This is our second visit to Nant Cottage. What a fabulous spacious cottage it is. It's full furnished, very clean and has everything you could want. It's situated in Pontardawe - so perfect for Brecon Beacons, Swansea and Mumbles Bay - Natasha - Nant cottage - Pontardawe - Aug 2018
Brilliant location, with a clean and modern interior. Enough room for 6 adults without feeling too cramped. Walks in the local area are stunning and the village is very easy to get to from the main roads. Will certainly look into coming back to this property or one of the other properties in the area. - Chris - Waterfall Lodge - Pontneddfechan - Aug 2018
Brilliant place to stay. Beds are fantastic great nights sleep. Cottage lovely and clean, more utensils than I have in my kitchen. Had everything you could possibly want in a home. Loads of information for the surrounding area. Great eating area out back although it rained all the time we were there so couldn't use it. Loved the sound of the cascading waterfall whilst lying in bed. Just superb!!! - Sandra - Nant Cottage - Pontardawe - Aug 2018
We had a really wonderful stay at Graig cottage. It was lovely and cosy inside, but plenty of room for the 5 of us. It was perfectly clean and we had everything we needed. The garden area and front of the cottage is very pretty. We visited the Brecon Beacons and the Gower beaches which are just a short drive from the cottage. I would definitely stay here again and will be recommending to friends and family! - Jen - Graig Cottage - Pontardawe - Aug 2018
This is a beautiful house to stay in. The balcony with a cascading waterfall in itself is a huge treat. We could not have asked for any more from the facilities and amenities. Peter has provided plenty of local information for anything anybody could wish to do near Pontardawe while staying. We highly recommend Nant Cottage to anyone interested in this area - Sam - Nant Cottage - Pontardawe - Aug 2018
An excellent cosy and modern cottage away from the world. Excellently located nearby to local attractions and the wonderful Brecon Beacons. The cottage is located up a private track away from the road with good parking. It has large roof windows making it very bright and airy in summer and a big log burner which I imagine is great in winter. The kitchen is ready for anything you’d like to cook and the TVs are big with excellent WiFi if you bring a Netflix device. Instant hot water and a large rain style shower were very nice. Would book again and will be recommending to friends! Thanks! - Tom - Beili Glas Cottage - Pontardawe - Aug 2018
Lovely, family friendly house. Lots of bedroom space, tv, 2 bathrooms (fabulous tub), big/well appointed kitchen, beautiful outdoor eating space, good parking for 2 small cars, & quiet neighbourhood. We visited Craig Y Nos (castle & grounds), Showcaves, Careg Cannen Castle, Woebly Castle, Caswell Bay beach (as recommended by the friendly neighbour across the street !), Mumbles & pier, and Henrhyd Falls hike (Batman cave !). A wonderful family holiday ! Young Family of 5 From Leduc, Alberta, Canada - Donna - Graig Cottage - Pontardawe - July 2018
We picked this place due to the location between the Brecon Beacons and the Gower. Ideal as both are only a short drive. It's quiet and clean with modern amenities so can't ask for much more. We visited the cave centre, local walks and waterfalls, primate sanctury, Gower and Tenby during our stay. Would recommend if that's the kind of thing you are after or just to chill out in your own private place. - Darren - Beili Glas - Pontardawe - June 2018
Clean, well-equipped accommodation. Great to be able to go on lovely walks straight out of the door or within a few miles drive. Fascinating local history and story about the impact of coal. Nice selection of birds on a casual walk to the nearest waterfalls - Redstart, Tree Pipit, Dipper, Wood Warbler, Raven, Siskin, Red Kite, Cuckoo, Grey Wagtail and Willow Warbler - Edward - Waterfall Lodge - Pontneddfechan - June 2018
Location, location, location oh and a beautiful house. Everything had been thought through, from the outside area to all the information and comforts indoors. We stayed here with our 2 boys, and as there are two bathrooms and 3 bedrooms. The kitchen was well equipped, loved the contemporary lounge, and wished it was cold enough to get the log burner going. There is a wet room upstairs and a huge bath downstairs, both with toilets. You are so close to river that you can hear it - so relaxing, and one of my most favourite waterfalls was literally across the road (well the walk started there). Would definitely recommend for location, value, comfort. If all the rentals are like this I would like to try some more! - Nicola - Waterfall Lodge - Pontneddfechan - July 2018
We are a family of three with a lovely Labrador. The cottage has everything we need and more. Very spacious and in a quiet location. 5 minutes walk to a big woodland park where we can walk the dog along the river. So many things to do around South Wales from waterfalls to the underground caves. Would definitely be back. - Cindy - Graig Cottage - Pontardawe - Sept 2018
Situated on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, there are many great walks and bike paths straight from the door. Wealth of information about the local area, which was appreciated. We particularly recommend Sgwd Gwladys restaurant/bar/coffee house. The place itself is comfortable with all the amenities you need. Would recommend as a cosy base for exploring the national park. - Nicola - Canyon Cottage - Pontneddfechan - Aug 2018
Fantastic cottage in a stunning location. Close to local amenities, and plenty to do in the local area. There's lots of recommendations on the website and stocked leaflets and books about the local attractions which was extremely helpful. Everything we needed was inside the cottage making our stay cosy and comfortable. We had a wonderful adventure to Pontardawe! - Nikki - Beili Glas Cottage - Pontardawe - Aug 2018

Waterfall Country

Located right on the south-westerly edge of the National Park this area is truly one of the splendours of Wild Wales and amongst the most beautiful and popular parts of the National Park. Here the rivers Mellte, Hepste, Pyrddin and Nedd-fechan wind their way down deep, tree-lined gorges, over a series of dramatic waterfalls, before joining to form the River Neath. The water creates a humid and wet atmosphere and the steep sides shelter the area from sun and wind. This warm and wet environment is filled with plant life covering every available surface. It is a Welsh rainforest, far more scarce than the more familiar tropical rainforest. There are only a handful of places like it anywhere in the world.

Magic Waves – Bioluminescence Plankton on the welsh coast

See the neon waves in Wales

How amazing would it be to see this? When the waves start glowing neon-blue(📷 Alyn Wallace Photography)

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New Promotion film showcasing Swansea and Amman valleys

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