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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Derwen Cottage is a 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 ten people in total, it can be subdivided to allow flexibility to accommodate smaller groups with an appropriate discount.

The property has a large living/dining room (26 x 20 feet) as well as a small snug. Both rooms have sofa beds.

There is also a fully equipped kitchen. It has an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher,

As regards sleeping space the property comprises 2 double bedrooms and one triple bedroom upstairs.

There is an additional downstairs ensuite double bedroom (making 4 in total) in the connected annexe which is included for groups of 9 or 10. For smaller groups it can be provided at an extra cost from £30 per night. This option may be useful for guests with restricted mobility. Please let us know at the enquiry stage if this option is required.

There is gas central heating with additional heating from a wood burner in the sitting room. There is TV with full Sky package, 2 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 at no extra cost.

The property has its own private patio area and parking facilities for a maximum of 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.

Please do not hesitate to contact us before booking if you have any questions.

More Details

Christine and Rob Hughes
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

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:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • *We only accept bookings for celebration groups of more than 8 by prior agreement before booking and may be subject to a higher tariff/damage deposit.
  • We can only cater for up to a maximum of four cars. This is a strict policy as the parking area is shared with another neighbour.
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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • There are two family bathrooms upstairs. Towels and basic toiletries are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • There are 2 double and one triple bedroom upstairs and two sofabeds placed around the living rooms. Bedroom 4 is ensuite and located on the ground floor and is only used for group of 9 or 10 unless booked separately.
  • 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


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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

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: September 2017
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back!
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  • 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: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We always appreciate guest's feedback.
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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: April 2017
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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: November 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: August 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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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




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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