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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • well (19)
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  • comfortable (16)
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45 Customer Reviews

  • "I was disappointed when I moved my booking from earlier in the year to Oct, when the owner decided to charge me £700 for a weekend stay -which was not in school time."

    I just felt it was a con and I was not wrong. In the past we have booked with Quality Cottages, which I have always recommended to other clients/customers, unfortunately due to your admin process and the charges that you charge for changes, unless it is a short term booking, I would avoid booking with you again. Thanks

    Reviewed by Beverley2.8Oct 2023

  • "Cuckooland is ideally placed for access to beaches, towns, rivers and mountains."

    It is very comfortable and clean, with everything we needed - except a cheese grater! The only other criticism would be that the duvets were much too hot - some lighter weight, lower tog-rated ones would have been preferred (especially as we were there in an unseasonable heatwave!) All in all it lived up to expectations and we would happily go there again.

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Sep 2023

  • "We loved the cottage."

    It was comfortable, well equipped and maintained. A beautiful location near the bay with lovely views from the walk at the end of the bay. We could sit out at the front and back. In the back bedroom it could do with a wardrobe instead of ladders. The seating in the lounge area is a bit hard. We found a nasty stain on a mattress cover when we stripped one of the single beds.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property - very clean and had everything we needed."

    A great location. Was a bit confused by the recycling of rubbish as it just appears to be burnt - we actually took a lot home with us to recycle! Would highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in an area of exquisite charm."

    Everything was wonderful, thank you.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous, well appointed property in a quiet location, perfect for exploring the Snowdonia region of Wales."

    Highly recommended and will visit again!

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Apr 2023

  • "Excellent property, all mod cons, Wi-fi, smart tv provided in lounge as well as bedrooms."

    Kitchen well stocked with all utensils, cutlery, crockery. Ample parking, front and rear gate access. Front and rear garden, access to large green ideal for children to play. Tucked away in quiet Cul- de- sac.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage only one street behind the sea front."

    Lots of amazing beaches a short walk away and only a 10-15min walk into Porthmadog. Only thing we would improve is the 9:30 checkout, which is unusually early.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Oct 2022

  • "We were very happy with the overall stay the only thing I would say is we felt a bit rushed to leave on the Sunday."

    We had only booked for a weekend which allowed access at 6pm on Friday but required is to leave at 9.30am on the Sunday so the Saturday evening didn't feel overly relaxed. It would have been nicer if we could have left at property 12pm This was probably a Sykes standardisation but we not lead to believe anything different in the property info pack. That was a very minor concern and the house is in a lovley spot and the sea could be seen from the front bedroom window. A short work 1 -2 mins and you can be at the see front and a quick walk across the the coastline there is what feels like a private beach.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Oct 2022

  • "The house was very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed."

    It is tucked away in a quiet road but is only a minutes walk from the seafront. This cottage had the best shower we have ever seen in a holiday cottage. My only complaint was that the small showerhead could have done with a good clean as there was a build up of mildew. I did mention this to the caretaker but he said it would be done once the season had ended. I think this should be done on a regular basis and it only takes a few minutes to give it a good scrub with some spray bleach. The towels were good sized bath sheets which you don't often get in most properties these days and the bedding was crisp and freshly laundered. The interior of the house has been simply but beautifully styled and there is an interesting collection of prints. Unfortunately we were only able to enjoy the patio on one day as we had torrential rain throughout most of the week. We found that Zip World at Blaenau Ffestiniog was a good destination on the very rainy days and spent two days doing underground activities. The Seaview is the only place to eat in Borth now and they only offered evening meals on a Fri/Sat. We did eat there once but thought it was a bit over-priced as the portion sizes were on the small side and what you would expect for lunch. There is a well stocked Tesco supermarket in Porthmadog so we cooked most evenings.

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Sep 2022

  • "We were extremely happy with the house, it's facilities and convenient location."

    One of the best that we have experienced. 2 patio areas to catch either sun or shade as preferred. Our grandson loved the communal green area and football goal at the rear of the property.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0May 2022

  • "The house was comfortable with a lovely modern well equipped kitchen and nice bathrooms, great you have parking close by, lovely sunny patio areas, ideally situated close to the beach and within walking distance of Porthmadog."

