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Relaxing Countryside Apartment With Views Overlooking The Garth Mountain

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Taff's Well, Cardiff, South Wales, Wales - Uniquely Placed Just 10 Mins Drive From The Vibrant City Centre With All It Has To Offer

Best of both worlds! Relaxing countryside apartment attached to owners 1860's Station House, uniquely placed just 10 mins drive from the vibrant city centre with all it has to offer. Excellent public transport Railway Cottage is situated in the quiet village of Taffs Well on the outskirts of Cardiff. The property is nestled at the foot of the Garth Mountain with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The apartment has easy access to transport links and many local amenities including shops, restaurants and real ale pubs. A short walk to train station.

It is the perfect base for walking and cycling holidays with the Garth mountain, Taff Trail and Castell Coch within easy reach.

More Details

Robert Bourton
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We will be back!”

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014

The stay in the Railway Cottage in Taffs Well was superb! The apartment was very tidy, clean and cozy. Thanks to Rob and his nice family, our holiday was top class from first day on. They live next door but that's not bothering in any way and they answer your questions if you have any and try to help you out. The trains, that are coming trough nearby are not annoying and Taffs Well itself is a nice little place with a few supermarkets almost opened at any time. A very big plus point were the pubs in Taffs Well and both of them are very comfy and had great food like steak&onion-baguette and, whats the most important thing to me, REAL (local) ales! Great stuff!

We were out walking every day, nice landscape, great weather. Make sure you pay a visit to Caerphilly and Tongwynlais.

We went to Cardiff on three days (no problem e.g. by train) and were overwhelmed by this city. It's not too big and not too small, has many opportunities to spend the day, shop, eat, explore or just relax, like the museum, the park or the quay. (And my worlds favourite beer: Brains bitter!)

So all in all it was a great stay and we would again like to thank Rob and his family for this extraordinary holiday.

We will definitely be back in the near future, thats for sure!


Laura and Paul, Germany

“Lovely holiday cottage.”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very clean, tasteful and well-kitted out little cottage. It adjoins the owners house but is very private with its own little garden. Upon arrival we worried that the trains would keep us awake, but not one bit-our baby has never slept so well! Friendly owners that gave us homemade welsh cakes for our journey home. Fab location for climbing Garth mountain and walking along the Taff trail into Cardiff, with good transport links back. The owners were extremely accommodating with us having a little un, the travel cot fitted brilliantly in the bedroom. And what great value! Would definitely recommend it.

A gem!”

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2013

A lovely, clean, tidy place to stay. Everything you need is in the cottage and it was the perfect size for 2 of us.

Just a short train ride into Cardiff, which is the main reason we stayed here.

The cottage is perfectly located near to the Taffs Trail - great for walking or cycling, and I would recommend Umber and Siennas Art Cafe just off the trail in Taffs Well. Beautiful!

We had a great days cycling to Caerphilly Castle and Castle Coch.

Unfortunately, there is nowhere dry to store bikes, so make sure you take bike covers with you.

The local pub Fagins, - just 70 steps away- is fantastic! Good food, good beer and great atmosphere. We didn't manage to try the other establishments as we loved this one so much!

A truly great place to stay,
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Taff's Well in Taffs Well

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with wc, bath/shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 Bedroom with double bed, wardrobe and 2 bedside cabinets with drawers. Storage cupboard available for luggage. Travel cot available on request.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Notes on accommodation: See the 5 star reviews for Railway Cottage on TRIP ADVISOR Outside: Includes own very private garden, patio, outdoor furniture and barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included. Other: Each room has radiator, making it cosy throughout the year.


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Pebble beach at Penarth (16.7 miles)

Closest sandy beach - Barry (16 miles)

Beautiful beach at Porthcawl (28 miles) and

Spectacular beaches at Gower Peninsula (55 mile approx)


Nearest airport: Cardiff International 26.39 km, Nearest railway: Taffs Well 1.1 km


Whitchurch - 4.5 miles

Cardiff - 7-5 miles

Cardiff Bay - 10.6 miles

St Fagan National History Museum - 9.7 miles

Castell Coch - 3.2 miles

Caerphilly Castle - 3.9 miles

Llanerch vineyard and coffee shop - 10.5 miles

Umber and Sienna Art Cafe - displaying local crafts - 10 minute walk away on the Taff Trail.

Further Details:

Good food and real ale at Fagins Ale and Chop House - 2 minute walk.

Excellent Indian restaurant 5 minute walk

Excellent home cooked food and real ale at the Gwaelod y Garth Inn - 15 minute walk.

There is a Co-operative store in Taffs Well which includes a free cashpoint machine.

Other local pubs include The Taffs Well Inn and The Swan.

Post office and other local shops including florist, photographer, chinese takeaways and hairdressers.

Doctor surgery, pharmacy and dentist also within walking distance.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for a non-refundable deposit of 25%, with balance paid 6 weeks before arrival. We ask our guests to arrive after 3pm and to leave the premises clean and tidy by 11am on the day of departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Nightly prices will vary to the weekly rate - please contact us of you wish to receive a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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