Things to do

  • Walking - Walk along the sands to Aberdyfi and visit the Lifeboat Station or go crabbing from the pier. Explore the Dysynni Valley where miles of footpaths take you to spectacular viewpoints. Climb Cader Idris and with luck you will see the Lakeland fells, and the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. Maps and guides are available in the house.

  • Watersports - Hire canoes and sailboards at Aberdyfi or bring your own. Temporary membership of Dovey Yacht Club is available for those who have their own windsurfing and sailing equipment.

  • Cycling - Bring your bike and go exploring or hire one for the day.

  • Sea fishing - From the beach only metres from the door with tackle hire two minutes walk from the house.

  • Birds - Ideal birdwatching base with year round activity.

  • Golf - Championship golf course on the links at Aberdyfi, only a few minutes drive away.

Local Facilities:

  • Pubs, cafes and restaurants in Tywyn and more in Aberdyfi facing the harbour, including the acclaimed Penhelig Arms.

  • Leisure Centre with indoor swimming pool and comprehensive sports facilities including tennis courts.

  • Cinema showing a varied programme of films.

  • Putting green, childrens’ play park and skateboarding park along the promenade.

  • Supermarkets, butchers, bakers, newsagents, Post Office and other shops within easy walking distance.

  • More tourist shopping facilities at Aberdyfi.

Sights and special interests
Take the Tallyllyn narrow gauge steam railway into the Snowdonia National Park and visit Dolgoch Falls and the old slate mining village of Abergynolwyn.

Explore the area by train, south to Machynlleth, the home of the Centre for Alternative Technology, and north to the coastal towns of Barmouth, Harlech, with its famous castle, and Pwllheli. The Italianate village of Portmeirion is within easy driving distance.

Llanfair Slate Caverns and King Arthur's Labyrinth are perfect places to visit on rainy days.