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The Bake House

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Bettws, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was beautiful and so peaceful."

    Claire, the host, was friendly and helpful. If you want some where to recharge your batteries it is the ideal place. Ideally the entrance onto the farm could do with a traffic cone or some kind of bright object because with dark nights drawing in the entrance is difficult to find.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful location and cottage."

    However not ideal if you're a walker and don't wish to drive anywhere. You definitely require transport as the roads are too dangerous to walk and public footpaths are too overgrown. The oven turned out to be gas rather than electric which I had no idea how to use and no local restaurants for an evening meal....again transport is required.

    Reviewed by Dawn3.4Sep 2023

  • "Very happy with The Bake House."

    Overall experience was very relaxing and comfortable. Welcome basket a lovely touch. Under floor heating was divine, although we did make the mistake of leaving a bag of shopping on the floor which had our haul from Cadbury’s in it

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Aug 2023

  • "Overall a great experience."

    Host was very friendly and helpful. Lovely welcome basket and the Welsh cakes were delicious.

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Aug 2023

  • "The property is beautiful and well equipped."

    The bedroom was stunning and bed very comfortable. The only thing that let it down was that there was no blinds or covers for the window in the bedroom which for summertime was a bit of a hassle, I had to stuff pillows in the window frames.

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8May 2023

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  • One king-size bedroom with sofa
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Biomass underfloor heating
  • Gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • WiFi (can be intermittent through bad weather)
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.9 miles, Llynfi River 0.5 miles
  • The bedroom is accessed via a spiral, stone staircase; please take care
  • There are steps throughout the ground floor
  • Electric Vehicles: This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited
  • Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

The Bake House is a welcoming, one-bedroom slice of Welsh history, located near the rural village of Bettws in the Garw Valley, South Wales.

Originally a bake house, today it welcomes two guests for a romantic getaway in the countryside and has a beautiful décor with a woodburning stove, exposed stonework and beamed ceilings that pays attention to its 17th-century origins while expertly mixing contemporary amenities.

Before passing through the enclosed front garden, which provides privacy to enjoy the Welsh sunlight, make use of the ample off-road parking.

Once inside, you'll find a welcoming, open-plan living area with plush seating, a Smart TV, a crackling woodburning stove, a dining area for two and a well-equipped kitchen where you can make romantic meals throughout your stay.

Catch up on the newest series indoors, or make use of the garden, which is ideal for alfresco dining and toasting to your break.

Rest in the lovely, king-size bedroom while day gives way to night, offering a spacious and well-presented area to unwind.

Come morning, awaken with a shower in the ground-floor shower room, before preparing to tour the wider locality.

While more services are available across Bridgend, Bettws has a pub, a Post Office, and a convenience store for your use.

Once you’re ready to tour the region, grab your hiking boots and head out to Bryngarw Country Park, a haven for spotting wildlife and breath-taking views.

Further south, explore the ruins of Ogmore Castle and Merthyr Mawr Nature Reserve before reaching the stunning Welsh coastline at Ogmore By Sea or popular Porthcawl.

Heading west, The National Waterfront Museum and the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery are well worth a visit if you decide to take in Swansea, the gate-way to the Gower Peninsula.

Likewise, a visit to Wales' capital city Cardiff offers a day of art, culture and shopping, where you’ll have the opportunity to tour the National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff Castle, Wales Millennium Centre and Cardiff Bay.

The nature lovers can head north and will enjoy the chance to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Indulge in a romantic getaway at The Bake House.

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About the location


Bridgend 5.6 miles; Cardiff 23.3 miles; Swansea 24.8 miles.

Bettws is a quaint ex-mining village situated on the River Ogmore in the South Wales Valleys, Bridgend. The village is small and picturesque, surrounded by beautiful countryside and a great location for exploring the South Wales coastline and neighouring towns. In the village you will find a pub, convenience store, St. David's Church and a footpath leading to Bryngarw Country Park, recognised as one of the best green spaces in the UK. Set over 100 acres of park land, it offers a sanctuary for visitors and wildlife, with landscape ranging from woodlands to wetlands, and meadows to formal gardens. Bridgend is just south of Bettws, a busier town with a local train station, plenty of eateries and shops to discover, and historical sites such as Newcastle Castle, St. John's House Trust, as well as Newbridge fields with plenty of walks and ruins to explore. Head east for Cardiff, the capital of Wales, for plenty of cultural and outdoor pursuits such as galleries, museums, watersports and hiking in the stunning surrounding scenery. Swansea sits west of Bettws, another fantastic city with plenty of parks, Swansea Market, the largest in Wales, with delicious local delicacies to try, or head out of the city to explore the spectacular cliffs and wildlife of the Gower Peninsula. Bettws is a quiet spot to escape the hustle and bustle, whilst on the doorstep to busier Welsh towns and dramatic landscapes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas