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This is the entrance for Deer view Lodge when approaching off the A48
Large fully functional kitchen, over looking the garden’s

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum 
Rental Home
The Deer View Lodge' in Bonvilston is Cardiff's Self Catering Accommodation that is ideally situated overlooking 9 acres of beautiful pastures where Deer are seen everyday. Superb Cardiff accommodation for couples or families alike. Whatever your passion, Cardiff Self Catering Deer view is in an ideal location that will suit all. We apologise that we do not take pets or Stag/Hen weekends. We also have beautiful fish to sit and relax by the pond, and if you would like special fish food please feel free to ask! There are beautiful walks and also bars & restaurants close in walking distance. If you like to go fishing, golfing, cycle or swim, climbe etc or preferably shopping takes your fancy or just relax, then Deer view Lodge is just for you!
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
We are very happy to accept all couples and families alike! You are required to use the recycling refuse instructions! We do have a Dog so hopefully you like German Shepard dogs? He is very friendly, but please inform us before you arrive if this is a problem! We don't take hen or stag parties sorry! We are a very sociable family, but if you can respect our 11pm silence that will be appreciated!
Bedrooms
1 Queen2 Twins
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Daniela E
Hosting since May 2013
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 60%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe are available on hand most of the time if needed, but there is also a secure key lock for your ease on arrival and on departure if preferred ? Your keys will remain with you for the whole length of your stay . There is a private drive and enough parking for 2 cars or more if needed!There is so much to do or you can just relax... We have just updated the two en-suites to a 5 star standard for your comfort & enjoyment.

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Reviews (20)
Char H
Char H
Frome, United Kingdom2 contributions
Deer view lodge
My friends and I had the most amazing stay at Deer view. The lodge itself was beautiful and catered to all of our needs, everything was immaculate and the beds were so comfy! Daniela and her family were amazing hosts, all so welcoming as well as helpful and willing to go that extra mile to make our stay the best it could be. We will definitely be returning and couldn’t recommend their accommodation enough!
Visited May 2021
Written May 4, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Australians_Abroad
Australians_Abroad
Bendigo, Australia64 contributions
Not what we expected
Our family of four stayed at the Lodge for a week over Christmas. We stayed at 6 different self-catering accommodations over a 7 week period, similarly priced and we have much to compare. We have mixed feeling about this accommodation which on paper was the best rated place we were to stay. Location was excellent, but key collection was a challenge. As instructed I rang owner 3 or 4 days before arrival. I rang twice, and facebook messaged - yet when we arrived gates were locked and if it hadn't been for a family member arriving we would have had difficulty getting in. The family member contacted the owner who then sent the codes for gate and key. We had high expectations from the reviews. However, it is more dated than the site shows - first impressions were dissappointed. e.g. the carpet at the entry was very stained. The owners who we met later that evening advised that we were the last people staying before the carpet would be replaced, and that they were planning on renovations - but the initial impact was not positive. The bathrooms have been renovated and the shower room is amazing. It would have been better if we had been prewarned that renovations are planned and maintenance isn't a high priorty - there was a leak in the window frame so that the window seat was mouldy underneath - the owner was "horrified" but then nothing was done over the week we were there. One of the TVs upstairs had no remote, and the one in the master bedroom had a problem with the power lead. We let the owners know early, but they didn't follow up until day 3 and it didn't get resolved while we were there. Main bed was comfortable, the twin bed heads in the other room need tightening as they hit the wall when you sit down. Also the dishwasher didn't work - but the washing machine was fine. Admittedly we didn't tell the owners about the oven lights - which we replaced ourselves. The owners are busy, but friendly and their lovely dog was a frequent visitor.
Visited December 2018
Written January 24, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Daniela Evans
Daniela Evans
Hello, We are so sorry that you felt this way, and we have done everything we can to see all of your complaints have been rectified! We loved having you as our guests and please come again for a 5* holiday. Kind regards Daniela
Written August 23, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bobdavis2018
bobdavis2018
Gloucester, United Kingdom1 contribution
VERY COMFORTABLE APARTMENT IN COUNTRY SETTING NEAR CARDIFF
Very comfortable and in a good location to visit local attractions, Cardiff city center, st fagins museum, Barry Island.ect Had a great week!
Visited May 2018
Written June 2, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lee A
Lee A
2 contributions
Amazing
We enjoyed three glorious days. The accommodation was brilliant, lovely views. The owners could not be more welcoming, very friendly and helpful. There is a local pub just 5 minutes away, serving very yummy food! We would like to stay there again
Visited May 2018
Written May 10, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

PedrooDEE
PedrooDEE
Saskatoon, Canada9 contributions
Great accommodation, hosts and location.
We had a great stay at Deer View Lodge, it certainly checks all the boxes for clean, modern accommodation with a great location for visiting Vale of Glamorgan and South Wales in general.
Visited March 2018
Written April 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Simon J
Simon J
21 contributions
Lovely Location, Fantastic People
The pictures don't do Deer View justice. It is better than it looks on line! The location is great with a cracking pub less than a 5 min walk. The whole family and Duke were incredibly, friendly and welcoming. The drinks were free flowing and much fun was had and that was just the first night! I cannot recommend this place highly enough
Visited August 2017
Written September 4, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

dan E
dan E
5 contributions
AMAZING WITH FABULOUS VIEWS TOO.
It was easy to find and the owners were very accommodating. The whole experience was calm and chilled but lots to do if you wanted.
Visited June 2017
Written July 7, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

KatieDubai
KatieDubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates41 contributions
Utterly Fabulous! Can't Wait to go Back!
I have travelled extensively, but this has been my all time favourite, and can't wait to go back back next year. The electric gates when you arrive make you feel tucked away and safe, especially if you have smaller children. The side access to the properly and when you park the car feels nice and private. There is a small decked area outside the door with table and chairs/bench, which then leads out onto an amazing huge deck with an umbrella'd summer glass table, this over looks the amazing grounds, where there are sheep, and a pond and across to another proper a deer park. Both my 5yo and 12yo were in love with this property and spend many a time with the binoculars left in the room upstairs. The owners were just adorable, they gave the children food to feed the fish and had no worries about them running around the lawn, or picking the apples off the apple tree... (btw the apples make the most delicious apple crumble, we made 2!!). We were home in the UK for a funeral and we were receiving grandparents and little cousins for drinks and dinner, and this was no problem at all. They were made to feel v welcomed and the owners spent time talking to us all explaining their future plans for the property. The accommodation is lovely, the sitting room is cosy and sunny, and the children we super happy to find entertainment and DVDs there. The kitchen is v large and has all amities ( dishwasher/washing machine/toaster etc), there is a large dining table that seats 6 easily. Upstairs is beautiful, it has a cottagey feel. There is plenty of cupboard and drawer space, also hairdryer/iron etc. The bathrooms are really lovely, new, clean, large and the rain shower is to die for! There was extra towels and pillows provided too. The bed was super comfortable also! We thoroughly enjoyed waking through the field to the lanes, and also the Lovely Aubrey Arms pub.... well worth a visit. Great for people who like to jog too! By Car - Close by there is a fab equestrian centre, a mini village shop 1 min away, a massive tescos and M&S 10 mins away.. and as you are on the A48 you have great access to either Cardiff or Swansea/Gower way.Theres also fruit picking, and petting farms etc, and a trip to Margam park/castle is not too far. Ogmore By Sea and The Mumbles are also accessible and fun for a beach/walking day trip. This would be a lovely romantic get away for a couple, a great fun stay for a family with younger or older children, whether wanting to relax or head out and be adventurous! The children didn't want to leave, and neither did we. I will be back next year for a longer period and look forward o catching up with the Evans's.
Visited September 2016
Written September 17, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

chloe a
chloe a
3 contributions
Mrs
We had a very enjoyable family holiday at Deer View Lodge. We stayed for four nights but it certainly was not enough time to see and do everything so we plan to return. Our three children equally enjoyed their stay. Daniela and Martin were great hosts and made plenty of brilliant suggestions of where we could visit during our stay. We highly recommend a family stay at Deer View Lodge.
Visited August 2016
Written August 16, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Maxine Katrina E
Maxine Katrina E
Al Muharraq, Bahrain2 contributions
Tranquil luxury
We stayed for 9 nights at Deer view with our young 3 year old son. The cottage is a wonderful combination of countryside with modern luxury. It was home from home everything you could possible need is at your fingertips. The views are spectacular, our son enjoyed the large lush green gardens, fish pond and watching the deer each evening in the distant fields. Martin & Daniela are amazing hosts. They cannot do enough to make your stay memorable. There are several great restaurants and country pubs nearby, beaches, petting (working) farms and you can be down town in Cardiff city centre in under 15 minutes. We really hope to go back soon. Thank you again!
Visited July 2016
Written July 24, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Daniela Evans
Daniela Evans
Hi Maxine, it was great to meet you and your beautiful family, and we are really excited to know that you will be returning to us very soon.Best wishes M&D XXXX
Written July 25, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Additional amenities
  • Trampoline
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside

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Map
About the neighborhood
There are lots to do here it is know to have the best cycle ride in the whole country ! We have multiple walks whether its site - seeing or whatever takes your fancy! We also have an abundance of Pubs & Restaurants in walking distance as well beautiful walks, where you can pick fruit from trees.(seasonal) You can also take the car and visit other pubs restaurants shops boutiques parks mountains extra ...There is a variety of animal parks and beaches too.
Getting around
There is a regular bus stop outside the gardens entrance which will take you wherever you please or taxis are always available, but we recommend a car for your ease!
Access
Car advised
How to get there
We are just 10 minutes from the Airport in Cardiff, and 15 minutes from cardiff train station too. Or if prefered - It is also very easy to drive to the 'Deer view Lodge as we are on the A48 very close to restaurants beaches, pubs but have acres of fields which over look the deer farm and sheep plus a beautiful pond for your relaxation!. All instructions will be sent a few days before your arrival once you let us know where you are departing from!
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Frequently Asked Questions about Deer View Lodge

Deer View Lodge is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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