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“Like going home”
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View of apartment and private garden
Peaceful double bedroom
Kitchen
Sitting area over looking the Garth mountain
Garden and patio
Fagin's Ale and Chop House next door!
Sitting area and kitchen
Beautiful view of the Garth Mountain and patio
Kitchen and living area
Kitchen
Sitting area
Bathroom
Nearby Castell Coch
Caerphilly Castle 4.5 Miles away
View of the Garth Mountain
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Cardiff, Southern Wales, Wales

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Martti K
Esk, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Like going home”
Reviewed 21 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Due to family needs a trip to South Wales is an annual event . Last year we discovered Railway Cottage and found it such a pleasant place to stay that we decided to repeat the experience again .
The welcoming nature of our host upon our arrival was as we remembered as was the comfort of the accommodation . The bottle of wine supplied upon our arrival was a nice touch and just what we needed after a long trip from Australia.
Railway cottage is well located to allow access to South Wales and has an air of welcome and friendliness which makes it a home away from home .
We will return again next year.

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Liked best: Friendly and welcoming
Liked least: nothing to complain about here --all good
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Management Response
22 Oct 2016
Thank you both for the lovely review. I am sorry I missed you on your departure. Hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Rob
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Bethan J
1 review
“Amazing stay. Very comfortable and very friendly”
Reviewed 5 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Love the cottage. Rob was very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend and return here. Lovely town and plenty of this to do close to the cottage.

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chaughton...
1 review
“Goid value for money.”
Reviewed 12 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Warm, friendly and helpful hosts. Good accommodation in a nice village with easy access to the M4 and A470.

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Claudia K
Hildesheim, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Lovely Place, lovely People”
Reviewed 20 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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As promised after our last year's holiday, we returned for another visit this year. We had enjoyed our stay last year very much, and there was still so much to see!

Coming back to the Railway Cottage was almost like coming home. Rob and Jo greeted us like old friends, and so did the people at Fagins Ale & Chop House whom we'd met last year.

Just like last year, the Railway Cottage was a perfect base for our explorations of South Wales. Again, it was clean and cosy, the kitchen well equipped, the size just perfect for two people, and we enjoyed some self-cooked meals inside and outside, in our private little garden.

We also had some good meals in the Gwaelod-y-Garth Inn, the local Indian restaurant and, of course, at Fagins Chop & Ale House, where we spent most of our evenings in very pleasant company, just like last year. And Fagins is only 95 steps away from the Railway Cottage - we counted them - so, easy to reach, and easy to get home late at night :-).

Apart from spending our nights in the pub, we walked up the Garth this year, went to the Gower peninsula twice, visited Caerphilly Castle, Llandaff Cathedral, and had a small hike through Bute Park, all upon recommendations from the people we had met. All these places were well worth visiting. Of course, a trip to Cardiff Bay and the Doctor Who Experience was on our timetable, too, as well as filling up our Welsh Whisky supply at the Penderyn Distillery.

All in all, we had a lovely holiday again. The people - acquaintances from last year, as well as new ones from this year - made us feel very welcome. Apart from that, the scenery is great, and the location of the Railway Cottage in Taffs Well is a wonderful base. And the weather was just superb - we carried our rain jackets around in the rucksack, but didn't have to put them one once. We enjoyed our stay very much!

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Your age range 50-64
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Clarentin...
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“Excellent base”
Reviewed 2 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We stayed in the cottage for 2 nights as we were going to a wedding at Canada Lodge, which is only 10 mins away. The cottage has everything you need, it really is a home from home. The kitchen is small, but very well equipped. The bed is comfortable. There is an outside space, but we didn't use this as it was raining all weekend!
All in all this was just what we were looking for. All the other quests were staying in Premier Inn's - We are so glad we found this instead!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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