About This Listing
Just a 5 minute walk to Llanidloes for cafes, restaurants, shops, wi-fi and pubs. Set in a wooded hillside for walks directly into woodland, valleys and fields. Perfect for a taste of both town and country. Beautifully furnished, check the reviews.
Dan Y Coed is a newly renovated 200 year old cottage in Mid Wales. It is graded 4*, having a shaker style kitchen, heritage bathroom, wood burning stove and Laura Ashley soft furnishings.
The cottage has splendid views over the Severn Valley, with the trails of Glyndwr's Way and the Severn Way at the end of the garden. A 10 minute walk brings you to the quiet friendly town of Llanidloes, where cafes and local produce provide for all your needs, including wi-fi. Cycling, walking trails abound and a fabulous landscape make Dan Y Coed a perfect holiday retreat.
The garden nestles into woodland and is great for bird watching and relaxing.
The kitchen is newly fitted with a solid beech work surface and shaker style units. It includes a full range of utensils, dish washer, fridge, freezer, toaster, microwave, oven and hob. It is cleaned to a high standard and all cleaning products are provided, including dish washer tablets, washing up liquid, cloths and towels.
The double bedroom has an en-suite shower room. The main bathroom, downstairs, has luxurious under floor heating. All towels and bed linen are provided.
The bedrooms have a pretty outlook over the Severn Valley and hills beyond. Outside, the bay windows are edged with climbing roses.
The cottage is heated by a Hunter wood stove. Matches, fire wood, and firelighter are ready for you to use. The stove heats the central heating system throughout the cottage. Electric heaters are also available for you to use.
There is a TV, DVD's and a case full of books for cosy days and nights indoors.
Nearby are the splendid Elan Valley reservoirs and visitor Centre; Hafod Estate with beautiful waterfalls and woodland; magnificent Powis Castle gardens; Nant Yr Arian red kite feeding and forest walks; beautiful sandy Aberdovey beaches; a mountain drive to Aberystwyth for cinema, arts and shopping; Machynlleth for it's market and Centre of Alternative Technology; Hafren forest and walks to the sources of the Rivers Severn and Wye and much, much more....
The cottage contains maps and information to help you make the most of your visit. The immediate locality is stunning in itself and walks are suggested right from the cottage door.
The views from Dan Y Coed across the Severn Valley are superb. The roof top view garden makes a great retreat.
If you want to escape the rat race and settle into a quieter pace of life, Dan Y Coed and Llanidloes offer you a warm welcome in friendly, green and pleasant land!
Remember it's cheaper to book for a week, short stays for two or three nights welcome. 4 or 5 night breaks, the price is negotiable.
Carbon friendly footprints...
If you arrive by train at Caersws I will do my best to provide a lift to and from the station. A daily bus service with National Express travels through Llanidloes, from London and Birmingham. Give me a call or email if I can help!
Eco brownie points:
We have insulation- lots and lots of it!
We recycle glass, plastic, paper and metal weekly.
We have a wood burning carbon neutral stove.
We use ecover washing up liquid.
We use 100% recycled paper.
We use low energy lighting where possible.
All our appliances come with low use energy ratings.
We support fairtrade with tea, coffee and sugar.
We support local suppliers for all our consumables.
Dan Y Coed has been restored and is maintained by local businesses and individuals.
Please tell us if you can find a way for us to improve!
Guests have an entire house for their own use. There is private parking at the side of the cottage and room for a second car at the front. There is a rooftop garden with wonderful views of the Severn Valley and hills beyond. Adventurous guests can explore the woodland, directly from the back garden.
Interaction with Guests
I always meet guests with a tour of the cottage and a cuppa on arrival. On finding out guests interests, I tailor ideas on where they may like to spend time during their stay. I provide detailed information and OS maps for guests to use during their stay. It's over to guests then, to enjoy a private time together. I'm 5 minutes down the road and just a call away, if any help is needed. Usually visitors enjoy the time to themselves and simply pop the key in the box as they leave.
With a clear sky, night times are a joy to behold at Dan Y Coed. A myriad of stars shine splendidly from our rooftop garden. The walking in this area is always inspiring whatever the season or weather. Our cottage reflects our love of nature and timelessness. Llanidloes is a delightful town, full of friendly people and quirky happenings.
Our nearest train station is 6 miles away. I'm happy to collect and return guests to the station free of charge. We have a daily National Express bus which runs to and from London, 7 days a week. Local buses are also available. If you ask, I can lend you a bike!
