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

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Harlech cottage description

Bryn Gwyn and Tegfryn are immaculate character cottages which have recently renovated (completed spring 2012) 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.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

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

              Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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              • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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              • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

                Twin...moreless

              • Bedroom 7: 2 twin/ single

                Adult sized bunks...moreless

              • Bedroom 8: 2 twin/ single

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              • 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

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              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                Maste Bedroom En-suite...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 5: toilet

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              • Bathroom 6: toilet

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              • 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

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

                  Theme

                  • Luxury
                  • Family

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

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

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

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

                      General

                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Telephone
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Wood Stove:

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

                      • Living Room

                      Kitchen

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

                      Outside

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Balcony
                      • Barbecue
                      • Outdoor Grill
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Rate 8
                      Jul 19 - Aug 29, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £2,850
                      Rate 9
                      Aug 30 - Sep 4, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      £348 £464
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £1,980
                      Rate 10
                      Sep 5 - Sep 18, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      £284 £379
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £1,620
                      Rate 11
                      Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      £253 £337
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £1,440
                      Rate 12
                      Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      £190 £254
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £1,080
                      Rate 13
                      Oct 3 - Oct 23, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      £174 £232
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £990
                      Rate 14
                      Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      £253 £337
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £1,440
                      Rate 15
                      Oct 31 - Nov 27, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      £127 £194
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £720
                      Rate 16
                      Nov 28 - Dec 19, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      £112 £169
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £630
                      Rate 17
                      Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £2,280
                      Rate 18
                      Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £2,470
                      LOW
                      Jan 3 - Jan 29, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £143 £190
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £710
                      LOW
                      Jan 30 - Feb 5, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £153 £203
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £760
                      HALF TERM
                      Feb 6 - Feb 12, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £205 £273
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £1,170
                      HALF TERM
                      Feb 13 - Feb 19, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £221 £295
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £1,260
                      LOW
                      Feb 20 - Mar 12, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £158 £210
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £900
                      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 - Aug 28, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £2,945
                      HIGH
                      Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £348 £463
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £1,980
                      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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                      Last updated: 08/27/2014
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                      Location

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

                      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

                      • 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

                      • Tegfryn Garden

                        Tegfryn Garden

                      • Bryn Gwyn

                        Bryn Gwyn

                      • Tegfryn Lounge

                        Tegfryn Lounge

                      • View at Dawn

                        View at Dawn

                      • Tegfryn Dinning with Sea Views

                        Tegfryn Dinning 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

                      £112 - £643 per night (GBP)
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                      8 Bedroom / 4.5+ Bathroom
                      Sleeps 16

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