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The Shepherd's Hut

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Aberdovey, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "The Shepherd's Hut is excellent"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2024

  • "There was perfect holiday it was lovely and comfortable"

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely quirky hut."

    Warm and comfortable with lots of sitting areas outside. Hosts are excellent in communicating with you.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Mar 2024

  • "OMG, what can I say?"

    Kay and Jeff have an absolute gem of a place here, a 5-minute walk to the beach , a 5-minute drive to shops and food places,great fish, and chip shop !! That's the area sorted now for the best bit the hut and the living area including the patio area and garden are AMAZING, we have been to a few huts now, mainly in Norfolk but this place has just blown us away, we had a little hamper on arrival it was clean and decorated to a great standard we had a week in the hut and the weather was amazing considering it was 1st week in September we needed to get away and recharge this place certainly gave us that opportunity I can't reccomend this place highly enough absolutely great hosts and lovely part of Wales we will be returning for a short break again maybe next year well done kay and Jeff 5 stars 110%

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful property with a wildflower garden that provides tranquility."

    5 mins walk to the wonderful beach and sand dunes which are heaven for a nature lover (Oystercatchers, Common Terns, Gannets, Common Lizards, Porpoises and lots more). Just an excellent place to stay.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2023

  • "There is a lot of space for a couple."

    A small bedroom / shower room in the "shepherd's hut" and a add on kitchen / living room on the side. There is a generous amount of usable space outside and many seating options - a swing seat, a table and chairs, a bench with a coffee table, another table and chairs, two loungers on the lawn, two loungers by the stream and a bench by the stream. All of the furniture - inside and out - is in good shape However you want to sit around - in the sun, out of the sun, inside, out, etc etc there is an option. For a couple of days it was quite rainy but we were comfortable in the living room area I think the description of the walk to the beach says 20 minutes. I would say it is more like 5 minutes over the dunes. We could not see the sea from the hut but we could hear it! The beach is amazing, wide, golden sand. When the sun sets, it is over the sea Generally it is in a good place to use as a base, Cader Idris is a short car ride away. The train station is a 10 minute walk

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2023

  • "For us the welcome pack was too big."

    We don’t eat that many sweet treats in 6 months! Would have preferred the cost of the stay to be reduced instead as the items were costly. Otherwise, a great stay in a lovely spot.

    Reviewed by Mandy4.4Jul 2023

  • "The Shepherd’s Hut was great - very comfortable and well equipped."

    The garden is lovely and has so many seating options for all times of day. The welcome pack was extremely generous which was much appreciated. The location is perfect for walks into wonderful Aberdyfi, via the golf course & beach and there’s easy access to other local walks too. For an improvement, a few hanging hooks in the bathroom/Hut would be useful :-)

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful relaxing week"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful location."

    Beautiful garden with many seating areas. Generous welcome hamper. Great restaurants nearby , train ride to Barmouth worth the views. Only downside I was suffering with back pain so getting in & out of bed not easy, One needs to be a little younger & agile , but comfortable accommodation .

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2023

  • "We didn’t want to leave beautiful place Thankyou for our goodies"

    Reviewed by Mrs Amyann5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent well situated and well equipped property."

    The concept of the Shepherd's Hut with the adjoining cabin makes for a comfortable, cosy environment with the important extra space. The two quality wood burners make this a great all year round property. The outside space is exceptional with ample parking and lots of useful areas to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Garden furniture, barbecue, firepit and pizza oven all add to the enjoyment of sitting out.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2022

  • "Our 2nd holiday at the Shepherds Hut in the last 7 months, stayed for a week each time and just booked again for October."

    Delighted with all this property offers. It's clean, warm, cosy and very comfortable too. Extremely generous welcome pack on arrival which is much appreciated. Ample outside and inside space for 2 people. Many kitchen/garden heating/cooking appliances to use if you wish to. Aberdovey is a lovely village which has so much to offer visitors. Great beach, superb walking, nice pubs, cafes and restaurants with a few shops and friendly locals too. Highly feels like home and we're already looking forward to returning. Jean and Keith Liverpool

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a very pleasant stay."

    The weather was rather changeable towards the end of the week but we were still able to go for a number of excellent walks. Regarding the property, the bed was huge and very comfortable and we soon got used to the single access side. There were many cooking devices some of which we used. We did not need to use the wood burning stove because small electric radiators provided enough heat to warm either room very quickly. All other amenities in the property were fine too. The welcome pack was very welcoming. Aberdovey beach is wonderful and easily accessible. We didn’t quite make it for a swim because the wind was very strong a lot of the time, but in more clement weather, it would certainly be on our to-do list. So all in all a most invigorating holiday

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful venue."

