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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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93 Customer Reviews

  • "Ticked all the boxes - excellent location"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2024

  • "The apartment was beautiful, comfortable and well equipped."

    Good food at Australia and Allports Fish and Chips a must for takeaway. Loved our stay and can recommend. Mick and Mave

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2024

  • "Had a wonderful weeks stay."

    There was one issue but it was dealt with very swiftly. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Apr 2024

  • "A delightful place to stay in Porthmadog and having parking an added bonus."

    It is a warm and comfortable apartment, well equipped for three. Porthmadog is a great base to explore the surrounding area with good public transport links and right on the Wales coast path. There are many places to eat and drink. All in all a superb property.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Apr 2024

  • "Well situated within a quiet, well ordered complex the apartment was clean and provided everything we needed,There was easy access to the local facilities but it was very quiet and restful."

    We would recommend it,

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Apr 2024

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location in the village and we really like Porthmadog."

    The cottage was clean, warm and reasonably well equipped. The beds were wonderfully comfy and the sofas were fine too. The allocated parking spot was a bonus. We like to go out cycling for the day and then cook our own meals in the evenings, but we just found that there was hardly any cupboard space for our own food and very little work surface available on which to prepare meals. If we had been eating out more often it wouldn't have been such a problem for us. Our only criticism was the inadequacy of the shower, or mostly the fact that the shower head was so low on the wall. With two of our group being over 6ft tall they had to bend almost double to get under the shower and it just wasn't practical or comfortable. So Taliesin provides quite acceptable accommodation for shorter people who like to eat out, and the price in the week before Easter made it excellent value, but I'd have to say that it wasn't ideal for us. Cath

    Thank you for the feedback. The shower head is fixed to the wall and the ceiling height I'm afraid is the limiting factor but with respect saying "bent double", writing as I am as someone who is 6'2" is I think a little unfair! As to the storage space I have to balance the range of equipment from rolling pins to cake tins, plates, glasses, cups/mugs cafetière, etc but if more cupboard space is required such equipment can always be put on top of the kitchen cupboards during a stay. The work surface has to accommodate the microwave, toaster ,sink, drainer, 4 ring gas hob, kettle etc so inevitably space will be reduced but bear in mind it is after all a two bed flat which, as you say, was excellent value. Regards Iain Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine3.8Mar 2024

  • "Well located with all the facilities you would expect."

    Parking on site was a godsend as free parking in Porthmadog is hard to find. Would use again if staying in the area.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely accommodation right in the heart of Porthmadog."

    Excellent facilities and immaculately clean. We had a lovely stay and would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Dec 2023

  • "Perfect location."

    Excellent value. Very comfortable. good facilities. Was a welcome refuge from some of the inclement weather! We would definitely recommend for a couple (or 3 people).

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay in Taliesin, lovely ground floor apartment with gated private parking."

    The position was absolutely perfect for us with the Harbour and Heritage Railway Station almost on the doorstep. It provided everything we needed and I would thoroughly recommend it. Shops and restaurants are so close at hand and we only used the car once as we could walk or get buses to many places. A visit to Portmeirion was one of our highlights it is simply magical. I hope to return to Taliesin in the future.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent secure private location within the harbour complex including your own car parking space."

    Super accommodation which includes everything you need to enjoy your stay. We can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Taliesin, owner very helpful if needed."

    Perfect location for us. We even got a bit of sun we ordered. The only drawback for us was the outside space, a bit more Private space would have been ideal! However, really enjoyed everything about the apartment. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay for 2 nights in this property."

    It is clean and homey. The kitchen is well-equip from electrics to cutlery. There are ton of books you can choice from and puzzles as well, perfect for staycation. The property is also close to restaurants and shops. Definitely recommend! The owner, Iain, is very responsive and considerate

    Reviewed by Camille5.0Apr 2023

  • "The apartment was well situated, well equipped and very clean."

    We stayed just 2 nights off season, for which we paid £317, and felt that overall this did not represent good value for money.

