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The Cottage at Dolau Afon is a smallholding, 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. 

Well behaved house trained dogs are welcome (2 max).

There are regular sightings of wildlife including red kites, herons and kingfishers in this beautiful location.

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 way 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.  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.


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

The Cottage sleeps 2 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, TV (watching DVD's only, no television signal), log burner and oak floor 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.

Washing machine available



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.  PLEASE KEEP ALL GATES CLOSED AT ALL TIMES.

NOTE: Arrivals between 4pm and 9pm latest

Depart BY: 10am latest

We do not offer car charging point facilities.

What three words -

You can use what three words to help you find the cottage: ///crew.placidly.travels

For the Main House: snow.clay.marine.

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

  • Dishwasher

  • Washing machine

  • Electric heating and log burner

  • Electricity included

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

  • Free WiFi (cottage guests only)

  • Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome 

     STRICT No smoking policy

Lucy Fach and Cora welcome well behaved dogs.

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"Idyllic and tranquil location adjacent to the crystal clear waters of the River Ystwyth. Jill was an excellent and welcoming host. We loved our early morning walk to the river, with our dog Crystal. A short drive will get you to the many, many local walks in the area....most notably the Hafod Estate, which we highly recommend. After a full day walking, the large garden opposite the cottage, is a lovely place to unwind with a glass of wine and the sound of the river flowing by. The cottage (an old cobblers shop) is cosy and well equipped. Although there's no TV reception, there is a large choice of DVD's to watch if you so desire. A lovely week away, and will definitely recommend to our friends and family. Thanks again Jill

June 21

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