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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • equipped (7)
  • well (6)
  • great (6)
  • lovely (6)
  • house (5)
  • location (4)

11 Customer Reviews

  • "Cleanliness and comfort of the property was excellent."

    We had a lovely few days and will certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Feb 2024

  • "The house is immaculate with everything we needed to cosily see off Storm Agnes and have a lovely stay."

    Great location too.

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely house, really well equipped, excellent bathroom etc."

    Beautiful garden. Very convenient to village and walking distance easy to Porthmadog.

    Thank you, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Sep 2023

  • "Love staying here."

    . It was are second visit this year. It is well equipped..and suits our needs. And tastefully decorated. We did notice a few scrapes around the house namely from the chairs hitting the walls by the window in living room... It is a tight squeeze for more than 2 people! and we were a bit concerned about the towel rails staying on the wall in the bathroom! But they are just little niggles.. The garden area is lovely and it's a plus having parking for the car.

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sherilyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "We’ve had a lovely week in this cute pretty house."

    It’s very comfortable, and so lovely sitting in the garden looking at the fabulous views of the mountains. With the beaches a short walk away it’s just great. Thank you Gill

    Thank you for your lovely comments. I’m glad you enjoyed staying at the cottage. I can never get enough of the view of the mountains and the bay either! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8Sep 2023

  • "Very well equipped."

    High standard of fittings. Track to parking space at rear is a nightmare. The toilet doesn't flush properly, won't take waste away... takes a few flushes which would be a problem for more than 2 people. Telly is hit and miss but that is listed. No phone signal. Apart from that OK.

    Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage, but I am sorry that you seem to have had a problem with the loo. Thank you for bringing this to my attention, I am having it checked. It did however seem to be working fine when I was there after you left, and I wondered if you were using the short flush function rather than the full flush? I will add instructions for future visitors to make sure this can't happen, just in case! Regarding the TV and phone signal, unfortunately this is a problem for most of the village of Borth Y Gest. We hope that you enjoyed the strong WiFi connection which allows guests to make full use of the Smart TV and all the available apps. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Jul 2023

  • "A tiny little house which is nicely furnished and we'll equipped for all your holiday needs."

    . In a great area which is a perfect location for many walks close by.. We hope to return very soon!

    Reviewed by Sherilyn4.7Jun 2023

  • "Quaint cosy property with all the facilities you need."

    Great location with the coastal path just round the corner and the harbour just down the road. Porthmadog centre is only a comfortable stroll away. Great views wherever you look. The steep steps and gradients may make it a challenge for those who are less fit or stable but otherwise its perfect.

    Reviewed by Robert Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautifully renovated and very well equipped - perfect for a short stay for us and our 7 year old."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The property has everything you need. A really well equipped kitchen. Private parking to the rear is great. Only a short walk to multiple different beaches and the coastal path.

    Reviewed by John4.1May 2023

  • "We loved our stay in Borth-y-Gest!"

    Cottage was cosy and well equipped. Great location for mountain and coast walks. Loved the little touches like doggy treats and fresh flowers. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Nicky4.7Apr 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk (space for tavel cot if you wish but one is not provided)
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking to the rear of the property
  • Rear raised-level garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Two small well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.9 miles, beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: Access to the garden and parking is via a steep set of steps from the house and can be slippery when wet, please take care
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out at 10am
  • Note: This property has £150 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

Tucked away in Borth Y Gest near the popular location of Porthmadog in North Wales is this inviting two-bedroom holiday home, Maenllwyd.

Welcoming four guests and two four-legged friends, Maenllwyd benefits from an multi-level garden, pretty views of the nearby beach and great proximity to local amenities, making this the ideal base to explore the Snowdonia National Park and all that it has to offer.

Cross the threshold into your new abode to discover a charming living/dining room, complete with dining seating, woodburning stove and a Smart TV, the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a long day of adventures; allow the designated chef to whip up a culinary delight in the kitchen with use of a great range of appliances before settling down to tuck into a feast.

Alternatively, why not head outside to the enclosed garden where you can indulge in alfresco mealtimes and toast to a wonderful retreat as the sun sets in the distance.

When the evening draws to a close, venture inside to a ground-floor shower room where you can wash away the day before heading upstairs to two elegantly-presented bedrooms, choose from either a double or a bunk room to catch your rest in ahead of continuing with your Welsh itinerary.

Begin your day with a stroll into the centre of Porthmadog where you’ll find a splendid selection of shops, where you can stock up on the essentials, and also several pubs and restaurants where you can treat your family on the days you don’t feel like cooking.

Nearby, be sure to visit the furry residents of Black Rock Llamas where you can meet, walk and even adopt an abundance of these lovely animals; embark on a stroll via the Beach Path leading to Borth y Gest Beach or test out your technique at Porthmadog Golf Club which resides only a stone’s throw away from the property.

Journey into the Snowdonia National Park for a chance to explore Harlech Castle, Sygun Copper Mine and Beddgelert Forest, or for a more adrenaline-fuelled activity, why not spend the day at Zip World where you can soar over the surrounding countryside?

Well-positioned to venture to Barmouth, Abersoch and Llanberis, Maenllwyd is the perfect base for friends and families to explore the treasures of North Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Harlech 5 miles; Caernarfon 19 miles.

The bustling harbour town of Porthmadog lies on the Glaslyn Estuary and enjoys a stunning setting. The gateway to the Snowdonia National Park, Porthmadog is full of individual shops and restaurants, and home to the Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland railway where you can travel by steam through spectacular Snowdonia scenery, to Blaenau Ffestiniog or Caerforn . The pretty village of Borth Y Gest, with its cliffs and coves, is a short walk or drive from the town. The well known and unique Italianate village of Portmeirion is just down the coast. Situated on a rugged clifftop on its own private peninsula, Portmeirion, famous as the location of the TV show The Prisoner and the final episode of Cold Feet, is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and woodlands. The area also boasts castles at Criccieth and Harlech, and superb unspoilt beaches such as Black Rock Sands, where the sands stretch as far as the eye can see. Also within reach is the famous Zip World Slate Caverns and Bounce Below where you can get involved with a variety of activities including the thrilling zip wires and underground caverns to explore; there is something here to suit the whole family. An ideal location for the attractions of Snowdonia and the The Lleyn Peninsula.

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Note: This property has £150 Good Housekeeping Bond
Note: The garden is not fully secured please supervise pets
Note: There are steps from the house down to the garden and within the house please supervise small children

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas