Sea Captain's House, Borth y Gest
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Sea Captain's House, Borth y Gest
Sea Captain's House, Borth y Gest
View towards the bay from the front garden
Panorama from the Sea Captain's House
View the mountains of Snowdonia from the master bedroom
Master bedroom with double & single bed
Master bedroom with double & single bed
Twin bedroom
Dining room
Nearby Borth y Gest beach
Sea Captain's House, Borth y Gest
Sea Captain's House, Borth y Gest
View towards the bay from the front garden
Panorama from the Sea Captain's House
View the mountains of Snowdonia from the master bedroom
Master bedroom with double & single bed
Master bedroom with double & single bed
Twin bedroom
Dining room
Nearby Borth y Gest beach










STS Grade 2+ 

This spacious Victorian terraced house built for a Sea Captain in the picturesque coastal village of Borth y Gest is ideal for a relaxing and invigorating holiday for all the family. Short walks from the house lead to a coastal nature reserve with secluded sandy coves, beaches, wild flowers and oyster catchers. Longer hikes from the house lead along the shore to Black Rock Sands and the castle town of Cricieth, or through oak woods up to the top of Moel y Gest mountain behind the village. This comfortable house of character is situated in a quiet elevated position with panoramic views of the Snowdonian mountains from the upstairs main bedroom and of the Glaslyn estuary and surrounding mountains. Original features include exposed wooden floorboards in the hall, master bedroom and bathroom. Borth y Gest is a gem to discover, nestling around a crescent bay with no through traffic; a small friendly village with a shop, tea room and restaurant, children's playground and garage. The lively harbour town of Porthmadog is a mile away, with a wide variety of shops, cafes and restaurants, the Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland Railways. The famous italianate village of Portmeirion and the highest mountain in England and Wales, Snowdon, are close by. This is a good central location for a holiday property in North Wales. 

3 BEDROOMS: 1 bedroom with one Double bed and one Single bed with exposed wooden floor. 1 bedroom with two Single beds. 1 bedroom with a Double bed. Bed linen NOT provided, but available to hire (£12/bed). Please bring your own towels & tea towels.
BATHROOM: Bath and WC with electric shower over the bath and exposed wooden floor.
LOUNGE: Large bay window, gas fire and Freeview TV & DVD player. Exposed wooden floor.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: Large with attractive modern units, electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave and a large fridge/freezer. Utility at rear of kitchen with washing machine.
GARDEN: Small elevated enclosed garden to the rear and small garden to the front.
PARKING: Street parking to the front.
HEATING: Night storage heaters and electric heaters in all rooms.
HALLWAY & STAIRS: Exposed wooden floor and original stairs. Optional stairgate at the top of the stairs.
EXTRA: Access is up a flight of external stone steps. There is a utility room accessed via the back garden; with a Washing Machine. Washing line in the garden
WiFi: FREE fibre optic broadband with unlimited downloads.
PET: Maximum 1 pet.
LINEN: No (but available to hire).
TOWELS: No (please bring your own).

In 2017, property will consist of 3 bedrooms: 1 Double with a Single (suitable for a child), 1 Twin bedroom & 1 Double.

Price Group:

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 21 days before the starting date of the holiday.

Guest Feedback:
B Family (April, 2014): "A lovely week (surprising sunny/warm weather for Easter and the beaches are practically empty) in a perfectly located house."
Mrs C (June, 2014): "Really liked the house!  Loved all the wood, the pictures, the light and airy rooms and the superb view of the mountains from our bedroom window."

Visit Wales Comments (November, 2015):
"Sea Captain's House is a terraced house located in the popular seaside village of Borth y Gest. A family property with lounge, kitchen/diner, compact bathroom and 3 bedrooms."
Overall Quality Percentage: 56%

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: Bookings that are for less than 7 nights are only bookable within 21 days (some properties are within a different amount of days) of the start date of the holiday. Weekend booking requests that do not start or end on a property's usual change-over day or cross over more than 1 week, are at the discretion of the property owner. Please feel free to ring us to discuss your requirements on 01766 51 38 29.

Access Statement

The topography of the area is such that access for persons with walking difficulties is not easy. The Sea Captain's House is situated on the side of a fairly steep hill overlooking the sea. Although Ralph Street follows the contours of the hill, access to the house involves flights of external stone steps.

There is on street parking available in Ralph Street to the front of the property. It is also possible to park outside the rear of the property on an access road without tarmac road finish.
From Ralph Street it is necessary to ascend two flights of stone steps. At night time the lower flight is illuminated by the street lights, the upper flight by a light above the front door. The steps are not aided by effective handrails.
From the access road at the rear it is necessary to descend one flight of stone steps. At night time the steps are brightly illuminated by a powerful security light above the rear door. The steps are not aided by handrails.
The house has two storeys separated by a single flight of stairs with handrail on one side. The ground floor is all on one level. The first floor is all on one level except that the landing at the top of the stairs is one step below the first floor. The one bathroom is situated on the first floor.

Period Week Price 3 night price
03 February 2018 to 09 February 2018 £ 387 £ 310
10 February 2018 to 23 February 2018 £ 407 £ 326
24 February 2018 to 16 March 2018 £ 332 £ 266
17 March 2018 to 30 March 2018 £ 407 £ 326
31 March 2018 to 13 April 2018 £ 527 £ 422
14 April 2018 to 04 May 2018 £ 407 £ 326
05 May 2018 to 18 May 2018 £ 437 £ 350
19 May 2018 to 25 May 2018 £ 497 £ 398
26 May 2018 to 01 June 2018 £ 627 £ 502
02 June 2018 to 06 July 2018 £ 592 £ 474
07 July 2018 to 13 July 2018 £ 612 £ 490
14 July 2018 to 20 July 2018 £ 627 £ 502
21 July 2018 to 27 July 2018 £ 752 £ 602
28 July 2018 to 24 August 2018 £ 797 £ 638
25 August 2018 to 31 August 2018 £ 752 £ 602
01 September 2018 to 07 September 2018 £ 612 £ 490
08 September 2018 to 21 September 2018 £ 527 £ 422
22 September 2018 to 28 September 2018 £ 437 £ 350
29 September 2018 to 12 October 2018 £ 387 £ 310
13 October 2018 to 19 October 2018 £ 407 £ 326
20 October 2018 to 26 October 2018 £ 497 £ 398
27 October 2018 to 02 November 2018 £ 437 £ 350
03 November 2018 to 14 December 2018 £ 332 £ 266
15 December 2018 to 21 December 2018 £ 497 £ 398
22 December 2018 to 04 January 2019 £ 627 £ 502
05 January 2019 to 27 December 2019 £ To be confirmed £ To be confirmed
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