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Bryn Derfel

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


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Great ..."

    .best place we have stayed at in the uk. I guess the standard is higher in the uk than the Canary Islands

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We hope to welcome you again at Bryn Derfel . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2024

  • "We loved the location and comfort of the cottage."

    Very stylish. Kitchen and shower excellent

    Thank you very much for your comments. We are glad that you liked Bryn Derfel . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2024

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Bryn Derfel ."

    Comfortable and spacious accomadation for 5 people and dog . Had everything you need. Lovely location , will definitely return .

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again at Bryn Derfel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2024

  • "Second year in a row for this house, we loved it so much last year."

    Great house for a family and a dog and great location for walks and all the scenery. Thanks x

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Bryn Derfel and like the area as much as we do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Bryn Derfel."

    The cottage was clean, spacious, well furnished and equipped and just a short walk to the beautiful coast at Borth Y Gest. The cottage owner Victoria was very helpful and made us feel welcome. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage and hope to return again. Thankyou, Steve & Julie :-)

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are pleased to hear you loved Bryn Derfel and Borth Y Gest as much as we do. We would be delighted to welcome you back. Victoria Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "The owners have done an amazing job in transforming Bryn Derfel into the a wonderful home by the sea."

    Great location, a short walk along a scenic coastal path to a lovely sandy beach which is perfect for children, dogs and grownups! Seaview is a fantastic cafe in walking distance and Porthmadog is just a short drive away with its many restaurants, pubs and shops. The home itself is extremely comfortable, light, spacious and the owners had thought of everything to make our stay a huge success. Many thanks to them. We have family who own a property in the next road so for us Bryn Derfel and it’s location was 100% perfect and we will definitely return.

    Thank you for the very positive feedback. We have tried to make Bryn Derfel a home from home and we are pleased to hear you have enjoyed your stay . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful accommodation very clean and comfortable would not hesitate to go back."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful holiday home."

    Beautifully renovated and spotlessly clean. Great location for access to the beach.

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely house, really comfortable and only a 5 minute walk to the beach."

    Loved the house and the area. Perfect for a holiday with the dog.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a lovely house, everything you need and great for the dog."

    My son loved the games room and it was helpful on a rainy day :)

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely house in a beautiful location."

    Well equipped and nicely finished. Borth-Y-Gest is a very quiet spot and reasonably close to Porthmadog. We would love to stay again soon.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Sep 2022

  • "Where do I start?"

    The property is stunning, the location is perfect, the owners have done a beautiful job renovating the house and we had a fabulous time! Everything had been thought about and provided for. We loved the games room, and being able to sit and enjoy the sunshine in the evening. You are close to everything yet far enough away to relax. Beaches and walks very close by, Porthmadog 5 mins away with everything you need. We would love to come back!

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Jul 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size with Smart TV, 1 x single with truckle
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • External games room/garage
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Range with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Front enclosed garden with patio and furniture, rear enclosed garden with patio, furniture, outdoor heater, raised terrace with patio, furniture, fire pit, garage with storage for bikes, kayaks, table tennis and darts
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Please ensure dogs are kept downstairs and off beds and furniture
  • Note: Please mind your head when entering the kitchen
  • Note: The garage is not suitable for a car
  • Please Note - Owner only accepts a minimum of 4 nights for short breaks.

The property

Porthmadog 1.1 miles.

Nestled in the idyllic village of Borth-y-Gest near Porthmadog is this wonderful three-bedroom terraced house, Bryn Derfel.

Enjoying close proximity to the village’s picturesque harbour and all the delights of the neighbouring Porthmadog, Bryn Derfel is a fantastic dog-friendly dwelling for a group or family of six, plus their canine companion.

Park up at the roadside and be greeted by a charming front enclosed patio with table and chairs, the perfect spot for savouring your morning coffee.

Be welcomed into the well-equipped kitchen, featuring a handy dishwasher, here you can cook up delicious meals for your loved ones, ready to enjoy at the breakfast bar, dining table for six or alfresco in the rear enclosed garden which has two dining spots!

After dinner, why not savour the last of the day’s sunshine out in the rear garden, where you can sip a glass of wine out on the patio or raised terrace with lovely picnic bench and fire pit, before enjoying a game of table tennis or darts in the garage, which also offers plenty of storage for bikes and kayaks!

As the evening grows darker, retire to the contemporary sitting room, where you can snuggle up on the plush seating and select a family favourite on the Smart TV, as your pooch takes up their favourite spot in front of the electric fire.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you can wash away the day in the large double shower, before catching your rest in one of three well-appointed bedrooms, a super-king-size with zip/link, a king-size with Smart TV and a single with truckle, all with plenty of storage for your belongings.

Explore your local surroundings, where you can enjoy leisurely walks along the harbour followed by a hearty breakfast or sweet treat at the Seaview Café Bistro & Coffee Lounge.

For a wider selection of amenities, head into Porthmadog, where you can explore the Maritime Museum, dine at the welcoming eateries of Banc, The Australia and The Port Café Deli & Restaurant, or hop aboard a vintage steam train and relax as you soak up the amazing views for 14-miles along the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways.

Other activities include the Traeth Glaslyn North Wales Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, the Black Rock Llamas, the excellent Porthmadog Golf Club, and the golden sands of Morfa Bychan, where you can bathe, paddle the shores or take your kayak out on the Afon Dwyryd.

From here you can easily access the historic town of Criccieth, where you will find the remarkable Castell Criccieth, Criccieth Beach and the Castle Gallery.

For more of North Wales’ historic sights, head to Harlech, home to its own magnificent castle, or continue onto Caernarfon, with its Word Heritage 13th-century castle, Segontium Roman Fort, the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum, and the Hanging Tower.

Those seeking the very best of the outdoors can venture into the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, where you can tackle the famous Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) Peak or enjoy a day of fun at the Zip World LLechwedd.

Adventure awaits at Bryn Derfel.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


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 Eryri (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 Eryri (Snowdonia) and the The Lleyn Peninsula.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter