Harbour View Cottage

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Aberdovey / Aberdyfi
LL35 0PT
Change over day – Saturday
Sleeps 4
Pets - No
Short breaks - Yes*
One free car pass
Visit Wales - 4 Star
Harbour View Cottage was originally the home of a working Aberdovey family.
Boats were built in the small bay by the “Penhelig Arms” and the local fish merchant had his home and shop just five doors down the terrace by the small jetty. Built somewhere around 1850 on the bank of the Dovey Estuary the cottage enjoys stunning views, both out to sea and across the estuary to Ynyslas, Borth and the Cambrian Range beyond.
Today, Harbour View Cottage has been restored to a high standard by the current owners, and enjoys one of the most beautiful views to be found in the area. Within 100 yards of the cottage are the Cambrian Coast railway halt and the welcoming “Penhelig Arms” which is a pub with an excellent selection of beers & wines, and an outstanding restaurant.  The cottage overlooks the Memorial Garden where the Heroes of WW2 are commemorated. This is an excellent place to start a walk, along the historic Roman Road towards Picnic Island, or along the road and foreshore (at low tide) to the village centre less than half a mile away. Walking, fishing, sailing, wind surfing, eating and drinking are all pursuits to be enjoyed locally. Alternatively just sit and enjoy the view.  It’s your holiday after all.
Aberdyfi/Aberdovey beach from above, filmed by Stefano Russello in May 2017: Aberdyfi Beach
Ground Floor
Entrance to open plan living/dining/kitchen area and stairs to first floor
Living/dining area - A beautiful living room with reclaimed wood flooring. Open fireplace with enclosed gas fired coal effect burner. Patio doors opening onto south west facing seating area overlooking the Dovey Estuary. A two seater sofa, leather recliner with footstool and Ercol easy chair. Ercol dining table & four chairs, Samsung Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, radio/ CD player. 
Kitchen - Fully fitted, with dishwasher, fridge, built-under electric oven and gas hob, kettle, toaster, microwave. Small freezer and washer/dryer machine are housed in the rear built-in cupboard.
Outside Seating - A sunny space at the front of the cottage. A small folding table and chairs, plus canvas folding chairs (very comfortable!!) to be used for relaxing, can be found in the rear built-in cupboard. There is no gate on the front patio and the steps lead down to the main road, please ensure children are supervised at all times.
Stairs to First Floor- The steep angled stairs with a handrail lead to the first floor. May be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.
First Floor
Bedroom 1 – With fabulous sea views. A lovely south facing double bedroom, pine tall boy, hairdryer, white wicker chair, above bed wall lights. Built in wardrobe. Blackout window blind.
Bedroom 2 - Bunk bedroom with pine bedside table. Fitted wardrobe housing the Combi boiler and vacuum cleaner. Window looking directly onto cliff face.
Bathroom - Overhead shower cubicle, extractor fan (switch outside above door), wash basin and toilet.
Additional Information
Infant facilities – Travel cot with changing mat attachment. (Please note-bedding is not provided for the travel cot).  Fold away high chair. There is a moveable stair gate.
Pets - Regrettably, Harbour View Cottage does not allow pets.
Wi-Fi - Free Wi-Fi is available however, the owner cannot guarantee the availability or speed of the service as this is dependant on third party suppliers.
Parking - There is one free car park pass provided in Harbour View Cottage for the Aberdyfi ‘Pay & Display’ car park at Nantiesyn (150 meters from the cottage) The car pass can also be used in the main ‘Pay & Display’ car park next to the beach in the village. (Spaces are subject to availability)
Sorry but we are unable to provide additional car passes
Short Breaks – When and where available they can be booked from the following days:
Saturday to Tuesday for a 3-night week-end break 
Tuesday to Saturday for 4-night mid-week break
During November and February arrival days may be more flexible although these exclude Sundays and any school holidays.

Safety - The cottage is elevated above the main road, which has no pavements.  The road can get quite busy during peak holiday season. There are steep and angled steps up to and within the cottage, please ensure children are supervised at all times.

Access - Please contact us immediately if there are any specific needs you may have, including disability needs. It is essential that we are given as much information as possible about your requirements to avoid booking an unsuitable property. Some locations do not lend themselves to easy access or facilities, so please ask first to avoid disappointment. The choice is ultimately the responsibility of the person booking the property, and we cannot be held responsible should a property be booked that is either unsuitable or inappropriate.
Harbour View Cottage has gas central heating and full double glazing
Bits ‘n’ Bobs
Saturday change over day*.
Arrival time is from 4PM – Departure time is no later than 10AM.
Electricity, gas & heating included.
Gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge with small freezer compartment, washer/ dryer.
Toaster, kettle, cafetiere, iron and ironing board.
Freeview and Smart TV with & DVD player.
Free Wi-Fi (the owner cannot guarantee the availability or speed of the service) 
Front seating area.
Close to the Penhelig Arms pub and restaurant.
Close to the sea, Memorial Park & Penhelig railway halt.
Bed linen, towels and bath mats provided. 
Travel cot, high chair & stair gate (there is no bedding provided for the travel cot).
One free car pass provided for the Aberdyfi ‘Pay & Display’ car parks (spaces are subject to availability)
*Short breaks available Sat/Tues or Tues/Sat. (excluding holidays)
For more information and photographs please click on the link to our new website: Dyfi Cottages
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"Lovely week despite the weather on the last day! Havereally enjoyed the proximity of the railway and all it had to offer, epicallyan evening ride to Fairbourne to eat at the Indian Cuisine restaurant by the station, 7.20 ish train there and 9.54 train back – perfect, would recommend it if you like good Indian food. Enjoyed going to Portmeirion by train too. Fantastic scenery."
"Great week – lovely cottage, great weather.  Our second stay at Harbour View, still 1stclass.  Top food in ‘The Pen’.  Also recommend the ‘Cross Foxes’ near Dolgellau."
"What a lovely little cottage.  We had looked forward to these few days to celebrate my husband’s birthday and we were not disappointed.  The cottage is very well set up and the views are fantastic. We visited the antique shops in Machynlleth (there are many) and had wonderful walks along the beach at Aberdovey.  We chose the Proper Gander restaurant in Tywyn for the birthday meal, which was absolutely lovely. The rest of the time we just sat and enjoyed the view.  It would be great to come back again."
"A great cottage with fantastic views. We have had a really enjoyable relaxing few days! Thank you, and for the wine and chocolates!"
"A most enjoyable rest & a very comfortable stay. Thank you! We discovered the Blue Lake in the hills above Fairbourne.  What a secret gem & defiantly worth going to. "
"Aberdovey, we love you. There’s lots to do, when the sky is blue, stunning views, breath-taking
beaches, and scrumptious ice-creams galore, Aberdovey, we love you, it’s ashame we’ve got to goo!*     * ‘Black-country pronunciation of ‘go’!"
"A well-equipped, comfortable cottage with wonderful sea views.  Weather has been perfect for getting out and about – enjoyable visits to Powys Castle, Barmouth, Taly y Llyn railway and CAT"

"Such a lovely cottage, with incredible views. Looking forward to coming back!  We have had an amazing long weekend away."

"Perfect little retreat for relaxing weekend stay.  Weather was kind for an amazing view. Excellent food at Seabreeze. Can’t wait to stay again at Harbour View!"
“What a way to wake up in the morning……to this view.” 
“We could sit and watch the sea and the sky all day.”
“What a lovely little place.”
“This must be the best view in Aberdovey.”
“It’s just perfect!!!!”

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