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Aberdovey, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "We were very happy with our stay."

    Perfect for a family group of six adults. The whole place was emaculate, the three bathrooms very tastefully furnished. The huge kitchen and lounge area had everything needed for a comfortable stay. Plenty of crockery, glasses and utensils,.a big thank you to the owners! .

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "We would like to thank Gareth and David for a wonderful stay in their beautifully renovated holiday accommodation."

    It was pure joy! Everything you need and more. Thanks again

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our hosts David and Gareth were wonderful."

    They even took in our Tesco delivery when we were delayed because of a road blockage. A lovely clean residence with every facility for a comfortable stay. The welcome basket and Easter egg were much appreciated. Close to the beach and railway station. We would have no hesitation in booking again. Jayne Every

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2023

  • "Most enjoyable stay at Pencartref."

    Great location, good facilities and amazing hosts.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Oct 2022

  • "This property was well furnished and very comfortable and was a lovely place to stay, the welcome basket and note was a lovely touch, the owners were very friendly and approachable, would definitely recommend to anyone and would definitely stay again."

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fab property, fab location and fab holiday."

    The location of the property is perfect for quickly and easily getting to the beach and the bars and restaurants of Aberdyfi. The off road parking is ideal and the property has everything you need. The owners has thought of everything are on site if you need anything.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our family of 7 had a great time in this holiday home."

    The property is beautifully decorated and a lovely place to stay it is so spotlessly clean. The parking spaces were great and meant such a very short walk into the village with shops and pubs. The beach is amazing, it's really beautiful. Enjoyed watching the sunset and the moon at night over the sea. Would definitely recommend to others and would love to come back again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Loverly accommodation only a 5 Min walk into town or rail Stn."

    .excellent hosts and a loverly touch by providing a welcome pack of some tea, coffee, milk etc and a few goodies to get us started. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Well equipped, very comfortable duplex apartment."

    Lovely decorative touches and furniture were much appreciated. The owners have obviously put a lot of thought and imagination into preparing this apartment. An extensive information pack is provided giving good information about the apartment and local area. The location of Pencartref is ideal to explore lovely Aberdyfi and access beach, sand dunes and coastal paths. Good pubs, shops and restaurants a few minutes walk away. The train station for the line along the coast is within easy walking distance and gives lovely views and access to west coast towns and coastal resorts. Three couples had a wonderful week in Pencartref exploring and walking in this interesting area. The three bathrooms and comfortable beds were much appreciated! We thoroughly recommend this holiday home.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful property, really well appointed and in a fabulous location."

    Fully recommend!

    Reviewed by Devdeep5.0Apr 2022

  • "We stayed at this amazing holiday let for 3 nights."

    The owners put a very lovely personal welcome hamper together for us which was very much appreciated. The accommodation was spacious, clean and very well equipped. Ideally located approximately 2 minute walk to the beach and shops/restaurants.

    Reviewed by Charul5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have just had a fantastic week staying in Pencartref."

    The owner has done a fantastic job refurbishing the property to create this apartment. It was immaculate and beautifully furnished. The beds were extremely comfortable, the showers were fantastic and the kitchen had everything you could possibly need. And what a bonus having off road parking too!!! It was a pleasure to meet the owner and his partner (who live on the ground floor of the property). They were both very welcoming and friendly and provided a basket of goodies which was a lovely surprise. Pencartref is in a peaceful area of Aberdovey and yet only a 5 minute walk to the pubs/restaurants. The train station is a 3 minute walk and the bus stop is right outside the apartment. We used both the train and the buses to link us to villages/towns in order for us to walk the coastal path. During our week we walked the coast path from Fairbourne to Borth which we highly recommend. There is a good choice of pubs/restaurants/cafe's in the village and an excellent fish and chip shop. There is also a small convenience store 3 minutes walk from the apartment. We had brilliant weather and didn't want to leave. Highly recommend and would happily return - Mike and Jen

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2022

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  • Duplex apartment set across the first and second floor
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor bunk bed
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles, beach 0.1 mile
  • Note: The owner lives next door
  • Note: The apartment is accessed via an external staircase with 16 metal steps, please take care
  • Note: There is a single step inside the double bedroom leading up to the bed, please take care
  • Note: This property does not permit BBQs due to health and safety reasons
  • No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: Property will only accept 7 night bookings during school holidays and Bank Holiday Weeks
  • Note: Property can be rented for smaller parties at a reduced rate, please contact reservations to inquire
  • Please Note: charging electric vehicles is not permitted in this property
  • Note: This property cannot accommodate 8 adults as the bunk bed is only suitable for children.

The property

Set moments away from the glistening waters of the coast, in the picture-perfect village of Aberdovey, rests this wonderful duplex apartment, Pencartref. Enjoying a delightful setting within a large Edwardian house is this private apartment enjoying a sociable open-plan layout and easy access to a wealth of must-visit sights and attractions, Pencartref is an excellent choice for six adults and two children, embarking on a Welsh adventure. A spacious driveway greets you at the foot of this lovely abode, making unloading your belongings and climbing the staircase up to your holiday home on the first floor a simple task. Stepping inside, be welcomed by the bright and airy open-plan living space, where a large dining table takes centre stage, providing a sociable spot to tuck-into hearty meals during your stay, whilst the well-equipped kitchen featuring a handy washer/dryer, together with all of the essentials, sure to entice any budding chef. At the end of an action-packed day, put your feet up as a blockbuster classic plays out on the Smart TV in the nearby sitting area, or carry the conversation outdoors and soak up the last of the evening sunshine in the private, enclosed courtyard. A stylish bathroom can be found on the second floor, equipped with both a bath and a spacious walk-in shower, giving guests the choice to indulge in a blissful soak or a quick rinse, whilst two further shower rooms (one of which is ensuite to the twin bedroom) ensure that there are no queues! Four well-presented bedrooms can be found across the landing, with a sumptuous king-size and twin bedroom, with its own sleek en-suite shower room, framing partial sea views across the rooftops towards the coast, whilst a double and a bunk bedroom (providing full size single beds although recommended only for children due to low ceiling height but the bottom bunk will be fine for an adult) offer flexible sleeping arrangements for children, families and friends sharing. Be sure to pack your trunks and take full advantage of your close proximity to the glorious sands of Aberdyfi Beach, where you can try your hand at something new with a spot of sailing or windsurfing, or simply watch the world go by from the sand with a good book in hand. Aberdovey Golf Club (a short walk from Pencartref) is rated one of the top courses in the UK and is perfect for a peaceful afternoon testing your swing, whilst the outdoor delights of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park rest on your doorstep, sure to appeal to the avid adventurers of the group. After working up an appetite, venture into the heart of Aberdyfi and indulge in a bite to eat at one of the many eateries on offer, with pubs, cafes and delicious takeaways to choose from. Travel north along the coast toward Tywyn, where you'll find the restored 19th century Talyllyn Railway, offering scenic journeys through the rural countryside, and the Tywyn Leisure Park, a great place to keep the little ones entertained! A Welsh adventure for eight awaits at Pencartref.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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: This property does not permit BBQs due to health and safety reasons.
Note: Property will only accept 7 night bookings during school holidays and Bank Holiday Weeks
Note: Property can be rented for smaller parties at a reduced rate, please contact reservations to inquire
Note: This property cannot accommodate 8 adults as the bunk bed is only suitable for children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas