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Crabber's Rest

Aberdovey, North Wales
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Elegant apartment with beautiful estuary views
  • Cosy and welcoming home within easy reach of Aberdovey’s four-mile stretch of beach and 18-hole championship golf course
  • Excellent vantage point for hillwalking through the Cambrian Mountains and trekking along the Ceredigion Coastline
Property code: DY006

Elevated above Aberdovey’s bustling streets with inspiring views of the estuary, this impressive apartment is ideal for families or couples looking to enjoy a seaside break.

Nestled amongst a row of pastel properties facing the seafront, your charming apartment is well suited to couples or small families and is in prime position for exploring Aberdovey’s hidden gems. Walk along the seafront and return to a cosy, welcoming home for relaxation, reading and family time. Alongside the popular golf course, Aberdovey offers the thrill of water sports including sailing, paddleboarding and windsurfing. Aberdyfi is famed for being where the mountains meet the sea at the mouth of River Dyfi, so avid adventurer’s will never be short of scenic routes to follow. For those who prefer a quieter pace, arrange a boat trip and take in the stunning views of the shoreline or simply bask on the golden sandy beach before venturing to one of the welcoming pubs for lunch.

Enter through the door marked 'Crabber's Rest and climb the stairs to the first floor, to find a find a pleasant open plan living space. Contemporary convenience and period features blend to create a homely feel, and the marvellous views from the window are seriously special. There is an excellently equipped kitchen featuring an electric oven, gas hob, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher and a microwave. Prepare delicious meals then take a seat at the table, embracing mealtimes with a view. In terms of entertainment, you’ll have a Smart TV and DVD for cosy film nights, and there is a shelf with books and DVDs to borrow. A small hallway reveals the shower room that has a walk-in shower and WC. The staircase to the upper floor leads from a second door from the lounge. Take care as you ascend the stairs as it is narrow but once you reach the top you will see the two bedrooms. One is a pleasant room with a double bed, and the other is a pretty twin with two 2ft 6” beds. Both rooms have useful storage.

You are excellently located for the beach, as well as Aberdovey’s array of amenities including a selection of shops and a public green immediately below the property where there are benches to enjoy the famous Aberdovey ice cream which is located just next door! A permit is provided for one car to use in the nearby ‘Pay & display’ car parks so you do not need to worry about parking.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin with 2'6 beds
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, ironing facilities and hair dryer
  • Smart TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • USB charging point in lounge and bedrooms
  • Google Home smart speaker
  • Restaurant and shop 20 metres, pub 50 metres and beach 0.1 mile
  • Permit for 1 car provided for use in the nearby car park
  • 2 small dogs welcome (to be kept in lounge area only)
  • Please note the permit provided is valid for the Aberdyfi and Penhelig ‘Pay & Display’ car parks. It is not valid for the car park directly opposite the property.
  • Please note that the internal stairs are steep
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Laura Southern

This property is personally managed by Laura.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Andrew 8th April 2022

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Ideal location for all amenities in Aberdovey. A fair amount of noise outside in the early hours with delivery trucks was experienced which did disrupt sleep. The flat is well equipped though very compact. The 2 steep staircases would make it unsuitable for people with mobility issues.

Reviewed by Huw 19th February 2022

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Very nice property and location. Highly recommended.

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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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