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Cwrt Yr Harbwr

(Ref. 1053443)

Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (5)
  • comfortable (4)
  • well (4)
  • property (4)
  • stay (3)
  • location (3)

9 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fabulous stay, thank you!"

    Highly recommended.

    We are pleased you had a great time. Thank you for taking the time to feedback and we hope to welcome you at Number One again some time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very well equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    Excellent location.

    Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Number One. We are pleased you enjoyed it and hope to welcome you back some time soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rose Ann5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage in a good location."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. The smoke alarm in the kitchen is super-sensitive!! Had to put the extractor fan on just to make toast! Better safe than sorry though.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed Number One. We have since updated the alarm system in line with the latest requirements for holiday lets and have replaced the old single alarms with a linked system throughout the cottage including a heat alarm in the kitchen instead of the smoke alarm…so hopefully less noisy toast! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous property with great comfort and spacious living."

    The dining chairs look really cool but rather flimsy and uncomfortable to sit on. They obviously have been repaired many times before and unfortunately the back of one broke off as it was being sat upon. We had a fabulous holiday and will definitely be looking to go back in the future.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback as every comment is useful to us. We have since replaced the dining chairs with some more robust kitchen-style ones. Also we have fitted mattress toppers to the double beds to improve comfort without impairing good posture support. Property Owner

    Reviewed by George Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage is in a great position close to the centre."

    It is a lovely old cottage and the kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. The only down side for us was the size of the double bed and the mattress was very hard to sleep on. The biscuits and cakes were a nice welcome gift. Thankyou.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to feedback. Every view is really useful in helping us to get this lovely property as accommodating as possible. We will review all comments in the run up to next season and there will be some changes made. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely loved staying at the property, it had all we needed to enjoy our stay ..."

    Absolutely loved staying at the property, it had all we needed to enjoy our stay ,would like to stay again soon fabulous

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We will be releasing availability for next year soon so we hope you are able join us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "We spent a week in this cottage (it was the first time in Wales for my French parents) with my children and my niece."

    We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival as the property is so ideally located next to the harbour and all the amenities. I really can't fault the property, it was cosy, comfortable, clean, nothing was missing, it felt like being home. The nearest beach is a 25 minute walk away. Everything you need is accessible by foot. I would definitely recommend this cottage as I was very impressed with the high standards and I'm looking forward to come back someday.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage and it’s location ideal. We hope to see you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fabienne5.0Aug 2022

  • "Clean and comfortable accomodation conveniently located for the town centre facilties of Portmadog, narrow guage railways, in a quiet little courtyard with car parking in front of the cottage situated close to the harbour."

    Well located for Snowdonia and local tourist attractions. A good stay.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan Frances4.4Jun 2022

  • "First time, I booked a holiday cottage without reading other customer reviews."

    So when I got back home, I promised to write one, so that others can benefit. Purely based on property photos and description provided on the sykes website, I booked it. The cottage looks and feels 100% like the photos and description on the website. Lovely old slate cottage from the outside with traditional interiors inside. It was very clean, cosy, comfortable and very functional (modern). It is maintained to a very high standard and the owners have done a fantastic job of furnishing it and their attention to detail was amazing. You cannot beat the location, it is just behind the Porthmadog harbour, the heritage train station and walking (5 mins) distance to a number of pubs/eating places and the town center for super markets (Tesco, Aldi, Lidl). We reached the place in the middle of the night and got lost due to following the sat nav only. I suggest you follow the Sat nav instruction to a point, after that pls follow the instruction provided by the property owner, you would make it easily. We spent a week here and explored the North Wales and Snowdonia national park, drove to most places and spent the day outside, but we very much looked forward to coming back to the cosy cottage to spend our evenings in the warm lounge, rest in the cosy bed in the night and wake up to a hot power shower in the morning, We felt home away from home !!! I highly recommend this place for families visiting Wales.

    Reviewed by Yamini5.0May 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x adult bunk
  • Shower room with large shower cubicle, washbasin and WC
  • Separate toilet with handbasin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, and washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Highchair and travel stair/door gate
  • Logs and kindling for woodburning stove (first bag inc. in rent)
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Private off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front garden with lawn, patio and furniture (unfenced)
  • One small dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 1.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am

The property

A delightful Listed Building of historic character, Cwrt Yr Harbwr is a row of private holiday cottages created from the original quayside warehouse that served the 19th century export of Welsh slate around the globe․ Number One is the end cottage with its own secluded patio and small garden, bordered by fruit trees and a slate wall, with parking adjacent to the property․ From here it is a short walk to all the shops and amenities on Porthmadog’s High Street including giftware, household and fashion goods, bookshop, beach shops, as well as a range of interesting cafés, takeaways, restaurants and pubs․ Three major supermarkets are just a few minutes’ drive away meaning everything you could possibly need is within easy reach of Number One.

As the name suggests, Cwrt Yr Harbwr is right next to the harbour with its slate quaysides – perfect for crabbing when the tide is in – bustling boats and the estuary beyond․ Across the harbour bridge and just a short walk away, the world-famous narrow-gauge heritage railway, Rheilffordd Ffestiniog, offers spectacular trips into the Eryri (Snowdonian) mountains around Blaenau, whilst its sister company, the Welsh Highland Railway, operates trains from the same station via the pretty riverside village of Beddgelert to Caernarfon.

A slightly longer walk through the boatyards along the estuary, takes in the award-winning waterside village of Borth-y-Gest, nestling in its own sheltered bay where a sunlit bench, morning coffee or evening drink and meal can be enjoyed whilst looking back across the estuary to the spectacular backdrop of Snowdonia․ For the more adventurous walker, the coastal path continues through a series of pretty coves and beaches accessible at low tide, ending in the great sweep of sand and dunes at Black Rock Sands․ A trip by car in the other direction brings the visitor to the world heritage site of Portmeirion, the stunning Italianate waterside village with its unusual architecture and beautiful gardens․ The historian – junior or older – will enjoy easy access to the castles at Criccieth, Harlech and Caernarfon, as well as a plethora of ancient monuments and industrial heritage sites.

Number One is a short car or bus journey from some of the UK’s finest walking and climbing, with routes for every ability, from the stunning riverside walk along the Aberglaslyn Pass – don’t miss the prize-winning ice cream parlour, Glaslyn Ices, at Beddgelert – to the great ranges surrounding Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), the Glyderau, the Carneddau, the Rhinogs, including one of the finest high-level walks in Britain, the Nantlle Ridge.

Summer or winter, the National Park is an awesome landscape that continues to lure visitors back, time and time again.

Whether it’s a day on the beach, in the mountains, along the coastal path or just simply taking in the crowds on the harbourside, Number One is a welcome retreat for a holiday in North Wales․ The accommodation enjoys a good-sized lounge with log burner, smart TV and a dining area adjacent to the kitchen, equipped with electric fan oven and grill, four-ring hob, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine, fridge-freezer and a range of crockery and utensils sufficient to rustle up a small feast or just a quick snack․ A washer/drier machine and courtyard drying line provides laundry facilities for guests to use․ Upstairs, two double bedrooms and a twin bunk room provide sleeping accommodation for up to six adults․ The main bathroom has a shower, washbasin and WC whilst a further separate closet contains a small handbasin and WC․ The property is served by a gas boiler for central heating and instant hot water.

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 Eryri (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