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Clifftop & Grotto

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This area offers a wide range of accommodation, from self catering accommodation sleeping three to eight people and several serviced suites. The most prominent building in this area is Chantry Cottage. This cottage is self Catering and will accommodate up to 8 people. Chantry Cottage was originally designed by Clough as a cottage and studio for the artist Augustus John.

There are several other Self Catering cottages in this area: Lower and Upper Villa Winch (both sleep 3), Gate House (sleeps 4) and the Belvedere (Sleeps 6).

The Gate House used to be rented by Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles. He designed and had built a wall to wall wardrobe in the main bedroom, still in use to this day.

There is a wide selection of hotel accommodation in this area of the village. The Bridge House has four double rooms with views over the estuary or Battery Square. The Dome is a ground level double room that is suitable for disabled access.

Between the Dome and Chantry Cottage there are two de luxe suites called Chantry Row 1 (double bedroom and sitting room suite) and Chantry Row 2 (a family suite with two bedrooms each with its own bathroom and central sitting room). They both have good views over the central Piazza. 

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During the main season (April to October) the Dome is open as a gallery for artist Rob Piercy. In 2012 Rob Piercy published a book of his Portmeirion paintings.

Another area to visit is the Shell Grotto, reached along a path below Gate House. This look-out point has excellent views of the estuary and the quayside.