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.
- Calendar last updated:
- 7 Nov 2018
Bought by the family in 1970, five generations of the family continue to enjoy the bungalow as an ideal location for a family holiday.
Owner purchased this Bungalow in 1970
Why 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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Perfect location and comfortable accomodation
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 😀�
Thank you for your positive review of our holiday bungalow. Yes, it is a great place for families and children, and I am glad that you had a good time there.
Kind regards, Fiona Perkins
Beautiful setting. House cold,unaired, smelt damp.very dirty, poorly maintained. Very disappointed.
Not the holiday we hoped for .More like a visit to home of elderly relative whose house had not been maintained, cleaned or de cluttered for many years. Happy with simple random furnishings but did expect to be clean. Only welcome was a cold overwhelming smell of damp and a list of instructions.
Had to wash enough china& cutlery for our stay. Oven unusable all week as so dirty and greasy it set off smoke alarm. Light bulbs missing and fixture in sitting room at such a scary angle we did not dare turn it on. Lots of jars, bottles , stocks of seasonings in cupboards and fridge, many out of date. Fridge not cleaned, toaster full of crumbs . Bathroom cupboards unlocked and full of personal items . Bath dirty, under toilet rim quite disgusting.
Outside the fence rail broken, lying on ground with 2inch nails sticking up. Had to secure gate with a rope as bolt did not hold and not want my dogs on the road.
Spent first hours cleaning , went to local shop next morning to buy cleaning materials and spent the next morning cleaning .
Very disappointed. Was our holiday waited a year for it.
The location is beautiful ,
the bed linen, towels and tablecloth were clean. Having a fire at night was lovely . The community shop and cafe nearby was wonderful and welcoming .
I would not visit Sandmarsh again and fail to understand how it is rated a 4 star property.
I am so very sorry that you did not have a good holiday at our bungalow and gave it such a low rating. This has never happened before - we have only had 4 and 5 star ratings, and many visitors have commented on the cleanliness and homeliness of the place, so something has obviously gone wrong. We will look into all your comments/issues urgently and seek to address them. The bungalow is a much loved, well-used family holiday home [not posh or pretentious in any way] that we want people to have great holidays in. Thank you for your feed-back.
Kind regards, Fiona.
Homey and comfortable
Ideal for families. A few minutes walk away from a lovely sandy beach, which is wild and natural
Thank you for your positive feedback - I am glad that you had a good holiday and enjoyed the wonderful beach.
Kind regards, Fiona.
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.
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.
An extremely relaxed and relaxing holiday home
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
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.
Stayed before, fabulous location
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.
Thank you so much for your lovely review [again! ....as I seem to remember you left a good one last year too]. So glad that you had a a good holiday.
Best wishes, Fiona .
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!