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Stunning Large Victorian Townhouse

Cardiff, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 1126257)

3.7

Coast & Country Holidays rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Helen

    “The only thing that was stunning about this property, were us, most definitely stunned by what we found.”

    Maintenance is appalling: 1. Showers: hot water almost impossible to control in both showers (we had to turn the boiler water temp up and down to try and manage it, rather than the controls on the showers, even though my niece has the same shower as one of them). It was either cold or boiling hot. The ‘rain’ shower in the bathroom shot water over the edge of the glass all over the floor 2. Cleanliness & hygiene : The bathrooms, kitchen floor and bed linen were clean. However, dust and debris ...

    Maintenance is appalling: 1. Showers: hot water almost impossible to control in both showers (we had to turn the boiler water temp up and down to try and manage it, rather than the controls on the showers, even though my niece has the same shower as one of them). It was either cold or boiling hot. The ‘rain’ shower in the bathroom shot water over the edge of the glass all over the floor 2. Cleanliness & hygiene : The bathrooms, kitchen floor and bed linen were clean. However, dust and debris everywhere where emulsion is falling off the walls and the multiple decorations throughout the house mean that it obviously hasn’t been deep cleaned in a long time. Inside the kitchen cupboards were dire. Crumbs, grease, dirty crockery and worst of all black mould spores on the back inside of the wall cupboards besides the kitchen sink. Under the kitchen sink, (the filthiest cupboard) were multiple cleaning and chemical products (including weed killer), not great when you are travelling with a 4 year old. There was a significant amount of dirt, plaster and dust behind the kitchen radiator, which you couldn’t miss when you closed or open the curtains. 4. Wardrobe and bedroom storage space: All wardrobes were in a state of disrepair (e.g. hanging rails broken) and full of items like TV’s, duvets and various other bits and pieces, so more or less unusable. The multiple standing mirrors, sofas etc in the bedrooms meant that if there were a chest of drawers you couldn’t actually open the drawers to use it. So we all lived out of our suitcases for the week 5. Beds: comfortable but very squeaky 6. Cooking: The hob worked. There was grease, general grubbiness and confetti (?) under the bread board by the hob. Significant slimey mould under the board by the sink. Just couldn’t get to grips with the Ikea oven, despite trying to look up manual on line (couldn’t find one from serial number/model), as all the numbers and signs on the dials have worn off. The microwave mechanism turned but the plate, despite us all trying to re-site it, did not 7. Floors: The beautiful Victorian floor tiles in the downstairs hall are cracked, loose and broken in places. There are a couple of proud nails in the upstairs hall floorboards. So if you do stay here, wear footwear at all times 8. Parking: The parking at the rear of the property is extremely useful given that you are in Cardiff and there are good bus links into the City from the rear of the property. Given how difficult it was to manoeuvre our vehicle in and out of the tight space (its the angle of the wall behind the area that makes it hard), we only took the car out if we absolutely had too (NB my wife is used to driving ambulances, so normally confident reversing etc) 9. General: It is a good location but given the main road, expect noise and unless you are very used to city dwelling, the traffic noise in the largest downstairs bedroom (which faces onto the road) would be be impossible to sleep through. The little back yard is useful but not suitable for dogs, as it is astroturf. There is a small park 3 minutes down the lane at the back, which was very dog friendly. The best room was the upstairs sitting room, which had wifi signal, wifi hopeless throughout the rest of the house 10. Black mould: this was probably the most unpleasant aspect of our stay. There is a significant amount of thick black mould on one of the kitchen walls, particularly behind the radiator. It is probably contributed to by the water pipes from the upstairs bathrooms, which are disconnected and running water all down the outside of this wall I am late in writing this review due to ill health but if Sykes (who I cannot fault in terms of service) require photos, I am happy to forward them

    - Helen, January 2024

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with Smart TV, 1 x queen, 2 x ground-floor double
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower and basin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with electric flame-effect stove
  • First-floor sitting room with electric flame-effect stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • 60" Smart TV with Freeview, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Parking for 3 cars at the rear of the property
  • Enclosed rear garden with Astroturf and patio
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles and pub 0.4 miles

The property

As featured in “Vogue”, “Ralph & Social”, “The Country Lifestyle UK" and many more, this beautiful townhouse has something to offer everyone.

Set within a prime location for exploring the Capital of Wales, it's also located on the perfect street, with everything you need; City Centre, Cardiff Bay, The Principality Stadium, St Davids Hall and much more are all only minutes away in a bus or taxi ride.

Its location makes it easy to explore the rest of Wales, with West Wales just a car journey away.

This fabulous, dog-friendly townhouse benefits from a charming array of original features including stunning tiles, exposed brick and feature fireplaces as well as stylish and contemporary décor, three private parking spaces and an enclosed spacious garden; the perfect choice for families or friends looking to explore South Wales with two of their beloved canine companions.The relaxing ambience of this home is a perfect contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city.

Retreat home after a day out to enjoy the cosy courtyard garden or relax in the comfortable living room and watch a movie on the 60" Smart TV.

The four stylish bedrooms can accommodate up to eight guests, with two of the bedrooms on the ground floor.

The spacious kitchen has a farmhouse feel, and the breakfast bar is a great place to gather and enjoy a social cup of coffee or a cocktail or two, it's up to you!

Adjoining the kitchen is a plush dining room with feature fireplace.

The main bathroom has both a relaxing roll-top bath and a separate shower, there is also another bathroom on the first floor.

If you can tear yourself away from this delightful dwelling, find a local store close by where you can stock up on all of your self-catering essentials, as well as a myriad of bars and restaurants are within reach including The Ivy, Thomas by Tom Simmons, Pasture, La Pentola which boasts a stunning secret garden, The Dead Canary and Lab 22.

If you’d rather enjoy food from the comfort of your home-away-from-home order, order in from one of the multiple delicious takeaways on Whitchurch Road like Brother Thai, Panama and The Crispy Duck.

Reach the heart of the city by taxi, car or bus or enjoy a breath-taking walk through Llandaff Fields to reach the city centre.

Here you can also find the Principality Stadium and St David’s Hall perfect for concerts and sporting events.

Those looking for more outdoor activities can venture slightly further afield to Brecon Beacons National Park to explore the rolling Welsh hills, experience panoramic views and try your hand at exciting watersports.

The coast is also easily accessible and provides the 870 mile long Welsh Coastal Path which meanders through charming villages and towns housing their own attractions.

Every inch of this stylish home has been carefully designed to create a calming feel throughout, with traditional features and furniture to match, this truly is one of the best places to stay in Cardiff!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location

CARDIFF

Penarth 5 miles; Barry 9 miles; Newport 15 miles;

The capital city of Wales has much going for it as the destination for an exciting and memorable holiday. A vibrant city, Cardiff offers a fabulous selection of shopping facilities, from high street chains to independent shops and galleries. There are plenty of pubs, restaurants, and cafes, along with a growing street food scene ensuring you’re never far away from tasty fresh cuisine. A range of nightclubs and bars mean the city stays open long into the night. Theatres, galleries, museums and venues offering live music mean visitors seeking culture are well catered for, while sports fans will love visiting the Millenium Stadium or Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre. Cardiff Bay is a wonderful place to while away the day, perhaps visiting the Senedd, home to the National Assembly of Wales, or taking a boat trip round the harbour, before indulging in some laidback waterfront dining in one of the many bars and restaurants. For sci-fi fans, the Dr Who Experience is one not to be missed. Should you wish to head out of the city, you will not be disappointed. The cities of Swansea and Bristol, the Brecon Beacons National Park, Forest of Dean and the Pembrokeshire coastline are all an easy day trip away.

Please Note: This property has a maximum occupancy of 8 people - this includes any travelling infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas