Within Walking Distance:
The Taff Trail, an ancient beech woodland forest (a protected nesting site for rare finches) with walks & cycle paths which run off-road 40 miles north towards the Brecon Beacons and 5 miles south to Cardiff Bay and the sea through the centre of Cardiff.
Castell Coch, medieval castle, once the fort guarding the Taff Valley and latterly the holiday home folly the 3rd Marquis of Bute http://tongwynlais.com/visit/castell-coch/
Eat and drink at The Lewis Arms, local pub serving good food and local Brains beers, Arosfa cafe serving hearty breakfasts & lunches and for an eating experience in the forest, head to the Forest Cafe just moments on foot from Ty Carreg Fach.
Buy essential provisions from the local village shop or supermarkets a short drive away.
5-20 minutes by car:
There are more than 600 castles in Wales, more per square mile than anywhere in the world. Some have been lived in continuously for a thousand years, while others are romantic ruins.
Cardiff Castle, is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital, Cardiff Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history https://www.cardiffcastle.com/about-the-castle/
Mountain View Ranch, a fresh air fuelled family adventure park comprising 100 acres of open space https://mountainviewranch.co.uk/the-ranch
The Black Cock, local pet-friendly, traditional pub serving good food and ale.
20-45 minutes by car:
Cardiff Bay, waterspouts, sailing lessons, shopping, waterfront restaurants, Techniquest for kids, Wales Millenium Centre https://www.cardiffbay.co.uk
Beaches, Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes, Dunraven Bay, Ogmore, Southerndown Beach
The Vale of Glamorgan, quaint medieval villages & antique shops (Llantwit Major, Cowbridge, Welsh St Donat's) miles of unspoilt coastline and the famous Barry Island https://visitthevale.com/en/Home.aspx