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5 Ivy Terrace

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Borth-y-Gest, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property in a fabulous position and a convenient base for exploring this corner of Wales"

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0May 2024

  • "5 Ivy Terrace is an absolutely lovely place to stay, it felt like home."

    Everything you could possibly need was provided, the beds were comfortable & the place was spotless. The location was perfect, from the view out the windows to the short walk to beach walks. Everything you could wish to explore is a short drive away. The hosts were lovely and gave us some wonderful suggestions of places to eat and visit. We will definitely be returning & recommending Ivy Terrace to friends and family who may be looking to visit Wales. These Aussies have found their favorite place in Wales.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Nov 2023

  • "The house was perfect for our family holiday."

    Lovely and warm and welcoming on arrival, easy to find the keys, and really well equipped. The main thing about the house is the location, the views are stunning. We appreciated the log burner stove, which made the lounge very cosy, and the kitchen had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Nov 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage in a great location."

    Have been many times and will keep coming back

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, beautifully positioned."

    Bedroom with the balcony at the front was my favourite place to be all week with the amazing views over the bay. House was well stocked with everything you need to enjoy your holiday especially the well equipped kitchen. Ian the owner was especially attentive to make sure our stay was flawless.

    Reviewed by M4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property in a fantastic beautiful location"

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2023

  • "The accommodation suited us very well."

    It was accurately described, roomy, comfortable, and quiet. The kitchen was unusually well-equipped for self-catering accommodation. The extra living room turned out to be more of a bonus than we were expecting as the children liked it there and left us in relative peace in the main living room. The location and the view are outstanding. The garden was lovely too, though sadly the weather wasn't good enough to enjoy it. Obviously no-ones fault and in Wales such weather is to be expected. None of us had been to Borth Y Gest before and we all thought it beautiful, plus there is lots to do in the area which can be reached by car or public transport. It is also within easy walking distance of Porthmadog where there are good supermarkets and eating places.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous house in fabulous setting!"

    ! Borth y Gest is a little gem. House really nicely equipped, kitchen snd bathrooms nicely clean but the lounges were pretty dusty and a little unloved.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Jul 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay in this very cosy cottage."

    It was very comfortable with lovely coastal views from both the outside seating area at the front and the first floor lounge. The cottage was very clean and well equipped. The owner was very helpful and recommended places to eat close by. We would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous accomodation and location, would recommend and return."

    Reviewed by Ingrid5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property, 5."

    Ivy Cottage, provided a very relaxing and comfortable place to spent a memorable holiday. The property was very well equipped and spotlessly clean and the location was exceptional. We will return very soon, Ray and Elaine Rogers

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful half term holiday at 5 Ivy Terrace."

    It was our second stay at the house and it was even better than the first - the most amazing views, wonderful coastal walks and the children loved the beach. Great communication with the owner. Highly recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely homely cottage in a great location."

    I would definitely recommend. The cottage manual was very helpful.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was our fifth stay in this beautiful cottage and we have already booked our next one for September."

    The cottage is well equipped and I can’t think of anything else which is needed. The view from the cottage is outstanding, it’s wonderful to watch the tide flow in and out against the backdrop of the mountains, which were covered in snow when we arrived. Just walk around the corner to explore amazing beaches and take the footpath’s up the hill to savour the views at various points. Conveniently there is a café next door for drinks and delicious food. It’s an easy stroll into Porthmadog if you want more restaurants/shops. We travel a lot in the UK and abroad, this has to be one of our favourite places for a relaxing break. We highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2023

  • "Ivy Terrace is an absolute delight- our second visit was just as fabulous as our first and have booked to come again."

    Views of the estuary, walks from the door, comfy and cosy, well provided kitchen, made it so relaxing. Plenty of living space make it great for a party of 6. I just keep remembering sitting in the window seat watching the light change on the bay. Bliss.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Mar 2023

  • "We decided to have a short break and on the recommendation of friends we booked 5 Ivy Terrace in Borth y Gest ."

    We are pleased we did as the house is in a wonderful location in the centre of the village with far reaching views over the estuary and beyond. The house itself was immaculate with a well-equipped kitchen a comfortable lounge and dining room with large bay windows. The upstairs lounge was a bonus. We loved the window seat where we watched the world go by and the tides come and go. We walked from the house every day to the beaches, took a short, pleasant walk over to Porthmadog and explored in and around the village. It was great returning to the house at the end of a day’s walking to settle down in front of a roaring log burner. This is a house and location to return to time and time again.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2023

  • "Upon arrival-the place was dirty-all paintwork was shabby-the seats were very uncomfortable especially the suite which was well past its sell by date-the dining set was akin to sitting on a wooden frame-cheap furniture-books and films obviously left by others all being old-towels being like cardboard and so thin-good job we took our own-tv system was a chore with the magic eye broken and missing-small things build up and cause problems-we actually left early due to these problems-was there any mileage in complaining to the owners." they would not have done anything!!

    During twelve years of renting our property, and around four hundred bookings, we have never felt the need to take issue with feedback, in fact we welcome it even if critical and try and improve ares identified. We are not perfect. During this let our locked owners cupboard was opened and items were removed. Other instances occurred and there are missing items we cannot account for. We have reported the details in full to Sykes but they still insisted in listing this review much to our disappointment. If you do read this review I would appeal to you to read down though the others listed. I would hope they place what is written above in perspective. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel1.9Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning property in a fantastic location overlooking the estuary."

    Would we stay here again?? 100% yes.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2022

  • "Could have done with some shelves in the main bedroom ."

    Lovely to have had access to children’s beach toys from the shed. Cottage very well equipped. Enjoyed the balcony in the main bedroom for morning coffee.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely location."

    Well equipped and spacious house. Comfortable bed.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2022

  • "The house was absolutely perfect for our family’s reunion."

    It was well equipped, comfortable, extremely clean. The location was excellent and we visited some familiar places which were easy to access from Borth y Gest. Each morning we rose with the sun beaming through the windows over the cove which was directly in front of us. Beautiful walking to some of our favorite beaches. The owner of the house was a great communicator and promptly responded to all questions. The top porch was a bonus, as was the gardenwhere my granddaughter perfected her cartwheels each evening.

    Reviewed by Carrie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Super cottage, very well equipped, beautiful views over the bay."

    Reviewed by K5.0Mar 2022

  • "Ivy Terrace is a real find !"

    Great location with stunning views - cottage has everything you could need and was stylish and homely - can’t wait to go back !

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our second stay in Ivy Terrace and something unbelievable happened - It DIDN'T rain at all during the week in that bit of Wales !"

    ! Ivy Cottage is a superb base for a family holiday. It's clean and spacious, has a great view and really good beaches just round the corner. Correspondance with Sykes and the owner was excellent.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely, homely well equipped cottage with amazing views."

    Well situated to explore North Wales with a number of restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Menu choices and food very good. A lovely, relaxing location to unwind. Would certainly make a return visit.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2021

  • "House and facilities were great in a fantastic part of the world."

    Plenty of crockery, cutlery and utensils. The views from the upstairs lounge are stunning even on a misty day and the accommodation in general was generously proportioned and very clean. We love Borth y Gest and will book again when we can.

    Reviewed by Geoiff5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a great week at Borth y Gest, the house was ideally situated with stunning views."

    Very close to Portmeirion and other local attractions. Very comfortable an£ convenient accommodation.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jun 2019

  • "Sitting on the balcony for breakfast and being able to walk into the beach."

    The cottage was really well equipped and comfortable / spacious. We didn't want to leave

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0May 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage - clean, + very well equipped( comfortable beds, high standards of décor, clear information guidance for visitors) Great location - with amazing views Lovely quiet cove - hardly any traffic- so easy to walk into Portmadog."

    Lots to do in area - beach walks, mountain walks , visit to Portmeirion+, Beddgelert Lovely meal in 'The Moorings' next door + also at The Australia Pub in Portmadog + a restaurant next to Ship Inn( Portmadog) We have visited Poirtmadog several times - would definitely love to return Tthis was a family holiday for our son's 30th Birthday- so in future we may be looking at a smaller property. Thank You

    Reviewed by Jean5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was really beautiful, large and comfortable."

    Amazing views, with a sunny patio in the morning and secluded sunny garden in the afternoon.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0May 2019

  • "We had a wonderful break at 5 Ivy Terrace, Borth y Gest."

    The property was as described, with a fantastic view of the harbour. We would definitely recommend this property to others - Thanks Sykes!

    Reviewed by G5.0Mar 2019

  • "5 ivy terrace borth y gest a fantastic property on a beautiful natural harbour ..."

    5 ivy terrace borth y gest a fantastic property on a beautiful natural harbour with views that take your breath away right out side the window peaceful the property had every thing you would ever need a well thought out property warm cosy in a nut shell paradise the owner mr ian clark a wounderful person was so helpful and friendly to kick start our brilliant holiday in borth y gest I will be booking 5 ivy terrace in the not to distant future and look forward to our return soon I would like to say a big thankyou to ian ,jan clark for the use of there fantastic property kind regards alan

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable and stylish cottage with great views over the water and mountains beyond."

    Perfectly located to visit this pretty part of the country.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2018

  • "A fantastic location."

