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Woodpecker Barn

Hensol near Pontyclun, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 1021868)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Great stay."

    Very sunny property with big patio doors and beautiful views. Loved hearing and seeing all the birds and squirrels. Really warm and welcoming hosts. They left a bottle of drink and chocolate and thought of all those little touches that make your holiday homely. Very tastefully decorated. Open plan space and gorgeous farmhouse/ country kitchen with everything you could need. They even had a dishwasher there. Brilliant hosts, the underfloor heating was a real treat and the location was pretty countryside but very easy trips into Cardiff etc. Both bathrooms clean and warm and had some very cosy baths. Peaceful setting and you instantly feel relaxed and on holiday. We will be back again!

    Reviewed by FernNov 2021

  • "Everything about the property was excellent."

    Thank you Tim and Sally.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2021

  • "We had a wonderfull time during our stay at Woodpecker barn the owner's Tim and Sally were brilliant and very helpfull the area was good for places to visit especially St Fagans near Cardiff where you could easily spend a full day,we do intend to return next year."

    Reviewed by NigelOct 2021

  • "A beautiful and well maintained cottage."

    Tim & Sally were on hand but never intrusive. Really lovely couple, cottage and location. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by SamOct 2021

  • "The owners were lovely and helpful, the welcome pack was a nice surprise, the farm is in a rural and quiet location."

    Overall, well worth the visit.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "Fabulous location for sightseeing local area."

    Relaxing, well equipped and modern. Exceptionally clean and very friendly hosts Highly recommended stay.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2021

  • "Everything about Woodpecker Barn was just perfect!"

    Could not fault it at all. The owners Sally and Tim were on hand for all our needs. Very welcoming and had exceptional local knowledge. The Barn itself was equipped with a complete range of essentials. We would highly recommend this property!

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2021

  • "Very comfortable stay the hosts were lovely and perfect location for visiting places definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2021

  • "Great holiday and fantastic house"

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2021

  • "Excellent Farm Barn."

    Everything you need with Dog friendly garden Very quiet and clean Perfect location to visit the local sites. Cardiff, Beaches, local towns. Bridgend Shopping. Plenty of parking

    Reviewed by TroyJul 2021

  • "Woodpecker barn was outstanding!"

    A great location and very well presented and clean. The owners were so lovely and accommodating. I will be 100% recommending to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by AbigailJul 2021

  • "Delightful new barn conversion on a working farm with everything you need for a warm, comfortable stay."

    The owners live next door on the farm, were friendly and helpful which added to our enjoyable holiday. A welcome pack was sent by email beforehand giving details of the house, which was spotlessly clean and fresh for our arrival.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2021

  • "Woodpecker Barn is a gorgeous property set in a beautiful location."

    It was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and welcoming. The owners are very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely stay there again and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2021

  • "Woodpecker Barn was a high quality and well speced cottage offering everything we wanted."

    It’s a beautiful space in a wonderful location.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2021

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The property

Pontyclun 1.5 miles.

Woodpecker Barn is a wonderful holiday cottage for those wishing for a remote setting in easy reach of both coastal and countryside attractions.

A beautiful stone-built barn with a contemporary interior, this property is wonderfully suited to couples, friends or families looking to explore Wales at any time of year.

Step over the stylishly patterned hallway and make your way into the open-plan living space where you will first see the sleek kitchen area letting you pour yourself a warming cup of tea whilst admiring the wide range of fantastic appliances on offer.

Pull up a chair at the dining table for an evening of family-fun board games, the patio doors open to let in the fresh countryside air, or snuggle up together on the plush corner sofa and watch your favourite film on the television.

Spend time together in the multi-level garden where your canine companion can enjoy running around the enclosed lawn as you kick back and relax beneath the sun after a day of adventure.

Move upstairs to find the two equally as inviting double bedrooms, both making lovely spots to rest your head after a fun-filled day, firstly choosing from either the ground-floor shower room or the bathroom to refresh before unwinding and catching up with your rest.

Explore the local area of Hensol by foot, with both a pub and the River Ely running by, it makes a lovely location for an evening walk, or follow the river to nearby Pontyclun where you can find even more pubs and eateries to choose from as well as shops to pick up your own ingredients for a homemade meal, you'll also find the railway station with direct links to Cardiff and Swansea.

Llanerch Vineyards is 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.

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

Be sure to explore the Welsh capital of Cardiff too, just a scenic car journey away, here you will find attractions such as its Gothic castle, museums including the National Museum Cardiff and the science museum Techniquest, or simply choose to ramble along the beautiful bay, taking in the seascapes as you enjoy some fish and chips for a delicious dinner.

For a day out with a difference the Cardiff International White Water Centre is a must, or head to Bridgend for a game of golf followed by wonderful shopping experiences at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet.

Surrounded by so many coastal attractions, there's no better choice than Woodpecker Barn for your next holiday.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1051827, together sleeping six guests.


  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and living area
  • Oil fired central heating and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • 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
  • Rear multi-level enclosed lawn and patio 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.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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