Gorgeous Grade 2 listed Fisherman's Cottage
Sleeps 6
Dogs allowed.

Sunny Shores

This 3  bedroom Fisherman’s Cottage retains many of it’s original features but also has every modern convenience needed to give you a real “home from home” experience. It has a large separate terraced garden for outside dining too.

Pet friendly 3 dogs allowed


🐕 Pet Friendly 3 dogs allowed free of charge


Additional Info

The check in is from 4.00 pm and check-out 10.00 am
However, if you need any earlier or later times, we can always ask the cleaning agency for you and they will try to accommodate your requests, especially in quieter times.

Once on Copperhill Street you will see Fat Face (in the square) – a few yards further up on the left-hand side, between 11 and 12 Copperhill Street, you will find a small alleyway, which leads to the cottage.

You can park to unload at the end of the alley, but then you will need to move your car. We have provided a car park pass, which can be used in 2 car parks in Aberdovey (left in the cottage for you) or you can park for free in certain places – either further up the road under the railway bridge, where there are often spaces along the roadside, or down on the front opposite the main church & Britannia Inn. (Not the spaces at an angle marked 45 mins max!).

The car park permit is valid on the main beach and the Penhelig pay & display car parks.


Name: Lisa French & David Prior
Mobile: 07717 800068 / 07734 550825
Email: ,

Scrubadub Cleaning (on the front) or call Louis on 07816 863667

In the key safe to the right of the front door. Code will be advised ahead of your arrival.
PLEASE REPLACE WHEN YOU LEAVE If you lose a key call Louis for a spare and please get one cut at Dovey Marine.

Please remember to lock the doors, close windows and turn off all light switches, heated towel rail and heating whenever you leave the property.

The recycling trolley needs to go to the bottom of the alley every week on a Thursday evening please. The green bins are only emptied every 3 weeks (such a pain!) If this is during your stay, we will text you to ask if you could pop it at the end of the alleyway on Thursday night.

Household waste: Inside the wooden bin store between No 3 & 4 – please note the green bins are for general waste and the blue boxes are for recycling.

Non-Recyclable waste – Place in sealed plastic bags inside green bin – if this is full please take the black bags down to the bins along the front on the Wharf gardens

Bottle, Tins, Card & Paper Recycling: Place in appropriate blue boxes (in stack of 3)
There are also public waste bins on the grassed area on the Wharf which are emptied several times a day.

There is underfloor heating downstairs throughout. This is set on a thermostat in the dining area. Press the padlock symbol until it unlocks, then press the three horizontal lines and the controls will open up. There is an oil filled radiator upstairs if it gets chilly. There is also a heated towel rail in the bathroom to help dry towels – the switch is inside, above the door.

The free unlimited Wi-Fi is BTHub6-PT5X and the passcode is iQmtpFm3YyWb

All bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided for you. If you are missing anything, please let us know as soon as you can and we will arrange for items to be dropped off to you. There is a double bed and two sets of adult sized bunk beds. We will ask you which beds you would like us to make up before you arrive.

The boiler heats water on demand and so there will always be hot water available.
There is an Induction Hob. To operate, you need to press the power button, then the unlock button for 3 secs, the rings will then flash – you choose which one you would like to use by pressing it, then control the temperature by pressing the + and – buttons. You need a saucepan on the hob for it to work. There is a Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine (the new bigger pods) we will supply you with a few to start your holiday off. The instructions are in the cupboard above.

There is also a dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer. Instructions are in the drawers under the TV. Please feel free to use anything that is in the cupboards and just replace anything substantial.

Living room:
There is a SMART TV with BT Sports and TV package. Simply press the power buttons on each remote and wait for it to initialise. Netflix account email is and the password is aberlovely

Remember after you turn the TV on to use the BT controller and turn the TV hub on too. To use the sofa bed you will need to slide the pink sofa into the dining area as it is slightly too long to fully extend. All bed linen for the sofa bed is underneath the lift-up end section. Check this is there when you arrive and let us know if you need anything.

Please be extremely careful if lighting the log burner; especially if you have small children with you. There is a temperature gauge on the flue to help you select the correct temperature to burn your fuel. We don’t supply fuel but it is available at Dovey Marine and Aberdovey Village Stores. Please remember you will need firelighters and kindling too J If you’re arriving late, maybe pick some up on the way.