    Facilities were great.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2018

  • "A lovely house in a great location and with wonderful views, just perfect for our 3-generations family holiday."

    Very well equipped and clean. A friendly and helpful owner too.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Jul 2018

  • "We enjoyed the peacefulness of Borth-e-Gest and the views from all the front windows of our cottage and as the sun was shining we were able to sit at the front for breakfast and lunch."

    The cottage was so convenient to visit other places of interest and was home from home. We will return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2018

  • "There is work going on in the car park across from the cottage."

    Reviewed by Mairwen5.0Apr 2018

  • "No. 5 Ivy Terrace Borth-y-Gest was excellent, superb position with outstanding views and very clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    We had a very enjoyable weeks stay there.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2018

  • "We all had a lovely time."

    Its a beautiful cottage with everything you need for a wonderful stay Views are stunning and the restaurant next door was fab!

    Reviewed by Isla5.0Mar 2018

  • "First class property, let down by quit cover on pull out bed could not be used due to being unclean (large amount of hair on cover)."

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Mar 2017

  • "Very comfy and warm cottage with stunning views of an ever changing scene ."

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Feb 2017

  • "Had a great stay."

    Liked having a second lounge which gave the best viewing spot for the lovely scenery. Great location with everything so close by including a lovely beach. The only thing that would make me think twice about booking this accommodation again would be the price. Looking at a similar period next year the price seems dramatically higher!!!!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms with TV: 2 x double with patio doors (one with balcony), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with double shower and basin
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner
  • First floor sitting room with double sofa bed and window seat.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Gas range cooker with 5-ring burner, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview, 2 x DVDs, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Free roadside parking on first come, first served basis, plus car park 20 yards away
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Rear enclosed terraced lawn and patio with furniture, shed and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Bistro next door
  • Shop and beach 2 mins walk
  • Note: Steep steps to rear garden, which may be slippery when wet, may be unsuitable for children and the less mobile
  • Note: The sofa bed is in a sitting room which is used to gain access to the front bedroom
  • Note: 7 people - max 6 adults and 1 child

The property

This is a superb Borth-y-Gest cottage in a fantastic central harbour location, benefiting from views over the beach, in the heart of Borth-y-Gest village on the Llyn Peninsula, in North Wales.

This is a superbly appointed, double fronted Borth-y-Gest cottage, situated next to the renowned Moorings Bistro, and offers light spacious living accommodation, with a woodburner set below the original slate mantle, and double bay windows overlooking the sea.

There is also a fully fitted, stylish modern kitchen, double shower room, two double bedrooms and a twin room, with a second sitting room with full-size sprung double sofa bed and window seating providing superb coastal views.

The front master bedroom of this Borth-y-Gest cottage has French doors leading out onto a generous balcony where you can take breakfast whilst watching the activity on the water.

Outside, two patio areas at the front of this Borth-y-Gest cottage provide great spots to sit and watch the world go by, and to the rear, steep steps lead up to a terraced garden with lawns, patio seating area and views over the rooftops and across the bay towards Snowdonia.

There is an excellent golf course at Morfa Bychan less than 5 minutes away, and the delights of Portmeirion, Porthmadog and Black Rock Sands are all within a few minutes' drive.

Of course you may decide that this Borth-y-Gest cottage has enough to offer and just stay and enjoy the stunning location, breathtaking at any time of year!

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About the location


Porthmadog 1.2 miles; Criccieth 6 miles.

Borth-y-Gest is a quiet Welsh seaside village of mainly Victorian houses retaining much charm and character. Located by the mouth of the River Glaslyn, and a short drive away from the Italian styled village of Portmeirion, this pretty Welsh village has stunning panoramic views over the sands and estuary to the historic Harlech Castle and the Snowdonia National Park beyond. This North Wales village has two bistros and a coffee lounge all located on the front overlooking the bay and all with dog-friendly outdoor seating areas; perfect places to while away the hours watching the comings and goings of the local boatmen. Borth-y-Gest, with its sheltered coves and sandy beaches, has walking in abundance; why not head up Moel-y-Gest or take a wander over the headland to the famous Black Rock Sands, or go a little further afield where the vast Snowdonia National Park awaits? For a day out you can take a trip on the famous Ffestiniog Steam Railway and Welsh Highland Railway from Porthmadog, only a 15 minutes' walk away, or for those with younger children why not visit the shorter but more child-focussed Welsh Highland Heritage Railway? For a day trip the entire Llyn Peninsula calls. With Anglesey within reach and the whole North Wales coast with the Wales Coast Path to be explored, Borth-y-Gest has it all: a quiet bolt hole but conveniently located for ease of access to this stunning area, a must at any time of the year.

7 people - max 6 adults and 1 child

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas