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The Cottage - 

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The Cottage at Dolau Afon is set amidst 3 acres of delightful surroundings, in the stunning Ystwyth valley, surrounded by forest and hills, between the Cambrian Mountains and the sea. 


This 200 year old former Cobblers Shop and Smithy, is the perfect location, and a paradise for ramblers, walkers and their dogs, cyclists and couples who just want to get away from it all for a relaxing break. 

There are regular sightings of wildlife including Red kites, herons and kingfishers in this beautiful location. And if you are really lucky, you may see a Pine Martin!

Set on the bank of the River Ystwyth, the tastefully renovated cottage offers fishing, walking and cycling right on the doorstep.  Sit in the garden, and listen to the birds and the trickle of the river, as is flows past on its journey to the sea.

Motorcyclists will enjoy the beautiful roads and lanes of the Cambrian Mountains just a few minutes ride away.

The Cottage at Dolau Afon is an ideal base from which to explore this fantastic area and visit local places of interest including the nearby Hafod Estate, the Rheidol Valley, Devils Bridge, Elan Valley and its lakes, Strata Florida Abbey and The Cambrian Mountains and all its wonders. 


For those who may come by train opting to leave the car at home, we are on the bus route for the T21 to Aberystwyth.  The bus runs several times a day and can be caught a short distance from the cottage.

Please NOTE:

We have a NO SMOKING/VAPING policy

The Cottage is Adults only, and sleeps 2

NO CHILDREN or infants

There is a minimum stay of 2 nights when booking. We do not offer the Cottage for 1 night stays.



All our bedding is good quality - feather and down duvets and pillows, and quality bed linen.

The Cottage sleeps 2 adults on a mezzanine floor accessed by a space saver stair case.

Mezzanine bedroom: standard double bed -please note, there is restricted head room 6' foot max. 


Large open plan living room with original exposed timbers and beams.

Sitting room: large sofa, arm chair, Satellite TV, log burner and oak flooring with rugs.

Dining area:

Table and 4 chairs with views from kitchen window over the campsite field to river.


Halogen hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment,  dishwasher, and a washing machine is available. Complementary tea, coffee and sugar.

Shower room:

Generous walk in shower, toilet, hand basin, heated towel rail, electric fan heater.


Via a gate in the far corner of the field behind The Cottage, a path leads directly to the river bank where we have fishing rights through Llanilar Angling Club to fish 15 miles of river right down to the sea for those who enjoy the tranquillity of a river and wish to fish. A complimentary club licence is available to our guests on request (a small refundable deposit of £20 is required). You will also need your National Rod Licence.

There is a riverside shared secure garden, of approximately 1 acre across the road for you to enjoy, with outside dining area and garden furniture, we also offer a fire pit and a BBQ. Fenced 1 acre garden, which is also suitable for pets to exercise.

We also have one parking space for your car in the car park, secure lock up for cycles, and  parking for motorcycles.  

We have a NO SMOKING/VAPING policy.

The Cottage is Adults only, and sleeps 2


There is a minimum stay of 2 nights when booking. We do not offer the Cottage for 1 night stays.

Please Note:

Arrivals between 4pm and 9pm latest

Depart BY: 10am latest

We do not offer car charging point facilities.

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  • Bed linen and towels are provided, but not beach towels

  • Fully equipped kitchen 

  • Dishwasher

  • Washing machine

  • Tasimo coffee maker

  • Electric heating and log burner

  • Electricity included

  • First basket of logs provided, more available to purchase at £5 per basket (if available)

  • Free WiFi (cottage guests only)

  • Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome 

     STRICT No smoking policy


What Our Guests Say

"Spontaneous decision to get away for a few days. Normally we head North but so glad we headed West for a change. Wonderful break,  beautiful in every  way. Thank you Jill and Vernon for being very accommodating. Making intentions for a return visit to your beautiful, peaceful & idyllic piece of the world." Kind regards Sandra & Mike, Gabby & Mitch

P.S Gabby had "touch down" on the poorly leg today. 

"Lovely few days in cottage, Thank you for making us welcome"


"What a wonderful week we have had. Completed the Welsh Coastal Path from Aberystwyth to Llangrannog. Which was Amazing!! Had tapas in SY23 - Aberystwyth. Which we highly recomment and cannot wait to visit again!


Apart from that we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage.

Thank you Jill & Vernon for sharing it!" - Rob & Pam 

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