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'The Cwtch', perfect location for exploring South and west wales

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
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Recently awarded the 'Visit Wales' 5 STAR Rating and Nestling next to a 16th Century Old Rectory 'The Cwtch' is a contemporary cottage (converted to a very high 5 star standard, from a dog kennel), built at the foot of a Norman Mote and Bailey Castle mound and 100 yards from a Norman church which still serves the local community twice a month, with the remains of a Roman camp just 200 yards so steeped in history. This detached, single-storey holiday cottage sits in the owners grounds of some 4 acres of delightful Gardens, which you are welcome to explore and is set in its own private garden and terrace, ideal for relaxing or alfresco dining with a gas BBQ provided. This one bedroom single story cottage has a super-king sized sprung mattress bed for a fantastic night's sleep ( we provide lu...Recently awarded the 'Visit Wales' 5 STAR Rating and Nestling next to a 16th Century Old Rectory 'The Cwtch' is a contemporary cottage (converted to a very high 5 star standard, from a dog kennel), built at the foot of a Norman Mote and Bailey Castle mound and 100 yards from a Norman church which still serves the local community twice a month, with the remains of a Roman camp just 200 yards so steeped in history. This detached, single-storey holiday cottage sits in the owners grounds of some 4 acres of delightful Gardens, which you are welcome to explore and is set in its own private garden and terrace, ideal for relaxing or alfresco dining with a gas BBQ provided. This one bedroom single story cottage has a super-king sized sprung mattress bed for a fantastic night's sleep ( we provide luxury bed linen and there is also a hairdryer) with a large wet-room (including towels, bathrobes, slippers and high quality toiletries) and open plan 'kitchen, dining, living room' with a log burner with an abundance of logs, perfect for a cosy night in. We offer a 'Welcome Pack' to get you started, with a light snack for when you arrive (meat and cheese platter with fresh bread) as well as a bottle of red or white wine and your first days Welsh Breakfast items (Sausage, bacon, eggs etc). We also include Tea bags and coffee beans with a Grinder, as well as milk and sugar for a perfect hot drink. We do of course include all your cleaning materials, so all you need to do is just turn up for a perfect few days away! While staying at 'The Cwtch' Why not visit Cardiff (15 mins by train or just a 30 min easy drive), the bustling capital of Wales, which is a must for the abundance of shops and theater's, or a visit to the Millennium centre in Cardiff bay to see a fantastic show or even the Principality Stadium, one of the world’s greatest sporting venues. The ancient market town of Cowbridge with its fine award winning restaurants, tea rooms, bars and small boutiques, shops, crafts and art galleries is just 6 miles away and also offers easy access to the M4 and train links just 1.5 miles away, giving access to all that South Wales can offer you. If you are looking for coastal scenery, Ogmore Beach, Porthcawl and many more beaches are an easy 20 minute drive away or why not venture further afield to the stunning scenery of the sandy beaches, bays and coves of the Gower. The wild expanses of the Brecon Beacons is a 40 minute drive with the popular tourist climb to Pen y Fan which is a walkers delight. The Cwtch' therefore provides you with the peace and tranquility of the country side, with close proximity to a beautiful coastline and many attractions that South Wales has to offer, with something for everyone on your doorstepMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

Absolutely everything from the dècor to the well-stocked fridge and location were spot on. If you have high standards then you will not be disappointed, if you love great walks (Ogmore-Dunraven Castle and Four Waterfalls) you will be rewarded and if you want to indulge...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank chloewaters
Reviewed June 10, 2019

A lovely cottage with a great welcome basket, very handily situated for the surrounding area (in this case, the Dragon Ride starting in Port Talbot). Modern and well equipped on the inside, but set in lovely grounds alongside the rectory. A great base for two...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Brian S
Wander641201, VR Owner at 'The Cwtch', perfect location for exploring South and west wales, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

Thank you so much for you fantastic review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that it was well placed for the Dragon ride. Many thanks again Regards Steve and Sue

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Reviewed October 27, 2018

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Date of stay: October 2018
Wander641201, VR Owner at 'The Cwtch', perfect location for exploring South and west wales, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

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Reviewed December 1, 2017

My rating speaks for itself, 5 stars all round. Fantastic attention to detail, sumptuous bedding, spotlessly clean and very cozy.More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank chris p
Management response:Responded December 3, 2017

Thank you Chris for the fantastic review and so please that met and exceeded your expectations for your two week stay. Is was such a pleasure to meet you and to go in the cottage after you, it was as spotless as it was when...More

Reviewed August 8, 2017

Another wonderful stay in this lovely cottage. The attention to detail is second to none, and from the amazing welcome platter of lovely food to the setting it is just wonderful. The cottage is beautifully finished, to a really high standard. The little church of...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank CClose20
Management response:Responded August 16, 2017

It was great to see you both again and so pleased that you enjoyed your second visit to us and many thanks for you amazing review, it is so pleasing when returners still find great things to say about our accommodation. We look forward to...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2017

An excellent cottage providing 5-star accommodation. It was clean, comfortable and warm. The welcome hamper exceeded expectations and provided enough fare for two meals and two English (sorry Welsh) breakfasts. The 'extras' included dressing gowns, slippers, proper napkins and chocolates on the pillows. We have...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Scenic716067
Management response:Responded June 23, 2017

Thank you both for a fantastic review and it make all the hard work so worth while. It was a shame that the weather was not kinder for you and it was a pleasure to go in the cottage after you left as you left...More

Reviewed April 27, 2017

The Cwtch was a lovely stay. The welcome package included a selection of meats and cheese, along with wine, bread and items for an English breakfast. The super king bed was very comfortable and the accommodation overall was extremely clean and modern. We visited The...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Suzanne A
Management response:Responded April 29, 2017

Sue and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at "The Cwtch" and for your very kind comments, we strive to make everyone's visit as comfortable and as memorable as possible. We would love to see you again if you are down visiting...More

Reviewed March 14, 2017

The Cwtch was everything we had hoped and more. Set in a lovely rural location yet with easy access to Cardiff and the Welsh coast it was the perfect base for our weekend. Sue & Steve have created a fantastic space in which to relax,...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank blueskyFrance
Management response:Responded March 15, 2017

Thank you both, we are so glad that you found everything that you needed at The Cwtch and when you get comments like yours it makes all the hard work worth while, so thank you again. We very much look forward to meeting you again...More

Reviewed February 3, 2017

Steve and Sue made me welcome from the start! The Cwtch is a very well appointed and designed place for two to enjoy the locale in South Wales. I was visiting family & I appreciated the privacy and comfort afforded to me with the accommodation....More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank Pete S
Management response:Responded February 6, 2017

Thank you Pete for a great review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed you stay back home in South Wales and the comforts that The Cwtch has to offer. It was a pleasure to go in the cottage after you left and the...More

Reviewed November 8, 2016

The property is outstanding and the owners have gone to great lengths to make sure that this is the perfect place to stay. With the lovely coastline of the Gower and the shopping centre in Cardiff we thoroughly enjoyed our short stay.More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Liz H
Management response:Responded November 11, 2016

Thank you both for your review of "The Cwtch" and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your short time with us, your kind comments and we are glad that you were able to visit a few of the sites that South Wales has to...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Corporate Bookings
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Gardens and Grounds Entry to the Old Rectory and the Cwtch is through Electric gates to a drive, edged by Trees and boarders. The house and cottage are set on four acres of ornamental, terraced and lawned gardens, there is a large fish pond fed by a stream and is overlooked by a stone folly and a sitting area. Across the foot path to the historic Norman Church is the Croquet Lawn and Marquee area and Grass maze. The Cwtch has its own private garden which is across the cobbled parking area and is entered through a gate which takes you to the cobbled path and leads to the front door and onto two patio sitting areas, one has seating for 2 easy cushioned chairs and a coffee table, the second has a dining table and two cushioned chairs with a sun parasol and gas BBQ. So you can enjoy th...
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