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Doleos in May evening sunshine
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Doleos in May evening sunshine
View from the kitchen door Two luxurious sofas to help you relax while enjoying the view
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86 reviews
Doleos in May evening sunshine
View from the kitchen door
Two luxurious sofas to help you relax while enjoying the view
Have the beds linked for Super-king
OR twin bedded bedroom overlooking garden and meadow
Very well equipped kitchen including fridge, dish-washer, microwave and clothes wash/dry machine
Dine out on Doleos patio and admire the views
View from the meadow gate towards the coast and you can also see the distant Cambrian Mountains
Really comfy sofa-bed in the lounge if needed and pre-booked
Plenty of books and brochures
Private parking directly by Derwen Cottage
View the glorious surrounding countryside from the meadow
distant views of open countryside from the meadow
garden path feature at Derwen Cottage
Patio and garden feature at Derwen cottage in 2012
Ynyslas beach and estuary near Borth, North of Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth beach and prom - lovely long walk to 'kick the bar' - a local tradition
Glorious Cwm Rheidol where the Butterfly house is located
Summer visitors
Spring flowers in the garden
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales

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Westerthe...
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great place to stay”
Reviewed September 29, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed at Doleos house for B&B whilst attending a wedding at Nanteos Mansion. Could not expect better welcome and service. Marilyn went above and beyond what you would expect from a bed and breakfast waiting up till very late for our arrival. Room was beautiful, clean extremely comfortable and very quiet. Bathroom was brand new and shower great. Everything you need in the room was there and breakfast was delicious. Ivor even very kindly gave us a lift to the wedding reception. We didn't do much except go to the wedding but the area and view from the fields were beautiful and it would have been nice to have stayed longer and explored the area. Diolch .

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Management Response
Sep 30, 2015
THANK YOU so much for your very kind review. It was an immense pleasure to meet you both and I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit, though short. Hopefully you will return for a longer stay in the near future so you can experience the many fantastic amenities in the area and the stunning mountains, valleys and coast. There is so much to enjoy.
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Patch363
Seaford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful cottage and host”
Reviewed September 28, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed for 2 nights when taking our son to University. Arrived to a lovely smiling host who showed us around the cottage and explained how things worked. There was milk, tea and biscuits for us - which was a lovely surprise. The cottage is furnished to a really lovely standard. Upstairs the main bedroom is huge. The bed was easily the most comfortable I've slept in for years...beats Lenny Henry's premier inn bed (and they're lovely). Across the landing was a sizeable bathroom with a walk-in shower and all manner of gel,shampoo and conditioners. Downstairs is a large living room with a large tv, dining table and leather sofas. The sofabed was comfortable and big enough for a 6 foot teenager to sleep well. Its about 10 minutes into Aberystwyth town centre. We will definitely return. The accommodation is fantastic and Marilyn,our host, was wonderful.

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Liked best: bedroom was so comfortable
Liked least: leaving after 2 days
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Sep 29, 2015
Brilliant! Thank you so much for your generous review. I'm always delighted to know visitors really enjoy their stay at the cottage and are happy with the facilities and location. Even more so when they want to return and I will always strive to maintain the standards and improve. THANK YOU.
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chrissiek...
Darlington, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“A joy in the Welsh countryside”
Reviewed September 18, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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people found this review helpful

We have just returned from this Wonderful cottage. Please believe what other reviewers have said, without any doubt this holiday cottage is superb. Modern kitchen with every possible requirement, very large lounge/diner with double french windows opening out onto meadows. Super bathroom with shower with plenty of hot water, fluffy towels and toiletries etc. The bedroom is lovely with glorious views of the hills and sunset, not to mention the lovely comfy bed and soft bedinen.
The cottage is ideally located for visiting Ynys-hir, rspb nature reserve (woodlands, wetlands and wildlife). Devils Bridge waterfalls and nature trail which is not to be missed if you are a walker and/or photographer. There is lots to do in this area of Wales and the cottage has many examples of tourist information leaflets.
Every detail has been considered by the cottage owners, Marilyn and Ivor to ensure visitors to Derwen cottage feel welcomed, relaxed and comfortable. We have never stayed anywhere as quiet/peaceful as this. No noise other than that of nature.
"A truely warm welcome in the hillside". Thanks from Chris and Steve.

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Liked best: Everything but especially the quiet.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Sep 22, 2015
WAW! THANK YOU so much. I am overwhelmed by your amazing review and delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. It is so very satisfying to see visitors appreciating this glorious area of Wales especially our little patch here. We are really chuffed to bits with your comments and there will always be a 'welcome in this hillside' for my most perfect visitors. Feeling a little exhausted after such a hectic holiday season I am now revitalised with a new spring in my step - thanks to your comments! THANK YOU.
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tracy6201...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent, Fabulous and Wonderful”
Reviewed August 29, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Just returned from our stay, and cannot give Marilyn enough praise. The cottage is outstanding, with the best views ever. Excellent location and spotless. Lovely little touches like tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam and biscuits all left for us on arrival. It has everything you could possibly need. This cottage is absolutely idyllic. Can't wait to go back.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
Aug 31, 2015
WAW! THANK YOU so much for the fantastic review. I am absolutely thrilled and delighted that my lovely, considerate visitors enjoyed staying at my cottage. Such positive comments are a real boost spurring me on to do even better. Thank you.
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pbs469
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A real gem”
Reviewed August 8, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A wonderful warm light cottage. A five star experience...lovely welcome and real attention to detail. Also very well equipped kitchen. Great walking up the meadow to enjoy the view to the sea. The cottage is ideally placed to explore the Ceredigion coast. Would definitely recommend.

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Management Response
Aug 8, 2015
WAW! That was quick! You only left the cottage a couple of hours ago! And thank you so much Paul for leaving it spotlessly clean and tidy for me - much appreciated in this scorching weather. A huge thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad you fell for the charms of the amazing location and our rather special cottage, built by my husband and I. I love sharing it, and I'm delighted to know visitors enjoy their stay.
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Peter C
Kettering, United Kingdom
1 review
“exactly as listed - and some!”
Reviewed July 14, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This cottage is fresh and spotlessly clean. You get a friendly Welsh welcome from Marilyn, everything you need in the kitchen to get you started (bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits). There's crisp white bedding and an abundance of soft white towels. It was a joy to stay in.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 15, 2015
THANK YOU for your lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you both and to have you to stay at the cottage, especially as you left it immaculately clean and tidy for me. Immensely appreciated during this incredibly busy period and allowed me to catch breath! I can't tell you how chuffed I am to have happy visitors!
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calon526
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Beautiful cottage and wonderful host”
Reviewed July 3, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Fantastic place to stay - easy to travel to and fro to Aberystwyth ( the best cottage I have been to as yet, and this was seconded by other guests we meet who had rented another cottage on the premises) and the view was wonderful. Children fell in love with the rabbits which were outside on the lawn most mornings , and loved the walk up the meadow to see the sun setting. Our host was fantastic , tea , milk and bread provided for arrival , very friendly and yet respectful of our privacy too . Would highly recommend to anyone who visits. Thanks for a great stay.

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Liked best: The cottage was well equipped, clean and nicely furnished
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 4, 2015
THANK YOU. I am absolutely delighted that my lovely, lovely visitors enjoy being in this glorious, tranquil place. Before we bought this smallholding my accountant advised me not to because it was a 'bottomless pit' for spending on. Now the farmhouse is renovated (though not quite finished) and the two little cottages either end are finished (though we continue to improve the landscape) every minute and every penny spent is justified. It would have been a tremendous shame to have left it to decay. Sharing with others, especially such charming and appreciative visitors makes it special. Sheltered in the dip from winter storms yet having such distant scenery is amazing. The closer natural landscape, hedgerows, stream and trees invites wildlife visitors too and makes it truly glorious when the sun shines.
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