Newly renovated cottage between the villages of Borth y Gest and Morfa Bychan
- english, Welsh
About Branwen Bell
We are a couple in our fifties who decided to go into the holiday cottage business when our daughters left home. After the success of our other property, Ffermdy Bach we decided to renovate our outbuilding which we started in 2017. We have finished this year (2018) and look forward to welcoming guests.
Branwen Bell purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Branwen Bell chose Porthmadog
The location is what sets this property apart. If you love to walk down to the beach in 5 minutes and enjoy the beauty of Wales you'll love Hen Gegin. It's the combination of sea and mountains that makes our area so special, with so much to explore and enjoy.
What makes this Cottage unique
Hen Gegin is the original out kitchen to the main Farmhouse and the property was once lived in by Dafydd y Garreg Wen (1711-1741) a renowned Welsh composer and harpist. The beautiful coastal farmland was sold in the 1960's.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A lovely place to stay
We really enjoyed our stay in this little cottage. The area is a great one to explore and Branwen and Paul were perfect hosts.
Little cracker 😃😃
Couldn’t be faulted!!,had a great time,lovely hosts,stunning cottage,great location,would definitely go back 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻.
A superb little cottage in a perfect, quiet location. The cottage was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Every thing you need for a relaxing break.
Branwen made us feel very welcome. Thank you!
Utterly enchanting is a gross understatement!
I’m English, wife American who wanted to experience Portmeirion so chose this cottage and couldn’t have been happier! The conversion to a modern getaway whilst reflecting its history is incredibly done!
Thank you so much for your kind words! We always wanted to keep the character of the cottage intact but make it comfortable for our guests.
I hope you enjoyed Portmeirion, a new, large Portmeirion shop with cafe has just opened in Porthmadog, definitely worth a visit.
Come and stay again one day!
An immaculate pretty and cosy little cottage . Very convenient for touring the are
We had a great stay over a long weekend. The cottage is ideally situated for touring North Wales and is very clean, cozy and comfortable with nice views. Nice big comfortable bed and lovely shower room. Had everything we needed for our stay. Would highly recommend. Thank you Branwen and Paul.
Many thanks, Sue. We’re glad you had a good time, you had wonderful weather! Thanks also for leaving the cottage nice and clean and tidy, much appreciated! We hope to see you again. Branwen and Paul
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 and then onto the attractive seaside town of Criccieth.
Nearest airports: Liverpool or Manchester
Train: Bangor or Porthmadog
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 The Sea View.
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 or a 30 minute walk through Borth y Gest. It has all the shops and supermarkets you need along with two narrow gauge railways for rail enthusiasts, the Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland Railway,
Portmeirion, the beautiful Italianate village is 4 miles or a 15 minute drive away and is well worth a visit.
If you are a golf fan the beautiful coastal Porthmadog golf course is a few hundred metres from the cottage and the golf courses at Harlech and Nefyn are about 45 minutes drive away, all have spectacular coastal views.
Castles: Wales is well known for its beautiful castles and there are many within an hour or so's drive at Harlech, Criccieth, Caernarfon, Conwy and Beaumaris
Mountains and sea: Situated between the stunning mountains of Snowdonia and the beautiful beaches of the Llyn peninsula, the lansdcape can change within a 10 minute drive and there is so much to explore.
Over the past few years Snowdonia has begun to offer more adventurous activities with the zip wires at Blaenau Ffestiniog and Bethesda nearby as well as Surf Snowdonia, a man made surfing lake with a colossal wave machine ideal for surfing at Dolgarrog. The Llechwedd slate caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog now have additional attractions including Bounce Below and off road rallying and bike trails. There are opportunities for gorge walking, paddle boarding, as well as mountaineering. All this within an hour's drive of your cottage.