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The Cottage On The Green

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


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "As detailed in all the instructions from Sykes we arrived just after 3pm."

    We unloaded and the cleaners arrived saying arrival was 4pm so a bit of a mix up. However we managed to put all our items together and then went and did some shopping whilst they cleaned. Wasn’t a great problem but think instructions need to be clear from Sykes. The other problem we had was the TV didn’t work and the previous occupants had left a note to this effect. We eventually got through to someone in the Birmingham area who was very helpful and came and replaced the TV. The TV was replaced dry quickly and we were updated regularly. We forgot to report that the start button on the microwave was very hit and miss so may need looking at. On a more positive note the lounge was very comfortable as was the bed and we enjoyed our stay. The property is a short walk from Porthmadog town and the railway. There are also good walks to be done from the property if you do t want to use a car. A lovely quiet area.

    Reviewed by Philip3.4Jun 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here."

    Lovely clean comfy place and quiet too. Everything we needed. The games selection was really good, we played games every evening. Beds were very comfy with lovely soft sheets and gorgeous quilt covers. Fluffy towels too. We met the owner Kersti a lovely friendly woman, who said if we had any problems to contact her, but we had no problems. The only thing was the Sykes directions to the property said it was the end house and it's not, its 2nd to the end. Great having a parking space. Would definately go again. 2 minute walk to sea at Borth-y-Gest front and nice 15 minute walk to Porthmadog.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0May 2024

  • "Marvellous stay."

    Very comfortable and welcoming home from home. Well equipped, pretty house, beds are great! Peacefully situated. Highly recommend.

    Thank you so much for your feedback , much appreciated . I realise perhaps it isn't very modern.But I like to think people like yourselves , can consider it home from home . Thank you again , Kersti Spence Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2024

  • "Our 3rd stay here, our perfect hideaway by the sea comfortable cozy house with all the things you need."

    Only quibble is the shower is now tricky to cope with, need to run around to get wet now !

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Oct 2023

  • "Comfortable, well equipped and with lots of nice decorative touches."

    We enjoyed a very pleasant week in the cottage. A hoover that works would be useful plus a sweeping brush for the kitchen. Otherwise a lovely property.

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Sep 2023

  • "Comfortable family home."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday, it's our fourth stay and we really enjoyed it."

    The Cottage is really comfortable and our kids have a great time. There's loads to do both within walking distance, on the train and in the car. We can't wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous relaxed stay at the property."

    Lovely area, quite and safe. Friendly locals. Property would benefit from a deep clean. Door frames were quite dirty, patio area has lots of weeds. There is an unpleasant whiff in the kitchen. I did wash the kitchen floor on arrival as it had obvious dirt on it, however no mop was available. Overall it was a well located property, easy access to the local beachs and coves and a pleasent walk along the costal path to Porthmadog

    Reviewed by Deirdre4.4Jul 2023

  • "We enjoyed our week in your house."

    P, P&P

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Jun 2023

  • "Cottage on the Green not a cottage but a semi- detached house and part of an estate."

    Situated close to the Bay of Borth-y- Gest. and headland a truly beautiful place and 1minute by car.a possible walk down but not for older people as it is very steep! Overall the accommodation was excellent but we were disappointed that the shower.over the bath had no grab rail and we would prefer a walk in shower. TV a smart version was frustrating and a phone call to Kirsty was required ,to enable us to get normal stations. Kirsty the owner was extermely helpful and stated that this was going to be replaced. We would definately go back if the two issues were rectified. A wonderful place to stay and close to all places of interest. Brian/Pauline

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Jun 2023

  • "All good, everything the property owner could reasonably be expected to provide was in place."

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Mar 2023

  • "Our third year at this cottage and we were really happy there again."

    We found it very comfortable with everything we need for a superb week.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great weekend in a lovely cottage."

    Great location. However the shower kept going from cold water to hot water and then tripping out.

    Reviewed by Duncan4.1Jun 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage with good facilities."

    No problems for us, relaxing stay. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Terry3.8Jun 2022

  • "Overall the Cottage on the Green was great, the location was perfect for exploring the area."

    The cottage was well equipped, and very well furnished, the kitchen had everything to enable us to prepare several meals and entertain ourselves in the evening. The bedrooms were a good size and the beds were comfortable. The outside space was nice, and we were able to make use of it with the good weather we had. The parking area was useful as parking in ByG is at a premium. The only negative point was the shower, we read a warning the owner had left about problems they had with the shower, so we did not run it on full power just in case, so it wasn't very warm or powerful.

    Reviewed by Tim4.7May 2022

  • "We loved the cottage on the green, great house and location and would love to come again."

    In fact, we definitely will!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "When first arrived at this cottage, opening the kitchen door the odour that greeted us was very unpleasant."

    Also in the downstairs toilet you find it like a cleaners cupboard with a Ironing Board, bucket and mop. Mugs were stained one had been used and left, we put them all in dish washer which a mouldie knife was sitting in basket. After been in washer mugs came out spotless. We left before our time as this smell did not disappear even after windows had been opened. Would not recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter2.2Jun 2021

  • "Exceptionally well appointed accommodation in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Ray5.0May 2021

  • "Unlike other Sykes properties we have stayed in,our main criticism is one of cleanliness -a deep clean was needed."

    There was a sock under the coffee table on arrival which indicated furniture had not been moved when vacuumed. When we attempted to clean the carpets,the Hoover was all clogged up.There were far too many nick nacks on all the surfaces so there was very limited space on which to put things. Thank you for arranging for us to have clean linen/towels for our second week,this should be automatic.

    Reviewed by Marian3.1Aug 2020

  • "We had a great time, the cottage was fantastic and in a great location too."

    Our children love Borth y Gest and we're already booking back for next year.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2020

  • "It even had a washing machine!"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin and 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, Highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for one car and further roadside parking
  • Rear private patio area with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles and pub 0.3 miles Please note: The property can only accept a Friday to Friday change overs.

The property

Porthmadog 1.2 miles.

Resting on the outskirts of the pretty coastal village of Borth-y-Gest, in Wales, is this wonderful stone terraced cottage.

Inside, the owner has created a smart retreat, with a lovely modern interior design and quality furnishings to give you all the comforts you could need for your family break.

The open-plan kitchen/diner is wonderfully appointed to the front of the cottage, fitted to a high-standard with white units and sleek worktops, housing a range of contemporary appliances so you can easily cook up a storm for the whole family.

The dining area provides a large table where you can gather for a delicious home-cooked meal and discuss the day's events.

Walk through to the spacious sitting room, offering plenty of sofas and armchairs to relax and unwind of an evening.

During the summer months, throw open the patio doors and let the fresh country air wash over this elegantly-styled room, and take a refreshing drink out to the patio area and simply enjoy the outstanding views across the village green.

The first floor provides three well-presented bedrooms, consisting of a double, twin and single setup, the ideal choice for friends and families looking to explore this beautiful coastal scenery of Wales.

The family bathroom provides an elegant bath which you can use to enjoy a relaxing soak after a tiring day.

Due to its coastal location, you are within reach of a number of lovely sandy beaches, where you can spend the afternoon relaxing against the soft sands, taking a cooling dip in the clear waters or taking the opportunity to get involved with a variety of watersports, including surfing.

The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways are also nearby and run through 14 miles of rural countryside and forests, the ideal guide for exploring this area of Wales.

Porthmadog provides a large number of traditional Welsh pubs and eateries, serving fine food and real ale, whilst also offering a choice of independent shops and supermarkets for all of your amenities.

The Cottage On The Green is the ultimate choice for a seaside holiday with your family.

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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