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Outdoor Retreats provides self catering holiday accommodation in the Brecon Beacons National Park and Merthyr Tydfil.   

Our Self-catering holiday cottage in the Merthyr Tydfil is the perfect base to explore the area. Whether it is a romantic break for two or a celebration for the whole family. Ideal for walking and cycling to get away from it all..  

Local produce markets and farm shops allow for budding foodies to cook up their own culinary masterpiece, by utilising fresh and local ingredients. If this sounds like your perfect holiday haven, then our self-catering cottage in the heart of Wales is a perfect place for your retreat.

E-mail: info@outdoorretreats.co.uk

Telephone: 07714 719441

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Dan Y Coetir Lodge is a beautiful, very cosy, early 18th Century Grade 2 listed colliers cottage within a small semi-rural terrace in Heol Gerrig near Merthyr Tydfil.

self-catering holiday accommodation is ideally located to explore the stunning countryside of South Wales.

The ground floor offers open plan lounge/kitchen/diner: with large flat screen freeview/smart TV, Blue Ray Player, WiFi, USB Sockets, Kitchen area with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Bathroom with large walk-in shower and wc, whb..  

Twin Bedroom on the ground floor which is perfectly peaceful and has luxurious furnishings, décor and high quality bed linen, wardrobe and bedside units with bedside lamps and tv. Views overlooking the front garden.  

Heading upstairs via the original spiral (steep) staircase you will find a luxury bedroom; which can be either a twin or kingsize if required, again peaceful with luxurious furnishings, décor and high quality bed linen, wardrobe, dressing table and bedside units with bedside lamps, smart TV, and views to the front of the property, this room also has views of the sky through windows on one side of the property (night-sky viewing is recommended from here).

Double doors lead out from the kitchen to the patio area with wooden garden furniture for those perfect evening barbecues. Relaxing in the warmth and bubbles of a large outside hot tub brings an end to another wonderful day at this stunning cottage.

Amenities: off-road parking at front and secure garage at rear for one car and bikes. Bed linen, towels, electric, electric heating and Wi-Fi included, large outside Hot Tub, Patio area, BBQ slab/area for the use of your own bucket/disposable BBQs (Please note this is the only area where BBQs are permitted at the property) - washing facilities for bikes with secure lock up garage. Regret no smoking. Location: pub and shops within walking distance.


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Discover Merthyr Tydfil

Former neighbour THOMAS, EDWARD ‘EDDIE’ (1925-1997), champion boxer and an outstanding boxing trainer and a public figure in the life of Merthyr Tydfil.

Eddie Thomas was born 27 July 1925, in a terraced house 11 Upper Colliers Row, Heolgerrig to Urias Thomas (1896-1959), a coalminer, and his wife Mary (née Miles, 1902-1982), though some obituaries note, wrongly, 1926 as the year of his birth. Both families had strong Welsh connections, and the family of Urias Thomas lived in one of the cottages of Rhyd-y-car which are now in St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life. There were had six sons, Idris, Evan John, Edward, Urias (Hugh), Ronald and Cyril. Five of the sons became involved in boxing, and each one worked for periods in the mining industry.

Merthyr Tydfil, one of the most historically fascinating and beautiful regions of Wales is ideally placed between Brecon Beacons National Park and Cardiff the Welsh capital.

With a fifth of the County Borough lying within the Brecon Beacons National Park Merthyr Tydfil boasts some dramatic and breathtaking scenery.

As one of the towns forming the Heads of the Valleys, Merthyr Tydfil is rich in culture, landscape and scenery. Once the Iron capital of the world, Merthyr Tydfil breathes life into its history with attractions such as Cyfarthfa Park, which is home to Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Joseph Parry's Cottage and Brecon Mountain Railway to name but a few.

For those interested in the 'great outdoors' there are many activities available from guided walks along the famous Taff Trail to Mountain Biking at BikePark Wales. In our activities section you will see listings of activity providers local to the area who provide services in Merthyr Tydfil.  So if you wanted to try a new activity, or would like a more supervised experience, why not have a look at whats on offer? For those who want to relax and absorb the more tranquil aspects of Merthyr Tydfil, there are numerous parks such as Parc Taf Bargoed, Taf Fechan Nature Reserve and Gethin Woodland Park.

*Minimum stay 3 nights


Minium 3 night stay on weekends

Minium 4 night stay midweek

Check in days Monday & Friday

Weekend  Fri - Mon £340

Mid week  Mon -Fri £420

Full week  Mon - Mon or Fri - Fri £680

Bank Holidays, Christmas & New year prices upon request.

5% discount for returning customers

Check in is from 4pm on your arrival day

Check out is before 10am on your departure day

If you choice to checkout before your departure day this must be before 8pm and be prearranged so we can secure the property.


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