Aberdovey Retreat, Aberdyfi

Aberdyfi, Snowdonia & the Llyn Peninsula

  • 3 Star
  • Charming holiday cottage Aberdovey Retreat is a 2 minute walk from sandy beach, shops, restaurants & pubs. Golf, boat trips, watersports etc on your doorstep

You can book this property from:

  • £557 per week
  • £80 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 double beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Garden or courtyard

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.2 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Charming Aberdovey self catering cottage just a 2 minute walk from the long sandy beach, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Aberdovey (correctly spelt Aberdyfi) is a small, picturesque resort - ideal for family holidays and perfect for relaxing. Enjoy a round of golf, boat trips and fishing trips from the harbour, or try your hand at watersports such as canoeing, sailing and windsurfing. Cosy holiday cottage Aberdovey Retreat has a sunny front terrace and landscaped patio areas in the rear garden, all offering beautiful views of the Dyfi estuary and hills.

Ground Floor

This homely, quaint Aberdovey self catering cottage has an open plan living/dining/kitchen area with attractive curtains between living and dining areas which can be closed for cosy effect. Several original features, adding to its' unique character

Living room is tastefully furnished with comfortable seating for five around a log burner effect Dimplex fire (fireplace is purely decorative). Also heated by an energy efficient wall-mounted electric heater. Ample side tables are provided for the comfort of guests. LCD TV with Freeview & BT Vision.

Dining room includes cottage-style dining table with matching chairs for six, and is heated by a storage heater. Decorative display rack acts as divider between dining room and kitchen. Original wooden kitchen cupboards add to its' charm.

Open plan kitchen very well-equipped with twin-oven Belling electric stove, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave oven, toaster, kettle, cafetière, good quality pans and cookware.

Kitchen annexe includes automatic washing machine, iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner and drying rack.

Upstairs – First Floor

Bedroom 1 - Light, spacious and tastefully furnished & decorated. This room is at the front of this Aberdovey self catering cottage and has a king size bed and ample hanging and drawer space. Windows have blackout roller blinds and curtains.

Bedroom 2 - Light, spacious and attractively furnished & decorated. This room is at the back of the cottage and has a double bed (accessed from one side) and ample hanging space and drawers. Window has a blackout roller blind and curtains.

Lovely bathroom with power shower over bath, heated towel rail and shaver socket. Heated by wall mounted electric heater. Sturdy support handle fitted to wall near shower.

Second Floor

Bedroom 3 - Delightful loft bedroom with double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers all in matching pine. Large Velux skylight in roof with a safety bar fitted across the window and storage heater

Please note that because this room is a loft conversion, the ceilings are sloping and low in places. Also, the stairs leading up to this room are steep and narrow. This room is not suitable for young children. A security gate is fixed to the bottom of the stairs.


Pretty and sunny front terrace with table and chairs. Beautiful views of estuary and hills. Wonderful for sitting / eating outside this charming holiday cottage, Aberdovey at any time of the day.

Small back yard paved in Welsh slate with retractable washing line.

Side access passage which belongs to neighbour who kindly allows guests to use to dry washing.

This Aberdovey self catering cottage also has a rear patio garden landscaped using beautiful Welsh slate. There are patios on two levels with stunning views over the Dyfi estuary. Garden areas creatively designed and planted with aromatic flowering plants and medicinal herbs which have been carefully chosen to maximise pollination. Garden furniture (two tables and ample seating) along with sensor and solar lighting.

Please note that access to the rear gardens are via steep steps with sturdy handrails on both sides.

Additional Information

  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels and 2 hairdryers included
  • Heating (electric heaters) and electricity included
  • Electric blankets on all beds during cooler months
  • 3 electric fans provided for use in the bedrooms
  • Cottage has unlimited wireless internet (please bring your own computer / laptop)
  • No smoking (in or near the cottage) or pets.
  • Roadside parking outside cottage and nearby – not exclusive to cottage (available on first come first served basis).
  • Parking label for one car provided. The label allows free parking in either of the two long stay Pay & Display car parks in Aberdyfi (Main or Penhelig - the main car park is 2 minute walk from the cottage). Also valid for free parking in other locations (list provided in cottage).
  • There are four well-maintained steps from road (with handrail) leading to gently-sloping ramp leading up to the cottage.


The house is very comfortable, clean and well equipped. It's position is nicely back from the front but with marvellous views from the two levels of the very well executed rear terraces. We parked two cars on the street for free. There were always spaces (for our week at the beginning of June). Everything was great and the house was a very enjoyable part of our stay in Aberdyfi.

Mrs G,

Thank you very much for letting us stay! We love this little house and are sad to leave! Thanks to the cleaners who tidied and cleaned this house, it was spotless when we came. I'm Amber and I'm 11. I'll be going to big school soon, I'm really excited! I heard that the lady that lived here built all of the inside of this beautiful cottage. Me and my little sister loved the top room. I hope the next people love it here too! With love xx

Past Customer,


This delightful Aberdovey self catering cottage is situated on a quiet street with wonderful estuary views from the cottage and its gardens. Only a 2 minute walk from sea front, long sandy beach, local shops, restaurants and pubs.

Suitable for visitors without a car as there are good local bus and train services. Local taxi service available for pick up from Aberdyfi station and it’s also possible to walk from the station using wheeled luggage (approx ten minute walk).

On the doorstep of your holiday cottage, Aberdovey offers a wide variety of activities including water sports, walking, golf, fishing, adventure activities, horse riding and bird watching. Also in the area are narrow-gauge railways, Portmeirion village, castles at Cricieth, Caernarfon & Harlech and The Centre for Alternative Technology.


Aberdyfi Beach - long sandy beach - perfect for a family holiday. 0.2 miles from the cottage

Other beaches along the North West coast 


Bearded Lake Walk - This 10 mile walk will take you up into the hills behind Aberdyfi to Bearded Lake. 0 miles - just turn left from the front door.

Dyfi Valley Way follows the River Dyfi from the estuary in Aberdyfi to the source at the summit of Aran Fawddwy and back down along the south side of the river via Machynlleth and down to Borth. Maps and guides can be obtained at the Tourist Information Centre in Aberdyfi. 0.2 miles from cottage.

Cadair Idris (mountain walk) – nearest route starts from Llanfihangel-y-Pennant and climbs steadily on the southern section of the pony path. 10 miles to summit – graded moderate/hard. 14 miles from cottage

Wales Coastal Path - Join from Aberdyfi . Options to go North to Twyn or along the Dyfi estuary (east) before crossing the river at Machynlleth and continuing south.

Water sports

Watersports in Aberdyfi includes sailing, sail boarding, rowing, canoeing, fishing and boat trips. 0.2 miles


Aberdyfi Golf Club - 18 hole golf course. 0.8 miles

Machynlleth Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 11 miles


Surrounded by sea, rivers and lakes, this is one of the best all round angling locations available. Try your hand at some shore fishing in Aberdyfi and Tywyn (4 miles) or lake fishing at Tal-y-llyn (14 miles).

River Dyfi offers excellent fishing and is famous for its brown trout, salmon and sea trout. 5 miles

Horse riding

Bwlchgwyn Farm Pony Trekking Centre - suitable for anyone over 4yrs. 17 miles