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Yr Hen Stabl

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Yr Hen Stabl

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Situated as it is at the edge of The Beacons and Waterfall Country, Yr Hen Stabl is an ideal base for walkers and nature lovers. Right on our doorstep is the Cwm Gwrelych Heritage Trail, a site of national geological importance. We are proud to say that it is called 'Merfyn's Walk' and the information points relate Merfyn's childhood spent playing and exploring in the area. This is an absolutely unique experience and has quickly become a 'must do' with our visitors.

Enjoy our garden with its many shrubs and trees and herbs for enthusiastic cooks.

After a day outdoors, guests can relax in a warm and cosy cottage where a Victorian shop counter, sloping ceilings, plank doors, wood and slate floors sit comfortably with up to date bathrooms, double glazing and central heating. Compete for a seat on the antique rocking chair and enjoy the many paintings, embroideries, books and games.

At the end of a busy day, relax in comfortable beds with line dried, fine cotton, embroidered bed linen and vintage Welsh blankets and enjoy a good night's sleep.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Swansea 40 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff 60 km, Nearest railway: Neath 20 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 DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

DVD player. Freeview TV

Downstairs WC and shower room accessible by wheelchair.

Further details outdoors

Patio door opens from lounge onto private garden with patio furniture and barbecue if required.

Pick your own fresh herbs for enthusiastic cooks.

Secure bike storage.

About this location

Southern Wales region

Glynneath is a village in the Vale of Neath, an area painted by J W Turner. After a history of coal mining, it has now been restored to its former natural beauty. The waterfalls are deservedly famous and are a base both for walkers and for lovers of more extreme water sports.

For hikers and serious walkers, the Brecon Beacons are nearby. Swansea is twenty miles away with its entry to the Gower Peninsula and its stunning coastline. Afan Argoed Cycling and Bike Park Wales are within easy reach as are the beaches at Porthcawl. Cardiff and Brecon are just thirty miles away.


Yr Hen Stabl is centrally situated for many attractions. An interesting golf course is just a five minute drive away. Big Pit at Blaenavon is very popular with guests. There is Cyfarthfa Castle and museum at Merthyr and Castell Coch on the road to Cardiff.

Neath has a fine Gnoll Park with ponds and water cascades and another large park at Margam where various Antique Fairs and Festivals are held during the season.

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Review 1-9 of 9

20 Sep 2014


"enjoyable holiday"

Clean, comfortable and practical cottage.Mrs Walters was very helpful (directions to cottage excellent).Would recommend Wonderful countryside.… More

1 Jul 2014



We had a short break at Yr Hen Stabl whilst visiting family. The cottage was an absolute delight to stay in. Characterful with modern amenities. The kitchen is a great space to cook in. The garden was… More

12 Jun 2014


"Fantastic stay in this beautiful Cottage"

I booked this on the basis of the reviews I had read and was not disappointed. In fact it came beyond my expectations. Well equipped, well laid out cottage with two bedrooms. A large one and a smal… More

21 May 2014



I stayed here with my fiancé for 2 nights and have to say, it was the best break we have ever taken. From Margaret and Merfyn and their perfect, history rich cottage, to the many walks within walking… More

25 Apr 2014


"Das perfekte Ferienhaus"

.In diesem sehr gut ausgestatteten und mit Liebe zum Detail eingerichteten Ferienhaus fühlten wir uns von der ersten Minute an wohl. Mitten im Waterfall Country gelegen am Rande des Brecon Beacons Na… More

16 Apr 2014


"cosy accommodation close to lots of places of interest"

High quality accommodation within easy reach of good walks, cycle paths and beach. The service provided by the owners was excellent with lots of tourist information/leaflets available. The owners ha… More

16 Sep 2013



Clean, well equipped, cosy, very helpful and kind owners, well placed for exploring the Brecon Beacons/South Wales... Would go back tomorrow!… More

15 Apr 2013


"Home from home..."

Our second stay at Yr hen stabl and it already feels like a home from home. Everything we imagined a cottage holiday to be. After a day out on the nearby hills or at the sea this cottage offered everything we needed for a relaxing return to our holiday home. Nothing is missing, everything is catered for. Its wonderful quaint old fashined cosy style is expertly combined with its modern facilities to make every moment spent there thoroughly enjoyable and stress free. The friendly hospitality of Margaret and Merfyn make you feel welcome and relaxed and we will most certainly return for a third stay.
Highly recomended!

Adrian & Petra
Muenster, Germany.

3 May 2012


"3 months in Wales"

We spent 3 months in the Yr Hen Stabl, it was a really good experience.
We've been welcomed very friendly by the owners, we spent a lot of time together.
Merfyn's gives a lot of advices concerning visits you can do and Margaret shares her famous recipes and her seamstress talent ! They were very lovely with us.
The cottage is plenty of charme and well adapted for a family, you can benefit of the terrace and the garden. A lot of documentation are available in the cottage so that you won't be borred, you can travel !
You can go to Glynneath by foot and you are close to the rail station.
We advise you to rent a car in order to visit this part of Wales which is very nice : Swansea bays, Cardiff (very famous for Rugby games), all the bays etc... Don't forget to go to a pub to drink a pinte with a dash of lemon during a Rugby game it is very pleasant !
We really plan to go back to this town and to rent again this cottage !

Review 1-9 of 9

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Calendar last updated:11 Nov 2014

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