Other Things to Note
We do our best to be eco friendly. We have recycling, wood burning stove and central heating, a wildlife friendly garden with bird boxes. We provide free car park passes for local attractions. All the OS maps for our area are in the cottage for use so you can make the most of your visit with the least expense.
Please respect the age of this property. many features are original and have been restored. We love it and hope that you do. Please leave it as you find it seems the best rule. New carpets upstairs mean indoor shoes only upstairs.
Be aware the pathway to the garden is steep and the age of the property means the cottage is cosy rather than spacious. We think a garden with a rooftop view is a selling point!
Pets, if well behaved, are allowed. However, we ask that they stay downstairs only and do not go on the furniture. Thank you.
We have been staying 4 adults in Dan Y Coed for one week, and we can absolutly recommend this charming house to anyone who wants to stay in Mid-Wales.
The house is well equipped and has a lovely garden with a fine view. We liked the idea of heating the house using the fireplace.
we got a warm welcom from Lisa with wine, fruit and cake and a throughout introduction to both the house, the town and the surrounding area.
Lisa provided fine maps and showed us where to go for walks and where to bike. Everything within half an hour from the house.
We enjoyed all the trips ind the beautiful countryside and 4 days with fine spring-weather.
Dan Y Coed and Lisa absolutly deserves four stars!
We had a wonderful stay at Dan y Coed. Lisa was very welcoming and accommodating, letting us drop bags off before the usual check in time and left us milk and cake which was lovely. The cottage had everything we needed and once the heating got going was very cosy. The location was ideal and upon Lisa's recommendations explored quite a bit nearby. We would definitely stay again!
Lisa made us very welcome. The cottage is absolutely lovely and very clean. It was perfect. We will definitely be visiting again.
This is a perfect cottage! It is cosy but has plenty of space to eat, sit snd sleep. The heated bathroom floor is a touch of luxury and it is very well equipped for a relaxing stay in rural Wales. Lisa is a very welcoming host and happy to help with anything but equally happy to leave you to explore for yourself if that's what you prefer. The log fire on cold evenings was my highlight! I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
We had a lovely time at Dan Y Coed. Lisa was very welcoming and gave us some good ideas for walks and visits in the area plus a yummy cake! The cottage is well equipped and really cosy.
This part of Wales is a well kept secret - the scenery is beautiful and it feels uncrowded despite the fact that it is very accessible.
All in all a great stay.
We have just had a lovely 4 night stay at Dan Y Coed in the pretty town of Llanidloes. Lisa was very helpful providing prompt answers to all my questions before our stay. She as there to meet us, with tea and cake! To be honest the house is so well equipped and there is plenty of literature re. the house and local area, it was lovely to meet Lisa but we certainly would not have been in any difficulties had she not been available. The cottage was comfy and plenty big enough for 4 plus one dog, he especially enjoyed nights in front of the log burner. Some properties we have stayed in previously have not been what I would consider good all year options, either nice garden and not such nice interior or vice versa. Lisa has created a property I would visit and recommend for any time of year, really good standard. Location wise was good for us, just on the edge of town, just a 10 minute walk away which we enjoyed. We love the area, great walking with the hills, Wye and Severn river all so close. Would recommend the Red Kite feeding at Gigrin Farm in Rhyader each afternoon.
About the Host, Lisa
I live with my husband and sons in Llanidloes. We love the countryside around us, spending time walking in hills, mountains, valleys and woodlands of this area. Llanidloes is a quiet, friendly town making it a perfect escape from hustle and bustle of bigger cities.
We wanted to run a holiday let to encourage visitors to this special place. We're off the beaten track and our little town welcomes and needs the support of visitors.
We like camping, cycling, walking and are lucky to live somewhere which provides opportunities for these things. We love to travel and have just had a really fabulous time in Botswana, experiencing "the wild" in the Otovanga Delta. We always enjoy the kindness of strangers when we travel and hope to emulate this to our guests at Dan y Coed.
I work part time at my local primary school, teaching Reception children. Darrin is a geologist, working either from home or offshore. Our eldest son Tom is working towards GCSE's and William is in Primary School. Both keep us busy with Cubs, Explorer Scouts, music (violin, guitar) and football. Cleaning at Dan Y Coed is the perfect escape from a busy home. The cottage has such a calm atmosphere and sense of history. Enjoying the handcrafted authentic features of the property while cleaning is actually, quite a tonic! Hope you enjoy it too.....