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Braich-Y-Celyn Lodge

(Ref. 3634)

Aberdovey, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • bed (10)
  • views (8)
  • cosy (8)
  • comfortable (7)
  • lovely (7)

23 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is lovely for 2 adults and 2 small children (although stairs steep and narrow for little ones)."

    The lounge is cosy but sofas too upright and small to lounge on and be comfortable. The facilities in the Kitchen are limited with only 1 saucepan and a couple of frying pans. It makes staying at the cottage for periods of time during clement weather very difficult. The bathroom ceiling is covered in mould due to the obvious damp issues with the cottage. This is due to the age and location of the cottage. It doesn’t leave you feeling very clean after your morning shower. All this said we loved the location, the overall feel and welcome pack provided by the owner.

    Reviewed by Ann-marie3.1Oct 2023

  • "Loved the beautiful cottage and scenery from the bedroom, everything was clean, the seating area outside was lovely, but I think it would be better if there was some sort of shelter from the rain, as it was warm and we could have sat out there."

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely weeks stay at the lodge, very cosy and comfortable with everything you could need."

    Very quiet at night, the view from the bedrooms is lovely and it's only 5 minutes drive into Aberdovey, we went every night for a walk before bed!. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Caroleanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "This property looks different from the inside."

    The layout is alright in the bedrooms, except for the lack of wardrobe space, where is only 1 small wardrobe, drawers small, and not for capable of holding much such as jumpers. The noise from the road, which is so bad, I do not think that drivers even notice there is a notice of a opening to a inside road. The main problem I have with this property, the stairs are very steep, and there is no hand rail, except for a rope of 2 inches wide, I nearly went down, and if I reached the bottom, I would have hit the wall. NOT GOOD. I am in my eighties, and was not aware of this problem. Kitchen very small and no proper saucepans available, 1 large, 3 lids in a draw. frying pan was not able to lay flat on top of cooker. Condition of property is slowly getting bad, windows not cleaned downstairs, and rubbish left at the back of property. I was looking forward to having this stay, but not now, we paid alot of money, for a house that looks good on the outside not on the inside. The people which did the decorating, needs some lessons. We left early, and hope that who goes in the house, feels better than us.

    Reviewed by James1.6Sep 2023

  • "Es ist ein wirklich schönes uriges kleines Ferienhaus."

    Man benötigt ein Auto, um in den nächsten Ort zu fahren. Alles ist so vorhanden, wie es beschrieben war und wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Besonders genossen haben wir das Feuer im Kamin. Die Ausstattung ist überholungsbedürftig.

    Reviewed by Ina3.8Jul 2023

  • "We loved the property, very homely stairs are quite steep."

    Great to have the parking permit, there are no footpaths on the busy road down to town so lovely to be able to park as the end of the road. Our weather was brilliant so it was nice to sit outside the property and relax. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Barbara3.8Jun 2023

  • "We loved the cottage, so warm and cosy full of love!"

    , beautiful views and wonderful situation cant wait fro next year!! we will definitely be going again.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage and a relaxing place to stay."

    Perfect for our family of 4.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Aug 2022

  • "For the price of 4 nights, was disappointed."

    Beds were comfortable, but had to leave a day early, as invested with flies

    Thank you for your feedback for Braich-Y-Celyn Lodge. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the property, the pricing is agreed by Sykes and we are competitive within the local area. If we had been made aware of the fly issue we would have been happy to attend to resolve the issue, however, you did not make us aware of this at the time. We can confirm that there are no issues with flies or any infestations at Braich-Y-Celyn Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly3.1Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and great location."

    Bonus having a car parking permit for local car parks. Highly recommend visiting local pub/restaurant called The Riverside in Pennal, the food and the service there is outstanding.

    Reviewed by Carrie4.1Jul 2021

  • "The technology was a bit complicated."

    Nice to have a sitting area outside.

    Reviewed by Sabino5.0Jul 2021

  • "It would have been good to have more cupboard space for storage of food."

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7May 2021

  • "Firstly on arrival, having just driven almost 300 miles; all we wanted was a hot drink, there was nothing in the cottage at all, we've stayed in numerous cottages across the country and this is the 1st time we've never had a complementary tea/coffee/milk left."

    Bearing in mind it's a Sunday in Wales we had to get back in the car and go on a hunt for a shop still open. The cottage did have clean bed linen and towels but the place looked as if it hadn't been hoovered since the last visitors left, there was coal dirt all over the lounge floor, woodlice and a slug/snail trail across the floor and lounge wall. There were cobwebs in nearly every room. I attempted to hoover which was virtually impossible as it didn't have a carpet attachment! The bath still had a soap ring around it from the last visitors. There is no chance of walking to the village as there is no footpath or lighting along the 60mph road. One of the bedrooms has some kind of extraction unit which is running continuously. The overall experience and comfort was not what we were expecting, to the extent that we left 2 days early cutting our holiday short.

    Reviewed by Katy2.5Oct 2019

  • "Property is cosy with stunning views over the estuary."

    We had a great week and would go back. The wood burner is lovely and the facilities are easy to use. Bring roasting/baking dishes if that is your plan, also a cafetière if you drink coffee. No bbq but we brought our own travel one to use on the patio area. A great place to eat is Salt Marsh Kitchen in Twyn. The book of walks in the property is useful and we did several lovely ones- particularly recommend the hike to Bearded Lake. My friend felt the twin bedroom she stayed in was a bit damp, although my room was fine. The property is set against the hillside so doubtless that is common. All in all, views to die for and cosy interior, would recommend.

    Reviewed by Natasha4.1Aug 2019

  • "When I booked the cottage I was aware it was a mile into Aberdovey but wasn’t made aware that you couldn’t actually walk in as the roads were too narrow and there were no paths, I would not have booked this cottage had I known that."

    The ‘garden’ area where the table and chairs are is not a welcoming area, it’s badly neglected and needs some TLC.

    Reviewed by Amanda3.4Jul 2019

  • "It is a nice cosy cottage as described with a fantastic view that I wish I could have taken home with me!"

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was just as described and the views over the estuary were amazing."

    It was invited perfect place for us warm and comfortable the underfloor heating was nice. Overall it was a great stay.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2018

  • "Great location."

    .. stunning views and secluded. Cosy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by C4.4Oct 2018

  • "The lodge was superb throughout."

    Stunning location and exceptionally quiet at night.

    Reviewed by Bryan Grant5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely stone cottage situated in a quiet spot overlooking the beautiful estuary."

    The views are incredible and always changing depending on the tides and weather. It was very restful sitting on the patio in the sunshine watching the views and estuary birds. Good use has been made of the space and the facilities were good with little luxuries like the wine cooler and heated towel rail. The underfloor heating was very comfortable and we didnt need any additional heating during our stay. Thanks for the welcoming bottle of wine - we enjoyed it. Aberdovey is a nice little seaside village and is centrally situated for visits to neighbouring market towns and seaside resorts. Thank you for a very nice stay.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2018

  • "The lodge is a wonderfully homely and comfortable dwelling in a superb location with stunning views."

    Our only complaint is that we didn't book for another week! The description of amenities within the Lodge was spot on and everything you could possibly require is catered for. The little touches give the Lodge that cosy and much loved feel. The surrounding villages are picturesque and we would definitely like to rebook this cottage by the sea. We cannot recommend it highly enough. Thank you fora wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2017

  • "Very clean and tidy , perfect location for going into Aberdovey, log burner is a ..."

    Very clean and tidy , perfect location for going into Aberdovey, log burner is a joy , very small fridge so no big shop to load into it , very little clothes storage in bedrooms so most stays in the case , fantastic views

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2016

  • "Excellent choice great views over the river dovey."

    We found this a very cosy cottage, even though on the main A493 did not notice the traffic at all very quite at night. Well place cottage for driving Snowdonia & mid Wales. We stop here back in 2011 and we still talk about the Braich Y Celyn Lodge.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Jul 2011

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin by prior arrangement), 1 x double
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower, basin & WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Underfloor heating in dining room, kitchen & bathroom, woodburner in sitting room, electric storage heaters in bedrooms
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, wine cooler, TV, Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod dock, mobile phone (O2 sim card, top up may be required), WiFi, DVDs/games/books, children's buckets & spades etc
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair & 2 x stairgates available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars & permit for 1 car for selected local car parks
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shops, pubs & beach 1 mile
  • Note: Cottage is set on side of main driveway, which leads directly onto A493 - children should be supervised & there may be some traffic noise
  • Note: Private, fully-tested water supply.

The property

Aberdovey 1 mile.

A delightful, detached cottage, a former entrance lodge to a country estate, with wonderful estuary views, on the outskirts of the seaside resort of Aberdovey.

Full of character, with features including beams, slate flooring, the original bread oven, a woodburner, underfloor heating and original ornamental fireplaces in the bedrooms, this lovely Wales cottage has been sympathetically restored, and decorated with great style.

With wonderful views from every room over the estuary and the sandy beach just one mile away, this is a delightful setting.

Aberdovey has shops, tea rooms and pubs.

Great days out can be had in Machynlleth, the Snowdonia National Park, or on the local steam railway.

A perfect Aberdovey cottage to return to, whatever the time of year.

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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: Cottage is set on side of main driveway, which leads directly onto A493 - children should be supervised & there may be some traffic noise. Note: Private, fully-tested water supply.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter