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“Lovely Home from Home - Warm and Welcoming Wales...”
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Main Lounge - spacious, light with lots of comfy seating, tv,& dvd
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Main Lounge - spacious, light with lots of comfy seating, tv,& dvd
Coney Beach  A lovely beach  just 5 minutes walk - complete with donkeys and a fun fair on the beach Dining Room which is separate from the lounge plenty of room for everyone or relax and read a book
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Main Lounge - spacious, light with lots of comfy seating, tv,& dvd
Coney Beach  A lovely beach  just 5 minutes walk - complete with donkeys and a fun fair on the beach
Dining Room which is separate from the lounge plenty of room for everyone or relax and read a book
Trecco Bay indoor heated swimming pool - just a few minutes walk away from the house
our lounge, Home from Home - plenty of seating for all - tv, dvd, and  a selection of dvd & cds
Trecco bay jets and fountains all just a short walk from the house free to use
our dining room table and chairs, sofa bed, cd player, selection of cds and books
Surfers at rest bay - hire surfboards and wet suits at the beach or take a learn to surf lesson
Kitchen with your welcome basket - home from home everything you need to make a family meal
Horse Riding across the beach with Ogmore By Sea Riding School and short drive from the property
Comfy lounge - light and spacious with room for all
Crazy golf at Trecco bay just a 5 minute walk away from the house
Beach Road , Newton Beach , on the edge of Trecco Bay Holiday Park , a walk from the house
Bedroom one - spacious room with plenty of storage
Kitchen/Breakfast room, table and chairs, fan assisted electric oven, microwave,toaster, kettle,
Ogmore by Sea Castle - go across the stepping stones - visit Merthyr Mawr with its thatched cottages
Dining Room Plenty of room for all
Separate Dining Room  - Table & Chairs, sofa, plenty of room for all
Porthcawl - coney beach - our house is situated just behind the beach on the right of the picture
Main Lounge with plenty of seating for all - home from home with tv, dvd, cd's, plus wifi, inte
Newton Beach Porthcawl just a walk away from the house
2nd bedroom
Oh I do like to be besides the seaside - in our little bathroom !!
Margam Country Park just a 15 minute car journey away, a lovely day out - lots to do for everyone
Kitchen/ Breakfast room with table and chairs - with all you will need for your home from home stay
with dvd and tv and a selection of dvds for those cozy nights in
childrens play area at Trecco Bay  , check out the crazy golf and jets and fountains
LOVELY HOME BAKED WELSH CAKES TO BUY AT THE MARKETS
Porthcaw sunset - have a lovely walk along the coast just a few minutes from the house
SWANSEA CITY INDOOR MARKET  GO BUY  SOME FRESH WELSH PRODUCE DONT FORGET SOME WARM WELSH CAKES
Kenfig Nature Reseve a 10 minute drive away from the house
Merthyr Mawr go back in time and wander through the village
Even when its windy at Porthcawl lots of fun for the Blast Kite boardersand the spectators
Rest Bay Sunset
the famous lighthouse on the edge of Coney Beach all a walk away from the house
TRECCO BAY CHILDRENS PARK , JETS & FOUNTAINS, CRAZY GOLF , SPORTS AREA, INDOOR POOL , A WALK AWAY
MC ARTHUR GLEN DESIGNER OUTLET , TO GET A CHRISTMAS BARGAIN , ONLY 15 MINUTES AWAY FROM THE HOUSE .
Coney Beach for the sunny lazy days at the beach with your bucket and spade , your picnic ,  & REST
Sunset at coney beach
Horse riding on the beach with ogmore riding school
Autumn at Castle coch
MUMBLES AND THE GOWER LESS THAN ONE HOUR AWAY
a few minutes walk away and discover The Wilderness lakes take a stroll and check out the wildlife
CARDIFF BAY ONLY 30 MINUTES AWAY
Margam Park and the resident Deer Herd
Ogmore by Sea Castle just a 15 minute car journey away , check out the old castle
Merthyr Mawr within a short drive from the house , go for a walk and discover the thatched cottages
September at Porthcawl means one thing Elvis !!! one of the biggest gathering of Elvis in the world
CITIES OF CARDIFF WITH ITS MUSEUM JUST 20 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY
CARDIFF CASTLE WITHIN A 20 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY.
Castel Coch just a short drive from Cardiff ,, in its Autumnal Setting , Looking Beautiful
September Elvis at the Sea front
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Porthcawl, Bridgend County, South Wales, Wales

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Mark D
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Lovely Home from Home - Warm and Welcoming Wales !!!”
Reviewed November 15, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

A lovely home from home, had a few nights stay at Porthcawl , the place was very spacious with everything you need , a lovely welcome basket and we were met by the owner at the property on our arrival , very welcoming ! and Friendly Welcome , Ideal for us as we were close to Trecco bay lovely for the children with the indoor pool, amusements, indoor bowling so even though the weather wasn't that good it was great to be so close to lots of things to do for the children , we ventured to swansea and also went to see Dr Who at Cardiff Bay , both cities within 30 minutes drive , really central for visiting south wales , had a great time even though it was winter , also the waves over the lighthouse is a sight well worth watching , us and the photographers , ha even seen the pictures on the evening news behind the weather man !! We will be back in the summer for another little break .

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Liked best: Central to south wales , plenty to do for the children
Liked least: the weather in the winter !
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lucienne...
Hove, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not as good as it looks in the photo's”
Reviewed October 29, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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On arrival were shown everything by the owner who told us how to work everything. He also told us about Jungle Jims on the holiday park which he thought my son might like.... my son is 17 !! We found this hilarious and I was teasing him throughout the holiday asking if he wanted to go to Jungle Jims for an hour or so. I think the owner possibly lives upstairs in the top of the property or is doing it up.
Bathroom quite shabby, sealant around bath needs to be re-done.
To be honest we only stayed there at night and my double bed was very comfy, although we could not shut the door to the other bedroom as the bed frame was protruding into the doorway.
Both bedrooms had a view out to a wall either side so not nice really. Tiny bit of ground outside back door had an awful old bit of washing line across it and had the dustbin and recycling bins in this area.The so-called patio is at the front which looks onto the road so not really private enough to use. My biggest gripe was the lack of parking, having to park down the road each time I returned to the property, as spaces outside which should really be reserved were always occupied. Perhaps owners could think about having a double driveway?
Overall, pleasant enough for what we wanted it for (a bed each for 3 nights) and for what we paid. - we spent most of the time at my daughters rented cottage at the Old Dairy up the road which was amazing! The welcome pack was very good. I recommend the Jolly Sailor pub, not too far, great grub.

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Liked best: My comfy double mattress and the welcome pack
Liked least: No parking
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Nov 16, 2015
We are a little sad about this review due to its contents , firstly yes we meet all guests at the property as you advised , and tell all about the area , things to do out and about etc, Sorry we were the reason for you teasing your 17 year old son , but we call Jungle Jims the area of Trecco where they have lots of things, we thought your son may have enjoyed , the indoor bowling, the large indoor pool, crazy golf , Sports Bars, Night Club , Pool Tables , plus the outdoor all weather football/basketball area , the slots and amusements. bumper cars, oh and yes not forgetting the indoor small childrens play area , so again our apologies for not making this clear. We have fully completed renovating our property, but our neighbour has been finishing off some rendering to the exterior of his property perhaps this is what you are referring to , which he advises should be completed very soon ! In our opinion and the opinion of our other guests our bathroom is far from shabby !! we have many guests reviews and returning guests who say nothing , but good about our property , if your comments were substantiated and there was something we could do to improve our place, we would, of course do anything that could improve our guests stay. I am not going to continue to address every point you have made as we feel that you are using our site through trip advisor and holiday lettings to advertise your family 's holiday let on our site , which I have brought to the attention of holiday lettings ! we pay for advertising and your family does not !! so I do hope that other people see this review for what is it - I have been in touch with them to see if they will indeed remove your review , as when you stayed you did not mention any problems at all with your stay ! ps our double drive will be available as we advised you, very shortly ! as we advised you, we are currently waiting for the council to allow our dropped kerb ! as all the work on the garden has been completed . for the record The Dairy is a few miles out of Porthcawl , and not suitable for most people , and not within walking distance of all the beaches and all the amenities that Porthcawl and our property has to offer . P.s glad you enjoyed your welcome basket xxx
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Rachelmum...
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Excellent spacious accommodation”
Reviewed August 1, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We stayed here for ten days (hubby, me, 2 teenagers and 2 little ones) and thoroughly enjoyed it. The apartment is very spacious and has everything you could want and the welcome basket was over and above - eggs, bacon, coffee, tea, sugar, bread, jam, marmalade, milk, toilet rolls, cereals - you didn't want for anything. All linen provided and towels was a godsend (although we took our own beach towels) and saved so much room in the car. The rooms were light and airy and everything was clean. The cones to save your parking space were very helpful.
The apartment is central for everything - just a few minutes walk to the beach and of course the obligatory visit to the fun fair!! There is a chinese takeaway just across the road which is superb and Beales fish and chips just a short stroll away.
Andrew the caretaker was very helpful and has a wealth of local knowledge.
We loved it so much we want to return next year.....can you book some more sun for us please!! Thank you to Kay and Andrew for an excellent holiday

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Liked best: Location and spaciousness of property
Liked least: TV - needed retuning each time!
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Maryph192...
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Highly Recommendable”
Reviewed May 17, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We have stayed in Porthcawl before in rented accommodation, but The Gateway has been our best experience. A lovely well maintained and equipped apartment. We were greeted at the door on our arrival and the welcome hamper was a much appreciated surprise.
It is situated in a very good location close to the town and beach and nearby Trecco Bay Holiday Park offers an alternative for familes to visit and use facilities.
We will be back !!

Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 50-64
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Shevince
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent apartment”
Reviewed April 20, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Thankyou for fitting us in last minute , apartment is lovely and would def return.
We didnt expect the welcome pack but it was more appreciated.
Thank you again we will def be back

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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6nadi
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Spacious and central to many attractions”
Reviewed April 4, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Very accommodating host! Loved the welcome pack, the car park space kept for us, the appartment decorations... Excellent holiday!

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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jackie495...
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
Reviewed January 4, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Excellent spacious apartment providing everything required for an enjoyable stay. The apartment was very clean throughout and nicely furnished. It was much larger than we expected. The "welcome pack" in the kitchen was a lovely surprise and much appreciated. Kitchen facilities were good and the bathroom was clean with towels provided. It was a shame that the TV needed to be re-tuned each time it was switched on but I suspect that's a problem with the signal in which case perhaps "Sky" can help. There is space for off road parking but as yet this has not been organised however the owners help keep a parking space at the apartment by providing cones for you to place in the road when you go out.
We chose to stay for a week over Christmas whilst visiting our daughter who lives about 5 miles from Porthcawl and unfortunately the weather was cold and wet for much of the time (as expected in December ) and with the apartment being so large it was difficult to keep warm using only the central heating in the apartment. That said, we won't hesitate to return in the future if circumstances allow, but probably not in winter !
Thank you for an enjoyable stay.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: tv had to keep being re-tuned & a lack of off road parking
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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