About the home
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, 500m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|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 bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 11|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / 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.
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 tray, starter pack for the wood burner, hand soap, washing machine tablets, dishwasher tablets, washing-up liquid and starter toilet rolls also included.
Discounts for smaller groups are available - please enquire.
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.
Discount is available for booking both Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn (to sleep 16) - please see advert 214300.
A fully refundable damage deposit of £100 per booking is required.
The North Wales / Snowdonia/Gwynedd 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.
The Porthmadog / Borth-y-Gest area
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.
How to get there
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Manchester and Liverpool airports are about 2hours drive (approx 100 miles).
The nearest mainline station is Porthmadog (1 mile from Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn).
Local bus services run between Porthmadog, Borth-y-Gest and surrounding towns and villages.
Borth-y-Gest is approximately 15 minutes walk from Porthmadog.
Activities near Porthmadog
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
27 Apr 2013
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... more
23 Apr 2013
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!
03 Apr 2013
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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|3 May 13||24 May 13||£ 700||£ 123||£ 164||3 Nights|
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|31 May 13||20 Jul 13||£ 800||£ 140||£ 187||3 Nights|
|20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||6 Sep 13||£ 1000||£ 175||£ 234||3 Nights|
|6 Sep 13||13 Sep 13||£ 800||£ 140||£ 187||3 Nights|
|13 Sep 13||20 Sep 13||£ 700||£ 123||£ 164||3 Nights|
|20 Sep 13||27 Sep 13||£ 650||£ 114||£ 152||3 Nights|
|27 Sep 13||18 Oct 13||£ 550||£ 97||£ 129||3 Nights|
|18 Oct 13||25 Oct 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Low||1 Nov 13||6 Dec 13||£ 400||£ 70||£ 107||3 Nights|
|Low||6 Dec 13||20 Dec 13||£ 350||£ 62||£ 94||3 Nights|
|Christmas||20 Dec 13||27 Dec 13||£ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year||27 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|Low||3 Jan 14||31 Jan 14||£ 350||£ 62||£ 94||3 Nights|
|Low||31 Jan 14||7 Feb 14||£ 400||£ 70||£ 107||3 Nights|
|Low||7 Feb 14||14 Feb 14||£ 500||£ 75||£ 117||3 Nights|
|Half-term||14 Feb 14||28 Feb 14||£ 750||£ 132||£ 175||3 Nights|
|Mid||28 Feb 14||21 Mar 14||£ 500||£ 75||£ 117||3 Nights|
|Mid||21 Mar 14||4 Apr 14||£ 600||£ 90||£ 140||3 Nights|
|Easter||4 Apr 14||25 Apr 14||£ 1100||£ 193||£ 257||3 Nights|
|Mid||25 Apr 14||23 May 14||£ 700||£ 123||£ 164||3 Nights|
|Half-term||23 May 14||30 May 14||£ 1300||£ 228||£ 304||3 Nights|
|High||30 May 14||27 Jun 14||£ 900||£ 158||£ 210||3 Nights|
|High||27 Jun 14||19 Jul 14||£ 1100||£ 193||£ 257||3 Nights|
|Peak||19 Jul 14||30 Aug 14||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|High||30 Aug 14||5 Sep 14||£ 1100||£ 193||£ 257||3 Nights|
|Mid||5 Sep 14||19 Sep 14||£ 900||£ 158||£ 210||3 Nights|
|Mid||19 Sep 14||26 Sep 14||£ 800||£ 140||£ 187||3 Nights|
|Mid||26 Sep 14||3 Oct 14||£ 600||£ 105||£ 140||3 Nights|
|Mid||3 Oct 14||24 Oct 14||£ 550||£ 97||£ 129||3 Nights|
|Half-term||24 Oct 14||31 Oct 14||£ 800||£ 140||£ 187||3 Nights|
|Low||31 Oct 14||28 Nov 14||£ 400||£ 70||£ 107||3 Nights|
|Low||28 Nov 14||20 Dec 14||£ 350||£ 62||£ 94||3 Nights|
|Christmas||20 Dec 14||27 Dec 14||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year||27 Dec 14||3 Jan 15||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|Low||3 Jan 15||13 Feb 15||£ 350||£ 62||£ 94||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
All gas, electricity, Wi-Fi, linen and towels are included in the rental rate. A welcome tray, starter pack for the wood burner, hand soap, washing machine tablets, dishwasher tablets, washing-up liquid and starter toilet rolls also included.
Discounts for smaller groups are available - please enquire.
Short breaks are available. Short breaks usually comprise 3 weekend nights (Fri, Sat and Sun nights) or 4 mid-week nights (Mon, Tues, Weds and Thurs nights).
Discount is available for booking both Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn at the same time - see advert 214300.
A fully refundable damage deposit of £100 per booking is required.
The full balance of the holiday is payable at least 8 weeks before the holiday start date. Prior to this, a 30% deposit will be required to confirm any booking.Enquire now
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