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Braich-Y-Celyn Lodge Beach Cottage in Aberdovey, Gwynedd

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From: €318 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Braich-Y-Celyn Lodge Beach Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
This detached cottage is a former entrance lodge to a country estate and boasts wonderful estuary views. Located on the outskirts of the seaside resort of Aberdovey, this property is full of character and features beams, slate flooring, the original bread oven, a wood-burning stove, underfloor heating and original ornamental fireplaces in the bedrooms. With sleeping space for up to four people, the accommodation of this cottage has been sympathetically restored and is composed of a kitchen, dining room and cosy lounge.

Renowned for its mild climate, sandy beaches, sailing and a championship 18-hole links golf course, the picturesque harbour village of Aberdovey is often referred to as "an artist's paradise". Packed with pastel coloured cottages, small shops, inns and excellent restaurants which specialise in local seafood, the settlement offers a cosy, relaxed atmosphere. Aberdovey boasts some of the finest beaches in Britain, including four miles of golden sand dunes running north to Tywyn - home of the world-famous Talyllyn Steam Railway. Popular with sunbathers, swimmers, surfers and fishermen, these beaches make a wonderful spot for a day trip, whilst the estuary attracts a wide range of water sports enthusiasts. The peaks of the Cader Idris and Aran Fawddwy ranges are also close by and offer a range of walks at different difficulty levels.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

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.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
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Self-Catering Reviews

November 2019
I booked Braich-y-Celyn Lodge through Sykes Cottages for a week. The cottage is in a fabulous location with lovely views over the estuary. BUT. We had problems with the cottage. There was no hot water when we arrived which we would have expected as the immersion heater should have been on that morning. We discovered that it was set to come on for two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon but it was only set at 20 degrees. We were told that it was to provide hot water for the kitchen sink and the bathroom hand basin. We should us the shower to bathe.If you advertise a bath with shower over you expect to be able to use the bath, why advertise bath if you can not use it? The cooker oven did not work and there is no microwave oven. We tried to contact the owner but got no response so called the caretaker Alan. He came out to sort the problem out for us on the Saturday evening and was eventually able to get it to work, apparently this problem had happened before. There were signs of slugs or snails on the lounge carpet and on the stairs and the whole cottage needed a good hoovering. While we loved Aberdovey and hope to return in the future we will not return to this property. We wrote to Sykes Cottages when we came home about the problems we encountered.
Miss Sanders
November 2018
It is a nice cosy cottage as described with a fantastic view that I wish I could have taken home with me!
Miss Haxby
October 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.
Ms Bushell
October 2018
Great location.. .. stunning views and secluded. Cosy and comfortable.
Mr Grant-taylor
September 2018
The lodge was superb throughout.. Stunning location and exceptionally quiet at night.
Mrs Utley
August 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.
Mr Bickmore
April 2017
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.
Mr Sant
December 2016
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
Mrs Burgess
July 2016
This is a characterful, little cottage. It was squeaky clean and well presented.
Miss Birnie
August 2015
Liked the cosy cottage, heated floor, log burner and the fantastic view of the estuary. A great place.
Mr Hodgson
April 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.
Mr Baines
October 2014
Ideal retreat for a holiday
October 2013
My elderly mother and I had a very good week staying in this cottage with plenty of room for four if needed. My mother was a little anxious about the gap in the banister at the bottom of the stairs but she adjusted and after that we just enjoyed its cosiness and superior views. It is very well equipped and has lots of little touches that show the thoughtfulness of the owner. We would stay there again in a flash as apart from its own features it is a good centre to explore and enjoy the mid Wales area.
October 2013
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.
Mr White
August 2013
Lovely cottage, very comfortable and decorated to a high standard. Fantastic location, with beautiful views of the estuary.
Miss Stone
July 2013
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.
Mr Mcleod
October 2012
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.
Mr Benson
September 2012
Great views, cosy and warm. Good sized beds, plenty of towels and hot water. Clear instructions for use of the cottage.
Mrs Haridimou
September 2012
The property was in the most beautiful position, with stunning views, a real retreat.
Mr Dalchau
July 2012
The views were spectacular. Idyllic position. Loved Aberdovey and the walking.
Dougie & Sally
October 2011
the house is well placed and easy to find, the layout was modern and well layed out with comfortable beds. For our first first holiday in Wales this was a good location to pick, we found plenty of places to go and eat, we dined out 6 out of 7 nights. We will defenently going back soon.
Mr Fowler
September 2011
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.
September 2011
Lovely cottage with great view. Spotless and pleasant decor. Ideal spot for touring the area and very nice beach locally.
September 2011
Our week spent at Braich Y Celyn was most enjoyable in a very comfortable cottage situated in an ideal private location. The advantage of being able to park outside is quite considerable for aberdovey, and the close proximity to the main seafront area is really convenient particularly with the free car park pass provided. The cottage is warm and comfortable with all modern conveniences apart from a microwave which would be difficult to fit in. Everything was as promised on booking and we will look to stay there again.
Mrs Johnston
August 2011
Beautiful cottage in a spectacular location. Aberdovey is only a two minute drive and it's excellent for the beach and eating out.
Mrs Rowe
July 2011
It was a very good base for site seeing. Beaches very good. Views magnificent.
Mr Marshall
July 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!
Mr Hewson
June 2011
The accommodation, the area and the people were all very nice. An excellent cottage with great views across the Dovey estuary.
Mr Dunkley
April 2011
Everyone, including the owner, was particularly helpful. A very comfortable and characterful cottage in an ideal position.
Ms Unarkat
January 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.
Mrs Isherwood
October 2010
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.
Mrs Barker
October 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!
Mr Tarling
September 2010
A very good cottage in a lovely area.
Mrs Balson
August 2010
The cottage was very well appointed and was a good base to use for the various attractions in the area.
June 2010
lovely white cottage in a great location with amazing views. facilities are great and modern. lots of space for the little ones and also incl safety gates and cots. the kitchen was good but lacks pots and pans overall a great place to stay and will revisit in the future
Miss Evans
May 2010
This was a beautiful cottage in a lovely village with wonderful views.
Mr Warriner
May 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!
Ms Sage
March 2010
Beautiful cottage, in a stunning location. The view is outstanding.
Mrs Jones
March 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
Mr Gelsthorpe
January 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!
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