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Dolygaer Cottage

Dol-y-gaer, Brecon Beacons
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.

Take in the glorious views out over the forest and reservoir from this holiday home for six guests at Dol-y-gaer in South Wales. Have a leisurely breakfast while you absorb the magical vistas then spend the day wandering through your surroundings, with two happy hounds at your heel. Enjoy holidaying within the Taf Fechan Forest and an outdoor education, where you can take part in kayaking, archery, caving and raft building if you choose.

Make your way down a few steps into the bright, single-storey, holiday home. Find the heart of the three-bedroom retreat is its open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Settle down to watch TV or a DVD or simply soak up the scenery through the large glass doors. On warm days, slide these open to step outside. Create tasty dinners in your neat kitchen area then dine together by the window. Find a useful boot room, with space for coats and boots, plus a bathroom, with a double shower and a separate WC. Wander on through to your bedrooms, each of which has a bed that can be made up as twins or a king-size double, to suit your requirements. Relax on your private patio on warm days. A BBQ can also be supplied for those wishing to cook out in the fresh air. Find parking here for four cars.

Explore this quiet corner of the Brecon Beacons to your heart’s content. Embark upon a 7-mile circular walk around the around the scenic Pontsticill Reservoir. Drive 4 miles for a trip on the Brecon Mountain Railway to take a train and enjoy even more dramatic scenery or choose to embark upon a stretch of the 55-mile Taff Trail, which runs from Cardiff Bay to Brecon. Spend time at some of the stunning waterfalls in the area, including Blaen-y-Glyn, 3 miles away.

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

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

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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