Accomodation Details Two bedrooms: 2 x kings (zip/link option can be made up as twins by prior request). 2 x kitchens. Three bathrooms: 1 x free standing bath in one of the bedrooms with the loo and basin tucked away discreetly, 1 x ensuite with walk in shower, loo and basin, 1 x ground floor bathroom with bath, loo and basin. Sitting room with electric wood burning-effect stove.
Area Borth y Gest is a quiet Welsh seaside village of mainly Victorian houses retaining much charm and character. Located by the mouth of the River Glaslyn, and a short drive away from the Italian styled village of Portmeirion, this pretty Welsh village has stunning panoramic views over the sands and estuary to the historic Harlech Castle and the Snowdonia National Park beyond. This North Wales village has two bistros and a coffee lounge all located on the front overlooking the bay and all with dog-friendly outdoor seating areas; perfect places to while away the hours watching the comings and goings of the local boatmen. Borth y Gest, with its sheltered coves and sandy beaches, has walking in abundance; why not head up Moel-y-Gest or take a wander over the headland to the famous Black Rock Sands, or go a little further afield where the vast Snowdonia National Park awaits? For a day out you can take a trip on the famous Ffestiniog Steam Railway and Welsh Highland Railway from Porthmadog, only a 15 minutes' walk away, or for those with younger children why not visit the shorter but more child-focussed Welsh Highland Heritage Railway? For a day trip the entire Llyn Peninsula calls. With Anglesey within reach and the whole North Wales coast with the Wales Coast Path to be explored, Borth y Gest has it all: a quiet bolt hole but conveniently located for ease of access to this stunning area, a must at any time of the year.
Amenities Central heating, four-ring hob, oven, fridge with ice compartment, slimline dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, Stairgate on 2nd floor, TV, enclosed garden, garden furniture, bed linen and towels inc, travel cot (no linen), high chair. 2 small well behaved dogs welcome. Shop 1 mile. Note: Loos are Saniflow, specific instructions will be in the house where appropriate. Note: There is no allocated parking for St Agnes but there is a car park nearby. If you own a paddle board, kayak or sailing dinghy the garden is close to the slip way.
Despite losing 3 days of our booked week in April because of Covid restrictions ,we finally arrived to find a freshly decorated and spotlessly clean accommodation in a quiet and scenic backwater of North Wales. A tall thin house spread over 4 floors and 4 flights of stairs, 'St Agnes' offers very comfortable, warm and cosy accommodation. In our 70s, we managed the flights of stairs quite easily despite arthritic joints. The living area is on the level with the street where we had no problem parking, and offers a lovely picture window looking out across the small bay. A variety of birds were always available to watch as the tide ebbed and flowed, ranging from red shanks to herons, oyster catchers to egrets etc.! Very efficient heating and constant hot water for shower and bath. Kitchen facilities adequate though a larger area for food preparation and storage would have been useful. Beds are a little firm but that can be remedied with addition of spare duvet as a mattress topper under bottom sheet! Toilet facilities are the Saniflo system which works perfectly as long as the rules are adhered to. (Certainly not complicated!) . The little bay is very muddy at low tide but is a boater's paradise and so peaceful probably because there is no pub! It is easy to walk to Porthmadog in one direction and Black Rock sands and Criccieth in the other along the coastal path....... Highly recommended accommodation.
Location is good but that's all ,dangerous stairs nothing child friendly clutter everywhere no where to put your groceries generally very run down dirty in places you can see behind appliances old food etc fronts on draws on hanging off ,no work surfaces ,shower in top bedroom drain blocks all the time backs up and all dirt and hair comes into shower, toilet on ground floor has a macerater blocks easy and the poo comes into the bath when you flush if its blocked and it blocks easy, broken lounger wood rotten ,itched all over in the lounge on furniture bitten by mites no reception on TV worth having owners ornaments everywhere, oven smoked ,piece of glass off an old table just leant against wall just waiting to be smashed .constant flow of pedestrians stopping and staring into garden as it's on coastal walk path asking what's it like I covered the sign up to try and improve privacy you pay to park on carpark everyday if you can get a space ,generally needs updating in every respect we were told it was going to be updated for 2019 pictures look good but it's the same with a couple of different blankets on sofa what's under them is the same .
Fabulous place, lovely location, right by the sea.. Incredible views from living room window. Loved it and will definitely be back.
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