    Thank you for the feedback. The letting rates are set by the market in truth but for your information the cleaning and laundry costs I incur are circa £80 per stay, I have to pay fees to Sykes as my agent, the energy costs (heat and light is unrestricted) have gone through the roof and I have all the normal compliance issues to meet eg gas safety check/PAT testing /Insurance etc plus of the inevitable general wear eg new furniture has to be paid for to maintain the standard of the property that everyone rightly expects. I could cut costs by cutting corners but I have always aimed to provide a high quality experience and look after the property as well as I possibly can. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.1Mar 2023

  • "Very cosy holiday property."

    It was warm and the beds were comfortable. It is just a few steps to the high street but it's also tucked away and quiet with security gates to enter the small complex. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Feb 2023

  • "The apartment was first class along with the facilities … local shops and ..."

    The apartment was first class along with the facilities … local shops and mountain railway all within 5 mins walk… various supermarkets within 5mins drive… secure gated parking for one car … the owner was really helpful in every way and we couldn’t have asked for more… we will definitely go back in the future it’s a great base for exploring snowdonia and surrounding areas…

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Stayed recently at Taliesin."

    The apartment was well equipped, and cosy, despite the cold weather. Just off the high Street, everything was within walking distance, perfect for anyone with mobility issues. Perfect base for exploring the wonderful snowy mountain scenery at this time of year. Would recommend local purple moose brewery pub, the Australia. We had a great stay, many thanks.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jan 2023

  • "Very well presented and equipped property."

    Description is accurate. Lovely central location!

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Nov 2022

  • "Taliesin is always kept immaculately clean."

    If an issue arises it is dealt with in a very timely manner. It is our favourite property.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Nov 2022

  • "Really cosy and comfortable with everything we needed."

    King size bed too, amazing, and not often the case in holiday lets. Ideal location for exploring Porthmadog on foot. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Taliesin."

    The apartment had every thing you needed and more. The weather was amazing to hot really. The only thing I missed was a garden especially as the weather was so hot. Of course we knew before booking and it takes nothing away from the appartment.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Jul 2022

  • "It was in a very convenient and pleasant location in the town, only a couple of minutes walk to the narrow gauge railway station."

    Liked the parking behind locked gates. It was very comfortable and well equipped. We had an enjoyable stay. The only issue was the weight of the venetian blind at the patio doors. It was very heavy to pull up, my wife couldn't, and I found it a bit of a pull. I would suggest that it is changed to either a aluminium or plastic one or a vertical louvre blind. That would make it easier to use the patio doors in warm weather, which we had and enjoyed.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2022

  • "Addition of a dish washer would make this property perfect."

    Well situated for town, good selection of small shops and supermarkets nearby.

    Reviewed by Stanley4.7May 2022

  • "Loved Taliesin, in fact we loved it so much we booked another week later in the year before this holiday was over."

    The property is smart, clean and has great modern feel to a very traditional building. The owner, Iain, was brilliant, even helped us find/supplied our own copies of some of the pictures in the flat. We're regular visitors to Porthmadog and I dare this will be our regular base for the future, for as long as they'll have us :-)

    You are most welcome Delighted you enjoyed your stay Kind regards Iain Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed staying here, right near the harbour and cafes pubs etc, which was good for us as we weren’t too mobile."

    Unfortunately I had a fractured wrist and ankle, and my partners back wasn't too good either, but we decided to go ahead with the holiday. It was very helpful to me that the bath and shower had handgrips. although the showerscreen seemed to be in an awkward place if you just wanted to run a bath you had to lean round it which was difficult, or move it. The shower was good. We found the sprung doors in the apartment a bit annoying as they had to be kept open with doorstops, or they kept closing. The bedrooms could have done with thicker curtains to keep the light out. The patio doors in the lounge could have done with vertical blinds, as the horizontal blinds were a bit heavy to pull up, and when you opened the doors, if you are tall you hit your head on them as you stepped onto the patio. we had some good weather and were able to sit out on the patio which was nice with the view toward the harbour. The apartment was really well equipped, and we felt very much at home, and the bed was comfortable, but not too soft. The sofas were comfortable. The apartment was wide enough for wheelchair access. It was good to have sky and netflix. Despite the niggly things mentioned above, we loved the location, and we hope to visit again when we are both more mobile, so we can do walks, and visit other places in the area, and do train trips etc. We would recommend staying here.

