The Seahorse ref: UK11234

Porthmadog, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast

3 Star Self Catering



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  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • WiFi 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Station within 1 mile 


This compact first floor apartment for two is beautifully situated on a development of similar properties on South Snowdon Wharf in Porthmadog. Originally the site of the slate wharves from where slate from the local quarries would be sent on ships all over the world, nowadays it is a peaceful, private estate from where you can watch the world go by. The living area and balcony looks out over the harbour, whilst the town centre is a couple of minutes’ level walk away. Here you will find a wide selection of individual shops, eateries and supermarkets.
Porthmadog Harbour railway station is just 100 yards away with its nostalgic narrow gauge steam trains bustling off to both Blaenau Ffestiniog on the Ffestiniog Railway, and Beddgelert and Caernarfon on the Welsh Highland Railway. On the other side of the Cob embankment is the quirky Italianate village of Portmeirion. Designed by Sir Clough Williams Ellis, it is famed for the location of the filming of ’The Prisoner ’TV series in the 1960s.
Further to the south is Harlech Castle, one of the Edward I castles which looks out over the town. The town of Criccieth with its castle is just 5 miles away, or other places to visit include Llanberis with the Snowdon Mountain Railway, 25 miles, Caernarfon and the Lynn Peninsula, 20 miles. The beaches on the Cambrian coast are some of Wales’ best and are definitely worth a visit - there is a fabulous beach at Black Rock Sands just over 3 miles away. If you enjoy walking, then there is a lovely walk direct from the property via Borth y Gest along to Black Rock Sands. At Blaenau Ffestiniog, formerly the slate capital of the world, you will find Zip World, the UK’s largest zip wire zone, and Bounce Below, the only place in the world where you can bounce on trampoline nets deep inside a slate cavern (don’t worry, they will give you a hard hat!). Walking, cycling and more mountains than you can shake a stick at are all available close by. Beach 2½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

All on the first floor.
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Open plan living space.
Living area: With 32" Freeview TV, selection of books and games, and patio doors leading to balcony.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.


Balcony. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. No smoking. Please note: No children.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    0.5 miles
  • Lake
    2.5 miles (beach)

About the local area

The area covered by Snowdonia Mountains and Coast is not surprisingly dominated by the Snowdonia National Park. However, it also includes the stunning Cambrian Coast which is also worthy of a visit.

Snowdon is at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park with the surrounding area being steeped in history and benefing from some of the most beautiful views in all of Britain. The mountain is not just tall, it has its own unique bio-diversity of plants and animals making sure your visit is truly unique from anyother.

There is no doubt that Snowdonia is one of the premier locations in UK for outdoor activities. Whatever you want to do - from mountain climbing to kayaking, cycling to windsurfing - you'll be able to enjoy it here. But you don't have to climb the mountains; you can just enjoy the scenery. Explore a castle or an underground power station. Paddle in the sea or sail a boat. Rain or shine, whatever time of year, you'll find something here to enjoy.

Things to do nearby

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Mount Snowdon dominates the glorious, ancient landscape of North Wales. The Snowdon Mountain Railway will take you to the Summit where you can enjoy fabulous views from the new visitor centre.

Llyn Crafnant

Llyn Crafnant nestles in a hanging valley high above the Vale of Conwy in the Snowdonia National Park.

Aber Falls
Aber Falls

Plunging down the cliffs at the foothills of the Carneddau mountain range is Aber falls and at over 120 feet high it is one of the finest examples of waterfalls in Wales.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Set in 2000 acres of lands above the town of Blaenau Festiniog Llechwedd Slate Caverns are a working slate mine. There are two underground mine tours that take you deep into the mountain.

Gwydyr Stables

The riding centre at Gwydyr Stables offers horse riding, and pony trekking just four miles from Betws y Coed

Snowdonia National Park

Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is the largest National Park in Wales.

Ogwen Valley

The Ogwen Valley is often cited as the best place for a novice climber to take there climbing to the next level.

Conwy Water Gardens

A fantastic place for fishing enthusiasts with three fully stocked coarse fishing lakes. Great for children too with otters, ducks, aquarium and reptile House all set in the picturesque Conwy Valley.

Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres and is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range.

Swallow Falls
Swallow Falls

A stunning series of waterfalls located close to the popular tourist town of Betws-Y-Coed. Flowing into the Llugwy river it is one of the most famous in Wales and is reached by a pleasant walk through Gwydyr Forest.

Tree Top Adventures
Tree Top Adventures

A thrilling, high level, adventurous journey 15.4m (50ft) up in the trees involving a series of engaging and exciting obstacles! Cafe and visitor centre available on site.

Gwydyr Forest
Gwydyr Forest

Gwydir Forest is a panoramic and extensive forest set in the hills to the east of Mount Snowdon.

Marin Trail
Marin Trail

The Marin Trail is a great mountain bike trail with big climbs, big descents, brilliant singletrack and truly awesome scenery.

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