Four Bedroom Holiday Cottage in Harlech | Porkington-Terrace | Dioni

Four Bedroom Holiday Cottage in Harlech | Porkington-Terrace

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 of 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 mountains of Snowdonia.

Harlech Beach in spring

Sat just above the famous Harlech Castle, the cottage is the first in a row of handsome stone built terraced houses. 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 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, ideal for storing a pushchair and bike or two. Off this, there is a bijou wash room with toilet, washbasin and washing machine, and a great drying room perfect for drying washing, wetsuits, and waterproofs with freezer.

We return to the lounge to climb the generously wide staircase up to the bedrooms on the first floor. At the front of the house there are two stylish and characterful double bedrooms which enjoy gorgeous views out over Harlech Castle and the beautiful Porthmadog Bay. Next door we have a very cute single bedroom.

The other side of the stairs, the bathroom houses a nice simple white bathroom suite with a 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. The beautiful twin bedroom at the back of the house is lovely and light and includes a set of french doors which lead out onto a small private patio area and the terraced garden beyond – perfect for that morning coffee before the kids get up perhaps.

Four Bedroom Holiday Cottage in Harlech | Porkington-Terrace

Property Details

Sleeps  7 + Cot

Pets  2 Max

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided

Bedrooms  4 Bedrooms. Bedroom 1: Kingsize. Bedroom 2: Double. Bedroom 3: Twin. Bedroom 4: Single

Bathrooms  2 Bathrooms: Bathroom 1: Enamel bath with shower handset, Separate shower cubicle, WC & Washbasin. Bathroom 2: Downstairs WC & washbasin

Facilities  Central Heating, Woodburning Stove, Near Pub, Near Beach, Mobile phone reception, WiFi. Welcome pack, Linen, Towels, Cot, High chair, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing machine, Iron and ironing board, TV and DVD player, Stereo, Books, DVD library, Drying room, Private enclosed garden, lockable storage suitable for bikes/kayaks, Off street parking plus parking permit for second car.


The terrace to the front of the house is a great place to sit and soak up the views of the castle below and sea beyond and the mountains of central Snowdonia to the north, and to watch the sunset with a glass of wine.

The back garden is accessed from the kitchen via a quirky undercover passageway. From here guests can climb up a small set of steps, passing the private patio area accessed from the twin bedroom, up to a second larger seating area which is nicely enclosed and sheltered. Although there isn’t room for a game of football up here, the aspect of the garden and its foliage means guests have a view over the rooftops to the sea without being overlooked by 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 majestic Harlech Castle, has a great selection of cafes and restaurants to offer, as well as some small shops and a couple of pubs. A lot of our guests are sure to make a beeline down the hill from the cottage to the wonderful sandy beach, while 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, or further up still into the Rhinog Mountains. The highly regarded Royal St Davids Links Golf Course is also within walking distance but also has a complimentary car park.

A stunning 20 minute car journey will take you to the larger towns of Barmouth to the south or Porthmadog to the north. A larger collection of shops and restaurants can be found in both towns. There’s loads to do in the area, whatever your interest. Everything from mountain biking to underground trampolining, and 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.


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  1. Viv says:

    The cottage was beautiful – very stylish and comfortable at the same time! It was so nice to come back to the cottage and cosy round the log burner in the lounge after a day out sightseeing. Amazing views over the castle and coast from the front bedrooms and terrace, well placed for visiting everywhere.

  2. Diana and David Snow says:

    This lovely house really is in the most beautiful setting with views of the castle straight ahead, Snowdon over to the right and the Lleyn Peninsula to the left. We were very lucky with the weather and the sunsets were spectacular.
    There is everything in this house you could possibly want from kitchen equipment to a good selection of books and guide books about places to visit and walks in the area. There is also a parking permit you can use for various car parks locally. Meg, the owner, really has thought of everything.
    Very comfortable beds upstairs and sofa and chairs in the lounge all very relaxing. The decor is lovely and quirky and tasteful. It was very useful being able to be in e mail touch with Meg.
    There are several restaurants and tea shops within a few minutes walk and the beach below the town is fantastic.
    The car parking space is a bit of a challenge but there is plenty of roadside parking.

  3. Katie Early says:

    We stayed here back in June when the weather was gorgeous! Had the most amazing time in Wales. It was a fun packed week on the beaches, on the zip wires and forest roller coasters, the kids and my parents loved it. Porkington Terrace was a beautiful cottage to come back to every night. A home from home, with lovely little touches and treasures for the kids in the rooms. Would highly recommend.

  4. Angie Lapage says:

    We have just returned home from a wonderful week at No 1 Porkington Terrace in Harlech! The cottage was beautiful and very well appointed so very comfortable. The views over the castle and the beach, sea and mountains was stunning so great to sit out on the terrace with a glass of wine and just enjoy it all!

  5. I holidayed in this lovely seaside cottage full of character in mid-April 2018, and had a wonderful stay. Fantastic location: short walk to a lovely beach, great views of Harlech castle, superb hill walking in the Rhinogydd accessible on foot or within a short drive. The cottage itself is cosy and charming, beautifully decorated and furnished… A gem of a place, I heartily recommend it as a holiday base!

  6. Richard says:

    Sun, sea, sand, and … NO!… Mountains of course. Cosy on the inside; log fire, retro furniture, the worlds biggest inglenook in a cottage. Yet, step outside the front door and it is breathtaking drama with a fourteenth century castle, estuary and Snowdon on view.

    A-May-Zing darling.

  7. Teulu O'Brien says:

    We spent a perfect three days here and were so pleased with the location and the facilities available. To be able to look at at one of Wales’ most famous castle within spitting distance, see the sea at the bottom of the hill and have all the shop you need within a short walk was great. Our days out were mostly in and around Harlech, but by car you can reach so many things within 45 mins.

    The house was very comfortable too; better than home! We had everything we needed and would be very glad to come back again.

  8. John Craythorne says:

    Superb cottage with amazing views to Snowden, the sea, Harlech Castle and the Lleyn peninsular. The cottage is beautifully furnished and decorated and comprehensively equipped. Right in the heart of Harlech with everything you need within a few minutes’ walk.

  9. Mandy Waldon says:

    I have just spent a lovely weekend at the cottage with a group of girlie friends. The cottage was very comfortable and cosy (amazing fireplace and very comfy beds), the decoration and furnishings are beautifully done and I loved the interesting books (Hygge) and cuddly toys (puppet animal treehouse). The space was perfect for the 5 of us 🙂 The surrounding countryside (beach/mountains) we were very fortunate to explore and it was stunning even in January! Thank Meg for a very memorable weekend.

  10. Claire and family says:

    We stayed at Porkington Terrace for New Year and had a simply lovely time. The cottage has everything you could wish for if you want to cook and is beautifully decorated with lots of character. Harlech was good for us with a nice meal at As.Is and walks on the beach. We hope to stay again soon.

  11. Tessa Hall says:

    This is a lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful part of North Wales, it has been beautifully done out and is comfortable too.There are mountains behind the cottage, just a short drive away and a lovely unspoiled beach which takes 20 mins to walk to in front. I highly recommend this as a wonderful place to stay. I stayed in October/November and had some fantastic walks and also looked forward to lighting the woodburner in the evening and resting.

  12. Kerry Corinaldi says:

    A real adventure week; we would recommend Zip World! Beautiful cottage with everything you need, and more. Thank you, Kerry

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