    Hello The doors are fire doors which is why they are sprung for fire safety reasons I’m afraid. The glass panel the shower is hinged so it does move to the right to give easier access to the controls but it does rest on the bath top as it’s seals against the bath so it’s slightly difficult to move. The problem with vertical blinds is it was found is they have been chewed by pets! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adele3.8Apr 2022

  • "Property was excellent."

    Short walk from shops, perfect setting and we also had good weather, which was a bonus

    Reviewed by Janine4.7Mar 2022

  • "A lovely flat in an excellent location and very well stocked."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely modern flat with everything I needed."

    Extremely comfortable bed. Warm, clean, and in a great location. I have already recommended this property to friends.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Feb 2022

  • "Accomadation as described just found Portmadog tired and dated, the weather didn't help but there are much better places to spend a long weekend."

    I guess in mid February in one of the wettest winters for a long time the town didn't look its best and the tourist attractions e.g. railways are always shut in winter but glad the accommodation was as described. In fairness having been through a two year pandemic with the very strict Welsh lock-down, Porthmadog High Street has fared better than many towns in England of my experience, with few retail closures. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Feb 2022

  • "We were very impressed with the ground floor accommodation,well supplied with all we needed."

    Very comfortable and heating worked well especially as we had three days rain and needed to dry off!

    Reviewed by Brenda4.4Oct 2021

  • "What a wonderful place!"

    The pictures do not do it justice, there is loads of room and everything that you need. The bed and sofa's are very comfortable , the directions and instructions from the owner were excellent. It is very central and would definately visit again, thanks.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Oct 2021

  • "Taliesin apartment is beautiful and well equipped."

    It is close to the harbour, shops and restaurants. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2021

  • "Nice flat with good facilities, and good location."

    Having a parking space is extremely helpful. One suggestion for improvement: the tea towels provided smelt musty and the oven gloves were dirty on arrival.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Aug 2021

  • "Great accomodation with everything you need for a relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by Donny5.0Jul 2021

  • "Have already booked again for next year !"

    Reviewed by John4.4Jul 2021

  • "Was absolutely spotless and everything you needed very quiet too in all a very relaxing holiday with everything on the door step."

    Had toilet roll and all cleaning products including washing up liquid and kitchen roll and tea and coffee. Petrol station opposite with small shop, Tesco in the town and Aldi and Lidl. Asda in Pwhelli a few miles away. Blackrock sands a must where you pay £5 to drive onto the beach with toilets and life guard and an ice cream van on beach. Chip shop on the road into beach and a small spar on beach road. Loads of holiday brochures in Apartment with days out etc.

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Jun 2021

  • "The property is in a very convenient area, close to the harbour and shops."

    Lovely sandy beach a couple of miles away. Lovely coastal walks. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage had everything we needed for a great holiday"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2021

  • "It's quiet, extremely clean,."

    Has everything you need there in the house. Everything is comfortable and inviting. Perfect location and very quiet. It has gated parking area so know your car is safe. Just around the corner from the ffestiniog railway and ask The Port which do good breakfasts, amazing meat pies and huge lemon meringue pies. Accomodations is modern and we'll maintained.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week the apartment was fantastic couldn't of asked for more will be using you again"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had the most fantastic weekend at Taliesin."

    The apartment had everything and more than we needed and was extremely comfortable & clean. We could not believe the location. It is right in the middle of everything yet extremely quiet. It was perfect. There is so much to do & see, plenty of places to eat & drink and the locals were very friendly too. The coastal walk is a must. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely apartment next to the harbour."

    Lovely and clean, be aware there isn’t a dishwasher, I hadn’t realised when booking, otherwise there is everything you need. Perfectly situated on the harbour and ideal for a base to explore the area

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jul 2020

  • "This is a wonderful, well appointed and warm apartment."

    It was a pleasure to return to it each evening of our stay

    Reviewed by Austin5.0Nov 2019

  • "Very nice little apartment everything in good condition ."

    but cleaning could be better old tea in tea pot tea stains in some mugs

    Reviewed by John4.4Oct 2019

  • "Perfect location for our stay."

