Just come home from a very last minute short break at Porkington Terrace. The house is lovely, beautifully renovated and still retaining its original features and charm with a lovey View of the castle, especially at night when it is lit up. It has everything you need and more and Meg the owner has gone over and above to provide as much information for your stay as possible. We didn’t really use the garden as we were only there for a few days but I’m sure it would be a wonderful viewpoint on a summers day. The parking space was very welcome as parking on the steep hills in Harlech is not easy. Would love to stay again, maybe for a longer break and would highly recommend.
We’ve just returned from wonderful week at 1 Porkington Terrace. This house is so lovely. So much care and thought has gone into it and the rooms are not just well appointment but curated with lovely furnishings and details. We immediately relaxed and felt at ease after a long journey. There was plenty of room for the four of us. The house is a treat! We were grateful for the off-road parking, which was perfect size for our hatchback. Views of the sea and the castle are very special. The weather was kind to us, with only one very rainy day. We loved swimming at Harlech Beach. We are used to Summer swimming in the North Sea and the sea in Harlech was so warm in comparison! We walked down the first two times but took the car down thereafter – it is walkable, but on the long side, and the hills feel a lot steeper on tired legs that have been splashing in the sea for hours. We made a lot of use of the helpful drying room out back for all the beach gear. Meg, the owner, was so helpful and let me use my Welsh with her. I was buzzed to get a chance to chat in Welsh with people having been learning it in Bedfordshire. There are two excellent delis between the house and the castle, very close by, and a special ice-cream place we visited often. Dioch yn fawr Dioni a Meg.
Such a great house Airy , light, clean
Felt spacious and open.
Great views and cosy kitchen and sitting room.
Loved sitting outside in the terrace enjoying a cup of tea and the view.
What a fantastic week in the sunshine we have just had in Harlech.
I can find absolutely no fault with the cottage which is charming, well equipped and comfortable.
I would recommend AsIs for take away and dining in with friendly hosts, The Wildeness Cafe for G&Ts and Norbar for views and dining.
Everyone is so friendly and a huge thank you to our host Meg for making us welcome, being incredibly helpful and of course for the wine and Welsh cakes.
Hope to return one day soon.
We (my husband and I, our two sons and Labrador) had a lovely stay during the Easter break. Meg, the cottage owner, is a lovely, thoughtful, attentive host. Even though the weather was poor, we enjoyed our break away and the cottage was a welcome retreat! The cottage is in a good location for exploring the local area and beyond and we’d recommend staying here if considering visiting the area.
October 29, 2020
Booked a last minute 3 night break, late september, had a wonderful time, great location, fantastic long beach walks, weather was kind, very cosy cottage with all that we needed including log burner. Host was extremely helpful with local advice. Easy to access Barmouth, Porthmadog and Llyn Peninsula, really enjoyed our break, will be back.
September 29, 2020
True to description provided on Dioni website. Perfectly located In the village for views and access to good cafes, restaurants, bistros and of course the castle or for a short trip up/down the coast. Just set back though so nice and quiet. Harlech beach is stunning especially at sunset and the sea view in the mornings (lying in bed :)!) from 2 bedroom windows is priceless. Really enjoyed our stay and quality of the accommodation; also Meg’s kind and immediate assistance when weather turned cooler to turn up the heating. Would love to return and highly recommend – Christine.
May 4, 2019
A beautifully restored, fully equipped, delightful house in a perfect location. Really comfortable beds, lovely inglenook fireplace, loads and loads of information about the local area, bird books, maps, even a book on if you want to go find Neolithic stones up on the Rhinogydd! Best place we’ve ever rented by a country mile. Thanks Meg.
October 29, 2018
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.
Diana and David Snow
July 15, 2018
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.