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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a fantastic setting overlooking the harbour."

    The views are sensational. Definitely a property that would be as nice in the depths of winter as in the height of summer. Nice little touches everywhere and a kitchen with all the implements you could wish for. Owner clearly cares both about the property and ensuring that the visitor has a great stay. Would recommend to anyone looking for a base from which to enjoy that part of North Wales.

    Pleased you had a fun stay and you are always welcome back. I have put my heart into the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Mar 2024

  • "We absolutely loved Wenallt!"

    It is one of the most beautiful holiday homes we've ever stayed in. From the original features and fittings to the book and art collection, it's a delight to stay in. As well as the aspect and proximity to the high street, pubs etc. and some fantastic coastal walks! The photos do NOT do it justice - particularly the bedrooms, which are really attractive and comfortable, and nicer than they appear on the website. Improvements - you could fit more seating into the lounge to suit a house that sleeps 6. Some larger pots and pans - no big sautee pan, just the one big saucepan.

    Thank you for your feedback. I have had new beds , better quality linen, power shower and done the rooms up. I shall be passing Dunelm in Bangor and will get the items. Customer comments allow me to further improve the customer experience. Delight you had a fun time and you are always welcome back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Virginia4.4Feb 2024

  • "Lovely period house in a fantastic location, spectacular views over the harbour and surrounding mountains, lots to do and see in the area, ideal for dog owners many nearby walks on beautiful beaches."

    The house is quite quirky with lots of original features, antique furniture and artworks, and lots of books! Very comfortable beds, kitchen is well equipped. We would visit again.

    Thank you for your kind comments. Dogs are always welcome with lots of walks and beaches. Wenallt's location could not be better. You are very welcome again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Feb 2024

  • "The property is excellent in every respect."

    It looks great in the brochure photographs and text but in reality it exceeded our expectations. I would certainly consider booking a holiday there again.

    I have put my heart into the property and so it is a pleasure you all enjoyed it so much. You are welcome back and pleased you enjoyed the real fires. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage with all the homely comforts."

    Great views of the harbour and town from the elevated position of the cottage. The kitchen was well equipped and enjoyed the use of the bread machine. Bedrooms were comfortable and spacious. The house was dressed for our Christmas stay and the welcome gifts of crackers, chocolates, bread, milk and wine were greatly appreciated. Would recommend this property for a holiday stay.

    Such nice people. You are always welcome back. Our goal is to create magical memories and dogs are welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Dec 2023

  • "Wenallt is a very versatile and cosy historical cottage sitting in the hill above Porthmadog."

    We arrived to a lovely welcome pack (milk, bread, biscuits, chocs and wine!). The cottage has everything (and more) you need for a stay - foodies will love the kitchen. There is an open fire and log burning oven. I challenge anyone to find a library as good as Wenallt’s in a holiday cottage on the planet!!! This is the perfect base for walkers, foodies, etc - very cosy for a restorative autumn/winter break as well as an active spring/summer holiday. Perfect for access across the peninsula, the national park and beyond. Criccieth, Harlech, Pwyheli, and Abersoch are a stones throw away. Loved our stay and we will be back!

    I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and have happy memories. The Howdens Kitchen was recently put in and stocked. The location and views of the mountains, harbour and steam trains cannot be beaten. You are always welcome back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable, enjoyable stay in Wenallt."

    Excellent location, amazing views, great facilities and very homely. The kids and dog really loved it too. Lovely walks from the door. The wine, chocolates, provisions and garden flowers on arrival were very much appreciated. Thanks very much.

    Really pleased you had a fun time at Wenallt. The views of the mountains, harbour and steam trains are indeed amazing. Walkers stop to take photographs all the time. I purchased new beds and better quality linen. Thank you for choosing Wenallt you are always welcome back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Wenallt very much it’s a cosy house with comfortable beds plus great views from the windows , plus we could walk to Borth y Gest or Into the town very easily from there."

    Pleased you had a fun stay. The beds and linen are comfortable. The views are in truth the best in Wales. I loved meeting your dog. Thank you for choosing Wenallt. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely week spent at Wenallt made even better by great weather."

    The views from the front of the house over to the cob across the sea, steam railway and mountains are special whatever time of day or night you take a look. No trouble parking outside the property on the road which makes unloading and packing up much easier. The house was nice, comfortable beds with sea views from the two front bedrooms. The garden was lovely but not suitable for young children or people with mobility problems. Large kitchen with table and chairs plus a great dining room. Would book again for next year but the week we want is already taken.

    Dear Sharon, Such nice people. You are always welcome back to Wenallt with our outstanding views. Our object is to create happy memories. Pleased you liked the comfortable beds and the high quality linen. Thank you for choosing Wenallt. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Oct 2023

  • "Better than a five star hotel in a superb location and with great cooking and other facilities."

    The house is full of interesting books and artefacts as well as a wonderfully big bath. Fantastic view over the sea and town; spotlessly clean and with great bedding. Can’t recommend too much!

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful two weeks at Wenallt."

    It is a delightful house with everything we could possibly have wanted. It is spacious, beautifully furnished with comfortable beds and so many books! We enjoyed everything about the house and the garden and would never tire of the wonderful view. Having bread and milk provided as well as a bottle of wine and other treats was a lovely touch and very welcome after a long journey. The house is in a great position. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday !"

    Thank you

    Happy memories is good and I am pleased you had fun. Thank you for choosing Wenallt. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ekaterina5.0Aug 2023

  • "The second time we have stayed at Wenallt and would like to reiterate what l said then - the house was full of books and other visually stimulating pieces."

    It was kind of the owner yo leave wine and chocks as well. The house is well equipped and made our stay extremely pleasant. We will certainly want to come again probably in the winter

    Our goal is to ensure you have a happy time. Delighted you enjoyed the books and original art work. My gardener Aly had the pleasure of meeting . You are always most welcome back. Thank you for choosing Wenallt. Property Owner

    Reviewed by P Jane5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a super week in Snowdonia, the cottage was in a perfect location to enjoy the mountains, castles and lots of wild swimming!"

    The cottage has fabulous views. Very well equipped and the beds were SO comfortable! Thank you

    So pleased you had a fun time. The Cottage has great views and it was great you created so many happy memories. I will make sure my clean ladies know. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "We’ve had a wonderful time at Wenallt."

    It is a charming house in a fantastic location, the views are amazing. We loved watching the steam trains cross the estuary. The interior of the house is full of interesting art and books making it much more than just somewhere to stay. The owner was great at ensuring everything was ok.

    Thank you. The views are wonderful and I am pleased you enjoyed the books/art works. Our goal is providing something special and you are most welcome back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, the house was beautiful!"

    Just a couple of things - we wanted to sweep up daily and couldn’t find a brush, also each kitchen cupboard was full of items and we had to rearrange quite a lot to get our food and things in. The back door handle was loose and the bathroom door handle was very loose, we didn’t close it all the way for fear of the handle coming off! Loads of plus points though and we would love to come back! Lovely little touches from the owners, location was spot on, no issues with parking, beds were super comfy, house was very roomy for the 6 of us, kids loved the quirky garden. Thank you for having us!

    I am delighted you had a fun stay, expensive beds and found the house comfortable. I will get a builder to check out all the door handles (Grade II listed). Thank you for raising this point such feedback is very useful. You are always welcome back. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy4.1Jul 2023

  • "Very comfortable, well appointed with everything you would need for your stay."

    Beautiful views of the harbour and a short walk into town and local beach. Lovely welcome gifts of wine and chocolate and othe goodies to eat. A lovely stay.

    Pleased you had a fun time and loved the views of the harbour, steam trains and mountains. You are always welcomed back. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely house with views to die for."

    Lots of nice touches like the wine and chocolates left for us also tea coffee and sugar. The listing did warn that the garden was very steep and this is true . In fact we did not use it more than once as the steps were very tricky also applies to the steps to the bins. Thanks for bringing a replacement kettle so quickly.

    Pleased you had a fun time and the loved the views. My job is to make sure you have happy memories. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Wenault - the house is perfectly located for access to the town and beaches and the views are absolutely amazing."

    The house was comfortable, well presented, full of character and everything had been thought of - even little treats for us and the dogs! There is a lovely dog friendly beach within a short walk. The only downside for us was we had underestimated how steep and narrow the steps to access the garden were - our little dog was fine either them but our bigger dog couldn't go up snd down them which was a pity because the views from the top of the garden and we would have enjoyed spending more time up there with a big glass of wine! But if your dog is fine with steps we would 100% recommend this lovely house. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Jun 2023

  • "Great house, wonderful view to the harbour."

    Ideal place for coast, mountain and railways

    Reviewed by Gerda4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property with real Welsh character."

    The views are amazing! Comfy sofa, good kitchen, just generally good all round. Top tip for others - the kitchen can feel cold when it is hot outside (so the heating is off) so bring your slippers.

    Reviewed by Hamish5.0May 2023

  • "A great place to stay in Porthmadog with one of the best views that you can find."

    We will be back!

    Thank you Keir. You are most welcome back and pleased you enjoyed your time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keir5.0May 2023

  • "The house is spacious and very clean."

    All the rooms are generous and the view over the harbour is gorgeous. It was well equipped and the heating was very efficient and easy to use. The complimentary bottle of wine and milk in the fridge and bread in the kitchen was a lovely touch and greatly appreciated. Parking the car was not an issue and we were able to park outside the house each day with no problem. Overall we were very impressed with the whole house and our visit to a beautiful part of Wales. Thank you

    Thank you Kathryn for your feedback and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. You are always welcome in Porthmadog. The views are special with the harbour and mountains. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn3.8Mar 2023

  • "Wenallt.. is an exceptional place to stay can't rate it enough"

    . Wonderful views, a very comfortable home from home. We had to make the effort to go out as there were so many wonderful books to read, lovely art work in every room. Kitchen was well kitted out and on arrival milk,bread,coffee and tea were provided even a splendid bottle of wine and chocs. The owner came round mid week with extra logs.Fantastic location, steam railway down the road a five min walk to town, walks from the door. Wenallt gets top marks!

    Thank you for choosing Wenallt and delighted you had a fun time. You are always welcome back to Porthmadog. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a beautiful 7 night stay at Wenallt Such a beautiful house and home from home Views are amazing and the house was stocked with everything we needed and more."

    Had some lovely evenings cooking and chatting in the kitchen in front of log burner. Andrew was so kind and bought extra logs etc for the open fire just when we had run out. We will be back and will highly recommend.

    So pleased you enjoyed yourselves and good meeting your dog. The beach walks by Borth y Gest are breath taking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Feb 2023

  • "A beautiful house, so many interesting books, art etc."

    l would highly recommend it for both individuals and families. It it conveniently situated in Portmadoc and the Snowdonian National Park

    Thank you the location is very special with views of the Mountains, Harbour and Steam Trains. We hope you will choose us again and pleased you enjoyed the books. Property Owner

    Reviewed by P Jane5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely characterful place with original features."

    The welcoming touches like milk, tea/coffee, chocolate and wine was a lovely surprise when arriving late. We arrived in the dark so it was wonderful to wake up in the morning and see the beautiful view outside the window. We enjoyed the open fire, and were really grateful to be provided with all the coal, wood etc. that we needed. The kitchen was very well equipped too, we even made fresh bread in the breadmaker while we were there! Was good to have an extra toilet, shower room downstairs if you didn’t want baths but was fine and very clean and modern. Good location, walking distance of town centre was good. Overall a very enjoyable stay!

    Thank you the positive review. We do our very best to please. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Wenallt, it's a beautiful cottage, full of charm and character and furnished very generously by our host Andrew."