    We were generally happy with most things but there were a few issues which sadly let the accommodation down and need attention hence we can't give 5 stars: the final directions to the property were not quite right and need amending to state that you turn right into Tan Y Foel then left and left again and drive through the narrow gap to the garages, we spent quite some time driving up and down trying to find the property front bedroom: the carpet was threadbare at the side of wardrobe, there was a nasty looking stain on the carpet behind the door and when we stripped the bed on the last morning were horrified to find urine stains all over the mattress protector which clearly hadn't been changed before our stay, this really upset our friends who had used this room and was very embarrassing for me as I had booked the cottage Rear bedroom: shower head still not repaired (from previous feedback we had read before our holiday) and room needs some better method of hanging clothes, also could benefit from coat hooks on the back of the doors The paintwork going upstairs could do with a freshen up, it looks very dirty in places

    Reviewed by Andrew3.4May 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2022

  • "The house was exceedingly comfortable and all the equipment, linen, etc was of very high quality."

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very pleased with the house, everything was really good."

    Felt the owners had tried hard to make it nice. Very clean and extremely well equipped.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Feb 2022

  • "Excellent property, couldn't be faulted, a very enjoyable stay."

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Nov 2021

  • "Livingroom seating was uncomfortable."

    Csserole dishes and fruitbowl not provided. Shower handset bracket in en-suite needs repair.

    Reviewed by Neville4.1Oct 2021

  • "Cuckooland is an excellent holiday home with everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Sep 2021

  • "We have been before so this was a return visit."

    The property is very well equipped in a fantastic location. The only downside was the late check in time of 6pm but that is just a sign of the times at the moment. We love the area and property and will return.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage had had a problem with carpet moths, which were still present."

    The sofa was very uncomfortable and needs updating. We cut our stay short by a day and a half as a result of the above.

    Reviewed by Delyse4.1Jun 2021

  • "Cottage in excellent position."

    Front and rear patios catch all sun. It is very well equipped Beautiful area and lots to see.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7May 2021

  • "Cuckooland was just as described."

    It provided excellent facilities. The house has been refurbished to a high standard. The owners have not skimped in any way on decor, furniture, furnishings and extra touches. Both bathrooms are lovely with good showers, storage in main bathroom, liquid soap, cleaning materials and quality towels. Bed was very comfy and good furniture in bedrooms. Everything is new. The kitchen is really well equipped too. Comfortable seating in lounge and dining area. Smart TV s with access to Netflix etc. Both patios are suntraps and have patio furniture including cushions. Borth-y-Gest is a pretty village. We had a late lunch at Seaview Bistro with tables outside due to Covid. Moorings Bistro looked good but we didn't get chance to try it. We would definitely stay again if travelling to that part of Wales.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2021

  • "Very clean, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    Within walking distance of stunning scenery and beaches yet only a few mins drive from amenities of a town, including 2 big supermarkets. Very comfortable beds and lovely gardens. Just to let you know, the back door key wasn't working.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Apr 2021

  • "Perfect cottage."

    Beautiful setting.

    Reviewed by Judith Hilary5.0Apr 2021

  • "Enjoyed the stay."

    Found something that i couldn't on AirBnB at an affordable price. I will definitely recommend this as an alternative to ABnB. The play of stay was fabulous. Neat and tidy. Directions to the place were accurate.Affordable. It was well maintained. We thoroughly loved the place and the cottage played a big part of us enjoying our trip to Wales.

    Reviewed by Manik5.0Dec 2019

  • "Brilliant holiday home, very clean and warm feel to the house."

    Great location for what we needed, will 100% be back

    Reviewed by Rory5.0Nov 2019

  • "A lovely well appointed cottage which has been decorated to a high standard."

    It is modern, clean and has very comfortable beds. Borth y Gest is a quiet village which has a costal path - you can walk to a lovely secluded beach in 10 minutes from the cottage and if you walk the other way you can get to Porthmadog in 20 minutes. The cottage is a great base to explore the North Wales area. We enjoyed a ride on the steam train to Caernarfon, visiting Black Rock Sands and a tour of Purple Moose Brewery to name a few. It is definitely a cottage I would return to if I stay in this area again.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful property."

    Very modern, clean and decorated beautifully. The beds are very comfortable. Located in a gorgeous little village. Will definitely return if we are in the area again.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time in Cuckooland."

    The house is very comfortable and we'll furnished with everything we could need. The village and beaches are fantastic and you're a short drive from all the attractions of Snowdonia and the Llyn peninsula.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2019

  • "A top rate holiday property very modern It is also in a quiet location"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "We have never been to this part of Wales before - what have we been missing."

    Lovely quiet bay and fantastic house with everything you could want . A proper home from home. We will be back, now we have discovered Borth-Y-Gest. Lovely little Bistro called Moorings around the corner - make sure you book a table as it is popular.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2019

  • "We loved this cottage and the location."

    Very comfortable, and very close to the beach. Cottage was very well equiped. Just right for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage is extremely well equipped, spotlessly clean and comfortable."

    As two well seasoned cottage-goers my wife and I both agreed it was the best cottage we have ever stayed in, anywhere. With a welcome pack of milk, tea, coffee, and Welsh cakes, we settled in quickly. On top of that, the owner rang me, shortly after we arrived, to make sure that everything was ok, and to tell us about the central heating as it was a very cold day. The weather picked up and as we hadn't visited this area for a long time and Cuckooland gave us a very pleasant stay

    Peter FisherNov 2018

  • "Everything high quality, stylish and comfortable, We love the lamps and garden lighting, in fact we love everything."

    Stayed twice now and will be back next year!

    Thyra WilliamsOct 2018

  • "Imaginatively refurbished cottage in a quiet location."

    Very clean. Extremely comfy beds. Large well equipped kitchen. Outside seating East and West for the morning and evening sun, what a luxury! Sadly the weather was awful but we didn’t mind staying in with such lovely surroundings.

    Rosie DeanAug 2018

  • "Very stylish, high quality and comfortable cottage, Claudia, the owner has obviously put a lot of love into it for her guests to enjoy."

    Only thing missing is a full length mirror! One would fit on the landing nicely. Also was surprised there was not a pint of milk to start us off although plenty of tea and coffee,

    Thyra WilliamsJul 2018

  • "Excellent in every way."

    Comfortable, clean and very relaxing place.

    Celia HarveyJul 2018

  • "Perfect location ."

    Very well fitted out cottage

    Richard GreenMay 2018

  • "Modern well equipped and newly decorated house close to sea front"

    Apr 2018

  • "Outstanding property with everything we needed for a perfect break."

    Would definitely book again.

    Oct 2017

  • "Everything we needed for a weekend"

    A KendallOct 2017

  • "The accomodation was very clean and well equipped."

    The quality of beds was also very good.

    Oct 2017

  • "The house has been recently altered and refurbished."

    Everything was new, the standard of furnishing was very good as was towels, sheets ovenware etc. The 2 gardens were well maintained and had some lovely potted plants and trees as well as new garden furniture.

    Sheila LaneSep 2017

  • "Perfect cottage in a lovely quiet location."

    Cosy, spotless and we'll equipped.

    Sep 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location"

    Beverley JesseAug 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link option can be made as a double bed by request) 1 x ensuite shower room with shower, loo and wash hand basin, 1 x bedroom with bath and shower over, loo and wash hand basin, Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room with SMART TV.
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave and toaster, tumble dryer
  • Wifi
  • Central Heating
  • 3 Smart TV's
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Microwave
  • Bed linen and Towels provided
  • Front and rear courtyards, both with garden furniture
  • Restaurants, shop and sea front in walking distance.

The property

Cuckooland is a fab family holiday cottage in the pretty seaside village of Borth y Gest on the Llyn Peninsula.

It is bright and welcoming and set in a peaceful location, just back from the pretty bay.

There’s a village green for the children to play on, as well as pretty courtyards where the adults can sit and enjoy the evening sun with a glass of wine.

This is a great holiday cottage! The living space is open plan and encompasses the kitchen, sitting and dining areas.

The sitting room has a comfy corner sofa and a separate chair with a Smart TV.

To one side of the sitting area is a dining table and chairs, sitting up to six people. The kitchen has all you need with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave and toaster.

There is a tumble dryer in the rear courtyard store. The first bedroom has twin beds with a Smart TV and ensuite with shower, loo and wash hand basin.

These beds can be made up as a king bed by prior request.

The second bedroom has a double bed, views out across the bay and a Smart TV. The second bathroom is nearly an ensuite, being right next door to the double bedroom!

This has a bath with shower over, loo and wash hand basin. Cuckooland has the benefit of no less than two courtyards!

One at the front and one at the back of the holiday cottage.

Sit out in either - garden furniture is provided in both - and soak up the sunshine!

In the evenings, sit with a glass of wine and turn on the pretty lights.

The back courtyard has a gate that leads to the village green.

There is parking for two cars. Borth y Gest is an end village in that once you get there, you have to turn around to get back out - very quaint!

From here you can stroll along the coastal path to gorgeous, sandy beaches.

There is a popular cafe and a lovely restaurant overlooking the bay here.

Porthmadog is just a five minute drive away where you’ll find shops, places to eat and steam train rides.

Attractions, activities and some of the best bits of the Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia are close by.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas