Holiday Activities

South Wales boasts one of the greatest concentrations of major tourist attractions in Britain and the unique location of our cottages means that our guests benefit from the exciting and unusual opportunity of exploring the entire region with ease. Take a look at our attractions map which shows the best holiday activities south Wales has to offer.

Popular Day Trips from our Holiday Cottages

If you can tear yourself away from your holiday cottage and it’s 120 acres of private grounds (including Farm Trail and Ancient Monument), then you may wish to pop up the valley to check out-

  • Britains Greatest Natural Wonder (14 miles away)
  • The highest concentration of spectacular waterfalls in Britain (5 to 15 miles)
  • Brecon Beacons National Park (10 miles)
  • A UNESCO designated Geopark (12 miles)

Or you could head to the coast, where you will find

  • ‘Britains Best Beach (26 miles away)
  • The Second Highest Sand Dunes in Europe (25 miles)
  • The world famous Gower Beaches – all 19 of them! (15 to 30 miles)
  • ‘The UK’s Best Picnic Spot’ (28 miles)

Then again, maybe some history and heritage is the order of the day –

  • ‘Europes Most Spectacularly Sited Castle’ (14 miles)
  • The Fairest Abbey in Wales (5 miles)
  • The largest electricity-generating waterwheel in Europe (5 miles)
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site (42 miles)
  • Europes Largest Outdoor Museum (40 miles)
  • Second Best Collection of Impressionist Paintings in Europe (45 miles)
  • The Best Preserved Roman Amphitheare in Britain (57 miles)
  • Europes Fastest Growing Capital City (45 miles)
  • Swansea 1940s Museum

South Wales holiday activities with a difference?

  • Second oldest Church Bells in Wales (half a mile)
  • Buy cockles and laverbread from Neath Market for breakfast (4 miles)
  • An Island Inhabited by Monks (57 miles)
  • A Vineyard on Very Edge of European Wine Producing Map (36 miles)
  • A World Famous Literature Centre (10 miles)
  • The Gold Mine that Produced Princess Diana’s Wedding Ring (33 miles)
  • A Town of Bookshops (48 miles)
  • National Botanic Gardens (25 miles)
  • The Worlds Highest Wooden Roller Coaster (55 miles)
  • 30 Flavours of Ice Cream in the Mumbles (14 miles)
  • Britains Only Coastal National Park (48 miles)
  • Big Pit
  • Thomas Watkin Brewery Tour
  • Wales’s Newest National Museum

Then again, maybe some sport is the order of the day –

  • World Class Mountain Bike Trails (12 miles)
  • Premier League Football (8 miles)
  • Heineken Cup Rugby (8 miles)

You get the idea. There are so many spectacular and world class tourist attractions on the doorstep it is hard to know where to start. All the ideas listed above are between 10 minutes and an hour away – perfect day trips from our countryside cottages.

The stunning setting, high quality and unique location of our cottages, coupled with our unrivaled tourist information folder (ask about the famous black folder when you arrive!) mean that you have all the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday.