- Sleeps: 2
- Bedroom: 1
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 2 nights
Meaning “charming meadow” in English, Dôl Swynol couldn’t be more aptly named.
Beautifully positioned in its own orchard, full of wildflowers, the hand-built cabin resides in the corner of a large, tranquil meadow with a shimmering stream running through.
Although bustling Aberystwyth is just eight miles away, you’ll feel like the only two people in the world as you arrive, souls all ready to switch off from the digital world and relax in the arms of nature.
You’ll be greeted with a welcome basket of essentials to get you started. Other mouth-watering treats, including home-baked cakes using eggs from the hens you’ll see wandering in the orchard, a tasty deli picnic, and breakfast items fresh from the local butcher can be ordered as extras.
Inside the cheery, colourful cabin also awaits a cosy sofa, with a ready supply of Welsh woollen blankets and butter-soft sheepskin rugs… simply open a bottle of wine and light the woodburning stove for a ridiculously snuggly evening in.
You’ll find the spacious kitchen gainfully equipped with stylish copper worktops, a two-ring gas hob and a Remoska, a compact cooker that resembles a Dutch oven. Oh, and not forgetting the all-important fridge, kettle, and toaster!
On sunny evenings, you may feel more like relaxing on the covered verandah, enjoying a sizzling barbecue supper, or firing up the wood-burning chimenea and getting lost in conversation until the stars make their appearance in the dark night sky.Keep reading
At a glance
- A spacious and colourful hand-built cabin, set in its own orchard within a peaceful green meadow, just 8 miles from Aberystwyth.
- Sleeping 2 adults, the cabin features self-contained facilities that include a well-equipped kitchen and a shower room with a flushing loo. Though you may prefer stargazing in the outdoor bath, instead!
- Relax on the verandah, or fire up the chimenea to welcome the blazing sunset. There’s also a barbecue for sizzling al fresco suppers.
- There are plenty of car-free walking and cycling routes to explore, with historic buildings and monuments. Y Ffarmers is a friendly local food-serving pub a few minutes’ walk from the cabin.
- Adults Only
Hand-built cabin, sleeps 2 guests. Sofa, sheepskin rugs, Welsh woollen blankets, wood-burning stove, well-equipped kitchen with 2-ring gas hob, fridge, copper worktops, Remoska cooker, kettle, toaster, welcome basket, kingsize bed, shower room with washbasin and flushing WC. Outside: covered furnished verandah, wood-burning chimenea, barbecue, outdoor bath. Linen, towels and robes supplied.
Walking, cycling, wildlife-watching, yoga, stargazing, picnic spots, historic sites, independent shops, pubs
The outdoor bath is a particular treat, decorated with plants and a privacy shield, and strung with solar powered fairy lights. Fluffy robes are even supplied to wrap yourselves in after your dip.
When you head back inside, there’ll be a downy kingsize bed to curl up in, dressed in high-quality linen for a sound night’s sleep, and flanked by windows for glorious green morning views.
Relax on the verandah with your first coffee of the day, watching swallows and red kites swooping above, as you decide how you’ll spend the rest of your holiday time.
There’s an enticing network of paths and bridleways to explore on two feet or two wheels, including an ancient Roman road known as ‘Sarn Helen’.
You could also visit the village’s 13th century medieval church, or wander over to Y Ffarmers, a friendly local pub, for a tasty lunch washed down with a real ale or a craft G&T.
Yes, you could jump in the car and head to Aberystwyth… but you’re likely to feel the sense of digital-free peace and calm you experience at Dôl Swynol is wonderfully addictive – so much so, that one visit won’t be enough!
Things to note
Minimum 2-night stay. There is no Wi-Fi, but you should be able to get a 3G or 4G signal on the verandah. Pets are not permitted due to free-roaming animals in the immediate vicinity.