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5 Star Character Cottages with Amazing Sea & Mountain Views - Bryn Gwyn

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Dec-2016
Two 4 Bedroom Character Cottages rated 5*, with Fantastic Sea and Mountain Views

Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn are immaculate character cottages which have recently renovated and equipped to an excellent standard. Rated 5 star by Visit Wales, they are beautifully presented to retain a truly cosy and charming atmosphere.

Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn are a pair of character semi-detaced cottages constructed around 1900 in the beautiful coastal village of Borth-y-Gest, North Wales.

Outside, the balconies and front gardens provide a glorious coastal vista across Tremadog Bay to the Snowdonia mountains beyond. All the rooms to the front of Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn also benefit from these unobstructed views.

Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn both sleep a maximum of 8 people (plus one cot) in 4 bedrooms.

Should Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn be rented out together the total available accomodation would be for 16 people (plus two cots).

Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn provide the ideal holiday destination from which to explore the fantastic beaches, beautiful mountains, picturesque villages, and the host of activities Northwest Wales has to offer. An excellent range of attractions awaits visitors to Bryn Gwyn, with wildlife centres, outdoor activities, train trips, historic sites, museums, fine gardens, golf and more to choose from.

In the immediate vicinity the sands at Borth-y-Gest are of particular interest to birdwatchers as they are home to a wide variety of species of birds including oystercatchers, redshanks and curlew, as well as winter visitors such as goldeneye, great crested grebe and wigeon. Summer brings flocks of sandwich terns.

Several beautiful beaches are within easy walking distance along the well maintained coastal path leading directly from the village centre. The sea is safe to swim on a low to incoming tide.

Meanwhile the village is largely surrounded by woodland, much of it deciduous and dominated by ancient Welsh oaks. Directly to the rear of Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn is Parc y Borth nature reserve. Parc y Borth woods is a local nature reserve long popular with walkers and ornithologists, and among the birdlife you might be lucky to spot green woodpeckers, tawny owls and pied flycatchers. An extensive network of paths will lead you from a public footpath running alongside Tegfryn through the woods to the top of a crag with extensive views of the Glaslyn and Dwyryd estuaries.

The road leading into Borth-y-Gest is a no-through road so that the roads are very quiet, being occupied by local traffic only.

A 10 minute walk to the east will take you into the popular harbour town of Porthmadog where there is a large selection of shops and restaurants. A harbour town with an impressive marina is situated on the Glaslyn Estuary. Porthmadog is rich in maritime history and in times gone by, it was a vital, busy shipping port for the international slate trade, brought down from Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Both the Welsh Highland Railway and Ffestiniog Railway can be boarded at Porthmadog.

The stunning location of the Porthmadog golf club is only one mile from Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn. The links golf course offers an intriguing mixture of heathlands and linksland for the discerning golfer.

The Snowdonia National Park begins a mere 2 miles from Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn and is a magnificent playground for those who love walking, mountain climbing or just scenery watching.

The Park covers 823 square miles of diverse landscapes. As well as being the largest National Park in Wales, Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales, as well as a wealth of picturesque villages like Beddgelert (8miles).

Snowdonia is renowned for being a very special place for walkers with mountain peaks, lakes, forests, rivers and coastal areas. The National Park is working on developing a network of walks and more will be added every year. In addition Snowdonia National Park has a vast amount of cycling and mountain biking trails suitable for all abilities. The Park also hosts other outdoor activities such as white water rafting and climbing.

Portmeirion is a popular tourist village located just outside of Porthmadog, approximately 3 miles from Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn. It is Wales’ 3rd largest visitor attraction attracting 250, 000 visitors in 2009.

Portmeirion was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village, which is now is now acknowledged as a unique architectural work of art. The village is now owned by a charitable trust.

The village stands on a rugged cliff top on its own private peninsula overlooking Cardigan Bay. It is surrounded by 145 acres of sub-tropical woodlands and miles of sandy beaches. The village has always been run as a hotel, which uses the majority of the buildings as hotel rooms, together with shops, a cafe, tea-room, and restaurant.

Portmeirion has served as the location for numerous films and television shows, most famously serving as The Village in the 1960s television show The Prisoner. The show became a cult classic, and fans continue to visit Portmeirion, which hosts annual Prisoner fan conventions.

Further afield are the attractive towns of Criccieth, Beddgelert, Harlech, Pwllheli, Nefyn and Abersoch.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Bryn Gwyn, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Bryn Gwyn enjoys a tranquil setting, which enables guests to peacefully enjoy the stunning views from the garden, balcony, lounge, kitchen/ diner and two front bedrooms.

Bryn Gwyn sleeps 8 (plus 1 cot). There is spacious living accommodation downstairs with a kitchen/ diner, a front lounge with wood burner, a rear sitting room/ snug with games console etc and a downstairs WC. There are 4 bedrooms upstairs; one king with en-suite, one double, one twin and one bunk. There is also a family bathroom located upstairs. Access to the balcony is off the landing.

Access to the front garden is via the kitchen French windows or front door. A picnic bench with seating for 8 people is located in the front garden to enjoy the magnificent views. A BBQ is also available. A small back courtyard area is also available to hang washing, store bikes and wash muddy boots etc.

Heating (gas central heating), electricity, gas, linen, towels, wi-fi access and a welcome tray are all included in the tariff

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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beautiful

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful location and lovely house that has everything you could need. Can't wait to return for our next visit

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing stay in clean, homely accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful weekend at this picturesque location with breathtaking views.The house was well maintained with all modern amenities & stocked with plenty of crockery. It was decorated to a very high standard & was warm & welcoming. Beds were very comfy for a peaceful nights sleep & lovely to wake up to the sunrise over the beach from the hillside view.

There were beautiful walks along the beach to nearby towns with handmade craft shops & cafes. There is a good Indian & Chinese restaurant locally that delivers to the door if you want to relax in the evening & just enjoy the time spent away from home in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation. Really well equipped, clean and in a stunning location with fabulous views across the bay. Good access to secluded beaches only a 10 min walk along a coastal path. Porth Madoc only a short walk over the headland.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Fantastic property, plenty of room, stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and fantastic, well equipped property with incredible views from the first floor balcony. Easy walking distance into Porthmadog.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

This property and it's location were perfect for us. We're a young family of 4 and we had everything we needed.....and more. The location couldn't be better, so peaceful and yet close enough to Porthmadog. We'll definitely return very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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5

Excellent accommodation with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, well equipped house, tastefully decorated and providing everything you need for a relaxing 'get away from it all' break. Fantastic views to enjoy at any time, day or night. Lovely garden in the front to enjoy a glass of wine, especially when the sun came out and watch the tide go out. Located in a quiet, pretty coastal village with lots of places to explore. The Moorings Bistro well worth a visit for lunch, varied menu and good food and special beers. Don't let the access put you off, our party were generally the wrong side of 65 and I have a 'gammy' knee at present but managed perfectly well. We hope to be able to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester or Liverpool airport at 100 Miles Nearest Barpub : Porthmadog at 0.8 Miles Nearest Ferry : Holyhead, Anglesey at 45 Miles Nearest Golf : Porthmadog Golf Course at 1.5 Miles Nearest Train : Porthmadog at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Borth-y-Gest Moorings Bistro at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Borth-y-Gest at 500 Metres Car: recommended

Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn are ideally situated in the picturesque coastal Victorian village of Borth-y-Gest.

Borth-y-Gest is located to the east of the popular Llyn Peninsular and adjacent west of the Snowdonia National Park.

This pretty village has retained its Victorian charm with colourful terraced houses fronting onto a horseshoe-shaped promenade that skirts the perimeter of this sheltered bay where small boats are moored.

Amenities in the village include a shop, tea room, petrol station and bistro restaurant all of which overlook the harbour. A short 15 minute walk along the coastal path to the east takes you to the popular tourist town of Porthmadog where there is a extensive range of cafes, shops and pubs.

The views from Borth-y-Gest are spectacular with a panorama sweeping across Tremadog Bay to the Rhinog Mountains to the south, and the Moelwyn Mountains to the east. The views also include the wooded peninsula of the Italian style village of Portmeirion, designed by the famous Welsh architect, Sir Clough William-Ellis in 1925.

