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Borth-wen Holiday Cottage
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Very good
27 reviews
Borth-wen Holiday Cottage
View from the House
Lounge Area
Fully equipped Kitchen
One of the double bed rooms
Twin Bedroom
Family Bathroom
Family Bathroom
Path to Barmouth Bridge
Barmouth Bridge and Estuary
Sunset on Barmouth Promenade
Dramatic Barmouth
Barmouth Beach
View of Porkington Terrace
View over Barmouth Bridge
Barmouth harbour
Barmouth bridge & Snowy Cader Idris
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Barmouth, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

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Very good - based on 27 reviews
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summerdre...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“I want to go back”
Reviewed 2 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

stayed at the cottage for a week and was really impressed with it . Views were amazing . You had everything there . We all enjoyed our stay . Instant hot water .I will definately go back at some point .Children loved it there was books for them to look at and jigsaws . It was very modern and spacious.

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Liked best: liked everything
Liked least: no internet connection
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups People with pets
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GEWatts
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Great holiday home. Highly recommended”
Reviewed 29 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Stayed here with my husband and 2 daughters (aged 9 & 13). A lovely cottage, only a few minutes walk from the centre of Barmouth. Nicely furnished and decorated. The view from the balcony is amazing. We loved the little secluded beach, just through the gate across the road. The road can be a little tricky to cross so be careful with young children. Good value for money. Would highly recommend it. It could be improved by having a dining table in the lounge so you can appreciate the views at meal times. Also Internet access would be good.

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Liked best: The views, the beach, the location.
Liked least: Slightly damp downstairs.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Paul T
Northampton
1 review
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“Superb Holiday home in a picturesque location”
Reviewed 20 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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My family and I stopped at borth-wen and couldn’t have had a better experience of holidaying in Mid-Wales, The pictures on this web page don’t give this holiday home justice as it has been refurbished with a flat screen TV, new carpets throughout and a new leather sofas and chair. It also has a separate relaxing study with a massage chair. This is a home from home in a delightful location with picturesque views from the balcony and they’re right what they say about Barmouth having it’s own Micro Climate as you only had to travel a few mile in land to meet the rain while we basked in sunshine. I would recommend this holiday home to anyone as it is well equipped spacious and extremely comfortable and good value for money. Only criticism is that the picture of the living room needs updating to show off the property to its current high standard.

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Liked best: the views from the balcony
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Gill E
2 reviews
“Delightful holiday”
Reviewed 30 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012

We took our friends to Borth Wen July 2012 for their first British holiday, I explained to them that I'd holidayed in Barmouth since my childhood and would strongly recommend it, especially Borth Wen as it's homely feel makes it a welcoming comfort. I would agree that the beds aren't the most comfortable, but the carpet was newly fitted and luxurious and the new leather furniture was very comfortable. If you do have the pleasure of staying at Borth Wen you will not only enjoy your surroundings, but also the little beach that can be accessed by the little gate opposite, it's amazing and is very relaxing. After being on little beach for the day you'll soon sleep like a baby in the beds (as we did). Our friends now have the Barmouth bug, so much so they have been looking at purchasing property theirselves!!

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Liked best: The comfort factor to the property as well as the views
Liked least: comfort of beds
Travelling group: Friends
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Stewart F
Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“High quality, spacious accommodation with stunning views....”
Reviewed 3 December 2011 for a stay in November 2011

We have been staying at Borthwen for some years now - often twice a year or more, such is the beautiful location and surrounding area. We have always found the quality of the accommodation to be very high and the owners flexible where required and exceptionally helpful.

I don't normally bother writing reviews but after reading the other post I felt it important to write about our experiences so you can make your own minds up.

This time the spacious accommodation was up to it's usual high standard and we found the flat to be clean and tidy. The lounge carpet does appear to be sun-faded a bit due to the huge panoramic sliding doors (fantastic views) but as to it being dirty, I would say that was unfair.

All pots and pans were clean and presentable, the cooker/oven spotless as well as the fridge.

The beds were comfortable, you are on holiday after all, and thus it will never be the same as your own bed. We all had good nights sleep on all beds. According to the owner the 'lumpy' mattresses have now been replaced so that may be why :-)

I didn't have a problem with the wardrobe in any of the bedrooms and the bathroom was all spick and span.

The hot water piping hot and cracking central heating to keep you nice and cosy.

This is a really great place to stay, represents good value for money and the location superb.

Try it, you won't be disappointed.

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Liked best: The location and high quality of the accommodation
Liked least: Going home.....
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Travel04g...
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely location, house needs a good clean, furniture needs to be replaced”
Reviewed 15 September 2011 for a stay in June 2011

Excellent location - lovely views and close to the beach. House is very tired and needs a thorough clean. Several stains on the lounge carpet. We had 2 young children but the floors were so dirty we kept them in shoes. Matresses in downstairs bedroom were very lumpy and thin- really awful. The drawers in the middle bedroom were coming off the runners and difficult to use. The kitchen was well eqipped but many of the items were dirty. We actually spent some time cleaning the cupboards as they were so dirty

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: cleanliness
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
6 Nov 2011
Thank you for taking time to write a review on Borthwen. We welcome all constructive feedback relating to the cottage.

The property is cleaned to a high standard after every guest and so I can only apologise that it wasn’t cleaned to that standard for your stay. We have addressed this issue with our cleaners.

We have replaced the mattresses downstairs with new ones and we are in the process of buying a new 3-piece suite. We are also having a new carpet fitted in the lounge. Any items that need replacing are done so every year.

We would just like to say that although every effort is made to maintain the high standards of Borthwen due to the high volume of guests that stay with us wear and tear is inevitable. The important thing to us is that we are committed to replacing anything when necessary.
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