Sky Sail, Borth y GestRef: 1010
Land ahoy! You will not be disappointed with this beautiful detached home. The attention to detail and homely comforts gives this property the WOW factor! Everything has been thought of to make this property welcoming and a home from home. With superb views from the balcony at the front of the house across Tremadog Bay, this is a fantastic spot to while away the hours and watch the boats sail in. To the rear is a secluded garden where you can disappear from the world with only birds as company and forestry hugging you from behind. Accessed by 45 steps, the property is very private and elevated, towering above the beautiful village of Borth y Gest. From the bottom of the steps it is a short walk to the village tearooms, numerous small sandy bays, quiet coves, and the coastal footpath to Black Rock Sands or Porthmadog. The village of Borth y Gest is built around its own crescent bay with a small slipway and boat moorings, there are marvellous views across the tidal bay and estuary towards Portmeirion village and the mountains of Snowdonia. Nearby Porthmadog has a variety of shops and good eating places, 2 narrow gauge railways with steam engines, a golf course, and museums. Must-dos in the area include Portmeirion village (4 miles), Cricieth beaches and castle (5 miles), Beddgelert mountain village at the foot of Snowdon (8 miles), Llanberis, numerous lakes, museums and train rides including the scenic trip up Snowdon. This is a picturesque and central location for a holiday property in North Wales.
1 BEDROOM: A tastefully decorated Kingsize bedroom with stunning views across the bay. Bed linen & towels provided.
LIVING ROOM: Log burning stove, Freeview modern flatscreen TV & CD player with iPod docking station. French doors to large balcony affording spectacular views across Tremadog Bay.
KITCHEN: Belfast Sink, gas hob and electric overn, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave & plenty of cook books for those interested in improving their culinary skills!
DINING AREA: Integral to the kitchen, with French doors to the decked balcony and spectacular views over the village of Borth y Gest.
BATHROOM: Bathroom includes a beautiful roll top bath with extraordinary feature portholes along the side & WC.
SHOWER ROOM: Shower cubicle with WC.
GARDEN: To the rear is a small pond and patio area. To the front is a tiered area which leads to the large decked balcony with ample seating and a BBQ. 45 steps down to the street parking.
PARKING: Street parking.
GAS & ELECTRICITY: Electricity included. Gas paid for by meter reading.
HEATING: Gas central heating.
PETS: Sorry, no pets.
LINEN: Yes (cot linen not included).
WiFi: No (but many pubs & cafes in Porthmadog have WiFi).
EXTRA: Property is not suitable for children.
FAQ: This property will be closed for maintenance for 2019, therefore we cannot accept any bookings for 2019.
Price Group: 14
Minimum rent: £412
Winter mini-breaks available - Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday - from January to the 23rd of March: £350 for the 4 night mini-break and £330 for the 3 night mini-break.
Seasonal mini-break rules at this cottage: A mini-break is a holiday for less than a week and/or may start on a day which isn't the normal changeover day (Saturday). This property owner will only accept mini-breaks at short notice - not more than 14 days before the starting date of the holiday.
Ms C (May, 2018): "A very enjoyable week. A perfect time of the year to admire the beautiful flora and fauna everywhere. An artists delight with an ever changing scenery. Lovely comfy bed and fresh soft linens and towels."
Mr & Mrs T (May, 2018): "A beautiful cottage with stunning views! We've had a wonderful relaxing time. A fab location away from the hustle and bustle. A bit of everything close by makes it a perfect base. Will definitely come again."
Mrs G (April 2018): "We had a great week in Sky Sail, the cottage was great and welcoming and thanks for the service you provide appreciated."
J & S (March, 2018): "Can't think of a better place to sit and stoke fires whilst the snow falls and the country grinds to a holt. We'll be back in the summer for sure (and probably the winter too). Just beautiful."
T & B (January, 2017): "What an idylic spot, the perfect place for a post Christmas get-away. The cottage is beautiful with everything in it you could possibly want."
M & N (Oct, 2016): "This is our secondstay at Sky Sail this year and once again we've been blessed with gorgeous weather. This place really is something special - so tranquil and beautiful - we absolutely love it."
Mr & Mrs F (Oct, 2016): "FABULOUS! What an absolute gem, love the house, the village, the scenery ... even love the MAD weather."
K & M (August, 2016): "What a perfect location - it really feels like we've escaped from the rat race."
Mr & Mrs T (June, 2016): "Our stay in your cottage was a Golden wedding present from the whole family and they couldn't have given us a better gift."
C & C (June, 2016): "We had a great holiday, Skysail is a lovely house with a fantastic view."
Mr & Mrs C (May, 2016): "Quaint cottage in a wonderful situation. Loved to sit out on the deck watching the tide go in and out and feeding the birds."
Visit Wales Comments (March, 2017):
"A lovely cottage in an elevated position overlooking the bay, with decked patio and garden furniture. Cosy lounge has a wood burner and comfortable seating and doors onto terrace."
Overall Quality Percentage: 89% - this was our highest scoring property in 2017
Please note: A returnable £100 Good Housekeeping Deposit will be required before we can give the key safe code. Our experience shows that this procedure results in an all round better holiday for everyone, as our holiday home owners are prepared to offer better quality properties for guests and all guests fully respect the property and so make manageable the process of preparing the property for the next guest's full enjoyment. Nearly all our guests are respectful people where the bond is fully returned. We have a high proportion of returning guests who are appreciative of our service and the high standard of accommodation that we strive to provide. Please be assured that STS is a Visit Wales/Welsh Assembly Government Accredited agency. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
We strongly recommend that you take our Cancellation Protection (see Terms & Conditions). If you continue you will notice that during the next booking steps this will automatically be selected for you and the price will increase, so simply de-select them on the bookings screen if you already have holiday insurance or if you do not want any cover.
The Pet Charge for all properties accepting pets is £20 per pet.
After your stay, we ask you kindly to please leave the property as it is found, in a clean and tidy manner. This includes replacing the furniture, emptying all internal bins, clean and put away plates etc., clean work tops and surfaces and hoover the floors.
No Smoking: We want all our guests to enjoy an odour free environment when they arrive at their property. We therefore prohibit smoking within the premises in ALL our properties. A 'Refreshing Charge' will be levied on guests who smoke in properties. A No Smoking Policy may form part of a property's statutory Fire Risk Assessment.
Mini-breaks & Weekends: In most cases, bookings that are for less than 7 nights in the season (Easter to the end of October) are only bookable at short notice. Out of season (November to last week before Easter) is more flexible. The mini-break rules for each property is stated on the description. Weekend booking requests that do not start or end on a property's change-over day or cross over more than 1 week, are at the discretion of the property owner. Please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements.
Although there is a place to off load at the bottom of the steps, cars have to park on the bay (about 30m away).
There are 3 easy rise slate steps and 42 wooden steps winding up through the front garden up to the decked area to the front, with hand rails on most part.
Bedroom, bathroom and shower room are on the first floor.
|Period||Week Price||3 night price|
|03 November 2018 to 14 December 2018||£ 412||£ 330|
|15 December 2018 to 21 December 2018||£ 482||£ 386|
|22 December 2018 to 04 January 2019||£ 612||£ 490|
|05 January 2019 to 27 December 2019||£ To be confirmed||£ To be confirmed|
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