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 first floor double room with use of lounge and TV room. There is a second large double room (listed as Funky Urban Jungle Great Location-1) 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.
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.
We felt very confortable by Yan and David. Yan was the best host!she was very kind and helpful. We didn´t meet David as he was working abroad but we´re sure he is very nice as well. Thank you for everything!
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!
David and Yan's place is lovely and homely and it's also quiet and peaceful. I did not meet David as he was away but Yan is really nice and friendly and we had a good chat on arrival. The bathroom is clean and modern and there is interesting furniture all around the house- I especially liked all the clocks! I was only there for one night but it felt like home --you can use the kitchen and lounge areas. It's a good walk from the station (it took me 25 mins) so if you do have lots of things to carry you might want to get a taxi. Highly recommended!
We cannot fault our experience of staying with David and Yan, they were hospitable and friendly and their home is comfortable and full of interesting artefacts from their travels. Really well placed for visiting Central Cardiff and getting out to countryside nearby.highly recommended.
Everything about David and Yan's place was amazing, with a capital A and three exclamation points. The room was fantastic, but the best part had to be the hosts. David and Yan made us feel welcome and at ease from the start, and went above and beyond to help us with whatever we needed during our stay. The breakfasts offered were better than you'll get in most hotels, and I challenge you to find someone in Cardiff who makes a better coffee than Yan. We arrived at the Life Science house as travellers and left as friends. Thanks again David and Yan!
I would give this place double 5 star.
First and foremos David and his wife are one of the most hospitable people I had pleasure to meet. They made us feel welcome and their home is amazing. I really enjoied talking to them over breakfest.
Secong thing is that coffee they serve is the best I had in UK. Honestly, I think if worth staying with them just for coffee.
David and Yan are absolutely the perfect hosts! We truly reccomend Funky urban jungle to everyone because it will make any trip to Cardiff an unforgettable experience!
What's more the house is not far from the center and alll the attractions in the city.
Staying at the House of Life and Science will make your holiday/visit very special! Thank you David and Yan!
Francesca and Antonio
I used David's wonderful house and garden for a photoshoot. For my needs, the location was perfect, and David's assistance with my needs, his hospitality, his discretion, and his humour and flexibility were second to none. Oh, and it almost goes without saying that the coffee was superb! Very highly recommended, and I hope to do more work at the same location later in the year when the garden will be at its best!
What wonderful hosts and excellent accommodation. Ideal location for Central Cardiff. The coffee was as good as the reviews. Delicious breakfast. Fantasic value for money. We would definitely recommend David and Yan.
We really loved staying with David and (most of the time) Yan. It was really nice to come 'home' and have someone offering you a cup of tea and asking how your day was. We could enjoy the privacy of our own room whenever we felt like it, or enjoy the company of others in the kitchen and lounge.
Every morning we got a nice breakfast at a time we liked.
We shared the bathroom, but never had to wait, which was nice.
We could use the kitchen to cook our own dinners and use a refrigerator to keep our food fresh.
We enjoyed a christmas breakfast with Yan and David and another visiting family of four, so we felt like having a whole new family!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.