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Outdoor Retreats provide self catering holidays and 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..  Coming soon is our new Holiday Cabins and Camping Park which is situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park, again perfect for families and keen walkers, you are sure of a restful stay in this picturesque Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

E-mail: info@outdoorretreats.co.uk

Telephone: 07714 719441

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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.

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Arrival Time: 4pm ~ Departure Time: 10am

Please note:                    

No Smoking or e-cigarettes
No Naked Flames / Candles


Please read our user friendly Terms and Conditions - we need you to agree to them before we can confirm your booking.

For all Enquiries, please email info@outdoorretreats.co.uk or Telephone us on 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, washing facilities for bikes with secure lock up garage. Regret no smoking. Location: pub and shops within walking distance.

  Merthyr Tydfil

*Minimum stay 2 nights with **3 nights minimum stay over Bank Holidays

Off Peak: *
1 January - 30 June & 7 September – 31 December

Not including any Bank Holidays

Friday – Monday  £285.00

Monday – Friday  £285.00

Friday – Friday     £540.00

Additional nights and shorter breaks £100 per night

Peak Time:
1 July – 6 September

Including all Bank Holidays**

Friday – Monday  £315.00

Monday – Friday  £315.00

Friday – Friday     £600.00

Additional nights and shorter breaks £110 per night

Prices for Christmas and New Year on request.

Please note - Maximum 4 persons may stay at Dan Y Coetir Lodge

Pets charged at £5.00 per night per pet

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Item(s) can be purchased from our shop in advance of your stay, and would be left at the accommodation for your arrival.

The cost could either be added to their total bill or paid for separately.