The Roost is located in Troedyrhiw, a village in Merthyr Tydfil. The village centre is a 5 minute walk away. Here you’ll find pubs, convenience stores, a butchers, chemist, cashpoints (within the convenience stores), an Indian restaurant/takeaway, takeaways and a café.

Julie's Deli at the bottom of the hill does great value breakfasts and Sunday roasts (eat in, takeaway or have them delivered!) as well as some amazing ice creams and desserts.

Troedyrhiw train station, a 5 minute walk away, connects directly to Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend, Barry Island and Cardiff.

There’s a larger Co-op supermarket in Pentrebach (7 minutes by car, 10 minutes by bike) along with a Halfords. In Merthyr Tydfil you'll also find a Tesco Extra, Aldi and M&S.

Merthyr Tydfil town centre can be reached by car (12 minutes); train from Troedyrhiw station (18 minutes) or bike (20 minutes on the Taff Trail). Here you’ll find a wider choice of food and drink and shopping, a cinema and leisure centre.

For bike servicing/repair, try EC Cycles, Unit 1A Cyfarthfa Industrial Estate, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8PE. Tel 01685 388177.