A career change...

by Dave Atkinson   April 27, 2009  

Red Cow, Treorchy

Fed up with the rat run? looking for a change? then why not buy this pub and turn it into a biking hostel. It's at the top of the Bwlch for all the roadies, and 10 miles from glyncorrwyg for the fatter-tyred. it's got seven bedrooms, loads of storage, a function room and a pool table. and it'll set you back £95k...

I'll come and stay. i promise.


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95,000? they missed a 0 off?

Ruthe's picture

posted by Ruthe [50 posts]
27th April 2009 - 18:53


Add a nought and you could probably buy the whole town…

Spinning on a wheel

Hammy's picture

posted by Hammy [97 posts]
27th April 2009 - 19:26


That is actually at the foot of the Bwlch and Rhigos.

Treorchy holds a special place in my heart, I ride though there quite often when doing the Rhigos/Bwlch route, it's a nice little town, even though Burbury are closing down there which has meant a lot of jobs going.

I did get heckled by some pretty hard looking dudes in a pub for my pink Rapha top as I rode by one summers day, and as all roads out lead up big climbs, I chose not to shout back and sprint for it!

Complicating matters since 1965

DaSy's picture

posted by DaSy [693 posts]
28th April 2009 - 11:11


sounds like we've got a buyer then Big Grin just let me know when the opening party is.

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7854 posts]
28th April 2009 - 11:28


New road.cc HQ? Could offer holidays then too. Could be a real cash er, sheep?

Or like that football club, we could all invest £500 each and run it via polls on this website?

Looks like a decent enough establishment, get a kaffa over from SA to run it and put it in the lonely planet and its a sure fire winner Smile

The Man In Black.

posted by gandberg [215 posts]
28th April 2009 - 20:27


Noticed it for sale before and do fancy the idea a bit. Problem is I want to go travelling from 2011 and it won't run itself. Doubt there is enough money in it if you have to pay someone to manage it.

But if the Man In Black is in for £500, and me, only another 188 people needed....

Blackhound's picture

posted by Blackhound [466 posts]
28th April 2009 - 22:05


okay, i'm in. 187 to go...

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7854 posts]
28th April 2009 - 22:17


186 left...

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
29th April 2009 - 9:40


I have been looking at a house in S. Wales for a while now...

Mostly looking in the Neath Valley as that is my missus stomping ground, but Treorchy could work. Not sure I want to run a pub though.

For a start I don't drink, and I'm not keen on drunk people, so a pub in the Valleys may not be the place for me!

Complicating matters since 1965

DaSy's picture

posted by DaSy [693 posts]
29th April 2009 - 10:41


That sounds/looks like a very nice life.

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posted by TwiggyHo [60 posts]
29th April 2009 - 10:48


Ah, but Dasy if you were running it as a cycling hostel or even a cycling hotel you wouldn't have to put up with any drunks… very often.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4201 posts]
29th April 2009 - 10:53