- Hot tub
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Broadband / WiFi
30 Customer Review(s)
“Good little hideaway on the edge of the Brecon Beacons.”
Follow the driving directions from your booking, don’t rely on your Sat Nav.
Follow the driving directions from your booking, don’t rely on your Sat Nav. Excellent well maintained hot tub, and initial fuel for the log burner, the owners respected our privacy. The property is a little tired but was clean and well presented, however the oven could do with a good clean. please bring your own toilet rolls.- Mrs Clark, August 2020
Thanks for your feedback, we're glad to hear you had a nice time. We do provide a fresh new toilet roll for each break. We are trying to limit the amount of crossover between visits, but we are always on hand if our guests need anything while they are here. We will take a look at the oven and make sure it is clean. Thanks again, Chris & Heidi - Sykes owner relations
“Sunnyside Lodge is the perfect place to relax and unwind.”
It has everything (other than a stand up shower) that you need for a comfortable time away. Ideal situated for visiting the local area. It says that the WiFi is not good, but it was none existent for the week we were there, although Chris & Heidi did say if it was important we could use theirs at the house. Phone signal was good though so 4G available.- Mrs Paynter, July 2020
“Absolutely beautiful situation and accommodation.”- Mrs Dunne, February 2020
“My little slice has of heaven.”
Loved being here. Hot tub was perfect followed by cozying by the wood burning fire . Heidi and Chris are great hosts.- Mr Coen, December 2019
“The cottage was a relaxing place to return to after a busy day - especially sitting beside the log burner .”
The cottage had everything we needed for a lovely holiday and being able to take our dog was a bonus.- Ms Wright, November 2019
“This cottage is absoultely perfect.”
We stayed here in September, was surpirised how spacious and so much room. The land is lovely with really nice owners as well. Hot tub was fantastic and was so peaceful to sit in on the night time after a buy day of sightseeing! Location is by far the best place we have stayed in Wales. We went to the Brecon Beacons, a lovely waterfall walk which isnt for the faint hearted haha! We also went on the horse ride over the Brecon Beacons with Cantref which was lovely. The cottage is very near all shops, Tesco and Asda whatever you need it is nearby. Nice little note and tea/coffee on arrival with some lovely welsh cakes for after the long drive! Our dog also really enjoyed it and loved the grounds which also had a lovely view at sunrise/sunset. Lots of squirrels and other wildlife around the cottage which was nice to see. Even though you do go thorough a housing estate to get to the cottage, it is right out of the way so there is no noise disruption and it is very private. Sofa and bed were very comfy but bed was a little on the small side (maybe because my fiancee is a very tall man haha!) I am very happy we found this little gem and cannot wait to return, i really would reccomend to anyone at any age. We are in our 20's and had such a fantastic time! So brilliant for younger couples like us with their dog! :)- Miss Buckland, September 2019
“Perfect location to explore the Brecon Beacons!”
The hot tub was a life saver after our hikes! Hosts very nice and polite :) would book this property again.- Mrs Watson, August 2019
“When we arrived at the cottage / bungalow we we pleasantly surprised how spacious the accommdation was.”
Very clean and well equiped in every way. Very close to Asda, Tesco, Farm Foods and other small local shops. So no need to pack food. A lovely central place to be for visiting the many places of interest. The owners, Chris and Heidi Ridgeway were very welcoming and we would certainly recommend and hopefully return there again in the future.- Mr Weekes, July 2019
“From the photo of the cottage it looks like it is in the country.”
It’s actually at the top of a very built up area of houses and to get to it you have to drive up 4/5 very steep hills through an estate. You have to drive a long way to find a dog walk. My husband struggled with walking up and down the hill from the cottage to take the dogs on a short walk. It’s totally unsuitable for anyone who is infirm. The directions to the cottage would have been ok but the first road to turn up has the sign Bro Deg missing which resulted with us driving round looking for it. The settee could do with replacing because it’s very low and soft so when you sit on it you’re nearly on the floor. Which makes getting up extremely difficult.- Mr Whitelock, June 2019
We are really sorry to hear that you were so disappointed with our location.. Many people find that once you come down the lane and through our gate it is like being in the countryside, as you can't hear or see the nearby estate, but with the convenience of being near town. Unfortunately here in the Welsh valleys it is rather hilly. We did speak to your husband about local dog walks and mentioned the local park which is about 3 miles away and has plenty of flat, paved space to walk. We will take a look at the directions we provide; hopefully the council will replace the signage soon. We're sorry that you didn't find the sofa agreeable, most people have found it to be very comfortable, but I understand that low furniture can be less convenient when you have limited mobility. We aim to make the Lodge a home from home so are always saddened when our guests are not satisfied with our facilities. We are always keen to hear constructive criticism that helps us to improve the things we do have control over. Sykes owner relations
“Had a lovely time at sunny side.”
Log fire was spot on and the hot tub was great even tho a few things weren’t working properly on it, it was still nice to lay in and relax. The dogs seemed at home here which was a good feeling. The owners were always there if I needed anything which was great to know. So all in all I have a great experience so many thanks :)- Mr Seckham, April 2019
“Was a loverly week away.”
Well needed & the perfect place to relax! If only our dog was more trustworthy we could have taken her with us. Easily in reach of everywhere & plenty to see & do. Would reccomend to anyone for a quiet relaxing break or for a good base to get out rambling in the amazing landscapes- Mr Roth, October 2018
“Everything was perfect & the bonus was the hot tub, the owners where there if needed but as I say perfect even down to the Welsh cakes that went down well with a cupper.”
Well done Chris & your good wife keep up the high standard . Freddie & Eileen Cardiff South Wales..- Mrs Sloman, September 2018
“Sunnyside lodge is comfortable there is a big asda close to hand incase u need any shopping.”
The wifi is non exsistant i wouldnt be depending on it, if thats whats important however didnt bother us. The owners are helpful and i wouldnt hesitate in returning. Cardiff isnt far either and theres lots of places to visit. Really enjoyed our holiday.- Miss Kilpatrick, August 2018
I am sorry to hear that you had trouble with the wifi, it is something we have been working on, but sometimes the hardware needs a reboot. It’s always best to let us know about any issues at the time as we will do our best to resolve them. Sykes owner relations
“Sunnyside Lodge is a very comfortable base from which to explore the Brecon Beacons.”
Owners Chris and Heidi and the family were very welcoming and although the Lodge is in their grounds you don't feel too overlooked. The hot tub was a welcome luxury at the end of a day's walk.- Mr Hallier, July 2018
“Don't be put off by the drive through a modern housing estate, or up the lane to the lodge.”
A very clean and modern property. Our hosts were very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Everything needed to enjoy our holiday was there, including a hot tub. The rooms are a very generous size, with plenty of parking space for the car outside the front door. The settee was very low for our needs, and a book of instructions for the cooker hob would have been helpful. We look forward to going back there again.- Mr Mason, June 2018
“We enjoyed our stay and didn't want to leave.”- Mr Stone, June 2018
“Bro Deg mentioned in the directions doesn't seem to be signposted anywhere so maybe just saying take first on right would avoid searching for Bro Deg.”
The holiday Cottage is excellent - very spacious, very well equipped and comfortable although the settees need replacing. There's even a CD player and a stock of cds. Plenty of car parking space and a great view, as you'd expect after going up a long hill. Very quiet at night. The hosts are helpful and welcoming without being obtrusive.- Mr Bruce, June 2018
“The location was ideal close enough for visiting but remote enough for peace and quiet.”
Wonderful views and the wildlife was lovely to watch from the hot tub. Would defiantly go again and have recommended to family, friends and work colleagues. Wonderful holiday.- Mr Jones, March 2018
“We enjoyed our stay at Sunnyside Lodge, it is very clean, well equipped and offers a hot tub which is a great bonus.”
The owners are welcoming and very helpful.- Mrs Chivers, December 2017
“Great hot tub.”
Great place to stay to explore the breakons. Owners very helpful. Will be looking to return.- Mr Pretty, August 2017
“Good Base to explore Wales friendly owners and dog lovely hot tub secure parking”- Mr Rafferty, June 2017
“We enjoyed everything about this holiday”- Mr Braybrooke, May 2017
“Wonderful and helpful people.”
Great place to enjoy walks in the Brecon Beacons and also to go into Cardiff.- Mr & Mrs Grey, March 2017
“A lovely little cottage in a good location.”
Very friendly owners and Charlie, the Chow Chow, was very accepting to out to dogs and they all got on very well!- Mr Best, March 2017
“Fantastic base to explore the area from, very comfortable with everything you need plus a great hot tub.”
Would recommend and hope to return.- Ms Jones, March 2017
“Great place to stay.”
Well equipped and friendly helpful owners. Thanks- Mr Houlton, November 2016
“Sunnyside lodge is a lovely cottage, it's spacious, clean and tidy.”
The owners Chris and Heidi were very polite, welcoming and genuine. Depending on what type of holiday you like will determine whether this is the perfect location for you. The cottage is not in a very rural area, asda, KFC, Greggs and domios are local which for myself is great. Also the owners are next door which may not be ideal for some people however space and privacy is respected. I was slightly put off by the fact animals are allowed as i would not like to sit on a sofa which someone else's dog was sleeping on the week before however it didn't smell like animals which I was thankful for. Even though it was freezing cold out it was still nice to get into the hot tub at night after a long walk on Brecon Beacons, you don't feel the cold at all. Overall I would definitely recommended this place to couples and return.- Miss Strake, October 2016
“Sunnyside lodge was a very good property, great location, very high standard of cleanliness and well equipped.”
For a couple the lodge was very spacious. We would happly return.- Mr Lake-Bullen, October 2016
“This cottage has only recently become available and we were the fourth people to visit it.”
The quality of the environment and the facilities are pristine. The cottage is very comfortable and the hot tub is a welcome bonus situated as it is beneath the trees. The cottage is very quiet with a wonderful view of the valley below. The owners Heidi and Chris live in a property next door to the cottage and both came out to give us a lovely welcome. They were always available for any help we needed (which was not much) but were not intrusive. We managed trips to the coast at the Gower and a tour of the Brecon Beacons in the two days we stayed so coast and scenery are both accessible and both beautiful. My wife has a disability which makes walking difficult and while the cottage is up a steep hill once reached by car it was easy for her to get around both inside and outside. We would certainly book this cottage again if we were to visit the South Wales area and have recommended it to our friends and family..- Mr West, October 2016
“This is a fabulous cottage has everything you could need very clean excellent decor in a charming part of Wales secluded ideal location for couples or a small family, welcome dogs and supply finishing touches like milk , tea biscuits on your arrival.”
A good choice of DVDS, music , games are provided also wood for the burner is freely available. The owners and wonderful very welcoming anything you need but have the balance perfect to allow privacy. The hot tub a luxury addition to any holiday we loved it used it most nights. The road up to the cottage goes through some building work and a small housing estate do not be put off , it doesn't effect the location at all. Very peaceful and quiet we will defiantly being returning , We would recommend this little piece of Welsh paradise highly. Thank you for a lovely week and we will see you again. Mick , Libby and Daisy.- Ms Phillips, September 2016
A spacious, light and airy conversion with a hot tub nestled in an elevated position with views across the treetops to the other side of the former industrial valley, in the village of Cwmbach, South Wales.
A perfect base for couples looking to make the most of their days exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park with its myriad of beauty spots and days out and enjoy the beautiful mountain countryside, yet remaining close for days out in Cardiff or fabulous beaches of South Wales.
Set over the ground floor, there is one large double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
There is also a well equipped kitchen leading into a spacious sitting room with dining area and warming woodburner, perfect to cosy up in front of, after a day exploring the nearby mountains, waterfalls or beaches.
Outside, you can sit in the patio garden and relax in the hot tub or wander around the grounds shared with the owners and take in the surprising tranquillity of the valley rich in industrial heritage.
The area is the heartland of the Welsh Valleys, peppered with images of the local industrial heritage with swathes of forestry and moorlands as the countryside moves up into the striking Brecon Beacons National Park.
Less than a 15 minute drive will take you into the wild beauty of the National Park, with the village of Penderyn and its Welsh Whisky history.
Further afield, you can experience the fabulous walking routes of Pen-y-fan, the highest peak in South Wales, or perhaps enjoy walking the waterfall trails that take in the Sgwd Yr Eira, giving you the opportunity to walk behind the beautiful waterfall.
You are ideally placed to visit the Victorian Aberdare Park, home of motor cycle road races.
Alternatively, if peddle power is preferable, why not visit Afan Forest Park or make the most of the UK's first full scale mountain bike park at BikePark Wales?
The area offers numerous outdoor activities such as cycling, walking, horse-riding, golf, exploring the fabulous national park or perhaps simply stargazing.
Slightly further afield, you are just over a half hours drive from Wales capital city of Cardiff, perfect for a shopping trip or watch a game of rugby and a little further on is the pretty seaside town of Barry Island, providing traditional seaside fun.
A perfect base close to the fabulous Brecon Beacons National Park, ideal for couples looking to make the most of being on the doorstep of such a stunning and diverse landscape, yet enabling trips to the fabulous city of Cardiff or lazy days by the seaside with just a short drive or train ride.
- All ground floor
- One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with Slipper bath and hand held shower, basin and WC
- Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
- Oil central heating with woodburner
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
- Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair on request
- Ample off road parking
- Bike storage on request
- Private patio garden with furniture and hot tub
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 10 mins walk
- Please note Tesco and Sainsbury are happy to deliver to this address
- Please note: the WiFi connection is not very strong
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About the location
Aberdare 2.2 miles.
Cwmbach meaning ‘little valley’ in Welsh, sits alongside the Aberdare Canal in the Cynon Valley, surrounded by the industrial heritage rich South Wales Valleys. The village lies to the south of the Brecon Beacons National Park and is perfectly situated to explore the fabulous countryside and outdoor activities, from the peaks of Pen-y-fan, the mystical waterfalls and myriad of footpaths crisscrossing the area. There is a railway station in residential village, which enables easy access to day trips in the cosmopolitan city of Cardiff or the traditional seaside resort of Barry Island and onwards further afield to the Gower Peninsula.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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