Period Victorian Elegance,Pontcanna a Village in a City, Large 2 Bed Apt

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Last updated: 10/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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Large 2 bed, lounge / dining room, kitchen , bathroom, ground floor - self catering apartment.

Towels / linen are included and replenished on a weekly basis. Free tea / coffee is supplied in the kitchen as well as very fast internet connection.

Housed in a handsome Victorian villa which is on Cardiff's most prestigious road. This highly sought after location is adjacent to Pontcanna fields in the heart of this conservation area.

Many original unique features, servants bells (servants not included), Victorian tiling, sash windows, fireplaces, 14ft high ceilings plus all the mods cons you would come to expect, microwave, TV, DVD, cooker, fridge, washing machine, ironing, central heating, high speed internet etc.

Front bedroom is 18x16ft, rear bedroom is 22x13ft with 10ft high ceilings. Dining room / lounge is 14x15ft plus spacious kitchen and bathroom.

The Celtic Manor Ryder Cup 2010 golf course is approx a 15minute drive away.

To sum up 'The apartment is much bigger than anything you will find in an Hotel or B&B, it's so much more personal having a living area plus kitchen. Sleeping 4-6 people makes it extremely cost effective'

Cardiff History and now: Cardiff is a young and bustling capital city with great shopping and night life to match.
From Victorian tree-lined avenues to the glossy Bay area, there is something for everyone here. The famous Millennium Stadium is a ten minute stroll from the apartment or take a trip to the Bay to see the Millennium Centre and catch a musical or play, or just browse the shops in Mermaid Quay. You might also like to catch a water taxi to Victorian Penarth.
Cardiff has one of the best shopping centres in the UK and the new St Davids 2 Centre which opened in 2010 will bring John Lewis and a host of other prestigious retailers to the city. Night life is well catered for whatever your interests.

Cardiff is now well placed as a major sporting, musical and event location. 2010 the Ryder Cup is taking place only 15mins drive away.

Any breakage / damage must be notified to owner immediately.
No smoking anywhere on the property including the gardens.
The property must be left in the same condition it was at the start of the lease


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • front bedrrom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Please ask for cot...moreless

  • rear bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Please ask for cot...moreless

  • Front bedroom - approx 18x16ft, 10ft high ceilings, bay front with Victorian fireplace, stained glass sash windows. Wardrobe servants bell ! (servants not provided) Rear bedroom 22x13ft , 10ft high ceilings, rear bay, Victorian fireplace, wardrobe, servants bell ! (servants not provided) The apartment can sleep 4 to 6 people. Based on 4 in double beds and 2 in the single beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom, bath, with shower, basin, mirror , storage and toilet.

Other Amenities

  • All bedding, linen and towels are provided (please let us know if you are bringing your own towels). Ironing board and iron available, hair dryer, child's travel cot available - please bring your own bedding for cot. There is a washing machine provided in the out house, along with an additional fridge / freezer if required. Kitchen has an electric oven and 4ring gas hob, microwave, kettle and all the usual items you'd expect to find in a kitchen. We provide tea and coffee for you. Any questions please contact us. ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden

Property Descriptor

  • Terraced


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from 29 traveler reviews
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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Std Rate
Apr 28 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$211 $260
Fri, Sat

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  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


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Cancellation policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/21/2015
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cardiff International Airport
0.05 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4-5 cafe bars/pubs within easy walking distance
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Celtic Manor (and many others)
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Cariff Central Train Station
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M4 junction 32 or junction 29
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Barry Island

Some background info -

Pontcanna was named in the Sunday Times newspaper they rated Pontcanna as one of the hippest neighbourhoods in the country because it is the “most well-heeled bit of Cardiff.”

The unique Victorian, tree lined, conservation area of Pontcanna set in the heart of Cardiff, is the London equivalent of Chelsea.

Built around 1895 these very large 3 storey houses were originally built for all the various sea captains and coal barons that helped to build Cardiff.

The ‘village’ atmosphere of Pontcanna in unique in that within a 15 minute stroll you can be in the city centre or even in the tranquillity of the beautiful castle grounds or national museum. Pontcanna has a bespoke selection of locally run cafes, bistros, gastro pubs and one or two traditional pubs. It is also home to the famous Le Gallois and Cameo restaurants. Surrounding all of that you have the beautiful Llandaff fields leading up to the Cathedral.

Ideal for all sporting events - Millenium Stadium, Cardiff Arms park, Millenium Centre, SWALEC cricket stadium, concerts, events and exhibitions. All transport links are close by including air, rail & motorway

Golf: Lots of local Golf courses nearby, including the Celtic manor Golf resort - home to the 2011 Ryder Cup tournament

Ski: There are 2 local dry ski slopes, there is also the brand new white water rafting centre in Cardiff Bay


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Lived and travelled all over the world - we came back to Cardiff in 1999. The property has been lovingly restored back to it's Victorian style - along with many original features

Why the Owner Chose Mermaid Quay:
Simple - bigger than a B&B, less expensive (and larger) than any hotel suite you can find in Cardiff. Ground floor location - it also has access to it's own small court yard area - as well as garden. Also includes washing facilities, clothes line, ironing board etc - a home from home. The reaction we get from everyone is wow - I didn't think it would be so large. I also know Cardiff - where to go, what to see, how to get there and always happy to advise if you need anything. We are flexible with check in / out times - as long as there are no same day bookings.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The location of Pontcanna cant be beaten. It's very close to the city centre - but small enough to feel like a village community. It is also the longest Victorian Road in the United Kingdom. All the houses on Cathedral Road are unique perfect examples of Victorian architecture. This property contains many original features, the high ceilings, the 2ft skirting boards, the opriginal terrazzo flooring - as well as the servants bell system (servants not included)

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Bedroom1


  • Lounge / Dinner

    Lounge / Dinner

  • Hallway


  • back bedroom

    back bedroom

  • Lounge / Dining Room

    Lounge / Dining Room

  • Cardiff Castle rear view from Bute Park

    Cardiff Castle rear view from Bute Park

  • The Millennium Stadium Cardiff - home of Welsh Rugby and Football

    The Millennium Stadium Cardiff - home of Welsh Rugby and Football

  • St Davids shopping centre

    St Davids shopping centre

  • Castell Coch at night - 5 miles north of the city centre

    Castell Coch at night - 5 miles north of the city centre

  • Old Cathedral Road 1905

    Old Cathedral Road 1905

  • Bedroom2


  • Kitchen


  • bedroom front

    bedroom front

  • Bathroom - newly refurbished with old victorian bath tiles

    Bathroom - newly refurbished with old victorian bath tiles

  • Dining / Living Room

    Dining / Living Room

  • victorian ceiling coving - 120 years old

    victorian ceiling coving - 120 years old

  • Cardiff Bay Festival

    Cardiff Bay Festival

  • Cardiff Bay

    Cardiff Bay

  • Bute Park - in the autumn

    Bute Park - in the autumn

  • Two 'performers' outside the Opera House Cardiff Bay

    Two 'performers' outside the Opera House Cardiff Bay

  • Y Mochyn Du (The Black Pig) gastro pub well worth a visit

    Y Mochyn Du (The Black Pig) gastro pub well worth a visit

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