The Nook by Afan Valley Escapes

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, offices
TV, offices

Overview of The Nook by Afan Valley Escapes

Entire apartment

The Nook by Afan Valley Escapes

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire apartment

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
Duffryn Rhondda, Wales

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVictoria Gardens21 min drive
  • Popular LocationAberdulais Falls25 min drive
  • Popular LocationMelincourt Waterfall33 min drive
  • AirportCardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.)63 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 bunk bed
    1 single bed
Common area
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Nook by Afan Valley Escapes

Apartment in Port Talbot with kitchen
Lovely 2 bedroom apartment with stunning views of the Afan Forest Park. The Nook is very well equipped, including a bathroom with shower over bath, fully fitted kitchen, living area, flat screen TV & WIFI. A double bed in bedroom 1 and built-in bunks in bedroom 2+ a single bed. Lounge has a double sofa bed. Shared access (via external stairs) to a garden, including a summer house, BBQ & utility room with additional showers, washing & drying machines. Well behaved dogs are allowed with prior notice.

The Space:
The Nook is a great self-contained apartment in a truly stunning setting. It has everything you will need for a relaxing break with support always on hand when required. Central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Note that the 6th person sleeps on a double sofa bed in lounge. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack is provided to get you up and running. The property benefits from its own utility room with an additional shower, sink and washer/dryer. External stair access to an enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture, summerhouse and BBQ (shared with one other property. There is a bike store and private parking for 1 car. Laundry facilities are in the basement area at the rear of the property which can be accessed through the shared garden.

Set in the heart of the Afan Forest and in the heart of the world-famous mountain bike Trails. Easy access to all of the local communities of Port Talbot, Maesteg etc. We are a short drive from the the famous Zip Wires of Aberdare and in close proximity to the glorious Bwlch & Rhigos mountains and waterfalls. You will be in the safe hands of 'Afan Valley Escapes'. Strictly no smoking inside the property please.

Guest Access:
The Nook is all at ground level, though additional garden facilities are accessed via some outdoor steps.

The Neighborhood:
The 'Peak', 'Nook' 'Trail' and 'Riverside' are part of a family of beautiful holiday apartments in the stunning Afan Valley in South Wales ran by Afan Valley Escapes

The Afan Valley is renowned to attract keen Mountain bikers. It's attractive if you like fishing or long walks. The Afan Valley 12 mile walking and cycling path runs directly behind these beautiful apartments so is easily accessible. There is a general store only 2 doors away and several lovely restaurants in the area.

The lovely beach of Aberavon beach is in easy reach. The wonderful grounds and castle of the Margam Country Park is also very near.

Let your adrenaline flow on Afan Forrest Park's six mountain bike trails. Mile after mile of former railway line awaits you, a great way to explore the outstanding beauty that awaits you.

If you prefer to walk, there are short strolls or long ramble routes, Afan Forest Park has something for everyone.

Near-by Glyncorrwg trail has food, bike shop, fishing and a great atmosphere! There are several visitor centres within easy reach.

Known as the heart and soul of Wales, The Valleys of South Wales are a must-see destination, with Afan Valley in the very heart. A region of breathtaking natural beauty, Afan Valley is set amongst densely wooded forests and glorious countryside offering picture perfect views.

Untouched by urbanisation, this peaceful region of Wales is made up of a string of small villages, creating the perfect setting for a holiday escape. Designated a Forest Park in 1972 thanks to its lush landscape and stunning setting, this picture perfect region of South Wales is now a magnet for tourists who flock to visit the many walk and bike routes that scatter the vibrant green valley. So much so, the area has now evolved into a hugely popular destination for outdoor activity and has become a premier destination for world class mountain biking.

Named in the top ten places in the world to ‘ride before you die’, the park is home to four world class mountain bike trails and two family friendly routes, offering something for both amateur and more experienced bikers alike.

Of course traversing around on two wheels is not the only way to discover the area and there are a variety of other outdoor pursuits to enjoy including nature rambles and hikes, horse riding, kayaking, caving, climbing, gorge walking and fishing

Getting Around:
There is a bus stop right outside the door

Other Things to Note:
Note the 6th person will sleep on the sofa bed in the lounge.

Interaction with Guests:
We manage our property remotely but we are available by phone in case of an emergency. 07973 129318
Guest accommodation at this apartment offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.



Property amenities


  • WiFi available


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer


  • TV


  • Washing machine and dryer

Work spaces

  • Office


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 5
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed

Children and extra beds

This property does not allow children

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Afan Valley Escapes, The Nook, Valley Views Apartment
Afan Valley Escapes, The Nook, Valley Views Port Talbot
Afan Valley Escapes The Nook 2 Bedroom Apartment Sleeps 5

About this area

Port Talbot

This apartment is located in Port Talbot. Plantasia and LC Swansea are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Quadrant Shopping Centre and Swansea Market. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at St Helens Rugby and Cricket Ground or Liberty Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Gwyn Hall - 19 min drive
  • Victoria Gardens - 21 min drive
  • Aberdulais Falls - 25 min drive
  • Neath Golf Club - 25 min drive
  • Melincourt Waterfall - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Neath Station - 12 min drive
  • Cardiff International Airport (CWL) - 63 min drive


  • Afan Lodge - 8 min walk
  • Refreshment Rooms - 4 min drive
  • The Colliers - 6 min drive
  • Jersey Arms - 8 min drive
  • The Brit Pub - 8 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 7 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 7 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 7 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 7 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Overall great accommodation and location
Extremely pleased with the service provided from booking all the way through to check-out. Prompt replies on any queries. Tidy and clean clean facilities. The extra space to lock away bicycles. The available parking. The views from the accomodation An overall wonderfull experience and place to stay over.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Lovely location for walks but a bit remote
Would book again, lovely little touches and nice and clean
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Good Base To Visit Friends
Nice stay in very clean property. A nice touch would have been a welcome pint of milk on arrival , but apart from that it served my needs to visit friends locally.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Long weekend
Its a clean and cozy house with a breath taking vuew. Close to the forest for walks and bike rides. Very nice owner.

5/5 Excellent

The Nook
Excellent all round

5/5 Excellent

Great stay
Comfortable stay. Great views. Great communication.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect base for biking or walking
Great value, lovely views, had everything we needed. The host was easy to contact and really helpful. Highly recommended.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019