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Beudy Dolpebyll

(Ref. 911915)

Llangadfan near Lake Vyrnwy, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map

4.4

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Beudy Dolpebyll is a beautiful cosy cottage situated in a peaceful and fairly remote area."

    The cottage is very well equipped for a comfortable stay and the heating is very efficient if you are staying during the colder months. The lovely garden leads down to the river which I would imagine is perfect in the summer. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and definitely want to return next year.

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Oct 2023

  • "A Lovely, cosy,well equipped cottage."

    With it's own private garden. It was lovely to sit in the garden to relax and unwind, in a beautiful and peaceful area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners gave us a warm welcome and were very helpful. They shared their knowledge of the area,which helped us plan places to visit.

    Reviewed by Helga5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beudy Dolpebyll is a very cosy cottage."

    Rooms are nice and excellent views of the well maintained garden. The postcode does not take you to the cottage so use the property name, however the owners guided us to the cottage. The road to the property is single lane, therefore you have to look out for oncoming vehicles. Overall lovely stay and definitely will recommend to family and friends.

    Thank you so much for your comments and yes you need to carry on for a quarter mile beyond satnav! Do come again and stay a bit longer next time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yusoof5.0Jul 2023

  • "Such a lovely characterful cottage with quirky bedrooms and many original features."

    The cottage is well equipped and should you need anything nothing is too much trouble for Shani and Steve. My two boys had a brilliant time playing and exploring around the spacious grounds. Although we don't live that far away, here you have peace and quiet and time to relax. Definitely looking forward to our next visit.

    Thank you for your nice comments and look forward to seeing you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Feb 2023

  • "We did not enjoy our stay unfortunately, as the cottage was dirty and riddled with black mould."

    Many areas did not seem to have been cleaned at all. The shower had grime and hair still in it, the kitchen pans were filthy, and there were lumps of dust/cobwebs/dirt in corners and behind all the furniture. The bedding and soft furniture smelled damp and musty and there was what looked like a large blood stain on the covers of the double bed. However, more concerning than this was the amount of black mould. Every room had large patches of black mould around the windows. There was mouldy silicon around all the sinks. And the downstairs bathroom had patches of black mould all over the walls. The gas also did not work on two mornings that we were there. It is connected to a small gas canister outside so I imagine the rubber pipe had frozen in the morning frost. We ended up cutting our stay short, which is something we have never done before, but after spending hundreds of pounds to stay here, the dirt and mould just made us too uncomfortable in the end.

    So sorry you had a bad experience here, thank you for your comments on how lovely the cottage and site were when you arrived. Sorry you did't take up our invitation to view the art studio which you were interested in viewing. After seeing your strong report when you left we were of course shocked and upset and inspected the cottage thoroughly -there are no blood stains in the property, possibly you saw a faint faint stain on the duvet cover the result of a pizza eaten in bed probably 6 months ago which has been bleached and washed repeatedly - we have removed this duvet cover and use it ourselves - there is extra bedding and covers in the cupboard. Kitchen pans were all fine. Yes, there was black mold on the metal glazing bars of the kitchen and the bedroom window - we have cleaned these with anti-fungal cleaner. This is something that occurs in cold weather from condensation in moist areas and is something the cleaner missed, the cottage having been empty for several weeks. We do apologise for this - we try to keep the cottage clean and dust free and suitable for anyone with allergies. A few small grey patches by the window and in the shower room were found and dealt with - we are talking about a patch a few inches across! The tiny area of mold on the shower room ceiling was probably caused by someone using the dryer without turning on the tractor fan in the shower room. We can only apologise for this and will concentrate on keeping a check on this. Your problem with the gas supply on one morning we responded to in 1 hour - probably caused by a kink in the flexible pipe and I am glad it came on again quickly. The gas hob and the electric oven are both new and in perfect working order. We love our little cottage and most people have a wonderful time. Thank you again for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nina1.6Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and large garden, quite rural with access along a country road, but lots of places to visit."

    Unfortunately no welcome pack is provided therefore essential food items for the first day are necessary. It was very nice to meet the owners who gave us some very helpful information for visits during our stay.

    Reviewed by Pauline2.8Jul 2022

  • "Our stay at Beudyl Dolpebyll was wonderful and just how I imagined it to be."

    very rustic with wonderful contryside surrounding it. The cottage itself had all the amenities we needed and the rooms were cosy, comfortable and authentically charming. Oue hosts introduced themselves to us on the first day and were helpful if we needed anything, even down to lending us parcel tape when our car had a mishap. The cottage was tricky to find, so would recommend using what3words as the main means of direction. All in all a fabulous home away from home. Many Thanks.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Negatives. Directions inadequate (we didn't use satnav)."

