Escape with Wales Cottage Breaks this Summer!
There’s no time to explore like summer, with beautiful weather and gorgeous scenery, exploring these incredible staycations will be top on your list. Tan Yr Eglwys is home to two beautiful cottages in South-West Wales. They’re in the popular location of Swansea, situated just outside the city, with something there for everyone to enjoy and plenty of opportunities to visit several beautifully unique locations.
South-West Wales offers up the opportunity for so many amazing adventures, it can be challenging to pick the right ones for your trip, that’s why we’re here to help you navigate your way through to having the holiday of a lifetime. Whether you’re into walking, cycling, or just looking to relax, we’ve got something in this blog for everyone!
Swansea and the surrounding area including the Gower is a breathtaking adventure! Swansea Bay is a 6-mile curved sandy beach, stretching from Swansea Marina around to the once fishing port of Mumbles. Whether you are looking to relax on a beach, enjoy learning to surf or paddleboard, go for a dip or enjoy a boat trip, the Swansea area offers all. After time at the beaches, experience the heritage and museums of Swansea. Then enjoy the 360-degree views from The Grape and Olive on the 23rd floor of the Meridien Tower at Swansea Marina or visit the rooftop cocktail bar The Gin and Juice in the Mumbles to admire the sun setting over Swansea Bay.
Our cottages are only a short drive away from waterfall country, some of which are within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Voted one of the best walks in Wales is the Waterfalls Walk in the Brecon Beacons, where you can explore the magnificent views this National Park has to offer. Enjoy the walk behind a curtain of water or if you are feeling brave, you can swim underneath some of the waterfalls
Next on our list is Weobley Castle, a dramatic castle located on top of the windswept Gower Penninsula looking over the Loughor Estuary. With epic views and rich history, all will be entertained. No visit would be complete without a call at the farmhouse to purchase some saltmarsh lamb. The meat gains its unique flavour from the sheep grazing the saltmarsh below the castle – ideal for a BBQ back at the cottage.
Continuing with the historical angle, Neath Abbey is another impressive ruin dating from the 13th Century. Fortunately, the remains are impressively intact and worthy of a visit in order to appreciate what was once the prosperous base for the Cistercian monks. It was once inhabited by around 50 monks, but their encouragement of industry led to the area being an important ironwork during the Industrial revolution and industrial units continue to be based nearby
Easily reached from the cottages are the remains of the canal network that are in both the Neath and Swansea valleys. Explore on foot or by bike. Bikes can be hired from Tawe Bikes next to the Pontardawe Inn, and Sustrans route 43 just a mile or so away at Pontardawe.
With so much to do in and around Swansea, what’s stopping you from booking a holiday you’ll never forget. All of these experiences are right on your doorstep when you’re staying in one of our stunning cottages in Tan Yr Eglwys, come and explore this magical place for yourself!