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Hiraeth Pet-Friendly Cottage in Dolau, Powys

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sleeps 8
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Hiraeth Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Hiraeth is a Welsh stone and oak framed, detached barn conversion set in 65 acres of land located close to the hamlet of Dolau, just eight miles from Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales. The cottage has two doubles and one family room (sleeps four) as well as a sofa bed in the lounge for flexibility, which make it suitable for up to eight people. The cottage also contains a family bathroom, a ground floor shower room, a fitted kitchen with a dining area and range cooker and a sitting room with a woodburner and the sofa bed. To the outside of the cottage is ample off road parking, an undercover table tennis table, a gravelled seating area with garden furniture and a BBQ, spacious surroundings and amazing views. Set in beautiful, rural surroundings with woods to walk in nearby makes Hiraeth a wonderful holiday cottage in a stunning part of the country.

Dolau is a small hamlet in Powys with a little railway station near the town of Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales which offers a variety of shops and pubs, plus many hiking pathways in and around the town. Others attractions nearby are the National Cycling Museum, the Radnorshire Museum and nearby Abey Cwm Hir, resting place of Llywelyn, the last Welsh King (1282).

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Green underfloor thermal heating with woodburner. Gas range cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, piano, TV, DVD, small library of books and games. Table tennis available in the small open barn opposite. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Ample off road parking. Large gravelled seating area with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome (must be kept on lead when outside). Stabling for horses available by prior arrangement. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 3 miles. Note: There is an unfenced pond in the garden, children should be supervised at all times. Note: Cottage stands on open land, which is not enclosed so small children must be supervised. Note: No hen/stag or similar.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Table tennis
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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Mr Herley
May 2016
The cottage is a stunning conversion and sits with spectacular views over the valley. The woodland walks, dark night skies and wildlife were exactly what we we were hoping for.
Mr Rogers
September 2015
A beautiful place to stay, it had great views and was peaceful.
Mrs Bartley
October 2015
This was a fantastic property and a weekend was just not long enough. The cottage was a very high standard with great workmanship throughout. It is in a lovely location with fantastic views. Plenty of lovely walks from the cottage and others only a short drive away. The owners were very helpful. We would really like to return to this cottage again in the future.
Mrs Hobbs
March 2015
The house is superb, set in beautiful countryside and has lots of interesting places to roam or visit. Everything that Hiraeth offers is perfect.
Mr Goodwin
March 2016
The homely feel to Hiraeth is fantastic and there is the added bonus of the 'sports barn' too. We have been there twice and have recommended it to many friends. The remote location enables you to disconnect from the world. Excellent property!
Mrs Abbs
December 2014
Fantastic property, will be back!
Mrs White
November 2014
A beautiful cottage with super views. Being able to walk directly from the cottage was great, and to return to relax in front of the wood burner in the cosy lounge watching the red kites was magical.
Mrs Blount
April 2015
Fabulous location and a very generous sized property. Perfect for a relaxing time, there were lots of walks and rides around straight from the doorstep.
Miss Mason
November 2014
Really lovely house perfect for what we needed!! Owner was very nice and accommodating.
Miss Fairhurst
June 2014
The fact that this was our 3rd visit to Hiraeth speaks volumes. Another wonderful holiday. Will definitely be going back.
Mr Arundel
September 2014
The property looks fantastic, has a real homely feel and lots of space, very peaceful which allowed us to really unwind. Very well equipped. The property was lovely and warm and on the couple of nights where the temperature dropped the log burner warmed the house up a treat. It's a great example of a barn conversion.
Mrs Dennis
May 2014
The house was spacious,warm and comfortable and the views from every window were stunning. It was peaceful yet easy to get to and from. We loved the table tennis table and the huge dining table was lovely to eat around. It had a good deep bath and powerful shower.
Mrs Mcmillan
March 2014
A beautiful property in a lovely setting.
Mrs Dawson
June 2014
We had a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage, everything about the house was well thought out and very impressive. A truly lovely away from it all setting with terrific views from every window.
Dr Moss
April 2014
Excellent location, great walks into the hills behind.
Mr Goodwin
June 2014
The stay was fantastic! The ambience of Hiraeth due to its location, decor, design and layout made it a wonderful experience. The outdoor games area was a welcome distraction and the nearby activities, walks and bike routes were all enjoyed too! I couldn't recommend this place enough and after using many Sykes cottages, I would without doubt consider coming back to Hiraeth.
Mrs Burton
September 2014
The scenery and peacefulness was great. Fabulous walks and no light pollution. We plan to visit again some time next year, but for a week next time. The piano and the table tennis were a big hit with all of us. We didn't feel the need to use the television.
Mrs Lewis
September 2013
Stunning property, with fantastic views across the countryside. We loved the table tennis, the piano and the huge dining table. Great weekend had by all!
Mr Marvin
November 2013
Super holiday nice and remote! Good walks around the area. Accommodation was super!
Mr Hillman
September 2013
Lovely barn conversion, terrific views, superb location.
Mrs Cook
June 2013
Very nice, countryside location. Lovely big house with everything we needed to make our stay relaxed and fun. I really liked that we could take our dog, as this was our main holiday requirement.
Mr Shelton
December 2012
Wonderful location, beautiful walks straight from the front door, appreciated by people and puppy alike! Secluded enough to feel like a real get-away-from-it-all spot, but close enough to all kinds of amenities. A comfortable, cosy house that felt like home ten minutes after walking through the front door!
Mr Bryant
October 2012
There were views from the property. Heating was very effective and property lovely and warm. Provision of cleaning products and tea towels to get you going.
Mr Thomas
July 2012
The setting was stunning, we did a little bit of walking and explored the Elan Valley. The owners were friendly and helpful. The property was lovely and they had catered for our 10 month old son. We will definitely return.
Miss Fairhurst
August 2012
Hiraeth was a beautiful, peaceful holiday home in a stunning location. To come back to this property after miles of walking and exploring was a delight. I actually looked forward to cooking in the lovely (well equipped) kitchen. Even the dog did not want to leave. Can not wait to go back. Hopefully really soon!
Mrs Stanley
November 2011
The location was wonderful and the building was beautifully restored with the highest quality joinery and building. It felt like a dream home but was very comfortable and welcoming.
Mrs Surman
October 2011
Lovely views and sunsets seen from inside the house.
Mr Cook
July 2012
This is the second year we have stayed at this cottage, which should speak for itself. We will be booking again for next year.
Mrs Phillipson
November 2012
This cottage was finished to a very high standard. This place was a great getaway holiday from all the hussle and bustle of our busy life. It was a large place that fitted 7 adults easily. We spent a lovely week celebrating our daughters 18th Birthday. It has a wonderful large kitchen/diner which holds a massive Oak table which we had good old fashion family meals. First class cottage. We will be definitely be booking for next year
Mrs Pearson
July 2011
Property was spectacular. Red Kites and Buzzards literally fly past the living room window. Lovely walks on the doorstep. A really relaxing place.
Mrs Thorley
November 2011
We absolutely loved this cottage, the setting is fabulous, it was in a more elevated position than expected and has great views. Lovely to be able to go for walks from the doorstep and come back to a cosy and comfortable cottage. We welcomed the games cupboard full of board games and puzzles that our 5 year old thought rather special and the table tennis in the open fronted garage
Miss Lane
September 2011
The stunning views! Photos online of both cottage scenery did neither of them justice.
Mr Thacker
February 2011
A great cottage with spectacular views!
Ms Chatwin
June 2011
The house was absolutely fantastic - easily the best I've stayed in in the area. The location was supreme - felt totally isolated with a spectacular view. The house itself was extremely spacious and well furnished with some unique touches that made it a holiday to remember - the piano, the table tennis, the massive kitchen with a beautiful oak table, the sumptuous master bedroom, the views from the balcony. The price was great for what we got.
June 2015
We had a lovely stay here and enjoyed every minute of - the house itself is really comfortable and spacious. The wild flowers, birds, woodlands and pretty walks were wonderful. The view from the house is stunning; rolling hills and fields. We had small children with us who all loved the nearby stream, walks in the woods and space to run about in- a completely natural adventure playground! We'd definitely recommend a stay here to anyone wanting to enjoy some peace in the wilds in a really comfortable house with everything you might need...
July 2013
The location of the cottage is perfect, high up a small track/road, which meant great views of the surrounding countryside. The area is great for walking, Monty our greyhound loved it (especially spying a rabbit - obviously dogs arent allowed off lead). Down the road is a place called fishpools which is also great for walking. The house is stunning, roomy and cosy with everything you could need in the kitchen. There are views from each room, even the bathrooms! A nice touch was the photo albums showing each stage of it being built. The table tennis was also a lot of fun!
December 2012
There was a real attention to detail in the cleanliness and preparation of the rental. It made 'moving in' so easy. The log burner and comfortable beds made the environment one in which to instantly relax being able to watch superb skies pass by Wonderful cycling and walking. Access to interesting places and Hay on Wye was fantastic for pottering and bookshops. The kitchen at Hiraeth made cooking a pleasure - there are places to eat round and about but you do need to drive to them. Staying in was no hardship Beautiful and characterful properly, wonderfully presented and plenty of space for boots, wet kit and outdoor clothing. Superb walking straight out of the back door and up on to the hills.
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