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The accommodation is on two levels. On entering the cottage (the door at the rear is used mainly) there is a fully equipped kitchen, to the left is the downstairs shower room and wc, to the right is the dining/sitting room area with the Rayburn. Leading from the Rayburn room on the right is the main Sitting Room 1 with an electric fire as the focal point and large comfortable sofas.
The stairs for the second floor are located at the rear of the Rayburn Room and lead to the bedrooms and bathroom. At the top of the stairs facing you are two double bedrooms, one leading off the other, to the left is the bathroom and to the right is the single bedroom with the main double bedroom leading off this. Quality duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels are provided.
The private gardens to the cottage, are lawned with table and chairs where guests can enjoy relaxing with a glass of something and admiring the view or eating out on warm summer evenings, to the rear.
Upper Dolau (pronounced Dolly) is a homely and solidly built stone farm workers cottage with all the mod cons expected from modern day living.
Upper Dolau is a lovely country farm cottage; in the welsh countryside of Powys in a small hamlet, the nearest town with shops and pub is two miles away in Penybont
The border area has some spectacular countryside with walks that match the best in the UK. Nearby in Knighton is Offa's Dyke built in the Dark Ages as a wall between Wales and the newly evolving England.
Wales and the Border area are steeped in history and offer visitors a genuine insight not only to one of the most beautiful areas of the United Kingdom but into the history of what created modern Britain. Over the last 30 years a large number of local attractions and events have been created showing how much you can do and discover in this special part of Britain.
Whatever your interests, whether you enjoy walking, cycling or riding in beautiful countryside or browsing for antiques in the market towns, Upper Dolau is ideal, you will find peace, comfort and tranquillity whatever the season.
One small well behaved dog by arrangement, if you are staying with your dog there are a few basic rules; do not leave your dog unattended either in the cottage or the garden, please clean up any mess your dog makes either in the garden or village, please do not allow the dog upstairs into the bedrooms or on the furniture. This is a working farm so please make sure your dog is kept on a lead at all times near the livestock. Dogs are charged at £15.00 per pet per week or part thereof. About Pet Friendly
Arrival after 4.00pm please and departure before 10.00am. All bookings carry a booking fee of £27.00, unless it is a repeat booking at the same cottage within three years, then there is no booking fee charge. If you are repeat booking you will need to ring to book on 01568 612467. When choosing dates, please select the duration of your stay on the drop down menu above the calendar, then float and click the pointer over the desired starting date. Your choice should appear below the calendar.
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Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer is available upon request.
Upper Dolau is about 100yds walk to the hamlet of Dolau, which has a lovely little train station with 4 trains per day on weekdays only running from Shrewsbury to Swansea on The Heart of Wales line. Passenger services are operated by Arriva Trains Wales. The station is beautifully cared for; you can see plants, flowers, and a wooden waiting shelter with a clock outside.
The nearest main shopping town is Knighton, about 8 miles away. Knighton is located directly on Offa's Dyke Path and is the start of the Glyndwr’s Way National Trails . The lovely surrounding countryside makes it ideal for walking, cycling and outdoor activity holidays.
Knighton is home to the Offa's Dyke centre, with its fascinating display of the history of the Dyke and the border area, as well as extensive information on activities in the area. On this part of Offa's Dyke are some of the best preserved earthworks. Knighton has a selection of specialist shops and many pubs and restaurants. Llandrindod Wells, a beautiful Victorian Spa town is also only 8 miles away and has a good selection of pubs, restaurants and shops. A farmers market is held in Middleton Street on the last Thursday of each month between 9am and 2pm and a Victorian Festival is held in the town at the end of August each year.
The cottage offers the ideal location to explore South Shropshire and Herefordshire as well as Wales. There are several market towns a short drive away all with historic interest: Shrewsbury , Ludlow, Leominster, and Hay on Wye a little further to the South. To the West you can visit the Elan Valley and enjoy the beauty of Central Wales
The cottage is suitable for a family or large group of 6/7 seeking a quiet country escape, with 3 double bedrooms, although the main double bedroom leads off the single room. There is also a small sofa bed for a further 1 person if needed in the single room. During the winter months there is central heating as well as an electric fire providing a warm, cosy atmosphere that will ensure a perfect winter break.
Upper Dolau is a country retreat, with a taste of rural life, the farm is a working sheep farm and the cottage sitting/dining room looks out onto the farmyard.
October 2012"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Upper Dolau. We found the accommodation to be warm and comfortable, easily meeting our requirements; and the owners were very hospitable and went out of their way to make our stay a memorable one. Hope to be returning at some point next year."
Aug 2012"Upper Dolau is a well equipped, cottage in a great location. Off the beaten path but close enough to main roads, rail to easily explore far and near. The owners and their extended family are very welcoming and thrilled our daughter by showing her the dogs and puppies and letting her sit on a horse...."
June 2012 "..We enjoyed our holiday @ Upper Dolau despite the terrible weather. The house was ideal for a family get together providing as it does spacious and comfortable accommodation. Potentially lovely walks from the cottage and reasonable access to a number of indoor activities. Two of our party were even able to reach the house by train arriving @ a very pretty station just 100 yards away."
April 2012 "We had a great stay at Upper Dolau. The owner was very welcoming and the house was warm and comfortable. It was lovely to come back to the homely living room and the Rayburn after a long walk. It was also very peaceful....."
July 2011 "It was a great holiday both for location and the standard of the cottage. Bev and family were extremely kind to us."
Feb 2011"Many thanks, we had a wonderful time there. The place was peaceful and calm. The owner helpful and not intrusive. Our children were taken to see the new lambs which was great, and the house is a great facility with everything we needed. Heating was fine and bedding etc all lovely. We'd highly recommend a visit for a peaceful mid-wales holiday."
Upper Dolau is situated two miles from Penybont in the tiny hamlet of Dolau. It is a detached cottage with a lovely setting on the edge of a working sheep farm in the heart of the welsh countryside. The cottage is separate from the farm with a generous sized with its own enclosed garden to the South(rear)and a small enclosed garden to the North (front).
Upper Dolau is a wonderful place to get a taste of rural life in the welsh countryside. Easy to explore either Wales or England with lots to see and do a short drive or train ride away, or if you are keen on walking the countryside walks are right on your doorstep.
Wonderful in the spring with all the lambs skipping around in the fields surrounding the cottage and farm.