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Nuthatch Barn

(Ref. 1051827)

Hensol near Pontyclun, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little cottage, perfect for a dog friendly break"

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Jul 2024

  • "Wonderful cottage, lots of wildlife to see, very clean and well equipped."

    Looking forward to staying there again as it’s also a good base for several places in South Wales.

    Reviewed by Shelagh5.0Jun 2024

  • "Nuthatch Cottage was perfect for us, we had everything we needed in the cottage and the Owners were very friendly and helpful."

    We felt very relaxed watching the birds on the feeders in the garden. Perfect location to visit Cardiff, we caught the train from Pontyclun it was so easy. We hope to visit again .

    Reviewed by Donna5.0May 2024

  • "Wow, wow, wow."

    ... what a gem Nuthatch Barn is, it was exceptionally clean, very well equipped and comfortable with everything I needed for my stay. The bottle of wine and welsh cakes were a lovely welcome touch too. It's in a fantastic, peaceful location just a short journey from Cardiff and Barry Island and many other wonderful locations like the Brecon Beacons, Porthcawl and Ogmore Beach (perfect for dogs all year round). Pontyclun is a short walk away and it was a picturesque walk at that. I loved that it was also on a working farm, it was wonderful to see all the sheep, lambs, cows and calves. I stayed for 5 nights with my 4 legged best friend and he appeared to enjoy his stay as much as I did. I cannot recommend Nuthatch Barn highly enough, Tim and Sally are the perfect hosts and I look forward to returning again soon.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0May 2024

  • "An absolutely lovely place with welcoming and caring owners."

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Apr 2024

  • "Exceptional in every respect."

    This wonderful little hideaway in the beautiful Welsh countryside is just the ticket if you're looking for peace & quiet and plenty of fresh air. Tim & Sally have done a super job in fitting out this barn conversion with plenty of attention to luxury. I cannot rate this highly enough!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2024

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay, the owners were very helpful, they let our dog run free in their fields as no sheep in them."

    it was lovely and warm with everything we needed for our stay. hope to go back later in the year to see our family in cardiff.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Mar 2024

  • "A lovely clean and comfortable cottage."

    Would certainly recommend it and would certainly choose it again. Cottage owners were very welcoming. Regarding Sykes Cottages; I had to install What’s app Just to contact Sykes cottage's they wouldn’t message me information as it was booked in my husbands name so he then had to install the app. There was no phone contact listed on the sight and it was the only way to contact them.initially. when we enquired about bringing the 3 nights forward by a day Sykes wanted to charge us £30 admin fee which we thought was a bit steep so we didn’t bother.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, comfortable and well equipped."

    Good location for visiting Cardiff, Brecon Beacons and the coast. Tim, the host very helpful. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property, well cared for and very helpful owners."

    After asking about good walks for the dog the owner Tim said we could take the dog to any field as there was not stock on the farm that week. Dog was in his happy place, sniffing and wondering around the fields (on his long lead). We intend to stay again when visiting family.

    Reviewed by Terina5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Nuthatch Barn, lovely and clean and very comfortable with everything we needed."

    We both enjoyed watching the wildlife in the garden. Great location to explore both coast and country. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful and quiet cottage in a peaceful rural location."

    It’s in a great location to get around South Wales with easy reach to the motorway, with lots to see and in near by.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2023

  • "Nuthatch Barn was perfect place to stay with my small granddaughter while we visited family nearby."

    She loved watching the woodpeckers on the feeder and the rabbits in the neighbouring field. Nuthatch was warm and comfortable and had everything we needed for our short stay. Sally and Tim were very welcoming and nearby if we needed anything. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Jul 2023

  • "We’ve just come back from a great stay at Nuthatch barn ."

    Tim and Sally are lovely people and made us feel really welcome. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need. We had great sleep in the comfiest bed too. Our little dog Alfie loved the garden and having walks through the fields. I would thoroughly recommend staying here, we didn’t want to leave. We’d definitely like to return for another holiday soon !!

    Reviewed by Deanna5.0Jul 2023

  • "Such an adorable little cottage."

    Perfect for 2 people. We absolutely loved our stay. Tim and Sally are such lovely people who are so welcoming. Will definitely be rebooking! Thank you for much a lovely holiday, just wish we could have stayed a bit longer!

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very peaceful and comfortable situation while being close to the M4 for travel."

    Friendly and helpful hosts, wouldn't hesitate to return if visiting the Cardiff area again.

    Reviewed by Adela5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very comfortable accommodation with plenty of space for two people."

    Thank you for the friendly welcome and information sent before our arrival. We would happily return.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Mar 2023

  • "Stunning accommodation and location."

    ......owners friendly and welcoming but not intrusive......stay was faultless

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Jan 2023

  • "Firstly I want to congratulate Tim and Sally, for their creation of this beautiful cottage."

    This will be our first choice, for visiting family. I cannot remember when I last slept so well, and cannot ratethe comfort high enough.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent hosts who provided us with every facility and comfort for the second time, and hopefully the third next year."

    Pauline, Roger & Amber xx

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2022

  • "A great stay again ,really welcoming, shall definitely be back."

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2022

  • "A very pleasant property, very clean with all the facilities required for a short stay."

    The bed was extremely comfortable and the shower was brilliant. Made use of the cooking facilities which were all serviceable and easy to use.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely quiet cottage, high standard of cleanliness and really well equipped."

    Owner were lovely, greeted on arrival and always there if needed. I would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.4Aug 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, within easy reach of interesting places to visit - but most importantly - the owners,Tim and Sally could not be more helpful."

    Immaculately clean, and the powerful shower is marvellous! Peaceful area with plenty of places to walk the dog.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2022

  • "Another great visit with friendly Tim & Sally"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation very helpful owner."

    A lovely base for touring the local area

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely place had an enjoyable time , nice and secure for our dog ."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2022

  • "Perfect location for a relaxing break in the Welsh countryside."

    Seaside resorts, Cardiff city and local villages all easy to drive to. Lovely helpful owners. We had everything we needed for a perfect Spring break.

    Reviewed by Leonard5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Nuthatch Barn."

    Lovely cosy accommodation, well presented and stocked with all the essentials. Easily accessible to get out and about in the area. The owners Tim and Sally were great hosts. Would recommend to others and certainly would return ourselves.

    Reviewed by Mali5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation very comfortable brilliant area to explore south coast from."

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2022



    Reviewed by Dominique5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely ideal location for a quiet relaxing country break with all facilities in the barn and locally."

    Lovely welcome and telephone help to guide us to the farm. Loved watching the cows being fed every morning from the kitchen window and seeing the woodpeckers on the bird table. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Jan 2022

  • "Everything was great, providing us with a warm and comfortable base from which to visit our family."

    Tim and Sally were so friendly and kind and watching the animals and birds in the surrounding fields added to our enjoyment. Some historically interesting places about to visit also....Llantrisant and the Welsh Life Museum at St Fagans in particular.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2021

  • "Another fantastic stay,Dave our jack russell really loves both the barn and the countryside setting."

    Tim and Sally are excellent hosts and are very helpful,we would highly recommend this place to everyone,thankyou again for a fantastic break,See you again in 2022!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our break at Nuthatch."

    Thanks Tim and Sally

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Oct 2021

  • "We couldn’t fault our stay at Nuthatch Barn, the cottage had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean."

    Tim and Sally were excellent hosts , friendly and really helpful. The wine and Welsh cakes on the table when we arrived were a lovely surprise. We would definitely recommend and we hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent Accomodation and can’t fault it well recommended this location"

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very pleasant couple running the two cottages."

    Reviewed by Meriel5.0Sep 2021

  • "Such friendly owners."

    Everything and more was there. Such a lovely area, it was exactly what we were looking for, for a much needed escape from busy life and a relaxing first anniversary. Thankyou so much.

    Reviewed by Jemma5.0Sep 2021

  • "The hosts were absolutely brilliant; nothing was too much trouble, they provide a really personal service."

    The cottage is located in a rural area, but any convenience you require is located within a 15 minutes drive. The enclosed garden and patio area provide a wonderful sun trap allowing you to relax in the open air. We had a wonderful relaxing week and most definitely will be booking to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2021

  • "Our stay at nuthatch Barn was fantastic."

    Our daughter and family were in the next door barn and was just great . We went out together from the location which was very good and still have lots to see. The weather was not great but we did not mind. The Barn was beautiful and had everything for a home from home. Which is what it felt like. Thank you for a lovely stay we could not fault a thing. We will return.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2021

  • "Perfect location."

    Friendly n helpful owners. Property is excellently maintained an spotlessly clean. There is everything you need equipment wise in the Barn. Can not recommend this holiday highly enough

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Aug 2021

  • "A fabulous place to stay, set in some gorgeous South Wales country side."

    The enclosed area with the nuthatch Barn is ideal if you’re taking your dog. Inside there is all you need, well equipped kitchen, big bedroom with plenty of storage. There are walks you can go on and there’s a field next to the barn that was available to exercise your dog. our dog loved it

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage and such a quiet peaceful place to be, for a relaxing getaway."

    The cottage had all and more than we needed and wanted, the cottage was so comfortable and clean, with a beautiful area around to visit. Tim and Sally were wonderful, so nice and helpful! Would definitely recommend for others to stay at the nuthatch barn.

    Reviewed by Lewis5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage is delightful, highly recommended, hope to return one day"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the surrounding even the sheep didn't mind us ..."

    We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the surrounding even the sheep didn't mind us being there lol as for Tim and Sally they were very helpful and friendly looking forward to staying there again in the near future

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great cottage and friendly and helpful hosts."

    Would recommend anytime.

    Reviewed by Channa5.0Apr 2021

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  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil fired central heating and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi and a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Multi-level enclosed patio and lawn with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: This property is located on a working farm
  • Note: This property has a minimum of 3 night stay and can not accept a Sunday changeover
  • Note: 24th May - 31st May 2024 - this property can only accept a 7 night booking.

The property

Pontyclun 1.5 miles.

Offering you and your loved one the ultimate countryside experience, Nuthatch Barn can be found nestled on a working farm in the quaint village of Hensol, near to the convenient amenities of Pontyclun.

A stunning stone-built property with a sociable open-plan layout, this Welsh abode is a true delight at any time of year.

Begin your relaxing retreat by kicking back and relaxing with a refreshing beverage in hand as you settle down on the sofa and flick on the television, or gather around the charming dining table for a romantic meal for two, the amply-equipped kitchen offering every essential appliance you could need, even a dishwasher so you don't have to worry about the washing up on your escape.

Moving up onto the first floor you can find the spacious double bedroom settled beneath the characterful beams of the room, offering a haven to rest your head amongst following a refreshing rinse in the adjoining shower room.

When you rise, take a cup of tea out onto the patio and let your canine companion roam around the enclosed area, before selecting an outfit from the ample storage space in the bedroom and heading out on the day's adventure.

Although remote, the local area makes a lovely spot for the avid walker, with the River Ely being well-worth exploring, followed by a delicious dinner in the nearby pub, Miskin Arms.

There are plenty of local attractions for you to enjoy, with Llanerch Vineyards just next door with its café/restaurant and farm shop, you’re also just 1 mile from The Vale Hotel and Golf Course and the Miskin Manor, both with their restaurant and spa facilities.

Slightly further afield rests Pontyclun, also quaint in character, here you can find a wider selection of cuisine options, including shops where you can pick up your own fresh ingredients, as well as a railway station with direct links to Cardiff and Swansea.

Local historic towns of Cowbridge and Llantrisant, with their leisure centre/swimming pool, and The Royal Mint Visitor Center, are well worth a visit.

Spend a day at Bridgend for the ultimate shopping experience at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, or venture to Port Talbot where you can find a wide range of quirky attractions varying from the Baked Bean Museum of Excellence to treetop adventures at Go Ape!, there's something here for everyone, not forgetting its own beautiful beach for those summer days.

The capital city of Cardiff is also within driving distance, with a wide selection of golf courses along the way, it offers its own nature reserve, museums, eateries of all kinds and a vibrant nightlife well-worth experiencing.

With so much excitement in easy reach, Nuthatch Barn is an exceptional choice for your romantic escape to Wales.

Note: This property can be booked with 1021868, together sleeping six guests.

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About the location


Bridgend 10.9 miles; Cardiff 12.1 miles; Swansea 32.6 miles

A charming village and community resting within the County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Pontyclun is the perfect choice for an escape to Wales. The iron ore and coal mining industries alongside the introduction of the South Wales Railway changed this quaint village from a 20 acre farm to a bustling Victorian industrial town, which now attracts visitors from all over the world. Alongside its great railway connections, the village also benefits from a good range of shops, perfect for picking up any essentials on a self-catered stay, as well as wide selection of eateries varying from traditional pubs to Indian takeaways, offering something for every taste. Explore the independent shops scattered around before taking a stroll through the picturesque Ivor Woods and along the River Ely. A scenic car journey from Pontyclun will bring you to Wales' capital; Cardiff. Here you can find a wide range of attractions, with the most popular including a trip to its imposing Gothic castle, exploring its beautiful bay and the Cardiff Central Market where you can roam the dual-level Victorian structure houses showcasing a variety of traders, from fresh produce to homeware, tools and even records. For a day out with a difference visit the Cardiff International White Water Centre, offering the only white water rafting course in South Wales, or explore Bridgend, Barry, Port Talbot and beyond, making Pontyclun the ultimate base for exploring the coast of Wales.

Note: This property has a minimum of 3 night stay and can not accept a Sunday changeover.

Note: 24th May - 31st May 2024 - this property can only accept a 7 night booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas