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Dolgenau - The Barn

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Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys
Grade 4 Star rating
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Carefully converted to provide comfort, this charming cottage offers peace and relaxation, yet with plenty to do in the area.

Originally built in the 17th century, these delightful holiday properties, one a barn (ref JDU) and one a cottage (ref JDV), have been carefully converted, combining their interesting features with comfort, and making good use of pretty cottage-style prints, soft furnishings and some antiques, in keeping with their period character. Each has its own entrance with sloping gardens, and both these charming holiday properties are tucked away from it all, offering peace, tranquillity and lovely south-facing views across the valley. This is magnificent walking and bird-watching country (many different species spotted in the garden). The nearby Clywedog Lake provides good fishing and sailing, whilst excellent mountain biking facilities can be found a little further afield at Machynlleth.
Five miles away is the pretty market town of Llanidloes with golf, tennis, bowls, swimming, leisure centre and the Red Kite Centre, which boasts live transmission from nests in the Hafren Forest. The town’s fine architecture includes the town hall, the market hall, built on timber stilts, and two imposing 19th-century chapels. There is a good selection of pubs and restaurants nearby.
The coast at Cardigan Bay is only 1 hour away by car, a spectacular journey through glorious scenery across the Plynlimon mountains to the university town and lively seaside resort of Aberystwyth with its cliff railways and various cultural and entertainment diversions, or further north along the Dovey estuary to Aberdovey. Here, the coast with its sandy beach offers opportunities for canoeing, windsurfing and swimming, and beautiful walks can be enjoyed amid the nearby Plas Penhelig Gardens. There are miles of sand and shingle beaches to enjoy, backed by dunes along the coast to Tywyn. The slipway at Aberdovey, 30 miles, makes it a popular sailing centre, also good for surfing, water-skiing and fishing trips. Golf and horse riding are within 5 miles. Shops 5 miles, pub ¼ mile.

Built at a slight angle to The Cottage.
All on the ground floor.
Open living space.
Living area: With wood burner, TV, and DVD player.
Steps down to...
Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, slow cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and stable door leading to garden.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and French doors leading to patio.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Initial logs for wood burner included, remainder at £5 per basket.

Calor gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot. Drying service available. Level sitting-out areas with garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking. No smoking. Please note: There are slopes in the grounds.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Golf nearbyGolf nearby
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • Romantic CollectionRomantic Collection
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • No Pets AllowedNo Pets Allowed
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2016
    My husband and I had a lovely relaxing break at the barn. The setting and views were stunning. We were made to feel very welcome by the owner and the barn it's self was just what you would expect with lovely fireplace and exposed beams. The only thing that could have improved it was a new mattress, it was very soft and thin,but small price to pay! We took our springer spaniel as well and he was made to feel welcome. Would definitely recommend it.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/08/2016
    We absolutely loved the barn. It was full of character in a very beautiful setting.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 26/03/2016
    The pictures of the Barn do not do it justice! It is far more beautiful and cute than the pictures show. However, the reason we would not stay again, at present, is mostly due to the size and condition of the bathroom. It is exceptionally small, and very outdated. Other small matters relating to the cottage, are that there was only 1 tea towel, no drainer, (we chose not to use the dishwasher most of the time), mice droppings in the cupboard and on the work surface, the knives were mostly fairly blunt (and so was the knife sharpener!) and the heating being on a timer controlled by the owner. The heating goes of at 10am, and although there was a wood burning stove, the cottage would become very cold by the time the heating came back on. The advert stated that the logs were included, but on arriving, we were told by the owner that the logs were £5 per bag, and that there were 6 bags already stacked. I mentioned that the advert had stated that logs were included, and the owner said that some adverts included them and some didn't, but that as we had an advert that did include them, there would be no charge. All these issues aside, with an adaption to the bathroom, and control of the heating, the cottage is one of the most beautiful we have stayed in, with stunning views, and fantastic location. Therefore with a few minor tweaks, this would rate 100%.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; I have only recently seen your comments on your visit to Dolgenau Hir, the barn in March so please forgive my tardiness in responding. I am always grateful for constructive comments on my properties and your comments have been particularly helpful. I agree with your observation on the size of the bathroom and am currently working with a local builder and plumber designing an extension to rectify this. It is no mean task because of the available space. It is not possible to extend it inwards so we are looking at excavating outwards where again there is limited space but we are confident that we should have a new bathroom at the barn by this time next year. The signs of mice droppings are unforgivable. Being located in the country mice are a problem but I do ensure that I take all reasonable precautions to keep them at bay and my cleaners are very diligent at watching for signs. I can only apologise. I take on board your comments about the knives and tea towels; I will ensure that the knives are sharpened or replaced and that more tea towels will be made available in future. Again I apologise most sincerely for the confusion over the logs and will post instructions on how to adjust the timer on the heating for guests to have more control over the temperature in the cottage. I do appreciate your positive and constructive comments and hope you will accept my response as a sincere explanation.

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8.8 out of 10 – based on 4 reviews collected by Reevoo
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