About this listing
150 year old property with original features, wooden floors & wood-burning stoves. All rooms: TV, Wifi, private bathroom.
Convenient for (15 minutes walk) city, university, stadium. Parking.
See also Funky Urban Jungle Great Location-1 & 3
150 year old property with original features, stripped wooden floors, and wood-burning stoves.
Conveniently situated (20 minutes walk) to Cardiff castle, city centre and university. Guest parking on site.
Wireless Internet, Cable TV.
Double room with own TV and private bathroom (shower WC and washbasin). Use of lounge and TV room . There is a second large double room (listed as Funky Urban Jungle Great Location-2) Extra accommodation may be available if required (Funky Urban Jungle Great Location-3).
Large fully equipped kitchen, opening onto an amazing walled garden with over forty, 300 year old, Australian tree ferns, wonderful wildlife and birdlife and water features. The house and garden has been used as a set location for TV and film productions.
Imagine eating your breakfast, al fresco, in a south-facing sun-filled urban jungle. For a small extra fee the owners will provide an exotic breakfast with a choice of zebra and kangaroo sausages from South Africa and Australia. We also have a range of vegetarian sausages . Passionate about coffee, the owners are trained baristas and offer the best lattes, cappuccinos and flat whites in town, pulled from their commercial hand-pressed espresso machine. Asian cuisine available in the evening either indoors or outside with fire baskets to keep you warm and hedgehogs for company.
With furniture collected from Bali, Mongolia, China and Australia and the best Egyptian cotton sheets, to accompany your stay.
The host is usually on hand to offer local guidance, and is especially passionate about walking and outdoor activities. Guided walks into the lesser known parts of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons can be arranged.
Guests have access to other parts of the house. There is a large garden for relaxing summer evenings and an outside burner to keep warm on winter nights
The city of Cardiff is a short, 10-15 minute walk away with plenty of restaurants, entertainment and bars.
A taxi costs about £5 to the centre of town and rail station and buses are every few minutes at a bus stop (5 minute walk from the property)
Respect reasonable noise levels after 11pm
We were greeted by the lovely Yan on a late evening arrival for a one nights stay. She was quick to show us around and we felt immediately at home. A very comfortable bed and bathroom. The breakfast in the morning was an 5 star experience and having a professional cappuccino to top it off was particularly pleasant.
This was our first air b&b experience, and it was a very good way to start. The house was beautiful and very clean, Yan made us feel very welcome and we felt relaxed and at home. We brought our dogs with us and the accommodation worked very well, we all had a nice time and I would stay again.
The house is beautiful and sunny. We only stayed one night, and only met Yan. She made us feel welcome and makes excellent coffee and a good cold breakfast. Parking is normal UK street parking but perfectly safe.
We arrived unfashionably late due to traffic but were greeted warmly by Yan and made to feel very welcome. The accommodation is very well located for a short walk to the city centre after a superb breakfast and coffee : all in all a great place to stay - our only reservation was that the ground floor bedroom had no window to the exterior (not a problem in winter I'm sure but 23c in August you need a bit of air) and the bathroom was great but you had to walk through the open plan kitchen to get to it : not a problem if no one is down for breakfast - that said we had a great stay and would certainly recommend David and Yan's place
Friendly host. Comfortable bedroom. Nice bathroom. Great breakfast. Comfy lounge to relax in of an evening. Lots of restaurants close by.
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About the Host, David
Born in Newcastle, I am a communication consultant and Company Director. Passionate about the developing world and creating opportunities for individuals and families.
I am an actor in a local theatre company, currently playing the singer Tom Jones! I enjoy travel and all things outdoors.
I have lived and worked in Australia, Africa, Asia and South America
I enjoy meeting people and always happy to chat or guide new visitors around the area.