Dolwen - Rhayader, Powys, Wales

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phone 08454969637 or 07443567541
email Click here to email owner
payment options Payment Options: cheque, bank transfer
Contact: Del (Manager)
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Key Cottage Information

Price range from £370 to £820 per week
Number of units of accommodation: 1
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms 
Number of bathrooms: 2 
Short Breaks: Yes - The minimum number of days for a short break is 3
Suitable for the disabled:  yes - Dolwen is all on one level and has wheelchair wide doorways. The path feeds directly into entrance at the same level making it good for wheelchair users. The bathrooms also have grab rails and there is a shower seat for use in the shower.
Children are welcome:  yes Cot available.
Pet Friendly:  yes(2 dogs welcome)
Rating: starstarstarstar4
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The owner/agency for Dolwen has been advertising with Country Cottages Online for more than 1 years. Read More

Dreaming of getting away from it all on a rural retreat break? Get away for rest and relaxation to this good quality 3 bedroom bungalow set by the beautiful rolling countryside of the Welsh Elan Valley.  

Dolwen's idyllic rural setting makes it a great place to get away from everyday cares.  Soak up superb views of idyllic Welsh countryside and sit out in the garden and really enjoy this property's unspoilt rural location. Sit out in the garden, look out on the flowers and fruits and listen to the birds happily chirping in the trees.

All of the accommodation at this welcoming bungalow is on the ground floor and the property is both comfortable and spacious.  Relax in the large lounge by the open fire, or spread out and watch the widescreen TV, enjoy cooking in the well equipped kitchen which is complete with dining table and make use of the unlimited Wifi.  There are 3 very comfortable bedrooms (one double bedroom and two twin bedrooms) as well as 2 bathrooms. 

A wide selection of books is available.  There is a piano at the property and  a supply of coal and logs for the fireplace is included in the price.

Outside Dolwen has a lovely sheltered, private garden with a terrace and wildlife pond. There is even a fruit garden where you can pick and enjoy raspberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and gooseberries in season. Ample parking is available.

If you want to get out and explore the local area then the pleasant market town of Rhayader is just 10 minutes drive away and is home to a choice of eateries and the riverside town of Builth Wells is only 20 minutes' away by car.  Whether you want to explore the stunning scenery of the Elan valley on your self-catering break or take it easy at this lovely rural retreat, Dolwen is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy a tranquil holiday.   

This owner/agency has featured on since 2016

Special Features:
  • Spacious and well equipped utility.
Entertainment Facilities:
  • TV
  • Video or DVD
  • Internet Access
Kitchen & Dining:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Type of Cooker: Neff double oven
  • Dining Table Seats: 6
  • 1 Kingsize Bed(s)
  • 4 Single Bed(s)
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Open Fire
Garden and Outdoors:
  • Enclosed Garden: Fenced and gated with pond and fruit garden.
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • Mountain
  • Beautiful rolling hills, enclosed wildlife garden, enjoy the views, and red kite and buzzard, soaring above
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The price range for this holiday cottage is from 370 to 820, for information and advice on exact prices please get in touch with the owner direct.
Availability updated on 26/03/2017

Nearby is the Elan Valley Reservoir Visitor Centre - a must for walkers and sightseers and cyclists will enjoy the scenic cycle track which runs from Rhayader to the dams - bikes can be hired in Rhayader. The Red Kite Visitor Centre close by is also a must. These beautiful birds of prey are fed daily here - a truly memorable display. Llandrindod Wells is a short drive it hosts the world famous Victorian Festival at the end of August, the National Cycle Museum, with weird and wonderful bicycles. Builth Wells is also nearby the bi-annual Royal Welsh Show is held here, and there is an arts centre. The mid Wales Shakespeare centre (Living Willow theatre) is a short distance. There is excellent walking close by and to the west and north the Cambrian Mountains are still one of Wales' most special places - a peaceful, largely unspoiled landscape.

Nearest Train Station or Airport: Train station: Penybont, Powys (11km) Airport: Birmingham Airport (140km)

Recommended Places to Visit: Dolwen is perfectly located for visiting the beautiful Elan Valley Reservoir. The reservoir has a visitors centre and the Valley is a must for walkers, sightseers and cyclists. The Red Kite Visitors centre is also popular among visitors to Dolwen.

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Local Sports: Bog snorkelling, pony racing, horse riding, angling/fishing, cycling, mountain biking, walking, trail running, golf.


A place steeped in history and magnificent in its natural beauty with so many things to do. The history of Rhayader is famous for hoards of gold Jewellery, the Rebecca Rioters and infamous Salmon Poachers, the Old Market Hall and present day livestock markets, the Tannery, the Town Clock, the River Wye walks and the Bwgy stream.

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