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Plas Mor

(Ref. 1008982)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property with fabulous views, I could of sat all day looking out of the kitchen window."

    Never had a problem parking on the front. Lovely coastal walks straight from the front door. I liked the idea that there is a housekeeping book where you can leave suggestions or any issues with the property. A deep clean is needed but it didn’t effect my stay. I would love to return and will definitely recommend to others.

    Thanks for your feedback - we're very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope that you return. We'd like to remind guests that Plas Mor is a 'No Smoking' house, and we'd appreciate smokers trying to avoid smoke getting in to the house if they smoke near the doorways or open windows. It takes time for the housekeeper to remove the smell, and it can be difficult to ensure the house is smoke free for the next guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Jul 2024

  • "Really lovely property superb location We have already booked for next year"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jun 2024

  • "Wonderful location - fab views - property great - very little to moan about - ..."

    Wonderful location - fab views - property great - very little to moan about - due to my 5 foot stature, unable to reach dishes in kitchen - slight smell in downstairs bathroom - smell of damp in hall downstairs leading to garden - overall wonderful - Thankyou

    Reviewed by Michael4.1May 2024

  • "Great house in an amazing location Being honest the house could do with a deep clean and a few bits from previous customers This did not impact our stay and we loved it."

    Reviewed by Barbaraann4.7May 2024

  • "Fabulous house."

    Second visit. Best view, fantastic walks, will book again

    Thank you! Very pleased you had a good time :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey Ann5.0May 2024

  • "Great property ."

    Lots of space and had everything we needed. Fantastic views and great little garden out the back. The only thing i would say is it could probably do with a deep clean .

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Apr 2024

  • "A very comfortable cottage with amazing views of the bay."

    What a homely place to return to after hiking in this beautiful region of Wales, be it the coast path or the hills. Really lovely place to escape to and unwind, with great facilities. We have had a really enjoyable week. Thank you.

    We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay in Plas Mor and do appreciate your comments. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a lovely place!"

    Generously and tastefully equipped, good shower, comfy beds, lovely beaches on the doorstep, short walk into Portmadog, and sunshine! We appreciated a hallway to leave boots and dry the dog. As for the steep stairs mentioned in previous feedback - its a normal size staircase. Elderly dogs and people may want to descend with care and we carried our puppy but it's neither extraordinarily steep or narrow. We would happily come back.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great property overall in a lovely position with a wonderful ambience."

    Views across the estuary to the mountain range are unbeatable !

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Mar 2024

  • "Great location, ideally situated for dog walking routes."

    Within easy access to Porthmadog, either by car,bus or on foot. Cottage was well equipped with wonderful views of the estuary, only downside was the tv reception, couldn't get bbc at all, other Freeview channels were unavailable for a couple of days probably due to the local geography and a storm, will definitely book again, loved it.

    We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for posting feedback, but we're sorry you had problems with the TV reception. It's a smart TV which gets its input from the BT WiFi router (terrestrial reception is very poor) and there is a good signal inside the house. As you suggest there was probably a broadband reception problem due to local external circumstances. The weather has indeed been quite bad with power cuts over the winter. Hopefully this will improve into the Spring. The streaming service gives access to most free-to-view digital channels and to any pay-to-view accounts guests have (using their account details). Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jan 2024

  • "Plas Mor is a fantastic house with incredible views of the harbour, estuary and mountains."

    Its very comfortable and well placed at the edge of the coastal walk to go straight to the beaches. We've had a lovely stay over new year. The house is clean; comfy and spacious (bigger than the photos indicate) we'd love to stay again in the future.

    Thank you for your comments, we're delighted you enjoyed New Year in Plas Mor. We hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful property."

    One of the cleanest holiday properties we've stayed in. Very comfortable bed. Spacious open plan living room and kitchen / dining area. Everything you could want or need was available. We've spent many holidays in Borth y Gest over the years and this was probably the most relaxing and comfortable property. Will definitely book again.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We''re very pleased you enjoyed your stay over Christmas, and that you've booked next year's already! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Dec 2023

  • "Plas Mor is a delightful property in which to have a holiday."

    Views from the bay window over the waterside setting provides constant interest, be it boats and boating activities, birds feeding when the tide has gone down or views across the estuary to the distant mountains weather permitting. The property itself is warm, clean and spacious with many charming nautical decorations and pictures. Rarely have we stayed in a property where so much attention has been given to making the interior so attractive. The kitchen is well set up and I was pleased to discover a freezer. The discovery that Plas Mor was once a pilot's house adds to the interest and a visit to the Maritime Museum at Porthmadog is not to be missed as it will enhance the historical understanding of this outstanding area.

    Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to submit it. We’re very pleased you enjoyed your stay - we agree the Maritime Museum is well worth a visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "We've enjoyed this property a few times now."

    Noting recent negative comments on website; we found cleanliness was absolutely fine (but externally the windows need a clean).

    Thank you - the windows are due for a clean this month. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick4.1Sep 2023

  • "Front Area scruffy dirty cloth on chair, pots full weeds Welcome pack Welsh cakes Caton SOUR milk,dirty cups."

    Dining chairs badly stained. Guest information out of date.TV breaking up no BBC channels Garden over grown rubbish laying around, furniture covered in bird droppings Toilet handle in bathroom broken Expensive property, not as described impaired our enjoyment

    Thank you for your feedback bringing our attention to these issues. We agree Plas Mor recently has not been meeting the standard we expect. I'm afraid the garden had been neglected and we tidied this up last week. The front yard does get sandy because of the proximity to the beach, but this too has been tidied and we'll replaced the pots. I apologise for litter etc being left on your arrival - some blows in when windy, but obviously the dirty cloth must have been missed. We have spoken to the housekeeper about the milk and seat covers - there is a spare set of covers and we'll change them. We can't understand the milk being sour - the housekeeper says she bought it on the changeover day and put it in the fridge. Dirty cups however should have been noticed and dealt with. We'll bring these points to the housekeeper's notice and will expect things to improve. The TV is a 'smart' TV and is linked to the BT broadband which gives an excellent WiFi signal with unlimited data. The terrestrial aerial is not good, but there is a Firestick which allows a good range of channels. If they wish, guests can use their own favourite services with their passwords. The Guest Information was up to date when I checked recently and is also available on our website The toilet handle does sometimes work loose and wobble, but we'll check to see if it is broken. We want to be sure that guests have a great stay at Plas Mor, and do apologise for the shortcomings you experienced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Audrey2.5Sep 2023

  • "We had a nice time and a nice holiday we do love Borth y Gest but I do agree with previous comments about the amount of dust, cobwebs and the amount of flies!"

    ! I understand we are in the summer months but I can’t understand why or how many flies love Plas mor! The towels provided are really small more like hand towels so bath towel would have been nice. The bathroom carpet needs replacing I think many people have stepped onto it out of the shower and it has an unpleasant smell to it. Beds were comfortable well equipped expect for a rolling pin my husband improvised but would have liked one to use. Thank you for having us

    Thank you, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. There is a rolling pin - we think it may have rolled to the back of the cupboard (bottom right of the cooker)! There is a set of scales and a hand blender there too. We do ask the housekeeper to put out a small hand towel and a larger towel for each person, so will check she's using the right ones. Thank you for pointing out the bathroom carpet - it is showing its age and we have replaced it. We did have a lot of flies and cobwebs this summer - we asked her to take more time and to check corners and under beds when we became aware of this, so we expect to see it improve in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rose3.4Aug 2023

  • "The location of the house is superb."

    A beautiful spot - looking out to the estuary and sea. Well equipped. Spectacular scenery. Nice touches with Portmeirion crockery. However the place was not clean. My bedroom was dusty - dust on the bedside lamps, skirting boards covered thick layers of dust, cobwebs in the bathroom, dirty bathroom, and dog hairs galore. Black dog hair all over the duvet. I dropped a earring and when I was looking for it on the floor there was more dust and dog hairs. I stood up and my trousers were covered in dust, short white dog hairs and longer white dog hair . Underneath the bedside rugs was quantities of dog hair. My lungs react to this quantity of dust and dog hairs and I became tight chested. I would wake coughing in the night. The information on the house claimed that "dogs are not allowed upstairs", on beds, on sofas. Clearly guests take no notice "no dogs upstairs" rule. The company needs to be clear on dog hairs and invest in a proper vacuum cleaner that removes dog hairs. I would not have booked Plas y Mor if I had known that dogs had been on the bed. If I book with Sykes again it will be in a property where dogs are not allowed as I can not trust what your information .

    We’re very sorry to hear of the problems with the cleanliness of the house when you stayed there last week, it wasn’t acceptable. The housekeeper cleans the house before each handover and does a deeper clean every month and we will ask her to be absolutely sure that the house is in good condition for each set of guests. As far as the dog hairs specifically are concerned, we are sorry these caused you such personal difficulty. It seems that some guests do allow their dogs upstairs and on the sofas, despite us specifically requesting them not to do this. We will reinforce this messaging. In future, if there are signs that guests have allowed pets where they shouldn’t go we will ask the agent to withhold some of the security deposit to fund the extra cleaning required. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful, absolutely wonderful."

    The house is right on the beach. It is very comfortable and well equipped. There are 2 fabulous cafes 2 mins walk away. A regular bus service, a free book swap in the bus shelter, a mobile post office all serve this tiny village. It's a 15 walk to Porthmadog with a wonderful fishmonger, greengrocer, baker and butcher. A high st just like the old days. I didn't use my car once all week. Don't hesitate. Book it!

    Thank you, we're very pleased you had a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roberta5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely home, with everything you need, welcoming and comfortable."

    Would highly recommend and the views are exceptional. Great location with some lovely picturesque walks.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "Really superb location with magnificent views The dog enjoyed the nearby beach and woodland walks"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Mar 2023

  • "The cottage surpassed our expectations had a great holiday it was a joy to wake ..."

    The cottage surpassed our expectations had a great holiday it was a joy to wake up to such stunning views every morning great pubs within walking distance will definately stay again top notch

    Thank you so much for your feedback - we’re very pleased you had a great time and enjoyed Plas Mor! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan Kevin5.0Mar 2023

  • "Plas Mor cottage is in a beautiful sleepy coastal town in West Wales."

    The pictures and description of the cottage are accurate but it was let down by some cleanliness issues. We arrived to large black flies (not fruit flies) in the kitchen and lounge window, which we alerted the owners to but they couldn't explain. The previous people obviously hadn't cleaned up very well as we had to wash all crockery, cutlery, glasses and pans in the dishwasher before using anything and moved the chopping board only to find a filthy worktop. We slept well as it is peaceful. The main bathroom is lovely. Walks from the door to stunning beaches, to Porthmadog and Criccieth made up for its shortcomings, but I'm afraid we wouldn't return to Plas Mor. Overall the property is a nice space for a holiday stay but it is in need of a little TLC. Cobwebs in the lounge and en suite bathroom especially.

    Thank you for your appreciative comments about Plas Mor and your stay there. We are sorry about the problems you had - Menai have been in touch with you to convey our apologies, and to make amends on our behalf. It seems the previous guests gets put dirty utensils away in the drawers and cupboards and this wasn't noticed by the housekeeper. Although she did do a deep clean a few weeks ago flies and spiders may well be becoming increasingly active at this time of year. We have brought all these issues to her attention and hope they won’t be repeated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie2.8Feb 2023

  • "The house was amazing."

    Every room was filled with beautiful soft furnishings. The kitchen was very well stocked , with lovely crockery not like you usually get in a holiday let . The views . Well what can I say . Stunning . One of the best places we have stayed in

    Thank you for your nice comments - glad you had a great time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great stay, would recommend."

    Arrived on a very cold weekend , took a while to find boiler then learn how to use. Would have felt nicer to enter the property with a cozier feel. Stunning views. Everything catered for with a few welcome items. Overall a great weekend and would gladly repeat it.

    Glad to hear you had a great stay. Sorry the house was cold on arrival and that you found the heating difficult to manage. We do ask for the heating to be turned down when the house is empty but it should have been turned up again before new arrivals. The boiler itself shouldn't really need adjusting - it's on a timer which is generally adequate, and the thermostat is next to the front door. If the water or heating does need a temporary boost this can be done via the timer on the boiler. I'll print out some written guidance and leave it in the house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Dec 2022

  • "Second time we have stayed at Plas Mor."

    We find the location excellent lots of walks for exploring the area. The house suits us plenty of room well equipped except for the hairdryer. It's like a relic from the 70's absolutely no power to style your hair. It should be included in advice to bring your own! Hairdryer aside would use the cottage again.

    Thanks very much - we're not really looking for a 70s vibe and will take your feedback on board! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7Sep 2022

  • "Summer of 2022 was our second stay at Plas Mor."

    We were hoping that the garden would have been sorted but this was not the case. It is in dire need of some TLC and the rats at the bottom of the garden were not welcome visitors. We understand they are probably inevitable being so close to the harbour but feel that had the shrubs and plants been kept cut back and tidy the problem may not have been so bad. We did contact the caretaker straight away but the matter was not resolved during the week of our stay. The garden furniture is all mismatched and rather uncomfortable. We love the position of the cottage and it’s facilities and equipment are good although the settee covers are a nuisance.

    Reviewed by Neil3.8Aug 2022

  • "The property is in a beautiful location."

    We would definitely book again. Parking wasn't an issue with ample space on the street. The 3 bistros in Both Y Gest are dog freindly and great places to sit and relax. Easy walking distance into Porthmadog or out onto the bigger beaches. It should be pointed out in the listing that the steps down to the garden from the front cloakroom are very steep and anyone with mobility issues would need to walk around to the back of the house through the car park. We also had to do this with our elderly dog who couldn't manage the stairs, even the two younger ones were a bit wary. But this didn't detract from our holiday, the spaciousness of the property, the views, the beaches and the friendly staff at the bistros more than compensated for this slight niggle.

    Reviewed by Frank3.4Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage in ideal location."

    Even better if there was an outside tap to wash off dirty shoes.

    Thank you, that's something we'll look at. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Toni4.7Jun 2022

  • "Booked again already"

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2022

  • "It was not like it’s pictures."

    Very old house but we have a great view and everything is nearby!

    We're very sorry you were so disappointed with the house during your stay. It is one of the older houses in the village, being a Pilot's House dating from the mid-1800s, but the pictures are genuine and show both the interior and exterior. We have renewed some curtains and light fittings since they were taken. We're pleased you enjoyed the fabulous view but, for the benefit of potential new guests, we'd like to point out that while the house is very close to the beach and coast path, and that the village has a restaurant and cafe, the nearest shops and railway station are in Porthmadog about a mile away. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina2.5Apr 2022

  • "Plas Mor was provided us with the perfect Easter break."

    The cottage was very comfortable, tastefully decorated and well equipped for all of our needs. We never tired of the ever changing views over the estuary and mountains in the distance. Borth y Gest is an ideal location for anyone looking to explore the North Wales coast and Snowdonia. Also a lovely coastal walk from the front door. Borth y Gest and nearby Porthmadog and Tremadog have great places to eat.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really enjoyed the holiday - we have already booked again for next ..."

    Really enjoyed the holiday - we have already booked again for next year Although property was clean it was not superclean - certain touch points such as drawer knobs and curtain pulls would benefit from antibac wipe - but this not put us off - we always clean to our own standards when we arrive Property is well equipped although for summer use might benefit from loungers in garden

    We're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. As we promised last year, we have now put some more laid back chairs in the garden. We hope you enjoy your stay next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Mar 2022

  • "Enjoyed week at Plas Mor very lucky the weather was lovely."

    The stairs to garden were very steep my small dog had to be carried she was so frightened of them. We found a pair of shoes left under the bed by previous occupant which is off putting that he cleaner had not checked when cleaning. Otherwise the facilities were good.

    Thanks for your comments. We're very glad you had an enjoyable stay but apologise that the housekeeper hadn't checked under the bed before your arrival - we've fed that back to her. We've also added further notes to our website advising potential guests that some of the steps in and around the house may be awkward for some, so that this can be taken into consideration before booking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.1Sep 2021

  • "This was our second visit to Plas Mor and again we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    However, despite having lovely weather, we were unable to use the garden because there were only 2 hard, very uncomfortable cast-iron chairs, the grass was long and uncut and the leaves and debris outside the back door were unsightly. I would strongly suggest the owners invest in some nice garden furniture and then the place would be perfect.

    Thank you for your comments. We're pleased to hear that you're a returning guest and hope your experience this summer doesn't put you off in future. I'm afraid we did get behind with the garden this year for various personal reasons, and apologise for that. Your comments about the garden chairs are helpful. The 'bistro' chairs have the advantage of being easily moved around the garden, but we take your point that they're not very comfortable for long periods. We'll look at getting some more suitable chairs for next summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Aug 2021

  • "Amazing location, spacious property, so many windows offering incredible views, comfortable beds and sofa, although not spotless it was clean where it needed to be clean, so quiet - the house and Borth-y-gest."

    Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Aug 2021

  • "The cottage & the views ."

    The local shops &restaurants were all reasonably priced & very good.Nice place to stay for a week

    Reviewed by William4.7Aug 2021

  • "Location, location, location"

    Reviewed by Arron5.0Jun 2021

  • "Plas Mor is a beautiful cottage in a wonderful position on the edge of the sea."

    Borth y Gest is a lovely village with easy access to the coastal path and beaches. The cottage is very well equipped and the WiFi excellent. Our only grouse was the double duvet. So heavy, lumpy and uncomfortable ruined my sleep unfortunately. We will definitely stay here again and take my own duvet.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "Plas Mor is a beautiful house in the most amazing location with fantastic views."

    We would definitely stay again. The house is finished, equipped and decorated to a high standard. The owners have thought of everything, including a clock which tells you the tide times. Lovely walks and beaches close by and of course the harbour directly in-front of the Plas Mor's back garden. We really enjoyed the telescope in the bay window and spent a lot of time watching the wildlife and sea, very magical.

    Reviewed by Kim4.4Apr 2021

  • "Plas Mor is a fabulous cottage in a lovely village, spotlessly clean and in a gorgeous location."

    Wonderful views of the estuary, mountains and the steam train in the distance. We will certainly go back.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, very comfortable amazing views, what more can one ask, we will definitely be back."

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Sep 2020

  • "Plas Mor is a lovely cottage with stunning views over the estuary and generally well appointed, though the kitchen could possibly be better equipped, i."

    E. no corkscrew, or roasting tin. Our main problem was with the double bed which is futon-style, i.e. a thin mattress on wooden slats which was hard and uncomfortable. Any rental house of this standard and price should have a fully sprung mattress and base as standard. I know from friends who have rented this cottage in the past that they have reported the same problem with the bed, but obviously nothing has been done. We didn't use the single beds but I think they were the same as the double. Otherwise everything was good and if the bed is replaced we would certainly book Plas Mor another time.

    We're sorry there were some aspects of the house's furnishings were not as you'd have expected. Regarding the kitchen equipment, the corkscrew had unfortunately been removed without our knowledge and was replaced as soon as we knew. There were, and still are, several roasting/baking vessels in the cupboards, and we have had favourable comments about the range of kitchenware etc. The cooker has been replaced with a new dual fuel double-oven one in November 2022. The double bed is a standard size and we'd had no previous complaints about the mattress which we and friends had used without problem. However shortly after this guest's stay, and taking on board their comments, we replaced it in August 2020 with a new 1400 pocket spring mattress. The bed is of a popular style with wooden slats supporting the mattress and is not a futon. We value feedback about any shortfalls guests find and do take them into account. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Aug 2020

  • "Very spacious house with lovely sea views all very comfortable and well equipped."

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Feb 2020

  • "The location of the house was perfect with the excellent views of the sea at the back of the house."

    It was also incredibly spacious and comfortable. We will definitely love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2019

  • "Just returned home from a very enjoyable week staying at Plas Mor, Borth y Gest."

    We found the property to be very spacious, warm, cosy and comfortable with amazing sea and mountain views we never tired of, whatever the weather. The house is like a tardis, and much more spacious than it looks from the front roadside picture. The property was well equipped with quality items, which we appreciated - the owners had thought of everything even an apron for the cook!! It was exceptionally clean and tidy on arrival. We were visited by three lots of friends during our stay, two who relocated from the Midlands to Wales many years ago, and two friends who stayed with us for a few days. Without exception, during our conversations the same word kept cropping up 'homely'. That sums up Plas Mor - HOME FROM HOME by the sea. Looking through the visitors book, we could see lots of returning visitors - one family had visited 10 times. We cannot recommend this property highly enough, and hope to return sometime.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Nov 2019

  • "Great location, great cottage - we will definitely book again in 2020!"

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2019

  • "Only downside was steep stairs to garden which was a problem for my friend,don't ..."

    Only downside was steep stairs to garden which was a problem for my friend,don't think there was any mention of this ,this is only reason we wouldn't return to this cottage,otherwise amazing

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.1Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, with a beautiful outlook over the harbour."

    Well equipped and presented cottage, and will definitely be booking again. The only issue we had was there was no data usage left on the wifi which was a bit tricky as I didn’t have any mobile phone signal either. Also, the pillows (and possibly the duvets) could do with replacing as a bit tired. Otherwise it was a really lovely stay, and felt very homely.

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Aug 2019

  • "This was our second visit to Plas Mor."

    It’s a lovely cottage in an exceptional location and was beautifully clean. A real home from home. A few small gripes which would really make a difference if fixed- main bed is very small with very heavy duvet and is uncomfortable- we ended up buying a new duvet! WiFi didn’t work and wasn’t fixed when we raised with the housekeeper. On arrival, there was no soap or loo roll which was disappointing when arriving late at night with 2 small children. Last year there was a small welcome pack which we didn’t get this year. These minor changes would make it a 10 and certainly didn’t impact our holiday!! The views are to die for!

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Aug 2019

  • "It would have been lovely to have had up to date info both in the house and on the website about facilities."

    Also a bit more about things to see and do, and maybe history of the cottage.Accurate info on parking would have been useful.Please take as constructive criticism because the cottage was really lovely and when I had occasion to ring Menai cottages the lady I spoke to was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Jun 2019

  • "Only complaint is the double bed is quite small and the duvet is too thick."

    Otherwise perfect. It might help if there was a note somewhere of what to do with the main rubbish. The views are totally amazing and all the equipment is first class

    Reviewed by William4.7May 2019

  • "Fantastic location."

    Well equipped and clean

    Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful location with everything needed for a 4 day stay."

    Caren BiddleOct 2018

  • "Wonderful location and very well presented Cottage."

    Very few complaints. We would book again in the future.

    Jul 2018

  • "The equipment was first class and it was comfortable and pleasant"

    Jun 2018

  • "Very nice cottage."

    We also stayed at Hafod Beaumaris which we did prefer. It was very much a home. However the age group of the guests does affect their view of the property! We are in our mid 70s so details like comfy settees, banister rails, more than one toilet(!), flat prom for strolling, etc etc, are much more important for us than probably for most others!!

    May 2018

  • "The cottage was extremely clean and perfect for our four night stay."

    The little extras on arrival were unexpected but greatly appreciated. We will look forward to returning again.......

    Ashley Vaughan PearsonMay 2018

  • "Lovely property fantastic location, very clean and well equipped"

    Apr 2018

  • "This cottage was gorgeous."

    Very clean and well presented. A very nice surprise when we walked in to see the decor and the sea view. A very well appointed place to stay in.

    Stephanie CollardFeb 2018

  • "Cottage is lovely and in good condition."

    I’ve marked down for two reasons; both of which were key factors in choosing this cottage. Main shower - looking at guest book a long history of problems. Initially we couldn’t get it to work, but after plumber came told the mixer is on backwards so need to turn down- this did adjust he temp but it was still too hot to be comfortable and kept getting suddenly hotter, therefore dangerous. Internet - advertised as having available but it didn’t work even after modem moved. Couldn’t even check emails. These meant I had to disturb parents to use ensuite in morning and couldn’t do the work I’d planned to finish up there. Both issues mentioned by previous guests too.

    Alex FortuneOct 2017

  • "Location. Clean everything that you needed was there."

    Ruth LindsayOct 2017

  • "Good accommodation Good views Downstairs not available"

    Derrick SpraggAug 2017

  • "Cottage was superb, will book again, but please install some Wi-Fi as the mobile phone signal for Vodafone is very poor."

    DaveJul 2016

  • "Very nice house with a lovely garden and great views."

    Very clean on arrival and tastefully decorated and furnished. In an ideal situation - you could spend your whole holiday in the house, garden or the beach - great bird watching.Borth-y-gest itself is attractive with an excellent restaurant; it is an easy walk into Portmadog. Many interesting things to do in the area; Snowdonia; Slate Mines; an amazing Arts Centre near Pwhelli ; the beautiful Lleyn Peninsular and much more.

    LynnJul 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double ensuite, 1 x twin
  • Ensuite shower, WC and basin
  • Downstairs cloakroom
  • Bathroom with shower, bath, WC and basin
  • Kitchen withdining table
  • Sitting room.
  • Central heating
  • Gas hob with double oven, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave
  • Freeview TV, DVD
  • Travel cot (no linen), high chair
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Small garden
  • "Please note: direct access to the back garden from the house is by an internal wooden staircase down to the lower ground floor, then up a short set of 4 or 5 problem for most guests, some with mobility problems have found them difficult, as have some elderly dogs
  • It is possible to go round to the beach and back garden via the front door". Pubs, shops and restaurants 1 mile
  • 2 dogs welcome, please ask for more.

The property

Situated on Borth y Gest's pretty harbour, Plas Mor is an idyllic holiday house with stunning views across the estuary to Cnicht, the mountain known as the Welsh Matterhorn.

When renovating this cottage, the owners went to great lengths to ensure that it meets their own requirements for a holiday home, and they have chosen high quality furnishings to complement the spacious and bright interior. The entrance hall has plenty of space for coats and boots. With a pretty bay window and original stripped floorboards, the lovely open plan sitting room is a blend of old and new.

The deep, comfy sofas make this a great place for relaxing. An oriel window in the kitchen gives fantastic views across the bay.

The kitchen is well equipped with gas hob, double oven, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave.

It is furnished with a dining table and chairs.

There is even a birdwatcher's spotter scope for you to enjoy the views and watch the wildlife. There is a downstairs loo with a superb view! Upstairs are two bedrooms.

The first is a double room furnished in a chic New England style to complement its view across the bay.

This room has an en-suite shower room with loo, wash basin and a little window overlooking the sea.

The second bedroom is a large twin-bedded room.

There is a large luxury bathroom with walk-in shower and old fashioned fittings, a loo, wash basin and double-ended roll-top bath. The small garden is adjacent to the harbour.

It is a lovely place to sit and relax. There is no allocated parking but there is a car park nearby. Borth y Gest has a popular restaurant and cafe, both with stunning views.

Within walking distance are several beautiful sandy coves which lead to the gorgeous Black Rock Sands beach.

This is also a great location from which to explore Snowdonia, or you could visit Portmeirion and ride on the Welsh Highland Railway.

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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: No Sunday changeovers possible at this property
Note: Highchair on request
Note: Near by car park - Free in winter (31st October to 1st March)
It is pay and display between 10am to 4:30pm form the 1st March to 31st October
Note: There is a £20 charge per dog per stay.
Note: This property has a few stone steps leading from the basement out to the garden
which guests with mobility problems need to be mindful of.
Note: If rules regarding dogs are not adhered to then the good housekeeping bond may be accessed for additional cleaning required.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas