What are the kitchen facilities?
The kitchen area is fully equipped including a fridge with ice box, kettle and toaster. There is a two ring gas hob and a Remoska which is a sort of casserole pan which works like an oven.
Is the cabin warm during the cold months of the year?
Yes, it has been built as a cabin for all seasons. There is a woodburning stove and electric heating for when you don’t feel like lighting a fire. It is very well insulated which means that as well as being cosy in the winter the cabin does not overheat in the summer.
Is there plenty of hot water?
Yes. The cabin is connected to mains electricity and water. The boiler works on demand supplying the shower in the bathroom, the outdoor bath and the wash basin and kitchen sink
Where do we park our car?
We will send you information on the designated tarmac parking area. There is a 150m walk from the road to your cabin. There will be a trolley to carry your luggage and food supplies.
Is there wi-fi?
No. You will usually be able to get 4G or 3G out on the verandah but not inside the cabin due to the nature of the external cladding and insulation. This means you will find it easier to have a digital detox.
What should we bring with us?
Bring wellies or sturdy shoes/boots if you have them. We will have a few pairs of wellies available but cannot guarantee we will have your size.
Waterproofs and clothing appropriate to the season for going out and about. Warm hats are very useful in the colder months – especially for sitting outside.
What is included?
Sumptuous bedlinen and blankets
Generous quantity of firewood per night
Welcome basket with some milk, bread, etc to get you started
Extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sunflower oil for cooking, tea, coffee, sugar, salt & pepper.
Is Dôl Swynol sustainable?
Yes. See our sustainability page for more detail on this. We use a renewable energy electricity tariff. The cabin has been hand built by us using locally sourced Douglas Fir and Larch timber.
How accessible is Dôl Swynol?
It is a 150m walk from the parking area over a grassy meadow - uneven in places- and through three gates to reach the cabin. For more information on this topic please see our accessibility page.
How do I get to Dôl Swynol?
Dôl Swynol is on the edge of the historic very small village of Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn in West Wales, eight miles from Aberystwyth Promenade. We will send full instructions in your pre-arrival information. See our getting here page
Travel by car
It is approximately three hours by car from Birmingham and Manchester and under five hours from central London.
Five narrow lanes lead into the centre of the village. The approach from the A4120 is steep as well as narrow and we recommend driving via Aberystwyth and the B4340 if you are unused to driving on this type of road.
Travel by train or bus
There is a train and bus service to Aberystwyth and a taxi rank at the train station. Bring your food and drink supplies with you if you choose this option. See sustainability page for more information.