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

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


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

Christine and Rob Hughes
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 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


Cardiff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

A Property Set In A Quiet Rural Village And Yet Is Only 7 Miles From Cardiff.
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

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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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
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and your kind comments.
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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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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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perfect weekend break

  • 5 of 5

I've just got back from a quiet weekend break with friends. The cottage was perfect for us, had everything we needed and a great location. The pub next door is a massive must, the food was amazing and the owners and staff were so friendly. The owners of the cottage were so helpful and a pleasure to book with. This is the 2nd time I've stayed at the cottage and wouldn't hesitate to go back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to leave this review and you are welcome back any time .... and you are quite right, the pub is a must.
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday. We were made to feel very welcome and the property was very homely having everything we needed. There was a welcome pack of goodies such as welsh cakes, bread, butter, jam, tea, milk coffee etc. Our daughter was getting married on the Saturday and the lounge was big enough for a hairdresser and make up artist with the bride and seven bridesmaids all preparing for the day. The garden gave us a chance to eat outside, relax and was a lovely backdrop for our photographs. The owner even brought my daughter a present and card and waved us off.

A gate in the garden that led to the local pub allowed us to spend a few odd hours during the week and provided great meals and a chance to unwind.

We would highly recommend this holiday let.

Thank you for a lovely time we hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a great time. We know it was a busy week for you but so fulfilling. The pub is a real bonus we know and we are lucky to also live on its doorstep.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Cardiff Wales
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Cefn Mably Arms
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
St Mellons, Cardiff
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Cefn Mably Arms
Nearest Ski
500 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Cardiff House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn 2017 *
Aug 31 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Xmas and New Year 2017 *
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018 *
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2018 *
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018 *
Apr 10 2018 - Jul 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018*
Jul 27 2018 - Sep 3 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

* 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 £17.50 pppn (£22.50 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. 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.

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