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CARA Cottage
Aberdovey / Aberdyfi
LL35 0HW

Changeover day - Friday
Sleeps 5 
Pets - Yes
Short breaks - Yes*
Visit Wales - 4 Star
Cara Cottage is an end-terrace cottage set in a stunning location above Aberdovey, close to all the amenities of the charming seaside village of Aberdovey/Aberdyfi. Cara Cottage has been tastefully modernised but retains its original charm. The views are exceptional, encompassing the village, sandy beach, lifeboat station and open sea as well as the hills across the estuary which appears to change colour depending on the season.

The cottage was built at the turn of the last century to house staff of Penhelig Lodge. The external walls are 18" thick, very much needed due to its elevated position. A multifuel stove in the lounge gives the cottage an extra homely feel, especially on chilly evenings and for winter breaks.
 Aberdyfi/Aberdovey beach from above, filmed by Stefano Russello in May 2017: Aberdyfi Beach

Ground Floor

Entrance to porch area with Coat Cupboard leading to the living/dining room and kitchen

Living/Dining Room - The open plan lounge has a leather suite with cushions, LCD TV, side tables and multi-fuel stove. Logs for this is not provided but can be purchased locally.

Kitchen - The kitchen is fully equipped with electric hob, Electric oven and dishwasher. An iron, ironing board, slow cooker and cooking utensils are provided as are dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, condiments (salt, pepper, and vinegar), clingfilm, foil etc.

W.C - With toilet and wash basin 
Utility Room - Small utility room leading to rear of property, with sink and additional storage units.

First Floor

Bedroom 1 - Front double bedroom with south facing views over Aberdovey/Aberdyfi and the estuary. The main bedroom has a king-size bed and fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 2 - Twin beds, fitted wardrobe with mirror 
Bedroom 3 - Single bed with wardrobe
Shower Room - Walk in shower, toilet and wash basin

Infant facilities - Travel cot & high chair (there is no bedding supplied for the travel cot)

Outside area - A spacious garden to the front and side, ideal to sit and enjoy the beautiful views. Small children (and pet) need supervising in the garden due to the steep bank in front of the garden.

Parking - There is onsite parking for two cars. 

**Please note that the public track which serves several cottages down to Bryniau Uchaf is not owned or serviced by the owner. The track is very uneven and may be a problem for low slung cars. During the peak and high season, the verges tend to get overgrown**

Notes for guests

Please be aware that the cottage is set on a steep slope and has a small rock face to the front and rear of the property. The gardens are not enclosed and strongly advise that children are supervised at all times. 

Access to the property is via several steep steps before approaching the path that leads to the cottage. Access is difficult for those with limited mobility. There is limited lighting to the property, a torch is advisable if arriving late or in the dark especially during the winter months

Free Wi-Fi is available however, the owner cannot guarantee the availability or speed of the service  

Access - Please contact us immediately if there are any specific needs you may have, including disability needs. It is essential that we are given as much information as possible about your requirements to avoid booking an unsuitable property. Some locations do not lend themselves to easy access and facilities, so please ask first to avoid disappointment. The choice is ultimately the responsibility of the person booking the property, and we cannot be held responsible should a property be booked that is unsuitable or inappropriate.

CARA is formed from the initials of the owners grandson Christopher, son and daughter Andrew and Rebecca and the owner, Annette, who has owned the property since 1999. In this time the cottage has been thoroughly modernised and improved to meet their family needs.
The owner tries to visit CARA Cottage every 6 to 8 weeks to ensure that the property remains at a high standard.  Outside of these time the property is in the very capable hands of the housekeeper Su and her family who live locally. The owner has spent many happy times in Cara and hope that guests will love it as much Annette does. Annette feels very lucky to have such a lovely home in an outstanding position and hope that you feel the same during your stay at CARA.

Bits 'n' Bobs

Friday changeover
Arrival time is 4PM - Departure time is no later than 10AM
Electric and heating included
Free Wi-Fi (the owner cannot guarantee the availability or speed of the service)
Fantastic sea views
Electric oven and hob, dish washer, fridge and freezer, washing machine
Microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, iron & ironing board, vacuum
Bed linen and towels provided
Travel cot & high chair (there is no bedding provided for the travel cot)
*Short breaks available out of season (excluding holidays)
Pets Welcome - Maximum of two well-behaved pets at an additional cost of £25 each (allowed on ground floor only)

For more information and photographs please click on the link to our new website: Dyfi Cottages 
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Comments from the visitors book 
Wow what a view, Absolutely stunning views from the living room and main bedroom. We had our breakfast on the front lawn absolute bliss.Cottage was clean well-presented and had everything to make your holiday enjoyable. Very comfortable bed and a good shower. Property is only a short walk from pubs restaurants shops beach golf. Lots of things in the cottage to keep the children entertained. We will definitely be booking CARA Cottage again. Thank you for allowing us to share your home.
Amazing Views! We have been coming to Cara Cottage for 4 years now and we just love this place. The accommodation is warm and cosy, very well maintained, spotlessly clean and equipped with just about everything you could possibly need at hand. The views are outstanding and the location is perfect for exploring the surrounding areas. If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing break, look no further because it is all here ... Aberdovey is simply beautiful! Unspoilt beaches, rolling surf, inviting pubs and restaurants what more could you ask for! Thank you Annette. Can't wait until next year.
Excellent Cottage with Stunning View. Our family spent a week in Cara and had a thoroughly superb holiday. The cottage itself is immaculate and really well equipped, and the location is perfect; close to town, beach, train, great walks and a panorama you'll never get bored of! Would definitely recommend.
Gorgeous cottage and amazing view! We had a fabulous stay in CARA cottage with our family over half term and highly recommend it. Everything had been provided to make us welcome and ensured a comfortable stay. The view was amazing to wake up to and the log burner lovely in the evening. We enjoyed collecting shells on the beach and exploring Snowdonia. Thank you for a great holiday.
Magnificent. James and I came for our honeymoon, and CARA was simply perfect. Comfortable accommodation with superb views. This is the ideal get away location and the owner goes out of her way to make the cottage feel home from home. We will definitely come back x
Fantastic Cottage in idyllic setting with wonderful views! Cara Cottage was lovely, clean, very well stocked and just perfect. The location overlooking the estuary is breath taking, an ideal destination. Thank you again Annette for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home Xx
Superb location for views. Very comfortable cottage, with superb views. Location for the Town excellent.
My favourite place. I have visited CARA on a number of occasions with my boyfriend, and it occurred to me last time I stayed that I have never left a review. CARA Cottage is one of my favourite places in the world. Curling up in the immaculate and cosy front room in front of the lovely open fire if the weather is bad, or going down to the fantastic beach is the weather is nice, CARA is the ideal base for either a winter or summer getaway.
The village is a 5 minute stroll away, in a stunning location, and the cottage comes equipped with everything you may need to make your stay enjoyable. Fantastic place, can't wait to come back again in 2016 - we have already booked our summer holiday here.

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