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Detached Family House In A Quiet Location With Spectacular Views



Updated: 02-Dec-2016
House in Aberdovey, Snowdonia National Park, Wales - Elevated Position Within 10 Minutes Walk Of The Beach & Golf Course

High Mead is a homely, detached family house located at the western end of Aberdovey. It occupies an elevated, south facing position with extensive views across the Dovey estuary and Cardigan Bay, with easy access to Aberdyfi's beautiful beaches. High Mead offers ideal accommodation for the holiday maker with children; ok provision is made to sleep up to nine in three bedrooms. Private parking for up to three cars. Large paved terrace with chairs and table.

Postal address:

High Mead

Gwelfor Road



LL35 0PA

  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Married with two children, living in Shropshire, wishing I could spend more time at High Mead.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful house, felt like home. Perfect weather and lovely views.
Apr 2016
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18 Reviews

based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Not long back home from our third visit to this beautiful house. It really does feel like home from home as soon as you step into the large hallway. The views are stunning and the owners supply you with everything you could possibly need. Loved the addition of the new double bed, very comfortable as was the new sofa. The weather wasn't as good this year but when you have such a fantastic place to come back to at the end of your day you don't care. Love it and would happily stay permanently. Can't wait for our forth stay. Catharine, Jayne, Alfie and Maisie.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Catharine, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We try hard to improve High Mead regularly. You can keep informed of improvements by liking High Mead on our Facebook page.
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Great relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean, spacious & homely house. Very well equipped. Fantastic views across estuary and out to sea.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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First class location and very homely house

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in Aberdovey a number of times now and so we picked this house carefully. Big benefits for us were the ample parking (very rare in Aberdovey), spacious house (two teenage boys), garden (doggies) and ease of walking to the beach. The amazing view from the terrace was just the icing on the cake. The house is very comfortable and well equipped. The owners have been consistently responsive to our communication both pre and post our stay and when the washing machine was broken two weeks before we stayed there, they worked hard to get it fixed quickly. A lovely relaxing week in an excellent location - we will certainly be back again before too long.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely detached cottage with grounds

  • 5 of 5

We loved it there. Hannah, 9, loved the garden and swing, she was in her element. The kitchen was well stocked so no looking for a corkscrew and realising there isn't one. We had a great time and even managed to walk up the hill most days, it got better as the week went on.

Really enjoyable.

The owners were on the end of a phone and if you need anything they would sort it out.

We would definitely go again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. We are so pleased that you liked High Mead and you will be welcome back at any time.
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Very good location, great house and stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at High Mead, Aberdovey. The house is in a great location on the hillside with stunning views and only a few mins walk to town. The house is clean and in good condition. I had a great few days kitesurfing the local beach and a day at "Coed Y Brenin" mountain bike centre. Will definitely be booking again later in the year.

thanks - Luke

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review and that you had such an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Amazing views & warm cosy house

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a long weekend,thoroughly loved it. Felt likw home the moment we walked through the door.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a great review. We are so pleased that you had such a good time and liked the house. We will be glad to welcome you back at any time.
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From the Owner

High Mead has been in the same family since 1971, with three generations enjoying Aberdovey and the surrounding area.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Golf : 10 minutes walk at 0.5 Miles Nearest Train : 10 minutes walk at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : 10 minutes walk at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : 10 minutes walk at 0.5 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Located on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, this region is known for it's spectacular walks. Aberdovey has numerous watersports activities and is very popular for windsurfers, kite-surfers and dinghy sailors. There is a championship links golf course within 15 minutes walk of the property.


Aberdovey is well known for its miles of clean, fine sand and dunes. The nearest beach is within 10 minutes walk of the property, with other parts of the beach being within a few minutes drive.


A car is advised. Alternatively, the train station is only a 10 minute walk from High Mead. However, due to High Mead's elevated position, there is a steep hill to climb to get to the premises.


Aberdovey village centre is 10-15 minutes walk with a convenience store closer to the property.

Further Details:

Aberdovey is a small peaceful seaside village nestling on the north side of the Dyfi estuary. A popular resort for many years it has a thriving little harbour and sits within Snowdonia National Park, where the river Dyfi meets the blue waters of Cardigan Bay.

Aberdovey is a haven for those wanting to spend an energetic holiday. It has watersports galore, including sailing, sailboarding, fishing, boat trips and the summer regatta. It also has an 18 hole championship golf course.

The area around Aberdovey is littered with attractions. For example, the Talyllyn Railway, which starts in Tywyn, is well worth a visit and there are numerous historical sites within close driving distance in addition to spectacular mountain and valley scenery including the peaks of the Cader Idris and Aran Fawddwy ranges. This is an ideal area for walkers, climbers and wildlife watchers.

Aberdovey's 4 miles of golden sands, sheltered climate, and backdrop of the rolling hills and valleys of Snowdonia National Park, make it an ideal place for a weekend getaway, short break, or family holiday - Aberdovey really does have something for all the family.

Many people return to Aberdovey year after year. It is such an ideal place to relax or use as a base to explore the wild and rugged West side of Wales.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October-December 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
January-March 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
April-May 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
August 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
October-December 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £0
Cleaning and Servicing £40

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible, however, in peak periods we prefer changeover day to be Saturday.
Smoking is not permitted within the property.
Towels are NOT provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

High Mead is ideal for a family holiday or short break. Comfortable and relaxing, no matter what time of year. Good local restaurants and plenty to do.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom - W.C., bath, wash basin, separate electric shower, heated towel radiator, fan heater. A separate toilet is also available on the ground floor.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 4 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Child Bed, 1 Cot, (2 Beds are bunk beds)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - 4 single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table. Wash basin. TV/DVD. Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed, 2 bunk beds, fitted cupboard, chest of drawers. Wash basin. TV/DVD. Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed, wardrobe (single room only)


  • Terrace ...
  • http://www.aberdoveygolf.co.uk"> Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Smoking in not permitted within the property. There is electric storage heating in the two main bedrooms, landing, hall and lounge; electric under-floor heating in the kitchen and dining room and heated towel rail in the bathroom. Airing cupboard and immersion heater is provided on the landing. Outside: Large paved terrace with chairs and table. Garden shed containing patio chairs and charcoal barbecue. Children's play area with swings. Utility Room: Lobby and separate toilet adjoining kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned between lets. Duvets, pillows and bed linen provided. Guests should provide their own towels. Other: Dining room - Open plan with large table and chairs to seat 9. Views of the estuary. Child's high chair available. Electric under-floor heating. Porch - Tiled floor and boot tray (for those soggy or sandy shoes) Hall - Hall with pay phone

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