Several beautiful beaches are within easy walking distance along the well maintained coastal path leading directly from the village centre. Further afield Black Rock Sands is located approximately two miles west. In addition Harlech, Abersoch and Criccieth beaches are only a short drive away.

Availability

Rental rates

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LOW
18 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£222
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£400
 
 
XMAS
19 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
NEW YEAR
28 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
LOW
7 Jan 2017 - 2 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
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£90
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£480
 
 
LOW
3 Feb 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
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£294
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£520
 
 
FEB HALF TERM HOL
10 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
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£369
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£700
 
 
MID
24 Feb 2017 - 2 Mar 2017
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MID
3 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
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MID
17 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
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£700
 
 
EASTER
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£579
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£1,100
 
 
HIGH
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
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£420
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£800
 
 
MAY BANK HOL
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£498
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HIGH
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
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£800
 
 
WHITSUN
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£789
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£1,500
 
 
HIGH
2 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£474
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HIGH
16 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
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£525
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£1,000
 
 
HIGH
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£579
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£1,100
 
 
HIGH
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
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£1,200
 
 
PEAK
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£825
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Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,590
 
 
HIGH
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
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£1,200
 
 
HIGH
8 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£474
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£900
 
 
MID
22 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
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£800
 
 
MID
6 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£369
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£123
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£163
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
OCT HALF TERM HOL
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£474
for 3 nights
From
£158
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£210
Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 
 
LOW
27 Oct 2017 - 23 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£294
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£520
 
 
LOW
24 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
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£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£480
 
 
XMAS
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
NEW YEAR
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Included in the rental rate; gas, electricity, linen, towels, Wi-Fi access, a welcome tray, a starter wood burner logs, hand soap, washing machine tablets, dishwasher tablets, washing-up liquid and starter toilet rolls.

Discounts for smaller groups also available -please enquire.

Short breaks are available. Short breaks usually comprise Friday to Monday (3 nights) or Monday to Friday (4 nights)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family
  • Luxury

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Family Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite to master bedroom
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Downstairs WC
  • New bathroom suites fitted to all bathrooms. Family bathroom - A P-shaped bath with shower and shower screen, basin, WC and towel radiator is provided. En-suite - The master bedroom enjoys access to the spacious en-suite bathroom which contains a 1200mm by 900mm shower cubicle, basin, WC and towel radiator. Downstairs WC - WC and cloakroom sink provided. A cast iron ceiling clothes airer is also provided in the downstairs WC room.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, (Bunk Bed)
  • Bedroom One - Master Bedroom; A king size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and two bedside tables are provided. The master bedroom enjoys access to the spacious en-suite bathroom which contains a 1200mm by 900mm shower cubicle, basin, WC and towel radiator. The master bedroom also enjoys spectacular sea and mountain views. Bedroom Two - Double Bedroom; A double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and two bedside tables are provided. The double bedroom enjoys spectacular sea and mountain views. Bedroom Three - Twin Bedroom; Two single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers and a bedside table are provided. Bedroom Four - Bunk room; Full size bunk beds (can sleep 2 adults), wardrobe, chest of drawers and a bedside table are provided. Travel cot provided.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 36' flat screen TV & DVD player in front lounge. 32' flat screen TV, DVD player, & wii console plus games in snug. Portable ipod docking station & digital radio available. Telephone for incoming calls only. Free Wi-fi access. Please note that the property is strictly non-smoking. Well behaved dogs are welcome although we ask guests not to allow dogs upstairs. ACCESS to Bryn Gwyn is via an unadopted level track, which leads from the main road (Borth Road). The track is approximately 20 metres in length which leads to the base of the property boundaries. Access to the front door is then via a steeply sloping path which also comprises a number of steps. There are approximately 15 steps to ascend to Bryn Gwyn. Vehicular access is allowed along the unadopted track for dropping off and pick-up only - parking is not permitted. Cars must return to the main road, Borth Road, which is approximately 20 metres from the property boundary. Unrestriced parking is available on Borth Road

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