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Nant Y Ffin

Crynant, South Wales
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Fishing onsite / nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
7 more

At a glance

  • Cosy two-bedroom cottage in a woodland setting
  • Next to the Crynant Forest for long walks and mountain biking
  • Enjoy a picnic in the pretty landscaped garden
Property code: BN247

A picture book cottage for couples or small families set beside 2,500 acres of forest, perfect for exploring the South Wales countryside and coastline.

This charming two-bedroom cottage sits against a backdrop of the Crynant Forest, offering miles of walking and mountain biking trails, with part of St Illtyds Way running through the forest. The villages of Crynant (2 miles) and Ystradgynlais (2 miles) are within easy reach and have local stores and welcoming pubs. Discover the industrial heritage of the local area at the Cefn Coed Colliery Museum (3 miles), formerly the deepest anthracite coal mine in the world. Get close to the primates at the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary (7 miles), home to chimpanzees, spider monkeys and baboons among others. See the highest waterfall in South Wales at Henrhyd Falls (6.5 miles) where stunning cascades plunge 90ft through the rocks creating a dramatic sight. The vibrant city of Swansea (17.5 miles) offers designer stores, cosmopolitan restaurants and lively nightlife, while the stunning beaches of the Gower Peninsula (20.5 miles) are within easy reach.

Set against a backdrop of towering trees, this brightly painted cottage offers light and airy accommodation, decorated in neutral shades throughout, with bright accents of colour. Pull through the gate and onto the driveway. Entering via the porch where there is room to remove walking boots and outdoor clothing, step through the front door and into the property. Unpack your provisions in the kitchen where you will find plenty of cupboard and worktop space. Fully equipped with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine, you will have everything you need for a home-from-home stay. A door and one step lead from the kitchen to the small sunroom – a lovely spot to curl up with a coffee and enjoy the views across the garden. Enjoy your meals in the cosy dining room where the farmhouse-style table comfortably seats all guests. The lounge is filled with natural light from the large windows looking out across the gardens and is a pleasant space to relax after a day of exploration. Snuggle up on the comfortable reclining sofa and enjoy your favourite programme on SkyTV. The generous bathroom is on the ground floor with WC and shower over bath, perfect for a long soak before bedtime. When it’s time to retire, head upstairs to the two pretty bedrooms, both with sloping ceilings and enjoying lovely views. The master bedroom is a light and airy room with 4ft double bed decorated in soothing tones with co-ordinating soft furnishings. There is ample storage for your possessions. The second bedroom is a cosy single.

Stepping outside there is a large landscaped garden with expansive lawns and pretty flower beds and shrubbery. Enjoy al fresco dining at the garden table or spread out your blanket for a picnic on the lawn. Light the BBQ for a relaxed evening meal. There is ample driveway parking at the property and secure bike storage in the lock-up garage.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 4ft double, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
  • SkyTV
  • Cot and highchair.
  • Garden with furniture, BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Secure bike storage available
  • 2 dogs welcome – must be restricted to ground floor
  • Mobile signal variable
  • No WiFi
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • Clay Pigeon Shoot in nearby forestry operates on a Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday from 10am to 3pm.

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Hayter October 2020

The owner went through everything a few days before we set off, recommending places to visit, and characteristics of the cottage. On the day of travel he phoned to say we could arrive earlier than expected, so we gained an afternoon away. The cottage is in a fabulous setting with a stunning front garden. It feels very newly refurbished, especially Read morethe kitchen. Hide


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