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Leafy Hill Borth y Gest, nr. Porthmadog

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 0 Dogs
  • Reference 1457
Why we recommend Leafy Hill...

Welcoming short breaks throughout the year, stylish Borth y Gest coastal cottage for 2 adults, with wifi, flexible arrival days, within walking distance of the harbour to the front and to Parc y Borth oak woodland nature reserve behind.

About Leafy Hill

Borth y Gest coastal cottage for two - adults only. Short Breaks available throughout the year.

  • A perfect coastal cottage for two just 50 yards from the harbour at Borth y Gest, a pretty little hamlet a mile from Porthmadog & a short walk from the highly acclaimed restaurant in Borth y Gest.  
  • The harbour is encircled by attractive Victorian houses and the bay full of sailing boats in the summer season. Enjoy watching the activities while relaxing with a coffee at the Sea View Cafe or dinner at the highly acclaimed Moorings Restaurant. Dine outside among the fairy lights on warm summer evenings - quite magical!
  • This comfortable, cosy, pristine cottage is tucked away just a short stroll from the harbour. The cottage is painted a mediterranean white throughout and is a perfect backdrop for the colourful chairs, cushions and pictures that adorn the walls. Patio doors lead from the lounge onto decking which surrounds the property - an ideal suntrap - eat or sunbathe outside - and there are blankets provided for cooler evenings!
  • The bedroom consists of twin beds that can be joined together to form a kingsize bed (please request at time of booking) and the adjoining shower room has a shaver point and supply of toiletries. 
  • The stable door from the terraced area at the front of the cottage leads into the well-equipped, immaculately presented kitchen, a lovely large, sunny room, with cream fitted units. The farmhouse style table in the large bay window overlooks a bank of spring daffodils and hydrangea, is flooded in the morning sunshine. From here whilst enjoying your welsh breakfast, the local friendly robins and shy family of blue tits may be observed, as they search for their morning morsels.
  • The owners supply a generous welcoming tray of local welsh produce, including barabrith, welsh butter, jam, honey and marmalade, with a good bottle of French wine & flowers, when available. For your convenience basic essentials are also provided, generous amounts of quality tea, ground & instant coffee, milk, cube sugar, brown & white, granulated sugar, salt, pepper, cooking oil, dishwasher tablets & washing powder.
  • Walk up the steps at the side of the cottage into woodland - Parc y Borth Nature Reserve, where numerous footpaths take you through oak woodlands and wildflower meadows, home to a large variety of birds including spotted woodpeckers and pied flycatchers. Listen to the wonderful dawn chorus in the early mornings and at night you may hear the hoot of the tawny owls which also inhabit these woods.


About The Area

Beaches and Coastal Path

  • Just beyond the village the coastal path runs along the side of the estuary offering stunning views of the Snowdonia Mountains and across to Harlech -  sit on strategically placed benches to enjoy the views. There are several little sandy coves - so choose a favourite to enjoy during your stay. 
  • From here the coastal path will take you all the way to Criccieth and beyond. Or take a less taxing walk - as far as the golf links at Morfa Bychan, then back on one of the many footpaths across the headland, down to Borthygest (the bus from near the village shop in Morfa Bychan will also take you back to Borth y Gest).
Eating Out in Borth y Gest
  • Enjoy refreshments, tasty light bites and delicious evening meals in the Sea View Bistro and Coffee Lounge. A convenient stop for weary walkers just off the Wales Coast Path is the popular Moorings Bistro overlooking the bay. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eat on the terrace during sunny weather and beside the fire on cooler days.

Walking, Cycling and Birdwatching

  • There are so many beautiful walks and cycle trails rich in birdlife in this area of North Wales. Not only the magnificent walks around Snowdonia, but the Llyn Coastal Path around the peninsula and the celebrated Mawddach Estuary trail as seen on the BBC's television series Countryfile.
Porthmadog Activity & Riding Centre
  • Enjoy miles of unspoiled trekking in stunning scenery on this private 250 acre site. The terrain is varied and interesting and views are breathtaking.
Highlander Boat Fishing Charters, Porthmadog
  • Enjoy exciting sea or estuary fishing trips aboard Highlander with experienced skipper and crew.
Menai Strait Cruises, Caernarfon (20 miles away)
  • Sit back, relax and enjoy breathating scenery along the picture postcard perfect Menai Strait with iconic Menai Suspension and Brittania bridges, historic Caernarfon Castle, Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens and so much more to see.

