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

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Last updated: 03/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Harlech cottage description

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.

Bryn Gwyn & Tegfryn: Harlech Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 1009766ha

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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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Kingsize...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Double...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Double...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Twin...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

    Twin...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 2 twin/ single

    Adult sized bunks...moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 2 twin/ single

    Adult sized bunks...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Family Bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Family Bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Maste Bedroom En-suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Maste Bedroom En-suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet

    Downstairs WC...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet

    Downstairs WC...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games

Theme

  • Family
  • Luxury

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood burning stove installed in the front lounge....moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
MID
Mar 13 - Mar 26, 2015
3 night min stay
£190 £253
Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,080
EASTER
Mar 27 - Apr 2, 2015
3 night min stay
£253 £337
Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,440
EASTER
Apr 3 - Apr 16, 2015
3 night min stay
£348 £463
Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,980
MID
Apr 17 - May 7, 2015
3 night min stay
£221 £295
Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,260
MID
May 8 - May 21, 2015
3 night min stay
£253 £337
Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,440
HALF TERM
May 22 - May 28, 2015
3 night min stay
£483 £643
Fri, Sat, Sun
£2,755
HIGH
May 29 - Jun 25, 2015
3 night min stay
£284 £378
Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,620
HIGH
Jun 26 - Jul 16, 2015
3 night min stay
£348 £463
Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,980
PEAK
Jul 18 - Sep 3, 2015
7 night min stay

£2,945
HIGH
Sep 4 - Sep 17, 2015
3 night min stay
£284 £378
Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,620
MID
Sep 18 - Sep 24, 2015
3 night min stay
£253 £337
Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,440
MID
Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2015
3 night min stay
£221 £295
Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,260
MID
Oct 2 - Oct 15, 2015
3 night min stay
£190 £253
Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,080
HALF TERM
Oct 16 - Oct 22, 2015
3 night min stay
£221 £295
Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,260
HALF TERM
Oct 23 - Oct 29, 2015
3 night min stay
£284 £378
Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,620
LOW
Oct 30 - Nov 26, 2015
3 night min stay
£153 £203
Fri, Sat, Sun
£760
LOW
Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2015
3 night min stay
£143 £190
Fri, Sat, Sun
£710
XMAS
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2015
7 night min stay

£2,160
NEW YEAR
Dec 29 - Jan 4, 2016
7 night min stay

£2,340

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit £150
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Included in the rental rate; gas, electricity, linen, towels, Wi-Fi access, welcome tray, starter logs for the wood burner, 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).

30% deposit within 7 days of booking.

Balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.

A fully refundable damage deposit of £150 (£75 per cottage) is also payable with the balance. This is refunded within 2 weeks of departure.


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Location

100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester or Liverpool airport
0.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Porthmadog
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Holyhead, Anglesey
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Porthmadog Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Porthmadog
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Borth-y-Gest Moorings Bistro
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
Borth-y-Gest

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.

 

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Photos

  • View from Balcony

    View from Balcony

  • Tegfryn

    Tegfryn

  • Bryn Gwyn Lounge

    Bryn Gwyn Lounge

  • Tegfryn Lounge View

    Tegfryn Lounge View

  • Tegfryn Kitchen/Diner

    Tegfryn Kitchen/Diner

  • View from Balcony

    View from Balcony

  • Tegfryn Rear Sitting Room/Snug

    Tegfryn Rear Sitting Room/Snug

  • Tegfryn Master Bedroom with Sea Views and En-Suite

    Tegfryn Master Bedroom with Sea Views and En-Suite

  • Bryn Gwyn Master Bedroom

    Bryn Gwyn Master Bedroom

  • Tegfryn Family Bathroom

    Tegfryn Family Bathroom

  • Tegfryn Double Bedroom with Sea Views

    Tegfryn Double Bedroom with Sea Views

  • Borth y Gest. Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn on hillside to the right.

    Borth y Gest. Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn on hillside to the right.

  • Tegfryn Garden

    Tegfryn Garden

  • Bryn Gwyn

    Bryn Gwyn

  • Tegfryn Lounge

    Tegfryn Lounge

  • View at Dawn

    View at Dawn

  • Tegfryn Dining with Sea Views

    Tegfryn Dining with Sea Views

  • Bryn Gwyn Kitchen/Diner

    Bryn Gwyn Kitchen/Diner

  • Bryn Gwyn Rear Sitting Room/Snug

    Bryn Gwyn Rear Sitting Room/Snug

  • Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn with Nature Reserve to Rear

    Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn with Nature Reserve to Rear

  • View from the Balcony in the Winter

    View from the Balcony in the Winter

  • Bryn Gwyn Double Bedroom with Sea Views

    Bryn Gwyn Double Bedroom with Sea Views

  • Bryn Gwyn Garden

    Bryn Gwyn Garden

  • Borth y Gest Beach

    Borth y Gest Beach

£143 - £643 per night (GBP)
Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    16
  • Bedrooms
    8
  • Bathrooms
    4.75
  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/20/2015
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