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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Railway Cottage is situated in the quiet village of Taffs Well on the outskirts of Cardiff. The property is nestled at the foot of the Garth Mountain with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The appartment has easy access to transport links and many local amenities including shops, restaurants and real ale pubs. A short walk to train station.

Ideal for couples, it is the perfect base for walking and cycling holidays with the Garth mountain, Taff Trail and Castell Coch within easy reach and plenty of interesting and historic places to visit nearby.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Barry 22.53 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff International 26.39 km, Nearest railway: Taffs Well 1.1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

-Off road parking

-Free Wi-Fi

-Own private garden/patio area


-Patio furniture

-Landlord on site

Further details

We ask our guests to arrive after 3pm and to leave the premises clean and tidy by 11am on the day of departure.

Refundable breakages deposit of £100 required upon final booking payment, to be refunded on day of departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).

The South Wales region

Cardiff is a lively, cosmopolitan city which literally offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking for an energetic, revitalising city break or a quiet, relaxing and renewing countryside retreat, Cardiff has everything you could need within easy reach.


Taffs Well is an excellent base for your holiday with great facilities and places of interest both locally and further afield. The beautiful, romantic fairytale castle Castell Coch is practically on the doorstep and we're just a few miles away from Cardiff City centre which offers excellent shopping, theatres, museum, vibrant night-life, Wales Millennium Stadium and of course the historic Cardiff Castle and impressive Civic Centre.

Just a few miles drive or a short train ride away are the seaside towns of Barry (of Gavin & Stacey fame!), Penarth and Porthcawl with beaches, amusements and restaurants and Cardiff Bay which boasts a diverse range of excellent waterside restaurants, Multiplex cinema and bowling and the Millennium Centre, home to the world class Welsh National Opera.

South Wales is reknowned for it's breathtaking scenery including nearby Brecon Beacons and the beautiful, wild landscapes and beaches of the Gower Penninsula which is just over an hours drive away. There are many other places to visit in the surrounding area Including spectacular castles and ruins and fascinating historic sites such as Caerphilly Castle, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life, Tredegar House, Llancaiach Fawr, Llanerch vineyards, Dan-yr-ogof showcaves and for book lovers, the historic town of Haye-on-Wye.

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28 Jul 2014


"Home-like and child-friendly cottage"

We stayed ther for one week with our one year old baby son.The cottage is really comfortable and clean. Everything what we did need was there.Rob is a very helpful person, he picked us from the train … More

20 Jul 2014


"Lovely holiday cottage."

Very clean, tasteful and well-kitted out little cottage. It adjoins the owners house but is very private with its own little garden. Upon arrival we worried that the trains would keep us awake, but no… More

14 Jul 2014


"Great little property"

The previous favourable reviews are accurate. The cottage is attached to the landlords house, where Rob and his family (including a large, I believe, Afghan dog) reside. The gardens and driveway are t… More

Thank you for your review, we always appreciate receiving feedback good or bad from our guests. We feel on this occasion there are a number of points we need to respond to.

The property, as stated on the website, has its own private garden which is completely separate from the rest of the house and is gated to prevent any unwanted meetings with our dog Beryl, who is incidentally, a very gentle Newfoundland, and not an Afghan, She is rarely seen by guests unless they wish to meet her.

The village and our house is set at the foot of the beautiful Garth Mountain and within walking distance of the Taff Trail and Castell Coch. We feel that this makes it rather more than 'functional' and this comment is perhaps due to the reviewer only spending just one rainy night with us.

The Wi-fi usually works fine and we have had guests stay for several months,relying on an internet connection for their work with no complaints. That said, if we had been been informed there was an issue we would have addressed it immediately.

Thank you again for your positive comments regarding the service you received. We look forward to welcoming many more guests to our lovely village

14 Jul 2014


"Home from home"

Thank you to Rob for a lovely stay at the Railway cottage which we really enjoyed. The location is so pretty and ideal for visiting Cardiff but also perfect for lovely walks and scenery.
We enjoyed a delicious meal at Fagins pub which is a stone throw away. Would highly recommend a stay here.

5 Jul 2014


"A good place to stay"

We enjoyed our stay at Railway Cottage at the end of June. The weather was amazing, and it was lovely to be able to sit out in the sunshine in the small but perfectly formed garden. We found the cot… More

29 May 2014


"Excellent value, very comfortable"

This is a great little apartment and is excellent value for a place so close to Cardiff. You can be in the city centre by public transport in 30 minutes either by train or bus. Quite spacious for 2 pe… More

28 Feb 2014


"Great value and great people"

Rob and Jo couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating to us and our young son. The cottage is small but extremely well equipped and comfortable. Rob and Jo moved the bedroom furniture around… More

4 Feb 2014


"Quaint, comfortable, convenient, charming"

We travelled to Wales for the Rugby League World Cup and stayed in Railway Cottage. We watched the opening ceremony in Cardiff and travelled there by train - only a hop skip & a jump from our accommod… More

4 Jan 2014


"Loverly Week In Cardiff"

We spent a great week in Railway Cottage, even the weather was very kind to us. The cottage is ideal as a base for exploring the area, with easy access to Cardiff by Rail, Bus and car, the only thing … More

5 Nov 2013


"A gem!"

A lovely, clean, tidy place to stay. Everything you need is in the cottage and it was the perfect size for 2 of us.
Just a short train ride into Cardiff, which is the main reason we stayed here.
The cottage is perfectly located near to the Taffs Trail - great for walking or cycling, and I would recommend Umber and Siennas Art Cafe just off the trail in Taffs Well. Beautiful!
We had a great days cycling to Caerphilly Castle and Castle Coch.
Unfortunately, there is nowhere dry to store bikes, so make sure you take bike covers with you.
The local pub Fagins, - just 70 steps away- is fantastic! Good food, good beer and great atmosphere. We didn't manage to try the other establishments as we loved this one so much!
A truly great place to stay, I would highly recommend it and can't wait to go back there again.

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