In association with
Sykes Cottages
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search
1 of 33 View Image Gallery
  • Garth Morthin The Stables - North Wales - 27053 - photo 1

Garth Morthin The Stables

(Ref. 27053)

Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • cottage (25)
  • stay (22)
  • location (20)
  • lovely (16)
  • our (15)
  • great (14)

53 Customer Reviews

  • "The only downside wS the very basic TV."

    My disabled son was hoping fir a modern one that allows him to access his apps. Other than that it was fabulous

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Apr 2024

  • "Perfect for a few days away."

    Location and property were excellent.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fabulous cottage, very comfortable."

    Beautiful area, wish we'd had longer there. Terrible weather during our stay but lovely conservatory made that much more comfortable. Just needs lock on dstairs bathroom

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had the best stay at this beautiful cottage, the views were amazing our dog loved the walks and we would definitely come again Thankyou for our lovely stay."

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Jan 2024

  • "Exceptional."

    Views breath taking. Near to everything. Games room brilliant. Overwhelmed by the location. We usually holiday in South Wales. Definitely consider the north. Ffestiniog railway breathtaking at Xmas. Northern Welsh very hospitable. Beaches wonderful. The cottage was to die for.

    Reviewed by Esther4.7Dec 2023

  • "Our 3rd time at The Stables."

    We love the place and love the area. We had a very wet fortnight, but the conservatory is so nice that it didn't matter. The sheep in the field opposite kept the dogs amused. In between the showers we were on the magnificent Black Rock sands (20 min walk or 5 min drive). where the dogs ran off their energy. Normally we would be walking in the Eryri (Snowdonia) mountains but with the weather, so just had a relaxing time. Can't wait until next time

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Nov 2023

  • "After our third visit to this property we continue to be highly satisfied."

    We feel like it's a home from home and intend coming back early next year.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was our third stay at Garth Morthin Stables."

    Lovely accommodation and we particularly like the new conservatory and downstairs bathroom. We will no doubt be back for a fourth visit.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place with excellent amenities, really clean and beautiful views."

    Easy access to Snowden, beaches and some lovely restaurants. Would definitely return, thank you for a brilliant experience.

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at The Stables."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable. The only (very) minor issues I had was that there were not enough dinner plates for us (we were a family of 3 - there were only 2 dinner plates!), and there was no bottle-opener/ corkscrew. The boys loved the games room and I was taken aback by how large the conservatory and patio area were! Much more spacious than I had expected. We would definitely consider coming back! Location-wise, it is also excellent, tucked away amongst fields and sheep but not far from the beach. Thank you so much for accommodating us!

    Hello Emma I'm pleased you had a good time. I read your feedback yesterday and called the guests in The Stables they said they were 8 side plates and 8 dinner plates and there was a green corkscrew / bottle opener in the draw which is the one that's been there for years. Im really not sure how you've missed them.. There should be 12 of everything. One set being used, one set in the dishwasher, one set spare. If you have any issues WHATSOEVER please call me and i will get it resolved straightaway. Best Wishes Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Aug 2023

  • "Best holiday ever in Wales, we absolutely loved the accommodation we are definitely planning on going back."

    Everything has been thought of to make this a really wonderful stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Jul 2023

  • "We stayed here a few years ago."

    The removal of the spiral staircase, the downstairs bathroom and the conservatory have turned The Stables from a good place to a great place to stay. We found it very relaxing and we will be returning again and again

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage ."

    Very clean and tidy . Good views. As the property was dog friendly we took out two dogs . The garden area was not fenced in , so there was a narrow road , which was fairly busy with cars , walkers , bikes sheep across the road ( which were stock proofed). The only are for the dogs was a slate terrace which one dog could get through the fencing and at both ends . This ruined our holiday as we could not relax. The cottage was very clean until it did a ' four in a bed' and looked beneath the top sheet , the mattress topper and its cover were stained with bodily fluids. We left early due to a family emergency.

    Thank you for your feedback and we hope that all is well regarding your family emergency that caused you to leave early. I can confirm that there is a private rear lawn area and an enclosed patio with a four foot fence, but I am sure that you can appreciate that any enclosed area may not be totally secure for your dogs, due to the size and temperament of the particular breed of dog. We have checked the mattress topper for stains and can see that some of the bedding has been washed by yourselves as there is a blueish tinge on the white bedding. The bedding and toppers are changed by the cleaners after every guests' stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona3.4Jun 2023

  • "The upstairs accomodation is a little cramped but there is plenty of space downstairs."

    Overall we enjoyed the stay and we all (four adults) agreed we would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7May 2023

  • "Fantastic stay,great location,lovely cottage,and games room was a real bonus"

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Feb 2023

  • "We have enjoyed the stay at this relaxing, beautiful, spacious little cottage !"

    I’ve seen a couple of reviews about parking but we were in a 3.5T horsebox with our dogs and it was absolutely fine coming down the lane, just a little tight at the entry that’s all but if we managed then any car would be able to. It was windy and rained most of the days we’ve stayed but we spent the time we were in at the conservatory so we didn’t feel like we were trapped in the house because of the bad weather. 7-8 mins drive to a very quiet beach with dogs so we had pretty much the whole beach to ourselves, dogs absolutely loved it. 5 mins away from the supermarkets, petrol stations, take aways and there are few nice restaurants so very convenient. The only thing is the garden - there’s only patio area / (no pebbles at all ) led from the conservatory is enclosed, the grass areas at the side of the house aren’t fenced off at all and it’s a 6 foot drop / wall from the grass to the road. There isn’t enough lighting around that area and we arrived in the dark, our dog fell down the drop / wall. Luckily he is a big lab, he was fine but we thought he broke his legs to start with. We had to watch our dogs every time we let them out so that’s inconvenient and a bit worrying for us but manageable as long as you are aware of the drop and your dog listens. Wish they have a king size bed instead of double but that’s just us as I have a snoring fidgety boyfriend at night

    Hello Sharon Thank you for your feedback , its really appreciated. I remember your enquiry via Sykes, asking to possibly bring an additional dog , and I was happy to agree to your request. You also asked if there was a secure garden , and I replied that only the patio area was secure , and steps via a gate go onto an open garden. With regards to the lighting, there are two lights on the entrance which are on a dusk till dawn sensor, there is a PIR flood light which lights up the whole parking areas for the Stables and front entrance to the Stables ( Im aware you had a large horse box so I'm wondering if that blocked the light from the floodlight which was positioned to the left of your horsebox) There are up and down lighters on a PIR at the front entrance and there are also PIR up and down lighters next to the steps at the conservatory rear side door. I feel that I have all areas covered for lighting but would welcome your comments for any further recommendations that would make any improvements to the property. Thank you again for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Jan 2023

  • "Very nice and comfortable great views and facilities"

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Oct 2022

  • "Hi there we would like to thank you for an absolute wonderful experience ."

    The location was outstanding with beautiful scenery and very peaceful quiet and tranquil setting. The stables really set our holiday off wow we couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay . We have recommended the stables to family and friends already . There was everything available for us all amenities. We will definitely be coming back loved it . Again thankyou for making our stay exceptional loved it . Thank you mandy peter and red our border collie . Ps ... the peacock was a lovely added bonus very tame . Xx

    Reviewed by Mandy Ann5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a second wonderful stay in the Stables at Garth Morthin."

    It now has the addition of a conservatory and a lovely downstairs bathroom. Peace and quiet in an idyllic setting, hope to visit again

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Sep 2022

  • "The Stables was a lovely, peaceful place to stay."

    Excellent for the dogs too. Everything really well thought out.

    Reviewed by Karen Jo5.0Aug 2022

  • "This cottage was a delight the kitchin was well equiped the living space was ideal,only down side was the spiral staircase which we knew about before booking but did not like the lack of a handrail."

    Parking was perfect and on the whole the property was well maintained would recomend

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

  • "On arrival the oven did not work and a lot of time could have been saved if detailed instructions were left."

    under the beds were very dirty and there were lots of dogs hairs on the carpet and furniture which we had to thoroughly clean as we have allergies. The lights above the dining table were faulty and could not be used during Christmas dinner which was rather irritating. Also there are insufficient bin storage outside.

    Thank you for your feedback its very much appreciated, we're sorry to hear you had issues with your stay. We understand that you had an issue with the oven and managed to get it working , the full instruction booklet on how to work the oven is in the welcome manual and further to our text message conversation that you just need to set the timer. In regards to the lights being a problem, if you would of let me know we could of got them fixed during your stay. I thought it may of been just needing the dimmers turning up as i advised you but with not hearing from you further we believed that to be rectified. If you would of let us know regarding the bins we could of got them emptied as another guest called me and we got two bins emptied straight away. We are at hand to assist all of our guests and provide contact details should they wish to get in touch. Once again thank you for staying with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew2.5Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was really cosy and a great place to come back to after a walk in Snowdonia."

    The upstairs was a bit limiting with the sloping ceilings but we were warned about that anyway. Great location for walking in Snowdonia and the beach is just down the road.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Nov 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    There was everything one would expect for an enjoyable holiday. My only complaint was the toilet in the bathroom was not as clean as one would expect. Apart from that everything was comfortable fir an enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday, cottage brilliant, everything was great, would highly recommend to everyone, owners have gone above & beyond to make you feel welcomed, will definitely return this time for 2 weeks, love the area, central to snowdonia & all the attractions, cottage secluded/ set back so you can just be chilled if that's want you, 5 * star accommodation."

    Added bonus is the games room which is packed full. The only minor grumble is no hot tub PLEASE Sykes cottages Would highly recommend for a great holiday experience thankyou

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful peaceful area with good walks and places like Snowden and Portmeirion easily accessible"

    Reviewed by Bryan4.4Jun 2021

  • "This was our second visit to The Stables and we will certainly be going again."

    It’s, beautiful and in a stunning and peaceful location. You couldn’t ask for anything more.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jun 2021

  • "Garth morthin the stables was a lovely comfortable cottage which met all our needs for a relaxing holiday and I'd go back there tomorrow perfect location to explore the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2021

  • "Close to a good selection of beaches."

    Quiet unspoilt location. Covid regulations met many places were shut.

    Reviewed by Gregor4.7Apr 2021

  • "The houses are ideally situated in a quite location near to a wonderful old oakwoodland and not too far from Black Rock Sands beach."

    The houses are surrounded by wildlife, wounderful trees and associated bord life. We really appreciated the owners work and effort to ensure nature has a home at Garth Morthin. Would highly recommend a stay at any of the cottages and look forward to returing one day.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Mar 2021

  • "Had an excellent stay here in September 2020 can’t wait to return"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2020

  • "The stables is a lovely cosy cottage in the most perfect location, we thoroughly ..."

    The stables is a lovely cosy cottage in the most perfect location, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, so much so we have booked again for next year (well we have booked the barn for next year but would happily stay in the stables again) Only comment would be there was nothing to light the log burner with so make sure you take a lighter/matches with you

    Reviewed by Lindsey4.4Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, wonderful location."


    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2020

  • "The location of the cottage is perfect with lovely dog walks and views on your doorstep."

    The cottage had an enclosed private seating area and very comfortable and cosy inside Thanks

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2020

  • "A fantastic cottage."

    Everything you need, very well appointed, extremely peaceful. A great location.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Had a great stay here while weather held."

    Lovely rear sun trap gardens, great facilities and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jul 2020

  • "Cottage is in a perfect location."

    Cottage it's self has good modern facilities and was clean and comfortable. Patio area was fab especially given the great weather we got . Only niggle would be the mattress on the double bed could do with upgrading for a firmer one , but that's nit picking.

    Reviewed by Kirk4.4Sep 2019

  • "We had the most amazing week at the Garth Morthin The stables."

    It was so peaceful and ideally located to explore the area. We are just about to rebook for next year

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2019

  • "Had a wonderful time cottage was wonderful booking was simple can't wait to use again"

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2019

  • "Super venue - beautiful location that is tranquil and scenic."

    Very well appointed cottage with everything needed for a good stay.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Apr 2019

  • "Superb location and a really nice conversion."

    Reviewed by Guy4.1Apr 2019

  • "This was our third stay at the stables."

    It is in the most perfect location and yet so peaceful and relaxing. We had a minor problem with the boiler on this stay but within an hour of contacting the owner it was fixed and working again! Outstanding customer service. I'm sure we will be back for a fourth time...perfect break away

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2019

  • "Excellent cottages"

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Nov 2018

  • "A great cottage to be able to relax and a good base to explore North Wales."

    Reviewed by Trixy5.0Aug 2018

  • "Our holiday was brilliant from start to finish."

    Sykes were so easy to deal with and the emails, messages regarding countdown to our stay were enjoyed and appreciated by our 2 very excited children. The property was exactly as described. It was beautiful inside and out. The owner was so helpful. The Sykes app was so useful when I downloaded with information about the area, tours, amenities and even the weather forecast. We had never done a holiday like this before, we either went to apart hotels in Europe or stayed in hotels in Ireland, but without doubt, we would rent a house/cottage again and would use Sykes again. I have already recommended this agency and this property to 2 other families. Thank you for all your help. Couldn't br happier!!

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jul 2018

  • "Thank you for letting us stay in your beautifull cottage!"

    We had such a great time. Very remote, no noise, good to read books, sometimes you can hear the sheep. We only thought the bathroom was a little small. Otherwise great. All you need, was available.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2018

  • "Over all the holiday was great just that when we arrived there was no extra toilet paper and there was dog hair all over the beds."

    Reviewed by Karen3.1Apr 2018

  • "This is a Tranquil cottage set in an ideal location."

    Stables cottage is clean, practical & homely exactly what we needed for our mini break. Beware of the steep, spiral staircase if you struggle with mobility and the bathroom is a bit compact but what a great find. Ms H. (Wiltshire) Please don’t publish my name thank you

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Mar 2018

  • "Way surpassed our expectations the scenery around the area is fantastic and convenient location to get to Mount Snowdon, Ogwen Valley etc."

    Will deffo be back, thank you!!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2018

  • "We had a fantastic stay in the cottage for a week over the New Year."

    It was very homely & had every thing we needed in a beautiful place. There are some lovely walks. The owner Vivian was lovely when l contacted her too.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2017

  • "Bed lovely and comfortable."

    Might advise to bring slippers as slate floor is cool to touch. Tea cosy would have been great but we remembered and brought own. Also reminder not to get rid of the key box code as need it when leave.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2016

  • "We could not ask for more, great place to stay, very relaxing, wife loved it dog loved it I loved it."

    We will be back

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Oct 2016

  • "Wonderful cottage and location."

    My teenage son would have liked a better wifi connection!

    Reviewed by Colin4.6Sep 2016

Show more Hide all


  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Downstairs bathroom with shower , WC , basin
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and multi-fuel stove
  • Large conservatory with views over fields
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent, additional fuel can be purchased locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • cuggl travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared games room
  • Front patio, enclosed private enclosed rear lawns with decking, BBQ and patio furniture and sun loungers
  • Children to be supervised.Three well behaved pets welcome, anymore than three please enquire
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub, shop and beach 1.2 miles
  • Note: The bedrooms have sloping ceilings
  • Note: Steps down to garden, children to be supervised
  • Note: Dogs must be kept under control when outside
  • Note: No stag/hen parties, or similar
  • Dart board fitted (no darts supplied) - children must be supervised at all times
  • The property is surrounded by farm animals
  • Strictly no fireworks
  • Please note ' electric car charging' is not permitted at this property

The property

Morfa Bychan 2.4 miles.

This superb stone-built, detached cottage is one of three excellent holiday homes sitting in a charming countryside location, surrounded by farmland and close to sandy beaches, Morfa Bychan and the harbour town of Porthmadog.

Stylishly finished with quality furnishings, this Morfa Bychan cottage near Porthmadog boasts character features mixed with a modern design, offering friends and families a wonderful base from which to explore this enchanting and varied area of Wales.

The upstairs of the property leads to two well-appointed bedrooms and a bathroom, this Morfa Bychan cottage provides comfortable accommodation.

The cosy sitting room is complete with a lovely multi-fuel stove set in a charming stone inglenook, perfect for chilly nights, along with a sociable dining area.

With the fibre optic internet available in the cottage you can keep in touch with your friends whilst you're away.

Outside this lovely Porthmadog cottage are delightful, sheltered private gardens with spacious lawns and decking.

Charming rural walks from the doorstep of this Morfa Bychan cottage lead into the surrounding countryside, and the superb sandy beach is only twenty minutes walk away.

Visit the 18 hole golf course at Morfa Bychan, or the nearby harbour town of Porthmadog, the gateway to Snowdonia, which has a plethora of restaurants, pubs and interesting shops to choose from.

Criccieth is less than four miles away, with its historic castle, two lovely beaches and good selections of amenities.

Take a day trip to discover the miles of undisturbed coast of the Llyn Peninsula, or head east into the Snowdonia National Park to try out the many walks and cycling routes, plus the energetic can conquer Snowdon, just half an hour drive from this wonderful Porthmadog cottage.

Set in a superb location, this romantic Morfa Bychan cottage is perfect for a relaxing break, with both the beauty of the coast and wonderful countryside within easy reach.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 27046 & 976179, together they sleep 18.

Morfa Bychan Cottages

3 individual properties with own unique and private spaces, belonging to the owner, amidst the rolling Welsh countryside of Morfa Bychan, a small village in Gwynedd. These idyllic and luxurious properties showcase their enviable location, offering stunning countryside views with large open-plan spaces and lots of natural light coming through, and are ideal for a peaceful family getaway. . The nearby town of Porthmadog has plenty of activities the whole family can get involved in, including a golf club, sailing club, activity & riding centre, Llama trekking and a Maritime Museum, plus the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway runs through the town and stretches 40 miles through the glorious Snowdonia National Park, offering the perfect gateway into the national park. Explore a variety of terrain, from mountains to glacial land forms, while walkers will delight in the many walking trails, incorporating the many lakes and craggy peaks, while a ride on the park's historic Snowdon Mountain Railway to the summit of Wales's highest mountain, Snowdon, where you will enjoy spectacular views across the sea to Ireland. The glorious sandy beaches of Borth-y-Guest and Criccieth are both in easy reach, offering the perfect day beside the sea, while you can also take a look around Ciriccieth's castle, located on a rocky peninsula overlooking Tremadog Bay, before grabbing some delicious fish and chips at one of many chip shops in the area. These beautiful properties are located in a stunning and peaceful part of Wales, ideal for your next rural retreat.

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

View on map

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.

View more holiday cottages in Porthmadog

If your pet is a cat please contact our contact center on 01244 345 700 to confirm your booking

Please note ' electric car charging' is not permitted at this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas