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Two Holiday Cottages to let in the small seaside village of Borth-y-Gest,
Porthmadog, Gwynedd, North Wales. This is an idyllic area for walking, swimming and sailing.
For cottage sleeps 4 tel: 0161 928 4961 For cottage sleeps 6 tel: 01323 895731
A Young Fisherman, Borth-y-Gest Harbour
Borth-y-Gest is 1½ miles from Porthmadog with its supermarkets and large number of very interesting shops. The village is dominated by the harbour which is surrounded by brightly painted house with a background of mountains where in the summer there are a number of boats moored. Away from the harbour there are a several sheltered coves with sandy beaches where it is ideal for children to play in the pools which abound on the banks at low tide. The water is warmed by the Gulf Stream and is ideal for swimming. Porthmadog used to be the centre of the Welsh slate industry. Slate paid for the causeway, called the Cob, which carries the road into Porthmadog across the Glaslyn Estuary and the Ffestiniog Railway, which is now one of the biggest holiday attractions in Wales, chugging for 22 kilometers (13.5 miles) through beautiful coastal and mountain scenery to Blaneau Ffestiniog. The Welsh Highland Line, which is now fully restored runs from Porthmadog to Caernarvon and goes through some of the most scenic countryside. On the harbour, a former slate storage shed now houses the Maritime Museum showing the Life and history of the area. Across the estuary is Portmeirion which is an Italianate village created by the late Cluff Williams Ellis, the village is well worth visiting. Locally there are many pubs and restaurants which offer a high standard of food. There are also castles to be visited at Criccieth, Harlech, Caernarvon and Beaumaris on Anglesey. Anglesey is App. 30 miles from Borth-y-Gest where the National Trust owned Plas Newydd may be visited. Also worth a visit are the gardens of Bodnant. Snowdon is nearby and this makes for a good days climbing or for the not so energetic there is a train to the summit