About the Homestay
"Hi potential guests. My mother and I are offering homestay in our three story semi detached family home. First floor is for guests offering 2 double rooms fully furnished and a single room. We guarantee a comfortable, peaceful stay with us."
Please note that I only accept requests from guests who include the following information in their message:
- the purpose of their trip
Dog, Tortoise, Other
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is a bus ride away from the city centre in the suburban area of Whitchurch and stones throw away from the quaint Whitchurch Village. We are 10 mins away on the bus in a taxi or in the car from Cardiff City Centre. Whitchurch Train station is walkable from our home. Buses are frequent and near. Local amenities close by in the village of Whitchurch, which boasts lovely cafes, charity shops and small specialist shops. University of Glamorgan and UWIC not far (20 mins walk). Perfect if you don't want to be right in the heart of the city hustle and bustle but easy to visit. Calm and tranquil area and very close to all the main motorways in and out of Cardiff.
*Castell Coch and Cardiff Beech Woods*
A woodland walk which includes a sculpture trail (The Lost and Found Trail) and ends in the fairy-tale setting of Castell Coch. The mainly broadleaved woodlands have one of the best displays of Bluebells (May) in South Wales. The woods also have extravagant displays of Wood Anemones (April) and Wild Garlic (May) and are home to wide range of bird life. The beech woods are some of the most westerly naturally occurring Beech Woods in the UK. Castell Coch is well worth visiting in its own right and there are information leaflets available at local libraries and information centres or see www.cadw.wales.gov.uk and follow links to Castell Coch.
Distance: 5 km (3 miles)
Start Point: Main Entrance to Castell Coch [Grid Ref ST133827 ]
Maps: Landranger 171, Explorer 151
Getting there from Cardiff Central:
by bus: Stagecoach 132 bus from Cardiff Central Bus Station to centre of Tongwynlais (every 15 mins), then up Mill Road (passing the Lewis Arms on your left) to the main entrance of Castell Coch. (Ignore footpath signs on route to the main entrance.)
by car: there is ample parking at Castell Coch, which is signed off the A470. Do check car park closing time. there is ample parking at Castell Coch, which is signed off the A470. Do check car park closing time. (Follow route from G down to road and then continue from A)
Local Area Facilities
- Horse Stables
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
No extra overnight guests, respect and politeness to the host and other guests staying at the property, certain rooms are delegated to the host only and these will be highlighted on arrival, late night noise and disruption not appreciated at unreasonable hours.
N.B. Although you cannot use kitchen for cooking you are more than welcome to heat up ready meals using the microwave provided and the use of the kettle for coffee and tea. Please feel free to use the fridge for storage of meals.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Great place, friendly and comfortable.
Sweet people, always ready to help. feels just like home. i would book again!!!
It was a lovely stay. Fixed price no hiking up on special events. Giu was very accommodating and friendly. Will be back
I was made really welcome by the host's whilst on a training course.
Without hesitation I would highly recommend a stay with Franco & Giu if visiting Cardiff or the surrounding area.
Truly lovely souls.
We really enjoyed our stay at Giu and Franco's! Beautiful and quirky home, generous, clean rooms and bathroom, lovely breakfast and most importantly - warm, generous and open-mined hosts! Loved their house and animals!
Explicit recommendation! We are definitely going back there again!
Such a warm welcome and the best night's sleep ever!
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Had a fantastic time in Cardiff Gui is an amazing lady looking fwd to going back x
was very homely, she was chatty enough to make you feel comfortable.
good breakfast. my room was secured at all times!
From the moment we had a very warm welcome at the door. We was settled and talked over the event we was seeing in Cardiff that evening. Giu really couldn't help us enough with how to get in to the town and tips on things to do. It was stress free with staying at the property and no rush with anything. We got to spend sometime after the event to talk more to her and then got to meet Giu beautiful dogs. They are very friendly and love the fuss. Was very tempted to take one Mimi of her hands as fell in love. I really recommend this Homestay to anyone and the town to and from is hassle free and the host was warm, friendly and a great host. Hope to return one day thank you once again Giu x
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.