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Tranquil rural retreat, near the beautiful market town of Cowbridge.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Two bedroom converted barn with stunning views over open countryrside

If it’s a tranquil country retreat you’re looking for, this is for you!

Perfect for walkers, artists, outdoor enthusiasts and for those wishing to simply relax in comfort.

The living area boasts a wood burning stove, leather suite, ‘freeview’ TV/DVD and dining suite. A fridge/freezer, dishwasher, separate oven/hob, microwave and toaster compliment the full range of kitchen units.

The two bedrooms sleep four people, one room being a twin room, the other a double. The ‘wet room’ bathroom has a large showering area, bath and built in oak shaker style units.

Outside, a natural stone terrace looks over a large lawned area and some of the most stunning views the Vale of Glamorgan has to offer. A host of walks through a range of open fields and woodland surround Pen Fistla. An abundance of wildlife thrives in the rich country moors and woods. Two country inns, The Red fox and The Barley Mow, are within a ten minute walk, each boasting an open fire, real ales and excellent food.

In essence, Pen Fistla is the perfect peaceful, country retreat in which to unwind after a hard days work. Close enough to all main arterial roads and industrial hubs, yet far enough away form the hustle and bustle of the commercial world!

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About Us

Ceri Evans
Pen Fistla Barns,
CF71 7RQ Penllyn, Cowbridge
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Ceri Evans
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Welsh
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Ceri Evans

Ceri and Rob were both raised in the vale of Glamorgan and are passionate about showing off what the area has to offer. Pen Fistla Barns were fully renovated by them, over several years from 2005. They live on site across the courtyard and are on hand to ensure that guests enjoy the local area to its fullest.

Ceri Evans purchased this barn in 2008

Why Ceri Evans chose Cowbridge

The peace and tranquility, the wildlife, the lovely walks and the nearby village inns with the warmest of welcomes!

What makes this barn unique

Pen Fistla Barns have unrivalled views of the vale of Glamorgan. Our guests wake up each morning and stand on the terrace drinking in the view and breathing the fresh country air. Ideally located for the vibrant market town of Cowbridge, whilst the cities of Cardiff and Swansea are only 30 minutes drive away. Equally, beaches, castles and mountains are all within 15 minutes drive.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Cowbridge in Penllyn

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Spacious wet-room facility with walk-in shower, seperate bath, wc and vanity sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • One double room, one twin. Room for a travel cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cardiff Wales.
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Red Fox, Penllyn
Nearest Ferry
85 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Red Fox, Penllyn
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: necessary

Pen Fistla Barns, in the village of Penllyn, near Cowbridge, were converted first in 2005, transforming a once working farm yard into a beautiful family home.

In 2008 a single story stable- type barn was also converted as part of the overall accommodation, providing a range of expertly restored rooms, with natural stone walls, oak flooring and exposed beams throughout.

Two miles away, Cowbridge (Y Bont Faen in Welsh) is unique and delightful, combining the character of a traditional market town with a superb range of individually owned, upmarket shops and boutiques and award winning cafes, pubs and restaurants and a farmer’s market on the 1st and 3rd weekends of the month. The heart of the Vale of Glamorgan, Cowbridge provides easy access to both the sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs of the Heritage Coast but also to the capital of the Principality.

Cosmopolitan Cardiff home of the Millennium Centre, Millennium Stadium. St David’s Hall, Cardiff International Arena and renowed for its superb shopping including Victorian and modern arcades, is only 20 minute drive away and it is linked to Cowbridge by Express Bus – an ideal way of travelling into Cardiff for major concerts and sporting events.

Cardiff Bay is well worth a visit, hosting a range of walks, modern art and vibrant bars, cafes and restaurants.

Penarth is a quaint Victorian coastal town, boasting a seafront pier, shopping arcades and first class dinning. Nearby is the Cosmeston Lakes and Medieval Village.

The Glamorgan Heritage Coast stretches from Penarth in the East to Porthcawl in the West. A mix of rugged pebble and long sandy beaches are available along the way. Of0particular note are:-

Southerndown – a small sandy cove, with ample car parking, toilet facilities and a small cafe open at busier times.

Ogmore by Sea – a beach close to an estuary, with wide open fields for play and car parking. Life Guards on duty during the summer.

Marcross – a small rocky cove, over looked by Nash point Lighthouse. Great for letting the children explore, but beware of the cliffs and steep paths.

Monknash – Our favourite and a little gem! Accessed through a nature reserve, a footpath takes you half a mile to the beach. Depending on the tide, bathing is possible on either the rocky flats or long interrupted sandy stretch. Car parking is available, but a mile or so from the beach. Note, there are no toilet or other facilities available just peace and quiet on a deserted beach, no matter what time of the year!

Merthyr Mawr sand dunes – a delightful drive through woodland brings you to the car park for what is believed to be Europe’s largest area of sand dune. A range of paths lead you to the sea. For the easiest route, follow the bank of the river Ogmore.

The ‘Designer Outlet’ is just off the M4 at junction 36, Bridgend and boasts a range of top brand shops offering sales at bargain prices, M & S, Next, Levi’s, Nike, Ben Sherman, Helly Hansen and Jaeger are just some of the franchises.

Margam Country Park is signposted off the M4 at Junction 37. Excellent for children to play and see the occasional wild deer in the woods. Mum and Dad can visit the Abbey and Orangery, fine examples of ancient buildings.

The Welsh Folk Museum – See how the Welsh used to live, right through the ages! Free entry (and to all museums in Wales) takes you to a village of houses, shops and buildings recreated over centuries. Well worth a visit and can easily fill a full day if you are interested in culture and history.

Further a field The Brecon Beacons offer stunning views over mid and South Wales. The Gower Coast is some of the most stunning coastline and finest beaches in the UK. The Botanical Gardens near Carmarthen are a gardeners paradise. The forest of Dean and the Cotsworlds are within an hour and a half drive. London is two and a half hours.

Local Walks.

You are surrounded by a network of public footpaths and bridleways, right from the front door! Circular walks can be 10 minutes to 10 hours. Please speak to us, and we can provide you with directions, maps, guide books and ideas. Oxygen not supplied!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Cowbridge, United Kingdom

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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