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A Property Set In A Quiet Rural Village And Yet Is Only 7 Miles From Cardiff.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Derwen Cottages Is A Property Which Can Be Used By Small And Large Groups Alike

Derwen Cottage is an extremely large yet cosy property, perfectly suited for family and friends to visit South Wales for a holiday or special event. Whilst it is close to Cardiff it is ideally located in a rural village next to the village pub perfect for a quiet night after a busy day exploring the area.

Although this house is perfect for a larger group of up to twelve people in total, it can be subdivided to allow flexibility to accommodate smaller groups with an appropriate discount.

The property has the added advantage of a private gate from the garden to the excellent village pub next door.

The total property comprises 3 double bedrooms (2 upstairs and one en suite downstairs), one twin bedroom upstairs, four sofabeds, two further family bathrooms, two living/dining rooms (the main one is 26 x 20 feet) and a snug, a fully fitted kitchen and a separate kitchenette.

Gas central heating with additional heating from a wood burner in the sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs (2 with Freeview including 1 with full Sky package), 3 x DVDs, CD/radio, free WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs available. Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burner included in rent. Bed linen and towels also included in rent. 2 travel cots, highchairs and baby baths are available on request.

The property is very large but still has that cosy and welcoming feel.

The property has it's own private patio area and parking facilities for three (possibly four) cars. Note - there is a BBQ available but we do not provide a gas BBQ because of health and safety concerns. Access to the pub next door is via a private gate at the front of this property, which is also used by the owners.

It is the perfect location for the larger family or group holiday. If you do not believe us then have a look at our reviews!

Please contact us for a quote. It would be useful if you could provide as much detail regarding the visit as possible especially where larger groups are involved. We will consider enquiries from sensible hen and stag groups between 1st October and 30th April only. We have a special two night tariff for these weekends and will be subject to the receipt of a refundable security deposit to cover both noise nuisance and property damage in excess of normal wear and tear.

More Details

Owner
Christine and Rob Hughes
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Christine and Rob Hughes

We are a local couple that are fortunate to live next door to our holiday cottage and so are fully aware of the perfect location of the property. It has only since we bought the house that we have realised just what is available to visitors to the local area and why so many people book with us. When you grow up in an area sometimes you do not see what is right in front of you!

We put a lot of energy and effort into ensuring that our guests enjoy the experience of staying at our property from initial contact right through to the end of their stay. We are on hand to assist but not interfere and queries are answered as quickly as possible.

Our philosophy is straightforward - create a place that we would love to stay ourselves. And we believe we have succeeded as our reviews will confirm!

Christine and Rob Hughes purchased this house in 2012

Amenities

Cardiff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • In addition to the ground floor en suite shower room there are two further family bathrooms upstairs. Towels and basic toiletries are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • There are 3 double bedrooms (2 upstairs and one en suite downstairs), one triple bedroom upstairs and four sofabeds placed around the living rooms
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking

Reviews

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A Property Set In A Quiet Rural Village And Yet Is Only 7 Miles From Cardiff.
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
5

Fantastic home; Execellent hosts and location.

  • 5 of 5

The property is fantastic! Very big spacious rooms as described. Chris and Rob are fantastic hosts! We have made new friendships, thats how awesome they have been to our family! Highly recommend and will surely return!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

An amazing place to stay. So much space. Perfect for our family of 7 to stay for a wedding in Cardiff. Beautiful views and so peaceful. Christine and Rob were so helpful and laid back. Thank you for the provisions too. The pub next door is a great place to eat. The house is so well equipped. The best I've ever stayed in. We wished we could have stayed longer. If you are looking for a place to stay with a large group in the Cardiff area I would recommend Derwrn Cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful large family home from home!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived Chris showed us around the house and told us all we needed to know. We found the house perfect for our family get together weekend. We were a family of 6 adults and 4 children aged 18 months to 4 years old. There was more than enough space for us all and we loved the open plan feel of the house. The kitchen had everything we needed for a BBQ Saturday and a huge roast on Sunday. We all enjoyed the garden and patio area and due to the weather being good it was gr at time outside and for the kids to be playing hide and seek. This home from home is at a great price and has everything you need for a family holiday. We will definitely be back! Thanks you Chris and Rob.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are both pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we will welcome you back anytime!
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5

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant time staying in this cottage. The cottage is spacious, clean and in a fantastic countryside location but also close enough to Cardiff centre.

Rob and Chris were very helpful with responding to queries quickly. On arrival there was even some essentials in the fridge which was greatly appreciated.

Overall our stay was great - thank you to Rob and Chris!!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Used as a base for Cardiff

  • 4 of 5

7 adults stayed here to use the house as a base for Cardiff. The house was easy to find and we parked 4 cars on the drive for the weekend. We were met by Christine, who showed us around the house and explained how everything worked before leaving us. The house was easily big enough for us all to move around, get ready, cook breakfast etc. without tripping over each other and the front room is an excellent size for large families / groups. A taxi into Cardiff is about £20 and this arrangement is better that 4 separate hotel rooms. It's a lovely house in a lovey area with a great pub - The Cefn Mably Arms - lovely owners who we may have visited on one or two occasions while staying.....

Great weekend, thoroughly enjoyed and will defiantly be looking to book again for next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - and your 2017 booking!
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5

Very spacious, spotless and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

This property was ideal for our needs with a mixed range of adults and children of different ages, all were perfectly accommodated especially with the 2 cottage set up. Both cottages were well equipped with everything that is needed, the basics were provided (tea, coffee, milk, dish washer tablets, washing up liquid, kitchen roll etc). Lots of towels and comfortable bedding were provided too

The location is ideal for beach, walking, mountain biking, site seeing in general (choice of 3 castles :-) and is close enough to Cardiff for a city visit.

Christine and Rob were very helpful with booking and ensuring our stay was perfect.

The pub next door was ideal, we visited twice and where not disappointed with any of the dishes.

We would highly recommend this property to family and friends and hope to go back as there is so much to do in the area it is well worth a second visit.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and the various activities undertaken. As you quite rightly say South Wales provides so many locations to enjoy. We hope to see you return at some point in the future.
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Cardiff Wales
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Cefn Mably Arms
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
St Mellons, Cardiff
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Cardiff/Newport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
M4
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Cefn Mably Arms
Nearest Ski
500 Miles
Scotland
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Barry
Car: necessary

Things to do - too many to mention ...........

Activities - walking, fishing, golf. The local area has many golf courses including the world famous Celtic Manor Resort, the venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup.

Entertainment - Derwen Cottages are ideally situated for Cardiff's Principality Stadium as well as other venues such as the Motorpoint Arena, the St David's Centre and the Millennium Centre. Doctor Who location spotting is a popular pastime in this area.

Sports - the Principality Millennium Stadium is within easy reach as is the Cardiff City Stadium the home of Cardiff City Football Club, Cardiff Arms Park the ground of the Cardiff Blues and also the Swalec Stadium which is a Test venue as well as the homeground of Glamorgan Cricket Club.

Seaside - Barry Island, Porthcawl and Ogmore are all less than an hour away. The Gower Peninsular is a popular area for a day out.

Heritage Sites - Big Pit, Rhondda Heritage Park and St Fagans for a start.

Eating out - Derwen Cottages are conveniently situated to a family run public house and restaurant. The Cefn Mably Arms has a full menu and is highly recommended if you just want a quiet meal and drink at the end of the day without the hassle of driving. There are also many other country pubs and restaurants in the area as well as Cardiff Bay for the more adventurous

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $27 per person per night

* Please note the above prices represent our minimum tariffs and are based upon a bed occupancy of 8 people. Additional bed/sofa bed spaces (maximum 4) are available at an additional cost of £15 pppn (£20 pppn at peak times).

If only two nights required nightly price is as advertised plus 25%.

Additional night discounts apply to stays in excess of the 3 night minimum.

Special offer - for available weekends in the period October to December 2017 inclusive we are offering an additional night over our minimum stay of three nights free of charge.

We reserve the right to charge an additional tariff for bank holidays, special occasions and events and to request a security deposit if we consider it necessary.

Please ask us for a quote.

A 30% deposit is required on booking with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival. There is no charge for bank transfers but a 2.5% surcharge applies to payments made by credit card via PayPal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.