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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Situated at the foot of the black mountain the cottage is only minutes from the Brecon Beacon National Park boundary. The view from the front is of a wide common with the Black Mountain as backdrop. Comfortably furnished throughout ,the front room has a leather two seater sofa, and two leather chesterfield chairs. There is a flat screen television, and digital radio. The kitchen is fully fitted and equipped, and has a breakfast bar and stools next to the french doors, which open out onto the patio area which is also furnished with table chairs and log bench. The shower room is of a good size, and is bright and modern. The bedrooom upstairs is furnished with one single and one double bed. All beds are ready made up with clean, freshly laundered linen,also supplied are hand towels, shower mat and tea towels. Parking is immediately outside of the cottage. Apple cottage is situated next to Bramley cottage and is the smaller of the two.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Swansea bay|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff, Nearest railway: Neath|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage is comfortable for all seasons, providing cool accommodation and access to private patio and well maintained garden and lawn in the Summer and Spring, as well as cosy and warm accommodation in the Autumn and Winter. After a day out walking on the coast or in the Breacon Beacons, what better than a log fire to relax in front of. Reasonable and generous timed central heating and 24 hour hot water are included in the price as there are no meters. We supply logs if required at a reasonable cost.
|Further details outdoors|
Car parking is immediately outside of the cottage. The view from the back ,is of the garden, this is carefully tended, and has colourful borders of flowers and shrubs to the good size lawn. . There is a rotary line for drying clothes.
The view from the front of the garden is of the common on which cattle, sheep and horses graze. The backdrop to this is the Black mountain. A very common sight in these parts is the red kite often seen hovering over the common looking for takeaway frogs and small rodents for lunch. The area is fantastically situated within a 15 mile radius is the gower coast, the beginning of the west wales coast is in LLanelli, The brecon beacons and market towns such as llandeilo, llangadog, and the city of swansea.
About this location
Situated between the old mining village of gwaun cae gurwen and brynaman the cottage is semi rural. it is set back from the road and overlooks a wide common used for grazing cattle, horses and sheep. the area here is quiet but still only a ten minute walk to a good sized and stocked local supermarket. there are some pubs within walking distance although the nicer pubs with good cuisine are more of a drive the nearest being approx 15 minutes drive. there are two 24 hour tesco stores five miles either side of the cottages. visitors come here mainly for the experience of the welsh countryside and coast. there are numerous facilities in the surrounding area such as horse riding, the red kite feeding centre, loads of castles as well as theaters and cinema. the dan yr ogof cave complex which is the biggest in europe is approximately 10 miles from the cottage. the city of swansea with its many bars,excellent shopping centre and restaurants is 13 miles away. the cottage is approximately 30 minutes drive from the M 4 exit.
For mountains, the brecon beacons is stunning, so too are the many waterfalls and rivers that are part of the national park. the gower coast is famous around the world for it wonderful paths along the coastline and its bird and wild life. there is plenty of water leisure activity in the mumbles if visitors fancy a day out to the coast. there is no shortage of lovely welsh market towns to visit, and castles to explore. swansea has in addition to a lively night life, also excellent shopping. the grand theater shows opera and national touring shows and plays. there is a number of galleries and museums in the city as well as the architecture award winning marine quarter.
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12 Dec 2014
We stayed at Apple Cottage with two friends. It's a lovely place, with a lovely tenant living just next door, always available if you need anything ! Everything was perfect when we arrived, Paula… More
5 Nov 2014
Lovely cottage for nice quiet relaxing romantic break. Will definitively be returning.Get area where everybody was very friendly.… More
24 Apr 2014
"A great location for exploring South Wales and the Brecon Beacons"
Apple Cottage was in a great location for our first exploration of South Wales - plenty to do in the area with some great walks - particularly two days of finding waterfalls - each had at least 4 wate… More
1 Apr 2014
My husband, our 2 year old Jack Russell and I came to stay at Apple cottage for the weekend.We chose the cottage as I have family spread out around this part of Wales so it was convenient, it was so m… More
11 Nov 2013
"Lovely, cosy, friendly cottage"
Paula was very friendly, flexible and helpful with an extremely short notice booking. The cottage was really lovely, very clean and well equipped and a fire was kindly laid out for us by Paula and re… More
13 Oct 2013
"Beautiful and cosy cottage"
Myself and my boyfriend stayed at Apple Cottage for a week. We took our dog for whom the garden was perfect, and properly enclosed so he couldn't get out.There is so much to do nearby...amazing w… More
5 Sep 2013
"Beautiful cosy cottage"
This is the second time we have stayed at one of Paula's cottages and once again we weren't disappointed. The cottage is gorgeous and has everything that you could need. It was clean, cosy a… More
21 Aug 2013
"Great Value for what you pay!"
My boyfriend and I stayed in Apple Cottage from Aug 15-17. We had decided the day before that we were going to hike in Brecon Beacons National Park. We were searching for last minute accommodations … More
5 Aug 2013
"Beautiful location but inside the cottage was disappointing..."
Cottage was in a beautiful location and was warm and cosy with a lovely and well kept garden. Unfortunately, it was apparent that there had been a cat/dog in the property as the floor was covered in t… More
this couple spent a full week in apple cottage during which they were perfectly well aware that I was next door and I saw them on a number of occasions. Not once did they approach me either in person or via email or phone (the details of which they had from previous mobile phone correspondence) The initial email sent to me after their departure was one that was rambling, inconsistent and to get to the point asking for a refund of money. This couple claim that they were uncomfortable in the cottage due to a variety of petty complaints and yet on the last day of their stay were happy to remain indoors all day. To add irony they left the cottage in a filthy state, food debris all over the floor and surfaces including furniture, empty beer and vodka bottles, and cans all over the kitchen, a cooker caked in grease and a dirty fridge. This was an attempt to obtain a refund of money and nothing more. If people are put off either by their unfair, untrue and vindictive comments I would please ask that they look at the GLOWING comments which were made by the visitors who were in only the week before. Apple cottage gives fantastic value for money, it is clean, comfortable and maintained to a high standard which is confirmed in other reviews.
4 Aug 2013
"A comfortable relaxing holiday in a good location for walking and beaches."
Really good value for this charming cottage.Excellent walks within 45mins drive.Several good beaches within 45mins drive.Small enclosed garden for the dog.… More
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