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Penarth Cottage Convenient For Cardiff And The Surrounding Countryside



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Welcome to our holiday home. I 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 he lives near-by. So if you want to talk to someone in person he is on hand to answer queries.

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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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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Very well placed for Cardiff, comfortable, clean & all amenities needed including good wifi signal.

  • 4 of 5

The owners are very helpful. Penath is a lovely town so it's worth a look around. We used the Railway Walk to get to the station from the barn. It's a traffic free foot path that takes you directly to the station where the trains are very frequent. Or you can walk the other way along the Railway Walk, it goes on for some way until you reach the coastal path & shore line. Lots of lovely walks around Cardiff too. We are both vegetarian & Cardiff is a vegetarians' paradise. We found at least 10 vegetarian/vegan restaurants all with very varied menus. The Barn has every facility that you will need including a washing machine, iron & board & good wifi. It's very cosy & warm & if you go when the weather is cooler you have a good central heating system, however our only complaint is that the boiler is placed in one of the bedrooms & is quite noisy when it keeps firing up in the night time. So I would advise you to turn it off when you are sleeping. We would definitely stay there again next time we come to Cardiff. I would definitely recommend it to family & friends. Saint Fagans & Cardiff Castle are really worth a visit. Happy holidays. Alex Clarke

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Truly a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed four nights. Met my extended family in Cardiff each day as part of family ancestry trip to visit our roots.

Quiet street, all amenities you could possibly ask for, clean and comfortable. Slept very well. Short walk to train station. Short walk to grocery store. Shopping availablenin the village, and a lovely cliff walk. Walked to next town to see the restored medieval village at Cosmeston but could easily have taken a bus. Village people helpful and kind. Penarth is a Victorian seaside village, very picturesque. Did not have time but could easily have walked the Barrage over to Cardiff or taken the waterbus. It rained every day and I was out and about each day, but there was a small, quiet garden in the back that was very private and it looked very inviting.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bijou and charming in the heart of the action

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Trehafod and will for sure stay there again when in the area. The cottage is small but perfect; clean, well equipped, fitted out in great taste and we so appreciated the small garden where we could sit in the sun. The cottage feels like a refuge at the end of a busy day, yet close enough to walk into Cardiff over the Barrage or potter into Penarth or down to the pier. Loved the coastal walks in the area too! Great spot. Nicely kept.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review. Please come again.
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This cottage was perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was surprising in so many ways, all of them good. We didn't know where Penarth was, but figured it'd be better than the big city. We were right. A short train-ride to Cardiff and all it has to offer, but located in a smaller more intimate village, not 5 minutes walk from the train station. Easy walk about the town, the neighborhoods and down to the sea.

Everything about the cottage was top-notch. All the appliances, all the fixtures, two bathrooms and two bedrooms. We LOVED the light-block blinds on the sky-light windows. Perfect for jet-lag recovery. Little patio in back for taking in the sun and hanging clothes to dry. Everything worked as expected, no glitches. The beds were comfy and the pillows were good.

Communication with the owner was superb, it was spotlessly maintained, and I would highly recommend it for up to 5 people.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are very glad you had a lovely time and hope you will come again.
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage, free parking, plenty of restaurants nearby and only about 10 minutes walk from the sea and pier. If I ever need to be in Penarth, I would book this cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a lovely time.
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in beautifully decorated, conveniently located cottage. Great.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a lovely time.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cardiff at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Railway at 150 Metres Nearest Golf : The Glamorganshire Golf Club at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Penarth Station at 100 Metres Nearest Motorway : M4 Junction 33 at 14 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Sugo at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Penarth at 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.


Rental rates

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1 Sep 2016 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable 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.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • town


  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • 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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