The Hideaway is a cosy shepherd hut set in our beautiful Secret Garden. The Hideaway is part of our very friendly group of accommodation here at our home Duffryn Mawr Cottages. We look forward to greeting you with a warm, welsh welcome.
The Hideaway is beautifully located from the designated parking space following two steps down into the Secret Garden. A private decked area takes you into the hut with a traditional stable door. The super comfy double bed is tucked up into the wall and easily pulled down when you're ready for bed. The well equipped kitchenette has a twin electric hob, fridge with freezer compartment, sink, microwave, cafetiere.
Linen and towels are provided and a shower room with toilet and hand basin. The shower offers a lovely, quick freshen up before you you venture out for an adventure or just chill on the deck.
BBQ and/or firepit are available to hire upon request. Dogs are welcome but we do have a limit of 25kg max and a small charge of £10 per night per dog with a maximum of 2 dogs.
Safe, off road parking available.
The Hideaway is the perfect base for visiting the amazing sites in the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and the stunning Heritage Coast. Just 20 minute drive from Cardiff Bay with a huge choice of restaurants, boat trips, Millennium Centre and so on ...
Cardiff with great shopping, more restaurants and the Principality Stadium. Castles, Golf, Great pubs with locally sourced ingredients, beaches, something for everyone.
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
National Museum of Wales
St Fagans National Museum of Wales
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
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).
Follow the drive passed the first building on your right and then swing directly right and park opposite the blue trailor. You will see a gap in the wall taking you down into the garden, follow the path round to your right and you will find the hut.
If you encounter any issues at all please do let me know straightaway so that I can rectify.
Last updated 6 December 2023
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Shepherd's Hut at:
Duffryn Mawr Farm
Vale of Glamorgan CF71 7UP