    We are organic principled in our cottage studio workshop and garden so enjoyed all that was provided. Loved the placement of the venue and enjoyed a walk into Aberdovey every day and a walk back along the beach.

    Reviewed by Dot5.0Jul 2022

  • "We loved the shepherd's hut and appreciated the goodies left for us."

    Everywhere was spotless and bedding and towels good quality The provision of beach towels was a thoughtful touch. We loved the garden and all the delightful sitting areas although during the very hot weather a garden umbrella would have been useful. It was at times difficult to find any shade. We got used to the traffic noise and loved the winding path down to the sea and almost deserted beach. A gem of a place and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Pat4.7Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful property in a lovely location walking distance to beach and Aberdovey"

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely stay, everything was perfect apart from the shower not being powerful enough."

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great facilties excellent location"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a lovely retreat so clean and with great facilities."

    So unusual to stay in a Shepherds Hut. Highly recommend if you want to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful place to unwind and switch off."

    Close to town plus easy walking access to beautiful beach.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owners left us an incredibly generous welcome food pack."

    We had a problem with the key but Geoff came over immediately and was very kind and helpful. Again when a bulb stopped working it was sorted straight away. Would definitely go back .

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    It was a beautifully appointed Shepherds hut. The garden was stunning and perfect to sit out in in the different locations around the garden. We loved Sweetie the cat. The only slight negative was the noise from the main road and railway at certain times of the day. Perfect location for exploring the coast and Snowdonia national park. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really enjoyed this accommodation, it was quite different to our usual type."

    everything you could possibly need was provided. the welcome pack was excellent and the gardens well kept with lots of seating available .

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Apr 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the Shepherd hut, it was clean, comfortable and had a fantastic welcome pack."

    The location to the beach was great, a 10 minute walk and we were there for an early morning swim. We will be definitely be back again. It would be advisable to book local restaurants before you arrive, the good ones were all booked up.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic little getaway!"

    ! We will 100% be visiting again, loved every minute of it. Above and beyond all expectations we had , and the welcome package upon arrival was heaven sent. The pictures do not express the pure beauty of this holiday location. With unexpected private garden with a wonderful stream and plenty of seated area's. Me and my partner would reccomend this holiday to anyone who is looking for a quiet weekend or week away, close to the beach, waterfalls and hundreds of beautiful woodland walks. We also tool a trip to the CAT (Centre for Alternative Technology) which was gorgeous. 10/10. And the little hut itself was wonderful had every kitchen appliance imaginable !! 100% Recommended.

    Reviewed by Mia5.0Aug 2020

  • "A lovely little place with every amenity you could think of."

    On arrival we were met with an amazing hamper of goodies.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really well looked after property with good facilities and a lovely garden setting."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2020

  • "Fantastic property in beautiful location just a short walk from the beach and Aberdovey centre, a real gem !"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Shepherds hut is a truly stunning place with all the comforts you need , the wildlife in the garden was wonderful to see , the beaches are clean and sandy and the locals frienday , we wouldn't recommend it because you might want the same time as us !"

    !! We had a great week (14/10/19-18/10/19 ,We will be back

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2019

  • "Comfortable and well-maintained property, exactly as described."

    Pretty garden - not shown in the pictures - and great location on the outskirts of Aberdovey. 5 mins walk to the beach, and easy access to lots of lovely inland walks too.

    Reviewed by Anna3.8Oct 2019

  • "This is a very cosy and romantic place to take your loved one."

    It is local to good shops and restaurent (and the famous Talyllyn Steam Railway) whilst giving the impression that you are in a remote and quiet place full if birds. The wood burning stoves are great for a warming boost and the kitchen has so many gadgets you'd have to stay for 2 weeks to use them all! The welcome pack needs special mention - it was exceptional with enough in it for a luxurious Brunch with cake and champagne! Have booked again for May 2020 - Simon and Lorna

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Shepherd's Hut was perfect for us."

    In a great location on the edge of Aberdyfi, it is very well equipped, has great character and charm and the garden is fantastic. Perfect for relaxing on good-weather days. There was a very generous welcome pack too. All in all, we felt very much at home there and would definitely book the same again.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Aug 2019

  • "Shepard's Hut comprises 2 buildings and was no problem in good weather but might be a bit of a problem if wet and windy."

    It has a lovely garden with lots of butterflies and is very relaxing place to stay. The beach can be reached in 5 minutes and Aberdovey is a 20 minute walk.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Aug 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation that's a little different."

    Great facilities. It lacked nothing.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7May 2019

  • "The Shepherds Hut was very well equipped."

    The owners left a most generous welcome pack and we would definitely recommend this holiday let. The location was great with easy access to the sea and mountains. Certainly good value in October.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful accommodation."

    Booking easy and efficient.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Sep 2018

  • "The owners of the Shepherd's Hut were very friendly and left us an amazing welcome pack."

    The Hut is not as close to the sea as we were led to believe; we had to cross the road, a train track, a golf course and sand dunes. We were very comfortable and both sections of the hut were amazingly well kitted out, with a lovely spacious shower in the bedroom section and full kitchen and lounge in the other hut. It wasn't as clean as we would've liked, the windows being grubby, but we were there at the end of the season and the places that mattered most such as the fridge and bathroom were spotless. We had a great time here and recommend it thoroughly for a romantic getaway or just a relaxing holiday, especially for walkers and anglers (the Dyfi estuary fishes well). One more thing- You do have to move outside to from one hut to the other which can be a pain in the rain!

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely in a great location for beach and South Snowdonia."

    We had a wonderful holiday!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful part of Wales, we will definitely be returning ."

    The shepherds hut is amazing, the owners left us the most generous welcome pack, even including a bottle of champagne which we drunk sitting on the swing while watching the sun going down! Wish we booked the whole week!

    Reviewed by Carrie4.4Jun 2018

  • "The Shepherd's Hut/Cottage was really lovely and comfortable."

    The wood-burners were perfect to create warmth and cosiness to our rainy holiday, the living room/kitchen was comfortable and inviting to spend lazy relaxing days indoors. The Shepherd's Hut was beautifully located in a quiet area close to a village so it was easy to access shops and restaurants. The kitchen was really well stocked with cooking equipment. We had a brilliant , relaxing holiday and would be happy to return to Shepherd's Hut in the future.

    Reviewed by Katja4.7Mar 2018

  • "A lovely experience and totally different from the normal cottage holiday."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Nov 2017

  • "Welcome pack excellent, very cosy and well presented would like to have met owners."

    It is situated in a great spot for touring around great scenery, only thing that let it down was the weather but this time of year it is to be expected.

    Reviewed by Reginald5.0Feb 2017

  • "Another amazing stay that we didn't want to leave."

    Accommodation was as fantastic as the first time -so well equipped and beautifully maintained. Roaring wood fires instead of eating on the patio but still a wonderful break away. Sleeping listening to the waves crashing on the shore. If only we could have stayed...

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2016

  • "Aberdovey A beautiful area."

    Great place for lovely walks, lovely clean sandy beach. The Shepherd' Hut in Aberdovey is a perfect romantic retreat. Close to the village,

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Shepherd's Hut: One super king-size double (accessed from one side only) with TV with Freeview, woodburning stove, two easy chairs, small dining area and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchenette
  • Adjacent building: Open plan living area with kitchenette, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Shepherd's Hut: Electric heater and woodburning stove
  • Two-ring electric hob, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, DAB radio, iPod dock
  • Adjacent building: Electric heater and woodburning stove
  • Combi-microwave, two-ring electric hob, worktop halogen mini-oven, slow cooker, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, worktop dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray, CD/radio, pay phone, WiFi
  • Electricity and starter packs for stoves inc. in rent
  • 100% cotton bed linen, towels and beach towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front lawned garden with patio, furniture and woodburner BBQ oven and charcoal BBQ
  • Separate decked area with sun loungers and table
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Hotel with bar 5 mins walk
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 20 mins walk
  • Note: Adults only
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm, check-out time 11am
  • Note: Hut is accessed via 3 steps
  • Please note: Electric car charging is not permitted on the premises. New double glazing fitted in 2022 throughout the property Note: There is a £100 Good housekeeping bond payable directly to the owner

The property

Aberdovey 1 mile.

This delightful, timber-built, fully-insulated shepherd's hut is a truly unique holiday cottage.

Set in its own grounds only a 20 minute walk from Aberdovey's picturesque seafront, this cottage is an ideal romantic retreat.

Providing two adjacent yet distinct areas of accommodation, both very well-equipped, and furnished in a quality, contemporary style this is a very unique property.

The Shepherd's Hut has a super king-size bed with combi TV/DVD, en-suite shower and full breakfast facilities and has a wonderfully romantic atmosphere with a woodburning stove.

The adjacent timber building houses the open plan living area, which also boasts a woodburning stove and is extremely well-equipped, welcoming and cosy with brand new double glazing.

There is a lawned garden and wildflower meadow with patio, and separate decking in a sheltered location by a stream with sun loungers, all perfect for relaxing and dining alfresco after experimenting on the impressive outdoor woodburner BBQ oven.

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

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 Tal-y-Llyn Steam Railway, is a five minute drive away.

The Shepherd's Hut is a different, but very special Aberdovey holiday cottage in an ideal location for an exciting break at any time of year.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Note: Adults only.
Please note: Electric car charging is not permitted on the premises.