Recently awarded the "Visit Wales" 5 STAR Rating and Nestling next to a 16th Century Old Rectory "The Cwtch" is a contemporary cottage (converted to a very high 5 star standard, from a dog kennel), built at the foot of a Norman Mote and Bailey Castle mound and 100 yards from a Norman church which still serves the local community twice a month, with the remains of a Roman camp just 200 yards so steeped in history. This detached, single-storey holiday cottage sits in the owners grounds of some 4 acres of delightful Gardens, which you are welcome to explore and is set in its own private garden and terrace, ideal for relaxing or alfresco dining with a gas BBQ provided. This one bedroom single story cottage has a super-king sized sprung mattress bed for a fantastic night's sleep, with a large wet-room and open plan "kitchen, dining, living room" with a log burner with an abundance of logs, perfect for a cosy night in.
We offer a "Welcome Pack" to get you started, with a light snack (meat and cheese platter with fresh bread) for when you arrive (as well as a bottle of wine) and your first days Breakfast. We also include Tea and coffee beans with a Grinder, as well as milk/sugar and all your cleaning materials with high quality toiletries, bath robes and slippers, so all you have to do is turn up!
While staying at "The Cwtch" Why not visit Cardiff (15 mins by train or just a 30 min easy drive), the bustling capital of Wales, which is a must for the abundance of shops and theater's, or a visit to the Millennium centre in Cardiff bay to see a fantastic show or even the Principality Stadium, one of the world’s greatest sporting venues. The ancient market town of Cowbridge with its fine award winning restaurants, tea rooms, bars and small boutiques, shops, crafts and art galleries is just 6 miles away and also offers easy access to the M4 and train links just 1.5 miles away, giving access to all that South Wales can offer you. If you are looking for coastal scenery, Ogmore Beach, Porthcawl and many more beaches are an easy 20 minute drive away or why not venture further afield to the stunning scenery of the sandy beaches, bays and coves of the Gower. The wild expanses of the Brecon Beacons is a 40 minute drive with the popular tourist climb to Pen y Fan which is a walkers delight.
The Cwtch" therefore provides you with the peace and tranquility of the country side, with close proximity to a beautiful coastline and many attractions that South Wales has to offer, with something for everyone on your doorstep.
The Cwtch is reached from J35 of the M4
From the M4 West, take the third exit or from the East take the first exit along the A473 towards Pencoed.
At the next round about take the 3rd exit onto Felindre Road driving about 1 mile passing the cemetery on the right.
Take the next left turn signposted Llanilid (there will also be signs for the travellodge and the Harvester restaurant) after turning left, drive straight up the lane in front of you passing two stone farms on your right.
Drive up the lane for ¼ of a mile passing a white house on your left and the entrance to The Old Rectory and the Cwtch is 250 yards further on passed the White house, on your Right.
The 125 London to Swansea stops at Cardiff/ Bridgend, where you can catch the valley line to Pencoed and it’s a 5 min Taxi ride from Pencoed or a 15 min walk.
National bus express stops at Sarn services Bridgend, which is J36 of the M4 and a short 10 min taxi ride to the address.Get the full listing »