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The Sea Shack; Wooden Chalet With Sea Views



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Chalet in Aberdovey, Snowdonia National Park, Wales - Peaceful location with stunning views and a 10 minute downhill walk to the beach

The property sits high up in the stunningly beautiful Snowdonia National Park. The Sea Shack is built from Scandinavian cedar and the interior painted to emulate a Hamptons beach house. Every window overlooks sea or the stunning mountains of Wales. Relax on the raised south facing deck with a glass of wine soaking up the scenery. All this and only a ten minute walk to the picturesque village of Aberdovey.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live in Shropshire with my husband, Jon and our two children, Sophie and Oliver in a barn conversion.

My children are growing up and I now have an opportunity to work for myself but still be available for my family.

A little note to my regular holiday makers. I have now changed the email address to my husband as he has now taken over the running of the Sea Shack. I still have the same contact details but I have other commitments for now so he will be in charge!

I have enjoyed converting above the garage and our cabin in Aberdovey (The Seashack).

I hope you enjoy your stay either in Shropshire or Aberdovey.

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Speaks English

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Went with husband and daughter for may half term for a week and absolutely loved it!! Its a lovely place to stay, lovely little town by the sea and even more lovely views! Plenty to do in the area; we went crabbing, bodyboarding, biking and did lots of walking.

Sonia was helpful throughout the booking process and I have already recommended it to a couple of my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Lovely views from the lodge, a great sun trap sitting on the decking. A tidy, clean stylish lodge just up the hill from Aberdovey village. Wonderful location, great beaches and walks, a perfect break away for families or couples.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deb, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review about the Sea Shack. I agree you can't beat it when the sun is shining and so far, you have been really lucky with the weather. Thank you again, Sonia.
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Sea Shack Aberdovey

  • 5 of 5

Set in a stunning location (breath taking views of the Dyfi estuary and coast line), the Sea Shack was our home from home. Comfortable cosy, & well appointed we loved nothing more than to return to our chalet after a spending a day on one of the lovely local beaches (the crabbing in Aberdovey proved most fruitful!) or walking in the glorious Gwynedd countryside. We'd highly recommend the Sea Shack but you may have to compete with us for a stay because we'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Jon and I wanted a bolt hole not too far away from home so that we could use it for holidays but also to get away at weekends with our family or friends. We all love Aberdovey as there is always something to do.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Aberdovey Golf Course at 1.5 Miles Nearest Train : Penhelig Station or Aberdovey at 1.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Seabreeze, The Britannia Pub, The Deli etc. at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Aberdovey at 1 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

There cannot be too many hobbies or interests that aren't catered for in and around Aberdovey. Wonderful sandy beaches, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, crabbing off the jetty, pony trekking, cookery school, steam train, cinema, cycling tracks, easy access to Snowdonia hills and waterfalls. RSPB reserve where Spring Watch is filmed.


Beach is a 10 minute walk down hill but slightly harder coming back! Easier to go by car. Lovely walks around the circumference of the park or into Snowdonia National Park. There is also a lovely cycle track about half an hour drive which is great for children as you don't have to worry about cars. Go Ape is approximately 45 minute journey by car.


Travelling by car from Twyn proceed into the village and take the first turning left into Copperhill Street (just before the Dovey Inn). Drive towards Fat Face Shop and turn right up Myndd Isaf. First left , keep going up hill, across two cattle grids, you will see Bwlch Gwyn in front of you. Once in park follow the road to the far end and The Sea Shack is on your right. (No 8 ).


Twyn is approximately 3 miles from Aberdovey which has a very quaint cinema, shops, banks, Spa, Co-Op and a swimming pool. Machynelleth is approximately 10 miles away and has lovely shops, pizzeria, coffee shops, swimming pool with slide.

Further Details:

Lovely eateries in Aberdovey, together with a Deli and home-made ice cream shop. Butcher and fresh fish from harbour shop.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low to Mid
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring/Summer High
1 May 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £25

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Friday - must depart by 10.30am and arrive after 2pm.
No smokers and no pets allowed (sorry).

Notes on prices:
50% deposit and remainder of payment to be received 4 weeks prior to arrival. Will consider long weekends (especially bank hols) - please contact owner on 01939262811

In order to secure your booking, I require 50% non refundable deposit and the remaining balance is due a month before your holiday date. Due to the amount of breakages, I am afraid I will have to ask for a damage refundable deposit of £25.00 at the time of booking. This will be reimbursed to you after your holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The reason I love it so much is that you instantly relax as soon as you drive into Aberdovey. It is such a pretty village with lovely shops and places to eat. Seabreeze is my favourite and the Deli does great lunches and coffee. Kids love the Sweet Shop (homemade ice cream). I love the Sea Shack as you enjoy the vibrant village life and beautiful beaches and then you can escape up the hill and enjoy the peace and views. The children have the freedom to roam around the park and make friends. Jon and I can read a book, listen to music and relax. No more needs to be said!

Property Type

  • chalet


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large shower room with wc. Heated towel rail. Cabinet to store bathroom essentials. You need to take your own towels


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is very spacious with king size bed with views over the sea, wardrobe with draws, reading lights, clock radio. Bedroom 2 has twin beds with a cabinet in the middle with reading lights, wardrobe with draws. Views of the ocean and hills. There is a hair dryer & fan in Bedroom 1


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Electricity and water need to be turned on manually. Water on a timer. There are electric radiators in all rooms and they are manually turned on. There is also a gas stand alone burner which is very cosy on cold nights. Outside: A wonderful south facing deck which overlooks the dyfi estuary and out to sea. Outside table and chairs to eat al fresco and two wooden chairs with cushions to relax in. A bench with cushions. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Please provide your own bedding and towels. King size duvet cover, sheet & 4 pillow slips. 2 single sheets, duvet covers and 2 pillow slips. Tea towel for kitchen. Other: Storage cupboard with iron, ironing board, hoover, mop & bucket etc.. BBQ bucket which can be taken down to beach. Gas camping stove with kettle. Bed rail available in bedroom 2 for toddler and hair dryer in bedroom 1.

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