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St Agnes

Borth Y Gest, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1008685)


(21 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at St Agnes."

    You really cannot beat the location and the view. This is truly a gem of a property with a view that you would never tire of seeing. We did however feel that the following facilities within the cottage needed to be updated to provide greater comfort. 1. New sofa in the living room - it really wasn’t comfy and was too small being a tiny 2 seater and I ended up going to bed early each night just to get comfy. 2. The dishwasher was all rusty inside and the top draw runner was broken and was difficult to close. Toaster also broken. 3. The beds had so many layers of duvets and mattress protectors under the fitted sheet to clearly make them comfier but really they just need replacing with a decent mattress. 4. Sun lounger in the garden is broken and has had repair but it broke again whilst we were there. 5. There is no 4G or WIFI at the property. This makes it difficult to plan days out or watch movies at night. Also I had some work I needed to do and wasn’t able since there was no connection. I had to drive to Tesco carpark to get decent 4G signal. Whilst it’s nice to not have mobile phones on the go whilst on holiday it would have made a big difference to us if WIFI were available. Just an observation is that the stairs from the ground floor to the 2 floors below are difficult for anyone over 5ft5inch since you would need to bend down to avoid hitting your head. The top 2 floors had decent head clearance but the bottom 2 floors were difficult for my husband (6ft4) who hit his head quite a few times. We loved: 1. the view from the bifold doors/kitchen 2. The new Bae Birth deli cafe bar opposite 3. Water pressure was good and the shower was brilliant. 4. Relaxing in the roll top bath looking out to sea 5. The coastal walks from the doorstep 6. Swimming in the bay when the tide is in 7. The garden with its own kitchen (quiet, sun all day) 8. The shops in Porthmadog 9. The Golden Fleece for food in Tremadog 10. Mountainous Walks around Beddgelert and Moel y Gest

    Thank you for your feedback, these additional features will be added. A new sofa, new mattress, new dishwasher and WiFi being installed July . Property Owner

    Reviewed by KimberlyJun 2022

  • "We loved our stay in this delightful property in an amazing location."

    We got the ‘wow’ factor as soon as we went in through the front door. Borth y Gest was a great find for us and is unspoilt with many walks from there. We discovered the walk to Porthmadog (not following the road) towards the end of our week and also walked to Portmeirion. So many places to visit. The heron outside our window was amazing as were all the other estuary visitors! One thing to mention was that we think an extra key would have been helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our week’s stay here.

    Thank you for your kind comments. I really appreciate them. I will certainly get another key cut. A very good idea. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LizApr 2022

  • "Our second visit to this tall, slim terrace house with a room on each of the 4 floors."

    We are in our mid 70s but managed the steep flights of stairs (about 35 steps in total) despite arthritic knee. Certainly big enough for the 2 of us with a good bath in the middle of one bedroom and an excellent spacious shower in the corner of another bedroom but suggest non slip mat and wall handle needed as the tiles are very slippery when wet. Efficient towel rails and heating. Views of course are lovely and it was pleasant watching the activities on the water as the tide ebbs and flows . Access to the garden is through the basement so it was useful to have a small kitchenette there to brew up or chill the wine to enjoy outside. Only criticism is the size of the living area…the kitchen section is adequate but has hardly any worktop space. The chaise-longue in the window is fine for one but no more and takes up valuable space. There is enough seating for 4/5 without it. The room was ok for two but I imagine very cramped for more on a rainy day! Having said that, we love the place and surroundings and hopefully will return!

    Reviewed by KennethApr 2022

  • "The views are fantastic."

    There are little niggles like the dishwasher isn’t very efficient and the runners on the top shelf don’t work properly. There was a chipped glass in the cupboard on arrival and several of the glasses were dirty. Having said that Cottage is in a perfect position and we had a lovely week.

    Thank you for your feedback, these additional features will be added. A new sofa, new mattress, new dishwasher and WiFi being installed July . Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    After booking the property I was a bit worried as I had read a negative review. I needent have worried.Top property, very clean, no problems with the toilets, always a space outside to park, fantastic views. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2021

  • "The views from the cottage were amazing and changing all of the time."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "A fantastic holiday with incredible weather made all the better with the fantastic views across the bay from the balcony."

    Understated was the easy access to the water for boats/ canoes and other water sport activities. The Cottage was very bright and extremely clean, the beds being very comfy and a wonderful large shower just right after a day on the beach.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2021

  • "On first arrival i thought the cottage was bright and airy but looking around i found it un kept and un clean holes in floorboards for one the bedding clean but the bedspread was not clean and i felt had been used by previous people who had stayed there alot of dust about not been cleaned just hoovered and bedding changed mould in plughole in sink a mouldy orange under kitchen units in down stairs kitchen the throw on couch was not a clean one in fact knew furniture is needed in living area there was often a smell coming from the down stairs bedroom it was a saniflow toilet system and we had a problem with it the issue was all down the wall at the front of the cottage we hadnt realised it was there and one of the locals was saying it smells when they were walking past on the sunday we contacted the handyman he said he would send a plumber which did not come till the wednesday, well i presume he came cause he never contacted us, i felt ashamed leaving the cottage i would not recommend anyone to stay at st agnes it needs closing and repairs doing and deep cleaning and the cost that is asked to stay here at least put a decent couch and chair in to sit on and remove all those cushions and losing a nights stay also!"

    !! ive been going to the area for years now it was the worst experience for us

    Thank you for your feedback which we have taken on board. The Saniflo is new and the repair was carried out soon as we were notified. There is a new sofa in place with spare throws if needed. The house has been repainted inside and out and repointed this year. I trust my housekeeper she does an exceptional job. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "Fantastic location, house has character and plenty of space, narrow staircase ..."

    Fantastic location, house has character and plenty of space, narrow staircase which might be difficult for those with access issues but it's an old house and we loved it

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2021

  • "Overall the accommodation is good."

    Particularly it’s setting and beautiful views. The firmness of the beds and lack of choice of pillows are an issue and not having any wi-fi is a big disadvantage especially as phone signals can be sketchy. Maintaining holiday lets can be challenging especially with Saniflow toilets and so the sheer number of reminders of do’s and don’ts is possibly necessary. It was unfortunate one of the bath towels had a large hole in it as this was probably missed when it was laundered.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "Great location love the property could have done with softer beds but had a great staycation"

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, fantastic views through the window, you don't need a telly!"

    location is superb. Bed was a bit firm for our liking, and could do with a new sofa, other than that brilliant. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "This is the most beautiful quaint cottage."

    It has been relisted as sleeps 4, but we were a party of 6 and had no problems whatsoever. Each couple had thier own facilities re bathrooms, the place was immaculately clean and the views were to die for. The cottage is well equipped, with everything you could possibly need, we even cooked a roast dinner. Stunning walks and great coffee shop across the bay. Parking was simple in the adjacent carpark, and the charges were extremely reasonable. We chose to use the car park to support the local economy and not clog up the street for the local residents. All in all, an ideal spot for a short break.

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2020

  • "Too cramped and too much clutter."

    Even though it can sleep six, only room for two in the kitchen and living area. The saniflow system extremely noisy.

    Thank you for your feedback which we have taken on board and amended St Agnes to sleep 4. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeniseNov 2019

  • "Beautiful location and holiday home."

    The only criticism is that the upstairs beds and pillows were extremely hard otherwise perfect.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2019

  • "The property was quirky but gorgeous."

    We did manage to lock ourselves out due to the yale lock not being able to be locked open!! Neighbour told us where spare key was so obviously its happened before. Found recycling a bit of a bind and confusing but did our best!! The views from the lounge were wonderful and changeable with the weather etc. I think the listing said it was not suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties and that was true but we loved it to bits!! We had no trouble parking in October but this may be an issue in peak season?? All in all a wonderful place to stay, lovely restuarant on doorstep and range of shops not far away !

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2019

  • "Exceptional spot but a pity that the dining table and living area are not really big enough for six people"

    Reviewed by PaolaSep 2019

  • "You will be aware that there was an issue regarding the boiler during our stay,the upshot of which was that there was no or intermittent hot water for the first few days of our stay."

    We reported this matter on the Saturday morning and were very satisfied with the speed of the response and with the proposed action (the fitting of a replacement boiler). The new boiler was indeed fitted as advised on the Monday with minimal disruption and, as would be expected, worked without fault for the rest of the stay. We would thank Jackie for her sympathetic and prompt responses to our phone calls and were happy with the outcome. On a lighter note, the cottage was an excellent choice, and combined with exceptional weather meant that we all had a very enjoyable week, and would definitely look to re-book at some future date.

    Reviewed by SSep 2019

  • "We have had a wonderful week , enjoying walking with the dog along the beach and watching the tides come and go from the balcony ."

    St Agnes is placed in the most fantastic position with fabulous views over the bay and mountains beyond .The owner has put in a lot of thought in creating a holiday home suitable for any time of year. It is the most relaxing and peaceful place . There are many lovely walks from the house and any shopping you need you will find in Porthmadog . Looking forward to returning next year .

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2019

  • "The house is in a fabulous location and the view is outstanding walking distance to some beautiful beaches The house is very old and quirky and has been renovated to a good standard."

    People with difficulties on their legs would struggle to get up/down the steep staircases. There is far too much furniture/clutter nic naks etc in the kitchen/living room area making the area difficult to navigate. The upstairs bedroom requires a large solid set of drawers for storage Certain areas require a good deep clean and the crockery, glassware, T towels renewing. Looking a bit tired ....... All that said.... we had fantastic weather and a great time in Borth y Gest

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We appreciate your comments and have since addressed the issues you raised. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2019

  • "Fabulous place, lovely location, right by the sea."

    Incredible views from living room window. Loved it and will definitely be back. Thanks Lisa

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x kings (zip/link option can be made up as twins by prior request)
  • Three bathrooms: 1 x free standing bath in one of the bedrooms with the loo and basin tucked away discreetly, 1 x ensuite with walk in shower, loo and basin, 1 x ground floor bathroom with bath, loo and basin
  • Sitting room with electric wood burning-effect stove.
  • Central heating, four-ring hob, oven, fridge with ice compartment, slimline dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, Stairgate on 2nd floor, TV, enclosed garden, garden furniture, bed linen and towels inc, travel cot (no linen), high chair
  • 3 small well behaved dogs welcome
  • Shop 1 mile
  • Note: Loos are Saniflow, specific instructions will be in the house where appropriate
  • Note: There is no allocated parking for St Agnes but there is a car park nearby
  • Note: WIFI will be installed on the 4th of July

The property

What a fantastic holiday cottage!

St Agnes stands in the most gorgeous location where every room enjoys breathtaking views along the coastline and across the bay to Cnicht, ‘the Welsh Matterhorn'.

So much care and thought has gone into the refurbishment of this delightful terraced house. The bright and contemporary open plan living area has the most stunning view.

The original floorboards, combined with modern furnishings, and an electric wood burning-effect stove, make this is comfortable and and cosy space.

The dining table and chairs are positioned to soak up the amazing view, and there's comfy seating and a TV around the fireplace.

There is a stunning Juliet balcony where you can sit and soak up these lovely sea views. The kitchen is equipped with a four-ring hob, oven, fridge with ice compartment, slimline dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.

The bedrooms are all on different levels of the house.

They can all be made up with king size or twin single beds.

The top bedroom has original stripped floors and ceilings.

There is a fantastic walk-in shower and a carefully hidden loo and wash hand basin.

The middle bedroom has a freestanding roll top bath which takes centre stage so you can lie back and soak up the view!

The loo and basin are discreetly tucked away.

A further bathroom is downstairs, with bath, loo and wash hand basin. Also downstairs is another small kitchen close to the garden, with electric oven and hob and microwave - ideal for a couple of extra guests, teenagers or friends. The small garden with table and chairs overlooks the bay and is accessed by descending the stairs.

There is a low stone wall enclosing the garden.

There is no allocated parking for St Agnes but there is a car park nearby. A short walk takes you to a delightful sandy cove, known locally by some as ‘Sian's Cove' (Sian owns St Agnes!).

Borth Y Guest has a good restaurant and a lovely cafe on the front.

A short drive, or a longer walk, brings you to Porthmadog, which has interesting shops and galleries, and restaurants - try Yr Hen Fecws or The Ship.

You can ride on the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways, or venture into the mountains of Snowdonia.

Bringing paddle boarding and sailing right to your doorstep. Whether it is early morning, or the end of a busy day, it is so relaxing to watch the ebb and flow of the tide in this pretty half moon bay.

This property may not be suitable for those with mobility issues, as the stairs are steep and over four floors. Please note that the loos are Saniflow.

Specific instructions will be left in the house where appropriate.

The double basement bedroom is accessed through the bedroom with the roll top bath.

Unless requested, all beds will be made up as kings sized. The beds will be made made up as advertised, if you would like a different bed configuration please contact Menai Holidays 7 days before your arrival.

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

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About the location


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 may not be suitable for those with mobility issues, as the stairs are steep and over four floors. Loos are Saniflow, specific instructions will be in the house where appropriate.
Unless requested, all beds will be made up as kings sized.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150