WINNER of the Best Self-catering Accommodation in the Tourism Swansea Bay Awards 2014. Now one of the BEST in WALES on TRIPADVISOR - Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

Croeso – a warm Welsh welcome!

You will love Cwmshon Cottages - two very special Five Star-graded luxury Welsh holiday cottages in South Wales, set in a peaceful village location beside the tumbling Cwmshon river. Here you can enjoy the best of both worlds – mountains and coast. Only 10 miles from Swansea and Gower, with its many beautiful Blue Flag and award winning beaches - Rhossilli, Three Cliffs Bay and Oxwich  - the cottages are also just 5 miles from the Brecon Beacons National Park and the many waterfalls of Waterfall Country.

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Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic last minute escape (with discounts for part use) or are arranging a large group holiday for family or friends (each cottage sleeps 6 or 12 if booked together) we offer a real home from home experience. Everything is provided – all you need to bring are your clothes! What's more we offer immediate booking on-line at both cottages - pet friendly Craig Cottage or allergy free Nant Cottage

Canal, riverside and woodland paths are a few minutes walk from the door and just one mile away in Pontardawe, we have restaurants; supermarkets; a swimming pool; golf course; gym; leisure centre and even our own theatre, Pontardawe Arts Centre, with its varied program of music; plays; comedy; films and more..

Each cottage  has a seperate walkers' drying room and secure cycle store with bike washing facilities and offers luxury mountain biking/cycling and walking holiday accommodation only 10 minutes from the London/South Wales M4 motorway. World-famous Afan Argoed Mountain Bike Centre is nearby and the traffic free Route 43 cycleway passes almost by the front door.

Visit Wales 5 Star

Tourism Awards

2012 Winner

Free Wi Fi


"FIVE STARS - Exceptional - A Little Slice of Heaven!”

" Fiona and Andrew have created a truly wonderful environment for guests. A mix of very high-quality mod cons and thoughtful and creative charm make this a very special treat. Everything was incredibly clean and tidy, the garden was beautiful with the sound of running water from the adjacent stream. Thank you for the extreme care you take with guests in your wonderful home away from home. Every room and item has been put together with such care that it is genuinely a destination in and of itself. The bedding; the bath; the fire; the kitchen (what style of coffee would you like? You have multiple ways to make coffee); the beautifully restored parquet floor and walls .... you couldn't ask for much more. Our names were waiting for us on the door, and Fiona went out of her way to make us feel welcome. I can tell you take a lot of passion in making things perfect and if only other cottage owners would use you as a reference .... we will definitely be back and in a weekend you are just scratching the surface of the Gower area with so many places to explore. You will be impressed! ".

R.B. (Eurotrave), London on Tripadvisor Sept.'13


“You will not find better

5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2012 on Tripadvisor

Our 4 nights were not long enough to stay in this delightful cottage, so well equiped and clean beyond expectation. The warm welcome, plus honey and cake was a very special personal touch.
We would sincerely suggest anyone looking for accommodation in this vicinity could do no better. The owners are to be congratuated for their efforts. If we are over from Australia again we know we will revisit !

I.W. onTripadvisor

Beautiful Cottage

We stayed at Cwmshon Cottages in July 2011 and could not fault the property at all. Every small detail had been thought of to make this a real 'home from home'

The cottage was immaculately clean and comfortable and we were made to feel very welcome by the owners.

I would wholeheartedly recommend these cottages and we are looking forward to returning soon.

Alison A

Gorgeous cottages in a beautiful location

We had a fabulous few days in this cottage. We were really comfortable and the fire was a real treat. Everything in the house has been carefully thought out and we enjoyed an extremely relaxing break.

Fiona was so helpful and there was a lovely folder of suggested walks etc which made it really easy for us to choose what to do each day.

We wish we could have been there longer! We really hope to return ourselves this year.


We have had an amazing weekend here!

We have had an amazing weekend here! What a relaxing, soothing cottage. So great we haven't even left the house! Free wi-fi, comfy (and gorgeous) antique furniture, and I've been keeping the log fire burning all day. Very satisfying. We'll be back, and I can recommend Cwmshon Cottages to anyone.

Thanks to Fiona and Andrew for a great weekend break.

Philippa Hewlett

Wow, can't wait to go back!

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 January 2012 on Tripadvisor

This is the second time we've stayed at the cottage and I can't wait to go back!

The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard, is well equipped and the cleanliness is second to none.

There is a log burner with plenty of wood supplied for warm, cosy nights. The beds are comfortable and have lovely bedding. I must also mention that the water pressure of the shower is amazing!

Now the important bit, you are made to feel so welcome at this property. Fiona is one of the nicest people you'd meet and it has to be said a brilliant cake maker (our first visit we had Bara Brith, which I didn't think could be topped until we had the Apple Cake - yum!). The amount of thought that has gone into the tourist information, maps and walks is incredible and no-one who stays here could say they didn't know what to do!

Thanks for another great time.


J. C.(Cardiff UK)

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