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House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 25

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Lodge sleeps up to 25 people; this includes 15 people sleeping in Hafod Lodge and 10 people sleeping in the detached bunkroom within the private grounds. This 6 bedroom lodge with its own heated outdoor swimming pool and 10 seat hot tub, is situated in the grounds of 17th century Hensol Castle, in an idyllic countryside setting. Just 5 minutes from The Vale of Glamorgan golf course and hotel. 20 minutes from Cardiff City Centre.


Bedroom 1 - large master bedroom with 3 single beds 1 double bed, own staircase. Sink and shower en suite.

Bedrooms 2 and 3 double beds and bedroom 4 - 2 single beds beds.

With the option of 2 double bed settees.


Bedroom 5 - 4 full size bunk beds.

Bedroom 6 - King size bed.


Bathroom 1 - downstairs with toilet, basin, and large shower.

Bathroom 2 - upstairs with toilet, basin, bath and shower.


Bathroom 3 - shower cubicle with toilet and basin.

Kitchen with solid wood table to sit up to 18 people. American fridge/freezer, dishwasher & double-range cooker. Fully equipped kitchen with microwave and all appliances. Patio doors to pool area, gardens and hot tub.

Lounge with beamed ceilings and open wood fireplace. 3 piece suite and 2 Victorian chairs. 42" TV with Sky and DVD.

Beautiful large, wooden, fully furnished conservatory.

Own heated private outdoor swimming pool and 10 seat hot tub which is fenced off for safety. Large patio area around pool-side. Outdoor/pool furniture including barbecue.

Off road parking for approx. 10 cars

Local Facilities

5 minutes from Vale of Glamorgan hotel which features 2 golf courses with one of these being a championship course. The resort includes a health spa, bar and restaurant.

Walking/cycling nearby. Clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, archery, 4x4 driving, quad biking, paint balling and air guns and more. Fishing nearby.

Porthcawl, Barry Island and Ogmore beaches all approx. 20 miles away.

2 minutes from junction 34 on M4, and 20 minutes from Cardiff City Centre by car. Minibuses available on request from as little as £10 per person return.


Size Sleeps up to 25, 6 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (15), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

Linen and towels provided (towels for the pool and hot tub are NOT supplied)

The property will be cleaned throughout before arrival and after departure this is not chargeable. Cleaning throughout clients stay is chargeable

Cot and highchair are supplied (bedding for the cot is NOT supplied)

Further details

Dogs allowed . No smoking policy in Lodge or Bunkroom.

Check-in from 3pm on arrival day, and property must be vacated by 10am on the departure day.

The property will be cleaned throughout before arrival and after departure this is not chargeable.

Cleaning throughout clients stay is chargeable.

The South Wales region

15 minutes from Cardiff City centre by car. We are in the picuresque Vale of Glamorgan.


Cardiff City Centre. Taff Trail cycle/walk route, Llanerch Vineyard, Castle Coch, 2 champinship Golf courses, Vale of Glamorga Health Spa, Rhondda Valley heritage sites, Cardiff Bay.

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9 Sep 2014


"Fetching lodge with a plethora of charm"

It was the perfect place for a group of 9 to have a relaxing time whilst making sure to stay up late and socialise in the pool and hot tub into the wee hours of the morning. The house is well stocked and we cooked some amazing meals and made sure to make use of the BBQ too. We definitely recommend it. The lady was lovely and are thinking of coming again maybe next year.

3 Sep 2014


"What a luxury.."

What a lovely place for a family holiday, everyone had an amazing time, we took 3 young children with us who thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and although the weather was not great we still managed to make full use of the pool and hot tub, the lodge was fully equipt with everything we needed, we will definitely be returning in the future, wonderful!!

26 Aug 2014


"Fantastic stay, great price and service"

Organised a stag do for 16 of us. Hafod lodge was perfect...the facilities are great( hot tub, heated pool etc...)Mary was there when we arrived and gave a great overview of the area and the lodge its… More

30 Jul 2014


"A gorgeous holiday home making the perfect setting for our hen weekend."

We rented this house for my sisters hen party for all of our family and close friends. There was plenty of room for everyone and as we had a mixed age range we were able to split the rooms very nicely.

The Friday night we hosted an all American pool party and BBQ as it was 4th July. The heated outdoor pool is simply stunning and the area well lit in the evening. The giant Jacuzzi was an added bonus as this wasn't installed when we booked. Everything you need for a BBQ is available no need to bring utensils and cutlery as we did, just bring your food and coals.

On the Saturday after our morning water aerobics class we held a garden party with a fancy hat parade. It was the perfect location. In the evening we held games around the kitchen table which seats 18 so had plenty of room for us all. The lounge and conservatory and also great spaces to chill out.

Cardiff is really close by so you could take a trip into town for a night out, however we had so much fun at the house we really wouldn't want to.

I'm not sure the guide tells you how close this is to Cardiff or the M4. It's a real paradise within 2/3 minutes rive of the motorway (no noise) It's idyllic. My recommendations close by would be the Llanerch Vineyard, if unlike us you want your afternoon tea served for you, pop across for this, a wine tasting session or a cookery class, on a sunny day it's like being in the South of France.

The host was fab when checking in/out and couldn't do enough to help us. With a quick tour we quickly realised this house has everything, including the dryer for when our towels got soaked at the pool.

I would recommend this house time and time again for a large family or friends gathering. I really wish we could have stayed forever.

12 Jul 2014


"Fantastic House - the perfect weekend"

14 women stayed at Hafod Lodge for my sister's hen do - I couldn't have asked for anything more. Mary was so helpful throughout the process. The house itself is beautiful and has so much cha… More

14 Apr 2014


"Very lovely cottage with everything we needed for an excellent holiday."

The cottage was excellent, well presented and had everything we needed for our group of 15 including 6 small children. It was a shame we couldn't use the pool due to the weather but the hot tub more than compensated for that. We thought the cottage would be in the middle of nowhere (as per the picture) but it's not. We quickly adjusted though and had a wonderful time. Thanks Mary.

21 Mar 2014


"Brilliant time and such a lovely area"

I have just come back from staying at Hafod Lodge with 12 others of which we had a fab time. Mary who looks after it was fab showing us round and all correspondence was brilliant with them. We loved t… More

3 Mar 2014


"The perfect hideaway"

Everything we could have wanted from a few days' escape from the world. Plenty of space, an amazing hot tub, privacy and the freedom to make our own entertainment. Can't wait to come back … More

27 Jan 2014


"Such an amazing find"

We have family nearby and were able to have the most amazing Birthday and Christmas holiday in this beautiful country home. It is a very special place and we hope to return year after year. It was de… More

2 Dec 2013


"An expensive place in the country"

The Lodge took 14+ but this would have been pushing it a bit as the bedrooms were mainly small or dormitory type and it involved the use of sofa beds downstairs. The living rooms were a good size and comfortable. Six of us were down for a Christening, so we had plenty of visitors. You needed a car to get around or to the nearest station but it was set in beautiful country, ideal for walks - and golf. The price was very high for a weekend stay - almost double what was quoted on the website - and the deposit was high too, and slow to be returned. The explanation given was that it cost £350 to clean the place after each visit. We found this hard to believe. Overall we enjoyed our visit.

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