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Lower Dolgenau (The Cottage)

Llawryglyn near Llanidloes, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 965781)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Neilson

    “The cottage is wonderful - we really enjoyed our time there.”


    Ruth was lovely, meeting us on time and showing us round. The room we spent the most time in was the kitchen. It's very well equipped and met all our needs. Great for playing cards and games at the table. The lounge is small and fine for 4 people. Not sure 6 or 7 adults would manage in it though. Bedrooms and bathrooms great. The only problem we had was that both bedrooms have skylights with no blinds or coverings. In the early hours we resorted to using t-shirts over our heads to enable sleep until a more reasonable hour. The stream is across a field that dogs can't go in. It's not next to the cottage. We wouldn't class the property as isolated as it's adjacent to another holiday cottage that Ruth owns. The guests from the other cottage had to access their property going past ours. The best parts of the cottage are the views and the open fire. Would definitely rebook to stay again.

    - Mrs Neilson, September 2020

The property

Llanidloes 6.1 miles.

This historic and quaint semi-detached cottage was originally built in the 17th century, and providing a delightful home-from-home for all, resting 3 quarter of a mile from the village of Llawryglyn.

Lower Dolgenau is a picture-perfect property, offering a family or group of six a secluded country spot to retreat to after days of exploring the beautiful surrounding area.

The homely sitting room combines rustic original features and antique furnishings to create an area you can easily relax in, with a traditional inglenook fireplace to warm you, all beneath the exposed timber beams.

Continue getting to know this fairy-tale property and move into the kitchen/diner, where the cottage’s period character is found within the beautiful Welsh dresser adorned with pretty crockery, and a farmhouse table sits atop the tiled floor opposite the kitchen area, ready to have a fabulous feast served up for all, made with the excellent appliances available.

Completing the ground floor is the pretty bathroom suite with a shower over the bath, and a quaint pale pink theme.

Head up the stairs to discover the lovely bedrooms, with a 4-foot double bed resting on the spacious landing, making wonderful use of the space and sitting amongst the beautiful exposed stone walls, with a second bedroom containing three 3-foot single beds with a small en-suite, and finally a 4-foot 6-inch double with an incredibly ornate wrought-iron bed frame.

Rest easy within these charming rooms all decorated with superb antique furniture and pretty bed linens.

Sit out in the lovely garden with sloping lawns with sitting area and table, chairs and on sunny days light up the barbecue whilst taking in the gorgeous south-facing views across the valley, and keep your eyes peeled for birds in the garden as many different species can be spotted here.

Head over to the nearby Clywedog Lake for some excellent fishing and sailing, both pursuits offering a tranquil way to enjoy your holiday, or for some more thrilling activities, head to Machynlleth where a host of exhilarating mountain biking trails can be found.

Over in the nearby market town of Llanidloes with shops and pubs scattered about the town, as well as a golf course, a leisure centre with pool and the Red Kite Centre where live transmissions are shown of the nests in the Rhyader Mant Yrarion.

In nearby Newtown there is plenty to do from must see Castles, Country Houses and Gardens to supermarkets for a big weekly shop to get all the things you will need for a lovely stay at this charming property.

Within reach of the picturesque Cardigan Bay too, Lower Dolgenau is a truly special cottage to call home for your trip to the Mid Wales countryside.


  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x 4’6” double, 1 x triple room with three 3’ singles and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x 4’ double on landing bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with Inglenook fireplace
  • Calor gas central heating with Inglenook fireplace
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, dishwasher
  • TV and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for Inglenook inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Large private outdoor seating area with garden furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 5.9 miles, pub within 1.8 miles
  • Note: There are slopes in the grounds and a small, shallow stream in the garden, children must be supervised
  • Note: The double bedroom with 4-foot double is on the landing space, please consider this when booking
  • Note: Property may not be suitable for the elderly or infirm as it has quite a steep entrance to the property
  • Note: One basket of logs is free, on the other side any wood used is chargeable by the owner

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About the location


Newtown 13 miles; Llandrindod Wells 29 miles; Aberystwyth 36 miles.

The market town of Llanidloes nestles on the eastern slopes of the Cambrian Mountains, with access to some of the most unspoilt and undiscovered scenery both Wales and the Welsh/Shropshire Borders have to offer. Locally, there are plenty of activities to enjoy, with walking, cycling, riding, fishing, tennis, golf, swimming and shooting all available within 10 miles. Further afield, but still within easy touring distance, are a host of attractions: Powis Castle (National Trust), with its world famous gardens, is just 20 miles away; the Welsh Coast, with its fine beaches, is less than an hour’s drive; Rhayader and the Elan Valley are 40 minutes away; the Shropshire towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury are within easy reach, as are the popular North Wales destinations of Llangollen and Snowdonia. A picturesque region, ideal for an action packed holiday or a relaxing break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

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