Dolau Canol

Dolau Canol

Dolau Canol is an ancient building with lots of charm. What you see is a typical 19th century Teifi Valley farmhouse but if you look carefully inside, you will discover bits of something much older; the remains of an early timber framed “clom” (cob) thatched longhouse. The house lies within a few yards of the River Teifi, famous for its game fishing and now a Special Area of Conservation recognising its international importance for conserving biodiversity.

Dolau Canol, surrounded by pastoral farmland, is set in the heart of an historic rural estate that has remained in the same family for over three hundred years. The old farmyard, bounded by the house and stone barns, is now a lawn with its pond in one corner. (It isn’t very deep but do take care if you are bringing small children.)

Inside, the farmhouse you will find plenty of traditional Welsh textiles on the walls and beds. If you want to see a truly astonishing array of early Welsh Quilts and Blankets, and antiques for sale you should visit Jen’s Welsh Quilts and Blankets Shop in the little 18th century cottage at Pont-brendu. 

 

Dolau Canol can sleep up to 6 peopleThe farmhouse can sleep up to 6 people:

2 Double bedrooms

2 Single bedrooms (1on the ground floor)

 

Ground floor accommodation

Entrance passage

Wood burning stove at Dolau Canol

Sitting room with flat-screen television and DVD player
Kitchen with electric cooker, double sink, larder fridge and dishwasher 
Utility room with washing machine and clothes dryer 
Extra fridge/freezer in utility room 
Single bedroom 
Shower room with basin and WC 
 

First floor accommodation 

Landing with sitting area 
Two double bedrooms 
Single bedroom 
Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
 

Communications and Entertainment

Wifi, tv, games room are at Dolau Canol.Wireless Broadband
TV (Sky box)
Games Room 
Outdoor games – badminton, croquet, quoits
 
up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcome at Dolau Canol.Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome (small surcharge applies).
You are welcome to walk the footpaths through our land - great for dogs but remember the countryside code. There is a no smoking policy at this cottage.
 
For availability and to book directly with us call 01570 480610 or 01570 480112.
You can also go to our website for more details about the cottage and for our terms and conditions: www.dolaucanol.co.uk

 

Patchwork Newsletter

Dolau Canol News

As Good as it Gets

EXQUISITE WELSH QUILTS FROM 1921-1939 AT THE WELSH QUILT CENTRE

As Good As It Gets this year’s main exhibition at The Welsh Quilt Centre, is a celebration of magnificent Welsh Quilts made especially for a luxury market. These fine quilts were produced in Wales from 1921 to 1939 during a time of hardship in the socially and economically depressed areas of South and West Wales
 
Quilts were made to order and sold in the luxury markets of London, Cardiff and other large cities. This was a post-war government initiative and the Rural Industries Bureau was set up to keep traditional skills alive and to provide employment. The quilters involved were carefully chosen by Mavis Fitz Randolph, a craft adviser appointed by the RIB in 1928. She would travel around South Wales looking for skilful quilters by asking around the villages, even checking quilts on washing lines for clues! Quilters were chosen, classes were set up and teachers appointed. These women were now part of a scheme whose aim was to provide work in South Wales. The areas chosen included Aberdare, Abertridwr, Merthyr Tydfil and the Rhondda.
 
Prestigious orders during the 1930s came from the Royal Family, aristocracy, and distinguished hotels. Most importantly, Claridges Hotel in Mayfair, London commissioned quilts for their new Art Deco wing and when it opened in 1932 there were Welsh Quilts on every bed. The opulent fabrics used in the quilt-making process came from mainly Liberty and included silks, satin, taffeta and velvet, and each quilt was filled with Welsh lambs-wool.
 
Jen Jones is the proud owner of a ‘Claridges’ Quilt, which will be exhibited along with many more marvellous Welsh Quilts from this era in the main courtroom gallery.
 
As ‘Good As It Gets’ a highly original exhibition designed by Gwenllian Ashley opens on the 10th of March and will run until the 4th of November at The Welsh Quilt Centre, Lampeter.
 

Where to find Dolau Canol

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