This place was very nice. It was just perfect for our family. It's such a comfy and cozy house in a beautiful area. We very much enjoyed our stay here, I highly recommend this place.
This is a lovely small home in the town of Aberdare. There is a small market just down and across the street for buying food and household items, and an ASDA just a few minutes drive away for everything else. It is within 30 minutes drive of several wonderful tourist destinations, including our favorites of Raglan Castle, Caerphilly Castle, Castell Coch, Caerleon Roman Ruins, Brecon Beacons, and Tintern Abbey. The cottage is set up with everything you could possibly want in a vacation home, and is so perfectly designed that honestly we were quite content to just enjoy some relaxation time in it. The back patio with hot tub was so peaceful and enjoyable, the playground for the children is perfect, and the house itself was clean, comfortable, and modern with a nice mix of antique charm. The hostess surpassed herself in accommodating the needs of our group, and even left milk and delicious Welsh Cakes for us to enjoy upon our arrival. The only word of caution I have for fellow travelers is there are a lot of stairs in this home. You have to go up a few steps to get into the house, then the kitchen and living room are on the bottom floor, a flight of stairs leads you to two bedrooms and a bathroom, and then another flight of stairs takes you higher still to the third floor with another bedroom and bathroom. In spite of the stairs, we really loved the house, and highly recommend it to everyone!
We had a lovely 4 nights at '266' cottage in Wales and I would highly recommend it. We went as a group of 4 adults/4 children. After our exploring during the day the hot tub and barbecue area was ideal for the evenings. We visited Bike Park Wales when there which is just a 20 minute drive away, went to the dinosaur caves and the coal mines (free entry) we loved the mines. We would definitely be back, Diane was a lovely host.
The property was well equipped with everything we could possibly need.We really enjoyed the hot tub after a long day on the mountain bike trails.Our host Diane was awesome and willing to help in any way possible. One member of our group fell off and injured himself on the first day, Diane was happy to allow him to stay at the property while we hit the trails the next day. We were supposed to check out that morning. This will be our first choice accommodation on our next Mountain biking trip, not sure it will be available once it becomes well known though.
Absolutely brilliant stay! Diane is a joy and so full of beans!
It was wonderful to have someone so tentative and caring looking after us and recommending where to go in and around the local area.
The cottage is beautiful and so well maintained - a wonderful place to relax at the end of a day of driving or walking and the hot tub is an added bonus!
We highly recommend staying here!
I've never been to Wales before but now I plan on coming back every year to this cottage.
We always have one UK and one abroad holiday every year and it is so lovely to know that we can come here and be comfortable and looked after.
We have already been recommending to friends and family.
This was the second time that we have been to the cottage.
With bikepark wales just around the corner, it is the perfect location for mountain bikers and is only 25 mins from Cardiff which is a beautiful city.
Once again, we had everything we needed. Diane couldn't do enough and even put an extra childs bed in to accommodate us!
We had a fantastic time and I honestly cant say enough good things about the owners.
Will definitely be back again!
We stayed at the cottage for a few days with our son and we had a fantastic stay. The cottage has everything for a nice family break. Our son really enjoyed the play area (great for children as all enclosed and safe)
The hot tub is great after a day out,very relaxing.
Diane is such a lovely host,we really appreciated how helpful and kind she was,our little boy now says "aunty diane" which is very sweet.We look forward to coming again soon and have told our friends and family about the lovely 266 cottage in a lovely part of wales with many attractions.
If you are looking for a family break anywhere in south wales we couldn't recommend this property more as it has everything needed for a wonderful stay
Jennifer,Steve & Ashley