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Rock Bottom


Rock Bottom - Aberdovey / Aberdyfi

A delightfully quaint holiday cottage next to the banks of the Dyfi Estuary

Self-catering accommodation | Pet-friendly | Sleeps 4

An idyllic, newly refurbished and dog-friendly holiday cottage next to the banks of the Dovey Estuary with the classic view over Aberdovey. Built as a fisherman’s cottage in 1850, Rock Bottom offers the comfort and luxury of 21st-century amenities whilst retaining many original features that give the property soul and real character.

The extensive, raised sun terrace to the rear of the cottage affords spectacular, panoramic views of Aberdyfi / Aberdovey, the estuary and out to sea. Nearby are the Cambrian Cost railway halt and the welcoming Penhelig Arms hotel and pub.

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

The cottage is situated in the Penhelig area of Aberdovey / Aberdyfi close to the sea, Local Park, the Old Roman Road and the small Penhelig railway halt. From here you can explore the Dovey estuary foreshore along the Old Roman Road to Picnic Island, fish off the rocks, visit the beach or just relax with the views across the estuary. Also situated nearby is the Penhelig Arms Hotel, with its excellent selection of beers, wine and an outstanding restaurant.

Sleeps 4 people in 1 double bedroom & 1 twin bedroom.

Gas central heating and full double glazing.

Ground Floor

Entrance to open plan living/dining/kitchen area and stairs to the first floor

Living/dining area - A beautiful living room with slate flooring (underfloor heating). Open fireplace with enclosed gas fired coal effect burner and french doors opening out onto south-west -facing terrace. A three-seater leather sofa, wall seating, glass top dining room table,  LCD TV with  Freeview and BT on demand, DVD player.

Kitchen - Fully fitted, with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, built-under oven and hob, microwave and washing machine. Stairs to the first floor with a fixed stair gate.

Terrace - A sunny terrace with a table and four chairs for dining or relaxing at the front of the cottage.

First Floor

Bedroom 1 - A lovely south facing twin bedroom (3ft beds), pine dressing table and matching bedside tables. Fabulous sea views and porthole style window.

Landing cupboard - with tumble dryer, iron & ironing board.

Second Floor

(steep angled stairs lead to the second floor with no handrails and therefore may unsuitable for infirm and elderly people).

Bedroom 2 - Double bedroom with pine dressing table and matching bedside tables. Fabulous sea views and porthole style window.

Bathroom - Bath with overhead shower, glass washbasin and toilet.

Rear Door - Steps leading up to the topdecked area with built-in bench seating and stunning views of the Dovey Estuary and Cardigan Bay coastline.

Access - Please note, the neighbours may require access via the side steps at the side of Rock Bottom to their gardens.

Booking Terms & Conditions



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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 plus the £24 non-refundable booking fee 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 plus the £24 non-refundable booking fee at the time of booking.

Security Deposit - Security deposits are not required at Rock Bottom. Please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions.

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

Short Breaks -  When and where available, they 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

During November to February arrival days may be more flexible nearer the time although these exclude Sundays and any holidays.

Bed Linen- Bed linen & towels are provided (sorry, there are no bathmats provided).

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

Infant facilities- Travel cot & high chair (bedding is not provided for the travel cot). There is a fixed stair gate on the ground floor.

Pets - Maximum of 2 small well behaved pets welcome at an additional cost of £20 each (to be kept downstairs). 

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 one free car pass provided in Rock Bottom for the Aberdyfi ‘pay & display’ car park (150 metres from the cottage). The car pass can also be used in the main ‘pay & display’ car park next to the beach in the centre of the village. (spaces are subject to availability). Please take care as the cottage is set on the main road and there are no pavements to the car park. The road can get quite busy especially in peak season.

Health and Safety- There are steep and angled steps in and around the cottage and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility. The high raised decked area can get slippery when wet. Children and pets must be supervised at all times.

The cottage is set on the main road and there are no pavements, please take care as the road can get quite busy. Be especially cautious when children and pets are exiting from the front gate.   

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 -  The cottage is situated on the main road and there can be some associated noise during busier times. There are walks from the park opposite the cottage and along the Roman road to Picnic Island.

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 – Departure time is no later than 10 AM
  • Electric & heating included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (the owner cannot guarantee the availability or speed of the service)
  • BT On Demand TV
  • Close to the Penhelig Arms pub and restaurant
  • Close to the sea, village park & Penhelig halt
  • Front terrace & rear decked area
  • Bed linen & towels provided 
  • Travel cot & high chair (there is no bedding  provided for the travel cot)
  • Gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge with small freezer compartment, washing machine & dryer
  • Toaster, kettle, cafetiere, iron and ironing board
  • An LCD TV with free view & DVD player in lounge and main bedroom
  • Central heating & underfloor heating in lounge
  • One free car pass provided for the Aberdyfi ‘pay & display’ car parks (spaces are subject to availability)
  • Maximum of two small pets welcome at an additional charge of £20 each
  • 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




Main appliances, furniture and facilities


Comments from the Visitors' Book

A charming and beautiful cottage. We loved our stay here and were awestruck with the views. Thank you for making this a relaxing and enjoyable trip. I’m sure we won’t be the last to come here!

Lovely, relaxing stay in this beautiful cottage. Views are simply stunning and we have thoroughly enjoyed our week here especially a few wines on the terrace looking out at the sea.

What a relaxing week! The sun came out! Brilliant views, brilliant cottage – I’m sure we will be back.

Fantastic views to wake up to – lovely house. We had a really good week.

Great week. Really nice place. Will definitely be back. Views from every window outstanding.

Despite less than perfect June weather, we have had a wonderful time at Rock Bottom. A lovely cottage.

We thoroughly enjoyed cycling from Dolgellau along a trail to Barmouth and were weather-beaten as we walked from Aberystwyth.

We have had a lovely stay – cottage great and we’ve had fantastic weather. Walks on the beach have truly relaxed us, together with the golf. We would love to return sometime and thanks for such a lovely cottage.

We’ve had a great week here at Rock Bottom Cottage. Beautiful place to stay with gorgeous views plus we had fantastic weather. Spent time on the beach and explored the surrounding areas. The children loved visiting the Centre for Alternative Technology and we made good use of the games cupboard. The cottage is so lovely and we’ve enjoyed every minute.

We really enjoyed our stay here. The decor and character of the place are lovely and all of the views are stunning. We loved spending time up on the terrace enjoying the sun and it made our trip even more special staying here. Thank you so much. Hope to be back again soon.

A truly lovely cottage. We have thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The facilities were superb. The sun terrace was beautiful and views amazing. We will definitely be back next year. Having stayed at many cottages here this is definitely the best. Thank you.

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