Cottage for 2 in secluded location 20m. from sea wall with magnificent views
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About Property Manager
As a child, I grew up in west London. Now a retired nursing sister, who has spent many years traveling, I am keen to replicate the high standards of accommodation that I have experienced for myself, especially in America and Canada. I therefore decided after a long search to purchase our cottage here in picturesque North Wales where we replicate this standard of comfort for our own visitors. My family and friends love staying here in our warm and comfortable modernised cottage in this beautiful corner of Britain and I hope that you too will also enjoy your stay.
Property Manager purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Property Manager chose Borth-y-Gest
Our cottage is tucked away in a quiet location in a small hamlet, but only a few minutes walk along the sea wall to the village centre and its amenities. The Welsh coastal path runs through the village. Our cottage is built in a unique architectural style with every comfort available throughout the year. Our Family stayed here in the village, annually, some 50 years ago and the beauty of the area remains mainly unchanged. Borth y Gest is a thriving local community with a restaurant serving lovely food in its modern dining room or on the terrace overlooking the harbour. There is also an excellent a cafe open all day with a wonderful choice of ice creams; both are open 10 months of the year. From our cottage it is possible to walk along the coastal path past the boatyards into Porthmadog the nearest town about one mile away. Here you can purchase newspapers, groceries and locally caught fish; the local supermarkets can offer an internet ordered delivery service. The local train station and steam trains out of Porthmadog are all within walking distance and there is a bus service which comes into the village on its way from Criccieth to Porthmadog. We even have a petrol station close by where your car can be refuelled before leaving - but not on a Sunday evening.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our cottage is in a great location up a quiet leafy lane only 30m from harbour wall. Here you can leave your car 'at home' whilst exploring the beautiful local countryside and mountains surrounding the village..... we offer you tranquility within fantastic scenery. The cottage, which is centrally heated all day, all year, is thermostatically controlled so you will benefit from modern comfort throughout the year. Away from the village there is a large choice of holiday attractions, with details supplied about many to be found in the folder in the sitting room. They include:: great walking around the coast, in the mountains and along the river estuaries. steam trains into and across Snowdonia Bird watching Golf courses Good public transport links. Guide books, maps , DVDS and novels in the cottage There is a daysack and picnic ware available on loan for our visitors Good restaurants are within 5 minutes walk away as well as a cafe with take away food
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This is a lovely little cottage with excellent quality furnishings, bed linens etc. Very quiet and peaceful location. Great communication from April regarding parking , access etc before our visit
This beautifully presented property is a lovely find in this delightful area of Wales.
This was a return visit to Leafy Hill for us and we were equally delighted with our stay. A lovely welcome pack was a nice touch too! We had glorious weather to enjoy the stunning beaches and coastal path as well as conveniently positioned for places to visit like Portmerion, Harlech, steam railway & a good base for places further away, we visited Anglesey and Caernarfon which are so accessible with good roads! Borth-y-Gest is blessed with a super restaurant in The Moorings where we enjoyed meals on two evenings & lunch at the cafe/bistro was good too. It was truly a lovely stay in a clean, bright, well equipped property with its own sweet pet robin who visits on a daily basis! I am sure we will be returning again as it is a place you can never run out of things to do or see!
Lovely little cottage
The cottage was lovely with all mod cons. Very clean and nice. Would be very happy to stay again in the future.
Very comfortable the cottage is a gem of a find .
You won’t be disappointed attention to detail linen beds very comfortable and fluffy robes too .
A very well equipped cottage .
Thank you so much - we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and also lovely weather over the bank holiday which is a bonus!
Very well equipped property in an excellent position
This is a warm, comfortable single storey property, with 4 different outside seating areas on the decking and in the front garden, to take advantage of the sun at all times of the day.
The resident robin enjoys a few crumbs when you are sitting outside !
The large kitchen/diner has been well planned, and is probably the best equipped of all the places we have stayed at. A 'welcome tray' and flowers added to our enjoyment, as did a phone call from the housekeeper when we were on the way, to tell us that we could go into the cottage before 3pm if we wished. We liked this property very much, thank you April.
It's easy to walk from the village into Porthmadog, via the coast path, which is useful if you want to eat there and not take the car. We went to 'Yr Hen Fecws' in Lombard Street, really good food.
Would also recommend 'The Moorings' in the village, and the Fish Bar in Aberdaron.
Dear Gill Strickland
Thank you so much for your review.... we work very hard to provide the standard you
experienced and are so glad you enjoyed your weeks stay in Borth y Gest. I always pass on guest comments to the housekeeper and I know that she too will be appreciative of your time to send in your comments
For climbing / trekking in Snowdonia - there is a good bus service circling the many trail heads, allowing you to ascend on one trail, descending another. Bus time table are available in the cottage and also on line.
The Heritage Steam Railways are within walking distance of the cottage as they run out of Porthmadog Harbourside Station. They can take you into the heart of Snowdonia and / or through the mountains to the royal town of Caernarvon and its majestic castle; there are some open rail carriages available during the fine summer months;
With good public travel services it is easy to walk from the cottage - to Porthmadog, take a steam train into Rhydd Dhu, a trailhead for Snowdonia - then walk in the mountains or back through the forest on a well defined trail to Beddlegert, with its numerous eating places, this is a very pretty village central Snowdonia, well worth exploring before returning the Porthmadog by bus.
The villages of Beddgelert also offers a very picturesque walk up the Glaslyn Gorge.
Betws y Coed, is another popular pretty village in central Snowdonia with several hiking trails from its centre.
The national park of Snowdonia also has numerous waterfalls and wild swimming places, although the water can be cold even in the summer months!
The Glaslyn Osprey Centre is a short distance away where rare breeding ospreys can be viewed from hides
David Lloyd George Museum
The restored Harlech Castle with its tea rooms are open all year; The ruins of Criccieth Castles can offer a steep climb - both are located on clifftops with magnificent views out to sea.
Numerous sandy beaches and small private coves, are within walking distance from the cottage, some only accessible on foot from the pretty wooded coastal path.
Cycling is also popular in this area of North Wales and the beautiful Mawddach Estuary has flat cycle trail along the old railway track to Barmouth. Parking is available at Penmaenpool, just a short distance from Dolgellau, at the location of the old railway station where there is also a very small observation post across the tidal marshes.