How's this for a five-star holiday home?
AS holiday homes go this one would make a five-star destination all year round.
Turning historic Ivy Cottage into a holiday let is part of a package of improvements being proposed for Margam Park.
Despite its origins as a humble gardener's cottage, it boasts an amazing facade, The Temple Of The Four Seasons, attributed to renowned British architect Inigo Jones and all that remains of a 17th century banqueting house.
"Ivy Cottage would command a premium as a holiday let because it's a grade one unique historic building and because of its proximity to the park and orangery," said a Neath Port Talbot Council spokesman.
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"The intention is to furnish the cottage to five-star standard."
The conversion of Ivy Cottage is part of the council's £2 million plans to restore Margam Park's core historic features.
It has put in for a £1.6 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund's Parks For People initiative, and has secured £218,000 in match-funding from the European Regional Development Fund.
"Until recently, Ivy Cottage was used by the park's maintenance team as a mess room but has been vacated for health and safety reasons," states a report into the proposed restoration.
"The property is in a poor state and is at risk of deterioration."
Even after costs are taken into account, the report added, Ivy Cottage would still provide a reasonable return for the park.
The spokesman said: "We are hopeful of securing funding but that is not guaranteed.
"We have put forward a planning application as part of the preparatory process."