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Borth-Y-Gest near Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1091843)


Menai Holiday Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Gillian

    “Cleanliness and comfort of the property was excellent.”

    We had a lovely few days and will certainly book again.

    We had a lovely few days and will certainly book again.

    - Gillian, February 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk (space for tavel cot if you wish but one is not provided)
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking to the rear of the property
  • Rear raised-level garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Two small well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.9 miles, beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: Access to the garden and parking is via a steep set of steps from the house and can be slippery when wet, please take care
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out at 10am
  • Note: This property has £150 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

This charming two-bedroom holiday property, Maenllwyd, is tucked away in Borth Y Gest near one of North Wales' most well-known resort towns, Porthmadog.

Maenllwyd, which sleeps four people plus two pets, has a multi-level garden, lovely views of the shoreline, and is close to many local conveniences, making it the perfect launching point for exploring the attractions of the Snowdonia National Park.

Upon entering your new home, you will find a charming living/dining room with dining seating, a woodburning stove, and a Smart TV.

This is the ideal place to relax and unwind after a long day of adventures.

The designated chef can prepare a delicious meal in the kitchen using a variety of appliances, and then you can all sit down to a feast.

Instead, why not venture outside to the multi-level garden, where you may have outdoor meals while the sun sets in the background and toast to a wonderful escape.

After dinner, go inside to the ground-floor shower room to wash the day away.

Then, go upstairs to the two tastefully decorated bedrooms, where you may choose between a double or a bunk room to rest in before continuing on your Welsh schedule.

Start your day by taking a stroll through Porthmadog's centre, where you can stock up on necessities and treat your family to a meal out on days when you don't feel like cooking.

There are also a number of bars and restaurants there.

Visit the Glaslyn Ospreys, brilliant for walkers to view 2 established nests.

Mrs G was first discovered breeding in the Glaslyn nest in 2004 and has since laid over 50 eggs.

Visit the llamas who live nearby at Black Rock Llamas, where you can meet, pet, and even adopt a variety of these adorable creatures.

You can also take a stroll down the Beach Path to Borth y Gest Beach where you can walk to Criccieth and beyond, or practise your swing at the nearby Porthmadog Golf Club.

Visit the Snowdonia National Park to see Harlech Castle, the Sygun Copper Mine, and Beddgelert Forest, or spend the day at Zip World to fly over the surrounding landscape for a more thrilling experience.

Maenllwyd is the ideal starting point for friends and families to discover the wonders of North Wales because it is conveniently located to travel to Barmouth, Abersoch, and Llanberis.

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

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About the location


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: This property has £150 Good Housekeeping Bond
Note: The garden is not fully secured please supervise pets
Note: There are steps from the house down to the garden and within the house please supervise small children

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas