Tegfryn, Borth y Gest
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Rated 5 star by Visit Wales, Tegfryn is an immaculate character cottage which has been recently renovated (completed spring 2012) and equipped to an excellent standard.
Tegfryn and its neighbour Bryn Gwyn (see advert 214301), 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.
Tegfryn 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, linen, towels, wi-fi access, woodburner starter pack 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, 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||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.
A back courtyard area is also available to hang washing, store bikes and wash muddy boots etc.
ACCESS to Tegfryn 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 20 steps to ascend to Tegfryn. 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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3 May 2014
"Very comfortable, beautifully restored house with wonderful sea views"
Everything needed is supplied from liquid soaps in bathrooms and kitchen, loads of loo paper, dishwasher tablets and clothes washing tablets. Welcome tray with home made cake, tea & milk. Efficient ce… More
15 Mar 2014
We were looking for a place to stay for relaxing and walking and we found the perfect place. The house is fantastic. It had everything we could want and a huge effort has been made by the owner to com… More
16 Oct 2013
"amazing view from an excellent cottage"
Stayed here for 4 nights but wished it could be longer - plenty to see and do in the area and also excellent restaurants for eating out - we particularly enjoyed the Grapevine in Porthmadog.The cottag… More
26 Sep 2013
"Fantastic location, unrivalled views of the coast"
We stayed for a week in September with our new baby. As such, we spent a fair amount of time at the house, and the view from the sitting room was spectacular - you felt like you were out and about as … More
5 Sep 2013
"Excellent five star accommodation in wonderful location"
Tegfryn is an excellent holiday home overlooking the beautiful bay in Borth-y-Gest. The house is a real home from home, exceptionally clean and the facilities are excellent. Very modern, the house com… More
26 Aug 2013
"lovely house in a great location"
we stayed here for a week in August with our teenage children and our 2 mothers.It was a great combination for all. The house is in a quiet location with a lovely view,however you can walk to Porthmad… More
24 Mar 2013
"Outstanding property, idilic location 5star holiday!!!"
We had a 3 night stay at this wonderful property. The communication I had with the owner was excellent, polite, friendly and an all round pleasure to deal with. The property has been refurbished to a high standard and has been planned with care. There was nothing that we could have wanted for. The house was light and bright and has a view to die for. There's a balcony perfect for the warmer months you'll be able to enjoy watching the tides from here. As it was February when we were here the weather was fresh but we were lucky to have the sun with us for the entire stay. The owners have gone the extra mile if you are unfortunate to have a rainy stay. Games, films and books galore to keep everyone busy, lots of family fun to be had. The location is perfect for walkers, with endless places to explore along a beautiful coast line. The village was very peacefull, perfect if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle. The amenities in the village are limited, but the town of Porthmadog is only a short walk away or a 2 minute drive has everything you'll need, shops,pubs and a tesco. There were lots of places of interest to visit with good access to snowdonia. My partner and I stayed with our little doggy and I had found it difficult to find a dog friendly property but what a find this place was. This was a really special place for us and I highly recommend a visit.
1 Dec 2012
"Beautiful, peaceful and comfortable."
We have just enjoyed a lovely week. The cottage is well maintained and comfortable. We were warm and cosy and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The surrounding area is magnificent with the beautiful Coastal Path passing just to the front of the cottage. for summer visitors there are wonderful sandy beaches close by. We also found good places to eat out in nearby Portmadog. Well worth a visit.
10 Oct 2012
I was looking for a place to stay which accommodated our family group, ranging in age from 7months to 65+. The place needed to be somewhere in North Wales, ideally overlooking the coast, with enough s… More
9 Sep 2012
"A perfect house to enjoy a wonderful area"
A real welcome greets you at this well planned and comforatble house.Everything is there for you to enjoy a great holiday even if the weather isnt 100%.Waking up to the sea views itself was a great st… More
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