The Hen House Near Dunraven Beach, Ogmore & Southerndown

£555 - £1635 per week

Why We Reccommend The Hen House

Glamorgan Heritage Coast holiday cottage sleeps 5 and welcomes one dog free. The Golden Coast of South Wales, is 5 mins walk along a wooded footpath.


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.
  • Situated in the Grounds of the Hen House - a Shepherds Hut can also be hired for your stay sleeping 2 people (See details below).
  • Within walking distance is the Three Golden Cups Pub or try Florics for a wonderful Italian meal - very family friendly.


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.


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.

Shepherd's Hut Additional accommodation for 2 people in the Shepherds Hut in the Garden with double bed, small table and log burner - £200 p/w paid locally to owner. Please advise at time of booking if you would like to hire the Shepherds Hut.

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


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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