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AmenitiesThere are a few shops in the village, along with a Post Office. For your weekly shop, the nearest supermarket is Asda in Coryton, around three and a half miles away.
For doctors, register with Pentyrch Surgery on Heol-y-Bryn in the village (Sat Nav CF15 9QL, call 029 2089 1978) while for dentists head to Radyr for L Hooper Dental Clinic (Sat Nav CF15 8RD, call 0292084 3760)
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Several local pubs do great home cooked food, including the Kings Arms, the Lewis Arms, the Creigiau Inn and Caesar’s Arms. Llantwit Fardre is home to China Village, while Taffs Well hosts Positano Italian and Spice Connoisseur Asian.
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Gwaelod Y Garth Inn
EducationPentyrch Primary School is the centre of village life for young families, and most children from the village attend. It has a strong sense of community and provides an excellent environment for younger children to grow and develop.
From there, children normally progress to Radyr Comprehensive School, which is just four miles from the development. This lies close to the local station so you can conveniently combine the school run with your commute.
There are a number of alternative high schools in and around Cardiff, along with several good quality private schools, including Howell’s School for girls, The Cathedral School and Kings Monkton which are both co-ed.
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Pentyrch Primary School
Radyr Comprehensive School
The Cathedral School
Cardiff and Vale College
University of Wales
Cardiff Metropolitan University
LeisureThere is plenty to do in the local village, with a range of sports clubs for cricket, tennis, football and rugby, plus there is a tennis club in nearby Pentyrch. You’ll also find a choice of challenging golf courses within easy reach, including Creigiau, Radyr and Whitchurch golf clubs. Cardiff International Sports Village has a huge range of facilities, with everything from white water canoeing to ice skating all at one incredible venue in the city. For spectators, there is a choice of football at Cardiff City, or rugby union at the Millennium Stadium. Top class cricket from Glamorgan and England can be found at Sophia Park.
For evening entertainment, Cardiff has a selection of theatres and cinemas, including an Odeon iMax Cinema at the Red Dragon Centre on Cardiff Bay. Cardiff Motorpoint Arena is a regular stop on most major tours, and attracts the world’s best performers.
Closer to home there’s a good selection of friendly country pubs in the area, as well as regular events at the village hall which is the centre for a variety of activities for community groups of all ages, and a popular venue for all kinds of events and social gatherings from Pentyrch and outside the village.
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Cardiff Ice Rink
Cardiff International Pool
Cardiff International White Water
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Odeon IMAX Cinema
St Davids Hall
ShoppingCardiff is known as the City of Arcades, as it has more covered shopping areas than any other city in the UK. Check out Queen’s Arcade or St David’s shopping centre, or explore the countless others with their mix of big name and independent stores. Cardiff Bay is renowned as a great place to browse away your afternoon with its eclectic mix of fashion and lifestyle stores.
If you prefer the hassle free experience of out of town shopping, rather than the hustle and bustle of the city centre, head to Talbot Green, just five miles from the development, or grab a designer bargain at the MacArthur Glen Designer Outlet at Bridgend.
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McArthur Glen Designer Outlet
Talbot Green Retail Park
TransportDespite its enviable rural location, Awel Y Garth has excellent commuter connections. The M4 can be reached in a matter of minutes at J32 for westbound towards Swansea and J32 for eastbound towards Bristol. Cardiff city centre is just 7 miles away, with Newport 17 miles and Bristol 46 miles.
Nearby Radyr station, just a few minutes drive to the south, has 128 parking spaces that are free of charge for rail users. Regular trains to Cardiff Queen Street take just 11 minutes, with trains to Pontypridd in 15 minutes and Merthyr Tydfil in under an hour. Trains from Cardiff to London take just 2 hours and to Bristol take just over half an hour.
Cardiff Airport is just 19 miles from the development, with Bristol International just over 50 miles.
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Cardiff Bus Station
Radyr Train Station
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The development location is Heol Goch,Pentyrch,Cardiff,CF15 9PN