Slade Cottage Near Dunraven Beach, Ogmore & Southerndown

£675 - £2115 per week

Why We Reccommend Slade Cottage

Glamorgan Heritage Coast holiday cottage sleeps 8 Dunraven Bay 5 min walk, Heritage Coast Path 1 min walk. Dogs welcome Explore the coast from Cardiff to Gower.

Description

Glamorgan Heritage Coast holiday cottage, sleeps 9 - Dogs welcome
  • Dunraven Bay, on South Wales's beautiful Glamorgan Heritage Coast, is a five minute walk away from Slade Cottage through a lovely woodland valley.
  • A light, spacious holiday cottage, the perfect setting for a memorable family holiday. Dogs welcome.
  • At the end of a 600 yard private driveway and surrounded by organic pastureland, the holiday cottage (together with The Hen House is set in the small courtyard of 'Slade' - a 'gentleman's residence' formerly part of the now privately owned Dunraven Estate at Southerndown.
  • Included in the estate is Slade Farm - a premier organic and award-winning farm, supplier of meat to Waitrose as well as to its own farm shop in nearby St Brides Major.
  • In the kitchen an oil fired Aga creates a warm hub to the house.
  • The comfortable sitting room and ground floor bedroom open onto a large garden-room which overlooks 6 beautiful and carefully tended landscaped acres of Slade Garden.
  • The garden is the real gem of the property with masses of spring flowers, terraced lawns and mature trees, living willow arbours and rose and clematis pergolas - a very natural garden that is open annually within the National Gardens scheme. It's a wonderful place to relax and explore!
  • The walled front courtyard is a private, sheltered outdoor space for barbecues or just for enjoying the good weather.
  • Guided farm walks, tractor rides and a wealth of information about the farm, the local natural environment and Organics are all available to cottage visitors.
  • Within walking distance is the Three Golden Cups Pub or try Florics for a wonderful Italian meal - very family friendly.

