Author Archives: Helen & Allen

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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Are there any National Trust Properties near by?

National Trust properties near to Tan yr Eglwys Cottages? Guests to Tan yr Eglwys frequently say “We are members of the National Trust are there any NT sites nearby”? Tredegar House, Newport.  A journey along the M4 to Tan yr Eglwys can easily be broken by a visit to Tredegar House, just off the M4 […]

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Aberavon Sea front

Many beaches are really easily accessed from Tan yr Eglwys Cottages. The closest and probably the most “family friendly” is Aberavon Sea front. Aberavon seafront is one of Wales’ longest beaches having a contemporary promenade that overlooks Swansea Bay. It is popular whatever the weather. In the winter the promenade is full of wrapped up walkers, […]

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10 best Beaches in South Wales

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The Gower beaches are possibly the best known beaches in South Wales however there are spectacular beaches elsewhere in South Wales. If you and your kids like rockpooling, paddling and scoffing ice cream, you’ll love Wales’ safe, sandy, family friendly beaches. I propose “The 10 Best Beaches in South Wales for Families. The following beaches […]

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More chickens at Tan yr Eglwys

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Time has rolled by (as it does) whether you want it to or not. The existing chickens at Tan yr Eglwys have more or less become a fixture or fitting however Elin was not satisfied with white eggs, brown eggs and blue eggs. She took the matter into her own hands and appeared home with […]

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Dragon Ride

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The 2017 Dragon Ride starts and finishes in Margam Park (near Port  Talbot) on Sunday 17th June. Last years Ride was held on possibly the hottest day of 2016. We had a group of riders from France staying in cottage no 1 in order for them to take part in the ride in 2016. Entries […]

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