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“Absolutely Fabulous - Highly recommended” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tan yr Eglwys Cottages
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Tan yr Eglwys Cottages
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely Fabulous - Highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

We stayed for 4 nights and these cottages are an ideal base to explore South Wales. We are a family of 5, which include 2 teenagers and one preschooler. We travelled to the Brecon Beacons, the Show caves, an historic house and the town of Neath. Had dinner in a fabulous pub and every night came back to this beautiful cottage with it's wood burning stove and well equipped kitchen. The hospitality of the owner Helen is wonderful and warm. We were made to feel very welcome. The cottage is in a beautiful part of Wales with amazing views and walks. It is fully equipped with everything you would need and there is an amazing amount of tourist information available. What ever the weather there is something for the whole family to do. Very easy to get to from the M4. Very clean cottages. We have no hesitation in recommending these cottages.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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helen r, Owner at Tan yr Eglwys Cottages, responded to this review, 30 August 2012
Thank you for the lovely review of your stay at the cottage, we are delighted that you found things that appealed to the varied ages of the children. If I recall correctly, you experienced 3 contrasting weather days around Easter, snow, rain and blazing sunshine, a steam train ride in a blizzard, a day inside Dan-yr-ogof Caves when it rained and enjoyed a day of sunshine at the Gnoll Country Park - well planned!
The tourist info we collect truly reflects the huge array of places to visit in the area. I'm sure you will agree that there's enough to occupy a family for several weeks / many holidays. We hope you will return to experience more.
Kind regards, Helen & Allen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We stayed at the smaller of these two holiday cottages for two nights while attending a friend's wedding nearby. We are a group of 20/30-somethings - two couples and one single lady, so this cottage was ideal for us as it sleeps 5.
The facilities are excellent, lovely kitchen which we enjoyed cooking together in, and a nice dining room/lounge. We really liked the cottage and the bedrooms were good-sized with comfortable beds. Lovely log burning stove in the lounge, books, board games and freeview TV. Very clean and tidy, suggestions were given for local activities, restaurants and shops. Very nice bathroom too and space for all three cars. A real home from home! The only downside is that there was only one bathroom, an extra seperate loo would have been great when everyone was getting ready at the same time!
Would highly recommend for groups of sharers and for families as the cottage also supplies toys and children's books and high chair etc.
Hope to visit again!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Arad, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

The cottages were very comfortable, located at the bottom of a little lane - looking out over the fields...it was truly a home away from home - Helen has great taste and both cottages reflected that. I especially liked the smaller cottage at the front of the property - there was a wonderful cozy feel to it that made you feel safe and protected. The extra special touches of having fires laid and making sure that there was coffee and tea available were great and the homemade cake was wonderful..

Helen was very welcoming and we ended up staying an extra night. I would stay again in a heartbeat - thoroughly recommend the experience.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2010

The house is most comfortabale, very clean and comfortable with everything supplied. Helen and Allen were very welcoming and friendly. Should you want anything or needed information all you had to do was ask.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2010

The cottages are really comfortable and in a lovely location. There was nothing you could want that wasn't provided. The owners were really helpful and welcoming. They were friendly and have a wealth of local knowledge. I have booked to go back again this year and will probably go back again next year. Absolutely lovely.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2010

We’ve just returned from another fantastic stay at Tan Yr Eglwys, never disappointed and very highly recommended. As a Travel Agent I deal with cottages all over the UK, and for South Wales I would say for location and standard of accommodation these cottages are pretty hard to beat.
We’ve stayed once in Cottage 2 and twice in the larger Cottage 1, both are homely, peaceful and welcoming. Bedrooms, kitchen and living areas are a very good size (above average for a South Wales holiday cottage). Cottage 1 has a wood burning stove which provides a cosy evening, and we believe that Cottage 2 will be having one installed soon as well (wood is free and plentiful).
Within half an hours drive is the Gower, Swansea, Brecon Beacons Waterfalls, Henrhyd Falls, National Showcaves, Mumbles, Waterfalls at Aberdulais and much much more.
The cottages are in a small hamlet with a handful of other properties, and there are public footpaths for scenic walks on the doorstep. The owners Helen and Allen live very handy, and are warm, welcoming (we always arrive to a freshly baked fruit loaf and welshcakes) and are extremely informative about most areas within an hour or more drive. With 2 small children we often pop over to the owners property to feed the chickens, collect eggs, stroke the horses and goat, which they never seem to get tired of.
A car is an absolute must for these properties, although shops, pubs etc are only a short drive away.
All in all, the past 2 or 3 years we have felt as though we have found a hidden gem and will definitely be retuning next year.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2010

Stayed here for 5 days with wife, daughter, son in law and 2 children aged 1 and a 1/2 and 3. The cottage is situated in a cluster of houses and is quite isolated and a car is almost essential as ther are no facilities within walking distance. The cottage is large and the rooms are spacious with everything spotless and with toilets and showers up and down stairs. There is a bath on the upper floor with the shower. The kitchen has just about everything apart from a sharp knife (we ate in most days). Fridge/freezer, dish washer, medium size oven, microwave etc. Main room was ample for all of us and there was a plentiful supply of toys for the children and books/dvds etc for the adults. The bedrooms were quite cosy and the beds wre to our liking (quite soft). There was a wood fire that we used most evenings but the house has good central heating for its main warmth. We did have 2 days without central heating as over easter the supplyers failed to fill us up and that was cold for me. There is an immersion so we did have hot water and the wood fire came into its own. The town is about a 10 minute drive away and has everything. As the cottage is at the end of a narrow driveway it is essential that you can reverse for about 50mts to park outside the cottage. There is space for 2 cars outside.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank petepenny
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Property: Tan yr Eglwys Cottages
Address: Church Road | Cilybebyll, Swansea, Pontardawe SA8 3JP, Wales
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Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Vale of Glamorgan > Pontardawe
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Pontardawe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tan Yr Eglwys Cottages are two semi detached self catering holiday cottages in the idyllic hamlet of Cilybebyll between neath & Swansea. Ideally located for M4, Brecon and Beacons, Gower beaches and many other attractions. all mod cons including log burners. ... more   less 
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