The White House

Our home is a 18th Century home for Cathedral clergy. Originally one house, the White House has been split into two residences. Our home is a tastefully decorated and very characterful property with three downstairs rooms (dining room, living room and kitchen) and four bedrooms (three large bedrooms and one smaller bedroom) and one bathroom. Outdoors we have a medium sized front and back garden which backs directly onto the Cathedral grounds with views of the Cathedral. The back garden has a patio, BBQ and chairs and table and outdoor toilet.

We have a friendly cat Alfie who would need feeding.

About the location

1 White House is situated on the very picturesque and historical site of the Cathedral Green in Llandaff within Cardiff - a city within a city. Our house is flanked by the medieval ruins of the Bishop’s Palace on one side and the Old Cathedral Bell Tower on the other. Behind our home is the beautiful Llandaff Cathedral, extensive playing fields, woods and the river Taf.

Directly in front of the house is Llandaff High Street, which includes coffee shops, gift shops Indian and Chinese and Italian restaurants, two pubs and a highly rated gastro pub is a five minute walk away.

The bustling and vibrant Cardiff City Centre is only a 35 minute walk away through beautiful parkland along the river. There are also regular buses which take 20 minutes.

We have both mountains and beaches within easy reach. Our closest beach is 20 mins away in Penarth which has blue flag water quality. Further afield are the beaches of Porthcawl (35 mins) and the white sandy beaches of the Gower an hour to 90 mins away. The Brecon Beacons are also 50 minutes away with many beautiful walks including Pen Y Fan and the famous four waterfall walk.

Pontcanna is a lovely area for a Saturday morning wander. This is a 20 minute walk away. Particularly special is King’s Yard which has craft and food markets on Saturday morning. There are many independent coffee shops, restaurants and delis.

Cardiff City Centre is a vibrant shopping centre with free museums, crazy indoor golf, John Lewis, and many top fashion stores and restaurants.

There is also a horseriding centre a 10 minute walk away.

Cardiff Castle and Bute Park are also in the City Centre and have many interesting corners, and gardens to explore.

Penarth Pier is a great place for fish and chips, Penarth Town is also an interesting and lively shopping centre.

Cardiff Bay has watersports activities, restaurants, the Welsh Parliament and Norwegian Church. You can travel here by car or by walking 30 mins to Bute Park and catching a boat from there.

St Fagan’s National Museum.

National Trust Houses and Gardens at Tredegar and Dyffryn Gardens.

Three Cliffs Bay - stunning and secluded beach (no toilets on beach)

Porthcawl - great for bodyboarding

Ogmore Castle and Ogmore by Sea

Monknash Beach - park at the top and walk through a nature reserve to a beach (no toilets)

Forest Fawr - walks and mountains - closer than the Brecon Beacons

Bath, Bristol, Gloucester are all 1 hour away

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Children welcome

Llandaff (HE42706)

Cardiff,   Wales

  • 4 bed   (sleeps 7) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Europe
  • Open to offers
ideally Europe, somewhere sunny

Dates available

August 2024 - September 2024

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 3

Membership expiry date: 11 Aug 2024