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Brynglas Retreat

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Space for larger groups

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 space 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, you're welcome to light up a barbecue (small smokeless disposable ones only please; no wood should be burned on site). 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.

Please note

Single-sex bookings of 2 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

This site has a cold water hand-wash basin and a single toilet, this is closed from 01 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.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 14 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Remote quiet site, Clean, level, birds, stream, mountains08/12/2020

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

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The layout of pitches with pallet units for washing up and stuff was great to keep stuff from ff the floor.
    The remoteness, mountains and the stream on site for a wash was such a change from city life
    Good base for cycling the Black Mountain, and the hilly route back via Llandeilo- beautiful scenery, such friendly West Wales folk-
    Red kite, buzzard, woodpecker and other birds were a bonus
    There is a cabin - looks great

    Disliked: 

    No shower after 6 hours on bike/ stream was fine though
    Long walk to shop or pub- so eat at site

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made to fell very welcome and checking up on to …07/27/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJean K.Confirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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    made to fell very welcome and checking up on to see we are ok

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Easy to find. Small adult only eco site. Pitches are …07/23/2020

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

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Easy to find. Small adult only eco site. Pitches are a good size not crammed together. The owner has done a amazing job with the site and has plenty of knowledge of the area. If you want to get away from it all and get walking in the fresh air just book it.

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    Having to leave to come back to a busy town.

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lady who owned it was so nice and gave us lots of advice and tips. We07/21/2020

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

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great area
    Beautiful surroundings

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Basic site to enjoy peace and quiet07/13/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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    The perfect place to celebrate our first camp in our new van. The owner is so wonderful and the work and love put into the site is clear. Walks straight from the site. Stunning views, peaceful and semi wild camping at its best. This place may be too basic for some, but was just what we were looking for. Thank you, we'll be back!

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A friendly site surrounded by lovely views of the countryside. …03/23/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKerrie J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A friendly site surrounded by lovely views of the countryside. If you’re looking to escape for some peace and quiet, this site is perfect!

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The lady of the site could not do anything wrong was so helpful02/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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    Was a very nice site so quiet and off the beaten track

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Thank you for your kind words, hopefully see you again in the summer.

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Exactly as described, lovely host, thoroughly recommended.01/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomalan e.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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    Exactly as described, lovely host, thoroughly recommended.

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Thank you, it was lovely to meet you both.

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Freindly staff, nice and quite spot with tonnes of walking10/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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    Diane, is super nice and very attentive. The location is great and suited us perfectly.

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Friendly owner and dogs welcome09/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomsarah b.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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    How tranquil the site is.

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Features

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Bath available

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Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Restrooms

Shower available

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Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • 1 Brynglas, King Edward Road, Tairgwaith, Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Glamorgan, Wales, SA18 1YN
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7900°N 3.8518°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Neath: Rail Station Coach Stop — 14.5 kilometres
Cross Hands: Post Office Bus Stop — 16.2 kilometres
Gorseinon Bus Centre — 18.9 kilometres
Train stations
Ammanford Rail Station — 10.0 kilometres
Pantyffynnon Rail Station — 10.1 kilometres
Llandybie Rail Station — 11.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Swansea Queens Dock Ferry Terminal — 20.4 kilometres
Airports
Swansea Airport — 25.7 kilometres

Directions


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 (9.9 kilometres)
  • National Showcaves of Wales (12.4 kilometres)
  • Aberdulais Falls (13.3 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Aberdulais Falls (13.3 kilometres)
  • Aberdeunant (14.4 kilometres)

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:  3 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7:30 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 on arrival.

Hired accommodation: £25,00 (R575,43) 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:  3 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Brynglas Retreat? From R340,16 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Vehicles
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £25,00 (R575,43) 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.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 2 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £25,00 (R575,43) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Additional terms

This site has a cold water hand-wash basin and a single toilet, this is closed from 01 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.

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