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Derwen Fawr

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Derwen Fawr is translated from Welsh as 'large oak tree' which you can see right in the centre of our main photo. The tree itself is considered to be one of the oldest trees in Wales and is thought to be approximately 460 years old!! The home is a large yet cosy property, perfectly suited for family and friends to visit South Wales for a holiday or special event. Whilst it is close to both Cardiff and Newport it is ideally located in a quiet rural village. The property has a large living/dining room (26 x 20 feet) as well as a small snug - perfect for the children to watch DVDs. Both rooms have sofa beds. There is gas central heating with additional heating from a wood burner in the sitting room. A starter basket of blocks, together with kindling etc for wood burner is provided free o...Derwen Fawr is translated from Welsh as 'large oak tree' which you can see right in the centre of our main photo. The tree itself is considered to be one of the oldest trees in Wales and is thought to be approximately 460 years old!! The home is a large yet cosy property, perfectly suited for family and friends to visit South Wales for a holiday or special event. Whilst it is close to both Cardiff and Newport it is ideally located in a quiet rural village. The property has a large living/dining room (26 x 20 feet) as well as a small snug - perfect for the children to watch DVDs. Both rooms have sofa beds. There is gas central heating with additional heating from a wood burner in the sitting room. A starter basket of blocks, together with kindling etc for wood burner is provided free of charge. There is TV with Netflix and a full Sky package as well as a DVD player in the living room. The snug also has a TV with with a Sky Q box. A selection of books, games and DVDs is available. Free Wi-Fi is included. There is also a fully equipped kitchen. It has an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher, As regards sleeping space the property comprises 2 double bedrooms and one triple bedroom as well as two family bathrooms upstairs. There is also an additional downstairs ensuite double bedroom which is particularly beneficial for guests with mobility issues. We provide basic toiletries and towels for your stay. Bed linen and towels included in price quoted. 2 travel cots, highchairs and baby baths are available on request at no extra cost. The property has its own private patio area and parking facilities for a maximum of four cars. Note - there is a BBQ available but we do not provide a gas BBQ because of health and safety concerns. Access to the village pub, the Cefn Mably Arms is via a private gate at the front of the property, which is also used by the owners. Guests are advised to contact the Cefn Mably Arms in advance of their visit if they plan to have a meal there. As regards pricing please note: - we offer a multi night discount for bookings over 3 nights. This is automatically applied for stays of 7 nights but please ask us for a quote before booking for stays of more or less than 7 nights. - the cleaning fee is a flat £100 charge for each booking irrespective of its length. This allows us to offer visits for as short as two nights. - our normal check out time is 11am. This is extended to 1pm in the case of 2 night bookings. - Please note that given the current pandemic situation we do not currently accept bookings for large non family/celebration groups. Finally if you do book we like to have some sort of vague idea of who is coming to the house so we do appreciate just a few details about the group: is it family or friends, a rough idea of age range and the number of cars that might be coming. It's really helpful if you can supply this information and it also helps us get to know you. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please note that given the current pandemic situation we do not currently accept bookings for large non family/celebration.groups. We can only cater for up to a maximum of three cars. This is a strict policy.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Chris and Rob H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2012
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Reviewed 19 August 2019

Great place to stay, very welcoming owners. Massive lounge/dining rooms and great garden. Plenty of parking and a quiet location

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Luke O
Experience398200, VR Owner at Derwen Fawr, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2019

Thank you for your comments Luke - much appreciated!

Reviewed 29 July 2019

What a great find. Welcoming hosts on arrival. Spacious but with homely touches. Lovely gardens for relaxing after a long day of shopping in the city. Only a short drive to the city and peace a quiet at the end of the day.

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank 1987EJ
Experience398200, VR Owner at Derwen Fawr, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. Much appreciated!

Reviewed 15 July 2019

Couldn't fault the property, we all had a lovely time thank you. The pub was very handy, really nice touch leave bread milk etc. Regards Beckie

Date of stay: July 2019
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Experience398200, VR Owner at Derwen Fawr, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2019

Thanks Beckie - pleased you enjoyed your time here!

Reviewed 7 January 2019

Second visit in two years to Derwen Farm. Family visit back home to Wales from Australia again was great and staying here again just made it perfect. The house was perfect for our big family Xmas lunch (all 18 of us) the area is lovely...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank rcoleman5
Experience398200, VR Owner at Derwen Fawr, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Thank you for your review. It's always a pleasure having guests return as it usually tells us we are doing things right! Enjoy 2019!

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Kids settled back to school so have some time to sit down and let other people know what amazing people the owners are and what a comfortable, clean, well cared for house we stayed in. From the initial booking till the end of pur lovely...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Ambassador766747
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Clean, tidy, spacious and pub with great food next door. Hosts very welcoming and did everything possible to make us comfortable.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Nigel H
Management response:Responded 27 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and we are really pleased you enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed 1 March 2018

This was the second time we stayed here to attend the Wales vs Scotland 6 nations rugby having also stayed in 2016. The accomodation was perfect for a large group and a cost effective stay. The house is kept very tidy and in good order...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Jugeorge
Management response:Responded 3 March 2018

Thank you for your review. It's always good to have guests back for return visits as we feel it demonstrates that we are doing things right! Hopefully see you again.

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We were so surprised with how much effort our hosts put into creating a Christmas atmosphere for us and the little ones at the house! They went beyond the extra mile to make it warm, welcoming and comfortable. It is a lovely spacious home with...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank riannasprague
Management response:Responded 12 January 2018

Thank you for your review. It is important that our guests feel at home especially over the festive holidays. Really pleased you had a good time.

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Myself and my two friends booked Derwen cottages for 4 nights for the Coldplay concert and all I can say about our stay is that it can not be faulted in any way! The owners were so kind to have a shop done for our...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank BrianR589
Management response:Responded 20 July 2017

Thanks all - glad you enjoyed the craic!

Reviewed 21 February 2017

What a brilliant find for a group to stay in. This property offers enough space for everyone to relax in, we could not believe how many rooms there were. The rooms are clean and very comfortable, as were the towels, the bathrooms have more than...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Nik J
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Things to do - too many to mention ........... Activities - walking, fishing, golf. The local area has many golf courses including the world famous Celtic Manor Resort, the venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup. Entertainment - Derwen Cottages are ideally situated for Cardiff's Principality Stadium as well as other venues such as the Motorpoint Arena, the St David's Centre and the Millennium Centre. Doctor Who and Torchwood location spotting is a popular pastime in this area. Sports - the Principality Stadium is within easy reach as is the Cardiff City Stadium the home of Cardiff City Football Club, Cardiff Arms Park the ground of the Cardiff Blues and also the Swalec Stadium which is a Test venue as well as the homeground of Glamorgan Cricket Club. Seaside - Barry Island, Porthcawl and Ogmor...
Getting around
As the property is in a rural locality there is no public transport available - the last bus left the village almost 20 years ago! Taxis are available costing around £20-£25 each way to Newport and Cardiff City Centres. Our property is 3 miles away from the Cardiff East Park and Ride into the centre of the City.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Derwen Fawr

Derwen Fawr is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Derwen Fawr has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Derwen Fawr has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Derwen Fawr must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.