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Quirky cottage for two near coastal footpath at Borth y Gest

Bedrooms 1
Space 129 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Newly renovated cottage between the villages of Borth y Gest and Morfa Bychan

A beautifully renovated cottage close to the coastal path and villages of Borth y Gest and Morfa Bychan. The cottage dates from the 1700's and used to be the out kitchen to the farmhouse where the owners live.

The cottage has been lovingly restored and updated to provide a high level of comfort and style.

Steps lead down to the cottage which has a stable door. The ground floor of the cottage is open plan and comprises the kitchen and sitting area. It is small and cosy and perfect for a couple.

The cottage has a fully fitted kitchen with microwave and electric cooker. The kitchen area has a small breakfast bar and stools. The room opens out into the sitting area which has a comfy sofa, TV and small table.

The original inglenook fireplace with bread oven has been preserved and now has a wood burning stove with a supply of logs for colder evenings.

The separate bathroom has an electric shower, basin and WC.

Rising from the sitting area is an oak and glass staircase which leads up to the mezzanine bedroom which is simply furnished with a king size low bed with cotton bedlinen and feather duvet and pillows. As the bedroom is in the eaves of the cottage there is limited headroom as the ceiling is sloping.

Outside the cottage is a small garden with seating area and a parking space for your vehicle.

Sorry no pets allowed.

There is another 2 person cottage at the property which adjoins the Farmhouse. Please contact us for availability if you wish to come with friends.

5 minutes walk from the cottage is the Welsh coastal path so you can walk to the pretty village of Borth y Gest (15 mins) which has a bistro and cafe and further along to the harbourside town of Porthmadog (30 mins). Walking in the other direction you can walk along the mile long sandy beach (Black Rock Sands) 15 mins and even onto the town of Cricieth with its fascinating castle (1hr).

A fantastic base for exploring the mountains of Snowdonia and the beaches of the Llyn Peninsula, other nearby attractions include Porthmadog (1.5miles) with its famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, Portmeirion (4 miles) and the towns and the castles of Criccieth, Caernarfon and Harlech just a short drive away.

More Details

Branwen Bell
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Welsh
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Porthmadog in Talsarnau

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 129 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please let us know as soon as possible if there have been any breakages during your stay. These may be charged for.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • The bathroom has an electric shower, basin and WC. The slate floor has underfloor heating and there is also a heated towel rail. Towels and bath mat are provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The mezzanine level bedroom is simply furnished with a low level bed and cupboard space. The bed linen is quality cotton and the duvets and pillows are duck down and feather. The ceiling is low and as it is in the eaves there is limited head room. The window overlooks the mountain of Moel y Gest
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Nearest Airport
108 Miles
Manchester or Liverpool
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Glanaber, Morfa Bychan
Nearest Ferry
48 Miles
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Morfa Bychan
Nearest Train
1.5 Metres
Porthmadog or Bangor
Nearest Motorway
48 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Moorings, Borth y Gest
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Borth y Gest
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Porthmadog, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
April/May 2018
8 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer 2018
5 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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