Known simply by locals as ‘Port’, Porthmadog is a small town in the stunning Eifionydd area of Gwynedd, Wales. Blissfully unspoilt, this town offers a special glimpse into another way of life, with its large population of Welsh speakers, tranquil pace of life and, of course, very easy access to the must-see beauty of the Snowdonia National Park. Rent a holiday cottage with your loved one or the whole family in the Porthmadog area, and feel free to explore all this place has to offer on your own whim, including the charming surrounding villages like Borth-y-Gest or Morfa Bychan. Breathe in the sea air, explore the surrounding coves and let your toes sink into Black Rock sands, with marvellously graded waters just a few metres away. Fun to try with friends is the Holyhead to Cardiff cycle route, taking you past towering mountain ranges and other breath-taking sights.
This large Snowdonia holiday cottage sleeps 8, with amazing views of the surrounding countryside, slate floors, a jacuzzi bath and a private garden. Cefn-Yr-Efail is a coastal cottage outside the charming harbour town of Porthmadog, near sandy beaches, mountains and lakes, in Gwynedd, North Wales.
Get swept away on a romantic holiday along the North West Welsh coast with a stay at CefnCochIsaf just outside the village of Tremadog, Gwynedd, a pet-friendly cottage for two that adjoins the owner’s home on four acres of garden and woodland, featuring oak beams and rafters and slate flooring.
Porthmadog has had an interesting past, tied very closely with the water and the Snowdonian slate quarries, and the Porthmadog Maritime Museum shares this story with visitors beautifully. For entertainment, the Y Ganolfan on Styrd Fawr holds many fascinating exhibits and wonderful concerts, perfect for a date night with your partner. Visit Tremadog Bay with the kids and see who can spot the most species of birds, like Oyster Catchers or Red Shanks. While there, try something new and exciting, like rock climbing.
The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway runs into Porthmadog, and is the perfect opportunity to truly enjoy your scenic surroundings. Travel a mere two miles out of Porthmadog and you will find yourself in Portmeition, itself a charming village with quaint, welcoming cafes and subtropical gardens simply begging to be seen. A superb and sparkling time is what Porthmadog promises to anyone who is looking for a natural retreat, dotted with healthy activity and fascinating histories.