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The Hen House

Ref: 1202
near Dunraven Beach, Ogmore & Southerndown (View Location on a map)
5 Guests
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 1 Dog
£748 7 Night Breaks From
£21.37 Average Per Person Per Night

Cleaned and safe to visit

We are working with all our property owners to ensure property cleanliness and hygiene standards are consistently met. The owners of The Hen House have been advised on the latest NHS and government guidelines.

Entire Home To Yourself

You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones. Plus have piece of mind that this property has an enclosed garden for added security and privacy.

Arrival Times

Check-in from 4:00PM and Check out by 10:00AM

Handpicked Highlights

The Hen House was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in The Hen House too!

  • Dunraven Bay detached holiday cottage
  • Lovely rural views
  • The Golden Coast of South Wales, is 5 mins walk along a wooded footpath
  • Local pub within walking distance
  • Short breaks available all year except Peak Weeks

Rated 4.2/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Period Cottage
  • Cot Available
  • Detached Property
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About The Hen House

Dunraven Bay Holiday Cottage Sleeps 5 - Dogs welcome

  • Fabulous Dunraven Bay (Blue Flag), on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, the 'Golden Coast' of South Wales, is a 5 minute walk away along a wooded footpath from this charming detached holiday cottage.
  • Once home to a family of friendly hens and now converted into a characterful home for holidays, this Glamorgan Heritage Coast cottage at the end of a 600 yard private driveway.
  • It is together with Slade Cottage (1201) in the small courtyard of 'Slade' - a 'gentleman's residence' formerly part of the Dunraven Estate but now privately owned, which includes the premier organic award winning 'Slade Farm', suppliers of meat to Waitrose as well as its own farm shop (2 miles) at Pitcot Farm, St Brides Major.
  • There are 2 ground floor bedrooms, a sitting room on the mezzanine floor overlooked by a galleried dining area, a kitchen (lovely rural views over organic pastures) and a pretty single bedroom on the 1st floor.
  • The small walled private patio is ideal for barbecues and the separate large lawned area is great for games of all sorts!
  • Guided farm walks, tractor rides and bird-watching safaris are available to cottage visitors by arrangement with the owners as well as a wealth of detailed information about the local environment.
  • Within walking distance is the Three Golden Cups Pub or try Florics for a wonderful Italian meal - very family friendly.

Layout & Further Information

3 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 5. 1 Double and 1 Twin on ground floor, 1 Single on 1st floor (sloping ceilings).

Bathroom on ground floor with bath, toilet, washbasin.

Shower Room on ground floor with toilet and washbasin.

Sitting Room on mezzanine floor (6 steps up from ground floor) with comfortable seating for 5, digital TV. French doors opening onto small enclosed patio and French doors opening onto paved area with 4 steps up to large lawn.

Dining/Kitchen 5 steps up from mezzanine floor (sloping ceilings) and open plan galleried area with dining table seating 6 overlooking sitting room, fitted kitchen, microwave, electric cooker, larder fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, (lovely rural views).

Grounds front paved courtyard, small side courtyard with garden furniture, additional paved area with 4 steps up to large lawn.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Yes all year except Peak Weeks 

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

Bed linen - Included as standard

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.2/5

All our reviews are independently handled via Feefo, that means each review is a 100% verified customer visiting The Hen House.

Verified Guest
22nd April 2022

Delightful Cottage, perfect location, away from crowds and short walk to the beach. Cottage very comfortable.

Gillian Priest Verified Guest
15th August 2021

Lovely location needs some tlc in places,bit of weeding on patios would have been nice, loungers for the front patio

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your feedback, I will pass your comments over to the owner for their consideration

Verified Guest
9th July 2021

Lovely cottage in great location

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

thank you for your 5 star review, I hope you had a lovely holiday with us

Verified Guest
30th November 2018

The Hen House was lovely, gorgeous location everything you need .

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Very glad you enjoyed your stay at The Hen House and made the most of the peaceful location.

Verified Guest
21st August 2018

A lovely, comfortable place to stay in a most beautiful area. Everything you need for a perfect escape.

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at The Hen House.

Margerison family London
25th September 2020

A lovely week. Really comfy beds. Cottage allowed family to come together for a nephew's wedding. Thank you for such nice accommodation. A Cardiff lad but I learned more about the area.

The O'Connolls
16th October 2011

Lovely stay, wonderful place - thank you for the fresh eggs. Mike Steph, Ava & Jake

Howe family, St Albans
14th August 2011

A wonderful week celebrating an 88th birthday with the Welsh half of the family in such a marvelous residence.

The Van Meters
31st July 2011

A lovely week in this gorgeous place. We had sun, wind & rain, more wind and rain and some more rain and some more sun. Whatever the weather we had a fantastic time on the beach, walking the coast path and here in the Hen House.

Niccy & Debbie (twins) who grew up in Southerndown now live in Scotlandand our aunt who grew up in O
26th June 2011

We have had a wonderful week full of memories! Wonderful accommodation. Loved the comfy beds and everything we could need in the kitchen. Great for Bernie our dog too! Thank you.

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Glamorgan Heritage Coast & Coastal Path near Dunraven Bay holiday cottage

  • The Glamorgan Heritage Coast is a fabulous jewel - glorious beaches, backed by limestone cliffs, great for fossil hunting, surfing, canoeing, rock pooling, horse riding and huge sand dunes (including The Big Dipper, one of the largest single dunes in Europe).
  • There are 14 miles of Heritage Coastal Path, fine limestone cliffs with unique rock formations, flora, fauna, birds galore, sea angling from Witches Point, historic castles, pretty villages and ancient towns - a true 'box of delights' for all the family to delight in!

Merthy Mawr, Ogmore Castle

  • Merthyr Mawr is the prettiest village - roses round the doors, thatched roofs and cream teas, walk across 52 stepping stones over the River Ewenny to fascinating Ogmore Castle (check the tide times first!)

Dunraven Castle near dog friendly holiday cottage

  • Do visit the walled garden - all that remains of Dunraven Castle - and the iron age hill fort - truly spectacular views - perhaps the best view in South Wales?

Cowbridge & Llantwit Major

  • Do explore Cowbridge (the Bond Street of Wales!) - boutique shops lining an ancient Roman Road and quaint Llantwit Major - narrow streets steeped in Welsh history and an ancient seat of learning for Welsh Saints.

St Donats Castle & Atlantic College

  • St Donats 12th century castle nearby, 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 is currently home to the internationally renowned Atlantic College, part of the United World Colleges. Sitting on the heritage coastline, the school houses 350 pupils from all over the world and has 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 under its founding headmaster, retired Rear-Admiral Desmond Hoare and was named by the RNLI after its birthplace. The patented design was handed over to the RNLI by Desmond Hoare with all the rights in 1973 , for the nominal fee of£1 - he did not cash the cheque.

Dunraven Bay holiday cottage sleeps 5 and welcomes dogs

  • 5 guests can enjoy a memorable holiday at any time of the year in this dog friendly holiday cottage near Dunraven Bay on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.

The Vale of Glamorgan

  • The Vale of Glamorgan has a wealth of history to discover - 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 600 AD 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.

St Fagans Folk Museum (Free)

  • The nearby museum at St Fagans gathers together a fascinating range and variety of historic buildings from throughout Wales. Free, entertaining and educational.


  • Close to the vibrant capital city and Cardiff Bay. Enjoy shopping, eating out, historic sites, boat trips and a huge variety of entertainment such as the Norwegian Church Arts Centre and the Wales Millennium Centre, 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, a stunning international arts centre and more family fun at the Atlantic Wharf Leisure Village.

The Gower Peninsula, 1 hour drive

  • This breathtaking Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is packed with glorious unspoiled beaches, dramatic coastal walks, sleepy villages and convivial inns. Well worth an hour's drive.

Cottage holidays at The Hen House offer seaside fun on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, country pursuits in the Vale and vibrant city entertainment with something for all.

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