A warm welcome to Marshbank

Peaceful Holiday Cottage by the sea nestled at the heart of Cardigan Bay

Sleeps 8 to 10 in 4 bedrooms, family friendly, dogs welcome, non-smoking

Marshbank is a delightful, spacious and comfortable holiday home surrounded by its sheltering gardens located at the entrance to the hamlet of Glanwern yet only around 100 yards from the seafront and slipway at Upper Borth.  The house has seen many changes over the years and has provided a peaceful haven and tranquil escape for five generations of our family.  

The last major rebuilding work in the mid 1990's saw a second floor and two more bedrooms added to the previous bungalow.  2019 has seen a complete renovation of the property with new furniture, fabrics and fittings providing a homely but contemporary feel.
Well equipped with everything you need including free WiFi, Marshbank offers a welcome retreat for travellers.  It is cosy in the winter with a log burning stove at the heart of the living room; and in the summer it is a delight with large windows bathing the interior with sunlight.
Some are content to stay in the peace of the house with occasional forays to explore the varied local walks, from the miles of sandy beach to rockpools and the pre-historic submerged forest, cliff-top coastal walks and peaceful strolls by the tranquil River Leri (Afon Leri). For others Marshbank is a perfect base to explore the many attractions and the wonderful experiences Wales has to offer.

Marshbank has played host to solitary writers looking for inspiration, extended family gatherings and celebrations, multi-family holidays often with children, couples travelling together but enjoying their own space and privacy and many other combinations. We have often seen families, grandparents and friends with overlapping holidays arrive and leave flexibly at different times in order to enjoy a special time together. However the house is not suitable for parties or student groups. Marshbank is a peaceful retreat that works its magic on those who spend time there. Everyone regrets leaving!

Borth is a lovely coastal village which owes its existence to the sea, fishing and boats.  Miles of sandy beach stretch from the headland at Upper Borth to the rolling sand dunes of Ynyslas where the remains of war time defences are still visible.  The Dyfi (Dovey) estuary to the north provides a playground for boating and jet-ski enthusiasts and offers wonderful views across to picturesque Aberdyfi (Aberdovey) set against the backdrop of the hills of Snowdonia National Park.  

Behind the village is Cors Fochno (Borth Bog) a haven for wildlife which was designated a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1976 and is unique in the United Kingdom.