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Three Bedroom Farm Holiday Cottage in Porthmadog | Llofft-Talar

Near BeachNear PubFarm Stay

Llofft Talar is a three bedroom farm holiday cottage in Porthmadog. Situated on the outskirts of town on a working farm, is it perfect for exploring Eryri (Snowdonia) and the Pen Llyn (Llyn Peninsula).

Porthmadog is a lovely harbour town offering some great independent shops, cafes and restaurants. From the harbour itself, a short walk will bring you to the fishing village of Borth Y Gest and a 5 minute drive in the car will take you to the world famous Portmeirion Village.

The piece de resistance of course, is the Ffestiniog Railway, a 150 year old steam train that takes you from Porthmadog harbour into the mountains of Eryri. Llofft Talar has the best view in the house as the steam train passes the back garden - such a beautiful sight to behold.

The interior of the cottage is simple with clean lines. The living rooms are upstairs and the bedrooms on the lower level.

Downstairs consists of a double bedroom with an ensuite and two twin rooms. All bedrooms are carpeted with achromatic colour schemes and beautiful, solid, white beds and wardrobes. Big plump duvets and an airy feel will ensure a good night sleep. The ensuite is a shower room - again, very simple with neutral colours. The family bathroom has a bath over shower arrangement.

Upstairs is a large sitting room with an apex roof. Wooden effect floors and big cosy leather sofas make the most of this lovely, light room, set off by the skylight windows. The kitchen next door is again a good size with a large dining room table and chairs at one end and the kitchen area at the other. Everything you would need to cater for your holiday is here all in a modern, clean and simple decor.

Outside, there is a patio section with wooden garden furniture where you can sit out on a beautiful summer evening and take in the surrounding mountains - simply stunning.

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Cottage Type
Near Beach, Near Pub, Farm Stay
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating
Hob, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, TV, Games Room, Mobile phone reception
Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage, Private Garden

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The cottage itself is situated just on the outskirts of Porthmadog. With a lovely patio area outside, you can sit out and take in the scenery and as you are also on a working farm, there is plenty of space in which to enjoy your country retreat. The Ffestiniog railway runs past the house and so you have first class views to see this 150 year old steam train in action as it makes its ascent into the mountains.

Porthmadog town centre is a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute drive from the holiday cottage. There are lots of lovely cafes and restaurants; The Big Rock Cafe is a great place to go where they offer different types of street food from around the world along with lots of great breads, cakes and lunches, all made on site. Allports is a where to go for fish and chips and on the harbour itself you’ll find a fabulous Thai restaurant. If fresh fish is something you enjoy, Blas Y Mor fishmonger is the place to visit. All the main supermarkets are also found in Porthmadog.

Borth Y Gest is a 15 minute walk from the harbour and is a lovely little fishing village where you’ll find lots of pirates coves and quaint little tea shops. Portmeirion Village is also on your doorstep and most definitely a place to visit.

Porthmadog is a really great position to be in for exploring Eryri, The Pen Llyn and the North coast as all the main access roads come into and out of Porthmadog. Criccieth is only 10 minutes by car where you’ll find the castle, Dylans Restaurant and a high street full of antique shops. From there you can travel further afield to discover the beaches on the Llyn and the other towns including the very popular Abersoch.

Head west into Eryri you are only 15 minutes from Beddgelert and 30 mins from larger towns like Llanberis where of course you have incredible walking, climbing, canyoning, kayaking, SUP, sailing and windsurfing opportunities in the mountains and on the lakes.

30 mins North will take you to Caernarfon where you will of course find the castle and Bethesda which is home to the world famous Zip World.

Things to do in Porthmadog

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Guest Reviews

Helen Abbott

We have had a lovely week and enjoyed staying in the cottage. It was very well furnished and equipped.
We didn’t see a welcome pack on arrival and an information folder containing useful phone numbers ( taxis , doctors, hospital etc) and recommended places to eat would have been a helpful resource. Also information about bin days and recycling as it differs from area to area.
We loved being close to the railway and the scenery is spectacular.

Susan Fisher

Just back from a wonderful week in this spacious cottage. Ideal distance outside Porthmadog, 0.9 miles. So we walked in and out of Porthmadog most days. Lots to do in the area. We ate most of our meals outside at the very good garden furniture. Geraint the Farmer/owner was friendly and welcoming. The cottage was spotlessly clean. Can’t decide whether to return to this one – or whether to try another Dioni cottage! Many thanks to the cottage owners and to Dioni.


Lovely, clean cottage in a great location for exploring North Wales. The games room was a fantastic bonus that kept children and adults entertained.

Anne Nutting

A lovely modern interior, plenty of space for our little grandson to run around. Well appointed, plenty of kitchen equipment and fridge/ freezer storage space. Geraint, the farmer and owner was very friendly and helpful. Excellent location for walks and train watching. A welcome/information pack would be useful as would an airier and pegs. Beautiful outdoor dining furniture but needs a parasol. Thanks for a lovely week’s stay.

Michaela Gorman
September 12, 2020

Beautiful cottage, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean.
The owners had thought of everything.
Games room was great fun as were the selection of games. Easy access to all the sites and a quick walk into Porthmadog along the railway line. I definitely recommend it there

Tracy Jeffries
August 30, 2020

Great accommodation, open plan living space ideal for 3 year old with toys. It was spotlessly clean and games room was great entertainment of an evening. Short walk into town alongside the railway line so not having to walk along roadsides, the owner was friendly. We had a great week and would definitely recommend/stay there again.

Denise Convey
July 17, 2020

Lovely stay. Was a little worried as covid restrictions had just been lifted and we were first guests. Owner was great and allowed us in early. Place was spotless with antibacterial washes in all baths and kitchens. Loved that there were no soft furnishings apart from beds. I took my own zoflora and antibacterial sprays and was able to clean all myself, though I’m sure I didn’t need to. Just me. Games room was great. It was wet of an evening so set ourselves up there if an evening with music and cooler bags for beers. There are covid rules when leaving eg opening windows and stripping own beds and placing in bags in laundry room. Only too happy to assist with this. Great location and kitchen had everything you needed for self catering. Would definately return. Thanks DIoni

Sally Smith
June 8, 2019

A lovely space with plenty of room for 6 adults. A decent sized kitchen although s few more bits of crockery and cutlery would have made the self catering easier. However it was a decent sized kitchen and we managed. Only a short walk from Porthmadog and nicely placed for exploring Cader Idris and Cnicht. Would definitely recommend it to others.

Cathy Ellis
May 20, 2019

We had an absolutely fantastic stay at the cottage and were so impressed with how well presented everything is. The photos don’t do it justice. The beds were comfy and the kids were SOOOO excited when they found the games room (as were we as they then spent hours in there giving us some peace!).

What was really nice was that we felt like we were in the countryside whilst still being able to walk into Porthmadog in about 15 minutes along the railway line footpath.

We waved at many trains and had some lovely chats with the farmer. We wouldn’t hesitate to come back as the cottage made a fantastic base for days out, and was also a nice place to come back to to enjoy a glass (or two) of wine on the bench outside overlooking the hills, fields and the steam trains 🙂

Mary Fletcher
April 28, 2019

The accomodation was lovely. All very clean, comfortable and warm
It would have been useful to know where the instructions were eg for dishwasher, we found them on the last day on high shelf above the fridge! Nice to have a welcome pack, maybe some milk included would be useful
It might have been easier to find the accomodation if the directions went from the turning from the roundabout, past the care home.
Hope this feedback is useful, as we really enjoyed our stay. Thankyou

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