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Ty Gwyn

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Aberdovey, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location for access to the beach and shops."

    Lovely cottage, and do note as advertised, the stairs are steep and very narrow at the top. You will need to hold onto the rail. Has what you need, but just to note there are no temperature numbers for the grill or oven, so I ended up with a few burnt meals as didn’t know what I’d put it on. Ended up just using the gas hob. Didn’t go outside in the courtyard, as asked not to let my dog use it, so it was lots of trips to the green so she could have her comfort breaks.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2023

  • "The cottage was extremely clean and bright."

    Considering it is dog friendly I thought how clean it was. The TV broke on the Sunday so I telephoned the owner who was abroad at the time, he answered my call, explained he was abroad, but contacted the management team, who telephoned me to ask permission to come and install another TV. He actually turned up before lunch time on Monday morning, so very impressed by the efficiency. I will certainly come back.

    Reviewed by SallieSep 2023

  • "The house was comfortable and clean and generally as described."

    However, the features section says ‘dog friendly and garden patio area’, but the summary goes on to say the following: ‘Small enclosed courtyard with furniture One well-behaved dog welcome’. The instructions at the property asks dog owners not to let dogs urinate in the courtyard. This is fine but this should appear in the description because as. Dog owner I would not have booked as we had to take the dog on a lead down the road. I understand that you might not want dogs to urinate in the courtyard, but be clearer about this in the description, because it does contradict my understanding of what a dog friendly house with a ‘garden patio’ area should be. If i had know this when booking I would have looked for an alternative property.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2023

  • "I can only assume that the four tick rating by Sykes is based on location of the property, which is ideally situated in the centre of Aberdovey, however we have stayed in much better accommodation with the same rating and cost."

    The property is in need of some TLC and update, particularly the arm chairs, some utensils, appliances and the utility area which is very tired and basic. The stairs may be a challenge for those less mobile/steady on their feet. We arrived at 3.15pm (check in 3pm) to find the cleaner had only just arrived due to a delay at her previous property and did not get in till after 5pm. Fortunately it was a nice afternoon but would not have been happy if it had been raining.

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2023

  • "We all enjoyed our stay at Ty Gwyn."

    Didnt like waiting till ;3.10pm to get into the cottage . As the cleaner was running late….

    Reviewed by DerekMay 2023

  • "David made us very welcome."

    The cottage is an ideal base for a lazy break. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2023

  • "A wonderful little gem in the heart of Aberdyfi!"

    The cottage was well equipped and comfortable and made our stay extremely pleasant and relaxing. We met David, the owner by chance on the last day he was charming and very keen for our feedback which showed us how considerate and invested in giving people the very best home from home experience. We will definitely be booking Ty Gwyn again in the future.

    Reviewed by SophieApr 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our Monday to Friday break in this beautiful cottage!"

    So cosy and warm, and equipped with everything you need in a superb location. The owners went above and beyond when we couldn't get the cooker to work, and after a phone call, were with us within minutes! Thank you David and Kathy! We highly recommend this property and will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by LindaFeb 2023

  • "A perfect place to stay to explore this beautiful part of Wales."

    A clean and comfortable cottage with everything that you need for a short break. Good value for money. The central location is great for the beach and pubs. This is the second time we’ve stayed here and we’ll definitely be returning again.

    Reviewed by NicolaNov 2022

  • "The cottage is in a great location in Aberdyfer short walk from all amenities, overall the cottage is well kept and clean, although the bathroom needs a bit of attention, mould spots all over the ceiling and lower parts of the shower cubicle, no blind on bathroom window so my wife wouldn’t use the light and therefore the extractor fan when showering which could explain the mould, shower isn’t thermostatic so very easy to get it too hot or too cold."

    Nice to have bread, butter and milk left by the owner. Lounge seating a bit uncomfortable, a blind is missing from small kitchen window. 2 bulbs need replacing. Couldn’t find the information folder anywhere but there were 2 departure sheets, one saying leave by 10am the other by 9.30am, one says fill dishwasher, the other leave it empty! No coat hangers in the small hall so nowhere to hang wet coats. Central heating worked well and so did the log burner. Beds comfy although single mattresses ready for changing, the mattress topper improved comfort and we slept well.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2022

  • "Very nice cottage ."

    Handily placed to enjoy all that Aberdyfi has to offer and to explore the surrounding area. Cottage has all the facilities needed and the owners provided a very useful information pack covering the cottage facilities and places to go to visit and dine etc. Parking in the village is an issue and without the permit for the main car park would be a considerable additional expense.We were a two car party (having travelled from different areas) but luckily managed to grab a space up the hill for one car which is a bit of a lottery so left it there for the duration and used the other for getting out and about. Really enjoyed our stay and wouldnt hesitate to highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2022

  • "Comfortable clean cottage."

    A small clothes airer would be useful for showery days. Thank you for your hospitality

    Reviewed by LizJul 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage, very comfortable."

    A few minutes walk to the beach and shops. We really enjoyed our stay there and would happily go again.

    Reviewed by LorraineJul 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage."

    Small but cosy and unique. We liked the fact trains passed close bye. Added a little difference and point of interest for us. Car park ticket was very useful and we didn’t mind leaving the car in the car park, it wasn’t far to walk. We loved Aberdovey. We felt for us the small selection of shops and pub was just enough with a beautiful view and beach. Lovely place to stay and a good base for mid Wales. We loved our holiday and the weather behaved too!

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2022

  • "Having spoken to the owner before we arrived,we expected bedding for the second week of our stay."

    Also the welcome pack was a short.No tea and coffee,but milk??? Cleaning items were also in short supply.Otherwise we enjoyed Aberdo very.ĺ

    We would remind our guest that he chose a self- catering holiday. We provide a Welcome Pack consisting of local bread, milk and butter which most guests appreciate. Usually there are spare tea bags left in the caddy. We were on holiday ourselves and it was entirely my fault that the mid-holiday bedding change had not been notified to our cleaners, but that was remedied within 24 hours. We are pleased that they enjoyed the rest of their holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2022

  • "Stunning cottage perfectly positioned in a beautiful fishing village."

    Absolutely loved this little cottage, 2 mins from Aberdovey seafront, harbour and beach. Very cosy with both central heating and a wood burner, has a good size fridge/freezer, full size oven, dishwasher and washing machine. Iron and hairdryer provided. Although compact it is more than adequate as a holiday cottage, the bathroom is very small but has a good hot shower, the only thing my husband struggled with was no mirror in front of the sink to shave (there is a mirror but on a different wall.) The rear yard is small and only got the sun in the morning when we were there, it did have a washing line which was great for drying bits whilst you were out for the day. No parking at the cottage but a permit is provided for the main car park and you can stop outside to unload. We had great weather when we were there, we walked the Roman Road, had fish and chips, sat on the beach and watched the sunset, walked up to the bandstand, got the train to Tywyn (not much there), walked the Panorama Walk on the ridge of the Happy Valley to the Bearded Lake, drove to the Dolgoch Falls, Dolgellau and Barmouth. Did the Wednesday market at Machynlleth then drove to Aberystwyth walked from the harbour round to the Cliff Railway and took a train up the mountain (amazing views) Also did a day to Aberaeron which is lovely. So many places to visit in a stunning part of Wales. We highly recommend this cottage and you certainly won’t be disappointed if you book a stay.

    Reviewed by VeleshaApr 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely small but perfectly formed."

    We had a lovely break in Ty Gwyn and Aberdovey.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2022

  • "This is a lovely little cottage just off the main road in Aberdyfi."

    It was perfect for a couple although it does sleep 4. Fully equipped with everything you would need and very clean comfy beds, towels, shower etc. Wifi is excellent too. Great location and free parking at the car park near the beach. Thanks for letting us stay. Big thumbs up.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Stayed here for the first time and it’s a beautiful cottage,perfect position in the village for a peaceful holiday, The milk ,bread and butter were a lovely surprise,will definitely book again."

    Reviewed by NickApr 2021

  • "A cozy warm cottage in the heart of the Aberdyfi village."

    Such a beautiful seaside village with a couple of shops and restaurants. We went on the talyllun railway which was a lovely experience. Also cader idris mountain is beautiful and was snowcapped while we were there. Overlooking the talyllun lake is the tynycornell Hotel, we had an amazing Sunday lunch. We stayed for 5 nights and was just enough for us for a safe winter break.

    Reviewed by LyndonDec 2020

  • "Location of the property is good - close to beach and ideal for walking."

    Enjoyed another lovely break at ty gwyn in comfortable surroundings.

    Reviewed by KennethOct 2020

  • "Great location for exploring this beautiful village."

    Cottage was brilliant for a dog friendly break close to all amenities and the beach. Comfortable home from home environment with very helpful owners close by.

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2020

  • "Lovely cosy and spotlessly clean cottage,had everything you could need, even welcomed with fresh bread milk and butter on arrival which I thought was very thoughtful and kind, great location!"

    Had a lovely relaxing stay,would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by GaynorJan 2020

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a fabulous location within the village and all amenities."

    The each is a short five minute walk away. The quality of accommodation was excellent - comfortable, welcoming and spotless. Nice little touch with some essentials like bread and milk waiting for us. We used it as a base to visit family in the area and it was just perfect to come back to every evening and get the log burner going.

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2019

  • "Good communication during the booking process and prior to arrival."

    Lovely cottage and owner was very helpful. Great for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a well appointed position."

    Close to the amazing beach and at the centre of the village. Kitchen has everything you need and great to have a dishwasher and washing machine. WiFi and Netflix was a real bonus.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2019

  • "A very comfortable little cottage and well worth a future visit."

    The kitchen was generally well equipped but there a couple of basic utensils missing viz. a food tong and maybe a couple of dishwasher tabs and some juice tumblers We had a very pleasant stay in any event and will return.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2019

  • "This is the 2nd visit to Ty Gwyn and most enjoyable."

    Upon entering ,the cottage gives a welcoming feeling is very clean and suggest the basis for pleasant stay. Kitchen is well equipped with almost everything you would need. Nice touch with bread ,butter and milk provided. All necessary towels, bed linen provided clean and fresh. A perfect indication of a happy stay. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2019

  • "The cleanliness was great apart from a few cobwebs ."

    . but hey .. spiders need holidays too

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2019

  • "A lovely little cottage which is close to all of the amenities."

    A very pleasant few days away with family. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by MicheleApr 2019

  • "Our holiday at Ty Gwyn was very pleasurable, the cottage is well equipped and comfortable."

    The only negative comment to make is that the courtyard is not available to your dog to relieve itself. I had rang Sykes before the balance of the holiday was taken from the bank account to question this after reading a review which said the same. After Sykes had communicated with the owner we were told that there was not a problem, however, within the information pack it stated that the courtyard was not to be used by your dog as a toilet. There was also a notice on the back door leading to the courtyard stating the same. Our dog will not "go" on the lead so, therefore, it meant we were up and out, on the beach around 6 am every morning and also last thing at night. As it was our holiday it would have been nice to have later morning starts. It might be helpful if this information was given within the description of facilities as I don't think we would have booked this cottage had we known about this restriction.

    Reviewed by GrahamMar 2019

  • "Lovely place."

    Everything you need for a relaxing holiday by the sea. You don’t have to leave the town if you don’t want to it has all you need. Nice cafes, good restaurants and fabulous beach for the dog.

    Reviewed by FayMar 2019

  • "Tŷ Gwyn is a delightful little cottage, and we had a very comfortable week."

    It was warm and cosy to come back to after a bracing walk along the stunning Aberdovey beach, and had everything we needed for our holiday. It is in a great location - close enough to wander down to the seafront and the many little shops and cafes, but also within very easy reach of beautiful countryside and coastal walks. Although the cottage sleeps four, two + a dog felt about right. Very nice to have a car park pass too, which saved us quite a bit of money. Thanks for everything!

    Reviewed by HelenJan 2019

  • "Location of property to all facilities was great , very well equipped"

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2018

  • "We had a super holiday and would definitely stay in Ty Gwyn again."

    Reviewed by EmmaNov 2018

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage,very close all ameanaties."

    Parking for us was ok but could be a problem at busy times.The one thing that was difficult for us there was no where for the dog to go.There is a small yard at the back,but this is out of bounds.Our dog won't go on the lead she waits till she gets home.Other than that Aberdovey is a great place full of lovely people.We would hope to return.

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2018

  • "When booking online it’s comforting to get communication that confirms things are booked."

    Beautiful cottage , amazing having a dishwasher and a washing machine! Lovely and warm.

    Reviewed by JanineOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Warm, clean, everything you need is there. Beds were comfy too which was wonderful. Train line nearby but never a problem. Quiet road too. Parking permit was useful with car park a short walk away and included other town car parking too. Welcome milk, bread and butter too. Beautiful area of the country to explore. Definitely will go again.

    Reviewed by JennieOct 2018

  • "We were warned about the steep stairs but did find them a problem as we are not particularly mobile."

    ..we were disappointed in the operation of the shower,,found it difficult to control...and the TV was'nt the best. .....

    Reviewed by TrevorOct 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a fantastic location, being less than 5 minutes walk to a fabulous beach and pretty high street."

    I would recommend this holiday property. Aberdovey is very pretty, however could do with more eating places, especially in the evening.

    Reviewed by KimJul 2018

  • "It would really help to have a plan of each holiday accommodation offered on your website."

