Swansea Valley Accommodation

Our self catering accommodation nestles on the eastern slopes of the Swansea Valley, a natural feature that connects the Gower Peninsula to Brecon Beacons National Park. To the south – a seaside city and its golden beaches. To the north – stunning mountain scenery. Your bed? Slap bang in the middle.

Exposed beams in Hafod Y Wennol self catering accommodation in the Swansea Valley

Known as Cwm Tawe in Welsh, the valley has many attractions and is a wonderful place to base yourself for a holiday in Wales. The following Swansea Valley attractions are all within 20 minutes of our accommodation.

  • Dan Yr Ogof Show Caves – recently voted ‘Britain’s Greatest Natural Wonder’
  • The Liberty Stadium – Premier League football and Heineken Cup rugby with Swansea City and the Ospreys.
  • Craig Y Nos – once the amazing castle home of the worlds most highly paid singer, Adelina Patti, and the first house in Britain to have electricity.
  • Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves in the Swansea Valley
    ‘Britain’s Greatest Natural Wonder’

    The stunning Swansea Valley landscape was carved thousands of years ago by enormous glaciers as they moved southwards from the snowfield in the Black Mountains, leaving behind dramatic and steep valley sides with cascading mountain streams and impressive waterfalls.

    Our cottages enjoy a secluded and tranquil location on a working hill farm, two miles from the town of Pontardawe which has pubs, restaurants and a 24 hour supermarket. There is a conveninece store, pub, post office and fish and chip shop in the village of Rhos, just a mile away.

    There area is very popular with those on a walking holiday or a cycling holiday. Our guests can walk or cycle from their accommodation to the Swansea Canal Towpath which is part of the National Cycle Network and runs down the Swansea Valley to the coast. The canal was originally built in the late 18th century to take coal to the port in Swansea.

    We have so enjoyed exploring the beautiful Welsh mountains and many free attractions “ Welsh Museum of Life, Waterfront etc. It was great to come back to this lovely cottage each evening and have switched off and relaxed all week. So peaceful. We would recommend this to our friends and family. Many thanks for making it so comfy and ofcours. By the way, found all the farm history and information pack wonderful “ excellent work! The Jones Family from Sussex

    The local council have a great leaflet that gives information about the Swansea Valley, which includes pictures taken at Plas Farm, home of Swansea Valley Holiday Cottages. Th valley is made up of 1 town (Pontardawe) and 14 villages. We are situated in the hamlet of Cilybebyll.