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Period Victorian elegance,Pontcanna a village in a city, very large 2 bed apt

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Large 2 bed, boutique self-catering apartment, 15 min walk to centre

Shandon Apartment Cardiff

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

Please note - this site has introduced a new booking online system - if you do not wish to use this please send a mail to rentcf11@gmail dot com for alternative arrangements

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

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2017

About 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

Owner purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Owner chose Riverside

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were let down by another property, I am so glad we were now as that meant we stayed here instead. Very spacious rooms, great location for everything, and had everything we needed.

Pontcanna is a lovely area - I could spend an entire afternoon looking at the architecture of some of them followed a lovely pint of real ale and some fantastic food at the Cricketers.

Thoroughly recommend this place

Gillian & Steve , Brighton
Feb 2016
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Riverside Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom, bath, with shower, basin, mirror , storage and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • front bedrrom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Please ask for cot
    rear bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Please ask for cot
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
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.


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Period Victorian elegance,Pontcanna a village in a city, very large 2 bed apt
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 44 reviews

Very very good situated property

  • 5 of 5

We (a German couple) had a very nice week with our two adult sons, staying in this very clean and charming appartment. Located about 15 min footwalk through the amazing Bute-Park, along the river Taff, to the city centre.

The owners are very nice and helpful people.

Surely coming again

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very well equipped and located apartment

  • 4 of 5

The property is very well equipped and the owners show none of the mean-spiritedness of some holiday lets by providing all of the basics like salt, pepper, soap, washing-up liquid, etc. The location is fantastic and there is plenty of space including a small garden. I stayed with my wife, 2 children and my mother and we were very comfortable and made to feel very welcome by the owner, Peter. I must also say that the property is VERY clean, not something I'd normally comment on, but it was so good in this regard as to merit a mention!

We'd happily stay at this apartment again.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - thank you for those kind words - we aim to please and love to get feedback. From the time we first started doing this - we wanted to provide a place that we would also be happy to stay in and wanted people to enjoy Cardiff as much as we like living here, so anything we can add to make your stay an enjoyable one is not a problem at all.
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Beautiful Cardiff apartment

  • 5 of 5

As a family of 4 this apartment was perfect.

It was very easy to cycle or walk into the city centre along the Taff Trail and through the park. Peter and Jan were very obliging and gave us somewhere to store our bikes. We cycled from Merthyr to Cardiff along the Taff Trail which was a good 25 miles ride in glorious sunshine.

The area had everything and more - cafes, shops, and beautiful parks.

We would recommend this apartment for anyone wishing to visit Cardiff.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Helen, Glad you and the boys enjoyed it. Please consider us the next time you decide to visit Cardiff. Kind regards Peter & Jan
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  • 4 of 5

6 of us stayed 4 days in this lovely appartment. Its got everything you need and is really close to centre and park.. we definitly going back next time of its free!!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cardiff

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this property - where to start??? Location was brilliant as it is well within walking distance of Cardiff - we were there for the RWC games and cant recommend the property enough.

Cardiff is a beautiful city, quaint, historical & the people are all very friendly.

The owners are very obliging and accommodating - made our trip that much more special.

Would not hesitate staying there again and would highly recommend to others.

Liz & Roy Grant, Auckland, New Zealaqnd

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect apartment: great location, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is on the ground floor of a beautiful building, located a short walk from the centre of Cardiff, and with lovely restaurants and shops just down the street. The apartment had everything we needed for a great stay with our kids. Our hosts, Peter and Jan, could not have been more friendly and helpful. This is the second time we've stayed in the property, and would definitely stay again the next time we visit the city.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cardiff International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
4-5 cafe bars/pubs within easy walking distance
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Celtic Manor (and many others)
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Cariff Central Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
M4 junction 32 or junction 29
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $133.05
Cleaning $33.26

For long stays please contact about the rate.Last minute bookings are available, but please enquire for the price as this will not be the standard rate.The rates will change for major event dates - we will quote individually for these

Cancellation policy
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date only. Between 4-2 weeks to booking 50% refundable. Within 2 weeks. Cancellation after this time is non refundable as we will be highly unlikely to re let the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.