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28 reviews
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Rear view/entrance of property
Lounge Views over Cardiff
Dining Table with views over Cardiff
Kitchen views to rear garden.
Double room with flat screen tv/dvd
Bathroom with bath and shower right of picture
Lounge with 37' Flat screen TV/Surround Sound
Corridor between bedrooms bathroom to left
Twin Room fitted Wardropes
Twin bedroom with flat screen tv/dvd
dressing room table/same in both rooms
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Cardiff, Southern Wales, Wales

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AnneCandf...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Idyllic”
Reviewed 9 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed here to enable us visit our son who is at Cardiff University. Popping to his accommodation was a 15 minute trip by car.
The vibrant city is extremely close (albeit sometimes hard to navigate by road, especially to the Bay area) yet the accommodation feels so rural.
The Foretop is extremely cosy with, as mentioned by most who stayed here, stunning views. Seeing Cardiff lit up at night is particularly beautiful.
The facilities are like home from home; cooking for a family of 4 was pleasant, not always something that can be said for holiday accommodation!
We didn’t have the pleasure of really meeting James and his wife but the service received was still excellent. I would thoroughly recommend this property and may well be back one day.

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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Nov 2015
Thank you for your kind review much appreciated. Hope to see you again.
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Jason B
Ireland
2 reviews
“Stunning Accommodation in a serene location”
Reviewed 13 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

From the moment we arrived we completely fell in love with this beautiful premises.
James and his wife were extremely friendly.The views were breathtaking.We were in town for a rugby match and found it ideal as it was away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but also just a 10 minute drive to central Cardiff.We will certainly be back.

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Management Response
15 Oct 2015
Thank you for your kind review.

Well done with the Rugby!
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Ian M
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent well equipped property in quiet location.”
Reviewed 25 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed in Cardiff as part of a road trip around the UK. This property was in excellent condition and was very well equipped for our needs. The rental was very spacious and bright and had lovely views over the countryside. It was in a very quiet location and very handy for our travels. Very good quality Wi-Fi and lots of information about local events and places to visit & eat at. Overall, an excellent stay.

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Liked best: Location and value for money
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
27 Jul 2015
Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, thank you for taking the time to review our property.
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jonesc10
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfect base for Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan and South Wales”
Reviewed 28 April 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We stayed at Foretop between selling our house and waiting for a new build to complete - a period of 10 weeks. We thought we would rather stay in a really nice holiday let rather than rent for a couple of months.
It turned out to be the best decision as Foretop is not only beautiful, different and very well situated, but turned out to be a home as we loved it so much and it was sad having to leave it. The views from the lounge / kitchen / diner and the bedrooms is absolutely wonderful, views from far eastern Cardiff, right across to Penarth Head in the west of Cardiff. On a good day you can see Cardiff Bay, the Millenium Stadium, Flatholme and Steepholme islands (Flatholme worth a visit by boat from Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay!) but also across the Bristol Channel to Western Super Mare and North Devon.
The property has everything you will possibly need, extremely comfortable King size bed in master bedroom with two good sized single beds in the second bedroom. The shower / bathroom is beautifully fitted and decorated with a powerful shower.
The kitchen / dining area is large and nicely equipped. There is a good 42" Television with surround sound if required.
Finally, you will be greeted by the loveliest family, the Lewises, James, Sarah and the boys Michael and Morgan. They are exceedingly warm, welcoming, friendly, efficient and will go out of their way to assist in every way. So much so that we all became firm friends and remain so still. There are lots of great walks from the house and there is a riding stables at the end of the lane weekends can be full of trekking parties on horses and ponies hacking locally (open to the public)
We cannot emphasize how lucky we were in finding Foretop and the wonderful Lewis family. We recommend Foretop to couples or small families, for a couple of nights through to a couple of months. Enjoy!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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trueadvis...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful Home with a view unlike any other”
Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in November 2014

We stayed here as a last minute option due to the busy half term. The manager was kind enough to offer me a bespoke package and within 12 hours we were on our way to the house. First impressions..... what a beautiful home. My wife fell in love with the decor and the size of the property. Must say of all the places we have stayed the amenities and facilities provided by the owners for this property were incredible! Everything you would need in a home is here! We were very sad to leave but will hopefully come back. The view of cardiff from this property is awesome!

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Liked best: The facilities
Liked least: loved everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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