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!
Single Night Stays
You are more than welcome to stay for a single night, although we would be surprised that you could come to such a beautiful place for such a short visit. However, a single night stay will be subject to a supplement and a minimum charge. Please ask for a quote.
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.
Ventilation / Dampness
As this is a very old house, it's only way to breathe is through the windows. If you keep the windows closed 24/7, the rooms will get damp and potentially mouldy. If you feel this would be a problem, then this house may not be what you are looking for.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: cardiff, Nearest railway: maesteg|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2), Single Beds (1), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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 An old coal mine at Glyncorrwg a few years ago provide opportunities for cycling, hill-walking and mountain biking.
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, bar, lounge area, open air deck, changing/shower rooms, a bike park and coarse and fly fishing lakes. Please Note: Some diversions are still in place on routes throughout 2015.
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 Bike Hire We offer a limited cycle hire service to our guests, mostly aimed at small families – see here. Skyline Cycles also offer a comprehensive service.
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 were added in 2012. Please Note: Diversions are in place on some routes throughout 2015.
Darren Fawr Mountain Bike Trails New Mountain Bike (Blue and Black) Trails in the Garw Valley, opened January 2013. 20 miles drive from Ty Skyline House, but midway between Cwmcarn and Glyncorrwg/Afan Argoed. Trails set off from Parc Calon Lan which has free parking and a visitor centre.
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 Afan Forest’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.