Little Kestrel

Ref: 1575
Nr. Aberdovey (View Location on a map)
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Accepts 2 Dogs
£895 7 Night Breaks From
£31.96 Average Per Person Per Night

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Handpicked Highlights

Little Kestrel was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Little Kestrel too!

  • Near Machynlleth & Aberdyfi
  • Panoramic views over woodland and estuary
  • Stylish vintage Interiors 
  • Romantic luxury hideaway 
  • Pet friendly
  • Log burning stove 

Rated 5/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Rural Location
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Luxury
  • Family Friendly
  • Detached Property
  • Pubs Nearby

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About Little Kestrel

Tucked away on the quarry track of an old Welsh Lime Kiln, the luxurious accommodation has been thoughtfully adorned throughout from the Douglas Fir-clad walls to the eclectic mix of leather, linen, and velvet. The Welsh slate topped sink, wood burning stove, hand painted units, comfy sofas and large farmhouse table all combine to create a fabulous homely atmosphere.

  • The jewel in the crown of this lovely abode is undoubtedly the magnificent patio garden. With private views across stunning countryside surrounds, it perfectly soaks up the sun as it arches through the valley; a magical place to sit amongst the skipping spring lambs and abundant native wildlife.
  • At night, stargaze through the pristine country air in Snowdonia's famous 'Dark Sky', while by day there's plenty to do from mountain walks and adrenaline-filled adventures to lazy afternoons by the seaside. Whatever holiday type you choose this blissful countryside retreat will not disappoint.
  • The cosy cabin is accessed through the French doors on the raised deck, leading to the well-appointed kitchen, complete with washer-dryer, dishwasher, induction hob, oven, fridge freezer, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine.
  • The cabin is fully heated throughout with programmable electric radiators, a wood burning stove and 24-hour hot water on demand, while all beds have sleep safe electric blankets.
  • Inside you will find a 'Smart' flat screen TV with Netflix, DVD player, WiFi and superfast broadband, plus USB points in every room. Bluetooth sound system, radio, games, cards, jigsaws, tabletop ping-pong, and rounders are also available to guests.

Please note: the Lime Kiln walls are very low with a 15ft drop over the edge, Children welcome, but please be aware of this drop in the garden. Children under 7 must be strictly supervised. Guests are responsible for their own safety.

Dog Owners must also be aware that the grounds are not fully enclosed and are surrounded by fields of livestock, so please look after your pet.

Layout & Further Information

2 bedrooms sleeping 4
The master bedroom equipped with a luxurious king-sized bed, Egyptian cotton linens and a soft duvet. French doors open onto an enclosed Rhododendron garden.
Double room with Eileen Soper's 50's prints and a charming cast iron double bed.
Single bedroom is available on request only.
Bathroom in a beach house style with painted heritage blue boards with walk-in shower, shaving point, and heated towel rail.
Well-appointed kitchen, complete with washer-dryer, dishwasher, induction hob, oven, fridge freezer, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine.
Living area with wood burning stove, comfy sofas and large farmhouse dining
Outside patio Where you can recline on the reclaimed oak whiskey barrel Adirondack chairs, enjoy a barbecue, or cosy around the outdoor fire pit.

Additional Information

WiFi - Yes
Short breaks - All year
Changeover - Friday
Towels - Yes
Extra bed - Single room available by request
Parking - Yes, for 2 cars
Fuel - Included
Dogs - Up to 2 dogs, 25 each p/w
Children - Children welcome, but please be aware - there is a 15-foot drop off the edge of the patio and only a small unstable wall for protection. Children under 7 must be strictly supervised. Guests are responsible for their own safety.
Bed linen - Included as standard

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 5/5

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Hannah Knox Verified Guest
16th November 2018

Fabulous wood cabin, very cosy and stylishly decorated. Perfect retreat. All mod cons included so felt well looked after there.

Naomi Harding Verified Guest
19th August 2018

We had a very peaceful break at Little Kestrel, great views and very well equipped, our daughters loved the tree swing tooWe would highly recommend. Thank you

About the Area

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Immediate surroundings

  • Little Kestrel is situated on the outer edge of a private Lodge Estate, just outside Pennal and has parking for two cars. Ideally placed within Snowdonia National Park, the property is within easy reach of Cardigan Bays' glorious beaches and breathtaking mountain scenery.
  • Just a 20-minute walk from the site you will find The Riverside gastropub in Pennal with good food, local ale and excellent company at the bar, or if you prefer, simply bask in the tranquil surrounds of this magnificent cabin.


  • The ancient capital of Wales, is just 3 miles away, which boasts Wales' own MOMA Art Gallery, as well as museums, pubs, cafes and a fantastic Wednesday market selling local foods. Visit in May for the famous Machynlleth Comedy Festival in May.

The coast

  • Go further along the coast road to Borth and, on the way, find the Cors Dyfi Osprey project in the nature reserve or drive another 20 mins to the lovely seaside town of Aberystwyth.
  • In the opposite direction, Aberdovey is just over a 10-minute drive offering a variety of quaint shops and delectable places to dine. Stop by the acclaimed Seabreeze restaurant for a sumptuous evening meal or call in the Coast Deli for a delicious brunch.


  • Aberdovey boasts a spectacular 18-hole Links golf course, a regular venue for national competitions.

Wildlife & Sport

  • Little Kestrel is located within the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere, an internationally recognised nature reserve. Discover woodland and wildlife as well as a variety of sporting pursuits. Visit to find out more.

Cycling & Mountain Biking

  • North Wales is a fabulous destination for cycling enthusiasts. Visit the purpose-built Climachx trail mountain bike course in Corris (, just 8 miles away. Bikes can be stored safely below the cabin deck or hired from nearby Dolgellau
  • If your cycling errs towards a genteel pace, then the Mawddach trail won't disappoint. Enjoy 30 miles of breathtaking scenery and stop by The George III on the Estuary for a pub lunch and an ale from the local 'Moose' microbrewery.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Little Kestrel.

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Caffi r' Ceunant
( 4.8 miles away )

This cafe is highly recommended. Great atmosphere and interesting music.

Penhelig Arms
( 6.2 miles away )

Booking is advisable for eating at this recommended pub. Dogs are welcome. There is a log fire in the comfortable Fisherman's bar.

Llety Ceiro Country Guest House Restaurant
( 10 miles away )

Traditional home cooked food served in the bar or the stylish new restaurant. AA 4 star

Roberts Brothers Butchers
( 11.1 miles away )

Third generation butchers shop specialising in local meats. Watch cutting, preparation & processing.

The Last Inn
( 11.3 miles away )

One of Wales' most famous old pubs. Friendly sevice and excellent cuisine. Booking advisable.

Penmaenuchaf Hall Restaurant
( 11.5 miles away )

Superb contemporary British food prepared by talented award winning chefs.

Halfway House
( 11.9 miles away )

Homemade lunches, carvery on Friday & Saturday nights & Sunday lunches. Families welcome

Mawddach Restaurant
( 12.1 miles away )

A modern, luxurious menu using fresh, locally sourced produce. Dine with wonderful views

Hendre Coed Restaurant
( 13 miles away )

Fine dining restaurant with mostly homemade food. Sunday lunches available. Lovely coastal views.

The Wayside
( 13.7 miles away )

Family run pub with magnificent views of the Lleyn Peninsula, coffee, tea, snacks & evening meals.

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