Nestled in the tiny hamlet
of Cilybebyll, it is hard to believe that your tranquil holiday
cottage is just 45 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of capital
city Cardiff. Yet getting from your holiday cottage to any South
Wales tourist destination is easy thanks to our central location
and the excellent road network.
For instance, you are
only 20 minutes drive away from Swansea’s
new Waterfront Museum
and just half an hour from a surf lesson on Rhossili beach in the
Gower. Should you fancy a spot of sea fishing in Ferryside, it is
within a leisurely 30 minute drive, or a visit to see the Little
Egret at the National Wetlands Centre is just under 20 miles.
South Wales is split into six main regions, with your cottage in
the Swansea, Gower and the Vale of Neath area. Climb to the top
of the mountain and on a clear day you will see Mumbles Head, the
beginning of the Gower peninsular, designated an Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty. From the Gower you can see into next-door Carmarthenshire
with its fishing, beaches and open spaces, and further along the
route west is Pembrokeshire, home to Britain’s smallest city
of St Davids.
To the north of your holiday cottage, a mountain drive takes you
to the Brecon Beacons from which you take a trip to the Wye Valley,
and see the pretty town of Hay – the Town of Books. Cardiff
Coast and the Valleys of South Wales are an unmissable stop on the
itinerary, with the mock dinosaur-egg beach of Llantwit Major on
the Heritage Coast, and the World Heritage Big Pit Museum, a reminder
of the coal mining era.
Elsewhere in Wales, the roads are good but a bit slower, especially
in the mountains and through Mid Wales. Wales may be just 170 miles
from North to South but it can still take 4 or 5 hours. If you have
never driven in Wales before you will be pleased to know that the
UK has the EU’s safest roads. Armed with the A-Z Atlas you
should have no problems in finding your way around and enjoying
a relaxing holiday. If this is your first visit to Wales and you
feel a bit unsure of your surroundings – don’t worry.
The area is well blessed with amenities, the road network excellent
and there is an endless supply of great places to visit.