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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. 

Well behaved house trained dogs are welcome (2 max) at £25 per week payable on arrival additional to your booking fee.

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. 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 nice quality bed linen.

Please note..... Due to the Corona Virus, we are not supplying any bedding or towels. If this poses a problem please let us know and we can supply if needed. Most people now bring their own.

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

Mezzanine bedroom: double bed, please note the 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, washing machine. 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 (at a small refundable deposit of £10). 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, 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 secure parking for motorcycles.  PLEASE KEEP ALL GATES CLOSED AT ALL TIMES.

  • We do not have 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 

  • Electric heating and wood burner

  • Electricity included

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

  • Free WiFi (cottage guests only)

  • well behaved dog welcome at an extra £25 per week (please ask if more than one dog)

     No smoking

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"“A beautiful romantic dog friendly little hideaway, in a wonderful area, surrounded by fantastic walks. Warm and cosy with a classy log burner. Hurrah, the first self catering with a set of sharp knives!!!! On our visit we had two very wet days but it did not mar our stay as there is a wonderful walk right behind the cottage sheltered by the forest. On our arrival we were greeted with a beautiful home made cake and crumble which was such a lovely welcome. Delicious and individual. We would highly recommend this little gem. Well done Gill and Vernon.”

Feedback - Oct 2017

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What our guests say:

Lucy Fach and Cora welcome well behaved dogs.

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