellent. I would recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Nerys4.7Dec 2022

  • "Lovely stay very clean."

    And comfortable.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Harbourside is a lovely cottage in an excellent location, spotlessly clean and fully equipped for a lovely holiday."

    We were an older couple but it would be brilliant for families as the owners have thought of everything to keep them entertained.We would definitely recommend staying here and thank you very much for the welcome pack, Anne and Phil

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, beautiful decorated, comfortable beds and very homely."

    The location was great for lots of things to do and parking for both cars was easy, often getting a space right outside for free. The owners were incredibly helpful and provided lots of useful information before we arrived. I would defiantly recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in Porthmadog.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0May 2022

  • "Very convenient cottage, well equipped and clean."

    Reviewed by Celia5.0May 2022

  • "Exellent, lovely place, well-equiped."

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thanks for letting us stay at your tidy and extremely well presented cottage."

    We really enjoyed the convenient position and the games room was a real plus for the children.

    Reviewed by Luke4.7Mar 2022

  • "A lovely property to stay in, so close to the harbour and a few minutes walk to the town centre."

    There were 6 of us staying for 3 nights and the property was adequately equipped for all of us. Check in instructions were easy to understand and we had no problems with key safe. On street parking was outside the property or on the street. the kitchen had recently been refurbished and it was a lovely space to work in and sit in to make brews and meals. The games room was great for my 5 year old grandson. However we didn't use it much because the weather was glorious and we were out and about for most of the time. On the whole a great property.

    Reviewed by Julia4.4Mar 2022

  • "The property was well equipped very clean and in a great location we would stay again"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Feb 2022

  • "The location of this cottage is great, and the layout, with all its facilities was as expected from the advert and reviews seen prior to booking."

    The property has its own quirks with some modern touches, we loved the wireless speaker lamp! In my view the the owners are very lucky to own such a special house. We enjoyed our stay so Thankyou very much for sharing this Gem with us. The house was tidy and clean although dusty, I had to find a duster and dust around the lounge particularly round the tv area. This may be because it was cleaned after the last guest, but not been used for some days/ weeks. Also my husband walked through a big cobwebs when he first went into the kitchen. When looking for a container with a lid in the kitchen I noticed the kitchen was well equipped and has everything you need. One thing I noticed, which I wasn’t pleased about was that a glass butter dish was stored away unwashed, I left this out on the last day to make sure the owners/ cleaners cleaned this. Other than the cobweb/some dust/ dirty butter dish ( bear in mind this didn’t impact our stay) our only other complain was that there was no pillow protectors used and our bed had 4 pillows but only two had covers, there were no spare pillow cases in the house, which didn’t help either. I was disappointed at this as I’m a very clean and hygienic person and considering the covid times pillows with no protective covers And Pillow cases isn’t good! The mattress in the main bedroom is uncomfortable, springy and the bed creeks a lot! You just need to sit on the bed to hear it creek. also in the other bedrooms the mattresses/ beds are not any better in terms of being more comfy. As this is a holiday let I would recommend the owners invest in some good mattresses, after all a good night sleep is sometimes all that is needed when holidaying away from home.

    Dear Munibah, Thank you for choosing 1 Lombard Street as your base in Porthmadog. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the property. We also appreciate the very detailed feedback provided, it's important to us. I can confirm that all issues raised have now been addressed including the purchase of two brand new mattresses. We hope you visit again soon. Kind regards, the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Munibah4.1Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was perfectly positioned in Porthmadog by the harbour."

    Comfortable home from home.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Oct 2021

  • "Had a fantastic time at lombard street."

    Great location by the harbour and as walkers there where many great routes to take.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Sep 2021

  • "Recent extension to the property gave us more space than we thought which would have been more than enough anyway."

    However the facilities and location of the property made it a perfect week for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x triple bunk room
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor kitchen diner and living room
  • Electric wood burning stove
  • Games room / snug with games table, dart board and sofa.
  • Gas central heating with partial underfloor heating
  • Twin ovens, electric hob, fridge Washing Machine and dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (beach towels not included)
  • Stairgate, travel cot and highchair available on request
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Free roadside parking on first-come, first-Served basis, additional free parking in a car park nearby
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 1 mile.

The property

The property Harbourside is a welcoming mid-terrace grade II listed cottage, directly adjacent to the harbour in the old part of Porthmadog. Harbourside is a three-storey base, ideal for friends and families wishing to relax and explore the treasures on offer along this beautiful coastline of North Wales. The cottage is well appointed, and is decorated and furnished in a homely style, providing everything you need for a comfortable stay, whether a short break or longer. You enter the property into a stylish sitting room, where you can cuddle up to enjoy some television by the electric fire.

You will also find the fully equipped kitchen diner which includes Belfast sink, twin electric ovens, induction hob, dishwasher and microwave.

There is also a dining table with seating for six, which makes a sociable space for those leisurely breakfasts and late suppers. Heading upstairs, the first-floor boasts a triple bunk room with wooden furnishings and ample storage for guests to unpack, as well as a shower room with a spacious walk-in shower so guests can get ready in style.

The first floor also hosts a games room / snug where you can challenge your loved ones to a game of pool, air hockey, table football or darts. Climbing up to the second-floor there is a double bedroom with hanging space and a further king-size bedroom with a sea and sand colour theme. Outside you can grab a free roadside parking spot or head to the nearby public car park, and with the beach, harbour and town all just a short walk away, this property makes a perfect place to stay. All the amenities of this historic seaside port are on the doorstep - visit the craft and souvenir shops, excellent restaurants, tea rooms and inns, stroll along the coast to the famous Black Rock Sands beach, or to visit the pretty village of Borth-y-Gest, of which the beach is just 10 minute stroll away from the property. Nearby attractions include the world-famous Ffestiniog narrow gauge steam train, only a five-minute walk from the cottage, so hop on board to travel 13.5 miles through some of the most dramatic scenery the area has to offer. Visit Llechwedd Slate Caverns, which is now also the home of Zip World Titan, the longest four-man zip wire in Europe, as well as Bounce Below, an underground trampoline park, and Antur Stiniog Mountain Bike centre with its various downhill trails. The Italianate village of Portmeirion is also only two miles away and makes for a charming day out. For an ideal retreat, all year round, choose the delightful Harbourside as your home-away-from-home.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas