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Caner Bach Lodge

Blackmill, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 983095)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was amazing and the family were all so helpful and friendly."

    Reviewed by LeslieApr 2022

  • "Delightful remote cottage for 2."

    Wonderful hosts. Fantastic views. Challenging drive on the approach especially if you make the mistake of coming in from the south by satnav rather than following the instructions and coming in via the village from the west.

    Thank you so much for the Lovely feedback, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure meeting you and your Beautiful four legged baby. You are right about the Directions, some sat Nav don’t pick up our location and can lead to narrow county lanes as we share our postcode with 4 other farms. It’s recommended to contact us before arriving, I have identified easier direction and we will send a text messages to guest before arrival. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2022

  • "Had a lovely week."

    The cottage is well equipped and very clean. It's on the top of a mountain the views are stunning. The owners very friendly and helpful.

    Thank you so Much Susan for your Kind Review, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "Would not return EVER again."

    Please take the time to read the other reviews below about going with dogs, and listen to them! Do not go if you have a dog - should not be a dog friendly property due to the dogs on site.

    Thank you for your Feedback Sarah We are sorry to read this, as we explained we do have policies in place to keep both you and your pet safe, which sadly if you ignore can cause problems as you encountered . The cottage is located on a small working farm and we do have a number of dogs on our property which are all friendly and love to play but only at selected times of day, We always advise on approach to the farm if the dogs are out playing to give us a call or shout and to give us time to get the dogs in, until it’s safe to keep you and your pet safe. An animals instinct is to protect their home, no matter how soft and even when introduced we have to be mindful and stop and think, you can’t just open the gate and let a dog walk in. Just like a park or out and about, we have to be mindful at all times we never know how an animal will react. We are so glad your dog didn’t come to any harm we just wish you would had stayed so you could have calm down and discussed what happened. Best wishes Kerry & Carys Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "Property has lovely views."

    Lounge kitchen area felt a bit cramped. No direct access to garden from property. Nowhere to hang wet coats etc. No hot water in bathroom sink. Bed and one of the sofas not particularly comfy. Numerous dogs on property and although very cute were quite noisy at times. Owners were very welcoming. Despite the negatives we enjoyed our short break here and the surrounding area.

    Thank you for you feedback Sorry to hear we didn’t meet all your expectations,. we have taken all your comments on board, We always want our guests to have the best experience possible and we aim to help if we can. You are right it is small and we do state that it’s a small cosy cottage, In terms of the wet coats and wet shoes we would have happily sorted this for you during your stay if we would have know, we can place wet items in our outer buildings opposite the cottage, we have now added a coat area and place for wet shoes. The hot water in the bathroom sink we are still awaiting a small boiler to be fitted in that area but the shower and kitchen have hot water, As you know The cottage is located on a small working farm. We like to offer all our guests opportunity to meet all our pet animals. Even our dogs they are all very loving and playful we do allot on social media with our pets and hoping in the near future to offer more animal therapy opportunities. With dogs it’s natural response for them to bark, especially when you bring a new dog onto a property, your dog also has to discover a new territory it was completely normal for both ours and your dog to bark at each other. Our dogs are usually very quite, only time they are noisy is when they are out playing or triggered by noise. We only let our dogs out at specific times and try to plan this when guests are out, if Guests stay in all day we let them know of the 20 minute intervals of them playing.. It was lovely meeting you all, hope you have now settled into your new home. Best wishes Kerry and Carys Brennan Property Owner

    Reviewed by LyndaOct 2021

  • "Comfortable accommodation, well equipped and very helpful owners."

    As others have said there are lots of dogs around and they were all very friendly. I used this as base for accessing the coast for walking. Don't use satnav to take you to the property as it takes you a very difficult way down some exceedingly narrow lanes

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "Wonderful hosts, beautiful location and a doggy paradise!"

    Reviewed by CarleySep 2021

  • "Great little lodge in amazing countryside that pictures don’t do justice it’s also not far from local pubs and shops."

    Brilliant location close to the motorway so can travel very easily too. Hosts were so nice and very welcoming also. One recommendation is to follow the directions provided by the host as the sat nav will want to take you through all the tight country lanes!

    Reviewed by JoeAug 2021

  • "Lovely hosts xx handy location"

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2021

  • "My partner and I returned from a lovely relaxing stay in canerbach lodge at the end of August."

    It’s a secluded location located on top of a hill offering the most stunning stunning views!! We sat on top of the hill one evening just behind the lodge to watch the sunset. We absolutely loved spending time with all of the animals on the farm! Kerry and Carys the owners were so friendly and attentive and they recommended some great places to visit during our stay.

    Reviewed by HannahAug 2021

  • "Can’t recommend Caner Bach Lodge enough."

    Kerry and Carys were fabulous hosts and couldn’t make you feel more welcome. The lodge is beautiful, clean and cosy. The lodge is a great location for exploring Wales. Hank our dog also had a fantastic time away. We will definitely be returning in the future! Couldn’t recommend this place enough! A real home from home.

    Reviewed by SophieJul 2021

  • "Your description of ‘there are dogs on site’ is in no way adequate to describe the fact that there are around fifteen dogs on site all running around free and barking."

    They are mainly French Bulldogs and Pugs which are being bred from but there are also two very large dogs, a Maremma and a Tibetan Mastiff, both bred for guarding. Unfortunately a wandering sheep, a hiker or the local farmer haymaking is enough to send the Maremma rushing to the gate barking which sets all the others off. This was in no way a peaceful holiday and after witnessing two very nasty dog fights in which the whole pack attacked the newest addition we returned home after six days, although booked in for two weeks. I would advise anybody planning to take their own dog with them on holiday to think twice and if you go ahead then be extremely careful. I would add that my husband and I have had dogs all our lives and are totally confident around them, which is just as well.

    Reviewed by KerryJul 2021

  • "Caner-Bach is one of the most relaxing breaks you could possibly hope for."

    Situated halfway up a Welsh mountain the cottage is cosy and has everything you could need. The owners are the perfect hosts who will do anything to ensure you have a good holiday whether you decide to spend all your time at the farm or use it as a base to visit other parts of Wales. The animals are very sociable and love your company. We will definitely be returning to Caner-Bach.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "Need to be aware of ware you are going as it a bit of the beaten track but ..."

    Need to be aware of ware you are going as it a bit of the beaten track but we'll worth it in the end the owners are a delightful and the dogs too

    Reviewed by NolJun 2021

  • "Friendly hosts and very accommodating."

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2021

  • "Beautiful place to stay lovely cosy cottage and fantastic views realy lovely ..."

    Beautiful place to stay lovely cosy cottage and fantastic views realy lovely family carys and Kerry make you very welcome we’ve been twice now and will be going again

    Reviewed by DoreenJun 2021

  • "We had the most wonderful stay and most wonderful hosts."

    Our dog also had the most wonderful stay and enjoyed the extra four legged company! Definitely a place we would love to go back too. Thanks for having us and making us feel so welcome :)

    Reviewed by Katie-janeMay 2021

  • "On arrival we (my husband and I) were welcomed by Caris who showed us around the lodge, which is absolutely immaculate."

    Both Caris and Kerry are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. We took along our two small dogs, which again were made very welcome and quickly made friends with the pugs and the beautiful Maremma sheepdog, Lexi, who although she towered over our little dogs, became a great favourite with them both! We only had one slight upset during the week we stayed there, and that was on Tuesday we returned to the lodge to find the family's French Bulldogs running loose, we were assured by Caris that they were all friendly, so we went through the gate with our two dogs. Unfortunately, both our dogs were attacked by two of the French Bulldogs, we quickly picked up our dogs, but one of the French Bulldogs continued to jump up,pulling on our dogs tail. Once Caris realised what was happening, she rounded her dogs up and took them back to their kennels. Both Kerry and Caris have apologised to us, which of course we accept, but unfortunately, since it happened, our smallest dog became very wary of going out of the lodge door, nervous of what dogs were around. We have been reassured that Kerry is going to make a seperate area that his dogs can exercise in future, so this will not happen to future guests, and it will not stop us staying there again.

    Reviewed by PaulaApr 2021

  • "The cottage is beautifully situated with stunning views and walks."

    The hosts are exceptionally helpful and friendly. An animal lovers paradise!

    Reviewed by LynnApr 2021

  • "This place is wonderful gorgeous little cottage fantastic views and lovely ..."

    This place is wonderful gorgeous little cottage fantastic views and lovely couple go far beyond the call of duty would recommend

    Reviewed by DoreenAug 2020

  • "It is quite a steep road up to the cottage but the views are worth it ."

    Small but cosy cottage with everything you need..i

    Reviewed by MaureenOct 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay in September."

    The cottage was lovely, cosy and warm and very comfortable. Carys and Kerry were very friendly, welcoming and helpful and made us feel very much at home. We loved seeing the animals, especially Lexi and Coco who kept us company. The views were spectacular from the top of the hill and the nearby pub ideal. We were sad to leave after our 2 day stay but will definitely be back for more in the future

    Reviewed by JulesSep 2019

  • "Think most previous reviews have covered everything but just to echo the sentiment, A lovely place to spend some relaxing holiday time."

    Run by a lovely couple, (Carys and Kerry), set in a stunning location with an abundance of footpaths and cycling trails on the doorstep and just a short drive to the coast. Perfect.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2019

  • "We had an amazing time at this lovely farm."

    We couldn’t even imagine more welcoming hosts. The location is beautiful.The lodge is small but cozy and lovely decorated. We loved the place and our children didn’t even wanted to leave for a trip as the animals on the farm and our hosts made them much happier than anything we offered. They told us there is no place they would like to go for holiday except the Caner Bach farm. Says it all.

    Reviewed by AnnaAug 2019

  • "The cottage is set high up on a hill that overlooks the three valleys in the county Bridgend in Wales."

    It is such a peaceful and beautiful spot. We spent our second evening on a hill, as guided by our hosts, to watch the sunset. The cottage is very lovely, and super clean. The two hosts were there to greet us upon our arrival - and were so incredibly lovely and helpful during our stay. The cottage itself is cozy, clean, and provides the perfect little escape from day to day life. The bed is comfortable and the showers hot! The place was immaculate as well. We had some really great recommendations on things to see from the hosts, and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Would highly recommend this place!

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2019

  • "Amazing location and accommodation."

    Very friendly owners who couldn’t do enough for us. One of the best places we have been to and can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2019

  • "We had a lovely relaxing break in this wee cottage."

    It was very comfortable, clean and located in the most beautiful Welsh hills. Despite the rain we had amazing walks over the hills, enjoying hearing and watching the skylarks, and simply getting away from it all. The owners were so welcoming, kind and friendly, leaving us apple pie and custard, bread and milk in our cottage for our arrival, and providing us with the most amazing home made sausages and fresh eggs for our breakfast. We would thoroughly recommend Caner Bach Lodge, and would love to go back for longer.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2019

  • "Very relaxing time spent at the lodge."

    The hosts very warm and friendly. All viewpoints extremely good.

    Reviewed by RoystonJun 2019

  • "It was the best place ever, the owners are fantastic and their children are so lovely."

    They made me feel like part of the family. Everything I wanted there and more. The place is better than described on your site. It should be it's heaven. The peace and quiet is fantastic and the views are beautiful. I would have stayed there for the rest of my life if I could. The biggest disappointment was that I had to leave such a fantastic place and such a wonderful family xxxxxx

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2019

  • "Lovely place."

    Cottage was very cosy, location felt out of the way which is what we wanted but was also surprisingly close to near towns etc. Lovely location and beautiful scenery. Me and the kids thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the family were lovely and very welcoming (and so were the pets).

    Reviewed by Robert CraigApr 2019

  • "Everything about the holiday was amazing, from the warmth of the owners to the wonderful facilities of the lodge."

    The views of the surrounding Welsh hills were breathtakingly gorgeous. Could not fault anything. We have already booked the lodge again , and we can not wait.

    Reviewed by PaulineMar 2019

  • "Caner Bach Lodge is a rare and beautiful find."

    It is set high in the hills above Blackmill with breath taking views. The hosts, Carys, Kerry and their family, could not have been more friendly and helpful and are dog lovers too. We cannot thank them enough for their kindness. We are going back again in a months' time and you cannot get a better recommendation than that!

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2019

  • "Fantastic location and very friendly owners."

    Made to feel very welcome and daughter was even invited to join their Halloween party. Cracking weekend away.

    Reviewed by BenOct 2018

  • "The cottage is in a great location very clean and comfortable the owners are very nice and very friendly people would love to go and stay again would highly recommend this cottage."

    many thanks top marks

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "Great out of the way retreat the owners were fantastic ,there farm is in a beautiful spot and the family dog we wanted to take her home with us ,a must is their sausages and eggs."

    Had a great time .

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2018

  • "The accommodation was spotlessly clean, fantastic facilities, and the hosts were exceptional and couldn't do enough for us."

    The views are stunning and the surrounding countryside was perfect for walking our dog. With the cottage only a few miles from the MacArthur Glen outlet village and 20 minutes from the local beach at Porthcawl as well as being only 30 mins from Cardiff bay, the location is perfect for visitors of all interests. The added bonus is the animals on the farm and the owners family, who were so lovely. I can't recommend Caner Bach farm highly enough.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "A lovely warm Welsh welcome."

    Nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, Smart TV with NETFLIX (Own login required) and FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private Lawned garden adjacent to property
  • There is CCTV on the exterior of the property and the owners land
  • One well behaved dog welcome (£25.00 pet charge applies)
  • The owner has dogs on their land
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and Pub - 1 Mile
  • Please note: You will access the property and enclosed garden using land shared with the Owner, and where the Owner’s dogs and livestock may be as it’s a working farm

The property

Caner Bach Lodge is a well-presented barn conversion on an old farm, one mile from the lovely South Wales village of Blackmill.

Boasting compact and comfortable accommodation for two people or a small family, this is an ideal hideaway for you and your loved ones wishing to explore this fine region.

A modern, open-plan living area immediately welcomes you in; comfortable seating sits in view of the TV while at the other side of the room rests a lovely dining table and a well-equipped kitchen boasting delightful cream-coloured units.

Step through into the peaceful double bedroom, finished to a delightfully welcoming standard and boasting a lavish en-suite with a walk-in shower and a stunning stone feature fireplace, bringing a rustic touch.

Outside, roam the grounds of the farm; your four-legged friend can stretch its legs while you admire this fresh rural setting.

Experience farmlife and help to owners feed the pygmy goats, pigs and chickens (with prior arrangement).

The small village of Blackmill is just one mile away, boasting a shop, two pubs, a Nepalese restaurant and a café - a charming spot to base your relaxing break.

For a wider range of amenities, head to the pretty town of Bridgend just three miles away, a place overlooked by some attractive castle ruins.

If you're craving a day on the beach, the seaside town of Porthcawl is within easy reach and promises a marvellous day trip.

Alternatively, the fabulous city of Cardiff is 25 miles away, a must-visit while in the area.

Use this welcoming barn conversion as the base for your next romantic getaway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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About the location

BLACKMILL

Bridgend 5 miles; Porthcawl 12 miles; Cardiff 25 miles

A friendly village in the borough of Bridgend in South Wales, just five miles north of the town itself. Blackmill has a lovely little village centre which boasts a petrol station with a shop, a café, a convenience store, a pub serving food and a pub with a Nepalese restaurant. The attractive town of Bridgend is close by, it provides an excellent range of high street shops, pubs and restaurants as well as some stunning castle ruins overlooking the town. A trip to the seaside is available nearby at the traditional town of Porthcawl, offering an amusement arcade, a beach and a lighthouse. Alternatively, enthusiasts of the outdoors can explore the Afan Forest Park or perhaps the wonderful Brecon Beacons National Park slightly further afield. Wales' capital, Cardiff is also within driving distance and is well worth a visit with its castle, Cardiff Bay, and much more to see and do.

Please note: puppies are not accepted.

Useful information: Although property only sleep 2. This property does allow 2 adults maximum and 1 child on request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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