Torfaen lies just south of the Brecon Beacons, a Welsh national park with everlasting appeal and a high demand for self-catering accommodation. The biggest town in Torfaen is Pontypool and undoubtedly useful to anyone when staying in self-catering accommodation because of the need to stock up kitchen cupboards with good things to eat and drink on holiday. A self-catering holiday is the best; choose all the treats you plan to enjoy, your itinerary and places to visit. It is the independent traveller's dream. Everyone has their own criteria for selecting holiday cottages in Torfaen, some may be struck by the one with its own private hot tub, others by the unusual features, free WiFi or contents of the welcome pack. Whichever cottage you choose in Torfaen, we wish you sunny weather and best holiday in Wales.
We are all aware that Wales is simply divine for UK holidays. Torfaen is famed for its contrasting landscape, which is replete with mountains and woodland on one hand and valleys and canals on the other. The presence of so many attractions makes Torfaen a popular destination among cottage holidays enthusiasts visiting the region. You may have your own specific reasons for looking for accommodation in a specific town or village in Torfaen, however, many holidaymakers will visit purely to have a hiking holiday in the Brecon Beacons and will opt for self-catering accommodation because it is less expensive than hotels, they can easily cook breakfast, make sandwiches for lunch and they are planning to be out all day most of the time.
You can of course, be as lazy as you wish during a country cottages break in this part of South Wales, get up late, lounge around and do very little. Alternatively, you can make the effort and visit the many heritage sites in Torfaen, which are testament to the rich past of the county and will give you stronger, hopefully good memories of the holiday. The most popular among them is the Blaenavon World Heritage Site, which gives you an understanding of the living, geology and transportation history of Torfaen. A visit to the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre provides a glimpse into the glorious past of the industrial landscape of the county. Lots of people, staying in self-catering cottages for walking holidays to the Brecon Beacons, alternate a day of walks with sightseeing.
Irrespective of how marvellous and comfortable you find your holiday accommodation in Torfaen, there is only so long that one can sit in a Jacuzzi bath or play games in the Games Room. Save those types of activities for the evening and make the most of Torfaen. If you like antiques and the past, visit the Blaenavon Community Heritage & Cordell Museum to view collectibles that are decades old and reflect the rich culture of the county. You may also wish to visit Blaenavon Ironworks, Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway, Pontypool Museum, Llantarnam Grange and the Greenmeadow Community Farm. A holiday cottage in Torfaen is a good base for sightseeing and enjoying a holiday in south Wales, so just book one and store up a treat for your next holiday or weekend break.
There are many open spaces in Torfaen that you can visit on a self catering cottages break, like the Garn Lakes and Pontypool Park. You can also indulge in a wide range of activities, like walking, boating and angling on holiday.
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