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Shepherd's Hut

(Ref. 1134214)

Southerndown near St Brides Major, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "The property itself was perfect for just me and was a five minute walk from the sea which was exactly what I was looking for."

    However, the property was not ready for me when I arrived after the check in time and I found several instances of mould around the property (including in the saucepans) which I took photos of and am happy to provide. The only major issue I had with the property was the bathroom situation. The advertisement made it seem like the bathroom was a lot closer than it actually was. As a young woman on my own, I wasn’t very comfortable using the bathroom after dark as it was a good minute walk from the Shepard’s hut. Additionally, the bathroom wasn’t clean. There was rubbish left by the previous visitors in the bin still. The sink was covered in dirt and debris. There were spiders everywhere. On the first day there, there was one woodlouse in the sink. As the days when on, the number of woodlice increased dramatically. Especially when it was dark. With this bathroom being a washroom, I wasn’t comfortable using the shower at all. It had been overrunning by spiders and I wasn’t comfortable standing in there bare foot with all the bugs. There was also only three sheets of toilet paper left on the roll when I arrived. I tried to find someone at the front entrance of the house for two days but no one answered. So I ended up buying toilet roll to use during my stay. I was very lucky to stumble upon one of the cleaners on my third day and they were very helpful and provided me with a cool box to store food. Which is definitely needed because there is no where to store food within the shepards hut and the few food places near the hut cost a fortune. I loved staying there and it was perfect for its proximity to the sea. However, the bathroom is the main reason I probably won’t be going back.

    Reviewed by Megan2.5Oct 2023


  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchenette, dining area and woodburning stove
  • External wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Central heating
  • 2-ring hob, kettle
  • WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Decking with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 0.4 miles, beach 0.5 miles
  • Note: £20 pet charge for the second pet

The property

St Brides Major 1.5 miles.

This inviting shepherd’s hut lies on the award-winning Heritage Coast on the edge of the village of Southerndown, Vale of Glamorgan.

Hosting a well-presented interior amidst picturesque surroundings, Shepherd’s Hut is a superb base for a couple looking to spend some time in this part of South Wales.

Internally, the hut features a double bed, dining area for mealtimes and a woodburning stove that keeps the space warm and toasty.

To the outside is a cooking area located under the parasols, and a decked area with two chairs from which you can kick back, relax, and enjoy the views.

Just across the yard lies a purpose built washroom with hot shower, basin and WC.

The Shepherd’s Hut offers a charming little escape for two in beautiful South Wales.

Note: This hut can be booked with Refs. 1134209 & 1134213, together sleeping 16 guests.

Slade Holiday Cottages

Resting on the edge of the village of Southerndown, in the Vale of Glamorgan, is this delightful collection of cottages, Slade Holiday Cottages. Situated just a moment’s walk from the Wales Coastal Path, Slade Holiday Cottages provide an excellent choice for families, couples and their canine companions looking to explore this award-winning stretch of coastline. The properties are set on Slade Farm, a premier and award-winning farm, supplier of meat to Waitrose as well as its own farm shop in nearby St Brides Major. Within a short walk is the Three Golden Cups pub, where you can reward yourself with a pint of ale after a ramble, or book a table at the Frolics for a wonderful Italian meal. For your essentials, head to St Brides Major for its well-stocked village shop and milk hut selling fresh milk from a neighbouring farm. Explore the hidden gem of Dunraven Bay, Dunraven Castle with its surrounding gardens, plus there is a local dog-friendly beach just a gentle walk away, from which you can join the scenic Heritage Coastal Path. Spend an afternoon in the famous town of Barry, home to a glorious sandy beach along with the ruins of Barry Castle, or escape further afield to Cardiff, the capital of Wales, with a host of museums and art galleries, shopping, theatre visits, rugby and football matches. Escape to Slade Holiday Cottages for a wonderful getaway, whatever time of year.

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About the location


Bridgend 3.8 miles; Porthcawl 9 miles; Cardiff 23.9 miles.

St Brides Major is a quaint village resting in the Vale of Glamorgan, resting near the coastline of South Wales. Home to a farm shop, The Fox pub, serving traditional fare, a village hall, and a florist, the village has all the necessities for a self-catered stay whilst a hub of amenities lies further into the county in Bridgend. For attractions, Dunraven Bay and its clifftop vantage point is a short journey away, along with the grand remains of Dunraven Castle, whilst Merthyr Mawr Nature Reserve, and Ogmore Castle rest either side of River Ogmore. Whilst visiting the area, Porthcawl is a must stop off, with its sweeping seafront, the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl Museum, and The Wilderness Lake Porthcawl as recommended attractions, or travel east to explore the city of Cardiff, brimming with shops, eateries, a picturesque dock, and a host of landmarks, including National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff Castle, and the Wales Millennium Centre.

Please note: This property can only accept Monday and Friday check-in.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas