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Siop y Gornel

Ystradgynlais, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 952345)

  • Siop y Gornel - (Ref. 952345)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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The property

This property can be booked in conjunction with Sied yr Ardd (Ref. 929470) also located at this address.

Siop y Gornel, meaning 'the Corner Shop' in Welsh, is a unique, ground floor apartment on the southern edge of the remarkable Brecon Beacons, within the town of Ystradgynlais.

It benefits from studio accommodation with quirky up-cycled features throughout.

Thought has been given to the accessibility of the accommodation for people with mobility difficulties/wheelchair users making this a homely retreat for visitors of all abilities looking to explore this beautiful part of Wales.

The front door of the property is bordered by stunning period tiles, giving you an instant sense of the character you will find here.

All level on the ground floor with no steps and with wide doors throughout.

There is a wheelchair accessible shower room that benefits from a large low profile (20mm) slate shower tray, a number of appropriately placed grab rails, a temperature controlled shower with controls accessible if seated and a ‘comfy height’ toilet.

Mobility equipment is also available on request to the owners.

The remainder of the interior offers a rustic yet homely studio living area which is charmed by a flutter of up-cycled furnishings, from a wood pallet kitchen to exposed piping this truly is a one-of-a-kind holiday home.

The compact kitchen is well-equipped, resting next to a comfortable sitting area with two vibrant armchairs to relax on during the evenings.

A space-saving dining table can be folded out from the TV cabinet during mealtimes.

This unique setup is complete with a comfortable double bed to get that much-needed rest and a built in wardrobe with ample storage.

An outdoor area is provided across the side road.

Ample parking for your car on a gravelled courtyard with practical gravel gridlock matting that allows wheelchairs to be pushed along it.

At the rear of this a small fully enclosed garden room with roofed sheltered area provides a little haven to unwind in with seating, table and BBQ that makes this the perfect spot to relax outdoors whether rain or shine!

This apartment is an ideal base for a couple looking to explore the breathtaking mountains while being close to busy towns and a short drive from the sweeping sandy beaches of South Wales.

Take a short trip into the lovely Ystradgynlais, that has a range of amenities and eating places.

The River Tawe meanders through the valley from the mountains of the Brecon Beacons towards Swansea Bay; there is so much open countryside to explore you may be spoilt for choice.

The cottage is only five minutes from the National Cycle Network Route 43 that takes you on a leisurely traffic-free ride to the heart of Swansea along a picturesque route that uses a dismantled railway, Swansea Canal towpath and the banks of the River Tawe.

You are ideally placed to take a trip to explore the stunning area known as Waterfall Country, less than 10 miles away, where beautiful gorges are peppered with waterfalls and why not take the chance to step behind the waters of Sgwd-yr-Eira?

The area offers a huge selection of outdoor activities with all activity levels catered for, such as horse riding, paragliding, walking, cycling, gorge trekking, abseiling or kayaking.

Explore the Showcaves of Wales at Dan-yr-Ogof, 6 miles away, or join one of the stargazing events to enjoy the only Dark Sky Reserve in Wales.

Slightly further afield to the north you can explore the industrial heritage of the Big Pit and Blaenavon Iron works.

To the south a whole different landscape opens up with Swansea Bay offering fabulous beaches, including Rhossili Bay beach, considered to be one of the world’s best beaches.

This is a perfect base for couples to get away from the hustle and bustle, with fabulous days out exploring the mountain landscape, a short drive from the fantastic sandy beaches of South Wales.

Treat yourself to a cottage holiday with a difference, at Siop y Gornel in beautiful Powys.

This property can be booked in conjunction with Sied yr Ardd (Ref. 929470) also located at this address.


All ground floor with wide doorways throughout. Studio accommodation with 1 x double bed. Bathroom with large low profile (20mm) slate shower tray and WC. Open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area.


  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking across road
  • Enclosed gravel area with practical gravel gridlock matting that allows wheelchairs to be pushed along it with furniture and BBQ across road
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 15 minute walk
  • Note: Property has many disabled/wheelchair-friendly features
  • The following mobility equipment is available on request to the owners; patient turnover, over toilet seat and shower chair with castors
  • Note: Visitors may experience some road noise.

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About the location


Neath 10.7 miles; Swansea 14.8 miles; Brecon 25 miles; Carmarthen 36.3 miles.

Ystradgynlais is a former mining and industrial town in the Tawe Valley on the edge of the formidable Brecon Beacons National Park. The area is peppered with strong valley communities that benefit from the fabulous location and being easily accessible, with the mountains rising into the extensive Brecon Beacons and a myriad of outdoor activities, perfect countryside for walking and cycling with routes stretching away in all directions. Near to The National Showcaves of Wales and the area known as Waterfall Country, you can truly immerse yourself in beautiful landscapes, with the sandy beaches of South Wales just a short drive.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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