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21 The Rest

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Porthcawl, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful setting."

    Everything you need for a comfortable stay. I cannot praise it highly enough. 11 out of 10!

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2024

  • "21 The Rest, Porthcawl certainly lived up to the 5* rating."

    Such a comfortable and beautifully presented apartment. The sea views from the property along with having the beach and coast on the doorstep just made the holiday experience perfect. We look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Susan K5.0Apr 2024

  • "21 the rest exceeded our expectations."

    Yes, it’s a bit of a hike up all the stairs but it’s well worth it. The flat was clean and well designed. The views were just lush! We loved Porthcawl for our short break and enjoyed food in the cafe next door and had a delicious pizza delivered from weird doh.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is a beautiful, extremely comfortable, very spacious, well-equipped, immaculate apartment."

    The views of Rest Bay from the open-plan lounge & master bedroom are wonderful. The double parking space is an added bonus. We loved it. Hope to return one day. Also, the owners emailed us excellent instructions on access etc. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing, very well equipped, very comfortable, amazing views."

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Sep 2023

  • "Rest Bay in a heat wave, what's not to like!"

    That coupled with a beautiful apartment overlooking the bay it was a joy. The information provided prior to our arrival was accurate and therefore the beautiful flights of stairs leading to the apartment came as no surprise. This apartment is one of the best I have stayed in, beautifully presented with everything we needed and an abundance of the essentials . We loved the welcoming coffee and the milk frother ( my husband has subsequently bought one!) I suppose the best way to show how much we rated our stay is to say that half way through our holiday we booked for 2 weeks next year!!! Thankyou

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday house and super close to a lovely beach with sand and lots of rock pools."

    Second time we have been there and would recommend it . We have a 4 year old and he loves it. The views are great.

    Reviewed by Wesley4.7Apr 2023

  • "This apartment is beautifully appointed and a real home from home."

    The owners have thought of everything and are very generous with everyday essentials. The situation is fantastic and with superb views and easy access to the coastal path. The surfers cafe is a boon to have so close for a breakfast or lunchtime treat. We have already booked another visit.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed staying at the apartment, the stairs are a little weary but it was advertised saying there were a lot of stairs."

    I'd like to have a extra bedding to put on the bed when it was cold. Also a small television in the bedroom when you can't sleep but don't want to get back up. These are more observations not complaints. The views from the windows were breathtaking, well equipped kitchen. The lounge was comfortable and both bathrooms were top class. Would like to return again in the future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great apartment - we will be returning back again next year Elizabeth is a great host :-)"

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Jan 2023

  • "The Rest was one of the best place we ever stayed on a holiday."

    Location is perfect with beautiful beach views. The property was furnished to high standards, beautiful and clean. We had an awesome stay at The Rest.

    Reviewed by Shazia5.0Dec 2022

  • "Amazing property in a beautiful location."

    This is a must visit.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Property."

    ..was very nice....We loved the Location and Views.The bedrooms were cold...We used the blankets.There are 45 steps to climb and with heavy was impossible given we are over 70 however a resident carried our 3 suitcases up the stairs...With out him we would have had to abandon trip.We thought there was a lift...however also you could,nt have 2 showers going at the same time,as the water would run cold.Also the power of the water just stopped or ran cold...But it is a very nice apartment.......

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Sep 2022

  • "This is an incredible apartment!"

    The sea views from the lounge and main bedroom are so beautiful - watching the surfers and the tides changing was a real treat. The pictures of the place really don't do it justice. Rest Bay is a stunning beach which has a surf school and hire shop with a cafe. The beds are really comfy and there is everything you could need and more in the kitchen (with some lovely extras which really added a touch of luxury). There is plenty of room for all the family with all the facilities you could need. With three flights of stairs, you need to be fairly agile though. Overall, we would thoroughly recommend this apartment.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Jul 2022

  • "The apartment was the perfect place to be during a heatwave."

    The apartment and location is fantastic. We loved being so close to the beach; swimming during the day and walks at night. Really good to have allocated parking. There is no lift in the building and this could be an issue for some people. The lack of lift did not bother us as it's not every day we can stay in a Grade 2 listed building. We highly recommend 21 The Rest and would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Everything about the apartment is first class, including the cleanliness, the furniture and furnishings and the equipment."

    Even the windows were cleaned during our visit! The location is superb, the views and the local walks made our week really enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic property - was exactly as pictured and described."

    Basically on the beach and is fantastic for kids as it is a lovely sandy beach but there are also a lot of rock pools to play in. The cafe is great for late afternoon drinks and has a spectacular view of the beach. Will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Wesley5.0Apr 2022

  • "This property was absolutely gorgeous … spacious, immaculate, tastefully furnished, comfy beds … and fabulous views."

    The area is wonderful … a short walk into Porthcawl town … some lovely nearby coves and bays … and the coastal footpath on the doorstep. Communication from the owner was brilliant … comes highly recommended

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a fabulous apartment."

    The quality of the finish is excellent and the view is fantastic, it was great to wake up and look out over Rest Bay and see the surfers and swimmers. Very comfortable, especially the bed, and so many extras; a great selection of coffee pods, spices plus a nice welcome pack, (the welshcakes were lovely

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great property with outstanding views - a real home from home - can’t wait to return!"

    Thanks! Looking forward to welcoming you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Jan 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic and classy."

    .. the pictures of the outside view just don't do this holiday home any justice, as inside this home is very well designed with a modern touch of class.

    Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jude5.0Nov 2021

  • "Sleep to the sound of the sea!"

    Superb situation above Rest Bay. On site car parking Second floor apartment. No lift. Amazing views from main bedroom and living room. Fantastic range of kitchen equipment and necessary condiments. Laundry facilities with appropriate wash tabs stain removers etc . Good local information. Truly home from home,or even better!

    Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Nov 2021

  • "We left it late to book a holiday in South Wales this summer and at first, the photos made us think that it wouldn't be all that spacious for the price - we were just glad to have secured a place."

    But as soon as we walked into the property, we were really impressed and could see the photos don't really do it justice. It's a fantastic, modern spacious and airy apartment with everything you could want and more. Sea views, clean modern decor and facilities, lovely bathrooms. The kitchen is really well equipped with lots of workspace and the breakfast bar makes it a very sociable space. The beds are super comfy which is really important for a week's stay. As a family of three adults and two children, we never felt on top of each other, and had a lovely week pottering on the beach, taking Lucie the Land Train into town, and visiting St Fagans and Margam Country Park. We just need to come back to explore the coastal path now!

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very nice location."

    Very modern flat. Great for beach lovers. Amazing seaview.

    Reviewed by Beinan5.0Aug 2021

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  • Second-floor apartment
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower attachment over bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility cupboard.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking space for two cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 1.7 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: Two flights of stairs to the apartment and no lift available
  • Please note: This property does not accept bookings of less than 3 nights.

The property

21 The Rest is a stunning second-floor apartment in a converted Grade II listed former Victorian rest home, at the edge of Porthcawl on the South Wales coast.

Positioned overlooking a Blue Flag beach, boasting spectacular views over the Bristol Channel and sleeping up to five guests, 21 The Rest is an ideal apartment for discovering the South Wales coastline, within easy reach of Swansea and the capital city of Cardiff.

On arrival, you will find two designated parking spaces, before climbing up two flights of the original Victorian staircase to your apartment, where you will be greeted by the spacious open plan living space.

The fully fitted kitchen offers a breakfast bar, where you can grab a quick snack, and a handy integrated dishwasher to take care of the washing up, after you’ve cooked up a storm to be enjoyed together around the dining table.

Gather in the seating area and admire the picturesque sea views from the window seat, then relax on the sofa and flick on the television after a long day of fun.

Move on through the property to the master double bedroom, with window seat to enjoy the breath-taking sea views, plus built-in mirrored wardrobes and an en-suite shower room.

The second double bedroom also has built-in wardrobes with great storage space to feel at home and the bijou single bedroom offers accommodation for a fifth guest.

The family bathroom has a bath to allow guests to take a long soak, or get ready in style.

To finish the lovely apartment, there is ample storage space in the hall, including a utilities cupboard with a washer/dryer to keep everyone feeling fresh.

Just a stone’s throw away from The Rest, you can find a golf course and the gorgeous Rest Bay beach, where you can join the surf school, enjoy water sports, swim, sunbathe and picnic.

Nearby is the town centre of Porthcawl with its promenade, marina and lighthouse, bustling with plenty of amenities to keep you busy, including restaurants serving local produce, as well as the Coney Beach amusement park at Trecco Bay for the children.

Keen nature lovers can walk the Wales Coast Path, or explore the nearby Kenfig National Nature Reserve with its unique habitats and bird life; Margam Country Park with its castle, gardens, narrow gauge railway and rare breeds farm trail, while historians can visit the ruins of Newcastle and Coity castles near Bridgend.

Within driving distance is the thriving capital city of Cardiff, Port Talbot with its beach, water park and museums and Bridgend with its history and shopping facilities.

Further afield beyond Swansea, is the Gower Peninsula, the first area in the UK to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Choose 21 The Rest as your base for a South Wales coastal escape.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Bridgend 7 miles; Port Talbot 11 miles.

Porthcawl, halfway between Swansea and Cardiff, is perfectly located for your South Wales coastal holiday. Enjoy the thrills of the funfair, a quiet walk along the promenade or a lazy day sunning yourself on one of the fine beaches. Sample good food at the many inns and restaurants in the town centre or just soak up the atmosphere of a traditional seaside resort all year round. With wonderful walks, cycling, surfing, golf courses and much more close at hand you can enjoy the great outdoors in picturesque scenery. Nearby, the attractions of Margam Park and the National Museum of Wales are great days out, or enjoy the impressive shopping facilities in nearby Cardiff followed by an evening at the theatre or maybe enjoy one of the many sporting events or concerts held at the Millennium Stadium. Whatever you wish for in your holiday you will be sure to find it in this beautiful part of Wales.

Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £300 for this property.

Note; This property does not accept bookings of less than 3 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas