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Braich-Y-Celyn Lodge

Aberdovey, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 3634)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was ok."

    As somebody already mentioned we also had problems getting hot water-not great for basics like washing your hands. The mortice lock would not secure the property from the inside, only from the outside, which was slightly unnerving at night time. It is also looking a little tired-the various pull cords in the bathroom are filthy. As others have mentioned the road is dangerous for pedestrians and there was no pedestrian access to the seashore, close to the property due to a railway line; this meant having to use our car all of the time, when we are keen walkers. The area was very beautiful, but we struggled to find decent dining out, avoid The Dovey Inn, had better Hospital food.

    Reviewed by TraceyAug 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by KellyAug 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 CarrieJul 2021

  • "The technology was a bit complicated."

    Nice to have a sitting area outside.

    Reviewed by SabinoJul 2021

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

    Reviewed by SarahMay 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 KatyOct 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 NatashaAug 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 AmandaJul 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 KarenNov 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 JaneOct 2018

  • "Great location."

    .. stunning views and secluded. Cosy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by COct 2018

  • "The lodge was superb throughout."

    Stunning location and exceptionally quiet at night.

    Reviewed by BryanSep 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 JaneAug 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 GaryApr 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 PhilipDec 2016

  • "This is a characterful, little cottage."

    It was squeaky clean and well presented.

    Reviewed by KarinJul 2016

  • "Liked the cosy cottage, heated floor, log burner and the fantastic view of the estuary."

    A great place.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2015

  • "Everything about our stay was perfect."

    The Lodge, the views and the peaceful surroundings. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday and shall definitely be recommending it to our friends and family. It was a welcome break where we could unwind and relax in a very cosy comfortable place. Thank you for our memorable stay.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2015

  • "Ideal retreat for a holiday"

    Reviewed by JeffreySep 2014

  • "Overall the cottage was excellent, very comfortable in a stunning location overlooking the Dyfi estuary."

    The fixture and fittings were good the equipment comprehensive, everything we needed was there and functioning.

    Reviewed by ClareJul 2013

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and decorated to a high standard."

    Fantastic location, with beautiful views of the estuary.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2013

  • "The view from the cottage is absolutely stunning, the location is perfect for a quiet holiday - and on a cold windy night the log burner hits the spot."

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2012

  • "Great views, cosy and warm."

    Good sized beds, plenty of towels and hot water. Clear instructions for use of the cottage.

    Reviewed by David NiallSep 2012

  • "The property was in the most beautiful position, with stunning views, a real retreat."

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2012

  • "The views were spectacular."

    Idyllic position. Loved Aberdovey and the walking.

    Reviewed by MikeMay 2012

  • "Very quiet isolated location although it was near the main road."

    Traffic was very light and did not trouble us. Very good parking space for two cars. Made welcome by the owner with a bottle of wine. Views excellent from the cottage. Generally well equipped for most of our needs. We would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by RodSep 2011

  • "Beautiful cottage in a spectacular location."

    Aberdovey is only a two minute drive and it's excellent for the beach and eating out.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2011

  • "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 DouglasJul 2011

  • "The weather, wildlife around the cottage, view of the estuary, beaches, the good food, how friendly people were, slower pace of life, how clean we found the towns and villages in Wales."

    We noticed the difference as soon as we re-entered England. Well done Wales!

    Reviewed by DouglasJul 2011

  • "It was a very good base for site seeing."

    Beaches very good. Views magnificent.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2011

  • "The accommodation, the area and the people were all very nice."

    An excellent cottage with great views across the Dovey estuary.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2011

  • "Everyone, including the owner, was particularly helpful."

    A very comfortable and characterful cottage in an ideal position.

    Mr DunkleyApr 2011

  • "Views were stunning and in a very good location close to Aberdovey."

    A particularly good base to explore Wales though not much open during our visit but this was expected.

    Reviewed by ShilpaJan 2011

  • "Loved the location, cottage cosy."

    Views amazing, walks in local area great, near to the village. Fabulous holiday all round. Didn't want to come home.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2010

  • "A very pretty cottage, with wonderful views from every window."

    Close to Aberdovey, which is a pretty little town with plenty of places to eat. Though it might be advisable to reserve a table on a busy Saturday evening. When we lit the woodburning stove in the lounge it was really cosy. The cottage is nicely decorated and we should really have counted how many decorative hearts we could find!

    Reviewed by AnnaOct 2010

  • "A very good cottage in a lovely area."

    Reviewed by DenisSep 2010

  • "The cottage was very well appointed and was a good base to use for the various attractions in the area."

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2010

  • "This was a beautiful cottage in a lovely village with wonderful views."

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2010

  • "Fantastic location, stunning views."

    Really nice property and lots to do in the surrounding areas! Would recommend this property again and again. Have a wonderful time!

    Reviewed by MarcApr 2010

  • "Beautiful cottage, in a stunning location."

    The view is outstanding.

    Reviewed by ClareMar 2010

  • "We loved the views across the estuary; it was amazing when the sun was shining on it when we got up."

    The log fire was great and we just liked the peace and quiet. A good base to travel around from with train and bus handy. A great place to wind down after all the sight seeing

    Mrs JonesMar 2010

  • "The location was intimate and a perfect place for getting around Wales."

    The landlord had thought of everything to ensure that our stay was as comfortable as possible, even down to the little touches such as leaving the card for the video shop. There was a huge welcome pack that gave us lots of information for the local area. The decor was superb and really made us feel at home by using quality products throughout. A fantastic property all round!

    Mr GelsthorpeDec 2009

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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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin by prior arrangement), 1 x double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, 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.

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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
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