Category Archives: Around Tan yr Eglwys

Are there any animals to see near the cottages?

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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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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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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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 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 Eglwys 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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