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Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Glandwr is a beautiful cottage in one of the best locations overlooking the harbour and is spacious."

    The sitting room has comfortable sofas and the dining room provided wonderful views of the estuary. We loved it! The facilities were very good and the information was clear. Trisha was very helpful when we contacted her regarding an issue when we arrived and solved it immediately. We would definitely come back to stay in the future. Suggestions for improvement: 1. Replace vacuum cleaner as outer sheath on flex cord is cut 2. Improve plumbing at some point so that shower drain does not need plunging 3. Ensure all kitchen utensils are clean

    Reviewed by MickOct 2023

  • "The house was very comfortable & well provided with the things you may miss from home."

    Great views no problems with on street parking. We had a great week at the cottage with our dog Barney & plenty of places close by to walk.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2023

  • "Spent a wonderful week at Glandwr, comfortable, clean, fabulous home in a great location."

    Reviewed by JennySep 2023

  • "The view from the cottage is immense."

    Sitting outside having coffee in the mornings, you could see that we were the envy of everyone that walked past! The house is comfortable (though we found the beds somewhat firm) and had everything we needed. Everything worked fine. Most things were very clean (I did wash the cooker hood and fridge top though for many people these would be out of sight, and they certainly weren't terrible). A summer-weight duvet might be helpful, we were somewhat hot at nights. Heating simple to switch on ad-hoc. The nearby beaches have to be some of the best in Wales, if not the UK! I would happily return to Glandwr and if it ever came up for sale, well I'd be interested!

    Reviewed by GraemeSep 2023

  • "Great house in a brilliant location, directly opposite the bay."

    The only slight negative is the fact you can't access the property until 4.30pm but have to leave at 10am on the day of departure.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2023

  • "We had another wonderful family holiday at Glandwr."

    We all love the house & Borth Y Gest & the surrounding area. The children love the nearby beaches & there's so much to do in the surrounding area - beautiful scenery, steam trains & historic castles. We love the nearby Seaview cafe too. The children always say they don't want to leave the house & can we come back next year as we leave. The views from the 2 front bedrooms are so beautiful. Whatever the weather you have a fantastic holiday at Glandwr.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2023

  • "Very nice property in wonderful situation."

    , great for our family holiday.

    Reviewed by RobertaJul 2023

  • "Wonderful homely property with excellent views"

    Reviewed by HeatherMay 2023

  • "Glandwr is a really lovely cottage and we had a great holiday."

    Icing on the cake was meeting the owner . Although we had chatted on the phone when making arrangements it was really nice to meet her. we would love to stay again but as there are only two of us plus Inca the dog we shall have to wait until the end of the season when prices are lower and also when there is availability in such a spectacular cottage. kate Fraser

    Reviewed by AngusApr 2023

  • "Had a great time - thanks"

    Reviewed by DonnaApr 2023

  • "A lovely house in a lovely spot."

    We've stayed here several times. It was nice to see some investment has been made to the property in terms of minor reconfiguration and updates. I can say from experience that not all holiday property owners do this.

    Reviewed by TracySep 2022

  • "A well appointed house in a great position."

    We were a group of 2 adults and 3 children and as such the house accommodated us very well. Great bathroom facilities and comfortable beds. The need to use a plunger in the shower room was not a problem; being very easy to do. Would like to return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at Glandwr."

    The facilities were good & we found the house very comfortable & well euipped. We really enjoyed going to the nearby beaches & walking into Porthmadog, where there are a variety of steam train journeys you can do. We enjoyed it so much we have already booked to go again next year, as our grandchildren loved it there. All the information, instructions & correspondence were great & very helpful too.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2022

  • "We did enjoy our holiday in Glandwr."

    It was very comfortable, everything was provided that you needed. Beautiful sea views ,lovely little back garden. A really beautiful spot. We are in our seventies so we did find the stairs a bit narrow and steep. But having said that we managed .Had a lovely week..

    Reviewed by GeorgeJul 2022

  • "What a great location!"

    The house is in a lovely village, beautiful views, easy to walk into Porthmadog. The back garden was great for a barbecue one evening. We were lucky enough to have great weather while we were there. Great to have a Smart TV for the odd film. Well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by CherylJun 2022

  • "Beautiful place to stay, no issues at all."

    All the family enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend and gladly rent again, thank you

    Reviewed by TonyMay 2022

  • "Beautiful property located in the picturesque Borth y gest, the views are the best, made better by the glorious sunshine we had for the weekend."

    Sitting out at the front of the house with a cup of tea in the morning and glass of wine in the evening is all you need to unwind in the comfortable house and welcoming location. As a party of 7 and the dog, the space accommodated us all comfortably. All facilities were of excellent quality, especially the stand alone power shower. Well equipped kitchen everything we needed. Thank you for a wonderful stay we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2022

  • "We had a very comfortable time in Glandwr."

    The house was warm and cosy in typical April weather. The house has been refurbished since my last visit The addition of a new shower room and extension to the lounge into the garden was much appreciated. The views from the house and local walks are wonderful. We enjoyed our stay and I would book the house again.

    Reviewed by LyndaApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    We had a fab family stay over new year.

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday in Borth-y-Gest."

    It is such a beautiful little village. The accommodation was perfect for what we wanted and needed. It made for a most relaxing break.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "Brilliant holiday cottage , excellent facilities."

    Absolutely love Borth-y-gest !! Definitely returning there !!!

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2021

  • "Excellent cottage right on the waterfront with a welcoming atmosphere, well equipped and comfortably furnished."

    The views across the estuary are splendid. There is plenty to do in the area, there are sandy beaches, coastal walks and hills to climb. Porthmadog with its shops and three steam railways is only a short walk away. Owner very helpful..

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "We have all had a brilliant holiday in this little gem of a village."

    Super house with stunning views. We were very comfortable and warm. Well equipped for us all ages 3 to 60. Good walks and fabulous beaches. We will be coming back to Borth before too long. Thank for sorting out postponing our trip from lock down in April to October. No fuss just very helpful, thank you.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2020

  • "Just a couple of what are intended to be constructive pieces of criticism: 1."

    The duvet was not big enough for the bed. It seemed to be a large size duvet on what was effectively a king size bed, i.e. 2 singles pushed together, so it barely covered the surface area of the bed. 2. The bath towels were small and thin, hence it was relatively difficult getting dry. Another suggestion is that the dining room would benefit from Roman blinds or something similar. We were fortunate to have good weather and sitting at the dining table, which is positioned where you want it to be to take advantage of the wonderful views, at the front window, it was blinding when eating breakfast. Apart from the above, we have no complaints at alll. We absolutely loved it and have already booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "A good cottage, well located with excellent views and very well equipped."

    Reviewed by SueAug 2020

  • "Excellent for a relaxing break."

    We had a wonderful week in this lovely, comfortable house. The location was excellent, just across the road from small beach on tidal estuary. Gorgeous views. The 4 year old loved exploring beach and rock pools. Borth y Gest is a small, picturesque friendly place, couple of good cafes/restaurants (no pub), short walk to Porthmadog. Lovely coastline with coastal walks. Can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2020

  • "Great location, plenty of room for the seven of us."

    Stunning views, had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by TimJul 2020

  • "The house is lovely, well stocked, and well kept."

    Definitely would recommend to others, and hopefully will return in the future. Location is beautiful too.

    Reviewed by HeatherSep 2019

  • "There is nothing negative to say it was fantastic for a family to assemble for time together."

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2019

  • "We loved the cottage, so comfortable and spacious, everything we needed for a 3 generations family holiday."

    It really suited all of us from the youngest to the most senior. The location and the view perfect, close to local attractions although the children were happy with the beach. The welcome pack on arrival was a nice touch. We are happy to recommend this property and will be coming again.

    Reviewed by TrishMay 2019

  • "We had a great week The location was perfect"

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2019

  • "We had a fantastic family holiday , creating lifelong memories ."

    The views from the property are stunning .

    Reviewed by TaraOct 2018

  • "It was a really ‘easy’ holiday!"

    Easy to book, an easy house to find, easy to get to other places of interest but above all an easy house to live in. The facilities/appliances/equipment supplied made it a real home from home. Detailed instructions meant that everything worked straightaway. Communication with the owners was easy too and they were really pleasant and helpful. An excellent combination of features made this a fantastic holiday. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend both Sykes and Glandwr to anyone! Thank you for a wonderful time!

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2018

  • "Absolutely wonderful break which was made all the more pleasant by our cottage and its position for exploring the countryside."

    All the facilities were excellent and the cottage was both warm and comfortable, with good instructions via Sykes Cottages and directly from Glandwr's owner. Would definitely book again and recommend for anyone with large family. PS - most comfortable bed we've ever slept in!! Many thanks

    Reviewed by DSep 2018

  • "Communication with the owner was very good and the house was very good , we'd happily return."

    Its the fourth and best property we've stayed in at Borth Y Gest

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2018

  • "The house was a great base, I enjoyed relaxing in the spacious & comfortable ..."

    The house was a great base, I enjoyed relaxing in the spacious & comfortable rooms but best of all were the stunning views

    Reviewed by KathrynMay 2018

  • "All the family had a wonderful time at the lovely cottage."

    We came away with beautiful memories. Thank yo

    Reviewed by MaureenMay 2018

  • "This was our second New Year at Glandwr Borth y Gest and we had a great time."

    The location and property is perfect for us with direct access to the coastal path and stunning views whatever the weather. The layout of the property means space enough to accommodate both grandparents and teenagers and of course our dog too - couldn't ask for more really. The owner is very helpful and makes contact in advance to ensure all is in order for you and leaves a small welcome pack too.

    Reviewed by SamanthaDec 2017

  • "Excellent family holiday."

    Unfortunately the weather wasn't very good for June but there was plenty to keep us occupied and entertained around the area. A beautiful location with stunning scenery.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2017

  • "Great location."

    Beautiful scenery. Great house. The stairs a little narrow and steep for the elderly. But would highly recommend this cottage, and have already booked in October for our third visit.

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2017

  • "Brilliant location."

    House is in a wonderful position. Very comfortable. The cottage is in a great place for getting around Wales, and bistro and cafes right on your door step. Each day is different as the beach and hills change with the weather.. Will definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2016

  • "Fabulous location !"

    fabulous cottage ! so much to see and do in the area and the weather was great.

    Reviewed by MaureenSep 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with basin, 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower and basin
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and comfy seating
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Stairgate
  • Free roadside parking opposite, plus free car park less than 1 min walk
  • Enclosed front patio with furniture, enclosed rear lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and restaurant 1 min walk, pub 1.5 miles
  • Beach across road
  • Note: Step on landing and a step down into one of the bathrooms.

The property

A superbly located, double-fronted seaside terraced cottage enjoying delightful Tremadog Bay views, in the heart of the coastal village of Borth-y-Gest, close to Porthmadog in North Wales.

In one of the most enviable locations in the village, overlooking the beach and moorings, this beautiful cottage has been updated and improved by the current owners to offer a charming property for families.

This welcoming cottage offers a long through lounge with an open coal fire, sea views and two separate seating areas, along with access through the rear porch and onto an attractive enclosed lawned garden.

The well-equipped kitchen has a lovely dining area with feature fireplace and bay window, as well as a snug seating area, making it a great place for socialising due to its open plan feel.

Upstairs are four welcoming bedrooms, two with stunning sea views, along with a bathroom and a shower room.

Enjoy a morning coffee and newspapers on the front patio whilst watching the village and bay wake up, then in the evening dine alfresco in the rear lawned garden.

A delightful coastal path leads into Porthmadog, just fifteen 15 minutes' walk away, or stroll round the headland towards Black Rock Sands and discover fantastic empty coves and secluded beaches along the way.

Short journeys from this cottage will take you to castles, golf courses, water parks, the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, and so much more.

An excellent cottage for exploring this part of North Wales.

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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.

Owner is not willing to accept more than one dog.