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Peaceful double bedroom
Kitchen
Sitting area over looking the Garth mountain
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
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 appartment has easy access to transport links and many local amenities including shops, restaurants and real ale pubs. A short walk to train station. Ideal for couples, it is the perfect base for walking and cycling holidays with the Garth mountain, Taff Trail and Castell Coch within easy reach and plenty of interesting and historic places to visit nearby.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Only over 18's. Well behaved dogs are welcome
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Robert B
Hosting since January 2011
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (82)
welsh_people
welsh_people
4 contributions
Fabulous hosts and lovely place. Perfect little retreat and has everything you need for a few days chilling or as a base for exploring South Wales. Excellent access to Cardiff. Would definitely book again. Thank you
Visited February 2022
Written April 3, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Peter T
Peter T
2 contributions
Great location to access the Taff Trail. Spotlessly clean accommodation. We were made to feel very welcome by our friendly host. One of the best Indian Restaurants a short walk away. Don't take notice of any negative reviews this is a great place to stay!
Visited September 2021
Written April 3, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Trail59223750578
Trail59223750578
2 contributions
Clean and modern cottage with a small accessible garden. Easy parking and only 2 doors down from 'Fagins Craft beer house' that has lovely food. Next to the rail track but you get used to the sound very quickly.
Visited March 2022
Written March 30, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

bobstertj
bobstertj
Chichester, United Kingdom36 contributions
We booked this apartment for a weekend visit to Cardiff to watch our son take part in the half marathon. Two adults plus a Beagle stayed for 2 nights and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The apartment was very clean, well equipped and very comfortable. We enjoyed a walk up Garth Hill with its spectacular views over to Cardiff and across to Somerset. We used The Spice Ambassador in the village for a takeaway and enjoyed a drink at the Gwaelod y Garth Inn (a short walk - downhill on the way back!) with its interesting choice of beers. Robert was very welcoming and gave us plenty of information about the area. Would be happy to come back to Railway Cottage to see more of the local area.
Visited March 2022
Written March 28, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

VickiBetts
VickiBetts
Preston, United Kingdom3 contributions
My partner and I and our 3 little dogs stayed here whilst visiting family 4-6 February 2022. I don't know who posted the fake review for 5th Feb but they certainly weren't at Railway Cottage! I think we'd have noticed someone else under the bed. We really enjoyed it. It was very clean, comfortable, warm and well equipped with everything we needed. The owners were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Location is fantastic for a walk up the famous Garth Mountain. Can't fault it, would recommend and stay again.
Visited February 2022
Written March 28, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kate J
Kate J
1 contribution
A great place for a couple of night's with the dog too. Clean, warm and comfortable. Convenient for Cardiff but quiet too, even the trains didn't bother us. Hosts very helpful and friendly.
Visited October 2021
Written March 28, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Meg & Liam
Meg & Liam
United Kingdom5 contributions
A beautiful cottage & hideaway for a relaxed 3 night stay. The cottage was immaculate & had everything you needed making it feel very homely. Rob was a superb host who was very kind & informative of the local area upon our arrival. Beautiful walks nearby which our dog enjoyed also! We also enjoyed watching the trains go past on the opposite train line. Thank-you for a lovely & relaxing stay, we would highly recommend this place.
Visited March 2022
Written March 28, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jane W
Jane W
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom5 contributions
We stayed here, in December, (12-14) with our dog. Our trip was to have an early Christmas with family locally. Excellent find. Beautiful, cosy and warm cottage, with a safe garden area for our dog. Such a warm welcome for us from the hosts and they were so helpful and accommodating by providing us with extra chairs so we could entertain our family. The cottage was immaculately clean and had everything we could possibly need or want. We will definitely stay again and I highly recommend.
Visited December 2021
Written March 28, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Russ J
Russ J
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Fantastic location, close to local shops and an amazing local Welsh pub but also close enough to Cardiff for a day out if needed. Great info provided by Rob upon arrival with details of things to do locally. Cottage is well equipped and makes you feel you are secluded and in disturbed. The garden was a great bonus for us as we have a small dog. Would highly recommend.
Visited September 2021
Written September 14, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Boss Lady 007
Boss Lady 007
Rhodes, Greece1 contribution
Such a lovely stay and such a lovely host. Stayed in the cottage for over a month when originally booked a week. In the situation due to unforeseen circumstances we had to extend our stay last moment Rob and his family were more then helpful to assist us. Cottage is well equipped, hidden with own garden. You feel completely not disturb by anything. Accepting pets is more then a bonus to all. Multiple dogs walks is benefit as well. Also cottage is located very close to motorway when you can trip both directions to visit places. If you looking for a quiet location with lots of pretty views and friendly people around the cottage is more then recommenced. Rob is more then superhost and helpful with anything.
Visited September 2021
Written September 14, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
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About the neighbourhood
Taffs Well is an excellent base for your holiday with great facilities and places of interest both locally and further afield. The beautiful, romantic fairytale castle Castell Coch is practically on the doorstep and we're just a few miles away from Cardiff City centre which offers excellent shopping, theatres, museum, vibrant night-life, Wales Millennium Stadium and of course the historic Cardiff Castle and impressive Civic Centre. Just a few miles drive or a short train ride away are the seaside towns of Barry (of Gavin & Stacey fame!), Penarth and Porthcawl with beaches, amusements and restaurants and Cardiff Bay which boasts a diverse range of excellent waterside restaurants, Multiplex cinema and bowling and the Millennium Centre, home to the world class Welsh National Opera. South W...
Getting around
Trains - run from Taff's Well every 10 minutes or so at peak times into Cardiff, and take about 15 minutes. Last train back is about 23.25 (Mon-Sat). Buses - two buses pass the house into Cardiff the 26 and 132. It takes about half an hour to get into town. Road - we are close (7 minutes drive), but far enough away, from the M4, which gives you access for routes to and from London and West Wales.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Railway Cottage

Railway Cottage is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Railway Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Railway Cottage has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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