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Chapel House and patio area
Chapel House dining and lounge areas
Chapel House lounge area
Chapel House master bedroom
Chapel House twin room
Chapel House upstairs double
Quarry Cottage conservatory/entrance
Quarry Cottage kitchen/lounge/dining area
Quarry Cottage double
Quarry Cottage twin
The Boy John glamping boat living room/diner
Chapel House dining and lounge areas
Chapel House lounge area
Chapel House master bedroom
Chapel House twin room

Smugglers Cove, Snowdonia, North Wales

Sleeps 7 - 14 7 Bedrooms 16 Dining

Stunning large period house and cottage sleeping up to 14 for family holidays and watersport weekends in Snowdonia

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Smugglers Cove, Snowdonia, North Wales, sleeps 7 - 14 in 7 bedrooms.

Smugglers Cove, part of Smugglers Cove Boatyard is a renovated Old Chapel (Chapel House) and adjacent 2-storey cottage (Quarry Cottage), laid out as a single holiday let unit for family and friend’s reunions, group get-togethers and holidays.

The properties accommodate 14 plus 2 (using sofa beds) in two adjacent buildings, with 4 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms and 1 double bunk bedroom, two lounge/dining rooms and two kitchens, 1 bathroom and three shower rooms.

Chapel House sleeps 10 and is the spacious main building with 3 double bedrooms (one with a four-poster bed), 1 twin bedroom and 1 double bunk bedroom, three of which are on the ground floor. The dining area can accommodate 16 around a single table and the lounge area has soft seating for them. The kitchen has a large 5-ring gas hob and a gas oven. Outside there is a large recreation area and patio with outdoor seats and tables and stone built BBQ.

Quarry Cottage, a separate but adjacent building, sleeps 4 and is a two storey cottage, with a double and a twin bedroom, one on the ground floor with direct exterior access as well as interior access. It has its own smaller kitchen, lounge and dining area, seating 4 around the table, soft seating and stove. There is a gas hob and oven. There is a large shower room/toilet on the ground floor. At the rear of the house there is a secluded Mediterranean style courtyard with outdoor seating.

Located very near to Aberdyfi, the location is ideal for easy access to the numerous activities, attractions and beautiful surroundings of Snowdonia National Park, north and mid Wales. See the 'Activities' page of the website for more information.

There are also 3 amazing estuary side camping pitches available and a glamping boat called The Boy John situated on the foreshore which sleeps 2 (more with prior arrangement) and has a piano for those with musical bones. There is also another glamping boat, Hannah.  So should you have members of the group more interested in sleeping under canvas/on a boat in a Dark Sky Reserve who fancy waking up with views towards Ynyshir RSPB Reserve, the National Nature Reserve of Borth Bog or Ynyslas protected sand dunes then this is just perfect!


Dog Friendly

Yes, welcome with prior agreement & with conditions, and one off cleaning charge.


There is limited disabled facility. 2 Ground floor bedrooms have direct access to outside as does Chapel House - please phone for more information.


There is usually mobile phone reception on most networks. Free WiFi in Chapel House Dining Room & Lounge area, with 4g MiFi available also.


Both properties have well equipped kitchens. The Kitchen in Chapel House is equipped to cater for the whole party.

Dining Room

There are 2 dining areas with Chapel Houses dining area accommodating 18 around a single table, & a more intimate dining room for 4 in Quarry Cottage.

Sitting Room

Each property has lounges with wood burning stoves and a TV.

TV and Music Facilities

Yes, TV, DVD and CD.

Heating and Open Fires

There is full central heating throughout, solar hot water and two log fires, one in each building.


Chapel House: 3 double bedrooms (1 with a 4-poster bed), 1 twin bedroom and 1 double bunk bedroom. Quarry Cottage: 1 double and 1 twin bedroom.


All bed linen provided. If required, bedlinen for double sofa beds is left out if requested.


Three shower rooms and one bathroom.

Children's Facilities

Children welcome. Sand pit and plenty of outdoor space, supervision outside of complex essential as estuary has strong tidal river currents.


Secluded recreation area and Mediterranean courtyard; Barbeque areas; foreshore and beach area on the estuary; slipway; launching and boat moorings.




No but lots of outside space.

Booking Information

  • Standard week: £1535
  • 3 night weekend or 4 night midweek breaks (not availablef or peak weeks): £1095.
  • Peak Times: Easter, Bank Holiday or Half-Term Weeks £2085
  • Peak Times: July & August, Christmas & New Year £2195

Show Availability

Find the availability for each of our units.

Chapel House and Quarry Cottage

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Weekly Price
From £1395
2 Night Weekend
From £995
3 Night Weekend
From £995


Smugglers Cove Cottages at Smugglers Cove Boatyard is in the Snowdonia National Park, just off the foreshore and beach of the Dyfi (Dovey) estuary with a south facing aspect.

  • 3 miles from Aberdyfi and 6 miles from Machynlleth.
  • Aberdyfi, 3 miles.
  • Pennal village, 2 miles. There are several pubs in Aberdovey and Machynlleth.
  • Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool.
  • Aberdyfi, 3 miles; Machynlleth, 5 miles.
  • 100 yards from gate. A request stop. The bus runs from Machynlleth to Tywyn via Aberdyfi.

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