Y Fan Bed & Breakfast

Y Fan (also known locally as Van Mansion) is a privately owned Grade II listed Tudor mansion house having undergone substantial restoration to a high standard since our purchase of the property in 2017.

Set on the outskirts of Caerphilly, the property is situated on the edge of Gwern y Domen ancient meadowland offering beautiful walks and is also located only a 10-minute walk to Caerphilly town centre and Caerphilly Castle.  Caerphilly train station is approximately a 15-minute walk with frequent trains to Cardiff (15 minutes), and also with easy access to the A470 and the M4. The Taff Trail is easily accessible and there is a mountain biking park only 5 minutes away. The property provides the perfect base from which to explore and enjoy the many delights of South Wales.

Y Fan is a privately run B&B with the owners, Adrian & Christine living on site. Afternoon teas or a Welsh Cheese and Charcuterie platter are also available with prior booking required (at least 48 hours notice).

The mega flow heating system ensures that all bathrooms have hot water on demand and good water pressure (one of our bug bears when staying elsewhere!) even when all showers are in use at the same time. The property has a sprinkler system installed in all rooms in case of fire.

All bedrooms are good sized bedrooms with king size or super king-size beds (one has twin beds which can also be locked together to make a super king-sized bed) and have an en-suite bathroom with a rainwater shower, underfloor heating, electric shaver/toothbrush point, heated towel rail and de-mist mirror. Two of the bedrooms also have a bath and shower.

All bedrooms have a hairdryer, a large wall mounted TV, free guest Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities. Toiletries are provided in wall mounted dispensers.

The property does have many stairs so is probably not ideal for anyone with mobility problems. Please note that this is a no smoking property. We have sadly decided that we will not be pet friendly as we know too many people with allergies (and some who are scared of dogs!).

The property has a licenced bar in the communal lounge where guest can enjoy a drink sitting by the log burner and tables and chairs in the outside courtyard for guests’ use when weather permits – a selection of board games and lots of books are also available for guests to enjoy.

CCTV is in operation in the carpark and in both the dining room and salon/reception for security. There is an electric car charging point on the car park for guests use subject to an additional charge.

Only guests booked in to stay at the property are permitted to access bedrooms.


Essential information

Y Fan Gwern y Domen Farm Lane Caerphilly
CF83 3RN
Contact Name
Adrian & Christine
Email Address
02920 880435
CTA Member

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