My happy childhood holiday memories of sandy chips and wooden forks meant I really liked Aberdyfi from the minute we arrived. The wooden forks have been replaced by blue plastic ones but my chips drenched in vinegar tasted every bit as good. Add the harbour sounds and fresh sea and we all got that real 'holiday' feeling straight away.
I should talk about the house. First of all, it's in a great position. Right on the sea front and walking distance to the pub and shops. It's a big 3 storey house, typical Victorian architecture I guess. The huge bay windows at the front meant we had a great view across the estuary and out to the distant Cambrian Mountains.
Inside the kitchen is well equipped and has large double doors opening onto the dining room which meant I didn't feel left out when cooking breakfast. There's a lounge next door and four bedrooms in total. Two of which are en-suite and plus another two bathrooms.
Glenn and Rachel, the owners, take great care of the house so everything is newly decorated and gleaming. Rachel has great taste and has furnished the house to a really high standard. Glenn's included all the necessary boys' toys, LCD Digital TV, DVD, MP3 etc.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
Aberdyfi is a very fashionable town with some fantastic pubs and restaurants, as well as all the usual shops. The town, somehow, remains untarnished from the neon commercialism that has spoilt a lot of British seaside resorts.
We enjoyed an afternoon crab fishing on the old wharf and we must have built hundreds of sand castles on what is a fantastically clean beach. I'm told that the yacht club is very active and that the links golf course is among the best in Wales.
The more energetic out there also have plenty to chose from. Kite surfing, white water rafting, sea kayaking and mountain biking are all available. Tywyn and the famous Tal Y Llyn steam railway is 10 minutes to the north and the city of Aberystwyth is about 30 minutes to the south.
So, in conclusion, if you decide to stay at Aweldyfi I'm confident you'll have a nice time, but drop us an email or give us a ring if you have any questions.