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Four Bedroom Holiday Cottage in Harlech | Porkington-Terrace

Dog FriendlyNear BeachNear PubReal Fire

No.1 Porkington Terrace is a chic and stylish four bedroom holiday Cottage in Harlech. Right in the heart of this picturesque and friendly holiday town the cottage is walking distance to a lovely collection of cafes, pubs and shops as well as being within easy reach of a lovely sandy beach and the wilderness of the Eryri (Snowdonia) Mountains.

Sat just above the famous Harlech Castle, the cottage is the first in a row of handsome stone built terraced houses. A turquoise blue front door leads us through a small entrance lobby into a surprisingly large lounge. There’s an immediate wow factor here. A huge inglenook fireplace houses a welcoming woodburning stove on a traditional welsh slate hearth. A designer sofa and arm chairs sit facing the fire and combine with more traditional furniture and ornaments to create a really elegant space.

The kitchen diner next door is smaller but equally modish. Again, modern appliances are complimented by more traditional solid wood kitchen units and a slate floor. The dining table sits in the light of a large sash window, which looks over rooftops down towards the castle and the sandy shoreline beyond.

Out through the back door from the kitchen, there is a very useful undercover passageway, ideal for storing a pushchair and bike or two. Off this, there is a bijou wash room with toilet, washbasin and washing machine, and a great drying room perfect for drying washing, wetsuits, and waterproofs with freezer.

We return to the lounge to climb the generously wide staircase up to the bedrooms on the first floor. At the front of the house there are two stylish and characterful double bedrooms which enjoy gorgeous views out over Harlech Castle and the beautiful Porthmadog Bay. Next door we have a very cute single bedroom.

The other side of the stairs, the bathroom houses a nice simple white bathroom suite with a bath and separate shower. The bath is lovely and big but you might have to set time limits on it’s use as this is the only bathroom in the house. The beautiful twin bedroom at the back of the house is lovely and light and includes a set of french doors which lead out onto a small private patio area and the terraced garden beyond – perfect for that morning coffee before the kids get up perhaps.

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Cottage Type
Dog Friendly, Near Beach, Near Pub, Real Fire
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating
1 Pet, Hob, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board, TV, Mobile phone reception
Enclosed garden, Off street parking, Bike Storage, Private Garden
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The terrace to the front of the house is a great place to sit and soak up the views of the castle below and sea beyond and the mountains of central Eryri to the north, and to watch the sunset with a glass of wine.

The back garden is accessed from the kitchen via a quirky undercover passageway. From here guests can climb up a small set of steps, passing the private patio area accessed from the twin bedroom, up to a second larger seating area which is nicely enclosed and sheltered. Although there isn’t room for a game of football up here, the aspect of the garden and its foliage means guests have a view over the rooftops to the sea without being overlooked by neighbours. The terraced design of the garden means toddlers should be supervised at all times.

The town itself, as well as being home to the majestic Harlech Castle, has a great selection of cafes and restaurants to offer, as well as some small shops and a couple of pubs. A lot of our guests are sure to make a beeline down the hill from the cottage to the wonderful sandy beach, while others might head in the opposite direction where a short climb will lead you to Cwm Bychan and the lake that sits at the foot of the popular Roman Steps footpath, or further up still into the Rhinog Mountains. The highly regarded Royal St Davids Links Golf Course is also within walking distance but also has a complimentary car park.

A stunning 20 minute car journey will take you to the larger towns of Barmouth to the south or Porthmadog to the north. A larger collection of shops and restaurants can be found in both towns. There’s loads to do in the area, whatever your interest. Everything from mountain biking to underground trampolining, and gorge walking can be experienced nearby. But don’t worry, these adventure sports are not compulsory if a glass of wine and a good book is more your scene.

Here's a link for more information on the local area that you might find useful:
Things to do in Harlech

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Guest Reviews


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.

Rachel Whitfield

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.

Michael Sackett
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.

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