Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Llanvithyn Cottage is a 150 year old barn, converted from the stone out buildings for Llanvithyn House, a former fortified medieval house and a site of significant historic importance having reputedly been the location of the 5th Century Llancarfan Monastery.
The spacious and exceptionally comfortable 4* graded accommodation boasts flagstone and pitch pine floors, exposed stone walls, vaulted ceilings with original beams, wood burning stove and quality furnishings throughout. Situated in the heart of the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan, the property is surrounded by unspoilt countryside and enjoys uninterrupted views down the Llancarfan Valley and across the Bristol Channel towards Somerset.
The property is ideally situated for walkers lying at the intersection of several public footpaths, and is a perfect base for cycling and horse riding, with many miles of country lanes and local villages to explore.
Baby sitting service available on site.
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Free Wi-fi on site.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
This extremely comfortable and cosy cottage boasts exposed beams, stone walls, wood burning stove, flagstone/wooden floors, etc.
The accommodation comprises a large open plan fully equipped kitchen and dining area, separate lounge/snug with leather settees and a wood burning stove, bathroom, bedroom one (2 single beds), and Master Bedroom (double bed), with access to Crag Loft (ie. attic bedroom with limited head space accessed via alternate tread staircase suitable for 2 children aged over 5).
|Further details outdoors|
The Cottage enjoys far ranging views towards the Bristol channel and beyond.
Enclosed courtyard to the front of the property, and a private decked terrace to the side leading to lawned areas bisected by a pretty stream.
Whilst the setting offers splendid isolation, the pretty village of Llancarfan with its award winning country pub is within walking distance, the historical market town of Cowbridge, (renowned for its boutiques, pubs, wine bars and restaurants lies a short drive to the West), and the many attractions of Cardiff City Centre together with the bars and eateries of Cardiff Bay are only 15 minutes away.
Similarly Llantwit Major and the beaches of the Heritage Coast, the Gower and West Wales are all within easy reach.
The South Wales region
Llanvithyn Cottage is nestled in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan countryside on the outskirts of the historic village of Llancarfan.
There are a wealth of pretty villages and historic inns to explore in the surrounding area and the dramatic Heritage Coastline together with the beautiful beaches of the Gower and West Wales are all easily accessible.
Historical places of interest eg.castles at Cardiff, Caerphilly and Castell Coch. Market town of Cowbridge 10 minutes drive with its many Inns, wine bars, reataurants and boutiques.
Concerts and sporting events at the Millenium Stadium, Cardiff International Arena, the Millenium Centre and St Davids Centre in Cardiff (15 mins), and The Liberty Stadium, Swansea, (40 mins).
Numerous golf courses within easy reach eg. The Vale, Royal Porthcawl, The Celtic Manor (location for the Ryder Cup), The Rolls of Monmouth and Cottrell Park. Horse riding available within the village and along the sands at Merthyr Mawr by arrangement.
Fishing both lake and sea. Chepstow, Ffos Las and Cheltenham Racecourse approx one hour drive.
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20 Apr 2014
"Fabulous Cottage/Fabulous Destination"
The cottage was really well presented and warm. The views were stunning and the owners were very helpful and welcoming. There was a really lovely welcome pack on arrival and lots of information abou… More
13 Mar 2014
"Llanvithyn Cottage was everything we could have wished for."
We feel so fortunate to have found this gem for our family reunion. The location was perfect, tucked away in the country with fabulous views, yet within easy striking distance of Cardiff, Cowbridge an… More
11 Mar 2014
"Happy New Year"
The photos of this wonderful cottage do not do it justice. My wife is always very reluctant (from past experience) to let me book anything. Hard to please even her jaw dropped. Amazing size, comfortab… More
2 Oct 2013
"A wonderful surprise."
We booked 'on spec' because we were looking for something in a price band (we normally hire caravans) that would let us take the kids to Cardiff. What we found was so much more than we expected. The cottage is spacious, light and wonderful. The area is beautiful. Jon, Sian and everyone else there made us feel at home. Even our daughter, who originally wanted to go abroad, is insisting we go back again next year. Cardiff is 15 minutes away, I'd recommend the park and ride, and was a genuine surprise since I last visited in the 80s. It has completely changed and feels welcoming with lots to do. There is so much more to see and do in the area around as well. Can't wait to go back :)
4 Aug 2013
"Excellent value in a beautiful rural environment"
This was the first cottage we ever rented, and it was a bull's eye score. A very nice cottage with ancient history in a beautiful place, 20 minutes from central Cardiff. We had a wonderful week, … More
2 Jan 2012
"Beautiful cottage for Christmas."
We stayed at Llanvithyn Cottage for 5 nights over Christmas 2011. Initially we were to be 4 adults, but 2 further guests joined us at the last minute, happy to "camp" on airbeds in the sitting room as the Crag Loft ideal for children, but not really for adults. We arrived to find pretty Christmas lights twinkling along the cottage front, a Christmas wreath on the front door, and a decorated Christmas Tree in the sitting room!
The cottage had everything we needed, was comfortable and cosy, with the wood-burning stove (we took extra logs with us) and we enjoyed seeing our hosts' 2 elder children bring their horses from the field to the stables next door to the cottage to prepare them for riding.
Our friendly hosts were available if needed, but apart from "tv remote control guidance" (not bright enough to work it out ourselves!), we didn't need to call on them, as everything was fine.
As we were busy being Christmassy, we didn't have time to explore the locality, except for a brief visit to Cowbridge, and to the theatre in Cardiff, but to visit in Spring or Summer and enjoy the surrounding countryside would be lovely.
18 Sep 2011
"Ideal for Couple or Family seeking peace but access to Cardiff"
This property was ideal, we were visiting our daughter who was due to have a baby in Cardiff. The city was 25 minutes drive on excellent roads. It is set in a very small village with no shop but an good pub restaurant. Daily we passed by a local shop & large shopping centres were 15 minutes drive away. You do need a car, but you'll definitely want one to explore the little villages & seaside close by and the facilities Cardiff has to offer. Pembrokeshire is close enough to visit in a day. Facilities were excellent, it can sleep up to 6 although I would say that 2 should be kids. The lounge area was cosy with a nice outlook wood fire & the kitchen/eating room was a delight to be in. Beds were comfortable and good BBQ deck. We had a long term stay - almost 3 months and felt like we were home. We entertained at the cottage, had visitors stay from Europe. Great cottage for a short holiday and excellent for a long term stay. Highly recommended. Fantastic hosts, there if you needed them but otherwise unobtrusive.
13 Sep 2011
"Fantastic Cottage, one to try"
We spent a fantastic week at Llanvithyn Cottage this August. Not only was the cottage beautiful but we had sunshine for our entire stay!
The photos on the website do not do the cottage justice - this is the first time I've booked a property and been surprised at how much bigger than I expected it was. The kitchen/diner is enormous and very well equipped, by the end of the week we could quite happily have moved in.
The cottage is clean and beautifully decorated - a really good conversion.
My children loved their rooms particularly the attic bedroom.
Jon, Sian and their children were very welcoming hosts and we definitely plan to return.
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