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Oaktree Farm

Wenvoe, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 1026495)

4.3

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful Cottage Clean and spacious Beautiful garden areas Perfect for exploring local area."

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2021

  • "This was a good location from which to explore the area - the host was very welcoming and there to sort any issues out."

    Would stay again Sarah and Duncan Straw

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "It is with regret that we will never stay at this property again."

    The location is great, and everything on paper seemed fine...but then we arrived. While the owner let us in an hour early, it was clear that the house needed a deep clean, and it was (is?) just not fit for purpose as a holiday home. Thin, office-type blinds rather than curtains in every bedroom (our first job on holiday was to go out and buy black-out blinds), the kitchen was filthy, and the open fireplace that was boasted about on the website was out of use (we were only informed when we arrived...on that, expect to receive an informal (probably not Sykes-approved) set of instructions about what you should and should not do in the property when you arrive, including not to use the fireplace (which the owner has since said broke the day before we arrived). There was insufficient crockery for a couple, never mind a family, no wheelie bins (you had to text the owner for him to collect them), a kitchen bin (in the height of Summer), and the beautiful views that are promised on the website are in fact of a dilapidated caravan full of garden rubbish and a garden that is in desperate need of TLC. This house has potential, but is simply not fit to be rented out for £1000+ now, or for the foreseeable future. If you want to see my evidence, have a look at my photos on Trip Advisor. Really poor. Sorry.

    Reviewed by ThomasAug 2020

  • "Very little information regarding the alarm system took ages to turn it off ."

    We could not set it all week ..shower over flowed when used so we stopped using that .. No curtains only blinds so very bright in all the bedrooms by 5am ..not great .. Up berfore 6 every day ..nice house though Wales was fantastic and we will be coming back again soon.

    Reviewed by BrendenAug 2020

  • "Sykes cottages were amazing, I had a few changes which they dealt with brilliantly."

    The cottage and decor itself was beautiful, the owners were great too, very obliging and helpful. Would definitely return and recommend.

    Reviewed by SophyaMar 2020

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage which is well located for Cardiff and the Vale."

    It has a large, enclosed garden and is clean and beautifully decorated inside. Well-equipped, including a dishwasher and washing machine, the under-floor heating and log burner were particularly welcome as we visited in winter. You will find a nice garden centre across the road for lunch and a welcoming pub with a good menu within walking distance. The owner was attentive but not intrusive and the whole family (including dogs) enjoyed the stay.

    Reviewed by ClaireFeb 2020

  • "Our stay at Oaktree Farm was lovely."

    Location was easy to find but may benefit from a house name sign at the drive entrance. It is a wonderful spacious and homely cottage. It was warm, comfortable, clean and very peaceful. We used Uber into the city, that cost £14 for 4 people, which was very useful. We ate at Wenvoe Arms which was a lovely village pub easily walking distance in approx 10 minutes. We also enjoyed Sunday Lunch at the garden centre cafe just across the road, again easily walking distance. Duncan was on hand to greet us and make sure we were comfortable, very friends and approachable. We hope to return in the Autumn.

    Reviewed by TanyaFeb 2020

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x 4’ double
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Bus Stop 3 min walk away from property, buses run once an hour
  • Large surrounding lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.2 miles
  • 20 minutes from stadium

The property

This character cottage set in rural surroundings, but close to the city centre, within the village of Wenvoe, between Barry and Cardiff in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Boasting plenty of character touches, Oaktree Farm offers heartwarming accommodation for families and friends looking to explore South Wales.

The sitting room provides complete comfort with plenty of seating and an alluring open fire - just what you need after a tiring day rambling the Welsh outdoors!

Prepare delicious meals from the spacious kitchen, appointed with all the necessary appliances to cater for a weekend away or week-long adventure.

Discover the three bedrooms, including a king-size double, standard double and a 4' foot double, which is suitable for children.

Step into the elegant bathroom, complete with stunning marble floor and a luxurious roll-top bath so you can enjoy a relaxing soak at the end of your evening.

Outside there are plenty of spots to sit down and take in the scenery, perhaps best accompanied with a glass of wine or an alfresco meal.

A short walk into Wenvoe will provide you with the choice of two pubs which both serve food, plus a post office and convenience store for picking up any essentials.

Visit the town of Barry to get your fix of retail therapy, or plan a trip to the stunning beaches of Southerndown or Merthyr Mawr for a fantastic day out.

Alternatively, head into the city of Cardiff to see many attractions including the National Museum, Gothic castle and Cardiff Bay, Europe’s largest waterfront development.

Based in ideal location, you'll never be short of things to do at Oaktree Farm.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

WENVOE

Barry 4.5 miles; Cardiff 7.2 miles; 19.7 miles

Resting between the excitement of Barry and Cardiff, the village of Wenvoe can be found settled within the Vale of Glamorgan, ideally situated for exploring the many wonders of the Welsh coast. Within the village you can find a host of wonderful amenities, including a Post Office, local store, a pub as well as its own leisure facilities including a golf course and a cricket club. Still holding evidence of its once thriving farming community, Wenvoe now stands as a popular commuter village, as well as holding its own community charm. Venture out to the capital of Cardiff, easily accessible by car and offering a wide range of attractions at any time of year. Home to the beauty of Cardiff Castle at the heart of the 'City of Castles', alongside the historical wonder of its national museum and the St Fagans National, there's plenty of beauty to explore here, not forgetting Cardiff Bay being particularly picturesque. To the south of the village is the town of Barry, an enticing seaside resort boasting golden, sandy beaches, its own Pleasure Park and a wide selection of amenities, this maritime town is well-worth a visit. Slightly further afield is the Brecon Beacons, hosting natural beauty like no other and plenty of outdoor activity including underground discoveries, fishing, cycling, rock climbing and much more, it's a marvellous place for any type of thrill seeker. Ideally situated for exploring a wide variety of wonderful attractions of Wales, Wenvoe is a charming village from which to discover this scenic region from.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas