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Garth Craig

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Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 9 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • house (12)
  • well (7)
  • clean (7)
  • garth (7)
  • stay (7)
  • town (7)

18 Customer Reviews

  • "We had another lovely time at Garth Craig."

    The house is warm and welcoming, comfortable and well maintained. And a fabulous view of the trains crossing The Cob!

    So pleased you had a lovely holiday & we look forward to welcoming you back once again. Glad you enjoyed our fabulous view of the Ffestiniog railway, the mountains & harbour ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at garth Craig the house was beautiful & clean."

    It was very well equipped with everything you need . The view were spectacular over looking potmadoc &the hills. we would love to go there again.

    Thankyou Jan - so glad you had a great holiday & thankyou for caring for our house so well; we just love the views & our family holidays there. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Perfect stay to visit this part of wales."

    Great view from the house over the town, Harbour and estuary. Only 10 minutes walk to the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railway. Also just 45 minutes drive to mount Snowdon. Huge house and enough space for a whole family.

    Reviewed by Ralf4.7May 2023

  • "The property description in the listing was very accurate."

    The view from it was amazing and we had great weather all week so got that view every day. It is in a good position for access to the town, railway, places to eat, etc. We did not cook much but all the utensils etc were there should we have wanted to. Very clean and very comfortable. The owner gave us very detailed advice and information before our stay making it much easier for us. Brilliant, thank you.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "We had a few issues within the first few days."

    A leak in the attic bathroom coming from the toilet, and the gas fire door wouldn't shut in one of the living rooms. The owners sent the caretaker to fix them quickly. The house was beautifully decorated, warm, clean and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Carly4.4Oct 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week."

    The cottage was all we expected and more. It was very comfortable and clean , the kitchen especially was a great facility, with all we needed to cook and feed 4 hungry walkers when we returned back in late afternoon. The bathrooms were well appointed and loads of hot water. We all want to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jun 2022

  • "Ideal location with magnificent views across the harbour to the mountains, and easy access to the facilities in the town."

    Although there are lots of steps, these can be avoided by parking your car higher up Garth Road and using the path in front of the house. The property is very well equipped, comfortably furnished and provided excellent accommodation for the three generations of our family of nine.

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2022

  • "This is a really spacious, well equipped holiday home."

    It was very clean, and the food hamper was very welcome on arrival. It is perfectly situated in Porthmadog, and has lovely views across the town towards the mountains. Our party had 2 cars, so one had to be parked in the nearby car park, which incurs a fee. Access on foot is challenging, and you need to be aware that there are a lot of steps at the front of the house from the road. Our Tesco delivery man had a good work out on our first day with our food order! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2021

  • "The comfort and location of the cottage is excellent, so well placed to enjoy all the attractions of the area."

    Everything had been catered for.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Garth Craig the views are spectacular and located close to all amenities."

    Reviewed by Kavin5.0Aug 2021

  • "Garth Craig is a fabulous holiday let."

    The house is large, and all the rooms are spacious and well-furnished. It has everything you could need for a comfortable and pleasant stay. It has a perfect position overlooking the harbour, and the views from the front windows are beautiful. It’s far enough from the main town centre to be nice and quiet, but close enough to be very convenient for the harbour and the shops etc. The beaches at Borth-y-Gest are a pleasant 15 minute walk away. The house was very comfortable and immaculately clean. The basket of goodies on arrival was very welcome! The parking space at the rear is a bit tricky to find, and it’s quite a tight space, but it’s useful to have. We had a second car, and initially we struggled to find a good spot to park it. The Ship Inn said that they had no official car park we could use, but it turned out that there were some free spaces behind that pub. Next to that, and still very close to the house, is a long stay car park (Lombard Street costing £5.50 per 24 hours), but we were usually lucky enough to find a space down by the harbour, where parking is free. We would definitely recommend Garth Craig, and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful house in an amazing location, quiet with stunning views."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "Garth Craig is a comfortable house in a great location."

    The bad score is no reflection on Carth Craig however it is on Sykes Cottages!! Not responding to your guests emails, unable to call your office unless you want to be waiting 1 hour plus. When I finally got a response to my email it was just a generic if you want to change your dates etc. I will never use Sykes again and I advise others to so the same.

    Reviewed by Harro4.7Aug 2020

  • "The house was clean and the layout very useable and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2019

  • "Everything at Garth was terrific from the well appointed accommodation, the location with its wonderful views over Portmadog and with plants of places to visit or just chill out in the house."

    Breakfast outdoor a few mornings in glorious sunshine was a real bonus. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0May 2019

  • "This house is a lovely base for exploring the area and with a beach and the town within walking distance."

    The house is plenty big enough for 9 people and has everything you could possibly need...and more. If you have limited mobility you may find the walk up from the town to the house a bit of a challenge but otherwise this house would suit anyone. Lovely touches from the owners leaving Welsh cakes and texting a couple of times to make sure we were all ok. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2019

  • "Enjoyed the stay in the cottage was very close to all attractions and had a fantastic view."

    Recommend the Pontoon resturant in PWLLHELI for we celebrated a 50th themed party and we're brilliant. Cottage had a personal loving touch which meant everyone relaxed and felt really at home from the start to the end of the holiday. Would definitely recommend this cottage to friends and intend to return to explore North Wales further.

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Oct 2016

  • "Great cottage, good location a short walk up hill from town."

    Short walk from west highland railway.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2015

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  • Property not suitable for more than 6 adults and 3 children
  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with basin updated in 2022, 1 x twin with basin, 1 x single, 1 x bunks, 1 x 2nd floor twin with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin
  • Separate WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Reading room with gas fire.
  • Electric heating with gas fire in sitting rooms
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, payphone, selection of books, games, DVDs and beach toys
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (please bring own beach towels)
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Limited off road parking for 1 medium size car, with free car park 500 yards away on first come, first served basis for free parking and then chargeable parking
  • Rear patio and front lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Harbour 5 mins walk
  • On arrival, you will be greeted with a hamper full of local Welsh produce
  • Note: 2nd floor bedroom is accessed by steep winding staircase and has sloping ceiling with reduced head height
  • Note: Cottage is accessed down 12 steps and town centre is accessed down 25 steps, meaning property is unsuitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: Max 6 adults
  • Please note: the bedroom with the bunk beds and the box bedroom (photographed with the beach pillow) are only suitable for children

The property

A delightful, double-fronted, end-terrace cottage, set in an elevated position close to the centre of Porthmadog, yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the marina and shops of this North Wales seaside resort.

Comfortable and welcoming, this former sea captain's home dates back to the 1850s and offers charm and character with a superb sea, harbour and estuary panorama and delightful views of both the Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland Railway in the distance, and the beach at Borth-y-Gest just a 15 minute walk away.

Decorated and furnished in a homely style, this Porthmadog cottage has a large and airy kitchen and dining area and two sitting rooms that have been refurbished for 2019 on the ground floor.

On the first floor are four bedrooms with a second floor twin bedroom with en-suite basin and WC, accessed up a quaint winding staircase, making this Porthmadog cottage a fantastic family holiday home.

A sloping front lawned garden offers seating and sunbathing opportunities whilst enjoying the far-stretching views, and with the beach, harbour and town just a short walk away, this Porthmadog cottage makes a perfect place to stay.

All the amenities of this historic seaside port are on the doorstep - explore the steam railway, visit the craft and souvenir shops, excellent restaurants, tea rooms and inns, or stroll along the coast to the famous Black Rock Sands beach.

Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park and the North Wales coastline and with nearby attractions such as the zip wire near Llanberis and the trampoline underground and the biking centre at Llechwedd, this Porthmadog cottage is a wonderful holiday home all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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: Max 6 adults.

Note - Off road parking for 1 medium size car

Note - Alternative parking is available nearby with free parking spaces on a first come , first served basis, with additional parking for a small fee

This property offers the following short breaks:

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