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The view of Fan Llia in the Brecon Beacons from the holiday let at Llia Cysglyd (Sleepy Llia)

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This one bedroom annex is let as part of the main house LLia Cysglyd and has been given a 4 star rating by Visit Wales.The house sits in the hamlet of Cefn Rhigos near Aberdare and is set in a high position to take full advantage of the stunning views of the Brecon Beacons mountain range.The views are ever changing from bright spring to snowy winter and the views are outstanding through the patio doors as well as from the private patio area .In a central location the let is within easy reach of Brecon (20 minutes),Swansea (25 minutes ) and the Gower Peninsular as well as Cardiff and the Bay (30 minutes).The nearby waterfalls at Glynneath are a must see. The holiday let is open plan and has underfloor heating and an en suite shower room accessed via the bedroom.The bedroom is very well appointed with its own TV .The kitchen diner is well equipped with a microwave oven,grill oven and hob.There is also a fridge freezer .Ideal for 2 people for a relaxing or romantic getaway,walking,cycling ,fishing and golfing this is a wonderful base if you are an outdoor enthusiast.The annex also has a bed settee and travel cot with seating for 5 people.Board games and DVD films available for those relaxing evenings. Whatever you want this delightful holiday let fits the bill all year around.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Aberavon 30 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff 60 km, Nearest railway: Aberdare 9 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The South Wales region

The region of South Wales includes the Capital city of Cardiff as well as the Brecon Beacons National Park which contains Pen y Fan,the highest mountain south of Snowdonia.Also central for the Swansea valley and the Gower Peninsular.The region is generally considered to include the historic counties of Glamorgan,Monmouthshire and sometimes extending westwards to include Carmarthenshire and Pembrokshire.Once a very rural area of great natural beauty,noted for its river valleys and ancient forest,the area is lauded by romantic poets such as Wordsworth as well as poets in the Welsh language and of course the famous Dylan Thomas.Despite the intense industrialisation of the coal mining valleys,many remain distinctly beautiful and unspoilt and have been designated Sites of Special Scientific interest .In addition to this many have reverted to wilderness,some provided with cycle tracks and other outdoor amenities.

The language of the majority of people is English but there are many who also speak Welsh.The local slang,dialect and phrases of the South Wales valleys is referred to as 'Wenglish' and are often used with comic effect.The dialect is found also in such coastal towns as Barry ,as featured in the BBC hit comedy series Gavin and Stacey.The traditional pastimes include rugby and music and music ranges from the traditional male voice choirs to the South Wales band scene of such bands as The Manic Street Preachers.

Aberdare

Cefn Rhigos is a hamlet in the village of Rhigos and nestles at the north most end of the Cynon valley on the edge of the Brecon Beacons with outstanding views of the Beacons range and is steeped in local history with the last pit in Wales ,Tower colliery being only a short few miles away.The vale of Neath gliding club operates from a grass airfield close to the village. The name Rhigos is an adaptation of the Welsh y Rugos meaning 'The Heath'.Originally farmland the village developed in the industrial revolution through the mineral industry.There is one shop in the village and one pub called the New Inn which serves good wholesome food in the bar as well as having a popular restaurant.There is also the local rugby club .Rhigos was birth place of local Welsh rugby legend David Morris who played in the 1970,s. Craig y Llyn is a mountain situated in Rhigos it is the highest point in the traditional county of Glamorgan and the highest in the South Wales valleys.It is commonly known as the Rhigos mountain. Craig y Llyn has yielded an important hoard of Bronze Age artifacts.Other areas include Afon Mellte,Glynneath and Pontneddfechan.Five miles away is Glynneath golf club and nearby courses include Aberdare golf club,Mountain Ash golf club and Merthyr golf club.The nearest airports are Swansea and Cardiff.

There are many activities available in the surrounding area and this is an ideal location for an outdoor type of holiday .From beautiful walks, nearby waterfalls,horse riding,fishing and cycling.Take a trip to Swansea market where you will find all the local fish such as mackerel and cockles as well as home made cakes and welshcakes.Walk up the famous Pen y fan and admire the stunning panoramic views from the top or along one of the stunning beaches that are only a 45 minute drive away.On a chilly winter day you could always take a visit to the Penderyn whisky Distillery for a warming drink .A superb location to discover all Wales has to offer.

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14 Aug 2014

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"All you could want in a holiday home!"

This is a real gem of a holiday retreat. A lovely warm welcome from Steve and family and the accommodation was excellent. The vendors of this property have got it spot on. We will certainly be retu… More

11 Aug 2014

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"Very Comfortable and homely"

I stayed at this annex with my wife and toddler boy, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The place is very comfortable and relaxing with excellent views straight from the living room. The owners have … More

29 Jul 2014

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"Amazing place- definately recomend staying"

My partner and I stayed here in June. t is a lovely place with amazing views that you can enjoy from the living room and private patio. The apartment had everything that you need and Steve and Alison … More

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