Entire cottage hosted by Diane

  1. 7 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 2.5 bathrooms
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''266'' is cosy/wood beamed. Facilities PRIVATE / Sleeps 7. THIRTY - Five Star reviews on Trip Advisor. Bathroom PLUS separate Shower Room. Fully equipped kitchen, roomy living room/dining area, Stone wall/set in log fire, stunning original features. Large Terrace, Hot Tub, Cyprus Style Stone Barbecue. Large, fairy-lit Gazebo over hot tub area. Hot-Tub cleaned/refilled for each group. All-weather Adventure Playground. Bicycle lock-up. Unlimited Free Wifi/Parking. No pets.

The space
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.
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., 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, large Swan and Dragon Boats, a 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.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
3 single beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
Washing machine
Private patio or balcony

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4.92 out of 5 stars from 62 reviews


Where you’ll be

Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales, United Kingdom

Our property is 3 mins from Aberdare Town Centre and is well positioned to reach lots of attractions in South Wales. Stay with us and visit everywhere!
45 mins from the Airport. Swansea City, Cardiff City, Newport City, 38/40 mins,
Beaches: Swansea, Porthcawl, Barry, Penarth, Cardiff Bay/Marina, Ogmore, Llantwit Major 35/45 mins away, The Gower Peninsula follows on past Swansea and is Stunning!
The edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park is barely 10 mins away. The visitor centre is 25 mins away
Penderyn Whisky Distillery is 14 mins from us and has a Visitor Centre where you can see the product being made and have tastings at the end of the tour
The Brecon Mountain Railway, -20 mins from us
This is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty {also has a Steam museum}
The National Showcave Centre for Wales – Dan yr Ogof Caves is only 35 minutes away and mustn’t be missed – This will give your family a full day out
Visit Craig Y Nos Castle and grounds. A beautiful Lake with wildfowl and a café, near caves.

Visit the Waterfalls 15 minutes away
After walking this so many times myself, including jumping in the river in the summer – THESE WATERFALLS ARE NOT TO BE MISSED
ABERDARE in the Cynon Valley is called the Queen of the Valleys and the Centre of the South Wales Valleys.
Our Property is:- 3 mins away from Aberdare Town by car, and 3 bus-stops {Bus stops right outside} from Aberdare Train Station {Aberdare train station runs trains regularly to Cardiff., connections from Cardiff to all over the country}
Large Snooker Club 25 yards down the same road as 266
Turkish Restaurant, Takeaways/ convenience store, post office, Pharmacy, Doctor, Church, Pubs, Club, Hairdresser, Betting shop, Motor spares, Repair garage all local – within a few mins walk.
Right opposite Aberdare Railway station is a State of the Art Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool, with separate children’s and diving pool., plus a massive slide that takes you outside and brings you back in.
Football fields, running track, a new Skate Park, 3G sports pitch and lots more
{new Athletics Stadium hoping to be built by summer 2018}
Aberdare hosts a few large supermarkets, an Indoor Market Hall., of course Costa Coffee, McDonalds and Kentucky Fried.
Aberdare Park in Trecynon is 5 mins from us and is a wonderful place for a family day out. Walks, tennis courts, bowling, boats on the massive lake, large children’s play park., outside paddling pool, shop selling snacks and burgers/chips/ices etc
Indoor Soft Play Centre, 3 mins from 266
The Dare Valley Country park is 6 mins from our property.
Interactive Visitor Centre / Café., Countryside walks/trails. Variety of wildlife/birds. Spectacular Views.
Within the Dare Valley Country Park is:-
A Horse-riding Centre which also caters for disabled riders and riders of all ages and capabilities
Ride over the mountains of South Wales and see the views as you’ve never seen them before
You can also enjoy laser tag shooting in the Dare Valley Country Park
Mixed Terrain Combat Zones - Enquiries: acres of countryside, walks, lakes, waterfalls, trails and family fun., with amazing mountain views, all no further than a mile from Aberdare Town Centre
Lots bike trails in our area., fairly flat plus challenging mountain rides.
Dare Valley Cycles -
Bike Park Wales is 20 mins from us
Cynon Valley Indoor and outdoor Bowls Centre with 8 rinks, Restaurant/Carvery/Bar - 6 mins from us - Excellent Facilities, service and food
After booking you will be send an itemised list of many places to visit most not further than 25 minutes away, including their postcodes and phone numbers

Hosted by Diane

  1. Joined in May 2017
  • 62 Reviews
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  • Superhost
South Wales Homes has been renting private homes since the turn of the new millennium. 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, and will always be accessible. We all speak English, but one of our team can converse in Turkish.

266 captured our hearts the first time we walked through the door. The charming wood beams, the stone wall and the old stone staircase to upstairs. This cottage was different, and we fell in love with it straight away. Since purchase we have completed many renovations, including new wood staircases, but retaining the 'Olde Worlde' stone staircase, although you can't use it. We're sure 266 will capture your heart as it did ours.

Once you go through the front porch you leave the rest of the world behind. Yet you're only minutes away from any amenity you could need. Light the log fire, jump in the hot tub, get in a takeaway and a bottle of something nice!!! oh!!! Sheer bliss
South Wales Homes has been renting private homes since the turn of the new millennium. 266 is our First Holiday Cottage venture. We have done our utmost to make this cottage a…

During your stay

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House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 23:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy