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Erw Gwenllian


Erw Gwenllian - Aberdovey / Aberdyfi

Holiday home in majestic position above Aberdovey / Aberdyfi

Self-catering accommodation | Sleeps 8

Erw Gwenllian is a recently remodelled holiday home enjoying the most majestic position above Aberdyfi overlooking the village, estuary and far reaches of the Cardigan Bay coastline.  The view is absolutely remarkable and every living space in the house frames it perfectly.

Aberdyfi/Aberdovey beach from above, filmed by Stefano Russello in May 2017: Aberdyfi Beach

The house provides a strategic base for the perfect Aberdyfi beach holiday, a wander along the Welsh coastal path or a peaceful haven for those simply wishing to relax, barbeque and take in the view.

The house is renovated to an extremely high standard with a contemporary feel. Multifold doors throughout welcome in the sunshine whilst triple glazing and a locally built log burner promises to keep guests cosy during the occasional wet Welsh day.


 Sleeps 8 in 2 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms.

Oil central heating and full double glazing.

Ground Floor

Rear entrance – hallway with limestone floor, coat rack and bench

TV/Snug – wooden floor with corner settee, Flat-screen TV containing BT TV, X-box and Wii, Bose speaker system.

Family Bathroom – tiled with shower over bath, basin and WC.

Living area – Limestone floor throughout with tri-folding glass doors framing the sea view. This spacious room with vaulted ceiling and oak beams, two settees, a coffee table and a large wood-burning stove (logs available locally).

Kitchen/dining area – Beautifully light and spacious room fronted by glass doors that completely retract to reveal the breath-taking views. Fully fitted kitchen with Silestone worktop, range cooker and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, storage units, small settee and an impressive 9ft zinc top table with benches and retro chairs. Under-limestone floor heating.

Utility Room – large utility room housing the washing machine, dryer, built-in microwave, sink unit and additional storage.

Boot Room – drying rack, boot storage and coat hooks.

Bedroom 1 – King size bed, wardrobe, dressing table. Bi-folding glass doors framing a spectacular view. En-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and W.C.

Bedroom 2 – Twin Bedroom with wardrobe and dressing table. Bi-folding doors framing a spectacular view.

Bedroom 3 – Twin Bedroom with wardrobe and dressing table. Bi-folding doors framing a spectacular view.

Stairs leading to the first floor.

First Floor

Cot Room – Settee and smart TV. Velux windows again with a spectacular view.

Master Bedroom – Super-king bed, wardrobe and dressing table. Velux windows with the magnificent views of the estuary and beyond.

En-suite bathroom – Roll top bath, large walk-in shower, double sink vanity unit and W.C. Tiled throughout with marble.

Infant facilities – Travel cot and high chair available (bedding not provided for the cot).


BBQ area – Gas 3 burner BBQ, table and chairs with additional built-in seating. This area is on the west side of the house benefiting from the late afternoon/evening sun.

Parking – Large parking area for two to three vehicles.

Booking Terms & Conditions

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Aberdovey Moon Rise

Aberdyfi / Aberdovey

The picturesque harbour village of Aberdyfi / Aberdovey is renowned for its mild climate, sandy beaches, sailing and a championship 18-hole links golf course (rated in the UK's top 100). The village is often referred to as “an artist's paradise” with its pastel coloured cottages, small shops, inns and excellent restaurants which specialise in local seafood, all helping to create a relaxed welcoming atmosphere. Aberdyfi / Aberdovey boasts some of the finest beaches in Britain, with four miles of golden sand-dune backed shoreline running north to Tywyn, home of the world-famous Talyllyn narrow gauge Steam Railway, crab fishing and the famous Dyfi Donkeys. The beaches are popular with sunbathers, swimmers, surfers and fishermen while the estuary attracts a wide range of water sports enthusiasts.

The peaks of the Cader Idris and Aran Fawddwy ranges are within easy reach and are complemented by the charm of the Dyfi, Dysynni and Tal y Llyn valleys nearby. An ideal area for walkers, climbers and wildlife watchers, and a wonderful all-year-round location.


