Welcome to Wales Cottages

two hours and a million miles away…

Our family-run self catering holiday cottages in Wales are situated on the home farm of the historic Plas Cilybebyll Estate, between Brecon Beacons National Park and Gower Peninsula.

“I can’t imagine that we could have come across a nicer place to stay in Wales.”

Collectively known as Swansea Valley Holiday Cottages, guests are welcome to explore over a hundred acres of private countryside that includes bluebell woodland, mountain streams and hillside pastures with panoramic views of the Welsh countryside.

Perfect central South Wales location

Enjoy the best of both worlds – the farm cottages enjoy a secluded and peaceful location yet are

  • easily accessible from the M4 motorway
  • just 10 miles from Swansea
  • provide an ideal central base from which to enjoy South Wales’ superb attractions

– the tourist information folder provided in our cottages is legendary! The cottages are ideal for a family holiday, a romantic getaway or the business traveler.

Beautiful countryside setting

Our Wales holiday cottages are traditional stone buildings set in a courtyard, alongside the picturesque River Clydach where wildlife flourishes – heron, wild trout, dipper, squirrels and red kites have all been spotted from the cottage windows. Buzzards soar above the high hills of blue pennant sandstone that provide a romantic background to the farm accommodation.  The walks start on your doorstep, including our very own farm trail.

five star comfort

Cosy, comfortable and clean, our cottages are heated by green energy. We are proud of our five star rating and many of our guests return again and again to relax in our holiday cottages.  There is free WiFi and freesat TV.

amenities nearby

Our self catering cottages lie in the ancient hamlet of Cilybebyll (thought to have been where the Romans at Neath spent leisure time), near Pontardawe. Guests love the combination of a tranquil setting and proximity to amenities and attractions.

award winning quality

Our Visit Wales accredited holiday cottages have won several awards and were finalists at the 2008 and 2010 Swansea Bay Tourism Awards in the Best Visitor Experience and Best Self Catering Accommodation categories respectively. In 2009 Visit Wales chose the cottages to highlight best practice in the green accommodation sector and in 2011 we were named the Neath Port Talbot Green Business of the Year.

historic accommodation

Historic holiday cottages in WalesPlas Farm is the former Home Farm of the celebrated Plas Cilybebyll Estate, which has a recorded history back to the early 1400s. Plas Farm has a unique character and remarkable history that links it to the descendants of Welsh Kings, Arthurian legend, tales of the Mabinogion, the Norman invasion, the Earls of Pembrokeshire, eighteenth century French prisons, Charles II, Iolo Morgannwg, the tea plantations of Ceylon, coal mining, the Industrial Revolution and much more…

world class attractions

Guests at Swansea Valley Holiday Cottages are never short of something to do – many come back again and again and still don’t see all that South Wales has to offer. It’s hard to know where to start – there’s the National Showcaves of Wales, the Gower Peninsula, the Vale of Neath – waterfall walks. We have prepared a number of suggested itineraries to suit all ages and interests.

dog friendly cottages

Dog Friendly AccommodationSome of our cottages are dog friendly.

There are a wealth of world class attractions around our Welsh holiday cottages. Just 20 minutes from the Swansea Bay coastline, from the glorious stretches of sand and idyllic secret coves of the Gower Peninsula, the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to the Victorian seaside resort of Mumbles, with its promenade, shops and restaurants. The cottages are also in a great location for day trips to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park or the spectacular Glamorganshire Heritage Coast, both of which are less than an hour’s easy drive away.