The Penthouse Westhaven Aberdyfi

2 Bedrooms Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

The Penthouse Westhaven Aberdyfi

A truly exceptional duplex third floor apartment with beautiful views over Aberdovey beach and beyond.
The stylish decor and spacious rooms give this wonderful apartment a feeling of true luxury. Whether you are sitting on the balcony sipping a glass of wine or relaxing in the sumptuous lounge reading a book you will be hard pressed to find a more relaxing environment to enjoy your holiday.
A free car parking permit for the car park across the road is available for the duration of your stay.


Centrally located just 10 minutes walk from Aberdovey Train Station


Additional Info

The check in is from 4 pm onwards
Please check out by 10 am on the day of departure

The apartment building is located right in the heart of Aberdovey, opposite the Yacht club and the beach. There is one pedestrian crossing in the village and the building is on the right just after the crossing, when you come in from Machynlleth.  The Penthouse is the top left apartment.

You can park to unload in the layby opposite, 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 apartment for you) or you can park for free in certain places – either up Copperhill Street, beyond 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 in both the Beach and Penhelyg pay & display car parks in Aberdovey.


Name: Lisa French 
Mobile: 07717 800068 

If you have any concerns regarding cleanliness or need help in any way please contact Nicole Levin our housekeeper on 07368 673070

You will be given instructions to collect your keys from a key safe ahead of your stay.

PLEASE REPLACE THE KEYS TO THE SAME LOCATION YOU OBTAINED THEM WHEN YOU LEAVE Please remember to lock the doors, close windows and turn off all light switches, whenever you leave the property. The apartment door does need to be locked with the key

Household waste: Please empty in the bins on the main car park there is recycling available there too.


Full thermostatically controlled Central Heating

Superfast Broadband Wi- Fi throughout

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 Penhelig Arms in the Fisherman’s Bar (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) and the Britannia Inn (dogs allowed in bar but not the restaurant) both have good varied menus. If the weather is nice leave time to have a drink on the Britannia balcony it’s beautiful.

The Bear of Amsterdam next to the Dovey Inn serves a range of traditional British fayre. The Medina Coffee Shop is hidden up an alleyway next to the Pharmacy – they do fabulous sandwiches and lovely breakfasts, lunches and cakes too we recommend their chicken, apricot and walnut sandwiches and the egg mayonnaise with crispy bacon!

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

There are a number of good restaurants in Tywyn now – our favourite being The Salt Marsh Kitchen which has won several awards and the Thai- Wyn restaurant above The Victorian Slipway. For a special treat, there is the Michelin Star award winning Ynyshir between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth and in Aberystwyth there is a fabulous Italian deli restaurant 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! 

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 (mentioned above) and we’re told that both The Dovey and Britannia both do cashback, but we’ve never tried. The nearest free Bank cash machine is Tywyn.

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 Laverbread Sausage and Shortback bacon are both delicious! Dovey Marine sell all sorts of beach stuff including the Aberdovey Crabbing Crew T-Shirts and hoodies as well as hardware, logs and firelighters.

• If you’re in Aberdovey for a while it’s well worth using the trains to visit the surrounding areas, if you’re only there a short while there’s plenty to do in the village!

• 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 £6) 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 needs to be booked 

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

• Opposite the Penhelig Hotel you will find The Roman Road – just walk along the lovely row of houses until you reach a gate to the park, step through the gate then walk along until you see a path along the cliff side, it’s such a pretty walk with 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 if like us you find it hard to choose! 

• Jump off the jetty at high tide- you’ve not really visited Aberdovey if you don’t do this! 

• Have a latte and cake at the Medina Coffee shop up the little alley next to the Pharmacy 

• Build a fire on the beach with driftwood at night near the sand dunes and 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 around £2.60 return!

• Go to Magic Lantern cinema in Tywyn – it’s like stepping back in time! 

• Visit Portmeirion by train or car it’s a great day out ( no dogs allowed) 

• In Tywyn, we love eating at the new Thai Restaurant Thai- Wyn at the Victorian Slipway. Also worth a try tare he Salt Marsh Kitchen, Proper Gander and Millie & Sid’s by Coast all along the High Street.

• 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 made with honey and fruit with 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 just past the clock tower towards Aberdovey they have great Vegan food 

• Visit old curiosity shops & Ian Snow shop in Machynlleth for lots of lovely trinkets and gifts 

• Visit Talyllyn Heritage Steam Railway in Tywyn for a fabulous family day out – the inspiration for Rev Awdry’s Thomas the Tank Engine books!

• Take the train to Harlech and see the castle and lovely little shops in the square 

• 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 several 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. Please send us your photos we love to see what you’re up to and may feature them on our website or Facebook page. We hope to see you again and please do tell all your friends about Aberlovely Holidays!

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