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Heritage Coast Campsite

9.1

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General

  • Peaceful site for families, couples and relaxed sorts
  • Well-priced café serving breakfasts, cream teas and off-licence sales
  • A 10-minute walk from Monknash beach

Sites with coast views, campfires allowed, a short stroll from the beach and an even shorter one to an award-winning pub should always get your holiday vote… add in an acclaimed café on site and a pub a couple of minutes' stroll down the road, and you'll likely hail Heritage Coast Campsite as a winner.

Based in Glamorgan's Cowbridge and 10 minutes' walk from Monknash beach across public footpaths, the much-liked Heritage Coast comes with the Monks Rest Café, a recent venture from Phillipa, Glynn and team that dishes up breakfasts in the type of belly-busting size of which you might thoroughly approve.

Cream teas, Friday night suppers, off-licence sales and properly-sized coffees/hot drinks are also on offer, all are at reasonable prices – and the café is quite arty and information-based too, with an art/photography gallery and heaps of leaflets and tourist info about the local area.

Amenities include ladies' and gents' blocks each with two toilets, two showers, two sinks and a hand dryer, plus a hairdryer in the ladies'. Disabled bathroom facilities, a utility room with two basins (and hot water) and a freezer are also on site.

Campfires are allowed if you want to sort your own nosh – ask Glyn or Philippa about hiring a fire basket – or you could have a meal at the award-winning Plough and Harrow pub two minutes' walk away where there's also live music on Saturday evenings.

Whichever you decide, take time for sitting back as dusk falls to listen out for the hooting of the local owls: Heritage Coast Campsite is in a wildlife haven too...


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9.1

Overall rating based on 103 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  82% described as Peaceful ?

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Quiet, friendly site with clean facilities09/14/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very quiet and tranquil site with lovely surroundings. Phillipa is a very attentive, welcoming host. The toilet/shower blocks were very clean. Good restaurant/cafe onsite with small bar as well. Missed the entrance on the first two passes as expecting to see a larger campsite sign at the entrance rather than a smallish white sign. Rugged beach nearby about a 25 minute walk through nature reserve. Rocky path unsuitable for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs and those with less mobility. If you do make it, then the rock strata is spectacular. Internet OK but mobile phone signal not very good.

    Disliked: 

    Bit of a faff having to leave shower cubicle to insert 50p into the shower meter.

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First time camping and loved the site will definitely book again.09/12/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmanda L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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  • Liked: 

    Everything the owners and staff were really friendly the whole site was kept clean and tidy facilities were cleaned regularly. Food was very good too.

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Facilities and location excellent!09/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHayleigh J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Facilities and location excellent!

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Clean, extremely talkative owners and staff, fantastic countryside.09/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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  • Liked: 

    There absolutely nothing not to like.
    I particulary liked the very friendly and chatty owners ethos to employ locals, use only locally sourced products and the fact that they are not in this business to extract every last penny. They live next door to the site and just want a comfortable living without over development of the site which by the way is gorgeous and just a few fields up from the wonderful Vale of Glamorgan coast line. In fact the lane to the site leads on down through an ancient coastal woodland to a tiny little known about secluded beach.
    The site is absolutely spotless and has a brilliant little on site cafe and licenced bar with great cooked breakfasts and drinks all at resonable prices.
    Pitch prices are also very reasonable. Oh and there is a great local village pub just up the road again with very friendly chatty locals.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all.

From the manager...

Thank you, so pleased you enjoyed the campsite and local area, we all hope you will visit again soon

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Great site for us, we will certainly come back again.09/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKate E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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  • Liked: 

    The peaceful site
    Facilities simple and well kept
    Friendly reception
    Lovely walk to the beach ( more than ten minutes though ! )

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you, we hope to see you in the future.

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Anonymous user

Lovely site and , clean facilities09/24/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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  • Liked: 

    Very friendly staff. Very clean facilities. Cafe onsite for breakfast, drinks and maybe evening meals (fish and chips I think at the weekend). Wifi was in the cafe area. Pub a few minutes' walk from the camp with a range of ciders and ales on tap. Great walks down to the beach with circular routes back to the camp possible. Stunning views along the cliff tops. Campfires available to hire along with logs at reasonable prices.

    Disliked: 

    Having to pay 50p for a shower that was alternating between freezing and boiling hot. There was no 4G in the fields but then again that could be a positive! 4 portaloos in the far field which could have done with changing more often.

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Would visit again09/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Very nice site good shower and cafe also freezer for the ice packs if needed. lovely walks along the coast and over farm land.
    Lots of space to camp

    Disliked: 

    It was a 10 min drive to the nearest shop so take all you need if you don't want to drive off site

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Wonderful Clean, Efficient and a lovely place to stay09/02/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimone B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Wonderful area which we hadnt visited before, reminded me a lot of the Gower with the countryside.
    Not too far from the beach although we didn't visit it ourselves as we had days out planned. 30min drive to Cardiff Centre and 30min drive to Barry Island beach and amusement Park so even though the campsite was in a rural area it was still close enough to visit other places if needs be.
    If you don't fancy cooking you have takeaways etc in Llantwit Major which is a 10-15min drive (Big Sam's was a big thumbs up for us) Theres a lovely looking pub a stones throw away from the campsite (not sure if they do food) and also the site itself has a bar area and a lovely outdoor seating area.

    The campsite itself was immaculate, don't listen to the negative review.....(there's always one 🤣)
    It is well kept and looked after, not a piece of rubbish in sight as someone comes around regularly to check this, and sometimes take your bins for you too as they are very active with their recycling.

    There's 2 fields, one as you drive in which is a gravel car track with grass tent areas either side some electric some not, water taps all in close proximity too. And then if you go to the bottom of the gravel track there's a big field to allow for more non electric pitches. They've even had portaloos installed in the bottom field so that you don't have to walk all the way to the top to go to the loo (very thoughtful) and as far as portaloos go these were also kept clean and fully stocked with paper and sanitiser.

    All the staff are friendly and welcoming, highly recommend a breakfast at the main building where the bar is, they serve till 11am and have options for kids like pancakes and waffles, veggie breakfasts and a traditional fry up.

    There's a clean utility room where you can wash your dishes and even use a communal freezer.....again very thoughtful!
    Lots of little bits that you wouldn't expect but were available anyway like little shampoos in the shower and even a charging station where you can pay £1 to charge your phones (for the desperate teenagers 🤣) things I've never seen available at other campsites.

    *NOTE* You can hire big firepits for £4 a night which I highly recommend and the wood is £7 a bag which lasted us 2 nights but depends how much you use it. Your not allowed to take your own wood but the fire pit comes with a griddle too so it does double up as a barbecue which is handy and then you can enjoy some marshmallows around the fire for dessert 😍
    If you prebook your fireplace and wood (get firelighters too) it will be there at your pitch when you arrive.
    All very efficient

    Disliked: 

    The ONLY thing that I didnt like and this is me being picky......the shower you have to pay 50p for 5 minutes which is fine but you don't know when your time is going to run out so let's say my conditioner doubled up as a leave in conditioner this weekend....on a plus my hairs lovely and smooth 🤣
    When I was leaving I spoke to the owner to say thank you for everything and just mentioned the shower and she is aware of the issue and they are looking to upgrade soon so that's all good 👍

    Again just me being picky or maybe a thought for the future....
    It's a very dog friendly site, you can even take the dog inside the cafe but all dogs MUST be kept on a lead at all times....might be an idea to have a fenced off area or another field where dogs can run off lead at the owners risk? I'm not sure how that would work insurance wise and then maybe people may ruin that idea by not cleaning up after their dogs mess but a thought none the less 😊

From the manager...

Thank you, delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and the local area.
We agree your comments re showers and dogs, the showers will be upgraded over the winter.
We welcome well behaved dogs and the condition is they are kept on a lead at all times while on site, unfortunately the minority spoil it for the majority.
Thank you for your kind comments, we do hope to see you in the future.

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Beautiful! We will definitely be back very soon09/02/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSuzanne D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful location. Fabulous views. Lovely bar and cafe on site and all the staff were so helpful and welcoming. Good facilities too.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you, lovely to hear you enjoyed the site and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Anonymous user

Quiet site, but poor facilities08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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  • Liked: 

    Pub very close
    Walking on the beach nearby
    Beautiful scenery

    Disliked: 

    Poor showers (you'll get cold water if there's someone else showering at the same time) & you need to pay 50p for the privilege,. There are only 2 toilets and 2 showers for men and 2 for ladies +1 disabled. The portaloos in the field are really smelly. There's no phone signal and WiFi only near reception.
    The cafe/bar is very hit and miss, and expensive.

From the manager...

Naturally we are sorry to read your comments, particularly in respect of the 'Smelly Toilets' which we absolutely dispute, the portable toilets were emptied, sanitiser and deep cleaned by the hire company prior to your arrival, our groundsman checks and cleans am and pm daily, we would ask anyone reading this review to read others visitor reviews.
Surprised also to read the comments regrading our Bar and Cafe being ' hit and miss', as we have numerous positive reviews and have just been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Food Guru 2022, That said, we aim to offer clients a consistent service, unfortunately in this case we did not succeed.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Monknash, Cowbridge, Glamorgan, Wales, CF71 7QQ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.4225°N 3.5604°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sarn Odeon — 12.2 kilometres
The Parade — 24.8 kilometres
Bus Station — 24.8 kilometres
Train stations
Llantwit Major Rail Station — 5.7 kilometres
Bridgend Rail Station — 9.4 kilometres
Wildmill Rail Station — 11.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Barry Waterfront Ferry Terminal — 20.1 kilometres
Minehead Harbour — 24.0 kilometres
Channel View Waterbus Stop — 26.9 kilometres
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 15.6 kilometres
Swansea Airport — 40.6 kilometres

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Coastal walks, beaches, museums, castles and outdoor activities are all around to get stuck into.

If you want to stick to the coast – it's a heritage one after all – try out one of the local surf schools or some fishing nearby at Penarth Beach or Wick. The Glamorgan Heritage Coast runs for 14 miles from Porthcawl to Aberthawl and has some highly scenic walks as well as even more scenic horse rides to be had on its beaches.

Ogmore Castle and Fonmon Castle are two nearby sites to sort some Welsh history (as is the excellent St Fagans National History Museum a short drive away in Cardiff), and the National Trust's Dyffryn Gardens will be a good day out for green-fingered types.

Also nearby, look for the local karting centre, Taskforce Skirmish Paintball and a few rounds of Welsh golf; have a look through the Heritage Coast Campsite info leaflets to get you started.

Must see

  • St Fagans: National History Museum (21.1 kilometres)
  • Castell Coch (25.0 kilometres)
  • Millennium Stadium (27.0 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Holnicote Estate (24.1 kilometres)
  • Watersmeet (27.8 kilometres)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and caravan
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Heritage Coast Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

The campground is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Heritage Coast Campsite will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

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  • Does Heritage Coast Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Heritage Coast Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Heritage Coast Campsite? Coastal walks, beaches, museums, castles and outdoor activities are all around to get stuck into. If you want to stick to the coast – it's a heritage one after all – try … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Heritage Coast Campsite?
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    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Guests are not allowed to use disposable barbecues or bring their own logs or firepits: firepits are available for hire and logs and charcoal to buy.

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