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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Pentref!"

    The chalet is fantastic - so much space! We are a family of 6 and normally when we go away, we struggle, but not here. It has everything you could possibly need. The views from the chalet are incredible. Unfortunately for us it rained the entire time we were there, but we would love to come back again in summer months so we could also use the outside space. A BBQ on the decking with that view would be amazing!

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Dec 2023

  • "The views are to die for."

    The Lodge is set high up in the hills so a car is vital unless you are really fit.The Lodge has everything you need but it needs a little TLC .It would be great in summer sitting out on the decking with the stunning views.

    Reviewed by Glenyss4.1Oct 2023

  • "The lodge was very clean and has everything that you need for a holiday by the sea."

    It is quite high-up in the hills behind Aberdovey and the "low cloud" weather meant the lodge was in the clouds :) It is a single-file lane that leads to the lodge park but was not a problem as we were there out-of-high-season. The views were amazing. The weather was not good enough for us to enjoy the decking and outdoor facilities but there were plenty and in summer would be magnificent. The car park is a little way from the lodge with steps down and up to the lodge, so could be awkward for moving alot of cases etc..Facilities were perfect which means you don't have to take all your kitchen stuff. All the equipment was in good working order and the heaters in the bedroom were very efficient. The gas heater in the lounge seemed to give-up after a short time, which may have been the gas was low but we didn't delve too much as it wasn't freezing. The beds were comfortable and clean. The lounge and conservatory suites were also comfortable and clean. The french doors onto the decking could do with being more secure. The shower was hot and a good pressure. Plenty of parking space. Great for dogs (we have 2 well behaved Shar Pei). Overall we had a fab holiday, even with the dodgy weather.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2023

  • "I think this was the only chalet with a huge decked area, and the panoramic view was amazing."

    We were not blessed with good weather so a few more board games would have helped on the day when we couldn't get out, and some replacement batteries for the dvd remote too. Our stay was comfortable overall with plenty of space for us and our two dogs. My wish list would be a dressing table in the master bedroom, I really felt it needed one and it would've been useful for me. We all felt that the double mattresses in both of the double rooms were too soft, but the bedding itself was lovely and plenty of towels. We did enjoy our stay and the beach at Aberdovy was absolutely marvelous.

    Reviewed by Tina4.1Sep 2023

  • "Pentref has the most amazing views from the outside deck area."

    Surrounded by glorious countryside and overlooking the estuary. Well stocked with household items, although on reflection we should have requested fans because of heatwave (1st week Sept). Aberdyfi town 5 mins in car. Would need to be extremely fit to attempt walk back (steep). Would suggest Pentref needs some revamping to conservatory, deck area, and possibly updating of seating in living area. Fridge and freezer not sufficient size for 6/8 people. Despite these things we had a wonderful time in fab surroundings

    Reviewed by Kath3.4Sep 2023

  • "This place is perfect."

    The views are amazing. The cabin comfortably accommodated 4 adults and 3 children. With its 2 double beds and a room with 2 singles and a smaller room with 2 bunks. Loads of storage with a full sized bath and a separate shower room. If your not good on your feet the walk to the beach is a bit steep, but there was plenty of carpark space in the town at the bottom if you cant face the walk back up. Loads of attractions from slate mines and steam trains close by, and the beach is soft sand and mostly dog friendly. Hi speed Internet with internet enabled tv so you can log into your amazon or netflix. It even has a separate utility room that houses washing machine and tumbler. We dried clothes in the sun room. You can walk dogs off lead in the cabin park area. A cattle grid keeps the dogs in and the sheep and cows out Owners were very helpful and easy to communicate with.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jul 2023

  • "A most amazing property."

    The view is to die for! The property has everything you need. Cannot fault it at all. We will definitely be returning! X

    Reviewed by Meryl5.0Jun 2023

  • "We are so glad we booked this place, we would be happy to stay there again, gives alot of positive vibes"

    Reviewed by Arturas5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing place the views were incredible the lodge was outstanding we definitely will be staying and recommending it"

    Reviewed by Bev5.0May 2023

  • "Property itself was lovely,amazing location with stunning views."

    We had lovely 5night stay. Unfortunately showers in need of refurbishment,impossible to have a shower due to pressure drop,temperature switching from very hot to freezing cold.

    Reviewed by Regina3.4Dec 2022

  • "A beautiful chalet with wonderful views of the estuary and the sea."

    We’ve never had a more restful holiday. I highly recommend it. The village of Aberdovey is a thing of beauty and we received a warm welcome everywhere we visited. It’s VERY dog friendly too. Exceptional.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely place and beautiful views."

    Nice and friendly hosts who thought about everything what you can need during your stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Malgorzata5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Pentref; the lodge is spacious, homely and offers breathtaking views in a peaceful setting."

    There were 7 of us staying and there was plenty of space for all of us. We enjoyed a fabulous walk down to Aberdovey beach; however, be prepared for a challenging (but enjoyable) walk back up to the chalet park! The information guide in the lodge advised that there was a key within the master lock that would lock the conservatory door, however, we couldn't find this (only another front door key). This wasn't too much of a problem but we probably would have preferred to have been able to lock the conservatory too - however, I'm sure Sarah & John would have provided the key had we asked for it. Overall a superb stay and we are looking forward to returning to Pentref soon.

    Reviewed by Danielle4.4Oct 2021

  • "Very nice property situated in a very scenic location."

    The views are outstanding, especially if the weather is fine. A great place for the family with some lovely scenic walks close by. The only downside is no WIFI at the property.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2021

  • "Can't fault this place, exceeded all expectations!"

    ! mind blowing views and Aberdyfi is the most amazing place...we have totally fallen in love with the locals and staying where we did was just icing on a magnificent cake. The Chalet had everything and more than you could ever need, bed linen, towels etc were beautiful. but what was best that you could relax and chill, even the dog loved it

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Sep 2021

  • "We were rather expecting a walk down to the sea from the chalet not, as we were informed, a hike down the road and a track we never found!"

    A basin in the shower room would have helped. Overall, the views and the ambience were good, a pleasant week spent.

    Reviewed by Bridget4.7Sep 2021

  • "Hi. Firstly, we want to say that we found Sarah to be helpful and caring in her communications."

    Thank you. We arrived at the property after a long drive and we blown away by the view from the terrace. Really spectacular. Just in brief though, there were a few things that we wanted to raise. We felt there could've been more of a welcome at the cottage. A small welcome note or at least instructions on where to find local information. The local information "folder" was tucked away on a shelf which was concealed by the sofa. We had to hunt for it. And in it, well, not much information. Not up to date anyway. There was a draw stuffed full of every flyer in existence from the local area, but that was a bit daunting so we left it. So aside from a lovely (brief) conversation with Sarah, as we had taken a wrong turn on arrival, we we relived to arrive but it all felt a bit "cold" and unwelcoming in the cabin. Practical things. There were dirty towels left of the back of one of the bedroom doors and a half drunk bottle of mineral water left on the top bunk (which was not made up with fresh linen - or any linen). In these paranoid COVID times, this isn't fantastic. So we were missing one set of bed linen. When you pay for an entire cabin, even if it sleeps 8 and there are only 7 of you, you should be given the option to use all of the beds. My daughter was feeling poorly on the first night, so I opted to sleep in the bunk room with her, which meant taking the linen off a twin bed and making up the top bunk myself. The cold tap in the bath didn't work but this was resolved the next morning by John, so thank you. We are coffee drinkers and were sad to find no way of brewing a coffee on our first morning. We used the teapot and a tea strainer in the end. Also in the kitchen, no scissors, no spare tea towels (aside from the one that was there) that we could find and no slice/spatular for the frying pan (only bar b q ones which were huge). Paying over £2000 for the week, I think basic kitchen items should be included. Now, we didn't watch much of it, but with no Wifi, our daughter watched a little TV. Someone before us had obviously been a little overzealous with the volume control, as the speaker is shot. The sound is scratchy and muffled. The batteries in the remote were also on the blink which was a bit of an annoyance. Again, something you'd think wouldn't be an issue in a venue with this price tag. The walk down to the beach is about 15/20 mins, but the walk back up is a schlep (up very steep hills), it took me (on my own) more like half an hour or so, so be warned with little ones. If you're going to the beach every day, you'd really need to use the car if you've got young children. It was further than we'd thought. If you're a dog owner, the only place they can run off the lead is the beach. You are surrounded by sheep. So this is something to bear in mind. This list seems pernickety, but it's only because we are listing everything we can think of to try to be helpful to others who may want to book. Without question this property delivers on an absolutely fantastic view and it's very spacious inside. It's the little things we felt were lacking. I think when you own a place like this, you perhaps rely on customers being so blown away by the view, that you perhaps feel the finer points don't matter. But we felt they did matter. And we missed them. Thanks though, the view is indeed breath taking.

    Reviewed by R3.4Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful place."

    Stunning views.

    Reviewed by Sheryl4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely location."

    Quiet and peaceful. Nicely manicured site.

    Reviewed by Howel4.7Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely family stay."

    The views from the decking are simply breathtaking. There was more than enough space for us and the rooms were comfortable and clean. We felt completely private on our decking as well which was really nice. The only thing that would have been a bit nicer would have been a slightly bigger fridge for more space for bbq food as well as those essential chilled drinks. We had friendly texts from the owners and although we didnt need to contact them they made it clear they were available.

    Reviewed by Digby5.0May 2021

  • "This is a true hidden gem!"

    Location is perfect and the property is tardis like, lots of space for a family of five plus dog. We had everything we needed including space to just breathe. Spotlessly clean, well maintained and with attentive, friendly owners. We can’t wait to stay again, just looking for a slot in the diary!

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely place in fantastic scenery."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great location with fantastic views."

    Definitely will be back soon. Thank you!!!

    Reviewed by Erika-marina5.0Dec 2019

  • "Maybe set up a small store on the site because the closest shop is couple miles away other than that great place 10/10"

    Reviewed by Joseph4.7Dec 2019

  • "The accommodation at Pentref was spacious, well equipped, very comfortable and the view from the balcony was spectacular."

    The only drawback for us was that the description did not prepare us for the scarily steep, single track in some places, road up from .Aberdovey which the older, less mobile members of the party could not even attempt to walk.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely location overlooking the estuary, as in the photos."

    The cottage was a lot more spacious than we realised. Quiet and lovely area. 25 min walk down to main town. Great for a family.

    Reviewed by Savitri4.7Mar 2019

  • "Hi was very good we engoy tne holiday"

    Reviewed by Yordan5.0Dec 2018

  • "Never fails to disappoint, tranquil, stunning and an ideally placed chalet to enjoy all the area has to offer."

    A real pleasure to revisit and one to highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Sep 2018

  • "My family and I enjoyed a week during August in this beautiful place."

    The cottage is easily in the most spectacular location I have ever stayed in. The views from all the windows are stunning and we did not want venture far during our week... although the countrside around offers many more delights. The cottage is clean, well-maintained and cosy, a real joy to spend precious family time in. It has a lovely warm and welcoming feel and is surprisingly spacious... we were a party of eight adults with three small dogs and we never felt cramped. The beds and furniture are comfortable and the kitchen very well equipped. The huge balcony has a range of outdoor furniture to suit all and a bbq for wonderful evenings watching the tide change in the estuary and the sun set while sharing food and wine into the darkness of night, and enjoying the amazing night sky and pretty lights across the bay. I cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by Katharine4.7Aug 2018

  • "What a fantastic holiday home i would definitely recommend this place to anybody."

    The rooms were spacious very clean and beds were so comfy. The kitchen was well equipped you couldn’t ask for any better!! We will definitely go back!!

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Dec 2017

  • "We had a couple of issues but mr Davies came and sorted them without delay after ringing him"

    Reviewed by N5.0Sep 2017

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful location."

    The views from the cottage were fantastic. The cottage was very spacious and comfortable and had everything we needed. We would highly recommend the cottage

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2017

  • "Had a lovely relaxing week, it provided everything we required."

    Fantastic location for walkers and outward bound activities. The lodge is very secluded even though on a lodge park. The views are definitely incredible, the decking area is a fantastic place to sit and enjoy them. As there is no light pollution and we were lucky with clear skies, the night skies were incredible.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Oct 2016

  • "The view and location were outstanding, slightly hidden away from the rest of the site, which gave great privacy."

    No neighbours to overlook. The site and lodge was very clean and tidy. The only small issue was that there was only one 'bathroom' with a sink. The 2nd shower room only had a WC and Shower. Not an issue as there was only 3 of us. The beds were comfortable and clean.

    Reviewed by John4.8Oct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • Utility room
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Conservatory leading to decked garden area
  • Note: The top bunk is not suitable for children aged 8 and under.
  • Electric convector heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Wifi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available (no cot bedding provided)
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked terrace with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles
  • Note: Although this property offers ground floor accommodation, it is accessed via some steps and is not suitable for wheelchair users.

The property

Aberdovey 1 mile.

This comfortable and well-presented lodge is set in an enviable elevated position, 600 feet above sea level, boasting outstanding coastal views from this wonderful Aberdovey location.

Positioned in a quiet, private lodge park, this Aberdovey cottage lodge is cosy and comfortable throughout to provide welcoming accommodation.

All ground floor, this Aberdovey cottage lodge offers open plan living, which spills out to the conservatory and onto a private, secluded decked balcony, with extensive views of Cardigan Bay and the beautiful Dyfi Estuary, perfect for relaxing with a drink in hand after a day of exploring this fantastic coastline and surrounding hills.

This Aberdovey holiday home is just perfect to spend time together in the peace and quiet of this coastal location, with the outstanding views that you will never tire of.

The picturesque village of Aberdovey with its inns, restaurants, lovely beach, renowned for its watersports, crab fishing and Dyfi Donkeys, and excellent 18-hole championship golf links is within a 20-minute walk of this Aberdovey holiday lodge.

This location is a paradise for all outdoor activities and enjoys stunning mountain and coastal scenery in all directions.

Spectacular climbing, walking and mountain biking can be found in the nearby Southern Snowdonia mountain range, while the world-famous Talyllyn Steam Railway, one of the Great Little Trains of Wales, is a five minute drive away.

This is a wonderful holiday cottage in an idyllic location for an exciting break at any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Tywyn 5 miles; Machynlleth 11 miles.

The picturesque harbour village of 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. 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 Steam Railway and crab fishing. The beaches are popular with sunbathers, swimmers, surfers and fishermen while the estuary attracts a wide range of watersports enthusiasts. The peaks of the Cader Idris and Aran Fawddwy ranges are within easy reach and are complemented by the charm of the Dovey and Dysynni valleys nearby. An ideal area for walkers, climbers and wildlife watchers, and a wonderful all-year-round location.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas