The old and new attracting visitors to the Swansea Valley

The self-catering holiday cottages on the historic Plas Cilybebyll Estate lie in the ancient hamlet of Cilybebyll near Pontardawe  – reputed to have been a place where the Romans at Neath spent their leisure time. 

Fast forward some 1,600 years and today’s visitors to Swansea Valley Holiday Cottages at Plas Farm are able to explore over a hundred acres of private countryside that includes bluebell woodland, mountain streams and hillside pastures whilst enjoying the same panoramic views of the Welsh countryside as did the Romans.

But thanks to Telemat IT, visitors to this idyllic holiday complex can have all this and more.  Richard Bowen is the Manager of family run Swansea Valley Holiday  Cottages.  In recent years we have seen a huge increase in the number of guests bringing more and more devices with them on holiday – from children and their web enabled mobile devices to business people and their laptops – connectivity is now an important factor when choosing a holiday destination for visitors”.

With the cluster of holiday cottages set in a rural valley and built of traditional stone, internet connection across the site and in all rooms required a specialist solution tailored to the challenges of the site.

Then along came Telemat.  Richard Bowen again.  “Telemat were the only company who totally understood what was needed to deliver a first class service to our guests.  The technician was genuinely interested in getting it right and spent a lot of time on-site testing and re-testing the system to ensure maximum coverage”.

Being able to offer Wi-Fi  has definitely been of benefit to the business and being able to do this cost effectively has been a bonus for Richard.  He added  “We strive for excellence in all aspects of our business and providing first class wireless broadband for our guests was a top priority.  Thanks to Telemat, that is exactly what we got”.

Telemat’s WiFi systems offer:

  • A secure and easy system to monitor
  • Low cost access points for whole site coverage
  • Low maintenance system with regular updates
  • On-site and remote support available

Does your WiFi system need updating? Call us on 01239 712345, or email