Further information about your holiday rental

Booking and Payment - For bookings made more than 8 weeks before arrival, a 30% deposit of the total cost of the holiday is required at the time of booking. The balance is then due 8 weeks before the holiday commences.

For bookings made less than 8 weeks before arrival, the total amount is payable at the time of booking.

Arrival & Departure times - Arrival time is from 4pm / Departure time is no later than 10am.

Short Breaks -  short breaks are available out of season (excluding holidays) and can be booked for a minimum of 3 nights from the following days:

  • Friday to Monday for a 3-night weekend break
  • Monday to Friday for a 4-night midweek break

Bed Linen & Towels- Bed linen and towels are provided and beds are made up ready for your arrival. 

Heating & Electric - Heating and electric are included in the accommodation price.

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

Pets - due to the surrounding farmland pets are not accepted.

Wi-Fi - Complimentary Wi-Fi is available. The owner cannot guarantee the availability or speed of the service as this is dependent on third party suppliers.

Parking - There is private parking for two to three vehicles.

Health and Safety- Please be aware that Erw Gwenllian is in a rural area and a wire fence surrounds the farmland, therefore children should be supervised whilst outside.

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.

Location - Erw Gwenllian is located at the top of Aberdyfi and takes approximately 10 minutes to walk down the hill to the village. There are also walks nearby leading to Panorama walk and Lyn Barfog (Bearded Lake).

Photographs - In order to provide you with as much detail of the properties as possible, we sometimes use wide-angle photography, which can make certain rooms or spaces appear larger than they actually are. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Bits & Bobs

  • Friday change over
  • Arrival time is from 4 pm and departure time is no later than 10 am
  • Electric & heating included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Range cooker and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer and dryer
  • Toaster, kettle, t.pot, cafetiere, iron, ironing board
  • Travel cot & high chair (there is no bedding provided for the travel cot)
  • Flat-screen TV containing BT TV, X-box and Wii, Bose speaker system.
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Large parking area for two to three vehicles
  • Short breaks available out of season (excluding holidays)


Exclusive to Dyfi Cottages and Aberdovey Holidays

Digital Photography workshops in and around the Aberdyfi area with award-winning photographer Paul Fowles.  For further details please click on the following link: Paul Fowles Workshops



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Comments from the Visitors' Book

What a beautiful house. Stunning outlook. Amazing time with the family. Thank you so very much for sharing.

We loved our time at Erw Gwenllian. Very peaceful and relaxing. Stunning scenery. Would love to return in the summer one day.

Impossible to sum up the wonderful time we’ve all had staying here at Erw Gwenllian. What an incredible place you’ve created. Thank you so much. Hopefully, we’ll get the chance to come back again.

‘Wow’ said Dad. ‘Wow’ said Mum. ‘Wow’ said the Tesco delivery man.. once he finally found us! It was an exclamation we would return to many times during our stay.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here through rain and shine, and boy did it rain! We’ve seen birds and bees and fast furry caterpillars, even a meteor shower.

It’s been a great base to explore the countryside whether on foot, bike or train. We’ve really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank you, we have had the most relaxing holiday in a long time. We will certainly be back to stay in this wonderful home.

What a wonderful place for a memorable birthday!

Couldn’t have predicted the weather and swimming in the sea. Thank you once again for sharing your bit of paradise with us, a great rest.

Beautiful house with an amazing view. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Lots of memories to take with us.

What a beautiful house you have here. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The view is simply gorgeous. The kids loved it. 

A beautiful home and loved by all the family. For us a fab break in a village we know so well, home from home. Already booked our summer break.

What a wonderful, instantly relaxing vibe there is to this place!

The rain can’t detract from the light and the extraordinary view. A fabulous mini-retreat to celebrate Gail’s birthday and escape for a couple of days. Thanks so much for sharing this special piece of Aberdyfi

Thank you for providing such a super house with all the mod cons and a wonderful view. Beautiful sunny weather all week with lots of trips out. Talyllyn Railway good fun and value.

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