Hillside Village Aberdovey Wales - Family and dog friendly things to do beach


Aberdovey Hillside Village is in the perfect position to enjoy Aberdovey and the area around

Hillside Village is situated in an idyllic location in picturesque Aberdovey, all of our self catering holiday cottages, houses and apartments are only a few minutes walk from Aberdovey's shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants; its sailing club and other water sporting facilities; the start of 4 miles of sandy beaches with protected waters and surf; shallow pools left for toddlers to safely enjoy as the tide retreats, the championship links golf course; recreation centre with tennis bowls crocket and putting.... and much more!  Surrounding area of Aberdovey has been recognised as a world class holiday destination, with the added benefit of being in the Snowdonia National Park and the Dyfi Biosphere with a wealth of Welsh legends and folklore to explore. 

Aberdovey or the welsh spelling Aberdyfi is at the southern tip of the Snowdonia National Park on the West Wales Coast, enjoying a southerly outlook over the dyfi estuary, in Mid Wales yet in Gwynedd that is in North Wales and is a great central location to explore the delights of Cardigan Bay Coast line and the mountains of Snowdonia by road or rail.

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Aberdovey map - how to find us
Hillside Village Aberdovey Wales - Accessible by road and rail

Coming by Road

The postcode for satnav is LL35 0ND – most systems should bring you to the top of Church Street where we are located, and detailed directions are below to help. If you do get lost, just call us on 01654-767-522 and we’ll help you out.

Approximate driving times:

  • London 4h 45 min

  • Birmingham 2h 35 min

  • Manchester 2h 50 min

  • Chester 2h 10 min

  • Bristol 3h 15 min

Local Directions

  • Take the A493 from either Tywyn or Machynlleth to Aberdovey
  • Once in the centre of Aberdovey, turn inland off the main street and into Copper Hill Street (in between a deli and No 8 Seaview Gift Shop) – it’s a narrow road so easy to miss first time. Look out for the ‘No 8’ sign on the gift shop. If coming from Machynlleth, start looking for the turn as soon as you pass the Britannia Inn on the right.

  • After 80 metres, take the second right into the small square in front of the ‘Fat Face’ shop (see plan above – click to enlarge) – Church Street is then off the square directly ahead of you (head for the chapel)

  • Carry on off the square and into Church Street. The road bends sharply to the right in front of the chapel and is quite narrow, so watch out for traffic coming down the hill towards you.

  • Continue up the hill to the end of Church Street (sharp left-hand bend halfway up) without turning off

  • Keep going straight ahead up the hill all the way to the top – you’ll come to the gates into Aberdovey Hillside Village after about 200m in all from Chapal Square.

  • Carry on through the gates; park up just inside and call us on 01654767522 option 3 and we will look forward to welcoming you.

Coming by Train

There are two railway stations close by – Aberdovey (AVY) and Penhelig (PHG). Penhelig is closer and there is a path leading directly to Aberdovey Hillside Village from Penhelig see Map above, it is only a few minutes walk. Trains from Machynlleth stop at both stations, but please note that Penhelig is a request stop, and you will need to ask the conductor to stop the train for you. (To catch a train from the station, National Rail advice is to make yourself clearly visible to the driver.).  

The journey time to Shrewsbury for onward connections is around 1h 40mins. There are direct connection too to Birmingham New Street (2.45 hrs) and International.  London Euston travel time to Aberdovey is about 4hrs 40mins with just one change of trains.
The Cambrian Coast Railway hugs the coastline from  Aberdovey to Pwthelli, it is consider one of the most scenic in the UK, While you stay with us, take advantage travelling on it to such places as Portmerion and Harlech Castle to name but two.  One of the photos on the slide view at the top of the page, is the view of the line as it arrives in Aberdovey from Machynlleth equally scenic!  So if you do come by car leave it on site for the day and go by train. You can walk between stations too.