THE GATEWAY - Porthcawl
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
SITUATED IN THE SEASIDE RESORT OF PORTHCAWL - ON THE GLAMORGAN HERITAGE COASTLINE, PORTHCAWL LIES BETWEEN THE TWO GREAT CITIES IN WALES, A 20 MINUTE DRIVE TO SWANSEA AND 30 MINUTE DRIVE TO CARDIFF, GREAT FOR SITE SEEING, VISITING THE CASTLES, OR SOME GREAT SHOPPING, WITH CHRISTMAS FAST APPROACHING. THE PROPERTY IS A FEW MINUTES WALK TO FLAT SANDY BEACHES, AND EVEN ON A WINDY DAY TAKE A WALK ALONG THE BEACHES OR GO AND WAVE WATCH, NEAR OUR FAMOUS LIGHTHOUSE. OR JUST A SHORT WALK AWAY TO THE INDOOR SWIMMING POOL AT TRECCO BAY WITH CRAZY GOLF, FUN FAIR, AMUSEMENTS, DONKEY RIDES ON THE BEACH - SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE - SLEEPS 4-6 PEOPLE,SPACIOUS MODERN ACCOMMODATION, CENTRALLY LOCATED FOR SURFING AT REST BAY AND HORSE RIDING ON THE BEACH, GREAT PUBS, AND ENTERTAINMENT , FINE GOLF CLUBS JUST A 5 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY - LOTS TO DO - MARGAM PARK COUNTRY PARK AND GO APE ADVENTURES, OUTDOOR ADVENTURES - QUAD BIKING, PAINTBALLING, 10 MINUTES AWAY.- CARDIFF AND SWANSEA 20 MINUTES AWAY. WITH SWANSEA OR CARDIFF WINTER WONDERLAND AND SOME LOVELY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, OR VISIT THE DESIGNER OUTLET AT MC ARTHUR GLEN IN BRIDGEND JUST A 10 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY, SUMMER OR WINTER, SPRING OR AUTUMN PORTHCAWL AND THE SURROUNDING SOUTH WALES IS A FANTASTIC PLACE TO VISIT AND SEE.
The Gateway is centrally situated just a five minutes walk to the beaches of Coney Beach & Trecco Bay plus Newton Beach is just a 10 minute walk away, This spacious property is an ideal base for either families or groups of friends who would like to explore Porthcawl and the surrounding attractions . Only a few minutes walk to the Attractions at Trecco Bay Park with an indoor swimming pool, outside jets and fountains, crazy golf, Childrens Park, Jungle Jims, Indoor Bowling, plus amusements and arcades. also a short walk to Coney Beach fun fair. Lots of other activities within a short car journey - Horse Riding at Ogmore Beach, Surfing and Kayaking at Rest Bay, Cycle Hire, Outdoor Adventures with quad biking, paintballing and lots more , or take in a round of Golf at Royal Porthcawl, Grove Golf Clubs all within a few minutes car ride away. or Just kick off those shoes and lay back and relax and watch the sea , listen to the waves all just a few minutes away, take a deckchair , and a picnic and spend the day lazing and chilaxing on the beach and watch the world go by.
The Gateway Accommodation consists of :
MAIN LOUNGE: - with comfy seating, large patio windows , TV and DVD player, a selection of books, DVD's and games, plus Wifi
DINING ROOM : - Large sofa , Table and Chairs, plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy a lovely meal together (with lots of choices of what to eat from the takeaways close by : Chinese and Indian Take away within walking distance, or have a delivery to your door).
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: - well appointed kitchen with table and chairs, Fridge with freezer, Electric fan assisted oven with ceramic hob, microwave, Toaster, kettle, plus all equipment, crockery, and utensils for you to make yourself home cooked meals, (there a plenty of locally produced foods to buy from the farm shops, markets and shops of Bridgend/Porthcawl or to venture a little further to the famous Swansea Market, to buy locally produced, locally grown produce).
