£75 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Doleos holiday cottage – Home 259746 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Doleos holiday cottage – Home 259746

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 90 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Self catering holiday cottage on a tranquil smallholding near the coast at Aberystwyth. We take pride in the fact that our cottages are comfortable, spacious, stylish and clean and we look forward to offering you a warm Welsh welcome. Set in a delightful natural location with a stream and overlooking lush meadows. The Cambrian Mountains and unspoiled river valleys are only a short drive away or why not enjoy a trip on a narrow gauge railway instead. Activities such as horse riding, cycling, swimming, sailing, walking, golf and fishing are all available on the doorstep.

Further details

Rental details and conditions will be provided by email

Further details indoors

Spacious modern Lounge/Dining with 2 large patio doors overlooking paved patio and countryside. Kitchen is fully fitted. Large twin bedded (or linked for Super-king) bedroom overlooks patio and open countryside.

Further details outdoors

Patio areas to the North for shade and to the South and West for sunning are all paved. The sea can be viewed from the gate through the lush meadow and visitors are welcome to enjoy the surrounding areas of the small holding. In particular strolling the covered lane along the stream is a delight not to be missed.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is advisable but buses do pass the end of our lane at regular intervals. Taxis are reasonable as it is only a 5-10 minute journey to town.

Interaction with guest

I meet visitors on arrival but do need the anticipated time in advance. I live nearby so am readily available throughout the stay if help is needed. I like to receive the key on departure so I can wave my guests goodbye.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £50.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Some pets are allowed but not all so you must ask before booking.
Smoking is not allowed within the property.
Waste needs to be placed in appropriate containers to meet local authority rules.


About the owner

Marilyn J.
Average reply time:
43 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
18 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Sep 2012. Located in Ceredigion, it has 90 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £401 to £642.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Jun 2019.


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Guest reviews

90 reviews

Very Good

“Relaxing stay”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2018

Doleos cottage was just what we were looking for, a relaxing stay in the countryside close to the seaside. My Partner and I stayed for 3 nights.The owner Marylin met us on arrival on the first day and quickly without too much fuss explained everything we needed to know about the cottage. Nice touch to find a welcome pack of bread, milk, jam and Welsh butter. The cottage is bright and airy with excellent facilities, comfy beds and a nice outdoor seating area where you can hear the birdsong. We will definitely book again for s short stay next year.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your generous review. Delighted that you were happy with everything and enjoyed the birdsong. It's the simple pleasures of being located out in open countryside that appeals to most of my visitors. This is why we are striving to develop a glorious natural landscape for the rabbits, hares, pheasants and lots of lovely birds. I look forward to your next visit.

“Perfect for a winter getaway, can only wonder at how beautiful it must be in summer.”

Reviewed 24 Feb 2018

Having just read the single poor review I really can't understand it. We thoroughly enjoyed our short break and found Marilyn to be a perfect host. So where do I start? When we arrived the charm of the cottage, its beautiful setting and character were immediately apparent, but it's only when you settle in that you get a real sense of the passion that has been put into its renovation. Marilyn is clearly a believer in the old adage 'buy nice, or buy twice' as everything within the cottage is high quality and it's obvious that a great deal of thought has gone into every detail. While all the beds and sofas are comfortable, my personal favourite was the chair next to the (well stocked) bookcase, an ideal cwtch in which to settle with a good book and a cup of tea. Talking of which, we really appreciated the fresh milk and selection of teas and coffees available so that we didn't have to shop before we settled, while the delicious chocolate biscuits were appreciated by more than the children! I could wax lyrical about so much more, its idyllic setting, Aberystwyth being comfortably close, the soothing sound of the boundary stream. I could go on but will simply close with everybody's favourite bits. Son (7) "it's by the sea" Daughter (2) "Pretty garden!" while my wife loved the bedroom and me? Well I really did like that chair...

Owner's reply: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! The misery of the bleak, wet winter months has been blown away, as I have, with your amazing comments. Thrilled and delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and having such lovely feedback makes all the hard work worthwhile. Immensely appreciate your considered and thoughtful review and so glad you chose my cottage. Certainly hope you and your lovely little family will visit again sometime soon. It was a real pleasure having you all to stay. THANK YOU

“Average stay”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2017

The cottage is very basic and not shown in the picture but attached to the owners property so not very private. You get no wifi or signal within the cottage you have to step outside which wasn't a big deal just a bit annoying for phone calls. The cottage was clean and provided with a few essentials like milk and bread. My daughter stayed in the small put up bed provided this didn't have a bottom sheet or mattress protector just a duvet I'm guessing to make the bed more comfortable? Unfortunately my little girl had a wee accident (not something that happens often but can't be helped) onto the duvet. The owner reacted to this very badly sending a rude message and then taking deposit from us. I found this very sad as children have accidents and it was not our fault the correct bedding was not provided in the first place. I would advise getting a matteress protector in the future as the owners cleaning bill is expensive for such accidents. Would only advise couple to stay here.

Owner's reply: Dear reader, Please view my detailed response to this retaliatory and vexatious review which I am currently disputing with Tripadvisor. Also consider that this young woman caused damage and left my cottage in a disgraceful state. I and my husband (to the rescue) spent a total of 7 hours getting it ready for following arrivals. This guest stated in her email that it was ‘up to the maid’ to clean up the mess!!! It normally takes me 1-2 hours for changeover as guests always try to leave the cottage ‘as they found it’. I have never experienced such disrespectful behaviour or attitude and parts of her emails are unprintable and offensive. Crockery was left in the bedroom as were filthy nappies. Dirty mugs were put in the cupboard though most of the dirty dishes were left on worktops. The fridge was full of used junk food and spills, worktops and tables filthy and all the bins inside were overflowing. Totally detached cottage and certainly NOT attached to my property. The nearest building is a redundant historical stone built old coach-house and stables – full of character but not habitable or used. My dwelling is 50 metres away and most reviewers appreciate the privacy, peace and natural surroundings. I don’t advertise WiFi at the cottage but do offer use at my conservatory. BT have installed equipment nearby and I am assured Super Broadband will be connected soon so WiFi will be available. Most mobile phones do work inside but apparently not Tina’s! The cottage, as always was spotlessly, ‘pristine’, clean as were bedding and towels. I provided Fresh bread, litre milk, pack Welsh butter, full pack quality chocolate biscuits, Welsh eggs and Welsh cheese. Also plenty of tea coffee and sugar for the duration of the stay. The folding bed certainly had a bottom sheet as did the 2 single beds. They are a waterproof superior brand – ‘Protect-a-Bed’. Problem was that the bedding (duvet & cover) had been thoroughly wetted and left in a heap on the bare mattress allowing seepage and odours to penetrate. My reaction was reasonable and I was most certainly NOT rude in my messaging, unlike Tina. She has retaliated for having to pay for damage she was liable for. I did not charge for dealing with the mattress/bed-wetting but only for the permanent damage to my property. Correct bedding was provided and the children (age 1 & 4) stayed free of charge. I also provided plenty of toys, videos and jigsaws (also ruined but not charged for). Mattress protectors were on the beds. I only charged for the duvet and cover - used by the adults - which were permanently stained blue/purple. Also for the towels that were permanently stained. I put all of the damaged laundry through 2 vigorous hot washes – using Vanish – which normally works but the staining was permanent. I provided Tina with photos which she did not dispute and consequently she agreed to the charge being made via Tripadvisor. I made no charge for dealing with the staining to my curtain lining, my ruined tea-cloths, 2 ruined cushions (left in the rain) or for the 5 additional hours it took for the changeover.

“Very nice extremely well kept cottage in peaceful surroundings”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2017

Our stay at the cottage was short but sweet. The furnishings and facilities within the cottage are all like new and spotless. Marilyn kindly made sure that there was milk, teabags and coffee waiting for us as well as a good supply of biscuits. We enjoyed our stay very much and I recommend the cottage to anybody who is looking for plenty of quiet and perhaps a bit of wild life watching. Of course only a couple of miles away you can also visit Aberystwyth for shopping or a pub lunch. Thank you very much Marilyn.

Owner's reply: Delighted with your comments and thank you very much for taking the time to review. Hopefully you will return for another longer visit soon. Perhaps next time you'll catch a glimpse of the hares as well as the rabbits.

“Excellent place to stay”

Reviewed 29 Dec 2016

I booked to stay 4 nights over the Christmas period. This place is great. Clean and cosy and everything you could need is there. A very well equipped kitchen. Marilyn has thought of everything you could need in the cottage. The sofa bed was made up ready for us. It's in the living area but you still have plenty of room when it's out. the cottage is about 10 minutes from the main town by car and very easy to get to. It's a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of town or a city and relax and take in the great views surrounding it. At night when sat outside can even hear the owls in the distance. Wonderful. When asked where to eat we was recommended the carlton on the main high st. A great little place. I would gladly book here again should I go to Aberystwyth again.

Owner's reply: THANK YOU very much for your generous review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your sister and having you to stay over Christmas. I'm delighted you were pleased with the cottage and its location though this isn't the best time of year for the outlook from the cottage. Springtime, when everything is green, is glorious and the sunshine makes a big difference. I do hope you will visit again and hopefully you will have an even more enjoyable time.

“Very clean,comfortable and welcoming accomodation”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2013

Spent 4 nights with my Mum at this lovely cottage, everything you could wish for was there, the accomodation is very clean, has a bright and airy feel about it. Great location with wonderful owners.

Owner's reply: I thoroughly enjoyed meeting these lovely ladies. The daughter all the way from Australia happened to live within 5 minutes of my childhood friend, what a coincidence! Looking forward to seeing them again, hopefully at Christmas. Perfect visitors left my cottage clean and tidy, making my day!

Review 1-10 of 90


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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Marilyn the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Marilyn (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Marilyn (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Marilyn (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

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You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Marilyn (the owner) a message.

If Marilyn (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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