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Jane Vidamour

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

5 Star Character Cottages with Amazing Sea & Mountain Views - Bryn Gwyn & Tegfryn

7 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Gwynedd - Snowdonia 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 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 & Tegfryn 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, 4 Bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms

The cottages enjoy tranquil seclusion enabling guests to peacefully enjoy the stunning views from the garden, balcony, lounge, kitchen/ diner and two front bedrooms. Each cottage sleeps 8 (+ 1 cot), thereby accomodating 16 (+2cots) in total accross both cottages. In each cottage 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. In each cottage, 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. 2 picnic benches with seating for 16 people are located in the front gardens to enjoy the magnificent views. 2 BBQs are also available. A small back courtyard area is also available to hang washing, store bikes and wash muddy boots etc. Heating (gas cental heating), electricity, gas, linen, towels, wi-fi access & a welcome basket are all included in the tariff.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jane Vidamour (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Bryn Gwyn & Tegfryn
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

A most enjoyable holiday for children of all ages.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent. Two lovely cottages, very well equipped with everything required for comfortable daily living. Recently renovated to the highest standards, new bathrooms, doors, windows, kitchen equipment, central heating etc. and well maintained. One lacked for nothing. Best location in town, with gorgeous views. Children loved it with trips to castles, lakes, Port Meirion, dips in the bay, catching sand crabs, riding horses, kayaking etc. Plenty of eating places to suit all ages.We spent three very enjoyable weeks there, and found it difficult to leave such a lovely location and home.away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Two quality homes, in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

I hired these 2 properties for an extended family party to celebrate a 50th and a 16th birthday, the groups ages ranged from 2 years to 72 years. These houses have been lovingly restored to provide 2 luxury holiday homes, furnished and equipped throughout with quality items. With everything provided for a very comfortable stay. Both properties were very clean and tidy.

The views from the properties are outstanding, even on cloudy March days! I hope to return sometime soon, a weekend just wasn't long enough to explore this beautiful area.

Thank you Jane for your helpfulness throughout the booking process.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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5

Beautiful house in an amaxing location!!

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we arrived at the property we were instantly impressed! The house was in an immaculate condition with every amenity we could possibly require available at our disposal. As a large group of 16 we had use of both of the properties and they were ideal - the kitchen provided more than enough room for us all to congregate on an evening and we even had two living areas if we eanted to escape for some peace and quiet! My personal favourite feature of the house was the power shower and I slept like a log in the very comfortable beds! The beach was practically on the door step and as a large group of 16 adults we were in our element reliving our younger years and even got fantastic weather to boot (in November)!! We ventured into Porthmadog which was a short walk away and enjoyed a beautiful picturesque setting along the way! Overall this property was perfect for a weekend away with friends and we had a fantastic time - we will most definitely be booking again next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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5

absolutely fabulous

  • 5 of 5

words cannot explain how wonderful these cottages are! They have been renovated to an exceptional standard and it is obvious that a lot of love and care has been put into them. From the moment we arrived we fell in love - what more can you ask for stunning views, perfectly furnished and a balcony to enjoy the view perfect at the end of the day with a glass of wine. The cottages are spacious and the standard of cleanliness was excellent. The cottages had everything you could need - I even baked a cake. The kitchen diner was my favourite room - perfect for cooking, entertaining and enjoying a cup of tea taking in the views from the comfy chair (this was the most faught over seat in our cottage). The weather was not particularly kind to us but it did not spoil our holiday. It is a perfect base for exploring Snowdonia and relaxing. The owner provided excellent instructions for getting there and booking with Jane was a pleasure she was so helpful and friendly. Sally was also a delight to meet to be able to thank her for how clean the cottages were and for the welcome pack. I would love to come back - in fact I did not want to leave! I would recommend these cottages to everyone - there is something for all ages

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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5

Great holiday cottages

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to spend our holiday.The cottages where outstanding and had recently been renovated to a very high standard.There was 15 of us in our group aged between 5-83 and at no point did we feel on top of each other.The rooms were beautifully presented and there was everything you could possible need and so much more.The rooms are so spacious and the kids loved the back room with the wii in it and played happily on it,while the adults enjoyed the peace and quiet.We loved sitting on the balcony and taking in the beautiful views,borth-y-gest is a quiet and beautiful place and close enough to porthmadog if you want somewhere busier.The cottages are located in a beautiful part of north wales a small unspoilt village,several beaches are within easy walking distance.We would highly recommend anyone staying at either cottage a great time like we all had and we will definitely will be returning to the cottages in the future and would recommend it to all are family & friends. Cant wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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5

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Tegfryn - what a lovely holiday home! We stayed in May in a party of all ages up to 79! What a beautiful place, lovely holiday home with everything you would need for a lovely break - lovely little details to make you relax. Tegfryn was immaculate and the views spectacular. If you are looking for a place surrounded by nature - so many lovely walks nearby the coast or just to watch the world go by in their boats - Tegfryn is for you!

When you enter the village you see the cottage straight away and the walk up is fairly easy, parking was easy on the main road below, but there is also a car park very close at the beach.

We would love to return to this lovely holiday cottage and cannot rate this cottage high enough. Thanks to the owners who were so professional and answered all our questions with such ease.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Map

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

Porthmadog Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
PEAK
Jul 22 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$674
From
$899
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,854
 
 
HIGH
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
$521
From
$694
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,984
 
 
HIGH
Sep 9 2016 - Sep 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$391
From
$521
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,238
 
 
MID
Sep 23 2016 - Oct 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$351
From
$467
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,989
 
 
MID
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$305
From
$406
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,741
 
 
OCT HALF TERM
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$436
From
$580
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,487
 
 
LOW
Oct 28 2016 - Nov 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$220
From
$292
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,243
 
 
LOW
Nov 11 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$196
From
$262
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,126
 
 
LOW
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$190
From
$253
Fri,Sat,Sun
$995
 
 
XMAS
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,860
 
 
NEW YEAR
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,108
 
 
LOW
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$224
From
$304
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,204
 
 
LOW
Feb 3 2017 - Feb 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$242
From
$323
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,296
 
 
FEB HALF TERM
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$305
From
$406
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,741
 
 
LOW
Feb 24 2017 - Mar 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$249
From
$331
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,394
 
 
MID
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$262
From
$347
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,492
 
 
MID
Mar 17 2017 - Mar 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$305
From
$406
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,741
 
 
EASTER
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$479
From
$639
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,735
 
 
HIGH
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$348
From
$465
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,989
 
 
MAY BANK HOLIDAY
Apr 28 2017 - May 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$414
From
$552
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,362
 
 
HIGH
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$348
From
$465
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,989
 
 
WHITSUN
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$653
From
$870
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,730
 
 
HIGH
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$391
From
$521
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,238
 
 
HIGH
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$436
From
$580
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,487
 
 
HIGH
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$479
From
$639
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,735
 
 
HIGH
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$522
From
$696
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,984
 
 
PEAK
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$684
From
$912
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,952
 
 
HIGH
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$522
From
$696
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,984
 
 
MID
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$391
From
$521
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,238
 
 
MID
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$348
From
$465
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,989
 
 
MID
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$305
From
$406
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,741
 
 
OCT HALF TERM
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$391
From
$521
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
LOW
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$242
From
$323
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,296
 
 
LOW
Nov 24 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$224
From
$304
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,204
 
 
XMAS
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,735
 
 
NEW YEAR
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,984
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $196

Included in the rental rate; gas, electricity, linen, towels, Wi-Fi access, welcome tray, starter logs for the wood burner, hand soap, washing machine tablets, dishwasher tablets, washing-up liquid and starter toilet rolls.

Short breaks are available . Short breaks usually comprise Friday to Monday (3 nights) or Monday to Friday (4 nights).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gwynedd - Snowdonia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Family Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Family Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Maste Bedroom En-suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Maste Bedroom En-suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Downstairs WC
    Bathroom 6 - 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. Bryn Gwyn has one family bathroom, one en-suite and one downstairs WC. Tegfryn has one family bathroom, one en-suite and one downstairs WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Kingsize
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Kingsize
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Twin
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Twin
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Adult sized bunks
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , Adult sized bunks
  • 2 travel cots are also provided (one in Bryn Gwyn and one in Tegfryn). A king size bedroom, one double bedroom, one twin and one adult sized bunk room are located in Bryn Gwyn. A king size bedroom, one double bedroom, one twin and one adult sized bunk room are located in Tegfryn. The king size bedrooms in both houses have en-suites and sea views. The double bedrooms in both houses have sea views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 24 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
36' flat screen TV & DVD player in front lounges. 32' flat screen TV, DVD player, & wii console plus games in snugs. 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 cottages 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 15-20 steps to ascend. 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

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