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Smugglers Cove

Let Holiday Cottage United Kingdom, Wales, Gwynedd LL35 0RG

Smugglers Cove is located in an area of Special Scientific Interest on the southernmost border of the Snowdonia National Park, in our own Frongoch Boatyard, on the banks of the River Dyfi estuary about 3.5 miles inland from the estuary’s outlet to the sea at Aberdovey [Aberdyfi].

The surrounding countryside is ideal for ambling, walking, cycling or simply driving around soaking up the rural surroundings.

Aberdovey [in Welsh Aberdyfi] is 3.5 miles to the west on the A493 & is a popular summer seaside resort with wide stretches of sandy beaches, cafes seaside shops & the yacht club and a Championship Links Golf Course.

Tywyn, further around the coast from Aberdovey, is 7 miles away. It is home to the Magic Lantern Cinema in Corbett Square, an old Victorian school picture house which not only shows great movies, but also has lots of live events & a ‘cool’ bar. Owned by our partner Geoff & his wife Annie, Smugglers Cove guests can not only experience a great night out in a really atmospheric cinema but get a great deal from Geoff too! The town has a selection of shops with the Tredegar Inn being a popular pub.

Machynlleth is a market town, & the nearest larger town 7 miles to the north east, with a Coop supermarket, mainline railway station on the Birmingham -Aberystwyth line, a golf course, health centre, restaurants & Library. There are interesting shops on the main street, a weekly street market & the Wynnstay Hotel & White Lion popular pubs within yards of the Clock Tower centre of town.

Also approximately 7 miles north on the A493 & off the A487 is the well known Centre for Alternative Technology [CAT]. It offers a great day out for anyone interested in solutions to green living.



Smugglers Cove is a WTB 4 star self-catering holiday cottage accommodating 14 to 18 people in 7 bedrooms, ideal for family reunions, celebrations and ‘Get Togethers’. The property consists of 2 closely adjacent buildings, Chapel House with 5 bedrooms, & Quarry Cottage with 2 bedrooms. The property is rented as a single holiday let.

Located on the edge of our own boatyard on the banks of the river Dyfi estuary, in an area of Special Scientific Interest on the southern boundary of the Snowdonia National Park, Smugglers Cove is a stunning renovation of a period property making it one of the most exciting holiday lets on the Welsh Coast.

Entirely renovated in 2006 to a design by eco architects ‘Simmonds Mills’ & with assistance from the Wales Tourist Board, it is furnished in comfortable country style, with log burners, & a four poster bed. There is full gas centrally heating with solid floors & rugs on the ground floor & wooden floors on the upper floor. Both Chapel House & Quarry Cottage have kitchens, dining area & lounge with the kitchen in Chapel House large enough to cater for all the party & dining table large enough for the whole party to be seated around together. Four of the bedrooms are on the ground floor with ground floor access.

Free wi-fi is available.

Outside there are seating areas, BBQ & exclusive access through our boatyard to the Dyfi Estuary foreshore & tidal beach. For boat lovers, there is a slipway, hardstanding & moorings.

The cottages are located in their own discreet area of our boatyard & separated from it by a tunnel under the road. There is our own exclusive access to the estuary foreshore through a tunnel under the waterside railway line. The boatyard is home to the business of one our partners, Geoff, which manufacturers unique, exciting, coloured big top tents which are rented out to major outdoor events such as Glastonbury. Our foreshore is home to many types of boats & restoration projects with our own moorings, hardstanding & slipway for boat launching. Also on the foreshore is our boatyard clubhouse, a large rescued wooden boat “The Boy John” which opens for special events & which houses a bar, on board lounge & log burner.

Key Info

Self Catering




Wi-Fi available, BBQ, Off Road Parking, Garden / Patio
Panoramic views
Pets allowed, Parking
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Water sports, Fishing, Cycling holidays

Payment Methods

Cash and Credit Cards are accepted.

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