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55 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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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Cardiff, Southern Wales, Wales

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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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Jacquelin...
Zurich, Switzerland
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70 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“A perfect home”
Reviewed 8 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We stayed at the Railway Cottage for 10 nights. Everything was perfect. A very warm welcome has been given from Rob. The welcome Welsh Cakes were excellent. It was very tidy and we felt like at home from the first moment on. Please do follow Rob's suggestions concerning Pub's and eating out - it is worth it. We enjoyed two very nice evenings at a location he suggested to us which a visit is well worth (Gwaelod Y Garth Inn - highly recommendable!). We were happy that the heating was also working very good because autumn already started. We spent a wonderful holiday at the Railway Cottage. Thank you Rob & family.

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Liked best: The coziness of the cottage.
Liked least: nothing at all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Glennys J
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“imformation wealth kindness”
Reviewed 15 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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returned back a few weeks ago,stayed for a week at the railway cottage,this is idealy situated for everything you need.the cottage was imnaculate and had everything you needed. with a plesent garden to rear.for any inforrmation just ask robert the owner he is a weath of information .both robert and his wife jo are the most friendly and welcoming people you will meet nothing is too much to ask them and to me thats wot makes a place the people and there kindness.well worth a stay .dave@glen up yorkshire

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Liked best: location cleanliness and of course the owners
Liked least: nothing
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Wuppertal, Germany
Reviewed 23 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Glerothes
Reviewed 28 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Liked best: Quaintness of property,peaceful garden, large village/small town setting
Liked least: The journey time from home.
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Your age range 35-49
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St. Augustine
Reviewed 19 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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Liked best: The feeling of privacy.
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Your age range 65+
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Cat M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Totally awesome for Cardiff, walking, beer, and hiding from the rain!”
Reviewed 9 February 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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My partner and I greatly enjoyed our stay in the Railway Cottage. Garth is basically on the doorstep, so you've got no excuse not to walk up it, there's a few pubs left and right outside the house (one of which is part of the Campaign for Real Ale, yes!), and the Taffs Well train station makes for an easy, and cheap, trip to Cardiff. The Cottage is fully equipped, warm, and convenient. The bathroom is lovely, and the bath isn't too short either (coming from someone who is 5ft10in).

The weather was atrocious when we stayed, even by the usual standards for wet-Wales (;, and the Cottage was great for drying out in, and cooking up meals waiting for the rain to calm down.

Rob is a total gem, and the Cottage is something to be proud of - you'd be mad not to visit it!

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Liked best: Rob! &the sofa's were pretty cool.
Liked least: Nothing!
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