The simple cottage attached to the Meeting House is now available for Friends and visitors to stay in. The approach to Dolobran Cottage is through a small woodland path. In Spring, these woods are covered in thousands of snowdrops, later followed by daffodils, primroses and finally bluebells.
The cottage and the Meeting House are in a little sunny hollow facing due south completely surrounded by fields and woods.
The cottage consists of a double bedroom, a single bedroom, a sitting room with an open fire, a small kitchen and an outside toilet and shower. There are no made up roads within three quarters of a mile. A registered footpath, Owain Glyndwr’s Way, passes the wood by the Meeting House. The garden has a lawn with a bench and table that seats six for outside BBQ’s. The flower beds are filled with roses and shrubs and flowering trees.
As a charity we rely on donations of £30 a day for stays at the cottage, to help towards the yearly upkeep of the Meeting House.
Natural History at Dolobran (20 minute film)
Also click on this Link to see a (2 minute) beautiful video of mountain biking on Allt y maen footpath behind Meifod. Mountain biker- Louis Joseph Meade, Film maker- Moonhead Media
Contact Sophie for details of availability and booking. Tel: 01938 500 746
Had a wonderful time here in this magical place. We loved everything about it and Meeting for Worship on Sunday was very special. Divine presence is everywhere around Dolobran. Being here is like emerging from the womb and being present and interconnected. Its so restful and peaceful here and so grounding (Y Ffordd Dwel) the quiet way, we loved it all. So nourishing and so welcoming (Croeso). A deep sense of spirituality is to be found at Dolobran, it is truely a mystical place. It envelopes and nourishes the soul, you all have lit a candle that gives light to others here. Beauty and goodness and thoughts for others re your material way. So grateful to all the Friends for rescuing Dolobran Meeting House and Cottage. Lots of love. Miriam and Frank Ryan, Dublin Eire 2nd-7th August 2018
Lovely to be back at Dolobran again, special thanks. Richard, Marleen,Will and Ben Summers 28th July-1st August 2018
Perfectly imperfect, beyond words, not to be captured or limited. Familiar, recognizable, known, no arrival no departure, not completely. Steve and Diane Hallet Beverley 17th-19th July 2018
There is a calming in this place. Do you mean the house or the rustling leaves or the rustic loo? There is a calming in this place. Do you mean the soft sky or the soft grass or the burial ground so near? There is a calming in this place. Do you mean the buzzing flies, the peeping mouse, the tapping thrush, the leaping frog, the cabbage white that seeks? Yes. Thank you for a lovely stay, hope to come again. Bernie 12th -17th July 2018
Arrived about 11.30 after the weekly meeting, made to feel very welcome and given a tour of the cottage and Meeting House. The tea and biscuits were a welcome treat. Blazing hot day although lovely and cool inside the cottage. A very nice couple came by mid afternoon and spent an hour in the Meeting House, had a cup of tea, signed the guest book and were totally enamored with the tranquility of the surroundings here. Have just seen the biggest hornet, thankfully it flew into the cottage then back out again. Monday- amazing nights sleep! Woke at 4.30 wanting to start our day in this beautiful place, yet resisted and went back to sleep for 2 more glorious hours sleep. Peter Adamson 3rd -5th June 2018
Blissful stay-glorious sunshine, lovely walks. Try the walk up towards Pont Llogal along the river. A meal with Sophie and Simon to catch up on family and Quaker things. A lot has happened here since Hereford and Mid Wales Camp cleaned it up in 1975 and we had a Ceilidh on the lawn! We will come again! Andrew Backhouse and Frances Hill, Wilmslow QM 21st – 25th May 2018
My brief sojourn in the cottage has helped to recharge my batteries and I feel refreshed. I have enjoyed browsing through information on the bookshelf about Quakerism and the local area. My dog Lucy and I explored small stretches of the Glyndŵrs Way which was lovely. Joining in the meeting for worship on Sunday was a joy. My thanks go to Sophie and Simon for their friendliness and warm hospitality. Jennifer Baker. 29th Sept- 2nd Oct, 2017.
What a magical place! We were expecting rural remoteness, but were still taken aback by the sheer peaceful beauty of Dolobran. The tranquil atmosphere in the Meeting House itself has to be experienced to be believed. The gorgeous little garden created sympathetically from the surrounding countryside, and finally the comfortable simplicity of the cottage itself- what a privilege to have stayed in such a special place, where history makes itself felt ever so gently. We return to Bristol refreshed and renewed and know that we definitely want to keep coming back! Thank you to everyone at Dolobran Meeting for generously sharing what you have with others, in particular to Sophie and Simon for making us so welcome. We loved meeting you, and look forward to planning our next stay to span a Sunday. Jenny and John Griffin. 18th- 22nd Sept, 2017.
Such Kindness and peace here. Always a welcome. The place is special to me and I hope will be special to others. I stayed 10 days, all were wonderful. John Crook.
In the sky’s above our crowded isle, the Milky Way tends to remain at arms length, known but unseen. So to see this starry phenomenon on my arrival at Dolobran Meeting house on a clear night in late August… well, I looked in awe until my neck ached. The Meeting House is 3/4 of a mile from the nearest road, which takes some beating unless perhaps you’re on first name terms with a Scottish laird. The facilities too, match the gentle seclusion, providing ones basic needs but no more, a true reflection of the Quaker belief in living life simply. You’ll find a comfortable bed, an open fire, and a well stocked galley kitchen in which to cook and wash. Perhaps the hardest choice for any visitor is which mug to choose from the many provided, a loverly reminder of how active this Meeting House remains. More than anything, I will remember the welcome I received from those I met at Dolobran, especially the unwavering warmth and enthusiasm of Sophie and Bron. So for those who wish for quiet reflection, try this wonderful Island sanctuary beneath the heavens in unspoilt Powys. It truly does the power of good. Thank you. Stephen Tate. 30th Aug- 17th Sept, 2017.
Not the warmest of Augusts, but a very warm welcome here at Dolobran, both to the cottage and the meeting. It is so lovely to be somewhere away from the noise of traffic! The peace and simplicity and the beautiful greenness is a joy to experience. We walked one day to Pont Robert and one day to Meifod. We had two touring days, one around Welshpool and Oswestry Iron age fort and Llanrhaedr Waterfall, the other to Lake Vyrnwy. Many thanks to Sophie who supplied things we hadn’t realised we needed, as well as decorating our rooms with flowers. Thank you Sophie to your attention to detail to enable our stay here to be so enjoyable. I loved it here. Peace, peace, peace. What a wonderful respite. P.S. All visitors after us will enjoy the super shower, but we can recommend the pleasure of bathing in front of the fire. Christine and Yvonne. 3rd-8th Aug, 2017.
We had a lovely time, eating and washing outdoors itself was a great experience for Ben and Will, walks, outings, cosy by the fire in the evening and we also slept very peacefully in this quiet and beautiful place. Ben, Will, Marlen and Richard. 23rd-26th July, 2017.
What a lovely welcome we have had from all at meeting, just what we needed, days of silence plus Sunday Meeting. We plan to return again with some family. Imogen and Dougal. 1st- 5th July, 2017.
We all had a wonderful week exploring Dolobran and the stunning surrounding countryside. Found wildlife galore in the garden and out on the paths and lanes. Made a wonderful film about Thomas’ adventures and discoveries. (See YouTube video above). Simon, Clare and Thomas. 3rd June, 2017
Thank you Dolobran Friends for welcoming us to this beautiful place. We love it and would like to come back soon. Ann and Tony. 28th April, 2017