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


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "It was a very quirky cottage, mainly because of its sloping upper floors, which took a bit of getting used to."

    It was very well equipped, and there were comprehensive instructions for all the appliances and heating. It was very cosy, and had some great walks along the coast nearby.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Dec 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Llannor exploring this beautiful part of North Wales."

    We only used our car once the whole week for a trip to Criccieth as we walked for miles each day in all directions - along the estuary, the coast, to Porthmadog. The weather was very kind to us for the time of year and one of us - a keen photographer - rose early nearly every day to watch the sunrise over the harbour. We also enjoyed a birthday trip on the Ffestiniog Railway, a meal at Yr Awstralia and chatting to locals as we watched the world go by in Borth y Gest. Can't wait to return! Diolch yn fawr!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage everything we needed Thankyou for the wine a lovely thought."

    Would definitely return.

    Thank you for such a positive feedback and I'm glad all was ok for you. Yes, please return - we'd love to welcome you back. Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a super holiday in an area we know well and have been coming back to from time to time in over 50 years."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed including a 'smart' TV so we could watch our church Services. The two weeks went all too quickly! John and Barbara

    Thank you for such positive feedback and glad the TV delivered! I hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Kindest regards Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at Llannor."

    The cottage was very cosy, comfortable, immaculate and had everything we needed. An amazing base, close to everywhere we wished to visit, including the steam train which was an easy walking distance away. Amazing experience for us all, including our dog who loved it! Everything was close at hand and the harbour in Borth Y Gest was one of the prettiest we’ve seen and cafe overlooking it was great. Beautiful coast walks and bays a few minutes from cottage. Owner very helpful and accommodating. A lovely bottle of wine on arrival. Thank you.

    Thank you for such a great review. I do hope we can welcome you back soon. Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had such a lovely stay at Llannor!"

    Ideally situated in Borth-y-Gest, it was clean, cosy, comfortable and had everything we needed for really relaxing holiday. Have to give a special mention to the kitchen - lovely and modern with so much packed in - it was great to have the washing machine and dishwasher too! We highly recommend Llannor!

    Hi, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind review. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely quaint old cottage in beautiful Borth y Gest."

    Small but clean and welcoming. Steep staircase with quirky sloping floors upstairs. Modern well equipped kitchen with plenty of crockery, cutlery and utensils, huge larder style fridge containing a lovely bottle of wine, with small freezer compartment, dishwasher and washer dryer. Double bedroom, with extremely comfortable bed, overlooking a lovely feature rear slate patio area with table, chairs and loungers, a further garden area with woods beyond. Twin bedroom overlooking the front. Parking is opposite the cottage. Borth y Gest is a lovely unspoilt village and Llanor is within easy walking distance to some beautiful beaches, Samsons Bay being our favourite. Close to the Welsh Coastal Path there are many lovely walks in the area. An ideal place spot, close to the shops and amenities in Porthmadog (just a walk around the bay and boatyard) and within driving distance of other picturesque places on the Llyn Peninsula and further south towards Harlech. Excellent easy communication with the owner.

    Wow - what a fab write-up. Thank you! I really hope we can welcome you back soon. Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved the cottage, it had all of the home comforts we needed and was set in a beautiful location, just a couple of minutes walk from the beach."

    Thank you for your kind review and I do hope we can welcome you back again. Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very well equipped cottage,really welcoming and cosy and perfectly suited our needs."

    Really accomm9dating host who was available via text and responded quickly to the one or rwo questions we had. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

    Thank you for your kind comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and do hope you'll come back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "It is a fabulous cottage with absolutely everything we needed."

    Thank you Jill. So glad you enjoyed your week and you had great weather. We say 'the sun always shines in :Borth-y-Gest'.! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a pretty and peaceful harbour village."

    Cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable. Borth y Gest is a very friendly place but it’s worth noting there is no local shop but Porthmadog is minutes away by car and a pleasant walk via the coast path. There is also an excellent bus service. Loads of lovely walks straight from the door and plenty of interesting places to visit if you wish to go further afield.

    Thank you for such a great review. The shops in Porthmadog offer a good choice of provisions with local fishmonger and butcher plus supermarkets and occasional local food market. I do hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gwendoline5.0Apr 2023

  • "The location of the cottage is great - about 100 yards from a bay with a view."

    There's a cupboard full of mugs, glasses and everything you need for cooking and eating and drinking. The sloping floors upstairs caused some amusement. All in all, a great cottage for a holiday with sea and mountains close by.

    Thank you for your kind review and glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Apr 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage , well equipped and very comfortable."

    2mins out the door on to the coastal path and beautiful beaches. It’s was great that you could walk into Porthmadog with its independent traders . Our Labrador certainly enjoyed. Would highly recommend this little gem. We will most definitely come back. I now have curtain envy

    Thank you for such great feedback. Glad you like the curtains ! We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic property, full of character and age, but with comfortable beds, lovely bedding and very warm, good shower pressure etc."

    Kitchen very generously equipped and with premium crockery, really a pleasure to use. Fantastic contact with the owner who is very warm and accommodating and real expert of the area (check out the cottage guide for walks, cafés etc). Fantastic location in the most stunning village and basically walking distance to Porthmadog (our best discovery was of a path along the shore both ways -to see amazing beaches or if you follow the curve of the bay and walk up between houses you will get to Porthmadog harbour (if you're not sure, ask at Sea view cafe). New cafe Bae Borth (?) really worth a visit, run by lovely Canadians - the chowder was out of this world, and great selection of cheese and local tipples to eat in or take away. 10/10, we'll be back!

    Thank you for such a great review. We really look forward to welcoming you again. Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalia5.0Oct 2022

  • "Nice cosy cottage in a great part of North Wales with a modern kitchen / bathroom."

    Great location with walks in countryside / beaches straight out the front door.

    Thank you for your review. As you say it's a great location. I hope we can welcome you back. Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a great week and unbelievable sunny and dry weather made it even more enjoyable."

    The cottage was great - we particularly liked the very high quality towels, bedding, plates etc and we had everything that we needed for the week, and more! All super clean too, with easy parking in a lovely location close to the beach. Great communication from the owner beforehand (and provided in the cottage) and excellent recommendations for local cafes/restaurants/walks/sight seeing etc. A superb week and Llannor and Borth-y-Gest come highly recommmended

    Thank you so much for your great comments. I'm glad you enjoyed Borth-y-Gest as much as we do. I also hope we can welcome you again. Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2022

  • "Owner takes care to please guests ."

    . a very helpful guide to local places to visit, pubs, restaurants etc is provided alongside the customary information concerning the property. A place we will want to use again next time we want to be in the area.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2022

  • "Tastefully modernised terraced house suited our needs perfectly."

    Loved the decor and how some original fittings were retained. Peaceful setting near the bay and coastal path . ( Found the induction hob on the cooker ,a bit tricky to use ? )

    Thank you for your kind review. And your observation re the new hob. Yes the more modern the appliance, the more complicated! There are instructions and I will ensure they are clear and easy to follow. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Thanks again. Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Olive5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great cottage in great location."

    Loved it. Hope to stay again All very nicely done inside

    Thank you for your kind review. Borth-y-Gest is a great holiday destination. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Everything was perfect for us."

    Recently installed new kitchen and bathroom. We have stayed 3 times now and would love to return. Lovely and quiet, easy parking. Good contact with owner prior to stay. Totally recommend.

    Thank you for such kind comments. Borth-y-Gest is a lovely village and so glad our guests had a good break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Apr 2022

  • "Nice clean cottage, location perfect ."

    Good support bed. Smart furnishings. Only small size tv (no problem for us though!).

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2021

  • "Llanor is very quaint and in a quite setting in Borth-y-Gest, with easy parking opposite the cottage."

    This little place had everything we needed for a quiet and relaxing stay. Clean and well-equipped, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There are some lovely walks, in either direction, virtually on the doorstep. We walked to Portmeirion and also discovered a secluded bay in the other direction. Great late summer break.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a great time at Llannor."

    This is the second time we’ve stayed here after visiting my parents staying at Llannor last September. We were the first guests in the cottage after the lockdown and it was beautifully clean and there were no signs of it not being used for months. We love the location of this cottage as it’s 5 minutes walk to the sea and we enjoyed sitting on the benches over looking the sea. A washing machine would be a really helpful addition to this cottage so that we didn’t have to return home with mountains of washing! However, there is no obvious space for it as the kitchen is fairly compact. Thank you for hosting our stay, we hope to return again!

    Thank you for the great feedback and this winter we installed a smart new kitchen with the requested washing machine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine4.4Jul 2020

  • "The cottage is ideally located in quiet village with two cafes and a restaurant."

    Lovely coastal walk and water front. Double and twin room with bathroom upstairs. Exceptionally powerful shower over bath. Flagstone floor kitchen and cosy living room. Rear access to pretty stepped garden with lovely hydrangeas, and garden furniture. Really peaceful and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Heather3.8Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, convenient for so many activities."

    Left the car alone for several days- easy walk to Porthmadog. Very quiet and comfortable. Very pleasant and helpful owner. Would definitely recommend and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage best bed I have slept in years , everything you needed was all there thank you."

    Reviewed by K4.7May 2019

  • "A sweet little cottage in a wonderful area of North Wales, we will definetley be booking again with Sykes Holidays this is our 2nd holiday now with this company."

    Reviewed by Nigel4.1Apr 2019

  • "We had a really excellent time - the information provided for Borth-y-Gest was great, the cottage was very comfortable, the whole weekend away was fabulous in a beautiful part of Wales (even in the rain)."

    We'll be back.

    Reviewed by Valda4.7Mar 2019

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped cottage superbly located for exploring Snowdonia, the narrow gauge railways of Wales and the lovely beaches on the Lleyn peninsular."

    Parking is no problem in the road outside and all the shops you need are only a mile or so away. We look forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2018

  • "This cottage lacks in hanging storage space as just a chest drawers in one room and lack of towels"

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Jun 2018

  • "A homely little cottage within easy reach of all the things we wanted and we hope to go back one day"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely lil cottage."

    Had everything you need for a short stay.... Warm n cosy.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.8Mar 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, warm and cosy."

    Fantastic location with lots of walks and cycle routes. Very friendly and helpful owners. We all had a marvellous holiday, Thank you

    Reviewed by F5.0Feb 2017

  • "The owner was very friendly and sent a useful list of suggested places to eat and things to do, as well as leaving lots of books and brochures in the cottage as well."

    We ran out of time to do everything we wanted to do. The little touches like leaving matches, washing up liquid, tea and coffee were also much appreciated. Location was perfect to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Fitted kitchen inc electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, larder fridge with small freezer, washer/dryer
  • TV, Wifi, books and games
  • Heating and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking outside cottage on Glyn Terrace
  • Enclosed rear garden with furniture
  • No smoking
  • Cafe and restaurant 2 mins walk
  • Shop and pub 1.2 miles
  • One well behaved dog welcome at £20 per stay
  • Note: 4 steps to rear seating area - children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: This property accepts a maximum of 4 guests including infants.

The property

This delightful, stone-built terraced cottage is set in the pretty seaside village of Borth-y-Gest on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. This well-equipped character cottage is ideal for a romantic break or family holiday and offers cosy comfort with deep sofa, 2 armchairs, dining for four, king size double bed and two 3' single beds all with good light for bed-time reading.

There is a small enclosed front garden whilst at the back there are short steps leading to a sheltered garden - perfect for al fresco dining and relaxing with a good book.

A few more steps and gate lead to a grassy bank and woodland.

Just a short stroll from Llannor is the picturesque Borth-y-Gest harbour, the Wales Coastal Path and estuary headland offering breathtaking views.

Discover idyllic secret sandy coves and longer awe-inspiring stretches of unspoilt beaches including Samson's Bay and the epic Black Rock Sands.

The estuary teams with birdlife and is flanked by distant mountain scenery and the two historic castles of Criccieth and Harlech. This Borth-y-Gest cottage is the ideal base for exploring the Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia National Park with ancient castles, historic treasure houses and botanic gardens.

Leave the car behind to discover Porthmadog's marina, the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland steam railways, the Italianate village of Portmeirion and myriad trails through ancient woodland.

Enjoy panoramic views from the top of 260m Moel-y-Gest over the seascape and the 18 hole Porthmadog links golf course.

For the adventurous at heart the thrills and spills of North Wales are close by, from deep cavern trampolining and the world's fastest zip wires to exhilarating mountain biking and white water rafting.

One week at this Borth-y-Gest cottage simply won't be long enough.

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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: This property accepts a maximum of 4 guests including infants.
Please call our contact centre if you wish to make a Christmas booking.
One well behaved dog welcome at £20 per stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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