About the property
- Apartment968 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
A Stunning waterfront apartment overlooking Cardiff Bay and within 2 minutes walk of Mermaid Quay and all the best restaurants in town. This apartment is located directly adjacent to the 5 star St Davids Hotel and Spa, you can even do some star spotting on event weekends from the 15 Metre balcony which directly overlooks the hotel. Alternatively enjoy a meal in the vast array of restaurants or visit the Millennium Stadium, home of Welsh Rugby and host of numerous world class events. Take a boat trip around the Bay into city centre and meander through the multitude of retail outlets. This apartment has it all, superbly fitted kitchen, lounge diner with large balcony leading off, superbly furnished throughout, just fetch your tooth brush and glad rags and enjoy at a fraction of the price of a hotel!! What is more I also offer a chauffeur service from all major UK airports directly to the apartment, for the same price as taking an inter city train ( for 4 people ).
Arround the immediate vicinity: If you fancy venturing outside Cardiff you will find excellent road links and many interesting places to visit and see such as Castell Coch, a romantic fantasy - a piece of Bavaria imported into the Cardiff valley. It clings dramatically to a hillside overlooking the Taff river. It is especially dramatic at night as you drive past Cardiff on the M4 and you see it illuminated above you. Also a must is Caerphilly Castle. This vast, 30-acre fortress is only equalled in size by Windsor Castle and dates back to the 13th Century, the oldest Norman Castle in the UK.
Also just outside Cardiff you can find the Museum of Welsh Life at St. Fagans. This open-air museum traces Wales's journey from rural tradition to industrial powerhouse, from the recreated Celtic village to the 21st century Home for the Future. Over 40 buildings have been transported to the museum, stone-by-stone, from all over Wales. Free admission.
Slightly further afield: If you want to experience our industrial heritage at first hand, warts and all, the valleys north of Cardiff are worth a visit. The valleys were created to house the miners whose coal powered the Industrial Revolution. Once one-third of the world's coal was produced here - it was the Kuwait of its day.
The valleys certainly aren't aesthetically beautiful in the traditional sense, and some areas are terribly deprived, but it is that untouched grittiness which creates the appeal. From the extraordinary Rhondda Valley in the west to Blaenavon in the east you will encounter a post-industrial environment unique in Britain.If you want to go down a real coal mine you'll have to go to Big Pit mining museum in the World Heritage Site of Blaenavon. This is no theme park - this is a real colliery which produced coal for 200 years. Kitted-out in helmet and cap-lamp, you descend in the lift for 300 metres to the real coalface with an ex-miner as your guide.
Merthyr Tydfil (Irontown): The Heads of the Valleys road (the A465) connects the north end of the valleys. The road passes through the unofficial 'capital of the valleys', Merthyr Tydfil. Merthyr played a vital role in Britain's industrial past: once it had the world's largest ironworks at Dowlais (very little remains), and Richard Trevithick created the world's first locomotive railway (all that's left is a tunnel, but there were centenary celebrations in 2004). The destruction of its industries has left Merthyr a depressed town with little to show of its former glory, the exception being Cyfarthfa Castle, another impressive 19th century castle with excellent museum set in pleasant parkland. The castle was built by the steel magnate William Crawshay who lived in luxury while his workers suffered. From here take the short trip to the Brecon Beacons an area of outstanding natural beauty, you may even decide to climb Penyfan, the highest point in Britain South of Snowdon and less than one hour drive away.
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This apartment is situated adjacent to St David's Hotel and the balcony stretches along the length of the apartment overlooking Cardiff Bay. Perfect spot for watching boats, people fishing etc. In the morning the sun floods the bedrooms (take an eye mask if it is sunny) and balcony. Well equipped, the apartment is comfortable and modern. There is a great selection of restaurants nearby with all the well known chains represented. However, on a hot bank holiday weekend the area was particularly busy. Cardiff city is worth a visit with lovely parks, old buildings as well as two huge covered shopping areas. Cardiff is well located for visiting the Gower Peninsular and Brecon Beacons. Having a car parking spot in the ground floor car park is a bonus too.
Perfect location to explore the city and also enjoy Mermaid Quay
We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment right on the water. The apartment was well equipped, and Colin made us most welcome (after our long drive) by supplying wine and other essentials to begin a good vacation! We were within walking distance of all the restaurants in the bay, and also just a quick ride away from the city center. I would absolutely recommend this apartment for an enjoyable visit to explore the city and beyond.
The flat was just what we wanted. Well equipped and with private underground parking place and lift
The flat was clean. the beds were comfortable. We were met by the owner who explained everything and left wine, chocolates etc. All of the facilities of Cardiff Bay are within walking distance of the flat, including the Welsh Millennium Centre, the Senate, and the jetties for all the boat trips around the Bay. There is a bus stop for the 'The Hop-on, Hop-off' open top bus tours at the end of the road (approx. 150 yards) with sight-seeing buses into the City Centre and back running every 30 minutes
It was a pleasure meeting you and your family, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that Cardiff was to your liking, it really is a great city these days. I hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
Excellent location we went for the soccer championship and were like 200 meters from the festival. Great apartment, great view, excellent conditions, everything clean. We really enjoy our stay at this apartment and would highly recommended it.
Many thanks for your kind words, both Gaynor and I are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and that you found the apartment to your liking. Cardiff is a great city that has so much going on, hopefully if you're in the area in the future we will catch up then. Once again thanks for your custom.
We love the apartment and come as often as we can
Thanks for the review, it's always good to see you both.
Terrific Place and Great Hosts
We really enjoyed our stay in Cardiff. Colin and his wife made us feel welcomed and left wine, fruit, and basics in the fridge for us. We have done VRBO all over the world and have never had that done for us. It was a great touch. The apartment worked well for us. Being on the bay was nice and it really is not far from all that Cardiff has to offer. The walking/running/biking path around the bay is well done and worth doing. We would definitely recommend this apartment as your base for exploring southern Wales.
The apartment is located in the heart of Cardiff Bay, in the most prestigious development around. Within a stones throw you are in amongst the action with top class restaurants and bars all around, including the finest cuisines from around the world including Italian, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese, Indian and also the more contemporary British cuisine. Alternatively take in a show at the Millennium Arts Centre where productions of musicals, opera, ballet, and dance including top West End Shows take place. Take a tour around the architecturally impressive Welsh Assembly Building which has recently opened or visit techniquest, a wonderland of scientific exploration for adults and children alike. 160 interactive exhibits gives you the chance to learn about a range of scientific principles
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Premium rates will apply for peak periods. i.e. major sporting / stadium events I also offer a chauffeur service from all major UK airports directly to the apartment, for the same price as taking an inter city train ( for 4 people ). A return trip for Heathrow Airport for example is £330, Gatwick £370, the Mercedes vehicle will accommodate up to 4 people, other airports can be accommodated