The main bedroom has two plug sockets behind the bed. The switch for the fairy lights above the bed is underneath at the headboard end. There is a travel cot, a hairdryer, an iron and ironing board in the wardrobe. There is also a SMART TV for Netflix, Amazon TV etc.

There is a switch for the heated towel rail above the door – please turn off when you leave. The mirror lights up when you touch the power logo at the bottom.

The bathroom windows are best always left on vent, even when you leave, to keep it aired.

If you could please water the window boxes at the front and the large hydrangea planters that would be great.

The garden is directly at the rear of the property but inaccessible from inside the cottage – you will need to turn right out of the front of the cottage, walk past Mousehole and up the slate shale path (take care – it can be slippy) and around the corner until you reach the gate at the end which is our garden. Be very careful with dogs and little ones as there is a drop to the right of this path. Please ensure you have cleaned up any dog mess when you leave. In the shed at the top of the garden you will find some chairs and loungers along with bean bags and picnic rugs – feel free to use any of these.

Location: Above the front door. Any problems, please contact Louis Hiatt at Scrubadub

There are lots of great places to eat out, but you will have to book well in advance in the summer. Our favourites in Aberdovey are the Britannia Inn you’ll receive a warm welcome there from Seona and Gary, the Penhelig Arms in the Fisherman’s Bar is lovely too (dogs allowed) and Seabreeze (no dogs). The Coast Deli (dogs allowed) on the corner does great breakfasts and a varied evening meal menu, but be aware there’s no toilet on site, so you will have to pop over the road to the public toilets if needed. If you want pub grub then the Dovey Inn (dogs allowed on the hard floor area) has a standard pub grub menu. The Medina Coffee Shop is hidden up an alleyway next to the Pharmacy – they do fabulous sandwiches and lovely breakfasts, lunches and cakes there too. 

Walkers fish & chip shop has an extensive menu and lets you eat in or take-away – be prepared to queue in the evening as it gets very busy in peak times.

There are several good restaurants in Tywyn now – our favourite being The Salt Marsh Kitchen which has won several awards, opposite there is a great café/bistro called The Retreat that do fabulous Burgers and Pizzas as well as an extensive Cocktail menu. Proper Ganda always get great reviews too although we haven’t tried it ourselves. Pebbles Café on the front as you walk from the beach into Tywyn is lovely for an al fresco lunch stop and the Victorian Slipway on the front does lovely pub food too. 

For a special treat, there is the Michelin Star award winning Ynyshir between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth and in Aberystwyth there is a fabulous deli called Ultracomida.

If you want to do an online shop before you arrive, both Asda and Tesco deliver to Aberdovey, but we do hope guests support the local shops where possible. There is a reasonably well stocked shop on the front – Aberdovey Village Stores – as well as a Post Office/ General Stores just past the railway bridge (the bridge you can see from the park at the end of the beach). There are 2 good sized Co-op stores – one in Machynlleth and one in Tywyn (the Tywyn store will deliver your shopping for you if you don’t want to bring it back yourself, – handy if you’re walking along the beach!) There’s the fabulous Popys bakery at Tywyn that make amazing bread and Pork Pies usually still warm from the oven when you pick them up!

If you need cash, there is a cash machine by the pedestrian crossing in the village, but it charges for withdrawals. You can get free cashback at the Post Office/Spar (mentioned above) and we’re told that both The Dovey and Britannia both do cashback, but we’ve never tried. The nearest Bank cash machine is Tywyn, then Aberystwyth, as Barmouth and Machynlleth have lost theirs now.

The Coast Deli sells bread, eggs and milk as well as lovely cheeses etc and there’s a great butcher yards from the cottage – their Lavabread Sausage and Shortback bacon is delicious!

Dovey Marine sell all sorts of beach stuff and hardware, as well as logs and firelighters.

If you’re in Aberdovey for a while it’s well worth using the trains to visit the surrounding areas ask for a Ranger or Rover ticket and you can hop off and on all day, if you’re only there a short while there’s plenty to do in the village J.

• Go crabbing on the jetty… bait is available at the butchers, the RNLI shop at the lifeboat station, Dai’s fish shed and the gift shops. • Visitors are welcome to try sea rowing at the rowing club at 10.00 Sat morning (take £3) meet on the jetty in front of the blue double doors.

• Go to the Literary Institute (on the right-hand side on the way to the Penhelig Arms – look for the anchor at the front) and read a book or use the free Wi-Fi overlooking the sea (wet days?).

• Go to the Penhelig Arms and have a meal in the Fisherman’s bar • Play golf at Aberdovey Golf Club.

• Play bowls, putting or tennis at Aberdovey Bowls Club.

• Use the putting green or tennis courts at The Trefiddian Hotel (they simply ask that you buy a drink in return).

• Opposite the Penhelig Hotel find The Roman Road – just walk along the lovely row of houses until you reach a gate to the park, then walk along until you see a path along the cliff side, it’s such a pretty walk with Roman steps cut into the rocks up to picnic island.

• Enjoy a drink upstairs on the balcony at the Britannia Inn, watching the boats go by it’s the best seat in Aberdovey!

• Choose an ice-cream from the many flavours at the Pink ice-cream shop (you can ask for half and half!)

• Jump off the jetty (you’ve not really visited Aberdovey if you don’t do this!)

• Have a latte at the Medina Coffee shop (up the little alley next to the Pharmacy) or No 8 which has nice little gifts.

• Build a fire on the beach with driftwood at night near the sand dunes toast marshmallows or eat fish & chips.

• Have BBQ or picnic on the beach.

• Walk the four miles along the beach to Tywyn. It’s around four miles there (or get the train for a £2.60 return!)

• Go to Magic Lantern cinema in Tywyn – it’s like stepping back in time! Well worth a trip.They have a Secret Garden at the back accessed via a wardobe on the street serving tapas and drinks.

• In Tywyn, we love eating at the Salt Marsh Kitchen (they do a pre Cinema menu if you’re going to The Magic Lantern). There’s also The Retreat café and bar opposite, which makes great home-made burgers & pizzas, with Sunday lunch available all day Sunday and great cocktails (with a Happy Hour in the evening).

• Play Tennis, Crazy Golf, Shuffleboard, Table Tennis or Quoits at the municipal park in Tywyn.

• Go to swimming pool in Tywyn – they do family float fun sessions and a gym.

• Go and see the waterfalls at Dolgoch – you can pick up the Tal-y Llyn railway in Tywyn to Abergynolwyn, which passes over the path to the falls. It’s a beautiful walk, but not suitable for very small children or pushchairs, as there are some steep drops.

• Go to the Honey Ice Cream shop in Tywyn it has the loveliest whippy ice cream & fab toppings.

• Go to the Craft Centre at Corris – there’s a Gin distillery, Welsh Jewellery shop, wooden crafts and children can make and paint pottery, candles and chocolate bars. There’s also an underwater boat ride through caves – King Arthur’s Labyrinth (they don’t open in the winter months, so check online before you set off).

• Eat at Blasau (The Royal House) in Machynlleth – lovely little black and white painted deli/coffee shop right by Charlie’s Emporium just past the clock tower.

• Visit old curiosity shops (& Ian Snow shop) in Machynlleth.

• The Rendezvous Café on the left of the High St – about halfway as you go up – has a lovely lounge hidden away at the back, with sofas and a cosy fireplace to enjoy your lunch. They specialise in locally grown produce and health foods.

• Take the train to Harlech and see the castle and lovely little shop.

• Get the train out to Fairbourne and eat at Indiana Cuisine – it’s a real find if you’re into good Indian food. You’ll need to book ahead 01341 250891. The train stops a minute’s walk away!

• Take the train along the coast to Minfford and visit Portmeirion – it only takes 1hour 40 mins and is such a lovely journey. There’s a bit of a walk (1 mile) up to the village but it’s worth the effort – it’s such a magical place to visit for all the family. You can ask for a Ranger ticket on the train which means you can stop off at Barmouth or Harlech on your way back too.

• Go to Barmouth for the day (you can park at Fairbourne – follow signs for steam railway – & get the water taxi across the bay) – try the Mermaid Fish & Chip shop near the railway station.

• For bird enthusiasts & RSPB members there are a number of places to go :
– Just out of Machynlleth, on the road towards Aberystwyth is the Osprey Centre – the guides are very knowledgeable
– 10 miles east of Aberystwyth on the A44 you can see the Red Kites being fed – 2 pm daily and 3 pm when it’s British Summer Time
– There is a RSPB reserve at Yn-Y-Shir (also on the road from Machynlleth to Aberystwyth)

We hope the weather is kind to you and whatever you do – have a lovely time. We hope to see you again and please do tell all your friends about Aberlovely holidays

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