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Cwm Orthin

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


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely week , the house had everything we needed , spotlessly clean , warm and spacious with a beautiful garden and sea view."

    Ideally situated if you want to explore the area without driving for hours and if you enjoy walking it's only two minutes walk to the beach and the coastal path and lots of woodland walks from the door . We have stayed in many holiday lets in Borth-y-gest over the years but so glad to have found this one , will definitely be booking again !

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the property."

    Thank you for sharing your lovely home. Very comfortable and the locality was just perfect. The bed in the main bedroom was FABULOUS. So comfy. Can you tell me where you got this bed from please! Easy access to all the places we walked. Loved the cafe on the bay. Didn't want to leave!! Thank you again. Just what the doctor ordered!! Fabulous break before the silly season.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic modern property in a beautiful old coastal village."

    Coastal path walks and sandy beaches are close by and only a 30 mins stroll into Porthmadog. Very well equipped kitchen, an up to date TV good wifi signal and a lovely enclosed dog friendly garden. The owners really care about your stay and making it enjoyable they are always contactable. Thank you

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have stayed at this property before."

    It was a simple decision to return. It is clean and well equipped. We will probably use it again as we have family in Borth-y-Gest. Borth-y-Gest is a gem. Tranquil and picturesque, with lots of scenic splendour. Will certainly be back.

    We were delighted to welcome you back to Cwm Orthin and we’re so pleased you’ve had another fantastic stay. We agree that Borth-y-Gest is a real gem and a very special place! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "Well equipped spacious house with most things you could want."

    We felt a radio in the kitchen would have enhanced our stay. The house has a beautiful garden too. The cleanliness of the house was not as good as some we have stayed in. There were cobwebs in the bedroom that we used. Also the two chairs with white loose covers would benefit with laundering / cleaning. Beautiful views of the cost from a number of windows around the house. Always a bonus. We did enjoyed our stay at Cwm Orthin. We felt it is a beautiful house & the area of Borth Y Gest & Porthmadog had much to offer. I feel mean mentioning the cleanliness of the house but if the owners are not aware then they can not act. We have stayed in a number of properties associated with Sykes Cottages & cleanliness has always been spot on. I would also like to state that the owner was extremely helpful to us when we could not get any sound on the TV. We wish to thank him for that.

    Thank you for your feedback and we’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We very much appreciate you mentioning the cobwebs, we pride ourselves on our high standards of cleanliness so we will make sure our cleaners keep on top of cobwebs. Thank you for also drawing our attention to the chair covers, we are arranging a spare set of covers so we can take the current ones away for a deep clean. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Cwm Orthin again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine4.1Oct 2023

  • "Cottage was great and had everything we needed but could do with a couple of ..."

    Cottage was great and had everything we needed but could do with a couple of trays incase you want to eat outside We would definitely look to return at some stage

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We’re always looking for suggestions on how we can make people’s stay even more comfortable so thank you for suggesting some trays, very good idea and we’ll definitely get some sorted. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful house and garden with views of the sea, all the facilities provided to make it a fabulous holiday, perfect situated in a superb location."

    Few minutes walk to the picturesque beach and beach front restaurants.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we’re so pleased you had a wonderful holiday and you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "The house was lovely, everything was as expected."

    Beds were very comfortable which makes all the difference when staying somewhere new.

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback, we’re so pleased you found the beds comfortable - we agree it makes all the difference when staying away from home so it’s great to hear! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely house and garden with everything we, including the dog, needed."

    Good location for walks and other nearby attractions. An easy walk into Porthmadog for evening dinner.

    We’re so pleased you had a wonderful stay and you had everything you all needed, including the dog. As dog lovers we want them to feel happy & comfortable too! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a great week we had staying at Cwm Orthin."

    It was spotlessly clean and warm when we arrived. From the huge bed in the main bedroom, to the abundance of kitchen equipment, to the comfortable sitting room with a view, to the lovely garden. Every box is ticked for us and our dog. We'll be back to Borth-Y-Gest, hopefully to this lovely house.

    Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Mar 2023

  • "From the Airsprung kings size bed (very comfortable) to all the other facilities the property offered, all were first class."

    The property is nice and close to the beach(2 minutes walk) on which my little dog enjoyed his walks. We will be visiting this top property again.

    We’re so delighted you enjoyed your stay and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Well appointed in the village, in easy walk to the beach and port"

    Reviewed by P Jane5.0Oct 2022

  • "Smashing house with views to the sea Everything you need is catered for in the ..."

    Smashing house with views to the sea Everything you need is catered for in the house and garden Lots of great local walks on your doorstep Borth y Gest is a great place for a holiday

    Reviewed by Bev4.4Sep 2022

  • "Very nice property in a good position."

    Well equipped. Lovely garden. Would consider a return visit. If we had to put any negatives it would be that we had a few problems navigating the TV (normal channels) we had to watch through ITV Hub. Stairs were a little bit slippery for our elderly parents to navigate. Overall, a good holiday in a nice property.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2022

  • "Another stay at this beautiful holiday cottage, so comfy, spotlessly clean and welcoming!"

    This home really does have everything you could need and more. Borth y gest is ideally located and in easy walk or drive to beaches and mountains. Everyone in the village is so welcoming. Can’t wait to come back next year!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2022

  • "Rear garden although contained did not stop our small terrior from escaping on arrival."

    Otherwise a comfortable place to stay

    Reviewed by Denise3.8Jul 2022

  • "Few items in the kitchen not available e."

    G. cafeteria, teapot, oven gloves but otherwise well equipped. We did email the owner at the time.

    Thank you for your feedback and we’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Cwm Orthin. We are always grateful for any feedback because we very much aim to ensure we cater for everyone’s needs and offer a high quality, well equipped accommodation. As per our email correspondence at the time, we’ve very much taken your suggestions on board and now provide both a tea pot and oven gloves. As we explained, unfortunately we’ve had a run of problems providing a cafetière because of guests not cleaning them properly and / or damaging them but we will definitely look into trying to find a solution. We very much hope to welcome you back to Cwm Orthin again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy4.4Jun 2022

  • "We had a great holiday thank you very much This house is in a lovely area ..."

    We had a great holiday thank you very much This house is in a lovely area called borth y guest up the hill with great walks from the back gate up through the woods lovely beaches on your doorstep The beds where sooo comfortable (super-king) some of our party could not come on holiday so we only used the superking bed A lovely well-kept garden safe for a small dog there was no place for her to get out Thank you for the welcome pack it was a lovely touch Well-equipped kitchen everything we needed Lovely sea views from most of the windows The laundry was so soft We would love to return to this property In the future

    We are so thrilled you had a lovely holiday and loved Cwm Orthin as much as we do! We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Exceptionally clean & well presented & in a great location.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2022

  • "On arrival very pleased however bathroom had previous guest wet towels in pile on bathroom floor bathroom bin full,would have been nice to have main bedroom but that had previous guests sheets on floor."

    We had a nice weekend and would stay again

    We are so sorry to hear this - we will investigate what happened but this is the first we have heard of this issue. Obviously it’s completely unacceptable that the cottage hadn’t been prepared for you and we are really disappointed that it hasn’t met your expectations. However, we really wish you had either called or emailed us to let us know there was an issue and we would have arranged for the cleaner to come and resolve this immediately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Antony3.4Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic stay here."

    Lovely house, spacious, modern and clean. Well equipped kitchen, lovely comfy beds, plenty of seating in the living room. We could not fault this property. Excellent location- 5 minute walk to the harbour, 10 min walk to a beautiful cove, 10 min drive to Black Rock sands. Would definitely recommend this house to stay and we are planning to return soon.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Mar 2022

  • "I think it would be useful to have another light in the kitchen area as I struggled to see the dials on the oven & also inside the fridge as the area was quite dark."

    Also the pillows were too soft for our personal liking we had to use the spare ones also , from the bunk beds . This is our personal Taste and by no means detracted from the high standard of the accommodation. Beautiful property , in a lovely area of the Welsh coast .

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Feb 2022

  • "Despite the weather the house was comfortable and well situated - would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by P Jane5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely property in a great location."

    Well equipped. Instructions for the TV would be helpful.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.1Jan 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful stay!"

    We chose this property because my sister was getting married in portmeirion. The property is as everything and more that we could have imagined. Very well equipped, cosy and warm. Location was perfect and very quiet. Definitely recommend!!

    Reviewed by Ffion5.0Dec 2021

  • "We both really enjoyed our stay at Cwm Orthin."

    Borth-Y-Gest is such a lovely peaceful location and the house was very clean and well-equipped. We particularly loved the view of the estuary from lounge window. The garden was nice and secure for our dog and we both enjoyed watching the heron visit the pond. The wine and chocolates were much appreciated too! The only improvement we would make would be to fit some blinds in the bathroom. Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Oct 2021

  • "The Property is in a quiet neighbourhood and well maintained."

    Everything worked as expected. The Garden to the rear of the property is not large, but very pleasant to relax in after a day out and about. Only minutes from the waterfront and a reasonable walk into Porthmadog. There are no shortage of places to visit within easy driving distance. Thoroughly enjoyed our time here and hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Derrick5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely home with beautiful views of the harbour."

    The cottage is in a peaceful location with easy access to lots of lovely lakes and beaches. We particularly loved Black Rock Sands.

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Sep 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x double, 1 x bunk room suitable for children only
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 1 mile, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are uneven levels and steps in the garden, care should be taken, pets and children should be supervised
  • Note: There is a shallow pond in the garden, pets and children should be supervised outside at all times
  • Note: The stairs are slightly open with a small drop at the bottom, please take care Please note the bunk beds are only suitable for children

The property

Porthmadog 1.1 miles.

A well-presented and comfortable detached modern property occupying a large corner plot, pleasantly situated in a private location in a popular residential no-through road in the unspoilt picturesque seaside village of Borth-y-Gest near Porthmadog.

With views over the village towards the harbour, Cardigan Bay coastline and the mountains beyond, this cottage is ideal for couples, friends and families, and being so close to the beach and harbour will appeal to anyone looking for a seaside escape.

This coastal cottage is well presented and furnished to a good standard throughout and offers spacious accommodation, with a light and bright sitting room with dual aspect windows complete with comfy seating and a large smart TV with FreeSat and DVD player.

The kitchen is home to all the appliances you need to cook up some culinary delights, with a dishwasher and washing machine.

There is plenty of room for everyone with a large dining area off the kitchen which overlooks the beautiful garden, ideal for family meals.

Three well-appointed bedrooms, including a super-king-size, double and bunk room, and a shower room are situated upstairs, completing the accommodation.

Outside, to the rear is a delightful enclosed garden area which backs on to a nature reserve providing a lovely, peaceful area to sit and enjoy the birdlife; on summer days why not enjoy dining alfresco on the patio?

Within the village are a popular cafe and restaurant, both of which overlook the delightful harbour, a short walk along the coastal path finds an array of beautiful sandy coves and beaches, perfect for a stroll or family day on the beach.

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area, with a fantastic links golf course only five minutes' away in Morfa Bychan, beautiful sandy beaches, and Porthmadog with its harbour and three steam railways can be reached by driving or along the coastal walk path.

A short drive away is the superb Italianate village and gardens of Portmeirion, which is well worth a visit.

Further afield, all the attractions within and around the Snowdonia National Park are easily reached, including many CADW heritage sites and historic castles; for the more adventurous there is Zip World Titan with its zip wires and the mountain biking centre at Coed-Y-Brenin.

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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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.

Note: There are uneven levels and steps in the garden, care should be taken, pets and children should be supervised.
Note: There is a pond in the garden which has a grill/mesh over it, but pets and children should be supervised outside at all times.
Note: The stairs are slightly open with a small drop at the bottom, please take care.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas