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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Cwmcarn, Blaenau Gwent, Southern Wales, Wales

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Very good - based on 48 reviews
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aqte
london
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed 5 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We had a lovely time exploring South Wales. Amanda was very welcoming and friendly, we enjoyed the Welsh cakes upon arrival. She took a lot of care of us and made us feel at home. The cottage was perfect for our family of 5.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: no upstairs bathroom/loo
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
12 Sep 2013
Thank you so much for staying in our cottage and so glad enjoyed stay and the welsh cakes so kind to write a review and the lovely comments thank you again
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Terry m
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Peace and quiet”
Reviewed 30 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Be part of welsh life a nice compact cottage just of the main roads and easy access the best of both worlds look to left and mountains with visitor centre and a long scenic drive ,look to the right and you have all the super markets shops, pubs and resturants
The three bed cottage is extremely well equipped clean and comfortable ,plus for us WFI connection which was essential
Parking was just outside the front door no problem easy for cases etc
To sum it all up
A great place to stay friendly owners who where at the end of the phone if needed, there in two minutes walking distance , brochures for all that is going on around the area.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet, friendly people, clean and compact cottage WFI welsh cakes
Liked least: No dislikes
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
12 Sep 2013
Thank you so much for the lovely comments so glad you enjoyed stay in the cottage .
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Tony8W
Normanton, United Kingdom
1 review
“A welcoming home from home in the valleys”
Reviewed 26 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Amanda welcomed us as soon as we arrived with freshly baked Welshcakes and was a great source of advice and help throughout our stay - thank you. The cottage was very homely and well equipped, with beautiful forest views from the back and a quiet, peaceful country lane at the front. The cottage's location in the forest is a real plus and it's a great place to relax and unwind. We chose the area because it was near Cardiff (and the Dr who Exhibition!!) but the area was a real surprise - up there on a par with the Highlands and the Lake District. At times you felt you could be in Austria.
The cottage's walls are very thick, and we heard no noise from neighbours and the garden is completely enclosed too so our dog was happy - although he did have some occasional arguments with the little pug next door. Cardiff and the bay is easily reached and Caerphilly and the M4 are close so you can quickly get to attractions all across South Wales. The cottage was a real gem and I would recommend a stay there to anybody.

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Liked best: The atmosphere in the cottage; its location and amenities
Liked least: Could maybe have done with a fridge freezer, not just fridge?
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Sep 2013
Thank you so much for the lovely comments and taking the time to write a review so glad you enjoyed the stay and the welsh cakes .
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Offenburg, Germany
Reviewed 3 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Liked best: The owner, the mattress, the little backyard for sitting in the sun
Liked least: No dish washer,
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
6 Jun 2013
Thank you so much for the lovely comments and hope you enjoyed staying in Cwmcarn
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Gary H
Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
“An lovely cottage in an ideal location in South Wales”
Reviewed 27 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013

We had a wonderful week staying in this lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Wales. It had everything we needed to make our time here a memorable experience. The owner, Amanda made us feel very welcome and we especially enjoyed the tasty homemade Welsh cakes she had waiting for us on our arrival.
The Cumcarn forest was a short walk away with its visitors centre and café where we all enjoyed breakfast! The cottage is in a very quiet location but within easy reach of the many attractions Wales has to offer.

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Liked best: Quiet location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
4 Mar 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. So glad you enjoyed the stay and the Welsh Cakes .
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