Guestbook




This is without doubt the loveliest and best thought out tiny home we've stayed in - absolutely loved it. The cabin itself is stunning - gorgeous handmade wood, fabulous quality furnishings (super comfy mattress, feather pillows, beautiful handmade panelling and doors) and the location is peaceful and beautiful. The Hobbit stove had us toasty and the outside bath is warm, private and great for listening to the owls calling in the meadow. Marion was an accommodating and stress free host. There's a Wild Guide pub just outside the gate and loads to do in the surrounding area. See Rheidol Falls or Black Covert. Can't wait to come again.

A & G, 

Booked here for a little getaway birthday surprise. All I can say is WOW! Everyone I told about coming to Wales at this time of year thought we were going to freeze, (due to the fact it has been extremely cold and snowing all over the UK). They couldn’t have been more wrong. We have never felt so comfortable, cosy , warm and ‘at home’ from the minute we arrived. On the lead up to the trip we received emails to make sure we arrived safely (roads were extremely icy so Marion and Pete made sure we had instructions on what route to use for the safest possible journey). We were welcomed as soon as we arrived and checked on to see if we needed anything else during our stay. We were blown away by hospitality shown. The stove was set up for us, we had local apple juice, butter, bread and a bottle of Cava! - The facilities are fantastic!!! - the shower - WOW! Was not expecting that much water pressure, but it’s better than my one at home! Outdoor bath looks unreal (unfortunately we did not use this because as I said it’s very Baltic conditions) - completely our choice not to, as Marion and Pete did text to see if we would like to use it! Everything you need is here and the hosts will check to see if you need anything! My partner loves star gazing and this is another benefit, we have never seen a more beautiful sky during the night and the setting is perfect for it! (My partner especially loved the binoculars provided in the cabin - lovely touch!) The bed is super comfy and honestly makes for the best nights sleep EVER! We ate in Y Ffarmers which is 3 minute walk, the food was gorgeous! We also ventured around a bit and it truly is the most peaceful getaway. We are going home tomorrow (we are very sad about this, but we will 100% be returning and recommending to as many people as possible!) Marion and Pete - thank you!! What an amazing place.

L, 

I have a demanding job and wanted to take a break so I could switch off. Dôl Swynol was the perfect location for this. From the moment I arrived I felt completely at peace with the natural environment and loved being able to look out at open fields and greenery. I was able to relax quite quickly and loved switching off and enjoying some me time. The local supplies which Marion and Pete had left for me were amazing - and delicious. Everything that had been done was done with thought and I couldn’t have asked for anything more for such a wonderful break. And the outdoor bath was out of this world - I have to agree with another user's review, it’s much much better than a hot tub.

R, 

Being able to watch red kites riding the thermals over the Welsh hills and trees from my bed is an experience I won't forget quickly. It's been so relaxing to be surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature and have the opportunity to switch off entirely from the human world for a while.
Dôl Swynol is a perfect place for a restorative solo retreat with gentle nature luxuries like the cosiness of the wood burner and the novelty of the outdoor bath. The experience of being in the elements, under the stars, while entirely relaxed and warmly comfortable in the bath is enlivening. Aesthetically, it's very friendly and comforting: you can feel the care which has gone into creating the space, which creates a richness of place made up of a balance of simplicity and sumptuousness. It's a tonic for the fast paced, identikit disposable culture which we have to contend with in so-called civilisation.
Everything I needed for a proper break and mental reset is here, including excellent food and hospitality at Y Ffarmers. Thank you Marion and Pete for this lovely time!
P.S. An outdoor bath is nicer than a hot tub because you can have nice bath oils scenting the air rather than nasty chemicals, and it's far more eco friendly. Good choice🙂.

G, 

I booked Dôl Swynol Glamping cabin as a birthday surprise for my partner. I will admit to having never glamped before I worried after booking it with the threat of a typically wet and windy October Welsh weekend on the horizon maybe a stay in a hotel would have been a better plan ... I had absolutely no need to worry, the cabin was the most divine, idyllic, warm and cosy hideaway! Pete and Marion were so welcoming and talking to Pete about the cabin his pride in it shines through and rightly so. If you have the opportunity to stay here you will feel the quality and comfort of the building giving you a warm, gentle hug, you will not be disappointed. Everything has been thought through for the perfect stay in a gorgeous meadow. We both left on the Sunday relaxed and refreshed and wishing we could stay longer. Thank you Dôl Swynol.

J, 

Many thanks for a wonderful stay at Dol Swynol cabin in its idyllic location.
Everything was 1st class, from the simple booking procedure, warm welcome and fantastic attention to detail in construction of the cabin.
A perfect place to relax from modern life, enjoy peace, wildlife and dark skies.
We hope to return soon.

J & S, 

We had the most wonderful time here this weekend! Best apples I’ve ever eaten!

J & M, 

We had an amazing stay and it was fantastic!! Can’t recommend enough.

T & K, 

We had a lovely stay and will definitely be back in the future.

C & S, 

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are already planning another visit in the winter months. Thank you for an amazing stay.

K & S, 

Cannot recommend this cabin enough! Perfect retreat to unwind and relax, the cabin itself was clean, comfortable and decorated beautifully.

A & K, 

Me and my partner absolutely loved our stay in the cabin! It is beautifully designed and it makes it extra special that lots of it is locally sourced or handcrafted by local tradespeople. The bed is very comfortable, we often pick this style of Airbnb for our holidays and it's the best bed we have had so far! The chickens are such cute friendly neighbours and Marion left us some of their very tasty eggs for us to have.
The hosts have thought of everything, including the snuggly robes for getting to and from the bath, great kitchenware, local map and plenty of storage for clothes and bags.
We took our road bikes so we could cycle to Aberystwyth - we recommend getting to the cycle route along the river (through a farm and across a bridge) to the south if you want a flatter route but we probably needed gravel bikes to avoid having to walk some sections of it (the other way along the B road was much hillier but quite fun if you enjoy that!).
I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay as a surprise for my 30th birthday (and during a heatwave) - if you are thinking of booking then go for it!

B & B , 

Thank you both for a lovely stay - it was spot on. You can really see how much work you've put into it. Well done, and best of luck with it. Hope to book again at some point.

T & L,