Mountain Coach House

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Hot Tub

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 31st January and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

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Aside from the manor house, Mountain Coach House is the largest accommodation on the astonishing Pontardawe Country Estate. With four bedrooms in total, this fantastic nineteenth century Georgian coach house sleeps up to eight guests. It is comprised of two neighbouring holiday cottages, interconnected to create one large, four bedroomed holiday home. Mountain Coach House sits alongside a picturesque mountain stream alive with wild trout, dippers and grey wagtails and edged with bluebells, daffodils, rhododendrons and hazel trees growing wild. The river runs through the estate on its way to Swansea Bay. The views from the back doors of the coach house are of the stream, a pretty bridge, weeping ash, flowering rhododendron and traditional farmyard buildings. Being two adjoining cottages, Mountain Coach House enjoys two of almost everything, except for the welcome, indulgent hot tub in the garden. This superb, characterful property is ideal for groups of friends or a large family wanting to enjoy a unique holiday experience. Once you have stayed on the Pontardawe Country Estate, you will understand why families return over and over again!

As well as pretty gardens and the hot tub, Mountain Coach House enjoys a four poster bed in one of the bedrooms, a wood burning stove and lots of wonderful images of how the property was in time gone by. The fabulous one hundred and twenty acre Pontardawe Country Estate sits in the ancient hamlet of Cilybebyll, surrounded by beautiful rolling Welsh countryside. The historic estate boasts links to the descendants of Welsh Kings, Arthurian legend, tales of the Mabinogion, the Norman invasion, the Earls of Pembrokeshire, Winston Churchill’s secret army, eighteenth century prisons, Charles II, the tea plantations of Ceylon, coal mining, the Industrial Revolution and much more. A World War II hideout, used by Churchill’s Secret Army was found in the estate’s private bluebell woodland and gained recognition as a Scheduled Ancient Monument of national importance. In addition to its superb grounds, the Pontardawe Estate boasts the 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 with or without the manor house. Guests staying at the cottages are free to roam the estate, enjoying the beautiful natural scenery and its amazing wildlife. The estate is brimming with woodland walks, farm trails, green fields, bluebell woods, rivers and stunning picnic spots. When you have had enough you can head to the splendid Brecon Beacons, the Gower Peninsula, museums and numerous delightful towns and villages. A shop, post office and pub can be found in the charming village of Rhos one mile away and the 24 hour supermarket is in Pontardawe, two miles away.

Mountain Coach House lies at the end of a long tree lined drive and forms part of the estate courtyard. It is dog friendly so you can take your well-behaved furry friend along to enjoy this special place. Mountain Coach House is bright and airy yet cosy and very comforting. It offers a very warm and inviting ambience. The bedrooms all enjoy fabulous views, either of the French Chateau-like manor house or the giant beech trees that give way to sheep grazing in the parkland or the soothing river, abundant with wildlife. Downstairs there are two warm and cosy living rooms, two country kitchens and two toilets. As well as modern amenities the coach house offers many enchanting nods to the past. The white archway and circle that adorn the property are telling signs to its past life. You can feel the history in this lovely property. The living rooms are very cosy with comfy sofas, chairs, televisions with plenty of channels, glowing stoves and delightful colour palettes. They are wonderful rooms to nestle down in, enjoy your holiday books, enjoy family games or to peruse the excellent guest information booklets to decide how to spend your holiday week. If children are tired after a busy hiking or beach day, they can watch a movie in one room while the adults chill in the other. Upstairs, guests enjoy two master bedrooms, two twin bedrooms and two bathrooms, all enjoying wonderful character and splendid views.

The gardens are delightful, especially with the hot tub sitting centre stage on a Gwrhyd sandstone patio, a beautiful local stone valued for its fossilized ripple patterns that formed in a tropical lagoon many millions of years ago. There is plenty of room for alfresco dining. Guests enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful location, only interrupted by birdsong and the soothing sounds of the babbling brook.

Mountain Coach House offers a unique holiday experience that families and friends can enjoy together while exploring this magical region and the estate’s fabulous acres.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The accommodation is spread across two interconnecting cottages and would therefore be ideal for two families holidaying together
  • Guests are welcome to take their furry friend to Mountain Coach House but there is a small additional charge, please see the T&Cs tab for details

Property Features

Hot Tub BBQ Satellite TV Working Fireplace Heating

Mountain Coach House comprises of both Stream and Stable Cottages, and is therefore ideal for two families holidaying together, who wish to retain an element of privacy. The cottages are joined by an interconnecting door.

Cottage 1

Ground Floor
- Living room
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dining facilities
- Cloakroom

First Floor
- Bedroom with four-poster, king-size bed
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Family bathroom

Cottage 2

Ground Floor
- Living room
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dining facilities
- Cloakroom

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

Exterior Grounds
- Private enclosed garden
- Riverside hot tub
- Barbecue
- 100 acres of Estate gardens to explore

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

Location

About the surrounding area of Mountain Coach House
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Mountain Coach House enjoys a fabulous position on the one hundred and twenty acre Pontardawe Country Estate in the tranquil hamlet of Cilybebyll, close to the village of Pontardawe. The estate is full of forests, 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. 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. Mountain Coach House enjoys a fabulous spot where you can dine alfresco watching the lambs and enjoy fabulous sunsets over the parkland. Guests booking Mountain Coach House 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 Parkland Cottage towards the summit of Mynydd Marchywel and back. En route, guests follow mountain streams, climb over stiles, explore the bluebell woods 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. There is a golf course close by for golf fans and the supermarket in Pontardawe is open 24 hours for those late night emergencies. There is also a village pub within walking distance.

The beautiful Swansea Bay coastline and the Gower Peninsula with its idyllic secret coves in and glorious stretches of fine sand is just twenty minutes drive away. You should not miss a trip to the iconic, award winning Rhossili Bay with its dramatic, panoramic views and excellent hiking paths. Rhossili has been described as ‘The supermodel of British beaches’ by The Independent and has won numerous accolades from UK Travel Writers including the best spot for a picnic. The Times listed the beach as ‘The UK’s No.1 dog friendly beach’ so if you do have your furry friend with you, you should definitely go. At low tide the beach is enormous and it is possible to walk across to Llangennith or even to the Worms Head. It is steep to walk down to the beach so it is not suitable for pushchairs or visitors with mobility issues.

The Victorian seaside village of Mumbles with its promenade, shops and restaurants is worth a visit and for those that want to stay 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.

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. No visit to Mumbles would be complete without sampling some ‘fresh off the boat’ seafood, its handmade chocolates and its fantastic ice creams.

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

Mountain Coach House is perfect for a family holiday. With four bedrooms it may even big enough for two families. It is comprised of two adjoining cottages and a lovely garden overlooking the stream and enjoying a hot tub. Mountain Coach House is the perfect base for riding horses, days on the beach, cycling, walking, visiting waterfalls, shopping, bat hunting and so much more. The estate is just fabulous for families with beautiful, fresh air walks from the doorstep and lots of animals around. There are beautiful picnic spots. The coach house has a brilliant information folder packed with suggested excursions to make the most of your stay at Mountain Coach House.

Swansea is only nine miles away 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 gorgeous beaches to visit including the stunning Rhossili Bay and the three mile long Aberavon Beach. Aberavon Beach is popular with families and surfers. The walk down to Rhossili Bay isn’t good with pushchairs so just go if you have older children or a carrier for young babies. 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 wonderful 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

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

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!

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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? A maximum of 4 well-behaved dogs are allowed on request for an additional charge of £4 per dog, per night.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jan 29th 2023 - Feb 18th 2023 £714 £834 £955 £1,076 £1,209
Feb 18th 2023 - Feb 25th 2023 £778 £910 £1,041 £1,173 £1,318
Feb 25th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 £778 £910 £1,041 £1,173 £1,318
Mar 4th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £771 £902 £1,033 £1,163 £1,307
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 £1,063 £1,243 £1,423 £1,602 £1,801
Apr 22nd 2023 - May 27th 2023 £836 £978 £1,119 £1,261 £1,417
May 27th 2023 - Jun 3rd 2023 £998 £1,167 £1,336 £1,505 £1,691
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 £1,075 £1,258 £1,440 £1,622 £1,822
Jul 22nd 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 £1,321 £1,545 £1,769 £1,993 £2,239
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 £1,011 £1,182 £1,353 £1,524 £1,713
Sep 16th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £978 £1,144 £1,310 £1,476 £1,658
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 £914 £1,068 £1,223 £1,378 £1,548
Oct 21st 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 £1,011 £1,182 £1,353 £1,524 £1,713
Oct 28th 2023 - Nov 4th 2023 £914 £1,068 £1,223 £1,378 £1,548
Nov 4th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 £739 £864 £989 £1,114 £1,252
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 26th 2023 - - - - £2,239
Dec 26th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 - - - - £2,239
Jan 6th 2024 - Feb 17th 2024 £714 £834 £955 £1,076 £1,209
Feb 17th 2024 - Feb 24th 2024 £778 £910 £1,041 £1,173 £1,318
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 2nd 2024 £778 £910 £1,041 £1,173 £1,318
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £771 £902 £1,033 £1,163 £1,307
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 £1,063 £1,243 £1,423 £1,602 £1,801
Apr 20th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £836 £978 £1,119 £1,261 £1,417
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £998 £1,167 £1,336 £1,505 £1,691
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 £1,075 £1,258 £1,440 £1,622 £1,822
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 £1,321 £1,545 £1,769 £1,993 £2,239

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jan 29th 2023 - Feb 18th 2023 €763 €892 €1,021 €1,151 €1,293
Feb 18th 2023 - Feb 25th 2023 €832 €972 €1,113 €1,254 €1,409
Feb 25th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 €832 €972 €1,113 €1,254 €1,409
Mar 4th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €825 €964 €1,104 €1,244 €1,397
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 €1,136 €1,329 €1,521 €1,713 €1,925
Apr 22nd 2023 - May 27th 2023 €894 €1,045 €1,197 €1,348 €1,515
May 27th 2023 - Jun 3rd 2023 €1,067 €1,248 €1,428 €1,609 €1,808
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 €1,150 €1,345 €1,540 €1,734 €1,949
Jul 22nd 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 €1,413 €1,652 €1,892 €2,131 €2,394
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 €1,081 €1,264 €1,447 €1,630 €1,831
Sep 16th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €1,046 €1,223 €1,401 €1,578 €1,773
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 €977 €1,142 €1,308 €1,473 €1,655
Oct 21st 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 €1,081 €1,264 €1,447 €1,630 €1,831
Oct 28th 2023 - Nov 4th 2023 €977 €1,142 €1,308 €1,473 €1,655
Nov 4th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 €790 €924 €1,058 €1,191 €1,339
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 26th 2023 - - - - €2,394
Dec 26th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 - - - - €2,394
Jan 6th 2024 - Feb 17th 2024 €763 €892 €1,021 €1,151 €1,293
Feb 17th 2024 - Feb 24th 2024 €832 €972 €1,113 €1,254 €1,409
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 2nd 2024 €832 €972 €1,113 €1,254 €1,409
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €825 €964 €1,104 €1,244 €1,397
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 €1,136 €1,329 €1,521 €1,713 €1,925
Apr 20th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €894 €1,045 €1,197 €1,348 €1,515
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €1,067 €1,248 €1,428 €1,609 €1,808
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 €1,150 €1,345 €1,540 €1,734 €1,949
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 €1,413 €1,652 €1,892 €2,131 €2,394

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jan 29th 2023 - Feb 18th 2023 $829 $970 $1,110 $1,251 $1,406
Feb 18th 2023 - Feb 25th 2023 $904 $1,057 $1,210 $1,364 $1,532
Feb 25th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 $904 $1,057 $1,210 $1,364 $1,532
Mar 4th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $897 $1,048 $1,200 $1,352 $1,519
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 $1,235 $1,444 $1,654 $1,863 $2,093
Apr 22nd 2023 - May 27th 2023 $972 $1,136 $1,301 $1,466 $1,647
May 27th 2023 - Jun 3rd 2023 $1,160 $1,356 $1,553 $1,749 $1,966
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 $1,250 $1,462 $1,674 $1,886 $2,119
Jul 22nd 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 $1,536 $1,796 $2,057 $2,317 $2,603
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 $1,175 $1,374 $1,573 $1,772 $1,991
Sep 16th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $1,137 $1,330 $1,523 $1,715 $1,927
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 $1,062 $1,242 $1,422 $1,602 $1,800
Oct 21st 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 $1,175 $1,374 $1,573 $1,772 $1,991
Oct 28th 2023 - Nov 4th 2023 $1,062 $1,242 $1,422 $1,602 $1,800
Nov 4th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 $859 $1,004 $1,150 $1,295 $1,456
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 26th 2023 - - - - $2,603
Dec 26th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 - - - - $2,603
Jan 6th 2024 - Feb 17th 2024 $829 $970 $1,110 $1,251 $1,406
Feb 17th 2024 - Feb 24th 2024 $904 $1,057 $1,210 $1,364 $1,532
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 2nd 2024 $904 $1,057 $1,210 $1,364 $1,532
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $897 $1,048 $1,200 $1,352 $1,519
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 $1,235 $1,444 $1,654 $1,863 $2,093
Apr 20th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $972 $1,136 $1,301 $1,466 $1,647
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $1,160 $1,356 $1,553 $1,749 $1,966
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 $1,250 $1,462 $1,674 $1,886 $2,119
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 $1,536 $1,796 $2,057 $2,317 $2,603

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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