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Maenllwyd

Borth-y-Gest near Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1021635)

3.6

Good

Menai Holiday Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Review(s)

  • Elizabeth

    “Hi. I'm sorry I'm late reviewing this.”

    Happy New Year. I stayed in this cottage in early December. I have given you as a company a good review because you told me it was unlettable before the stay started, but I particularly wanted to stay on Mersey St so I risked it. It seems you have already withdrawn the property from your portfolio. The damp is really pretty wet and unpleasant but it was not the only thing making that cottage unlettable. It has good things. The shower is fine, the boiler did it's best to heat a very draughty ...

    Happy New Year. I stayed in this cottage in early December. I have given you as a company a good review because you told me it was unlettable before the stay started, but I particularly wanted to stay on Mersey St so I risked it. It seems you have already withdrawn the property from your portfolio. The damp is really pretty wet and unpleasant but it was not the only thing making that cottage unlettable. It has good things. The shower is fine, the boiler did it's best to heat a very draughty property. But cosy it isn't. Small yes ; but cosy, not so much. Even with all the blankets provided to wrap yourself up with in the living room it can be chilly in a stormy December. The whole place is very dirty, the floors made our slippers dirty. Everywhere was grubby and moving a chest of drawers to find an earring. Well, I wished I hadn't. We washed dishes before using them and threw out rancid it of date food stuffs from the cupboards. The oven does not work properly as the thermostat is broken and one of the shelves in the fridge is broken. We could not reliably get a decent picture on the telly. This could be a very attractive Cottage but it is sadly tired and unloved at the moment. The bed was comfortable and the internet works well. There was a great choice of books and good films to choose from. The parking was easy. The log burner was very effective and there was fuel for it. Sorry not to be more positive, I did manage to enjoy my week in Borth y Gest and enjoy some reminiscing

    - Elizabeth, December 2021

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room.
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge and TV with DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • WI-FI
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Rear garden with patio area with table and chairs
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub 0.9 miles
  • Parking is just further up the lane once you have passed the property
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150
  • Note: Please be aware the stairs to access the terrace at the back are steep and can be slippery when wet, please take extra.

The property

Porthmadog 1.1 miles.

Set within striking distance of the majestic Snowdonia National Park and the glorious North Wales coastline is this elegantly presented terrace property, Maenllwyd.

This wonderful accommodation is ideal for a family seeking to explore all of the delights that this part of Wales has to offer, equipped with everything you could possibly need to enjoy a self-catered break.

Here, you will find two well-presented bedrooms comprising of a double bedroom and a bunk bedroom, both of which enjoy a refreshing interior design and ample space to house your personal belongings.

Of an evening, gather your loved ones within the sitting room, where you can tune into the TV whilst the woodburning stove offers a sense of comfort during the winter months.

Beyond here is the well-equipped kitchen which promises to fulfil your culinary needs to prepare a delicious home-cooked meal for the whole family.

During the summer months, venture out to the rear garden where a spot of alfresco dining can be enjoyed or indulge in a glass of fizz as you catch the sun setting.

If you can tear yourself away from this wonderful base, head to the town of Porthmadog where a magnitude of amenities awaits you to cater to every taste and requirement.

To keep you busy whilst here, a short car journey will bring you to the wonderful Italianate village of Portmeirion, where you can enjoy the quaint cafés and explore the gardens before heading to the beach.

Slightly further is the town of Harlech where you will find another sandy beach which is overlooked by the medieval castle, in addition to all of the outdoor attractions found within the Snowdonia National Park.

Maenllwyd promises a wonderful retreat for the entire family to this part of Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

About the location

PORTHMADOG

Harlech 5 miles; Caernarfon 19 miles.

The bustling harbour town of Porthmadog lies on the Glaslyn Estuary and enjoys a stunning setting. The gateway to the Snowdonia National Park, Porthmadog is full of individual shops and restaurants, and home to the Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland railway where you can travel by steam through spectacular Snowdonia scenery, to Blaenau Ffestiniog or Caerforn . The pretty village of Borth Y Gest, with its cliffs and coves, is a short walk or drive from the town. The well known and unique Italianate village of Portmeirion is just down the coast. Situated on a rugged clifftop on its own private peninsula, Portmeirion, famous as the location of the TV show The Prisoner and the final episode of Cold Feet, is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and woodlands. The area also boasts castles at Criccieth and Harlech, and superb unspoilt beaches such as Black Rock Sands, where the sands stretch as far as the eye can see. Also within reach is the famous Zip World Slate Caverns and Bounce Below where you can get involved with a variety of activities including the thrilling zip wires and underground caverns to explore; there is something here to suit the whole family. An ideal location for the attractions of Snowdonia and the The Lleyn Peninsula.

NOTE: Please note the stairs to access the terrace at the back are steep and can be slippery when wet, please take extra care.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas