Ty Hiraeth - Your home from home in the Afan Forest

**Highly Commended in the 2019 Swansea Bay Tourism Awards** 


Lovingly refurbished in 2018, Ty Hiraeth is located in the quiet hilltop community of Oakwood, Pontrhydyfen. 

Surrounded by breath-taking mountains, in the valley below Oakwood, the Pelenna and Afan rivers meet, thundering under the famous Viaduct and the Red Bridge in turn. 

It’s just a two minute ride across the famous viaduct to Rhyslyn and the start of the Richard Burton Trail, the Rhyslyn Walk and the Rheilfordd and Penrhys Trails. 

Who's it for?

There comes a point where everyone wants more from a holiday let than just somewhere to rest their head.

Whether you’re planning on spending your days walking, cycling, biking, writing or sightseeing, at Ty Hiraeth you’ll find a home from home, with super comfortable beds, crisp linens and the type of peace and quiet you need to help you really relax and unwind.


Ty Hiraeth sleeps four. There are two double bedrooms - one with a double and the second with a choice of either a (6ft) super king or twin (3ft) single beds.

In the newly refurbished kitchen you'll find everything you need for a hassle-free stay. 

In the bathroom you have a choice of a quick shower or a long soak in the bath. 

If the nights turn chilly, cwtch-up in front of the log burner with a book or opt for a telly-fest.   

Things to do 

Ty Hiraeth is the perfect base for exploring the spectacular 48-square-mile (120 km2) Afan Forest Park. World-renowned as a premier Mountain Bike riding venue, Afan Forest Park is also hugely popular with walkers and cyclists.

Ty Hiraeth is also a perfect base for exploring further afield – from beaches to waterfalls, castles to coal mines, you’d have to try really hard to be bored in South Wales. 

The property also includes:

• Secure bike storage

• Newley refurbished kitchen

• Secure courtyard garden

• Quiet, peaceful location

• Large writing desk in the sun room

• Wood burning stove

• Sky TV (Q Box)

• Superfast Broadband & Wifi

Secure bike storage

Dogs have their own reasons for loving Ty Hiraeth.

We love dogs 

Part of the reason for setting up Ty Hiraeth was our own frustration at the lack of high quality, dog-friendly cottages to rent. With the forest practically on our doorstep, a dog-friendly beach 20 minutes away and mile upon mile of truly spectacular walks, there's plenty to occupy your canine friend. 

Do have a look at our 'Reviews' page to see some of our esteemed canine guests. Dogs are charged at £20 per dog per week or part week. We usually have a two dog limit, but do contact us to discuss.