Spacious room in a shared house. King size, double and single bed with ensuite shower/toilet. 48" Smart TV, Netflix, fridge with snacks, breakfast bar, kettle tea/coffee, toaster in room. 1 min walk from train and bus, 7 mins to City Centre. Robes/slippers for your comfort. Generous continental breakfast in shared dining room with vast choice of teas. Lovely garden.
Places to eat
•Ffandangos, High Street Llandaff Village
oOpen during the day. Fine breakfast and lunch with an authentic Welsh accent. This is what Wales can offer on an international artisan level, the match for anything you will find in Normandy or Tuscany. Wash it down with a flass of fine Welsh wine…. Yes Really!!!!
oA large pub of the main Cardiff road opposite the entrance to the village high street. Although there is a car park attached to The Maltsters, the one way system makes ti a nightmare gaining access to it if you are unfamiliar with the local geography. It’s far easier to turn into the village high street and use the car park a little way up on the right. The food is cooked to a high standard with a great deal of variety. Several local beers on offer, highly recommended.
•Plymouth Arms, St Fagans Village
oExcellent food, wines and beers served in an authentic vintage pub environment with a good rural aspect outside with tables when the weather is fine. Only ten minutes by car.
oFor a fifteen or twenty five minute drive, depending on traffic, you can stroll round the waterfront development and choose from a wide variety of typical multi outlet eating places with views across the man made lake. Cadwalladers is excellent for Coffee and ice cream on a sunny morning.
Places of Interest
oBased on Roman and Norman foundations, this was extensively remodelled by William Burgess in the 19th Century to the instructions of the Marquis of Bute, reputed to be one of the richest men in the World at the time. Flights of Victorian fancy, excellent stained glass and a number of seasonal exhibitions.
oLying a few miles out of town, signposted from the A470 to the north of the city, this is another Victorian flight of romantic fancy based on a reinterpretation of a Gothic ideal. It is the original fairytale castle set on a wooded hillside, which has frequently been used as a location for innumerable film and TV fantasies.
oEasy walking distance from the house. It lies at the end of the village high street, largely mediaeval gothic based on Norman foundations, like all Welsh Episcopal seats it has continuity going back to the 6th & 7th centuries.
•Museum of Welsh Life
oBased at St Fagans and occupying a massive site, here you can see many examples of original vernacular Welsh architecture rescued and reconstructed, set among the typical gardens of their time. Allow a whole day and more, for you will still not see it all.
•Margam Abbey and Orangery
oWorth a day trip, take the M4 westward for about 30 miles. Well signposted, don’t be put off by distant views of the Port Talbot steelworks. This also contains the earliest known grave of a Christian Roman legionary who was slain by a Celtic arrow.
•Caerleon Roman Fort & Amphitheatre
oExcavated by Sir Mortimer Wheeler in the 1930s, the amphitheatre particularly is in a very good state of preservation. Knowing that gladiatorial combat and even recreated sea battles were performed here almost two thousand years ago gives a rare sense of history and perhaps even a slight thrill among those of you sensitive to the fate of others. Follow the M4 east towards Newport and follow the signs for Caerleon, some 15 miles away.
oThe last town in Wales based on the ancient roman town of Blestium. It has the birthplace of Henry V, the only surviving fortified portcullis bridge in the country, many fine eating places, the Shire Hall where the Chartists were tried and overlooking it The Kymin, a viewpoint enjoyed by Admiral Lord Nelson and his mistress Emma Hamilton. Take M4, then A449, A40 signposted to the Midlands, 50 minutes drive along motorway and dual carriageway.
oTake the waterbus to explore the man made lake, free to get off at Penarth Marina or in the Centre of town. Explore the barrage and if you are lucky, see salmon jumping or a seal basking on the mudflats at low tide on the seaward side of the barrage. Marvel at the second highest tidal range in the World with more than twelve metres being common during spring tides. Excellent free fishing from the barrage. Walking along the barrage is a perfect cure for any hangover(URL HIDDEN)
•A48 west- Cowbridge – B4524 Ogmore By Sea – Southerndown
oVale of Glamorgan followed by the meandering, unspoilt Ogmore river with the remarkable Pelican in Her Piety ancient pub and the Glamorgan Heritage Coastline. Fantastic walks, haunted ruins of Dunraven Castle, magnificent views and world class fishing for Bass. Pay attention to the tides!
•A470 north - Merthyr Tydfil – Brecon – A438 – B4350 Hay on Wye
oReally wild and high mountain Wales, through the Brecon Beacons National Park along good roads (Icy and snowy at times in winter!) This tour ends at the spectacular town of Hay on Wye with its dominating Castle and bookshops on every corner. It’s the scene of the Hay on Wye Literary Festival in the summer, one of the principal literary events in Europe.
•M4 – M48 Chepstow – A 466 – Monmouth – A 40 Abergavenny
oA spectacular drive to the historic and partly walled town of Chepstow. Then along the picturesque Wye Valley to the much loved and painted ruins of Tintern Abbey, then past often signposted and well worth while pubs to Redbrook then Monmouth, past the spectacular ruins of Raglan Castle where ducks still swim in the moat finishing at Abergavenny in the beautiful Usk Valley with a nearby vineyard at the gateway to the Brecon Beacons .
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I'm outgoing and welcoming, speak Spanish, French and Portuguese and enjoy meeting people from all over the world. However I'm very respectful of people's privacy and space and will only engage with you if you seek me out for advice etc. I love cinema, jazz and fine dining.