We stayed here for a weekend and were able to catch up with washing and ironing (necessary after a few weeks travelling around England) as well as visiting the Brecon Mountain Railway and Dan yr Ogof caves. We would love to stay longer next time and visit the Gower and other attractions. There is so much to see and do around here.
We had a lovely stay in Cwmshon Cottage in a December 2013, on a visit to my family in Wales.
The cottage was very comfortable and Fiona our host couldn't do enough to make our stay at Christmas feel like home. She organized a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, organized cooking utilities for the a turkey the turkey and made a delicious home made cake.
The cottage is well located and close to local shops.
Clean, well equipped cottage, handy for coast and Brecon Beacon attractions. We enjoyed trips to National Caves and the Gower beaches.
We had a very warm welcome from the owner when we stayed at this cottage. They were really helpful and full of ideas about what to do and there was a supply of maps and tide times etc. The cottage was very cosy, spotlessly clean and well equipped. We used the location to explore surrounding area - beautiful countryside including the Gower Peninsula. We liked it so much we have stayed here twice.
This is actually the second review I've written for Graig Cottage, as sadly due to bereavement, previous review was lost. I'm delighted to be able to help by re-submitting a review for what was an absolutely fantastic cottage, in wonderful area.
The cottage itself is one of a pair, one is dog friendly, the other pet free. The garden was secure, and had off road parking, so immediate needs fully met!
The cottage itself is cozy and warm. Really well appointed kitchen (even had sharp knives which is I think the best measure of a holiday rental), meant we could cook easily and well. Utility/boot room was fantastic for all our boots and coats as yes, we did get some rain.
There was plenty of room in the cottage for our family of four and the beds were really comfortable, shower very powerful (another good rental test passed).
There are wonderful walks easily possible from the cottage, and we also climbed Pen Y Fan whilst there - a real achievement, even though we were walking in snow at times, we had a great time.
The local town of Pontardawe is well equipped with a big Tesco - but also head into the town for more local produce. The butcher in particular was outstanding!
The other thing that made our stay in Cwmshon so special was the welcome we received from the owner. We arrived to a warm bara brith and Fiona was always on hand with guidance and advice on walks. Nothing was too much trouble.
I would absolutely recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a getaway break, even more so for those who enjoy time in the kitchen - you'll have everything you need.