- Rhayader, Powys, Wales
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Dolwen at the entrance gate
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Kitchen breakfast room seats 6 with view
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Spacious lounge
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Kingsize ensuite
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Kingsize ensuite
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Twin 1 bedroom
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Twin 2 bedroom
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Sun room overlooking garden
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Mid Wales views
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Mid Wales views
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Mid Wales walks
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Cambrian mountain walks
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Elan Valley dams
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Elan Valley trail
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Pond - rewilding
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Spring - rewilding
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Sheep during lambing

Key Cottage Information

£690 - £1569 weekly price range
Sleeps  3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms 
2 bathroom(s)
pets welcome
Pet Friendly (2 dogs welcome)
Family-Friendly: Cot available.
  4 star rated
Accessibility information: Wheelchair wide doorways, Ramp available , Grab rails in bathroom - Property not officially assessed
Number of units of accommodation: 1
5 (1 customer reviews)
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Bookings and Availability (last updated: 18.04.2024 )
Price from £690 per week
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Description: About Dolwen

Want to get away from it all on a rural retreat break?

Get away for rest and relaxation to this quality 3 bedroom bungalow set by the beautiful rolling countryside of the Welsh Elan Valley.

Dolwen's rural setting makes it a great place to get away from 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 in the sun room, look out on the flowers and fruits and listen to the birds happily chirping in the trees.

All of the accommodation at this welcoming, architect designed 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 to browse. 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 sheltered 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 really good tea rooms and original, local shops, 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.


 A comfortable home from home.

The lounge is spacious and furnished with good quality furniture for your comfort.

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Guest Reviews and Holiday Feedback

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5 Carwyn, Carmarthen / Carmarthenshire, date of stay: July 2023. Rated this property:

From the original booking to the moment we checked out Del and James were fantastic hosts keeping us informed of all the information we needed to stay at Dolwen. We were a group of 3 adults staying at the property whilst working at the Royal Welsh show. This spacious property was perfect and located in a beautifully quiet spot. Working for the RSPB seeing and hearing the array of birds was a pleasant treat every morning and for anyone looking for ideas on local amenities, the property had loads of ideas for anyone not familiar with the area. Would highly recommend this property to anyone and will be back for another stay. Read more

Mark, date of stay: October 2021.

Great stay whilst mountain biking in Elan Valley. Spacious bungalow ideal as base for walkers, cyclists and sightseers alike. Very relaxing place and so dark and quite at night, never slept better.

Sari, date of stay: August 2021.

Dolwen is comfortable, set in beautiful countryside and offers everything you need for a self catering holiday. We enjoyed the peace, the lovely views and the stunning Elan Valley cycle rides nearby. Very comprehensive information given, and good communication throughout the process - thank you.

Julia, date of stay: September 2021.

Dolwen is set in a large garden, with plenty of space for your dog, and is very spacious inside too. The location is very quiet and tranquil, with a lovely view over the countryside, but within a short drive of Rhayader and the surrounding area. Be sure to visit the Elan Valley trail (much of which is also wheelchair friendly) and Gigrin Farm for feeding the red kites. Rhayader itself has some interesting shops and cafes. The owners were attentive hosts (albeit via email and text): I accidentally left some personal effects behind, and they arranged for them to be posted to me within a few hours. All in all, a very pleasant week in lovely surroundings!

John & yvonne, date of stay: August 2020.

Dolwen is a lovely bungalow this was our third visit and it never disappoints us it's clean got what you need/ Wifi/ mobile reception the kitchen is spacious bedrooms are a good size has was the bathrooms the views are lovely you can relax there i never want to leave it's a spacious bungalow, you're not far from the Elan valley to go to and the red kite feeding station. Rhayader has got what you need shop wise so i would recommend Dolwen for a perfect holiday property.

Melanie, date of stay: August 2020.

We booked this lovely cottage for a holiday with my elderly mother who is in a wheelchair. We lost our father in March and needed somewhere quiet to relax but with easy access to places we could visit. The rooms were spacious and easy for my mother to walk with her stroller. The kitchen is fully kitted out and spacious enough to eat in or there is a table in the living room with views out onto the garden and surrounding countryside. Great area to visit and easy access to main towns and the Elan valley

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Special Facilities

Special Features

Entertainment Facilities

Free Wifi Free Wifi

Leisure Facilities

Sorry this property does not have any onsite leisure facilities

Property Facilities

Kitchen & Dining

Microwave Microwave
Fridge/freezer Fridge/freezer
Washing machine Washing machine
Tumble dryer Tumble dryer
Type of cooker Type of cooker: Double oven
Dining table Dining table seats 6


Bed linen provided Bed linen provided


Bath Bath
Shower Shower

Other facilities


Open fire Open fire

Garden and Outdoors

Enclosed garden Enclosed garden: , enclosed garden, private garden
Patio Patio
Parking Parking

Family-Friendly Facilities

Children welcome Children welcome
Cot Cot

More About this Property and Booking Information

Dolwen  - Rhayader,
Type: Cottage.
Types of Bookings welcome:
Friends FriendsFamilies Families
Booking Terms: 25% deposit is required to secure your booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before your holiday. Full terms available at point of booking..
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Setting and Local Information

Setting: Mountain Mountain
Views: Mountain views, Rural views
Secluded Secluded
Good area for walking Good area for walking
Golf course nearby Golf course nearby

Pet-Friendly Facilities

Dogs welcome Dogs welcome - up to 2 dogs
Dog Bowl Dog Bowl

Local Attractions near Rhayader

Top Attractions: 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 from the door, and to the west and north the Cambrian Mountains are still one of Wales' most special places - a peaceful, largely unspoilt landscape.

Recommended Places to Visit: Dolwen is well located for visiting the superb and spectacular Elan Valley. The reservoirs have 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.

Local Sports: angling, cycling, fishing, horse riding, mountain biking, pony trekking, walking, walking

Property Location

Nearest Town/City: Rhayader, Powys, 3 miles away
Nearest Train Station: Pen-y-Bont


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