Parkland Cottage

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

Ideal for Kids

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February 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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Parkland Cottage is a warm and cosy haven in a busy world, the perfect place for four guests to escape to. This picturesque cottage sits on the courtyard of the historic Pontardawe Country Estate along with other holiday cottages and a fabulous manor house. The cottage is the perfect getway for small families, romantic couples or friends wanting to enjoy the beautiful Welsh Countryside. There are over one hundred and twenty acres of woodlands, bluebells, lush fields and astonishing wildlife to discover on this fabulous estate. If that isn’t enough the stunning beaches of Swansea Bay and the Gower Peninsula and the dramatic Brecon Beacons are on the doorstep.

The cottages offer guests award winning accommodation as well as access to this gorgeous countryside. Parkland Cottage boasts two characterful bedrooms, a family bathroom, a cosy living room and a delightful country kitchen. It enjoys a large lawned garden with picnic benches for alfresco barbecues under the giant beach trees and charming views of lambs playing in the paddock. It is such a fabulous spot, perfect for chilling with a glass of wine watching the sun go down over the parkland. The south facing sun porch is a lovely, enchanting spot too.

The chef in your group will be delighted with the wonderful farmhouse style kitchen. It is well equipped, enjoying a Belfast sink, and is a pretty place to prepare hearty breakfasts and fabulous dinners which can be served at the oak table, chairs and antique church pew. There is character throughout the cottage with beams on the ceilings and other lovely nods to the past. The living room enjoys a warm colour palette, comfy furnishings and a wonderful feature fireplace with a log burning stove for chilly evenings. It is such a lovely room to curl up with the Sunday newspapers and a pot of tea. There is a handy downstairs toilet off the hallway and stairs taking you upstairs to the bedrooms and bathroom.

After a day walking for miles through the estate or body boarding at the beach, you will sink into slumber in your atmospheric bedrooms. One enjoys a comfy double bed and the other twins. They both enjoy delightful beams on the ceilings, adding a warm and welcoming ambience as you settle down for the night. Both bedrooms also offer wonderful views out to the estate. Throughout the cottage, you will also enjoy the gorgeous artwork of local Welsh artists. The cottage comes with a Freesat Smart television with plenty of channels.

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.

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What you should know…

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

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Satellite TV Working Fireplace Heating

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

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

Exterior Grounds
- Private lawn area
- 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 Parkland Cottage
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Parkland Cottage 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. Parkland Cottage enjoys a fabulous spot where you can dine alfresco watching the lambs and enjoy fabulous sunsets over the parkland. Guests booking Parkland 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 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?

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Kids

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

Parkland Cottage is perfect for a family holiday. It offers two bedrooms and a lovely garden where children can watch the lambs playing in the fields or paddocks. Parkland Cottage 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 cottage has a brilliant information folder packed with suggested excursions to make the most of your stay at Parkland Cottage.

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!

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
Feb 5th 2023 - Feb 18th 2023 £320 £374 £428 £482 £541
Feb 18th 2023 - Feb 25th 2023 £353 £413 £473 £533 £598
Feb 25th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 £331 £386 £442 £498 £560
Mar 4th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £359 £418 £477 £536 £591
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 £505 £588 £672 £756 £837
Apr 22nd 2023 - May 27th 2023 £391 £456 £520 £585 £645
May 27th 2023 - Jun 3rd 2023 £472 £550 £629 £707 £783
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 £511 £596 £681 £765 £848
Jul 22nd 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 £634 £740 £845 £951 £1,057
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 £479 £558 £637 £717 £794
Sep 16th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £463 £539 £616 £692 £766
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 £430 £501 £572 £643 £711
Oct 21st 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 £479 £558 £637 £717 £794
Oct 28th 2023 - Nov 4th 2023 £430 £501 £572 £643 £711
Nov 4th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 £343 £399 £455 £512 £563
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 26th 2023 - - - - £1,057
Dec 26th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 - - - - £1,057
Jan 6th 2024 - Feb 17th 2024 £320 £374 £428 £482 £541
Feb 17th 2024 - Feb 24th 2024 £353 £413 £473 £533 £598
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 2nd 2024 £331 £386 £442 £498 £560
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £359 £418 £477 £536 £591
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 £505 £588 £672 £756 £837
Apr 20th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £391 £456 £520 £585 £645
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £472 £550 £629 £707 £783
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 £511 £596 £681 £765 £848
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 £634 £740 £845 £951 £1,057

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - Feb 18th 2023 €335 €391 €448 €504 €567
Feb 18th 2023 - Feb 25th 2023 €370 €432 €495 €558 €626
Feb 25th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 €346 €405 €463 €522 €586
Mar 4th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €376 €438 €499 €561 €618
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 €528 €616 €704 €791 €877
Apr 22nd 2023 - May 27th 2023 €410 €477 €545 €612 €676
May 27th 2023 - Jun 3rd 2023 €494 €576 €658 €740 €819
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 €535 €624 €713 €801 €888
Jul 22nd 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 €664 €774 €885 €996 €1,106
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 €501 €584 €667 €750 €831
Sep 16th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €484 €564 €645 €725 €802
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 €450 €525 €599 €674 €745
Oct 21st 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 €501 €584 €667 €750 €831
Oct 28th 2023 - Nov 4th 2023 €450 €525 €599 €674 €745
Nov 4th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 €359 €418 €477 €536 €590
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 26th 2023 - - - - €1,106
Dec 26th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 - - - - €1,106
Jan 6th 2024 - Feb 17th 2024 €335 €391 €448 €504 €567
Feb 17th 2024 - Feb 24th 2024 €370 €432 €495 €558 €626
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 2nd 2024 €346 €405 €463 €522 €586
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €376 €438 €499 €561 €618
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 €528 €616 €704 €791 €877
Apr 20th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €410 €477 €545 €612 €676
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €494 €576 €658 €740 €819
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 €535 €624 €713 €801 €888
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 €664 €774 €885 €996 €1,106

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - Feb 18th 2023 $361 $423 $484 $545 $612
Feb 18th 2023 - Feb 25th 2023 $400 $467 $535 $602 $677
Feb 25th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 $374 $437 $500 $564 $633
Mar 4th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $406 $473 $540 $606 $668
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 $571 $665 $760 $855 $947
Apr 22nd 2023 - May 27th 2023 $443 $516 $589 $662 $730
May 27th 2023 - Jun 3rd 2023 $534 $623 $711 $800 $885
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 $578 $674 $770 $866 $960
Jul 22nd 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 $717 $837 $956 $1,076 $1,196
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 $542 $631 $721 $811 $898
Sep 16th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $523 $610 $696 $783 $867
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 $487 $567 $647 $728 $805
Oct 21st 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 $542 $631 $721 $811 $898
Oct 28th 2023 - Nov 4th 2023 $487 $567 $647 $728 $805
Nov 4th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 $388 $451 $515 $579 $637
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 26th 2023 - - - - $1,196
Dec 26th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 - - - - $1,196
Jan 6th 2024 - Feb 17th 2024 $361 $423 $484 $545 $612
Feb 17th 2024 - Feb 24th 2024 $400 $467 $535 $602 $677
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 2nd 2024 $374 $437 $500 $564 $633
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $406 $473 $540 $606 $668
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 $571 $665 $760 $855 $947
Apr 20th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $443 $516 $589 $662 $730
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $534 $623 $711 $800 $885
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 $578 $674 $770 $866 $960
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 $717 $837 $956 $1,076 $1,196

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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