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“A fantastic cottage in beautiful surroundings...”
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A Holiday is to Relax
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A Holiday is to Relax
Hot-Tub waiting - Romantic all Seasons.  Just add a loved one and a Bottle of Wine The Terrace at night - Awesome !
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A Holiday is to Relax
Hot-Tub waiting - Romantic all Seasons.  Just add a loved one and a Bottle of Wine
The Terrace at night - Awesome !
Hot Tub, good friends, quality time together, Amazing!
Barbecue at any time - Canvas awning for those inclement moments.  Enjoy!
Comfortable, Roomy, Bright relaxing living area with Log Fire and Free films
Original Stonework, Log Fire.   Homely and Comfortable - You won't want to leave!
Totally Private Enclosed Playground especially for YOUR CHILDREN - they love the slides!
Twin Beds easily convert to a Super-King {zip and link beds} the choice is always yours
Original Welsh Dresser in hallway, Room for playpen when needed, high chairs, cots, babygates - free
Modern well-equipped bright kitchen with small breakfast bar
The Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves are not to be missed.  The Largest and most magnificent Caves in the UK
Put a Tin Hat on, go down in the original working miners lift and see the original coal mine shafts.
Penderyn Award winning Distillery, 15 minutes up the road.  Enjoy a Tour with tasters at the end!
This group of our Guests made it to the top of Pen Y fan with two babies!  No mean feat. Well Done!
Bike Park Wales is 15 Min's away, also central for other Cycling challenge tracks in South Wales
Outstanding Waterfalls - 15 mins away.  Walk for as long or short as you like - Spectacular! Picnic?
Cardiff Bay. Millenium Centre, Boat rides, restaurants, Techniquest, Dr. Who Exhibition, Cinemas etc
This beautiful little railway is loved by children and adults alike. Only 20 mins from '266'
Paintballing in Aberdare Country Park - 5 mins from 266  -  Views of mountains and lake - Awesome!
Horse riding, Mountain Walks, Centre, Lakes, waterfalls  in Aberdare Country Park - 5 mins from 266
Master Bedroom.  faces amazing, unrestricted  views of the mountain opposite.  Roomy and comfortable
2nd Bathroom, is quite large - plenty of room to spread out and enjoy a good hot shower.
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Southern Wales, Wales

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spankyman...
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A fantastic cottage in beautiful surroundings! Very comfortable with great patio area/ hot tub.”
Reviewed 19 February 2017 for a stay in August 2016

Loved every minute we stayed in 266. Everything you could wish for and much more. Beautifully furnished, very homely with large bedrooms. The outdoor patio area is fantastic with nice privacy, mood lighting and a hot tub( appreciated after a day hard riding at bike park). Large kitchen with complementary tea coffee milk was very welcome after our four hour drive. At the front are nice views of the hills and a secure bike storage lockup. To top off the perfect stay Diane (the owner) was so helpful with everything and even arranged for us to go clay shooting in the hills on the day of our departure. I cannot recommend this property enough, not one thing i can think of could of improved our experience .Will defiantly be booking again for next year .

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Management Response
20 Feb 2017
Thanks so much for your kind words Mark. Our favourite pass-time is Clay-Pigeon shooting so we were delighted to organise this for you all. We are sincerely hoping you'll all return soon.. Best Wishes from Diane and the Team
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Drewrmd
1 review
“Lovely holiday”
Reviewed 19 February 2017 for a stay in October 2016

My family and I had a wonderful week during October half term. House was beautifully clean and well equipped. 0wners were welcoming and friendly and ensured we enjoyed our stay. The hot tub made for a luxurious treat and made it a holiday with a difference. A great location made exploring the area easy and there was plenty to keep us busy for the whole week. Would definitely recommend!

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Management Response
20 Feb 2017
Thank you so much Rebecca, it was a pleasure to meet your all, you also left the property beautifully clean, and your family were a credit to you. We really hope to welcome you all again soon, our Very Best Wishes, Diane and the "266" Team
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rowneybor...
Canvey Island, England
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Mrs”
Reviewed 19 February 2017 for a stay in September 2016

Diane made me feel like I was making a booking with a friend, so helpful, and gave me so much help with things to do in the area, such a beautiful cottage everything and more you could ever want while away, Diane is one in a million always wanting to make your stay comfortable. such a lovely area and loads to do. Will be booking again for April and September

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Management Response
19 Feb 2017
266 - Heart of the Valleys Cottage Thank you so much for appreciating. We very much look forward to welcoming you and your group back again. We'll be looking out for your booking Evonne.
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georgette...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“266 - the best holiday cottage around!”
Reviewed 18 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

The property is honestly beautiful. A lovely big home with an indoor fireplace, jacuzzi and BBQ. A very warm comfortable home with everything you need inside! The host Diane is amazing she goes over and beyond to ensure that you have the best experience possible.

The location is perfect it is not too far from anywhere driving wise. There are many beautiful walks with breathtaking views. Supermarkets, restaurants and the town centre are also nearby.
Honestly the perfect getaway for families couples and even for business. Will definitely be coming back and for a longer period of time.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Feb 2017
Thank you so much for your kind words Georgette. What thrilled me the most was that you told me how friendly you'd found Welsh people, everyone saying Hi, also that it was the first time you'd climbed a mountain!!! I felt so awful, because we take our beautiful mountains and the constant views so for granted. Yes - Please come back, we so loved having you both stay.
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tmkj
Lohja, Finland
1 review
“WE LOVED IT”
Reviewed 15 February 2017 for a stay in September 2016

WE LOVED IT

We just loved this "266" house! Everything was so clean, well organized
and very nice in every way. Diane was very friendly and helpful indeed.
She gave us lots of information and advice about things to do. During
our stay we were always able to contact her and I think that is very
important. And I miss that hot tub! In the evenings it was wonderful to
be back and just relax in that tub. We had hired a car and drove from
London. We visited a coal mine (that was very interesting), Cardiff,
Swansea and lots of other small places. We also went hiking. We were a
party of four adults from Finland. We stayed there from Monday till
Friday in September 2016. We'd very much like to go back, all of us -
Kristiina

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Feb 2017
Thank you so much for your kind words., we loved hosting you and your family., you were our first guests from outside of the UK! I was a little nervous if our cottage would be ok for you., but you were all so lovely! Still wondering what your daughter is doing to look so young!!! I honestly thought she was only 13/14! I wish it could have rubbed off on me! haha. Really hoping to see you all again xx
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Cazzer616...
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic week”
Reviewed 12 February 2017 for a stay in August 2016

We have just got back from a week long holiday at '266' and can honestly say it's the nicest holiday rental we've had. It was very well equipped, Diane had thought of everything. Even helping us by providing a wheelchair for my elderly mother which enabled us to to explore so many more places in the area. The house is beautifully decorated and the playground in the garden, hot tub and decking surpass expectations. It's a great location with a variety of destinations to visit all within a short distance. Every day of our holiday was completely different and we loved it. Thank you Diane, your kindness and all the extra little touches you had thought of were so refreshing and made us very welcome. We will be back

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Management Response
13 Feb 2017
Thank you so much Caroline for being such amazing guests. You all appreciated everything and left our Cottage immaculate. Our Highlight of our week was your sending us a picture of your dear Mum, Margaret in the wheelchair - It brought tears to our eyes. Please come back - we're waiting for you x
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lisa k
Didcot, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Absolutely stunning”
Reviewed 12 February 2017 for a stay in July 2016

From the moment we arrived we were made very welcome. Diane is a lovely lady who has thought of everything you could possibly imagine to make our holiday perfect. Even baby proofing the house and sourcing a bike for one of our girls. The cottage is immaculate and so beautiful and the garden is amazing. If you can tear yourself away from the cottage and Hot tub then you are perfectly placed to enjoy some of the most gorgeous views I have ever seen. within half an hour there are Waterfalls which are not to be missed. there are also caves to be explored a little further than that. We are already planning our next Welsh adventure. Thank you 266. it was really hard to leave for home.

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Management Response
13 Feb 2017
Thank you Lisa, for your kind words, it's our thrill and pleasure to share our locality's beauty spots with our guests, and to see the enjoyment all of your family had from your stay here - really looking forward to welcoming you back. - ''There'll be a welcome in the Hillsides!'' haha
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