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Cara Cottage

Aberdovey, North Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Attractive property with marvellous views of Aberdovey and the estuary beyond
  • Relax with a glass of wine by the multi-fuel stove
  • Large, unenclosed garden perfect for al fresco meals in the sunshine
Property code: DY024

Set back from the hustle and bustle of Aberdovey yet close enough for you to embrace beach-style living, this characterful cottage sleeps five in comfort and is ideal for exploring.

Escape to this delightful cottage that sleeps up to five guests above the thriving village of Aberdovey, a destination renowned for its endless potential for holiday activities. For avid explorers, you’ll have a plethora of trails leading from your doorstep including footpaths to Yr Horon, Panorama Walk and Llyn Barfog (Bearded Lake). Approach Aberdovey from the steep path that winds down to the village, embracing the friendly charm of this attractive harbour and extensive stretch of golden sand. Sample fresh seafood in a restaurant at dusk or treat your family to breakfast with a view before descending on the jetty to try crabbing, sailing or one of the various water sports activities available.

Brimming with old-world charm, the traditional cottage retains glimpses of its past including extremely thick walls and an original fireplace. Once used for housing the staff of Penhelig Lodge, the cottage has been lovingly restored to reflect a homely atmosphere that’s perfect for families and small groups. Enter via the porch and cast aside your muddy shoes, sinking into the comfortable leather sofas with a soothing cup of coffee and a few treats. The living room has everything you need for cosy evenings including a multi-fuelled stove, the logs for this can be purchased locally. Switch on the TV and reach for a bowl of sweet popcorn ready to watch a DVD or take the time simply to sit and marvel at the glorious vistas through the window. Adjoined by an open archway, the kitchen/diner is primed for mealtimes with a table and all the equipment you need to cook up a storm and clear away afterwards. You’ll find an electric oven and hob, a dishwasher and a microwave, plus the separate utility room has a handy washing machine as well as a fridge/freezer with three drawers for storing your locally sourced ingredients. Completing the ground floor is a WC. Leading from the lounge, the stairs ascend to the first floor and reveal three bedrooms, all of which feature useful bedroom furniture for storage. Choose from a south-facing bedroom with a king-size bed, a pretty twin room or a compact bedroom with a single bed. All three share the elegant shower room with its walk-in shower and WC.

Access to the cottage is via a track with surrounding hedgerows that can sometimes be a little overgrown. It enjoys an elevated position on a steep slope, bordered by a rocky face to the front and rear which results in some seriously impressive views to admire over an ice-cold glass of wine. Park in the off-road car park just above the cottage that has space for two cars, then make your way down to your abode. Your garden space is unenclosed and set across two tiers with a patio below complete with garden furniture. The top lawn and garden furniture is for your exclusive use, but access to the remainder of the garden including the rear of the property, the shed and the washing line is shared by the neighbouring properties. The nearby pub is a pleasant stroll in the evenings but be sure to take a torch as there is limited lighting – this can prove to be quite the adventure otherwise.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility room with fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Multi-fuel stove (logs not provided)
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open garden with patio and garden furniture
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants within 0.5 miles
  • Please note the garden is unenclosed with steep drops that may be unsuitable for children
  • Please note track leading to cottage is uneven and bordered by overgrown verges and hedges, may be unsuitable for low-slung vehicles
  • Access to the property may be unsuitable for guests with mobility issues
  • Please note – the garden has shared access to the shared washing line at the end of the garden, the shed and the rear of the property

Laura Southern

This property is personally managed by Laura.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Mid-West Wales is a land full of green hills and clear seas. With the spine of the Cambrian Mountains to the east and the hidden coves of the Ceredigion coastline carving out marvellous openings all along the western shoreline, it’s a mecca for those who crave outstanding natural surroundings. There are also charming villages and quaint seaside towns dotted here and there, giving you the chance to try a regional delicacy or speak to some friendly locals.

A thriving harbour resort just within the Snowdonia National Park boundaries, Aberdovey, meaning river mouth, also lies inside Wales’ only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Dyfi Biosphere. With Cader Idris looming in the distance, Aberdovey enjoys a complementary fusion of dense woodland and a golden beach where the River Dyfi meets Cardigan Bay.

Also near the River Dyfi are Pennal and Cwrt, two villages which lie on the River Sychan, which feeds the River Dyfi. Small in size but with natural grandeur, these villages have walks which provide magnificent vistas and if you’re lucky, you may even spot wild otters holding hands by the river’s edge.

Moving away from the river, you can follow the ‘Happy Valley’ which leads all the way to Tywyn. You’ll pass scenic splendour as the road twists and turns past the ‘Bearded Lake’. Tywyn is a beautiful seaside base for all types of excursions. Stroll the large, sandy beach or visit the Talyllyn Railway, that journeys deep into the hills.

We have a handpicked collection of self-catering properties along southern Snowdonia on the banks of the Dyfi Estuary. Whether it’s Aberdovey, Pennal and Cwrt or Tywyn, we’ve got dog-friendly, large, luxury and coastal accommodation to suit your needs.

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