Author Archives: Helen & Allen

Walks near Water

When choosing a walk or ramble we realise that we often select a route that is near to water, be it the sea, an estuary, a canal or river walk, a walk around a reservoir or behind a waterfall. All of these are within an easy driving distance. Without ever having considered this before, possibly […]

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Are there any animals to see near the cottages?

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Many families come to stay and this gives them a great opportunity to enjoy the surrounding countryside and see what animals they can discover. Spotting a different animal each day could be a great distraction and an easy way of enticing out of doors for a daily walk. Chickens We live nearby and usually have […]

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How far is Rhossili Bay?

Many guests at Tan yr Eglwys choose to visit Rhossili Beach, having a fine and very well deserved reputation. It has the accolade of being awarded all of the following over the last decade – the Best Beach in Wales by the National Trust, then from Trip advisor came Best beach in the UK, Best […]

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A Scenic Drive from Tan yr Eglwys Cottages.

Much of South Wales can easily be reached from the cottages, providing a wide array of different places to visit and contrasting topography. Whilst beaches and rugged coastlines are easily reached, there is nothing quite like a scenic drive inland through valleys and over mountains to confirm that you are on holiday with very different […]

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Paid Family Attractions easily reached from Tan yr Eglwys Cottages

We are so fortunate in this area to have an aray of fabulous places to visit, beaches, waterfalls and mountains with free access, Country Parks and Museums where the only payment is for car parking. There are National Trust and Cadw sites plus castles to visit. There are occasions however when a holiday period requires […]

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Are there any vegetarian / vegan places to eat ?

When two families booked a holiday at Tan yr Eglwys Cottages just a few days apart and both asked about vegetarian or vegan places to eat, the time had come to gather some helpful information. Increasingly, we are seeing more vegetarian and occasionally vegan options appearing on menus. Although we personally are fish and meat […]

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Gardens to Delight

With the fabulous backdrop of beaches and hills, mountains, majestic castles, stunning waterfalls all attract our visitors attention. This can easily distract from the many delightful gardens in the area. The National Botanic Garden of Wales Only created in 2000, this relative newcomer was created for the New Millenium and it is fascinating to plot […]

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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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