    Lots to do in the area and found this cottage to be perfect. Landlord was extremely polite and helpful. Will definitely recommend to others and return ourselves.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fabulous property in a great location."

    The cleaning could have been better especially in the bathroom other than that this is a lovely apartment and we won't hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Anne-marie4.7Aug 2019

  • "The property is well appointed, clean and comfortable with excellent facilities including sky tv."

    The location is great for shops, restaurants, harbour and the Ffestiniog Railway. We had a lovely week and would like to return there again.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2019

  • "The apartment was excellently furnished, but we had trouble with the bathroom door, when closed shut it would not open due to the handle not retracting the tongue back far enough to clear the door frame trapping anyone inside, this happened to my wife once but with a little jiggering of the handle managed to free her !"

    Needs attention, have left note for the next visitors warning them

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2019

  • "Unfortunately there is not enough outside area"

    Reviewed by Edward3.8Jun 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our break."

    The weather was better than everywhere else. The apartment is so quiet and private it is a great base for Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2019

  • "Cleaning inside looked OK when we first walked in but washhand basin was slow to empty ."

    but on lifting out the outlet this outlet it was filthy dirty also skirting boards needed cleaning

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2019

  • "Nice little flat, ideally situated."

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0May 2019

  • "Spent a lovely week at the Taliesin apartment."

    Fabulous accomodation equipped with everything we could possibly need for a relaxing break. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Great location in the harbour, minutes away from the steam railway and everything that Porthmadog has to offer. Convenient location for exploring the stunning scenery around Snowdonia. A visit to nearby Portmeirion and Beddgelert are a must. This was our 3rd Sykes holiday and we have now booked a 4th for later in the year.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0May 2019

  • "A beautiful apartment next to the harbour and station - what could be better."

    Very comfortable, well provided kitchen and equipment and lovely bathroom. Would definitely recommend. Well done and thank you.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2019

  • "Comfortable, clean well appointed plus excellent location for shops, railway station, restaurants etc."

    Bonus having Sky tv and that the owner has addressed lack of freezer and curtains requested by previous people. Good private parking space. Limited harbour view but we knew as been visiting Porthmadog for many years. This apartment probably has one of the better harbour views. Only very minor criticism no shaver point in a relatively modern apartment but this was no big deal. Many thanks for an excellent week away. Mr & Mrs Rich - Derby

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Mar 2019

  • "Absolutely perfect other than no mobile signal in the apartment."

    Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2019

  • "Although we know Porthmadog well, we had only been there for day trips."

    Accommodation was wonderful, off road parking a bonus. Close to all shops with view of harbour area. Great walks over to Borth-y-Gest and Blackrock sands. A lovely short break. We will definitely be back for another short break.

    Reviewed by William Kevin5.0Feb 2019

  • "The hot water system left a lot to be desired bath and shower tem was intermittent"

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Feb 2019

  • "Everything was perfect, good location for all shops and pubs but easy to explore further afield."

    The accommodation had everything we needed and fittings were of a high quality, the bed was especially comfy

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jan 2019

  • "Very comfortable, cosy and quiet apartment, that has everything you might need for a short break."

    It's in a lovely location, right by the harbour and near to shops/pubs/cafes etc. The on-site parking is very handy as I suspect it might be an issue to find a parking space in the town otherwise. Would recommend Taliesin to anyone looking for a base in Porthmadog. The only issue we had was that both bedroom windows are next to street lights outside and as the windows only have venetian blinds, the bedrooms were very light throughout the night, so we didn't get as much sleep as we would have liked.

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Nov 2018

  • "We will be coming again next year we could not fault a thing about the property ..."

    We will be coming again next year we could not fault a thing about the property we also thank you so much you made every thing so simple for us we think sykes holidays are wonderful thank you all so much June @ Dave Massey

    Reviewed by June5.0Nov 2018

  • "Excellent location, clean, tidy and very comfortable stay at the Talisman apartments."

    Great location for getting out and about each day. We really enjoyed ate stay and we would definitely visit this location again . Highly recommended this location.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2018

  • "Facilities as described but there is now a small free standing freezer as well."

    Very comfortable accommodation. Our favourite holiday destination.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2018

  • "We were disappointed that we could not see the harbour."

    However the cottage was ideal for a walking base with good public service connections by road and rail. Local amenities, shops, cafes and restaurants were plentiful. The information brochure was excellent.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay!"

    Very comfortable, our relatives were very impressed! Good location. It felt like home

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2018

  • "The apartments location was great as it’s in the centre of Portmadog, within walking distance to shops, cafes, train, museum and park and even has a view of the port."

    The apartment was well presented and fully met our requirements.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2018

  • "Great holiday flat in the heart of Porthmadog and only a stone’s throw from the harbour and Ffestiniog railway terminus."

    Everywhere is really walkable including Portmellon which is worth a days visit. The flat was comfortable and had all the amenities required which also included a washing machine. It has a double and single bedroom and the lounge area does have a bed settee too but was not required for our stay. All in all a good weeks holiday

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Jun 2018

  • "The apartment was very nice, everything we needed - we unpacked the car and moved in, settled in 30 mins."

    .. so easy. Plenty of teatowels and ( a nice surprise) a separate handtowel for the kitchen We managed to keep the apartment to a reasonable temperature despite the exceptionally hot weather. Comfy bed, plenty of hot water, good shower and large bathroom. Nicely furnished. One thing that would be nice is a feedback folder in the apartment. We have used these in the past at other properties to share the holiday experience. Situated near the harbour station, this was a great base for steam trains to Caernavon and Blaenau Ffestiniog. We parked the car ( nice to have dedicated parking space off street), used the coastal rail line to Tywyn ( for the Talyllyn steam trains and Dolgoch falls), used the bus and train for Pwllheli, the bus for Criccieth ( great views, dolphins and excellent morning tea at Tir Mor). Easy walking distance to the library, the swimming pool, Cob, around Llyn Bach, Moel-y-Gest, or just to Borth-y-Gest ( and the great Sea View cafe). We loved having such a great bakery ( Big Rock) and a real greengrocer (Pritchard's). Portmadog still has a real High Street and plenty of bus stops for exploring the area. We said that Sykes met our expectations rather than exceeded -- that's because the firm is so reliable and the standards are so high, we have never been disappointed. Liz and Ron

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jun 2018

  • "There is now a small freezer in the apartment."

    You can now keep your frozen food and have ice-cubes. The apartment is lovely and we really enjoy staying in it. We have booked again and will probably book for next year.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jun 2018

  • "Lovely apartment close to the harbour and shops, pubs etc."

    .. The only thing missing is a freezer. Not even a freezer compartment in the fridge. We went self catering and couldn't buy any frozen food or ice. Apart from that it was absolutely perfect!

    Reviewed by Dean4.7May 2018

  • "We were very surprised to find that the refrigerator did not have a freezer compartment, bit of an issue as we bought along, as we usually do, several frozen ready meals for use during the holiday."

    I have never encountered a modern fridge without a freezer compartment. Also confused by having two keysafes, surprisingly the one by the main door was not the one in use, however these were minor issues and overall the property was excellent, particularly the parking.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2018

  • "Lovely owner fantastic location and Talesin was comfortable clean and all the mod cons definitely will come back"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely property well equipment to high standard quiet location town on door step lovely"

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Apr 2018

  • "Lovely little apartment, ideally located within the town."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2017

  • "The property was in a perfect location and very well maintained."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2017

  • "Excellent apartment, perfectly located for all amenities."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2017

  • "This property is very conveniently situated, so close to shops, cafes, harbour, station etc."

    yet quiet.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2017

  • "A comfortable very well equipped property."

    Excellent location, close to Purple Moose Brewery!!!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2017

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2017

  • "This is a super property, close to all amenities and sights."

    I especially like being able to hear the steam trains from the living space!

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0Jun 2017

  • "Could do with curtains to block out the light ,at night."

    Other wise ok

    Reviewed by Christine4.0Jun 2017

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Taliesin which is a modern well-appointed apartment."

    It is very well-placed for the town and the heritage railway station. With the weather shining on us it was a splendid trip.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Apr 2017

  • "Access to get to the key safe was extremely difficult as there was a tall step to negotiate."

    Equipment was fine except the tin opener was unworkable.. had to enlist the help of a local. Otherwise a lovely apartment

    Reviewed by Margaret4.6Mar 2017

  • "Ideal location, very comfortable and clean."

    . Very helpful owner with good arrangements for arrival. Safe parking for car too. A good location to see and do plenty, wish we were there longer.

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Mar 2017

  • "Perfect location, very quiet with secure off road parking."

    Great for our dog. The range of maps and leaflets were very useful and the wifi worked well. We could not fault this accommodation as it suited our needs perfectly!

    Reviewed by Kristine5.0Feb 2017

  • "Extremely please with the apartment booked great central location, lovely ..."

    Extremely please with the apartment booked great central location, lovely accommodation would definitely book this property again

    Reviewed by Mark4.6Feb 2017

  • "Chose the location as a base for a photography weekend."

    Good central location for Snowdonia but was able to find photo opportunities at the end of the south entrance to the car park.

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Feb 2017

  • "The only thing was the fan in the bathroom was not working so needs attention from you to be fixed asap,apart from this we could not fault this holiday home we will be booking this again could not fault anything else."

    thank you

    Reviewed by Christina4.6Jan 2017

  • "A lovely little place in a great location."

    Well stocked kitchen; comfortable sitting area; great shower in the bathroom and lovely and warm. It's obviously well looked after.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2016

  • "The apartment was cozy, clean and perfect and met all our needs!"

    Loved the atmosphere of the town, the shops and the locals were absolutely lovely !

    Reviewed by Alya5.0Dec 2016

  • "Superb location."

    Property ideal for less able visitors, (ground floor, grab handles fir bath/shower)

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2016

  • "Perfect location and great apartment."

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Sep 2016

  • "1) An Inventory would have helped - we were not sure if anything was missing when we arrived!"

    We couldn't find a hairdryer, for example. 2) A guest comment folder would be useful - especially helpful for commenting on local eateries, shops and attractions that were found good value for the next and subsequent visitors to read, I would suggest? 3) The gate remote (supplied) seemed to be stuck together with sellotape and seemed a bit hit-and-miss working, sometimes. Could a newer one be supplied, perhaps? 4) The wooden 'chopping board' supplied was badly warped - plastic ones for different fish/meat etc might be more stable and hygienic?

    Reviewed by Christopher4.8Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with single sofa bed.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, deep freeze, washer/dryer, TV with basic Sky, Blu-ray, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Secure off road parking for 1 car
  • Front, paved area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking inside or outside in the grounds of this property
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 mins walk
  • Harbour/marina 1 min walk
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Note: The raised front paved area is private to Taliesin, the lower gravelled area provides access to neighbouring properties
  • Note: Access to keys on initial arrival at the property is via a few small steps
  • Note: The outside are is not enclosed so children and pets are to be supervised
  • Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200 for this cottage.Note: The charging of electric cars is not permissible at the property

The property

A delightful ground floor apartment in an attractive, private, security-gated courtyard of a prestigious development of 16 flats and apartments, near Porthmadog’s harbour and marina.

This welcoming apartment is perfect for a romantic break for couples or an outdoor activity holiday for friends or a small family in this wonderful seaside location.

There is secure parking close to the front door making access easier, and once inside you will find this to be a superb apartment offering good quality accommodation with a modern and light feel.

This wonderful apartment has spotlighting throughout, and a well-appointed open plan living area, which includes a fitted kitchen with solid slate worktops, a lovely sitting area with comfy sofas, one being a sofa bed for that extra guest, and French doors that open out to a courtyard, where you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast or late supper.

Both bedrooms are homely and well-appointed, with the main bedroom benefiting from a king-size double and the other room has a single bed.

The apartment is within walking distance of all the town's facilities, including shops, pubs, restaurants and the famous narrow gauge Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Steam Railways.

Take a stroll along the coast to the wonderful beach at Black Rock Sands, or explore the pretty village of Borth-y-Gest, enjoy the stunning landscapes, or visit the historic castles at Criccieth, Harlech and Caernarfon.

Discover the Llyn Peninsula: with many watersports opportunities at Abersoch and the quaint fishing village of Aberdaron.

Everything is so accessible, making this charming apartment the perfect place to stay all year round.

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: The charging of electric cars is not permissible at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas