Sleeps: 6 + Cot
Price: £500 - £990
Type: Internet | WiFi, Near Beach, Near Pub, Real Fire
No.1 Porkington Terrace is a chic and stylish four bedroom holiday cottage in Harlech. Right in the heart of this picturesque and friendly holiday town, the cottage is in walking distance to a lovely collection of cafes, pubs and shops as well as being within easy reach of a stunning sandy beach and the wild ruggedness of the mountians of Snowdonia.
Perched high on a hill just above the famous Harlech Castle, the cottage is the first in a row of handsome stone built terraced houses just above the famous castle. A turquoise blue front door leads us through a small entrance lobby into a surprisingly large lounge. There’s an immediate wow factor here. A huge inglenook fireplace houses a welcoming woodburning stove on a traditional welsh slate hearth. A designer sofa and arm chairs sit facing the fire and combine with more traditional furniture and ornaments to create a really elegant space.
The kitchen diner next door is smaller but equally modish. Again, modern appliances are complimented by more traditional solid wood kitchen units and a welsh slate floor. The dining table sits in the light of a large sash window, which looks over rooftops down towards the castle and the sandy shoreline beyond.
Out through the back door from the kitchen there is a very useful undercover passageway, perfect for hanging washing and storing a pushchair and bike or two. Off this there is a bijou utility room with washing machine and freezer, and a great drying room with washing lines, coat hooks and boot racks, ready to receive sandy wetsuits or muddy walking boots and waterproofs.
We return to the lounge to climb the grand wide staircase up to the bedrooms on the first floor. The first twin bedroom straight ahead as you reach the landing includes a set of French doors leading out onto a small outside patio area. Perfect for that morning coffee before the kids get up perhaps.
Next door we have a very cute single bedroom and then two more double bedrooms to the front of the house. These front bedrooms naturally benefit from those views out towards the castle and the beautiful Cardigan Bay. The bathroom houses a nice simple white bathroom suite with bath and separate shower. The bath is lovely and big but you might have to set time limits on it’s use as this is the only bathroom in the house.
Sleeps 6 + Cot
Bed Linen Provided
Cot and High Chair Provided
The back garden is accessed from the kitchen via a small undercover passageway. From here guests can climb up a small set of steps, passing the private patio area adjacent to the twin bedroom, up to a second seating area. There isn’t room for a game of football up here, but the aspect of the garden and the surrounding foliage means guests have a wonderful view of the area without being overlooked by any neighbours. The terraced design of the garden means toddlers should be supervised at all times.
The town itself, as well as being home to the famous castle, has a nice collection of cafes and restaurants, some small shops and a couple of pubs. A lot of our summer guests are sure to make a beeline down the hill from the cottage to the wonderful sandy beach. But others might head in the opposite direction where a short climb will lead you to Cwm Bychan and the lake that sits at the foot of the popular Roman Steps footpath. The highly regarded Royal St Davids Golf Course is also within walking distance but the steep hill back up to the cottage might tempt you to use the complimentary car park at the bottom.
A short 20 minute car journey will take you to the larger towns of Barmouth to the south and Porthmadog to the north. A larger collection of shops and restaurants can be found in both towns. There’s naturally loads to do in the area. Everything from mountain biking to underground trampolining, from gorge walking to paintballing can be experienced nearby. But don’t worry, these adventure sports are not compulsory if a glass of wine and a good book is more your scene.
Prices and Availability
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