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Heol Giedd

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
Rental Home
Although this 200 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 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, fr...Although this 200 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 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 but neighbouring villages provide good pubs and eateries, takeaways, etc. Local shops within walking distance, 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. 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
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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
Interaction with guests
We, the owners, do not live near the property, but are always in contact if there is a problem and someone nearby will endeavour to sort. Keys will probably be sent to you a week or so before your stay by recorded delivery, or if this is not convenient for you someone will be at the cottage to meet and greet you. Lots of things to do in the area. Good walking country - the cottage is situated very near to the Brecon National Park with its caves, waterfalls, etc. In the opposite direction is the town of Swansea and the lovely beaches of the Gower Peninusula. Many information leaflets under the coffee table in the cottage.
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: October 2018
WendyHarlow_Essex, VR Owner at Heol Giedd, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed September 18, 2018

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Date of stay: September 2018
WendyHarlow_Essex, VR Owner at Heol Giedd, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We have stayed at this cottage many times before and it is just as lovely as all the other times. It is still very well equipped and the garden has matured nicely. We had a lovely relaxing week with no problems at all.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Victoria R
WendyHarlow_Essex, VR Owner at Heol Giedd, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you Vicki, Gary and Jess for another lovely review, so glad you still enjoy your visits. Wendy and John.

Reviewed August 15, 2018

Can't thank Wendy, the owner, enough for her help in making my stay so very successful, even to arranging for a school friend to greet me with the keys! I was raised in the area but now live overseas. It was a wonderful "trip down...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank hefina2017
WendyHarlow_Essex, VR Owner at Heol Giedd, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

John and I are so glad that we helped to make the Ystradgynlais part of your trip so enjoyable. Thank you for your kind review and we hope that we may welcome you again sometime. Best wishes, W&J.

Reviewed August 8, 2018

Great place to stay, all you would ever need in a holiday home. Well positioned close to the Brecon Beacons National Park in a small village with a range of good amenities. Highly recommended!

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank SJR1969
WendyHarlow_Essex, VR Owner at Heol Giedd, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, glad you enjoyed and hope we might welcome you again in the future. W&J Morgan

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
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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. 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 crossroads in the village.
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