Dates in November and December are still available. 

Also booking for 2025 

Our beautiful waterside holiday cottage on the South Snowdon Wharf at Porthmadog harbour has fabulous estuary views to the mountains.

The holiday let is only a few minutes walk to pubs, restaurants, shops, the beach and the Ffestiniog Steam Railway. In the Snowdonia National Park you can enjoy walks, outdoor activities and visitor attractions close by.

“We’ve travelled all over the UK stopping in a number of cottages and other properties and 41 The Lookout is by far the best we’ve stopped in. The place is perfectly appointed with high end touches throughout which made the stay an absolute joy.”   Wayne 

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The Lookout Porthmadoc. Excellent location for touring Snowdonia, the Lynn peninsula. Not to mention the narrow gauge railways and portmeirion plus local castles . The accommodation is thoughtfully laid out , with all the equipment your likely to need to a very high standard. We would highly recommend it. Alan the owner is both helpful and considerate. Nothing is too much effort. The views over the estuary , are fantastic and things change all the time.  Antony July 21st 2023

The Lookout is available for week long stays, starting Fridays throughout the year, as well as weekend and midweek short breaks in the off peak season.

The stylish and relaxing interior design was by Rosie Holden. This self catering home has every modern feature including luxury kitchen, Nespresso machine, fast WiFi, smart TV and Alexa.


This was the best equipped and well presented holiday cottage we’ve ever stayed in. Everything was thought out. Fully equiped kitchen with all the mod cons, a nespresso machine, plus Alexa. We had cake and milk in the fridge on arrival. Plus, a warm welcome from Alan. The location was perfect for exploring , we never used the car once and got to where we needed by foot or train.. The ever changing views were wonderful and never tired of sitting on the balcony watching the world go by.”  Clare 10 June 2023

Short and Long Winter stays

Winter is the most spectactular time of year on the estuary. The light on the mountains changes by the minute. Portmeirion is open  year round and has a food festival in early December. The Ffestiniog Railway has special trains including a Santa Express?

Walking and watching the wildlife on a crisp Winter’s morning is invigorating.

“This is our 2nd stay at the Lookout and we will be booking again for next year. The property is in such a wonderful position in Porthmadog with so many places to walk to, pubs and restaurants, as well as coastal paths. The standard of the accommodation is very high, with everything you are likely to need for a holiday.”  Helen 19th May 2023

A window on the seasons

The luxurious warm home means you can stay throughout the year. Often the Winter months can be the most spectacular on the estuary.

Autumn on the estuary

The dawn mists are so atmospheric as the wading birds sift the shallows for food.

Indulge yourself

Lying in bed with your early morning tea or coffee is a delight as the sun rises over the estuary.

Top four things to do in a week in the Eryri (Snowdonia) area

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway

Within walking distance of The Lookout there are regular steam train journeys throughout the high season. Grab a take away from the station cafe and have lunch watching the countyryside roll by.

Portmeirion The Italianate Village

Visit the most extraordinary creation of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis just a few miles away.

Black Rock Sands

You can walk from The Lookout past the charming estuary village of Borth-y-Gest to Black Rock Sands or take the car and drive onto the beach.



Wildlife, bird watching and nature reserves

Your wildlife and bird watching can start on the balcony. We regularly see herons, seals and many varieties of wading birds. There are also nature reserves in the locality.

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Art on the Wharf

I have hung some watercolours painted of Snowdonia landscapes by my uncle and aunt, Douglas and Trixie Holden and Porthmadog harbour by my sister-in-law’s Father, Donald Angus. Plus a number of my photographs of the British coastline.

You can see more of my work at or on Instagram