Craig and Aimee of Kinging-It take a week-long tour of The Coastal Way, from Llŷn to Pembrokeshire.
About 1015 - Artist's Cottage, Porthmadog
STS Grade 4+
Stunning views of the estuary & mountains beyond await you! Sit back and enojy the ever changing views with a glass of wine or a cup of tea! The more adventurous guest can enjoy the many coastal or mountain walks nearby or simply stroll down the lane to Portmeirion village. This prestigious split level villa (which is bigger than it looks) on its own private grounds within the scenic and serene Portmeirion Conservation Area, is conveniently located 2 miles from the seaside/mountain resort of Porthmadog in the Snowdonia National Park. Pleasantly situated within walking distance of the tidal estuary foreshore, Minffordd village, Ffestiniog Railway station and the world renowned Sir Clough Williams-Ellis' artistic village and gardens of Portmeirion. The villa enjoys a camera obscura of the Snowdonia mountains and the tidal Dwyryd estuary from all main rooms. Within walking distance of the Mermaid Spa at Portmeirion and the Castle restaurant and bar. Porthmadog town is 2 miles walk through the woods and along the steam train line or Glaslyn bike trail. In the town there are many craft shops, pantrys and gift shops plus a leisure centre and the Ffestiniog Railway steam train station. Beautiful Beddgelert is only 8ml through wonderful scenic gorges. Harlech castle town with the theatre and sandy beaches 6ml. 500m footpath to the estuary shore from the cottage, mainline and Ffestiniog Steam train station 1km. Easy access along a 100m unsurfaced road. This is a special holiday property in North Wales.
4 BEDROOMS: The following are all on the ground floor: 1 bedroom with a Double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 Single beds. 1 bedroom with 1 Single bed.
Upstairs there is an en-suite bedroom with a Kingsize bed and a 2' 6" bed (suitable for a small child), 19" TV/DVD & iPod docking station.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM/WC. Bed linen is provided, but you will need to bring your own towels.
BATHROOM: Bath with electric shower over the bath and WC (downstairs near the bedrooms).
SHOWER ROOM/WC: shower in a shower cubicle (downstairs near the lounge and bedrooms).
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: Cottage style fitted units with electric hob and oven, fridge, microwave and dishwasher.
UTILITY ROOM: Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
DINING ROOM & CONSERVATORY: TV and views
Private and enclosed garden with large lawns to front and side, elevated patio with dining furniture, BBQ and fantastic views.
Ample private parking for up to 4 cars.
Full oil central heating.
ELECTRICITY & OIL: Up to £50 included. Measured by meter reading (usually enough for a week with considerate use).
Free STORAGE for bikes in garage - available on request prior to arrival.
PET: 1 dog accepted if it is happy to stay in the kitchen, dining room and conservatory area where there is a wooden floor. No pets please in the carpeted areas in the house (lounge and bedrooms) unless lying on a blanket.
COT: If cot required, please call to confirm the specifications and bedding provided before you arrive.
LINEN: Yes (cot linen not included)
TOWELS: No, but available to hire.
FAQ: There is a highchair and 1 stair gate at the cottage. The garden is enclosed enough for dogs.
10% (up to £100) Multi-week Discount if booking 2 weeks in succession. Not available with any other offers.
Small Family Discount, using just 2 BEDROOMS: 1 Double bedroom, 1 Twin bedroom - both downstairs. See BH4 for available dates and prices.
Mini-break rules: A mini-break is a holiday for less than 7 nights and/or may start on a day which isn't the normal changeover day. In season (April and end of October), this property will accept mini-breaks 35 days before the start date of the holiday, and bookable anytime out of season.
Please note: A returnable £200 Security Deposit will be required before we can give the key safe code. Our experience shows that this procedure results in an all round better holiday for everyone, as our holiday home owners are prepared to offer better quality properties for guests and all guests fully respect the property and so make manageable the process of preparing the property for the next guest's full enjoyment. Nearly all our guests are respectful people where the bond is fully returned. We have a high proportion of returning guests who are appreciative of our service and the high standard of accommodation that we strive to provide. Please be assured that STS is a Visit Wales/Welsh Assembly Government Accredited agency. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
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