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Whistle Stop Apartment

(Ref. 1116654)

Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • no (8)
  • comfortable (8)
  • apartment (7)
  • patio (7)
  • again (6)
  • door (6)

13 Customer Reviews

  • "On arrival it was impossible to open front door so used back one or patio doors."

    It was freezing cold, there was no water in boiler so no hot water and no heating. Instructions in pack and note on boiler explained how to refill. however only screwdriver was tiny electrical one so we had to go and buy one. Spoke eventually to owner who just kept saying it was all right 2 weeks ago and was serviced in October, not helpful, and knew nothing about note on boiler. Heating took at least 3 hours to warm place. Also broken sill on back door and very deep step down. We had driven for 5 hours, are in our seventies and i had my arm in plaster. Fortunately my son came over to help us. I find it strange that instructions are needed to refill boiler, not sort of thing you expect to have to do on holiday. There was also a hint in conversation that, as it was ok 2 wks previous it might be down to us? Would definitely not go back here.

    Reviewed by Christine2.2Mar 2024

  • "As with all the other Sykes' properties we have stayed at over the last few years, Whistle Stop Apartments exceeded our expectations!"

    It was very spacious, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable! We particularly liked the rather large private area immediately outside the apartment where we could relax in the brilliant sunshine after a hard day on the beach! We also liked the apartment's location adjacent to the quay and the harbour.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2023

  • "Unable to get access to property on arrival as key wasn’t in key lock."

    Then had difficulty getting through to helpline as calls were going straight to voicemail. Eventually got into property three hours after arrival. Lock to front door difficult to operate, in the end used patio doors to get into and out of property. This had been mentioned on previous reviews.

    Reviewed by Liam4.1Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the Whistle Stop."

    We've stayed at other Sykes apartments in the vicinity which are all just as amazing, but this one is definitely #1 for us now. Seen a couple of reviews regarding cleanliness issues and other things, but we genuinely found nothing wrong during our stay. Comfortable apartment, great working facilities, perfect harbour views, brilliant night sleeps, the list goes on... Will definitely be coming again soon and recommending this place to people we know who wish to stay in such a perfectly situated apartment in a perfect harbour town that is honestly a second home to us now. 10/10.

    Thank you and pleased you had an amazing time. Look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was really disappointing that the property still had a pile of rusty patio furniture dumped on the ground outside and a very rusty shower rack in the bathroom."

    These have been flagged up in previous reviews and there is no justification for not sorting them out, a decent stainless steel shower rack is going to cost less than £25, I do realise patio furniture is a more substantial investment however the aluminium/stainless steel sets as used by the other holiday cottages on site are not that expensive and don't rust, even a wooden bench would be better than nothing. On the plus side the sofa's did not seem that uncomfortable to us as these have been mentioned on previous reviews. A great location in Porthmadog with easy parking and a nice feel to the development, property is well equipped although needs better cleaning/maintenance as hairballs under the sofas etc, basin plug does not hold the water in and the door stops although a good idea would be allot better being the traditional wedge shaped ones rather than a piece of wood. Good comfortable beds and lots of storage space in the bedrooms, would be useful to have more storage space in the kitchen cupboards so maybe supply less wine glasses? We would stay there again and do recommend the property to stay in but please sort out the patio furniture and the rusty shower rack!

    Reviewed by Piers2.8Jul 2023

  • "Location 10/10 Apartment 5/10 needs attention on the following: very rusty wall rack and towel rail in bathroom, settee falling to bits and very uncomfortable, fridge doesn’t seem to be working as worktop gets very warm above fridge, patio set is just left on floor outside apartment rusty and not usable ( others have commented and still nothing has been done."

    So it looks like this is just another review to add to the collection.

    Hi, Thanks for your feedback. We are awaiting delivery of new patio furniture and sofas which we are hoping to be delivered by the end of the month. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin2.5Jul 2023

  • "The location of the apartment is wonderful, with private parking space."

    Bedrooms beautiful and comfortable. Lots of wardrobe and drawer space. Big bath with over shower and great hot water. Needs rusty metal wall shelf replacing. Comfy lounge. WiFi about 95% on line. Kitchen had everything we needed. Our only disappointment was the outside patio furniture which was very, very rusty and not usable. Better to remove it completely and not advertise, or replace it. We would go back again.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Jun 2023

  • "Nice apartment."

    Couldn’t open the main door so had to use patio door all the time. Sofas not comfortable at all. Kitchen not really well equipped, no grater, no cafetière. Area lovely.

    Reviewed by Sian3.1Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful few days."

    Comfort was low due to sofas slept like logs bed comfortable.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.4Mar 2023

  • "Cushions on sofas were a little flat."

    The instructions for accessing the courtyard by car that we received beforehand, stated that there was a key safe and the fob to open the gates to allow the car through was in this key safe. it was not. We couldn't open the front door with the key provided either. I got the car into the parking area by using the other gateway and accessed the property through patio doors. The fob for the security gate was on the microwave and the instructions inside the property informed us to return it to the top of the microwave when leaving. Conflicting instructions . . . . we had a fantastic mini break and it did not detract from the overall experience. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Mar 2023

  • "What a wonderful place to stay."

    We were very comfortable. Very central to everything. Would love to come back when everything has opened up.

    Reviewed by Necia4.7Mar 2023

  • "It was a lovely apartment in the heart of Porthmadog."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return again.

    Reviewed by Meirwen5.0Feb 2023

  • "We have stayed at various properties in Oakley Mews over the years and all of them have been of a high standard and this apartment was no exception."

    The front door needs replacing but to be fair the owner left a note stating that a new one has been ordered and they are awaiting installation. The only other thing I could fault was the wire rack in the shower was a bit rusty. The location is excellent, the property was warm and the bed was comfortable. Would have no hesitation in staying here again.

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Feb 2023

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  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, Netflix, Blu-ray and DVD Player, iPod docking station, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot and booster seat available, bedding is not provided for the travel cot, please bring your own
  • Off-road designated parking for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 1 mile
  • Note: Not suitable for less abled people due to only a shower over the bath with no handrails
  • Note: Garden is not enclosed
  • Note: Guests will need to have their own log-in for use of Netflix on the TV
  • Note: This property can not accept a Sunday arrival, please do no book to arrive on this day

The property

This immaculate, ground-floor apartment sits in an attractive, gated development of 16 flats and apartments, close to Porthmadog’s harbour and marina.

Whistle Stop Apartment is a fantastic choice for couples or a small family seeking a superb location in this harbour town.

Beyond the secure gates is a prestigious courtyard where you will find your allocated parking space.

Discover the well-appointed kitchen/diner, where the house chef can impress with their favourite meals, before loading up the dishwasher and kicking back beside the TV in the lounge.

On a warm day, throw open the French doors and take in those glorious harbour views, reminding you of this idyllic location.

Start your nightly routine in the bathroom, with a choice of bath or shower to wash away the day, before finding comfort in a double or twin bedroom, both neatly presented.

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 wander along the glorious harbour where you can take a look at the exhibits on offer in the Maritime Museum or hop on board a vintage steam railway and soak up over 14 miles of charming country views.

For a fun-filled day at the beach, venture to Borth Y Gest or Morfa Bychan, where you can spend an afternoon bathing on the sands and beachcombing the shores.

With all this, plus the historic town of Caernarfon nearby, a holiday at Whistle Stop Apartment is sure to be packed with adventure.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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: This property can not accept a Sunday arrival, please do no book to arrive on this day

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas