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North Wales Self Catering cottage, Garth Craig, Porthmadog, sleeps 9

Areas: North Wales

Garth Craig

Garth Craig, Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 9

Pricing From: £668.00

This end terraced cottage is located in Porthmadog in North Wales and can sleep nine people in five bedrooms.

Garth Craig is a terraced cottage in the heart of the popular North Wales harbour town of Porthmadog. The cottage sleeps nine people and has one double bedroom, two twins, one with bunks and one single bedroom as well as two family bathrooms. Also in the cottage is a fitted kitchen and two sitting rooms.

Outside is off road parking and sloping gardens with outdoor furniture. With magnificent sea views and beaches nearby, Garth Craig is a superb family holiday home in North Wales.


The description of this place does not do it justice! Absolutely stunningly uninterrupted views over Snowdonia (including spotting Snowdon istself!) panning across to Porthmadog Harbour and the sea! There were 6 adults and 3 boys (all 10 and under. We were lucky enough to have great weather and sat out every morning (the sun is on the the patio in the morning and is gloriously hot at 8am! We were also lucky enough to see a super moon rise over the harbour. The views out of ALL of the front windows are stunning! You can enjoy the Snowdonia skyline sitting at the kitchen table, lounge, sitting room and all three front bedrooms. Great variety of games, DVDs, books and toys (which would come in handy if the weather isn't so great!). Well stocked kitchen too! Only downside was only one parking space which required confident drivers to get to but we found space on the nearby roads and even when we didn't the car park is cheap! The location is great. Easy walk into Porthmadog which has everything you need plus some beautiful ind?pendant shops. It's not too touristy but touristy enough to have great ice cream and fish and chips. The park is literally across the road and has space for sports and also a playground (just a shame the crazy golf seems to be closed). The best beach, Blackrock Sands (which you can drive onto which saves lugging all the beach stuff from a car park!) is only 9 minutes drive. Criccieth (for a great castle and pebbly beach) is only 10 minutes away. The Zip World activities are only 30-40 minutes away. We also popped to climb Snowdon up the Llanberis Path which was only 25 minutes drive away too. The house was clean and spacious and I would stay again in a heart beat.

Great location, great views, lovely house
Really not sure why the only reviews here are for Christmas stays, it's clearly a popular house and will be good for a holiday at any time of year. Five of us stayed for Christmas, no problem at all cooking Christmas dinner in the well equipped kitchen! I now want a double oven myself. The two cosy living rooms make this a very comfortable house for everyone to spread out, both downstairs rooms have living flame gas fires which are perfect for winter evenings (there is central heating too). The views from the front of the house are great, I could sit in bed and see right across the valley to the hills on the other side. From the living room, you have a good view of the harbour. Attentive and helpful owners who sent lots of great information in advance and even phoned just to check everything was ok. It's unusual to have that level of attention in a holiday let, I think. We were met by a bottle of champagne and welsh cakes on arrival. The parking at the back of the house is tight for an estate car but still doable and there was plenty of free parking nearby. In terms of pubs, I'd recommend The Australia which you can see from the house and has Purple Moose Brewery beers. Good to see Porthmadog is a proper town with real people living there, unlike some Cornish villages for example which have been taken over by second homes. I would definitely stay here again.

Liked everything. We had a wonderful time and will hopefully be back.
Mrs Lammers

Two living rooms worked out ideal with having children, the views were spectacular and the location was great. The separate toilet from the bathroom upstairs was ideal as well. The owners left Welsh cakes and a Christmas card. We felt very welcome and loved every minute of our stay.
Mrs Smith

Brilliant time at Garth Craig!
6 adults, a 14 months, 5 and 7 year old children and a 7 week old baby stayed for 4 nights over New Year 2015. We arrived at 3pm and the Tesco delivery came at 4pm all the way up the steep steps! The weather was awful for the 4 days and we therefore made the most of this beautiful cottage. The kids had their own living room and the grown ups had theirs. The kitchen was ample and we were able to all sit round the table and eat. The added bonus of a washing machine with a 7 week old baby's washing was great. The bed rooms were of a nice size and my hubbie and I stayed in the loft room, we pushed the beds together. Once we got used to the low ceiling it was fine. It was very warm up there. We had a slight problem with the cottage and the agent was extremely attentive, the owner even rang to check we were ok. They left us a bottle of fizz, welsh cakes and an xmas card! Location was great, a very short walk from the high street and the Ship pub which became our local let 2 families park their cars for free for the duration. We didn't do much but eat, drink and play games with the kids (loads of great games at the cottage have been left). A thoroughly chilled out time at Garth Craig - thank you!



Parking Space Parking Space
Telephone Telephone
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds

Bunk Beds


Electric heating with gas fire in sitting rooms
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, payphone, selection of books, games, DVDs and beach toys
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent (please bring own beach towels)
Cot, highchair and stairgate
Limited off road parking for 1 medium size car, with free car park 500 yards away on first come, first served basis for free parking and then chargeable parking
Rear patio and front lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop and pub 5 mins walk
Harbour 5 mins walk
On arrival, you will be greeted with a hamper full of local Welsh produce
Note: 2nd floor bedroom is accessed by steep winding staircase and has sloping ceiling with reduced head height
Note: Cottage is accessed down 12 steps and town centre is accessed down 25 steps, meaning property is unsuitable for guests with limited mobility
Note: Max 6 adults
Please note: the bedroom with the bunk beds and the box bedroom (photographed with the beach pillow) are only suitable for children

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Deudraeth Castle - 1.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Wern Manor Gardens - 1.8 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Llanfihangel-y-Traethau Carved Stone - 2.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Plas Brondanw Gardens - 3.8 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Criccieth Castle - 4.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Harlech Castle - 4.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Llyn Eiddew Bach III Stone Circle - 5.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Bryn Cader Faner Cairn Circle - 5.3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Plas Tan-Y-Bwlch Gardens - 5.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Dinas Castle - 7.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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