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“Excellent value, very comfortable”
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60 reviews
View of apartment and private garden
Peaceful double bedroom
Kitchen
Sitting area over looking the Garth mountain
Garden and patio
Fagin's Ale and Chop House next door!
Sitting area and kitchen
Beautiful view of the Garth Mountain and patio
Kitchen and living area
Kitchen
Sitting area
Bathroom
Nearby Castell Coch
Caerphilly Castle 4.5 Miles away
View of the Garth Mountain
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Cardiff, Southern Wales, Wales

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CQtourist
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent value, very comfortable”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This is a great little apartment and is excellent value for a place so close to Cardiff. You can be in the city centre by public transport in 30 minutes either by train or bus. Quite spacious for 2 people and we squeezed in friends from London over the weekend as well with the use of the sofa bed! A warm welcome from Rob and his Welsh cakes are the best I've eaten (and I have made something of a study of them during the week I've been in Wales!)

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Liked best: Location and outlook
Liked least: Welsh weather! Plus the driveway is a bit scary on a busy road
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Emma68432
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great value and great people”
Reviewed 28 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Rob and Jo couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating to us and our young son. The cottage is small but extremely well equipped and comfortable. Rob and Jo moved the bedroom furniture around to make room for a small child's bed and provided us with wine and homemade welsh cakes. The train line is close to the cottage, but not intrusive and it is only a short walk to the station.

It was so much better than a hotel and easy to access the surrounding area. It was perfect for our needs and I'd definitely recommend to others.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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AussieGal...
Tumbi Umbi, Australia
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Quaint, comfortable, convenient, charming”
Reviewed 4 February 2014 for a stay in October 2013

We travelled to Wales for the Rugby League World Cup and stayed in Railway Cottage. We watched the opening ceremony in Cardiff and travelled there by train - only a hop skip & a jump from our accommodation..
Lovely location, off road parking, close to transport, restaurants and pubs nearby, supermarket with all you need to fend for yourself.
Very clean and tidy, well set out, plenty of room, very comfortable.
Welsh cakes were AWESOME!
Richard and family were very helpful. Would highly recommend Railway Cottage.

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CaroleA59
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Loverly Week In Cardiff”
Reviewed 4 January 2014 for a stay in November 2013

We spent a great week in Railway Cottage, even the weather was very kind to us. The cottage is ideal as a base for exploring the area, with easy access to Cardiff by Rail, Bus and car, the only thing I would say is that public transport seems very expensive in Cardiff, the bus is twice the price of the train, although the train is a little further to walk.
The cottage is very cosy and homely, everything you could want is there, every kitchen gadget and tool is available. The cottage is warm, and even though you are attached to the owners house you have the ability to control the heating. WIFI is available if you ask Rob and he puts a booster in the cottage for you, which works perfectly. Did not try the food in the local pub as we could not get served as the rugby was on so it seems everything stops for this, on Robs recommendation we tried the curry house and this was excellent.The chippy was also good. I would definitely return to Railway Cottage.

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Liked best: Value for money, and exceeded expectatopns
Liked least: Need a new TV
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Liked best: The comfort of the cottage (and the local pub!)
Liked least: Wet bicycles
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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