Glyn Cynwal Isaf Cottage

  • Cwmtwrch Self Catering
  • Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
  • £550 to £850 per week

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This converted 18th Century barn on the edge of the Brecon Beacons has been sensitively and elegantly renovated in a contemporary and individual style.

The Area

Nestled in the upper Swansea valley (9 miles from M4 Junction 45), on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Glyn Cynwal Isaf Cottage has views over The Black Mountain and is easily accessible to the Swansea and Neath Valleys. The glorious Gower coastline is also only a short drive away, with its sandy beaches, wildlife and surfing. Hay-on-Wye with its wealth of bookshops and famous festival, is only around an hour away by car, or come for the International Jazz Festival in Brecon every August.

The Cottage

Well away from the main road, with no through traffic, the cottage offers a peaceful atmosphere, with only the occasional wild rabbit or woodpecker to disturb you. Sit and enjoy dinner or drinks outside on a summer's evening on the paved and lit terrace, relax with breakfast in the sunny living room, or curl up in the whirlpool bath with a book. It's the perfect setting for your break, whether it's a long luxurious weekend or for an energetic week of biking and walking.


  • 2 double bedrooms (1 en-suite)
  • 1 twin bedroom
  • Oil central heating
  • Wood-burning stove with complimentary basket of wood
  • Widescreen television with Sky plus and DVD player
  • Wireless broadband access
  • Family bathroom with whirlpool bath
  • Rangemaster ceramic double oven
  • Fully fitted kitchen with granite worktops
  • Dishwasher
  • Integrated fridge and freezer
  • Utility with washer-dryer

Local Attractions

  • Craig-Y-Nos Country Park (7 miles)
  • Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary Cefn-Yr-Erw (5 miles)
  • Dan-Yr-Ogof showcaves (7 miles)
  • Vale of Neath waterfalls (9 miles)
  • Afan Argoed park and biking
  • Margam Park
  • Porth-yr-Ogof waterfalls
  • Aberdulais Falls
  • Cwm Clydach RSPB Reserve
  • Aberglasney Gardens
  • Carreg Cennen Castle
  • Dinefwr Park
  • Swansea LC2 Leisure Centre and Waterpark
  • Touratech off-road skills training
  • Call of the Wild outdoor activities

If you don't want to venture further than a stone's throw from the Cottage, there are some beautiful walks on the doorstep, with a bridlepath running directly past the cottage. A ten-minute walk will bring you to Palleg Golf Club, an 18-hole range, open to the public. Or, take a short walk down into the village of Cwmtwrch and visit one of our friendly local pubs – you can take a break from cooking and have a great meal at The George Inn or the New Tredegar Arms.

Comments from our guestbook:

The cottage is beautiful, comfortable and amazingly well-equipped. Your hospitality made the stay even more wonderful. We were able to have a great family Christmas together. A magical place. (Guests from London)

Beautiful cottage, lovely warm place to come back to after a long day biking. Beds are amazing. Many thanks, we'll be back. (Guests from Southend-on-Sea)

From the wonderful warm welcome to the luxury of the jacuzzi bath, a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The cottage is beautiful, with such care and attention to detail – more than a home away from home. Looking forward to a return visit. Thanks very much. (Guests from Oxford and Malaysia)

We had a really enjoyable week here. The cottage is absolutely beautiful. I especially appreciated all the thought put into the lovely furnishings, and the luxurious whirlpool bath. Thank you so much for making us so welcome. We look forward to coming again and will be spreading the word about this wonderful cottage. Thank you. (Guests from Cambridge)

There was so much to see: the caves, the castle, the waterfalls, the sea, the black mountain, Swansea. we enjoyed our stay. We'll never forget Wales and your lovely cottage. Thanks. (Guests from Belgium)

From this beautiful base we explored wonderful Wales. We love it an certainly plan a return visit. We admired the different landscapes: hills, caves, woods and a gorgeous beach in Pembrey. (Guests from the Netherlands)

We have had a wonderful week staying in a beautiful cottage which exceeded our expectations. We have enjoyed the mountain railway, castles, waterfalls and the leisure centre in Swansea. Still have many places to visit so will be re-booking. Thank you. (Family from Southampton)

Great cottage. Pen-Y-Fan in the snow was an adventure. Waterfalls at Ystradfellte are to be recommended. Swansea marina was lovely too. (Guests from Manchester)


Glyn Cynwal Isaf Cottage

Cwmtwrch self catering

Swansea SA9 2UR