- The Quarterdeck, Borth y Gest

LL49 9UA, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Wales

Welsh Tourist Board

STS Reference Number: 1117
STS Grade: 4

This Victorian terraced house is close to the sea front and has beautiful elevated views of the bay and Snowdonia mountains from the lounge and external decking. As you sit in the lounge of this house enjoying the views you may think you are enjoying your evening drink on the quarter of a yacht overlooking Borth y Gest bay. Decorated in a stylish contemporary manner with wooden floors in the living areas and furnished with a mixture of older furniture matching the period of the house, it is a comfortable place to spend a holiday in this quiet seaside village just outside Porthmadog. The excellent state of the art kitchen/diner and two bathrooms makes this a very suitable holiday property for an extended family. There are lovely coastal walks to many sandy beaches and covers nearby, and there is a small playground, village shop, tea room and restaurant within a few minutes walk. In Porthmadog you will be spoilt for choice in shops, restaurants etc. Steam trains travel across the causeway regularly to the delight of young and old alike, a leisure centre is located at the other end of town. Portmeirion village is just a 3 mile walk across the causeway. Cricieth town and castle are 5 miles, Snowdon/Beddgelert village are a beautiful 20 minute drive away.

Four bedrooms: One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, WC and shower cubicle (located downstairs), on the 1st floor there is: one twin bedroom (now no TV as seen in Virtual Tour), one single bedroom with a 4' 6" wide bed but with access only from one side, and one bedroom with bunk beds. A cot is also available. Bed linen provided, please bring your own towels & tea towels.
Bathroom, WC and shower over the bath.
Modern fitted kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Dining area is open plan to the compact lounge.
Compact lounge with large patio doors to balcony which has magnificent views, TV, Freeview and DVD. iPod docking station with CD player and radio.
Balcony style decking area with railings off the lounge with another decked area down 4 steps with tables & chairs. The whole area is enclosed.
Street parking.
Full gas central heating.
Reasonable use of electricity and gas included.
2 well behaved dogs allowed.

Greener Cottages Score 75%

Guest Comments:
Mr H: "How do you improve on excellent?"
Mrs C: "High Standard of Service, thank you. We had a lovely holiday"
The C Family: "Had a fantastic week. The house is very well suited to children- a great surprise!"
The H Family: "A great place for a three generation holiday."
The L Family: "Comfortable and very well equipped, with views to be envied."
The C Family: "Lovely house with great view, it has made the most relaxing holiday, I shall miss the view over breakfast!"
The S Family: "A lot of effort and thought has been put into this lovely house. We really enjoyed it here and hope to return soon"
The B-W Family: "Back again for our 2nd visit. Another very relaxing week. Nice, new comfy sofa. See you next year."
The T Family: "2nd visit and more of us this time! Fantastic weather and a busy week. Fab house. Suited to 3 generations".
The F Family: "Best view we have ever seen! Highland Railway recommended".
The N Family: "We had a brill holiday. Great holiday home, clean and equipment, beautiful views and awesome location!"
The H-L Family: "Great holiday home. Fantastic views. Looking forward to coming again next year"
The H Family: "Nice view and lovely house. Great weather and would like to visit again"
M, R & F: "Thank you for such a pleasant stay in your holiday home, it's beautiful. Will miss the views when I'm home. Thank you"
The H Family: "Back again for a 2nd visit. Had a great holiday again in your lovely house. Hope to come again soon."
The C & G families: "In a simple word - wonderful! Very nice house, clean and comfortable, & lovely lovely views over the bay"
The G Family: "Had a lovely week, views gorgeous, but so much to do, my husband wouldn't let me curl up with my book - so might have to come back"

Visit Wales Comments (November, 2012):
"A comfortable property in the popular village of Borth y Gest. On street parking, rear decked terrace with superb views. Open plan lounge/diner and kitchen with all mod cons. Ground floor double bedroom with excellent en suite bathroom. Bedroom furniture in keeping with the style of the Victorian house"
Overall Quality Percentage: 80%

Please note: A returnable £100 Good Housekeeping bond 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.

A single £27 Booking Fee applies to all bookings and is included in the price shown. Bookings for 2 weeks will be eligible for a £27 Multi-week Saving. Please claim this in the 'Additional Information' box that appears during the booking process and we will adjust the total before deducting the money from your card.

We strongly recommend that you take our Cancellation Protection (see Terms & Conditions). This has already been selected for you when you book, 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.

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.


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