From Easter to October there is a little coffee shop called Caffi'r Sgwâr (Café on the Square) on Battery Square. It is open late during school holidays and in fine weather the tables on the cobbled square give this area a continental feel in keeping with the architecture.
Battery Square has several accommodation options. The self-catering cottages in this area include Toll House, Battery, Government House and Dolphin.
Toll House was the original access to the village, before this was moved following further development of the village. Toll House can sleep up to 6 people.
There are also half a dozen hotel rooms and suites in this part of the village including Upper and Lower Pilot (Double Village Suites) with unrivalled views of the estuary, Priors Lodging (a family room: double or twin with adjoining single room), and Dolphin Suite with its balcony overlooking the estuary. Watch House is a popular double room perched on the edge of Battery Ridge cliff-top. This was built around 1927 and is one of Portmeirion's most popular rooms.
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Portmeirion's Mermaid Spa is located off Battery Square (closed Mondays and Tuesday). The Spa has a wide range of aromatherapy and other treatments as well as bespoke perfumery for you to create your own perfumes.
Opposite Battery Square you will find a pan-tiled temple where a golden statue of Buddha resides. This is in fact a plaster cast film prop that Clough Williams-Ellis obtained following the location filming in the grounds of his home at Plas Brondanw of the 'Inn the Sixth Happiness' in 1957 and starring Ingrid Berman (who stayed at The Hotel Portmeirion during the shoot).
No. 6's cottage is now the location for The Prisoner shop. The Prisoner shop closes in Winter (November to March) when the stock is transferred to the Golden Dragon Bookshop.