    We especially enjoyed the open fire in the lounge (as did the dogs!), settling down in front of it with a bottle of wine was the perfect end to a long day's walking. The view overlooking the marina and out into the estuary with the hills beyond was fantastic and not something you would ever tire of waking up to. Porthmadog itself has everything you need, high street stores but also local craft shops as well as a nice selection of delis, cafes, restaurants and friendly pubs most serving generous servings of the 'classics' often with a twist. (*We stayed a little out of season so it's worth checking before you go that the kitchens are open, it's not necessarily the case every night). Location wise you're ideally placed to explore the local area, Portmeirion is literally over the headland, the costal path will take you to Criccieth the other way or, when the tide is out, you can follow the stunning beaches all the way. Snowdon, Beddgelert, Harlech and Bala are all as short drive away and the Llyn Peninsular is there to explore. All in all, just perfect for us and we would absolutely recommend staying. Special thanks to Andrew for his generosity and welcome.

    Delighted you had a fun time at Wenallt and packed so much in. Thank you for choosing to stay and you are always most welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath and basin
  • First-floor cloakroom with WC
  • Kitchen/diner with gas fire
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Study
  • Gas central heating with gas fire and open fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, bread maker
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Roadside parking
  • Rear sloped terraced garden with lawn and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, though please ensure dogs are kept downstairs and off furniture and beds
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 1 mile
  • Note: The rear garden is accessed via steep and uneven stairs, this is not suitable for those with limited mobility and please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Note: There is a split level landing on the first floor, please take care

The property

A wonderful, Grade II Captain's House in Porthmadog with outstanding views of the Marina, Mountains and Steam Trains, yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the marina and shops of this North Wales seaside resort is the wonderful residence Wenallt.

Enjoying a superb location with stunning views over the town, harbour and mountains, this former Grade 2 listed Captains residence also enjoys a fantastic interior with stained glass windows, period features, and an array of artwork, making Wenallt a lovely dog-friendly choice for couples or a family of six.

The property benefits from roadside parking and a generous rear, sloping garden with furniture, accessed via steep steps.

On the ground floor, you can whip up family favourites in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, featuring a gas fire and original slate flooring, ready to savour at the breakfast table or as a more formal affair in the delightful dining room, lined with bookshelves and a decorative stove.

After dinner, relax in the sitting room on the plush seating as you watch a much-loved show on the TV, whilst your pooches curl up in the warm glow of the open fire.

The ground floor is completed by a sleek shower room where you can freshen up at the end of the day.

Continue upstairs, where you will find a well-appointed bathroom, featuring an original cast iron bath, and a cloakroom with Victorian WC.

When sleep calls, three well-presented bedrooms await, two doubles, one with a view over the harbour, the other with a feature fireplace, high ceiling and access to the garden, and a twin, also with harbour views.

Explore the bustling town, where you can treat your loved ones to a meal at the award-winning Yr Hen Fecws Restaurant, the Australia Pub, and fresh fish and chips from Allports.

Or stock up on essentials at the supermarkets and convenience stores, tour the Maritime Museum, hop aboard the Welsh Highland Railway for a scenic ride through incomparable scenery, or enjoy leisurely strolls through the harbour.

Head to nearby Borth Y Gest, where you will find a beautiful beach, or continue onto Morfa Bychan, where you can test out your clubs at the excellent Porthmadog Golf Club, dine at the Black Rock Beach Club, and visit nearby Black Rock Sands.

For exceptional hiking and cycling opportunities, venture into the Snowdonia National Park, where you can take on the famous Snowdon Peak and explore underground mines at Zip World Llechwedd.

Continue on to Harlech, home to a fabulous beach with mountain views, a fascinating castle and a superb golf club.

Your adventure to North Wales begins at Wenallt.

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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Note: The rear garden is accessed via steep and uneven stairs, this is not suitable for those with limited mobility and please ensure children are supervised at all times. Note: There is a split level landing on the first floor, please take care

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