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
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21 / 24  A sweet terraced property
22 / 24  The famous viaduct is within 2 minutes walk from the property
23 / 24  Views from the famous viaduct
24 / 24  Afan Forest Park

Ty Hiraeth

Afan Forest Park (6 mls E), South Wales
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 3
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Sky TV
Towels included
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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

This sweet property is the perfect base to enjoy a relaxing getaway or active break, perfectly positioned for exploring the spectacular Afan Forest Park, popular with walkers and cyclists.

A lovingly refurbished property set on the edge of the Afan Forest Park and within the heart of the waterfall country. The property has successfully been awarded the 'We're Good to Go' industry standard official UK mark for following the Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines. Ty Hiraeth has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. 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 cyclists, walkers and wildlife lovers. 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. (Please check admittance for the various attractions).

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 with Sky standard package 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, 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, and roadside parking to the front of the property, subject to availability.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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 (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included 
  • Roadside parking to the front of the property, subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 3 dogs welcome- Dogs go free between September and April
  • Beaches 7 miles and shops and pubs within walking distance
  • Bicycle storage available
  • TV with Sky standard package in lounge
  • The property has successfully been awarded the 'We're Good to Go' industry standard official UK mark for following the Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.

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 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jude, 26th November 2021

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Reviewed by Derek, 6th November 2021

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Well equipped and comfortable, with little touches to make holiday complete

Reviewed by Mary, 17th October 2021

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We had a wonderful week at Ty Hireath. Perfect location for walking and cycling and a day trip to the beach. House had everything we needed, really good setup for dogs/bikes, especially when coming back in wet from a rainy day. We felt instantly relaxed from the moment we arrived. Neighbours were very friendly, plenty of parking space. We hope to cRead moreome again very soon. Hide

Reviewed by Carol, 21st September 2021

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We couldnt of asked for more ! The cottage was so lovely and cosy and the location was perfect for walking and beaches. Neighbours were so friendly. Enoyable holiday and would definitely go back

Reviewed by Jacqui, 17th September 2021

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This was a very nice cottage, quiet and spotlessly clean and spacious. A big parking space was always available somewhere in the street, so we never had an issue parking. Lots of kitchen equipment provided. The location is perfect for forest walks or biking. Please note dogs aren't allowed upstairs or on furniture so for those who like to cuddle upRead more you need a new plan. Hide

Reviewed by James, 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Jason, 16th July 2021

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This is a lovely cottage which is spacious and well equipped, with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing week in South Wales. The neighbours were lovely and left a parking spot outside the house for us every night (you do need to be able to parallel park though). It is very very close to Afan forest park so if you are into mountain biking this isRead more the place for you. Would recommend you check that the forest is open as when we were there it was closed for redevelopment. A great cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Judith, 2nd July 2021

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What a lovely cottage! Clean, spacious, really well equipped, and beautifully decorated and furnished. Ty Hiraeth felt very much like a home from home. In a lovely location within easy reach of amazing walking locations. We and our dog loved our holiday here and would highly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Barbara, 26th June 2021

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Very clean and comfortable cottage. Nice spacious rooms. No problem parking as all the street only park outside their own property and second cars not allowed! Lovely goodies basket with Welsh specialities was a fabulous touch. Bathroom massive but shower very stiff to turn on and off but there is a bath as well. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Peter, 18th June 2021

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Very comfortable house perfectly positioned to explore the Afan Forest and the Gower.

Reviewed by Linda, 4th June 2021

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Fantastic cottage set out to a high standard. Had a great time .. visited loads of lovely places nearby.. Dogs thoroughly enjoyed walking the forest routes and nearby beaches were a hit Highly recommended

Reviewed by Matthew, 31st May 2021

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Whether youre going into the Afan forest for adventure, or to The Gower for the wonderful beaches, this house is a fab and comfortable home from home set in a lovely quiet location. We had a great time with our two children and family puppy - with everything we needed for a great holiday, it was a welcoming retreat after busy days exploring and havRead moreing fun. Thank you very much! Hide

Reviewed by Kim, 21st May 2021

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Fantastic , every singel thing was so clean ....not one dog hair anywhere ....bed was so comfortable it was super king! Never slept in one like it before it's huge!!! The gifts that were left was so kind and the dog treats too! Woof woof!

Reviewed by Jane, 7th May 2021

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A very homely cottage with very nice touches like the welcome basket. It was ideal for our holiday for walking the Wales Coastal Path very quiet neighbourhood

Reviewed by Christine, 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by Roxanne, 21st April 2021

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Fantastic holiday cottage, brilliant central location and the cottage was much bigger than expected, very clean and had everything we could have needed and more! Landlord was very accommodating on our choice of dates and on hand when we needed her! Would highly recommend and we hope to visit again in future! Thank you.

Reviewed by Jackie, 26th September 2020

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A lovely home from home in a stunning location. A sanctuary where humans should and doggies can go to decompress.

Reviewed by Melanie, 12th September 2020

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This was a lovely little cottage perfect for my husband and I with Fred our border terrier. Location was so relaxing lovely walk into the Afan Forrest, port Talbot were so easily accessible. Lovely little Richard Burton Trail into port Talbot. If you are wishing to visit the Gower, pick your times as Swansea is quite busy at rush hour. The distanceRead more isnt far but slow roads. Beautiful beaches at Rhossili and Oxwich Bay and enjoyable walks at the mumbles. Will definitely visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Debbie, 4th September 2020

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Lovely property. Ideal for access to the Afan forest. Nice comfy beds.

Reviewed by Selene, 2nd August 2020

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Lovely cottage, clean and convenient for Afan Country Park. Owners were very accommodating and locals very friendly.

Reviewed by M J, 24th July 2020

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A wonderful location,close to many places of interest.Good local dog walkies.Richard Burton was born in this villiage.The actual house he lived in is visable.We were told that his mother and father lived in number 6,before Richard was born.Both are buried in the hillside cemetery above the rental property.Richard married Elizabeth Taylor in the chuRead morerch around the corner from the rental property.Lots of famous history on the door step. Hide

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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
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Location

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