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Penarth Cottage Convenient For Cardiff And The Surrounding Countryside

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Cottage in Penarth, Nr. Cardiff, Wales - Peaceful Location, 2 Mins Walk From Station

Set in a conservation area in the pretty town of Penarth, the cottage is very easy to access both on public transport and by car. The cottage has everything you need for a short break. It is a great base for exploring the area as well as being comfortable to come back to at the end of the day. Modern insulation makes it very cosy inside and the garden is lovely to sit out in on warmer evenings. It is on a quiet street but is minutes away from Penarth's sea front, restaurants and coffee shops and only a short train ride from Cardiff in one direction and Barry Island in the other.

Cathie Jackson and Julia Nasrallah
Member since: 2013
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Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Cathie Jackson and Julia Nasrallah

Welcome to our holiday home. I (Julia) work for the British Council overseas and stay in Trehafod with my family whenever we pop back to the UK for a visit. We hope that you will enjoy your holiday in our home.

Our favourite activities when in Penarth are walking on the beautiful clifftops for some peace or over the barrage to the restaurants and cafes of Cardiff Bay. We always try and make sure we see a show at the Millennium Centre and there are no shortage of activities to keep the children happy during our stays.

Because we are away our friend Cathie takes care of everything as she lives near-by. So if you want to talk to someone in person she is on hand to answer queries.

Cathie Jackson and Julia Nasrallah purchased this cottage in 2011

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We had a lovely weekend at the house. The location is quiet and well situated near a great selection of local shops. Both the seafront and local park are within easy reach which was great for the children. We found the house itself to be charming, spacious, comfortable and warm, with a well equipped kitchen. We would happily make a return visit". Clive Warwick

"We visited with our 4 year old. The cottage was easy to find, well laid out and very comfortable. The garden is a nice size, secure & child-friendly. The cottage is tucked away in a quiet road near the station, and a few minutes drive from the sea front, parks, and shops or a 10 minute walk. Penarth was a revelation with lovely water front & great restaurants. A lovely weekend, which has whetted our appetite for more excursions into South Wales, especially now that we have found a great place to stay. Top marks for a great cottage". Mr and Mrs Hills
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penarth in Vale of Glamorgan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs there is a WC and wash basin. This room has coat hooks and houses the ironing board, iron and a drying rack. Upstairs there is a bathroom between the bedrooms with a large shower, toilet and wash basin. A hand towel is provided in each bathroom but please bring your own bath towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one has a very comfortable super-king double bed, 2 bedside tables with reading lamps, a wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom two is a spacious twin. One of the beds has a full-sized pull out bed underneath, useful for an adult or 3rd child.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: A comfortable convenient base for exploring both Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Tea, coffee, milk and Welsh cakes will be in the kitchen when you arrive. Free wifi available. I am sorry but we do not accept pets in the cottage. Outside: The cottage has a very pleasant private and secure garden where you can sit either in the sun or in the shade under the old apple tree. There are chairs outside so guests can eat al fresco or just enjoy a cup of tea in the peaceful setting. It has a side gate so can be used for storing bikes. Free on-street parking is easily available on the same side of the street as the cottage. On the opposite side there is some free parking and some residents' parking so only park outside the white lines. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is provided for the beds you require. A hand towel is provided in both the downstairs cloakroom and upstairs bathroom, but please bring other bath towels or hand towels as needed.


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average rating of 4.756757 based on 38 reviews

Fantastic stay in gorgeous cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing three days in Penarth at Trehafod. Like a tardis! Very well presented, comfortable and has everything you could possibly want. Very convenient for walking around Penarth, the seafront and surrounding area. Parking easy. Very good sized bedrooms and comfy beds. Good local eateries. Would love to come again! Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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It ticked all the boxes and we would recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely short break here and we would stay again. Very well placed for visiting Cardiff and the surrounding area. Well kitted out and the beds are very comfortable. The area was quiet and we had no trouble parking close to the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A comfortable and spotlessly clean cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is cosy and well equipped,having everything we needed. Trehafod is very convenient for the railway station - it's about 12 minutes on a train to Cardiff city centre. The cottage is well decorated and well maintained, an excellent base for a short break in an interesting area of Wales.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property is perfect - modern,comfy and well equipped. It’s an easy walk to the shops and restaurants in penarth. The train station is at the end of the road and a quick train ride takes you into Cardiff. Everything in the property worked and was clean with comfy beds. We would recommend this property. Parking nearby during the week was tricky and we were conscious we didn’t want to block any residents access but we always found a spot not too far away. The property makes a lovely base to explore Penarth, Cardiff and the surrounding coastline. Barry island isn’t too far away and on a sunny day would make a great traditional seaside trip for young children with a very clean beach. We enjoyed walking to the pier at Penarth and the Crazy Cafe made a great stop before the climb back up.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great clean and comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

Great location to explore the surrounding area. Really comfortable beds and well equipped for our weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb - couldn’t have been better

  • 5 of 5

Excellent communication from Cathie and Julia from my initial enquiry throughout.Their dIrections made the house easy to find - and we got parked right outside.Bright , clean ,comfortable and very well equipped , this holiday rental was perfect for our week-end to the Cardiff area.Penarth is a traditional coastal town and we enjoyed a walk along the sea front and the pier.The train station to Cardiff is just a few minutes walk from the house , with a return ticket costing only £4 each - or £3 each with a group of 3 or more.We were there for the 6 Nations rugby and the stadium is minutes from the station.We also visited Cardiff Castle and had a look at the extensive range of shops available in the city centre.Cardiff is flat so easy to walk around. We would absolutely recommend this little gem , and wouldn’t hesitate to book it again if we’re back in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
The Railway
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
The Glamorganshire Golf Club
Nearest Train
100 Metres
Penarth Station
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
M4 Junction 33
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary


Penarth's pebbly beach is 5 minutes walk down the hill. It has a lovely pier and panoramic views across to Somerset from the clifftop walk which is part of the Welsh coastal path. 15 minutes drive away is Whitmore Bay on Barry Island which has a large sandy beach.

It is also now possible to walk from Penarth across the Barrage to Cardiff Bay, a lovely walk with views of the Bristol Channel on one side and the boats and wildlife of the fresh water Bay on the other.


Penarth station is a 2 minute walk from the property and there are trains to Cardiff every 15 mins. The journey takes just 10 minutes. There are also several buses that come to Penarth from Cardiff.

By car Penarth is under 14 miles south of the M4.

Cardiff Airport is 10 miles away.


Penarth is 4.5 miles from Cardiff city centre with its castle, rugby stadium, Cardiff City football ground, Cardiff International Arena, The New Theatre, St. David's Hall, shops, restaurants and museums.

Cardiff Bay where you will find the Dr Who Experience, Techniquest, the Millennium Centre, home of Welsh National Opera, and lots of restaurants and coffee shops is about 4 miles by car or 2.5 miles on foot across the barage.

St Fagan's Welsh National History Museum is 8 miles by car.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Once we have sent out the booking forms we will hold dates for 5 days until the deposit of 50% of the total balance is paid. The remaining balance and a refundable damage deposit will be due 6 weeks before the date of arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible and depends on availability. Please contact us for further details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.