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.

wales 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.

dog friendly cottages

Dog Friendly AccommodationSome of our cottages are dog friendly. The walks from the doorstep of the cottage mean that you never have to leave the farm if you so wish – the local supermarket will deliver supplies and you can 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! Many of our guests found us by looking for dog friendly gower cottages and found that they can enjoy the best of both worlds at the farm – trips to the dog friendly beaches on the Gower as well as walks in the hills. All this in a secluded and peaceful location that’s convenient to modern amenities and world class tourist attractions.

mountain biking accommodation

Afan Forest and Bike Park WalesOur 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 section.

a warm welcome for all

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.

Our Visit Wales accredited holiday cottages have won many awards including winning best self catering accommodation at the 2019 Swansea Bay Tourism Awards. 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.

Historic Wales holiday cottages

Horse and cart outside Georgian Coachhouse at Plas Farm – since converted into two holiday cottages

Our historic accommodation lies 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…

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 the attractions South Wales has to offer. 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 superb location for visiting Brecon Beacons National Park, the upper Swansea Valley being a gateway into the park.  The National Showcaves of Wales and the Vale of Neath’s spectacular waterfalls are all nearby.  The cottages are also a perfect base 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.  To make it easy for you, we have prepared a number of suggested itineraries to suit all ages and interests which are available in the cottages.