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Spacious family bungalow only a stones throw from fabulous beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sandmarsh is a spacious detached holiday bungalow sleeping up to 9, fully furnished and well situated in the lee of the sand dunes at Ynyslas, approximately 1.5 miles from Borth where you will find shops, pubs, restaurants and pharmacy / GP. It is a 200 yard walk across the 18 hole links golf course to the fabulous beach - 4 miles of golden sands. The bungalow has far-reaching views across to the Cambrian Mountains and Plynlimon and is ideally situated for exploring this wonderful corner of West Wales. It is ideal for families with young children, teenagers or adults alike.

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About The Owner

Bought by the family in 1970, five generations of the family continue to enjoy the bungalow as an ideal location for a family holiday.

The Owner purchased this bungalow in 1970

Why The Owner chose Borth

Summer holidays with building sandcastles, exploring rockpools, beach games, swimming, surfing, fishing and golfing are what dreams are made of for children and adults who don't want to grow up alike. With walking, mountain climbing, horse riding, bird watching, cycling, sailing and other water sports all within easy reach, it is an ideal place for an outdoor holiday for all ages.

What makes this bungalow unique

As long as you like the outdoors, this property has an unrivalled range of activities for all.


Borth Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Family bathroom with toilet, basin and bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Family bathroom with power shower, basin and toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Bedroom 1 has its own basin, wardrobe and chest of drawers
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds with built in shelves and chest of drawers
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Single bed and bunk beds with built in shelves for storage
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Bedroom 4 with own basin, chest of drawers and hanging space
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • bay/sound
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Spacious family bungalow only a stones throw from fabulous beach
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews

Perfect location and comfortable accomodation

  • 5 of 5

At just 200 metres along a path to the beach, you couldn't get much closer which is very important when you have 3 toddlers in tow. The bungalow itself is a great layout for two families and the lack of stairs meant even my 23 month old nephew could roam free. The bungalow has a very lived in feel but it is clean and welcoming with lots of homely touches. I think we will be back 😀?

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

We found the accommodation as we expected and it allowed us a comfortable stay for a few days R&R. A quiet place to get away. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review of our bungalow . I am glad that you had a good time there and hope one of your party in particular felt better after their stay. Regards, Fiona.
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An extremely relaxed and relaxing holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Very efficient booking and joining instructions. The bungalow is very relaxed and informal and comfortable to stay in; not high-end luxury, just comfortable. Well supplied and fitted out with decades of owners possessions - everything (including pantry supplies) needed for a simple holiday

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review of our property- it means a great deal to us that you had a good stay and enjoyed yourselves. Regards, Fiona.
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Stayed before, fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Owners are lovely, good communications. Cottage is in a fabulous, peaceful and very scenic location. Lots of room, board games & videos for kids if a rainy day. Lovely big garden and views. Clean and comfortable. Everything you need. 5 minutes car from Borth high street and 15 minute drive from Aberystwyth. Would definitely recommend and stay again. Excellent.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nicole, Thank you so much for your lovely review [again! I seem to remember you left a good one last year too]. So glad that you had a a good holiday. Best wishes, Fiona .
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Great Property in a Great area

  • 5 of 5

Great property. We enjoyed our stay very much really quiet and peaceful,

great beach for walks with dog, bungalow is really cosy and well equipped. We would recommend a stay here for family holidays.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind and positive review of our holiday bungalow. It is lovely to hear of other people enjoying it as much as we have over the years.
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Bit dated but very clean and well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyable stay. Good communication from owners. Very spacious and had everything we needed. Job done!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind and positive review. We are glad that you had a good time and that the property met your needs.
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Victoria Inn
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Borth Station
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Borth Tandoori
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Borth and Ynyslas
Car: recommended

Nearby Borth (1.5miles) is an old Victorian seaside town strung along the seafront with a range of traditional, cafes, fish and chip shops, and art and craft shops. Upper Borth beach has an area of rockpools which are great for children to explore as well as an area of beach supervised by lifeguards in the summer season.

Machynlleth and Aberdovey lie to the north along the beautiful Dovey estuary. The former is a charming market town [markets on Wed am], with the Celtica experience, Centre for Alternative Technology and Raptor centre nearby. Aberdovey is a very pretty seaside town.

For wildlife lovers the area is unsurpassed, with the Borth Bog wetlands/ Dyfi nature reserve, and sand-dunes surrounding Ynyslas supporting rare and prolific wildlife, the RSPB/Osprey project at Ynys-hir, and the Red kite feeding centre at Nant-y-Arian. Ravens, peregrines and seals can be seen on cliff walks south of Borth, and dolphins are commonly sighted in the bay.

For walkers there are cliff walks, farmland and forestry commission, the beautiful Reidol valley, and the stunning mountains of the Plynlimon range and Snowdonia.

There is golf at Borth, Aberdovey and Aberystwyth, [all good 18-hole golf courses] and a smaller charming 9-hole course [pay and play] at Capel Bangor, a few miles inland. Fishing, swimming, surfing [lessons at Borth], sailing [Aberystwyth/Aberdovey], and horse-riding are all available.

For children there is an Animalarium at Borth, a butterfly farm at Capel Bangor, and the fascinating Llywernog silver mines in the hills near Nant-y-Arian where you can go underground like miners of old. The Reidol narrow gauge steam railway runs out of Aberystwyth along the valley to the waterfalls at Devils bridge- a great day’s excursion.

The larger town of Aberystwth [20 mins by car along the scenic coast road] has a wide range of impressive Victorian buildings, shops, supermarkets and restaurants to suit all tastes. There is a cinema, leisure centre, good museum, castle, pier/promenade, and excellent theatre/gallery [at the university] which puts on very good summer productions.

All in all this area of west wales has something for everyone who likes getting out and about!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $27.7
Refundable damage deposit $277.05

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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