Funky urban jungle great location

House - Private room · Partridge Rd, Cardiff, CF24 3QX, United Kingdom

The Space

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.
Offering a ground floor accessible double room with use of lounge and TV room and own en suite walk-in shower room and WC. There is a second large double room (listed as Funky Urban Jungle Great Location-2) Extra accommodation may be available if required.
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 is often used a set location for major 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, kangaroo, alligator, bison, water buffalo, wildebeest, llama and impala sausages from South Africa, North America and Australia. 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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Weekly Price: $605 /week
Monthly Price: $1694 /month
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • David made all the arranging a very easy job and answered all my questions promptly! We met via Facetime as he was away! Yan made us extremely welcome and breakfast was fresh and tasty and accompanied by her delicious coffee.
    Thank you Yan for driving us to the gig in the evening too!

    April 2014
  • Both David and Yan were extremely accommodating during our time there, from providing snacks and cheerful banter, to helping us in any way possible during our stay.
    Highly recommended!

    April 2014
  • Our stay was short and sweet to attend a birthday party locally. David was away at the time but we were warmly welcomed by his wife Yan who made sure we had everything we wanted. and a lovely breakfast. Thanks

    April 2014
  • Lovely, lovely room with a wonderfully comfortable bed in a quiet street with a charming host. I'd swap any amount of doilies and tissue-box covers for what the Mannings provide - clean, cotton sheets and masses of peace.

    Yan was ultra flexible and helpful so that my stay was stress free and I enjoyed a refreshing night's sleep. Very tempted to post something negative so it can stay MY SECRET. But that wouldn't be fair, now, would it? Thank you so much Yan.

    Cathy x

    March 2014
  • A really lovely stay hosted by David's wife Yan. A beautiful house, a friendly host, huge continental breakfasts, a comfy bed, a rain shower, parking outside and walking distance from the city centre. What more could you ask for! Highly recommended!

    March 2014
  • Amazing house! David was away, but his wife Yan took excellent care of my friend and I. We were able to drop our bags off when we first arrived in Cardiff, which was a major plus. Excellent breakfast. Would definitely recommend!

    March 2014
  • Staying at the Urban Jungle was a truly great experience!
    David was away, but Yan, his wife was a wonderful host. The breakfast she makes clearly goes the extra mile: It included fresh fruit, fresh crispy bread, a great choice of cereals, and, last but not least, her delicious coffee! She even gave us a lift to the railway station on our last day.
    The room is quiet and cleanly, and the whole house has a beautiful interior. There is a small bathroom for guests. We could use the kitchen, which is another plus point.
    Warmly recommended!

    March 2014
  • We stay 2 nights to David's house : great place and welcome from David and his wife. They live near Cardiff's center....all was perfect !!!
    Thanks a lot !

    February 2014
  • Really enjoyed the stay at David's. The place is amazing, so full of character and colour. David has been extremely attentive to all our needs. Would highly reccomend to anyone visiting Cardiff.

    February 2014
  • A lovely room in a very welcoming house. This was a great place to stay while attending a conference at Cardiff University. David and Yan made me feel very much at home.

    February 2014
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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.
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