Glamping in South Wales

Are you looking for self-catering accommodation for your next outdoor adventure?

The Roost Merthyr Tydfil is a great value and hassle-free base that's ideal for exploring the South Wales Valleys and Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park. Its hiker and biker friendly as well as dog friendly, and its been rated 4.9/5 by guests on Google.

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paths converging among cabins and trees

Self-catering short breaks

With easy online booking and self-check in, this small, sustainable self-catering cabin site has everything you’ll need for a few days away. Importantly, there are lovely hot showers and warm cosy cabins with big comfy beds (sleeping up to 2 adults and 2 children). Facilities include well equipped kitchens, secure parking and bike storage, an EV charger, bike wash, drying room, BBQs and a fire pit. Therefore, at the end of the day you can just kick back, relax and enjoy this ‘little gem’ surrounded by nature. Ideal group accommodation and dog friendly. Accredited by Visit Wales and featured in the Bradt Guide to South Wales (2023) and Rough Guide to Wales (2022).

a dog on an old tramway next to a river

An ideal location

The Roost is situated in the village of Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil in the lush green South Wales Valleys, an area steeped in industrial heritage. Merthyr Tydfil sits at the southern entrance to the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park. It therefore gives easy access to the west, central and east Beacons. Troedyrhiw village, with its amenities and train station, is just a 5 minute walk away. The train connects to the Welsh capital, Cardiff, in under an hour. The seaside is also not far away including the legendary Barry Island and the Gower Peninsula.

cyclists on a trail next to a forest and with a blue cloudy sky

Things to do

Within easy reach of the Roost, there’s so much to do. For mountain biking (MTB) there’s not only Bike Park Wales (10 min), there's also Mountain View (30 min), CwmCarn and Dirt Farm (35 min) and Afan Forest (55 min) or you can go off-road in the National Park. Whereas for hiking, the vast National Park with its big peaks (including Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn) has breath-taking views and waterfalls. Explore Wales by Trails including the Taff Trail, route 8 (just outside the gates). Cycle or walk it. It connects to Cardiff, Brecon and long distance trail, Lon Las Cymru, all the way to Anglesey. And, if that’s not enough, there are attractions, caving, climbing, horse riding, water sports and so much more.

"Fabulous 2 nights at the Roost. The kids (and mum and dad) loved the accommodation! Providing the best of both worlds for a great indoor outdoor experience. The accommodation was impeccably clean, with well equipped kitchens and a lovely shower room. Great for accessing lots of outdoor activities such as Bike Park Wales, Zip World and the Taff Trail."  Emma, April 2022