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House in Borth-y-gest, Porthmadog. Close to beach. Sleeps 4. Pets welcome.

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Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

House in Borth-y-Gest, Porthmadog, North Wales - Pets Welcome. Short Walk To Coastal Path And Unrestricted Beach

Llecyn is a well equipped self-catering property, newly decorated in seaside style and offering very comfortable self-catering accommodation for 4 people. Situated just back from the bay in an extremely quiet location, it has the added bonus of a very pretty and private garden which is completely enclosed on all sides for sunbathing, barbecuing or just sitting under a tree with a good book and listening to the birds! It is a very safe spot for dogs and children; there being an open green area beyond the garden gate across which it is a few minutes walk to the beach. There is allocated parking in the private car park adjacent to the houses, which is a real bonus in this small village and there is room to park two cars one behind the other. Porthmadog with its shops, restaurants, supermarkets and pubs can be reached on foot or by car and is approximately one mile away. There are several dog-friendly pubs and unrestricted beaches in the area. The tourist information centre in Porthmadog has details of the many attractions the area has to offer including National Trust properties ,the wonderful steam train journeys across Snowdonia and the unique Italianate village of Portmeirion. There are scenic walks with views of the coast and mountains to be enjoyed or why not try something more unusual like llama trekking or a visit to the slate caverns? Along the coast to either side it is possible to explore several seaside towns, each with their own character or to cross the Menai Straits and have a day out on Anglesey.

The Snowdon mountain range itself offers wonderful opportunities for some serious climbing. The world's first inland surfing lagoon, the spectacular 'Surf Snowdonia' is within easy reach, as is the world's fastest zip wire at Blaenau Ffestiniog. Indeed, for those enjoying outdoor activities, the Porthmadog area offers an all year round opportunity for mountain biking, horse-riding, quad biking, segway, carting, white water rafting, high ropes, gorge walking, underground climbing and all types of fishing.

Borth y Gest stands at the head of an area of outstanding natural beauty, namely the Llyn Peninsula with its rugged coastline and spectacular views across the sea and mountains. There are gorgeous unspoiled coves and beaches to explore such as Aberdaron, Llanbedrog and Porthdinllaen. The area attracts many varieties of sea-birds, and seals and dolphins can sometimes be spotted. There are boat trips available for those with a keen interest in wild life and there is an osprey nesting site just outside Porthamadog.

Booking Notes:

Please contact owner via this web-site with booking enquiries. A deposit of £100 confirms the booking and the balance of the total is requested 4 weeks before your stay. Payments can be made either by cheque or PayPal (PayPal will incur a 3% surcharge). Please note the deposit is non-refundable. Should you choose to cancel between 2 and 4 weeks prior to your arrival 50% of the balance will be retained. Cancellation within 2 weeks incurs forfeiture of the entire amount paid.

Changeover Day:

The property is available for weekly lets commencing on Saturdays at 4 pm and must be vacated by 10 am on the day of departure to facilitate cleaning.

Notes on prices:

SHORT BREAKS are occasionally available during the £340 price bands only. These can be of 3, 4 or 5 nights duration and are charged at a flat rate of £290.

DOGS. Well behaved dogs are welcome at £15 per dog. Please advise number and breeds of dogs prior to booking.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Gill McCrae
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2017

About Gill McCrae

Hello

I am a retired teacher and my husband is a retired computer software designer. We live in the Midlands with our big black Briard, Lily.

For many years we have enjoyed visiting this area because there is so much to see and do and the people are very welcoming. The atmosphere is relaxing and 'laid-back' and quite dog friendly, which is important to us.

We particularly like Borth y Gest as being a beautiful unspoilt bay, yet within a mile of all the amenities of Porthmadog. We feel very privileged to have been able to buy a house here to use in our retirement and we hope you will enjoy sharing it with us.

22 Reviews

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(22 traveller reviews)

5

Perfect! Loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely stay here. The property had everything we could of needed. Really clean and very comfortable beds. And a perfect location. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How kind of you to take time out to review our little holiday home in Borth y Gest, and we are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it there - even in February! That area has its charms whatever time of year it is and guests seem to enjoy it all year round. We hope to welcome you again some time.
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay, and just as fantastic as the first time! Children and pet friendly, great location, so near to the beach & easy walk into Portmadog. The house kept us warm and cosy during Storm Doris! We highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted to welcome returning guests (to whom we usually offer a small discount). We are pleased to hear you had such a good time despite Storm Doris! We do our best to ensure the house is warm and welcoming whatever the time of year. Many Thanks for your kind review and we hope you may be able to return again one day.
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5

A lovely holiday in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely dog friendly holiday home in a wonderful location. A 2 minute walk to the beach - and only 15 minute walk into Portmadog. If you like quiet, spectacular views and walking, this is the place for you! We couldn't fault the property - it was perfect.We even had a rain free week.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay in our little holiday home - how we wish we could 'lay on' good weather for every guest!! But we try to do our best to make people (and dogs) feel at home, so we're glad it suited you and thank you for taking the time out to give us a good review.
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5

Smashing stay beside the seaside!

  • 5 of 5

If you dreamt of your ideal spot beside the seaside, this cosy house would be it! We cannot recommend this property more highly. Everything was spotlessly clean & beautifully decorated, with a fully equipped kitchen (even if all you can face is microwaving some potatoes). The location is fantastic, near to lovely stretches of coastline & also to Portmeirion. There are some great cafes & bistros a short stumble away in the village. The owners clearly take great pride in giving everybody a warm welcome. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time out to review our little house by the sea and we are so pleased to hear how much you liked it. We do try to make it feel like a 'home from home' and our housekeepers do a grand job to keep it looking nice. We have had it for three years now and every time we go we find a different place to visit or a new restaurant to try so never tire of it!!
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5

Back again!

  • 5 of 5

Love this cottage, so comfortable & cosy. It's a well maintained cottage with a beautiful garden to relax in after, a busy day, visiting all the nearby towns/villages. Or just stay close with lovely walks along the headland or stroll down to the beach your 2 minutes away from either! Then drop in for a delicious ice cream at the Seaview cafe. Cook your own meal in a well equiped kitchen, visit the cafe or bistro in Borthy or choose from a wide variety of restaurants/pubs etc in nearby Porthmadoc. Looking forward to our next visit. Got to be 5*'s every time. Thank you Gill & Bill.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We love having 'return' guests and to hear about how much they have been enjoing themselves. We agree that the entire area is filled with so many things to see and do - something for everybody! We hope to welcome you again in the future maybe.
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5

Wonderful place to stay - real home from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weeks stay at the property. It is a lovely house- a real home from home. Lovely large rooms inside all tastefully decorated. I loved looking at all the plaques on the walls and the knickknacks that made it feel like a beach house. The house was very clean. I stayed with my husband, teenage daughter and 2 dogs (who had a wonderful time). Arriving to tea. coffee, sugar, milk and some welsh cakes was lovely. It was a couple of minute walk from the house down to the front, and another few minutes walk round to the lovely beach - a walk we did several evenings. We did have some rain, but the large collection of DVDs and games provided kept us entertained during showers. The Wifi was a very welcome addition as it allowed us to check the weather and plan days out.

We had a Chinese from Happy House Chop Suey in Porthmadog which was nice - although very busy and quite a long wait on a Saturday night. We also got fish and chips one night from the shop in Tremadog which was nice. We ate Sunday lunch at Tarfan Pencai café in Porthamdog harbour which was lovely and good value.

All in all a lovely week in a lovely house, and we definitely hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa So pleased to hear you enjoyed yourselves so much - we do our best to make guests feel 'at home' (even when it rains!) Thank you for the pics of Lottie and Lily having a good time as well - we always find the whole area to be dog-friendly. You would be most welcome to return some time in the future - repeat bookings always attract a little discount!
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Location

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Borth y Gest has a small sandy beach (2 minutes walk from the property) with beautiful views across the estuary to the mountains beyond.the Porthmadog Harbour can be reached by foot or about a mile by car. There is a scenic coastal footpath leading directly out of the village with various coves accessible at low tide and eventually leading to the vast beaches known as Black Rock Sands.

Travel:

There is a bus service available to Porthmadog should you not wish to take the car.

Distances:

Portmeirion 3miles

Criccieth 4m

Harlech 9m

Pwllheli 14m

Barmouth 20m

Caernarfon Castle 20m

Bala Lake 30m

Isle of Anglesey 42m

Aberdovey 45m

Further Details:

There are two licensed eateries in Borth y Gest, both with outside seating and beautiful views. The Moorings serves drinks, snacks and lunches during the day and has an excellent dinner menu in the evening. It is very popular at night so booking is advised. Dogs are welcome on the terrace.The Seaview serves delicious breakfasts, lunches and cakes and is open in the evenings for dinner at weekends in the high season. Well behaved dogs are welcome inside during the day and often given biscuits!

There is a large Spar and Fish and Chip shop about a mile or so on the main road between the village and Morfa Bychan. Porthmadog itself has a Tesco, Lidl and Aldi as well as an artisan bakery, butcher and greengrocer.

The Sportsman hotel has a very smart restaurant but it also welcomes dogs in the bar where you can have a meal, as does the Tafarn Pencei on the harbour. Spooners on the station is a very pleasant place to eat outside in the Summer and, again, you can sit there with a dog.

There are a good selection of independent shops, cafes,take-aways, pubs, banks, post office, library etc and a tourist information. Nearby Tremadog has a restaurant, good fish and chips and two pubs where you can eat in the bar or garden with your dog!

Two steam train routes run directly out of Porthmadog.

There is a golf course just over 1 mile away and a wealth of fishing, walking and climbing opportunities in the area.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Band 9
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£340
for 7 nights
£340
 
 
Band 10
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£540
for 7 nights
£540
 
 
Band 11
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
Band 12
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£540
for 7 nights
£540
 
 
Band 13
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 
 
Band 14
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
Band 15
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£340
for 7 nights
£340
 
 
Band 16
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£540
for 7 nights
£540
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner via this web-site with booking enquiries. A deposit of £100 confirms the booking and the balance of the total is requested 4 weeks before your stay. Payments can be made either by cheque or PayPal (PayPal will incur a 3% surcharge). Please note the deposit is non-refundable. Should you choose to cancel between 2 and 4 weeks prior to your arrival 50% of the balance will be retained. Cancellation within 2 weeks incurs forfeiture of the entire amount paid.


Changeover Day:
The property is available for weekly lets commencing on Saturdays at 4 pm and must be vacated by 10 am on the day of departure to facilitate cleaning.


Notes on prices:
SHORT BREAKS are occasionally available during the £340 price bands only. These can be of 3, 4 or 5 nights duration and are charged at a flat rate of £290.

DOGS. Well behaved dogs are welcome at £15 per dog. Please advise number and breeds of dogs prior to booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Upstairs bathroom with bath and over-bath shower, sink and wc. Downstairs wc.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom One having one double bed, wardrobe, drawers and mountain view. Bedroom Two having two single beds, wardrobe and drawers.

Outside

  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We are dog owners ourselves and dogs are most welcome provided they are not allowed to climb on the furniture or beds. Please do not leave them unattended in the property and remember to clean up after them in the garden and place the bags in the bin prior to leaving. Please do not park in any other space other than that clearly allocated. There is room to park 2 cars one behind the other. The property is no-smoking. Outside: The garden is on 3 sides of the house and is completely enclosed by the entrance gate and fence. It is equipped with plenty of outdoor seating and tables. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is professionally cleaned between each weekly letting. Crisp white bed-linen is provided but you are kindly requested to bring your own towels. Other: The landing has shelving with books and board games plus extra storage space in the cupboard if required.

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