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Dingle Den

(Ref. 986635)

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  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "Another great stay at the Dingle Den."

    Views are spectacular. Has everything you need. Great welcome, cosy fire, ideal base for exploring around the area. Talgarth is well worth a visit to see the Red Kites and free parking.

    Thanks Sarah, lovely to have welcomed you back to the Dingle again! Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback for us, and suggest activities for future guests, we really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jan 2024

  • "AMAZING!! Thank you so much for your hospitality Jo and family"

    . Dingle Den was everything and more for our little Weekend away. My dog didnt stop smiling the whole time we was at Dingle Den and thoroughly enjoyed herself with the freedom of all the fields. Although we had very heavy rain and high winds, this didn't dampen our mini break it was actually lovely to fall asleep to with the fire burning away. Will definitely be back within the summer months to see even more beautiful site seeing views and explore more of the walks in the dry weather. Again, Thank you so much.

    Thanks for your lovely comments Hannah, it's always nice when dogs are as happy as their owners when they stay with us. Hope to see you again in the future, whatever the weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a nice stay, loved the quiet."

    Glad to hear you enjoyed a peaceful visit to Dingle Den. Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback, it is much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna4.1Nov 2023

  • "Another, peaceful, relaxing, magical week at Dingle Den."

    It really is a very special spot. The pod is cosy, clean and comfortable with every detail thought about and provided for, Jo is so lovely and thoughtful. The space and surroundings are stunning and give my dog freedom to explore and run safely. A wonderful escape from the world, surrounded by nature. Perfect! I will have to come back for a third retreat up into the hills! Thank you!

    What a lovely message Carolyn, thank you so much! Great to see that we'll be welcoming you both back again next Autumn, we'll look forward to seeing you then. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful situation, very comfortable interior and lovely host."

    Lovely to read your kind words, Gail. Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, it's much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our second holiday at Dingle Den."

    We both love this property due to the seclusion and location. If you want solitude and time to chill and relax then this is the perfect location for a break. The property was immaculate and as described and we would recommend Dingle Den to stay. We will defiantly be back again in the future.

    Hi Mark. Great to have you back to Dingle Den, and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Hope to welcome you back again next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect place to relax away from electronics."

    Thank you for your review, Keith - glad you had a relaxing and peaceful time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent! The Dingle Den hut is bigger than I expected and very well appointed for its size."

    It is very well insulated; I lit the wood-burner with 1 log on one night and the hut stayed hot (very hot) for 2 more nights! The 3 1/2 acres of private grounds, with its musical stream and birdsong during the day and clear night sky are enchanting. The hosts are lovely people; they looked after our needs but otherwise left us to enjoy our break. Neither we nor our dog wanted to leave! Highly recommended.

    Thanks for the lovely review of your stay, we're so glad you both had a lovely time and enjoyed the surroundings. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neal4.4Sep 2023

  • "The property was great."

    Loved the Eco aspects. There is a fridge in the unit, very well equipped for our stay and the field was secure and perfect for our dogs. Was a bit nervous about the composting toilet, but needn’t have been - no problem whatsoever. Thanks for a lovely week.

    Hi Keith, thank you for leaving your feedback with such useful points for future guests. Hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely couple of days staying at Dingle Den located in a beautiful part of Herefordshire!"

    The accommodation had everything we needed to make our stay both comfortable and relaxing!!

    Hi Janet, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. So pleased you had a relaxing break and enjoyed staying in this beautiful part of the world! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2023

  • "Dingle Den is a very nice retreat in a lovely, peaceful setting."

    It sits on a very large plot of land which is all securely fenced so our dog had a lovely time roaming freely. Jo the owner was friendly and helpful. We returned from a long weekend feeling thoroughly refreshed.

    Thank you for sharing your kind words, Chris - great to hear you had a relaxing time and enjoyed the surroundings at Dingle Den. Hope to see you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the weekend away we have just had, Jo was so accommodating, and the property was just amazing."

    Me my partner and baby had the best weekend for my partners birthday. It was just amazing.

    Thanks Lacie, it was lovely to meet you and your little family. Thank you for choosing Dingle Den for your special occasion, and for taking the time to share your feedback. Hope to see you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lacie5.0Jul 2023

  • "2nd stay here and loved it as much as the first."

    Perfect place for outdoor loving small family. Everything we needed and idyllic situation

    It was lovely to have you back again, Amy and family! Glad to hear you had everything you needed and thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Another return visit."

    Now a much loved unique place and an only one. The owner remembering such personal details to support the break and such high standards of care. A rare treat to have so much ground to wonder without human voices or traffic.

    Dear Anne, it was lovely to have you return to us for another visit. Thank you for your feedback and we will look forward to seeing you next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Jun 2023

  • "Jo is absolutely lovely!"

    The grounds are beautiful. We had a really lovely stay and will definitely be back for longer. A weekend is a bit short to really enjoy what it has to offer. The grounds are huge with a stream running around the edge. It's also all fenced in so you can let your dog can have a safe roam. That was a massive plus for us. The fire / bbq pit was also amazing. Thanks for having us!

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, Katy! So glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and I'd love to welcome you back for a longer stay next time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Jun 2023

  • "The setting was outstanding and Jo made us very welcome."

    A lovely hideaway for a restful holiday.

    Thank you for your kind comments, Dorothy, they are much appreciated. So glad to hear you had a relaxing time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7May 2023

  • "This is our third time here, so I think that says a lot in itself already!"

    Our dogs (Jess & Badger) constantly enjoy being out in the meadow + playing in the stream; it’s pretty enclosed, so it’s nice for us to allow them to be out and about, whilst we relax and don’t need to worry about their whereabouts. The owner (Jo) has always been very welcoming and ensured we have everything we need & are happy/comfortable, each time we’ve stayed. This is definitely going to become one of our regular holiday spots with the dogs… Again, I think that’s pretty obvious! We do go out and about to neighbouring towns (like Hay-on-Wye & Abergavenny) but there’s lots of walks right on the front doorstep of Dingle Den + we’ve spent quite a lot of time just at the Dingle as it’s well equipped and has everything we need; going out to neighbouring towns isn’t a necessity here, just an added option for those who like to explore and go to new places. Thanks again for a wonderful stay at Dingle Den! I’m sure we’ll see you again soon. Jo, Col, Jess & Baj

    Dear Jo, Col, Jess and Badger, it was great to have you all back again, I'm so glad you had another great holiday at Dingle Den. Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback for our future guests, and we'll look forward to seeing you next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a great week here, lovely location in the most luxurious little “woodland hut”, Jo was the perfect host, me & the dog will certainly be back for a repeat stay."


    Dear Steve, Thank you for your feedback, it's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we'd love to welcome you back again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have just spent the Easter weekend at Dingle Den, 2 adults, two boys (a 12 year old and a 14 year old) and a 2 year old Labrador."

    We were greeted so warmly by all of our names (even the dogs) and lent some walking books after enquiring in advance about local walks. Our dog is a nervous fella and Jo was very understanding and kept her very well behaved dog away and showed us how everything worked and we felt straight at home. The Den is finished to a really high standard and was immaculately clean. Complimentary logs, fire lighters, biscuits, tea, coffee and water made settling in really easy. There was also washing up liquid, hand soap, towels and tea towels. We brought food (and water because you can’t drink the tap water) with us for our stay and there is a big enough fridge and storage. We barbecued on the fire pit in the evening which was great and sat on the logs around it to eat, one morning was warm enough to eat breakfast on the picnic table outside the Den doors which is a lovely option. The private space that comes with the Den is so much bigger than photos can do justice to. It is vast and beautiful. Although we were expecting a stream from reading the reviews we weren’t expecting the amount of stream and the little waterfalls and it really made it for us. The boys (who are normally stuck to a screen) loved exploring it and the dog thought all of his Christmases had come at once! We could have happily not left the Den at all for the 3 days (we played boules and football and did an Easter egg hunt and mooched about the grounds) but we did venture out and the walks are beautiful and quiet. Walking boots at this time of year are essential. One days weather was very wet but when we got back from our walk the Den was warm and cozy and just looking out the doors at the view was lovely. With no TV and no WiFi I caught up on some reading (the kids had some signal on their phones so survived in our down time) We specifically chose Dingle Den because it was remote and we wanted to be able to take our dog who can’t cope with strangers and it was absolutely perfect for recharging in a relaxing environment and we really hope to return (but maybe without the kids next time

    Dear James and family, We really appreciate that you took the time to give such lovely feedback, which will be very useful for our future guests. We're delighted that you all enjoyed messing about in the stream and getting out and about to explore, you really made the most of recharging your batteries together. We'd love to welcome you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "What an absolute gem of a place!"

    Location was perfect, nice and peaceful, site was all securely fenced so our dogs were able to run free and play. Dingle Den was spotlessly clean, eco toilet was well maintained, shower was amazing. Very spacious and extremely comfy. Access to beautiful walks from top of site to the Black Mountains. Thank you Jo, we thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay and will definately be back. Will be highly recommending to everyone.

    Dear Patricia, Thank you for your kind words, we're so pleased to hear that you appreciated Dingle Den and found it comfortable and clean. The Black Mountains really are stunning at this time of year with so many great walks. We'd be really happy to have you back again or welcoming your family and friends. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2023

  • "A spiritual experience if you looking for secluded stay and freedom."

    The owners were lovely and welcoming and very helpful. Beautiful site and stunning views with Black Mountain just on your "door step". Will definitely come back as we really enjoyed it. Be aware just with phone signal as ours was Vodafone. Very poor signal if you need to catch up with you emails or watching a film on laptop or Ipad but you can go up the hill to find some. A toaster will be lovely if you looking for toast on breakfast time but i understand is solar power and wasn't a big issue. Thank you Jo and Billie for the wonderful experience

    Dear Andreea, It’s lovely to read your feedback, thank you for taking the time to add a comment. We really enjoyed meeting you and a special thanks for sharing the mushroom knowledge, we will definitely be investing in a guide to help us spot the good ones again! It’s true Vodafone signal isn’t great – the locals use the EE network. And unfortunately the solar panel won’t accommodate a toaster. We’d love to welcome you back in the future, don’t hesitate to book again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andreea5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful, the perfect remote and relaxing getaway."

    The owners we very accommodating when our solar power had run out. We would highly recommend this unique and warming stay.

    Thank you Ashleigh, it is lovely to read your positive feedback. We would love to welcome you back in the future when you are next looking for an escape to the countryside! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Nov 2022

  • "The most blissful few days at Dingle Den."

    Perfect location and stunning setting, total peace and quiet, surrounded by nature (and only four legged neighbours!) The den itself was spotlessly clean, warm, cosy and comfortable. Everything had been thought of, the accommodation could not be improved upon. My dog had a wonderful time running in the meadow, exploring the stream and beautiful walks from the doorstep. Jo was totally charming, so helpful, I felt at home straight away. I loved every minute of my time there, a really magical place. I will certainly be booking again in the future, but for longer next time! The perfect retreat. Many, many thanks.

    What lovely feedback, Carolyn, thank you so much! Delighted to hear that you found everything so ideal for your stay, and we'd certainly love to have you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Dingle Den was perfect!"

    Absolutely spotless & clever design. Everything we wanted and more. We were warmly welcomed and made to feel totally at home by the owner. There is no doubt we shall be back. Thank you.

    We're so pleased to hear you had a good stay in Dingle Den, Sarah - thank you for leaving such lovely feedback. We'd love to welcome you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "Our mini holiday at Dingle Den was most enjoyable."

    The property was clean throughout and comfortable and as described in the listing. The location was ideal for us for walking and is in close proximity to the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. The view around the property was amazing and the peace and tranquility of the area is just what we needed. There is a nice local pub The Bulls Head you can visit close by to Dingle Den and we enjoyed the lunchtime food. We also discovered a lovely local town called Hay-on Wye which we visited on a couple of occasions and if you like books then this is the place to visit. I would recommend Dingle Den as a place to stay on holiday if you are visiting the black mountains and the Brecon Beacons, or if you need some rest in a quiet and idilic location.

    Thank you for leaving feedback, Mark, and for providing ideas for days out - they'll be really helpful for future guests! We hope to welcome you back to Dingle Den one day. Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very happy with Dingle Den it was very well equipped and in a lovely setting, I would highly recommend it"

    Reviewed by S5.0Aug 2022

  • "We recently had an amazing short break at Dingle Den!"

    The Dingle is in the most beautiful location; it’s so peaceful and quiet - a perfect place to relax, unwind and escape the day to day stresses! Walks on your doorstep and a couple of pubs in the area make it ideal for exploring the local area! The accommodation itself is extremely comfortable and well equipped! We would definitely return for future getaways!! Thank you to Jo and her husband for being amazing hosts!!

    Reviewed by Zoe4.7Aug 2022

  • "A gorgeous setting and just perfect for us with our dog and toddler."

    Dear Amy, thank you for leaving your lovely feedback, we're so happy to know Dingle Den worked out well for your family holiday! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2022

  • "The place was immaculate from the cleaning to the grounds maintenance."

    Beds were comfy and the it was plentiful cosy. Shame we never had enough sunshine to make use of the outside fire pit. The toilet took a little getting used to. Advice for future guests, don’t forget basic condiments if planning on cooking, oil, salt, pepper, ketchup etc, unless this is something that the ow era might provide going forward? The pub down the road is lovely, food was great but even stopping off for a drink and game of scrabble was a delight.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you found DIngle Den so clean and cosy. And we agree, the Bull's Head is a great spot for a drink or food, we're lucky it is so close, many of our guests enjoy a trip to our local! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ross4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely relaxing 3 days, great for the dog, local walks were really good, the pod itself was brilliant."

    We were met by Jo who was great , had us in the pod within 10 minutes, wouldn’t hesitate to return

    Hi Gary, thank you ever so much for the lovely feedback, we're delighted you had a great time and enjoyed the dog walks. We'd love to welcome you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2022

  • "A fabulous getaway!"

    All the fun of camping with none of the downsides! The property itself is superb and the location to die for - especially for walkers like ourselves! We walked from the door every day and rarely trod the same path twice. Bliss.

    Thank you Mike, you're right, Dingle Den has all the good bits of camping without the 'roughing it'! Glad you enjoyed all the walks on offer, there's plenty to keep hikers busy, that's for sure. We'd love to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Dingle Den."

    Lovely little place and had all the facilities we needed for our time there. Some lovely walks right from the front door. Would love to go back again :)

    Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback, Izzy! We're so glad you had a wonderful time and we would love to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Izzy5.0May 2022

  • "Drawn again to this place and the mountain tugs on the heart."

    Unique and the only pod, not one of many. Idyllic and time stands still with gentle sounds of the trickling stream, the birds, lambs and the return of the cuckoo. A perfect host, catering for all requests. Rest and be at peace in this enchanted place and at dusk may be you’ll see the fairies dance around the ever flowing stream.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, Anne, we always enjoy welcoming you back for your visit to the wilderness! Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2022

  • "The listing description and pictures give an excellent representation of Dingle Den."

    It was very spacious accommodation, in tip-top condition, and the location was nicely secluded and peaceful. Plenty of walks to be done straight from the Den door - the car wasn't moved until the time to depart. Top marks - would recommend to friends and family!

    Thank you, Paul, for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the walks from the Dingle. We would love to welcome you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "Our stay at Dingle Den was amazing from the very moment we stepped out of the car."

    Jo was lovely and very welcoming! The Dingle was really cosy & warm. Our dogs (Jess & Badger) really enjoyed themselves and we didn’t really leave the Dingle very much at all. There are some lovely walks from the front door & the dogs had a huge area to chase around/play with a stream to cool off in too. We made use of the outdoor fire pit and were thankful for the logs that Jo had left for the wood burner as some nights could get a little chilly. The only thing I’d ask for at Dingle Den is a saucepan, but again, we’d be happy to bring our own if needed! We are already looking to book this place again later on in the year & can’t wait to return. Thank you for such a lovely stay and it fantastic to be around so many ewes/lambs but not have to worry about the dogs outside!!

    Thank you Jo, for leaving the feedback, it’s lovely to know that you all had a great time with us and the dogs enjoyed themselves too! We are looking forward to welcoming you back later in the year and as discussed via email, we will make sure we have an extra saucepan if required. Great that you made use of the fire pit and log burner, it does give a lovely atmosphere in the evenings! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely loved it !"

    Peace and quiet in lovely surroundings. Log burner was amazing and the facilities were perfect for what we needed. I would Happily stay in Dingle Den again. 5 Stars all round !!!

    So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, Rob. We would love to welcome you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was our 3rd stay, We absolutely love the dingle den."

    It has everything you need for a comfy, cosy stay. Jo is a wonderful host and thank you for our welcome treats. It’s a prefect base for exploring the local towns and ideal for walking routes. The village shop in Longtown has a great selection of quality local products at good prices. We will return soon. Thank you for everything.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "Wonderful place nice and peaceful away from the city good for a getaway verry ..."

    Wonderful place nice and peaceful away from the city good for a getaway verry kind amd friendly owners we been welcomed really nice will definitely go again

    Reviewed by Cenk5.0Nov 2021

  • "Holiday was lovely and relaxing."

    A covered area to sit outside would have been nice to enjoy the area if the weather not so good.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had an absolutely amazing weeks holiday staying at the lovely Dingle Den."

    The facilities are very luxurious and clean, more spacious than expected, perfect for couples or small families and dogs. The location is great for walking around the area and see the spectacular views. We couldn't believe how much space we had all to ourselves, a lovely little stream with a box to put drinks into and a great area for walking/playing or chilling out with the dogs. Very relaxing with no WiFi or TV. Great for reading, BBQ's and star gazing.

    Reviewed by Charmaine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Dingle Den - what a fabulous surprise, it exceeded our expectations."

    Beautiful wooden pod with plenty of room for me, my 77 year old mum, my 7 year old son & the Labrador, Penny. The field & meadow which you have all to yourself is huge and so pretty. My son and the dog had great adventures exploring the streams and wooded areas. The peace is amazing, only being interrupted by the tinkling brook and the call of owls each night. We took plenty of activities with us - football, swingball, badminton, remote control cars, paints for pebble painting, cards etc etc. We did venture out in the car but I would have been very happy not to leave our little haven at all. Fires every night, inside & out. The log burner heats the pod up a treat. The Black Mountains are at the top of the meadow - literally! Luke was there to greet us on arrival and he ferried our bags in the wheel barrow provided. Lovely helpful chap. Will definitely be going back. Thank you all at Dingle Den

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2021

  • "We stayed at an amazing place called Dingle Den."

    .. I can honestly say it was one of the most amazing places I have ever stayed.. the owners were absolutely amazing and just left us to it.. I will definitely be staying there again

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Aug 2021

  • "‘Winding remote country lanes Another world exists A world gone back in time And we arrive In heaven."

    ’ Jo so thoughtful leaving gifts she’d remembered we enjoyed from out first visit in May. Our second visit she had put in place everything asked for a person with limited mobility. Nothing is too much trouble. The cuckoo has sang his tune and flown in June. The hare pops up to say ‘hello’ every day. The stillness, presence of the Cat’s neck mountain behind makes this a special place. We shall return again.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Dingle Den was everything we hoped it would be - stunningly beautiful, peaceful and private."

    We spent a week away from phones, laptops and traffic and we left feeling totally relaxed and revitalised. We spent so much time outside, enjoying the surroundings, having campfires and BBQs and watching out for wildlife, but when it was time to go in for the night the Den had everything we needed - comfort, cleanliness, a super-comfy bed and a great shower! You soon learnt to adapt to life without a fridge (the box in the river works a treat) so don’t let that put you off! It’s only a 20 minute drive from Hay on Wye, where we went on a canoe trip down the river and enjoyed great brunches (at the old Electric shop and The Granary, plus you can have a great coffee and people-watch sitting outside Cosy Cafe) and can highly recommend a hike up the Cat’s Back for stunning views over Herefordshire and the Black Mountains (and you can set off from the gate at the top of the paddock) We just loved the peace (and the privacy!)…there is nothing to hear but birdsong, a babbling brook and the sheep in the field next door. Utter bliss - we will be back.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had the most amazing 3 nights here."

    The location is the most idyllic place and no one around. Very spacious and clean. We loved our time here and didn't want to leave. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really enjoyed staying at Dingle Den, the setting is absolutely lovely, very peaceful and secluded."

    The pod was perfect with everything we needed and was really cosy especially during the rain. We particularly loved the meadow, it was fantastic for our dog and we enjoyed spending time exploring what was there and also the walk from the gate up to the hills beyond was beautiful. We were treated to a visit from a hare, hedgehog and cuckoo, amazing! The owners were very welcoming and we would love to go back one day. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0May 2021

  • "Apart from the weather which no one has control over, it was a perfect de-stressing week."

    We even had visits from a friendly hedgehog. The hosts, Joe and Billy could not have been kinder. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0May 2021

  • "Great location, beautiful and quiet - perfect for a relaxing break."

    Reviewed by Stani5.0May 2021

  • "Jo and Billy were wonderful hosts."

    The cabin was absolutely spotless and had everything we needed. The dog had the time of his life and we felt completely secure with letting him run riot in the meadow. 10/10 would recommend. We will be back for sure!

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Apr 2021

  • "I have just returned from 4 nights of blissful peace at Dingle Den."

    Jo made me feel very welcome and explained how everything worked and where to find things. The cabin was very cosy with log burner and plenty of hot water curtesy of the solar panels. I hope to return again to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere to listen to the birds singing and the sheep gossiping , and to be away from traffic, and the hustle and the bustle of everyday life.. ;.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2021

  • "WOW!!!"

    We came with our two dogs for our 10th wedding anniversary and we were greeted with such warmth from Jo & Billy, thank you! The surroundings and the actual Dingle Den were everything we’d hoped for! Peaceful, calming, secluded and gave us the ability to totally relax (something that has been near impossible with our busy lives!). The dogs were able to explore and play to their hearts content away from any hazards; which again is something they don’t normally get to do living in a suburb, they had the best time! We are passionate about the environment and this incredible location and eco friendly place to stay gave us the ability to live out our dream of sustainability; with the compostable toilet, solar panels, gas fuelled den it is just wonderful!! Plug into all that is nature and meditate in this beautiful spot, you will not be disappointed!! 100% recommend!!

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Apr 2021

  • "Absolutely loved this mini brake, literally just the rest I was longing for."

    It was certainly over my expectations from previous places that I have stayed. Just would like to say a big thank you to Jo and Bill for making us so welcome at their holiday Dingle Den. We for sure would love to go back again. Paula and William

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2021

  • "I must have missed that it was solar powered/had a chemical toilet which was ok but not quite what we were expecting!"

    However it was a beautiful location and we didn't run out of power so it was fine. Also very warm and insulated which made it a very pleasant stay. Gorgeous views and lots of fresh air which is exactly what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.1Sep 2020

  • "The toilet is more of a composting toilet rather than a chemical toilet."

    Also, those with limited mobility may struggle with the walk from the car to the accommodation as there are a couple of steep slopes to go up. The communication is fantastic and the owners are really helpful. I have already recommended this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a great few days at Dingle Den."

    Beautiful location in total privacy. Den was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and with all the facilities we needed. A friendly welcome from owner Jo who explained all we needed to know & provided a perfect place to stay. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is such a special, beautiful hide-away - so peaceful."

    We have a wonderful few days exploring the local area. The ridge onto the summit of Black Hill is accessible from the door and is a beautiful walk with a real mountain feel. Dingle Dell itself was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. We loved the lack of WiFi and time as a family, making full use of the fire pit outside and the cosy wood burner inside. Our girls loved the space and playing in the stream which runs just by the hut. Thank you to the owners who made us really welcome too. We'll definitely be back :-)

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Aug 2020

  • "Can’t really fault the Dingle Den."

    A secluded and well-built little gem that helps you get away from it all. Lovely surroundings and if you don’t mind negotiating one-track roads and having no phone signal for anyone to bother you, then this is for you. The Den was well equipped and I can’t fault the owners who were polite, communicative and prompt to resolve any issues. The best way to describe it is ‘luxury camping’ as you have a toilet, some power and gas stove, although a fair walk to the fridge. The shower was great too and the Den itself was surprisingly warm. ****The only slight downside is (and I’m unsure if this is Sykes’ fault) is that it lists ‘fishing’ on its features as an accommodation. This is untrue. There is no fishing on site and this was a disappointment because we searched specifically for a ‘fishing holiday’.

    Reviewed by Matthew3.8Aug 2020

  • "Owner met us there and explained everything clearly, making sure we understood changes due to Covid."

    The Den was very clean and the outdoor space was lovely, great shower, really enjoyed the fire pit. Beautiful area - would stay for longer next time.

    Reviewed by Windsor5.0Jul 2020

  • "Had a wonderful holiday at the Dingle Den."

    Perfect place to escape. It had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. Greeted by Jo who shown us around and gave us a welcome hamper with scones butter and jam, milk and water. The den was spotless and really cosy, the log burner heated the space up quick. The surroundings where beautiful. It was secure with a fence all around to let our dog run around as much as he wanted. On a clear night the stars were magical. Cant wait to book our next trip there.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2019

  • "This is a beautiful place to stay - quiet, tranquil and set in amazing surroundings."

    The host was very friendly, and all of our needs were met. It was a fantastic week and I would love to go back!

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a great time at the Dingle Den!"

    There were two of us and a dog, and it was the perfect size. There is a private car park space and a wheelbarrow to help with getting luggage up the path to the den. The den is perfectly secluded and has a fenced private field with a stream which we were able to let our dog roam free in. The den is eco friendly and runs off solar power which is enough to charge one iPhone at a time and power lights etc but not to use a hairdryer and no fridge. Alternatively, there is a fridge in the barn down the path or you can store items in the stream to keep them cold, which we did-this was quite fun! The shower has good pressure and the water is hot. There is a composting toilet. Kitchen facilities were good and we had a couple of fires in the wood burning stove. There is a fire pit outside that we didn’t make use of. The best part of the Dingle Den is that the field leads straight onto a path with many walking options. We did a couple of routes which looped up and over the Cat’s Back. The family were very helpful and gave us a lovely welcome pack with homemade scones. Would highly recommend for a break from city life!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had an amazing and relaxing time."

    We used the fire-pit to cook a dinner . Surroundings are absolutely stunning and secluded. We would recommend it to everyone who need a break from a busy life .

    Reviewed by Stanislav5.0Aug 2019

  • "The location of dingle den is perfect, very secluded and the surrounding scenery is beautiful!"

    It's perfect for a small family wanting to explore or a couple wanting to escape a busy and stressful life. It's very peaceful, and for me, my partner and our dog has been an amazing short getaway. On arriving we received a little welcome basket with homemade scones, butter, jam, a small jar of milk and some bottled water which was a lovely touch and very welcoming! The den is solar powered so there is no fridge, we kept things cool in the nearby stream and the owner does keep a small fridge in one of their buildings just a short walk from the den. The den was spotless inside, very cosy, comfortable and well equipped. The fire pit outside is wonderful and we enjoyed a barbeque and toasted marshmallows on our last night! Shops and pubs are just a short drive to hay on wye and there is a local pub about 5 miles from the den and the food was lovely. This short break exceeded our expectations and we are hoping to make it an annual trip.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jul 2019

  • "Dingle Den is an amazing holiday spot."

    The accommodation was clean and comfortable, the outside space perfect for our two boys to run around, and the fact that there was the walk up the Cat's Back starting from the pod was an additional plus. We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Eirini5.0Jun 2019

  • "Dingle Den far exceeded our expectations."

    When we arrived we were taken back at how stunning the location was. The pod itself is so cosy, clean and well thought out, we really enjoyed staying there. My children and our dog loved being able to explore the grounds and it felt secure enough for them to wonder around and play near the stream. We can’t wait to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2019

  • "Absolutely lovely- the family who ran the cottage were really welcoming, the location was idyllic, the cottage cosy and beautifully designed."

    i can't wait to book it again!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2019

  • "This is a perfectly secluded little gem set in an idyllic location."

    The property itself is beautifully designed and well equipped with everything sparklingly clean. Our only regret was that we could not stay longer to enjoy the area and do some walking (there are trails nearby).

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2019

  • "Luke and family have made this an amazing little retreat in a brilliant location."

    The views are stunning, the wood burner powerful and the access to the hills means you can get out there very quickly. Two adults, a black lab and a nine-year old had a great weekend, despite the gales, rain and hail! We WILL be back - looking at making it a regular thing!

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Mar 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Sleeps 4: 1 x double and 1 x sofa bed
  • Private bathroom with shower, basin, composting WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining table, sofa and wood burning stove.
  • Woodburning stove
  • Gas hob
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Private field with fire pit
  • Electricity and water incl in rent
  • Private access and parking
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well-behaved pets welcome
  • Shop and pub 12 minute drive
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Owners on site if required.

The property

Dingle Den is a cosy retreat set in a sheltered field next to a tinkling stream, with the Black Mountains as a backdrop.

This eco-friendly accommodation is a haven for couples and small families who enjoy escaping to the countryside for the feeling of being at one with nature amongst the rolling Herefordshire hills.

Sitting around the fire pit toasting marshmallows as the sun sets is a truly magical time; you could almost expect to see fairies flitting around the enchanting little meadow!

Dingle Den has been made to a unique original design with a high-quality finish.

It is a well-insulated, open plan cabin which sleeps up to 4 people, and has solar powered electricity and hot running water.

Inside you’ll find a comfy double bed and double sofa bed, a table and chairs, a kitchenette with sink and 2-ring hob and a private bathroom with shower, eco WC and basin.

The table and chairs seat up to four people.

The log burner adds to the cosy atmosphere in the evenings.

All the basic kitchen equipment is provided, as well as a welcome pack with the essentials (including some logs).

Bedding and towels for up to 4 guests is included.

One well-behaved, sheep-friendly dogs are welcome (but paws to stay off the furnishings please!) and there are numerous walks nearby, whether you prefer a quiet stroll to the local bar or to explore further afield.

Ramblers enjoy the ancient Drovers’ Road which runs along the fields, and there is easy access by foot to the famous Offa’s Dyke path and into the Black Mountains where wild ponies roam free.

The nearest town is Hay on Wye (6 miles) which has an annual literary festival attracting visitors from all over the world.

The town itself is a treasure trove for anyone who enjoys strolling around boutiques, galleries and bookshops.

Dingle Den is popular with foodies as there is lovely local produce available, from honey to gin which is distilled just down the road.

The Abergavenny Food Festival is a regular destination for gourmets who love the markets, tastings and cookery workshops on offer.

A regular market showcases all the fantastic local treats.

Mountain biking and road cycling are popular, with adventurous folk enjoying the activities on offer at our neighbours’ company, Mountain Mayhem: clay pigeon shooting, hover-crafting, paint-balling and quad biking.

There are paragliding site above the village of Pandy or Hay and visitors will often see them floating gracefully above the mountain ridge.

Kayaking is a very popular activity on the river Wye, with rental available from Hay.

The surrounding area is steeped in British history, with several centuries-old chapels and a small English Heritage castle site nearby in the village of Longtown.

Visitors shouldn’t miss paying a visit to Hereford to discover the ‘Mappa Mundi’, a medieval map of the world which dates back to the 1300s.

Celebrated composer of the ‘Enigma Variations’ – Sir Edward Elgar – lived in Hereford and his statue sits just outside the cathedral.

Magnificent Llanthony Priory is one of the earliest Augustinian canons in Britain, of which only a few remain.

To access the accommodation there is a private road on the owners’ property that leads to the parking spot.

From there you’ll need to take in the fresh air for a two minute walk to the front door.

The owners will help with bringing luggage from guests’ vehicles on arrival and departure.

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About the location


Hereford 17.7 miles; Brecon 22.9 miles

Craswall lies on the fringes of the Brecon Beacons National Park, bordering Wales in the foothills of the Black Mountains. This quiet village offers the ideal location for exploring all that Herefordshire has to offer. Nearby, is the historical landmark 'Arthur's Stone', a Neolithic burial chamber set in the hills above the Golden Valley. This tomb is over 5,000 years old with links to King Arthur since pre-13th century, with a gruesome legend behind it. Hay-on-Wye is renowned for its world-famous Hay Festival of Literature, a popular destination for book-lovers, housing many book shops, antique shops, cafes and restaurants. Attractions nearby include The Three Castles Walk, Eastnor Castle, the Offa's Dyke Path, and the Mortimer Trail. Let us not forget the historic city of Hereford, with its medieval bridge over the River Wye, offering an eclectic mix of architecture from almost every British era. This town is famous for producing cider and is also home to the Mappa Mundi, which is located in the magnificent cathedral alongside the famous Chained Library, a collection of over 1500 rare books. This 17th-century library is the largest to survive with all of its chains, rods and locks still in tact, a fascinating treasure in Britain's history. Discover the delights of the neighbouring regions of Shropshire, Worcestershire and The Cotswolds. There is plenty to see and do in the wider area, making this the perfect base for your next holiday in England.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas