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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Merthyr Vale, Merthyr Tydfil, Southern Wales, Wales

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Annette B
1 review
“A lovely, comfortable cottage with everything you could need”
Reviewed 18 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We had a lovely stay at Bwthyn Pen y Fan - a delightful, comfortable cottage. We received a warm welcome from Jane on arrival and the shortbread, tea and wine were a lovely touch, even treats for the dog The cottage is quaint, and equipped with everything you need. Our little dog Rags enjoyed his stay too. Thank you Jane.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Oct 2016
Thank you so much for a lovely review, much appreciated .
Glad you enjoyed my little place.
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Pedrooooo...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Homely, well equipped and close to Bike Park Wales”
Reviewed 13 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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A charming cottage with a cosy feel. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could need, there is plenty of seating to eat and relax, and the bedrooms are comfortable.

The small touches such as a bottle of wine, shortbread and tea, along with a personal message were what really made our stay and made us feel very welcome.

As we were on a mountain biking holiday, the cottage's close proximity to Bike Park Wales was a real draw (only about a 7-minute drive).

There is a village shop very close by and the town of Merthyr Tydfil is only a short drive away with a big Tesco and many other shops and restaurants.

Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a comfortable and convenient base for a riding holiday at Bike Park Wales!

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Management Response
14 Oct 2016
Thank you Pete,you are very kind.

Best wishes,

Jane
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed 17 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

I had a wounderfull 5 night stay it was like home from home to me .As i am from that area and moved away 16 years ago so .it was like home to me .

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Liked best: All of it as it was like going home to me .
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Sep 2016
Thank you Tracey, i'm so glad you had a lovely experience on returning to your home Village.
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Peter M
Kidsgrove, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Welcoming cottage in beautiful location”
Reviewed 22 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

From the detailed response to quick queries to the essentials (including wine!) in the welcome pack no little thing was too small to make this a 'home away from home' experience. The cottage is cosy and well equipped with everything we needed for the week and plenty of food for thought for things to do. We were in easy reach of Cardiff and beaches (we chose Barry Island, tidy). Helped by the gorgeous weather we enjoyed the best Wales had to offer and we'll be back again to explore even more.

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Liked best: The great location
Liked least: Nothing comes to mind!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
23 Aug 2016
Thank you Peter, for your kind words about Bwthyn Pen Y Fan and our wonderful surrounding areas. Much appreciated .
Jane
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Liked best: Cosy and clean
Liked least: All great
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
14 Jul 2016
Oh, thank you Alan for your very positive review.
It is much appreciated .
Jane
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AskCat
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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“Great cottage”
Reviewed 1 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

From the initial correspondence from Jane when booking to the final day of our stay we couldn't fault anything. Jane was interested in what we were wanting to do during our stay and made sure we had any information we needed. The welcome was lovely - including the Welsh cakes and fresh flowers. The cottage is a home from home with everything provided that we could need. The location was great for what we were wanting to do - Bike Park Wales, a walk up Pen-y-fan and a trip on the train to Cardiff. The views from the garden are lovely as were the friendly neighbours who we got along with very well enjoying a chat about our days and telling us where to go for a walk in the evenings. We would definitely recommend anyone to stay here

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
2 Jun 2016
Thank you Catherine for saying such lovely things about my little cottage. My aim is to make it an old-fashioned home from home experience, i'm pleased you felt the same.
Yes the neighbours too, loved your interaction with them.
Also thank you for watering my flowers .
Best wishes,
Jane
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ian h
Wigtown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent cottage to stay in”
Reviewed 4 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Went for a cycling holiday with 3 friends, great place to stay and ideally located, great welcome pack when we got there, Jane couldnt be more help full when we broke down just 30 miles from house, got us sorted out with recovery so we could enjoy the the rest of the stay, the cottage has everything needed and is very clean and tidy, will definately be back next year and will be recommending it to everyone.

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Liked best: cleanliness and welcome pack
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
4 May 2016
Thank you so much Ian for such a lovely review and you all, for being thoughtful,considerate visitors.Much appreciated .
Best wishes,

Jane Lamey
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