Swallow Cottage is ideally situated in the pretty Welsh countryside with very easy access to many surrounding sites, activities and heritage coast line. It has been sympathetically converted from an old stone barn and is located within the grounds of our family farmhouse.
Swallow Cottage is accessed through a communal front door into the hallway then through its private door. To the left is the double bedroom (king size bed) and the good sized bathroom with over bath shower. Bed linen and towels are provided.
The living area has two comfy chairs with footstool. A large panoramic window looking onto the patio and Swallow's Nest. Two other windows look out onto the maize field. A flat screen TV is provided.
The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, 4 ring gas hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, toaster, kettle and cafetiere. Crockery, cutlery, pans and glassware are all provided. There is a welcome tray of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, jam, sugar, biscuits and milk.
Outside is a good size patio with picnic table for alfresco dining and a rotary washing line.
Swallow's nest is a very cute shepherd hut to accompany Swallow Cottage. It has bunk beds and a flat screen TV with free wifi so an ideal extra bedroom for the kids. It also has a desk with lamp that looks out onto the maize field so a very peaceful work place for remote workers.
There is ample, safe, off road parking. Guests are also welcome to use The Secret Garden, a beautiful, floral lawned area with patios.
BBQ's and Fire pits available to hire on request.
Swallow Cottage is ideally located in very peaceful countryside however, believe it or not, just 2 miles from J34 off the M4. We are a perfect base for an abundance of activities. Cardiff Bay with its varied choice of restaurants and bars with the iconic Millennium Centre. City of Cardiff, home to the Principality Stadium, with great shopping and more fab restaurants. We have a choice of castles, museums, golf courses, beaches, forestry, country pubs with home cooked locally sourced food...... Absolutely plenty for everyone all within a 20 minute radius.
Principality Stadium home of Welsh Rugby and also a very popular A list concert venue. ()
SWALEC Cricket Stadium ()
Cardiff City Football stadium ()
Wales Millennium Centre – fabulous theatre with many west end travelling shows. (.)
St Davids Hall ()
New Theatre ()
National Museum of Wales ()
St Fagans National Museum of Wales ()
Cardiff Castle ()
Big Pit National Coal Museum ()
Acapela live music venue (.)
SHOPPING AND DINING
Cowbridge High Street – delightful old market town – plenty of choice of pubs, coffee shops and bistro restaurants and great shopping ()
Cardiff Bay – cosmopolitan waterside with plenty of chain restaurants and a couple of privately run – lovely walk over the barrage. ()
Cardiff City – cosmopolitan city with all the A list stores and great places to eat. We suggest parking in John Lewis ()
TOWNS AND BEACHES and WALKS
Penarth – lovely little sea side town with a newly refurbished pier. ()
Porthcawl – another lovely little sea side town with a small funfair open in the summer and lovely sandy beaches ()
Ogmore by Sea – lovely long sandy beach when the tide is out or a cliff walk if the tide is in. ()
Southerndown – Just on from Ogmore, large cove beach with parking ()
Monknash Beach – lovely walk down to the beach (and great food in the Plough and Harrow ()
Cosmeston Country Park and Medieval Village ()
Porthkerry Country Park ()
Hensol Woods – ()
Dr Who Experience – ()
Gavin and Stacey Tour – Barry Island Train Station and Barry Island Pleasure Park and beach. ()
Gin Tour at Hensol Castle Distillery – ()
Techniquest science museum – great day out ()
Warren Mill Farm – petting farm, just the other side of the village ()
Royal Mint Experience – ()
From the east you need to take J34 off the M4 and take first exit off roundabout.
From the west you need to take J34 off the M4 and take 3rd exit off roundabout
Then take first right signposted to Pendoylan.
Keep on this road for about a mile, passed Hensol Golf Academy, round an S bend until you come to a crossroads, you need to turn left here. (Guest house on the right, cottage on left). Follow the lane down for about half a mile until it levels out and you will see us on the right hand side. (dark pink).
If you are using a Sat Nav DO NOT take the first left into Brynhelygan Farm drive, keep coming until you see Clawdd Coch guest house and turn left here.
From the A48 take the turning to Pendoylan off Sycamore Cross, right handed if coming from Cardiff, left handed if coming from Bridgend. Follow the lane to a fork and take the left hand towards Pendoylan. Keep straight all the way down the lane, through the village and past the war memorial hall on your left. Straight after this you will come to a crossroads with a stone barn conversion on your right. Take an immediate right at this and follow the lane down until it levels out, you will see us on the right hand side (dark pink).
Once you pull into the drive follow it along and keeping our house on the right hand side. You will see a large panel window to the left. Bear round to the right you will find a large glass panel door. Enter through this, bear right and this is Swallow Cottage. Swallow's Nest is directly in front of you. You can park just in front of the hut.
Last updated 6 December 2023
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