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 converted in 2003 from our 400 year old cow shed!

Our right-hand stone barn holiday cottage opened in April 2003 with a 4-star visit Wales grading.

These 2 bedroomed cottages will comfortably accommodate 4 adult guests

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

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms




Upstairs past the original stone features leads to two twin rooms

All bedrooms feature a USB socket and have access to free WIFI


Upstairs bathroom:

  • Shower over full sized bath
  • Toilet and wash basin 


  • Full-size fridge and freezer
  • Full-size cooker, grill and hob
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Plus, all the crockery, cutlery and pots and pans you’ll need – we even supply a rolling pin!
  • An additional toilet is located on this floor for your convenience!


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


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



  • No smoking


  • Pets are not allowed
  • Two twin bedrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom and downstairs 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