Darrel Kris growing upWe opened the Roost in October 2019, having turned what was an overgrown and unused space into what we hope is the ideal base for hikers, bikers and outdoor lovers. There are plenty of trees, there's a stream running along the rear of the site and there's a lush view.

motocross in the gardenThe Roost was Darrel and Kris' playground as kids. It was the home to games of cricket and a diy BMX course. The nearby site of BikePark Wales was their extended playground and the boys explored the mountain on two wheels (motocross rather than mountain bikes).

The name of the village, Troed-y-rhiw, means ‘foot of the slope’ in Welsh and the Roost is located on a hill at the top of the village.

Ash Road Troedyrhiw
c/o Alan George

Troedyrhiw has a rich industrial heritage linked to the exploitation of locally abundant coal and iron reserves in the 19 century. Ash Villa and the Dyvenor Arms originally formed part of a terrace of mine workers housing facing the historic Glamorganshire canal.

We’re trying to make The Roost as low impact as possible so whether it’s recycling waste or recycling rain water we’ll be doing it.

Feedback from guests has been very positive which makes us happy. We put a lot of thought and work into the Roost the ideal base for hikers and bikers so its good to know its hitting the mark!

If you've any suggestions as to how we can make the Roost better, please chat to one of us while you're on site or drop us a message.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Darrel, Kris & Kath

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Thanks to:

  • Warren Williams of Studio Cherry (architect and artist in residence), for getting us through planning and for the website's amazing artwork
  • Con and the team at SW Wood Products, for building the cabins and kitchen/shower block
  • Geraint and the team at GNB (South Wales) Ltd for all building work and site prep
  • Jay Lockwood, logo and branding.

The Roost Merthyr Tydfil Ltd
Registered Address: Ash Villa, Ash Road, Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 4HH
Registered in England and Wales: No. 11089076


The Roost Merthyr Tydfil is a Visit Wales Quality Assured Glamping Site and has been awarded the Cyclists and Walkers welcome awards.