House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Christmas Holiday Period SAME RATES AS MID TERM-TIME. Subject To Availability. Weeks from £410 or a weekend from £150. Christmas tree included.
Stay a night or more at our holiday home in Glyncorrwg for a perfect rural getaway. Enjoy the private garden, barbeque and comfortable lounge while appreciating the gorgeous mountain views from the garden or up closer with a five minute walk. Located close to one of Europe's finest mountain biking venues, great cross-country running routes, superb hiking, fishing and adventurous outdoor activities. Not to mention the more sedate, swimming, parks, shopping, restaurants and the beautiful villages of South Wales. Wifi, flat screen TV, BBQ, fully equipped kitchen and full size washer and dryer. Maximum occupancy 10. Private walled garden for the perfect all-over tan. Dogs welcome.
2 Bunk Rooms
Living Room with fireplace, Grandfather Clock and TV/DVD
Dining Room – Large modern table seats 8
Kitchen - Fully Equipped, Gas oven and hob
We understand that your possessions are dear to you and this includes your bikes. You will be pleased to know that the garage is protected by an alarm system that transmits photographs of any intruders to a mobile phone.
This property can comfortably sleep 10 adults. However, this would involve up to 3 people in the 2 bunk-rooms and a short queue for the bathroom. If you value your home comforts and want no more than one or two in each bedroom you may wish to limit your numbers to 6. If you're up for a sporting or adventurous training weekend/week, then you should be fine with 10. There are additional showers and bathrooms at the Mountain Bike centre – for a small charge.
Rent rates & other information
Prices vary, please use the bookings page for a quote.
If you have any special or last minute requirements, let us know and will try to accommodate you.
Check in time is 3:00pm and check out is normally at 11:00am However, let us know if you prefer a different time and we will be flexible if possible. You can't enjoy a holiday and relax if you have to work to a regimented schedule!
No smoking indoors please.
Quiet Hours 10pm-8am – please respect our neighbours. No wild parties!
Overnight guests strictly limited to those booked.
£100 security deposit may be requested.
Up to 2 well-behaved pets welcome. Downstairs only and not on furniture. Again, flexibility is our middle name, so we are open to requests and suggestions.
On request, and free of charge, we will provide you with; 2 travel cots, a high chair and a dining booster seat. If you do not need these, they will be stored out of your way. There are lots of games, including darts, that are suitable for adults as well as children.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: cardiff, Nearest railway: maesteg|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The South Wales region
Glyncorrwg village is set in the beautiful Afan Valley in south Wales far enough away from the madding crowd to enjoy some peace and quiet but close enough to get to – less than an hour from Cardiff.
Glyncorrwg was once an important coal-mining centre, typical of the South Wales Valleys. With the end of the coal mining industry during the 1970s, buildings were cleared away, factories closed and people left the area to find new employment. In 1990 the local community decided to take advantage of the local scenery and complemented it with a series of ponds along the narrow valley. Trout fishing, coarse fishing, and canoeing are now popular sports in the area, plus miles of old flat railway trackbed lines and steep mountain slopes provide opportunities for cycling, hill-walking and mountain biking.
The nearby village of Pontrhydyfen was the birthplace of actors Richard Burton and Ivor Emmanuel, and singers Rebecca Evans and Geraint Griffiths. The Richard Burton Appreciation Society is based in the village.
Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre This Mountain Biking Centre has superb facilities and is the trailhead for Whites level and Skyline mountain biking trails. There is also a bike shop, hire facility, café, lounge area, open air deck, changing/shower rooms, a bike park and coarse and fly fishing lakes.
Skyline Cycles Situated at the trail head of all the Afan Forest Park Trails, they supply the best quality and the best value equipment and service available to trail riders visiting the area.
Mountain Biking at Afan Forest Park The Trails in Afan Forest Park offer some of the most exciting and rewarding biking in Wales with swooping descents and technical boardwalks, there's something for everyone. Also the 'Rheilfordd' family trail connects both centres and new blue & green all-abilities trails will be coming in 2012.
Walking Within 200 yards of the front door, you will leave the village and be into some of Wales' finest countryside. You could walk all day without crossing a road, plan to incorporate a pub lunch or just walk for an hour to escape the hustle and bustle of life. Some suggested routes are available at the house, or can be found on the Forestry Commission's website and on the Ponds Centre's website. If you have any special requirements, let us know and we will do our best to provide for you.
Fishing Set amidst the beautiful mountain scenery of the Afan Forest Park. The Glyncorrwg Ponds Fishery started life in 1994, and lies beside the tree-lined valley. Fed by mountain streams and the river Corrwg, a tributary of the river Afan. The fishery consists of three man-made lakes, which are well stocked with rainbow trout up to 25lb in weight and two coarse lakes stocked with bream, roach, tench and carp, up to 38lb. In 2007 the Glyncorrwg Ponds were voted one of the best stillwater fisheries in Wales by “Visit Wales”. A small fishing tackle shop can be found in Duffryn Rhondda on the road to Afan Forest Park.
Outdoor Adventure Activities Bushcraft survival, paint-balling, off-roading, gorge-walking, clay shooting, quad biking, abseiling, canoeing. Perfect for a stag or hen party or any special occasion that you're sharing with your best friends. Its all available in south Wales. Including Ultimate Gorge Scrambling in Glynneath, Antur Outdoor in Port Talbot and Mountain and River Activities in Resolven. Use this search tool to find more.
Cymmer Swimming Pool In the unlikely event that you don't fancy being outdoors in the Welsh liquid sunshine, there is a local indoor swimming pool less than 10 minutes drive away. Ideal for a few hours to keep the kids happy.
Indoor Gym If you a serious competitive athlete, you don't need to suspend your training schedule just because you're away from home. The Rugby Club, in association with the football and athletics club, operates a small gym that welcomes casual visitors for a very reasonable fee. Ask at the Rugby Club for more info. There are also various leisure centres within half an hour's drive.
Seaside Aberavon Beach is in the oldest part of Port Talbot and has plenty of all the usual beach activities going on. The Mumbles and Porthcawl are bit further away but are very popular water sports venues. The world-famous Gower coast beaches lie just beyond the Mumbles.
Golf With 9 golf courses within 10 miles, Glyncorrwg is an ideal base for a golfing holiday. Glynneath Golf Club comes highly recommended but a full listing of local venues can be found online.
Places to Eat and Drink
Skyline Café at Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre serves excellent food and drinks at reasonable prices every day of week. The bar is open until 10.30 at the weekends.
Take Away Food A range of all the usual take away styles is available in the area and although some are outside walking distance, most offer delivery and their leaflets are available at the house. For Indian food, we recommend the Adhonik in nearby Caerau. Alternatively, you can have your meal delivered to Glyncorrwg Hall or the Rugby Club.
Glyncorrwg Hall Who have a full set of take away menus available and will provide you with cutlery and crockery for the price of a pint. 01639 852499. The hall was once the village's Working Men's Club, typically seen in so many Welsh valley towns, but now serves as a local pub and community centre.
Glyncorrwg Rugby Club A stone's throw from the monutain bike centre, the club will also accommodate you for a take away – leaflets are available at the club. Visitors are always welcome.
Entertainment Both the Hall and the Rugby Club often have live music and/or karaoke at the weekend.
The Refreshment Rooms Restaurant in nearby Cymmer is an attractively-converted railway station and is highly recommended for Sunday lunch. You can get there with a 10-minute drive or build up your appetite with a good walk.
For a more refined evening meal we recommend The Afan Lodge Restaurant and Bar a short drive away towards the Afan Forest Park.
Neath and Port Talbot are medium-sized coastal-towns with a wide variety of restaurants, bars and clubs within half an hour's drive.
Maesteg is a small valley town 15 minutes drive away well provided with places to eat, drink and even a nightclub.
Some of us can remember the days when the local grocery store had huge analogue scales on the counter to weigh out your produce - Jenny's Store, two streets away still does. That and a slightly larger Premier store can provide you with most of your needs, including some fresh fruit and veg, drinks and toiletries. There is also a post office in the village. Supermarkets and hypermarkets are available at all the nearby towns. The nearest – Maesteg has a medium sized ASDA, Co-op and a large Tesco. Neath and Port Talbot have even more choice.
Please note that all shops in Wales, including take aways, must now charge 5 pence for each carrier bag. This is to encourage us to make use of more environmentally-friendly reusable bags. You may want to bring your own.
Wales' capital city, Cardiff is just an hour away and Swansea, made famous by the film Twin Town is even closer (DVD available in the house).
Places of Worship
There are several churches in the village providing regular services including Glyncorrwg Methodist Church in the next street. The nearby towns provide for all denominations and most faiths. See this directory for more information.
We hope you don't need any healthcare – but just in case – you will be well provided-for: There is a GP practice in the village, pharmacies in 2 of the neighbouring villages, a small hospital in Maesteg and A&E units in Merthyr and Bridgend. If you take more holistic responsibility for your health, you will be pleased to know that homeopaths and herbalists are only a short drive away. If you sustain any sporting injuries, we can reccommend a therapist.