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“Doleos”
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Doleos in May evening sunshine
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View from the kitchen door Two luxurious sofas to help you relax while enjoying the view
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83 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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carol c
1 review
“Doleos”
Reviewed 8 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Excellent accommodation, friendly hosts, everything provided no need to worry about linen towels etc., would recommend to anyone looking to visit Wales. Thank you.

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Management Response
8 Aug 2016
THANK YOU very much Carol for taking the time and trouble to write your kind review. It was a pleasure meeting you all and I do hope you will return for another visit soon.
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Anne S
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
“A very special cottage”
Reviewed 5 August 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed at Celyn last year and were disappointed it was already booked for the week we wanted, so this year we stayed in Derwen instead but would have to say both cottages have their own individual characters, and would find it difficult to say which was the best. Marilyn our host goes the extra mile and they are so clean and comfy, and the surroundings so peaceful and yet so near to Aberystwyth. Looking forward to our next stay.

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Liked best: The friendly owners who take pride in their lovely cottages
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
6 Aug 2016
THANK YOU Anne, delighted to receive your lovely review and always a huge pleasure to have you as guests. You always ensuring the cottage is left as it was found and that is immensely appreciated. Today with the sun shining - at long last - it is absolutely glorious here with lots of little rabbits along the meadow hedges and flowers in full bloom in the gardens. Life is good! All the best to you and David
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sescot
Sundhoffen, France
1 review
“Very nice place for a family stay”
Reviewed 4 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We stayed at the Doleos Cottage of Marilyn during 1 week for our holiday and all of us (parents and children aged 10 and 16) enjoyed it. The cottage is very comfortable for a family, perfectly equipped and it is a short drive of 5-10 min to Aberystwyth and the sea. Marilyn and her husband were very welcoming and prepared everything for our arrival, including first breakfast!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
5 Aug 2016
THANK YOU very much indeed for being my 50th reviewer! Thank you for your kind comments and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in this stunning part of Wales. It was a pleasure meeting you and your charming family and I regret not having learnt my French at school! I hope to see you return someday.
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Jim O
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Excellent accommodation that exceeded our expectations.”
Reviewed 19 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Doleos Cottage is an exceptionally clean, bright, spacious and very comfortable detached accommodation located in picturesque countryside just a short drive from Aberystwyth. Owner Marilyn clearly takes great pride in ensuring the cottage is presented immaculately. The welcome pack of tea, coffee, biscuits, milk etc was greatly appreciated, along with the provision in the cottage of a number of little extras, such as a sewing kit. She has thought of everything needed for a comfortable, care-free stay. We highly recommend Doleos Cottage.

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Liked best: Cleanliness, inlcusions, comfort and location.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
20 Jul 2016
Brilliant! THANK YOU so much for your extremely kind review. It was a pleasure meeting you both and thank you for being the perfect guests. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay in Wales and at my cottage in particular - after all you had travelled so far to get here. 'Hwyl a bendith' from Wales
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Robert R...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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“Well worth the money and hidden gems.”
Reviewed 13 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The owners are very friendly and happy to oblige any requests within reason. The cottage is clean and fairly well equipped.
We went to several restaurants and cooked for ourselves over the seven days we were there.
As there is no wifi signal we went to Costa Coffee to use theirs which meant we had to go out instead of sitting in. We enjoyed having no signals because we are usually busy with emails and phones, so it made a pleasant and peaceful change.
Aberystwyth is only a short drive away and has a reasonable amount of shops to view as well as loads of cafe's, bars and restaurants. Even when it rained we still managed to have a good time.
If you are a bird watcher, we were delighted to be there when the farmers were baling up the cut grass as there were a family of Kites (4 in total) soaring above the cottage almost every day. A lovely sight to see and privilege to witness it.
We also viewed the Devils bridge with waterfall. Hard work climbing up and down the stairs (Jacob's Ladder) but worth the effort even if I was tired when I reached the top on the other side of the walk.
Well worth a visit and say hello to Marilyn for me.

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Liked best: The kites made the holiday for me.
Liked least: The recycling system. Not suitable for wheelchair users but ok if you use a walking stick.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
14 Jul 2016
THANK YOU very much Robert for your generous review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your holiday at my cottage and the surrounding areas. I'm sorry I forgot to tell you that you could use the Wifi up at the farmhouse conservatory where we set a table and easy chair for the purpose. Now the baled meadow grass has been collected we can see the rabbits along the hedges - some are so big another visitor thought it was a fox! Having such gloriously natural surroundings thrills and delights me. I do hope you and Marie return soon as you were the perfect guests - thank you.
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