Plas Dolau Country Estate, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales for Youth and Schools

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Large catered hostel sleeping 56 for school and youth group residentials near Aberystwyth and Snowdonia

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Plas Dolau Country Estate, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales, sleeps 11-56 in 13 bedrooms.

The Estate at Plas Dolau and the area close by is ideal for school trips of any age group, and with a wide range of habitats making this a great choice for many college/university field courses. Both the coast and mountains are within a few miles and Plas Dolau is within easy reach of both Snowdonia or Pembrokeshire for day excursions. The countryside is complemented by a range of local attractions of educational interest and outdoor activities.

Our staff team has a wide variety of relevant expertise for educational visits and our aim is to help groups achieve their objectives in a safe and enjoyable environment, with excellent home cooked food as required.

Plas Dolau country house hostel is ideal for exclusive use for up to 48 people but can accommodate 60 when taken in conjunction with the Swedish style farm guesthouse. The country house has a friendly, warm and relaxed atmosphere and is rated 4 star by Visit Wales. The main house offers a great base for exclusive use larger groups or can be split into 2 sections with separate washing facilities for smaller groups.

Facilities include the main lounge/meeting room, large and small dining rooms and a games room, with lots of options for smaller study groups and a rough laboratory area is available if needed.

The 25 acre estate offers wonderful opportunitiesto study wild plants, mosses and fungi and to see wildlife including foxes and otters. The grounds include woodland walks, permanent pasture, a small stream and access to the river Rheidol. Further afield, groups can study all stages of river development within 12 miles, from source to flood plain, and Borth has 3 miles of sandy beach ending in an extensive dune area at Ynyslas, where there is a visitor centre.


Regularly inspected, well equipped catering kitchen, sometimes available for school use. Farmhouse style domestic kitchen provided for smaller groups.
Comfortable chairs and go-pak tables. Easily converted for teaching, craft or computer activities.
The main lounge has comfortable seating, a couple of small coffee tables and a piano. The main lounge can also be used for teaching.
TVs in Plas Dolau family bedrooms and in the lounge.
Good mobile reception.
Games room available with table-tennis, a pool table and table football.
Central heating.
Plas Dolau has both family rooms and dormitory rooms with a mix of bunks and beds. In Y Gelli the family suite includes a jacuzzi bathroom.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Plenty of shower facilities.
Please contact with requirements. Y Gelli has an en suite ground floor twin bedroom.
Cots and high chairs are available.
Extensive grounds and gardens with woodland and access to the River Rheidol.
There is no swimming pool.
Parking is adjacent to both properties.
No smoking.
Sorry no pets.


Situated in the beautiful Rheidol valley just two miles from the coast and pleasant market town of Aberystwyth in West Wales.
Aberystwyth is 3 miles away. A university town and home of the National Library, there are plenty of shops, museum, 2 beaches including rock pools.
A range of shops in Aberystwyth is 3 miles away.
Aberystwyth, 3 miles away.

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Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

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SY23 3HP
United Kingdom

Rental Rates

From £17.50 per person Backpacker rate to £34 full board - depending on group size and duration of stay.

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Plas Dolau Country Estate, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales

Pat Twigg

Joined us: 2005
+44 (0)1970 617 834
SY23 3HP
United Kingdom