Cottage | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 16
Rated 5 star by Visit Wales, Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn are a pair of immaculate character semi-detached cottages (located next door to one another) which have been recently renovated (completed spring 2012) and equipped to an excellent standard. The cottages are beautifully presented to retain a truly cosy and charming atmosphere.
Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn (also advertised separately in adverts 201301 and 201302) were constructed around 1900 in the beautiful coastal village of Borth y Gest, North Wales.
Outside, the balconies and front gardens provide a glorious coastal vista across Tremadog Bay to the Snowdonia mountains beyond. All the rooms to the front of the houses also benefit from these unobstructed views. Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn enjoy tranquil seclusion enabling guests to peacefully enjoy these stunning views.
Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn sleep a maximum of 16 people (plus two cots) in 8 bedrooms (4 bedrooms in Bryn Gwyn and 4 bedrooms in Tegfryn).
Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn are the same size and layout with each house sleeping 8 (plus 1 cot). Each house has spacious living accommodation downstairs with a kitchen/ diner, a front lounge with wood burner, a rear sitting room/ snug with games console etc and a downstairs WC. Upstairs in both Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn there are 4 bedrooms; one king with en-suite, one double, one twin and one bunk. There is also a family bathroom located upstairs. Access to the balcony is off the landing. Access to the front garden is via the kitchen French windows or front door.
Two picnic benches with seating for 16 people are located in the front gardens to enjoy the magnificent views. Two BBQs are also available. A back courtyard area is also available to hang washing, store bikes and wash muddy boots etc.
Heating (gas central heating), electricity, gas, linen, towels, wi-fi access, woodburner starter packs and welcome hampers are all included in the tariff.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Borth-y-Gest 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||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester of Liverpool 180 km, Nearest railway: Porthmadog 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 22|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors||
Two park benches and two picnic benches with seating for 16 people are located in the front gardens to enjoy the magnificent views. Two BBQs are also available.
8 bistro chairs are available on the balcony which stretches between both Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn. Access to the balcony is via the landings of both Tegfryn and Bryn Gwyn.
A small back courtyard area is also available to hang washing, store bikes and wash muddy boots etc.
All heating, gas and electricity is included in the rental rate. All linen and towels are also included in the tariff. Wi-fi access, welcome basket, starter pack for the wood burner, hand soap, washing machine tablets, dishwasher tablets, washing-up liquid and starter toilet rolls also included.
Short Breaks are available and comprise either Friday to Monday (3 nights) or Monday to Friday (4 nights). Short breaks are charged at 70% of the weekly rental.
A fully refundable damage deposit of £150 per booking is required.
The North Wales region
Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn provide the ideal holiday destination from which to explore the fantastic beaches, beautiful mountains, picturesque villages, and the host of activities Northwest Wales has to offer. An excellent range of attractions awaits visitors to Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn, with wildlife centres, outdoor activities, train trips, historic sites, museums, fine gardens, golf and more to choose from.
Several beautiful beaches are within easy walking distance along the well maintained coastal path leading directly from the village centre. Further afield Black Rock Sands is located approximately two miles west. In addition Harlech, Abersoch and Criccieth beaches are only a short drive away.
The Snowdonia National Park begins a mere 2 miles from Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn and is a magnificent playground for those who love walking, mountain climbing or just scenery watching.
The Park covers 823 square miles of diverse landscapes. As well as being the largest National Park in Wales, Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales, as well as a wealth of picturesque villages like Beddgelert (8miles).
Snowdonia is renowned for being a very special place for walkers with mountain peaks, lakes, forests, rivers and coastal areas. The National Park is working on developing a network of walks and more will be added every year. In addition Snowdonia National Park has a vast amount of cycling and mountain biking trails suitable for all abilities. The Park also hosts other outdoor activities such as white water rafting and climbing.
Portmeirion is a popular tourist village located just outside of Porthmadog, approximately 3 miles from Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn. It is Wales’ 3rd largest visitor attraction attracting 250, 000 visitors in 2009.
Portmeirion was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village, which is now is now acknowledged as a unique architectural work of art. The village is now owned by a charitable trust.
The village stands on a rugged cliff top on its own private peninsula overlooking Cardigan Bay. It is surrounded by 145 acres of sub-tropical woodlands and miles of sandy beaches. The village has always been run as a hotel, which uses the majority of the buildings as hotel rooms, together with shops, a cafe, tea-room, and restaurant.
Portmeirion has served as the location for numerous films and television shows, most famously serving as The Village in the 1960s television show The Prisoner. The show became a cult classic, and fans continue to visit Portmeirion, which hosts annual Prisoner fan conventions.
Further afield are the attractive towns of Criccieth, Beddgelert, Harlech, Pwllheli, Nefyn and Abersoch.
Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn are ideally situated in the picturesque coastal Victorian village of Borth-y-Gest.
Borth-y-Gest is located to the east of the popular Llyn Peninsular and adjacent west of the Snowdonia National Park.
This pretty unspoilt village has retained its Victorian charm with colourful terraced houses fronting onto a horseshoe-shaped promenade that skirts the perimeter of this sheltered bay where small boats are moored.
Amenities in the village include a shop, tea room, petrol station and bistro restaurant all of which overlook the harbour. A short 15 minute walk along the coastal path to the east takes you to the popular tourist town of Porthmadog where there is a extensive range of cafes, shops and pubs.
The views from Borth-y-Gest are spectacular with a panorama sweeping across Tremadog Bay to the Rhinog Mountains to the south, and the Moelwyn Mountains to the east. The views also include the wooded peninsula of the Italian style village of Portmeirion, designed by the famous Welsh architect, Sir Clough William-Ellis in 1925.
Several beautiful beaches are within easy walking distance along the well maintained coastal path leading directly from the village centre. The sea is safe to swim on a low to incoming tide.
The sands at Borth-y-Gest are of particular interest to birdwatchers as they are home to a wide variety of sp
ecies of birds including oystercatchers, redshanks and curlew, as well as winter visitors such as goldeneye, great crested grebe and wigeon. Summer brings flocks of sandwich terns.
Meanwhile the village is largely surrounded by woodland, much of it deciduous and dominated by ancient Welsh oaks. Directly to the rear of Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn is Parc y Borth nature reserve. Parc y Borth woods is a local nature reserve long popular with walkers and ornithologists, and among the birdlife you might be lucky to spot green woodpeckers, tawny owls and pied flycatchers. An extensive network of paths will lead you from a public footpath running alongside Tegfryn through the woods to the top of a crag with extensive views of the Glaslyn and Dwyryd estuaries.
The road leading into Borth-y-Gest is a no-through road so that the roads are very quiet, being occupied by local traffic only.
A 15 minute walk to the east will take you into the popular harbour town of Porthmadog where there is a large selection of shops and restaurants. A harbour town with an impressive marina is situated on the Glaslyn Estuary. Porthmadog is rich in maritime history and in times gone by, it was a vital, busy shipping port for the international slate trade, brought down from Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Both the Welsh Highland Railway and Ffestiniog Railway can be boarded at Porthmadog.
The stunning location of the Porthmadog golf club is only one mile from Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn. The links golf course offers an intriguing mixture of heathlands and linksland for the discerning golfer.