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Achipur

(Ref. 1010973)

Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful House with a stunning view Will be back"

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback; very glad you enjoyed our house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Mar 2024

  • "This was our third January stay in Achipur and we had a great couple of weeks."

    House was clean and comfortable as before. Great views, great local walks both ways along the coast path. The house is well equipped but would benefit from a pair of oven gloves and a clothes airer. Whilst we appreciate not having to clean before we left, some more cleaning equipment so that we could clean whilst there eg a broom, would be appreciated.

    Thank you for your valuable feedback; we have added those things to the house now. Very glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alistair4.4Jan 2024

  • "Location is excellent, walks from the door along the coast and also into Porthmadog where there are lots of dog friendly pubs (a must for us!"

    ) shops and a Tesco. A lovely house with great views over the sea and plenty of room for 6 adults although 8 may be a little cramped. The outdoor areas are good and safe for letting the dog out with no escape! And parking for 2 cars is excellent. We had an issue with the front door key which was dealt with very quickly and efficiently. Our only issues were really with the bathrooms…. We didn’t like the downstairs shower room…it was damp and would benefit from underfloor heating. It also really needs at least a blind on the glass door because the bathroom occupant is visible to anyone in the kitchen even thro the frosted glass, we laughed about it cos we were with good friends but it could be quite embarrassing!! The upstairs bathrooom is lovely but has a hand held shower but no screen so even being careful the water goes everywhere! But on the whole we had a lovely stay and the house is good.

    Reviewed by Heather3.1Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property in the most perfect location."

    Stunning views from lounge and 2 main bedrooms. Just a few minutes walk to the coves. Very impressed and have already booked for another week in February.

    Reviewed by Jemma4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely house in a fantastic location."

    Wonderful views. A great base for exploring Snowdonia and we loved the little coves that were in easy walking distance. Unfortunately the cleanliness and maintenance of the property really lets it down and for that reason I wouldn’t return. The bathroom floors were disgusting, covered in what looked like dog hair. The downstairs bathroom needs an overhaul with the grout loose and missing in places, and the floor flooded every time you had a shower. Strong smell of dog in the living room and weird smell on the bed linen. Washing machine doesn’t spin properly so I was left with sopping wet clothes the one time I used it. Such a shame as the house has a great layout and location, but like I said we won’t be back.

    Reviewed by Joanna3.4Aug 2023

  • "Disgusting property, the dirtiest place I have ever stayed."

    Spent 4 hours cleaning with products I had to purchase. The bathroom has broken tiles on the floor that are dangerous, the house is damp with paint hanging off. The whole house smells of dogs, people, dirt and damp. Avoid! I expressed my concerns prior to arriving as a review stated what I have, only to be told ‘everything has been fixed.’ A pity because the house is in a nice position but it’s a health hazard, god knows what you’re sitting in, stains everywhere on the sofas and chairs!!.

    Reviewed by Stephanie1.3Aug 2023

  • "Our week's stay was our 2nd visit to Achipur."

    We first stayed in July 2021. We fell in love with Borth Y Gest on our first visit and although we found a few issues with the property then, we were hoping that these would have been resolved for our 2nd visit. Unfortunately, they hadn't been resolved. The property is lovely and situated in a fabulous peaceful location, but the issues we found again did let it down. The downstairs wet room really lets the property down and in my opinion is in need of a refurb. A lot of the grouting in the shower area has a lot of black mould still, and the toilet roll holder is in a dreadful state and should be replaced. Also, the glazed door is not appropriate for a bathroom that is entered from the kitchen. The lounge still has a strong dog odour, so much so, I had to purchase a plug in air freshener again. And there was still quite a lot of stains on the furniture and cushions. The tumble dryer was very dirty and full of fluff and the dishwasher was missing the flap where the dishwashing tablet goes. The bedrooms are lovely with very comfortable beds but unfortunately all the pillows are of a very poor quality and need replacing. None of them had pillow protectors on them and as a result many of them are stained too! There also needs to be more basic items in the property for guests to use. There weren't any teabags or sugar, and very small amounts of salt and pepper etc available. There was only a few sheets of kitchen paper left on the roll and very little soap available. It is such a shame that this property has these issues. If they were resolved we would definitely be back year on year but as it stands we won't stay again. We shall find another property in Borth Y Gest for a holiday

