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Self Catering in Gwynedd - Aberdovey

Braich-Y-Celyn Lodge
LL35 0RD

Braich-Y-Celyn Lodge, Aberdovey, Gwynedd

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £394

This two bedroom property in the village of Aberdovey is a picturesque retreat for up to four people.

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.


I will not be back
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.

Comfortable cottage, beautiful location
The cottage is in a wonderful spot. All front windows look out over the vast Aberdovey estuary. We could not stop looking at the changing tides, bringing with them changes in colour and texture. The outside seating area is much better in reality than the promotional photo. It is completely off the main road and you could eat outside or sit and read in the shade of the trees. The cottage is cosy and well furnished...we wanted to stay longer. It's location is excellent, close to Aberdovey and yet very quiet and peaceful. On arrival we did have to go and purchase toilet rolls, washing up liquid, dish cloth and paper towels. Cooking equipment, especially for baking / roasting is very limited, but if you plan not to self cater, it is fine. Take a cafeteria if you want coffee. For some reason power to all appliances was off when we arrived. It took us quite a while the work out how to unlock the oven and hot plate and various other items. Once sorted we had a great time and we would recommend staying here.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

This is a characterful, little cottage. It was squeaky clean and well presented.
Mrs Burgess

Liked the cosy cottage, heated floor, log burner and the fantastic view of the estuary. A great place.
Miss Birnie

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 Hodgson



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


Double Beds


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

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Nearest Attractions

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

Dyfi Furnace - 3.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Castell Cynfael - 3.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Talyllyn Railway and Narrow Gauge Railway Museum - 3.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Tywyn, St Cadfan's Church - 4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Pennal, St Peter ad Vincula Church - 4.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dolgoch Falls Waterfall Walk - 5.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Llandre, St Michael's Church - 5.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Llanegryn Church Screen - 5.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Castell Gwallter - 6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Plas Machynlleth - 7.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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