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Sea View apartment

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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


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Another happy visit to Sea View ."

    The apartment was spotlessly clean, warm, comfortable and cosy ( and the welcoming cakes delicious!) When we arrived the small lights had been left on ,giving the apartment a lovely warm glow . Fiona, the owner , lives nearby, and is always on hand to answer any queries. Hours may be spent simply watching the colours and patterns of the water flowing in the estuary......and all from the comfort of the large armchairs , placed in the picture window. We hope to return in 2024 .

    Hello Ruth, Many thanks for your kind comments. We do make special effort to make our visitors feel welcome when they arrive, it’s a good start to a holiday! Look forward to seeing you all in 2024 Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Nov 2023

  • "Sea view is comfortable, well equipped in a beautiful position overlooking the sea."

    The owners are welcoming and friendly. The Bistro next door is well worth a visit but best to book as it is busy all day. We visited the surrounding areas by car but could have left the car and walked or got the bus. We sat happily watching the view from the sofa. Relaxing place to spend a holiday.

    It was nice to meet you both. I am very glad you enjoyed your stay in Sea View Apartment, and the fabulous view over the bay. So glad you enjoyed the food in our Bistro next door. Hopefully we will see you both again. Kind regards, Fiona. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely apartment in a beautiful location with amazing views across the Glaslyn estuary."

    Very comfortable, clean and incredibly well equipped. The owner was charming and went out of her way to ensure our stay was a memorable one. Thoroughly recommended and we have booked again for next year!

    Hello David, Lovely to hear from you. I am delighted you enjoyed the apartment and had a good holiday. Thank you for your super comments! We look forward to seeing you again next year. All the best, Fiona. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic apartment, with superb views, very welcoming host, generally a lovely place to stay ."

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Jun 2023

  • "We booked Sea View apartment for a 2 night stay."

    All I can say to sum it up is, idyllic! The licatiin is perfect, the accommodation, perfect, the cleanliness, perfect and the hosts, fantastic! Borth-y-Gest is an idyllic place and Sea View Apartment is the the perfect location within the village. Will definitely be back.

    Hello Patrick, Thank you so much for your super feedback, it means a lot to us as we work hard to ensure our guests are happy and enjoy their holiday. We look forward to your next visit! All the best, Fiona. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0May 2023

  • "A really lovely apartment to have,for a very relaxing holiday."

    The view,couldn’t be better.Everything you need,and Fiona,her family,& all the staff,are great.A really lovely holiday.

    Thank you Terry. Such a pleasure to see you and Audrey again. So glad you had a great time, and delighted you have booked for a fortnight again next year. Look forward to seeing you both again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous position for touring N Wales, such a comfortable well equipped apartment, and it is a pleasure seeing Fiona, Katie and Henry who are the owners and always available."

    We love to go to escape the stresses of normal life. The little harbour to town of Porth Madog is a 20 min. walk away. There is a golf course and Black Rock sands a short drive away. If you don't want to cook try Henry's delicious food which is cooked in the bistro right below you. Wendy and Peter May 23.

    Thank you Wendy and Peter. It is always a pleasure to have your company! Glad you appreciated the home cooked food too. We look forward to seeing you next year if not before. Enjoy the rest of your summer. All the best, Fiona, Henry and Katie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2023

  • "Seaview exceeded our expectations."

    The view was one that you just couldn't take your eyes off - great for watching the ever changing sea and landscape. Seaview was well equipped, warm and cosy. The owners were friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome. What more could you ask for? We were sad to leave so we will definitely return.

    Thank you Lynne for your feedback, so glad Sea View exceeded your expectations, and you enjoyed the ever changing view. We look forward to welcoming you both back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Apr 2023

  • "My partner and me stayed at Sea View for the week at Easter."

    The weather was not great but the views from the apartment were spectacular with the mountains in the back ground with the sun rises and sunsets as well as the birds calling could not get better. Sea View apartment had everything we needed and Fiona the owner also made us welcome. This is one if the best holidays we have had.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2023

  • "The apartment was clean, well appointed and well equipped and the location ideal for exploring Snowdonia."

    A comfortable retreat in a quiet village with such wonderful views over the estuary. Thank you Fiona. Diane

    Thank you Diane, It was a pleasure to meet you both, perfect guests! We hope to welcome you back sometime in the near future. The view and cakes will be waiting for you! All the best, Fiona. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a wonderful apartment !"

    So peaceful. There was so much to watch from the comfortable chairs, placed in the large window, overlooking the ever changing estuary up to the hills beyond . Sea View was warm and cosy , despite the very low temperatures and biting wind outside . It was light and comfortable, especially the super kingsize bed . The owners were friendly and thoughtful ( and someone made delicious cakes!) Ses View is certainly a place to revisit .

    Thank you Ruth. It was great to have you all to stay, so glad you enjoyed the view and cakes from our coffee shop! Hope to see you all again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in sea view apartment."

    The views from the windows was for ever changing over the mountains on on the bay. Lovely walks to the beach. Stunning area and not far from Shops and pubs . We have booked to go back next year we loved it that much. Fiona, Katie were so welcoming. Bistro had a selection of nice meals . Lovely view when your enjoying a meal .

    Thank you Jeanette snd Gary, looking forward to welcoming you next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable apartment with a beautiful sea view."

    The owner had thoughtfully provided 2 tower fans as the temperature hit record figures. Another nice touch was the sweet treats on arrival. Fiona and her daughter were very friendly and a problem with an appliance was sorted very speedily. The location is perfect to visit other areas but the beaches by Borthy Gest take some beating. Would highly recommend.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay, thanks for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trudy5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable week."

    Lovely property in beautiful bay. Owner and staff very welcoming and helpful.

    Thank you Marian. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I hope you can come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Jul 2022

  • "The apartment was excellent everything we needed."

    Owner and family were friendly we had a brilliant holiday

    So glad you had a great holiday Diana. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful apartment with a fabulous view."

    The bed was very comfortable and everything was clean and of good quality. Borth y Gest is a hidden jewel and is perfect for a tranquil chill out holiday.

    Great! Borth y Gest is a hidden gem. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great job thxs"

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2022

  • "WE had a wonderful week in the Sea View Apartment."

    Our host was so helpful throughout, I particularly appreciated the help given on arrival with my luggage. The apartment is so comfortable with everything you need provided. I already knew Borth-y-Gest, having stayed in the property next door but one regularly, in the late 60s and early 70s.I was still stunned by the view from the apartment. I had problems with the hob, Fiona looked at it immediately. I look forward to staying at the apartment again.

    Hello Denise, Thank you for your great feedback, it helps us enormously. We look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Fiona and the team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2022

  • "The owner was very welcoming and helpful from the start, (Nice cakes) and through our stay."

    A lovely, clean and comfortable apartment with wonderful view from the panoramic windows. We would like a second holiday there. Thank you Fiona and family.

    Thank you John, it was a pleasure to have you both as guests and we look forward to seeing you both again. Glad you enjoyed the cakes! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonh5.0Apr 2022

  • "We would have liked a freezer compartment in the fridge."

    We needed a step to be able to reach into the kitchen cupboards properly. The yard outside needs to be tidied up as the view from the master bedroom was an eyesore. The TV did not have all the Freeview Channels eg Sky Arts & Drama so we were a bit disappointed. These are niggles & did not take away from the overall satisfaction with the letting.

    Thank you Josie for your comments which we take very seriously and always try and address. A new fridge with ice-box is being installed in the next few days. We have been waiting for the removal of items to be taken but due to Covid this is overdue. We do not subscribe to Sky due to the cost which we would have to pass onto customers. We find most of our customers bring their own laptops etc. and use Netflix or similar. We are always happy to help our clients with any problems on the spot if they just come and have a chat with us during their stay. I am glad these niggles did not impact on your overall stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josie4.1Mar 2022

  • "Sea View is a beautiful apartment with the most amazing views you can just sit and enjoy all day."

    Fiona and her team are so welcoming and cater for your every need, including gorgeous cakes on your arrival. The apartment is spacious and well equipped and Borth-y-Gest is quiet, unspoilt and a very relaxing place to stay. Thank you for a lovely holiday xx

    Thank you Katie for such positive and encouraging feed back. We hope to welcome you again soon! Xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic communication from the owner."

    All my texted questions were answered straight away. Good flexibility in arrival time. The flat was clean, very well equipped and everything was clearly labelled. The little things were provided too, such as kitchen roll, waste bags, hot water bottles, torch, hairdryer and a whole range of cooking utensils. The view from the lounge window, overlooking the bay, was stupendous. We enjoyed watching the wading birds from there, and we could even see Portmeirion's lighthouse. The bed was very comfortable and the added bedspread was welcomed in the cold. During Storm Franklin, we did find the bedroom window draughty, so we kept the blinds and curtains closed. There was a heater available, but we didn't need it. The flat is above the bistro takeaway, which creates some noise, but this is largely during the day, so is not too intrusive: it generally closes no later than 7:30pm. The takeaway was serving some delicious ice cream - especially the rhubarb & custard flavour. We had a fabulous stay, the owners were really friendly and couldn't do enough for us. We felt this accommodation was was just perfect; - a great way to celebrate my 'significant' birthday. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Thank you Juliette, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us for the special event, and hope to see you both again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliette4.7Feb 2022

  • "Wonderfully comfortable, ideally positioned property with a fantastic, ever changing, view."

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Oct 2021

  • "The view from the lounge window was to die for!"

    It was a continually changing picture across the bay, due to the tides and weather. We thought we had seen most places in north Wales but Borth-y Gest turned out to be a little gem with quiet hidden beaches right on your door step. We took advantage of the take away food service down stairs several times, which was delivered to your door and was delicious.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "Ideally situated overlooking the bay of Borth-y-Gest, this is a beautiful holiday apartment."

    Bedrooms and lounge are a nice size, kitchen a little small but adequate. The owners were very welcoming, friendly and helpful and we had the added bonus of picking up morning coffee and ice-creams from the bistro takeaway downstairs. Also enjoyed a takeaway lunch and dinner from the bistro. Would definitely recommend and would go back to stay again.

    Reviewed by Timothy4.1Jul 2021

  • "Lovely view very helpful staff excellent food available"

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our second visit because it's just such a great place to be."

    The best recommendation !! The view of Borth y Gest beach is fantastic and you always feel connected to the happy holiday vibe of the bay. The owner is nearby and very helpful and the Bistro cafe below is temptingly good and definitely recommended!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2021

  • "The property is accessed through the takeaway shop and it is better being mentioned in the description."

    Owners are very welcoming and friendly people.

    Reviewed by Kanagasabai3.4Jul 2021

  • "The position of the property is stunning."

    The views entertained us all week. Very friendly owner. We were met with tea and cakes. Fabulous

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2021

  • "No everything was great we loved the flat&the area"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2021

  • "We found the apartment very comfortable."

    The added bonus was that we could order food and drink from the bistro below and it was delivered to our door! The owner greeted us on the first day and was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely flat but didn't realise that one had to go through the bistro for access until we received the key instructions a day or two before."

    Could do with a small freezer.

    Reviewed by Ron4.7May 2021

  • "The apartment was more spacious than the pictures indicated, it is better than when the photos were taken with a new induction hob and glass dining table with padded chairs."

    It was very well laid out, wherever you were you got the fantastic view, the dining area, the kitchenette, the lounge seating.We loved having meals delivered, ready to eat from the Bistro below. The team there were very helpful and considerate.I loved to just get up and go for an early walk along the coastal path, each day a little different with the changing of the tide and the clouds on the mountains, it is a truly beautiful place.We were able to park outside, the bed was very comfy and the decor very tasteful.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Apr 2021

  • "The apartment is lovely with a massive window to enjoy the beautiful views."

    Such a great location.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2020

  • "This lovely clean, comfortable properety is in a georgeous location overlooking the bay."

    It is handily located above a bistro with friendly staff. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Oct 2019

  • "The position of the property was superb."

    Handily placed for walking into Porthmadog and along the coastal path. Wonderful view over the bay from lounge bay window. Borth-y-Gest is a really relaxing place benefitting from free on street parking and a local bus service. It is convenient for touring this part of Wales and experiencing the narrow gauge railways and stunning coastal scenery. We did a lot of walking but also visited Barmouth, Caernavon, Aberdaron, Beddgelert and Criccieth all of which had their individual attractions

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Sep 2019

  • "A wonderful, well equipped and comfortable apartment with a terrific vista of the estuary and coastline."

    Ideally located for touring Snowdonia and the Llyen peninsula.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2019

  • "A really good place to stay with gorgeous views whatever the weather!"

    Very helpful staff in the bistro and Fiona the owner really welcomed us! Many nice places to visit in short time from location, really enjoyed our time there which went all too quickly. See

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2019

  • "We loved Borth y Gest."

    We had visited a few years ago after being recommended by the lovely lady in the tourist information office in Porthmadog. It was a perfect place to explore North Wales. It was however very hard to leave the sofa as the views were stunning across the water and ever changing. Fiona, the owner was wonderfully lovely and helpful as were the staff in the Bistro downstairs. The flat was perfect and we shall definitely return!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2019

  • "Well appointed nice people good food in the bistro could not fault them"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Apr 2019

  • "Booked this apartment on the strength of the amazing view which was even better than we anticipated."

    In addition the apartment was cosy and the layout was well thought out and ideal for our requirements. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2019

  • "The apartment was lovely."

    Well maintained and clean. The owner was there to meet us on arrival and made us very welcome. As stated in the details the entrance is through the Bistro which for some may be a problem but has the advantage of coffee, cakes, cooked breakfast and lunches on tap. Fiona kindly left cakes and supplies for a drink on arrival. The view from the apartment is amazing! We really enjoyed our few days in Borth Y Gest. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 2019

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  • All first floor: Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with large walk in shower and basin
  • Separate WC
  • Open-plan living accommodation with kitchen area, dining area and sitting area with sea views
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric cooker, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with ice box
  • TV with freeview, Wifi, small selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Porthmadog 1 mile
  • Licensed bistro/coffee shop/ice cream parlor adjacent
  • Beach opposite
  • One designated parking space plus roadside parking
  • You are able to unload adjacent to the property
  • The apartment is above the small takeaway, open 10am - early evening
  • Access to the apartment is accessed through a separate entrance
  • Please note that the owner also has 2 other properties , 1006438 Bay View Apartment which is next door and 14809 Maritime Mews at 6 The Oakleys close to the harbour at Porthmadog
  • Two small-medium sized, well-behaved dogs will be welcome at a charge of £30 per pet

The property

A stylish and comfortable first floor apartment, in the heart of the pretty, unspoilt and picturesque seaside village of Borth-y-Gest, on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales and only a mile from the harbour town of Porthmadog.

This lovely coastal apartment is ideal for couples, friends and a family, and being so close to the beach and harbour will appeal to anyone looking for that seaside escape.

The apartment is well presented and offers spacious accommodation with open-plan living space with a well-appointed kitchen area, dining area and sitting area, boasting stunning views from the 16 foot wide floor to ceiling panoramic windows which offers superb views of the bay and beach towards the Cardigan Bay coastline, Harlech and Portmeirion and the mountains beyond.

There are two stylish bedrooms, the main bedroom benefits from having a super king-size bed and large fitted wardrobe.

A modern, well-appointed shower room with separate WC completes this delightful apartment.

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area, with a fantastic links golf course only five minutes' away in Morfa Bychan, Royal St.David's golf course in Harlech, beautiful sandy beaches, and Porthmadog with its harbour and three steam railways can be reached in 15 minutes' along a coastal walk.

A short drive away is the superb Italianate village and gardens of Portmeirion, which is well worth a visit.

Further afield, all the attractions within and around the Snowdonia National Park are easily reached, including many CADW sites and historic castles and for the more adventurous Zip World Titan with its zip wires.

This wonderful apartment will provide you with an ideal base to explore the delights of the area with your family and friends, any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

Please note that the owner also has 2 other properties which are 14809 Maritime Mews 6 The Oakleys, near the harbour in Portmadog and 1006438 Bay View Apartment, which is next door to Seaview Apartment Nov 2023,

Property 1006438 is available next door

Please Note: This property will become pet friendly from 7th October 2023 (A maximum of two small-medium well-behaved dogs will be welcome.)

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas