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Seaside retreat

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Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • beach (5)

12 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved the bungalow, very clean, spacious, great location; 10 minutes flat walking to the beach, or the other way to have coffee or lunch in the golf club and short drive to Porthmadog shops."

    Would definitely love to stay again. The only criticism was the times the heating came on. Don’t know if this was because we were there the weekend the clocks changed but ideally it’d be nice to have it warm to shower, get dressed and breakfast and for it to be warm early evening when we arrived back to have dinner. There were instructions to turn up the thermostat but that didn’t seem to do the job. There is a small electric fire in the lounge, but that just heats the lounge. The heating seemed to be on at bizarre times like during the night so the bedroom was too hot, but cold in the morning to get up, we were up around 7am. And cold to have a shower. The microwave needs replacing as the lining is peeling off; not sure how safe that is to use. Otherwise, a perfect stay! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Oct 2023

  • "Accommodation is adequate and comfortable."

    We enjoyed our stay and the property is close to Black Rock Sands. One panel of fence to side of property is down and felt that security to back of property was not secure enough. Back garden needs some tidying.

    Reviewed by Kim3.8Sep 2023

  • "Seaside Retreat is a lovely clean ,comfortable, well equipped bungalow with a private garden, the benefit of car parking space and excellent wi fi connection."

    It is in a quiet location, 2 miles from the centre of Porthmadog and 5 minutes walk from the beach at Black Rock Sands. There is a good local bus service several times a day into the centre of Porthmadog. We enjoyed our stay at Seaside Retreat and would highly recommend it. The weather was perfect too.

    Reviewed by John Geoffrey5.0Jun 2023

  • "Loved it. Quiet retreat with easy access to attractions in the local area."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2023

  • "We loved our holiday in Seaside Retreat The bungalow was immaculate and so roomy."

    So well laid out and we loved the furnishings and decor - a real seaside feel with the pictures and ornaments. Comfy beds, loads of hot water, good shower and the kitchen diner was ideal. Only a little moan - no teapot and no egg cups. A short ride to Portmadog - good shops and roads to explore the whole area. All in all a lovely holiday home which we would be happy to stay in again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2023

  • "We picked this one up as a last minute get away with my two young children."

    The bungalow was modern, comfy and charming. We all looked forward to going back of an evening to spend the night. The beach was a quick walk down the road. Hoping to return in the summer.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Oct 2022

  • "Nice location."

    Some general feedback: Master bedroom bed was not comfortable No bins in bedrooms or the bathroom Bath towels were tiny and not adequate. No clothes horse for drying clothes. Also could not find any pegs for the washing line. No teapot available. We had a nice stay overall. I have a few medical problems so spend a lot of time inside and comfort is important.

    Sorry you felt the master bed was uncomfortable, but we have never had any complaints before or since. The bath towels are standard towels used in holiday lets, sizes recommended by Sykes There is a electric clothes horse that is always available for use in the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle3.1Aug 2022

  • "Our feedback on the seaside retreat was it was very good, great location, however a few things let the place down."

    Firstly the cleaning was poor in places particularly dust on window sills and bedside tables, under the beds and around the skirting boards. As we had a little one crawling around we had to clean everywhere before we could settle in. The second is chipped crockery not replaced.

    Sorry to hear about the issue of cleanliness. We have been in contact with our cleaning team and they will ensure that there is no repeat of this problem. We hope this did not spoil your holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Damian4.4Jun 2022

  • "Nice property in a wonderful location let down somewhat by cleanliness."

    In particular the oven and grill pan were filthy on arrival. Also could have been cleaner around skirting boards and under beds. Well stocked kitchen but a tea pot would have been nice as would a bath mat for the bathroom floor. An outside tap would be a good addition for rinsing sand off feet when returning from the beach. We are already booked to return later in the year and are looking forward to it but hope it is a bit cleaner on arrival next time.

    Reviewed by Russell4.1May 2022

  • "Loved our seaside retreat."

    Photos don't do it justice. Can not begin to explain how relaxing and restful this place is. Utterly lovely. The bungalow is well equipped and although it has a few bits here and there that stop it being perfect, it's faults are easily forgiven. Fab location - mountains one side, 4 or 5 minute walk to the most amazing beach, even less to the corner shop and a cracking little chip shop. The bungalow is bright, airy, comfy and clean. Blinds in front bedrooms do a good job of stopping the outside light getting in. Memory foam mattress and nice bedding was lovely surprise. Towels and shower were lovely too. Kitchen was well equipped and the washer worked well. Garden was nice too - ate out a number of times and it was lovely. Only downsides Knives could do with being sharpened. Could do with a longer extension lead in the bedroom. Kitchen bin isn't great - it tears the bags when you change them. Could do with an extra set of bedding /towels available for people staying longer than a week or two (we stayed 3 wks). All first world problems and none would put us off returning. Totally love this place.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jul 2021

  • "Yes in your advert you stated there was a pub local to the bungalow."

    It has in fact been closed down. There is a pub on the Haven site but they not allow you to use it

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jun 2021

  • "Best holiday accommodation we have stayed in in 30 years of holidaying thanks"

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with P-shaped bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric stove
  • Gas central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine,
  • Radio, Smart TV with Freeview, Blu-ray player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles, beach 0.6 miles
  • Please note : This property only accepts 7 night bookings from Saturday, or Monday - Friday bookings, no short weekend bookings accepted

The property

Resting on a quiet estate in the popular seaside town of Porthmadog, is this delightful detached bungalow, Seaside retreat.

Sleeping up to five guests in an all-ground-floor layout, this property is perfect for a family getaway to the Welsh coast, being just a short walk away from the beauty of Black Rock Sands Beach, as well as within easy reach of the Snowdonia National Park.

Park up on the spacious drive before heading into your home-from-home, where you are met with a light and bright, and modern decor.

Discover lovely blue soft seating in the sitting room where you can sink into the sofa and catch some favourite shows or films on the Smart TV, a relaxing way to end the day, with an electric stove-effect fire adding extra warmth and character.

In the next room, you can spend your evenings around the dining table, set wonderfully before the sliding patio doors looking out to the enclosed garden, you can enjoy a board game brought from home, or keep the chef of the group company as they set to work preparing a home-cooked meal.

In the sleek white fitted kitchen, you can make use of the electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, and a handy dishwasher and washing machine too.

Dine alfresco in the garden on balmy summer evenings, with an outdoor dining table and furniture to relax at with a glass of wine.

Retire to one of the lovely bedrooms with crisp white bed linens and bright white interior, with a king-size bedroom, a double bedroom and a single bedroom to choose from, with plenty of storage for your things too.

Feel refreshed within the sparkling bathroom, which is home to a P-shaped bath with an overhead shower, offering you a choice of how to best prepare for your day of adventures.

Discover the wondrous Black Rock Sands just an easy stroll away, with a long two-mile stretch of sandy beach offering a beautiful spot for sunbathing, swimming and plenty of watersports including sailing, wind-surfing and water-skiing.

A convenience shop rests nearby as well as two pubs, while more choice can be found in the centre of the town with restaurants, supermarkets and cafés.

From Porthmadog you can take a fun trip on the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways running along 14-miles of stunning rural countryside and forests on a vintage narrow gauge steam train.

Visit the Maritime Museum for local history lovers, or make some new friends at Black Rock Llamas, taking them on a lovely trek in the scenic Welsh countryside setting.

Walkers can discover the Rhyd Ddu footpath taking you up Snowden just under 15-miles away, offering easy access to the fantastic Snowdonia National Park.

Explore the Llyn Peninsula with its stunning coastline and handful of popular towns and villages, including the sailing haven of Pwllheli, and the beautiful beaches at Abersoch and Criccieth.

For a variety of attractions and delights all around, stay at Seaside retreat for a great family holiday in Wales.

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: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £350 for this property.

Please note : This property only accepts Monday - Friday bookings, no weekend bookings accepted.