Falls Cottage

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Cottage Modern
Great Value
Ideal for Kids

The stunning Falls Cottage has been beautifully and cleverly designed by the award winning Rio Architects. Nestled on the fabulous Pontardawe Country Estate between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the beautiful Gower Peninsula in South Wales, this fabulous contemporary cottage is perfect for romantic getaways or for small family holidays. This sensational cottage offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a beautiful living space and a gorgeous kitchen diner. It sits gracefully beside a mountain stream where you can enjoy breakfast or drinks on the terrace listening to the spring water cascading down the old sandstone riverbank. Surrounded by nature and blissful silence other than birdsong, guests can relax knowing that they can walk from the doorstep enjoying all that this stunning estate has to offer.

The Pontardawe Country Estate enjoys a remarkable history, unique character and more than one hundred and twenty acres of beautiful rolling Welsh countryside. Guests are welcome to explore the estate, find beautiful picnic spots, watch the sheep and other animals, climb the stiles and enjoy the fresh air. In addition to its superb grounds, the Pontardawe Estate boasts a gorgeous manor house, Pontardawe Country House, as well as a number of other holiday cottages that Oliver’s Travels also feature. Guests can book each of these individually or, for a special celebration, you may want to consider booking a selection of the cottages as well as the manor house.

Falls Cottage is beautiful designed. It is an eco-friendly house being heated by biomass and insulated with sheep’s wool so no matter when you visit, you should be warm and cosy. The cottage enjoys a light and airy living space with two sofas perfectly positioned to enjoy the Freesat smart television which offers more than 150 channels. The dazzling white, contemporary kitchen offers all the appliances you would wish for a self-catering getaway. Guests can dine indoors at the modern table and chairs or escape outside to the riverside terrace. Wildlife thrives in the river so you might spot wild trout, dipper, heron or grey wagtails. It is a lovely spot.

The downstairs wet room boasts a beautiful freestanding marble apollo basin, a toilet and a luxurious rainforest shower. It is very modern and beautifully tiled. Upstairs, you discover the second bathroom which looks out onto the old granary and two bedrooms. The master offers a beautifully dressed, comfy double bed and plenty of storage for your holiday wardrobe. It enjoys views upstream towards a picturesque waterfall. The second bedroom is a neat and tidy twin, again with hotel quality linens and beautiful soft furnishings.

Guests can park right next to the cottage and take farm and woodland walks straight from the doorstep. You will find a hugely popular information folder inside the cottage packed with lots of holiday activity ideas.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms features twin beds and may therefore be better suited to friends or children sharing
  • We also feature some of the other cottages and the manor house so please speak to our Concierge Team if you are thinking of booking multiple properties on the estate

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Satellite TV Heating

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living & dining area with terrace access
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Family wet room

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Family bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private riverside terrace
- 100 acres of Estate gardens to explore

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV
- Washing machine & dryer
- Travel cot & highchair available on request (please bring your own cot linen)
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Falls Cottage
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The beautiful Falls Cottage is nestled quietly in the one hundred and twenty acre Pontardawe Country Estate in the tranquil hamlet of Cilybebyll, close to the village of Pontardawe. The estate is absolutely incredible with woodlands, rivers, bluebell woods, sprawling fields, bird nesting boxes, beautiful picnic spots, a stately manor house and other holiday cottages. It is the perfect rural retreat between the Gower Peninsula and the Brecon Beacons National Park. Though you may find it hard to leave this wonderful spot, there is much to do and see. The estate courtyard where many of the cottages are located is bounded by the upper reaches of the picturesque River Clydach and on the other side by green parkland pastures grazed by sheep and cows. The high hills of blue pennant sandstone provide the backdrop to an idyllic and tranquil scene. Guests booking Falls Cottage are free to roam the estate including its award winning bluebell woodland. The estate’s farm walk is a circular walk for guests which meanders from the doorstep of Falls Cottage towards the summit of Mynydd Marchywel and back. En route, guests follow mountain streams, climb over stiles, explore the bluebell woodlands and traverse lazy green fields. On a clear day, the panoramic vistas include the Swansea Valley, Swansea Bay, the Bristol Channel and the Brecon Beacons National Park.The cottage is an excellent base for those that want to explore the landscapes by bike. The Afan Forest and Bike Park Wales are easily accessible.

The Gower Peninsula and the beautiful Swansea Bay coastline with its idyllic secret coves and glorious stretches of fine sand can be reached by car in twenty minutes. For those that want to enjoy nature and the great outdoors, the National Showcaves of Wales and the Vale of Neath’s spectacular waterfalls are nearby. Guests enjoy visits to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the Glamorganshire Heritage Coast, both less than half an hour away.

The Victorian seaside village of Mumbles with its promenade, shops and restaurants is definitely worth a visit. Mumbles was one of Dylan Thomas’ many stamping grounds and is the home of some world class ice cream. Mumbles is steeped in history with its lighthouse being built in 1794. It also boasts a Victorian pier and Oystermouth Castle which sits on the hilltop overlooking the sea. There are lovely boutique shops and galleries including the gorgeous Lovespoon Gallery and the Gower Gallery. While in Mumbles you must sample some delicious ‘fresh off the boat’ seafood, handmade chocolates and tasty ice creams.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Swansea

(16.4km)

Nearest Town Pontardawe

(3.2km)

Nearest Restaurant The Butcher's Arms, Pontardawe

(2.8km)

Nearest Supermarket Tesco Superstore, Pontardawe

(3.4km)

Nearest Golf Pontardawe Golf Club

(4.9km)

Nearest Beach Aberavon Beach

(21km)

Region

While the image of lush valleys and a laid-back lifestyle are right at the heart of a holiday in Wales, don’t think stunning landscapes and a bit of relaxation are the only thing on offer in this beautiful country. Don’t believe us?

Check out our Wales travel guide – it’s full of handy hints, travel ideas and great stuff for families and groups of friends to do.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Falls Cottage is ideal for a small family. It offers two bedrooms and lovely living space. Children love this heavenly estate and its sensational walks, views and picnic spots. They also love the riverside position of Falls Cottage and trying to spot fish and birds.

Swansea is only nine miles from the cottage with much entertainment for youngsters. There is tenpin bowling, cinemas, museums, go-karting, a trampoline park, a zoo, a waterpark, soft play areas and a lido. Plantasia Swansea is a unique tropical haven of wonderful plants and animals in the heart of Swansea. You will discover insects, reptiles, fish, monkeys, birds, bananas, pineapple plants, cacti, giant bamboo and much more. The Rainforest Hut has been been built using tribal techniques and is full of hammocks, musical instruments and spirit masks with tribal singing in the background. Children love seeing the chameleons, parakeets and the aquarium. There is an educational greenhouse walk and arid and tropical climate houses. The LC Swansea is a leisure destination on the doorstep of the Gower with swimming, surfing, climbing and rides including the white-knuckle rollercoaster, the Masterblaster. There is a fun indoor surf machine and a lazy river as well as a bubbling whirlpool. Little water babies can play in the mini pool. An aquatic maze also adds to the fun with bridges, ball pits and looping slides. Blackpill Lido is an outdoor water park with a splash pad, paddling pool, a dry play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities.

There are plenty of fabulous sandy beaches to visit including the three mile long Aberavon Beach. The beach is popular with families and surfers. Dogs are allowed in off peak months. The award winning Langland Bay Beach is also very popular, just around the headland from the pretty Victorian seaside village of Mumbles. It offers wide golden sands and plenty of rock pools. It is a bigger surfer destination during the winter months. Another popular beach is Caswell with its long stretch of sand.

The outstanding Llanelli Wetland Centre offers over 450 acres of rare wetland habitat bursting with nature and animals. Children can hand feed some of the rarest geese, ducks and swans and can jump, swing and climb their way through the obstacle course. At Wiggly Wood they can build a den and look out for beautiful birds. It is a great day out!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit There is no security deposit, but should there be any damage or loss caused by you or your guests during your stay you will be liable for the cost.
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Changeover day Friday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 2-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 £542 £633 £725 £817 £918
Apr 20th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £435 £508 £582 £656 £737
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £519 £607 £695 £782 £879
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £522 £611 £699 £787 £885
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 £567 £664 £760 £856 £961
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £675 £789 £903 £1,018 £1,143
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 £516 £603 £690 £778 £874
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £490 £573 £656 £739 £830
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 £467 £546 £625 £704 £791
Oct 26th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 £514 £601 £689 £776 £871
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 - - - - £620
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 24th 2024 - - - - £1,143
Dec 24th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 - - - - £1,082
Jan 4th 2025 - Feb 15th 2025 £353 £412 £472 £532 £597
Feb 15th 2025 - Feb 22nd 2025 £402 £470 £539 £607 £682
Feb 22nd 2025 - Mar 1st 2025 £370 £433 £495 £558 £627
Mar 1st 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £383 £448 £513 £577 £649
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 £542 £633 £725 £817 £918
Apr 19th 2025 - May 24th 2025 £435 £508 £582 £656 £737
May 24th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £519 £607 £695 £782 £879
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £522 £611 £699 £787 £885
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 £567 £664 £760 £856 £961
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £675 £789 £903 £1,018 £1,143
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 £516 £603 £690 £778 £874
Sep 13th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £490 £573 £656 £739 £830
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £467 £546 £625 £704 £791

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 €590 €689 €789 €889 €999
Apr 20th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €473 €553 €634 €714 €802
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €565 €661 €756 €852 €957
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €568 €665 €761 €857 €963
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 €618 €722 €827 €932 €1,047
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €735 €859 €984 €1,108 €1,245
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 €561 €656 €752 €847 €951
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €533 €624 €714 €804 €903
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 €509 €595 €681 €767 €862
Oct 26th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 €560 €655 €750 €845 €949
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 - - - - €675
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 24th 2024 - - - - €1,245
Dec 24th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 - - - - €1,178
Jan 4th 2025 - Feb 15th 2025 €384 €449 €514 €579 €650
Feb 15th 2025 - Feb 22nd 2025 €438 €512 €586 €661 €742
Feb 22nd 2025 - Mar 1st 2025 €403 €471 €539 €607 €682
Mar 1st 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €417 €488 €558 €629 €706
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 €590 €689 €789 €889 €999
Apr 19th 2025 - May 24th 2025 €473 €553 €634 €714 €802
May 24th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €565 €661 €756 €852 €957
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €568 €665 €761 €857 €963
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 €618 €722 €827 €932 €1,047
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €735 €859 €984 €1,108 €1,245
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 €561 €656 €752 €847 €951
Sep 13th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €533 €624 €714 €804 €903
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €509 €595 €681 €767 €862

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 $632 $740 $847 $954 $1,072
Apr 20th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $508 $594 $680 $766 $860
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $606 $709 $811 $914 $1,027
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $610 $713 $816 $919 $1,033
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 $663 $775 $887 $999 $1,123
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $788 $922 $1,055 $1,189 $1,335
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 $602 $704 $806 $908 $1,020
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $572 $669 $766 $862 $969
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 $545 $638 $730 $823 $924
Oct 26th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 $601 $702 $804 $906 $1,018
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 - - - - $724
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 24th 2024 - - - - $1,335
Dec 24th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 - - - - $1,264
Jan 4th 2025 - Feb 15th 2025 $412 $481 $551 $621 $697
Feb 15th 2025 - Feb 22nd 2025 $470 $549 $629 $709 $796
Feb 22nd 2025 - Mar 1st 2025 $432 $505 $578 $652 $732
Mar 1st 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $447 $523 $599 $674 $758
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 $632 $740 $847 $954 $1,072
Apr 19th 2025 - May 24th 2025 $508 $594 $680 $766 $860
May 24th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $606 $709 $811 $914 $1,027
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $610 $713 $816 $919 $1,033
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 $663 $775 $887 $999 $1,123
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $788 $922 $1,055 $1,189 $1,335
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 $602 $704 $806 $908 $1,020
Sep 13th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $572 $669 $766 $862 $969
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $545 $638 $730 $823 $924

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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