Ysgubor Tawe

Brecon, South Wales

  • 4 Star
  • Ysgubor Tawe only 8 miles from Swansea is set on a peaceful hillside farm in the Swansea Valley.

You can book this property from:

  • £506 per week
  • £72 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 double beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 12 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 1 mile

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Nestled between the mountains of the Brecon Beacons and the coastal haven of the Gower, this Pontardawe Holiday Cottage is set on a peaceful hillside farm in the Swansea Valley. The cottage is a perfect place to relax or to make the most of all the attractions and activities in the area. Only 8 miles from Swansea.

Ground Floor

Open plan kitchen diner with stylish fitted kitchen, gas oven, microwave, toaster, grill, coffee maker and TV. The dinner table has seating for 6.

Lounge with large 50” TV, DVD and comfy leather sofas. Double doors opening out onto garden area and fantastic views.

Double Bedroom with en-suite wet room, basin and wc.


2 double bedrooms both en-suite with half sized bath and shower over bath, wc and wash basin.


Patio area, sun room and bench and enclosed large field, ½ acres of lawns to enjoy and also wooden gazebo and BBQ area that is shared with one other cottage.

There is also a shared laundry room with washing machine and dryers

Additional Information

Gas central heating and electric included.

Welcome pack on arrival includes tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits.

Bed linen and towels provided.

Wi-Fi available.

High chair, travel cot and stair gate available in the cottage. Please bring your own bed linen for the cot.

The following items are also provided at the cottage for your stay… Kitchen: salt and pepper, kitchen roll, washing up liquid/dishwasher tablets, new dishcloths and scourers, tin foil and cling film. Bathroom: liquid hand soap and 2 toilet rolls per toilet. General cleaning products: bleach, shower cleaner, anti bacterial spray etc.

No smoking inside.

Pets welcome (max 2 dogs) but no pets are allowed in bedrooms.

This cottage accepts short breaks at certain times of the year. Find more information under 'Prices'. 


We had a very enjoyable week at Ysgubor Tawe. It is a very clean, well equipped and comfortable property and the welcome pack was much appreciated. It is set in countryside with walks from the door but is still near to other areas to visit such as Mumbles, The National Welsh Botanic Gardens, waterfall walks at Pontneddfechan and the coast path.

Mrs S,

Great holiday home, owner was lovely and supplied a fabulous welcome gift basket, perfect for our stay as we took our elderly mother who was delighted with her ground floor bedroom with en-suite wet room.

Mrs G,

We had a great time staying at Ysgubor Tawe for a much-needed post-lockdown break. Good communications in advance concerning new procedures and a lovely welcome pack on arrival, also lots of useful extras provided by the owner. The accommodation was great for us (2 adults + 2 teenagers); double beds and ensuite bathrooms in every bedroom plus a well-equipped kitchen, and a spacious open plan downstairs all in very good condition and scrupulously clean. We brought bikes with us and were able to use the summerhouse for storage. There is a nice cycle track up and down the valley from Pontardawe, though the hill back up to the farm from the town is a real leg stretcher! Lots of things to do nearby; Swansea and the Gower beaches aren’t too far away, also the Dan-yr-Ogof caves and more cycling and walking in the Afan forest. On the inevitable wet day, the accommodation was spacious enough for us all to just relax in. All in all, highly recommended.

Past Customer,


Ysgubor Tawe is a detached property that shares a courtyard with one other cottage on a peaceful, 36 acre, mountain side farm in the Swansea Valley. It is located only 8 miles from Swansea. Despite the tranquil surroundings and stunning views this Pontardawe holiday cottage is just less than a mile from the village of Pontardawe where there is a selection of local shops, pubs, places to eat and drink and a bank. There is also a supermarket 2 miles away.

Only 7 miles away is the location of the Liberty Stadium, home of Premier League side Swansea City and rugby team the Ospreys. Swansea offers great shopping and The National Waterfront museum is also well worth a visit. Swansea also offers a great water park / swimming centre with 50m pool and numerous slides and water rides for people of all ages to enjoy. Swansea has great historic significance as it was the leading copper producer in the World in the 19th Century.

Gower ( designated as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and all its superb beaches and coastal activities is only 12 miles away. The Brecon Beacons National Park, along with its breath taking scenery and fantastic walks and other outdoor activities is 11 miles to the North.


Bridal path and footpaths running yards from the cottage. There is also a woodland walk on the farm. 0.1 miles.

Water Sports

Swansea Watersports provide a full range of water sports activities and training for all ages and all levels of experience. 11 miles


?Pontardawe Golf Club, in an elevated position with great views. 1.4 miles.


Mountain Biking - Afan Forest Park one of Britain’s premier Mountain Bike Tracks with 4 superb flowing trails and plenty of all weather single-track. 12 Miles

Cycle Tracks, NCN Route towards the Brecon Beacons or Southwards towards Swansea 1.5 miles.


Game fishing

?Afon Tawe, a lovely little river holding salmon, sea trout and brown trout. Contact Tawe and Tributaries Angling Association for day tickets. 1 mile

Sea fishing

Superb shore, estuary and beach fishing and charter boats available from Swansea Marina. 9.4 miles.

Pony Trekking

?Cimla Equestrian Centre - Riding lessons, horse and pony trekking and riding holidays for all ages and abilities. 9.8 miles