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Brynglas Retreat

9.5

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General

  • Adults-only site with views of Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountain
  • A 15-minute drive from Pontardawe and 35 minutes from Swansea
  • Dog-friendly spot with direct access to hill and woodland walks

If you’re in need of some rest and relaxation, park up for peaceful stays at Brynglas Retreat, where two acres of rural streamside bliss awaits, with spectacular mountain views thrown in too. Less than five minutes’ drive from the south Wales village of Tairgwaith, the promise of an utterly serene stay is boosted by an over-25s policy, rules against loud music, and an old railway carriage being put to good use as a chillout zone.

The site’s well placed for scenic rambling explores (canine pal in tow if you have one) along woodland paths and into the Brecon Beacons National Park, a 10-minute drive or easy ramble from site. For heady challenges, it’s six miles as the crow flies from base to the top of the Black Mountain – with woodpeckers, red kites and cuckoos to spot along the way – and there’s direct access to a hilly wander among windmills if that’s too much of a challenge.

When food time rolls round, a communal barbecue and firepit are to hand; just bring along your charcoal or smokeless fuel (if you bring logs, please ensure they are seasoned well to reduce smoke). A grocery shop, pub serving food, chip shop and takeaway are five minutes' drive away (or a half-hour walk) in Gwaun Cae Gurwen and major supermarkets are 15 minutes away in Ammanford and Pontardawe.

Want to share the wealth? Place any leftover meats on the site’s red kite feeding table to get a bird show with your meal.

There is a toilet facility on site, but please note that this may be closed in winter due to frosted pipes.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 74 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  89% described as Peaceful ?

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Lovely chilled site14/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCaoímhin O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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    Had all I needed. I arrived in the dark and was met by the owner who showed me toy pitch. I left early next morning so didn't see much. However what I saw was fantastic. The sound of the stream put me to sleep straight away

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    Nothing.

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Very friendly owner beautiful campsite very quiet and relaxing best …24/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlan W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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    Very friendly owner beautiful campsite very quiet and relaxing best holiday ever will return

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Good location for a fully equipped van. Beautiful views.22/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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    Beautiful countryside and friendly hosts. A very quiet and small site.

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Welcome.Low price.Situation.21/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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    Welcome.Low price.Situation.

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Great views with trickling stream. Hosts fab!08/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJOE M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Semi wild feel. Space for each guest.

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Excellent, will definitely be back03/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRebecca H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very friendly hosts, beautiful scenery, very quiet and peaceful, great location, clean loos.

    The water from the stream blocks out all other campers, very peaceful.

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    Nothing.

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very highly recommended and very good value31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomdean c.Confirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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    nice place to stay with my dog! very friendly people run the site and this was my 2nd visit this august,will revisit again as it is just a lovely place to stay.

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The friendly atmosphere and the down to earth camping.30/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The friendly atmosphere and the down to earth camping.

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Peaceful site, lovely owners, sheltered from the wind.23/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRhiannon P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Peaceful, clean, friendly

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Very basic but adequate for our needs.22/08/2021

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    Quiet place to stay, friendly host, hard standing.

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Features

Coronavirus

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • 1 Brynglas, King Edward Road, Tairgwaith, Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Glamorgan, Wales, SA18 1YN
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.7900°N 3.8518°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Railway Station — 9.0 miles
Library — 10.1 miles
Library — 10.1 miles
Train stations
Ammanford Rail Station — 6.2 miles
Pantyffynnon Rail Station — 6.3 miles
Llandybie Rail Station — 6.9 miles
Ferry ports
Swansea Queens Dock Ferry Terminal — 12.7 miles
Airports
Swansea Airport — 15.9 miles

Directions


When you get to King Edward Road, please drive to the far end towards the hills and windmill. You will cross a cattle grid. Travel 100 metres more and you'll see a yellow campervan – wait there. If you park up on the gravel the gate opens inwards to the site. Please call or text and the site owners can then arrange a place where you are happy to park.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

As you’re here to unwind, how about a visit to Clydach town (25 minutes by car) for canal walks and a stroll around the RSPB Cwm Clydach nature reserve? Or get some good-for-the-soul fresh air at the 200-acre Gnoll Estate Country Park (30 minutes).

Combine treks with culture and spend some time marvelling at the area’s many historical landmarks. Carreg Cennen Castle (25 minutes); the castle, abbey and gatehouse in Neath (half an hour); and Dinefwr Castle (35 minutes) are good places to start. For the soothing sound of tumbling water, a collection of waterfalls can be easily reached – aim for Aberdulais Falls (30 minutes), Henrhyd Falls (30 minutes) or Melincourt Waterfall (40 minutes).

Days can also be well spent at Cefn Coed Colliery Museum (35 minutes), which tells the story of coal mining on a former site; the National Botanic Garden of Wales (35 minutes), a must-see for the green-fingered; and the caves at the National Showcaves Centre (35 minutes) – there are waterfalls here, too.

Must see

  • Carreg Cennen Castle (6.2 miles)
  • National Showcaves of Wales (7.7 miles)
  • Aberdulais Falls (8.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Aberdulais Falls (8.3 miles)
  • Aberdeunant (9.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Brynglas Retreat cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Brynglas Retreat on arrival.

Hired accommodation: £25.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Brynglas Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Brynglas Retreat dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Brynglas Retreat? As you’re here to unwind, how about a visit to Clydach town (25 minutes by car) for canal walks and a stroll around the RSPB Cwm Clydach nature reserve? Or get some … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Brynglas Retreat?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Guests under the age of 25 are not allowed on site.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £25.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £25.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

This site has a cold water hand-wash basin and a single toilet, this is closed from 1 October to 31 March due to frosted pipes. If you're heading over in winter you'll need to be in a campervan with its own toilet; please don't book if you do not have an onboard toilet.

Any fires used must be entirely smokeless for environmental reasons.

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