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Renovated Holiday Cottage In quiet location short walk from the beach.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Aberdovey, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales - Central, Private Location, Within Close Walking Distance Of Beach, Jetty, Bars, Restaurants And Shop

Recently renovated Holiday Cottage in a leafy corner of the picturesque village of Aberdovey. Peaceful location in the heart of the village, within short walking distance of seafront, jetty, shops, bars and restaurants. Ideal for beach holidays, water sports, golf, walking in Snowdonia and mountain biking. This cottage was originally the old golf club, and has been lovingly renovated to a high standard to provide modern accommodation whilst retaining its quirky character. Accommodation includes a large open plan living room/diner/kitchen with central log burning stove, with ship's ladder to mezzanine and chill out area with views to the Dovey Estuary. Master bedroom with en-suite, two further bedrooms with family bathroom and utility area. The cottage has underfloor heating throughout and is a south facing sun trap, with a large paved balcony ideal for lazing away sunny days. Greenhill Cottage is in a fantastic slightly elevated, wooded and quiet position in the centre of the village, and please note that there are external steps to the property.

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Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Julie

We are a group of friends that purchased this derelict cottage in 2013, and have since totally renovated and restored it to a modern, quirky and beautiful seaside cottage.

Julie purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Julie chose Aberdovey

When we first visited the property back in the summer of 2013 it was overgrown, derelict and in places structurally unstable. However, we all fell in love with it because of its fantastic, south facing, position in a quiet leafy part of Aberdovey. It had such a good feel we couldn't wait to get started!

What makes this cottage unique

Large south facing sun patio (quite unusual in this part of town to have a lot of outdoor space). Quirky character - it used to be the old golf club and was moved from its position on Aberdovey Beach to its current location early in the 20th Century.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Aberdovey in Gwynedd

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc and basin, tastefully decorated with grey porcelain tiles. Bathroom 2, family bathroom with shower, wc and basin and slate tiles. All bathrooms with underfloor heating. Hand towels provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 + 2 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king sized bed and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with king sized bed. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds. Occasional beds x 2 available in mezzanine if required (not suitable for small children as access via ships ladder) All bedrooms with underfloor heating.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Greenhill Cottage has been under renovation since October 2013, and has been re-built to a high standard offering fantastic accommodation with underfloor heating, mezzanine with sea and mountain views, log burning stove, fully fitted kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The Cottage was originally the old Aberdovey Golf Club which was moved from its previous life at the beach, to its current location on Copperhill Street in the 1940s (approx). Since that time it has been used as a family home, and also as accommodation for the Outward Bound Centre. We have upgraded the cottage to modern standards, whilst aiming to retain and enhance its original features to give it a quirky and individual character. Outside: The cottage is south facing and is situated in the centre of a large south facing paved balcony. Outdoor dining facilities include table and chairs, lounge beds and barbeque. Utility Room: Utility room providing washing machine and condenser tumble dryer, iron, ironing board etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is cleaned at the end of each rental, we will include this in the price quoted. Linen and hand towels provided. Other: Mezzanine to provide chill out space and sea view. Access via ship's ladder (not suitable for children aged 5 or under). Young children must be supervised.


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Renovated Holiday Cottage In quiet location short walk from the beach.
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautifully renovated property in an absolutely perfect location with magnificent views of the estuary from the terrace. The property was absolutely pristine!.We had fantastic summer weather with high temperatures but i can imagine, given the lovely wood burning stove and underfloor heating that this place would be amazing any time of year. Julie was a fantastic host who always responded to messages and all i can say is that we would love to stay here again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks James for the great review. So pleased you had a good stay at Greenhill Cottage, and hopefully we can host you again some time in the future.
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Lovely cottage, very thoughtfully decorated

  • 5 of 5

Had a super stay here, this is a great property that has been well thought through for visiting guests. Feels homely and cosy. Highly recommended, in a lovely spot with sea views in the charming Aberdovey.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Felt like being at home...

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic, comfy cottage in a quiet raised plot, 3 minutes walk from the wonderful beach at Aberdovey. It would be great to sit outside in warmer weather, but very cosy for us over Christmas . Very clean and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Felt like home. Sorry to leave. The clothes dryer was so good it inspired us to get one when we got home! Could do with another light on the lower outside steps at night......

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sally thanks for your great review! So pleased you had a great Christmas at Greenhill Cottage, we hope you can stay with us again some time in the future. In the meantime, please feel free to pass on our details to friends and family. Julie :)
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Tastefully restored cottage, great location.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has been beautifully restored and refurbished with tasteful furnishing, decoration and appliances throughout. The open plan kitchen, dining and living area, with a clever mezzanine overlooking it, manage to combine a cosy feel whilst giving plenty of space. The three bedrooms are roomy, one having an en-suite shower room and the other two sharing a second. The outside area has a large terrace with sea views, with plenty of seating and a barbeque. Just a few minutes walk to the village centre and the beach, with a free parking permit supplied for the main car park, this cottage really is perfect for a relaxing break at any time of the year.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage near the beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cottage for a week at the end of August and had a fabulous time. The weather was excellent which always helps in the UK so we were able make good use of the outside space. Even if the weather hadn't been great the inside of the cottage was very nicely done and a pleasure to spend time in.

It was clean, well maintained and with good quality furnishings which we were well impressed with.

The children (11 and 15) loved the mezzanine level in the lounge/kitchen and the 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms were ideal for our group which included 4 adults and a Labrador as well as the children.

The cottage is situated just a few minutes walk from the front and a couple of minutes more to get to the part of the beach that the dog was allowed on. Fantastic location!

The beach is a wide expanse of sand, ideal for dog walking!

Overall, we enjoyed everything about this holiday and hope to visit again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely peaceful location.

  • 4 of 5

Great place, comfortable surroundings and well equipped property. We know the area well having stayed many times. Our only complaint would be the two single beds in the kids room. Both were very uncomfortable, springs easily felt through the fabric. Everything else was great, we had a lovely week.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Dovey Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Aberdovey Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Aberdovey or Penhelig
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
The Dovey Inn or the Britannia
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Aberdovey Beach
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Watersports and mountain biking are popular in this area. The cottage lies within Snowdonia National Park at the foot of the Cambrian Mountains, therefore walking/hiking and mountain biking available locally.


Greenhill Cottage is less than 5 minutes walk from the waterfront in Aberdovey. The beach and jetty here is a haven for watersports including rowing, sailing, windsurfing and jet skiing. The beach lies at the mouth of the estuary and is popular with families. From Aberdovey, you can walk the 4 mile open stretch of beach to Tywyn.


Aberdovey lies on the mid-Wales coast.

Distances approx 115 miles from Birmingham, 120 miles from Manchester and 230 miles from London. It can be accessed via main roads, or alternatively an excellent rail service exists with 2 local stations within walking distance.


Aberdovey lies within Snowdownia National Park.

Further Details:

There are a number of excellent restaurants and bars within walking distance of Greenhill Cottage. These tend to get busy during the summer months and booking is advisable. Within a short walk there is also a good choice of local shops including butchers and post office, cash points, coffee shops and art galleries. There is a small supermarket in Aberdovey, or a larger supermarket in Tywyn (Co-op) which can deliver pre-ordered groceries.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
15% of total fee required at time of reservation to reserve dates. Remainder of payments will be due approx 10 weeks before date of holiday rental. We also request a £200 refundable damage deposit fee.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. School holidays full week rental only, part week rental at other times available on negotiation. Arrival 4pm, departure 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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