Real home from home
Cosy evenings around the woodburner
Spacious kitchen to enjoy cooking an evening meal
Sunny conservatroy
Finishing touches
Dine in style
A sweet courtyard to the rear
The perfect space for al-fresco dining
Enjoy a pot of tea in the sweet rear courtyard
Twin zip-and-link on request
Super king-size zip-and-link configuration
Master double bedroom with dual aspect windows
Spacious family bathroom to relax in after a busy day exploring
Perfect for your pet
A sweet terraced property
The famous viaduct is within 2 minutes walk from the property
Views from the famous viaduct
Afan Forest Park
Cardiff is vibrant with fantastic shops, bars, museums, castle and arts venues
Explore the designated Site of Special Scientific Interest at Kenfig
The Mumbles, with its array of eateries to enjoy into the evening
1 / 28  Real home from home
2 / 28  Cosy evenings around the woodburner
3 / 28  
4 / 28  Spacious kitchen to enjoy cooking an evening meal
5 / 28  
6 / 28  Sunny conservatroy
7 / 28  Finishing touches
8 / 28  
9 / 28  Dine in style
10 / 28  
11 / 28  A sweet courtyard to the rear
12 / 28  The perfect space for al-fresco dining
13 / 28  Enjoy a pot of tea in the sweet rear courtyard
14 / 28  Twin zip-and-link on request
15 / 28  Super king-size zip-and-link configuration
16 / 28  
17 / 28  Master double bedroom with dual aspect windows
18 / 28  
19 / 28  Spacious family bathroom to relax in after a busy day exploring
20 / 28  Perfect for your pet
21 / 28  A sweet terraced property
22 / 28  The famous viaduct is within 2 minutes walk from the property
23 / 28  Views from the famous viaduct
24 / 28  
25 / 28  Afan Forest Park
26 / 28  Cardiff is vibrant with fantastic shops, bars, museums, castle and arts venues
27 / 28  Explore the designated Site of Special Scientific Interest at Kenfig
28 / 28  The Mumbles, with its array of eateries to enjoy into the evening

Ty Hiraeth

Afan Forest Park (6 mls E), South Wales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 4
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
8 more

At a glance

  • The perfect base to explore South Wales and visit beaches, footpaths, waterfalls and castles 
  • Cycle to Rhyslyn and the Richard Burton Trail or visit the Afan Forest and Mountain Bike Park
  • An excellent base for wildlife lovers, with Kenfig Nature Reserve nearby
  • Easy access to Cardiff, the Vale of Neath, Bridgend and the City of Swansea

 

 

Property code: 77368

A lovingly refurbished property set on the edge of the Afan Forest Park and within the heart of the waterfall country. With an array of walks and cycle routes within easy reach for all guests and four legged friends to enjoy, this is a great spot to enjoy the best of the Afan Valley with picturesque mountains and forest surrounding the area. Excellent for dog lovers, cyclists, walkers and wildlife enthusiasts. Enjoy scenic walks across the famous viaduct and the start of the Richard Burton Trail or visit the seaside at Aberavon beach just a 6 mile drive away. This property is also well placed for attractions, such as Margam Country Park with acres of countryside and a castle, deer park and visitors centre. It has the added benefit of being within easy reach of the Gower Peninsula and Mumbles both a short drive from the property. The property was highly commended in the best self-catering category in the local Welsh tourism awards.

Enter the entrance hallway and into the spacious lounge/diner, the real heart of the home. With a dining area to the left to enjoy a home cooked meal together and the lounge area to the right. There is a wood burner, cosy sofas and lots of attention to detail making this the perfect spot to curl up, relax and watch the TV or read a book after a busy day exploring. Off this room is the spacious kitchen, this light and airy room is the perfect spot to cook up a meal, equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The final room to complete the ground floor is a sun room with large writing desk with ample space to store walking boots and coats. Heading upstairs to the first floor from the lounge, you will find the bathroom to the right, a spacious room with bath and, separate shower, for you to relax after an active day exploring, and WC. Continue along the landing and you will find the first of the bedrooms, a super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request). As you reach the end of the landing you will enter the double bedroom with ample wardrobe space with thoughtful touches throughout, the perfect space for a good night’s rest.

