Offering stunning views from every room right on the water-front, Porthmadog View Cottage is a luxurious and spacious home for eight very lucky guests with a wonderful balcony over the water!
The main living quarters are delightfully open-plan, with a huge sofa and armchairs to one side, a lovely casual dining area to another, and the magnificent kitchen to the other! A large set of French doors provides a stunning view over the water and the natural landscape all around you, as well as flooding the interiors with a warm glow of light.
The kitchen is bright and modern and infinitely spacious, with a full array of fantastic facilities built-in, as well as an awesome breakfast bar for casual meals and snacks. There’s a second, more casual living area in front of a fabulous wood-burner and TV, where you can settle for a little calm relaxation. If its entertainment you’re after, head to the games room for a round of table tennis!
There are four sumptuous bedrooms in total, two doubles and two twin rooms. Each is warm, bright and cosy, with seating areas and plush furnishings. The undeniable master suite enjoys a full wall of windows overlooking the stunning river outside, as well as a large bathtub which looks out over the room and a separate walk-in rain-shower! The second double room has terrace access, so you can wake up and step straight into the sunshine as you enjoy the sun dazzling over the sea in front of you! There are four fabulous bathrooms to accompany the four bedrooms, and all are spacious, elegant and equipped with fabulous facilities.
And finally, step out onto your incredible sea-front terrace, complete with a fabulous alfresco table! Enjoy a casual drink as you admire the magnificent views across the river and the golden sands of the beach below. This beautifully remote location makes it ideal for a little star gazing by night and watching the world sail by in the day time.
Just a short walk away you’ll find the wonderful town of Porthmadog, brimming with shops, pubs and restaurants and a quaint marina. Take a ride on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Steam Railways, watch the rare and migrating sea birds along the estuaries or get in a round of golf at Porthmadog Golf Club less than 2 miles away. With the delights of Snowdonia and The Lleyn Peninsula on your doorstep, vast mountains and glistening beach alike await you!
In this region of Wales, you’ll find its first national park: the Snowdonia National Park. 823 square miles of towering mountains and shimmering lakes, it can be seen as far away as Porthmadog on the west coast! Snowdon itself is an icon of Wales, alongside 13 other majestic peaks over 3,000 feet high, ideal for climbing and hiking! But if you’re not as fit as you used to be, worry not – the chilly peak of Snowdon is even accessible by train, so you can enjoy the breath-taking views whatever your level!
The town of Llanberis, at the foot of Snowdon, offers all sorts of quaint shops and eateries like the Llanberis Art & Craft and Coffee Pot and fascinating attractions. There are water sports, climbing and cycling activities, as well as Llanberis Lake Railway, the National Slate Museum and the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre, one of the largest Hydro-Electric power stations inside a mountain!
Wales is a small, mountainous peninsula to the west of England with just over 3 million people (less than a third of London!), yet more than 400 castles and three expansive national parks! With over 15 million visitors a year, there’s got to be something special that brings visitors back time after time!
Could it be the breath-taking scenery? The dazzling gardens? The easy-going and welcoming folk? Or even the heritage railways that never cease to pique one’s interest?
Our personal favourites are the three national parks: the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Snowdonia National Park and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Whether you’re into hill-walking, hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, kayaking or climbing, or the rather more adventurous surfing, hang-gliding or even a go on the only four-person zip line in Europe, you’ll find your perfect spot amid the extraordinary natural landscapes of Wales’ most treasured parks.
With water to the north, south and east, Wales has rather more than its fair share of dramatic coastline, making for not only incredible scenery but also a superb beach holiday destination! The Pembrokeshire Peninsula which looks out over the Irish Sea promises rugged and steep limestone cliffs best enjoyed from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail. Along the way, you will find enchanting villages, picturesque resort areas, idyllic fishing harbours, winding estuaries, and incredible, wide-open beaches
The Wales Coast Path traces the country's entire length, taking in perfect sandcastle-beaches and striking mountain passes weaving through the wilderness. The immense geological diversity can be enjoyed along with the extensive network of paths, while for some jaw-dropping architectural beauty, Caernarfon Castle and Caerphilly Castle are just two of the many sublime castles. While the utterly cosmopolitan Cardiff is brimming with splendid castles, arcades, and historical buildings, making it the perfect base for exploring the rest of the country!
Only two hours from London, getting into Wales is easy! Cardiff Airport, or one of the London airports when visiting South Wales. Other cities served by international airports in England which offer reasonable access to parts of Wales include Bristol (for south Wales), Birmingham (for mid-Wales), Liverpool and Manchester (for north Wales). Along the coastlines the roads are excellent, and there is an extensive train service throughout the country.