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The Shepherd's Hut

Aberdovey, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 19022)

4.9

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

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

    Reviewed by RitaNov 2021

  • "Great facilties excellent location"

    Reviewed by MartinOct 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 RachaelSep 2021

  • "Wonderful place to unwind and switch off."

    Close to town plus easy walking access to beautiful beach.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 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 JohnJul 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 ... Continue reading

    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 SarahJul 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 AngelaApr 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 JeremyAug 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 ... Continue reading

    ! 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 MiaAug 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 StevenAug 2020

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

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2020

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

    Reviewed by SharonJul 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 IanOct 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 AnnaOct 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 ... Continue reading

    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 SimonSep 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 HazelAug 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 MichaelAug 2019

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

    Great facilities. It lacked nothing.

    Reviewed by VictoriaMay 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 RobertOct 2018

  • "Beautiful accommodation."

    Booking easy and efficient.

    Reviewed by DuncanSep 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 ... Continue reading

    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 AnthonyAug 2018

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

    We had a wonderful holiday!

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 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 CarrieJun 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 ... Continue reading

    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 KatjaMar 2018

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

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AnnNov 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 ReginaldFeb 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 LisaOct 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 ColetteSep 2016

  • "The welcome hamper, which catered for us as vegans, was an absolutely lovely addition to an already lovely property."

    There was even a very cute cat who had clearly been trained to respect the no pets rule but was a lovely addition to the garden.

    Reviewed by SueMay 2014

  • "A quirky property with lots of charm, and and an abundance of equipment, in a pleasant area."

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2013

  • "We were very impressed with The Shepherd's Hut."

    The quality of the appliances and furnishings, towels and linen were top class. We could not fault it.

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2013

  • "A stunning cottage, in a stunning part of the world, the cottage had everything you could wish for and more."

    The owners were wonderful, and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2013

  • "Luxurious and perfectly formed place to stay, with great attention to detail."

    Reviewed by FrancescaJul 2013

  • "The Shepherd's Hut was a beautiful romantic retreat in a spectacular part of Wales."

    Superb holiday, didn't want it to end. This is the second time I have booked with Sykes Holidays and the accommodation on both occasions has been fantastic, I will definitely use you as my first point of call.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2013

  • "This is a compact, unusual property comprising two separate buildings, one used as a kitchen/dining and one as a bedroom/bathroom: both contain a small cooker and fridge."

    The bedroom is very cosy. The huts are equipped to a high standard, in their own quiet garden set back from the road and have a light, airy but private feel. Good access right from the front door to walking on the pretty hills behind or the enormous beach over the road.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2013

  • "The location of Shepherd's Hut was perfect."

    Only two minutes walk from a beautiful empty beach and 10 minutes walk from a harbour town. The property is very quirky and cosy.

    Reviewed by HeidiJun 2013

  • "So long since I've been to the seaside and to stay in an incredibly cute, comfortable place just a stone throw from the beach was excellent."

    Waking up each morning hearing the sea birds & waves.

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2013

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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.

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.

Summary

  • 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.

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

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About the location

ABERDOVEY

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.

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