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Borth-y-Gest holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

Bryn Gwyn, Borth y Gest

from £74 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Dawn from the balcony

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 Home 214301

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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Rated 5 stars by Visit Wales, Bryn Gwyn is an immaculate character cottage which has been recently renovated 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)
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 Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 11
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users
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.

Further details

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 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.


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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Review 1-10 of 22

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.

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. .

11 Mar 2013



Excellent accommodation. Spacious,comfortable,lovely view and well located for beaches and walks. Porthmadog just a few minutes walk away for shopping and pubs/restaurants. I can recommend "The Ship" ( "y Llong" ) near the harbour.

12 Dec 2012


"Brilliant! Fantastic accommodation with equally fantastic views!"

We stayed in Bryn Gwyn with friends and the accommodation couldn't have suited us better! There is plenty of room for everyone to do their own thing and also to get together either round the table or in one of the two sitting rooms. Yes, there are two! So the children can go and watch the television without bothering the adults. Or vice versa. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed and the bed that we sletp in was comfy cosy. The whole package was so easy to settle into quickly and had none of the small snags which are so often found in holiday properties. A great place to stay and a real home from home!

20 May 2012


"Stunning accommodation, stunning views, stunning area, simply stunning!"

We were quite taken a back by this house. It is a real home from home with all the creature comforts you could wish for. The views from the house are simply amazing. We stayed with our 2 young children and friends who also have 2 young children. The house was perfect for us all, very clean, tidy, stylish and modern. The village is quiet and has a shop that sells the must haves. A supermarket is a short drive away where we stocked up on supplies. The food in the local bistro is excellent but I would book in advance - we only just got in on the evening we went. There are small beach coves a short walk from the house and our children braved the sea in May. The water was clean and calm . I wouldn't have any hesitation in recommending this rental - though I want to keep it as our hidden gem!

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