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

  • The terminus of both of these is in Porthmadog.  Take the Welsh Highland Railway up to Caernarfon through the Aberglaslyn Gorge, Beddglelert and through the Mountains to Caernarfon. The Ffestiniog Railway goes in the opposite direction through the lovely wooded Maentwrog Valley onto the old slate mining town of Blaeunau Ffestiniog.
Train service Aberystwyth to Pwllheli
  • Enjoy unlimited travel on Arriva Trains Wales services between and including Machynlleth, Aberystwyth and Pwllheli for one day. Valid for travel after 09:15 Monday to Friday, and all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. The dramatic coastal views are a delight.

Zip World & Bounce Below

  • In Blaeunau Ffestiniog the old Llechwedd Caverns have a zip wire run which is the fastest in the world! Zip along at 70 mph over the old quarry, mountain and moorland - not for the faint hearted! The Bounce Below inside the mine is an all-weather subterranean experience; jump around in the massive bouncy nets all linked together by walkways and slides.

Portmeirion

  • Portmeirion is only two miles from the cottage. It is a unique Italianate village, set on a Welsh headland with gorgeous candy coloured houses perched on the hillsides, surrounded by lovely gardens and shops. There are two historic hotels, one just above the estuary and a Victorian Gothic castle on the edge of the village - enjoy lunch or dinner at either or just pop in for a coffee. The Portmeirion Hotel was a popular in the 1930's - the Duke of Windsor and Mrs. Simpson stayed and it was there that Noel Coward wrote Blithe Spirit (thought to be one of his best plays) - it still has an atmosphere of that time! The increasingly popular “Festival 6 is held in Portmeirion in early September - music with some great groups and bands plus lectures on literature and poetry.

Criccieth

  • Close by is the much loved, popular resort of Criccieth with its two Blue Flag beaches separated by the small ruined castle on the hillside overlooking the bay and open to the public. Stroll along the promenade and enjoy a meal at Dylan's, the art deco restaurant right above the beach where many special event nights such as a salsa or cabaret nights are held during the summer months. The Criccieth Festival - from the 17th of June for a week - is a hugely popular and diverse celebration of the arts.
Harlech Castle
  • Enjoy a visit to Harlech Castle -  open 364 days of the year. Thought to be one of "the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe", the castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When you have immersed yourself in the history of this remarkable building relax with refreshments on the veranda of the castle tea rooms and appreciate the stunning views.
Glaslyn Ospreys
  • Near Porthmadog, this is a fantastic opportunity to see the only pair of breeding Ospreys in Wales. Enjoy watching the Ospreys through telescopes as they carry food to their young. The surrounding scenery offers some amazing views of Snowdonia and surrounding mountain ranges. 
Days away
  • Wales' largest island, Anglesey, is an hour's drive away and well worth a visit. The tranquil pastoral landscape is fringed by a rugged coastline peppered with unspoiled beaches and sandy coves. There are numerous good places to eat out, boat trips, Beaumaris Castle, Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens (National Trust), galleries, horse riding and cycling opportunities, adventure activities and more.

Cosy, colourful cottage for couples in a fabulous coastal location ideal for holidays at any time of the year.


Property Layout
** This is an Adult Only property ** £50 security deposit required per booking

1 bedroom sleeping a maximum of 2 adults (sorry no children or infants allowed).
Twin/Superking bed(s), zip and link please request configuration at time of booking, a bright sunny room looking out onto the decking at the rear of the cottage, top quality hypoallergenic duvets and pillows, bedside table/lamps, chest of drawers with mirror above, hanging wardrobe/bookcase, with a selection of novels, mulberry coloured easy chair, bright cushions and pictures.

Shower Room corner shower, toilet and wash basin, thermostatically controlled towel rail. large fluffy bath sheets and bathrobes supplied.

Kitchen  lovely large room, immaculately presented, at the front of the cottage, overlooking the footpath leading to the nature reserve, fully fitted cream units, blue tiles, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer. Dining table 2 chairs. Bluetooth speakers. Well equipped and generous welcome pack.

Sitting Room 1 x 2 seater sofas, 2 wing chairs, bright coordinated coloured upholstery, coffee table, TV/DVD, with a choice of DVDs, and a selection of books including about places of interest in North Wales, together with local maps, electric-style wood burner (extremely effective), large wall clock, interesting pictures, table lamp, standard lamp. Patio doors onto decking.

Grounds
 the cottage is surrounded by decking, on 3 sides, with a small patio table and chairs, with views to the front of the harbour. Privately located to the rear, is a garden table and chairs, together with sun umbrella, perfect for summer breakfasts and alfresco dining during warm sunny days. Deck chairs and blankets for cooler evenings are also available. 
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Additional Information.

 £50 security deposit required per booking

Short breaks - Short Breaks are available all year, £80 per night in low season, £100 per night mid-season, £130 per night in peak season 

WiFi - Yes, with Bluetooth.

Changeover -  Friday during peak periods; all other times a flexible arrival day is possible, please call 01348837871 

Towels - Yes (beach towels not provided)

Parking - On the road by the harbour and car park in the village. On arrival, it is possible to drive up the narrow private lane to the cottage to drop off your luggage.

Fuel - Gas central heating inclusive controlled by a thermostat for guest's comfort.

Dogs - No

Travel cot - No

Highchair - No

Access Information

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? No

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Paving

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes

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Why you love Leafy Hill
We have had a very enjoyable stay. Your lovely cottage has everything one needs. We loved all the walks and places to see out and about and even just sitting by the harbour was a pleasure. I'm sure in the summer it will be great. Many thanks.
Jenny, Eddy Bailey, Taunton, Somerset
Peaceful and comfortable cottage, handy walk into Porthmadog. Weather was changeable but we were lucky to get a brilliant day for the Welsh Highland Rail journey to Caernarfon (recommended). Great beach walks and Portmeirion was exceptional, dined in The Moorings and The Royal Sportsman Hotel, both good. All in all, a lovely place for a chill out. Thank you.
Alec & Dympna, Ardglass, Co. Down. Ireland
What a lovely cottage!! Immaculate, very well equipped and with wonderful linens. Our first time visit to the area and we were not disappointed. Hope to be back sometime. Thanks.
Kat & Alan Morris, Sale
Property Layout
** This is an Adult Only property ** £50 security deposit required per booking

1 bedroom sleeping a maximum of 2 adults (sorry no children or infants allowed).
Twin/Superking bed(s), zip and link please request configuration at time of booking, a bright sunny room looking out onto the decking at the rear of the cottage, top quality hypoallergenic duvets and pillows, bedside table/lamps, chest of drawers with mirror above, hanging wardrobe/bookcase, with a selection of novels, mulberry coloured easy chair, bright cushions and pictures.

Shower Room corner shower, toilet and wash basin, thermostatically controlled towel rail. large fluffy bath sheets and bathrobes supplied.

Kitchen  lovely large room, immaculately presented, at the front of the cottage, overlooking the footpath leading to the nature reserve, fully fitted cream units, blue tiles, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer. Dining table 2 chairs. Bluetooth speakers. Well equipped and generous welcome pack.

Sitting Room 1 x 2 seater sofas, 2 wing chairs, bright coordinated coloured upholstery, coffee table, TV/DVD, with a choice of DVDs, and a selection of books including about places of interest in North Wales, together with local maps, electric-style wood burner (extremely effective), large wall clock, interesting pictures, table lamp, standard lamp. Patio doors onto decking.

Grounds
 the cottage is surrounded by decking, on 3 sides, with a small patio table and chairs, with views to the front of the harbour. Privately located to the rear, is a garden table and chairs, together with sun umbrella, perfect for summer breakfasts and alfresco dining during warm sunny days. Deck chairs and blankets for cooler evenings are also available. 
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Additional Information.

 £50 security deposit required per booking

Short breaks - Short Breaks are available all year, £80 per night in low season, £100 per night mid-season, £130 per night in peak season 

WiFi - Yes, with Bluetooth.

Changeover -  Friday during peak periods; all other times a flexible arrival day is possible, please call 01348837871 

Towels - Yes (beach towels not provided)

Parking - On the road by the harbour and car park in the village. On arrival, it is possible to drive up the narrow private lane to the cottage to drop off your luggage.

Fuel - Gas central heating inclusive controlled by a thermostat for guest's comfort.

Dogs - No

Travel cot - No

Highchair - No

Access Information

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? No

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Paving

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes

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