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Rock Bottom - Aberdovey

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

  • A beautifully decorated holiday cottage originally built in 1850
  • Enjoy the raised sun terrace with spectacular views over the river and out to sea
  • Within easy reach of a pub, beach, park and the Roman Road coast path
Property code: DY016

Set at the southern tip of Snowdonia and overlooking the beautiful Dyfi Estuary, this fresh and airy fisherman’s cottage is a lovely retreat for families making the most of this stunning coastal area.

Set on the northern coast of the River Dyfi, the picturesque harbour resort of Aberdyfi (also known as Aberdovey) has miles of sandy beaches and a championship golf course, and is a great spot for a range of water sports including sailboarding, rowing, canoeing, and sailing. The village hosts yachting regattas in the summer and is popular with surfers and anglers. Aberdyfi has a choice of independent shops, pubs and restaurants serving local seafood, and makes a great base for keen walkers and climbers exploring the southern reaches of the Snowdonia National Park. The cottage lies in the Penhelig area, ideally situated close to a popular village pub, with the Old Roman Road and a Cambrian Coast railway halt nearby.

Stepping into this bright and inviting holiday home, the ground floor features a spacious and welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With beautiful slate flooring and underfloor heating, TV, DVD, plenty of seating and a coal-effect gas fire, the cosy lounge is an ideal space for everyone to unwind in at the end of a wonderful day. The dining area is just by the French doors, and the kitchen has a wide range of useful equipment including a dishwasher, fridge with small ice compartment, electric oven with gas hob, microwave and a washing machine. Heading up to the first floor, there’s a pretty south-facing twin bedroom with views out to sea. The tumble dryer and ironing board can be found in the landing cupboard. Steep-angled cottage-style stairs without handrails lead up to the second floor. Here you will find a fresh and relaxing double bedroom with fabulous sea views from the porthole-style window. This floor also features a stylish bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC.

From the lounge, a sunny front terrace features garden furniture and makes a lovely spot for al fresco dining. External steps lead up to a decked area with built-in bench seating and stunning views over the estuary and out across Cardigan Bay. A free car pass is provided for the local pay and display car parks – one is just 150 metres from the cottage, and the other is by the beach in the centre of the village.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Dishwasher, fridge with small ice compartment, electric oven with gas hob, microwave and washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Coal-effect gas fire
  • Underfloor heating in lounge
  • TV, DVD in lounge, TV in twin bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Front terrace with outdoor furniture; steps lead up to a top-decked area with seating
  • 1 free car pass provided for pay and display car park 150 metres from cottage
  • 2 small dogs welcome
  • Pub 200m, beach within 0.5 miles
  • The property has steep cottage-style stairs with no handrail to second floor - care to be taken
  • Please note the neighbouring cottages have access to their gardens via the steps at the side of the cottage
  • The steps leading to the raised decked area are uneven and can be slippery in wet weather – please supervise children and pets at all times
  • The cottage is set on the main road with no pavements, please take care with children and pets when using the front gate

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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