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Morfa Lodge

Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1008932)

4.8

Excellent

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "What a beautiful spacious lodge!"

    Lots of space with plenty of areas to lounge about in. The original building has a stunning old interior with extension containing a modern and spacious kitchen/dining area. The upstairs bedrooms were beautiful with access to a small balcony. The lodge and its grounds feels secluded but has the added bonus of takeaways, Aldi and other shops a short walking distance from the property. Our stay was great, on our last day I was still noticing new things and furniture, the property is loaded with history and many things to explore and admire. I would love to stay again!

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2021

  • "A wonderfully spacious and characterful property."

    Well situated for the local scenic and other attractions. Easy walking distance from the centre of Porthmadog (although up a short steepish hill)

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "Host accommodation location were all exceptional and well beyond expectations"

    Reviewed by LukeMay 2021

  • "The location of this property is idyllic for those seeking a hideaway, with amazing birdsong from the surrounding woodland."

    Its location means that it might not be suitable for those less agile, unless using a car for every trip to the shops, as it is fairly far above the town. The property is full of character, and everything worked well, although a little scruffy at the rear view from the modern kitchen. Overall lovely. Would only go back if sharing the cost as expensive for two.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "A beautiful house, tastefully furnished in an olde worlde style."

    Very comfortable and quiet, close to town centre. We would recommend this property as outstanding.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2020

  • "Location was perfect for us; a great blend of peace & quiet in a natural setting, while only a 5min stroll from Porthmadog's High Street with shops, restaurants, pubs, etc."

    And so close to the Llyn peninsula, with its views and villages, and Portmeirion and Snowdonia. We easily visited all 3 on 3 days. The welcome was covid-inclusive, informative, friendly and spot-on. The Lodge itself is a super blend of old and new. Cosy, traditional, quirky, bags of character, wonderful "natural" garden, with the modern kitchen, conservatory & ground floor shower room. There were only the two of us, so it felt even more spacious, but really, plenty of space for occupants if using all 3 bedrooms. A lovely vibe here. We hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "This lodge has everything you need for a lovely holiday."

    Comfort, well equipped, ideal location (very private), excellent showers, and very clean. Not sure it would be ideal for youngsters, as lots of delicate ornaments and steps etc., but being the older generation, we loved it and couldn't have asked for more. Mrs Paula Bates

    Reviewed by PaulaSep 2020

  • "Loved this spacious quirky property."

    Great parking outside the house. Kitchen well fitted out, although a larger refrigerator would be helpful for a place of this size. Beds were comfy, bedrooms large and upstairs shower hot and fierce. Living area was varied and comfortable, kitchen/diner well used. Having loads of towel rails was appreciated. Hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by VivienSep 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Morpha Lodge."

    It is a unique home mixing historic and modern situated on a hill overlooking Porthmadog. From the Lodge you can walk to shopping (Tescos), cafes and restaurants and even the Ffestiniog Railway. We were however most disappointed with the misleading information provided by Skyes Holiday. There is a section on the web listing for Morpha Lodge that says "Stay at cottages with Wifi" and there was no wifi.

    Reviewed by JamesDec 2019

  • "My grandsons were disappointed that there was no wifi."

    We are used to that being available wherever we rent so I was surprised that it was not there and found it inconvenient myself.

    Reviewed by MaureenOct 2019

  • "This is a lovely lodge house which is much larger than it looks in the photos on the website."

    We arrived on a cold wet afternoon but were given a warm welcome by the property owner who showed us around the house. The house is well equipped and the new mattress which had arrived the week previous was extremely comfortable. The icing on the cake for us was the grand piano in the lounge which had recently been tuned. The kitchen is very modern but if you don’t fancy cooking there are plenty of nice restaurants and bistros within a short drive and in the summer months with fine weather not too far to walk to. Surrounded by trees and with stunning views from most of the windows it is a very relaxing house to spend time in. The only negative comment I could make is that there was no Wi-Fi so make sure you have plenty of data on your mobile phone before you go. We managed to get a 4G signal on O2 most of the time and there is a good selection of tourist leaflets in the property for you to browse through and plan your days out. All in all an excellent property which I would definitely return to for another stay. I would also point out that the owner is very accommodating and is keen to implement any suggestions/correct any problems during your stay. I think the description on the website needs to be updated to reflect this.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are looking into WIFI availability at present and it will likely be in for next season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CaroleOct 2019

  • "Morfa Lodge is in a great location for exploring North Wales."

    It is very spacious and comfortable and the cottage itself is a very interesting old building. The owner is extremely helpful and friendly and organised a piano tuner to come in and tune the baby grand piano that's in the cottage so I could enjoy playing it!

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2019

  • "Should have a dishwasher, general seating is tired and lacking in comfort."

    Nowhere to sit in garden, and should be drastically cut back to enable the view.

    Thank you for your feedback, the gardens are regularly maintained however the trees around the cottage cannot be cut back too drastically as they are in a preservation area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "We really enjoyed the location of the cottage."

    It was also really spacious. The shower was amazing! The kids loved exploring all the nooks and crannies of the garden. We had a fantastic holiday. Would have been nice to have a dish washer and a radio in the kitchen. The double mattress could be more comfy.

    Thank you for your feedback, the double & single mattresses have now been replaced with new. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2019

  • "Excellent location for sightseeing around the whole area and a 5 minute walk to everything in Porthmadog - Cottage was quirky and owner welcoming and friendly - loved it!"

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    Reviewed by AnnJun 2019

  • "Absolutely brilliant cottage, full of character, very spacious and a lovely welcoming host."

    We would loved to have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2019

  • "The cottage was spacious and clean a modern kitchen."

    I think you could add a hair dryer in one of the drawers but this only thing. Thankfully I brought my travel one. The cottage was handy for Porthmadog town centre.

    Lesley RowleyAug 2018

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  • "The cottage was spacious and in a great location for us, close to the centre of Porthmadog yet secluded and with great mountain views."

    Some of the furnishings were a little tired, especially the sofas in the living room which is very dark. The kitchen equipment provided could be better. There were no decent knives for preparing vegetables, no baking sheets or roasting pans for use in the oven and the crockery was a very odd assortment with no decent sized cereal bowls. It would also be useful if handwash was provided in each bathroom.

    May 2018

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The property

When you enter this charming and quirky holiday cottage it is just like stepping back in time!

Built in the early 1800s by William Maddox, founder of Porthmadog, Morfa Lodge was originally the old coach house and stable block for the nearby manor house.

With antique furniture (the dresser with intricate carvings in the sitting room are believed to be a dowry from 1806) and stunning woodwork, all hand built by the owner's father, a master carpenter, you will feel truly immersed in history. The bright and sunny contemporary style kitchen/diner has views over the harbour and mountains beyond.

There are white modern kitchen units with a microwave, electric hob and eye level oven.

The large sitting room has sofas, a flatscreen TV, dvd and video player, and a stone inglenook fireplace with electric fire.

There is even a piano and a lovely leaded window to sit by and look out at the pretty flowers. There is a ground floor single bedroom and a shower room with loo and wash hand basin.

Upstairs there are another two comfy bedrooms.

One with a double bed and a decorative Juliet balcony overlooking the town's rooftops to the mountains in the distance.

The second bedroom is larger, and has a double bed, and a single bed in the same room.

This also has a decorative Juliet balcony over the cottage gardens, and lovely old oak beams galore. Feather pillows are provided (these can be swapped for synthetic pillows if requested at the time of booking). The family bathroom has a loo, wash hand basin and bath with shower over. There is a sweet little reading area on the landing on the first floor, with an easy chair and lamp.

The antique cabinet is filled with a selection of books and games for some quiet time. Located in a peaceful setting, there is a lawned, private garden (not enclosed) with garden furniture.

There is a parking area for two to three cars. This is an old property, with wobbly walls and bags of character.

It may not suit people who enjoy the clean lines of modern properties.

However, if you are looking for character, old and interesting then this is just the house for you!

Just a five-minute walk from Porthmadog's harbour and bustling town with a selection of shops, restaurants, pubs and the Welsh Highland Railway, you will find plenty to do and see, whatever the weather!

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x double with extra single, 1 x ground floor single
  • Hairdryers in both upstairs rooms
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and handwash basin
  • Kitchen/diner with white modern kitchen units, microwave, electric hob and eye level oven
  • Sitting room with sofas, flatscreen TV, dvd & video player, piano, stone inglenook fireplace with electric fire
  • Snug/reading area with easy chair and books
  • Lawned, private garden (not enclosed) with garden furniture
  • Gravelled parking area for 2/3 cars.
  • Flat Screen Tv with DVD player, WiFi, Bed linen and towels are included, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave, off road parking, electric fire, synthetic pillows available on request, books
  • Short drive to all local amenities.

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

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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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Region Information

Note: This is an old property, quirky with wobbly walls & bags of character - may not suit people who enjoy the clean lines of modern properties. Pillows are feather, synthetic pillows can be provided, please request at the time of booking.
Note: Please note this property has a good housekeeping bond of £350 as of 29/07/21.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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