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“Stunning cottage; welcoming reception; beautiful...”
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Doleos in May evening sunshine
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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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Shanegran...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Stunning cottage; welcoming reception; beautiful location”
Reviewed 12 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Set in the burgeoning hills of the Cardigan coast, just a short drive from the friendly town of Aberystwyth, Doleos Cottage is ideal for a tranquil spell away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Each doorway and window provides views to die for and the interior of the cottage was just as serene.
Highly recommended and excellent value

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Liked best: The beautiful tranquil setting
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
13 May 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to review my cottage. I am delighted you liked it so much and thrilled that you fell for it's charms. It is so satisfying to share this glorious place especially with lovely visitors who appreciate it and who take such good care of the cottage during their stay. Tourism is so important for this area which is why I will always endeavour to ensure visitors are happy here.
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MattRWELS...
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Lovely location, very comfortable and genuinely welcoming.”
Reviewed 12 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We booked with Marilyn for an extended Easter break with our two boys (and dog) and had a brilliant time. Far enough from Aberystwyth to enjoy total tranquility, but close enough to benefit from all the amenities of the town, we filled 4 busy days with activities (walks, vintage train rides, beaches, castles/monasteries etc) but always enjoyed watching the sun setting at the cottage with a glass of wine on the patio. The cottage itself is extremely comfortable, immaculately clean, and with a fab kitchen for 'foodies'. Only sad moment was the boys crying when we had to leave!

We would wholeheartedly recommend for a family trip - we will be returning!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
13 Apr 2015
THANK YOU so much for your lovely review and for being the perfect visitors - the perfect little family! So sad to see your boys upset to leave but it delighted me to know they enjoyed their holiday so much. I will gladly welcome you all back and look forward to seeing you all again and hopefully share another stroll up the meadow for the sea-view. THANK YOU.
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hart81
2 reviews
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“Perfect... a very welcoming and relaxing place to stay”
Reviewed 23 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

A wonderful weekend break in this perfect little cottage. We were very much welcomed by our host.. the lovely marilyn who instantly put the kettle on upon our arrival and treated us to biscuits (There's a welcome!) The cottage was simply wonderful and so peaceful. We were really able to relax in such comfortable and beautiful surroundings. The cottage had all we needed and more and was very well looked after. Despite the weather being a little up and down we couldn't have asked for anything better. We thank you very much for allowing us to spend time in your adorable cottage and hopefully we will get to visit again soon.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Feb 2015
Oh! THANK YOU so much, I can't believe how kind people can be. I am overcome with gratitude for such consideration and appreciation. Though feeling that the miserable winter weather is dragging on, having this review has certainly given me a real boost. I'm now excitedly looking forward to the busy season when hopefully I'll get to meet more lovely, lovely visitors such as you. THANK YOU sincerely for making my day a smiling one.
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emtejake
1 review
“just perfect”
Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

recieved a lovely warm welcome on arrival from marilyn,and the cottage was perfect in every way,spotless, comfortable, and so relaxing, we loved it and will be back! perfect little getaway! thank you so much,miss it already!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Feb 2015
A massive thank you for such encouraging comments. It makes the world of difference to what, at times, can be very hard work. To have you, the perfect visitors, enjoy your stay so much is so very rewarding. I just want everyone to enjoy staying at my cottage so much. It is such a tranquil, naturally beautiful place, a perfect recipe for de-stressing. A short walk to the meadow gate for the sea-view certainly de-stresses me!
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Jordanwal...
1 review
“Amazing!”
Reviewed 18 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Stayed for two nights and wish we could of stayed longer! Amazing scenerys in a great location, definitely recommend to anyone to get away for a few nights! We will be back soon! :)

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Feb 2015
Thank you very much indeed for such kind comments. It's lovely to have nice romantic young couples staying at the cottage, especially on Valentine's. I will be delighted to welcome them back.
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Nigel D
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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“Home fromHome”
Reviewed 2 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

My Wife and I have just returned from a New Year break at Derwen Cottage at Doleos near Aberystwyth. We were greeted by the owner Marylyn, who had got lights on, heating on, and had provided a lovely welcome package of Milk/Bread/Biscuits/Buttter/Jams etc,(She even had the kettle boiling !! ) everything we needed.

The cottage had everything we wanted for a comfortable stay,. a real "Home from Home".

Marylyn even came to see us with a bottle of wine to help us celebrate the New Year.
The local area is very peaceful, and ideal for a break away from the hustle and bustle of life.

The cottage is only a 5 minute drive to Aberystwyth with its range of shops and a large Morrisons store to top-up supplies.

The cottage is ideally located for visiting the surrounding area, with many attractions within a short distance.

A very good local pub/Restaurant is only a 5 minute drive away, serving vey good food and
a good range of real ale. (Tafern Y Gors at Newcross)

We certainly intend to visit again in 2015, as we could not fault the cottage, and we intend to recommend it to many of our friends and family.

Many thanks to Marylyn and Ifor,

Gill and Nigel Dallison
Anglesey

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Jan 2015
THANK YOU so much for your extremely kind comments. It was a pleasure meeting you both and having you stay at my cottage especially as you left it immaculately clean and tidy - immensely appreciated as the Christmas over eating left me a bit sluggish!

It truly delights me to know that my visitors enjoy staying here, even in the bleak winter weather! Just immagine how glorious it is in Spring and Summer - absolutely glorious! I look forward to welcoming you back and in the meantime will strive to enhance the landscape. All the best for 2015
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Caroline...
2 reviews
“Fantastic as always!”
Reviewed 1 December 2014 for a stay in September 2014

I stayed at Celyn (the newest of Doleos holiday cottages) whilst bringing my daughter back to Aberystwyth Uni. I have stayed in all of Marilyn and Ifor's properties and as always Celyn didn't disappoint. Lights on, heating on, spotlessly clean and a welcome pack of goodies to greet us. When we come to one of the properties, it's like coming to family and we always know we can expect an excellent quality of accommodation from Marilyn and Ifor. Everything is very carefully thought out to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I would thoroughly recommend this lovely little cottage to anyone. Many thanks once again Marilyn and Ifor. Will be back in the New Year I'm sure.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: There is nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Dec 2014
THANK YOU so very much for taking the time to review and for such kind words. It is because of visitors such as these - friendly, warm hearted and appreciative - that we strive to provide the best we can and are eager and delighted to welcome back time after time. With further landscaping and improvements underway it's especially nice to have visitors who share our vision.
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