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The staycation market place is hotting up the UK this Spring, although travel restrictions are lifting and consumers are able to once again travel further afield, there is still strong demand for UK staycations especially in undiscovered destinations away from the hustle and bustle of typical UK holiday locations. Consumers are looking for unique, unusual and Instagramable holiday accommodation to for their stay on home turf and the Dramatic Heart of Wales has stepped up its holiday accommodation game to meet this demand.
The Dramatic Heart of Wales is the new place brand for the county of Neath Port Talbot at the heart of the south Wales coastline. Its contrasting landscapes, coastline, valleys, mountains and waterfalls provide a dramatic backdrop for an adventurous staycation. There are also a number of standout accommodation options in Neath Port Talbot to satisfy the most discerning staycationer.
The Towers Hotel
Stay in your very own fairy tale tower and live out all of your Rapunzel fantasies. The Towers Hotel and Spa in Jersey Marine is home to a refurbished Victorian Tower that was originally built in 1886 as a camara obscura. The octagonal-shaped tower has three individually designed suites with the top floor being split on a mezzanine level offering views over the grounds and Swansea Bay.
Ivy Cottage at Margam Country Park
You can live the high life in your very own luxury cottage set in the grounds of Margam Country Park. As well as having the beautiful Victorian Castle and 17th Century Orangery within the grounds of the Park, Ivy Cottage boasts a walled garden, three immaculately presented bedrooms and guests have exclusive and private use of the country park outside of hours. It’s rumoured that the ghost of former gamekeeper, Robert Scott, who was murdered by a poacher, still roams around the park today.
Be Lord or Lady of the manor at the impressive Plas Cilybebyll close to Pontardawe. Equipped with 9 bedrooms, an indoor heated swimming pool, wine cellar, library, tennis court and private woodland, Plas Cilybebyll is an ideal location for a memorable family get together. Styled as a French Chateau, Plas Cilybebyll is surrounded by 100 acres of countryside making it a real getaway from the hustle and bustle.
Karleigh Davies, Tourism Manager of Neath Port Talbot Council comments: “We’ve got something really special and unique to offer tourists with our long sandy beaches, high quality walking routes and adventure experience providers. Visitors to the area can surf, mountain bike, zip wire, kayak, mountain climb and lots more and we’ve also got plenty of quirky and distinct accommodation to make for a memorable holiday.
“We’re aware that as restrictions lift consumers have more choice when it comes to travelling abroad and that the staycation market needs to continue to offer excellent choice and unique experiences. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the Dramatic Heart of Wales this Spring and beyond.”
For more information on the range of accommodation available within Neath Port Talbot see https://dramaticheart.wales/home/discover-our-area/accommodation