During the 19th century this lovely cottage was the Wharf Master's office, and more recently was owned by Frances Shand Kydd, Princess Diana's mother. Greaves Wharf House has now been converted into a ground floor 2 bedroomed holiday apartment sleeping up to 4 people in a double bedroom and a twin bedroom. Well behaved pets are also welcome.

The cottage is situated in a fantastic location with the harbour wall just 20 yards from your front door and adjacent to the slipway into the harbour. Further up the street there are a couple of pubs and a nice restaurant all within walking distance. The bustling main street of Porthmadog is only a 5 minute walk away where you will find an array of small, locally owned shops, pubs & restaurants as well as a supermarket at the end of the high street. As part of the Welsh Coastal Path there is a lovely short but steep 20 minute walk from Porthmadog harbour to the nearby village of Borth-y-Gest. Here you will find a couple of lovely cafes overlooking the estuary and if you continue onwards you will come to Borth-y-Gest beach.

Porthmadog sits on Afon Glaslyn estuary, where it then flows into Tremadog Bay. The town’s temperate climate is influenced by the Gulf Stream which means the area is a haven for migrating birds such Oystercatchers, Redshanks and Curlews so be sure to bring your binoculars with you. A short walk over the bridge at the harbour brings you to the terminus location of the narrow gauge railway for the Ffestiniog Railway. Here you can take a day trip up the mountain to the old slate mines at Blaenau Ffestiniog. Alternatively, from the same station the Welsh Highland Railway offers a day trip to the port town of Caernarfon with its imposing Castle.

Whilst in the area a trip to the famous Italian style village of Portmerion is not to be missed. Built by Sir Clough William Ellis between 1925 and 1975 you will almost feel like you are on the Italian Riviera. On a summer’s day you can easily spend a full day here the exploring the beautiful grounds, have a leisurely lunch overlooking the water and soak up the atmosphere of this extraordinary but beautiful attraction. After a busy day return to your cosy accommodation to relax or head out to one of the local eateries.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Double bedroom.

Twin bedroom.

Family bathroom - bath with shower over, W/C & hand basin.


Pets are welcome at £20.00 per week (max 2).

Terms & Conditions

The deposit is 30%, with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to the holiday.

Check in is 4.00pm & check out is 11.00am.

Sorry, no smoking.

Electricity & heating is included.

All bed linen & towels are provided.

Travel cot, stairgate & highchair are available on request.

Weekly breaks: Fri - Fri or Mon - Mon
Short breaks available throughout the year.

Location Information

Shops, pubs & restaurants all available locally in Porthmadog.

The Wales Coast Path runs alongside the cottage.

Italianate village of Portmeirion short drive away.

Sandy Beach - 'Black Rock Sands' is 2 miles away at Morfa Bychan.

The two-mile stretch of sands is popular with kite-buggies and kite surfers.

Walk to Portmerion along the cob alongside the stunning Glaslyn Estuary gives tremendous views of the Snowdonia Mountains.

For the really dedicated walkers, there are six designated routes to the summit of Snowdon and a variety of walking routes to Cader Idris.

Wonderful local wildlife and bird watching due to the fantastic location, the southern edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

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Optional Extras

  • Cot, high-chair & stairgate are available on request.

Terms & Conditions

A contract for a letting is made between the person who makes the booking and Steeplehouse Ltd, the owner of the property. That person is deemed to have accepted these booking conditions on behalf of all the members of their party and is responsible for informing them of these.
Bookings are for holiday purposes and cannot give rise to a tenancy.

Short Breaks
Tenancies are usually for a minimum of one week but, where agreed with Steeplehouse, short breaks can be offered. These will be charged at of 65% of the advertised weekly rental for 3 consecutive nights, 4 nights = 75%, 5 nights = 85%, and 6 nights will be charged at the full weekly rental.

Making payment
A deposit of 30% is payable within seven days of Steeplehouse accepting a reservation and issuing a booking reference and is non-refundable.
The balance of the payment is due 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday and can be paid by cheque or by debit/credit card.
Once confirmation has been issued, you are legally liable for the full balance payment. We therefore recommend that cancellation insurance is taken out to cover the full rental cost in case of cancellation.
If after cancellation by you Steeplehouse is able to re-let the property, the booking fee already paid will be refunded, less an administration fee of 10% of the total deposit. In the event that the property is not re-let, then any booking fee already paid will not be refunded and you will remain liable for the full balance payment on the due date.
If any payment due in relation to your booking is not paid by the appropriate date, Steeplehouse will treat your booking as cancelled by you.

Small well-behaved dogs are permitted at a charge of £20 each (maximum 2). Dogs must not be left unattended in the property and should be exercised off the premises. Pets should not be allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture and must be kept under control at all times. Cats are only permitted with prior approval due to potential allergy problems for future guests.

The apartments are all non-smoking properties.

Bed linen & towels
Fresh bed linen and towels are provided at the start of the holiday.

Electricity is included in the cost of the holiday.

Occupying your holiday property
Directions for reaching the property, instruction for obtaining the key, and the contact details of the owner will be issued on receipt of the final payments. The property can be occupied from 16.00 hours on the day of arrival until 11.00 am on the day of departure, except for short breaks where variations may be agreed by prior agreement with the owner of the property.
The number of people occupying a property must not exceed the number stated in the property description.
You must not act in any way that could cause nuisance, damage, or annoyance to occupiers of the other apartments in the property .
Properties must be left in a clean and tidy condition. You will be liable for any damage beyond normal wear and tear to furniture and household effects. Any damage or lost items should be reported to Steeplehouse immediately. We will request your credit card details at the time of booking and reserve the right to debit payment for any costs of loss or damage within seven days of the end of your holiday. After this time, we will destroy your credit card details. By accepting a booking you are authorising us to deduct payment for the afore-mentioned costs.

Equipment Failure
Every effort is made to ensure all items of equipment are in good working order; however, no guarantee is given or liability accepted if breakdowns do occur. We will endeavour to organise repairs or replacements as quickly as possible.

Right of Entry
Steeplehouse reserves the right of entry to the property at all reasonable times for the purposes of inspection or to carry out any necessary repairs or maintenance.

Alteration or cancellation by the owner
Where Steeplehouse is unable to honour a booking for any reason, every effort will be made to offer a suitable alternative property. If this is not possible, a full refund of all monies paid will be made. Steeplehouse will not be liable for any further compensation.

All complaints should be notified to Steeplehouse immediately to ensure sufficient time is given to investigate and/or take the necessary remedial action. Compensation will not be offered where the Tenant has denied Steeplehouse the opportunity to rectify matters during their holiday.

Steeplehouse cannot be held liable for any unexpected or unusual circumstances which are outside their control, such as severe weather conditions, failure of public utilities, fire, flood, drought, acts of riot, etc, which may lead to facilities becoming unavailable for all or part of the rental period. Nor can Steeplehouse accept any liability for damage to, or loss of, personal property except where the damage or loss is caused by the negligence of the Company or its employees.

Property Features

  • Ground floor apartment.
  • Adjacent to the slipway into the harbour.
  • The harbour wall is just 20 yards from the door.
  • 1 x double bedroom.
  • 1 x twin bedroom.
  • Family bathroom - bath with shower over, W/C & hand basin.
  • Open plan living & dining area.
  • Dining table with seating for 4.
  • BT TV package providing entertainment & catch-up TV.
  • Separate kitchen & utility area - oven, ceramic hob, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer & washer/dryer.
  • All cutlery, crockery & kitchen utensils are provided.
  • Private car park with space for 2 cars.
  • Free Wifi.
  • Electricity & heating is included.
  • All bed linen & towels are provided.
  • Travel cot, stairgate & highchair are available on request.

Local Fishing Information

There is no fishing available at this location.

Local Attractions

Views at Greaves Wharfhouse

Castles - Criccieth Castle, Harlech Castle & Aberystwyth Castle.

Steam Railways - Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, experience the beauty of Snowdonia.

Snowdonia National Park - offering a wide range of cycle and walking trails.

Pro-active Adventure - based in Tywyn offering a range of outdoor activities including body boarding, caving, gorge walking and canoeing.

Sandy beaches 2 miles away - Black rock sands beach.

Portmeirion Village - A popular Welsh attraction, based around a central Piazza with plenty to explore.