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large sunny patio, lawns and gardens
Spacious bedroom with option for twin beds or linked for super-king
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
Self catering holiday cottage on a tranquil smallholding near the coast at Aberystwyth. We take pride in the fact that our cottages are comfortable, spacious, stylish and clean and we look forward to offering you a warm Welsh welcome. Set in a delightful natural location with a stream and overlooking lush meadows. The Cambrian Mountains and unspoiled river valleys are only a short drive away or why not enjoy a trip on a narrow gauge railway instead. Activities such as horse riding, cycling, swimming, sailing, walking, golf and fishing are all available on the doorstep.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Some pets are allowed but not all so you must ask before booking. Dog hair and dog waste must be cleared before departure. Pets must be house trained and not allowed in the bedroom. Smoking is strictly not allowed within the property, but is allowed outside. Waste needs to be placed in appropriate containers to meet local authority rules. Guests are required to leave the property in the same clean, tidy and organised state that they found it.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Marilyn J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2012
Interaction with guests
I meet visitors on arrival but do need the anticipated time in advance. I live nearby so am readily available throughout the stay if help is needed. I like to receive the key on departure so I can wave my guests goodbye.
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Reviews (104)
laura
laura
Portland, OR2 contributions
Marilyn picked us up at the train station and stopped so we could pick up our groceries for the stay. She and Ifor were immensely helpful through out our stay. Our cottage was quite lovely and well stocked. These two get a 10/10 for their cottage and their hosting. 😍
Visited November 2022
Written November 25, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kausar I
Kausar I
1 contribution
Exceptional host, wonderful cottage, beautiful scenery.. Had a fantastic stay at this gem of a cottage. Exactly as displayed in the pictures and better. Not my first time in Wales but this by far will be my most memorable visit. Everything you need is at hand.. Marilyn was extremely helpful and all amenities were provided above standard. Definitely gives homely vibes and I'm itching to get another visit booked soon! Overall Amazing! Thank you.
Visited August 2022
Written August 15, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Doleos
Doleos
WAW thank you Kausar! I'm delighted you liked your cottage and its location so much and enjoyed your stay. I really appreciate that you took perfect care of our property and left it immaculately clean and tidy. I loved having you both to stay and certainly hope you visit again.
Written September 20, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alan R
Alan R
2 contributions
Fantastic hosts Beautiful Cottage spotlessly clean, very quiet and peaceful returning next year, as loved it so much
Visited July 2022
Written July 28, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Doleos
Doleos
Thank you Alan for your lovely review, delighted you and Jeanette enjoyed your stay so much and wonderful to have your booking for next year already. I look forward to seeing you both back here XX
Written August 19, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sean B
Sean B
1 contribution
We had a fantastic holiday here. Myself, my wife, teenage son and two Yorkies will definitely return here. The cottage is spacious, spotlessly clean, the furnishings are extremely comfortable. Everything you could possibly need is there. A lot of thought has gone into making this a truly enjoyable & peaceful place to stay, my only regret is that we didn’t book to stay longer.
Visited August 2021
Written August 21, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Doleos
Doleos
Thank you very much for your generous review, wonderful to know you had an enjoyable stay and liked our cottage so much. I certainly hope you'll visit again soon. Thank you
Written January 18, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kerry
Kerry
1 contribution
What a wonderful find. Our hosts Marilyn and Ifor made our stay so comfortable. Wonderful setting, but not too far from the town. Best of both worlds! I only wished we could have stayed longer. Will definitely recommend accommodation and visit again. Thank you soooo much Marilyn and Ifor for sharing your wonderful property. Diolch yn fawr.
Visited May 2021
Written May 24, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Doleos
Doleos
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay here at Doleos and hopefully we'll see you back again soon. Diolch yn fawr i chi hefyd.
Written June 28, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Passenger00657127381
Passenger00657127381
I stayed here for three nights and loved Derwen Cottage! It's very well equipped and comfortable, with great wifi. Although it's only a few minutes' drive from Aberystwyth the house is surrounded by hills and fields and it's so peaceful. Marilyn could not have been more helpful and friendly, and I'd love to go back.
Visited April 2021
Written May 1, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Doleos
Doleos
Thank you very much for your kind review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and the peaceful location. We are very lucky to be in such a glorious place and would love to have you to stay again.
Written June 28, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cruiser28621405849
Cruiser28621405849
Doleos holiday cottage is ideal in every sense for a get-away-from-it-all stay. The accommodation is very spacious, modern, extremely comfortable, scrupulously clean, with all household amenities. The setting is idyllic, with hillside views, and a fast running stream near-by. Within a short drive Mid-Wales beckons, offering coastal towns, beaches, cliff top walks, mountain and countryside walks, waterfalls, castles, and so much more.
Visited October 2020
Written October 13, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Doleos
Doleos
Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful review. Delighted you had a lovely stay and felt happy with the cleanliness - I make certain it's safe for everyone. We are indeed very fortunate to live in such a glorious part of Wales. Thank you.
Written April 1, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nick Fry
Nick Fry
We had a lovely stay. The dog-friendly cottage was well equipped with super comfortable sofas and bed. The views from the living room and bedroom windows of sprawling countryside were stunning, with sheep and cows roaming the fields and beautiful greenery. You really get a sense of getting back to nature. It was so tranquil with the sound of the river nearby. You nearly forget you’re about 10 minutes drive from Aberystwyth town centre. Our hostess, Marilyn, was very friendly and welcomed us with a few treats. The check-in and check-out were seamless. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a few days country retreat.
Visited August 2020
Written August 22, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Doleos
Doleos
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and the natural environment we are allowing within our 14 acres. Rabbits, hares, voles, pheasants and all sorts of other critters as well as Red Kites, woodpeckers and a host of various birds are making this their home. Thank you
Written April 1, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Martin P
Martin P
1 contribution
We had a lovely time. All the rooms were large,bright and airy with great views of the meadow. The garden was very neat and dog safe complete with bbq. The Cottage was very well equipped and immaculately clean. Marilyn (the owner) gave us a lovely welcome and also provided some goodies. A lovely peaceful retreat but with a short hop to Aberystwyth if required.
Visited July 2020
Written July 24, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Doleos
Doleos
Thank you Martin for your thoughtful review (sorry only just seen). Delighted you enjoyed your stay especially the peaceful surroundings. A pleasure having such lovely, thoughtful guests as you to stay. Thank you
Written April 1, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bikerjen
bikerjen
Derby, United Kingdom61 contributions
What a gorgeous place, we wanted to get back over to Aberystwyth on a regular basis. And although we have a dog, we really value our privacy and peace and quiet. Having moved to Derby seven years ago from Aber, I get very homesick. But we've struck gold with this place ! So warm, spacious and comfortable. The place had a lovely homely feel to it. Every mod con you could think of including a great wifi and a tv with Netflix, so those rainy days you can just sit and relax listen to the rain against the windows and watch a favourite film ! Even with the terrible weather we had driving down, we managed to get some epic walks in with the dog, including Borth and Ynys Las and Trawsgoed mountain. Then we came back to a lovely warm cottage to snuggle up. Huge shower upstairs and an even bigger bed !! And so comfy. Marilyn was such a great host, and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was spotlessly clean and I could've just stayed there indefinitely !! Can't wait to visit again.
Visited February 2020
Written February 20, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Doleos
Doleos
Absolutely delighted you enjoyed your stay so much and appreciate your very generous words. It is lovely guests like you that inspire us to create an amazing space around the cottage and we continually develop the landscape to make it even more special. This area has such spectacular scenery and natural amenities and I am so glad to help visitors experience it.
Written July 24, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Aberystwyth is an University town with a mile long promenade and sandy beaches. The narrow gauge railway trip to Devils Bridge is very popular as is the Butterfly house in the Rheidol Valley. Sea and river fishing are popular pastimes in this area as are golf and cycling. The cycle paths and walks at Nant yr Arian forest and lake are a huge draw particularly for viewing the Red Kite population. The surrounding countryside is stunning in places and offers excellent exploration expeditions. The Rheidol riding centre is well established and caters for all ages. The Arts Centre, Cinema and local pubs provide excellent night time entertainment.
Getting around
A car is advisable but buses do pass the end of our lane at regular intervals. Taxis are reasonable as it is only a 5-10 minute journey to town.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about Doleos holiday cottage

Doleos holiday cottage is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

Doleos holiday cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Doleos holiday cottage has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Doleos holiday cottage must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.