BEDROOMS : - With plenty of beds and wardrobes, dressing table, complete with bed linen and pillows included.
BATHROOM: - a fully fitted bathroom with full size bath, electric shower over, all Towels included -
OUTSIDE : - patio area with garden furniture,
AMENITIES : WiFi Internet connection, Gas central heating, Electric fan assisted oven with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with freezer, T.v & D.V.D. player, wifi connection, selection of books, dvds,cds, & games, Fuel and power included, Bed linen and towels included, Patio area with garden furniture. travel cot, High Chair, Hairdryer, Iron, Ironing Board.
SEASIDE RESORT - 5 MINUTE WALK TO THE BEACHES - SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE - MODERN, SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATION - SLEEPS 4-6 PEOPLE - CENTRALLY LOCATED - FEW MINUTE WALK TO SWIMMING POOL, CRAZY GOLF, FUN FAIR, - LOTS TO DO - 2 GOLF COURSES, PUBS AND RESTAURANTS, HARBOUR WALKING DISTANCES OF FLAT SANDY BEACHES, INDOOR SWIMMING POOL PLUS ,FEW MINUTES DRIVE TO FINE GOLF CLUBS
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Coney Beach, or Trecco Bay 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The South Wales region
Porthcawl is a popular seaside resort, the property is centrally situated within walking distance of a few minutes to the beaches of Coney, Newton, Trecco Bay with the popular surfing beach of Rest Bay being a short 5 minute car journey away. Porthcawl boasts one of the largest caravan parks in wales, which is again within a few minute walking distance of the house, There you can find and use the indoor swimming pool , the childrens parks and play areas, indoor bowling, jungle jims, sports bar, nightclub plus the family Showdome, amusements, and much much more. The fun fair of coney beach again within walking distance of the property. so having fun and finding lots to do in the area is easy. Horse Riding on the beach at Ogmore by Sea, or go and explore the County Park and House at Margam Park County Park a 15 minute car journey away there you will find lots to see, do and explore. with Cardiff and Swansea being less than a 30 minute car journey away, you will find everything you need to do and see , with Techniquest at Cardiff Bay and shops galore visit Cardiff Bay or go along to Discover Swansea and the famous Swansea Market, or visit Mumbles and the Gower for a fab day out. Porthcawl has so much to offer.
Porthcawl, is a popular seaside resort, situated in South Wales, just off junction 37 of the M4, inbetween Cardiff and Swansea on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Porthcawl is a actual resort and boasts one of the biggest caravan parks in Wales - Trecco Bay Caravan Park - has excellent facilities with an indoor swimming pool, outside jets and fountains for those sunny days and hours of wet fun. Also on site is crazy golf, childrens park, outdoor all weather court for basketball,/football etc, plus a nightclub, the coast resturant, sportsbar, showdome for the childrens entertainment nightly plus amuzements galore with Jungle Jims, (an indoor soft play area plus Indoor Bowling. Porthcawl is also famous for its Fun fair, situated right on the beach overlooking Coney Beach is the funfair with candy floss, icecreams, fish and chips - so for a fun day out for the children it is great !! If you looking for more of an adventure, the many beaches of Porthcawl each offer their own attractions - Rest Bay is a blue flag beach and attracts the Surfers - with surf board and kayak hire on site at the beach - this beach is also lifeguard manned daily. Porthcawl has a lovely old fashioned town with artisan shops plus your regular high street shops, a stroll along the front of porthcawl with its many tea shops and cafes where you can sit and sip coffee, watch the sea and relax watching the world go by.
Porthcawl also has so many pubs, bars, restaurants many situated on the front, with lots to choose from in the side street off of the front - Porthcawl has a harbour, which is currently undergoing changes to include a 70 boat harbour, and further businesses so you can sit along side the harbour and watch the boats go to and fro. The lifeboat is also situated at the harbour so on many days you can see the RNLI on training days. Porthcawl being a resort has so much to offer, so many things to do not just in Porthcawl town itself but its surrounding areas are a must for the local visitor - Horse Riding on the Beach at Ogmore by Sea, Picking your own fruit in the picturesque village of Merthyr Mawr, heading off the see the Castle at Ogmore Castle, with the ruined castle, and steping stones accross the river, with a little tea shop nearby for a cup of tea and watch the wildlife on the river and the horses with their riders stomping through the river heading to the beach for the Horse Riding on the Beach. The more you look in the area the more you find - so much to do - Golf Courses there are three within a few minutes - Royal Porthcawl, Pyle and Kenfig, plus the Grove Golf club where you can have a round of golf and sit and have a lovely afternoon cream tea. or a pint and a meal. Margam Park in a Country Park close to Porthcawl only down one junction to J38 on M4 and you can go along to see the Country House, Animals, Deer Herd, lakes, swans wildlife, plus there is plenty for the children in the little farm, train rides, childrens parks and Go Ape, swinging from the trees on zip wires - Adventures at Kenfig where you can go Quad Bike Riding, Paintballing and lots more, (booking is recommended). - so many things in the area and so close to the Resort
(FISHING, GOLFING, CYCLING, WALKING, BEACHES, SURFING, KAYAKING, QUADBIKING, FUNFAIR, CARAVAN PARK,CLUBING, EATING,SIGHT SEEING, 2 MAJOR CITIES BOTH WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE 20 MINUTES)
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25 Jul 2014
"Lovely Seaside Home from Home - Fantastic Location"
We went for a few days our little family and our friends, lovely welcome basket was left for us, all breakfast goodies, bacon eggs, sausage, teabags, cereal bread butter plus crisps and biscuits such… More
14 Jul 2014
"not up to standards"
big dirty paw print on master bed mattress, dog? free towels advertised for six people actually get four not even a towel each!. the advertised wifi is practically unusable. the sofa bed room has no c… More
Firstly I have written this response now 6 times not knowing quite how to respond !!!
BECAUSE I AM SO SO SO SAD AND DISAPPOINTED - ABOUT THESE COMMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN LEFT AGAINST OUR SITE !!!! - ' BECAUSE WE TRULY SO CARE '
Every other customer we have, has been happy with our property
Check in is at 3pm and Check out 11am which all the sites state
I note that all negative comments from this customer
please everyone be re-assured we have new mattress, you get one towel per person, plus hand towels, and 4 tea towels, you get dish clothes, if you need more 'just ask' WHICH WE STATE IN OUR BOOKLET AT THE PROPERTY AND WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO ASK - WE WANT PEOPLE TO BE HAPPY - NOTHING LESS !!!
all the light bulbs are working, if they go out during your visit just ask for another bulb Wi fi is working well if there is a problem just say and we will resolve it ! the sofa bed which is in the dining room has blinds at the window and for the record this customer didnt even use the sofa bed - SO DISAPPOINTED ABOUT THESE COMMENTS - PLEASE CHECK OUT AND CONTACT OUR OTHER CUSTOMERS - - I have raised a complaint about this review as all negative not one positive not one thank you for the welcome basket for all the goodies WE left for YOU at the property no thank you for the fresh milk in the fridge when we arrived no thank you for the tea bags and coffee, no thank you for the bacon and the sausage, no thank you for the eggs, no thank you for the bread, no thank you for the salt and pepper the sugar or the coffee no thank you for the biscuits no thank you for the crisps no thank you for the cereal, no thank you for the shower gels, no thank you for the hand wash, no thank you for anything, and what about the location, central to all everything, nothing nice to say about the beaches about the lovely places to eat, what about the swimming pool a walk away the lovely jets and fountains, nothing nice or kind to say about anything Nothing to say how lovely the seaside theme at the property is, nothing nice to say about the lovely clean bedding or the lovely clean kitchen, the lovely clean bathroom, nothing nice to say at all - SMELLS LIKE A RAT TO ME !!!! I AM SO SO SAD !!!!! ALL NEGATIVE COMMENTS - WHERE OTHERS WHO HAVE COME TO OUR PROPERTY FROM AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, FRANCE, KENT, MANCHESTER, BRECON,YORKSHIRE, BIRMINGHAM TO NAME BUT A FEW - ALL HAVE LOTS NICE TO SAY AND YET YOU WHO LIVE 8 MILES UP THE ROAD HAS ALL THESE NEGATIVE COMMENTS - LIKE I SAID I AM SO SO SO SAD - WE STRIVE TO GIVE A LOVELY PROPERTY WITH LOTS OF NICE THINGS IN A FANTASTIC PLACE, TO CLEAN THE PROPERTY AND MAKE IT SO NICE FOR PEOPLE TO ENJOY AND YES IF THERE IS SOMETHING MORE WE CAN DO - WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO JUST ASK - BUT THIS CUSTOMER DID NOT ASK PLEASE CAN I HAVE MORE TOWELS, OR CAN I HAVE ANOTHER LIGHT BULB - NOTHING NOT EVEN ONE TEXT WHICH WE WOULD HAVE MORE THAN SORTED EVERYTHING OUT - BUT I KNEW NOTHING UNTIL I SEE THE REVIEWS AT THE PROPERTY -
TRIP ADVISOR AND HOLIDAY LETTINGS SAY TO KEEP OUR RESPONSE PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS WITH NO PROFANITY TREATS OR ACCUSATIONS OR INSULTS WHICH I HAVE DONE - PLEASE PLEASE CHECK OUR OTHER CUSTOMERS AND FIND OUT FROM THEM QUITE HOW THEY ALL ENJOYED THEIR STAY AT OUR PLACE, - I AM SO SO SAD!!!!!! I TRULY TRULY HOPE THAT THIS ONE AND ONLY BAD COMMENT ABOUT MY PLACE PEOPLE WILL SEE IT FOR WHAT IT IS - !!!!!!!!
19 Jun 2014
Stayed here for a week with my sister, Apartment was very clean and comfortable, lots of space, very relaxing. Welcome basket was great enjoyed it all. Loved Porthcawl hope to come back to The Gateway… More
10 Jun 2014
Welcome basket very nice touch everything you need to start your holiday, accommodation very clean and spacious, excellent welcome would recommend.… More
18 May 2014
"Great welcome basket!!"
Easy to find this bright white apartment. Property was clean and tidy and all we wanted from a holiday home. The welcome basket was amazing, bread, butter, marmalade, eggs ,bacon, crisps, biscuits, mi… More
6 May 2014
The gateway is very nicley decorated ad convenient for everything Porthcawl has to offer. The owners are very friendly and helpful and communication was excellent we were greeted at the door and shown… More
27 Mar 2014
"Home from home"
We stayed for three and a half weeks during December.
The apartment catered for all our needs and the welcome basket was superb.
When we had a problem with the heating Andrew was there to help within a few minutes.
We would highly recommend this apartment.
13 Jan 2014
"LOVELY GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT"
Welcome pack was very good and very thoughtful of Kay and her hubby to provide these items.Very clean comfortable apartment. Kitchen space is great.within walking distance to the beach and fair.Very f… More
31 Oct 2013
"Outstanding stay a*"
Well what can I say.....the warm welcome we received when we arrived was lovely, the welcome pack was more than fabulous, the apartment was beautiful, as soon as we sat down we felt at home. It was s… More
7 Sep 2013
"Superb owner, wonderful relaxing home and lovely location"
This is probably one of the best places I've stayed. My son and I travel together a lot and we were extremely happy with the apartment. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner and we felt very… More
Thank you for this review, we are new to the holiday letting business and greatly appreciate your comments - we need people's comments to help guide us to improve our holiday letting business - Thank you again for your comments and your appreciation of our place - its lovely to know when your getting things right, Thank you again and would really love to see you again for another little break - Thanks again (The Gateway) x
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