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Llantwit Major accommodation

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Moorshead Farm Cottages

Farm cottages near Cowbridge
  • Self Catering Accommodation
  • Cowbridge
  • Sleeps 2 to 12
  • £240 to £420 per week
  • pets welcome
  • non smoking
Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

Four farm cottages, sleeping between two and four, close to the village of Siginstone which is between Cowbridge and the Heritage Coast at Llantwit Major. Distance 1.8 miles.

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The Old Stables

Self catering cottage in Cowbridge
  • Self Catering
  • Cowbridge
  • Sleeps 3 to 4, 2 bedrooms
  • From £300 per week
  • availability
  • internet access
  • non smoking
Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

Superbly renovated 18th Century stone stable with private, walled courtyard. Within the historic Cowbridge conservation area, adjacent to the open countryside, a short walk from the town's restaurants and shops. Close to Cardiff and Heritage Coast. Distance 3.9 miles.

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Llandow Caravan Park

Camping and caravan site near Cowbridge
  • Caravan and Campsite
  • Cowbridge
  • accessible for disabled
  • internet access
  • pets welcome
Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

Llandow Caravan Park is the ideal place to stay while exploring Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and the beautiful Heritage Coast. Despite our rural location, we are only 20 mins from Cardiff and 30 mins from Swansea and a very short drive from the beaches. Distance 3.2 miles.

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Acorn Camping and Caravan Site

Caravan and campsite at Llantwit Major
  • Caravan and Campsite
  • Llantwit Major
  • accessible for disabled
  • internet access
  • pets welcome
  • non smoking
Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

We are a family-run campsite with pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents. Many pitches are surrounded by hedgerow, and electric hook-ups are available. Distance 0.4 mile.

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Lougher Moor

Self catering rentals at Llantwit Major
  • Holiday Cottages
  • Llantwit Major
  • Sleeps 2 to 6, 3 bedrooms
  • £350 to £750 per week
  • accessible for disabled
  • pets welcome
  • non smoking
Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

Converted from former farm buildings, our charming self catering cottages are luxuriously equipped and in a secluded, private setting of 10 acres in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan. We also have a small tent-only campsite. Distance 1.0 mile.

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East Monkton Farm

  • Self Catering
  • Broughton
  • Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
  • £260 to £624 per week
  • Distance 3.2 miles
  • internet access
  • wood burner
Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
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The Old Bakehouse

  • Self Catering
  • Llantwit Major
  • Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
  • £265 to £567 per week
  • Distance 0.1 mile
  • internet access
Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
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Garden View

  • Self Catering
  • Llantwit Major
  • Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom
  • £230 to £426 per week
  • Distance 0.1 mile
Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

About Llantwit Major

In a recent survey Llanwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr in Welsh) was voted one of the best places to live in Britain. This small coastal town on the heritage coast in the Vale of Glamorgan, has a population of 14,000 and is home to commuters, who work in Cardiff, Wales' capital city, which is twenty miles away, and Barry and Bridgend, and tourists who enjoy the peace and quiet of this old town, with a shingle beach overlooking the Bristol Channel.

Llanwit Major has a medieval town hall, the ruins of a manor house, the foundations of a Roman villa, an interesting Parish Church, with parts dating from different centuries, a medieval gatehouse, a house which is a fine example of Tudor architecture, a castle, and a wealth of history which is told in a series of blue plaques throughout the town. Take the Blue Plaque walk and the history of the town will unfold as you walk through winding narrow streets of the centre.

Llanwit Major was once an important centre of Welsh Christianity started by St Illtud who built a monastery in the 5th century. It became an important seat of learning with seven halls, 400 houses and 2000 students.

St Illtud's Church dates in parts from the 13th century with other additions up to the 15th century. There are traces of wall paintings and a remarkable collection of carved Celtic crosses.

St Donat's Castle, two miles west of Llanwit, was a 13th century fortress and has been lived in ever since it was built. It's main claim to fame is that it was bought in the 1920s by the newspaper tycoon, Randolph Hearst, on whom the Orson Wells character in the film Citizen Kane was based. He renovated the building into a palatial pleasure dome. From 1960 the castle became Atlantic College, an international sixth form school, which continues to this day.

On the Northern edge of the town is Ty Mawr, or Great House, a fine example of Tudor architecture. It fell into disrepair during the first World War but was bought and renovated. The descendants of the same family still live in the house.

Near Calugh beach, earthworks can be seen which were once part of an iron age fort.

Llanwit Major has grown in recent years but the town centre remains quaint. What was once the town's mint is now the Old Swan Inn, a sturdy building which once had a thatched roof. Most of the shops are locally owned and the beach cafe and Elaine's Tearooms and other locations in the town were used in 2008 for the filming of a BBC Wales comedy drama about cockle pickers.

The main beach is rocky and many fossils can be found there.