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Cornhill Courtyard

(Ref. 1020437)

Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property, ideal base for walking and right next tobtge harbour."

    Reviewed by Mark4.7May 2024

  • "I would suggest that they remove the key boxes that are not actually in use as at present there are four 4."

    I had to call the office locally for assistance and a lovely person helped me to obtain the key with an emergency number for the box. The apartment would be more homely with a comfortable chair to sit on as the bed is a little difficult to take apart in a daily basis ,just my opinion. Sadly had to return home early by a day due to weather and my health.

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Jan 2024

  • "A lovely apartment, and well-located."

    However, although it appeared clean on the surface, it was in need of a little TLC. The sofa bed was dirty and smelled, we slept on that. The curtains were difficult to open/closed, and the privacy blinds didn't work well. The tiles in the bathroom/shower are in need of a good cleaning, and the pull cords were filthy, and quite unhygienic. There were plenty of cobwebs above head height around the apartment, and areas behind and underneath furniture were full of dust and hair. There was a lack of cleaning materials and products for us to maintain a high level whilst we were there. the outside furniture that you mentioned was old, rotten and broken. this is dangerous and needs to be replaced. However, the apartment was comfortable and the facilities were as advertised. we had a great time, but I believe that the owner should look at the poor cleaning delivered by an independent cleaning company. All of your properties we have stayed in previously have been well-cleaned by the owners and we have had no complaints on this level before. This was not the best holiday let we have had with you, but only down to the cleanliness and TLC it is lacking.

    Reviewed by Robin3.4Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay here, stayed next door twice, lovely location, clean, bed though advertised, had to Google the set up, but comfy once sorted, side gate with 5 digets padlock was an experience, decided to not scramble the digets while staying there, but tradesmen, cleaners, fellow Sykes neighbours all had the combination, bit like a scene out of Crystal Maze, not nice being padlocked into your holiday home, for that reason alone won't stay here again!"

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful location spotlessly clean ,would definitely come here again."

    The only downside was having no separate bedroom but we managed ,very near the town shope cafes trains highly recommended also dog friendly bonus!!!

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the courtyard apartment."

    The location was breathtaking! We’ve always loved Porthmadog and surrounding areas but never stayed! The only downside was the vacuum cleaner was not working , so we were unable to hoover round on leaving.

    Reviewed by Jill4.4May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week, location is fantastic."

    The appt is great for 2 and s dog, the sofa bed is a pain to put up and down every day, I think a real bed and small sofa and chair would be better, no need for the extra large family dining table, a small bistro one would do. These are only suggestions. I love the place and definitely will be back.

    Reviewed by Jane3.8May 2023

  • "The property itself was adequate and in a lovely location but unfortunately the seal on the mixer tap in the kitchen went and we spent part of an evening mopping up water and waiting for help."

    A plumber eventually arrived and managed to turn off the stop tap located in the bathroom right in the corner which was difficult to access and more difficult to turn!. We ended up with no water at all until the following afternoon. This unfortunately spoilt the first day of our 45th Wedding Anniversary break.

    Reviewed by C2.5May 2023

  • "Great location, lovely views, very central for everything including some lovely walks."

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Oct 2022

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    Reviewed by Allan4.4Sep 2022

  • "I have had an enjoyable weeks stay in Cornhill Courtyard which is a studio apartment."

    The location of the apartment is superb. It is situated in the old historic area of Porthmadog Harbour and has a wonderful view straight out over the beautiful harbour which you couldn’t better! I also really liked the fact that the large main room is so light, bright and spacious. The kitchen and bathroom facilities were also fine. Once the sofa bed was up with the topper on top it was very comfortable . However, I did have some issues with the sofa bed. I was staying in the property on my own and as a 75-year-old woman with an arthritic hip, I did find it quite a struggle at times getting the bed up and putting it away. On one occasion the fabric loops got trapped inside and it then became impossible to get it out or put it up on my own. However the owner was extremely responsive and arranged within a couple of hours for the cleaning company to come and sort it out which they did. It needed two men to lift out the mattress extension in order to release the fabric flaps. I had felt concerned about the parking situation in August. However, in the event I was able to park right outside the apartment on three occasions and very close by on the other four days. From 4:30 pm onwards Porthmadog gradually quieten down and plenty of free parking then becomes available. Security of the property is very good as there is a padlocked gate into a small courtyard. Despite the issues with the sofa bed I am very glad I stayed in the property, as I had a very enjoyable weeks holiday. It was lovely to revisit Porthmadog, which I had visited a lot as a teenager and young person, when my parents had a caravan in the area.

    Reviewed by Judy4.4Aug 2022

  • "The cottage has a lovely location and waking up to the view of the harbour and its boats was a really nice start to the day."

    However, we thought the accommodation had some shortcomings; the main one being the sofa bed (see tripadvisor). It wasn’t particularly comfortable or easy enough to erect every night and so we left it as a bed during the day. However, that meant there was nowhere to sit with a comfortable back-rest. We felt that with a better layout, for example, if the TV was wall mounted then a wardrobe could be fitted into the space created. A standard double bed could be used and a comfortable small two seater settee or equivalent could be accommodated, especially if the patio style table and chairs was replaced with a drop leaf table with higher back chairs. Some pictures on the wall wouldn't go amiss!

    Reviewed by Mike3.8Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic location."

    Description was very accurate, so the sofa bed was not a surprise. It was a surprise how comfortable it was. The only negative was that every footstep from the flat above is audible. All in all though a lovely little flat in the best location in Porthmadoc.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely studio apartment with a nice view of Porthmadog Harbour."

    Great shower with lots of hot water. The only downside was the sofa bed (which was comfy enough) but would be better with a proper bed and parking is difficult in the very small courtyard but there is plenty of parking available outside on the roadway instead.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely and clean everything we needed,fantastic shower, abit noisy from flat above."

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jun 2022

  • "The flat is in an amazing level location close to the town of Porthmadog, the Ffestionniog railway and the Cob."

    It is also a level walk to nearby Borth y gest with several sandy coves. Everything was clean and well presented. The sofa bed was reasonably comfortable with the extra mattress cover. We were out a lot and left it set up as a bed. We didn't take a pet but I would feel happy to take one as the flat feels like a home. The building has a lot of lovely character. We would certainly consider returning if in the area again.

    Reviewed by June4.7May 2022

  • "Very comfortable and just what we needed in terms of cost, size and pet friendly."

    Walking distance to the harbour and shops with good views. Off road Parking

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4May 2022

  • "I have stayed there before, and would happily do so again."

    The only negative is the limited parking.

    Reviewed by Gordon4.1Apr 2022

  • "We was fine with it being a studio flat as we normally in a motor home xx but it was so uncomfortable my friend slept in the floor."

    The toilet roll was very cheap and only one we had to go and buy our own. Couldn't fault anything else

    Reviewed by Andrew3.1Oct 2021

  • "Read a lot of negative feedback, wasn’t sure what to expect, all the negativity was unfounded in our case."

    Plenty of towels for our use, sofa bed extremely easy to put up and with the memory foam topper was very comfortable, plenty of cleaning products for our use. Parking in the courtyard was fantastic. Location amazing, a really lovely

    Reviewed by Carole3.8Sep 2021

  • "Really nice comfortable accommodation and close to so many shops and things to do."

    Very nice and scenic area. Had a lovely time. Would definitely recommend and would return again.

    Reviewed by Edwin4.4Sep 2021

  • "Situated perfectly, off road parking a bonus."

    Views were great but most of the time there was a car or van parked outside window so no view which was disapointing. Only one bath and one hand towel each for the week so had to buy some towels this was a first for us. One very cheap and nasty toilet roll, only one saucepan. The main problem was the sofa bed having to struggle to put mattress topper on as quite heavy, such a hassle so just left bed made up all the time . The owner should really invest in a good quality sofa bed which would make peoples stay a lot easier.

    Reviewed by Lynn3.1Aug 2021

  • "Having read some reviews we were a little concerned about the sleeping arrangements."

    The sofa bed now has a good quality mattress topper so the bed was comfortable, for the older traveller the bed is a little difficult to get in and out of. The situation of the property is right on the harbour and the off road parking is good. A word of warning if you have a bigger car take a wide run at the entrance as we managed to scrape the side of our car on the first attempt!

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Aug 2021

  • "Lovely little apartment in an excellent location, right on the water front."

    Pleasantly furnished. Had practically everything we needed, and all appliances worked. Great shower, and bed was comfortable, once we’d set it up. If you’re visiting, you might want to take a shaving adapter and an ice cube tray.

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Jul 2021

  • "The Sofa Bed should be advertised as such and should be in our opinion made up not packed away as the first thing anyone has to do is make up the bed ready for the evening a better intinery would be a proper bed a two seater sofa and a smaller table and chairs the cottage is only for two people anyway, also anyone that's going take some toilet paper as the one roll of the cheapest one provided will only last a short period."

    The location is very good for all amenities

    Reviewed by Barry3.8Jun 2021

  • "Great stay at Cornhill Courtyard, sofa bed very comfortable, kitchen had all we needed apart from a private chef."

    Very quiet at night, off street parking a boon, ideally situated for shops and a good base for exploring this part of Wales and all it has to offer. Would strongly recommend this apartment, superb for us two and our black lab Thea. Thank you for the experience

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2021

  • "The sofa bed was a travesty."

    Possibly the worst night's sleep i've endured in 28 years on The Earth.

    Reviewed by Matt2.5Jun 2021

  • "Place was not clean and no cleaning products other than a couple of anti bacterial sprays."

    1 toilet

    Reviewed by Joanne1.6May 2021

  • "Had a enjoyable stay couldn,t fault anything about the studio apartment ..."

    Had a enjoyable stay couldn,t fault anything about the studio apartment fantastic views situated close to all amenities brilliant

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2020

  • "We appreciate during these trying times that your resources may be stretched however we did not feel comforted that our holiday (that we booked before the pandemic) would actually go ahead."

    When we logged into to try and change the dates we were not able to do so and we felt your guidance on the website was somewhat lacking in clarity. The emails we received from you prior to our holiday were contradictory and confusing. We contacted the key holder directly for more clarification. The apartment itself was in a fantastic location which was easy to find. We appreciated the parking spot too. The people staying in the apartment above us (also part of your collection) were extremely noisy, especially during the evenings. We could hear every single step, their conversations and their tv. They might not have been aware of how loud they were being so perhaps a polite notice would benefit future guests. The washing machine in the kitchen needs properly securing as it migrated across the floor when in use. We had to push it back several times.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Studio layout with open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player
  • CD player, Bluetooth speaker and WiFi
  • Courtyard
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.09 miles
  • Note: Linen and towels are provided

The property

Cornhill Courtyard is a quirky and fun holiday apartment in Porthmadog, a popular harbour town in North Wales.

A romantic retreat sleeping two, this is a wonderful ground-floor holiday apartment in an amazing location, overlooking the harbour.

Spacious and bright inside, it’s a relaxing environment for your tranquil retreat, and just a short walk from pubs, shops and steam trains, you’re in easy reach of all of the delights that the town has to offer.

Offering a studio layout, the living and sleeping space is all open-plan and overlooks the gorgeous harbour, with the textured walls adding interest and the large corner sofa providing comfort both when sitting and relaxing and when doubling up as a plush sofa bed in the evening!

Within the open-plan living space you can also find a dining area where you can enjoy your home-cooked meals prepared in the well-equipped kitchen just off of the room, accompanied by a marvellous flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD, CD and bluetooth speaker in this room for all of your evening entertainment.

The shower room is tiled throughout and fitted with Italian porcelain, providing you with a gleaming spot to prepare for your fun-filled day ahead.

Located in a quiet and attractive cobbled section of Porthmadog Harbour known as Pen Cei which translates as ‘head of the quay', the local area is a stunning base to explore the hidden gems of the area.

Porthmadog itself has an interesting mix of shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs, along with some of North Wales' best attractions, most notably are the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways, which you can find right on your doorstep!

Choose to take a stroll along the famous Cob walk, or venture to the Afon Glaslyn which will bring you down to the sea where you can soak in the sun and enjoy the breath-taking mountains of Snowdonia as a backdrop.

With the popular Italianate village of Portmeirion within reach by car too, Cornmill Cottage makes a delightful base for exploring this exciting area of North Wales.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1020435, together sleeping a total of four people.

Note: Please be aware there is no bed in this apartment, only a sofa bed.
Note: There is also on street parking and some parking spaces in front of the Pen Cei pub on a first come first served basis. Paid parking is available behind the Pen Cei pub. Please do NOT park in Madoc Yacht Club car park as they have a camera in place which will fine all unauthorised vehicles.
Note: Please be aware there is no bed in this apartment, only a sofa bed.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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 parking in the courtyard on a first come first served basis provided the gates are not blocked.
Note: There is also on street parking and some parking spaces in front of the Pen Cei pub on a first come first served basis. Paid parking is available behind the Pen Cei pub. Please do NOT park in Madoc Yacht Club car park as they have a camera in place which will fine all unauthorised vehicles.
Note: Please be aware there is no bed in this apartment, only a sofa bed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas