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The Old Bakehouse

Llantwit Major, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 922129)



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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage in a gorgeous, friendly and well-provided-for town."

    Lots of nearby pubs, takeaways, shops and cafés, and the kitchen is very well equipped too so you have the choice of cooking and eating in. Some lovely little touches in the cottage itself like the beach equipment in the garage, board games and books for rainy days, and very comfortable furniture and beds. The whole family loved it and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by AbigailOct 2021

  • "Well equipped cottage in a fantastic location for exploring the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by JonathanOct 2021

  • "Great value for money cottage in a gorgeous village setting."

    The cottage worked brilliantly for our family (3 boys aged 8 and under). The open plan layout downstairs was great, and they loved sharing a bedroom with their own single beds. We highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by CraigAug 2021

  • "The cottage was exceedingly comfortable and the location was ideal for lovely walks through meadows to the beech."

    Two minutes away two excellent pubs serving excellent food. We felt the cottage was an excellent place to take our dog. It was an incredibly lovely place situated in a gorgeous town. We had a truly lovely time

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2020

  • "IT was not very clean considering the current climate settee covers not very clean and smelled also cobweb all over the place."

    Reviewed by AllanSep 2020

  • "Llantwit Major was a lovely little village, near to lots of great places to ..."

    Llantwit Major was a lovely little village, near to lots of great places to visit and the cottage was perfectly placed, will definitely come back

    Reviewed by GillSep 2020

  • "The old bake house is a very comfortable place to stay and Llantwrit Major is a ..."

    The old bake house is a very comfortable place to stay and Llantwrit Major is a lovely town not far from the sea and Cardiff is a short drive or train if you prefer

    Reviewed by CarlMar 2020

  • "We stay at the property regularly and always have an enjoyable and comfortable stay."

    The cottage is in a good village location, well equipped and homely. There is a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants within the village which means that you don't need to travel far should you choose not to.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2020

  • "I was a solo traveller, using the apartment as a base to visit a frail friend who lives locally."

    It is easy to find: a very attractive, pleasingly decorated, airy apartment. The house was very, very cold when I arrived late afternoon (end of January). It took a couple of days for the heating to even start to warm the place adequately, especially the open-plan downstairs area, and the bathroom. The floors downstairs (kitchen and living room) felt especially cold (if you suffer from cold feet, pack a pair of warm slippers). The stairs (polished wood) are stylish, but slippery (so, take particular care when using them). I'd travelled a long way, got caught in traffic, and arrived slightly later than expected: I would have appreciated a few complimentary tea bags and milk and sugar in the kitchen (most places, in my experience, provide this minimum of hospitality as a welcoming gesture). The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable and the abundance of fresh towels were greatly appreciated. This isn't a cheap apartment for one person, but would provide good value for a family. If I make a return visit, I'd probably choose to come back in the summer.

    Reviewed by ChristineJan 2020

  • "An excellent cottage in a great location, with easy access to the beach and coast."

    The village has a wide range of restaurants and there is easy access to shops, which are within walking distance. The property is well equipped and comfortable, which always makes for a great stay. The owner goes the extra mile to ensure that everything meets expectation and there is help on hand if needed. This was our second stay and our next is booked already!

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2019

  • "The Cottage is very Beautiful and cozy."

    It was a pleasure to stay there. It was clean and we found all we need for stay. It exceeded our expectations.The Old Bakehouse is a very good place for trips to Cardiff, to the beach and to the mountains. The People are really friendly and it is a good place for dogs. We really enjoyed our hollidays.

    Reviewed by JuergenJul 2019

  • "Disappointing on arrival as we had requested the superkingsize bed which was not made up."

    The cottage was very spacious but could really do with some TLC, most of the doors were really chipped and scratched, the walls in most of the rooms were badly marked, the settees were really uncomfortable and when we first arrived there was quite a musty smell to the place. There were also cobwebs hanging from the ceiling in the bathroom! On the positive side, the beds were really comfortable and the location is lovely. There is lots to see and do in the area and it is very convenient for getting a train from the cottage. In my opinion if the cottage just had a deep clean, a lick of paint throughout and an upgrade on the settees, then it would be just perfect.

    Reviewed by DianneJun 2019

  • "Very clean and comfortable, nice area, lovely walks."

    Reviewed by John GlynMar 2019

  • "We enjoyed our Break at the Old Bakehouse."

    It was lovely to enter a warm, welcoming home, after a day of travelling in cold weather. The house is comfortable and has a nice outlook within the heart of Llantwit Major. The village centre is picturesque, with modern day facilities nearby. There is good access to countryside, coast and city from this location.

    Reviewed by KeithFeb 2019

  • "The home was extremely spacious and felt like a real home."

    So many apartments that I stay in have tried to squeeze everything in but this holiday home was perfect to relax in.

    Reviewed by RichardJan 2019

  • "Good directions by owner as we would have had difficulty finding it otherwise as it was dark and raining when we arrived."

    Nice and spacious, well located for our purpose which was visiting friends. It was very quiet which was great. Would recommend and would hopefully come back again to visit.

    Reviewed by AnneNov 2018

  • "This cottage was very comfortable and welcoming."

    The kitchen was very well appointed. Our dog settled in straight away and our Grandson loved all the toys that were there. Llantwit Major is a lovely village with everything there if you just want to stay local but central for exploring wider areas. We have already booked to return next June as we enjoyed it so much.

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2018

  • "An absolutely amazing home in a beautiful and quaint village."

    We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was very clean and bright, homely and comfortable and had everything we needed. Llantwit Major is a wonderful old village and a great base from which to explore all that South Wales offers. We will definitely look to book this cottage again on our next visit.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2018

  • "IT is looking a bit tired and could do with decorating also could do with some new settees very uncomfortable."

    Reviewed by AllanSep 2018

  • "Had problem with tv."

    Rang owners who were very helpful talked me through how to use and bought new aerial bo

    Reviewed by JanetteSep 2017

  • "Fab location in a very friendly village."

    Reviewed by DarrenJul 2017

  • "Village is lovely and very friendly."

    Cottage ideal location for pubs shops etc. Cottage comfortable.

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2017

  • "Local village area very scenic,designer outlet very good at bridgend,dog walks on coastal path wonderful"

    Reviewed by JonathanJun 2017

  • "We enjoyed holiday village was lovely as were the people."

    House was good but could do with a little refurbishment especially the bathroom shower in the centre of the bath makes it difficult to move.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2016

  • "We had an excellent time."

    The cottage was both quaint and modern and very comfortable for all the family. Really well kept and looked after. The places we wanted to go were not far at all so definitely an excellent location to visit the beaches, castles and other beautiful sights within barely 20-30 minutes distance. Bedrooms - nice, clean and tidy. Very comfortable beds and pillows allowing us to drop off straightaway.

    Reviewed by IsmailAug 2016

  • "A very comfortable and cosy cottage with everything we needed supplied."

    The town was friendly with good pubs, restaurants and shops. The area was beautiful with plenty of places to explore. We had a very pleasant Christmas break.

    Mrs ThorpeDec 2015

  • "Lovely little village and cottage was spacious and clean."

    Would definitely use it again.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2015

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The property

This delightful detached cottage, set in the heart of the pretty Vale of Glamorgan village of Llantwit Major is built on the site of the village bakery.

A spacious two-bedroom cottage, The Old Bakehouse is ideally situated for those wanting a base within walking distance of shops, pubs, restaurants and even the beach, which is just one mile away.

There are two airy bedrooms, the master with a king-size bed and the other a family room with three singles.

The bright family bathroom is conveniently situated between the between the two bedrooms and features a full-size bath, perfect for soaking any aches away after a wonderful day of walking or cycling the stunning surrounding area.

Downstairs, the open plan living area has plenty of comfy seating for relaxing after the day’s activities and a large table where you can enjoy family meals whilst discussing adventures for the rest of the week.

Step through the dining area to the well-equipped kitchen, where a door gives access to the walled courtyard, ideal for alfresco meals, a barbecue or just relaxing with a drink.

Only 200 yards away are two picturesque pubs, along with the shops of this charming, ancient village, whilst just a mile away is the dramatic Glamorgan Heritage Coastline, so why not leave your car parked up and explore the local area on foot?

Venture further afield and you can visit stunning sandy beaches such as Southerndown, Ogmore-by-Sea or Merthyr Mawr near Porthcawl, with its famous sand dunes, and also the nearby beach holiday resort of Barry Island.

Those seeking retail therapy are well catered for in nearby Cowbridge or perhaps Cardiff, Swansea or the designer outlet village at Bridgend.

There’s also plenty of local history to discover with the nearby romantic ruins of Ogmore Castle and stately homes and grounds of Tredegar House and Dyffryn Gardens.

Set in a convenient village location for a quiet holiday, yet close to an array of activities, The Old Bakehouse is just perfect for everyone to explore South Wales.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x family room with 3 singles
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, espresso machine, washing machine, tumble dryer (in garage), dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair, stairgates, pushchair and baby back carrier
  • Side courtyard garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis or in free car park 1 min walk away
  • Secure bike storage in lockable garage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Note: There are open tread stairs to the first floor.

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About the location


Cowbridge 5 miles; Bridgend 9 miles; Cardiff 18 miles;

Ancient buildings sit on every corner in Llantwit Major, one of the Vale of Glamorgan’s most beautiful villages, with the first church recorded in the settlement more than 1,500 years ago and lush countryside, caves and sandy beaches providing glorious surroundings. Nearby Cowbridge, with its designer shops, provides the chance for some retail therapy, or why not take the short trip to Bridgend, with its town centre shopping and popular outlet village? The dramatically beautiful Glamorgan Heritage Coastline and the Wales Coast Path beckon, with the seaside resorts of Barry Island and Porthcawl boasting sandy beaches, a surf school, great fishing and a popular park. Ogmore-by-Sea on the other hand offers a vast stretch of unspoilt beach and a riding school from where you can take treks along the sand. An easy train or car journey will take you to Cardiff or Swansea for shopping, theatres, concerts, sporting events. Visit the famous open air Folk Museum at St Fagans near Cardiff to discover times gone by. A great central location for exciting days out exploring the beautiful coast and countryside of South Wales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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