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Lower Dolgenau (The Cottage

(Ref. 965781)

Llawryglyn near Llanidloes, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map

4.3

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautifully situated cottage and a wonderful owner."

    Reviewed by Jarmila5.0Jan 2024

  • "A treasure of a cottage."

    Thank you so so much our lovely 'mystery' landlady. Breathtaking location. Charming 17th century cottage. Incredible interior. Mesmerising atmosphere inside. Comfortable, clean, all modern amenities. Very friendly and kind landlady.

    Reviewed by Jarmila5.0Oct 2023

  • "Pros: This property is a character property and is quite quirky."

    The location is remote and it is very peaceful. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and you get a sense of being one with the environment. Ruth the owner is very kind and it was lovely to meet her. Cons: The place was filthy. I know others have written before about this so thought it may have improved but sadly not. We had to wash every item before using it and there were dust and webs were everywhere - and yes, spiders do remake their webs but not with 6" of dust on them! The duvet on the landing bed is covered in stains which we discovered when stripping the bed, and the sofas and cushions were groaning. Thankfully we could cover everything up with throws we took for the dogs. This property would have been really nice if it had been clean. I feel sad for Ruth but she really needs to get on top of her cleaners. The place needs a deep clean and de-clutter.

    Reviewed by Sarah2.8Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, very cosy and it a great location."

    The cottage had lots of charm (including a real wood fire) and the views across the valley were gorgeous. The location is ideal for long walks in the beautiful countryside. Ruth was lovely and dropped in to say hello on our first day and it was great to hear about the cottage and its history. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by India5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay it is very vintage cottage, although the furniture wasn't comfortable to sit on and could do with some updating."

    The cottage was well equipped for a Christmas stay and the open fire was very nice. The views were amazing. Ruth was a very helpful and very nice lady.

    Hi There, thank you for your feedback, Chairs and sofas are very individual and we find the layout is best suited for the property, we hope that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for staying with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly3.4Dec 2022

  • "An absolutely lovely cottage withe owner’s personal touches in every room"

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage and grounds are beautiful, such a stunning quaint cottage with bags of character."

    We had many an evening having a bbq enjoying the surroundings - absolutely gorgeous and quiet. We enjoyed seeing the birds and sheep and the farmer tending to them. We found some lovely walks about 30 mins drive from the cottage. We thought the cottage itself was a little unkempt and there was lots of dust and cobwebs. It needs a deep clean - curtains, pelmets, sofas etc. bathrooms are clean but again needs re-grouting/updating. Peeling paint from the ground floor bathroom etc. the fire stove was full with ashes from the winter. We’ve stayed in similar cottages with dust etc but this was indicated in the price and was much cheaper. We paid over £800 therefore expect the equivalent in standard. The living space was very small for 5 people (even though the space states 6) and the couches were uncomfortable. We are quite chilled out but cleanliness is important to us. If the price was cheaper we would stay here again if going to mid wales but it was expensive for the quality inside the cottage. Did it affect our stay? No - we really enjoyed the holiday, however I feel other holiday makers may be disappointed by the cleanliness of the interior.

    Thank you for your review. This is the first issue we've had that mentioned cleaning, our team does a great job but unfortunately, cobwebs cab be recreated in only a few hours The bathroom has now been arranged to be painted, apologies as we were waiting for the space in the calendar to complete the work. We wished you would have contacted us during your stay as we could have helped rectify some issues so you could enjoy your stay even more. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna2.8Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with original features."

    The kitchen had everything you could ask. The cottage was very clean and a good base to go exploring from

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay just were not expecting such low ceilings and doorways."

    We are all tall so there were a number of bumped heads and uneven stairs up to top level was not great for elderly people. But it's is a beautiful spot, so relaxing to sit outside and enjoy the view. Our host was very friendly and accommodating.

    Reviewed by Fiona3.4Aug 2022

  • "The property owner is very freindly and really loves the place."

    The cottage has the most wonderfull views imaginable from the windows,straight out the front door theres green hills filled with sheep who you get within 4 m of front door, nearest town 15 minute drive lots to do walking wise with forest and local lead mine main shops like tesco aldi lidl 25 mins away in Newtown, beach 1 hour away and aberystwyth 1 hour away well worth staying here, cant wait to come back in the winter

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Property listing did not make it clear that we would be sharing the garden with the neighbouring cottage and have guests from there walking past our front door, meaning we had no privacy."

    House does not have an information pack so finding out the wi-fi password and how to work the cooker were by trial and error.

    Thank you for your feedback. The property is listed as detached but we assure you that we have taken great care in ensuring there is privacy and that you cannot be seen by any neighbouring properties whist on your stay. Apologies you had issues with the WI-FI, we are contactable for any issues like these and are happy for guests to give us a call if any help is required. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lara3.4Jun 2022

  • "We absolutely loved it."

    My dream farmhouse kitchen so spent most of the time in there with family during the day. Lovely cosy sitting room with a real fire for the evening. The garden was lovely with flowering trees all over the cottage and garden. Amazing quiet countryside position. Facilities were excellent with a washing machine and dish washer. I would highly recommend this place and we will be returning

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning the garden, views everything was just breath taking."

    If you need a quiet place to reset away from the city this is the perfect place for it. And, Ruth she was amazing although she couldn't meet us at the cottage she called us checked everything was gd. All in all amazing place and amazing host. Would love to go back gain nxt spring/summer.

    Reviewed by Punam4.7Sep 2021

  • "We were unaware that there was a holiday cottage next door which should have been mentioned."

    In fact we have used your company many times and it is noticeable that clever photography sometimes covers up things like a main road position or the description omits something. We did enjoy our holiday and Ruth was very helpful

    Reviewed by Anne3.1Sep 2020

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Sep 2020

  • "We loved the cottage."

    Every room is full of character, beautifully furnished and yet with all the mod cons needed for a very comfortable and restful stay. It was like being transported to an oasis of peace and was the perfect place to be refreshed and recharged. Thank you! The Evans family

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Aug 2020

  • "Ruth the owner of the cottage is just adorable, I loved her from the minute I spoke on the phone with her."

    Her cottages are unique old country cottages in the middle of farmland and have everything you need, apart from candles when there was a power cut. I would go again definitely and would recommend the place. We had a thoroughly enjoyable family holiday. Thank you

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Aug 2020

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Summary

  • 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 guests with mobility issues, elderly or infirm as it has quite a steep entrance
  • Note: One basket of logs is free, on the other side any wood used is chargeable by the owner
  • Note: This property has a £20 pet supplement
  • Note: There is a fire starter pack, after this has been used, extra wood would be £5 from the owner
  • Please note this property can only accept bookings for a minimum of 3 nights.

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.

Please note: This property has a £20 pet supplement
Please note: There is a fire starter pack, after this has been used, extra wood would be £5 from the owner. 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 guests with mobility issues, elderly or infirm as it has quite a steep entrance. Note: Please note this property can only accept bookings for a minimum of 3 nights.

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About the location

LLANIDLOES

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.

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Please note: This property has a £20 pet supplement
Please note: There is a fire starter pack, after this has been used, extra wood would be £5 from the owner. 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 guests with mobility issues, elderly or infirm as it has quite a steep entrance. Note: Please note this property can only accept bookings for a minimum of 3 nights.

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