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The Sweet Shop

Aberdovey, North Wales
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Highchair available
8 more

At a glance

  • A cosy holiday apartment near the sandy Aberdyfi Beach
  • Within easy reach of the village’s cafes, restaurants and pubs
  • Providing a great base for exploring the southern part of Snowdonia
Property code: DY017

Occupying two floors above a seafront ice cream and sweet shop, this light and airy apartment makes a lovely central holiday home for couples and families enjoying this charming seaside spot.

The picturesque seaside village of Aberdyfi (also known as Aberdovey) is known for its colourful pastel buildings and its wonderful long sandy beach which curves up along the coast of Cardigan Bay and round to the bustling coastal town of Tywyn (4 miles). This pretty apartment is set in a fabulous central position just above one of Aberdyfi’s more popular shops selling an array of sweets and ice creams. The beach is just a short stroll away, and there are plenty of great pubs, cafes, shops and restaurants along the seafront. Featuring its own championship golf course, Aberdyfi is also a fantastic base for a range of activities along the River Dyfi including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, nature spotting and fishing.

The apartment is accessed via the main sweet shop entrance, with stairs leading up to the living accommodation on the first floor. Entering the apartment, the pretty lounge/diner makes a lovely, cosy and welcoming space to unwind in at the end of a great day out. The windows overlook the harbour green and the estuary beyond, providing a lovely space to sit back and watch the world go by. The lounge has two sofas, a feature gas fire, TV and DVD so you can watch a favourite film in the evening. Set by the window, the dining area is a relaxing space to share a family meal which you can rustle up in the small galley-style kitchen where you will find a range of equipment including an electric oven and gas hob, microwave and a fridge with a small ice compartment. The first floor features the shower room. The shower room also houses the washing machine/dryer. The separate WC is just at the top of the first-floor stairs. Further stairs lead up to the second floor where there are two delightful bedrooms: the double bedroom which overlooks the estuary, and a bunk bedroom for children to the rear of the property.

Guests staying at the apartment will be provided with a free car pass which can be used in the pay and display car parks throughout Aberdyfi. The nearest car park is just 200 metres away by the beach.

  • 1 double bedroom, 1 children’s bunk bedroom with 2’6” beds
  • 1 shower room with shower, 1 separate WC
  • Fridge with small ice compartment, electric oven and gas hob, microwave
  • Washing machine/dryer in shower room
  • Feature gas fire
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not included
  • Regret no pets
  • Free car pass for use in pay and display car parks in Aberdyfi. Please note the car pass is not for use in the parking area opposite the apartment
  • Nearest car park 200m
  • Beach, pubs, shops and restaurants within 200m
  • The property has steep/angle cottage-style stairs
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

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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