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Swn Y Gwynt

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Cefn Rhigos, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely peaceful place to stay."

    The owners are warm, friendly and helpful. I must mention the bread and bara brith - an illustration of attention to detail and welcome. I enjoyed my stay and would certainly stay again.

    Thankyou for the lovely review. It was nice to meet you and would welcome you back if ever you wished to return Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cannot recommend this accommodation highly enough."

    Phil and Karen take great care to ensure their guests have the best holiday possible. They make you feel welcome as soon as you arrive. There is everything you need including delicious bread, cake and chocolate.

    Thankyou for the lovely review. It was lovely to meet you both and so glad you enjoyed your stay and felt welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was excellent, it had everything that you would need."

    Owners very attentive and willing to assist if we needed anything or had a problem.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2023

  • "Karen and Phil are excellent 'owners', very sociable, but not intrusive, on hand if we needed them."

    The property is well kept, clean and functional, with a well equipped kitchen, comfortable bedroom and handy bathroom The locality is ideal for touring the Brecon Beacons, the views of which from the cottage are stunning. Fully recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay made all the better by the owners."

    Great area would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation with lots of nice touches."

    Easy parking and good Wi-Fi Would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Karen and Phil's beautiful and spotless home."

    Everything we needed and much more was provided. Karen baked us a lovely cake and granary loaf which were very much appreciated. There was also milk, butter, tea, coffee, drinking chocolate and jams for us to use. There were plenty of toiletries in the bathroom too. You also have the use of two bikes and a playstation, with plenty of games to play. The views from the patio area are outstanding, looking out at the Welsh hills. The area is perfect for visiting waterfall country and show caves which are all only a few miles away. Karen and Phil, thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and kindness. We're looking forward to our next stay with you both.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful setting and well set up annex."

    Many little lovely touches; fresh bread, coffee cake, butter and milk ready and waiting on arrival.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2021

  • "A great property with everything you could possibly wish for available."

    The conservatory mentioned in the description is now a proper room and all the better for it, while still offering great views to the mountains.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and found everything we needed at the accommodation."

    Our hosts were most helpful and welcoming and glad to share their knowledge of this beautiful part of the world. The home made cake and fresh bread on arrival were an unexpected and much appreciated treat!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2020

  • "This met our expectations as we have booked many times with Sykes."

    The annexe has everything you need for a lovely stay. The hosts Karen and Phil are very helpful and provided some homemade treats which were delicious. It is in an ideal spot for many walks. The waterfall walks are amazing especially after the rain, and well worth the hike to reach some of them. Some are easy treks of maybe 3/4 mile with flat access. We didn't go to the pub over the road but really liked the Red Lion at Penderyn which serves real ale straight from the barrel and a good food menu.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2019

  • "The accommodation was perfect for a couple, needing a base from which to explore the Brecon Beacons."

    It provided everything needed for a self catering break in this part of Wales, right on the edge of the National Park.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2019

  • "Could not fault it, lovely cottage with good views and a nice friendly pub across the road."

    Reviewed by Tyrella5.0Jun 2019

  • "Thank you so much for providing a peaceful, tranquil place."

    A truly hidden gem.Thank you both, Karen and Phil.

    Reviewed by Marcin5.0May 2019

  • "Swn Y Gwynt is an absolutely fantastic place to stay."

    Extremely good facilities (particularly for people with mobility issues as all on one level and great bathroom). Gorgeous uninterrupted views of the Breckons from the cottage which would be an excellent base for anyone exploring that region. We were made to feel very welcome by the lovely owners of the cottage who were very friendly and had baked us the most delicious cake and homemade bread. Absolutely can't fault it in any way, thanks for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Tegen5.0May 2018

  • "The location of this property is ideal for anyone who likes to walk and/or cycle."

    A few minutes down the A470 and you have the Cyfarthfa retail park for the shoppers and for those who like a bit of history there is Cyfarthfa Castle, that one of the notorious iron masters built, and lived in. The Brecon Beacon national park is a few minutes ride in the opposite direction. And then there's the Dan- yr- Ogof caves. Try a visit to the Rhigos mountain, on a clear day it commands a wide vista across the valley to the Brecon ranges (there's a refreshment van) I live six miles from this property. Its a little haven just to get away for a few days and relax with family members from London. We love it. The view from the sitting room is wonderful. If you leave the curtains drawn the early morning view ( this time of year) is both atmospheric and beautiful as the sun starts to rise. The mountain ranges, to the right, seem to go on forever, that view and the silence is truly magical and so very relaxing. But as always a good start to any holiday is the welcome you get on arrival, and here at Swn - y - Gwynt you'll certainly have that 'Welcome In the Hillside.'

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2016

  • "Phil and Karen were lovely hosts, supplied us with homemade cake and bread on arrival and were so helpful with info on places to see etc."

    As advertised the beach, mountains and waterfalls were all in easy reach.

    Reviewed by Gary4.8Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and electric fire
  • Conservatory.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, halogen hob, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • Two adult hybrid bikes available for use at own risk
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8 mins walk, pub/restaurant 2 mins walk
  • Note: Bikes can be stored in the conservatory.

The property

Drive up the hill, past forest walks and cycle paths and this charming annexe can be found, attached to the owners’ own home, in the hamlet of Cefn Rhigos in South Wales.

The property has its own private side entrance, accessed through a delightful garden with stunning views that will tempt you to stop and soak up the beautiful scenery.

Step into the light, welcoming conservatory where again, the far-reaching views will be an absolute joy!

The living space is open plan and has a sitting area with a sofa bed, which flows into the kitchen and dining area and lastly, there is a charming double bedroom with an en-suite wet room.

This wonderful annexe is ideal for a romantic getaway or a family holiday and, as the stunning views change so much with each season; they will be spectacular whatever time of year you stay.

In the summer, sit out on the pleasant patio and plan your days out and about.

If all you want to do is enjoy the countryside, then this is the place for you as nearby, the Afan Forest Park is great for both walking and mountain biking, as is BikePark Wales in Gethin Woods, Merthyr Tydfil.

Nestled on the edge of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons), the array of scenic walks will astound you.

Take a picnic to the nearby waterfalls, enjoy a round of golf, or for the more adventurous, try the local glider flights on offer.

From energetic cycle holidays to relaxing breaks, this is the perfect holiday cottage!

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About the location


Glynneath 2.5 miles; Brecon 18 miles.

A small scattered village just outside Glynneath, Cefn Rhigos is in an elevated position on the edge of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons) and offers some of the most outstanding mountain views in the area. With a pub which serves good wholesome food and easy access to many woodland walks and fantastic trails, this is a superb location for an outdoor type of holiday. Glynneath offers all the facilities required with a selection of pubs, shops and eating places and also golf and fishing. The superb waterfalls are definitely not to be missed, nor is a visit to the Penderyn Distillery for a warming drink. A superb location to discover all Wales has to offer from the highs of the Beacons to the lows of the breathtaking sandy beaches, a wonderful base to discover some of the best this diverse country has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas