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  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Homely with lovely views, really enjoyed our stay."

    Milk in fridge and cookies/crisps were a really nice touch. Much better than a bottle of wine! We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Feb 2024

  • "At this time of year, October, the area is quite."

    One of my favourite places in the country ! Nice area for costal walks. Recommend a ride on the Ffestiniog railway. House is set up for holidays with plenty of space.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely house with a lovely view, it suits two families perfectly with plenty of comfy beds and social spaces."

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Oct 2022

  • "Avondale is a lovely place to stay."

    It has large, light, airy bedrooms and is very clean and comfortable throughout. The kitchen area is spacious and the view of the beach and mountains from the outdoor seating area is spectacular. A great base from which you can explore the area and enjoy everything North Wales has to offer. Borth Y Gest is a quiet village which is fantastic for young families, the locals are kind and friendly. Would absolutely stay again.

    Reviewed by Lucille5.0Aug 2022

  • "Avondale is a wonderful holiday home with the amazing benefit of having three bathrooms!"

    ! The bedrooms are all light, airy and roomy with excellent beds and quality bedding. The en suite bedroom has the most amazing views across Borth y Gest, the Hard and surrounding hills and mountains! But it doesn't end there as there is a raised decking area with seating and table giving the same views when, weather permitting you can eat out and enjoy the vista. The kitchen and dining area are excellently appointed and very spacious. The lounge is relaxing and very comfortable. My family and I had a wonderful weeks break at Avondale and have nothing but praise for the accommodation which we would highly commend to all.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jun 2022

  • "An excellent property with plenty of bedrooms."

    Wonderful view from master bedroom and terrace.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7May 2022

  • "We had a great time, the house is well laid out, plenty of space to relax and enjoy."

    Conveniently located for our planned activities. Happy to book again.

    Reviewed by Valerie3.8Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous location overlooking the sea."

    Very well equipped throughout. Comfortable beds and clean property. Borth y Gest is very quiet and picturesque with 2 very nice Bistros Seaview and Moorings. Coastal walks to Morfa Bychen and Black Rock Ssnds for paddle boarding. 10 minute walk into Porthmadog which has plenty of shops and a nice harbour. We’ll be back I’m sure! We also had amazing sunny weather all week which was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2021

  • "The pictures for this property didn't do it justice."

    It was spacious and well stocked with toiletries, bedding etc. The location was great. We would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Duncan4.1Jul 2021

  • "Very comfortable and spacious property."

    Clean and tidy. Nice kitchen and bathrooms.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2021

  • "The house is lovely and well located for exploring this part of Wales within walking distance of Porthmadog."

    I would highly recommend Dylans restaurant in Cricceith for a lovely meal. On street parking was good for us during our week stay but during peak holiday times may be na issue due to visiitors and therefore not able to park outside property.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Sep 2020

  • "You or your owners do not check or inventory things were not working ,broken or missing."

    How if the property sleeps 7 + you could cook a proper meal with the lack of equipment we struggled to do xmas dinner for two. This house lacks a host who has any pride in their product. Or you don't care what type of owners you take onto your books.

    Reviewed by Philip2.8Dec 2019

  • "No hair dryer"

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "We were completely satisfied with the property: there was some thoughtful detail and it was clean."

    A few more drinking glasses would not have been amiss, however, but I am sure that will be put right. The house is in a great location and we hardly had to move the car as some good walks, beach and Porthmadog, Portmeirion and Railway Station were all accessible.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Aug 2019

  • "The house is very comfortable, extremely clean and welcoming."

    The view is spectacular.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely setting, clean, roomy, comfortable."

    A really nice 2 family holiday for the adults as well as the children.

    Reviewed by R5.0Aug 2019

  • "Property was located in a beautiful position, quiet and relaxed, would certainly go there again"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "Would stay again."

    Everything we needed was there and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Mar 2019

  • "The house whilst in a great location was freezing when we arrived and therefore didn’t feel welcoming."

    We also had to clean the bathroom sinks due to small hairs around them. The carpets and lounge furniture are tired and old, but are clear to see in pictures. The facilities are good in the property and a welcome pack was there. We feel the place is in need of some TLC. It falls short of a standard we expect from Sykes; a company we have trusted and used many times before.

    Reviewed by Angela2.5Mar 2019

  • "Some instructions on how to use the heating would be helpful."

    Generally a great stay and great property. If we had known that some milk was left in the fridge for us we needn't have brought out own!

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2019

  • "The house was clean and comfortable with plenty of pots, pans, cutlery etc."

    All promised facilities were there and we were comfortable and really enjoyed staying in the house. It is very convenient for exploring Snowdonia and the coast. The only small thing to note is that as there is only street parking and as the street is narrow owners of large vehicles might find it difficult. We were also concerned not to get in the way of our neighbours. However we had no problems parking and I hope did not inconvenience others.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2018

  • "We all enjoyed the house and location, with a grand view from the garden patio."

    I would happily recommended it and if I come to that area again would choose this place.

    Reviewed by Hubert5.0Sep 2018

  • "A wonderful location, with absolutely stunning views - we weren't expecting such a view and it took our breath away."

    People should be advised to take their binoculars! :-) A lovely spacious house with everything we needed. The only recommendation we have would be to have a few more instructions for practical things like what to do on bin day, where the fuse box is etc. (one of the lights tripped and and we had to hunt around in the dark for it!). Young families might be interested to know there's a playground just up the hill behind the street too.

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had stayed in Avondale in 2017, that was one of the reasons we stayed again, this time with my daughter and the Grandkids."

    We all enjoyed the location and the comforts of the house; the parking was a little difficult at times but we managed. Regards Douglas Robinson

    Reviewed by Douglas4.4Aug 2018

  • "We enjoyed the holiday very much, in spite of disappointing weather!"

    The cottage was well equipped for a family of 7 people. 2 things we'd like to see improved for another visit:- 1. The green rubbish bin at the back of the cottage was practically full when we arrived, leaving almost no space for our own household waste. 2. The oven has unusual, non-standard symbols, which caused us difficulty at first. We should like to see a simple guide to these for guests.

    Reviewed by Katherine3.8Jul 2018

  • "A great holiday , nice clean cottage , fine contact."

    Reviewed by Piet5.0Jul 2018

  • "Nice neighbors, coastal walks and local meals"

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Sep 2017

  • "Able to sit outside on "verandah" / decking as weather was nice."

    Views were good. Spacious interior including kitchen.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.8Jun 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double (1 with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating and gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed garden with terraced lawn, decking and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk, pub 1.2 miles
  • Bistro and beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: One step from hallway to kitchen and one step from kitchen to dining area
  • Note: Steps lead down to the lawned garden area. Please note this property has a 3 night stay minimum requirement,

The property

A superbly located, Victorian bay-fronted, mid-terrace cottage situated in the unspoilt and picturesque seaside village of Borth-y-Gest, with views of Tremadog Bay, Borth-y-Gest bay and beach.

Encompassing the Rhinog mountains and the Wales Coast Path, the Ffestiniog Railway which crosses Traeth Mawr on an embankment known as the Cob, this is a fantastic area, with the spectacular countryside of the Llyn Peninsula to enjoy.

This cottage offers spacious and welcoming accommodation, with a cosy atmosphere, ideal for a family cottage holiday.

With four comfortable bedrooms and homely living accommodation, this lovely cottage has sea views from some rooms.

Patio doors leading out from the dining room will take you onto the terraced decking area which boasts superb sea views; an ideal spot for watching the boats in the bay or the sun setting whilst enjoying a refreshing drink.

Steps lead from the decking down onto a small lawn, which has a path leading towards the beach; a wonderful seaside escape for the whole family.

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area, with a fantastic links golf course only five minutes' away in Morfa Bychan, Porthmadog with its harbour and steam train can be reached in 15 minutes' along a coastal walk, or jump in the car and drive 10 minutes' to the superb Italianate village of Portmeirion.

This wonderful cottage will provide you with an ideal base to explore the delights of the area with your family and friends, any time of the 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.

Please note this property has a 3 night stay minimum requirement.