Stayed in the self-catering cottage at Bron Afon for one week. The view from our front door was amazing. Little table and chairs outside the front door and weather permitting we ate breakfast looking out over the sea and Snowdonia in the background. Cottage very comfortable. Gas heating, so instant hot water, and if we put the central heating on (hardly needed to), house heated up immediately. You pay for gas and electricity at the end of your stay, but it only cost us a tenner for the week. Kitchen had fridge, cooker, microwave, and all the crockery and cutlery you could need. Comfortable living room with good TV. Little porch inside the front door for leaving all your wet clothes and boots in. Stairs are rather low - have to duck when going up or coming down. Two bedrooms upstairs - one tiny single, and one double (with an extra single, making it rather tight for space). Lovely strong shower over the bath. The welcoming owner, Mrs Williams, kindly leant us a catetiere for the essential morning coffee. Double bedroom has view of the sea from the bed, and it was so peaceful at night, no passing traffic at all, just sea birds and the sound of the wind in the trees. Slept so well. Borth Y Gest is a lovely peaceful little village, ate in the Moorings Bistro on two nights, it was fantastic, but apart from a little cafe, that is all there is. But Portmadog is a very pleasant ten minute walk away by the path behind the beach, taking you in to Portmadog harbour, and it has everything you could need there - Tesco, LIDL, ALDI, shops, restaurants, even its own brewery. Bit of a bottle neck of a town though, always took a while to get through it, and you have to go through it to go anywhere. But such a good spot for exploring. A couple of miles to Portmeirion, which is so strange and lovely, well worth a visit. The Lleyn Peninsula is beautiful, lovely beaches and villages along the way. It is no distance at all into Snowdonia, and the sight of the mountains from the cottage is fabulous (when not hidden in the clouds). Right in front of the cottage is the start of a path which takes you on around the coast, and when the tide is low you can walk around by the beach, we walked as far as Criccieth one day. Tides are pretty scary though, water sweeps up the estuary at such a pace, you'd need to know what you were doing. Only negative we can think of is that you have no private space outside your cottage - it is actually part of the B&B building, although with its own front door, so there are B&B guests passing by regularly. Nowhere really that you could sunbathe or barbq, that kind of thing. Wasn't a problem for us, and you have lovely parkland just a few yards from the door anyway. Car parking is tight enough, but there is enough room for about 5 cars right beside the cottage, and it wouldn't be a problem if you had to park on the road. We loved our week in Bron Afon Cottage, so glad we stayed in Borth Y Gest and not Portmadog, which is rather hectic. For a peaceful stay beside the sea, it is hard to beat. It is a very special place.
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