Author Archives: Helen & Allen

Where is the nearest supermarket?

To you the guests at Tan yr Eglwys, we are in a rural and peaceful setting, but surprisingly due to our great location, there are many supermarkets easily accessed. Therefore unless you are a Waitrose shopper, your familiar brand is nearby. However, holidays are for exploring and experimenting with new food experiences. Why not take […]

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We have brought our bikes – where can we cycle ?

Our location on the hillside above the Swansea and Neath valleys dissuaded us from going far on our bikes as children and teenagers. Whilst cycling down to Pontardawe or Neath could be speedy, the return journey was not so attractive! However with the ability to now transport bikes easily on vehicles, there are many opportunities […]

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Where is the Best / Nearest Waterfall to Tan yr Eglwys cottages?

We are fortunate to be located above the Swansea and Neath valley, so within easy travelling distance by car to the many waterfalls in this area. The terrain of these deep sided valleys was created by glaciers in a bygone age. The streams and rivers and ample rainfall have created crevices with high falls of […]

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Where is the nearest/best Beach to Tan yr Eglwys Cottages?

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This is a question from almost every guest at Tan yr Eglwys Cottages, but not simply answered with the geographical mileage! We have to quickly assess a few factors before responding with suggestions. Quick thoughts are gathered on firstly, the duration of their stay and then quick consideration to the make up of the group? […]

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Local Sport and Leisure Facilities?

Local Sport and Leisure Facilities Many guests to Tan yr Eglwys Cottages ask about the nearest Sport and Leisure Facilities. The closest to the cottages are in Pontardawe, but we have also provided details of other facilities which we think may be of interest to you (possibly on a rainy day)!         […]

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What to do on a rare rainy day in South Wales?

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What to do on a rainy day in Tan yr Eglwys Cottages South Wales?  Even if you have the occasional rainy day, it will still be a great day at Tan yr Eglwys Cottages! The cottages have lots of books, tourist info, board games and jigsaws so that the occasional relaxing day is good allowing […]

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A castle or 2 or more!

Which castle do you recommend? Only in Wales, with over 600 castles do we then have the ability to ask “well, what kind of castle would you like to see”? From Tan yr Eglwys Cottages, there is an amazing choice of castles to visit. Many are within a 30-60 minute car journey. However we are […]

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A walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park. Visitors to Tan yr Eglwys Cottages often ask about country parks or wide opening spaces, below is a selection of those closest to Tan yr Eglwy Cottages. Margam Country Park. Access to the country Park is included in the parking fee. Margam Country Park is an 850 acre estate just […]

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Are there any Theatres or Cinemas nearby?

Are there any Theatres or Cinemas nearby? Theatres Pontardawe Arts Centre SA8 4ED Just 2 miles from Tan yr Eglwys offering live music, theatre and films. Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall SA9 1JJ Just 7 miles up the Swansea valley has live music, theatre and films. The Gwyn Hall SA11 1DU Just 5 miles away in neath […]

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