Outside, to the rear, there is a sweet enclosed courtyard with garden furniture, perfect for al fresco dining. There is also a very handy lockable store-room handy to store bikes, surfboards and canoes. Roadside parking to the front of the property, subject to availability, with plenty of alternative parking just a few doors away.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 super king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request at the time of booking)
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Wood burner (logs provided for first fire)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Roadside parking to the front of the property, subject to availability- alternative parking just a few doors away
  • Wi-Fi included with superfast broadband
  • Smart TV in lounge (Netflix is available through the Sky Q Box using your own personal users account only)
  • Beaches 7 miles and shops and pubs within walking distance
  • Secure bicycle storage available
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 4 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sally Thomas

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Sally.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall cleanliness 4.9 starsOverall cleanliness 4.9 starsOverall cleanliness 4.9 starsOverall cleanliness 4.9 starsOverall cleanliness 4.9 stars4.9
Overall equipment
Overall equipment 4.6 starsOverall equipment 4.6 starsOverall equipment 4.6 starsOverall equipment 4.6 starsOverall equipment 4.6 stars4.6
Overall comfort
Overall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 stars4.8
Overall location
Overall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 stars4.9

Reviewed by Rae, 19th June 2024

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

Comfortable house within easy walking or cycling distance of Afan Forest. Lovely friendly neighbours. Great courtyard garden for when the sun shines.

Reviewed by SYLVIA, 31st May 2024

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Lovely home from home!

Reviewed by Jonathan, 12th April 2024

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The cottage was a lovely and relaxing escape for our family that made us feel right at home. The location is fantastic for cycling and walking along the local cycle route 887 and around Afan Forest Park, which we enjoyed as well as trips to the beach. The facilities at the cottage were brilliant and had very comfortable beds!

Reviewed by James, 22nd March 2024

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Absolutely stunning. Perfect for pups and forest walking. Log fire amazing and super comfy beds. Cant wait to come back.

Reviewed by Helga, 5th January 2024

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This gem of a house was not only comfortable and warm it was spacious and allowed us to take our dogs with us on holiday. Ideally suited for familys with dogs as the walks from the property are a human and doggie paradise. It is equally great for mountain bikers as there is a secure lock up in the garden and hose to wash muddy bikes or boots shouldRead more they attract it. Parking outside the house each day was no problem. Neighbours were kind and helpful. Its a 5 star property inside and out. Hide

Reviewed by David, 22nd December 2023

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Lovley house, quiet area, and super dog friendly and welcoming to humans and the fur babies as well. Comfy beds and very relaxing break. Good amenties not far away and would definatley stay again.

Reviewed by Nicola, 20th October 2023

Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

Reviewed by Tammy, 13th October 2023

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay at Ty Hiraeth. The apt is absolutely lovely. Its beautifully decorated with modern amenities, comfortable furnishings and a well-equipped kitchen. We cooked All of our meals at home, including a scrumptious Sunday roast. The location is a good base for exploring South Wales, but also take sometime to explore Read morethe local area. We enjoyed hiking in Afan Forest, checking out the aqueducts and walking the Richard Burton trail to the local Co-op for groceries. Hide

Reviewed by Jude, 5th October 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

It is just lovely!

Reviewed by Louise, 22nd September 2023

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Cottage was warm and comfortable with everything we needed. Super comfy beds! Particularly good for dogs as the garden is secure and we could clean his paws in the sun room before entering the cottage & there are really fabulous views and walks from the cottage.

Reviewed by Roy, 8th September 2023

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Good quality dog friendly accommodation at a reasonable price. Forest walks from the door with the nearest dog friendly beach about 20 minutes drive.

Reviewed by Alison, 28th July 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The cottage was comfortable and well equipped. There were little extras that made it very welcoming. The area was beautiful and the neighbours were friendly. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Gaby, 22nd July 2023

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

A very comfortable cottage. Even though it was end of July it was cold enough to need heating in the bathroom and it was toasty! Very friendly and helpful neighbours! Weather not good but would go again if could predict some sun!

Reviewed by Vivian, 14th July 2023

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage - the host had even prepared a binder just for doggos with recommendations for walks within walking distance, and also nice walks a drive away. This was really invaluable for us, as the recommendations also included walks that were mostly flat - perfect for our aging staffies! One thing to note is that dogsRead more are not allowed upstairs at all, and can be downstairs but are not allowed on any furniture. Hide

Reviewed by Nada, 23rd June 2023

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Brilliant location, lots of lovely walks. Very peaceful Very comfortable accommodation Would go again

Reviewed by Danielle, 9th June 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This property is beautiful in such a stunning location. The Homeowners were friendly and welcoming and the property was perfectly clean and well equipped. If you are looking to stay in South Wales this is the ideal property to stay in. It is located close to everything you need. We loved our stay and made so many amazing memories on our first familRead morey holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Gary, 2nd June 2023

Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

Stunning location a great base to explore South Wales

Reviewed by SYLVIA, 26th May 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Beautiful well equipped cottage. Lovely area for walks etc. Have booked again for next year.

Reviewed by John Martyn, 5th May 2023

Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

Reviewed by Lin, 21st April 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This was our second stay at this beautiful homely house with everything you need for the perfect getaway. Very clean well equipped, Would definitely book again. Thank you Emma once again for making our weeks stay a happy relaxing one. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Alice, 14th April 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Beautiful house, very clean and felt like home. We were having work done on our house and needed somewhere to stay last minute. We loved the house and could quite easily have lived there! Ideal for families with dogs. Great walks in Afan valley and beautiful beaches down Gower. Highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Carina, 11th April 2023

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Wonderful dog friendly holiday home surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Reviewed by Laetitia, 7th April 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We had a lovely stay! The house was perfectly clean and well equipped particularly the kitchen. Well located to do the Afan bike trails.

Reviewed by Sophia, 24th March 2023

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Lovely weekend away & a lovely cottage for the 4 of us & our 3 labradors!

Reviewed by Jude, 3rd February 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Lovely and cosy. Immaculate and in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Steve, 27th December 2022

Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

Great place to stay, location perfect for long walks.

Reviewed by Jackie, 9th December 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This property has a very homely feel, is great value for money and in a fantastic location.

Reviewed by Jo, 21st October 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This has been the best holiday we've had in Wales, perfect location, cottage was so big warm and welcoming, we have 2 large dogs and they loved having so much space!!

Reviewed by Sarah, 19th August 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

What a gem! The location was amazing, the house was massive. It was so nice to have space to read and write. We didnt drive anywhere in the end as we didnt need to. We loved Ty Hiraeth! The little takeaway by Sians shop was really good. We will be coming back, our frenchies loved jumping in the streams in the Afan forest. Also the neighbours are soRead more friendly another property with hotel quality towels, those added bits of luxury make it a holiday Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte, 12th August 2022

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

The house was nicely furnished and welcoming. It was a really relaxing base for lots of dog walks and close enough to visit attractions in all directions.

Reviewed by Susan, 11th July 2022

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Lovely cottage well situated for loads of activities, really good if your into walking or cycling .easy access to M4 so everywhere simple to travel to.

29 more
Real home from home
Cosy evenings around the woodburner
Spacious kitchen to enjoy cooking an evening meal
Sunny conservatroy
Finishing touches
Dine in style
A sweet courtyard to the rear
Show 16 moreThe perfect space for al-fresco dining

Location

Static Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

1/3 Deposit

Take advantage of our deposit scheme when booking 9 weeks or more in advance.