This is a large, light room in a very roomy townhouse in a great part of town. It's on the first floor at the rear of the house with a comfortable double bed, a sofa, a desk, a wardrobe and chest of drawers.
This is a large five bedroomed town house that sits in a cool part of Cardiff, near excellent and extensive parkland, a short walk to cafes, bars and a thriving arts centre with easy access into the city centre, Llandaff village and roads leading out into Wales. It's quiet and safe with easy on road parking.
I'm a pretty social animal so feel free to use the well-equipped kitchen to rustle up the odd meal. There is also a large living room (with a wood burning stove when it's cold) and a quiet rear courtyard garden. There's secure parking for bikes and easy on road parking.
I know the city the hinterland and Wales very well and I'm very happy to advise on the best things to do and how best to do them!
There is a lovely old dog here called Ziggy, a german wire haired pointer. She can be a bit barky when the there's a knock on the door. She thinks that's her job!
Feel free to use the very well appointed kitchen, large living room and garden.
Interaction with guests
I've worked as a journalist and producer for most of my life and know the city and country well. I'm more than happy to advise on stuff to see and do!
Just to treat the place and the people in it with a bit of respect!
OK, about me!
I'm a mostly retired BBC journalist and producer who now finds himself rattling around in an oversized five bedroomed home with the excellent and wise Ziggy, a German wire-haired pointer.
I have three children who visit often, especially my troubadour son, as does my English lecturer partner Lisa, more often than not tugged here by her petite boxer Rosie.
I've lived and worked in Cardiff most of my adult life, though I'm from the coal mining Valleys originally, so I know the city and its hinterland intimately and I’d be happy to advise on what to see, where to eat, drink, be merry. I can also suggest trips and itineraries to a wider Wales.
I've travelled and worked on most continents now, but Cardiff is home. It's a great town, I think, not too big, not too small, with wonderful green space at its heart, not much crime, close to mountains and sea. I find there’s plenty to do when I'm not tramping the hills, walking the hound, tending the dread allotment, reading, listening to music, cooking or, occasionally, just staring into the log fire. Oh, and drinking beer…
… and, I nearly forgot, doing bits and pieces on the house. This place isn’t a show home or a museum (you’ll find two really good ones elsewhere in the city), but it's clean, roomy and comfortable and warm. I should say there's only one bathroom and it's got a great shower, but there is another toilet with a washbasin. There's always stuff to do, but I'm nearly there.