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Heol Giedd

Watch the herons and dippers catch their breakfast in the Tawe from the bedroom windows
19 reviews
Watch the herons and dippers catch their breakfast in the Tawe from the bedroom windows
Heol Giedd - ideal for base for exploring Brecon, Gower, etc.
Comfortable, cosy sitting room
Double bedroom with window overlooking the River Tawe
Modern well equipped kitchen
Small private gardenh - catches the sun - just the place for a glass of wine!
A sunny day on Brecon Beacons
Carreg Cennen in the Black Mountains, near Trapp
Langland Bay on the Gower
Welsh mountain ponies in the nearby Brecon Beacons
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Ystradgynlais, Powys, Wales
Although this 200 year old cottage was awarded 4 stars to sleep three people, extra sleeping is available by the use of a double futon in the sitting room. The futon would need to be folded back after use to enable the sitting room to be used. There is also a small fold out bed in the second bedroom that would accommodate a child. Bedding is provided to cover all sleeping arrangements. The property was totally renovated a few years ago and has been owned by the same family for at least 150 years. Heol Giedd is a stone built cottage on the edge of busy village of Ystradgynlais, a short distance away from Brecon National Park, with the River Tawe meandering outside the front door. The centrally heated property , is fully equipped with washing machine, dryer, full size cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, bedlinen, towels, cutlery , china,... Read more
About the Owner, Wendy M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 84 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 19 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We, the owners, do not live near the property, but are always in contact if there is a problem and someone nearby will endeavour to sort. Keys will probably be sent to you a week or so before your stay by recorded delivery, or if this is not convenient for you someone will be at the cottage to meet and greet you.
Lots of things to do in the area. Good walking country - the cottage is situated very near to the Brecon National Park with its caves, waterfalls, etc. In the opposite direction is the town of Swansea and the lovely beaches of the Gower Peninusula. Many information leaflets under the coffee table in the cottage.
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Excellent - based on 19 reviews
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English first
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

I booked this cottage for myself and my mum. The cottage has such a beautiful setting with the River Tawe rippling past the front door. The village has everything that you need and everyone else was very friendly. The cottage had everything you could possibly want and more! It was very clean and well equipped. Wendy (the owner) was very...

Management response:

Thank you Kim, it is always nice to know that our guests have found all they need in both the cottage and the surrounding area. We hope we will be able to welcome you again sometime. Many thanks again. Wendy and John Morgan


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Wendy F
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

The location was great for us ...as we were visiting relatives in the village. The house has everything you need ..and very clean ..the river next to it was lovely and relaxing to watch. We ate out at the pub/hotel along the road from the house and also at the restaurant in the village. There is a Tesco at start...

Management response:

Thank you Wendy for such a great review. We are so glad you found the cottage and its location suitable for your needs. It is so nice to know from visitors that we are getting things right and hope that you will visit again in the future. Thank you again , kind regards,WEndy and John Morgan.


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Alan J
1 review
Reviewed 24 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Cottage was beautiful, clean and bright, every thing that you needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay.the vista from bedrooms windows overlooking the river made a wonderful view. Wendy the owner made sure that we had everything we needed. And was happy to help if we needed it.5 star visit.

Management response:

Thank you Alan for your kind review. It means a lot to us to know that our guests are comfortable. We hope that you will visit again in the future. Kind regards, Wendy and John Morgan.


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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  • Cleaning fee for short booking, less than 4 nights: £50 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The prices above are for three or two people staying. The cottage has been given 4 star status to sleep three people, but extra sleeping is available by way of using a sofa bed in the sitting room, and there will be an extra charge for up to five people to cover the cost of extra laundry, etc (from £10 per person per night). There will also be an additional £50 charge to cover cleaning and laundry costs for short stays, I.e. less than 5 nights. The £50 damage deposit will be returned to you direct from Holiday Lettings when the property is left in good order. The check in times is 3.00 pm and check out 10.00 am. However in less busy periods arrival and departure times can be flexible and negotiated.
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About the neighbourhood
Ystradgynlais is in the Swansea Valley and was once a busy mining town. Mines now closed but it remains a busy, vibrant village with shops and eateries to meet the needs of most people. Larger supermarkets are a a short drive away.
A walk from the cottage leads to the pretty village of Cwm Giedd. Follow the road up through the village to the end of Cwm Giedd and you will reach a pretty picnic area alongside the river, which in turn leads onto more walking footpaths.
There is now a vibrant Ystradgynlais Shopping site, find it on Facebook. Lots of information posted about what is going on in the area.
Getting around
There is a fairly regular bus service during the day into Swansea, Brecon, Ammanford, Neath, etc. There is a bus stop not far from the cottage, about 200 yards along the road, but better, more frequent services can be caught at the crossroads in the village.
Car advised
How to get there
Driving directions will be sent to guests with a pack of information when the booking is confirmed.

The nearest railway station is Neath. There is a regular bus service from the village to Neath, Swansea, Brecon, Ammanford, etc.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 25.0 km.
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