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The Old Cornhill

(Ref. 1020435)

Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • well (12)
  • location (12)
  • comfortable (12)
  • harbour (12)
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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Great Value of Money."

    Lots of good things to say about this cosy apartment: Super views, private parking, great kitchen/cooking facilities, and excellent shower. However, we did have a few issues: Finding the apartment and obtaining the key - it would help if the door had no. 6 on it , not no. 2. The key box did not have the black cover on and was difficult to open. We rang and spoke to the owner who was very helpful, though unfortunately we had further issues leaving the property. The TV often had no signal and turned itself on during the night..... The fabric covered settee and the cushions need replacing. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found it great value for money.

    Reviewed by Janet3.4Oct 2023

  • "Position of flat was good, kitchen great, shower brilliant but the furniture needs updating."

    Bed is far to low and sofas uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2023

  • "When we arrived we were given a code however it was very confusing as we ..."

    When we arrived we were given a code however it was very confusing as we didn’t realise their was two key boxes after driving 9 hours from Scotland there was little support we eventually realised there was another key box but it was covered and not easily accessible this was the only bad part of the holiday the flat and location was perfect and another couple downstairs helped with the access to the property, just clear communication would of solved this

    Reviewed by Nigel G3.4Sep 2023

  • "We like this property, this was our 4th visit."

    It has always been clean and comfortable. It's great asset is the location. The view across the harbour and narrow gauge railway station to the hills, is super. It is close to the town but somehow separate from it. Porthmadoc is a good place to stay or use as a base if you want to explore further. Access to private parking, not guaranteed but usually available in our experience, is a bonus

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Disappointed that when we arrived the property had not been cleaned and no clean bedding or towels."

    However, even though it was Good Friday Bank Holiday we managed to get through to the office to alert. The cleaners were round within the hour to put right the admin misunderstanding. For me, this is a sign of good customer service. Reacting quickly to sort out the problem. Well done Criccieth Cleaning. The apartment is really well located with easy access to the town and parking in the secure space next door. Great property for exploring Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula.

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Apr 2023

  • "A very nice and well appointed property with stunning views of the harbour."

    We found it to be very clean and well equipped. No complaints about anything apart from just 2 items. 1) the "low level" bed is VERY low, and difficult for oldies to get out of. 2) the brown sofa/bed has had its day and needs replacing. It is old and stained. It looks like it converts to a bed, but the problem is that it starts to do this while you are sitting on it, so the base tilts and the extension starts to come out, making it so uncomfortable that you have to get off it. We had to move it away from the wall because we were worried we might trip over the bit sticking out on our way past it during the night. I have photos if you wish to see evidence. Other than that everything else was fine. The kitchen is well equipped, the bathroom is modern and well appointed, the shower was really good. We would definitely stay there again, although we would prefer a slightly higher bed if possible.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Mar 2023

  • "I can honestly say that I couldn't find a thing to mark The Old Cornhill down on, spacious comfortable full of character wonderful modern kitchen well equipped it has wonderful views of the bay and the mountains beyond, we had no worries about parking as the cornhill with its secure gated parking to the side of the building, it was so quiet at nights though we did visit in the off-season."

    At the end of the day we had a lovely weekend at The Old Cornhill and would stay again if we were in the area.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Oct 2022

  • "As advertised!"

    Really enjoyable location, and facilities. Direct contact with owner over a few minor issues at the end of our stay.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is in a fantastic location within walking distance of the shops and restaurant."

    The views over the harbour are beautiful. The kitchen is well equipped and living room very comfy. The cottage is situated through the locked courtyard ,the back of the building on the right . The is a steep staircase inside the property but manageable. Everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Splendid location with a view across the harbour to the narrow gauge railway station."

    Shops & restaurants in the town all easily walkable and a good base for wider exploring. We've stayed here a few times before and hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at the Old Cornhill."

    The entrance round the back of the building is not very inviting, but once we were inside and up the stairs, it was a different world. There was plenty of space in the living area and the views out to the harbour and hills beyond were wonderful. We found the bed to be comfortable and the bathroom had all we needed, including a great shower. Claire was very responsive to a couple of issues we had. Parking was a challenge when we arrived, but a space was available when we returned from eating at The Creel fish and chip shop, and we moved our car into the courtyard. From then on, we were always able to park in the courtyard. On two days, we left the car there. We travelled on the Welsh Highland Railway to Caernarfon and back. We also walked to Portmeirion, spent the day there, and walked back. Wonderful holiday in a great apartment.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Apr 2022

  • "The flat is well situated with a lovely view over the harbour, and walking distance to all amenities."

    It was spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. I parked in the courtyard which is tight but doable. The flat was let down by the amount of rubbish that had accumulated in the doorway. Not a good first impression which two minutes with a broom would have sorted. However it was the only gripe in an otherwise very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely well-maintained property in a perfect spot for us."

    Very comfortable and well-furnished with everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. Good shower, comfy bed and nice and warm. Our only suggestion would be that, with a dishwasher and washing machine, it would have been useful to have left a couple of tablets to use in the machines, or to recommend guests bring some of their own. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Mar 2022

  • "'Courtyard' for sitting outside, dirty and occupied by 2 very large wheelie bins."

    View not especially attractive as one window looks onto side of building and very difficult to get air flow in hot weather. Due to lack of adequate crockery, hand washing up necessary - despite having a dishwasher! Very steep and narrow stairs to apartment from ground floor - makes for difficulty in transporting heavy suitcases.

    Reviewed by Ian2.8Jul 2021

  • "Location is first class lay out of apartment is great, even in covid times everything in apartment that you would expect."

    Major downside is the bed, it's practically on the floor , comfortable when you got in but a.nightmare for a near pensioner to get out. If the bed was replaced would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Keith4.1Jun 2021

  • "It was in a great location with stunning views, the furniture was a little dated in the living area I booked the holiday last year so paid half of what there charging now so I felt we got great value for money if how ever I was going to pay£869 which I would not I would expect the furniture to be more updated."

    I think it would be advisable to tell guests to take more towels it wasn't a problem for us as I always take them, cos 2 bath towels and 2 hand towels isn't enough for a week and I don't want to be using the washing machine for a couple of things would definitely stay again if the prices go back to what they were.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4May 2021

  • "This was our second time at The Old Cornhill apartment so that in itself is a recommendation."

    It is a warm and comfortable holiday retreat with the most amazing views from the front window of the harbour and the mountains beyond. It is within easy walking distance of the centre of town whilst being in a very quiet area for night time. There are some stunning coastal and ancient oak woodland walks from the door or if feeling more adventurous short drives to some good mountains. The apartment was very clean with everything you need for an enjoyable stay included. The bed is very comfortable - it is low down as some people have commented on but that was not a problem for us, we took our own pillows as we prefer down pillows. The private car parking was a bonus as the harbour area can get very busy with cars. The shower was very good - great pressure. The kitchen is well equipped - we took our own sharp knives for food prep and tin foil to line the grill pan. The Ffestiniog and Welsh Mountain Railway is across the harbour and is a great place to spend some time watching the steam train being re-fuelled before setting off again. All in all, I would recommend this accommodation to anyone who loves a good view and has mobility - there is a set of stairs to climb with your belongings to get to the apartment as it is on the second floor but once in and unpacked, the effort is worth it. Climb the harbour steps near the apartment for outstanding views over the whole area - you can just see Snowdon.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Apr 2021

  • "A superb apartment, in a great location."

    Only criticism, as things have changed during COVID-19, it would be better to have more plates, mugs, cutlery available than 4 place settings. To be able to use the dishwasher economically, it would be better to be able to use it with more than the minimal amounts of tableware that were available. Secondly, also linked to COVID-19, could it be made clear that the minimal kitchen disposables eg dishwasher tablets, kitchen roll, toilet rolls, cooking foil, that are often standard were not available.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2021

  • "We have now stayed in the Old Cornhill three times, and will not hesitate to stay there again."

    The location is superb, being both central and quiet.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2020

  • "Top place to stay would definitely go there again."

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely flat, lovely location overlooking the harbour."

    Nothing needed in the flat, as the attention to detail was excellent. We had a really nice holiday. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "The arrival instructions were clear."

    Parking was easy, we parked outside or in the nearby free car park. Another flat had their car in the shared court yard, but there was space for another. The entrance is at the back of the building, it isn't pleasant; damp, dark and mossy. The flat itself was incredibly clean, tidy and well thought out. We had a lovely view over the harbour from the lounge. The kitchen was well equipped, they had provided basic cleaning materials, but the fridge doesn't seal closed properly and the freezer is over icing. The shower was reliable. The bed; had lovely fresh linen, was firm and comfy but quite low. Our main concern was that the building is an echo chamber and all floors are creaky. We could hear all the neighbouring flats clattering, chatting and tv's, so I'm sure they could hear us! It made us concious walking about and watching tv.

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Sep 2020

  • "We were very happy at the Cornhill, we stayed on flat 2 on first floor."

    Two small observations which would be worth noting. 1) the king size bed was extremely comfortable and we both slept well, the drawback was it was very low to the ground, felt a bit like sleeping on the floor. when getting up in the morning, (being fit 70's) proved a bit difficult. 2) There was not a nice clock on the wall anywhere. Otherwise, everything is there that you need.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Sep 2020

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    Central location. Apartment very well equipped and spacious enough for 2 people. Comfortable nights sleep and easy shower to use. We weren’t able to park in the courtyard for the first few days and when this happens you are reliant on a space directly opposite the flat. However, if not available either, then you are forced to park further away. Basic free view tv, so I would recommend taking a few dvds-especially for those wet and windy days/nights. The two settees also have low backs so they are not as comfortable as they look. Wouldn’t stop us from returning to number 2 though. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a great time"

    Reviewed by Mr Denis5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely Apartment with a good view of harbour and mountains."

    Plenty of storage space all round. Shower was hot and powerful with shelves. Lol not always in showers. Overall Apartment was well situated, very comfortable and spacious. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2020

  • "We'd like to leave a detailed review as there is only one on your site for this property and we usually rely on reviews when booking holiday accommodation."

    The apartment was very comfortable and had everything you could need. The kitchen is well equipped and the pans and knives are of a good quality for holiday cooking. There is an iron and ironing board plus a clothes airer so doing any washing is easy. The bed was very comfortable and there is plenty of storage. The shower is good with plenty of hot water but there was variable pressure at times - but nothing to put you off staying here. The views from the window are wonderful. You can see the harbour and the steam trains in the distance. The area gets busy on sunny days but is quiet in the nights. It is just a very short walk into town and to the train station and the beaches at Borth-Y-Gest and so is an ideal location. There is parking available in the courtyard and there is a small table with chairs for sitting out but this area is shaded so we preferred to sit on the benches across the road. The place was very clean when we arrived and was supplied with handwash etc to help keep Covid safe. We could sometimes hear the people in the apartment above us moving about a little but this was certainly not an issue. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this apartment.

    Reviewed by Cecilia4.7Jul 2020

  • "A superb base for exploring the area, particularly on foot - we clocked up over 50 miles during the week!"

    Porthmadog itself is very well served for facilities and has lovely beaches close by too. We found the flat extremely comfortable and quiet with excellent elevated views over the harbour - well recommended.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2020

  • "Received an email like "the owner changed, but don't worry, just send the money again" two days before the stay, which was not very encouraging."

    My email to Sykes inquiring whether the key code was still valid remained unanswered. With no local address to contact, this was an unpleasant situation. At the end, the key was there and everything was fine. The place itself is quite nice, esp. for the view and the easy parking. The owner might want to check the fridge door though - it does close, but only so-so. Shelves near the bed could use some dusting. WLAN internet works only for one device (e.g. one laptop) at a time.

    Reviewed by Ralph3.4Sep 2019

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  • All one floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double size
  • Shower room with shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, Bluetooth speaker and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.09 miles

The property

The Old Cornhill is romantic retreat offering stunning views across the harbour of Porthmadog.

Boasting a combination of quirky and retro inside, this holiday apartment is in a wonderful location to retreat to after a day of exploring this bustling coastal town.

An open-plan living area can be found at the heart of the dwelling; spacious and bright with its white walls, it’s a lovely spot to spend your evenings with your loved one.

Also within the living area you can find plush sofas accompanied by a TV with a bluetooth speaker, there’s no better way to prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen than with all your classic songs playing in the background.

Prepare a romantic real to be enjoyed at the breakfast bar before retreating to the bedroom for some rest.

The low-level double bed can be found along the hallway, home to fitted wardrobes with ample storage space, you won’t have to worry about packing too much.

A short stroll takes you to shops, galleries, restaurants, bars, making the local area perfect for those wanting to be at the centre of the action.

If you’re feeling active, take a longer walk along the Cob, with its glorious wildlife and flora and fauna which leads down to the sea, making an ideal spot for a day of sun-soaking at the beach.

Jump on a steam train to discover more of the hidden gems of Wales, or take a trip to the picturesque tourist village of Portmeirion to experience true wonder.

In reach of Snowdonia, the Llyn Peninsula and Anglesey, the property is positioned perfectly for walks, attractions, cycle routes, and activities galore.

The Old Cornhill can be booked together with Refs. 1020437, together sleeping four people.

Note: No children
Note: Steep stairs
There is parking in the courtyard on a first come first served basis provided the gates are not blocked. 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: 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: No children
Note: Steep stairs
Note: There is parking in the courtyard on a first come first served basis provided the gates are not blocked. 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas