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Cottage Close To The Coastal Path and Beaches Of Borth Y Gest & Morfa Bychan

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Borth y Gest, Nr. Porthmadog, North Wales, Wales - Coastal Walks 5 Minutes Away

Ffermdy Bach (little farmhouse) is a self contained one bedroom cottage adjoining the owners' traditional farmhouse. With its own entrance and large private garden it is the perfect getaway for a couple. Situated between the villages of Borth y Gest and Morfa Bychan, the beach path is only a few minutes walk away leading down to the sandy beaches of Borth y Gest. A fantastic base for exploring Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula, other nearby attractions include Porthmadog (1.5miles) with its famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, Portmeirion (4 miles) and the towns and castles of Criccieth and Harlech just a short drive away.

The cottage has one comfortable double bedroom with antique furniture and cotton bed linen. There is room for a cot (not provided) if you have a young baby. The shower room has a heated towel rail and towels are provided

The kitchen/living area is one cosy room which includes all your kitchen needs as well as a dining table, chairs and sofa. There is a TV/DVD and many books and maps provided to help you explore the area.

There is a seating area in the large private garden.

More Details

Branwen Bell
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Welsh
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Branwen Bell

The cottage, Ffermdy Bach, is a self-contained part of our house, which is a traditional Welsh farmhouse.

We moved here in 1996 and now our daughters have left home we decided to make the most of our extra space!

The cottage has its own entrance and garden so you have your privacy and can come and go as you please.

Branwen Bell purchased this cottage in 1996

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very cosy cottage in a lovely spot. The weather has been mixed but we have still packed a lot in- Welsh Highland Railway, train down to Barmouth and the Fairbourne Railway, lovely walk at Morfa Nefyn, Portmeirion and several local walks.

Thanks for the milk and Welsh cakes!
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Porthmadog in Talsarnau

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with traditional double bed and antique furniture.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Sorry we do not allow dogs to stay as we have our own dog and cats. No smoking please Outside: Large private garden with garden furniture. Parking space on drive. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Thoroughly cleaned before you arrive, we provide cotton bed linen, towels and tea towels. Please bring your own beach towels. Other: Hall with plenty of space for coats/wellies etc.


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Cottage Close To The Coastal Path and Beaches Of Borth Y Gest & Morfa Bychan
average rating of 4.885714 based on 38 reviews
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Lovely quiet location

  • 5 of 5

The property is ideal for two, containing everything needed in short stay holiday accommodation. The cottage was warm on arrival, clean and tidy. We were welcomed by the owner, who was on hand throughout our stay but never intrusive. Milk in the fridge and Welsh Cakes were a welcome surprise.

We found the cottage in an ideal base for walking and not too far from Porthmadog; £6 in a local taxi.

We would definitely recommend this cottage to those looking for a comfortable quiet getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great character cottage, with individual features that make it feel homely.

  • 4 of 5

It is in a very convenient but quiet location for walking the coast path or just into local towns. It's nice to have the garden to sit in and watch the local wildlife.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a lovely sunny week for your stay. Hope to see you again!
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Lovely Cottage In An Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed here for 3 nights with my partner.

A lovely cottage which is so well located for accessing beaches and lovely countryside.

We had fantastic weather which is obviously a plus - which then gave us the opportunity to sit out in the well sized private garden.

Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You had the hottest day of the year so far! May is such a lovely month with all the wild flowers. So glad you both had a good time with us, we hope to see you here again! All the best, Branwen and Paul
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There's a warm welcome in the Valley

  • 5 of 5

Fermddy Bach is a lovely old cottage with everything you could wish to make it a home from home.

The owners were most helpful and welcoming and had kitted the cottage out to a very high standard, making it a great place to relax and enjoy your holiday or short break.

Its location was close to the sea and beach, only a short walk from a lovely little restaurant or around a mile or so from the many attractions of Pothmadog.

As walkers, we were spoiled for choice with Snowdon and the surrounding hills an hour or so away and a number of coastal walks also within easy reach from Barmouth to Anglesey.

We will certainly return again and would highly recommend the property for its location, quality, owners helpfulness and old fashioned character,...

Our thanks and appreciation to The owners for their care and attention to our needs, it made the holiday relaxed and enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location, well equipped and well thought out property. Lots of character and close to a number of stunning beaches. I had a great time here!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! You and your little girl certainly made the most of the beach while you were here!
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Beautiful cottage, perfect for us, great location, peaceful in lovely surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Cosy, clean, great location. We had a fabulous stay. Thank you branwen, hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your Easter break and hope to see you here again soon!
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Nearest Airport
108 Miles
Liverpool or Manchester
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Glanaber, Morfa Bychan
Nearest Ferry
48 Miles
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Morfa Bychan (Porthmadog Golf Club)
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
96 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Moorings Borth y Gest
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Borth y Gest, 5 minutes away
Car: necessary


Only five minutes walk to the coastal path which leads to the sandy coves of Borth y Gest in one direction and the mile long sandy beach of Black Rock sands in the other direction.


Nearest airports: Liverpool or Manchester

Train: Bangor or Porthmadog

Car recommended


Borth y Gest is ten minutes walk away or 5 minutes drive. The village has a highly recommended bistro, The Moorings and a popular cafe and shop.

The village of Morfa Bychan is 5 minutes walk away which has a large village shop and a pub.

The harbour town of Porthmadog is a 5 minute drive away and has all the shops and supermarkets you need along with two narrow gauge railways for rail enthusiasts.

Portmeirion, the beautiful Italianate village is 4 miles or a 15 minute drive away.

Further Details:

An ideal base for walkers, explorers or for those who just want to potter down to the beach.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

The rental includes all bedlinen, bathroom towels and electricity.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover in May/June/July/August/September
Short breaks available out of season
Arrivals 4pm and departures by 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.