Wales Cottages – Welcome

two hours and a million miles away…

Our family-run self catering holiday cottages in Wales are situated on 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, our unique holiday cottages are loved by guests as they offer a wonderfully peaceful setting combined with proximity to amenities and world class attractions. Our 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! Our award winning cottages are ideal for a family holiday, a romantic getaway or the business traveller.

  • Historic Holiday Cottages

    Our historic estate holiday cottages lie in the ancient hamlet of Cilybebyll (thought to have been where the Romans at Neath spent leisure time). Plas 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…

  • Dog Friendly Cottages

    Our dog friendly cottages are situated on a scenic country estate in South Wales.  All properties feature private walks from the doorstep meaning that you never have to leave our grounds if you so wish –  just spend your time relaxing and exploring the surrounding countryside. That’s assuming that your dog doesn’t ask you to take him to the beach which is always a popular option! The nearby dog-friendly coastline of Gower provides a fantastic outing. Visitors seeking ‘dog-friendly Gower cottages’ often find their way to us, drawn by the opportunity to blend countryside walks with coastal adventures. Our secluded location ensures peace while remaining conveniently close to modern amenities and world class tourist attractions.  Enjoy the peaceful seclusion and easy access to South Wales’ best offerings while sharing your holiday with your pet at our farm cottages.

  • Eco Friendly Holiday Cottages

    Cosy, comfortable and clean, our traditional stone self catering cottages are heated by green energy and equipped to a high standard.  The properties enjoy a fairy-tale setting, located around a courtyard alongside the picturesque River Clydach where wildlife flourishes.   Surrounding parkland gives way to a romantic backdrop of high blue pennant sandstone hills. Each self catering cottage contains a well equipped kitchen and laundry facilities, with a major 24 hour supermarket just over a mile away in the town of Pontardawe.  There is parking right outside the cottages, free internet and good phone signal.  Four of the cottages have log burners, allowing guests to relax in front of a fire after a busy day exploring the area or visiting tourist attractions. Guests are welcome to explore more than hundred acres of private countryside with panoramic views of the Welsh countryside – the farm trail starts on your cottage doorstep!  We are proud of our Visit Wales star rating and enjoy welcoming guests to the farm – many of whom come back year after year.

    Visit Wales have also chosen the cottages, winners of the Neath Port Talbot Green Business of the Year, to highlight best practice in the green holiday cottage sector.

  • Mountain Biking Accommodation

    Our holiday cottages are in an ideal location for a mountain biking break in Wales – Afan Forest and Bike Park Wales both being easily accessible. Our accommodation is popular with MTB enthusiasts not just because of its central South Wales location – as well as plenty of parking, secure bike storage and somewhere to wash your gear  – our farm is just five minutes from a 24 hour supermarket and there are some great curry houses in the village! For more info, take a look at our mountain biking accommodation pages in the holiday activities in South Wales section.

  • Accessible Holiday Cottages

    If you are searching for disabled holiday cottages in Wales then please take a look at Nant Y Plas and Bwthyn Y Saer which have been awarded Category 2 (Assisted Wheelchair Access) by Visit Wales. Service dogs are also welcome to stay as two of our cottages are dog friendly. We cater for children of all ages and can provide cots upon request. The combination of peacefulness, freedom to enjoy the grounds and convenience to modern amenities make our cottages ideal for a family holiday or as a base from which to do business.