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Lleyn Peninsula Self Catering cottage, The Captain's Bank, Porthmadog, sleeps 4

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The Captain's Bank
LL49 9AT

The Captain's Bank, Porthmadog, Gwynedd

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £430.00

A ground floor apartment based in the North Wales town of Porthmadog that can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

The Captain's Bank is a ground floor apartment based in the town of Porthmadog in North Wales. It has two bedrooms comprising of a king size and a double room, both with en-suite shower rooms, this cottage can accommodate four people. Also inside you will find and open plan living area with a kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area.

To the outside sits off road parking for one car and roadside parking nearby, there is also a shared decking area with tables and chairs. The Captain's Bank is a stylish cottage in a great spot for friends to come and enjoy this lovely harbour town.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


A perfect holiday apartment
This apartment has everything you could wish for from a well stocked kitchen with all the utensils you could wish for, hairdryers in both bedrooms and the luxury towels provided for use. The view form the dining table through the stable door was perfect. Any issues are dealt with immediately by the owners in a lovely friendly manner. We loved it that much we've booked to come back next year and can't wait.

Nice views... Good spaces... 5 star ? Value for money ?
As a regular reviewer on Trip advisor I am always fair in my reviews and base all on 3 criteria, facility, ambience and VFM. So at the outet let me say that the accommodation has exactly what the overview says. It is located in a lovely spot overlooking the harbour and handy for all things porthmadog and nearby beach walk. So that ticks a box for facility. As for ambience it is an old granary warehouse with thick walls and challenges. So if you want a location with 2 bedrooms en suite and basic kitchen then this ticks a box. However I judge this on paying £1000 for a week and therefore make the following suggestions for the property. Kitchen : good selection of accessories would benefit from, handle for the grill pan, four slice toaster, a fridge freezer that is big enough for four people. Kitchen bowl. Dining area : table is too bulky . A square table with bench seat 1 side would be a much better fit. Lounge: Sofas looked impressive, awfully uncomfortable. Shame no effort has been made to unblock the fireplace. Accommodation generally needs attention to handles on the doors, several coming off. Bedroom 1 ; miniscule wardrobe space. Bedding needs to be sharper/fresher.. liked the blue bedding look but definitely tired. Bathroom ; looks impressive..Good job I'm only 5'7" smacked my head three times on the small entrance. Big shower, sloping tiles made standing difficult. Musty towels as no ventilation. Was the washing machine for use ?? Difficult to tell with access. Bulb out on main bathroom light Bedroom 2: previous review asked the question of the lean to and glass/plastic ceiling. Not sure if this was even a partof the property but needs to be more substantial if it is. I don't think the door leading out to the mould covered green pipe is part of the wardrobe. Lock it or lock it. For a lockdown property the detail on faulty handles and bulbs is disappointing. To arrive at 17:30 to still find the cleaners blocking spaces is disappointing. I enjoyed my stay .. does it need detail... yes... was it VFM ... no. With changes would I book it again ?

Needs a Good Clean !
Accommodation in lovely setting let down by need for thorough cleaning: Baked on food in microwave. Oven so greasy it set off smoke detectors. Ice-box so iced up the door would not close. Drink spills on bedside cabinet. Floors not swept, leaving dust and previous occupants hair. Shower floor grubby. It would appear the only thing that was done between rentals was to provide clean linen, with no thought put into the extra cleaning that one would expect given the current situation. Annex next to bedroom to use as wardrobe so damp that wall ornaments were mouldy. Plastic roof of the above so noisy that any rain in the night made sleeping impossible. Batteries flat in tv remotes. Having booked through Sykes in the past and been very happy with the properties, I was very disappointed to find no thought or effort had gone in to making us feel welcome. Very Poor.

Captains Bank
perfect location, however there are a few issues... lean too damp,accommodation smelt of dog (especially the rug In the living room), extractor fan broken in kitchen, second bedroom small, noisy beds/ uncomfortable mattress, no games/ books as advertised, mouldy decorations in bedroom 2, no light in laundry room.... all in all, very expensive for what it is!

Perfect apartment in perfect location
right on the harbour with great sea and mountain views. Apartment well equipped with any previous niggles ironed out, 3rd visit ,4th now being booked



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


Double Beds


Gas central heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
3 x Smart TVs with Freeview, WiFi, Netflix and Amazon (use your own account), selection of books and games
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent, please bring own beach towels
Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
Limited Off road parking for 1 car in communal parking area on first come, first served basis, additional roadside parking close by
Use of the shared decked area (accessed by 41 stone steps) with table and chairs
Two well-behaved small dog's welcome, please bring your own dog beds, towels and blankets
Sorry, no smoking
Shops, pubs and restaurants 200 yards
Harbour/marina opposite
Short walk to the beach
Note: Although this apartment is on the ground floor there are some internal steps
Note: A low doorway leads into the Captain's Bank main en-suite shower room
Note: Check-in 4pm
Please note: No Stag or Hen Parties

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Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Porthmadog area.

Nearest Attractions

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

Deudraeth Castle - 1.4 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 - 4.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Harlech Castle - 4.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Llyn Eiddew Bach III Stone Circle - 5.1 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Bryn Cader Faner Cairn Circle - 5.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Plas Tan-Y-Bwlch Gardens - 5.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Dinas Castle - 7.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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