17 Heol - y -Sarn, Llantrisant, - Central Location With Local Shops, 3 Pubs, Including An Award Winning Real Ale Pub, On The Doorstep
About Steve Rowlands
My parents and grandparents were born and bred in this historical town of Llantrisant and we live locally with our two sons. Having grown up in the area we are familiar with all it has to offer and the surrounding areas.
Steve Rowlands purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Steve Rowlands chose Llantrisant
We bought Bwthyn Bach which means 'Little Cottage' 10 years ago for its location in this small town of Llantrisant. Its situation near to local shops, pubs and walks is perfect for a relaxing holiday and easy access to all the beautiful surrounding areas in South Wales.
What makes this Cottage unique
Bwthyn Bach benefits from being in the centre of Llantrisant with parking outside the property or a car park just 100 mts away. We welcome well behaved small dogs.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Cosy bolt hole
Everything was ok.
Clean, cosy. Bit of a surprise electric and gas not included....left a bit of a sour taste and never seen this before.
Bad. Garden is literally non existent and shower is a touch on small side, beds not the comfiest.
Good. Parking is good, water pressure on shower fab, warm duvets (and very much needed).
I apologise for the gas and electricity leaving a sour taste although it is clearly stated in the booking notes that the cottage gas and electricity supply is on token metres and it will be charged accordingly.
With the cottage being considerably small, we have tried our best to make use of the space we have. We would love a larger outside area along with a bigger bathroom but unfortunately we are simply unable to make these types of changes given the age of the property.
We take all reviews and comments onboard in order to improve the stay of our future guests.
Many thanks for taking the time to review my property, I hope to welcome you back in the future.
“Home from Home”
“Bwthyn Bach” cottage was very “welcoming” very cozy, clean, and comfortable !
The location was very central and was of great benefit to us for meeting up with family,and friends easily .
The convienience of the “Bear inn” so nearby for an evening meal , and delicious Sunday lunch was brilliant, The staff there were very welcoming,and friendly.
Also, the very “quaint” coffee and gift shops,and general village stores, all added to the holiday experience.
The only negative for us was the very busy road directly outside , which was probably made worse by a diversion of traffic due to road works in the village at the time .
But We would definitely love to stay there again in the future
James and June .
Thank you for your kind review, Jane.
I'm glad you had a wonderful stay.
Again, I would like to thank you for leaving the cottage impeccably clean.
As for the busy road, we wish we had the power to pedestrianise it. Maybe one day.
We stayed here for two weeks and cannot wait to return. It is clean, comfortable and darling! The parking lot is convenient and easy to use. We travelled to Cardiff, Bridgend, St Fagans, Merthyr Tydfil, The Big Pit, Burry Port, Pontypridd and Pentyrch researching our family’s history. The cottage is conveniently located and so relaxing. It is well taken care of and the owner goes above and beyond to ensure your visit is pleasant. I highly recommend this cottage. Don’t worry about the busy street!
Cottage was really nice and had everything we needed.
Great cottage and location easy for sightseeing. Big Tesco nearby plus a really good local grocery shop a minute up the road. Cottage very well stocked and cared for.. Road a bit busy but not a big issue for us. .Locals were fabulous. Loved the shops and pub and craft/art building.Would return.
Thank you for your kind review.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Bwthyn Bach.
You are welcome back anytime.
Perfect home away
We really enjoyed our stay! the property is neat and clean with everything you need for a trip away in the Valleys.
The surrounding area is beautiful and the locals are friendly, the convenience of Tesco and the local shop just moments way was great.
Having a doggy in tail with us meant that the common down the road was useful as well as being a short distance to local beaches and sites. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Ogmore beach and castle with a spot of lunch/Brunch at Cobbels. As well as local National Trust sites with Pup in tow.
The local area is extremely dog friendly with plenty of places they can come along with.
We would certainly visit again!
Lovely modern amenities
Really central for both Cardiff and surrounding areas need a car and a sat nav but the property is spot on
The cottage address is
17 Heol y Sarn
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Llantrisant is within easy reach of the Heritage Coastline of South Wales.
Barry Island is half an hour by car
The nearest railway station is Pontyclun which is approx 3 miles away and Pontypridd approx 5 miles away.
The wonderful city of Cardiff with its historical castle is half an hour by car 20 mins by train.
Talbot Green shopping outlet is 5 min by car.
The lovely old market town of Cowbridge in the vale of Glamorgan with interesting individual shops, pubs and restaurants is a 20 min drive away.
Barry Island of 'Gavin and Stacey' fame is a half hour drive.
The South Wales / Rhondda/Merthyr Tydfil region
South Wales is a perfect location for any family holiday, short break or weekend getaway
In South Wales you're never far from a mountain or the sea - so it's no wonder walkers, cyclists, surfers and sailors love to come and visit. There is a real buzz about our capital city Cardiff and the nearby Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Swansea & the Gower, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay all have wonderful clean beaches and some surprising marine life.
The Llantrisant area
Llantrisant is known for its pub culture with a number of venues including The New Inn, the Wheatsheaf and the Cross Keys Hotel. Formerly in the Bull Ring was the Rock and Fountain pub, which became the home of the original Llantrisant Workingmen's Club founded in May 1953 by Seth Morgan, Freeman of Llantrisant.
The focal point of the town is the Bull Ring, a commercial square in the centre of the town that was used for bull-baiting, until it was disallowed in 1827 due to unruly crowds. The square contains a statue of Dr William Price a pioneer of cremation.
1KM away is the Talbot Green shopping park with a range high-street shops such as TK-Max, River Island, Next and Marks and Spenser. Within the shopping park is many places to eat and drink such as Starbucks, Costa, Harvester, Frankies and Bennies and Chiquito. There is a large Tesco express in close vicinity.