    For disabled or less mobile tourists it can be crucial as to whether the bathroom is on the same floor as the bedroom, and whether there is a toilet on the ground floor. We had to take a gamble and luckily it worked out OK. Ty Gwyn is very well refurbished with really careful attention to detail retaining much of the original character and atmosphere of the cottage - both stylish and relaxed. It is much bigger inside than it appears outside. It is well equipped and comfortable and the owners provided some essential supplies (milk, butter and bread) on our arrival which was very welcome. There is also a parking permit for use at various carparks in the region, which was very useful. The wi-fi has a strong signal. The owners provide a very practical guide to the cottage with clear instructions on every aspect of the stay, as well as useful information about local services and amenities. Copperhill Street itself is rather noisy, but also within easy walking distance to the whole town, harbour and beach.

    Reviewed by HannahJul 2018

  • "Very cosy cottage in a beautiful, unspoilt part of Wales The cottage had everything you needed & the owners David & Kathy were helpful & friendly."

    Would definitely recommend this cottage & Aberdyfi. Diolch yn fawr.

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and ideal for a weekend break by the seaside !"

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2018

  • "This was our first experience of Sykes Cottages and we will certainly be looking again to book."

    The cottage was very comfortable - lovely clean bedding and towels and the location was superb. We had a truly memorable holiday and hope to book again .

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and in a good location for local amenities."

    Reviewed by JoannaSep 2017

  • "Parking permit was a real bonus, otherwise a long walk or a big parking bill."

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2017

  • "We found Ty Gwyn to be a comfortable base from which to explore the town of Aberdovey and the surrounding area."

    It's ideally placed near to the shops, pubs and harbour and of course the fantastic beach. There were numerous leaflets and suggestions of things to do and places to visit while the cottage itself offers everything you need for a relaxing stay and the welcome pack provided was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by GerardAug 2017

  • "The cottage was in a perfect setting and only a few minutes walk from the sea front."

    We immediately felt at home upon arrival and are looking forward to staying again soon

    Reviewed by AnthonyMar 2017

  • "Ty Gwyn is very handy for all the facilities Aberdyfi has to offer and is very comfortable."

    A super place for a winter get-away.

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2016

  • "A warm, comfortable cottage with good wifi and in a very good location."

    We did have some problems with receiving BBC tv programmes and one time we had to watch 'Strictly' on our iPad. But overall the cottage and town were very enjoyable.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2016

  • "Lovely comfy cottage - perfect for an easy family holiday - beach and hills 2 minutes away - met the needs of the beach and sea lovers and hill runners in our family."

    .would like to return to make use of the train for visits further afield. As always Sykes ensured all arrangements were sent to us in good time. Diolch yn fawr!

    Reviewed by SOct 2016

  • "Lovely little cottage, very well situated for shops, restaurants, cafes, sea front and car park."

    Would recommend for couples or small families. In case anyone is wondering about the train line being so close, don'r worry about it you hardly notice it.

    Reviewed by PhyllisOct 2016

  • "Ty Gwyn cottage was really comfortable and cosy."

    We loved it. Welcome pack was much appreciated. Aberdovey is a really nice place with a super beach. We walked along to Tywyn quite a few times. Our dog loved the freedom. The villagers are very friendly and helpful and the local pubs very close to the cottage. We will definitely book again in the future and would recommend this cottage to anyone who wishes to visit Wales.

    Reviewed by BernadetteSep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and Netflix , DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking further up street from cottage, or main car park - permit provided
  • Small enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 mins walk
  • Beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: The stairs to the first floor are steep, stairgate in place
  • Note: The property is close to a local railway line which has approximately 2 trains per hour.

The property

A traditional mid-terrace holiday cottage, just two minutes' walk from the centre of the delightful seaside resort of Aberdovey.

This Aberdovey cottage offers well-equipped, quality accommodation for couples or a small family near to the beach.

There are two cosy bedrooms at this Mid Wales cottage and on the ground floor is an open plan living area with exposed beams and a woodburning stove, all of which helps create a welcoming, cosy atmosphere throughout.

This Aberdovey cottage is situated only a short walk from Aberdovey's renowned four mile long sandy beach and the wonderful estuary; ideal for swimming, watersports and exhilarating walks.

Aberdovey has numerous shops, tea rooms and restaurants, as well as an excellent 18-hole links golf course.

Take a day trip to King Arthur's Labyrinth near Machynlleth or the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT).

Walkers will love the proximity to the Snowdonia National Park along with the Cader Idris mountain range and the scenic Talyllyn Railway.

A charming Aberdovey cottage, ideal for a seaside holiday or a romantic break in this lovely part of Wales.

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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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas