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Yr Hen Ffald

Pontarddulais, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 965723)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "We’ve used holiday cottages for years and I think this was our favourite for overall quality of fittings and provisions."

    The beds were extremely comfortable and everything felt nice quality. We really enjoyed the addition of a pool table and had some lovely family fun in the garage. I really liked that Dawn was on hand and just a text away for queries. She text to let us know the property was ready early which was lovely. Zero complaints from us! Thank you guys

    Reviewed by DonnaJul 2022

  • "Dawn is such a genuine, warm and kind person who made us feel very welcome into this property."

    She was very helpful with her knowledge of the local area. The property itself is very comfortable, we really enjoyed the special extras of the welcome back and luxury bath items. The cows in the background along with the rolling hills added to the rural tranquil. This is a gem of a property, location which is very clearly supported by all the love and effort from Dawn and her family. We will definitely return next time.

    Reviewed by RadhikaMay 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage."

    The owner was very helpful and everything needed was provided. The cottage was very clean and a pleasure to stay in . Quiet garden to relax in at the end of the day. Lovely welcome pack even included Easter eggs. We had a great holiday and would certainly book this cottage again. I recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a home from home experience and a brilliant location to visit the Gower and Brecon Beacons.

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely family holiday, the bungalow was very well equipped had everything you would need and more."

    The welcome goodies were much appreciated & devoured in a couple of days. The location was excellent for getting to the beaches and attractions.

    Reviewed by GarethMar 2022

  • "This is one of the best equipped holiday homes we have stayed in with wonderful views even on a grey day."

    We felt at home from the start and Dawn the owner is lovely, wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you for the basket of treats and all the thoughtful touches.

    Reviewed by PaulineMar 2022

  • "Very nice and big cottage, clean, tidy, comfortable, has a lot of facilities, quite area, friendly owner with very good hospitality."

    Wonderful area and not too far from the sea or the waterfalls. Definitely I recommended this cottage and I will come back to it again.

    Reviewed by MuhammadFeb 2022

  • "We stayed at Yr Hen Ffald over the Christmas break, originally booking for 7 nights, which we increased to 12, then further to 16 nights as we just couldn't tear ourselves away!"

    From the moment we stepped in through the front door and met our host, Dawn, we could feel the warmth and welcome of this very special home. The cottage is cosy and comfortable, very spacious, and above all else, sparkling clean. The cupboards were filled with everything you could possibly need during your stay from clean towels and bedding, to having all the kitchen utensils you'd have in your own home. You're also guaranteed a good night's sleep in your tranquil surroundings; despite only being a stone's throw from the M4 there is no traffic noise whatsoever, you're just surrounded by lush green fields where mornings are welcomed with the most beautiful sunrises and the days close with sunsets befitting of oil paintings (should you of course be lucky with the weather). There was a beautiful welcome basket on arrival piled high with goodies and being Christmastime, every room had been tastefully decorated, oozing festive charm. We will definitely be booking ahead for Christmas next year with undoubtedly a good few trips in between as I'm sure it will be wonderful to experience the changing of the seasons in this stunning location. 5* go to Dawn and Brian for their hospitality; living not too far away themselves they were only too happy to help should we have needed anything, which we didn't during our stay as it was perfect, but even so it was just nice to see Dawn's smiling face now and again when she'd visit to prepare the neighbouring property, a converted barn which they also rent as a holiday let (Ysgubor Hir). There were probably three different families staying there during our stay, but there was no disturbance whatsoever and we still felt as though we were the only ones there. We cannot recommend this property highly enough! Dawn a Brian, diolch yn fawr am eich caredigrwydd. Gobeithio eich gweld chi yn fuan iawn. Mags a Paul.

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2021

  • "Excellent stay at cosy cottage."

    Beautifully presented. Beds so comfy. Every essential supplied.. Would stay again. Highly recommended .,

    Reviewed by ZofiaNov 2021

  • "We cannot speak highly enough of Yr Hen Ffald!"

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this extremely well presented bungalow. Everything was of a high standard with such attention to detail. We loved it so much we booked again to revisit before we’d even left!

    Reviewed by RebeccaNov 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage with good facilities which was lovely and warm to return to at the end of chilly November days."

    Quiet but very accessible location with wonderful views from the cottage. Helpful and welcoming owner, who called by to check all was OK. Easy to reach from the end of the M4 and excellent location for exploring this part of South Wales with easy access to Swansea and into Carmarthenshire. With family nearby, we know the area quite well but highly recommend National Botanic Garden which was new to us this visit and less than 20 minutes away. A very enjoyable and relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth SusanOct 2021

  • "We stayed for a week at half term."

    The bungalow was brilliant, we couldn’t fault it. Everything had been well thought out, everything was modern, clean and fresh. The owner came to see if we had everything we wanted and was very nice and welcoming. We would highly recommend to anyone needing a peaceful location if wanting to stay away from the town which wasn’t to far away if needed supplies, would be brilliant in the summer months with all the outdoor facilities needed to barbecue and to sit comfortably in the sunshine on a very nice patio set. Lovely place..

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2021

  • "A very enjoyable week in this lovely bungalow."

    The facilities in the property were far exceeding any other property we have stayed at previously booked through Sykes. Dawn the owner was friendly and welcoming, leaving a lovely welcoming package of regional snacks. I would recommend anybody to stay here, as the views are stunning.

    Reviewed by KimOct 2021

  • "We had a brilliant time."

    Our hosts were lovely and left a nice welcome pack. The house had absolutely everything we needed - our 4 year old wanted to take the house home with us :) I would definitely recommend staying here - thank you!

    Reviewed by TalisaOct 2021

  • "We enjoyed staying in this lovely cottage set in a very good location with fields in all directions."

    The property was clean and very modern, tastefully decorated, beds were comfortable, all the rooms were a good size and i was surprised at how well the kitchen was equipped. The added welcome basket was a lovely touch too! Dawn was very nice and helpful and popped by to ask if everything was alright. We were able to get to many places in about an hour or so from the location. We were about a little over an hour away from the Brecon Beacons. Gower, The Mumbles and Swansea were only 30 mins away and we even went as far as the Pembrokeshire coast. Tesco superstore was only 10 mins away and had plenty of choice including for those who are vegan or gluten intolerant.

    Reviewed by HetalSep 2021

  • "Nice cottage enjoyed our stay and excellent attentive hosts."

    Everything you need in the cottage kitchen well equipped and outside space well maintained.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2021

  • "Facilities and equipment were all of a high quality."

    The cottage is located in a lovely area within easy driving distance of the coast and other attractions. Plenty of room for everyone and the layout was good with a kitchen diner and separate lounge and utility room. Welcome pack with milk and food was very much appreciated and the owners were very friendly and helpful. The only improvements could be a more detailed welcome folder (eg what to do with rubbish etc and maybe some history of the building and area) and the appliance user manuals in clear view rather than in a cupboard covered with other items.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "The property was very cleaned and cared for."

    The owner made us feel very welcome, when we saw her she was very friendly. There was a welcome pack in the property and those small touches made us feel very comfortable. The property is very well set out and nicely decorated. Our children loved the mini pool table in the garage. The location is central to the Gower peninsular and Brecon Beacons, about an hour in either direction but easily doable. Locally there is a nice country park and National botanical gardens.

    Reviewed by EvelynJul 2021

  • "A fabulous visit."

    Very homely bungalow. Spotlessly clean. Appreciated milk and some extra goodies on arrival. Friendly and helpful host. Smooth arrangements. Great location for visiting in the area.

    Reviewed by LindsayJul 2021

  • "The bungalow is really nice clean and comfortable and in a good place to get to the city, seaside and other attractions as m4 is only five minutes drive away."

    On arrival we were greeted with the owners who were really nice and pleased to see us and went through the Covid-19 rules does and don’t there is plenty of sanitizers to use and a fantastic welcome pack could not ask for more would highly recommend

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "Dawn was an excellent host nothing too much trouble."

    Welcome basket a nice touch and milk in fridge bonus . Cottage lovely and clean everything you wanted a home from home. Definitely recommend this place quiet but not too far from beaches and places of interest

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful, love the bathrooms and kitchen which are very spacious, comfortable beds, and all rooms have lovely countryside views."

    It was a delight to stay at the property when it rained all day on one of the days. It's in a great location for seeing so many places. The owners are very helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by DeborahMay 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage/bungalow."

    Plenty of space and had everything we needed. Highly recommend it. Great base for seeing South Wales. Perfect place to go with family/friends, now that lockdown has somewhat ended. Our host Dawn welcomed us and gave us a present of goodies to start our holiday. Happy memories.

    Reviewed by BMay 2021

  • "An incredibly well equipped, spotlessly clean house in a beautiful, peaceful location."

    There was a lovely basket of goodies, milk in the fridge and fresh flowers waiting for us on arrival and the owner came to check all was okay which was lovely. Would highly recommend and wouldn’t hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by AnnaApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need and the welcome pack was a nice touch."

    We would like to return sometime.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2020

  • "Lovely property with a garden that was a pleasant surprise and well located for getting away to various locations."

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2020

  • "It's a well presented cottage in excellent condition with all the bits you need for a relaxing holiday."

    The owner is friendly and helpful. Do note the accurate directions given as sat nav will try and take you through a farm which is not relaxing! Nothing says 'this cant be right' like reversing 1/2 mile down very single track road and you really don't need to! Guess who tried :) The cottage is well placed to visit the area with excellent road links and has a supermarket 5 mins away. Loved it!

    Reviewed by MaxSep 2020

  • "An absolute gem of a cottage."

    Perfect location for Swansea, Mumbles and Gower area but still within easy reach of Carmarthen and Pembrokeshire with Tenby only 50 minutes away. We stayed as 3 couples including elderly parents and had plenty of space with everything we could possibly need. Lovely clean spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. We dined in most evenings and found the kitchen to be very well equipped with everything we needed with lots of pots, pans, utensils and gadgets to be able to cook with ease for 6 people. Wonderful welcome package with milk coffee welsh cakes, chocolate etc and a very friendly welcoming host. We will definitely be visiting again!

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2020

  • "Lovely modern cottage, home from home."

    Helpful owners. I would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by SergioAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely break at Yr Hen Ffald."

    Lovely home and peaceful area. Supermarket is 5 minutes away. Just 30 minutes from several beaches. Had a few rainy days, but just relaxed at home. Visited Swansea and Bridgend Retail Outlet. Cardiff and Tenby also not too far. The owner was very friendly and left some welcome treats to enjoy. Really enjoyed our break here.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2020

  • "Lovely well equipped property set in a quiet area overlooking fields."

    The owner was very helpful and welcoming. The location meant we could access various cycling and walking places without having to drive too far

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2020

  • "The cottage was all we required and more."

    Clean, comfortable and well stocked. Dawn, the owner, was very helpful and friendly and provided a range of goodies which was a lovely touch. The location was perfect for what we wanted and despite Covid-19 we had a lovely holiday. We would recommend this cottage and would definitely consider returning again.

    Reviewed by EmilyJul 2020

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    Weather wasnt amazing so we spent alot of time relaxing and the cottage was perfect for that. Very peaceful area, close to local amenities. Lovely host who told us about some local events during our stay. The cottage is also on a local bus route for a day out in Swansea without the car, was ideal! Would recommend.

    Reviewed by RyanNov 2019

  • "Great location close to Swansea and plenty of local villages to explore"

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2019

  • "A pleasant and relaxing cottage,clean and comfortable."

    Situated by surrounding countryside suitable for a quiet holiday. Dawn was very welcoming and helpful Jill Keene

    Reviewed by GOct 2019

  • "We had a relaxing holiday in a beautiful area."

    Plenty to see and do, and the beaches on the Gower were wonderful.

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2019

  • "Beautiful bungalow, owner Dawn couldn’t of been more helpful."

    would definitely return!

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2019

  • "Very comfortable holiday bungalow in remote area yet within easy reach of attractions"

    Reviewed by RodJul 2019

  • "The bungalow was lovely and homely and we where in a lovely rural location and central for getting out and about."

    On arrivel at the cottage their was a lovely welcome pack waiting for us even milk in the fridge and the bathroom was well stocked. The bungalow was lovely and clean . The lady eho owns the property was lovely and nothing was to much trouble. To top it all off the weather was fabulous. I eould definitely go back. Diane & James poole

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2019

  • "We found Y Hen Ffald to meet our expectations as in the photographs."

    The nice surprise was the extras provided by Dawn - fresh flowers, lots of bathroom smellies and the best welcome pack we've had so far. There is also a beautiful private garden which we didn't realise from the property description.

    Reviewed by RosemaryJun 2019

  • "The bungalow was spotless-clean and very well equipped."

    It was the nices holiday home we have stayed at. The owner Dawn was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this property .

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "Good base for Gower & Pembrokeshire."

    Very well equipped & spacious. Friendly & helpful host. Great welcome pack. Good outdoor garden area & ample parking. Would recommend and would stay again.

    Reviewed by TeresaMay 2019

  • "The best cottage we have stayed in,clean,well equipped and spacious"

    Reviewed by TracyApr 2019

  • "The bungalow is set in scenic countryside with views from every window."

    It was very comfortable and extremely well equipped,a home from home in fact.The owner,Dawn,was very friendly and helpful and obviously goes to great effort to make the visitors feel welcome.Within easy driving distance are many places of scenic beauty and interest,plus the added bonus of a nearby Tesco supermarket! All in all a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "We booked Yr Hen FFald for the Christmas period - five adults and a 6-year old boy."

    Everything was spotless when we arrived, with everything that we would need for a wonderful Christmas holiday - there were ever Christmas decorations everywhere! Cooking facilities were ideal and there was plenty of space to store all our food in cupboards, a good sized refrigerator and a large freezer, plus the extra space in the utility room and garage. There were plenty of games of all sorts to entertain the 6-year old, including the pool table in the garage. The beds were comfortable and warm, there was plenty of seating in the living room and lots of space around the dining table. We don't have a dish washer at home, so it was lovely to have one to use at the cottage - saved a lot of time, of course, and much appreciated! A big 'thank you' to Dawn, our wonderful, friendly host who didin't bat en eyelid when she saw the mountain of re-cyclable things and the other refuse that we had managed to generate. We can thoroughly recommend Yr Hen Ffald for anyone who wants to stay in this beautiful part of Wales.

    Reviewed by NaomiDec 2018

  • "Beautifully renovated holiday home, it had everything we needed, in addition to thoughtful extras such as a food hamper and Christmas decorations, and provided all the comfort of our own home (if not more!"

    ) while we visited family nearby. Will definitely be recommending the cottage to others.

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2018

  • "The owners were very welcoming, and we especially appreciated the hamper at the start of our holiday."

    A beautiful property, very modern and clean, which enabled us to have a really relaxing and enjoyable stay. We hope very much to return.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean and tidy."

    It was everything exactly as described, very well presented and a lovely hamper awaited us when we arrived. Great location with easy access to the Gower, Swansea and the Brecan Beacons. Would stay again no problem and would recommend the cottage and Sykes cottages to anyone.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2018

  • "A lovely presented, clean and comfortable cottage with everything you needed in a home from home."

    It's situated in beautiful surroundings with easy access to many attractions. On arrival we were greeted with a lovely hamper left by the owners who made you feel very welcome. We were sad to leave but look forward to coming back soon. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2018

  • "Lovely home-from-home accommodation with excellent facilities, which made our stay very comfortable and enjoyable."

    Very friendly and helpful owners. A fabulous welcome basket filled with goodies and fresh fruit awaited us on arrival and were enjoyed by all. The cottage is in a lovely rural, pastoral setting, but with excellent link roads to Swansea, Cardiff, the Gower Peninsula, Pembrokeshire and the Brecon Beacons. We particularly enjoyed visiting the National Showcaves, Pembrey Country Park, walking behind a waterfall on the Four Falls walking trail and a day in beautiful Tenby. The cottage was a great base for our holiday and we are happy to recommend it.

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2018

  • "Yr Hen Ffald was a lovely cottage ideal for my mother as all on one level."

    Super view and the owner very friendly and helpful. I would certainly recommend for anyone wanting to stay in the area. Great accommodation and facilities.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and great location."

    Very friendly owners. Would love to go back.

    Reviewed by MohsinJul 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, really appreciated welcome pack and the owner was lovely ( even collected me when I was lost"

    Reviewed by StephanieJul 2018

  • "From the moment we arrived we were impressed Nothing too much trouble Excellent ..."

    From the moment we arrived we were impressed Nothing too much trouble Excellent place to stay to see the Gower Hope to go again

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2018

  • "Lovely bungalow everything you need lovely welcome package."

    Owner very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2018

  • "The bungalow was exactly as described, well equipped and ideal location, a real home from home."

    The owners were very friendly and the welcome package was by far the best we have ever had.

    Reviewed by GlendaJun 2018

  • "An immaculate bungalow in a beautiful setting with a very friendly host."

    A lovely welcome pack on arrival. Possibly could do with a new washing line but everything else was perfect. We visited Tenby Caldey Island, Brecon and the canal. Swansea not so good would do Cardiff next time.

    Reviewed by LorraineMay 2018

  • "A fantastic week at this perfect holiday home which has met all our high expectations."

    The great weather also made this a memorable and relaxing week with visits to many of the towns and points of interest. Yr Hen Ffald is the second holiday home we have had with Sykes and both have been very successful.

    Reviewed by MalcolmMay 2018

  • "Faultless in every way."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by BernardApr 2018

  • "Fantastic bungalow,highly recommended and spotlessly clean."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2018

  • "Wonderful and relaxing countryside break Great place to stay, clean and tidy with modern fittings, we’ve stayed here twice now and would happily stay again, it has all the comforts of your own home and it’s in a nice location."

    From here it was easy for us to spend a day exploring the area, then come back and relax. It's an easy drive to the Gower Peninsular and Brecon Beacons. The garden at the side was a good size for our kids to run around in. Will definitely be recommending it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by KrisJan 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • 3 bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Garage.
  • Oil central heating, electric fire
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs, snooker table (not full-size)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable storage
  • Gravel side garden with furniture and rear lawn with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: Owners happy to arrange grocery deliveries
  • Note: Owner can provide ramp for limited mobility guests

The property

A brick built cottage outside the town of Pontarddulais in South Wales.

A newly refurbished cottage with oak furnishings, spacious rooms and a snooker table make it the ideal place for a relaxing family break.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 16482, together they sleep 12.

Pontarddulais Cottages

A couple of beautifully decorated, spacious cottages in a rural location near the bustling town of Pontarddulais in Carmarthenshire, South Wales. With Ysgobur Hir being a fantastic barn conversion, Yr Hen Ffaldd follows in its stylish, charming footsteps with plenty of oak furnishings and modern equipment. Two of the more well-presented cottages that we have, accompanied with panoramic views, these two cottages come with spacious rooms, modern and well-equipped kitchens, large, bright bedrooms with plenty of storage and delightful outside areas. Despite being in such a rural, tranquil location, this pair of cottages come nearby a lot of thriving, bustling locations. The nearest town being Pontarddulais, a busy town with a good range of amenities within a short drive. The popular city of Swansea is also nearby, offering fantastic shopping facilities as well as a lot of other activities. Llanelli is also within easy reach as well as the capital city, Cardiff, being within an hours drive. A pair of fantastically decorated cottages in a beautiful rural location.

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About the location

PONTARDDULAIS

Swansea 10 miles.

This typical bustling Welsh town is by the River Loughor and its estuary, close to main road links via the M4. Pontarddulais offers an array of shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs, and a park with free tennis courts, and also boasts a successful male voice choir. Pontarddulais is located approximately 10 miles from the City of Swansea, where you can enjoy the theatre, cinemas and many large shopping centres. Swansea is also home to a great leisure centre (LC2), the Liberty Stadium, home of Swansea City football club and the Ospreys rugby club. Llanelli is 9 miles away, where you will find Parc y Scarlets, home of the Scarlets RFC, while a few miles further is Pembrey Country Park with several miles of cycle track along shallow wooded valleys and deserted beaches. Venture a little further to The Mumbles and the Gower Peninsula with its superb sandy beaches and wonderful cycling, walking, horse riding and golfing, with surfing available at Llangennith. Head north to the scenic Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park with its castles, caves and waterfalls. Approximately 16 miles west is the ancient market town of Carmarthen, the gateway to mid-Wales. A perfect location to discover this beautiful part of South Wales.

Note: Owner can provide ramp for limited mobility guests

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas