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

Bedrooms 8
Separate WCs2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Bryn Gwyn & Tegfryn

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.

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Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn

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.

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The deposit is 30% of the rental, with the balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.

Non refundable 30% deposit required. Non refundable balance payment required 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Included in the rental rate; gas, electricity, linen, towels, WiFi access, welcome tray, 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).


Accommodation and facilities for Bryn Gwyn & Tegfrynin Borth-y-Gest in Talsarnau

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • 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 ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Family Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Family Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Maste Bedroom En-suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 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.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Kingsize
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Kingsize
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Twin
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Twin
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , Adult sized bunks
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed , 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 24 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had both cottages as we are a large family and it worked perfectly. They were both so clean and well equipped and had lovely little touches, like a fruit cake on the table for when we got there! It is in such a great location, you are never to far from anything. We did lots of days out with the children, visited different beaches, climbed Snowdon and all of these things were well within an hours drive. The views are just incredible and we never tired of waking up to these views in the morning. Would definitely recommend these cottages to anyone and we would love to come back one day!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house, lovely views, lovely beaches, lovely

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: November 2012
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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

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Manchester or Liverpool airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Holyhead, Anglesey
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Porthmadog Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Borth-y-Gest Moorings Bistro
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
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.