TY SKYLINE HOUSE - comfort for active holidays
From $116 / night
- 3 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 10
Description from the owner
Stay a night or more at our holiday home in Glyncorrwg for a perfect rural getaway. Enjoy the private garden, barbeque and comfortable lounge while appreciating the gorgeous mountain views from the garden or up closer with a five minute walk. Located close to one of Europe’s finest mountain biking venues, great cross-country running routes, superb hiking, fishing and adventurous outdoor activities. Not to mention the more sedate, swimming, parks, shopping, restaurants and the beautiful villages of South Wales. Wifi, flat screen TV, BBQ, fully equipped kitchen and full size washer and dryer. Maximum occupancy 10. Private walled garden for the...Read more
TY SKYLINE HOUSE - comfort for active holidays
Port Talbot, Swansea- Gower Peninsula, Wales
Additional Location Information
Mountain Biking at Afan Forest Park The Trails in Afan Forest Park offer some of the most exciting and rewarding biking in Wales with swooping descents and technical boardwalks, there’s something for everyone. Also the ‘Rheilfordd’ family trail connects both centres and new blue & green all-abilities trails will be coming in 2012.
Walking Within 200 yards of the front door, you will leave the village and be into some of Wales’ finest countryside. You could walk all day without crossing a road, plan to incorporate a pub lunch or just walk for an hour to escape the hustle and bustle of life. Some suggested routes are available at the house, or can be found on the Forestry Commission’s website and on the Ponds Centre’s website. If you have any special requirements, let us know and we will do our best to provide for you.
Fishing Set amidst the beautiful mountain scenery of the Afan Forest Park. The Glyncorrwg Ponds Fishery started life in 1994, and lies beside the tree-lined valley. Fed by mountain streams and the river Corrwg, a tributary of the river Afan. The fishery consists of three man-made lakes, which are well stocked with rainbow trout up to 25lb in weight and two coarse lakes stocked with bream, roach, tench and carp, up to 38lb. In 2007 the Glyncorrwg Ponds were voted one of the best stillwater fisheries in Wales by “Visit Wales”. A small fishing tackle shop can be found in Duffryn Rhondda on the road to Afan Forest Park.
There are lots of golf courses in the immediate surrounding areas.
Golf With 9 golf courses within 10 miles, Glyncorrwg is an ideal base for a golfing holiday. Glynneath Golf Club comes highly recommended but a full listing of local venues can be found here.
Outdoor Adventure Activities Bushcraft survival, paint-balling, off-roading, gorge-walking, clay shooting, quad biking, abseiling, canoeing. Perfect for a stag or hen party or any special occasion that you’re sharing with your best friends. Its all available in south Wales. Including Ultimate Gorge Scrambling in Glynneath, Antur Outdoor in Port Talbot and Mountain and River Activities in Resolven. Use this search tool to find more.
Cymmer Swimming Pool In the unlikely event that you don’t fancy being outdoors in the Welsh liquid sunshine, there is a local indoor swimming pool less than 10 minutes drive away. Ideal for a few hours to keep the kids happy.
Indoor Gym If you a serious competitive athlete, you don’t need to suspend your training schedule just because you’re away from home. The Rugby Club, in association with the football and athletics club, operates a small gym that welcomes casual visitors for a very reasonable fee. Ask at the Rugby Club for more info. There are also various leisure centres within half an hour’s drive.
Seaside Aberavon Beach is in the oldest part of Port Talbot and has plenty of all the usual beach activities going on. The Mumbles and Porthcawl are bit further away but are very popular water sports venues. The world-famous Gower coast beaches lie just beyond the Mumbles.
Places to Eat and Drink
Skyline Café at Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre serves excellent food and drinks at reasonable prices every day of week. The bar is open until 10.30 at the weekends.
Take Away Food A range of all the usual take away styles is available in the area and although some are outside walking distance, most offer delivery and their leaflets are available at the house. For Indian food, we recommend the Adhonik in nearby Caerau. Alternatively, you can have your meal delivered to Glyncorrwg Hall or the Rugby Club.
Glyncorrwg Hall Who have a full set of take away menus available and will provide you with cutlery and crockery for the price of a pint. 01639 852499. The hall was once the village’s Working Men’s Club, typically seen in so many Welsh valley towns, but now serves as a local pub and community centre.
Glyncorrwg Rugby Club A stone’s throw from the monutain bike centre, the club will also accommodate you for a take away – leaflets are available at the club. Visitors are always welcome.
Entertainment Both the Hall and the Rugby Club often have live music and/or karaoke at the weekend.
The Refreshment Rooms Restaurant in nearby Cymmer is an attractively-converted railway station and is highly recommended for Sunday lunch. You can get there with a 10-minute drive or build up your appetite with a good walk.
The Afan Lodge Restaurant and Bar For a more refined evening meal we recommend a short drive away towards the Afan Forest Park.
Another short drive away, near Pontrhydyfen is the excellent T Bones Inn and Restaurant ideal for carnivores after a hard day’s ride.
Neath and Port Talbot are medium-sized coastal-towns with a wide variety of restaurants, bars and clubs within half an hour’s drive.
Maesteg is a small valley town 15 minutes drive away well provided with places to eat, drink and even a nightclub.
The Cross Inn Pub and Cerddin Micro-Brewery REAL ALE fans should love this local carbon-friendly brewery and pub in Maesteg. For those who don’t fancy the drive, we keep a few bottles of their best fayre at the house for you to sample.
Groceries Delivered To The House!
Jo’s Home-Made Cooking If you prefer to eat in after a busy day on the hills, you could – of course – cook for yourselves in our well-equipped kitchen. Even better though, you can have a meal pre-cooked and delivered to the house by our business partner Jo and her excellent catering business. This comes highly recommended by us.
Riverford Organic Farms Organic veg, fruit, meat, milk, eggs and more – delivered to the house on a Friday to await your arrival. We have an account set up for the house, let us know if you are interested and we will give you the log on and contact details.
Other Grocery Deliveries Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco all deliver to the house, but at present, Co-op, Ocado and Waitrose do not. You will need to make your own arrangements with these.
Some of us can remember the days when the local grocery store had huge analogue scales on the counter to weigh out your produce - Jenny’s Store, two streets away still does. That and a slightly larger Premier store can provide you with most of your needs, including some fresh fruit and veg, drinks and toiletries. There is also a post office in the village. Supermarkets and hypermarkets are available at all the nearby towns. The nearest – Maesteg has a medium sized ASDA, Co-op and a large Tesco. Neath and Port Talbot have even more choice. For grocery deliveries, see above under
Please note that all shops in Wales, including take aways, must now charge 5 pence for each carrier bag. This is to encourage us to make use of more environmentally-friendly reusable bags. You may want to bring your own.
Wales’ capital city, Cardiff is just an hour away and Swansea, made famous by the film Twin Town is even closer (DVD available in the house).
Places of Worship
There are several churches in the village providing regular services including Glyncorrwg Methodist Church in the next street. The nearby towns provide for all denominations and most faiths. See this directory for more information.
We hope you don’t need any healthcare – but just in case – you will be well provided-for: There is a GP practice in the village, pharmacies in 2 of the neighbouring villages, a small hospital in Maesteg and A&E; units in Merthyr and Bridgend. If you take more holistic responsibility for your health, you will be pleased to know that homeopaths and herbalists are only a short drive away. If you sustain any sporting injuries, please see our therapy web page.
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Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Last updated on February 24, 2015
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- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Fitness Room
- Central heating
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Mountain Views
- Ocean or water views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no