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About our B & B

The property is a 7 bedroom town house, originally built in the late Victorian / early Edwardian period circa. 1899-1902, located on a well-respected street in the town connecting Cardiff Road with the old Miners ' Hospital [since closed].  Caerphilly Golf Club's course  is located at rear, but is not accessible from the property.

The property and the hospitality might be a little 'quirky' at times, but that is part-and-parcel of the character and ambience of this family guest house. Try and be flexible and keep an open mind, but feel free to point out faults and shortcomings. 

Rooms are changed around, furnishings replaced, periodically. Most up to date pictures appear on booking.com. Tripadvisor is notorious for displaying pictures well over 10 years old, without any real right to remove or reply. I do not actively engage with Tripadvisor. 

Steve Anderson is the proprietor; he hails not from Caerphilly , nor Wales! Steve is a 'Scotsman' without an accent! 

Steve has lived abroad extensively, with a serviceman's  background, and having taught history (amongst other things) in Kenya, Kuwait, Peru and Dubai. Steve describes himself as cheerful, fair, reasonable, pragmatic (no nonsense / no frills), helpful, honest and hard-working.  I chose this vocation as it allows me to meet and interact with people from all walks of life and countries. I like a cosmopolitan atmosphere, and get a thrill from hosting people here for special events i.e. rugby internationals, Big Cheese, Tour of Britain, Proms, Continental Markets, Bonfire night etc! Enjoy your stay, make the best of it!




Quality and service 

Visit Wales Approved. Ref: B203947

The business is principally a Bed and Breakfast facility, not a hotel with associated facilities. It is owned and run by myself.

It is not typically expected that guests occupy rooms for the main part of the day. Windows are opened and rooms attended to between 10.30 and 13.00.

The property is approximately 120 years old, so its character and construction reflects this. 

I try to provide guests with :

  • A friendly and personal service. I will try and assist you in making your stay enjoyable.
  • A subtle sense of place. I recognize that many visitors - whether as tourists, business / professional or family visitors - wish to enjoy an authentic experience of visiting Caerphilly (a town renowned for its famous castle and cheese) and south Wales.
  • A reasonable standard of furnishing and comfort  to provide good accommodation.  I seldom get any guests' complaints  for the rooms, however, some attention is always due in some areas. 
  • All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers, and attractive ceramic finish.  TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and hair dryer are available in each room. Iron and ironing board are available on request.
  • There is disability access (see Access Statement on our website) on the ground floor
  • Off-road / On-site PARKING  (1 bay per room)
  • Wi-Fi. FREE. Set-up and access password required. Fibre optic.  
  • Bicycles can be stored securely  indoors at rear of property in connecting workshop. Advanced 'warning' appreciated as there is a very large and heavy ladder in workshop.

The breakfast service , premises and location are 'Unique Selling Points'.  I would describe breakfast as a standard cooked 'English' breakfast. Please advise in advance if special dietary/ allergy needs.

Location and convenience

A superb location for:

  • A short stroll to town centre shops, banks, cafes and pubs.
  • Rail and bus station 300-400m away, providing regular services to Cardiff (15-20 minutes)
  • Visitor Centre and Caerphilly Castle (700-900m)
  • St Martins Church - 150m.

Things to do:

See: www.caerphilly.gov.uk  or www.visitcaerphilly.co.uk


  • Walking and cycling - Taff Trail, Caerphilly Mountain, Rudry Common,
  • Cwmcarn Forest Drive
  • Brecon Beacons
  • Golf - Caerphilly Golf Club, Castle Heights and Ridgeways golf course are especially close
  • Horse-riding
  • Quad-biking
  • Angling etc.


          The Big Cheese, Farmers' & Continental Markets, Fireworks displays and lantern parades.


  • Caerphilly Castle.
  • Tommy Cooper birthplace and bronze statue.
  • Llancaiach Fawr Tudor Manor House
  • Castell Coch
  • Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagan's
  • Rhondda Heritage Park,  Big Pit Blaenavon

Events in Cardiff: