Welcome to The Forge and The Stable at Southerndown
Enter 'The Stable' to access the stairs to the first floor living space
'The Stable' open plan living room on the first floor
The stairs leads to the first floor of 'The Stable'
Rear view of the property indicating the position of the upstairs living area in 'The Stable'
First floor family shower room with freestanding shower & WC
First floor snug, perfect for relaxing in and to read your favourite book
First floor utility room
Ground floor family twin bedroom in 'The Stable' with a double and one single
Enter 'The Forge' through the lovley French patio doors
The family 'forge' self-contained room with a king-size bed & bunk beds with en-suite
En-suite to the family room with shower & WC
Bunk beds suitable for children up to the age of 14 years old
Relax in your very own hot tub
The best of both worlds, the coast and country
Visit Southerndown with its breath-taking views and beautiful sunsets
Breath-taking views of Ogmore-by-Sea on the Vale of Glamorgan Heritage Coast
Visit Sandy Bay with its fabulous beach at Porthcawl
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36 / 39  Visit Southerndown with its breath-taking views and beautiful sunsets
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38 / 39  Breath-taking views of Ogmore-by-Sea on the Vale of Glamorgan Heritage Coast
39 / 39  Visit Sandy Bay with its fabulous beach at Porthcawl

The Forge At Southerndown Farm

Southerndown, South Wales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully converted stable and blacksmith's forge on the beautiful Glamorgan Heritage Coast
  • Hot tub and garden that enjoys spectacular sea views over Southerndown Beach (Dunraven Bay)
  • Superb family-friendly holiday accommodation with nautical outdoor play equipment and garden games
Property code: 85376

This contemporary, sea view, barn conversion on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast offers a fire pit and hot tub for adults and wooden play apparatus for the kids.

The property is located just off the main road through Southerndown in an enviable position overlooking the rugged coastline and bay. Southerndown Beach can be reached via a 0.5-mile footpath located directly opposite the property or, for those who prefer to drive, the public car park serving the beach is just 350 yards away. The village pub/restaurant is just 100 yards from the property. There is plenty of coastline to explore with Ogmore-by-Sea being just 1.5 miles away and the coastal resort of Porthcawl can be reached in 10 miles. If you fancy a spot of retail therapy, there is a designer outlet village with a cinema and food court in Bridgend just 7 miles away. Also 7 miles away are the historic towns of Cowbridge and Llantwit Major with their independent shops.

This conversion of an old stable and forge has been completed to the highest standard with fantastic attention to detail in its decor. As you enter 'The Stable', there are stairs up to the first-floor living space. The lounge/kitchen/diner has been purposefully placed in an elevated position to make the most of the spectacular views out towards Southerndown Beach. Relax on the sofa, which has been positioned to make the most of the views and warm your toes in front of the wood burner. Snuggle up and enjoy the cosy atmosphere while watching your favourite programmes on the Smart TV. The contemporary kitchen is equipped with an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine and ample storage, – making it easy for you to rustle up a hearty breakfast to start the day or an evening meal to enjoy around the dining table. Tucked behind the lounge is a separate snug/study, with an arm chair, where you can read a book, relax or plan out your next walking route with the local guides and maps that have been provided. There is a utility area at the end of the corridor with a washing machine and tumble dryer, ideal for cleaning down your beach clothes and towels. Completing the first floor is the family shower room with a shower, hand basin and WC. Downstairs on the ground floor is the 'Stable' family bedroom, where there is a double and one single bed, ideally suited for two adults and a child or two older children. There is adequate storage for your clothes and belongings. With a stable door configuration for the windows.

The family bedroom known as 'The Forge' is reached by going through the main door and into its own separate entrance next door to the property. There is a king-size bed and a set of bunk beds (suitable for children to the age of 14 years) with a Smart TV located on the bedroom wall. This room has been purposefully configured for a family due to there being no access from the main part of the property so that parents and children can stay together. There is a convenient en-suite shower room with WC. The family room leads directly onto the garden.

The garden of this property has been fantastically thought out and has really made use of the space to ensure guests can enjoy as much time outdoors together as possible. Fully enclosed, it is the perfect area for you, your family and even your four-legged friend to enjoy. Relax and enjoy the sea views from the hot tub, which is sheltered under a pagoda allowing you to enjoy it in all weathers. There is a patio seating area directly in front of the hot tub where you can enjoy a meal alfresco or just chat with those taking a dip. Carry on through the gravel area of the garden where an additional raised seating area and firepit has been provided to make the most of the view and keep warm on cooler evenings. There is also a play area provided on artificial turf, where your little ones can be the captains of their very own ship! Garden games are also provided for big and little kids alike. There is off-road parking for up to four cars on the gravel drive.

  • 2 bedrooms - The Forge-1 family room with a king and bunk beds (suitable for children to the age of 14 years) with en-suite shower room with separate access next to the main property,  The Stable - 1 ground floor family twin room with 1 double and 1 single bed with a first floor living area
  • 1 shower room with WC, 1 en-suite shower room on the ground floor (family room)
  • Kitchen - fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, coffee machine, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 travel cots and 1 highchair, baby/toddler bath and 1 play pen for living room available on request
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric heating
  • Smart TV Wi-Fi available
  • Smart TV included in the family room
  • Enclosed garden laid to gravel, patio and artificial turf with hot tub, fire pit, and children's play equipment
  • Off-road parking for up to four cars
  • Pub, shop, restaurant and beach within 1.5 miles
  • The family bedroom is located directly next door to the main cottage with its very own entrance (it has no access via the main house)
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sally Thomas

This property joined our collection in 2021 and is managed by Sally.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Brian, 29th March 2024

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Well equipped cottage in a wonderful location. Plenty of walks from the doorstep. Hot tub a great addition and maintained daily the owner.

Reviewed by Valerie, 6th January 2024

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Reviewed by Martin, 23rd December 2023

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Reviewed by Max, 21st November 2023

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Reviewed by Jennifer, 17th November 2023

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We loved our stay. The accommodation had everything and more we needed! Our dog loved sniffing around in the garden. The hot tub was a lovely luxury and could be used in all weathers. The privacy screen made it so relaxing, we are looking forward to our next visit!

Reviewed by Jeanette, 3rd November 2023

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Nice location,very private well equipped property.

Reviewed by Hannah, 25th August 2023

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The Forge is a lovely clean, comfortable and well equipped holiday home. It has everything you need and more. We were greeted with a warm friendly welcome, lots of info, and a lovely hamper of treats for the children and ourselves. The location, with sea view, is great for beaches, walks, exploring castles, countryside and shopping in local villageRead mores. We couldn't fault the accommodation or location, and would definitely love to visit again. Thank you for a lovely holiday, despite the weather. Hide

Reviewed by Luke, 17th August 2023

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Lovely place, really well kept, great for families. The owners are so thoughtful and make sure you have all you need

Reviewed by Jane, 31st July 2023

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This historical property has been beautifully restored into a lovely, spacious ,well equipped place. Beds are extremely comfortable and having the lounge upstairs gives great views to the sea, The hot tub is wonderful and was great to relax in after a day of walking in this scenic area. Ideal location with just a short walk down to the beach. BarbaRead morera, the owner, was there to greet us and responded instantly to a request that we had. Highly recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Peter, 24th July 2023

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Fantastic property. The owners thought of everything and were very kind and friendly. Can't wait to visit again.

Reviewed by Emma, 2nd June 2023

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A beautiful cottage in a fantastic spot.So much around to do with the family. Would highly recommend property children didn't want to leave. Owners were very welcoming and accommodating. Would love to stay again.

Reviewed by David, 21st May 2023

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Barbara & David made us very welcome and we had a fantastic time. The property is lovely and the use of the hot tub after a day of walking was great. We would have no hesitation in recommending family & friends to stay at The Forge.

Reviewed by Audrey, 11th May 2023

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It was perfect with wonderful hosts

Reviewed by Vijay, 8th April 2023

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Fabulous property and great location. Perfect holiday. Will definitely be going back soon.

Reviewed by Karl, 5th April 2023

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This property was lovely, it is set in such a nice area of the countryside, views were amazing and facilities were top notch. Barbara was a great host, extremely knowledgeable and kind. Will defo be looking to go back.

Reviewed by Wayne, 18th February 2023

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A nice location. A good quality property . The host was very friendly and helpful. It was my wife's birthday and my daughter wanted to cook a cake and the lady supplied us with cake tins , candles and lights and even brought them around at night . Also provided power for our electric car . The entire property runs on electricity which is fine , jusRead moret a minor thing like a very poor shower because of low pressure. But as i say , minor . Overall it is a very nice place to visit with good hosts . Hide

Reviewed by Pam, 12th August 2022

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What a fabulous place to stay. Barbara & Dave were lovely hosts. The Forge offered us everything we wanted for our family holiday, with lots of places to visit near by. We visited a different beach every day and lovely walks straight from the front door.

Reviewed by Alun, 5th August 2022

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Had a lovely visit with family. The cottage is beautifully presented and Barbara and Dave were wonderful hosts. Very nice personal gestures made for our sons birthday and our puppy Lola appreciated the dog hamper greatly! We will definitely recommend to family and friends and would happily come back again - longer next time!

Reviewed by Dominique, 22nd July 2022

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Welcome to The Forge and The Stable at Southerndown
Enter 'The Stable' to access the stairs to the first floor living space
'The Stable' open plan living room on the first floor
The stairs leads to the first floor of 'The Stable'
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Location

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