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The Old Mill

Dolau near Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 915921)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Gorgeous property."

    Spacious and homely with a fantastic garden. Facilities were super. Had an amazing stay here

    Reviewed by MandyJun 2022

  • "The Old Mill was a lovely, comfortable home from home."

    It was well equipped, the hot tub was really relaxing and the surrounding area was stunning. The area is quite remote, the nearest shop is around 15 minutes drive and any attractions are from 30 minutes to 2 hour drives. The only downside to this property is the internet is very slow and drops out alot. Even though we only used it to check opening times and best directions to places to visit (as we found that the leaflets for these places that were left in the cottage were out of date and had changed alot) it did cause some issues. Other than that, lovely place to visit.

    Reviewed by DawnMay 2022

  • "Beautiful beautiful beautiful !"

    If you are from a country/farming background or you don’t mind the noises of farm animals I 100% recommend staying here ! Stunning walks some right on the doorstep ! The cottage was just fantastic ! A lot bigger in person and much more rewarding to see in person ! Thank you for having us !

    Thank You!!!!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SammiApr 2022

  • "Great place for a rest"

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage with great facilities making it a home from home."

    The hot tub made it for us as we all went in every day when we got back from walks or visiting local towns. The owners were easily contactable and accommodating… we had a power cut for 5 hours on our last day due to storm Eunice and they brought us a supply of candles.

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2022

  • "We had an absolutely amazing time."

    First holiday together in 5 years and what an amazing place to stay. Would highly recommend The Old Mill.

    Reviewed by ShaunNov 2021

  • "I would have given a 10 out of 10 if could have had a later checkout."

    ..10am was quite early. Other than fantastic place.

    Reviewed by RobAug 2021

  • "Fantastic property, really lovely hosts , really loved it , will return ."

    All Round brilliant

    Reviewed by KatieJul 2021

  • "The house was lovely, plenty of room for all of us, very comfortable and had everything we needed."

    Hot tub was lovely after long walks. Location very rural and quiet with a large safe garden for the dogs to run. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by SueJun 2021

  • "Only marked down on accuracy of the listing as advertised as an enclosed garden and that that the property had a bar b que."

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2021

  • "The Old Mill really had the wow factor, with an amazing interior and stunning views from the hot tub too."

    The surrounding area was well documented in the welcome packs, describing local walks and how the Old Mill came to be too. Thank you for being a brilliant place for our post lockdown escape!

    Reviewed by LiamApr 2021

  • "I had visited the Old mill previously with a group of friends and wanted to bring my family back to the accommodation as i had had such a lovely experience."

    It was another resounding success and an experience that we all enjoyed together. The property was comfortable and stylish with everything that we needed as a family. We embraced the beautiful country walks and of course, the hot tub! It gave us the opportunity to spend quality time and recharge our batteries. I would definitely recommend this property to others. The owners are only ever a phonecall away and very happy to help in any way they can.

    Reviewed by VickiApr 2021

  • "Very clean, lovely house."

    Kids and adults loved the hot tub. Great amenities. WiFi not great upstairs but didn't spoil the stay.

    Reviewed by CeinwenOct 2020

  • "Had an amazing stay only thing we had issues with was the beds were not that comfy."

    Also had a few issues with the hot tub however they sorted it promptly and even gave us a nice bottle of Moët to compensate. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "Amazing property with great scenery."

    Owner was very pleasant and communication was excellent. Would absolutely recommend

    Reviewed by DeenSep 2020

  • "Hi was a beautiful cottage had a great stay."

    Everything we hoped for, Elan valley a must to visit. A couple of things needed some oven gloves. Barbeque needs updating was more of a fire bucket? Could do with a lock on the downstairs toilet. Only minor things.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2020

  • "The garden is bigger than it looks , dogs loved the river and walks while we ..."

    The garden is bigger than it looks , dogs loved the river and walks while we enjoyed the hot tub, would recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "Great base for a holiday."

    Plenty of walks, waterfalls, reservoirs and places to visit. House was very Covid secure, all very clean including the hot tub. Everything you could need was included in this lovingly converted old mill. All photos accurately represent what you get in the property. Friendly owners who are on hand and service the hot tub daily (very early in the morning!).

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2020

  • "David the owner was fabulous!"

    Nothing was too much trouble and the house has everything we needed for us and the children! Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by JoannaAug 2020

  • "Superb location, stunning cottage."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by GarethDec 2019

  • "We had a wonderful weekend away at the Old Mill."

    The accommodation was easy to find, with plenty of parking and in a quiet location. The layout of the property suited our needs perfectly. It was spacious, clean and warm. The furnishings were comfortable and we settled in well. The hot tub was a welcome treat and everyone benefitted from the relaxation it provided. Having it undercover facilitated its use, especially during the cold, crisp evenings. The owners were both accessible, friendly and very approachable. We have created many fabulous memories and would definitely recommend as well as return to the property.

    Reviewed by VickiNov 2019

  • "We had a really chilled and relax break in the Old Mill, the hot tub was fab to the point of my son asking if we could buy one when we got back home."

    A great central location to visit all the areas points of history, walks, dams & lakes. Days out at the beach or visitor centres. The scenery was awesome with an abudance of wildlife, even watching Red kites circling while relaxing in the hot tub. Fully chilled and recharged ready to go back to work. Ideal for the family or a group of friends.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "Absolutely amazing place!"

    Everything has been thought of in this cottage and this made the stay fantastic. The grounds are beautiful, the cottage is perfect for a nice chilled holiday, we couldn’t have picked anywhere better for a weekend away. Thank you!

    Reviewed by StephAug 2019

  • "Our second visit to The Old Mill, as last year the weather was glorious."

    The facilities at the Old Mill are such that everyone can relax in space and comfort. Hot tub is brilliant with spectacular sightings of many birds of prey.Flys were an issue this year, probably because of the warm weather and being so close to a farm. Fly paper was provided which helped. Low doorframe and beams on top floor are an issue if you are tall. Owch! Overall though a perfect place for a relaxing break away from the stresses of daily life. Jeffries family.

    Reviewed by AJun 2019

  • "We had a fantastic weeks stay with 2 adults, 3 children and two labs."

    The property is well equipped and very comfortable the hot tub was enjoyed every day. Owners were very friendly I would definitely recommend The Old Mill for a peaceful relaxing holiday and will definitely consider booking again.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "We booked the old mill to celebrate both my own and another friends 30th birthday and made it a girly weekend away."

    The cottage itself is beautiful and in tranquil surroundings. The owners could not have been more helpful and were on call whenever needed it was lovely to meet them in person instead of just communicating over the phone. I would definitely recommend the old mill and am looking to return with my family in the future.

    Reviewed by LouiseMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage that was described and pictured accurately."

    Process of booking and payment was easy, no concerns at all. The cottage was clean, well equipped and very comfortable (the beds were so comfortable, best nights sleep in a long time!) Wifi worked brilliantly well and the kitchen was stunning. Owners were easy to contact and ensured we had a good stay. Definitely recommend for a cosy weekend.

    Reviewed by EmilyMar 2019

  • "The Old Mill was fabulous!"

    We had a week away over Christmas with 4 adults, 4 children and a dog! The property is gorgeous and the hot tub was great and well used by all. The space was great and we loved the kitchen dining front room downstaires. The owners put two christmas trees up for us which was a great a touch and we were met with mince pies and mulled wine. Loved it

    Reviewed by JodieDec 2018

  • "Really great cottage everything we hoped for."

    Hot tub is incredible.

    Reviewed by LloydDec 2018

  • "It's a fabulous building which photographs cannot replicate."

    All the rooms are furnished to a very high standard. The hot tub is massive and fab! The only drawback was that the garden wasn't fully enclosed so we had to keep a watch on our dog but we just loved The Mill

    Reviewed by HazelOct 2018

  • "Completely hassle free."

    Cottage was exactly as described which was lovely. Would definitely use Sykes again.

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2018

  • "Amazing holiday home !"

    friendly hosts, tea coffee waiting for us on our arrival with welsh cakes ! Jacuzzi was the highlight for our grandchildren - and us adults !! would definitely visit here again.

    Reviewed by JanisAug 2018

  • "We have just returned from a week long holiday at The Old Mill and we had an awesome time."

    The Mill is set back from the main road in a very beautiful rural setting. The accommodation is a real home away from home - very roomy and well equipped with everything one needs (and more) for a comfortable break. We holidayed with 3 adults and 4 children and there was plenty of room. The children loved exploring the garden and stream - there is also a gate leading into the woods which takes you on a walk. We also loved the hot tub after a long day out sight seeing! Llandrindod Wells is a 15 min drive away with a large Tesco - I registered for delivery and pre-ordered my shopping to arrive at the Mill on day 1. There's also a great real ale micropub ‘Arvon Ales’, ‘Zeera’ Indian restaurant and a BBQ restaurant ‘Worth Your Salt Barbecue’ that are worth visiting! There is so much to do in the area that we wished we could have stayed another week - the Red Kite Feeding Station in Rhayader is a must. Hay-on-wye is 45 mins away, Aberystwyth is a little over an hour and has a great Victorian cliff railway, and the Elan Valley if you fancy stretching your legs as there are loads of walks around the hillside and dams. Overall I would definitely recommend The Old Mill for a peaceful relaxing holiday and will definitely consider booking again.

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2018

  • "The house was laid out a little strange."

    The main sitting area was on the first floor which backs onto the double room for kids. Needless to say this was not used much by the adults at night as we would have kept a the kids awake watching tv or having the tv on. I constantly hit my head on low beams in the top floor as I am 6ft 2 and needed to keep reminding myself to duck under these. The house was constantly full of flies, on the last day I counted some 50 on one fly paper trap we had set up the day before, sadly they were coming in internally as we kep the windows and doors shut for the day. I feel the owner would know about this as flypaper and sprays have been left by other customers. Wifi was poor which was disappointing as this is a basic requirement. The kids enjoyed themselves here, I had a great holiday, sadly I felt it was overpriced for the issues I have outlined above. However, it’s classed as a luxury property-that’s why my expectations were high. 6 out of 10.

    Reviewed by MarcusJul 2018

  • "Just returned from The Old Mill and have had a fantastic relaxed week."

    Superb accommodation over three floors, really comfy beds, luxurious hot tub with nearly constant views of the red kites that inhabit the area. The kitchen was a delight, really modern with everything you could need. The owners made us feel really welcome with Welsh cakes, tea, coffee, milk and flowers provided to welcome us. Truly first class!

    Reviewed by AJun 2018

  • "Everything was clean and smart, rooms where perfect for 8 people and two dogs."

    Only thing I would say is that the Internet was not great, but don't think that's there falt just down to location. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2018

  • "I can not recommend this cottage enough."

    Beautiful location, great facilities, clean with a warm friendly welcome from the owners. Great if you have a dog as they have a dog room, with doggy treats on arrival. Thanks Sykes for a great Holiday

    Reviewed by KathrynDec 2017

  • "Covered Jacuzzi after long winter walks - the best!"

    Reviewed by SimonNov 2017

  • "Such a beautiful setting, top end property and lovely owners"

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2017

  • "A great holiday was spent by all at The Old Mill lovely property and stunning location."

    The cottage had everything required for a great holiday and the owners very pleasant and friendly I would happily holiday at The Old Mill again.

    Reviewed by DonnaAug 2017

  • "A fantastic holiday destination."

    Cottage far exceeded our expectations. The attention to detail in furnishings and provisions was outstanding. So clean and comfy, A real treasure.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2017

  • "We had a really great holiday in this old mill, we loved the features and enjoyed cooking and eating as a family in the kitchen."

    We enjoyed cosy evenings in the upper lounge and also had a great time using the hot tub and enjoying the quiet and the surrounding countryside. The only blip was problems with the WiFi as we run a business we rely on good connection to check business emails. The hosts were very friendly and made us feel welcome. Also we were blessed with great weather and we really enjoyed our stay. Would definitely recommend and will return.

    Reviewed by NaomiApr 2017

  • "David's and Heather were lovely landlords."

    Made us feel very welcome. Lovely property in a stunning location with lots of walking and cycling in the area.

    Reviewed by KatharineMar 2017

  • "A lovely holiday let, really comfortable and well equipped."

    Owners were great and really welcoming.

    Reviewed by JoannaFeb 2017

  • "We tried to think of things we could say to help the owners improve their property but couldn't think of anything that would've made our stay better."

    It was perfect!

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2017

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Location good. Everything you needed to holiday was on hand and the hot tub was a welcome bonus

    Reviewed by GaryDec 2016

  • "This was a lovely property."

    Perfect if you wish to get away from it all. The standard of the property was excellent and it was well equipped with everything you need. The hot tub was an excellent feature. The owners are very good at communicating which made everything that much easier. Overall our experience was excellent.

    Reviewed by AdamNov 2016

  • "The owners met us upon arrival to show us a couple of things which was very helpful."

    The cottage itself is superb and very peaceful. It would not be ideal for the less abled though as the stairwell is narrow and beds are only on the upper floors. All in all, fantastic though.

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2016

  • "Excellent place to stay, the photos really don't do it justice."

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2016

  • "We had a lovely holiday in this newly-renovated cottage."

    The facilities were exemplary with the owners having paid considerable attention to the small details. These ranged from quality toiletries to milk, tea, coffee on arrival and even a tin of biscuits for the dogs. The cottage was very clean and the owners very helpful. The cottage is (almost) at the end of a long drive and there was no noticeable noise from the main road, even when outside. It was very refreshing to find a place where every member of our family was comfortable, including our two dogs. It was delightful to sit in the hot tub in the cool autumn evenings with a glass of locally pressed fruit juice to hand. We will happily recommend this cottage to those who want an “away from it all” holiday - it’s quite a drive to even the nearest convenience store and there are no take-aways anywhere close but this was perfect for us. It’s a central location for a lot of interesting places which are around an hour’s drive away (we visited Aberystwyth, Hereford, Hay-on-Wye and Brecon) whilst still having interesting walks close by. We’ll be coming back soon.

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double, 1 x second floor double, 1 x second floor 4’ double, 1 x twin
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • First floor sitting room (seats 7).
  • Electric central heating with underfloor heating throughout
  • Range double oven and 5 ring electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TVs with FreeSat, DVD, Blu-ray, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Electric car charging point
  • Front covered terrace with hot tub, BBQ and furniture, leading to front and side lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: There are five stone steps from the parking area to the front door
  • Note: The property is adjacent to a working farm, which is fenced off and separate, please ensure dogs are kept on a lead when outside
  • Note: Due to the stream in the garden and the Juliet balconies off the first floor sitting room, care should be taken and children should be supervised at all times
  • Note: This property may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

The property

Superb detached, stone-built former 18th century mill, next to the owners’ working livestock farm, just outside of the small hamlet of Dolau and eight miles from Llandrindod Wells.

Benefiting from being on an acre of private grounds, and with direct access to a small river at the end of the garden, this rural retreat is ideal for a family or a group of friends looking for a Powys holiday to remember.

Set over three floors, The Old Mill is immaculately presented throughout, with character wooden beams which have been beautifully preserved.

Park your car, walk up the five steps to the covered terrace and pause to notice the splendid hot tub, just waiting for you to have a soak in later on.

Enter through the front door and to left of the hall there’s a convenient shower room, as well as a utility room and a storage room, which doubles as a dog room with a cage available.

Continue through to the outstanding open planned living area with a kitchen, dining area and a sitting area, excellently-equipped with an American-style fridge/freezer, a Rangemaster cooker and an oak dining table with enough space for the whole party to enjoy as delicious meal.

The French doors lead out onto the side garden, ideal for some alfresco dining whilst the corner leather sofa is perfect for relaxing on whilst the chef in the party prepares a delicious meal.

This room is made warm and cosy by the underfloor electric heating, complete with zoned controls.

Walk up the oak stairs to the first floor and into the sitting room, offering dual aspect Juliet balconies on both sides of the room and comfortable seating for seven in front of the Smart TV.

Just off the rear of this sitting room is a twin bedroom, ideal for the children in your party.

Continue up to the second floor and on your left is a double bedroom, whilst next to there is a further bedroom with 4’ double bed, for smaller members of your family.

Opposite this room is a splendid king-size double bedroom, complemented by a built-in wardrobe and a feature pulley from the old mill’s grindstone.

A stylish bathroom completes the luxurious accommodation at this charming cottage, ideal for relaxing in after a day out walking or cycling.

On a summer’s day, you could play a game of cricket or football on the spacious, enclosed, lawned garden, or you could even have a paddle in the bordering stream.

Alternatively, simply relax on the terrace with a glass of bubbly and watch the world go by as the children play with your four-legged friends.

The local area offers excellent opportunities for walking, cycling or just taking in the lovely views of rolling hills and lush green meadows, whilst great days out can be had at the breathtaking Brecon Beacons and gorgeous Elan Valley.

An outstanding property, in a stunning location, to be enjoyed no matter what time of year you decide to holiday.

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About the location


Llandrindod Wells 8 miles.

Dolau is a small hamlet in Powys, with a very pretty little railway station. Nearby, the town of Llandrindod Wells is centrally located in Mid Wales, and offers a variety of shops and pubs, as well as the pretty Lake Park and Temple Gardens, plus many hiking pathways in and around the town. The annual Victorian festival is held here in August when locals and businesses step back into the time of Victorian Llandrindod Wells - a spectacle not to be missed. Other attractions nearby are the National Cycling Museum, the Radnorshire Museum and nearby Abey Cwm Hir, resting place of Llywelyn, the last Welsh King (1282). Enjoy the nearby Hay on Wye Festival in late May or the Brecon Jazz festival in Mid August, or visit the Red Kite feeding station in Rhayader.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas