Welcome to Upper Grippath Holiday Cottages

A warm welcome awaits you in our 4 star
graded self catering farm cottages, in Risca, South Wales


4 Star graded Cottage built 2000

Our purpose-built holiday cottage opened in Jan 2000 with a 4-star visit Wales grading.

Adapted and updated over the years to meet our guests changing needs to be the 3 bedroomed cottage it is today. Hafren will comfortably accommodate 4 adult guests plus infant in a travel cot (due to grading stipulations only 2 bedrooms can be used at a time).


Check in time after 4pm and check out time by 10am unless with prior agreement.

4 Guests + infant

3 Bedrooms




  • Hafren offers our only double bed room on the ground floor
  • First floor two twin rooms
  • All bedrooms feature a USB socket and have access to free WIFI



  • A ground floor, roomy bathroom with an electric shower over the full-sized bath, toilet and wash hand basin

In your full sized kitchen:

  • Full-size cooker grill and hob
  • A microwave
  • Kettle and toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine (with access to shared tumble dryer and
    washing line)
  • Full sized fridge and freezer
  • Plus, all the crockery, cutlery and pots and pans you’ll need – we even supply a rolling pin!


  • Hafren is heated by an external oil boiler and has continuous hot water.


  • There is ample parking adjacent to Hafren plus a seating area with bench, chairs and table overlooking the fantastic views.



  • No smoking


Hafren has access to our new, secure, dog friendly garden where you dog can play off the lead.

Otherwise, Dogs must be kept on lead around cottage and in fields.

All dog mess must be picked up, bagged and binned in black sack in dog box supplied by your cottage door, before putting into green bin at the end of your stay with us.

Please do not allow dogs on lawn areas, on furniture or upstairs.

Please also bring your dog bed, towels, toys and bowls so that they feel comfortable and safe.

Hafren is a pet friendly cottage and can accept up to 2 well behaved dogs with prior agreement and a small additional fee of £20.00 per dog per stay.

  • The kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom are accessed from the spacious lounge/dining room. This means that if our guests don’t fancy using the stairs, they can live comfortable on the ground floor.
  • Upstairs leads to two twin rooms and an additional toilet.
  • All cottages have a small work area for when you just have to work whilst with us! These also have extra sockets, USB points and Free Wi-fi too.

Our Reviews

Stayed at Upper Grippath Farm for 7 nights in August. The cottage we had was spotless when we arrived and nicely laid out. Louise the owner was lovely and very helpful. The view from the cottage was stunning. There are several walks than can be taken from the cottage if you are a walker.
The road up (I say road more of a single track) is not for thea faint hearted.
All in all a very agreeable stay.
I do like the fact that their prices are fixed all year round even during this pandemic.

– Peaceful Retreat

Well what can we say , wonderful views lovely cottage. Louise you have got it made there it’s perfect . Loved watching the bird life from kitchen window. Husband had some lovely walks from the cottage. Will certainly book again. Thank you Louise

– Wonderful Cottage

A good base for our weeks holiday and excellent value for money. We received a warm welcome, the accommodation was clean, well equipped and having a full sized fridge/freezer was a great bonus. A dishwasher and washing machine were also there although we didn’t use them. The lounge was a reasonable size as were the bedrooms, and free use of the sauna was wonderful especially on the wet cold days we had. You are completely spoilt for supermarkets as Risca has a Tesco, Aldi and Lidl. There are several good pubs, and with its rail station you can get into Cardiff. However there are a few things you should know or be aware of…it is a mile to the accommodation along a single track road (although during our week we only met other traffic on about 4 occasions). The sofas were good quality but very low and soft. I didn’t manage to connect to their internet all week (but didn’t mind as it was nice to live without it!!). Sauna took time to heat up so recommend putting it on 5-10 mins before you get in. Those things said I would gladly return for another stay as the accommodation and location are well worth it.

– Stunning Views