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The Sail Loft

(Ref. 1073041)

Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved staying at the Sail Loft."

    It is so well equipped and made us feel at home. The apartment has great views over the harbour and Snowdonia National Park.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fantastic accommodation very much home from home with every little thing catered for and much more."

    The views are fantastic over the harbour and will miss sitting watching the world go by. The location is central for travelling around with helpful information at hand. The only negative I have is we were unaware of the 39 steps to the property, we had elderly in-laws in our party who did struggle but it would not stop us from revisiting

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Nov 2023

  • "A fantastically situated property, extraordinarily comfortable and well presented."

    Only one issue, my wife who is reasonably active had a real problem with the harbour steps, 39 of them and deep deep steps!!

    Thanks so much for your comments and really happy you enjoyed the apartment. We installed the handrail last year to help guests and hope that the views made up for the steps! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "All being over 65 was bit restricting if going in and out a lot ."

    This should be ok for able people but some with knee, hip,leg or back problems would struggle. Once in flat it is the best view we have had from a Sykes holiday cottage .

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a home from home at a luxury level."

    The decor and attention to detail is next to none. The pictures on the site do not do it full justice. We stayed during a heatwave. Being able to fully open the spectacular dining area window, made it feel like we were actually in the marina. That was just the cherry on the cake that made this a very memorable 5+ star holiday. Thank you.

    Many thanks for your kind words. We're delighted that you loved your stay and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "An exceptional property."

    Absolutely outstanding I must say. the panoramic window overlooking the harbour and the steam trains in the background was overwhelming. Immaculately clean and very comfortable all round. Instructions very clear.As active senior

    Thanks so much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ursula5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic apartment with everything you could possibly need!"

    The views from the living space were stunning - we really enjoyed spending time in there. The photos make the apartment look quite small but we were surprised at how spacious it actually was and the steps up the apartment weren’t difficult either! The owners were friendly and extremely accommodating. We will definitely be recommending it and hope to be back again one day - thank you!

    Thank-you for your wonderful feedback and so pleased that you enjoyed your time in the sail loft Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous property."

    Loved the location and the views from the dining table. A well thought out renovation, which was perfect for our stay. Planing to return later in the year. My only suggestion is for there to be a lock fitted to the communal bathroom door.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2023

  • "The sail loft was an excellent base for north wales and especially for snowdonia."

    The apartment had everything u needed an was fitted out to a high standard. We found our stay very warm an comfortable and would certainly return. Only issue was we couldn’t find the guest book so we could leave our 5 star review thank u

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic apartment, had everything it said and or we needed for our trip comfy sofa, bed, views fabulous, great location for our continuation of the Welsh coastal path one of the best places we have stayed so far very clean also, our only criticism would be the checkout time of 9am after a fabulous week to have to rush around on the last morning was a shame , understandable during covid but not now, 10."

    30 would have given us the views for one more breakfast!

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is a really lovely property with great views."

    All the fixtures and fittings were top quality and it was very clean. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had such a lovely week's stay at the Sail Loft."

    The facilities were very good, everything we needed was available and more. Loved the views. It was very homely and comfortable, thank you.

    Thanks for sharing these kind words. We strive to make every stay a memorable one, and your feedback helps us know if we're achieving this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful apartment with fantastic views in a great location"

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. Porthmadog is a lovely location and we are delighted that you enjoyed the views of the harbour, railway station and the mountains behind. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic place , everything you need and more is there , lovey little welcome pack"

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Jun 2022

  • "The Sail Loft exceeded our expectations - it was perfect."

    We were a little worried because the pictures make the internal stairs look steep and the kitchen area quite small, but this is not the case at all. It is all beautifully decorated and there are lots of little touches that make life that little bit easier (eg doorstop weight decorative items on the windowsills so you can stop the blinds flapping in the wind. It seems crazy to mention it, but it made a huge difference. There are lots of leaflets and info on things to do, and even a pair of binoculars. The 39 steps to the property are not for the faint hearted, but even with a dodgy knee it was manageable the couple of times a day I did them. Luckily I have a fit husband that could carry the suitcase up and down! Parking - luckily we were there in the dip between the Jubilee weekend and school holidays, so we could always get into the gated parking area. If it had been busier there is free parking just a little way down from the property, or worse case more parking just down the road. Also the shower was lovely! All in all we would definitely stay here again.

    Dear Sarah, Thanks so much for your kind words. We have striven to make your holiday memorable and wanting to return. We'll look at the photos to show the kitchen off better Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2022

  • "Just a couple of little things the check out time is to early 10."

    00 would be better when your on holiday and check in 15.00 ? . Could do with extra toilet roll. We couldn’t find guest book? .a beautiful apartment with everything we needed thank you.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful apartment, fabulous views and a great location for touring."

    Reviewed by John Keith5.0May 2022

  • "Property is absolutely stunning."

    The attention to detail is excellent and there is loads of storage. It has been designed very well. The views over the harbour are great and the location couldn’t be any better. Plenty to see and do around Porthmadog. We will definitely be returning and staying in the sail loft again.

    Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely apartment, well fitted and equipped."

    The decor was great, plenty of info to hand, all mod cons looked nearly new. The accommodation is fabulous but what sells it and makes it worth staying at is the absolutely great views from the top floor. It was great to spend an evening at the dining table watching the world outside, but equally fab is enjoying the morning sun and changing views from that same seating.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "This property is absolutely beautiful."

    There was nothing the owners had thought of. We booked it for a special treat for our 50th birthday (3 friends) and from the minute we walked through the door we felt totally spoilt! The view from the living room was to die for, the beds were so comfy and a bonus of having a double room each was great. The attention to detail was second to none! We didn’t want to leave! The only thing we could say that was a negative but all part of the charm is if you have mobility problems then this property isn’t for you as the steps up was so steep, the pay off tho is the amazing view and so worth the climb. We will most certainly be back and will be recommending it to all our friends. Shame we couldn’t find the guest book to let the owners know about our stay but we’d like to say ‘thank you’ for thinking of everything you have a beautiful apartment and we cant wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent home, The Sail Loft was ideally located, clean, interior decorated ..."

    Excellent home, The Sail Loft was ideally located, clean, interior decorated with real thought & view fantastic to wake up to The amenities provided were perfect, from fresh towels to biscuits, milk, logs for the fire & anything else you needed, the care taken greatly appreciated Bathroom felt like brand new, bedrooms x3 had plenty of storage space albeit slightly tight for grown adults but we were in Wales where most properties are traditionally small I noted on the prior posts about the space upstairs & the new L shaped sofa is great, we are relaxed in real comfort The stairs to property are not that easy to climb but totally recognise that you have advised as such in your write up Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Feb 2022

  • "An absolutely stunning apartment, very well equipped and extremely clean."

    Obvious much care has gone into this property and it felt like home immediately. Well worth the money and with great views of the harbour and the mountains beyond (when the rain and sleet lifted...)

    Thankyou so much for your feedback. We have made some recent additions and am so glad you have enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "I have just returned from a weekend at The Sail Loft in Porthmadog."

    This property has been refurbished to a very high standard with beautiful views over the harbour and to the hills beyond. However, I was disappointed to find that this property is too small for six people. In particular your website states “the lounge area is perfect for cosying up with your group”. There is only a two-seater sofa and a pouffe, so the other three members of my party had to sit on dining chairs every evening. It is November with dark evening so this was a long time particularly for people in their 70s and 80s. You were aware of our ages and this should have been made clearer! Your description of the property states, “sleeps 6, bedrooms 3, bathrooms 2”. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice that the small print indicated that the en-suite was only a small cloakroom and not a second bathroom. I had thought, and indeed expected, that a place for six people would have more than one shower or bath. It would seem that the”professional interior designers” put style before substance when refurbishing! I also had to buy; - toilet rolls as there were only two supplied for six people on a three night break! - dishwasher tablets as only two supplied. There isn’t a lock on the bathroom door. The kitchen needs a couple more saucepans - only one, a milk pan, a frying pan and a casserole. I am not sure if you have checked out this property, but I think you should make it clear to future guests that, although there are three double bedrooms it is only suitable for a maximum of three people. There should be armchairs or sofas for each guest. This iMissive is sent by Kevgoodthegood.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we recongnise that the seating could be enhanced and have ordered a 4 seater sofa for delivery in the new year, in addition, we are marketing the property from 2022 as a 2 bed, sleeps 4 and we are quite confident 4 people would find this accommodation ample and more than adequate for their delightful break in Porthmadog Property Owner

    Reviewed by Norma2.8Nov 2021

  • "Thankyou for sharing your wonderful holiday home with us we thought it was absolutely lovely."

    The views are wonderful especially the sun rise Probably the best accommodation we have stayed in!! One small issue is that their is not enough comfy seating for the long winter evenings and we were just 3 !! We found plenty to do despite a shutdown of facilities-trains and boats etc . Wonderful scenery and we would definitely recommend an out of season holiday at this property

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Nov 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Sail Loft, and appreciated the additional items left by the owners eg fuel for the fire, welsh cakes, jam, milk in the fridge etc."

    The accomodation was very well equipped and maintained. Our only negative comment is that we think it would have been uncomfortable for the maximum of six guests - while it can sleep six, there wouldn't be enough places to sit! This didn't affect us at all because we were just three, but we would have been very disappointed if we had booked this accomodation for a party of six.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Oct 2021

  • "Perfect location and the most stunning view of the mountains, the estuary and the steam trains from the bifold windows."

    Beautifully styled apartment with everything we needed and very friendly owner who texted to ask if all ok on arrival day. Easy to get to the mountains with lakes and waterfalls. Portmeirion is a 50 minute walk across the Cob. The coastal path to the right takes you to Borth y Gest in 15 mins and then Black Rock Sands beach in about an hour. In the car the beach is only 6 mins away and it’s beautiful. Not an ideal place for anyone with mobility issues or young children as lots of stone steps to access the apt and open tread stairs inside. The living space upstairs is beautiful but very compact . The sofa only sits two but that didn’t worry us as we sat at the table looking out at the stunning view!

    Reviewed by C5.0Sep 2021

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  • Duplex apartment over the third and fourth floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x third-floor king-size with en-suite basin and WC,1 x third-floor double bed
  • Third-floor bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Fourth-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Third-floor utility
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, integrated fridge drawers, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 1 x Smart TV, 1 x Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car in communal parking area with additional roadside parking nearby
  • Shared decked area with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: The apartment is accessed via 39 external stone steps; care should be taken at all times and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: The stairs inside the apartment are open tread so children should be supervised
  • Note: While towels are provided for use in the property, please bring own beach towels
  • Note: Parking is on a first come, first served basis
  • Note: Check-in is 4pm, check-out by 9am
  • Note: Minimum 3 night stays

The property

Perched on the coast in Porthmadog is this fabulous apartment, The Sail Loft.

Sleeping up to four, the stunning Grade II listed building's penthouse apartment has been completely refurbished and totally transformed by professional interior designers to provide an amazing holiday apartment.

From the minute you walk through the front door into the broad entrance hall with large storage areas, you instantly get the 'wow factor' from the highlighted original character features and contemporary coastal twist running throughout.

As you climb up the open tread staircase you are welcomed into a plush open plan "loft style" living area.

The lounge area is carefully crafted around a beautiful wood burning stove and Smart TV, perfect for cosying up with your group, while the dining table takes centre stage in the window where you can enjoy those ever changing breathtaking views morning, noon and night.

The beautifully crafted fitted kitchen is divided from the main living area by the stunning original open gable A-frame; the space incorporates all the latest must-haves, such as: high quality appliances, integrated fridge drawers and Quartz stone worktops, all of this is sure to delight the chef in the group!

In the evening, head to bed in one of three excellent bedrooms with king-size beds and ample built-in storage; the master bedroom on the front benefits from stunning views overlooking the harbour below and distant mountain range of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).

There is a beautiful main shower room off the hallway and the master bedroom has the benefit of a separate en-suite cloakroom.

The apartment has direct access to the decked courtyard which has some wonderful elevated views where there are sun loungers and a barbecue area for you to enjoy.

Porthmadog itself is handily stocked with excellent pubs and restaurants, cafes and shops and is a fantastic base for exploring the area; the harbour is just a short walk away and is overlooked by a flourish of lovely spots to grab a bite to eat while you're watching the boats sail in and out.

Travel to the seaside resort of Harlech and bask in the sun on its soft sands, tour the glorious Harlech Castle, before experiencing Harlech's 'Coffee Culture' and stopping in Y Maes Café for sweet treats along with sea view dining.

Travel a little further to Caernarfon where history fans will enjoy touring the town walls and the 13th Century fortress of Caernarfon Castle, strolling through the delightful Coed Cadnant forest, or watching the sunset at Doc Fictoria.

For more to do, visit the awe-inspiring Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, the perfect spot for keen walkers and cyclists, or board the Welsh Heritage Steam Engine that runs through the Welsh Highlands and visit the numerous attractions on the line!

Bring your friends and family for a memorable holiday to The Sail Loft.

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
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