Doliago Farm Campsite, nestling in the hills of the Cambrian Mountains, is just a stone’s throw from the A470 near Rhayader and the Elan Valley in the heart of Mid Wales. The campsite is on a level grassy field, with a stream running alongside. It is an ideal site for tents, caravans or motor homes. Doliago is a working family farm with rather a lot of sheep and cattle so dogs are very welcome but we do like them to be well behaved. If you are looking for simple relaxation or an active walking holiday Doliago is a location that can offer both. Here the nights are truly dark, sunsets spectacular and it is quite possible to see a wide variety of wildlife from the occasional otter or kingfisher to the ever regular kites soaring above your head without going anywhere.

The new lambs are starting to arrive at Doliago. Becca’s ewe aptly named ‘Fat Girl’ has just had twins again. Spring has arrived. Life on the farm is going to start to get really busy but there is nothing more satisfying than seeing new born calves and lambs coming into the world.

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Back in August we were so lucky to be able to purchase Fron Cottage in Cwmdauddwr, Rhayader. So I went out and bought a broom ready to start uncovering the floorboards under the wallpaper and dust and rubbish that had accumulated over the years the house was empty. We are planning to renovate the house but the first thing to do is a new roof ….

 

The Fron was originally a mill with two cottages. There is nothing much left of the mill itself so it will be a voyage of discovery as open up the rather overgrown garden and see what is underneath the rubble.

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Just got back from work and it’s such a beautiful evening here in the Cambrian Mountains. just right for the hill race in Rhayader tonight. Carnival week is well underway, at home the campsite has been mowed and I’ve decided to leave the raspberries, that is was going to pick to the birds. Being truthful the reality is that they beat me to it! I’ll wait for September when there’s always a good few and less competition.

 

This year for the first time in years you could pitch a tent or park a caravan just about anywhere on the farm, and enjoy sitting out on the field watching the sun go down behind the hill – magic

Stress free Mid Wales

Looking towards Carngaffallt & Doliago

I really can’t believe that in still only June and we have got all the harvest in at Doliago. The weather has been so good. Smiles all round and happy farmers. They are forecasting a bit more of an unsettled spell but the Met Office forecast shows an improvement once we get into July – that’s only a week away. Just right for a weekend break. Anyway we can’t have it too dry – we’re farmers – we need rain to make the grass grow  – and to keep the hills of the Cambrian Mountains and the Elan Valley so green and beautiful.

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