Author Archives: Helen & Allen

Welsh room names

In an attempt to introduce the Welsh language to our visitors we have given the Welsh room names to the rooms. The following is a guide to the meaning/derivation/reason for the name and an assist with pronunciation! GOLWG Y LLAN pronounced GO LUG UH LL ANN, meaning/derivation being able to see/view the church. GOLWG Y FFAL pronounced […]

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Place names in the Welsh language

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In general a Welsh place name will describe the location in doing this a small number of words recur frequently. Examples of this are ABER -indicates where two waters meet, not always the sea. As many Aber place names are well inland for example Aberhonddu, Honddu being the name of the river in Brecon. Aberystwyth […]

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Location: Supermarkets

Supermarkets, are there any  nearby? Oh how I dislike that question! You are indeed coming to stay in a cottage in a tiny hamlet, but there are supermarkets galore in every direction – including several open 24 hours. On a serious note, the area is well served by most of the well known supermarket chains, […]

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Location, location, location.

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Tan Yr Eglwys Cottages although being located in “centre of Neath Port Talbot” are in an ideal location for many of the best attractions & places of interest in South Wales. If I was to list all of the attractions & places of interest this blog would be 10 miles long. Some people think nothing […]

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Local Produce

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It is evident that more & more people are considering carefully the origin or provenance of food they purchase. This produce may be purchased to prepare & serve themselves or prepared & served for them at cafes and restaurants. Is it obvious that a product that has travelled 10 miles from the producer down the […]

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Chickens at Tan yr Eglwys

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It is lovely to have chickens  at Tan yr Eglwys. As part of my 60th birthday celebrations we invested in new chickens 3 new “point of lay” pullets 2 Black French Marans (which lay dark brown eggs) and 1 American Leghorn (which lays white eggs) and also 3 Legbar 8 week old chicks. The Legbar […]

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