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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:

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.

More Details

Owner
Gill McCrae
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 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.

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.

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
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
5

Lovely house, great location - everything we needed for the week.

  • 5 of 5

Fab!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous in every way

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation was clean and fitted out to a high standard. Kitchen and bathroom spacious and sitting room cosy. Garden was a great suntrap and shed with freezer was particularly useful. Would not hesitate to rebook.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another happy guest - that's what we like to hear! Thank you for taking the time to write your very kind review and we would be delighted to welcome you back at some time in the future. Returning guests are entitled to a small discount in the weekly rate.
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Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Back at LLecyn - still as comfortable and homely as ever! This is our 4th return to Gill & Bill's lovely home. Still finding new walks and places to visit/eat in, so never stuck for things to do. Even the Welsh weather smiled on us! This property is just what you need to come 'home' to after a busy day out or equally, if you just want to relax, then put your feet up in the beautiful garden with 3 areas to follow the sun around. Counting down to next years visit already! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is such a great pleasure to keep welcoming you back! Rather like us, you are always making new discoveries on your visits and we are so pleased to hear how much you enjoy it. We, too, enjoy the slow and laid back pace of life in Borth y Gest and find it very relaxing but, at the same time, there are lots of places to go and things to do in the local area should you want to be a bit more active. Perhaps that's why many of our guests make return visits and we do our best to make them feel welcome. Thank you for your kind review and we hope you will soon be back!
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Enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable property; great wi-fi, ideally situated in beautiful Borth y Gest. The local cafe was great for an early morning breakfast in the sunshine. The property/ location was good for our dog; nice cliff walks and access to the beaches. In the other direction, there is a track directly into Porthmadog, the walk taking about 15 minutes. Had several good meals in The Ship,Most pubs are very dog friendly. We fully recommend the property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and obviously very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed yourselves - we are always pleased to welcome returning guests. We agree that the area is particularly dog friendly, but we ourselves haven't been to the Ship yet so that's another one for us to try! There are so many nice places in the area to discover that we seem to find different ones every time we go - something for every body so to speak. Hope maybe to welcome you again one day.
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Excellent lovely location.Well furnished and equipped.Have stayed before and the wi fi this time was a bonus.Nice enclosed garden for the dog.The only negative was the light curtains in front bedroom but couldn't really complain about the sun coming in nearly every morning.Weather was fabulous.Nice cafe and restarant a few mins walk away.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to hear you had a good time and were blessed with good weather by way of a bonus! It's always a pleasure to have returning guests and thank you so much for your review.
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5

Really lovely place. A joy to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Couldn't fault a thing. Welcome pack tea biscuits etc. And bottle of wine. Very thoughtful. So near the beach with lovely cafe opposite to sit and have breakfast. And our dogs loved all the fabulous beaches within walking distance. The house is so tastefully decorated , with little things as well to remind you your by the seaside. Lots of information left about roundabout and eating.etc. The owners have put a lot of thought into helping as much as they can . Simply wonderfull

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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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
 
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
 
 
Low season
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£340
for 7 nights
£340
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£540
for 7 nights
£540
 
 
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 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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