We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Great value and great people”
other travellers have booked this property

Review of Railway Cottage

Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Very good
68 reviews
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Cardiff, Southern Wales, Wales

Reviews from our community

Very good - based on 68 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

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.

Date of stay: February 2014
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
AussieGal...
Tumbi Umbi, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 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.

Date of stay: October 2013
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Carole A
Widnes, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

Date of stay: November 2013
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Value for money, and exceeded expectatopns
Liked least: Need a new TV
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Date of stay: October 2013
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The comfort of the cottage (and the local pub!)
Liked least: Wet bicycles
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
jacqsuiss...
Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 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.

Date of stay: September 2013
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The coziness of the cottage.
Liked least: nothing at all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Glennys J
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“imformation wealth kindness”
Reviewed 15 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

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

Date of stay: August 2013
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: location cleanliness and of course the owners
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wuppertal, Germany
Reviewed 23 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Date of stay: August 2013
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, Tripadvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
$USD
United Kingdom
© 2021 TripAdvisor LLC All rights reserved.

This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in United Kingdom. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu.