Bryn Gwyn, Borth y Gest
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Rated 5 stars by Visit Wales, Bryn Gwyn is an immaculate character cottage which has been recently renovated (completed spring 2012) and equipped to an excellent standard.
Bryn Gwyn and its neighbour Tegfryn (see advert 214302) were constructed around 1900 in the beautiful and unspoilt coastal village of Borth y Gest, North Wales.
Outside, the balcony and front garden provide a glorious coastal vista across Tremadog Bay to the Snowdonia mountains beyond. All the rooms to the front of the house also benefit from these unobstructed views.
Bryn Gwyn sleeps a maximum of 8 people (plus one cot) in 4 bedrooms.
There is 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.
There are 4 bedrooms upstairs; 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. Bistro chairs are provided on the balcony. Access to the front garden is via the kitchen French windows or front door. A picnic bench ('King Arthur table') with seating for 8 people is located in the front garden to enjoy the magnificent views. A BBQ is 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, woodburner starter pack, linen, towels, wi-fi access and a welcome tray are all included in the tariff.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 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, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 11|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
36' flat screen TV & DVD player are provided in the front lounge.
32' flat screen TV, DVD player, & wii console plus games are provided in the rear sitting room/snug.
A portable ipod docking station & digital radio is available for use.
The telephone is for incoming calls only.
Free Wi-fi access is provided to all guests.
New bathroom suites have been fitted to the family bathroom, en-suite and downstairs WC.
A cast iron ceiling clothes airer is provided in the downstairs WC room.
Highchair, travelcot (without linen) and stairgate available upon request.
Please note that the property is strictly non-smoking.
Well behaved dogs are welcome although we ask guests not to allow dogs upstairs or on the furniture.
|Further details outdoors|
Access to the balcony is off the landing. Bistro chairs are provided on the balcony.
Access to the front garden is via the kitchen French windows or front door. A park bench and a picnic bench ('King Arthur table') with seating for 8 people is located in the front garden to enjoy the magnificent views.
A BBQ is available.
There is a back courtyard area to hang washing, store bikes and wash muddy boots etc.
ACCESS to Bryn Gwyn is via an unadopted level track, which leads from the main road (Borth Road). The track is approximately 20 metres in length which leads to the base of the property boundaries. Access to the front door is then via a steeply sloping path which also comprises a number of steps. There are approximately 15 steps to ascend to Bryn Gwyn. Vehicular access is allowed along the unadopted track for dropping off and pick-up only - parking is not permitted. Cars must return to the main road, Borth Road, which is approximately 20 metres from the property boundary. Unrestriced parking is available on Borth Road.
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.
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29 Jun 2014
"Another great week"
Four of us and our dog enjoyed another lovely week at Bryn Gwyn. The house is great with everything you need and those fantastic views. Everyone we met in Borth Y Gest was friendly and helpful too. Wa… More
23 May 2014
The house is beautiful - well decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The house was spotless and the owners have made it very comfortable. There were home comforts and everything you need pl… More
23 May 2014
"SUPERB HOUSE IN SUPERB PLACE AND SPECIAL PLACE!"
Stayed here this Easter with 3 adults and 4 grandchildren. The house is stunning, with all the amenities that one could ever wish for. The grandchildren, aged 6 to 12 were able to play and walk out ac… More
21 Mar 2014
"Excellent Accommodation with Fabulous Views"
Lovely house, full of character and tastefully decorated, comfortable beds and spacious rooms. Well equipped for all your needs for a relaxed 'away from it all' break. The views from the f… More
4 Dec 2013
This is the most lovely holiday home, eveything you could possibly want and with spectacular views!! Nice and spacious and great walks from the door. The coffee shop a short stroll away was very frie… More
30 Oct 2013
"The best equipped self-catering property we have ever stayed in"
My husband and I stayed here with our 2 year old and 10 week old and it was just perfect for our holiday. The views from the dining room, living room and the two front bedrooms are stunning and we wit… More
24 Sep 2013
"Five star accomodation in a great location"
We wanted somewhare big enough for our extended family Christmas break, including the dog, with handy walks & plenty of attractions to keep us entertained. The house sleeps 8, is very comfortable, warm with a very large kitchen diner and two lounges plus downstairs loo. In fact the accomodation is first class & has recently been refurbished, the only down side is a rather steep climb to the property which is wearing when transfering your stuff into the house. The local area was very attractive (even in inclement weather) with a nature reserve & several sandy beaches within walking distance. There is a bus sevice into Portmadog if required, but I found it just a easy to walk, where you can find all the usual amenities of a large Town including the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway stations which are well worth a ride on. Portmerrion, the Italionesk village, is also nearby & is also well worth a visit but beware they do not accept dogs. In fact I would say this properties location fulfilled everything we required.
27 Apr 2013
"Stunning views, lovely house, great loation"
I stayed in the house over a sunny weekend with family (3 adults, 3 children). The house is clean, spacious and tastefully decorated with some lovely original touches. The sea views from the kitchen a… More
23 Apr 2013
"Wonderful place, wonderful view"
I stayed here for a weekend with my mum and brother, shortly after my dad lost his battle with a long illness. He would have loved it, and we did too!
The view is just stunning, whatever the weather. The house is beautifully done out, and so well equipped there was nothing we were without. The owners really had thought of everything.
The instructions we got beforehand were clear – we had no problems getting there and getting in – and the information left in the house about how things worked and what to do in the area was comprehensive. Location-wise, there's a lot to do. We went to the Lleyn Peninsular for the day, but Borth y Gest is lovely, and Porthmadog's very nice too.
All-in-all, it was just what we needed. And there's plenty of room, so next time there may be more of us!
3 Apr 2013
"Beautiful house with stunning views"
We stayed in Bryn Gwyn with family for a long weekend to celebrate my dad's birthday. The house was perfect, it was clean, bright, beautifully decorated and furnished and had everything you would ever need. The views of the sea and mountains are stunning and you can enjoy it just as much from the house as being down on the beach! We have recommended to friends and family and we hope to return again ourselves. .
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