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266 Cottage~4*~HOT-TUB~LOG-FIRE~BQ~BIKE LOCK-UP, PLAYGROUND, Attractions near

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
NEW - Zip World 11 mins away and Splash pad 2 mins away. LOTS OF OPEN-AIR WALKS AND WATERFALLS TO VISIT, ENJOY THE HOT-TUB AND FRESH AIR, PRIVATE CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND - SAFER AND MORE FUN THAN STAYING AT HOME. If new Corona lockdown happens locally or nationally we will refund your payment. ''266'' is Cosy and wood beamed. It has a Kingsize Master Bedroom and 2 rooms which can be Twin or Superkingsize, {Cot/highchair available if needed.} Bathroom PLUS a separate Shower Room. New, fully equipped kitchen, with a cosy living room with dining area, featuring a stone wall with a set in LOG-FIRE. Retaining the beautiful original feature black stone winding staircase to upstairs. Large private patio with a HOT-TUB, Cyprus Style Stone BARBEQUE and outside log fire. Large Gazebo over hot tub a...NEW - Zip World 11 mins away and Splash pad 2 mins away. LOTS OF OPEN-AIR WALKS AND WATERFALLS TO VISIT, ENJOY THE HOT-TUB AND FRESH AIR, PRIVATE CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND - SAFER AND MORE FUN THAN STAYING AT HOME. If new Corona lockdown happens locally or nationally we will refund your payment. ''266'' is Cosy and wood beamed. It has a Kingsize Master Bedroom and 2 rooms which can be Twin or Superkingsize, {Cot/highchair available if needed.} Bathroom PLUS a separate Shower Room. New, fully equipped kitchen, with a cosy living room with dining area, featuring a stone wall with a set in LOG-FIRE. Retaining the beautiful original feature black stone winding staircase to upstairs. Large private patio with a HOT-TUB, Cyprus Style Stone BARBEQUE and outside log fire. Large Gazebo over hot tub area so as to be able to enjoy the facilities all year round. Private, Large rubber/resin all/weather floored playground with 2 climbing frames, swings and 2 slides. Plus 2 smaller slides. Covered bicycle lock-up with bike-wash. Lock-up is also suitable for surfboard, beach equip etc. Totally Unlimited Free Wifi ~ Free Parking outside. Sorry no pets. Smoking allowed outside only . Situated in the Heart of the Valleys. Enjoy the local attractions and come home to relax in front of a cosy log fire, or soak in the Hot Tub with a glass of wine. You can also light the log fire, and enjoy the warmth while using the barbecue in the winter months., toast mallows or roast chestnuts. Very near Bike Park Wales, We are only twenty minutes from the Beacons, 38 mins from Swansea, Porthcawl, Barry, Penarth, Cardiff Bay/Marina, Ogmore, Llantwit Major Beaches, Dan yr Ogof Caves, Stunning Waterfalls. 20 mins from the Mountain Railway, and 15 to the Welsh Whisky Distillery visitor centre, Less than 5 mins away is a New State of the Art Leisure Centre with lots of facilities including snooker, Swimming pool., with babies pool and diving pool., also the Dare Valley Country Park with Horse Riding and laser shooting, amazing trails and walks and stunning mountain views. Aberdare Park is only a few minutes’ drive, with a large lake filled with wildfowl, massive children’s playground, bowling green, tennis and lots of walks. Make sure you take a picnic and plenty of bread to feed the ducks, swans and squirrels. A large, established Snooker Club, convenience store, Italian, Indian Restaurant, Post Office, Doctor, Pharmacy etc, some only minutes walk. N.B. We provide laminated information sheets. Places to go and local information, eating out, shopping, maps etc. These all include postcodes and entry details. We also provide all Bed Linen with beds made up ready, toilet tissues and Towels plus house cleaning at the end of the holiday at no extra charge Hot Tub., Playground and all amenities are included in the price Please bring your own toiletries
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
Smoking allowed outside Wheelchair inaccessible:- There are 2 steps up to the property, once inside it is flat and wheelchair could get around. However all bedrooms are upstairs. There is a toilet accessible near the terrace for guests convenience {on the flat -helpful for anyone whose struggling with walking up-stairs} Guests can smoke either in the front garden or outside on the terrace., ashtrays are provided. A quote may be offered, but dates cannot be kept until secured with payment
Bedrooms
1 King5 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath2 Full baths

Meet the host
Diane A
Hosting since July 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsSouth Wales Homes has been renting private homes since 2000. 266 is our first Holiday Cottage venture. We have done our utmost to make this cottage a Haven for your enjoyment. We have been extremely privileged to have lived in this area most of our lives to enjoy the mountains and scenery and the many places to visit which are all close at hand. We live locally, will greet you personally and show you around, and will always be accessible. We react immediately to requests from guests. You will find laminated directions to local amenities and places to visit on arrival.

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Megan M
Megan M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fun for all the family! Simply the best hosts!
Well what can I say, a hidden gem in the shadow of the Welsh valleys. Diane and Bill Wynn were most welcoming, kind and very informative. We were made to feel at home right away and the house was perfect for our young family. Comfy beds and all the small things looked after. Milk in the fridge on arrival, tea and coffee to get you going, and some chocolate bars and mini rolls to welcome us! Hot tub and own private park a massive bonus! The weather didn’t treat us well however this really didn’t matter, the place had everything we needed and more! We had a Sainsbury’s order delivered and had a Chinese from the ‘The Sun’ which was just lovely - all very convenient. I accidentally left a sentimental necklace at the property. It was put up high away from our children’s hands on the ledge of the bedroom mirror. The housekeeper luckily found it upon checkout, a place easily missed however this shows just how thoroughly the place is cleaned! Diane was so lovely with the communication with this and very kindly posted the necklace back to me with signed for delivery. Thank you both for helping us make some lovely family memories that we’ll treasure forever! We will be returning!
Visited January 2024
Written 8 February 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cameron J
Cameron J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing cottage brilliant hosts
AMAZING COTTAGE. There is not a single thing that the host has not put thought in to the cottage it's self is beautiful with a rustic and Homely feel to it. The hot tub is amazing. The children's play area is equipt for any age my children loved it and they range from 1, 4 and 7 years old and all 3 of them enjoyed it. The beds and bedrooms are beautiful there's a toilet on each floor. The showers are also brilliant. The host's are amazing and can not do enough to help I honestly wish I could give it more stars for a rating 100/100 for me.
Visited November 2023
Written 23 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
DianeAberdare
DianeAberdare
Hi Cameron, Thank you so much for giving such a beautiful review. Your children were gorgeous and very well-behaved. We do hope to see you all again in 2024. Best Wishes, Bill and Diane
Written 3 February 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Corinne T
Corinne T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
226 Aberdale
As soon as we walked in it felt so homely, place was clean and they have thought of everything to suit everyone, the place was kitted out with all that you could think off, the people were so lovely it was a pleasure to meet them they couldnt do enough for you we would go back again 🥰
Visited September 2023
Written 9 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
DianeAberdare
DianeAberdare
Thank you Corinne, hope to see you again in 2024
Written 3 February 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Aneta J
Aneta J
Grimsby, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
August stay in 266 cottage
Had a lovely stay at the cottage, very welcomed by the host, all explained and nothing was a trouble. House is well equipped, we have found everything we needed through our week stay. Hot tub and kids playground is a great addition! And a brilliant location too, near by attractions kept us busy every day. Thank you once again Diane & Bill xx
Visited August 2023
Written 21 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jade A
Jade A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hidden gem which everyone will enjoy for a break or special trip away. Brilliant hosts!
Diane and Bill are brilliant hosts, very friendly and accommodating. She left some nibbles for us which was a nice touch too. Nothing was too much effort, we thought the oven wasn't working so they were going to bring round a portable oven straight away but turned out we had it on the wrong setting. The hot tub is lovely and the garden feels very cosy with lots of pretty lights. My 5 year old loved the play park, lots of equipment and the floor is spongy which is ideal for the clumsy ones! Large rooms which comfortably slept the 6 of us. Diane will also check the sleeping arrangements beforehand to set the rooms up for your requirements. There's booklets containing lots of useful info on things to do in the area. We tried the waterfalls walk which Diane recommended and was lovely and the highlight of the trip. Lots of local amenities near the cottage too which is handy. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return. Very good value for what you get and it's a great location for those who enjoy the outdoors. Thank you both so much
Visited August 2023
Written 21 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

julie l
julie l
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous
Lovely and clean. Fab location. Amazing hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. Everything that we needed for a weekend away was thought of. There was tea coffee and milk, so thoughtful.
Visited July 2023
Written 26 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David R
David R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect
This is just the most perfect place. Beautiful cottage style and cozy environment - the best weekend
Visited November 2022
Written 27 November 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

DiscoDiva92
DiscoDiva92
Hereford, United Kingdom18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Fab little cottage
Lovely little cottage in wales. The owners were very helpful and even left us little cakes when we booked in. We had everything we needed and it was super clean. Comfortable beds, hot tub. Log fire. Cracking Chinese over the road. Pub next door does amazing Sunday lunches. Well worth a visit. All in all a fantastic weekend away with friends.
Visited February 2022
Written 27 February 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jaydeleanne
jaydeleanne
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Home from home with A* extras
This is the second time we have been in 4 years and it's just got even better. Diane is amazing and very helpful. The place is spotless and really great for large groups or couples. The hot tub was well loved whilst there with our children. Lots of toys etc for the kids to play with including the playground outside. We loved the Christmas decor and our children enjoyed having the Christmas lights on every evening. Shops and pub over the road and we enjoyed zip world whilst here this time. We loved being here again but this time with our kids that they want to move in! Thanks for everything, we will definitely be back!! X
Visited December 2021
Written 21 December 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Extraordinary673470
Extraordinary673470
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Belated 60th
Laughed all weekend, nice garden area and hot tub, bit dated in certain areas,, host Diane couldn't do enough for us
Visited July 2021
Written 5 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
DianeAberdare
DianeAberdare
thank you for taking time to review, we hope you'll return soon best wishes, Diane and Bill
Written 29 July 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private yard
  • Swingset
  • Terrace
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Parking available
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas

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About the neighbourhood
Situated in the Heart of the Valleys. Enjoy the local attractions and come home to relax in front of a cosy log fire, or soak in the Hot Tub with a glass of wine. You can also light the log fire, and enjoy the warmth while using the barbeque in the winter months., toast mallows or roast chestnuts. Near Bike Park Wales, We are only half hour from the Beacons, 38 mins from Swansea, Porthcawl, Barry, Penarth, Cardiff Bay/Marina, Ogmore, Llantwit Major Beaches, Dan yr Ogof Caves, Stunning Waterfalls. 20 mins from the Mountain Railway, and 15 to the Welsh Whisky Distillery visitor centre. Less than 5 mins away is a New State of the Art Leisure Centre with lots of facilities including snooker, Swimming pool., with babies pool and diving pool
Getting around
The Dare Valley Country Park with Horse Riding and laser shooting, amazing trails and walks and stunning mountain views is easily accesable by car - 5 minutes. Aberdare Park is only a few minutes’ drive, with a large lake filled with wildfowl, massive children’s playground, bowling green, tennis and lots of walks. Make sure you take a picnic and plenty of bread to feed the ducks, swans and squirrels. A large, established Snooker Club, convenience store, Italian, Indian Restaurant, Post Office, Doctor, Pharmacy etc, some only minutes walk. Cities and seaside, The Bay all easily accessible by train and bus, which goes regularly from outside the property There is plenty of public transport., although a car is always more convenient.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Although a car is always more convenient, there is plenty of public transport. A bus stop outside, the nearest town 4 minutes away, with a train station. Both bus and train travel to the major cities. We can also arrange Car hire locally, and meet you off the train or bus service. Parking is directly outside the property, there is always plenty of spaces, we also have a 7 bike lock-up within our boundary which is covered and padlocked for safety.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 am Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about 266 Cottage~4*~HOT-TUB~LOG-FIRE~BQ~BIKE LOCK-UP, PLAYGROUND, Attractions near

266 Cottage~4*~HOT-TUB~LOG-FIRE~BQ~BIKE LOCK-UP, PLAYGROUND, Attractions near is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

266 Cottage~4*~HOT-TUB~LOG-FIRE~BQ~BIKE LOCK-UP, PLAYGROUND, Attractions near has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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