Region: Wales

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: CYAT - Cynon Valley Cottage & Bunkhouse, Tyle Morgrug, Halt Road, Rhigos, Aberdare, Wales CF44 9UW

Contact: 01403 264461



Tyle Morgrug cottage and bunkhouse is close to Aberdare in the heart of the Welsh Valleys in South Wales. It is a great base for exploring the fantastic countryside.

Aberdare is 4 miles (6 km) south-west of Merthyr Tydfil, 20 miles (32 km) north-west of Cardiff and 22 miles (35 km) east-north-east of Swansea.

The buildings have been adapted, furnished and equipped to Visit Wales 3-Star standard, so they're suitable for groups of all ages. We are perfectly placed for a wide range of outdoor pursuits, with walking, mountain biking, road cycling, climbing, canoeing, caving and gorge scrambling right on the doorstep.

We offer sole occupancy of the accommodation during their stay.

Do you have a video on YouTube or anywhere else that you would like to link to?

360 view around the accommodation:

What group sizes do you cater for?

The accommodation sleeps up to 29 people.

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

The cottage has bedrooms for 1, 4 and 8 people, plus there is a separate (linked) bunk house accommodation for 16 people.

Tyle Morgrug has a well-equipped kitchen, a sitting room with wood burning stove and adjacent Leaders' Room (for youth groups). There are four showers, toilets and sinks, a drying room and a separate dining area.

The cottage / bunkhouse is centrally-heated and double-glazed throughout, with hot water at all showers and sinks. The large dormitory and bedrooms have bunk beds and a single bed. The commercially-equipped kitchen features a gas cooker, refrigerator, freezer, kettles, toasters, microwaves and a full range of cooking and eating utensils.

An added bonus is the secure bike and storage area, with washing facilities to clean your muddy kit after a day in the hills.

What is the cost of the accommodation?

Current charges per person per night - 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2016

The cottage and bunkhouse offers sole occupancy to groups.

Youth groups including their leaders £9 per person per night reduced to £7.50 per person per night for groups from the Cynon valley and the Chichester and Arun districts of West Sussex.

A minimum charge of £75 per night applies to youth groups.

Adult groups £15 per person per night.

A minimum charge of £120 per night applies to adult groups.

A non-returnable booking fee of £75 is required with each booking which will be deducted from the final charge or retained if the booking is cancelled other than by the Trust.

The Trust reserve the right to charge an additional fee of £75 in the event of a group booking the cottage and bunkhouse and not turning up without advising the booking secretary at least 4 weeks in advance.

Booking will only be confirmed when both booking form and deposit have been received.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

We don't provide risk assessments for teachers, but teachers / individuals are welcome to arrange a visit to the site to look around.  Alternatively they can use the 360 view here: .  The accommodation has a fire alarm system which is regularly checked and maintained to the appropriate standards.  As necessary we are happy to provide copies of the latest certificates.              

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?

Contact:       Peter Cox

Telephone:   01403 264641


Alternatively there is an enquiry form on the website which can be found here:

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

The group will need to bring a qualified first aider.

Please list facilities available.

The accommodation is self-catering.

Tyle Morgrug has a well-equipped kitchen, a sitting room with wood burning stove and adjacent Leaders' Room (for youth groups).  There is also a large dining area which can also be used as a location for study / learning or relaxing.

Unfortunately there is no internet access at the cottage/bunkhouse.

What are your disabled facilities?

Unfortunately the accommodation is not suitable for those with disabilities.

What are your opening days and hours?

The accommodation is open 24hrs as you have sole occupancy.

Availability of the cottage / bunkhouse can be found here :

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?

We have a number of reviews on the website:

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

The accommodation is ran and maintained by the Chichester Youth Adventure Trust -

Registered Charity Number 288717.  It is available to adults and youth groups from anywhere in the country. We’ve had schools and youth groups, Scouts, Guides and private parties of walkers, bikers and outdoor enthusiasts come and stay with us.

Age of Children / Pupils: 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Accommodation Type: Bunkhouses

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