    Bedroom too small for double bed - had to use twin bedroom. Bedrooms are very compact with low beams. Overall the property was in need of a refresh. (The description was incorrect as it is attached to a barn/workshop). A badly lit dark property. We didn't attempt to open any windows as they looked too fragile. Positives. The garden is beautiful and the views are great. The local has good pub food. The surrounding area is lovely.

    The special quality of our cottage that its a unique converted cow house with three little bedrooms, old fashioned windows, and a lovely light living area in the middle of unpopulated beautiful countryside with original paintings on the wall, as it next to two artists studios.And has its own drive, a river meadow bordering a river and all modern amenities. if you want a large house with a tarmac drive this is not for you Property Owner

    Reviewed by James1.9Jun 2022

  • "Cosy cottage in an ideal location for anyone that enjoys walking."

    Very large private garden for relaxing. Cottage is small but well planned out with log fire and fully fitted kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. A very enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2022

  • "Great property clean, quiet, with everything you need get up to the sound of birds farm animals and the river running at the bottom of the garden."

    The owners were very nice and helpful if you needed something. The only negative was the front and back doors are very low being 5'2" this didn't worry me but anyone taller would have to be careful.

    Thanks for your comments we certainly appreciate the quiet and the natural environment. Well the Beudy was once a calf- house and we just can’t make the front and back door any taller because of the enormous stone lintels. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage and setting, very relaxing."

    Wildlife was fantastic and the hosts were very friendly even though we didn’t meet Shani and we would love to return for another holiday.

    Thanks for your positive feedback and do come again! Best wishes Shani Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    It had everything we needed and was kept lovely and warm by some solid radiators. It is in the middle of nowhere which is what we wanted although the local pub is less than a mile away and an easy walk. It also served good pub food and the prices reasonable. There is also a local post office/shop where you can pick up basics and a cafe next door. There are lots of all walks in the area and Lake Vyrnwy only 10 miles away. We had a wonderful time, thank you.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful area."

    We had a wonderful stay and our children thought it was awesome!

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2020

  • "Think people should be made aware that it's a bit of a problem if you have mobility problems on the upstairs area due to the amount of stairs and different levels up there."

    It would benefit from better hand rails on stairs...but overall a nice cottage

    Reviewed by George4.1Oct 2019

  • "The lovely owners both came separately to visit us during our week here to check we were ok and had everything we needed, very friendly couple."

    The cottage is a lovely little snug/cosy place, it had everything we needed and the log burner was a nice treat in the evenings. We were never cold there, a little hot some mornings to be honest (heating is on timer). A few low doors/beams but I’m short so I was bump free but hubby had a few

    Reviewed by Natasha3.8Oct 2019

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage in a beautiful garden, friendly landlord and -lady, pleasant stay"

    Reviewed by Dieter5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very lovely rural location"

    Reviewed by Simon3.4Aug 2019

  • "Beudy Dolpebyll is an amazing place."

    So quaint and so peaceful, with the beautiful and spacious garden and grounds with river lovingly tended to and happily shared by the lovely owners, all to yourself. Just as you have given up finding it along the long, narrow road, you are met by a surprise, the name on a slate and a tree-lined drive up to the cottage. It gives you the feeling of going back in time and of being landowners for a short while and really being away from all the stresses of life. The cottage is catering for all your needs, a bit small in places, but that's the charm of an old cottage. Trips to Welshpool and Machynlleth give you a chance to stock up, but the lovely local vintage tearoom Cwpan Pinc also has a well stocked small shop where they have a good range of much needed items. Well worth visiting, also for the nice meals, as is the local restaurant. Plenty to do and see in this lovely part of Wales too. Can fully recommend!!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2019

  • "We were made most welcome by cottage owners Shani and Stephen."

    They were happy to share their vast knowledge of the area which was most useful in aiding our trips to local attractions. The Cottage itself was very well equipped and the location alongside the River Banwy idyllic. When the odd evening chill kicked in we took full advantage of the wood burning stove which complemented a very efficient central heating system which greatly added to the whole feeling of wellbeing, tranquility and cosyness that Beudy Dolpebyll provides. If ever returning to this part of Wales we would undoubtedly look to stay at this Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Mar 2019

  • "Brilliant break away, really enjoyed the cottage and surrounding area"

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2018

  • "This was a last minute holiday for us."

    I tried a few companies to see what was available at such short notice. Sykes were definitely the most helpful and friendliest and I also found the web-site easy to use. The cottage we stayed in was wonderful. It was well equipped and very cosy and the perfect place to get away from it all. We loved the place and were sad to leave. We will definitely book through Sykes again. Many thanks!!

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0Oct 2018

  • "We enjoyed a lovely quiet, relaxed week, in beautiful surroundings."

    Very handy for visiting the welsh coast and particularly the area around Lake Vyrnwy. The owners, Shani & Stephen, were very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. A very nice break to recharge the batteries!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2018

  • "Impressed by the quirkiness of the Cottage and the friendliness and support from the owners."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2018

  • "We were very happy in this lovely cottage in an outstanding location."

    Shani and Stephen were welcoming and helpful. We will return and found it hard to leave, especially on a beautiful sunny, Spring day with clumps of daffodils and trees in the garden and along the drive, pots with Spring flowers all around the cottage and the views - which are some of the best we have seen in our many stays, at various locations in Wales. It is a lovely cottage to wake up to in the morning and to relax in at the end of a day. Days out we especially enjoyed were Lake Virnwy - waterfall walk and the RSPB hide and cafe and craft shop are worth a visit, Llangollen - Castell Dinas Bran - outstanding views and the canal walk to Horseshoe Falls and Pistyll Rhaedyr waterfall and walks. For us not an issue at all, however for those with decreased mobility, there are a few steps from 2 of the bedrooms and up to the bathroom - though there is a downstairs shower room too. One of the few places we have stayed in that has both a dishwasher and dryer.

    Reviewed by Ana5.0Apr 2018

  • "This is a gorgeous rustic cottage in stunning surroundings."

    Very quiet location. Owners are very welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.6Jun 2017

  • "The cottage was very well decorated and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay."

    Location is beautiful and peaceful and owners Shani and Stephen on hand if you need them but not intrusive. Would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Adam4.8Mar 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely setting."

    Very well equipped and the owners Stephen and Shani were very friendly and helpful ! Would certainly recommend !

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2016

  • "Beudy Dolpebyll is a beautiful house in an idyllic setting and we were extremely happy there."

    If all Sykes holiday locations are like this we will definitely be booking through you again!

    Reviewed by Miles5.0Jul 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, CDs and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent, additional fuel can be purchased from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Bike and canoe storage
  • Large front lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: The River Banwy runs through the owner’s grounds where guests are welcome to fish, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Sloping ceiling in single bedroom.

The property

Llangadfan 1 mile.

A picturesque 18th century detached cottage set close to the owner’s home, on a 5 acre smallholding in a peaceful rural location close to the small villages of Llangadfan and Foel.

The owners are artists, and this charming Llangadfan cottage is beautifully furnished and decorated throughout in a country theme with an artistic chic style and is perfect for a family holiday.

Inside this Mid Wales cottage there are three bedrooms, a bathroom, a shower room, and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.

Outside this cottage near Foel is a lawned garden ideal for relaxing or wining and dining after a pleasant riverside walk, bird watching or fishing beside the banks of the River Banwy which runs through the owner’s land.

The village of Llangadfan is a convenient base for touring all of Mid and North Wales and into Shropshire, or for enjoying the outdoor activities in the area.

There are wonderful walks with the Glyndwr's Way passing this Llangadfan cottage and from the village there is a scenic 4 mile ramble over the rolling Montgomeryshire Hills, or wander through the nearby 6000 acre Dyfnant Forest.

Only 9 miles away from this Mid Wales cottage is Lake Vyrnwy, a renowned Nature Reserve and RSPB site, which provides long walks and bike trails.

Visit Powis Castle and gardens, Pistyll Rhaeadr, the highest waterfall in Wales and Llanfair Caereinion, which is 7 miles away and is home to the famous steam railway and an excellent cafe.

Also in the area is the market town of Machynlleth, the Tabernael Art Centre, the exciting Centre of Alternative Technology and all of the Snowdonia National Park, including the magnificent Mount Snowdon.

The stunning beaches at Barmouth and Harlech, and the market towns of Dolgellau and Montgomery are also within easy driving distance.

If you are seeking an action-packed break with mountain biking and rock climbing, or simply a lovely base from which to tour the surrounding areas of Wales and Shropshire, this delightful Llangadfan cottage is ideal all year round.

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About the location

LLANGADFAN

Lake Vyrnwy 9 miles.

The small, traditional village of Llangadfan in Powys is an excellent central location for exploring all of Mid Wales and beyond into Snowdonia and Shropshire. Llangadfan boasts Glyndwrs Way footpaths and the Foel Ramble, a 4 mile walk overlooking the hills of Montgomeryshire and also it is close to the Cambrian and Berwyn mountain ranges where there is wonderful scenery in all directions. The village also has a shop/vintage tea room, and the Cann Office Hotel has a bar, restaurant and gardens and was formerly Cae ’n Fos, a medieval fortified camp on a bend on the River Banwy. There is lovely walking and horse riding in the nearby Dyfnant Forest, a remote 6000 acre forest on high ground which descends spectacularly down towards Lake Vyrnwy. The lake, with an 11 mile circumference, is a magnificent beauty spot which is famous throughout the UK for its scenic walks, cycle trails, and bird watching. The area is renowned for its green hills and mountains, castles such as medieval Powis Castle and gardens (National Trust), museums and the Montgomery Canal. Europe's leading eco-centre is situated at Machynlleth, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) aims to "inspire, inform and enable people" to live more sustainably. This is a lovely part of Wales with something for everyone.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas