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Dolygaer Cottage

Dol-y-gaer, South Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Contemporary retreat, set within an outdoor education centre and with spectacular lakeside views
  • By the Taff Trail and other cycling routes and enjoying access to adventure activities
  • Ideal for exploring the South Wales valleys and Brecon Beacons National Park
Property code: BN136

A stylish cottage for up to six guests, surrounded by the lush Taf Fechan Forest, overlooking a reservoir and perfect for anyone seeking to enjoy a range of outdoor pursuits.

Wake up to sweeping vistas across the Pontsticill Reservoir from this immaculate holiday cottage in the Brecon Beacons. Gaze out across the water and forest from the comfort of the three-bedroom abode or savour the serenity and the views from the garden. Make the most of your situation within an outdoor education centre, 2 miles from the village of Pontsticill, by taking part in activities including archery, caving, bushcraft, kayaking and raft building. Venture 4 miles to catch a train on the Brecon Mountain Railway through the picturesque Welsh landscape or follow a section of the Taff Trail: this runs for 55 miles from Cardiff Bay to Brecon. Visit the beautiful Blaen-y-Glyn Waterfalls, about 3 miles away.

Follow a few steps down and then make your way into the beautifully presented single-storey cottage. Find an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner where you can gather together after long days of lively activity. Watch TV, put on a DVD or gaze out at the stunning reservoir views. On warm days, slide open the great glass doors to let in a summer breeze. Prepare delicious meals in your compact kitchen space, where you can cook a meal and then dine at the table against the beautiful backdrop. You will also have a handy boot room, for leaving all your outdoor gear in and a bathroom, with a double shower and a separate WC. Each of the three king-size zip-and-link bedrooms is comfortable and inviting, having been designed with an appealing yet stylish finish, featuring accents of individual colour.

Soak up the sunshine and the impressive views from your private patio or garden. A BBQ is available on request, allowing you to sizzle your supper on summer evenings. There is parking available for four cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 3 king-size zip-and-link
  • 1 shower room and separate WC
  • Electric oven with hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • TV with Freesat and DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • No mobile reception
  • Garden with fire pit
  • BBQ available on request
  • Parking for up to 4 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Part of an outdoor education centre – activities available
  • Storage for bikes in adjacent property
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles away in Pontsticill
  • Washing machine available at small charge

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Ms Gratton September 2020

Lovely situation but a bit lacking in equipment.

Reviewed by Ms Armstrong August 2020

The best thing about the cottage are the three good sized bedrooms, with incredibly comfortable beds, along with the walk in shower which works a treat. However, the living space is very small so not great if stuck in during wet weather. And it's not a well stocked cottage - barely enough cutlery for one meal serving 6, no colander, no working tiRead moren opener, no mugs, just small cups - less than the bare minimum to be honest. And the rug was cleaner when we left than when we arrived - it being a very fluffy rug which retained much of what the previous occupants had left behind. That aside, the rest of the property was well cleaned. It is, however, part of an outdoor activity centre and you are overlooked at pretty close quarters by a nearby bunk house. Luckily this was only occupied at the weekend so the rest of the week was quiet. And the benefits of being linked to the outdoor centre are that you get 10% off any activities booked there, and we booked paddle boarding which was fantastic fun. So swings and roundabouts is how I would surmise this booking!! Hide

Reviewed by Ms Hall August 2020

The Cottage seems to be marketed separately from the Outdoor Pursuits centre which is why we were surprised that the standard of some of the accommodation not quite to the expectation when booking privately and reviewing the online images. However, the staff on site were very helpful, the bathrooms, kitchen and beds/linen were absolutely clean and Read moreno issues. We felt the interior furnishings let the property down which is why we have given 3 stars. The accommodation is best suited to those enjoying the outdoor pursuits on offer which seemed great but probably needs a bit more updating if promoting separately from the centre. We hope this helps and is constructive and did not detract in anyway from a great getaway with stunning views! Thank you. Hide

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The Brecon Beacons is a vast, mountainous and rural region of Wales. Stretching 42 miles from east to west and covering an area of 520 square miles, the Brecon Beacons is dominated by the National Park of the same name. Split into three main areas, the Black Mountain in the west, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Fforest Fawr in the middle, and the Black Mountains in the east; each is a wild, bold and inspiring place to visit on holiday. With 1232 miles of public trails which includes the 95-mile-long Beacons Way, it’s a wayfarer’s delight. One of four Dark Skies Reserves in the UK (and one of 11 in the world), stargazers can delight in the open night sky, to enjoy the darkness in full splendour. The Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Global Geopark because of its important geology and a need to conserve and protect the area from negative over development.

Stay at a self-catering cottage in the mountains and cascading woodlands or out on the moors; you can also stay in one of the Brecon Beacon’s lovely towns like Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell, Llangorse or Brecon. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a choice of easy to challenging treks up and around Sugar Loaf Mountain, Carn Pica, Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad, Pen y Fan, or Hatterall Ridge (and many more besides). Take in uniquely Welsh attractions like Dan-yr-Ogof (the National Showcaves Centre for Wales), The Big Pit Mining Museum, Llanthony Priory, Carreg Cennen Castle, Fourteen Locks, and the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway. Wildlife abounds in the Brecon Beacons, and it’s a great place to spot red kites and discover the successful story of their reintroduction to the UK’s skies at the Red Kite Centre. There’s so much to do for outdoor lovers and extreme sports fans here, so why not book your self-catering holiday in the Brecon Beacons today?

Our holiday cottages across the Brecon Beacons have been carefully selected. From dog-friendly cottages in the countryside to large farmhouses on the mountainsides and everything in between, we have a holiday in the Brecon Beacons to suit you.

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