Location

Glamorgan Heritage Coast & Coastal Path 
  • The Glamorgan Heritage Coast is an area of outstanding natural beauty.
  • A minutes walk from the cottage is the 14 mile long Heritage Coastal Path (dogs welcome) with flora and fauna, birds galore, sea angling from Witches Point (designated SSSI for its geological importance) - a dramatic and fascinating coastline.
  • Still a relatively quiet and undiscovered treasure it is just a short drive from Swansea, Cardiff and the M4.
  • The red limestone and shale cliffs with their unique rock formations are embedded with fossils exposed by the tides which have to be seen to be believed.
  • Glorious beaches - at times wide and sandy, then rocky and rugged - great for surfing, swimming, windsurfing, canoeing, rock pooling and horse riding.
  • Most beaches welcome dogs all year round but on some in restricted areas only during summer months. See beach signs.
Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes
  • The huge Merthyr Mawr sand dunes include 'The Big Dipper'- one of the tallest dunes in Europe.
  • The village of Merthyr Mawr is the prettiest with roses round the doors, thatched roofs and cream teas near Porthcawl
Ogmore Castle, Dunraven Castle & the Iron Age Hill Fort
  • Ogmore's fascinating ruined Castle is reached by 52 stepping stones cross over the River Ewenny (check the tide times first!),
  • Originally on the site of an Iron Age Hillfort, all that remains of Dunraven Castle, home of the ghostly 'blue lady', is the walled garden above Dunraven Bay.
Cowbridge & Llantwit Major
  • Do go to Cowbridge with its boutique shops lining the ancient Roman Road and then to Llantwit Major where the quaint narrow streets, steeped in Welsh history, are an ancient seat of learning for Welsh Saints.
St Donats Castle & Atlantic College
  • St Donats 12th century castle, sitting on the heritage coastline is the longest continually inhabited castle in Wales. Extensively restored in the 1920's with an eclectic mix of medieval features salvaged from England and France by the Californian newspaper magnet Randolf Hearst as a retreat for his mistress and is now home to the internationally renowned Atlantic College, part of the United World Colleges.
RNLI Rescue Craft
  • With its own active RNLI Station, crewed by school staff and pupils, the RIB (rigid inflatable boat) - the world's most widely-used craft for inshore rescue - was conceived, designed and built at Atlantic College. It was named by the RNLI after its birthplace.
The Vale of Glamorgan near Glamorgan Heritage Coast holiday cottage
  • The Vale of Glamorgan has a wealth of history to discover from Cardiff to the Gower Peninsula - Neolithic, Bronze and Iron age - the hill forts overlapping with the Roman occupation and the remains are overlaid by the intervening years. From as early as 600AD religion, defence and trade are intertwined throughout the area with many castles and religious buildings remaining.
  • In the Dark Ages St Illtud's religious school at Llantwit Major had St David, the Patron Saint of Wales, as one of its pupils.
  • The nearby museum at St Fagans gathers together a fascinating range and variety of historic buildings from throughout Wales.
  • Reaching to the most southerly point in Wales, only ever minutes from the beach, with a hinterland full of stunning views and country lanes, historic castles, pretty hidden villages and ancient towns.
  • A true 'box of delights' for all the family to enjoy when holidaying in this Glamorgan Bay Heritage Coast holiday cottage. Dogs welcome.
Family Fun in the Vale of Glamorgan
  • Enjoy fulfilling days out at Porthkerry Country Park, Dyffryn Gardens, Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes, Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, Nash Point Lighthouse, Penarth Pier Pavilion and Barry Island Pleasure Park.
Cardiff Bay
  • Europe's largest waterfront development, a leisure and business hot-spot and home of the National Assembly for Wales. A number of boat tours operate from Mermaid Quay and a water taxi service operates throughout the year from the Bay to the city centre and Penarth. A great day out for 8 guests staying at this Glamorgan Heritage coast holiday cottage.
Cardiff Bay Attractions
  • Such as Techniquest Science Discovery Centre - ideal for all the family, Craft in the Bay, The Welsh Assembly at the Pierhead, Butetown History and Arts Centre, Goleulong 2000 Lightship, the Norwegian Church Arts Centre and the Wales Millennium Centre, a stunning international arts centre. The Atlantic Wharf Leisure Village provides further options for family entertainment.
Cardiff
  • Cardiff has been named as one of the top 10 cities in Europe. Over 319,700 friendly people live here and call it home. There are 149 pubs, bars and nightclubs (18 of them on the waterfront), 73 restaurants and 125 hotels.
The Gower Peninsula, 1 hour drive
  • Britain's first ever Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower, is still as breath taking and unspoiled today as it was when it was first bestowed with its coveted accolade. Enjoy stunning scenery, glorious beaches, sleepy villages and convivial inns.
Enjoy the best of both worlds when staying in this charming holiday cottage on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, tranquil countryside in the Vale and vibrant city life of the capital.

Layout

5 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 9.  2 Doubles1 Twin and 1 Single on 1st floor. 1 Twin on ground floor.

Bathroom on 1st floor with bath, shower, toilet & washbasin

Shower Room on ground floor with shower, toilet and washbasin

Sitting Room on ground floor with comfortable seating, wood burning stove, TV with Free view and double doors opening into the garden room. 

Garden Room with circular table and chairs seating 6, cane sofa, occasional chairs and single futon chair. Beautiful views over 6 acres of garden stretching down the valley towards the sea.

Kitchen/Diner fully fitted, well-equipped kitchen with two-oven Aga, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and table and chairs.

Utility area with washer/dryer and belfast sink.

Grounds - Private gated front courtyard and rear access to 6 acres of beautiful rolling gardens shared with the owners.


Additional Information

 

Short breaks - No

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes for 2 cars

Fuel - Oil central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates £35 p/w

Dogs - 1 welcome free

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - No

Accessibility

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes


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