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A Cosy Cottage With Country Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property

17 Heol - y -Sarn, Llantrisant, - Central Location With Local Shops, 3 Pubs, Including An Award Winning Real Ale Pub, On The Doorstep

Bwthyn Bach is a lovely bolt-hole to stay in the small historical town of LLantrisant. It has recently been fully renovated to a high standard with wooden floors throughout, central heating and a modern comfortable interior. A great location to explore all that the area has to offer, with the old town of Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan just 20 mins away, The Rhonda Valleys 10 mins away, The Brecon Beacons 1 hour away and within reach of Heritage Coastline of South Wales. Barry Island of 'Gavin and Stacey' fame is half and hour car drive.

Steve Rowlands
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Steve Rowlands

My parents and grandparents were born and bred in this historical town of Llantrisant and we live locally with our two sons. Having grown up in the area we are familiar with all it has to offer and the surrounding areas.

Steve Rowlands purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Steve Rowlands chose Llantrisant

We bought Bwthyn Bach which means 'Little Cottage' 10 years ago for its location in this small town of Llantrisant. Its situation near to local shops, pubs and walks is perfect for a relaxing holiday and easy access to all the beautiful surrounding areas in South Wales.

What makes this cottage unique

Bwthyn Bach benefits from being in the centre of Llantrisant with parking outside the property or a car park just 100 mts away. We welcome well behaved small dogs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a review from one of our recent guests

“very relaxed and ideal location”

5 out of 5

Friendly and welcoming service from the owner. Excellent communication and genuine wish for guests to have an enjoyable stay. The property was well situated for getting out and about and has been refurbished to a high standard. We loved our stay and hope to return again at some point in the future.
Mar 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Llantrisant in Rhondda Cynon Taff

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a walk in shower, wc and wash hand basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom (front) with double bed Bedroom 2. (back) with bunk beds
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes on accommodation: The 2nd bedroom is ideally suitable for children but will comfortably sleep 2 adults. We welcome well behaved dogs. Outside: A small courtyard leading from the kitchen door gives a small outside space with a Bistro table and 2 chairs for morning coffee or an early evening glass of wine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are included and the property is cleaned on a weekly basis.


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A Cosy Cottage With Country Views
average rating of 4.55 based on 21 reviews

Beautifully presented and perfectly located holiday base

  • 5 of 5

We’ve had a great stay at this fab little cottage in llantrisant with our two, almost adult children and three dogs. We are responsible dog owners with high standards and it’s often difficult to find holiday accommodation of a great standard that will accept dogs. This place was perfect! A small hitch with the hot water supply was very quickly rectified on Saturday morning with no problem at all.

Located in a pretty village less than 30 mins from Cardiff City Centre, you can park directly outside but the road is quite narrow. However there is a free car park less than 2 minutes walk away. We had a super, well priced and delicious meal in The Bear, again only a couple of minutes walk away from the front door. All in all, a great experience and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wow! That was our first thought when we arrived at the property! It was beautiful, a lovely place to stay with some fab little shops and pubs suitable for us as a young family. Would definitely recommend to anyone

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super cozy cottage.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I booked a 4 night break away with our 2 dogs as a last minute thing. The cottage itself is very well laid out, everything you need for a home away from home. Pretty little village and stunning scenery just a short stroll down the hill. We said good morning to the sheep and donkeys in the property opposite the cottage.We walked for miles everyday. Drove to Barry for a look see but was very busy and dogs are not allowed on the beaches so couldn't really do much. We discovered Gower and fell in love with it, no dog restrictions on the beaches and miles of stunning coastline to explore.

The cottage is on a very busy road so we had to be extra careful going out with the dogs because there isn't really a pavement as such. What there is outside is a very steep stone wall thing that was in bad disrepair and quite dangerous in wet weather, which we had a lot of. I really couldn't fault the cottage itself, Steve even left teabags and coffee for us!!! We would definitely stay here again if it was just my husband and I but with no outside space and a very busy road to the front it didn't suit the dogs. Thank you Steve for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of my property, I'm sorry the weather wasn't perfect for you although it sounds like you made the most of what the surrounding area has to offer. Thank you for your feedback regarding the pavement outside the property, I have been in touch with the local council in the past notifying them of these issues. I have re-contacted them after reading your comments, I understand something needs to be done about this and i will do my very best to rectify the problems to better the stay of future guests. I would love to welcome you again. Kind regards
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Cozy, quaint, beautiful, cottage with great access to everything in South Wales!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend at this lovely cottage! It was beautiful as well as comfortable! The parking was easy, the kitchen was well equipped, and the little town was quaint with some great choices to eat within 1 min walk. Steve, the owner wad always available via phone or text to answer questions if we had them!

The people of the town were just as lovely and accommodating. They have us some great suggestions of this to do in the area! The Bear Inn and O'Sullivans were perfect spots for evening meals and then our was just short walk home to our cozy cottage for a restful night sleep!

I would highly recommend this cottage as a great place to relax and enjoy all that south wakes has to offer!!! Thank you and we hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay along with the wonderful things Llantrisant and the surrounding area has to offer, we would love to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards
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A lovely little cottage that's in a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in Llantrisant. We were pleased with the cottage and found it cosy and in an ideal location. So many places to visit within a few minutes made it an ideal base for us as we explored the area. It's also easy to get to Cardiff if thinking of going to an event at the Principality Stadium. We went to see Coldplay and were surprised just how easy it is to get right into the heart of Cardiff from Llantrisant. Very happy!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our lovely cottage. It's great that you were able to see Coldplay at the fantastic Principality Stadium. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards
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good base for wet wales!

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable and pleasant cottage in a small village. There's a General Store just up the road and the Castle Café round the corner from there which does an excellent Sunday lunch.

The cottage's kitchen table is a little high and there's no coffee table.

We used the small public car park [free] along from the cottage as it's very convenient.

Llantristrant itself has several interesting buildings and a grand view from the church grounds.

We went to Pontypridd on the frequent bus service and to Cardiff on the train from Ponty Clun [nearer than Pontypridd]. It's a fifteen minute journey.

The Royal Mint is down the road: a bit pricey but interesting. It has a recently opened visitor centre. Guided tours take place every fifteen minutes.

Be careful when driving because road signs are often hidden by trees and shrubbery.

At Talbot Green, there are the well known large stores. The Tesco is bigger than Llanistrant itself--it's awful!

We could have done with coat hooks/ clothes horse on which to hang wet clothes but all-in-all we had an enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The cottage address is

17 Heol y Sarn


Rhondda Cynon Taff

South Wales



Llantrisant is within easy reach of the Heritage Coastline of South Wales.

Barry Island is half an hour by car


The nearest railway station is Pontyclun which is approx 3 miles away and Pontypridd approx 5 miles away.


The wonderful city of Cardiff with its historical castle is half an hour by car 20 mins by train.

Talbot Green shopping outlet is 5 min by car.

The lovely old market town of Cowbridge in the vale of Glamorgan with interesting individual shops, pubs and restaurants is a 20 min drive away.

Barry Island of 'Gavin and Stacey' fame is a half hour drive.

Further Details:

The South Wales / Rhondda/Merthyr Tydfil region

South Wales is a perfect location for any family holiday, short break or weekend getaway

In South Wales you're never far from a mountain or the sea - so it's no wonder walkers, cyclists, surfers and sailors love to come and visit. There is a real buzz about our capital city Cardiff and the nearby Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Swansea & the Gower, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay all have wonderful clean beaches and some surprising marine life.


The Llantrisant area

Llantrisant is known for its pub culture with a number of venues including The New Inn, the Wheatsheaf and the Cross Keys Hotel. Formerly in the Bull Ring was the Rock and Fountain pub, which became the home of the original Llantrisant Workingmen's Club founded in May 1953 by Seth Morgan, Freeman of Llantrisant.

The focal point of the town is the Bull Ring, a commercial square in the centre of the town that was used for bull-baiting, until it was disallowed in 1827 due to unruly crowds. The square contains a statue of Dr William Price a pioneer of cremation.

1KM away is the Talbot Green shopping park with a range high-street shops such as TK-Max, River Island, Next and Marks and Spenser. Within the shopping park is many places to eat and drink such as Starbucks, Costa, Harvester, Frankies and Bennies and Chiquito. There is a large Tesco express in close vicinity.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:

Initially please book by phone or email

A 50% deposit is required plus a security deposit (which is refundable) and the balance being payable 6 weeks before arrival by bank transfer or cheque.

Please may owners who travel with pets make sure all pets are up to date with all treatments and vaccinations

Cancellation Policy:-

a 50% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least eight weeks before the start of the holiday; or
a 25% refund of the total cost if they cancel up to four weeks before the start of the holiday.

If you have any questions about are property or need to contact me please call STEVE ROWLANDS on 07966265653 at anytime.

Costs may vary during peak periods.

Changeover Day:
The change over day is flexible. Arrival time from 2pm - strict departure time of 10 am

Notes on prices:

The cottage gas and electric supply is on token meters, and meter readings will be taken on arrival and departure. The gas and electric will be charged accordingly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.