This fairytale cottage, home of “the stairs to nowhere’ is built from the famed blue-grey sandstone of the South Wales hills, keeping in the cosy heat from the wood burning stove in winter and providing a welcome cool retreat on warm summer days. The cottage was once a favourite nesting site for swallows. Despite not being very amused the first season that they returned to the farm following the cottage conversion, they have now grown used to it and use boxes and other farmyard buildings.
The Swallow’s Summer Dwelling sleeps 4 and has a double bedroom and twin bedroom. Both bedrooms have views over the courtyard lawn and beyond across the green stock filled fields. The bedrooms have exposed beams above the beds which help you to drift away to a past century as well as drift off into some of the best nights of sleep you will ever get. The peacefulness is remarkable and a definite highlight for many guests – just check out the visitor book.
The country cottage style kitchen is very well equipped with a dishwasher and washer-dryer. There is a dining table at one end, with an old pew and seating. The double doors that lead into the cosy lounge have stained glass panels depicting the swallows that nest at the farm each year. The lounge has a large HDTV with Freeview and a beautiful stone fireplace that houses a wood burning stove. There is free wireless internet throughout the cottage. There is a downstairs WC and an upstairs bathroom that has an above-bath shower.
When you experience the tranquillity and beautiful natural setting of this holiday cottage, you’d never guess that you are just five miles from the M4 motorway that runs between South Wales and London. This cottage is central to many of South Wales’ top attractions, including the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Gower Peninsula, Swansea Bay and Waterfall Country. And if you don’t want to leave the farm – that’s fine too. There’s plenty of room to sit back and relax – over a hundred acres of private grounds in fact including hillside areas with great views and a bluebell woodland where daffodils grow wild.
For more information on the Swallow’s Summer Dwelling, visit our sister website www.walescottages.com where it is possible to check availability and book a holiday online.