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Borth-y-Gest, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 13762)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map

  • Reviews

    Dr Williams

    “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.

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The property

This delightful, traditional stone-built terraced cottage is set in the heart of the delightful seaside village of Borth-y-Gest on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales.

Originally built around 1850 for the harbour workers in Porthmadog, this Borth-y-Gest cottage is ideal for a peaceful family holiday.

This Borth-y-Gest cottage provides comfortable accommodation, with quirky features such as sloping floors in the bedrooms, acquired from many years of history.

The sitting room boasts a lovely Welsh slate fireplace with an open fire, the perfect place to spend the evening discussing the day’s adventures.

There is a door off the kitchen leading to steep steps up to a patio and grassed area where you can sit, relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of life in this delightful village.

There are sandy beaches just a short walk from this Borth-y-Gest cottage, footpaths through ancient woodland and miles of unspoilt coastline, whilst the famous Black Rock Sands can be reached along the coastal paths.

This Borth-y-Gest cottage is a great base for walking, birdwatching, cycling, golf, exploring ancient castles and historic properties, and sightseeing, or just lazing on the beach in this picturesque area of North Wales.


  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC and heated towel rail. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and open fire.


  • Gas central heating with open fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for fire available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Cafe and restaurant 2 mins walk
  • Shop and pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: Steep steps in rear garden - children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Although this is a no pet property, the owners' dogs do stay in the property occasionally
  • As such, this property is not completely free of pet traces
  • Note: This property accepts a maximum of 4 guests including infants.

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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.

Region Information

Note: This property accepts a maximum of 4 guests including infants.
Please call our contact centre if you wish to make a Christmas booking.

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