Welcome to Upper Grippath Holiday Cottages

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

To see each properties availability and price, just click the property name in the calendar to open.

Bookings can then be placed by choosing the date you would like. We are open all year round – including Christmas!

If you can’t find what you are looking for then feel free to contact us so we can see how we can help.

Our Cottages


A 4 star graded cottage converted in 2003 from our 400 year old cow shed! Our left-hand stone barn holiday cottage boasts 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It will comfortably accommodate 4 adult guests and features access for a wheel chair user. It is also dog friendly!


Our purpose-built holiday cottage opened in Jan 2000 with a 4-star visit wales grading. Having been adapted and updated over the years to meet our guests changing needs, it is now a cottage with a double room on the ground floor and twin rooms upstairs.  Hafren will comfortably accommodate 4 adult guests plus and infant in a travel cot. (due to grading stipulations only 2 bedrooms can be used at a time)


A 4 star graded cottage converted in 2003 from our 400 year old cow shed. Our right-hand stone barn holiday cottage has 2 bedrooms and will comfortably accommodate 4 adult guests  and has beautiful original features and enjoys views across the Welsh valleys from the front door!

No increase for school holidays or events – we don’t think its fair!

Whats on offer

Our cottages are all 4 star rated with Visit Wales so you can expect everything you need to be provided. They all have; two twin bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, bath and shower with two toilets each, central heating, broadband, Freeview TV and comfortable lounge and dining areas.

The beds will be made up ready for you and towels are also supplied. Heating, electricity, broadband, ample parking and a BBQ Area are all included in your stay – you only need to bring your food!

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

Our Terms

We operate an on-line booking service but you can also email us using the contact form or give us a call for any specific dates you are interested in or for any questions you may have. If we can help, we will let you know. We are open all year round and we DO NOT alter our prices for school holidays. We also offer short breaks of 3 nights or more throughout the year. We try to make your holiday experience as flexible as possible so we do not have check in or check out days, any day is fine subject to availability. To book just go to our online booking calendar or call Louise. 

A Non returnable deposit of £30.00 per week is required to secure your booking along with your full postal address phone number and an email address for paperwork and track and trace.

 The balance falls due one month before the start of your holiday. As for payment methods, we accept: Bank transfers in Stirling (£) FOC or Bank transfers in Euros (€) by arrangement (fee applies).

If you prefer to pay by card you will need to use our online booking system as we don’t accept card payments over the phone – sorry.

 If there are any other questions you may have, please feel free to get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!

Covid 19 Rules

As the current situation is in flux at the moment and you may have to cancel your booking with little or no notice, our terms regarding non- refundable deposits and balance has been suspended at this time until the current situation has been resolved.  This means that if you or any of your party show any signs or symptoms of Covid 19 ( Cough, shortness of breath, high temperature, loss or change in taste or smell) or have been in contact within the last 14 days of anyone with these symptoms, please DO NOT travel and stay at home. If you develop any Covid symptoms during your stay with us, you MUST inform us immediately and then ALL vacate the cottage and return to your home where you must then inform the relevant departments.


If this situation should arise, We will either offer you a full refund or the option to move your booking to a later date when all parties are fully recovered. – this is a temporary amendment to the terms and conditions of hire.


Whilst all precautions are being taken to ensure the cottages are fully disinfected prior to your arrival and we will maintain social distancing during your stay, we do not take any responsibility for any illness you may display whilst staying with us.

Once you have settled into our cottage we will have a conversation with you regarding linen changes etc to ensure all parties are able to relax and feel safe during your stay with us.


**Please also note that all owners are double vaccinated and we encourage all guests to have been vaccinated 14 days prior to arrival to ensure everyone’s safety.**

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