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Self Catering in Gwynedd - Aberdovey

Brodawel House
LL35 0SA

Brodawel House, Aberdovey, Gwynedd

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 15

Pricing From: £1455.00

This property is a splendid detached Edwardian house set in beautiful grounds just on the outskirts of Aberdovey.

This stunning period house affords splendid mountain, countryside and Cardigan Bay from almost every room. The house is impeccably furnished and decorated to create well-equipped accommodation of exceptional quality and style. The property has eight en-suite bedrooms, two of which are a lovely family suite and a self-contained suite with a twin bedroom, wet room and open-plan living area which is located on the ground floor and has wheelchair access.

The accommodation is suitable for two families or a group of friends, and this suite is ideal for providing some additional privacy or an extra garden room with storage if it is unoccupied by any of the party. The house also boasts a sitting room warmed by an open fire, a luxury kitchen, spacious dining area, and games and entertainment room perfect for occupying the younger guests with TV, DVD and PlayStation 3 - ideal for keeping younger guests amused. Guests also have broadband access, and throughout the house there are four flat-screen TVs with Sky Multiroom package.

Step outside into the double-level garden and you have the perfect spot for relaxing after a long day out and about. This is a superb holiday home for a UK holiday to remember with those close to you.


Overpriced and not as accessible as it makes out
Booked via Sykes for a group holiday. All holiday rentals have their issues; they're to be expected - it's how they are dealt with that counts. With any issues Sykes are keen to step away relying on them being an agent and stating your contract is with the owner. They are very very reluctant to put anything in writing. It's a shame because the property has a lot going for it but here is what I reported to Sykes: I do not nor ever did expect all of the property to be wheelchair accessible. For example, without a lift, anything upstairs would be inaccessible to a wheelchair user. I did expect: ? The property to be clean; the owners apologised in person on arrival that it wasn?t, blaming the previous tenants. Later the property handyman mentioned that half the cleaning team hadn?t turned up on handover day which hadn?t helped. ? The shower in all bedrooms? ensuite facilities to work; one didn?t and wasn?t mended all week, again the owner apologised. ? The hot water to work; it didn?t for a day; the owner apologised and proffered two bottles of Prosecco by way of an apology. ? Leaks not to occur; one did in one of the bedroom's ensuite facilities occasioning another visit from the owner's handyman. Back to the inaccessible ?accessible? suite; to quote your quote from your website ?a self-contained ground floor level access suite with its own wheelchair accessible wet room and living/kitchen area, the latter opening onto the rear garden.. I?ve looked up the building regulations on such things as my manual wheelchair didn?t fit and couldn?t turn: A corridor should be at least 900mm wide and turning circles should have a minimum diameter of 1525mm. Are you really stating and continuing to advertise that this property meets those requirements; if anything the majority of the downstairs part of the property does, apart from the so called accessible suite! You are the property owners' agent and no doubt get a substantial commission from the ?4,166 rent we paid and it's advertised on your website. I would repeat you are on notice your website it is inaccurate and misleading.

Family holiday for Birthday celebration
Just spent a fabulous week at Brodawel House. Enough space for 11 and my grandson.(had a spare double room too) All bedrooms were excellent with ensuite. Plenty of space to do our own thing and all get together for cozy evenings in front of open fire. Nursery for my grandson was awesome and his mum and dad loved the spacious connected room. Every room had a view. Games room gets the morning sun and was great when my parents wanted some quiet time. Would like to go back in warmer weather to take advantage of outdoor dining area, bbq etc. We had a couple of issues but Dilwyn and Gwen were on hand to sort them out quickly. I was especially delighted that the ground floor flatlet was wheelchair accessible with wet room and easy access to rest of ground floor and outside. It made it really easy for my son who uses a wheelchair. This alone would bring us back to Brodawel. There is a co-op supermarket at Tywyn for your supplies and the post office down the road is also a small store. The welcome pack was really good. The beach is two minutes walk through the sand dunes past the golf course. At this time of year we had it all to ourselves. We did also have snow for two days. Added to the fun. Amazing house for a large group. We will very likely go back. I have seen some of comments re being out for 10:00 on the last day and it does need some organising for a big party. We managed it by 10:30. Also clear notes re housekeeping around house can make you feel a little paranoid but at the end of the day you treat it with respect as you would your own home, chill out and enjoy all the benefits of such a lovely house, it is well worth booking a holiday here.

Great place to stay for a large party
A magnificent house to stay in for a larger group with everything you could need (including a good golf course across the road). Aberdovey is an excellent place to be based to explore the area. The train service up and down the coast was also a pleasant way to get around. Morning walks on the beach we're really great. We had no problems with the owners or deposit which was back in my bank account before we finished the drive home. There we a few minor maintenance things needing some attention and these were dealt with fast and efficiently. All in all a great house and we would happily rent it again.

Our ideal holiday home
Brodawel House house is situated a few minutes walk from a long sandy beach and 30 minutes from Aberdovey village with its pubs, eating places and shops. The house is beautifully and tastefully decorated and furnished and with every possible need met. We were a party of 10 and were generously provided for in the 7 lovely bedrooms all with en suites. It is true that the rubbish disposal instructions are complicated but this is not the fault of the owners who are at the mercy of the strict rules of the rubbish collectors. We found Mr and Mrs Zitron to be helpful and forgiving as they refunded our deposit in full despite some breakages. We recommend the Talyllyn Railway, and also the rail journey from Aberdovey to Harlech which is stunning

Good Stay, Nice House, Terrible Owners.....
This is a difficult review, especially as it is our second time staying here. We really enjoyed our most recent stay at Brodawel House once again. It is well laid out and has the vast majority of facilities you would expect (some are a little dated) for a large self catering house. Great location and suits a large group well. We go away every year as a big group towards the end of November. To plagiarise another reviewers comment, we were truly gobsmacked my the email we received from the owner once we arrived home. It was aggressive in tone and full of what can only be described as either fabrications of the truth or nit picking in the extreme as to the condition we left the house in. A large part of our housekeeping deposit has now been withheld for (and I quote) "One dishwasher was full and still running", "some worktops had not been cleaned", "food waste left in one bin"...... We as a group thoroughly cleaned the premises before we left, and in some cases we left it cleaner than when we found it. There was however one mark on one chair that was highlighted that I was happy to pay extra cleaning towards but this was not sufficient and we were charged the vast majority of our £200 without any recourse. It has truly put us off and I would urge any future victors to this premises not to expect their housekeeping deposit back and to receive a condescending highly inappropriate email afterwards. If you don't like having people actually use your house and its facilities then don't rent it out!! Its called the hospitality industry for a reason.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Gas central heating with open fire in sitting room
Britannia dual fuel range cooker, microwave, 2 x dishwashers, 2 x large fridges, large freezer, 2 x washing machines, 2 x tumble dryers, 1 x large wine fridge, 1 x small wine cooler, 46" flat screen HD TV, PlayStation 3 in entertainment room, 37" flat screen TV, DVD & Sony micro system in sitting room, 32" flat screen TV, DVD/video combi, CD/radio in kitchen
Wireless broadband
Ground Floor Suite: Single induction hob, combination microwave, fridge/freezer, wall mounted 26'' flat screen TV
Every TV in house has Sky Multiroom with all channels
Fuel, power & starter pack for open fire inc in rent
100% cotton bed linen, towels & beach towels inc in rent
Booster seats & highchairs provided
Travel cots available on request
Stairgates fitted on all stair levels
Off road parking for 6 cars
Covered lean-to for bikes
Lawned front garden
Large rear garden comprising patio with dining furniture (seats all), BBQ & steps up to decked sitting area
Two dogs welcome by arrangement on ground floor only, but not in level access apartment
Sorry, no smoking
Hotel with bar 5 mins walk
Seafront, beach, shops, pubs & restaurants 20 mins walk
Note: No stag/hen parties

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Talyllyn Railway and Narrow Gauge Railway Museum - 2.6 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Tywyn, St Cadfan's Church - 2.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Castell Cynfael - 3.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Dyfi Furnace - 5.4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Llanegryn Church Screen - 5.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dolgoch Falls Waterfall Walk - 5.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Landre, St Michael's Church - 6.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Castell Gwallter - 6.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Pennal, St Peter ad Vincula Church - 6.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Castell-y-Bere - 8.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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