Great places to stay in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Relax and unwind with your family in dramatically different Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales.
We have many safe, secure and self-contained spaces from which you can explore the great outdoors and enjoy a change of scenery. Be inspired and find out what adventures you could have with us in our Discover Rhondda Cynon Taf blog
Be inspired with some of the best – and quirkiest – places to stay here in 2021.*
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The Shed in Pontypridd.
This incredible conversion has created a cosy tiny home, from which you can enjoy big adventures.
Small, but perfectly formed, it has all you need for a comfortable stay, including kitchen, sitting area, wi-fi and a mezzanine bedroom.
Set in stunning open land, the nearest neighbours are the sheep – who do approach The Shed to bleat a “Bore Da”!
Surrounded by acres of farmland, The Shed sits above historic Pontypridd, home of the Welsh National Anthem. See the tribute to composers Evan and James James in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park. There are exciting walks over Pontypridd Common and the Taff Trail . Many eateries in town have adapted to Covid-safe takeaway and delivery options so you are spoiled for choice.
Bethel Nook, Hirwaun.
This self-contained flat is part of a wider Baptist Chapel restoration and sits at the foothills of the Brecon Beacons. Bijou and modern, it has a kitchen, breakfast bar, bathroom, double sofa bed in the lounge and a mezzanine sleeping area. Guests can also enjoy access to the courtyard.
Just as beautiful as the interior of this property is the surrounding open spaces. Hirwaun is one of the most northerly villages in Rhondda Cynon Taf and sits right at the entrance of the Brecon Beacons, so the landscape is stunning.
There are also scores of walking and cycling trails in the surrounding open spaces and nearby Dare Valley Country Park and Aberdare Park are perfect for exploring.
Blaencwm Cottage, Rhondda
At the top of the Rhondda, nestled among mountains shaped by years of coal mining, is Blaencwm.
It sits under the shadow of the magnificent Penpych, one of two table-top mountains in Europe.
You can trek up the mountain, past majestic waterfalls for an epic view from the top.
Blaencwm Cottage was once lived in by a miner and his family. You can see the close knit, long rows of terraced houses throughout the Rhondda. It’s dog-friendly, has loads of room and is operated by an Air BnB superhost!
Almost every room has a view of the mountains and waterfalls that you can explore, including Penpych, Bwlch and Clydach mountains.
You are just a short walk from the UK’s best independent High Street, Treorchy, where the businesses have adapted so you can incredible food and drink safely as takeaway or delivery options.
Ty Ffarm at Gellilwch
This huge 16th century farmhouse sleeps up to 12 people and is located on the hills surrounding historic Pontypridd.
It has everything you need for a safe, relaxing break away from it all, including loads of outside space for the kids to run wild in, indoor and outdoor dining and luxurious touches.
The Bird’s Farm and Hetty the Horsebox in Hirwaun.
Choose from the huge self-catering Bird's Farm farmhouse for your stay or, for couples and smaller families, Hetty the Horsebox offers a great adventure.
You are right in the heart of the Cynon Valley and at the foothills of the Brecon Beacons in this accommodation, so don’t forget your walking boots, bikes and cameras. Dogs are welcome too!
*Current Wales Covid restrictions have allowed self contained accommodation – including hotels, hostels and B&Bs that have en-suite bathrooms and can offer food in the room/takeaway only – to open from March 27.
You can only travel to, and stay in, accommodation, with your household.
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