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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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:

ALTHOUGH WE HAVE ADDED THE HOMEAWAY ONLINE BOOKING FACILITY HOLIDAY MAKERS CAN STILL CONTACT AND PAY US DIRECTLY AS HAS BEEN HAPPENING VERY SUCCESSFULLY FOR THE MANY YEARS WE HAVE BEEN ADVERTISING OUR PROPERTIES ON HOMEAWAY. JUST USE THE 'ASK THE OWNER A QUESTION' button or Email billmccrae@blueyonder.co.uk

A deposit of £100 confirms the booking and the balance of the total is requested 4 weeks before your stay. Payments are preferred by cheque, but PayPal or Bank Transfer are available. 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.

More Details

Owner
Gill McCrae
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Borth-y-Gest in Talsarnau

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
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
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden ...
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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House in Borth-y-gest, Porthmadog. Close to beach. Sleeps 4. Pets welcome.
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews
derbyshire
5

A lovely, comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. A warm welcome with treats! Thank you so much

  • 5 of 5

There was everything we needed and perfect for the dogs.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay (and your 'treats'!) and thank you for taking the time out to post a review. We try to think of most things that people might need and make them available, and our house-keepers work very hard to make sure everything is clean and tidy for arriving guests. Our own dog always enjoys her visits as it is such a dog-friendly area, with plenty of dog-friendly cafes,pubs, beaches and opportunities for 'walkies'!
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5

Ideal get-away for walkers and dog lovers

  • 5 of 5

A modern, end of terrace property decorated throughout in a beach hut style. Very homely with everything you need for a comfortable self-catering holiday, clean and well maintained. The weather was chilly but the cottage was very warm and welcoming.

An ideal location for exploring the local area such as Porthmadog and Black Rock Sands and further afield eg Portmeirion, Harlech and Pwilheli. The views from the local coastline are beautiful. The local pubs are dog friendly and welcoming and yes, we would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review - we try to do our best! And yes, we agree with you, there is so much to see and do in that part of Wales that we are for ever discovering new places to visit ourselves whenever we are there. Great for our 4 legged friends as well!
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5

Wonderful views and a brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly situated for the beaches and headland walks and the views of the mountains with snow on were stunning. Easy parking and nearby wide choice of shops in Porthmadog. The house was clean and tidy and adequately heated, given the very cold weather we experienced.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed yourselves despite the weather! We are always pleased to welcome returning guests by offering a small discount, and have many 'regulars' who return again and again to enjoy the peace and quiet of Borthy and all the varied delights Snowdonia has to offer.
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Cheshire
5

Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and warm. Nicely decorated and lots of space.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here for a week in March. Got very lucky with good weather. The cottage is lovely and exceeded our expectations. The tea, coffee, milk and welsh cakes were a nice touch, the bottle of wine was super thoughtful and very kind.

Very warm and comfortable cottage, plenty of room and great selection of dvds, games and books too.

Lovely enclosed garden with great views.

Beach with walk to black rock sands is 5 mins away.

Nice bistro and cafe 2 mins walk away.

We didn't want to leave!

Thankyou!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent,well maintained and everything needed for a short break

  • 5 of 5

Excellent, will certAinly stay here again.we have had a lovely Xmas break.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you enjoyed your Christmas in our little house and we hope our efforts to decorate it accordingly met with your satisfaction! No doubt you fitted in plenty of dog-walks along the cliffs and beaches in an attempt to walk off the mince pies - it's lovely to get some sea air on Christmas Day when things are a little less busy. We should be more than pleased to welcome you back in the future and are happy to offer a small discount to returning guests. Happy New Year!
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5

Borth y Gest Gem

  • 5 of 5

Immaculately clean and well-maintained cottage with everything you’d need for a break in picturesque Borth y Gest. The welcome gifts were a surprise and very much appreciated! Our little Westie dog loved the cliff and beach walks. We would highly recomment this cottage and will be back to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Borth-y-Gest, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
April - May
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
May - July
26 May 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£540
for 7 nights
£540
 
 
High Season
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 
 
Sept - Oct
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£340
for 7 nights
£340
 
 
End 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£540
for 7 nights
£540
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£340
for 7 nights
£340
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Please contact owner via the 'Ask Owner A Question' button or Email billmccrae@blueyonder.co.uk with direct 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. 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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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