    We love Borth y Gest and want our guests to enjoy their stay in our much loved family holiday home. The cleaning points mentioned have been followed up with the housekeeping team and, although not actually required, new protectors purchased for all mattresses and pillows. The downstairs wetroom door is glazed with the usual opaque bathroom glass, so not transparent, following earlier feedback a better lock was fitted to the door and we are considering fitting a different door in the quiet season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew2.5Apr 2023

  • "Superb location with stunning views!"

    Comfortable property with excellent facilities inside and outside. Ideal location for those wanting to explore the walks along the coastline and relax on one of many hidden coves/ beaches. Owners very attentive and helpful. Thank You!

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Apr 2023

  • "Spacious house in a lovely location with beautiful views."

    Secure garden is superb for dogs and great access to walks within a few minutes. Children's play area at the bottom of the garden is handy bonus for families. Borth-y-Gest is a very pretty, traditional village and the Sea View Bistro serves nice meals and is dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Kate and Ruth4.7Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage ideal for a family holiday."

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful location."

    Views are stunnng. Ideal for families with the children’s playground at the bottom of the garden and the coast a short walk away. Lots to do and see out and about. Hope to go back one day.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jan 2023

  • "Only problem was downstairs wet room, we needed something hanging on the door as you could see straight in and no lock."

    This had been mentioned in the book several years earlier and nothing done about it. This is not good enough, especially as it is straight from the kitchen. This could have spoilt the holiday with so many of us.

    Reviewed by G5.0Oct 2022

  • "We all loved this house; the location, the views, the comfort & attentive details that made it cosy, welcoming & a real home-from-home."

    We discovered a short path directly to the beach & made it our regular daily schedule to enjoy the peace & tranquility of the estuary & stunning views, which must be unique to the UK - sea, river, sand & mountains all in the same backdrop. We were really sad to leave this haven but will certainly be back!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage well equipped, very clean."

    Lots to do, plenty of information leaflets left. Lots of space for large groups.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2022

  • "We have just spent our second holiday at Achipur, and it just gets better each time, we had an amazing holiday, the weather was beautiful, unlike our first holiday here where it rained everyday, but staying at Achipur made the holiday, with it being very spacious, comfortable and warm, and with the amazing views of the estuary out of your windows, so it didn't matter if we couldn't go out."

    But this our second holiday we had a truly amazing weather, so we could explore what was on our doorstep, literally 5mins out of the gate at the bottom of the garden leads you to some of the most beautiful scenery you will ever see. There are several secluded sandy beaches and a golf course, on your doorstep and lots of lovely walks stretching for miles. The quaint little village of Borth-y-Gest, where Achipur is located, has a lovely little harbour with a cafe and a bar too, where you can enjoy a morning coffee or refreshing beer in the evening, or you can take a lovely walk in Porthmadog via the marina and harbour. We took our dog on holiday too, and Achipur is perfect for dogs with its secure front and rear garden, outside tap for washing your sandy pooches. There is plenty of garden furniture for you too enjoy sitting in the gardens, to enjoy a drink or just to sunbathe. This house has everything, large bedrooms with very comfy beds with beautiful views, a massive well equipped kitchen, downstairs has a large wetroom with shower and toilet, a large dining room and lounge. You will definitely enjoy your holiday here at Achipur.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2022

  • "What a fantastic house, lovely views, very spacious, beautifully decorated and wonderfully clean."

    ...... it has everything that you could want. Greeted with a bottle of Prosecco, flowers and welsh cakes. We had a lovely week, no rain.....lots of Castles, Slate & Copper mines, Steam railways and of course Snowdonia. Walks from the cottage onto the lovely sandy beaches via many different paths. Something foe everyone.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Achipur and had everything we needed."

    The view across the estuary was beautiful and it was handy for the beach, just a 10 minute walk. Like other reviewers we would have appreciated a lock on the downstairs shower room and we struggled to find enough crockery to use which didn't have chips in it. Having said that, the owners were very helpful and attended to a blocked drain immediately. We would consider returning to stay at Achipur again.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7May 2022

  • "Everything was excellent for us and as described in the literature."

    The only thing that was slightly inconvenient for us was the downstairs wet room. The drainage from the shower was not adequate and feel that there was a blockage somewhere in the system, we had to mop up to prevent the water entering the kitchen. Also a lock is needed on that room door and a form of privacy blind.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7May 2022

  • "Yet another wonderful stay at this holiday cottage."

    Will be back here again for sure.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful holiday home in a great location with spectacular views!"

    We had a wonderful break and are looking forward to returning!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely loved this property."

    Clean, comfortable and stunning views. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was fantastic, extremely clean and well equipped."

    The only issue we had is the glass door on the shower room and no lock on the door. But it is an amazing property, perfect location and beautifully furnished.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful property and setting"

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Nov 2021

  • "The location of the house was perfect for walking down to the beaches or the harbour in Borth Y Gest with cafe and restaurants."

    Beautiful views from the windows and a large spacious tastefully decorated and very well equipped house. Short drive to Porthmadog and other places in this gorgeous part of Nirth Wales. A dream holiday place.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful house and location and particularly suited to a mixed generation family holiday."

    We were grandparents holidaying with our 2 children and their young families of 2 babies, a 2 year old and a dog. Particularly practical were the enclosed gardens front and rear and all the different sitting areas both inside and out. All bedrooms were spacious and comfortable with enough space for travel cots. Kitchen was well equipped and also had plenty of cupboard space for all our food. The long length of the kitchen worked well for us as it meant several of us could use the kitchen at the same time without falling over one another! We were blessed with good weather so spent a lot of time at the beach and found it useful to have a decent beach within walking distance (about 15 minutes walk west along the coast path) where our granddaughter could happily dig in the sand. She also loved the playground just outside the back garden! Although space for 2 cars at the house, there was always space on the adjoining road for our third car.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2021

  • "Overall very pleasant and enjoyable, and location is fantastic."

    We were disappointed with the bathrooms, the ground floor one, off the kitchen, being very cold even with the cental heating on, and its shower being overhead only. A hand-held shower head would be much better. Having a shower upstairs is incredibly difficult, due to the sloping ceiling over the bath. The hand-held shower head only works when at high pressure, so we were anxious about soaking the floor. For a four bedroom house, we felt that the overall bathroom provision, with such limitations, was completely inadequate. The windows in the children's bedroom have no locks, which could result in a fall onto the concrete path below. The blinds in that room are the only ones in the house that do not have safety chains, oddly, so they are dangerous for children. The kitchen has the main cooker, sink, fridge etc in the kichen area, and the hob in the dining area, which is very irritating.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning view, beautiful house and lovely quiet area."

    Very close to a lovely secluded beach perfect for children!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2020

  • "This cottage exceeded all expectations ,all furniture and fittings all to a high standard."

    Just sit back and enjoy the views.the hill from the sea front up to the cottage may be a little daunting for some but its worth it when you get there.already booked for next year..

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2020

  • "House was very clean and well set up - perhaps a second shower upstairs would have been useful, but it didn't stop the 6 of us sharing the facilities without problem."

    Views are to die for and the only suggestion would be for a bigger firepit in the garden - but that's just a nice to have. Apart from that it was fantastic. Thanks to the owners from all of us.

    Reviewed by Robbie4.7Sep 2020

  • "The only thing I was disappointed with was."

    . . . I misunderstood how far I would have to walk to actually get onto a beach (to sit/walk a while on). I did read that we were close to the coastal path, but to get onto the beach required being on narrow paths /steep steps which weren’t suitable for my grandchild’s pushchair. Maybe a better description of the local terrain would help . We still enjoyed our holiday .

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful home with the most stunning views I’ve ever encountered from a holiday cottage."

    Everything you need and more , we would love to go back

    Reviewed by Kirsten4.4Aug 2020

  • "Great location, beautiful views of the bay and excellent accommodation."

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Nov 2019

  • "A beautiful house with amazing views."

    The house was equipped with everything you could possibly need and well located in beautiful Borth y Gest. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and ideal for our special trip for Mum's 80th birthday.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Oct 2019

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 3 x double, 1 x twin
  • 1 x ground floor wet room, 1 x bathroom with hand held shower attachment, loo and wash hand basin
  • Kitchen with hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, wood burning stove, tv
  • Dining room with table and chairs for 8 and area which opens in to the garden with two bi-fold chairs
  • Secure garden with lawn, patio, garden furniture and barbecue
  • Parking for 2 cars.
  • Wifi, Smart TV, travel cot (no linen), high chair
  • One dog welcome
  • Enclosed garden, barbeque, garden furniture, woodburning stove, downstairs wet room, bed linen and towels provided, wet room, central heating, dishwasher.

The property

Situated in the popular seaside village of Borth y Gest on the Llyn Peninsula, Achipur is a great base for exploring all the Llyn Peninsula and North Wales has to offer!

The house boasts some stunning views and will not disappoint!

The house is perfect for friends or families holidaying together. The picturesque village of Borth Y Gest has a bistro and cafe where you can watch the world go by with a lovely bite to eat.

The coastal path is also right on your doorstep with a choice of sheltered coves and beaches including Samson's Bay and Black Rock Sands. The surrounding area is full of fun and interesting things to do such as walks, golfing, fishing and so much more.Nearby Porthmadog with its harbour and steam railway is just a few minutes drive away and the popular Italianate village of Portmeirion is well worth a visit.

You are also within easy driving distance of Snowdonia National Park.

The kitchen includes comes well equipped with a oven, hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and coffee machine with small initial supply of pods.

There is also a wood burning stove for those chilly days.

There is also a breakfast table and chairs and TV! The main dining room has a table and 8 chairs, perfect for those big family meals.

There is also 2 seats located in front of the bi-fold doors for you to soak up the amazing views. The four bedrooms comprise of 2 large double room with super king size beds and lovely views.

1 double room with king size bed and twin room with two single beds. There is a ground floor wet room with Ground floor wet room with shower, loo and wash hand basin, perfect for washing off sandy toes!

The upstairs family bathroom has bath with hand held shower attachment and a toilet.

There is a secure enclosed garden to the front and rear of the house with lawn, patio, garden furniture and barbecue.

There is parking for 2 cars.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

PORTHMADOG

Harlech 5 miles; Caernarfon 19 miles.

The bustling harbour town of Porthmadog lies on the Glaslyn Estuary and enjoys a stunning setting. The gateway to the Snowdonia National Park, Porthmadog is full of individual shops and restaurants, and home to the Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland railway where you can travel by steam through spectacular Snowdonia scenery, to Blaenau Ffestiniog or Caerforn . The pretty village of Borth Y Gest, with its cliffs and coves, is a short walk or drive from the town. The well known and unique Italianate village of Portmeirion is just down the coast. Situated on a rugged clifftop on its own private peninsula, Portmeirion, famous as the location of the TV show The Prisoner and the final episode of Cold Feet, is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and woodlands. The area also boasts castles at Criccieth and Harlech, and superb unspoilt beaches such as Black Rock Sands, where the sands stretch as far as the eye can see. Also within reach is the famous Zip World Slate Caverns and Bounce Below where you can get involved with a variety of activities including the thrilling zip wires and underground caverns to explore; there is something here to suit the whole family. An ideal location for the attractions of Snowdonia and the The Lleyn Peninsula.

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Please note : There is a good house keeping bond of £200.
Please note: Please request the use of high chair and travel cot prior to your arrival.