AA Hotel of the Year Wales

We are delighted to announce that the Trefeddian has won AA Hotel of the Year for Wales, the ultimate accolade for the hospitality industry.  This prestigious award is the highest accolade that...MORE

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2018 is the Year of the Sea in Wales
If you love adventure, magic and mystery then a sta
y on the Welsh Coast is the perfect place to discover our epic shores

In 2018 we’re celebrating Wales’ outstanding coastline, and inviting visitors to discover epic experiences around our shores.  This is our Year of the Sea.  The 870 mile Wales Coast Path passes seascapes of breath taking variety, beaches and harbours,  home to porpoises and dolphins.  With a language and culture that’s the oldest in Britain, a warm Welsh welcome and food and drink made with skill by passionate people. Welcome to our epic shores  #yearofthesea #findyourepic

Aberdyfi is an absolute paradise for water sports enthusiasts. The estuary is ideal for sailing, canoeing, sailboarding and water-skiing whilst the coastline up to Tywyn is popular with surfers and kite surfers. Cardigan Bay also has some lovely ports for those into yachting. Conscientious power boat, jet bike and jet ski owners are also welcome and there are launching facilities available through the Harbour Master #findyourepic


Just a few minutes stroll from the Trefeddian Hotel, Aberdyfi is a quaint, seaside village with a lot to offer! Set within the Snowdonia National Park, where the River Dyfi meets the twinkling blue waters of Cardigan Bay, Aberdyfi is a thriving little harbour  resort. Sit and watch the sailing boats come and go, explore the boutique shops and galleries, go crabbing off the pier, or treat yourself to a delicious homemade ice cream!  A visit to Aberdyfi is guaranteed to delight #yearofthesea


Clychau Aberdyfi “The Bells of Aberdovey” is a well-known folk song referring to the bells ringing from the lost kingdom of Cantre’r Gwaleod which legend says was lost beneath the sea.   There are many versions of the story, the most renowned is that Cantre’s Gwaleod, the most fertile land in Wales was  protected from the sea by a series of dykes.  Two princes of the realm held charge over the dyke. One of these princes, is described as a notorious drunkard, and it was through his negligence that the sea swept through the open floodgates, ruining the land.  Installed in 2011 Aberdyfi’s Time and Tide bell was installed to signify the legend.  At low tide sometimes the tree stumps of ancient forests are revealed dating to around 3500 BC #findyourepic

For the best views of Aberdyfi and across the estuary a short walk up to the Bandstand is the perfect vantage point for panoramic views of the coast.  In 1897 an original shelter was built but was replaced in the late 1980’s.  The site originally housed a small wattle and daub castle, destroyed by Earl Robert de Clare in 1157.  To reach the Bandstand walk up Copperhill Street and take the first left into prospect Place.  Follow the path up the steep bank travelling between the houses.  The path will eventually give way to a series of steps as you approach the summit #findyourepic
Crabbing is a very popular pastime for all the family, purchase bait, crabbing lines and a bucket from one of the many small shops in Aberdyfi and while away the hours on the jetty.  Catch as many crabs as you can, but please store them in a bucket of sea water, and don’t forget to return them to their natural habitat at the end of the day #yearofthesea
Far from the madding crowd, Aberdyfi’s award winning beach offers four miles of magnificent  powder soft sands.  Just a few minutes walk from the hotel it is the perfect haven for sandcastling families and a beautiful backdrop for romantic sunset strolls.  The Trefeddian has several bedrooms and three lounges offering uninterrupted views of the sandy dunes so that you can savour the seascape from the moment you arrive #findyourepic
From Aberdyfi you can catch the mainline train to either travel up or down the coast.  Traveling up the coast the train stops at Tywyn just four miles from the Trefeddian,  Barmouth,   Harlech and Porthmadog, its final destination is Pwllheli.   With stunning views it is well worth a day out on the train, there is plenty to do and see along the way.  Why not get off at Morfa Mawddach and walk along the 150 year old Bridge across the Mawddach Estuary into Barmouth or get off at Minffordd and visit the colourful  village or Portmeirion.  Travelling down the coast will take you to the historic market town of Machynlleth and then on to the University town of Aberystwyth.  Home to the National Library of Wales this pretty coastal town has something for everyone #yearofthesea
To celebrate The Year of the Sea the Trefeddian is holding a Pebble Painting Competition during the summer holidays!  Simply collect a pebble from the beach and then pop to     Reception for some paint.  There will be a painting station in the Games Room.  The competition is open to everyone!  You can either take a photo of your pebble and email it to us or leave you pebble with us and we will start a pebble bombing site in the hotel grounds!  #findyourepic
From gentle countryside rides to more serious mountain   biking there is some fantastic trails around the Trefeddian.  More gentle rides take you through the Dysynni Valley, past Birdrock to Castell Y Bere or a bit further afield along near Dolgellau the beautiful Morfa Mawddach Trail.  Mountain bike trails can be found near Machynlleth, Coed Y Brenin or Bwlch Nant Yr Arian.  More information on all these rides can be found in the Trefeddian’s Cycling Guide in the hotel lounges #yearofthesea
Sea fishing can be enjoyed from the shores or on a fishing boat trip.  Catches can be quite varied but mackerel, bream, Pollock, skate and even sharks are quite common.  The estuary is home to several types of flatfish and also the famous Aberdyfi Bass, the fighters of the fish world! #findyourepic
With four miles of beach on the doorstep of the Trefeddian what better way to spend your day than to build sandcastles!  Why   not get a Sandcastle Selfie and add it to our Instagram Page!  #sandcastleselfie #trefwales #yearofthesea
Cardigan Bay is home to one of only two Bottlenose Dolphins in the UK. Also spotted along our shore are seals and porpoises.  Early summer is the best time to see the dolphins, heading south to New Quay.  Although dolphins can been seen from the Trefeddian, the best place to see them is in Tywyn on the Prom, they swim quite close to the shore and are amazing to watch #findyourepic
Snowdonia National Park was awarded Dark Sky Reserve status in December 2015. This was in recognition of the significant efforts to reduce light pollution and the wonderful dark skies that are now protected. This region covers 18% of Wales' land  area and not only looks stunning during the daytime but at night time too #yearofthesea
Aberdyfi is home to the Award Winning Homemade Aberdovey Ice Cream!  At the Sweet Shop in Aberdyfi all ice cream is made on site using fresh Welsh milk and cream.  Over 20 flavours are available on a variety of cones in various sizes including gluten free ones!  You will also find this delicious ice cream served at the Trefeddian #findyourepic
There is no better place to watch the sunset than at the Trefeddian either on the hotel terrace or on your bedroom balcony.  For the second year     running the Trefeddian is holding a photo competition.  Subjects include; the local area, birds and animals, sunsets and blue skies. Get snapping for your chance to win an entry in our 2019 hotel calendar and 15 copies of the calendar to share with your family and friends. #findyourepic

For special occasions...

...we have a special superior room which features a four-poster bed and panoramic views from the private balcony!  
Treat your loved one and pre order a bottle of champagne or prosecco to be put in your room for arrival.
Unwind with a treatment at our in house Salon with a massage, manicure, facial and other pampering treatments.
 Call 01654 767 213 for more details