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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Porthmadog Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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 (completed spring 2012) 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 Bryn Gwyn 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

Bryn Gwyn enjoys tranquil seclusion enabling 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 hamper are all included in the tariff.
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Jane Vidamour

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Bryn Gwyn
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Bryn Gwyn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1009766
+44 (0)7985 591603
Porthmadog Gwynedd - Snowdonia
5

Excellent accommodation with stunning views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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.
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Bryn Gwyn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1009766
+44 (0)7985 591603
Porthmadog Gwynedd - Snowdonia
5

Fantastic location, unrivalled views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We stayed for a week in September with our new baby. As such, we spent a fair amount of time at the house, and the view from the sitting room was spectacular - you felt like you were out and about as you watched the tide coming and going. There were some lovely walks along the coastal path and lots of little beaches to explore - we'll definitely come again once the baby is a toddler. Plenty of fun to be had right on the door step. There were some lovely places to eat in the tiny village and the owner provided a very comprehensive list of suggestions for days out, places to eat, etc which was really handy.

The house was as great as the location. Recently renovated, it was full of mod cons - dishwasher, two fridges, etc - that would mean big groups could comfortably enjoy a week self catering. The rooms were well appointed and the sitting rooms (2) very comfortable. The log burner added a holiday feel. The huge kitchen/diner was great to hang out in while someone else cooked! The grounds were really well maintained. There are a few steps and a short walk up to the house (as detailed in the house's description) but this wasn't a problem, we just left the buggy in the car. There was very easy parking at the bottom of the lane.

We will definitely return and next time will take some friends!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Bryn Gwyn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1009766
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Porthmadog Gwynedd - Snowdonia
5

Wow! Fantastic family house with amazing views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Fantastic property for family sharing, layout, equipment furnishings , clean & extremely well thought out for a perfect peace of mind family holiday
Big house that allowed space and comfort for all but still had a real family togetherness feel. Wonderful .
We took our 2 sons and their 3 children 5,4 & 3 yrs for our first all together holiday and it was perfect for us all to be together and not feel crowded, the children loved it as the furnishings are such good quality and well thought out and child friendly which made for a more relaxing & enjoyable hol for all.
The garden small though not completely secured for tiny children but we had no problem with our grandchildren to be fair they behaved when told not to go near steps they stayed in garden area which is lovely and just big enough and as property elevated. Wow what a view even from all aspects in and out of front of house all the windows have absolutely stunning views ...simply amazing ! the bay with the boats and the mountains .
Only one negative besides having to leave at end of hol for us was that my husband and sons are between 6'2 & 6'5". and the beds have bed ends on dbl & k. size- so a little restricting for the taller guys .. Wouldn't stop us going again though.
Thank you to the owners for creating such a lovely home to share .... Cant say I would share it if mine as would love to live in it, loved it.
Hope all who stay in it, enjoy it as much as we did and have a great holiday.
From Hopkins family Aug 13
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Bryn Gwyn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1009766
+44 (0)7985 591603
Porthmadog Gwynedd - Snowdonia
5

A Real Home from Home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We spent five very enjoyable days in Bryn Gwyn. The house had everything we needed, was spotlessly clean and well positioned for touring Gwynedd. The front garden is sheltered and catches the morning sun.

It only takes 15 minutes to walk into Porthmadog where there is a good selection of shops - and steam trains! Walking in the other direction there are some beautiful sandy coves.

We hope to return sometime in the near future.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Bryn Gwyn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1009766
+44 (0)7985 591603
Porthmadog Gwynedd - Snowdonia
5

Wonderful house with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
We stayed at Bryn-Gwyn for the weekend recently and had a fantastic time. We found everything we needed was there and the addition of highchair and travel cot was great.
All of the rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished giving a real home from home feeling. We found the property clean and very well maintained. It's understanable why it has 5 stars from Visit Wales! The views are wonderful and really add to the holiday feeling!!
We made the easy walk along the costal path to the beach on the Saturday and enjoyed a very sunny day on the beach!!
We would recommend this house to family and friends, and would love to return ourselves!
Helpful votes: 1/1

Map

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

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Availability & Rates

Porthmadog Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Apr 4 2014 - Apr 24 2014
£193
£257
£770
£1,100
3 nights
 
 
Apr 25 2014 - May 22 2014
£123
£164
£490
£700
3 nights
 
 
May 23 2014 - May 29 2014
£228
£304
£910
£1,300
3 nights
 
 
May 30 2014 - Jun 26 2014
£158
£210
£630
£900
3 nights
 
 
Jun 27 2014 - Jul 18 2014
£193
£257
£770
£1,100
3 nights
 
 
Jul 19 2014 - Aug 29 2014
£1,500
7 nights
 
 
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 4 2014
£193
£257
£770
£1,100
3 nights
 
 
Sep 5 2014 - Sep 18 2014
£158
£210
£630
£900
3 nights
 
 
Sep 19 2014 - Sep 25 2014
£140
£187
£560
£800
3 nights
 
 
Sep 26 2014 - Oct 2 2014
£105
£140
£420
£600
3 nights
 
 
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 23 2014
£97
£129
£385
£550
3 nights
 
 
Oct 24 2014 - Oct 30 2014
£140
£187
£560
£800
3 nights
 
 
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 27 2014
£70
£107
£320
£400
3 nights
 
 
Nov 28 2014 - Dec 19 2014
£62
£94
£280
£350
3 nights
 
 
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
£1,200
7 nights
 
 
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
£1,300
7 nights
 
 
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 12 2015
£62
£94
£280
£350
3 nights
 

Notes

  • The following items are included in the rental rate; gas, electricity, linen, towels, Wi-Fi access, a welcome tray, a starter pack for the wood burner, 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 during the low and mid season. Short breaks usually comprise 3 weekend nights (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) or 4 mid-week nights (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).

    Discount available for booking both Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn at the same time (to sleep 16) - please enquire.

    A fully refundable damage deposit of £100 per booking is required.

    The full balance of the holiday is payable at least 8 weeks before the holiday start date. Prior to this, a 30% deposit will be required to confirm any booking.

Amenities

Porthmadog Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking On Street
  • Firewood
  • Basic Soaps
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Activities Guide
  • Telephone
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Family Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 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 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , (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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Video Game Console
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Video Games
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • recreation center
  • marina
  • bay/sound
  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • library
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • mountaineering
  • wind-surfing
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