Leafy Hill Borth Y Gest, Nr. Porthmadog

£415 - £770 per week

Why We Reccommend Leafy Hill

Stylish Borth y Gest coastal cottage for 2, just yards from the harbour and a short walk to pretty sandy bays and the Llyn Coastal Path.


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

  • A perfect coastal cottage for two just yards from the harbour at Borth y Gest, a pretty little hamlet a mile from Porthmadog. 
  • 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 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 kitchen is extremely well-equipped with fitted cream units together with an oak dining table and chairs. The careful owners supply a generous welcome pack and basic essentials - so there is no need to rush to the supermarket on your arrival.
  • Walk up the steps at the side of the cottage into woodland - Parc y Borth Nature Reserve. These oak woodlands and wild flower meadows are home to a large variety of birds including spotted woodpeckers and pied fly catchers. 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.


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. The popular Moorings Bistro overlooks the bay. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eat on the terrace during sunny weather and beside the fire on cooler days.


  • There are so many beautiful walks in this area of North Wales. Not only the magnificent walks around Snowdonia, but the Coastal Path along the Llyn Peninusla - spectaluar and 

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 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.


  • 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. 


** 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, top quality hypoallergenic duvets and pillows, bedside table/lamps, chest of drawers with mirror above, hanging wardrobe/bookcase, mulberry coloured easy chair, bright cushions and pictures.

Shower Room corner shower, toilet and wash basin.

Kitchen 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, electric-style wood burner (extremely effective), large wall clock, interesting pictures, table lamp, standard lamp. Patio doors onto decking.

 Decked terrace at the front of the cottage, with views across the estuary, a small patio table and chairs - perfect for summer breakfasts and evening drinks.

Additional Information

 £50 security deposit required per booking

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - Yes (beach towels not provided)

Parking on the road by the harbour and car park in the village

Fuel - Gas central heating inclusive.

Dogs - No

Travel cot - No

Highchair - No


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)? No

Are there paths? No

Are paths level and firm? No

Type of suface Other

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

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