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4 Bedroom Former Stone Watermill In The Countryside With An Indoor Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 600 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Rudry, Nr. Cardiff, Wales - Set In 3 Acres Of Landscaped Gardens Its A Very Peaceful Location With Many Country Walks Available

The Mill has manual operated driveway gates, a laurel lined driveway leads to the front of the property providing ample car parking. It seems to have more a modest two storey building at the front whilst the accommodation is in fact arranged over four floors as evidenced by the considerably more substantial rear elevation. Professionally interior designed throughout, the watermill offers traditional character with a luxurious contemporary twist. From the central hall, the accommodation at ground level includes a large sitting room which enjoys the striking feature of the mill machinery. Further living accommodation is found on the ground floor with a spacious family dining room. The kitchen and breakfast room is extensively fitted and arranged sociably around a central island. There is lots of space for eating and entertaining. Outside, the leisure wing has a heated swimming pool, gym and changing room. Whilst a large hot tub is available it enables the visitor to see the view.

chris norman
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Cardiff, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 2 - shower enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 en-suite with wc and shower Bedroom 2 en-suite with wc, bath and shower Bedroom 3 en-suite with wc and shower Bedroom 4 adjacent bathroom with wc bath and shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double bed Bedroom 2 with a double bed Bedroom 3 (family room) with two twin beds and a double bed Bedroom 4 with a double bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Certain dogs allowed. Check-in from 4pm on arrival day and property must be vacated by 10am on the departure day. No smoking policy. Pool towels are provided. Cot bedding is not provided. High chair supplied at no extra cost. (please request cot & high chair on booking). There are four bedrooms in total, the luxurious master bedroom featuring a large fully fitted dressing room and quality contemporary en-suite. The second bedroom also has a dressing room and en-suite whilst the third bedroom has its own en-suite shower room too. The fourth bedroom utilises the main family bathroom. Outside: Outside the generous kitchen is an extensive balcony which an early breakfast can be enjoyed sitting on outdoor furniture provided. The leisure wing incorporates a heated swimming pool, gymnasium and changing room. Outside the leisure wing is an entertaining area complete with garden furniture and large hot tub. The gardens are ornamentally laid featuring lawnstone terraces. Utility Room: The utility room has a washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned before and after the visit. If more cleaning is necessary this can be made available at the guests cost. Other: The dining room has a large marble table with ornamental table lamps and beautiful accessories. It can accommodate 8 persons comfortably.


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4 Bedroom Former Stone Watermill In The Countryside With An Indoor Swimming Pool
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews

What an amazing house

  • 5 of 5

We have just had the best time staying at the Old Watermill. Organising the booking with Chris was straight forward followed with the helpful meet and greet with Alex. When we pulled up to the property, the house looks like a small cottage, very well presented and welcoming. Inside the house is very homely with beautiful interior and very well equipped for your needs.

We were a bit concerned after reading a negative review on here so close to our booking, the only concern that we identify was a very small number of curtains had been scorched in the sun. Did that affect our stay in this beautiful property? Not at all.

This is by far the best property we have stayed in over the past 7 years and will be returning next year. We as a family had so much fun in the pool and there are lots to see and do in the surrounding area. Alex's local knowledge was helpful as she suggested a few attractions age specific for our children.

Overall we are delighted to have found a great place to enjoy some family time. Thank you Chris and Alex

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, we constantly work on the property to ensure that all guests have the holiday that they deserve. We pride our selves on the meet and greet, as we realise its importance to the guests on their arrival. Once again many thanks Chris & Alex
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A very comfortable rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a long weekend at this fabulous restored watermill with our daughter and her family. The mill is spacious with every bedroom having its own en-suite which made our stay very comfortable. We received a very warm welcome from Alex who gave us a thorough guided tour putting us at ease. To have an indoor heated swimming pool and the hot tub gave a lot of pleasure to all of us, particularly our grandchildren. The original features in the property provided a lot of character. Every room was spacious, beautifully furnished and comfortable. All items of equipment you would wish for were available. The location at the foot of a steep wooded valley provided the perfect rural retreat. We recommend eating at the Maenllwyd Inn having had an enjoyable Sunday lunch. This is within walking distance of the Mill. To sum up we highly recommend this property and hope to return at some time in the future. Thank you very much Chris and Alex.

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

It’s such a beautiful place. Everything you need and more!

  • Review Submitted: 18/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little gem in the countryside

  • 5 of 5

Used owner Direct previously and booking the property was simple and easy - was met by Alex who showed me around the building and give instruction on how to use appliances etc.

The property when you pull up looks like a cottage, but once you are inside it opens up over the three floors. Alex and Chris have obviously made this little gem homely and it is well furnished throughout. The master bedroom is large and the bed was very comfortable, ensuring a goodnight sleep. The bath in the second bedroom pleased my grand daughter who loved having a bath before bed. The other bedrooms were well furnished.

The kitchen is well equipped and there is plenty pf room for all to sit around the kitchen table.

We did not use the dining room every night but it was a lovely relaxing room, The lounge was welcoming and the family enjoyed spending time there playing games and watching films

Everyone loved the pool area -and it was lovely to be able to go and have swim at any time and the hot tub was lovely especially at night with a glass of wine

Plenty of wood available for the lounge fire - which warmed the lounge within minutes

There are plenty of walk in the area and the local pub / restaurant is friendly and the menu is varied -also a local Indian Restaurant delivers

I am sure that anyone who books into the Watermill will have a fab time

Alex was very helpful and went above and beyond the expected duties

Thank you Chris and Alex for enabling us to have a lovely family holiday

  • Review Submitted: 21/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tucked away in beautiful Welsh countryside

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this property have turned what used to be an old watermill into a wonderful spacious yet exceptionally homely and comfortable place to stay. We planned our family visit here to meet up with our relatives and having such a lovely background and more than adequate facilities this was a really happy time for us. We arrived well stocked with plenty of provisions for our visit and there was a huge country style kitchen more than adequately equipped to cater for our little gathering. Blessed with good weather we sat on the terrace in the sun and there was no shortage of comfortable garden furniture to accommodate us all.

Our granddaughters especially enjoyed the swimming pool which was a great facility with a warm clean changing room and separate toilet. We loved the hot tub, which we didn't expect to use in mid October but it was quite a wonderful experience.

We had a few grand dining experiences sitting in the beautiful dining room but as a family we are used to congregating in the kitchen which here has a very cosy dining area amongst the historical mill workings which are quite fascinating and which create charm and a sense of history to the whole building.

The lounge likewise has been tastefully renovated to include the mill workings but has lovely modern touches and such comfortable sofas .

The two bedrooms on the top floor are very grand and I was so glad I arrived before my daughter as I had first choice, definitely the one with the massive window overlooking the countryside and Autumn colours. She however wasn't at all disappointed with her room it had a beautiful round bath!

The girls loved their family room and the room next door was very convenient for my brother and his wife who liked being close to the lounge and their bathroom.

We spent our week visiting many of the attractions which are all quite close by. The pub up the road in the village is very good and we had a few drinks and early evening suppers there.

All in all a great stay for us and one with very happy memories. I would definitely recommend this place as somewhere to be with and meet up with family...comfortable, spacious, well equipped, historical and homely all wrapped up in Wales. Thank you Alex and Chris.

  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect country home

  • 5 of 5

My family, mixture of adults and children enjoyed a fun week at this beautiful home. We all enjoyed the tub and pool so much we hardly left the place! There was everything you could need and want from a home and more. We forgot our baby bath But thankfully there was already one in the house which we were able to use.

As a family we loved the living room, kitchen and dining room for all being able to be together in the same room with so much space.

We are already planning to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 20/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36.3 Kilometres
Cardiff airport
Nearest Beach
35.8 Kilometres
Barry Island

Special interest holidays:

Lisvane village centre offers a parade of shops, church and public house whilst the well regarded Maenllwyd pub restaurant is very nearby.

The owner of the property is very knowledgeable of sporting events in the area and would be happy to discuss further on request.


The property is based between Bristol and Cardiff airport. They are approx 20 miles each way.


The village of Rudry is a mile away, Rudry castle and many scenic walks are nearby which information can be made available The area also has an envious mountain biking fraternity due to the many scenic parks nearby.

The city of Cardiff is only 5 miles away.

Further Details:

The Maenllydd pub and restaurant has many visitors both far and wide so a visit is recommended. It is only a five minute walk from the property.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Cardiff, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
5 Jan 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
2 Sep 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$546.69

Booking Notes:
30% deposit required to secure dates (non refundable). Balance due 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday. £300 refundable bond due 2 weeks prior to the start of the holiday.
Long term rental would be considered.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
We have recently increased the number of bedrooms to 5, prices on application.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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