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- Shepherd's hut in pretty gardens close to the village of Pendoylan
- A 20-minute drive from Cardiff and the coast
- Ensuite bathroom and kitchenette; firepits and barbecues to hire
A cosy place to stay, in a chilled-out country setting? Cardiff, castles and the coast within a 20-minute drive? Country pubs a couple of miles away... just how many top-holiday boxes does Duffryn Mawr tick? (Answer: a lot.)
What a splendid south Wales spot this is – home to a smart shepherd’s hut in equally smartly dressed gardens (pretty by day and festooned with fairy lights by night). There’s village life in Pendoylan, a mile away, and Peterston-super-Ely, two miles away (and home to a couple of fab pubs), but you’d also do well to swing over to Cowbridge (15 minutes' drive) for supermarket supplies before settling in for an evening by the barbecue or firepit, both of which can be hired on site.
Coast walks, horse riding, beaches and woodland bike rides are all on the menu for folk who fancy a slice of the quiet life, and the fine city of Cardiff is a 20-minute drive away for dipping a toe back into urban life (or hitting museums, shops, bars, theatres, rugby matches…) Even the ins and outs are easily sorted here, as it’s a simple five-minute journey from the M4 by car and there’s bike storage for two-wheeled travellers (subject to availability).
Tourist board rating
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.
Facilities/activities including barbeque, firepit and wood are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
The campground/park caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The campground only allows dogs up to 15kg.
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The Hideaway shepherd's hut
Max. persons: 2 x
Dimensions: 3.0m width x 6.0m length (9.8ft width x 19.7ft length) Calculated area: 18.0m² (193.8ft²)
|Max. persons||2 x
3.0m width x 6.0m length
(9.8ft width x 19.7ft length)
Calculated area: 18.0m² (193.8ft²)
|Year of manufacture||2016|
(1 x shower, 1 x toilet)
Open space (1 x double bed)
|Doona and pillows|
|Beds made up|
|Car parking by site/unit|
|Gas and electricity included|
|Kitchen corner or kitchenette|
|Dining table and chairs|
|You will be able to choose extras on the booking page.|
|Dog (2 max)||£10/€11.16/A$17.41/US$12.05/CA$16.17/CHF11.16/SEK127.02/DKK83.12/NOK123.17/ISK1,714/ARS2,266.37/CLP9,606/PEN46.51/$19.04/ZAR210.65/PLN52.68/R$61.92/CZK265.45/RSD1,310/HUF4,335.40/RUB851.61/CN¥81.67 per night|
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Lovely setting but sadly let down
Excellent site with clean facilities friendly staff great stay here
From the manager...
Thank you Aimee, we're so glad you enjoyed. You should come back in the summer and chill out in the hammock in the garden.
Hopefully see you again soon!
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 sites)
Horse riding nearby
- Coach stations
— 11.8 kilometres
11.8 kilometres Westgate Street — 12.0 kilometres
12.0 kilometres Kingsway — 12.0 kilometres
- Train stations
Pontyclun Rail Station
— 4.4 kilometres
4.4 kilometres Radyr Rail Station — 7.6 kilometres
7.6 kilometres Llanharan Rail Station — 7.9 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop
— 11.6 kilometres
11.6 kilometres Barry Waterfront Ferry Terminal — 11.7 kilometres
11.7 kilometres Taffs Mead Waterbus Stop — 11.9 kilometres
Cardiff International Airport
— 10.6 kilometres
10.6 kilometres Bristol International Airport — 46.1 kilometres
Coming for countryside? Head out for walks all around the site, detour to Dyffryn Gardens (15 minutes’ drive) or take trips to the area’s castles – Castell Coch (15 minutes) and Caerphilly Castle (20 minutes) are among some of the finest in all the land. Golfing types will be well sorted here too – you could easily play a different course every day for a week, before tackling the famed Celtic Manor course (half an hour) at the end.
Coast caught your eye? A 20-minute drive will get you to the dunes around Merthyr Mawr, or to Ogmore-by-Sea to ride horses through the shallows or play on the sands (or take in a couple more castles…) Surf types can hit the waves at Southerndown with a drive of around 25 minutes; there’s a surf school here too for those who haven't yet mastered the art.
Time for city life? Cardiff’s about a 20-minute drive away, and packed with things to do. The excellent St Fagans National Museum of History is a popular pick (and not just because it’s free…) and there's also a go-kart track, a whitewater rafting centre, top-class shows at the Wales Millennium Centre… and another castle (but of course).
- St Fagans: National History Museum (5.5 kilometres)
- Castell Coch (8.5 kilometres)
- Millennium Stadium (11.9 kilometres)
- Holnicote Estate (35.2 kilometres)
- Dunster Castle (35.4 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||Anytime|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Duffryn Mawr cancellation policy
No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.
Modifications are subject to a £10.00 ($19.33) fee.
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Duffryn Mawr will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Duffryn Mawr have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Duffryn Mawr dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Duffryn Mawr? Coming for countryside? Head out for walks all around the site, detour to Dyffryn Gardens (15 minutes’ drive) or take trips to the area’s castles – Castell Coch (15 minutes) and Caerphilly … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Duffryn Mawr?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – Anytime Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Duffryn Mawr? From $160.60 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability