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Recently Refurbished Cottage In Beautiful Rural Setting

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Llancarfan, Nr. Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom - Countryside Location On Edge Of Picturesque Village

200 year old cottage recently refurbished to highest standard, (4* graded). Spacious and exceptionally comfortable accommodation featuring 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, (yet only 20 minutes drive from the centre of Cardiff), the property is surrounded by unspoilt countryside and enjoys uninterrupted views down the Llancarfan valley and across the Bristol Channel towards Somerset. Excellent walking and riding country and an ideal base from which to explore South and West Wales, The Gower, Brecon, Wye Valley and beyond.

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for all your generous hospitality. We have loved staying here and have been so happy and comfortable in the cottage. You have made the cottage so beautiful and your family, (& all the animals!), have made us feel very welcome. You have an idyllic place here - we look forward to coming back again! - Carol, Barry & Andrew, Dorchester.

We have loved every minute of our stay in this beautiful cottage and location. There is loads to do in area and Jon and Sian and their lovely kids have helped make our holiday perfect. We will be back in October! - Cathy, John K. & girls. Manchester

A big thank you to Jon and Sian who made us very welcome. A great deal of thought has been put into the preparation of this beautiful cottage - every detail and every need is well catered for. Ideal location from which to explore S.Wales. We've had a wonderful holiday. Thank you! - Adrian, Alison P. & boys Hampshire

Lovely peaceful location everything you could wish for. - Ian & Wendy P & kids
Jul 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cowbridge in Vale of Glamorgan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with combined bath and shower, wc, basin and vanity unit.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 adults + 2 children or small adults) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 Crog loft with twin beds (limited head space best suited for children).
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Notes on accommodation: The third bedroom is a 'crog loft', ie a loft bedroom with limited head space accessed via an alternate tread staircase from the master bedroom, suitable for children aged 5 and over. Well behaved pets by prior arrangement due to livestock in surrounding fields. High chair, travel cot, stair gate available by prior request. Baby sitting service available on site. Outside: Private decked patio, barbecue/chiminea, table and seating, with steps leading down to lawned area bisected by a pretty stream. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Other: For virtual tour visit http://tinyurl.com/http-LlanvithynVirtTour-com


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful cottage, welcoming hosts, lovely and warm and cosy for the ever surprising Welsh weather!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is delightful, spotless, and really handy for beautiful countryside, coastal walks and Cardiff.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Llanvithyn Cottage is the perfect place to stay in the Welsh countryside near Cardiff.

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at the cottage, first with our son and his family, and then with friends. It is a perfect place for all generations to enjoy. Our hosts, Jon, Sian and their family all made us feel very welcome and supplied plenty of local interest literature to keep us busy for weeks.

We visited beautiful beaches, historic sites, lovely old castles and gardens, and wonderful pubs and restaurants, all within an hours drive. We could have stayed at least another week to enjoy everything.

The cottage has all modern conveniences, yet keeps its feeling of a traditional country house. The view is expansive, so it would be easy to just sit and enjoy the ambiance, with or without a good book.

We would certainly wish to stay at Llanvithyn Cottage again if the opportunity arose.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

What can we say that hasn't already been said?

This is such a beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting and we had a really lovely time. Our kids really enjoyed exploring the area around the cottage and were hardly interested in their technology!

The local area has so much too offer from the amazing coastal walks, the pubs and the great shopping that Cowbridge has to offer where you can buy some amazing local produce.

We will definitely be booking again and can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful - a place to just simply be

  • 5 of 5

We have had a very special time at Llanvithyn. The cottage is gorgeous, well equipped and the views and countryside stunning. The whole family welcomed us and we truly felt we were staying with friends. Would love to keep this place a secret but that just simply isn't fair.... we will be back! Katie, Andy, Eloise & Prudence

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Booking this cottage was very quick and easy with great communications from the owners.

The cottage is well kept, private, spacious, warm, well furnished and stocked and set in beautiful surroundings. We really appreciated the welcome gifts of bread, milk, prosecco etc. it was a perfectly relaxing stay.

It is in a brilliant place, a 20 minute drive from Barry, Penarth, 10 minutes to St Fagans, 25 minutes to Margam Park and more. There are shops 10 minutes away to buy supplies, a brilliant local pub with restaurant.

What a brilliant find, we would definitely re book this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Happy new year.

  • 5 of 5

The photos of this wonderful cottage do not do it justice. My wife is always very reluctant (from past experiences) to let me book anything. Hard to please even her jaw dropped. Amazing size, comfortable and was a very relaxing place to stay for a week. Near to Cardiff, so much to do. Loved it so much booked again for next new year. My eight and five year old boys loved the room upstairs. Cant even write a review that does enough to state how great it was. The owners were so nice and helpful. Could not fault at all. Book and you will love it !!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Fox and Hounds
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cottrell Park
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fox and Hounds
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary


Heritage Coast 15 minutes drive. Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes 20 miutes drive. Gower 50 minutes drive. Tenby 1 hour 20 minutes drive.


Cardiff airport 10 minutes. Bristol airport 40 minutes.


Llancarfan village 1/2 mile. Cardiff City Centre 10 miles. Cardiff Bay 10 miles. Cowbridge 6 miles. Numerous surrounding villages with village inns.

Further Details:

Fox and Hounds - award winning village inn (ten minutes walk).

Tesco, Marks and Spencer and various other stores at Culverhouse Cross (10 minutes drive).

Village Shop (5 minutes drive).

Excellent selection of bars restaurants, wine bars and inns in Cowbridge (6 miles) and also in Cardiff and Cardiff Bay (10 miles).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cowbridge, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
9 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Holiday week runs from Saturday 2.30pm to Saturday 10am. Deposit 50% payable on booking. Balance payable six weeks prior to arrival.
Sorry no short stays.

Changeover Day:
Saturday departure 10.00am latest. Saturday arrival 3.00pm earliest.

Notes on prices:
Low Season £395 per week
High Season £595 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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