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Heol Giedd

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Watch the herons and dippers catch their breakfast in the Tawe from the bedroom windows
Heol Giedd - ideal for base for exploring Brecon, Gower, etc.
A sunny day on Brecon Beacons
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
Rental Home
We are very pleased to announce that Heol Giedd was awarded Certificates of Excellence for 2018 and 2019 by Trip Advisor, thanks to the lovely reviews we received from our guests.. Although this 150 year old cottage was awarded 4 stars to sleep three people, extra sleeping is available by the use of a double futon in the sitting room. The futon would need to be folded back after use to enable the sitting room to be used. There is also a small fold out bed in the second bedroom that would accommodate a child. Bedding is provided to cover all sleeping arrangements. The bathroom is on the ground floor. The property was totally renovated a few years ago and has been owned by the same family for at least 150 years. Heol Giedd is a stone built cottage on the edge of busy village of Ystradgynl...We are very pleased to announce that Heol Giedd was awarded Certificates of Excellence for 2018 and 2019 by Trip Advisor, thanks to the lovely reviews we received from our guests.. Although this 150 year old cottage was awarded 4 stars to sleep three people, extra sleeping is available by the use of a double futon in the sitting room. The futon would need to be folded back after use to enable the sitting room to be used. There is also a small fold out bed in the second bedroom that would accommodate a child. Bedding is provided to cover all sleeping arrangements. The bathroom is on the ground floor. The property was totally renovated a few years ago and has been owned by the same family for at least 150 years. Heol Giedd is a stone built cottage on the edge of busy village of Ystradgynlais, a short distance away from Brecon National Park, with the River Tawe meandering outside the front door. The centrally heated property , is fully equipped with washing machine, dryer, full size cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, bedlinen, towels, cutlery , china, kitchen utensils to facilitate five people if required. It is ideally situated for walking the Brecon Beacons, exploring the caves or taking in the beautiful beaches of the Gower Peninsula. The village of Ystradgynlais has all you might need for a self catering holiday and came first in Wales in Bloom 2018 and 2019 and was given an award in Britain in Bloom 2019. Local shops, pubs and eateries are within walking distance, and can provide almost everything you might require including film showings, etc., in the Welfare Hall (look out for 'What's on at the Welfare Hall' advertising banners) but larger supermarkets are a short drive away. Neighbouring villages also provide a selection of pubs and restaurants. There is a small private garden, ideal if the weather is good for sitting in the sun with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets are allowed but please check with owner House is too small for large parties Please check re check in and check out times. May vary dependent on how busy cottage is.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Wendy M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2020
WendyHarlow_Essex, VR Owner at Heol Giedd, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2020

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Reviewed August 27, 2020

To start, the comms from the owners are outstanding, helpful, informative and friendly, they make things really easy. It's a small village close to Brecon National Park, simple to find, and everything from local pubs and shops to Tesco and Asda within 10 minutes. The...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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WendyHarlow_Essex, VR Owner at Heol Giedd, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2020

Thank you Nikki for a great review. So glad you enjoyed your stay and found all you needed in the cottage. We hope we may welcome you to stay again the future. Best regards Wendy and John Morgan.

Reviewed November 3, 2019

Lovely, clean, conveniently located little house in quiet area - close to all sorts of gorgeous walks and delights.

Date of stay: October 2019
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WendyHarlow_Essex, VR Owner at Heol Giedd, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2019

Thank you Sheila for your kind review - hope we may welcome you again one day. Best wishes Wendy and John Morgan.

Reviewed October 10, 2019

Have stayed at the cottage with my wife four times now.Never get tired of coming back, it's a lovely homely place.The town has all our needs pub 3 mins, plenty of shops and places to eat and lots more if you drive, if you want...More

Date of stay: October 2019
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WendyHarlow_Essex, VR Owner at Heol Giedd, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2019

Thank you Julieanne and Steve - we glad you enjoyed another stay and hope you will enjoy more in the future. Every good wish Wendy and John.

Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Such a beautiful cottage in a stunning location. The river which runs past is beautiful and you can see it from the upstairs bedroom window whilst laying in bed. The cottage is very cosy beautifully decorated. I have visited 5 times and hope to get...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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WendyHarlow_Essex, VR Owner at Heol Giedd, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

Thank you Jelly and MAl for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed you visit and hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you again Wendy and John

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Reviewed May 18, 2019

We were very comfortable and had all our needs covered. We will not hesitate to return. Very close to relatives and everything is on your door step..shops,restaurants,bars,supermarkets,and the property is very comfortable.

Date of stay: May 2019
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WendyHarlow_Essex, VR Owner at Heol Giedd, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2019

Thank you Wendy for such a nice review - very kind of you and much appreciated. We hope to welcome you again. Best regards. Wendy And John Morgan.

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Reviewed April 23, 2019

Date of stay: April 2019
WendyHarlow_Essex, VR Owner at Heol Giedd, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2019

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Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at this cottage. Wendy was very helpful even before we got there. Thoroughly explaining heating etc. Very cosy cottage. And the bed was super comfy. I would recommend highly. We will definitely book again when we are next visiting family....More

Date of stay: April 2019
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WendyHarlow_Essex, VR Owner at Heol Giedd, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

Thank you for a lovely review and are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Wendy &,John Morgan

Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

When we arrived we was greeted to a lovely warm house. The house had everything, it’s was like home from home. The view from the bedroom window was fabulous and just sitting on the cushioned sill looking out on to the river, it was so...More

Date of stay: March 2019
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WendyHarlow_Essex, VR Owner at Heol Giedd, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2019

Thank you Julie for your lovely review, very kind of you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found all you needed in both the cottage and Ystradgynlais itself. We hope we will welcome you to stay again in the future. Best wishes,...More

Reviewed March 23, 2019

Very cosy and well equipped cottage, welcoming helpful hosts. We liked it so much, we came back a few weeks later. Didnt realise bathroom was downstairs, probably my mistake. We had a minor issue whilst we were staying and it was sorted out whilst we...More

Date of stay: March 2019
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WendyHarlow_Essex, VR Owner at Heol Giedd, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2019

Thank you Kerensa and Terry for your kind review, it is much appreciated and we hope to welcome you to stay again in the future. Kind regards, Wendy and John.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Parking
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Ystradgynlais is in the Swansea Valley and was once a busy mining town. Mines now closed but it remains a busy, vibrant village with shops and eateries to meet the needs of most people. Larger supermarkets are a a short drive away. A walk from the cottage leads to the pretty village of Cwm Giedd. Follow the road up through the village to the end of Cwm Giedd and you will reach a pretty picnic area alongside the river, which in turn leads onto more walking footpaths. Children will love getting into the river here (wearing wellie boots or old trainers) or playing Pooh sticks at the bridge. There is now a vibrant Ystradgynlais Shopping site, find it on Facebook. Lots of information posted about what is going on in the area.
Getting around
There is a fairly regular bus service during the day into Swansea, Brecon, Ammanford, Neath, etc. There is a bus stop not far from the cottage, about 200 yards along the road, but better, more frequent services can be caught at the Bus Station near the Welfare Hall. Walk up to the cross roads in the village and turn left into Brecon Road. Bus Station is on lef.
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